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ALT--Franz L. 
Born Vienna November 30, 1910, died New York July 21, 2011. Mathematician. A founder and third president of Association for Computing Machinery. Member 10th Mountain Division, WW II. National Bureau of Standards 1948-67 directing early use of computers at NBS and throughout federal government. Established citation indexing at the American Institute of Physics 1967-74. Awarded Ehrenkreuz fur Wissenschaft und Kunst, Austria's highest distinction for science and art, 2007. Lifelong hiker and chamber musician (violin, viola). Predeceased by first wife Alice Modern. Survived by daughter Theresa (Wayles) and son James (Elaine), granddaughter Rachel (Mark) and grandson Adam (Michele). Also survived by second wife Annice, her daughters Joyce (Heath), Helen (Stuart) and Claudia (Joseph), her stepdaughters Patricia and Barbara (George), and her grandchildren Susannah, Kathleen, Lucas, Alden, Jack, Victoria and Charlotte. Memorial to be announced in the fall.

Published in The New York Times on July 24, 2011