Robert Rathbone, MIT professor emeritus, dies at 95
May 19, 2011Writer and editor helped shape Institute’s humanities program, taught skills for communicating science and technology.
Jerome Lettvin, MIT professor emeritus, dies at 91
April 29, 2011Dynamic cognitive scientist made key contributions to neurophysiology and vision science.
Longtime Corporation member John Haas, SM ’42, dies at 92
April 11, 2011Successful businessman was philanthropic, modest
Pioneering filmmaker Richard Leacock, former MIT professor, dies at age 89
March 24, 2011Inventive MIT filmmaker helped create cinéma vérité style with path-breaking documentaries
Earl Miners Harvey, former MIT architect, dies at 93
February 25, 2011
Frank McClintock, professor emeritus, alumnus, dies at 90
February 24, 2011
Paul Clisbee, longtime facilities employee, dies at 60
February 23, 2011
Anne Mayes, former materials science professor, dies at 46
January 25, 2011'Fiercely dedicated to MIT students,' she established fellowship prior to leaving the Institute.
William Coady, former budget and finance manager, dies at 79
January 11, 2011
Richard L. Cartwright, emeritus professor of philosophy, dies at age 85
December 22, 2010A founding figure of philosophy at MIT, he was especially known for his influence on colleagues and students.
Austin Petzke, former manager of Building Services at MIT, dies at age 67
December 8, 2010A leader in operations at the Institute for more than 30 years, he considered his custodial staff the eyes and ears of the Institute.
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.
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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