Diskin, Simon

December 28, 2005

SIMON DISKIN, 86, devoted husband of the late Rosalind Diskin (09/06/21-10/22/96), his wife of 51 years, beloved father of Dr. Arthur Diskin passed away peacefully on December 26, 2005. He was born January 1, 1919 in Baltimore, Maryland to Joseph and Sarah Agranovich Diskin who had emigrated from Belarus. He grew up amongst family and friends in Cleveland and Baltimore. His mathematical genius was evident at an early age and he worked his way through engineering school at The Johns Hopkins University (1940). He spent the war years conducting aeronautical research for the government at Langley Field, Virginia. After several years in New York, he and his wife moved to Florida in 1947. He worked as a civil engineer and for most of his career had his own firm, taking his last job in 1999. He was one of the pioneers and a specialist in the field of prefabricated housing. In his later years, he was working on mathematical theories applicable to calculations of span parameters for the building industry, which will soon be published. In 2004, he was blessed with his first grandchild, Oliver Layne, who quickly became the light of his life. We, who lost him, loved him and will miss his sharp wit, sense of humor and warm personality. He will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife Rosalind. Funeral services will be held at Levitt-Weinstein Chapel at Beth David Memorial Gardens, located at 3201 N. 72nd Ave, Hollywood, Fl., 33024 at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 29th 2005, In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Boy's Town Jerusalem, Make-a Wish Foundation or the charity of your choice. Under the direction of BLASBERG-RUBIN-ZILBERT (305) 865-2353.

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