Sidney Langer, age 87, died on August 18, 2013, from lung cancer.
Sid was born in New York in 1925. He was a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps
and a Radar Section Chief on Tinian and in the invasion of Okinawa, 1943-1946.
After the war, he attended New York University
, graduating cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa in 1949 and earned a PhD at Illinois Institute of Technology in 1954. He worked at Oak Ridge National Lab for six years before coming to La Jolla in 1959. He worked for General Atomics Co. in La Jolla for 23 years; for EG&G at the Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.; Idaho National Laboratory, 1984-1989; joined SAIC in 1989; and retired in 1993. Throughout his career, Dr. Langer lectured extensively, published many technical papers, was the recipient of numerous awards for service from the American Nuclear Society and a 50 year member of the American Chemical Society and Sigma Xi.
Sid played tennis, was an avid skier, camper, backpacker and traveled extensively. He was a long time member of the Torrey Pines Ski Club and Tennis Club.
He is survived by his daughter, Gail Langer Reznik; grandchildren, Arianna Mary Reznik and Noah Lee Reznik; and his brother, Stephen Langer.
A memorial will be held on October 12, 2013, at UCSD.