Cornelius Christian “Van” Vanderstar passed away at the age of 99 at his home in Newport Beach in November. Vanderstar, the former president of U.S. Aluminum Corp., was inducted into the USGlass magazine Glass and Metal Hall of Fame in 1999.

Read a USGlass feature story published in 1999 on Vanderstar’s fascinating life story here. His full obituary, as published on Legacy.com and in the Los Angeles Times, can be read here.

Van is survived by his stepdaughter and stepson in Australia. His wife, Marguerite, passed away in 2011 at the age of 102.