OBITUARY

Alex Baskin

June 16, 1928August 17, 2013

BASKIN-Alex. In loving memory of Dr. Alex Baskin, 85, formerly of Jersey City, New Jersey, who passed away on August 17, 2013 in Birmingham, Alabama. Devoted father to Amy and Julie (Paul), beloved grandfather to Clare, Rachael, David, and Harlan, and loving brother to Arnold. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was predeceased by his older brother, Sam, and parents, Benjamin and Rose. Over a career spanning more than forty years, Professor Baskin taught many popular history courses at the Empire State College of SUNY and Stony Brook University, where he was twice a recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Faculty Award. Prior to moving to New York, Dr. Baskin taught at Wayne State University and the University of Michigan. In the early 1960s, he was also the Producer and Director of Social Science Programming at WTVS-TV Detroit (Channel 56) and appeared on-air in “A History of Western Ideas”. He was an editor for the Archives of Social History and the editor and author of numerous scholarly works on American social, intellectual and educational history. Graveside service at 10:30 am Friday, August 23rd at Wellwood Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY (Suffolk County). In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the ACLU or a charity of choice.

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Ronald Zirin

November 18, 2013

I thank Dr. Baskin for guiding me. I will always remember driving him from Stony Brook to Jamaica LIRR many times after evening class.

November 18, 2013

I thank Dr. Baskin for guiding me. I will always remember driving him from Stony Brook to Jamaica LIRR many times after evening class.

Rhoda sPINNER

August 23, 2013

ALex was a good friend. a principled human being , a wonderful story teller, and a "mensch'. we will miss hium.

Joan Ray

August 22, 2013

I took a History of Education lecture hall course at Stony Brook many years ago with Dr. Baskin: his lively, humorous, energetic, and highly effective teaching style very much influenced my own as a now Professor Emerita of English. Please accept my condolences: I noted Dr. Baskn's passing in today's NY Times. Joan K. Ray, Ph.D. (grad of SUNY Stony Brook, BA 1972)

August 22, 2013

I'm so sorry for your loss. May God give you the comfort you need at this very difficult time.

FROM THE FAMILY