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Edward Marshall Ornitz

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Edward Marshall Ornitz, 86, died Monday September 14 at his home in Los Angeles. He was born on December 2, 1928 in Pittsburgh PA. He received his bachelors of arts from Stanford University in 1949, and his medical degree from Stanford in 1951. Dr. Ornitz served in the US Navy from 1951 to 1955. He was a Professor of Child Psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he made seminal contributions to the understanding of childhood autism. He was an avid supporter of the environment and social justice and an outdoor enthusiast. Dr. Ornitz is survived by his wife Linda of 58 years, son David, daughter Donna, and grandchildren Daniel, Elizabeth, Sara, and Samuel.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Sept. 17 to Sept. 18, 2015
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