Felix Meschansky

October 16, 1926November 19, 2021

Felix Meschansky, 95, of Quincy, entered into rest on Friday, November 19, 2021.

Born in Moscow, Russia, the son of Lipman Meschansky and Faina Sominskaya.

He worked in the field of ballistic missiles’ controls and space radio communications from 1954 to 1986. He graduated from The Moscow State University of Geodesy, Aerial Survey and Cartography in 1948 and graduated from The Central Research Institute of Geodesy, Aerial Survey and Cartography where he received his candidate of science degree in 1952 and the doctor of science (Ph. D.) degree in 1972. He worked at the Central Scientific-Research Institute of Geodesy and Cartography, the All-Union Scientific-Research Institute of Radar Engineering, and the Central Scientific-Research Institute for Missiles’ Telemetry Controls. Dr. Meschansky became the founder of a new field of applied geodesy for deep space radio communications and played an active part in the development of deep space communication antennas for the Soviet Deep Space Tracking Network.

His wife and love of his life Elizaveta Novikova preceded him in death.

Left to cherish her memory are his devoted daughter Anna Meschansky and her husband, Gerry Sverdlin; and their cherished grandson, Yori Sverdlin.

A funeral service for Felix will be held on Tuesday, November 23, at 10:30 am at Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, 1668 Beacon St., Brookline, MA, with burial to follow at Puritan Cemetery, 776 Baker St., W Roxbury, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Felix’s memory may be made to, by selecting “Other” under Designation, and entering “Russian / Bilingual Program” in the “Other” field.


  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

  • Interment

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021


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Vladimir Fainshtein

November 20, 2021

Felix was my first professor. Wonderful, kind, intelligent, cultural. He will forever rest in heart as a One of a kind person and Great person. I am thankful for everything he did for me and taught me. Forever will be in memory and sincerely loved!