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Ralph M. Siegel, died September 2, 2011

Many who celebrate Ralph's remarkable legacy of love for people and knowledge will attend funeral services, beginning at 9:45 a.m. at Temple B'nai Shalom, 300 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange, on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011. Burial will follow at King Solomon Cemetery in Clifton, N.J.

A memorial service is planned for Nov. 18, time to be announced, on campus, CMBN

Dr. Ralph Mitchell Siegel, 52, beloved husband, father, brother, son and uncle, passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at home, with Jasmine, his loving wife of 23 years, at his side. He will be immeasurably missed by all: by his soulmate Jasmine and his proud, inspired children, Dashiel and Zoe, who have the most amazing memories of their devoted Daddy; by his supportive and loving sister, Cheryl, and her family, who shared in so many of his major and daily life events, and his loving mother, Elaine, who comforted him at the end. His legacy is bound up in the threads of his personal and professional lives which he was so good at weaving together; integrating his love of scientific inquiry, family life, spirituality and friendship. His book comes out next year, illustrating his talent for this. Most recently, he pursued research in vision and perception as a professor of neuroscience at Rutgers University. Some of the institutions he was affiliated with along his professional path include McGill University, the Salk Institute and Rockefeller University. Over the years, he volunteered on various education and technology committees at Solomon Schechter in West Orange, N.J., where his children attended school, and was instrumental in bringing his synagogue B'nai Shalom of West Orange into the age of technology.

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