Samuel H. Baron, Ph.D., passed away unexpectedly on August 16, 2017. He was 96 years old, and healthy until death. Sam was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1921, and had three sisters Sue, Carol and Dorothy. He came from humble beginnings, raised by his hard-working immigrant father, James, a clothier, and his devoted mother, Dinah, a second generation immigrant. Sam's parents were from Odessa, Russia and Polish Galicia, respectively.