PEARL GOLDMAN WEISSLER
Pearl Goldman Weissler, born on November 22, 1918, in the Bronx, New York City, died at home in Bethesda, Maryland, on November 9, 2012, at the age of 93. She was a daughter of Morris and Bertha (Rabinowitz) Goldman and the wife of Alfred Weissler, who preceded her in death in 1997. She was a proud graduate of Hunter College High School and Hunter College (1938), where she earned a B.A. cum laude in Chemistry, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and won the Joseph A. Gillett Memorial Prize for Proficiency in General Physics. In 1939 Pearl earned an M.S. in Physics from Columbia University. One of the few women physicists of her generation, she worked for her entire career in the Sound Section of the National Bureau of Standards, which is now known as the National Institute of Standards and Technology. She was a president of the Washington, DC, chapter of the Acoustical Society of America. As a scientist, a mother, and a grandmother, she has been a model and an inspiration to her whole family. She is survived by her three children, Lenore Chava Weissler (Nancy Fredland) of Bethlehem, PA, Frederic Weissler of Paris, France, and Robert Weissler (Carol Miaskoff) of Chevy Chase, MD; four grandchildren, Samuel Guillopé-Weissler, and Nathan, Hannah, and Eli Weissler; and three step-grandchildren, Jonathan, Samuel, and Elizabeth Fredland (Jarah Greenfield). Services will be held at Adas Israel Congregation, 2850 Quebec St. NW, Washington, DC, 20008, on November 12 at 1 p.m., to be followed by burial at Judean Memorial Gardens, Olney, MD. The family will sit shiva at the home of Robert Weissler and Carol Miaskoff in Chevy Chase. Contributions in Pearl's memory may be made to the Acoustical Society of America, Hunter College High School, Hunter College, or Expanding Your Horizons: Motivating Young Women in Science and Mathematics. Arrangements by Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home, Inc., under Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington Contract.