Barnett Sumner Gruzen Dead at 71
Menu JTA Search

Barnett Sumner Gruzen Dead at 71

Download PDF for this date

Funeral services were held today for Barnett Sumner Gruzen, architect, engineer and planner and a former president of the American Technion Society. He died Friday at the age of 71. Mr. Gruzen was founder and senator partner of the firm of Gruzen & Partners, formerly Kelly & Gruzen. He was past chairman of the architects division of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York. Mr. Gruzen was born in Riga, Latyia and brought to the United States at an infant. His firm did most of the architectural work for the New York City Hall area. He received the city’s Diamond Jubilee Medallion in 1973.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund