The University Record, June 24, 1998


Lenin A. Baler

Lenin A. Baler, professor emeritus of community mental health and of psychology, passed away April 30 at University Hospital after courageously battling multiple life-threatening illnesses. He was 76.

Born in Waltham, Mass., March 24, 1922, Baler graduated from Boston Latin School and served honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II. He received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and earned three graduate degrees in psychology and community mental health from Boston University and Harvard School of Public Health.

He held academic and administrative posts at Boston University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of New Hampshire, Harvard School of Public Health and Boston College. From 1967 until his retirement in 1984, Baler was professor and director of the Community Mental Health Program at the School of Public Health and professor of psychology.

He is survived by four children, Laura, Claudia, Carleton and Allen; and two grandchildren.

A private wake was held May 3 in Larchmont, N.Y.

Submitted by the family.


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