NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome Advisory Council member Dr. Nathan Weiss passes away at age 90

SOMERVILLE – A longtime member of the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders’ (NJCTS) Advisory Council, Dr. Nathan Weiss, has passed away at age 90. Also a native of Newark and President Emeritus of Kean University, Dr. Weiss died on April 9, 2013, at his home in Egg Harbor Township.

“Dr. Nathan Weiss was a friend and trusted advisor to our organization,” NJCTS Executive Director Faith W. Rice said. “As a member of our Advisory Council, he was always available to give guidance on educational issues, New Jersey state politics and much more. We will miss this strong leader and cherished friend.”

NJCTS will honor Dr. Weiss and his contributions to the organization by awarding this year’s NJCTS Children’s Scholarships in his memory. The application deadline for these scholarships is May 1, and the winners will be announced in June. Click here for more details.

In addition to his work with NJCTS and at Kean University, Dr. Weiss authored books and articles related to the occupation of Japan, governance, collective bargaining and politics. He also was a frequent speaker throughout New Jersey, offered his services to numerous public and private organizations, and served a term as President of the New Jersey Public Administrators Association. In 2010, he published a personal life memoir entitled “The Streets of Newark to the Halls of Academia, An American Story.”

A commemoration program celebrating the life of Dr. Weiss will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, on the East Campus of Kean University in the Enlow Recital Hall, 215 North Ave. in Hillside. A military burial and private internment already has taken place at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown.