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Richard K. Lashof Died on February 4th at his home in Alameda, California. He was 87. Dr. Lashof was a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Chicago and UC Berkeley, specializing in topology; he received awards for teaching as well as research. Richard was born in Philadelphia and served in the Navy during World War II. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1943 and received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1954. He lived in Chicago from 1954 to 1977, where he was active in the civil rights movement, and moved to Berkeley in 1982 after several years in Alexandria, Virginia. Richard is lovingly remembered by his wife Joyce Cohen Lashof; three children: Judith, Carol, and Daniel; and six grandchildren: Matthew, Elisabeth, Samuel, Erica, Robin, and SuMa. A celebration of his life will be held at Cardinal Point, Alameda on April 3rd.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Feb. 9, 2010
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