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September 6, 1930 - June 7, 2015 Marvin C. Abrams passed away in Pomona, CA. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Shirley; children, Gale Frankel (Ron) and Hal Abrams (Jennifer Lowery); and grandchildren, Rhonda, Dana, Cynthia, Lilah and Isaac. Marvin was born and raised in Reno, NV. He graduated from the University of Nevada (BS and MS in Chemistry) and Washington State Univ. (Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry). He worked 27 years at General Dynamics in Pomona (Head of Advanced Manufacturing & Technology), 5 years at Lockheed in Burbank (Chief Scientist) and returned to academia and worked another 20 years at Cal Poly Pomona. Marvin served on the board of Temple Beth Israel, Pomona, where he was board president, and on numerous civic and industry boards, often related to his concerns for social justice and equality. During his life, Marvin maintained a quest for knowledge, scientific exploration, teaching and mentoring of others. His family always came first and he took great pride in all of their accomplishments.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 18 to June 20, 2015
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