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Stanley Weiss, Sc.D.

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Stanley Weiss, Sc.D.

Dr. Weiss passed away on April 30, 2017 at age 88.

He is survived by his loving wife Barbara Sue Weiss (nee Skurow) and their sons and spouses: David and Itta, Elliot and Ida and Nelson and Virginia as well as grandchildren: Sarah Rae, Mirah Belle and Asher Jordan. He is further survived by dear nieces and nephews: Daryl (Paul) Lebowitz, Ava Grossman, Leslie (Dennis) Weiss, Steven (Terri) Weiss and John (Anita) Weiss as well as other loving relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his sister, Belle Berler, and brother, Joseph Weiss. He was fortunate to have had a wonderful family and home life. He enjoyed 57 years of wonderful, married life with his wife, Barbara, who was his inspiration, comfort and dearest friend in the world.

Dr. Weiss received his Bachelor in Metallurgical Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of New York and his Master of Science (S.M.) and Doctorate of Science (Sc.D.) in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He taught graduate and undergraduate courses and conducted research programs for over 20 years as a member of the faculties at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He also had many years of industrial experience primarily with the General Electric Company encompassing many products among which included steam turbines, aircraft gas turbines, welding equipment, electronic circuitry components and high voltage switchgear devices. Among some of the major projects he worked on was the development of the first aircraft gas turbine ( J79 ) that incorporated a great deal of sheet metal to reduce engine weight, which principles have subsequently been applied to all military and commercial jet engines. This engine incorporated approximately one mile of welding and brazing which was revolutionary at the time. He also was the recipient of General Electric’s Manager Awards for the invention and development of various components for aircraft gas turbines. Dr. Weiss was also one of the first engineers to establish reliable methods for welding titanium alloy heat exchangers.

He was a Professional Engineer in the states of Wisconsin and Massachusetts for decades. He was appointed as an Emeritus Professor in the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee College of Engineering and Applied Science. His major areas of specialization included Failure Analysis, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Welding Engineering, Stress Analysis, Fracture Mechanics, Manufacturing Technology and Corrosion Engineering.

Among the many entities that Dr. Weiss had been a consultant to during the past 40 years were Snap-on Tools, The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, General Electric, Bucyrus Erie, Manitowoc Engineering, Texas Instruments, Walter Kidde, American Optical, Columbus McKinnon, Raytheon, Boeing Company, Arthur D. Little, United States Steel, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Harvard Accelerator Laboratory, Modine Manufacturing, Nordberg Manufacturing, Pettibone, Miller Brewing, American Motors, A.O. Smith, Miller Brewing, Schlitz Brewing, Texas Instruments as well as numerous insurance companies and law firms.

Dr. Weiss was the author of technical publications in failure analysis, welding and metallurgical engineering, in addition to having presented numerous talks and lectures to local and national societies and audiences.

Funeral services Tuesday, May 2nd at 1:00 PM at the Goodman-Bensman Funeral Home, 4750 North Santa Monica Boulevard, Whitefish Bay. Burial to follow at Mound Zion Cemetery 14510 West North Avenue, Brookfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions made to the charity of your choice appreciated.

Goodman-Bensman Whitefish Bay Funeral Home
4750 North Santa Monica Boulevard (414) 964-3111

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3 Comments

  1. Gina Caruso 05/02/2017 8:26 am

    I am so sorry for your loss! As long as I can remember Uncle Stanley was so kind to me and always making me laugh. He always lifted me up with his kind words.
    He always told great funny stories and gave great advice!
    I miss him already. I love all you wonderful Weiss’s.
    You are my family now and always!
    Gina

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  2. cousin Carole Skurow Yellin 05/02/2017 8:49 am

    So sorry.

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  3. Lois Sarrel 05/14/2017 4:09 pm

    Dear Barbara,
    I was very sorry to learn of Stan’s death and I wanted to let you know that I’m thinking of you.

    In sorrow,
    Lois

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