SEKULOW--Eugene A., of Scarsdale, NY died suddenly of an aortic aneurysm on April 26, 2021 two weeks shy of his 90th birthday. Loved and loving husband of 60 years to Susan, devoted father of John, of Tel Aviv, Israel, and Peter (Arianna), of Alexandria, VA, adoring grandfather of Veronica and Tabitha, and best friend and brother of Erwin (Marianne) of Baltimore, MD. Gene received BA/MA and Ph.D degrees from Johns Hopkins University and was a Fulbright scholar in Oslo Norway. In 1961, he left academia and began a long career as an executive in the field of international telecommunications at companies including RCA, Northern Telecom and Nynex (now Verizon). He was a longtime member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Fluent in German, he was, for more than 30 years, the Chairman of both the German American Chamber of Commerce and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies of JHU. In 2006, in recognition of his efforts to foster post war reconciliation between Germany and the United States, he was awarded Das GrosseVerdienstkreuz (the Great Cross of Merit) from the German government. In retirement, as an accomplished gardener he was a respected and admired volunteer at the New York Botanical Garden. A world traveler, he was a student of history, a music lover, and a true gentleman. Brilliant, kind and empathetic, Gene went out of his way to create a connection with literally everyone he met. He will be so missed by his loyal friends and colleagues, and above all by his family to whom he was devoted, and who dearly loved him. There will be a private, graveside service.
Published by New York Times on Apr. 28, 2021.