On April 5, Nat Kobitz, a WWII veteran, aeronautical engineer, family man and Savoyard, peacefully in Baltimore at 92. He was a proud WWII veteran, who served in the Engineer Service Company until his honorable discharge on May 12, 1947 (1582nd Engineer Service Company, Camp Stoneman, Calif.), and was awarded the American Theater Ribbon and World War II Victory Medal. As a civilian, he served the U.S. Navy, at home and abroad, as director of advanced technology development and assessment, director of research and development and program manager for advanced ships/foreign shipbuilding. He was educated at Drexel University, where he received his MSEM in Engineering Management and Operations Research. He did his undergraduate work at the Indiana Institute of Technology, where he received his BSAeE in Aeronautical Engineering. He held a certificate from Harvard University in National & International Security, and a diploma from Knolls Atomic Physics Lab in Nuclear Engineering. He was married to his wife, Cynthia, for almost 70 years, and had four children, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Contributions may be sent to Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, 1811 R St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20009 or ALS Association, 7507 Standish Place, Rockville, MD 20855.

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