Harry Lloyd Frisch

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Frisch, Harry Lloyd ALBANY, N.Y. Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Emeritus at the University at Albany, Dr. Harry Lloyd Frisch, 78, died September 21, 2007, in St. Peters Hospital, Albany, of complications from pulmonary fibrosis. He is survived by his sons, Michael of Kansas City, Mo. and Benjamin (and Ben's wife Jenny Knight) of Brooklyn, N.Y.; his grandchildren, Rebecca and Peter of Brooklyn; and his cousin, Tiara Jaron of East Greenbush, N.Y. Harry L. Frisch was born on November 13, 1928 in Vienna, Austria. Harry and his parents left Austria in 1938 and made it to Canada in 1940 and N.Y. in 1941. Harry L. Frisch received his bachelor's degree in chemistry from Williams College in 1947 at the age of 19 and finished his Ph.D. at Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1952. Dr. Frisch started his academic career as a post-doc at Syracuse University, 1952-54, an assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Southern California, 1954-56, and as a researcher at Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, N.J., 1956-67. He joined the chemistry department at the University at Albany in 1967. Dr. Frisch authored over 550 scholarly papers and was actively publishing in 2007. A memorial service in honor of Dr. H.L. Frisch will be held at 1:30 p.m. on October 14 at the University at Albany in the Constance and Thomas D'Ambra Auditorium in the Life Sciences Building, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, N.Y. Gifts in his honor may be made to the Harry L. Frisch Memorial Fund in Chemistry, c/o University at Albany Foundation, 1400 Washington Av. Albany, NY 12222.
Published in Albany Times Union on Oct. 2, 2007