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Julius T. Fraser, Time Scholar

Westport resident Julius T. Fraser , a well-known timesmith, died Nov. 20. He was 87.

Born in Budapest, Hungary, on May 7, 1923, Fraser came to the United States in September 1946. He was a 1951 graduate of Cooper Union in New York City.

In 1965, he founded the International Society for the Study of Time , an organization that attracts scholars interested in the study of time. And in 1969, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Hannover, Germany.

Fraser was the author of numerous books and articles dealing with the multidisciplinary nature of time. He also taught classes on time at MIT, Mt. Holyoke, University of Maryland and Fordham University and lectured worldwide.

Prior to writing and teaching, he was an engineer, inventor and research scientist at General Precision Laboratory in Pleasantville, N.Y.

Fraser is survived by his wife, Jane; five children, Thomas Fraser and his wife, Laurel, of Simi Valley, Calif., Anne-Marie Spalding and her husband, William, of Adelaide, Australia, Margaret Fraser of Nyack, N.Y., Carol Hunsicker and her husband, David Dietrick, of Guilford, Conn., and Ann Hunsicker and her husband, Peter Bestenbostel, of Richmond, Vt.; and six grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Westport Public Library, Doctors Without Borders or a charity of your choice.

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