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Martin Gluckstein

Martin E. Gluckstein

Saturday, May 19th, 1928 - Friday, January 31st, 2020
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Martin E. Gluckstein, Ph.D.
May 19, 1928 - January 31, 2020
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Dr. Gluckstein passed away on January 31, 2020 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Marjorie Helen Bliese Gluckstein of Wausau, Wisconsin and his five children, Michael Harris (Rita Wick), Daniel Peter (Akemi Chang), Lora Sue Gluckstein Marheine (David Marheine), Joel William, and Lawrence David (Lang Luong). He is also survived by his seven grandchildren, Rebecca Gluckstein (Andre Oktaviandra), Hannah Gluckstein Mensah (Julian Mensah), Jef Gluckstein, Lisa Gluckstein, Sarah Marheine Anderson (Erik Anderson), Matthew Marheine and Peter Marheine. He is preceded in death by his sister, Dr. Etta Lou Gluckstein Saxe and his parents, Harry (ne Hersch) Gluckstein and Edith Miriam Kashins Gluckstein.

Dr. Gluckstein graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School in 1946. He attended Brooklyn College before transferring to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he met and married Marjorie Bliese in 1951. While in Ann Arbor, he earned a BSE in 1950, an MSE in 1951 and a PhD in chemical engineering in 1957. He became a Registered Professional Engineer in October 1957 and worked as such for the next 59 years including university research, teaching, research and management at Ethyl Corporation (Detroit and Baton Rouge) and consulting. He was a life-long supporter of his children’s academic and sporting endeavors.

After a move to Baton Rouge, Louisiana with Ethyl Corporation, he and Marjorie retired to Brookfield, Wisconsin in 1992. They were married in The First Unitarian Church of Ann Arbor and active members in Unitarian Universalist churches in Michigan, Louisiana and Wisconsin.

Visitation at Hartson Funeral Home on Friday, February 14th from 5 to 7 PM. Funeral Service at Unitarian Universalist Church West, 13001 W. North Ave., Brookfield, WI on Saturday, February 15th at 12 Noon. Visitation at the church prior to the service from 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM. Following the funeral service there will be a private committal at the Wauwatosa Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Lutheran Home Foundation, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and the Unitarian Universalist Church West in Brookfield.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 14th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, February 14th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Hartson Funeral Home
    Address
    11111 West Janesville Road
    Hales Corners, WI 53130-2530
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  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    Unitarian Universalist Church West
    Address
    13001 West North Avenue
    Brookfield, WI 53005-5214
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    Notes
    There will be visitation at the church prior to the service from 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM.

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