Allan Beryle Mandelstamm died in Blacksburg on Sunday, September 15, 2013, after a long illness. He was born in Saginaw, Mich. on October 18, 1928. He came to Virginia Tech in 1974 as a professor of economics and served at Tech until his retirement in 1990. Before coming here, he was a professor at the Universities of Michigan and Florida as well as at Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Michigan State and Dartmouth. He was known for teaching large classes, frequently by television. In all, he taught about 90,000 students. He was predeceased by his wife, Maria, whom he married in 1967.
He has requested that his body be cremated and that there be no funeral. Those wishing to do so may make contribute to the Blacksburg Rescue Squad, 200 Progress Street, NE, Blacksburg, VA 24060 or to the charity of their choice. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg. 540-552-3211.
This obituary was originally published in the Roanoke Times.