Gerald Nadler
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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.

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Published in Los Angeles Times from Jul. 31 to Aug. 3, 2014.
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July 25, 2020
Memories of loved ones are everlasting. Their footprint on our hearts contribute to the person you are for loving and knowing him.
Theresa Guerette
August 14, 2014
Elaine and family

As you know, I first met Gerry when he recruited me to Wisconsin. I am so sorry to hear of his death. Gerry was a great mentor to me. I learned about ideal systems design and that continues to influence my thinking from this day. It had a profound effect on my life. But that impact pales in comparison to what I learned from him AND you about life. You and your family became Rea's and my model for what family and life should be like. I am sure there were warts but we never saw them. The kindness and advice we received from both of your was just tremendous. 90 is a very long life but not long enough for Gerry to finish his contributions to this world. I count my association with him as being among the very most important of my life. Thanks to him and to you. You were and are great people
dave gustafson
August 5, 2014
Just learned of Gerry's passing with great sadness. Our condolences to Elaine and the family. This was a man who loved his family, his community and the sciences he so greatly contributed to--as his neighbors we were honored to know him. Linda and Frank Lefkowitz
August 4, 2014
Our prayers to the Nadler families. We are sorry for your loss. He has left a wonderful legacy.
Norman and Theresa Guerette
August 4, 2014
I send my condolences to Barbara and her family. "The memory of a good person is a blessing forever." May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion. Miriyam (Maureen Segel) Gevirtz
August 2, 2014
Godspeed Gerry. Thanks for all the books. I use them as intended.
Frank Mils
August 1, 2014
I would like to offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends that are grieving.
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