HERRUP, David Aaron Of Cambridge, was born April 9, 1955, in Pittsburgh, PA and died on June 18, 2017, in Cambridge, MA.
After earning a B.S. degree from the University of Chicago, a Ph.D in Physics from Cornell University, and a postdoc at Berkeley, David worked for some years as a research physicist at Fermilab in Illinois, before taking up positions as a medical physicist in radiation oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and as lecturer at Harvard Medical School.
David was a devoted traveler to Italy, a lover of European literature and of the perfect cup of coffee, and a superb cook. The most modest of men, David shone as a father. He left us appropriately on Father's Day.
He is survived by his wife, the historian Nicole Jordan, his beloved daughter, Rachel Ming Herrup, his mother Sara Herrup, and two brothers Paul and Mark (Theresa) Herrup.
A graveside service will take place at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA, on Friday, June 23, 2017, at 11:00 am. Rabbi Jim Morgan of Harvard Hillel will officiate. A reception will be held afterwards at Harvard Hillel on Mt Auburn St. In lieu of flowers, donations in David's memory may be made to the International Rescue Committee and the De Rham Hospice Home, 65 Chilton St. Cambridge, MA, 02138. Levine Chapels, Brookline