Passing of Lewis S. Goodfriend

It saddens us to learn that Lewis Stone Goodfriend of Longmont, Colorado, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2018. He was 95. Lewis was a long-serving member of INCE and contributed much to noise control engineering.

Lewis was born in 1923. He was predeceased by his parents, Henry Bernheim and Jane Elizabeth Stone; his sister, Grace; his brother-in-law, Herbert Shaw; his son-in-law, John Chaffee; and his wife, Susan Banker. He leaves behind three daughters, Karen Chaffee, Anne Oberg, and Jane Strandberg; Jane’s husband, Steve; a son, Henry; and his nephew, Brandon Shaw. He also leaves behind grandchildren Corey, Lexie, Gracey, Cameron, Ian, Emma, David, Mary Louise, Victoria, Henry, Crane, John, and Brenda; and great grandchildren Hannah and Ellie.

Lewis enjoyed ham radio, traveling, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was passionate about continuing to advance his profession and had a lifelong enthusiasm for learning. He loved science, art, and photography, and he enjoyed going for walks and riding his bike. Helping people in both his personal and professional life was very important to him. He will be dearly missed.

Lewis received his degree in mechanical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1947 and his master of electrical engineering degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1952.

Lewis served in the United States Marine Corps from 1943 to 1945. He was a combat veteran on several islands in the Pacific Theater, including Guam, Guadalcanal, and Okinawa, serving as a radio operator.

Earlier in the war, Lewis worked for the Office of Scientific Research and Development on special projects contributing to the successful execution of the war.

Lewis served as president of Lewis S. Goodfriend & Associates from 1953 to 2002. He was a consulting engineer serving clients in the areas of architectural acoustics; noise assessment and control programs for industry, communities, and airports; air-conditioning noise control; and product development.

Lewis was a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and the Audio Engineering Society. He was a past president and former member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering; senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; a member of the Consulting Engineers Council, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, and American Society for Testing and Materials; and served on the Board of Trustees of Stevens Institute of Technology. Lewis also served as editor of the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society; Noise Control, a publication of the Acoustical Society of America; Sound and Vibration Magazine Noise Control Engineering; and the Noise Control Engineering Journal of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering.

Lewis authored two books, Sound in the Theater and Acoustics for the Architect, both with Harold Burris-Meyer.