A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Richard L. Uschold ’53, PhD, at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 6 in St. Christopher’s Church, located at 2660 Niagara Falls Blvd. in the Town of Tonawanda. Uschold passed away on March 27, 2022 at the age of 93.
He joined the Mathematics Department in 1956, and served as department chair for several years. Uschold earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Canisius in 1953, a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame in 1955, and a PhD in mathematics from the University at Buffalo in 1963. He served on the President’s Advisory Council, Academic Council, and as vice chair of the Faculty Senate. Richard earned two Bene Merenti awards (1976, 1996) given for 20 years of service to the college. He was awarded emeritus status in 1999.
Devoted to his students, he shared his passion for mathematics in the classroom. A mentor, he was faculty advisor to the Math Club. Highly respected by his mathematics peers, Richard was a member of the American Math Society, Math Association of America, National Council of Teachers of Math, History of Science Society and Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society.
Submitted by: College Communications