Walter A. Rosenkrantz, who passed away September 19, 2017, was Emeritus Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He had spent over 30 years at UMass. His Bachelor’s degree was from University of Chicago in 1957, and his MS (1959) and PhD (1963) were from the University of Illinois. He wrote a textbook, Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Scientists and Engineers, in 1997 (McGraw-Hill). An obituary will follow.