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Joseph Rotman

Died: October 16, 2016

Champaign-Joseph Rotman 82, of Champaign passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 8:47 P.M. at the Meadowbrook Healthcare Center in Urbana. Joe was born in Chicago on May 26, 1934 to Ely and Rose Wolf Rotman. He married Marganit Weinberger on August 25, 1978.

Surviving is his wife- Marganit Rotman of Champaign, on…read more

Champaign-Joseph Rotman 82, of Champaign passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 8:47 P.M. at the Meadowbrook Healthcare Center in Urbana. Joe was born in Chicago on May 26, 1934 to Ely and Rose Wolf Rotman. He married Marganit Weinberger on August 25, 1978.

Surviving is his wife- Marganit Rotman of Champaign, one daughter- Ella Rotman of Chicago, and one son- Danny Rotman of Champaign, and one sister- Margolith Rotman of Chicago.

Joe received all of his academic degrees from the University of Chicago and was a professor of mathematics at the University of Illinois from 1959 until 2004. He was an author of seminal mathematical books that went into many reprints and editions. Joe was very politically active and deeply concerned about social and humanitarian issues, an Illini basketball enthusiast, and a fan of word puzzles. He loved to travel and taught and lectured in many countries around the world.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday October 19, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the Sinai Temple 3104 Windsor Road, Champaign with the Rabbi Alan Cook officiating. Burial will take place at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Champaign.

Memorials should be directed to Sinai Temple.

Morgan Memorial Home 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy is in charge of arrangements.

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