Kurt Spielberg
 1928-2009
A dear friend and colleague Kurt Spielberg passed away, on February 20th, struck by a car on the way to the Philadelphia Art Museum with his wife Monique Guignard-Spielberg. A true and loyal friend, a passionate professional, and the ultimate gentleman, he will be missed by the very many people who have had the good fortune to have known him.


Beloved husband of Monique (nee Guignard). Loving father of Ellen Spielberg of Conway, MA and James Norman Spielberg of Columbia, SC. Devoted grandfather of Alexander, Victoria, Michael, Jonathan and Catherine. Surviving forced labor during WWII, Kurt went on to earn a PhD in Physics from the University of Vienna. Taught Physics at City College of New York, before settling into a 5 decade career with IBM, in Scientific Centers and Scientific Marketing. Recently, he was a Senior Fellow in the Department of Operations and Information Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He was the recipient of the Higgins Fellowship from Columbia University to do an Assistantship with future Nobel Laureate Dr. Townes. Unfortunately due to severe illness he could not use it. A Life Austrian Chess Master, he enjoyed passing on his love of the game to his grandchildren, with whom he also shared his insights in soccer (
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In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to Harvard Medical School for the Stuart and Victoria Quan Fellowship  Fund in Neurobiology, Attention Denise A . Gorayeb Recording Secretary, Harvard University 124 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138-5795

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