Leonard M. Krugman
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92, of Tamarac, FL passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014.
He was a World War II veteran, enlisting as a private in 1942. He served in the European Theater of Operations, and was honorably discharged with the rank of 1st Lieutenant.
He graduated from the New Jersey and Steven Institutes of Technology with BS and MS degrees in Electronic Engineering and was certified as a Professional Engineer in New Jersey, Indiana and Texas.
Len was a pioneer in the development of solid-state applications, employed by the RCA Consumer Electronic division for 32 years in various engineering supervisory positions including Manager of Advanced Development, Manager of Product Design, and Director of Product Quality and Reliability after his prior employment by the Bell Telephone system, and the Signal Corps Engineering Laboratories as a project engineer.
He is credited with five patents, two texts, and a number of technical publications on solid-state circuits and applications. His widely acclaimed "Fundamentals of Transistors" was one of the first books on this subject.
He has served on the Board of the RCA Institutes, The Electronic Industries Standardization Committee, and as Chairman of the Indiana Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
After his retirement, he was active in the University of Texas Center for Lifelong Learning, serving on their Board of Directors and Chairman. He was also a volunteer instructor and Associate State Coordinator in the AARP Safe Driving Program.
He was married to his wife of 66 years, Thelma, a Holocaust survivor. He is survived by his wife, his daughters - Frances Leff, Dr.Deborah Goldman, Sandra Koenig, their husbands, and seven grandchildren; Aaron Leff, Jared Leff, Abbey Leff, Ira Leff, Rachael Goldman, Andrea Goldman, and Jason Koenig.
Private graveside services will be held at a later date. Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel is handling arrangements.
Condolences may be made online at www.ziemerfuneralhome.com
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Published in Courier Press on Aug. 31, 2014