Leon Lidofsky

Shelburne, Vt, Vermont

1924 - 2016 (Age 91)

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Prof. Lidofsky was my thesis advisor in the late 1960s. Lee was an important influence in both my professional career and in my personal life. I will always remember him as a brilliant scientist, a caring individual, and a gentle giver of wisdom.

I have had the pleasure of knowing Leon only in recent years and wish to send my sincere condolences to his family.

Lee was a marvelous mentor, a milestone in my life and for whom I retain a great fondness.He served to guide N.E. through a transition that has yielded APAM, essentially saving the core of N.E. Ironically, renewed interest in nuclear power has exploded; this to abate the atmospheric carbon load. The Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) has risen to the fore in these interests; especially in China, India. The MSR concept was also studied in N.E. Leon's passing closes a sginificant chapter in the...

I thought about Professor Lidofsky just now, so searched for him on-line, and found he had died within the week. Coincidence?!

As a student at Columbia, B.S. '64, M.S. in Nuclear Engineering '65, I had many, many interactions with Professor Lidofsky. If it had not for him seeing the (well-hidden) promise in me, and his thoughtful and kindly encouragement & support, I never would have completed my degrees.

I was only one of many he mentored, and he was a high-point...


Leon's Obituaries

Leon LidofskyAge: 91 • Shelburne, VTLeon Lidofsky died on 12 September 2016 in Shelburne, VT. He was born in Norwich CT on 8 November 1924 to Philip and Anna Lidofsky. Following service in the United States Navy during World War II, he completed his undergraduate education at Tufts University and...

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