LOUISVILLE, KY. — R. Richard Schlipf, past president of the American Society of Bakery Engineers, died Oct. 31. He was 80 years old.

Mr. Schlipf graduated from Florida State University in 1957 with a degree in bakery engineering. He later went on to a successful career in the baking industry, with managerial responsibility with the Kroger Co., National Tea Co. Bakeries, Heileman Baking Co. and Holsum Bakery. He also was vice-president and general manager of Erickson Bakeries.

He was named president of the American Society of Bakery Engineers (now known as the American Society of Baking) in 1980 and set as his theme for the group “Education today for a better tomorrow.” At his election ceremony he said newcomers to baking must be better educated than their predecessors.

“It is our duty to provide these young people with the proper education to make them successful,” Mr. Schlipf said on March 17, 1980.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Cynthia Innis Schlipf in 2013. He is survived by his children, Susan McCluskey of Jupiter, Fla.; Robert Schlipf (Ksenia) of Oakland, Calif.; and Richard Schlipf (Jingjing) of San Francisco; grandchildren, Thomas McCluskey and Kaitlyn Schlipf; and a sister, Barbara Parrish (Al), of Louisville.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Heart Association.