SMILEY–Lois Gross, 93, of Wellesley MA, died at home on January 2 2019. She is survived by her three grandsons, Jeffrey Higgins, Michael Higgins and Aiden Rogatz, along with nephews, a niece and sons-in-law. Lois was an abstract expressionist painter of exceptional discernment and skill. The vivid, enigmatic prisms of color and light in her oil and pastel landscapes filled our lives with beauty. Born in New York City in 1925, Lois attended Dalton School and received a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, where she majored in painting. Beginning in high school, she studied with superb painters including Rufino Tamayo, Vaclav Vytlacil and Kurt Roesch. In the 1970s she was an assistant curator at the Hudson River Museum and won awards for her watercolors, which she also exhibited at the National Academy in NYC. She was a member of the National Art Association and the National Association of Women Artists. Lois moved to Massachusetts in 1991 following the death of her husband, Dr. Douglas Smiley. She exhibited and taught drawing in the Greater Boston area and on Martha’s Vineyard, where for many years she spent wonderful summers overlooking Squibnocket Beach. To Jeffrey, Michael and Aiden, Lois was an ever-attentive, ever- accepting grandmother who listened to all the stories, remembered the details, laughed when she was beaten at cards, supported everyone in their battles, and felt sadness for their sorrows. Lois also took unending delight in her two daughters, Andrea and Laura, whom she loved and cared for until they both died of cancer–Laura first, in 2013, and Andrea in April of last year. Lois herself was brave and beautiful until the very end. We learned so much from her and we will always love her.
Adele (Shapiro) Brown-Age 97, of Chestnut Hill on January 12, 2019. Adored wife for 70 years of the late Stanley Brown, the love of her life. Beloved mother of Lynn Kargman, Donna Safran, Hillary Brown and surrogate mother of Linda Limon for the past 50 years. Mother-in-law of William Kargman, Dr. Charles Safran and Michael Grill. Cherished grandmother of Rachel Safran (Peter Holstein), Kathryn Kargman Holden (Richmond Holden III), Julie Krathen (Dr. Michael Krathen), Kimberly Kargman, Jeremy Grill and Joanna Grill. Great-grandmother of Zachary and Sophie Holstein, Alexa and Andrew Krathen and Richmond (Ry) Holden IV. Daughter of the late Hyman and Ethel Shapiro and the sister of the late Frank H. Shapiro, Bertha Rosenblatt and Leonard Shapiro. She also leaves many nieces and nephews. Adele was born in Boston and was a lifelong resident of Brighton and Brookline. After graduating from Brighton High School, she was a paralegal in a downtown Boston law firm. While dating her future husband, she loved hearing dedications from him sent to her live on the radio while he was the bandleader of Harvard College’s best swing jazz band. After their 1942 marriage, she travelled extensively through the South with her Army Lieutenant husband until he served overseas. Adele supported Stanley in in his many endeavors and businesses. For eleven years, he worked seven days a week and she raised her children almost single-handedly. Adele was also an active member of Temple Ohabei Shalom in Brookline and its Sisterhood, an avid gardener and an outstanding cook. Adele was an exceptional daughter, wife, sister, mother and grandmother who derived immense joy in spending time with her children, their spouses and her grandchildren. She devoted her life to her family. She adored cooking for and hosting large family gatherings and holidays, relishing being surrounded by her whole family. She also warmly and graciously welcomed many guests to her home. We will all deeply miss her love, sensitivity, and warmth. We all feel truly blessed to have had her in our lives. Services at Temple Shalom of Newton, 175 Temple St., West Newton, on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 11:30 am. Following interment at Crawford St. Cemetery, Baker St., West Roxbury, memorial observance will be at the home of Donna and Charles Safran until 8 pm only. In lieu of flowers, donations in Adele’s memory may be made to Newbridge on The Charles,7000 Great Meadow Road, Dedham, MA 02026. Memo: Long term Care.
At first, Roy J. Glauber thought it might have been a prank when the phone rang in his Arlington home at 5:36 a.m. in October 2005 and a voice with a Swedish accent said he would share that year’s Nobel Prize in physics. “I could scarcely believe him,” Dr. Glauber said hours later at a news conference.
His skepticism was understandable. At the time, Dr. Glauber was an 80-year-old Harvard University professor. The Nobel was for work he had done more than four decades earlier: an influential paper he published in 1963 that furthered the understanding of how matter and light interact.
Along with fielding congratulatory calls and speaking before a bank of cameras that October day, Dr. Glauber had other work he wouldn’t set aside. A devoted and passionate teacher of students at all levels, he arrived right on schedule to teach “The Atomic Nucleus on the World Stage” — a freshman physics class.
Dr. Glauber, who had been recruited as an 18-year-old to join the Manhattan Project during World War II, and who was still at work last year, died Dec. 26 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital of respiratory failure. He was 93 and had lived in Arlington.
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The Nobel committee said Dr. Glauber’s half of the 2005 physics prize was “for his contribution to the quantum theory of optical coherence.” John L. Hall and Theodor W. Hansch shared the other half “for their contributions to the development of laser-based spectroscopy.”
Dr. Glauber’s research “helped clarify how light could have both wave and particle characteristics, and explained the fundamental differences between the light emitted by hot objects, such as electric light bulbs, and the light emitted by lasers,” The Optical Society said in a memorial tribute that is posted online.
Known for his humor in and out of the classroom, Dr. Glauber added a little levity to the beginning of his Nobel lecture, when he accepted the award two months after being awakened by that early-morning call.
“We have had light quanta on earth for eons, in fact ever since the good Lord said, ‘Let there be quantum electrodynamics’ — which is a modern translation, of course, from the biblical Aramaic,” he quipped.
For many years, Dr. Glauber was also a regular at the irreverent Ig Nobel Prize ceremony at Harvard, where annual awards recognize quirky scientific achievements. He was the keeper of the broom — sweeping paper airplanes from the stage — and sometimes handed out the prizes.
The Mallinckrodt professor of physics emeritus at Harvard, Dr. Glauber taught there and at other schools for more than 65 years. He attended a conference in Barcelona just last summer, and “literally only retired from Harvard last year,” said his daughter, Valerie Glauber Fleishman of Newton.
Into his 90s, Dr. Glauber still accepted interview requests from young students who were preparing science or history projects — he spoke with some of them via Skype. “He just loved supporting young people and he was completely dedicated to advancing education and science,” his daughter said.
Although “some professors will only teach graduate students, he taught undergraduates, he taught freshman core curriculum courses, he even taught in the extension school,” said his son, Jeffrey Glauber of Doylestown, Pa.
At one point, Dr. Glauber gave lectures one night a week to students from 24 high schools, providing “a panoramic view of the structure of light and of matter.” It was a version of Harvard’s “waves, particles, and the structure of matter” core curriculum course for non-science majors. “The course itself is not intended to be very formal; it is meant to be as enjoyable as it is instructive,” he told the Globe in 1988.
Indeed, Dr. Glauber “always turned teaching into a production,” his son said. “He would bring in the Harvard band to play, and then show on the screen the waves of their music, and what it looked like. He brought science to life.”
The older of two children, Dr. Glauber was born in New York City on Sept. 1, 1925. His father, Emanuel Glauber, was a traveling salesman. His mother, Felicia Fox, had studied to be a teacher.
In his early boyhood, “we rarely spent more than two days in any one town, mostly in the eastern US,” he said in a 2013 interview for Voices of the Manhattan Project, run by the Atomic Heritage Foundation and the Los Alamos Historical Society. “And my only playmate, my only companion at the time, was my mother.”
Because of her education background, “she was teaching him as they went from city to city,” Dr. Glauber’s son said.
When Dr. Glauber’s sister was born, the family settled in New York City, living at various times in Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx.
Dr. Glauber was in the first class to graduate from the Bronx High School of Science, and he received an award for outstanding achievement. Several months earlier, he had created telescopes for a science contest. His prize was a trip to the Pittsburgh manufacturing plant of Westinghouse, The New York Times reported.
Having skipped a couple of grades, he turned 16 in the fall of 1941 as he entered Harvard. In October 1943, when Dr. Glauber was barely 18, “a stranger in a dark suit appeared in the physics department office evidently asking for me,” he wrote in his Nobel biography. The man offered the chance to engage in “interesting work” somewhere “out west.”
That turned out to be the Manhattan Project. Dr. Glauber worked in the theory division and witnessed the Trinity Test of the first nuclear weapon. He recalled seeing the bomb’s flash “and some of the glow that followed from a distance of over a hundred miles.”
After the war, he returned to Harvard and graduated with a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate. J. Robert Oppenheimer, who led the Manhattan Project, invited Dr. Glauber to conduct postdoctoral research at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., where he met and spoke with Albert Einstein. “Our paths thus crossed quite a few times,” Dr. Glauber said in his Nobel lecture, in which he included a photo he had shot of Einstein during an encounter in 1951.
The following year, Dr. Glauber returned to Harvard, which was his academic home the remainder of his life.
In 1960, he married Cynthia Rich. They had two children and their marriage ended in divorce in 1975. Subsequently, he raised his children as a single parent, an experience he described as “immensely rewarding.”
“I’m sure there is some number of papers I never got to write as a result,” he wrote in his Nobel biography, “but raising those children and seeing them succeed was not an experience I would trade for the missing papers or any sort of recognition.”
A private burial will be held for Dr. Glauber, who in addition to his children leaves his sister, Jacqueline Gordon of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; Atholie Rosett of Cambridge, his girlfriend during his final 13 years; and five grandchildren.
Modest despite his many accomplishments, Dr. Glauber wore lightly the honor of winning many prestigious awards, topped by the Nobel.
“I just received a telephone call, believe it or not, from Stockholm,” he said in a phone message he left for his daughter a few minutes after he was awakened in October 2005. He chuckled and said: “It’s a little too much to believe. I’ve just won the Nobel Prize.”
Dr. Glauber added that he had won half the prize and then, rather than talk about himself, praised his fellow scientists instead. “Ted Hansch and John Hall have, between them, won half the prize,” he said. “I would have told you they had done a lot more than I’ve done.”
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Annette (Silverman) Lew, of Randolph, on January 7, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Morris “Murray” Lew. Devoted mother of the late Jason Lew. Cherished grandmother of David Lew and his wife Rebecca, Heather Lew-Norman and husband Steve Norman and Adam Lew. Loving great-grandmother of Connor and Carson Lew. Sister of the late Louis and Nathan Silverman. Also survived by many adoring nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Services at B’NaiTikvah, 1301 Washington St., Canton, MA, Friday, January 11, 2019 at 11 am. Interment at Sharon Memorial Park. Shiva will be held in Georgia. Donations may be made to Ross Memorial Health Care Center, 1780 Old 41 Hwy NW Kennesaw, GA 30152 or charity of your choice in Annette’s name.
Today, investing in emerging markets is broadly accepted, in the late 1970s, however, those markets were accessible only to the most intrepid souls. Decades before anyone could open their iPhone and purchase bonds from any country in one tap, investing in the debt of developing countries was hard, and at times, entailed considerable personal risk.
Boston philanthropist and debt trader Robert P. Smith is recognized as one of the four pioneers of emerging markets in debt. From El Salvador to Nigeria, as these countries developed and transformed, the foreign corporations and banks who had lent them money had no easy way of cashing out when borrowers were unable to pay. Smith would travel to these countries, sometimes in the midst of civil war, and involve himself in the local business community. A financial matchmaker, he would then pair individuals and businesses who needed to sell their bonds with entities who were interested in buying them. Trades were frequently performed face to face, with Smith walking the streets of major Latin American, African, and Middle Eastern cities with briefcases full of bonds on his way to meet his next client.
Thanks to his efforts, every major financial institution now has what is called an “Emerging Markets” division, a critical part of global finance.
Smith leveraged his success to support his own communities in Boston and around New England, donating the Robert P. Smith Art Center and Theater to the Roxbury Latin School, and the David Saul Smith Union, a student center, at Bowdoin College. He served as a trustee for local organizations including Plimoth Plantation and the the Fessenden School.
Robert Peter Smith was born on February 18, 1940 in Boston. He was one of two children, and grew up in Brookline, where his father had a law practice. Smith received his undergraduate degree from Bowdoin and his law degree from Boston University. He joined the State Department’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) during the Vietnam War, working for the US Government in Saigon as well as the Dominican Republic.
Smith met his wife Salwa while working in Brazil although the two eventually relocated to Boston. He died at age 78 of natural causes, leaving behind his wife, two children, Fiona and Edward, and his two grandchildren, Gemma and Eliana. In his 2009 memoir Riches Among the Ruins, Smith reflected with pride on “a lifetime of unforgettable experiences in some of the most exotic and remote corners of the world.”
For Smith involvement in the financial sector was compatible with his commitment to social justice and mentorship. At the time of his death he was slated to be a volunteer Executive in Residence to teach at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg in February 2019.
Services at Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Ave., Boston, (parking on the Riverway), on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 10:30 am. Interment to follow at Temple Israel Cemetery,492 North AVE., Wakefield, MA. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made in Robert’s name to South Carolina State University, Development Office, 300 College St., Orangeburg, SC 29117, where he would have been a visiting scholar this spring. Donations will be used for student scholarships.
Funeral service at the chapel at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham St., Sharon, MA on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 10 am. Donations may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Dr. Albert J. “Abbie” Berkowitz- Of Newton, formerly of Needham, on January 4, 2019. Beloved husband of Lois (Stocklan) Berkowitz for 65 years. Devoted father of Marcia Berkowitz and her husband Marc Cohen and Ken Berkowitz and his wife Holly. Dear grandfather of Ali and Michael Sganga, Josh Cohen and Alissa Cooper, Ben Berkowitz, and the late Jacob Berkowitz. Loving great-grandfather of Hailey and Jake Sganga. Dear brother of Ralph Berkowitz, the late Irving “Isaac” Berkowitz, and the late Ethel Tobin. Graduate of Hebrew College, Boston State College, and Boston University. Former Assistant Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. Former Executive Director of the American Association on Mental Deficiency. Abbie was a retired psychologist, a life-long member of the Massachusetts Psychological Association, a 40+ year member of Temple Beth Shalom, Needham. Services at Temple Beth Shalom, 670 Highland Ave., Needham, on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 1:00 pm. Following interment at Sharon Memorial Park, memorial observance will be at his residence,210 Nahanton St.,Newton until 8 pm, Tuesday 2-8 pm, and will continue Wednesday at the home of Marcia Berkowitz and Marc Cohen,93 Mackintosh Ave.,Needham from 2-8 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cops for Kids with Cancer, PO Box 850956, Braintree, MA 02185, Special Olympics MA, 512 Forest St., Marlborough, MA 01752 or Temple Beth Shalom, 670 Highland Ave., Needham, MA 02494.
Eliot Jay Winograd, of Newton, husband, father, and grandfather, died suddenly on January 1, 2019 at the age of 72.He is preceded in death by his parents, Leah S. (Betcherman) Winograd and Carl H. Winograd, and his brother I. Michael Winograd. Eliot is survived by his wife, Janet Porcaro, his son, Daniel Z. Winograd, his granddaughter Leah C. Winograd, his sister, Anna-Beth Winograd and her spouse Betsy McNamara, and his sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Winograd, Mary-Ellen (Jack) Madden, brothers-in law, Robert Porcaro, Alfred Porcaro, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Eliot was born in Boston and graduated from Newton South High School and Boston State University (now UMASS Boston).Eliot was the proud co-owner of Rosie’s Bakery for more than 40 years. He was extremely active and enjoyed early morning workouts at the YMCA. He had many friends and was often seen around town in his fedora with his black dog, Hugo, who accompanied him everywhere. His favorite thing was spending time on Cape Cod with family and friends. Services at The Wilson Chapel, 234 Herrick Rd., Newton Centre, on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 1:00pm. Following interment at Newton Cemetery, 791 Walnut St., Newton, memorial observance will be at Janet and Eliot’s residence, 77 Court St., #204, Newton and will continue Saturday 2-4 & 7-9pm. A memorial gathering will be held at the home of Eliot’s sister, Anna-Beth, 83 Mill St., Amherst, MA on Sunday 1-4pm. Remembrances in his memory may be made to MSPCA, 300 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130, Anti-Defamation League,40 Court St.,# 12, Boston, MA 02108 or a charity of your choice.
Harriet (Shuman) Bloom-Of Marlborough formerly of Newton, on Jan.1, 2019.Beloved wife of the late Gerald Benard Bloom. Devoted mother of Holly Bloom Ranieri and her husband Steve and the late Beth Robin Daley and Valerie Jill Bloom. Dear grandmother of Kyle A., Ryan J., and Anna H. Daley. Loving sister of Ralph Shuman and the late Mildred Mindick, Stanley, Irving, and Leon Shuman. Services at The Wilson Chapel, 234 Herrick Rd., Newton Centre on Monday,January 7, 2019 at 11:00 am. Interment at Jewish Benevolent Cemetery,350 Grove St.,West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers remembrances to Visiting Nurse Association Hospice and Palliative Care,199 Rosewood Drive, Suite 180,Danvers, MA 01923.
Marcia Lee Habelow, formerly of Newton and Wayland MA, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2019. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a graduate of McGill University. Devoted wife of the late Donald Habelow. Loving mother of Beth Habelow, and Wendy Habelow and her husband Robert Weinstein. Cherished grandmother of Emily and David Weinstein. Predeceased by her brother Daniel Newman. Remembered lovingly by her sister and brother-in-law Marlene and Morton Brown, many nieces and nephews, family and friends.
Graveside service will be held at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham St., Sharon, MA, Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 11:45 am. Memorial observance will be at 82 Westland Ave., West Hartford, CT, on Friday, January 5, 2:30-4:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday, January 6 and 7, 5:30-8:30 pm.
Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org.