Arthur Kovitz
1928 - 2018
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Kovitz, Arthur Abraham Arthur Abraham Kovitz passed away on April 30, 2018, in Evanston, Illinois. He was born August 6, 1928, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Rose and Hyman Kovitz, Polish Jewish émigrés (ca 1925) who became U.S. citizens several years afterwards. His father, a photographer, established a studio and residence in Monroe, Michigan. Arthur attended grade school (Boyd School) and high school in Monroe. He always remembered his education there to be the cornerstone of his intellectual life. He obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees at The University of Michigan in 1950 and 1951, respectively. After a year as a research engineer at Bell Aircraft Corporation, Buffalo, New York, he returned to school and received a Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering from Princeton University in 1957. Valerie Silverman became his bride in 1957. After an additional year as a research assistant at Princeton, he joined the Mechanical Engineering Department of Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. His research interests focused on problems in fluid mechanics with emphasis on fluid interfaces, combustion, and heat transfer in aircraft and rocket engines. He retired in 2001. Arthur is survived by his wife, Valerie; his daughter, Claudia, of Evanston, Illinois; his son, Jordan, of Huntley, Illinois; and one granddaughter, Annelise. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on May 30, 2018.
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October 7, 2018
I really liked and admired Art... he was brilliant but down to earth... and had such sparkley eyes and delightful laugh!
I am sorry to learn of his death and send sympathy and love to Val, Claudia, and Jordan.
Ann Jennett
Ann Jennett
June 1, 2018
May you find comfort and peace in your memories of your loved one. May the God of peace comfort you. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17
May 31, 2018
Condolences from John Jones (ETHS Class of '78)....All the best to the Kovitz family.
john jones
May 30, 2018
My condolences to the family for your loss may the God of all comfort sustain you in your time of need.
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