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Bob Meistrell, Body Glove co-founder, dies on Catalina Island

Meistrell, who would have been 85 on July 31, died of a heart attack on Fathers Day.
Bob Meistrell, Body Glove co-founder, dies on Catalina Island
 
Bob helped develop the first neoprene wetsuits with his twin brother Bill.
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Bob Meistrell, who co-founded the Body Glove clothing company and helped develop the first neoprene wetsuit, has died in Southern California. He was 84. Meistrell suffered a heart attack on his boat Sunday while on Catalina Island and couldn't be revived.

In the 1950s Meistrell and his identical twin, Bill, developed a wetsuit with the insulating material used in the back of refrigerators. The streamlined suit fit like a glove and eventually was marketed under the name Body Glove. The company celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.
Bill Meistrell died in 2006 at age 77.

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