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Electronics Engineers, the New York Academy of Science, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Goettingen Academy of Science. More concrete forms of honor included the gold medals of both the Acoustical Society of America and the Audio Engineering Society, the Helmholtz Medal of the German Acoustical Society, the Rayleigh Medal of the British Institute of Acoustics, the Medal of the International Speech Communication Association, and the Technology Prize of the Eduard Rhein Foundation.

Manfred’s demeanor inevitably led to enjoyable engagement, whether on the knottiest technical problems, current events, or funny stories. His intellect, his devotion to mathematics and science, and his wit always made for a beneficial encounter. Communications research, his many colleagues, and his numerous students whose career paths he influenced will all share the deep sense of loss.

Manfred is survived by his wife Anny, in Germany and the United States; his daughter Marion in Bremen, Germany; his two sons, Julian in La Jolla, California, and Alexander in San Francisco; and his four grandchildren.



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