Neil Salkind

Lawrence, Kansas


November 18, 2017
Lawrence, Kansas


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Neil J. Salkind, 70, passed away from complications related to melanoma on Saturday at his home in Lawrence. The son of Harry and Irene Salkind, he was born in Newark, N.J., where he grew up and attended Weequahic High School. He received his Ph.D. in human development from the University of...

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I am so sorry to hear about Dr. Salkind's passing. His wonderful Book on Statistics opened my eyes and mind to the world of statics in such a simplistic way...I learned a lot....Though I never met him, His book made me feel as though I new him! Our thoughts and prayer go out to his whole family! May the good Lord bless all of you. Mark and Eun Mi Campbell

Neil was a wonderful guy and was greatly responsible for the success of our writing business. He was always there for us anytime we had difficulties with editors or publishers and his encouragement was a great support for us many times. He will be sorely missed!

Dear Leni,

We are so saddened to learn of Neil's passing. It was such a joy to share an evening with you when you were in Ft. Lauderdale to celebrate your 70th birthdays. We are glad to have played a small part in that celebration of your life together. I was happy to once again be in Neil's presence after such a long time. I was warmed by his wit and your loving banter back and forth. It brought me back to our time together in the early 1980s. I have always thought of you as one...

Leni and Family; Kathy and I have known you and Neil since our college days. We are sorry for the loss of Neil, but we all know that he continued doing the things that brought him the most pleasure during his battle with cancer. He will be missed by all. You must be proud of all the accomplishments he made during his lifetime. I enjoyed swimming with him at the University of Maryland, and at the 2014 National Masters. Kathy and I were glad to spend time with you and Neil at your home,...

As a former member of the Maryland Swim Team, It was my privilege to know Neil as a friend and teammate. In addition, my wife had several classes with Neil as she had the same major at Maryland. We always knew Neil as a genuine, thoughtful person. We recently reconnected at a team reunion. It was no surprise, to us, to learn of his many accomplishments in the academic world. You always knew Neil would achieve great things!
Edi and I extend our deepest sympathies to Neils family. We will...

Leni and Family, I hope you all open the emails that came pouring in from Neil's Maryland swimming buddies. As best I can tell, he was the most accomplished alumnae in our group and undoubtedly, the most decent.

Neil ,AKA, Bush Was not only a teammate of mine on the Maryland swimming team but also a fraternity brother in TEP. I will miss him since he always made me smile and since we were the two greatest Jewish swimmers in the history of the University of Maryland .
Burt JET Bondy

Leni and family, I just saw this. I am very sorry for your loss.

So sorry to hear. I feel so lucky to have known Neil and that I was able to see him two weeks ago. Leni my best to you and the family.