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Felix BronnerFelix Bronner, biologist, professor emeritus at the University of Connecticut Health Center and a painter of arresting abstract canvases, died in his sleep on February 7th, 2015 in Riverdale, the Bronx, lying next to Leah, his cherished wife of 67 years. He led a life of learning, bravery, love and honor and will be deeply missed. He was a pioneer in calcium metabolism and published scores of scholarly articles and both wrote and edited numerous scholarly books. Born in Vienna, and raised in Berlin, he arrived as a teenage refugee in the United States, where he went to high school and college, served in the US Army and got a PhD at MIT. He took up painting in his 50’s and created pieces that hang in homes all over the world. A Zionist and a liberal, Felix was active in political and Jewish causes, always giving back to his communities, including Louisville, Ky., where he was at the University of Louisville Medical School  in the 1960s, and West Hartford, CT, where he spent four decades and was an active member of Beth El. He is survived by Leah, daughter Deborah, son Ethan, daughter-in-law Naomi and four grandsons, Eli, Gabriel, Joseph and Joshua.

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