Leonard Ehrman, 88, passed away peacefully at his home in East Sandwich, MA, on December 22, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Peggy Ehrman, who predeceased him, and son of the late Isidore and Sara Ehrman.
Leonard was born in New York City and graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School. He earned bachelors and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from MIT and a PhD in the same field from Northeastern University. After service in the US Army Signal Corps, he worked at Sandia National Lab in Albuquerque, NM, and then, moving east, at Signatron, Inc., in Lexington, MA. He specialized in radar and long-range wireless communications and was elected a fellow of the IEEE.
Leonard and Peggy were avid sailors who enjoyed summer cruising on the New England coast in a series of sail and power boats, for which he wrote his own navigation software. In retirement, they spent winters in the desert southwest, which they had loved ever since their time in Albuquerque. Leonard also was an art collector, with a keen eye for Native American works.
Leonard is survived by his son John Ehrman, and his wife Diane; two grandchildren, Benjamin, and Rachelle; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Barbara, and Judith.
A private ceremony will be held at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Glendale, NY, on Sunday, December 27. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MIT - Memorial Gifts Office,
600 Memorial Drive, W98-500, Cambridge, MA 02139 or the Falmouth Jewish Congregation, 7 Hatchfield Road, East Falmouth, MA, 02536.