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Ross Eckler ’50

Ross Eckler ’50, a mathematician, editor, and world authority on recreational wordplay, died Dec. 9, 2016. He was 89.

After Swarthmore, Ross earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from Princeton University, married Faith Woodward ’51, and worked for Bell Telephone Laboratories for 30 years. In his second career, he became a global expert on "logology" as well as a devoted hiker and volunteer.

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