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BRYNJOLFSSON, Ari 86, a long-time resident of Wayland, MA, passed away on June 28, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. He was born in Akureyri, Iceland and graduated from Mentaskólinn a Akureyri in 1948. He studied nuclear physics at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 1948-1954, where he received a Ph.D. Dr. Brynjolfsson was a special research fellow of University of Iceland from 1954 to 1955, and an Alexander von Humboldt fellow of the University of Göttingen, Germany, from 1955 to 1957. He also received a Doctor Philosophiae (DSc) from the Niels Bohrs Institute and graduated from the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He lead the research team that developed ways to improve food safety via Food Irradiation as the Chief Scientific Investigator at the Natick Laboratories. He also held a variety of positions for the United Nations and World Health Organization. He is survived by his wife Marguerite Reman Brynjolfsson and his five children and their spouses: Ariane Brynjolfsson Kelleris of Denmark (Jan Kelleris), Olaf Brynjolfsson-Johansen of Indianapolis, IN (Shahpar Johansen), Erik Brynjolfsson of Lexington, MA (Martha Pavlakis), John Brynjolfsson of San Juan Capistrano, CA (Margaret Brynjolfsson) and Alan Brynjolfsson of Tampa, FL (Trish Brynjolfsson) and 19 grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters, Sigrun Brynjolfsdottir, Aslaug Brynjolfsdottir and Helga Brynjolfsdottir, all of Iceland. In lieu of ?flowers, donations can be made to the . A Memorial Service will be held in Wayland August 24.
Published in The Boston Globe on July 2, 2013
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