Hillel Unz 1929 - 2011
Graveside service for Hillel Unz, 82, Lawrence, was held at B’nai Israel cemetery, Eudora, on Sunday, Aug. 28.
Mr. Unz died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born Aug. 15, 1929, in Darmstadt, Germany, the son of Moshe and Rivka Unz.
He moved to Haifa, Israel, with his family in 1932 and graduated from the Reali High School, Haifa, in 1947.
Mr. Unz served in the Israeli Defense Forces during the Israel war of Independence (1947-1949).
He received his Bachelor of Science in electronics in 1953 from the Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa. He received his Master of Science in 1954 and his doctorate degree in 1957, both from the Electrical Engineering Department, University of California, Berkeley.
He moved to Lawrence in 1957. Since that year he had been on the staff of the electrical and computer engineering department at Kansas University, first as an assistant professor, and since 1962 as a full professor of electrical engineering. He retired after 40 years in 1997. In the following years he continued his research.
He married Ruth Adam in 1960. They had three children. They divorced. He married Carolyn J. Graham in 1975. They divorced.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Maya.
Survivors include a daughter, Tali Unz, California; and a son, Danny Unz and wife Ariela, Lawrence and their children, Alon, Amir and Eyal.
Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.