ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Dr. Richard L. Call, Ph.D., of Allentown, celebrated his 77th birthday, October 13, 2013. Dr. Call passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2013, in his home surrounded by his loving family.
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Dr. Call was the husband of Jeanne L. (Peters) Call. They would have celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary this November. Dr. Call grew up in Springfield, Vermont. He was the son of the late Ralph E. and Gladys (St. Clair) Call.
Dr. Call received his undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont, his master's degree from Dartmouth College and his doctorate degree from Lehigh University.
Dr. Call touched the lives of thousands of young students at several colleges and universities, spending the last 28 years of his career at Penn State University, Lehigh Valley Campus. He pioneered the development of a self-paced mathematics curriculum at Penn State. Dr. Call was the representative to the Dean at the College of Science at the Penn State Lehigh Valley Campus. He was the recipient of the first Teresa Cohen Mathematics Service Award and served as a Fellow with the National Science Foundation.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanne L. Call of Allentown; sons: R. Christian Call and his fiancée, Ava Sarno of Aberdeen, NJ, Christopher A. Atkinson and his life partner, Donald Myer of Exton, PA, and Peter E. Atkinson and wife, Melissa of Fountain Hills, AZ; daughters: Heather A., wife of Scott Gallagher of Schnecksville, and Heidi Call of Bethlehem; sister, Barbara Call Myers and her husband, Tom; and brother Theodore Call and his wife, Marilyn; grandchildren: Brady, Kevin, Shaun, Sebastian, and Jeremy.
Services will be held Friday, October 18, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. in the Stephens Funeral Home Inc., 1335-37 Linden Street, Allentown. Friends may call from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, in the funeral home.
Please share online condolences at www.stephensfuneral.com.
Contributions in memory of Dr. Call can be sent to Penn State Lehigh Valley - Dr. Call/Scholarship, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley, PA 18034, Attention: Development Office.
Published in Rutland Herald on Oct. 17, 2013