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 Siegmund “Sigi” Halpern

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Siegmund “Sigi” Halpern

  • Birth 22 Oct 1918 Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
  • Death 4 May 2003 Cherry Hill, Camden County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Cherry Hill, Camden County, New Jersey, USA
  • Memorial ID 28897266

Sigi escaped from Vienna in July 1938 after the Nazi takeover. He fled from Vienna to Salzburg, to Munich, then Stuttgart and Freiburg and was smuggled over barbed wire into Switzerland. His entry in to the US was sponsored by a maternal 3rd cousin, Sam Mischel. Sigi put himself through university, earning undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering. He became a citizen in 1943. He wrote books on quality control in engineering, and directed teams working on commercial, space, missile, radar programs. He wed Marianne Heinsfurter in 1942 and was loving father of 4 children and grandfather of 7.


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  • Created by: Azdoll
  • Added: 9 Aug 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28897266
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Siegmund “Sigi” Halpern (22 Oct 1918–4 May 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28897266, citing Locustwood Memorial Park, Cherry Hill, Camden County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Azdoll (contributor 47036969) .