Dr. Ernest J. Sternglass
February 12, 2015

Visitation Information

February 22 2015 - 1:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside

Funeral Information

February 22 2015 - 2:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside

STERNGLASS, DR. ERNEST J.: Age 91, formerly of Pittsburgh, on Thursday February 12, 2015 in Ithaca NY. Husband of the late Marilyn Seiner Sternglass. He leaves his son Daniel and daughter Susan, and grandchildren Russell, Andrew, Claire and Aurelius. After escaping Nazi Germany he attended Cornell University where he received his PhD in Applied Physics. His long career at the Westinghouse Research Laboratories and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine resulted in research and inventions which produced the cameras that sent back the first live pictures and videos from the lunar surface (including the iconic live video of the Apollo 11 astronauts walking on the moon seen around the world) as well as pioneering work on digital x-ray imaging. From the early 1960's he also began a lifelong effort to research and publicize the detrimental health effect of low-level radiation from nuclear bomb testing and nuclear power on public health. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Sunday February  22, 2015 at 2 PM. Visitation one hour prior to services, (1 - 2 PM). Interment Homewood Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to The Radiation and Public Health Project, P.O. Box 1260, Ocean City, NJ 08226 www.rphp.com. www.schugar.com


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