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Al Read

IN MEMORIAM: FULL OBITUARY Al Read, 93; Physics Professor Active In Community Life
IN MEMORIAM: FULL OBITUARY

Albert J. Read, 93;

Physics Professor Active

With SUNY, Community

Albert Reid

ONEONTA – Albert J. Read, 93, a SUNY Oneonta physics professor who founded the Science Discovery Center, died peacefully at home Saturday, June 29, 2019.

He was the founding Director of the Science Discovery Center of Oneonta, renamed in his honor in 2015.

Albert was born in Albany to Dr. Albert J. Read and Dana Weitzel Read. He was married to Hazel Roberts Read from 1953 until her death in 2006. They received the College at Oneonta Foundation Distinguished Service Award in 2000 for their community service. In 2010 he married Dr. Frances Gailey, who survives him.

IN MEMORIAM: Albert J. Reid, 93; SUNY Professor Founded Science Discovery Center
IN MEMORIAM

Albert J. Reid, 93; SUNY Professor

Founded Science Discovery Center

Albert Reid

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.

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