Summary: 4. IMSBulletin Volume 35 . Issue 1
RONALD (RON) PYKE passed away on October , , as a conse-
quence of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis disease. He was .
In the IMS Ron was probably best known as a previous
President ( ) and as the editor of the fledgling Annals of
Probability in the first four years of its existence, from to
Ron was born on November , , in Hamilton, Ontario,
and graduated from Westdale High School in Hamilton in .
He married Gladys Mary Davey on December , , in
Hamilton, soon after entering graduate school and they enjoyed
joy-filled years together.
Ron graduated with honours from McMaster University in
and then moved to the University of Washington. He com-
pleted an MSc in Mathematical Statistics in and a PhD in
Mathematics in under Bill Birnbaum on the topic "On one-
sided distribution free statistics."
Immediately following his PhD, Ron and Gladys moved to
Stanford for two years, followed by another two at Columbia.
In they returned to Seattle, where, except for sabbaticals at