Graveside services for Dr. Hillel Unz, 82, Lawrence, were held on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, at B’nai Israel Cemetery, Eudora, with Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel officiating.
Dr. Unz died Saturday, August 27, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born August 15, 1929, in Darmstadt, Germany, the son of Moshe and Rivka Unz.
He moved to Haifa, Israel, with his family in 1932, and graduated from the Reali High School, Haifa, in 1947.
Dr. Unz served in the Israeli Defense Forces during the Israel war of Independence (1947-1949).
He received his B.S. (Electronics) degree in 1953, from the Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa. He received his M.S. degree in 1954 and his Ph.D. degree in 1957, both from the Electrical Engineering Department, University of California-Berkeley.
He moved to Lawrence, Kansas, in 1957. Since that year, Dr. Unz has been on the staff of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Kansas, Lawrence, first as an Assistant Professor, and since 1962 as a full Professor of Electrical Engineering. He retired after forty years in 1997. In the following years, he continued his research.
He married Ruth Adam in 1960. They had three children. They divorced. He married Carolyn J. Graham in 1975. They divorced.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Maya.
Survivors include a daughter, Tali Unz, California, a son, Danny Unz and wife Ariela, Lawrence, Kansas, and their children: Alon, Amir and Eyal.