Albert I. Rabin, Ph.D.

Age 98, of Okemos, passed away October 24, 2010.  He was born June 20, 1912, in Meretch-Merkine, Lithuania, and moved to the United States in 1930. 

   Dr. Rabin graduated from Boston University and Harvard University receiving his Ph.D. in Psychology in 1938.  He was employed at the New Hampshire State Hospital in 1939, where he worked as Chief Psychologist.  While there, he met Beatrice Marceau, who became his wife in 1949.  He also worked in Chicago, and in 1949, he became a Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University.  He retired from MSU in 1982.  Dr. Rabin continued teaching in San Diego and Berkeley, California until the 1990s. 

   Surviving are: his wife of 61 years, Beatrice; daughter, Sarah (Henry) Rabin Butts of Watertown, WI; and three grandchildren, Rachel, Jacob and David Butts.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and a sister. 

   The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 26, 2010, at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 1924 Coolidge Rd., East Lansing, with Rabbi Amy Bigman, Rabbi Morton Hoffman and Cantor Pamela Schiffer officiating.  Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Shaarey Zedek.  Arrangements by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.

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