Harry A. Augenblick Technology pioneer, 90 Harry A. Augenblick, inventor and entrepreneur, died at home at age 90, on March 29, 2017. In his 70 years as an aeronautics and microwave engineer and entrepreneur, he held multiple patents and developed products which advanced NASA's space program, modernized cellular telephony, and protected Western governments and industries from surveillance during the Cold War. Born in South Orange, N.J., he graduated from MIT at 20 and moved back to New Jersey, where he lived for the rest of his life. In addition to founding a microwave engineering firm, Microlab/FXR, Mr. Augenblick served for many years on the boards of Orange Memorial Hospital and Livingston State Bank. He enjoyed exploring the skies with a telescope, the desert on a motorcycle, and navigating coastal waters in a speedboat or kayak. He is survived by his children, Lynda Asher, Kathy Augenblick and Steve Augenblick; his daughter-in-law, Caroline Augenblick; and by his grandchildren, Shaun Archer, Lee Augenblick and Katelyn Augenblick. He was predeceased by his daughter, Joan Augenblick; and his sister, Barbara Aibel Henston. The family extends gratitude to Emmanuel Owusu, his longtime caregiver, and to Saint Barnabas Hospice.
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