Born in Paris to Polish intellectual parents, he immigrated to the United States as a toddler. He attended the New Lincoln School in NYC and graduated from Middlebury and MIT’s 3/2 program in 1961. He received in Sc.D. from Harvard School of Public Health. He continued working in science as a teacher, researcher and administrator and was a great lover of the outdoors and the arts.
He is survived by his wife Helen, daughters Rebecca and Stephanie, son-in-law Michael, and grandchildren Andrew and Vivian. A memorial service is being planned. If desired in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University or MIT Libraries.
Published in The Boston Globe on May 23, 2014