Ross Honsberger (1929-2016)

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Combinatorics and Optimization (C&O) department was saddened to hear that Professor Ross Honsberger passed away on April 3, 2016.

Ross Honsberger

Ross joined the Faculty of Mathematics in 1964. He was a member of the C&O department when it was founded in 1967. Ross was widely recognized as an excellent teacher, and was well known for his mathematical expositions including Ingenuity in Mathematics, Mathematical Gems, Mathematical Morsels, Mathematical Plums, and Mathematical Delights. Ross continued writing books long after he retired in 1991.

A memorial reception to celebrate Ross's life will be held in the Kuntz House of the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on April 7 from 2:00-5:00 pm.