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OBITUARY

Robert M. Langer

Robert M. Langer of Boston, died at the age of 90, on September 4th, after a long illness. Dr. Langer was a graduate and supportive alumnus of Yale University, having received his BS in 1945 and his Doctorate in chemical engineering in 1952. The Robert M. Langer Graduate Student Symposium, which is now in its 13th year, is an annual event, providing a forum for Yale doctoral students in chemical and environmental engineering to present their scholarly work to university peers. Dr. Langer spent his career with The Badger Company, a leading world-wide engineering firm eventually acquired by Raytheon, where he rose from Process Engineer to Vice President. Proud veteran of the U.S. Navy. Dr. Langer is survived by his sister, Ruth Koffsky, and his nephew, Peter Koffsky. Dr. Langer will be missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing this intelligent and lovely man. A graveside service will be held at Temple Israel Cemetery, 500 North Avenue, Wakefield on Thursday, September 10 at 12:00noon.

Services

  • Graveside Service Thursday, September 10, 2015

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Osamu Miyachi

February 21, 2016

He was a good friend of Mr. Edward J. Leitz. They had been friends for many years until his death in 1999. They traveled many places including Mexico, Europe and Japan. They were also belonged to an earting club called "May Flies" in Boston. I was very much impressed when he donated a bench to Commonwealth Av. when Mr. Leitz passed away.

I had been corresponding with him until the last year. I was wondering why he did not send me season's greeting for the last year, and I am very sorry to hear of his passing. Osamu Miyachi

Paul Van Tassel

November 19, 2015

As Chair of the Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department at Yale, I had the pleasure to meet Dr. Langer once a number of years back, and to communicate with him periodically concerning the Robert M. Langer Graduate Student Symposium, which he so kindly supported. He was a gentle and learned man -- we are proud to count him as an accomplished alumnus, and as a cherished friend.

With sympathies,