Martin S. Lubell, age 79, of Oak Ridge passed away Monday January 16, 2012 at his home in Oak Ridge.
Mr. Lubell was born June 5, 1932 in New York City, New York to the late Abraham and Bertha Schaffel Lubell. A graduate of MIT and Berkley Mr. Lubell moved to Oak Ridge from Pittsburgh in 1959 and worked as a Physicist at ORNL and Y-12 until his retirement. Mr. Lubell was a member of the Jewish Congregation of Oak Ridge, the Knoxville Museum of Art, United States Chess Federation; he wrote one of the 100 Greatest Chess Problems and was the Tri State Chess Champion when he lived in Pittsburgh. He enjoyed refereeing soccer for both the AYSO and competitive leagues, skiing and the arts.
Mr. Lubell is survived by his wife Bernadean Frank Lubell of Oak Ridge, son and daughter-in-law Darrick and Miranda Lubell of Knoxville, brother Edward Lubell of New York.
A memorial service will be held Sunday January 29, 2012 2:00pm at the Synagogue of the Jewish Congregation of Oak Ridge 101 Madison Ln. Oak Ridge, TN 37830.