Sid Deutsch, 92, of Sarasota, died on January 8, 2011. He was born on Sept 19, 1918 in New York City. He served in the US Navy from 1944-1946. He received a BEE from Cooper Union in 1941 and a Ph.D. in 1955 from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (Poly). He was a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Poly from 1954-1972, Professor of Bioengineering from 1972-1979 at Rutgers University Medical School, Professor at Tel Aviv University, Israel from 1977-1984 and Visiting Professor at the University of South Florida in Tampa from 1983-1998. He was also an Affiliate of Rockefeller University from 1961-1964.
He was the author of eight books including his most recent Einstein’s Greatest Mistake: Abandonment of the Aether published in 2006. He was Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering from 1991-1996 and an elected Fellow of the IEEE. He also was active in the Sarasota Audubon Society for many years. His more recent essays appeared in The Skeptical Inquirer. Many of his essays can be viewed on his website at http://www.siddeutsch.org. He also reviewed books for Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine of IEEE until Nov 2010.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth and his daughters Alice Levy of New York City, Phyllis Ohm of Vancouver Canada, and Naomi Deutsch Tummon of Sarasota and New York City; a brother Murray of Boynton Beach, Florida, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was a truly amazing man who will be deeply missed by family and friends.