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Crayola creator passes away in Wichita

Published: Oct. 24, 2016 at 11:10 PM CDT
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You may not know his name, but chances are you've used some of his creations.

The creator of the washable crayon, Colin Snedeker, died Saturday in Wichita at the age of 80.

He worked as a chemist for Crayola for may years, and ended up creating the washable crayon after receiving numerous complaints from customers who couldn't get crayon off of their walls.

During his career with Crayola, Snedeker also invented neon and color-changing markers, all of which are still sold.

Snedeker's family says he was always humble about his creations.

He moved to Wichita 12 years ago. Snedeker's name is cited in 10 patent documents in the U.S.

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