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Elliot Ira Axelband

June 6, 1937 - May 14, 2017

Services Date May 16, 2017

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The Phillips family felt great sorry to hear that Elliot passed away. We are sorry for your loss.

Posted by Ilbert Phillips on May 20, 2017

I was sad to learn of Elliot's passing. We worked together for many years at Hughes. He was a very talented engineer and scientist, but also a very knowledgable and well informed person. My condolences to his family.

Posted by robert mcelvain on May 20, 2017

I was very sadden to learn today, May 18th, that Elliot passed away, for I first met Elliot, 53 years ago, while we were both working in the Advanced Application & Analysis Section at Hughes Aircraft. At that time, I was earning my M.S. in E.E. at USC, similar to Elliot, who graduated from USC, two years earlier -while he was earning his Ph.D at UCLA. We both had a lot in common, for while both of us were E.E.'s - from New York, who graduated, respectively, from CCNY and The Cooper Union, we both wound up working towards our Ph.D's - under pure mathematicians - by the names of A.V. Balakrishnan and Lucien Neustadt, in the Mathematical Theory of Optimal Control. Whenever I returned to Hughes - after attending class at USC, Elliot, who worked in a nearby office, would always drill me on what I had learned that day. It was a humbling experience - but he motivated me to study and to know what I was talking about. I always enjoyed talking with him, for he was a very brilliant engineer,and he went on to accomplish many great things in the development of advanced missiles that Hughes later developed. I send my deepest condolences to his wife and family.

Posted by Dr. James R. La Frieda on May 18, 2017

Elliot was not only one of our dearest friends, but also a very talented and remarkable individual. His knowledge, not only in engineering, but in all aspects of life, was a pleasure to behold. His love for family and friends was extraordinary, and we will sorely miss him. His memory will live on in our hearts forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this very difficult time.

Posted by Arthur Zussman & Christine Ofiesh on May 16, 2017