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1928 - 2021

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April 20, 2021 at age 92. Predeceased by his wife, Roberta; parents, William M. & Celia Savedoff; & sister, Lydia Savedoff. He is survived by his loving, children, Allen (Carol Hajdu) Savedoff, Barbara Savedoff, William (Amy Smith) Savedoff; grandchildren, Sophia (Luke) Donforth, Ness Smith-Savedoff, Michael Hajdu, Eli & Daniel Kosson; great-granddaughters, Calliope & Tamlin Donforth; a niece & nephews.

Malcolm graduated from the Bronx High School of Science and received his AB from Harvard in 1948, his Master of Science at Princeton, in 1950 and his Doctor of Philosophy (Astrophysics) from Princeton in 1951. He was the recipient of the National Research Council fellow at California Institute of Technology, 1951-1952. Followed by the National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow at Leiden Observatory from 1952-1953. He was the founding Director of Mees Observatory, 1964, & Senior research associate at Goddard Space Flight Center from 1979-1980. Malcolm joined the faculty at the University of Rochester in 1953 and became a full professor of astronomy in 1964. His primary research was in the area of theoretical astrophysics. He had been primarily concerned with stellar interiors, with the interstellar medium, and with hydrodynamics on cosmic scales. Malcolm was President of the Rochester Bureau of Jewish Education, 1972-1974 and was active on numerous committees at Temple Beth El.

Graveside Services will be held on FRIDAY, April 23, 2021 at 11 AM in Mt. Hope Cemetery. For those who could not attend, you can view the service below.

Those who wish may make contributions in his memory to Temple Beth El, 139 Winton Road South, Rochester, New York 14610 [LINK] or The American Astronomical Society,1667 K Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20006 [LINK].

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