Philip Rosenzweig of Acton, an employee of Sun Microsystems, was among the victims killed in the crash of American Airlines Flight 11 at the World Trade Center in New York City on Tuesday. He was 47.
Mr. Rosenzweig was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., and graduated from high school in Hewlett, N.Y. He was a 1976 graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he obtained a degree in computer science.
Mr. Rosenzweig moved to the Boston area to begin his career at Data General. He later worked at Wang, Xyplex, and, most recently, Sun Microsystems. He was the director of horizontal scaling within Sun's Software Systems Group. He and his development team had several software patents awarded by the US Patent Office. He was involved in mentoring RIT graduates, and created partnerships with RIT and Sun Microsystems.
Mr. Rosenzweig was an avid tennis player and sports car enthusiast.
He leaves his wife, Lauren (Suskin), and two sons, Jeremy and Max, all of Acton; his father, Harold, and stepmother, Evelyn, of Hewlett, N.Y.; his mother, Ruth Berman of Las Vegas; and a brother, Allen, of Boca Raton, Fla.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow in Congregation Beth Elohim in Acton.
Editorial Obituary published in THE BOSTON GLOBE on 9/13/2001.