New Haven-Richard Ruggles, PhD., 84, Stanley T. Resor Professor of Economics, Emeritis, Yale University, husband of Caridad Navarrete Ruggles of 100 Prospect St., New Haven, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2001 peacefully at home. Father of Patricia Ruggles of Washington, DC., Catherine J. Ruggles of Los Angeles, CA. and Steven Ruggles of Minneapolis, MN., brother of Catherine Ruggles Gerrish of Cambridge, MA., Rebecca Ruggles of N.Y.C., and the late John Holmes Ruggles. Funeral service will be held at BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave., at Court St., West Haven, CT, Friday, March 9 at 11 AM. Rev. Robert Raine will officiciate. Friends may call Thursday from 4-8PM. Burial in Grove Street Cemetery.

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  1. Ever since I started moving in the international world of statisticians, Richard Ruggles was a part of the working environment giving inspiration and encouragement as well as throwing down the challenge to others to build on the work he and Nancy had pioneered. He will be much missed but remembered with great affection and respect. As I write this I am attending the United Nations Statistical Commission. I will pass on the news of Richard’s passing and I am sure there are many there who would wish to echo the sentiments I feel and join me in sending out thoughts to Caridad, Pat and the rest of the family.

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