(1927 - 2004)
John Forkner was active/lived in Pennsylvania, California. John Forkner is known for Fiber optics, stoneware.
Biography John Forkner
“John Forkner who died on Wednesday, May 26, was born in Philadelphia in 1927, the only child of first generation German working class parents. He remembers his childhood as traumatic and unhappy.
Until, he was tested at Northwest High School, his grade school teachers thought of him as slow, mentally. In high school he was tested and ushered into college prep courses. There he joined the Rocket Club and he and other members became lifelong friends. They introduced him to classical music, art, and Jewish food. He was the first member of his family to go to college. He graduated from Drexel with a masters degree in physics. The committee who awarded him his advanced degree said they didn't understand his thesis, but they recognized hi
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