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Robert A. Patton, 69, a professor emeritus of applied statistics and operations research and former dean of the College of Business Administration, died Jan. 29 in North Carolina.

He joined BGSU in 1967 as an assistant professor of quantitative analysis and control, later becoming a professor of applied statistics and operations research. He became acting dean of business administration in 1982 and then dean in 1984, a post he held until 1990. He retired in 1992.

Memorials may be given to the Robert Patton Book Scholarship in care of the BGSU Foundation.

Richard Hoffman, 62, died Feb. 5 in Toledo. He had taught at BGSU since 1979, first in General Studies Writing and then with the University Honors Program. The past two years, he was director of the Partners in Context and Community Residential Learning Community.

February 9, 2009