Please use this website to share any stories, thoughts, or photos of Doug. —Jan, Alexa, and Ben
Robert Douglas Junge, II (a.k.a., Doug) was born January 16, 1938 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In his formative years, he attended schools in Nebraska, Texas, New Mexico, and California. He was inquisitive and particularly fascinated with things electrical.
He graduated in 1955 as class valedictorian from Tracy Joint Union High School in Tracy, California and entered Cal-Tech to pursue an undergraduate degree in physics (1959). In the mid-1960s he completed the requirements for a doctoral degree in the field of neuro-physiology from UCLA. For the next 40 years, he taught and conducted research at the UCLA School of Dentistry before retiring as Professor Emeritus in Oral Biology and Medicine. He authored two scholarly texts: Oral Sensorimotor Function (1998), and Nerve and Muscle Excitation, third edition (1992). Equally known for his musical talents, over the course of his lifetime he played the sousaphone, cello, ukulele, guitar, and five-string banjo.
Douglas married Janice Goldhaber on February 4, 1990 and they enjoyed 25 years together. They made their home in Culver City, California with their dog Widget and Phoebe the cat.
In addition, Doug is survived by his daughter Alexa Junge, her husband Doug Petrie, grandson Henry Petrie; his son Benjamin Junge; his brother David Junge and wife Franny; Janice’s brother Marty Goldhaber and wife Sandy; plus many many treasured co-workers and friends.