Memorial services will be conducted in Pittsburgh and New York City for Dr. Joseph Zubin, a psychiatrist.
Zubin, 90, who had recently moved to Buffalo from Pittsburg, died Tuesday (Dec. 18, 1990) at his son's home in Buffalo.
Born in Lithuania, Zubin came to the United States in 1910. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University, did graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania and received his doctorate from Columbia University.
He retired in 1970 as distinguished professor of psychology at Columbia and as director of biometrics research for the New York State Psychiatric Institute. For the last 15 years, he served as distinguished professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh and as research career scientist at the Veterans Administration in Pittsburgh.
He was active in both positions until he suffered a heart attack about six weeks ago.
Zubin was honored on many occasions over the past few years for his contributions to psychiatry and psychology. He has received distinguished service awards from the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association and the American Psychopathological Association, of which he was a co-founder.
At his last professional activity in October, he was presented the Van Gieson Award at a symposium in his honor at the Psychiatric Institute in New York City.
Survivors include his wife, the former Winifred Anderson; two sons, Jonathan of Baltimore and David; a daughter, Winifred of New York City; three sisters, Blanche Becker of Worcester, Mass., and Shirley Levin and Doris Goldstein, both of Baltimore; a brother, Henry of Poughkeepsie, and seven grandchildren.