|Birth: ||Jun. 30, 1926|
|Death: ||Oct. 27, 2011, USA|
Pritzker was born & raised in Chicago & became an engineer in a family of lawyers & real estate investors. He graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1946 at age 19 with a degree in industrial engineering.
His relationship with IIT proved to be long-term one. He was a major benefactor & was instrumental in the creation of the Pritzker Institute for Medical Engineering there. He received an honorary doctorate in engineering from IIT in 1984, chaired the board of trustees for years & was inducted into the university's Hall of Fame in 2002. He taught night courses at IIT & began serving on the Board of Trustees in 1962, & served as a University Regent until the time of his death.
His parents were Fanny Doppelt & A. N. Pritzker & his siblings were Jay & Donald. Pritzker started The Marmon Group, an international association of autonomous manufacturing & service companies. He & his family were very active in philanthropic endeavors & were major benefactors.
Pritzker is survived by his wife Mayari & five children: James, Linda, Karen, Matthew & Liesel. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren & two great-grandchildren.
Created by: JohnRobert Mauney
Record added: Oct 28, 2011
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In your memory, Thank You for the many contributions you made to help make the world a better place for everyone. My condolences to your family, friends & associates. Rest In PEACE|
Added: Oct. 28, 2011