Wellesley’s Anthony Donato, “Father of Track Lighting”, passes away

Anthony DonatoAnthony Donato of Wellesley, and formerly of Westfield, NJ, passed away on Jan. 13.  Mr. Donato invented track lighting, holding the first patent awarded in 1961. Throughout his career he designed lighting fixtures for the track system, obtaining 32 U.S. Patents and numerous professional accolades, including being honored as a Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society. The products he designed are still found today in museums, galleries, retail spaces, and homes worldwide including The Museum of Modern Art and The Smithsonian.

More details here on Mr. Donato and funeral arrangements. We send condolences to his family and friends.