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Nelson Paul Yeardley ’34

Published in Sept. 13, 1995, issue

Nelson Yeardley, who taught mathematics at Thiel College in Greenville, Penn., for nearly 30 years, died Feb. 2, 1995. He had a heart attack while working on math problems in the college library. At his death, the student newspaper wrote that he "was truly a great professor, a great educator, and a great man."

A native of Parkersburg, West Va., where his father was a physician, Nelson attended Kiski before entering Princeton. He left college in the fall of 1932 and continued his education at, Louisiana State, Lehigh, and the Univ. of Cincinnati, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1949. He then taught at The Citadel, Naval OCS (1943-46), North Carolina State, Univ. of Kentucky, Cincinnati, Purdue, and Iowa State before settling at Thiel in 1952.

In 1940, he married Esther Helmick, who died in 1979. Surviving are a son, Nelson P. III, and a daughter, Esther Wasser. To them both, we offer our sincere sympathies.

The Class of 1934

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