Harry Beilin (1922– 2007)
BEILIN--Harry, 85, of New York City, died peacefully after a long illness
on January 11, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Iris Fodor, his sons
Lewis Beilin and Ian Beilin (Anna Fishzon), his grandson Felix Beilin,
and stepchildren Anthony Fodor and Jody Sperling. He was
Dr. Beilin was instrumental in introducing the ideas of Jean Piaget to the United States and helped establish the Jean Piaget Society, from which he received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002. He was also a photographer and developed a special interest in the psychology of photography. A graduate of Brooklyn College and Columbia University, Dr. Beilin helped found the Educational Psychology and Developmental Psychology Programs at the Graduate Center, and was a member and leader of several professional organizations, including the Society for Research in Child Development. A veteran of the United States Navy, he served in the Pacific during the Second World War.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 14, at the Plaza Jewish Community Chapel, 630 Amsterdam Avenue (91st Street) in New York City, telephone: (212) 769-4400.