Obituary
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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Canadian statistician Marc Moore passed away on July 26, 2019, following a long illness. He was 77. A graduate of Université de Montréal, Canada, he was a professor at École Polytechnique de Montréal from 1971 to his retirement at the end of 2002. He was Chair of the Applied Mathematics…

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Joseph F. Heyse, a respected and influential leader in biopharmaceutical statistics, passed away May 31, 2019. He was 67. Joe Heyse joined Merck & Co., Inc., in 1976 as a statistician supporting preclinical research and immediately began to develop statistical methods that subsequently became industry standards. In 1987, Joe began…

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