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Howard Peelle ’65

Howard Peelle ’65, an internationally respected professor and pioneer of math and computer science education, died Dec. 15, 2017.

Outside of the classroom, “Hap” excelled at racquet sports, winning New England senior tennis tournaments (alone and with his wife) and becoming the Massachusetts state racquetball champion in his age division 10 times, ranking nationally as high as No. 3.

He also loved to play backgammon, bridge, and Go, and once wrote a book explaining how to solve a Rubik’s Cube.

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