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GELBART--Dr. William

Martin, died on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. A noted geneticist at Harvard University, he was the leader of FlyBase, an international database of Drosophila Genes and Genomes. Dr. Gelbart, born September 11, 1945, is survived by his beloved wife Susan, daughters Marnie, Courtney and Jennifer, his brother Herbert and three grandchildren. Contributions may be made to the Greater Boston Food Bank or WGBH in Boston. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, October 24, 1pm, at the Memorial Church at Harvard University.

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Published in New York Times on Sep. 13, 2015.
Memorial service
01:00 PM
The Memorial Church of Harvard University
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September 24, 2015
Bill Gelbart's class @ Harvard MCB, Spring 2008
Leslie Beh
September 18, 2015
Rest in Peace Billy. Joe and Lois Carbo
September 15, 2015
Bill was a kind and generous man, a great scientist and mentor, and an enlivening, effervescent presence in the drosophila and genomics communities. I will always be grateful for the help he provided at a critical point in my career. I am saddened to hear of his untimely death, and extend my condolences to Susan and the family.
Stan Letovsky
September 15, 2015
Bill with his first lab group in early 1980's.
Michael Hoffmann
September 14, 2015
I'm truly sorry to hear about Bill's premature death. Bill and I played many handball games in my years ar Harvard, between 1976 and 1983, and we were good friends and colleagues in those days. My sincere condolences, Jakob
Jakob Franke
September 13, 2015
Thom, Michael, Bill - Crete 2002 - I think the photo was taken by Ruth Lehmann
Debbie Andrew
September 13, 2015
Howard, Ed, Bill - Crete 2002 - I think the photo was taken by Ruth Lehmann
Debbie Andrew
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