Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Art Socolow, 1921-2013, former State Geologist of Pennsylvania

We are saddened to learn that Arthur ("Art") Socolow passed away yesterday after several years of failing health.   His son Roy reports that the family had a chance to say goodbye in the morning before he passed and even got a chance to celebrate his 92nd birthday on Saturday when he ate some cake and ice cream.

Art was appointed Director of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey and State Geologist in 1961.  He received the AGI Medal in Memory of Ian Campbell in 2007.  The citation by Walter Anderson offers a brief biography.

Memorial funeral services will be held on Thursday, Mar. 28, 2013 at noon at:
Stanetsky Memorial Chapels,10 Vinnin St, Salem, Massachusetts, followed by graveside services at Beechbrook Cemetery in Gloucester, MA.

Update (3-27-13):  Art's obituary is available at

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