Dr. Alfred Hirshoren

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University and Research Professor EVANS, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday, January 6, 2011, Dr. Alfred Hirshoren, 79, husband of Sheila Hirshoren of Evans,GA. Dr. Hirshoren was a native of Elizabeth, NJ. He was a member of the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Augusta. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Hirshoren attended Julliard and was a symphonic musician in the Birmingham and Tulsa Symphonic Orchestras. In later years he was an avid collector and dealer of 20th century American Art. Dr. Hirshoren was a graduate of the University of Illinois, received a Master's degree from the University of Iowa, and a Doctorate degree from the University of Illinois. Dr. Hirshoren was a noted researcher and expert in the education of exceptional children. A pioneering researcher in the study of cognitive style, learning disabilities, modalities, processes and methods of improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. Family members in addition to his wife include daughter: Amy Green (Troy) of Evans; son, Greg Hirshoren (Dr. Christine Egger) of Knoxville, TN; and two grandchildren: Ryan and Erin Green of Evans. Honoring Dr. Hirshoren's request, no services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, ATTN: Tribute Gifts, PO Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

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