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Obituary for Velio A. Marsocci

Peter Kahn

Velio Arthur Marsocci, professor emeritus of electrical engineering at Stony Brook University, died on September 14, 2016. He was 88.

Marsocci got his Bachelor, Master and EngScD degrees in electrical engineering from New York University in 1953, 1955, and 1964, respectively. In the period of 1954-1956, he was instructor in  electrical engineering at New York University in Bronx. He then moved to Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, where he was Assistant Professor in electrical engineering (1956-1963) and Associate Professor in electrical engineering (1964-1965). In 1965, Marsocci joined the State University of New York at Stony Brook as Associate Professor. From 1968—1994 he was Professor, and from 1994—2000 Distinguished Service Professor. In 2000, he became Emeritus Professor.

Marsocci was an educator and researcher. He was the first to achieve experimental measurements and theoretical model for spin-orbit interaction in single-crystal ferromagnetic thin films and to develop theoretical models of superconducting linear amplifiers. His research was supported by the Air Force Office and the National Science Foundation. He was also licensed professional engineer in New York and New Jersey.

In the period 1946-1949, Marsocci was with the United States Navy. He was a very active member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, American Society Engineering Education, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, and Golden Key.

Marsocci is survived by his wife Frances Marsocci, his daughter Francesca Rebehn and her husband Allan, his granddaughter Ashley and his brother Mario Marsocci and his family.  He is predeceased by his son Christopher.

Donations in memory of Velio Marsocci can be made to

Frances and Velio Marsocci Scholarship Fund
Stony Brook State University of New York


St. Jude Children Hospital
P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142
Memphis, TN 38148

 A funeral service will be held at St. James RC Church, Route 25 A, Setauket, NY, US, 11733, at 9:30 A.M. on Monday, September 19, 2016.

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