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John Peter Huchra

Lexington, Massachusetts

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HUCHRA, John Peter Of Lexington, Oct. 8, 2010. Husband of Rebecca M. Henderson. John is also survived by his parents, Mieccyslaw Huchra and Helen (Lewicki), by a son, Harry, and by a sister, Christine. Professor of Astronomy at Harvard University; Member of the National Academy. Visiting Hours will be held Monday Oct. 11 at the Douglass Funeral Home, 51 Worthen Rd., LEXINGTON, from 4pm to 8pm. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday Oct. 12 in Story Chapel at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge at 11am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Donations in his memory may be made to MIT, 77 Mass. Ave. Cambridge, MA 02139. Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge. In lieu of flowers gifts may be made to MIT for the John P. Huchra Memorial Fund. Checks should be payable to MIT, 600 Memorial Dr., W98-500, Cambridge MA 02139. On line gifts can be made at: https://giving.mit.edu/givenow/GiftStart.dyn Douglass Funeral Home Lexington 781-862-1800 www.douglassfh.com

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Thank you John! We all miss you as a colleague and friend.

I first met John in kindergarten,Grant School Ridgefield Park N.J.and we went to school together through high school. His name came up in the RPHS alumni newsletter as being one of the most sucessful students in our school. Little did I know how sucessful he had become. I feel so sad to find out of his death and not being able to contact him to tell him what an amazing contribution he has made to this world.We all drift apart over the years. It's so sad that this is the way things go. When I...

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My sympathy for you & ur family.
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My sympathies to you, Rebecca, and to Harry. I am shocked and very saddened by this news of John's death.
John and I attended school together from 8th Grade through High School. I would read of his successes and occassionally see him on television science programs.
A decade ago we both attended one of our RPHS Class Reunions where I had the pleasure of meeting you and visiting with you both. I was glad to see he was happy and so successful in his chosen field.
John was...

I attended school with John. So sorry to hear of his passing. My prayers to his family.