Julius T. Fraser

Julius T. Fraser
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Julius T. Fraser, of Westport, died Nov. 20, 2010, at home.

Born on May 7, 1923, in Budapest, Hungary, he came to the United States in September 1946. He was a graduate of Cooper Union in New York City (1951) and received his PhD from the University of Hannover, Germany (1969).

He was the founder of the International Society for the Study of Time, which attracts scholars interested in the multidisciplinary study of time. The group publishes a journal and holds triennial conferences.

He was the author of books and articles dealing with the multidisciplinary nature of time. He taught classes on time at MIT, Mount Holyoke, University of Maryland and Fordham University, and lectured worldwide.

Prior to writing and teaching, he was an engineer, inventor and research scientist at General Precision Laboratory in Pleasantville, N.Y.

He is survived by his wife, Jane; five children, Thomas Fraser (Laurel) of Simi Valley, Calif., Anne-Marie Spalding (William) of Adelaide, Australia, Margaret Fraser of Nyack, N.Y., Carol Hunsicker (David Dietrick) of Guilford, and Ann Hunsicker (Peter Bestenbostel) of Richmond, Vt.; six grandchildren, Jamie, Jesse, Marisa, Timothy, Adam and Emily.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Westport Public Library, Doctors Without Borders, or a charity of choice.