Bernard Paiewonsky, aeronautical engineer, mathematician, and scientist, died Aug. 17, 2016, at age 83.
Paiewonsky graduated in 1953 from MIT with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, and in 1954 from Indiana University with a master’s degree, also in mathematics. He earned M.S.E. (*56), M.A. (*59), and Ph.D. (*61) degrees in aeronautical engineering from Princeton.
After many years at the Institute for Defense Analyses and work at the White House Office of Technology, Paiewonsky became deputy for advanced technology for the secretary of the Air Force. Born and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands, he was the son of the governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands and founder of its university (UVI).
In 1996, Paiewonsky was appointed to the Board of Trustees of UVI. He served until 2010, when he became trustee emeritus. He attended all meetings of the board, as well as meetings of committees of the board on which he served, according to Alexander Moorhead, former board chair and present vice chair.
He also was an APGA board member from 1993 to 1997 and contributed to the Princeton Graduate School’s Annual Giving campaign for 42 years.
Paiewonsky is survived by his wife, Mary; two daughters; one stepdaughter; three grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. His first wife, Sabina, predeceased him.
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