James L. Post passed away Aug. 9, 2014, in Grass Valley, Calif. He was 84.
James “Jim” Lewis Post was born on Sept. 25, 1929, in South Bend, Ind. He received his degree in mining engineering from the Socorro School of Mines (now the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology).
He then worked as a mining engineer throughout the western hemisphere, including Bolivia. After a considerable number of years, he decided to get his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona in Tucson. Thereafter, he was hired as a professor at California State University, Sacramento, where he taught civil engineering for 28 years before retiring as a professor emeritus.
His writing career included many articles published in peer reviewed scientific journals. The last one, in the journal of Applied Clay Science, was titled “Uses of Near-infrared Spectra for the Identification of Clay Minerals.” It was published on April 28, 2014.
Jim is survived by his wife Elena Streltsova, a native of Armenia, and her son Mishka Ghahramanyan; brother John F. Post and his wife Mary E. Mahoney of Sonora, Calif.; brother L. Lee Parmeter and his wife Margie of Biloxi, Miss.; and sister Saralee H. Norris and her husband Lawrence of Sumiton, Ala. He is also survived by his cousin Mary E. Post McGlothlin and her husband Everett of Sheridan, Wyo.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Jim is preceded in death by his father Howard F. Post; mother Maria “Marie” Evdokimova, a native of Ashgabat, Russia; and brother Howard C. Post.
Donations may be made to the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, N.M., Attn: Colleen Guengerich, 801 Leroy Place, Socorro, N.M. 87801.
Arrangements under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.