Truc Truong Nguyen (1940-2017)

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Truc Truong Nguyen, Ph. D. of McKinney, Texas passed away on December 16, 2017 at the age of 77.  He was born on May 20, 1940 to Cuu Truong and Hong Phi Nguyen in Kien An Vietnam.  Truc married Van Thanh Le on November 3, 1974 in Nha Trang Vietnam. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with his Master’s and Doctorate degrees.  Truc was a mathematics professor at Bowling Green State University for 25 years where he retired.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Van Thanh Nguyen of McKinney; son, Andy Nguyen and wife, Kathy also of McKinney, daughter, Chau Nguyen-Brodnan and husband, Kevin of Seattle, Washington; grandchildren, Sophia Nguyen, Evelyn Nguyen, Myle Brodnan and Emi Brodnan; brother, Giang Nguyen; sisters, Ngoc Nguyen and Linh Nguyen all of Chicago, Illinois; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives and friends.

Truc received his doctorate in Statistics at the University of Pittsburgh in 1982 and spent his entire academic year (25 years) in our department. Jim Albert writes “I remember Truc as a very friendly and loyal colleague -- he really would do anything for the department if asked. Although Truc had a heavy accent, he was easy to follow in the classroom since he wrote very clear lecture notes and he was very friendly and helpful to students. He had a solid research record with interests in characterization problems, discrete multivariate analysis, and order-restricted inference. He really was a valued member of our department and we will miss him.”

July 2018