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Stanley Stuart Amdurer

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AMDURER, STANLEY STUART Stanley Stuart Amdurer, 84, died January 20, 2004 in Morrison, CO. He is survived by his son, Michael (Barbara) Amdurer, and grandchildren, Francesca and Zachary of Lakewood, CO. Dr. Amdurer founded the American School of Mallorca (ASM), Spain, which he ran from 1969-1985. He attended Townsend Harris High School in New York City, and earned his BA from City College in NY. During World War II, Dr. Amdurer served at the selective US Army Japanese language school in Ann Arbor, MI., translating documents and interrogating prisoners. Following his military service, he set up an import-export business in Shanghai, China. He returned to NY where he met and married Frieda Neugebauer, and together they went to Cape Town, South Africa. Dr. Amdurer earned a Ph.D. in geology from University of Cape Town in 1956. Upon his return to New York in 1961, he was professor of geology at New York University where he also served as assistant dean. Dr. Amdurer was a major contributor to the third edition of the Columbia Encyclopedia. An avid geologist, he was a 50-year member of the Society of Mining Engineers, collected early African hand-axes and did mining surveys in Southern Africa. During his retirement in S. Florida, he was a docent for the South Florida Science Museum, known as "Dr. Rocks" for his presentations on geology, and mentored disadvantaged school kids. He enjoyed world travel. Dr. Amdurer maintained close relationships with his many former students, teachers and friends from Mallorca who now live around the world.  Arrangements by Monarch Society.
Published in Denver Post on Jan. 28, 2004
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