(Update) In memoriam: Julius Frankel

Julius Frankel

Julius Frankel, a longtime SRC Rotarian who has been living in the Boston area for several years, died on June 1, according to his daughter, Liza Frankel Guimbard. Here is his official obituary:

Julius Frankel of North Greenbush, NY, passed away Friday, July 1, 2022, in Newton, MA. Julius was born December 10,  1935, in Chernovitz, Romania to the late Leopold and Stefanie (Granirer) Frankel.

Julius and his family immigrated to the United States in 1950 and lived in Brooklyn, New York, where he attended Erasmus Hall High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in science from Brooklyn College and a master’s degree in physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy.

Julius was a physicist for 45 year with the United States Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center at Benet Laboratories in Watervliet.  His research, collaborated and published technical reports and patents with a specialized focus on ultrasonic techniques  for nondestructive testing of surfaces.

Julius met his beloved wife, Effrosini “Effie” (Galakatos) in Albany at an international dance in 1966 and were married on July 10, 1970.

Julius most enjoyed his time with family and friends,  grilling and dinner parties, traveling, attending weekly Torah study classes, going to the theatre and  operas,  playing tennis, and spending summers sailing  in Willsboro Bay on Lake Champlain.

Julius loved to travel throughout his life for work and pleasure throughout Europe, in India, the Mediterranean and Middle East. 

Survivors include his daughter  Liza (Frankel) Guimbard of Watertown,  MA, son-in-law Alex Guimbard,  and beloved Papou to grandchildren A.J., Nicholas  & Sophia Guimbard. Surviving cousins. include Mirium Grunstein and family of Brooklyn, NY and Jean-Marie Neiderhoffer of Paris, France.

His family is comforted in knowing he has finally found his eternal peace and reunited  with his beloved Effrosini. To have known Julius,  you were loved.

A private blessing and prayers were held with family upon his passing. Friends and family are  welcome to call or visit Liza and family while they sit Shiva this Thursday & Friday  (3-6 p.m.) and Sunday (2-5 p.m.) Please contact Liza to make arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for  donations made in Julius and Effie’s memory to:
Faith and Family Hospice Foundation
420 Lakeside Ave., Suite 203
Marlborough, MA 01752


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