Waterford - Sherman Weidenbaum Ph.D., 84, of Fifth Ave., Waterford, died Monday morning, Dec. 28, 2009, at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London.
He was born in Manhattan, July 8, 1925, the son of Morris and Eva (Simon) Weidenbaum. He was the husband of Rhoda Weidenbaum who survives.
He attended George Washington High School and attended Columbia University. He volunteered for the U.S. Navy in 1943, and was in the Navy's V-12 program. He earned his bachelor and master of science degrees, and his Ph.D. in chemical engineering at Columbia University, and his Ph.D. dissertation was a pioneering study in mixing of solid particles.
He was employed as a glass technologist in the Corning Glass Works from 1953 to 1962. He was a director of the Ceramic and Silicate Institute; the Technion, Haifa, Israel. This program was under the auspices of the United Nations and was the first UN technical assistance project to come to completion anywhere in the world.
Dr. Weidenbaum was a full professor of chemistry and chemical engineering at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, retiring as Professor Emeritus. He was an honorary member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and was listed several times in "Who's Who in the Academic World?"
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Mark Weidenbaum of New City, N.Y.; two daughters, Karen-Tali Menkin of Oranit, Israel and Abigail Dishi of Alon Shvut, Israel; a sister, Esther Clurman of British Columbia; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Ave., New London. Interment will follow in Beth El Cemetery, Groton.
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