Memorial service for emeritus professor on March 15University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Mar 12, 2010
Ira J. Lichton, an emeritus professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition in the UH Mānoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, passed away on March 10. He was 81.
Funeral services will be held at noon Monday, March 15, at Temple Emanu-El, 2550 Pali Highway.
According to the book, “Hawai‘i’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources: Celebrating the First 100 Years,” Lichton worked with the military, evaluating the nutrient of new military rations with troops at the Pohakuloa military reservation. He also was involved in the dietetics program, and did considerable research with colleagues on the health implications of Japanese diets eaten in Hawai‘i, and on blood pressure and kidney function.
Lichton joined UH Mānoa in 1962. He was active in the Faculty Senate, University of Hawai‘i Professional Assembly, and the Faculty Retirement Association, serving as its president. He received his doctorate degree from the University of Illinois.
He is survived by son Alex, companion Sylvia Hormann-Alper, sister Carol Ferber, and a nephew and niece.