Honoring Paul Kleindorfer

Paul Robert Kleindorfer died in Paris, France on August 24th, 2012 at the age of 72 after living with ALS for many years. 

Paul was born on May 12th, 1940 in Aurora, Illinois to George and Lucy Kleindorfer. Paul graduated with distinction (B.S.) from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1961. He studied on a Fulbright Fellowship in Mathematics at the University of Tübingen, Germany (1964/65), followed by doctoral studies at Carnegie Mellon University, from which he received his Ph.D. in 1970 in Systems and Communication Sciences at the Graduate School of Industrial Administration. Paul has held university appointments at Carnegie Mellon University (l968/9), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1969/72), The Wharton School (1973 - Present), and several universities and international research institutes, including the University of Frankfurt, INSEAD, Ulm University, IIASA and The Science Center (Berlin). Paul has published over 25 books and many research papers in the areas of operations management, managerial economics and regulation. Paul’s work focused on risk management and the integration of operations, economics and finance.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Stephanie and his three children Sonia, Geoffrey and Erin from his first marriage to Barbara Sachse, daughter of Colonel P.H.Sachse who was a Liason Officer of the 3rd German corps to the 7th US-Army that was stationed in Stuttgart-Vaihingen where Lt. Paul R.Kleindorfer was the Aid de Camp to General Quinn. He is also survived by his beloved brother Ben Kleindorfer and beloved sister Jean Kleindorfer.

In lieu of flowers, Paul would appreciate any memorial gifts you care to make in his name be to VillageReach, on whose board Paul served for several years. VillageReach helps strengthen remote and rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa by increasing access to quality healthcare. 

To find out more about the work of VillageReach or to make a contribution in Paul's name, please visit www.villagereach.org.  

Details regarding memorial service plans will be posted at the following web page: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/paulkleindorfer/