TRACHTENBERG, Isaac Isaac "Ike" Trachtenberg died on Sunday 9/24/2017 surrounded by family after a brief illness. He was born at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans, LA on 8/20/1929. He moved to Galveston in 1937 at age 8. Ike graduated from Ball High School in 1946, Rice University in 1950 and LSU, ultimately earning a PhD in electro-chemistry. Isaac served in the US Army from 1952-1953 at the Pine Bluff, AR Armory. Ike worked at American Oil in Texas City and Texas Instruments before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin in the chemical engineering department. Isaac was a full chaired professor before retiring from UT in August of 2000. After his retirement, he returned to work first at the University of North Texas, then at the University of Texas at Dallas. His areas of expertise included fuel cells, plating and electro-chemistry. Isaac was the inventor of record for seventeen different patents in his field. Isaac is preceded in death by his parents, David and Mushel Trachtenberg of Galveston, a sister, Fannie Greene, a brother, Jacob Trachtenberg and a son, Joseph Steven Trachtenberg. Isaac is survived by a son, Michael Eric Trachtenberg (Laura) and a grandson, Joseph "Joey" Fitzgerald Trachtenberg, along with two former spouses, Eleanor Trachten-berg and Helaine Trachtenberg. A graveside service was held on Wednesday 9/27 at the Beth Jacob cemetery in Galveston. A memorial service will be held in Dallas on Sunday, 10/1 at 1 pm in Temple Emanu-El's Lefkowitz Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the charity of your choice
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Published by Dallas Morning News from Sep. 28 to Sep. 29, 2017.