Ames - Giora Slutzki, 77 of Ames, died Sunday, February 14, 2021, at his home in Ames.
Giora was born December 11, 1943, the son of Itzhak and Ruth (Gruber) Slutzki. He graduated from high school in Israel in 1962. Giora earned his bachelor's degree in 1970 from Hebrew University, his master's degree from The Weizmann Institute in 1973 and his PhD from Tel-Aviv University in 1977. In April of 1975, Giora was united in marriage to Rina (Spalter) Slutzki in Holland. Since 1983, he had been a Professor of Computer Science at Iowa State University.
Giora was a true scholar with a passion for reading and a full library of books in three languages: Polish, Hebrew and English. When his mind was not focused on computer science research, he would relax by playing games like canasta, doing daily crossword puzzles with his son Daniel, or listen to opera and classical music. A rounded scholar, he had many accomplishments in his youth in athletics such as swimming and basketball. Giora enjoyed walks in the park with his family and continued to exercise at the gym, rain or shine.
Giora is survived by his wife, Rina Slutzki of Ames; his daughter, Naomi (Brandon) Whalen of Iowa City; his son, Dan Slutzki of Ames; and his grandchildren: Sephora, Aria and Colette Whalen. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A graveside service will be Friday, February 19, 2021, at 2pm at the Iowa State Cemetery in Ames. Those attending are asked to park in either of the two parking lots directly south of the cemetery.
Rasmusson-Ryan Funeral Home in Nevada is handling arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.rasmussonfh.com