Pringles (Potato Chips) inventor dies 90

Fredric J. Baur (14 June 1918 – 4 May 2008) was a United States chemist and food storage technician notable for designing and patenting the Pringles packaging. Baur filed for a patent for the tubular Pringles container and for the method of packaging the curved, stacked chips in the container in 1966, and it was granted in 1970. In later life, Baur enjoyed attending games at St James Park in England to watch his beloved Newcastle United FC play.

Some of Baur’s ashes were buried in a Pringles can at his request. Baur’s children said they honored his request to bury him in one of the cans by placing part of his cremated remains in a Pringles container in his grave in suburban Springfield Township. The rest of his remains were placed in an urn buried along with the can, with some placed in another urn and given to a grandchild.