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Charles Elbaum


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Charles Elbaum Obituary
ELBAUM, CHARLES,
91, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018, peacefully with his wife Eleanor (Dinaburg) Elbaum by his side. Charles and Ellie were married for 61 years. Born in Lublin, Poland, he was the son of the late Chil and Hannah (Kaffe) Elbaum.
After WWII, he studied in Belgium, Paris, and Toronto. In 1959, he joined the faculty of Brown University, where he was a Professor of Physics for more than 50 years.
Charles was an avid skier, sailor, and wind surfer. Charles and Ellie enjoyed traveling internationally and their homes in Providence and Jamestown.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his sons Michael Elbaum and his wife Rivka, Daniel Elbaum and his wife Deborah, and David Elbaum and his wife Kimberly Cooper; and grandchildren Hannah, Nathan, Ori, Shira, Carly, Noah, Eliza, and Ilan.
Funeral services will be held TODAY, Tuesday March 6th at 1:00 PM at Temple Emanu-El, 99 Taft Ave, Providence with burial in Lincoln Park Cemetery, Warwick. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Brown University Department of Physics Special Fund, Box 1843, 182 Hope St, Providence, RI 02912 or http://brown.edu/go/giving/physics-special. Shiva will be held at Laurelmead; following services, Tuesday 7-9 PM, and Wednesday 2-4 PM. www.sugarmansinai.com
Published in The Providence Journal on Mar. 6, 2018
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