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George Zeidenstein

ZEIDENSTEIN: George Zeidenstein, 92, died Aug. 21, 2021, at his home in Goshen, Connecticut. He was born in Pittsburgh on July 29, 1929. He married Sondra Auerbach in 1953; they were married 68 years and lived a life of wonder. George was educated at University of Pittsburgh (BA) and Harvard Law School (JD). He dedicated his life to service to humanity. His focus was international development and improving the lives and status of women around the globe. He was a leader in reproductive health and choice. George was a volunteer civil rights lawyer in Mississippi in the Freedom Summer of 1964; Peace Corps director in Nepal, 1965-1968; Ford Foundation representative in New York and Bangladesh, 1969-1976; and president of the Population Council, 1976-1992. Upon retirement George became a Fellow at Harvard’s School of Public Health and lectured there for several years. He then became an active community member in Goshen along with his wife. George is predeceased by his wife, Sondra, and survived by Laura Zeidenstein (daughter), Louis Peter Zeidenstein (son), Colin Zeidenstein-Wilson (grandson), Julian Cavin-Zeidenstein (grandson), and Valentine Langatta-Cavin (great-grandson). PJC

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