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Canadian statistician Colin Ross Blyth died on August 22, 2019, at the age of 96. Born in Guelph, Ontario, on October 24, 1922, he studied at Queen’s University, Kingston (BA, 1944), the University of Toronto (MA, 1946), and the University of California at Berkeley (PhD, 1950), where he was Erich…

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Professor Janos Galambos, a well respected and influential mathematician, passed away on December 19, 2019 at the age of 79. Galambos is survived by his wife, Éva Galambos. Janos Galambos was born in Zirc, Hungary, on September 1, 1940. He entered Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest in 1958 and graduated…

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Professor Emeritus Jonathan D. Cryer passed away peacefully at his home in Iowa City on December 11, 2019, after a long battle with ampullary cancer. Jon, who was born February 10, 1939, in Toledo, Ohio, earned his PhD in Statistics in 1966 from North Carolina State University, Durham, where he…

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We recently learned that IMS member Salem Khamis had passed away in 2005 and no obituary was published in the Bulletin. This obituary is condensed (with permission) from Prasada Rao’s version that appeared in UK’s The Independent on Sunday newspaper, on 15 July 2005. Salem Hanna Khamis was a mathematical…

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Last month, the probability and statistics communities lost one of their legendary figures. Murray Rosenblatt passed away on October 9, 2019 in San Diego at the age of 93. Murray was born September 7, 1926, and raised in New York City. After graduating from the City College of New York,…

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