SACKLER--Muriel Lazarus, (1917-2009), died peacefully surrounded by her family on October 7, 2009. Born in Glasgow, Scotland to Fanny and David Lazarus. Graduate of Brooklyn College, B.A. 1939; M.S.c from M.I.T. 1945. Research scientist at the frontier of biochemical human genetics; Ph.D. from Columbia University, 1963 and retired faculty member of Cornell University Medical College. A passionate learner, reader, and practicing psychoanalyst; founding member of the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies N.Y.C.; dedicated to her patients over the past 30 years. Loving companion of the late Oscar Schachter. Devoted mother of Ilene Sackler Lefcourt, Kathe A. Sackler, M.D., and the late Robert Mortimer Sackler. Loving mother-in-law of Susan Shack Sackler, M.D. Devoted grandmother of Jeffrey, Karen, Benjamin and Julia; grandmother-in-law of Heather and Ben; and great-grandmother of Kaia and Isaac.
Published by New York Times on Oct. 9, 2009.