Omar Khalidi, longtime MIT research librarian, dies at age 57
November 30, 2010He worked at the MIT Libraries from 1983 until recently.
Aerospace engineer Joseph Gavin ‘41, SM ‘42 dies at 90
November 5, 2010Former president of Grumman Aircraft led Lunar Module development for NASA, aided in the rescue of Apollo 13
Harry P. Portnoy, former campus architect, dies at age 88
October 29, 2010
Donald W. Davis, longtime lecturer in Sloan, LGO, dies at 89
September 22, 2010
Robert J. Butler, former design research engineer at MIT, dies at 89
September 17, 2010An MIT engineer for 25 years, he helped design instruments for NASA’s Voyager spacecraft.
Retired MIT accountant Robert Noel Clark dies at 74
September 8, 2010He helped build many of MIT’s accounting systems during more than 35 years at the Institute.
Also labeled: Staff
Thomas Jaaskela, former cancer-research technician at MIT, dies at 83
September 7, 2010
Scientist-astronaut and former MIT professor William B. Lenoir dies at 71
September 3, 2010An MIT junior faculty member in the 1960s, he later flew on the space shuttle and became a NASA associate administrator.
Teresa P. Moszkowicz, night-shift custodian, dies at 53
August 25, 2010
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Roger W. Sudbury, former executive officer at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, dies at age 72
August 23, 2010A leader in microwave solid-state electronics for radar, he worked at the Laboratory for 41 years and became a trusted adviser and mentor to many.
James Keck, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering, dies at 86
August 13, 2010Worked on the atomic bomb at Los Alamos
George J. Devlin Jr., an MIT power plant maintenance mechanic, dies at 50
August 10, 2010Had worked at the Cogeneration Plant for five years
Charles Freed, pioneer of laser technologies, dies at age 84
August 6, 2010A Russian prison camp survivor, he worked at Lincoln Lab for 32 years and designed and built many laser systems still in use today.
John Hynes, MIT administrator for 44 years, dies at age 66
July 15, 2010
Ain Sonin, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering, dies at age 72
June 30, 2010
Former nuclear engineering head Mason dies at 85
June 24, 2010Alumnus led department in the early 1970s.
Bill Mitchell, former dean of MIT's School of Architecture and Planning, dies at age 65
June 12, 2010He was an outspoken advocate for radically transforming infrastructure to create responsive sustainable cities, and played an instrumental role in transforming MIT's physical campus.
Also labeled: Faculty
Memorial service for Michael Feld to be held June 16
June 9, 2010'Remembering Michael' to feature reflections on the late physicist's personal and professional life
Joshua Jahnke, recently completed graduate studies, dies at age 29
May 7, 2010Dying from pancreatic cancer, the U.S. Navy lieutenant was determined to earn his degree.
Scientist, engineer and presidential adviser H. Guyford Stever dies at 93
April 16, 2010He headed two MIT departments, was president of Carnegie-Mellon University and directed the National Science Foundation.
Agnes N. Morrice, 44-year MIT employee, dies at age 95
April 14, 2010
Michael S. Feld, physics professor, dies at age 69
April 11, 2010Made fundamental contributions in the field of laser science; applied physics to biomedical problems
Robert Davine, longtime administrative officer, dies at 57
March 18, 2010
Nuclear engineer Thomas Pigford, former MIT professor, dies at age 87
March 5, 2010Helped lay the foundation for MIT’s graduate program in nuclear engineering
Professor Emeritus Norman D. Ham, helicopter rotor design expert, dies at age 80
February 19, 2010
Zipporah Levinson, Department of Mathematics’ ‘den mother,’ dies at age 93
February 5, 2010The wife of the late Institute Professor Norman Levinson opened her home to many of the department’s mathematicians
Also labeled: Mathematics