Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Julius T. Fraser passed away at his Westport home on Saturday, Nov. 20. He was 87.
Julius Fraser: Studied time. Contributed photo
Born in Budapest, Hungary on May 7, 1923, he fulfilled a long-held dream when he came to the United States in September 1946.
He was the founder of the International Society for the Study of Time (1965) which attracts scholars interested in the multidisciplinary study of time. This group publishes a journal and holds triennial conferences.
J.T. Fraser was the author of numerous books and articles dealing with the multidisciplinary nature of time. He taught classes on time at MIT, Mt. Holyoke, University of Maryland and Fordham University and lectured worldwide.
Prior to writing and teaching, he was an engineer, inventor and research scientist at General Precision Laboratory in Pleasantville, N.Y. He was a graduate of Cooper Union in New York City (1951) and received his Ph.D. from the University of Hannover, Germany (1969).
Julius Fraser is survived by his beloved wife, Jane, and five children: Thomas Fraser (Laurel) of Simi Valley, Calif.; Anne-Marie Spalding (William) of Adelaide, Australia; Margaret Fraser of Nyack, N.Y; Carol Hunsicker (David Dietrick) of Guilford, Conn., and Ann Hunsicker (Peter Bestenbostel) of Richmond, Vt. His six grandchildren are Jamie, Jesse, Marisa, Timothy, Adam and Emily.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers please send contributions to the Westport Public Library, Doctors Without Borders or a charity of your choice.
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