Saul Blumenthal, Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University, passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018, aged 82. Born in Philadelphia, Saul received his undergraduate and doctoral degrees from Cornell University. After serving on the faculty at the University of Minnesota, Rutgers, New York University, the University of Kentucky, and University of Illinois, he moved to Columbus and joined the Department of Statistics at The Ohio State University in 1983. He retired from OSU in 2006.

Saul was elected an IMS Fellow in 1977. He was the Managing Editor for Statistics during 1996–98.

Saul was an avid tax preparer with the AARP Tax Preparer program and was a board member of Chamber Music Columbus.

Saul was survived by his wife, Linda Karp Blumenthal; daughter Alice and sons Edward and David, and seven grandchildren.

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