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Inventor Seymour Jay Sindeband (SEAS '36) Dies at Age 86

Seymour Jay Sindeband, who held three patents with the US Navy for magnetic mines and magnetic acoustic depth inventions and nine patents for inventions and developments in metallurgy involving high temperature materials and corrosion and wear resistant parts, died on Feb. 1 at the age of 86.

Sindeband received his A.B. and B.S. from the School of Engineering and Applied Science in 1936 and his M.S in electrical engineering in 1938 and was the recipient of the 1989 Columbia Egleston Medal for Distinguished Engineering Achievement and the 1994 Columbia John Jay Award for Distinguished Professional Achievements.

His professional accomplishments include developing the early telephone reservation systems for American Airlines, TWA and United Airlines and designing early computer systems for the American Stock Exchange that used stored vocabulary to synthesize voice responses.

One of the founders of Bedford Central School District #2, Sindeband subsequently became president of its School Board.

A memorial service will be held at the Pound Ridge Community Church (#3 Pound Road Ridge Road, Pound Ridge N.Y.) at 2:00 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 16. For more information, call 914-764-9000.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions to the American Cancer Society be made in his name.

Sindeband is survived by his brother, Allan; son and daughter-in-law, Markham Lloyd and his wife; daughter, Carolyn, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Published: Feb 08, 2002
Last modified:Sep 18, 2002

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