Dimitri B. Kececioglu 12/26/1922 -- 3/21/2014 born in Istanbul of Greek heritage, passed away in Tucson in the loving presence of his wife Lorene, and is held dear by his daughter, Zoe Draelos; his son, John; Zoe's husband Michael and grandsons Mark and Matthew. Dimitri and Lorene met at Purdue University, and were married in 1951. After serving as Director of Reliability at Allis-Chalmersin Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dimitri came to the University of Arizona in 1963 as Full Professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, where he taught for more than 40 years. A pioneer in Reliability Engineering and a Fulbright Scholar, Dimitri published more than 150 papers and authored eight books. He is much loved by his family, and touched the lives of many. In remembrance, a Trisagion Service will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of ANGEL VALLEY FUNERAL HOME with a Funeral Service on Friday, March 28, 2014 at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made through a check payable to "University of Arizona" for account 5598800, sent in care of Nancy Preble to: Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Arizona, 1130 N Mountain Avenue N705, Tucson, AZ 85719. Condolences may be made at www.angelvalleyfuneralhome.com Services entrusted to ANGEL VALLEY FUNERAL HOME, 520-327-6341.
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Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Mar. 26, 2014