George Paul Prans

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1943 - 2016
George Paul Prans was born in Elizabeth, NJ on February 10, 1943 and died on April 27, 2016 at home in New York City after a long illness. He is survived by his wife Sharyn M. Finnegan, his daughter Kate Finnegan-Prans, and his brother Richard I. Prans. His graduate work at Stevens Institute of Technology in NJ was funded by NASA, where he achieved three Masters degrees in Physics, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. George was a professor of EE at Manhattan College in NY for forty-one years, where he also did research in solar power and electrical cars. He spent vacations from teaching building a house in Vermont, and enjoyed fishing and backpacking. He found his greatest happiness in family and nature. A private memorial service will be held in the garden of St. John's-in-the-Village, NYC, on May 14, 2016.
Published on NYTimes.com from May 13 to May 14, 2016