Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I am writing to tell you my beloved husband Thomas Saaty has passed away at the age of 91 (born July 18, 1926 in Mosul, Iraq - died August 14, 2017, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). He had cancer but survived for 14 months after it was discovered. During that time he lived life as usual, teaching his classes at the University of Pittsburgh (his last Creativity class ended in June), and writing books and papers. We even traveled to China late last year for a memorable career-capping trip.

Tom lived an amazingly productive life that I was privileged to share for the 53 years of our marriage. He had an unbelievable mind, memory, and intellectual curiosity. He was my personal Wikipedia; I could get the answer to anything about AHP and ANP (book and page number), or statistics about countries around the world, or facts about geography. His mind never failed him. Two weeks ago he was teaching the doctor attending him in his sick bed a clever proof he had of the Pythagorean Theorem (all from his memory – he avoided paper and pencil when he could).

We have set up a remembrance web site for Tom.  Please join us in posting your memories, anecdotes, well wishes and any stories or pictures that you might want to share!  There is a gallery of photographs and videos already being posted by the community for you to see.  Thank you so much.

You can also see other information at and we hope to see you next summer in Hong Kong for ISAHP 2018 (

Love, Rozann

P.S. Tom did not like funerals or any of the attendant ceremony, so the best way to honor his memory is to spread awareness of AHP!