In Memory of WDIY Volunteer Martin Boksenbaum

Aug 9, 2019

We remember valued WDIY volunteer and friend Martin Boksenbaum who passed away peacefully in his home on August 7, 2019.

Martin was a lover of classical music and served as WDIY's classical music librarian, taking over the role from his life partner Janet Goloub who passed away in 2015.

Martin held a PhD in Anthropology and spent his first career in education. Some highlights include teaching science at William Allen High School in Allentown as well as teaching anthropology/sociology at Queens College in New York City, Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, and DeSales University in Center Valley.

His second career was in community activism. He was a founding member of the Alliance for Sustainable Communities-Lehigh Valley, focusing on connections between a self-sustaining local economy, grass-roots democracy, local sustainable agriculture, food, nutrition, and health. In 2014, he appeared as a guest on WDIY's Living Green in the Lehigh Valley discussing the Earth Day celebrations happening in the Lehigh Valley which were covered in the organization's annual publication Sustainable Lehigh Valley/Directory.

Martin was also a founder and Chapter Leader of The Weston A. Price Foundation-LV. He was active with the Americas Solidarity Group of the LEPOCO Peace Center, Lehigh Valley Greens, and the Bertsch-Hokendauqua-Catasauqua Watershed Association. He served as a board member, board president, and newsletter editor of the Lehigh Valley Arts Council.

He will be greatly missed. You can view his obituary here.