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In Memoriam: Ronald Miech

UCLA Mathematics Emeritus Professor Ronald Miech recently passed away. Ronald served the Department for 44 years and was instrumental in the history of actuarial mathematics at UCLA.  In 1978, Ronald and Ira L. Boyle, FSA, founded the actuarial program to help meet a growing need for actuaries. The actuarial program at UCLA has grown exponentially since then and continues to successfully prepare graduates to receive actuarial positions at prestigious firms throughout Southern California and the United States.

``Ronald J. Miech passed away on August 5, 2018. He was 83 years old. Ronald was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Eileen; sons Edward and Richard; grandsons Henry and Carl; granddaughter Claire; and daughters-in-law Dawn Bravata and Paula Fomby.

Ronald joined the Air Force at age 16 and served as a cook, with most of his time spent in England. He completed his GED while in the service. Upon his discharge, he attended night school in Chicago until he earned enough academic credits to transfer to the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. With the assistance of the GI Bill, he was able to pursue his love of mathematics and earn his Ph.D. Ronald accepted an offer from UCLA, where he was a Professor of Mathematics for 44 years."

Here's the link to the full obituary: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/latimes/obituary.aspx?n=ronald-j-miech...