Obituaries
— GS Class of 1953

Sep, 2020

Maxwell M. Mozell ’53 ScM, ’56 PhD (see ’51).

Aug, 2020

Maxwell M. Mozell ’51, ’53 ScM, ’56 PhD, of New York City; Mar. 28, from COVID-19. He served in the U.S. Navy in Florida, assigned to study flight and g-forces as part of the nascent space program, then became a distinguished national and international leader in the field of chemosensory research. He was professor emeritus of neuroscience and physiology at SUNY Upstate Medical University and a former dean of its College of Graduate Studies. In 1978 he founded the Association for Chemoreception Sciences, which studies the science behind taste and smell, and was editor of its journal Chemical Sciences. He published 78 peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters, served as chair of the International Commission on Olfaction and Taste, and was the recipient of many prestigious awards. He enjoyed politics, traveling, boating, swimming, playing chess, and wearing bow ties. He is survived by partner Beatrice Farnsworth, a son, four daughters, 12 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

Nov, 2018

Tom N. Cornsweet ’53 ScM, ’55 PhD, of Prescott, Ariz.; Nov. 12, 2017, after a lengthy struggle with multiple illnesses. He was an experimental psychologist and inventor of ophthalmic instrumentation. He was a professor of psychology at Yale, UC Berkeley, and UC Irvine, where he was awarded the American Academy of Optometry’s highest award, the Charles F. Prentice Medal, in 1985. He has written several papers and books and at the time of his death was working on a new book in reference to the theory of how we see color. He is survived by his wife, Diane; three daughters; two grandchildren; and a sister.

 

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