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Samuel A. Fryer, Biochemist and Philanthropist, Dead at 83

Funeral services have been held for Samuel Aaron Fryer, biochemist and philanthropist, who aided Jewish education in the United States and higher education and research in Israel. He died in Santa Monica Sept. 9 at the age of 83.

Mr. Fryer’s contributions to Israel educational institutions included an aeronautical engineering building at the Haifa Technion, a research laboratory at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and grants to the Jewish National Fund for establishment of a research program in organic farming.

Here, he made it possible for the University of Judaism in Hollywood to acquire a 10-story building and contributed $300,000 for the Yavneh Hebrew Academy here. He was to have been guest of honor at a testimonial dinner on Oct. 1.