Dr. Eugene Litvinov, 70, died Sept. 25 after complications from routine surgery. He was the husband of Yelena Litvinov. Born in Kiev, Ukraine, he was the son of Beatrisa Litvinova and Gregory Haikin. He came to the United States in 1991 with his family as a refugee from the Soviet Union and became an American citizen, going on to volunteer his efforts to help other refugees establish fruitful lives in the Springfield area through Jewish Family Services. He worked in the field of engineering. He was chief technologist at ISO New England in Holyoke and Fellow of the IEEE. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences earlier this year for outstanding innovation, leadership, and pioneering research and development in his field. In addition to his wife he is survived by two daughters, Anna and Alexandra; two grandchildren, Jenna and Daniel; a brother, Viktor; and his extended family. Memorial contributions may be made to The Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts, https://jewishwesternmass.org/.
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