Charles Garfiel Kadushin died at his home on Fishers Island on September 21. He had been in failing health for some time.
Charles was born in Madison, WI, on June 5, 1932, to Dr. Evelyn Garfiel and Rabbi Max Kadushin. In 1942, the Kadushin family, including older brother Phineas, who predeceased him, moved to New York City where Charles lived for the rest of his life. He graduated from The Lincoln School, received his BA from Columbia College, and a doctorate in sociology from Columbia in 1960.
One of the founders of the social network field, at his death Charles was Professor Emeritus Sociology, Graduate Center, CUNY; Distinguished Scholar, Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies and Visiting Research Professor, Department of Sociology, Brandeis University. He had also taught at Columbia University in the Sociology and Social Psychology Departments and at Yale University in the School of Management and in Graduate Sociology. His books included Why People go to Psychiatrists, The American Intellectual Elite, The Vietnam Veteran Redefined: Fact and Fiction (with Ghislaine Boulanger), and Understanding Social Networks: An Introduction to Social Network Concepts, Theories and Findings. In the course of his long career, he also published numerous journal articles.
He is survived by his wife, Ghislaine Boulanger, two children from an earlier marriage, Rachel and Matthew Kadushin (Michelle), two grandchildren, Reuben and Frances, and a stepson Isaac Solotaroff (Ilyana Kuziemko ) and a step-grandchild, Maddie. He will be missed.
Funeral services were held in New York at Temple Ansche Chesed on September 23, 2022. A memorial to take place in New York City is planned for later in the fall.
Published by The New York Times on September 22, 2022.