Herbert Weinstein


Herbert Weinstein, of Rockville, passed away on April 28 of heart failure. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 10, 1933, to Pauline (nee Feldman) and Abraham Weinstein. Herb graduated Brooklyn Tech High School at the age of 17 and obtained his bachelor’s degree from City College of New York in 1955. While pursuing his master’s degree at Purdue, he met and fell in love with Judith Cooper from Chicago. He left Lafayette, Ind., to work at Los Alamos laboratories in New Mexico. Judy joined him there after they were married in 1957. Herb and Judy left Los Alamos for Cleveland in 1958, where he went to work for NASA and simultaneously worked on his Ph.D. at Case Western Reserve University. By the time he was awarded his degree in 1962, the couple had two sons.

The family moved to Chicago, and Herb took his first faculty job at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he began his career as a research engineer and teacher and mentor, and their daughter was born.

In 1977, the family moved to Teaneck, N.J., when Herb took a faculty position at City College of New York, and at the City University of New York, where he was granted an endowed chair.

His beloved wife, Judith, preceded him in death in 2017, as did his older brother, Albert, who passed away in 2007. He is survived by his sister, Sheila Fleischer; son Michael, son Edward (Rivka) Weinstein, and daughter, Ellen (David) Kaminow, of Potomac; as well as his eight grandchildren, Benjamin, Matthew, Austin, Abraham, Elijah, Lily, Aviva and Daniel. Contributions may be made to the American Technion Society (ats.org). Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.

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