ONEONTA – Albert J. Read, 93, the SUNY Oneonta physics professor who founded the Science Discovery Center at the college, died Saturday, June 29.
Read taught at SUNY Oneonta from 1957 until his retirement in 1985, serving as chair of the physics department from 1983-84. He founded the Science Discovery Center in 1985, serving as director until 2005.
In 2015, the Science Discovery Center was renamed the A.J. Read Science Discovery Center as part of the renovation of the Physical Sciences building.
Arrangements are pending with the Lewis, Hurley and Pietrobono Funeral Home, Oneonta. A full obituary will be forthcoming.