In Memoriam

Julius J. Heller CE'52

Julius J. Heller CE'52 of Armonk, NY, formerly of Yonkers, died peacefully on August 24, 2022 at home at the age of 100. Julius was born on October 11, 1921 to Julius and Anna Heller in Perth Amboy, NJ. He was a graduate of Cooper Union in New York City. To read his obituary, please click here.

Maurice Kanbar - Established the Maurice Kanbar Center for Biomedical Engineering at Cooper Union

Inventor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Maurice Kanbar, 93, who established the Maurice Kanbar Center for Biomedical Engineering at The Cooper Union, died peacefully of natural causes in San Francisco on August 20, 2022, surrounded by family and loved ones. To read his obituary, please click here.

Eileen Bartholomew (McGuire) A’48

Eileen Bartholomew (McGuire) A'48 passed away in May 2022. To read a tribute from her granddaughter, please click here.

Robert G. Lenz CE'50

Robert Gerard Lenz CE'50, 94 years old, passed away at his home in Port Saint Lucie Florida on August 4, 2022. He was born and raised in New York City. To read his obituary, please click here.

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