Daughter of Easton inventor remembers father's legacy

A local family is celebrating the legacy of a man who not only touched their lives, but also millions of others through the inventions that have become part of our daily lives.

News 12 Staff

Jan 14, 2022, 1:17 AM

Updated 914 days ago

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A local family is celebrating the legacy of a man who not only touched their lives, but also millions of others through the inventions that have become part of our daily lives.
Nancy Rawson says she is still amazed by the incredible life her father Paul lived.
Paul Rawson died early Tuesday morning at 100 years old.
"He was a character, he was very full of life," said Nancy Rawson.
Paul Rawson and his wife Lois moved to Easton in 1965. He was working for General Electric in Bridgeport where he made a name for himself.
Paul Rawson created the first GE toaster oven and coffee percolator. He invented the first electric curling iron for Clairol. Even surgical instruments that are still being used today.
"When we were in the hospital earlier this week they were using an instrument that was a monitor on a stand that the very first version of that he designed," said his daughter.
He later became an accomplished watercolor painter too. His artwork still hangs in the Easton Public Library.
Nancy Rawson was with her father for his last moments.
"He gave me a big hug and I had him in my arms the whole time. So I'm very grateful for that," she said.
Nancy Rawson said her father taught her a lot, and his curiosity now lives on with her.


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