Remembering Daniel Udelson

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By Mark Dwortzan

Professor Daniel Udelson, Chairman of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from 1981 to 1991, with supersonic wind tunnel.
Professor Daniel Udelson, Chairman of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from 1981 to 1991, with supersonic wind tunnel.

Daniel G. Udelson, a retired professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering and research professor of urology, died on March 29. Udelson, who served as chair of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering from 1981 to 1991, recruited distinguished researchers including Professor John Baillieul (ME, SE), Professor Thomas Bifano (ME, MSE), Adjunct Research Professor Donald Wroblewski (ME), Professor Michael Howe (ME) and the late Charles Speziale. A US Navy veteran of World War II, Udelson earned a PhD at Harvard University and joined the Boston University faculty in the early 1960s.

Udelson is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen (Messina) Udelson, children John Udelson and Christina Knopp; and grandchildren William and Elizabeth Knopp. The family will receive visitors on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. in the Boston Harborside Home, 580 Commercial St., Boston. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Cecilia Church, 18 Belvidere St., Boston on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with interment in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. For online condolences and/or directions, please visit www.bostonharborsidehome.com

This article will be updated as more information becomes available.