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PETER JOHN ARTHUR GAPOSCHKIN

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PETER JOHN ARTHUR GAPOSCHKIN Obituary
GAPOSCHKIN, Peter John Arthur Of Berkeley, CA and Lexington, MA, retired astrophysicist, database specialist and programmer analyst, well beloved brother of Katherine Haramundanis and Edward Gaposchkin, passed away September 30th in Berkeley. He was 74. He completed his undergraduate work at MIT and his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley. Peter's outgoing nature and interest in helping others made him many friends who were supportive in his last months after a debilitating accident, hit by a car when crossing the street. He is sorely missed. In his career, Peter had worked at NRAO at Green Bank, WV, Lawrence Livermore, CA, and San Francisco BART. He was active in local Oakland CA Toastmasters as participant and mentor, and in Berkeley Quaker Meeting where he served as Council member. He retained a long term interest in ham radio, and was a member of the American Mathematical Society and the American Astronomical Society. Services will be at a later date.
Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 12, 2014
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