Ali Argon

Ali Argon

December 19th, 1930 December 21st, 2019

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Obituary for Ali Argon

ARGON, Professor Ali S., a prominent authority on Mechanics of Materials died on December 21, 2019 at his home in Belmont, MA. He is survived by his wife, Xenia (Lacher) a poet and a son, Kermit, an environmental biologist. A daughter Alice, predeceased him. Ali S. Argon was born in Istanbul, Turkey on December 19, 1930 to M.A. Suphi Argon who descended from a prominent family, Margaret (nee) Grosche of Berlin, Germany. He came to the U.S. as a student and earned degrees from Purdue U. and M.I.T. In 1960 he accepted a faculty appointment in the M.E. department at M.I.T. and rose to full professor by 1968. In 1982 he was appointed to the Quentin Berg Professorship of M.E. Professor Argon’s research results have been published in over 300 papers and several books authored or edited by him. He was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and was the recipient of numerous awards and honors including and honorary Doctorate from his Alma Mater Purdue U. Services are private. For obituary, directions or to send a condolence visit

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  • Service

    Monday, December 23rd, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Bigelow Chapel at Mount Auburn Cemetery
    580 Mount Auburn Street
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    Monday, December 23rd, 2019
  • Interment

    Mount Auburn Cemetery
    580 Mount Auburn Street
    Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Mary , ( Duncan, Matt and Chris) Boyce

Dear Xenia, Ali had a profound influence on my life from that first day and forward; I will be forever grateful. With enduring love,
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