David Most, 95, of Florham Park died Sept. 7, 2014. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he moved to Millburn in 1963 before moving to Florham Park in 2010.
Dr. Most graduated from the City College of New York and completed certification in optometry at Columbia University. In 1942, he enlisted in the Army/Air Force, where he studied advanced electronics at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then spent the duration of the war installing radar equipment and instructing B-29 bomber crews in the use of the new technology.
Following his discharge as a second lieutenant, he taught physiology and biophysics at New York University’s School of Dentistry while pursuing a doctorate degree. He then invented and produced one of the first electronic flash units, and eventually returned to optometry, which was his occupation until his retirement.
He was an active member of Congregation B’nai Israel, Millburn.
He is survived by his wife, Merna (Handleman); three sons, Andrew of Sparta, William (Susan) of Syosset, NY, and Henry of San Francisco; his daughter, Carolyn of Colorado; a sister, Florence; and four grandchildren.
Services were held Sept. 9 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union.