March 12, 1924 - July 28, 2014 Dr. Gerald (Gerry) Nadler, 90, passed away peacefully at his home on July 28, 2014. He was born March 12, 1924 to Samuel and Minnie (Krumbein) Nadler in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Elaine, his brother Melvin, and his three children, Burton Nadler(Barbara Sard), Janice (Stuart) Cutler and Robert (Deborah) Nadler, as well as by eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Dr. Nadler earned his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in 1949. He was an IBM Chair Emeritus in Engineering Management at the University of Southern California. Before his departmental chairmanship at USC, he was Chairman and Professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and Washington University in St. Louis. He also served as President of the Center for Breakthrough Thinking, Inc., an international management consulting firm of affiliates. He wrote over 200 published articles and 15 books, several of which have been translated into nine languages, and delivered more than 900 invited presentations. Dr. Nadler received over 25 honors and awards from around the world as a result of his persistence, diligence and hard work in hope that he would leave more than he took from all from all of those in the world with whom he came in contact during a most exciting life. He will be dearly missed by his family and all those whose lives he touched. Donations can be made in Dr. Nadler's honor to the USC Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering. Send a check made out to USC (note in the memo section it is for ISE-Gerry Nadler) to Georgia Lum, c/o USC Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, 3715 McClintock Avenue, GER 240A, Los Angeles, CA, 90089-0193.
Published in Los Angeles Times from Jul. 31 to Aug. 3, 2014.