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Leon Lidofsky

Age: 91 • Shelburne, VT

Leon Lidofsky died on 12 September 2016 in Shelburne, VT. He was born in Norwich CT on 8 November 1924 to Philip and Anna Lidofsky. Following service in the United States Navy during World War II, he completed his undergraduate education at Tufts University and pursued graduate studies at Columbia University. After receipt of his Ph.D., he joined the Columbia faculty, where he had a long and distinguished career in Nuclear Science. His passion for learning was matched by his patience for those who may not have shared his gifts of brilliance. In recognition of his achievements, he received the Columbia University Great Teacher Award in 1988. He moved in 2011 to Vermont with his wife Eleanor, to whom he was married for 66 years. He is predeceased by his wife Eleanor, and sisters Sarah Beane, Celia Greenberg, and Ida Lacy. He is survived by sons Bart Lidofsky (wife Michele) of New Milford, NJ and Steven Lidofsky (wife Elisabeth Barfod) of South Burlington, VT, and grandchildren Anna Lidofsky and Benjamin Lidofsky, who reside, respectively, in South Burlington, VT and Columbus, OH. In addition to his family, he leaves behind a community of friends in New York City, Woodstock, NY, and at the Residence at Shelburne Bay. He has touched the lives of generations of students, and he will be missed deeply. A memorial gathering is planned for the spring of 2017. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.

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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Sept. 17, 2016
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