Dr. Eli A. Zubay
Zubay Dr. Eli A., age 87, died at his home on October 10, 2002, following a lengthy illness. He came to Atlanta in 1958 to develop the Department of Actuarial Science at Georgia State University. He later accepted the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University. Dr. Zubay received his Bachelor of Science and Masters degrees from the University of Minnesota and his doctorate degree from Iowa State University. After serving in the Army during World War II and obtaining the rank of major, he taught mathematics, statistics, and actuarial science at Drake University. During his tenure at Drake, he authored several books and articles. Dr. Zubay was a member of Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church and was active in the life of the church. In addition to playing an active role in the Druid Hills Kiwanis Club, he was also a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Actuaries, Beta Gamma Sigma, Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Mu Epsilon, Phi Delta Kappa, Alpha Sigma Pi and AAUP (American Association of University Professors). Dr. Zubay looked forward every day to his work and was proud of having a position with an organization that held a strong purpose and goals. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Beth, wife of Dr. Arthur Tracht. Dr. Zubay is survived by his wife of 61 years, Frances (Suzy); and 2 sons, Dr. Alan Hunt & his wife Gregg Anne Zubay of Gainsville, GA, and Peter Ky Zubay of Avondale Estates, GA. He had 4 grandchildren, Wimberly Dayton & husband John II, Alan Zubay, Jr., Michael Tracht & wife Emily, and David Tracht. He especially enjoyed his three grandchildren, Jay, Charlotte, and Luke Dayton. He is also survived by his brother, Ralph Zubay, who resides in Dallas, TX. Memorial services were held on Mon, Oct. 14, at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church, Emory University. Dr. Larry A. Bauman, Dr. Judson C. Ward, Dr. Kenneth Black, and Mr. Bob Batten officiated. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice. A.S. Turner & Sons
Published on October 27, 2002
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