June 11, 1927 - June 2, 2020 Our father, Arthur Sylvan Brill, died of COVID-19 on June 2, 2020, in Newtown Square, Pa. Art is survived by his two daughters, Julie and Claire Brill, and four grandchildren. He was devoted to his wife of sixty years, Patricia Hartig Brill, who died in February, 2018. A Philadelphia native, Art graduated with highest honors in Physics from UC Berkeley in 1949, then earned a PhD in Biophysics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1956. His career took him and his wife Pat to Oxford, Cornell, Yale, and ultimately the University of Virginia, where he was on the faculty for thirty years before becoming an emeritus professor. He stayed involved in research into his 90s. Art was known for his love for family and friends, his wit, and his infectious enthusiasm for science, music, books, and interesting conversation. He was a warm and welcoming host who made others feel valued. His intellectual curiosity and delight in human accomplishments never diminished. Art had a real passion and spark and often said that he had been both lucky and happy in his life. We miss him dearly. J Nelson Rigby Funeral Home 1 West Baltimore Ave., Media, PA 19063
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