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Milton Joseph Waxman


1929 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Milton Joseph Waxman Obituary
January 11, 1929 - January 18, 2017 Milton J. Waxman, survived by his wife Felita of 67 years, children Dr. Leslie Waxman and Leo Stytles of Manhattan Beach and Mark and Paula Waxman of Weston, MA. Loving grandfather to Sarah and Jake Waxman. Born in Bismarck, North Dakota, died peacefully at his home in West Los Angeles. Dr. Waxman earned a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1949, and a Ph.D. in 1968 from UCLA in Communications Theory. Began his career at White Sands Proving Ground in Las Cruces, New Mexico working on guided missile systems as a civilian engineer for the U.S. military. Known as a brilliant thinker in the field of artificial intelligence and signal detection, worked for many years for Hughes Aircraft and TRW. During retirement consulted for Lucent Technology designing underwater communication cables in Parsippany, NJ. He loved traveling, studying Shakespeare and spending time with his engineering buddies and friends. Milt got a kick out of sharing his "great finds" from the 99 Cent store, handing out stylus pens and night lights to everyone he knew. A friend once complimented his hat, Milt went out and bought one for him. Being a true progressive on social policies, as an undergrad Dr. Waxman sought to integrate his fraternity at Boulder. Milt provided his computer skills and know how to both the League of Women Voter's in Los Angeles and the National Conference of Catholics and Jews, where his wife Felita had leadership roles. The Waxman's supported several progressive organizations across the United States. Milt took real joy from having several of his letters to the editor published in the New York Times. He was known to be a man of great integrity, who believed in the best of people. His memory will always be a blessing to his family and to those who had the pleasure to know him. Donations in his memory may be made to Santa Monica Emeritus College and to the University of Colorado, Boulder, Department of Physics.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 29, 2017
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