Harris David Weingold
Harris David Weingold, 71 years of age, of West Hartford died suddenly after a series of long illnesses on Tuesday, September 27, 2011. Born in The Bronx, NY, he was the son of the late Samuel and Bess ‘Rebecca’ (Leibowitz) Weingold. Harris graduated from Bronx Science with honors. He received a B.A. Degree and Masters Degrees with honors in Science and Aeronautical Engineering from New York University. He received the Alexander Klein Award from The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aeronautics, College of Engineering, New York University. When Harris was at NYU he received an invitation from Alan Shepard at NASA to apply for the Astronaut Corps. He worked for Pratt & Whitney for 34 years, most recently with the compressor group until he retired in 1999. Harris was internationally known in his field of aeronautical engineering. He was a member of ASME International, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He was a member of AIAA, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics since 1957 and was recognized for his contributions to the advancement of the arts, sciences and technology of aeronautics and astronautics. While at Pratt and Whitney, he developed multiple patents and was a co-inventor of the ‘Swept Fan Blade’. He received the International Gas Turbine Award for the Most Outstanding Technical Paper in 1988 and an award from Pratt & Whitney for dedicated service in 1999. In his earlier years he consulted for NASA. He was a member of the Emanuel Synagogue of West Hartford for 25 years holding several positions in the Synagogue Brotherhood.

He was the loving husband of, Ellen (McDonnell) Weingold; , devoted father of Adam Kaplan and his wife Jamie, and Rebecca Kaplan and her husband Welf Werner; cherished grandfather of Rachel Kaplan, and Weike and Valentina Werner; beloved brother of Arnold Weingold; and uncle of Anne Hess, Karen Markus, Brett and Kevin Weingold.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 2:30 PM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford with Rabbi David J. Small and Cantor Sanford Cohn officiating. Interment will follow in the Emanuel Synagogue Cemetery, Wethersfield. Shiva will be observed Sunday following the interment through Friday at his home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford 06117. For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for Harris, please visit online at

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