Louis Waldman, PhD
October 3, 2023

Visitation Information

October 5 2023 - 9:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, (Shadyside) Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Funeral Information

October 5 2023 - 10:00 am
Beth Shalom Cemetery, 1501 Anderson Road, (Shaler Township) Pittsburgh 15209

LOUIS WALDMAN, Ph.D.: Age 93, on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, Beloved husband of Ann Jean Waldman for over 62 years; loving father of Ivan (Jackie) Waldman of Chevy Chase, MD and Carl (Shari) Waldman of Fredericksburg, VA. Brother of the late Dorothy Goldstine and Florence Safron. Proud Zayde of Miles and Emma Waldman. Dr. Waldman graduated with honors from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering in 1951. Upon completion of a year's Fellowship in Nuclear Science and Engineering in 1952, Dr. Waldman accepted a position with the Westinghouse Electric Corporation at the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory. This laboratory was established with dual roles for developing nuclear propulsion for the U.S. Navy under the leadership of Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, and a civilian Nuclear Power Plant demonstration for the Atomic Energy Commission. Dr. Waldman was part of the team that invented nuclear submarines. Dr. Waldman was awarded a Master of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering (1956) from the Carnegie Mellon University (Carnegie Institute of Technology). He continued his post graduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh and obtained a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Dr. Waldman also taught Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics from 1965-1966 at Carnegie Tech while also employed by Westinghouse. Dr. Waldman retired from Westinghouse Electric in 1994 following a total of 42 years of research and development which led to 25 papers published, many of which were presented at American Nuclear Society meetings and are referred to in five published textbooks. He will be greatly missed for his sharp wit, gentle ways, and big smile. Friends may meet at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside, on Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 9 AM and then proceed to Beth Shalom Cemetery for 10 AM Graveside Services. Contributions may be made to the School of Engineering at either the University of Pittsburgh or Carnegie Mellon University, or a charity of your choice. Family owned and operated. www.schugar.com


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Dear Ann Jean, Ivan & Carl Please accept my sympathies on your loss. May his memory be for a blessing to you always.

By Paula Fingeret Rulin - October 05, 2023