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Anthony Donald Keedwell

Published on 13/09/2023

Anthony Donald Keedwell
Anthony Donald "Don" Keedwell Anthony (Donald) Keedwell passed away peacefully on 6th August 2023 at the age of 95. Donald was a significant figure in the world of mathematics. He was particularly well known for his classic text, "Latin Squares and their Applications." Born in New Malden, Surrey, he continued to live in the area until his death, having inherited his home from his parents. He was a member of faculty of mathematics at Surrey University from 1952 until his retirement in 1993. Conscious of the need to nurture new talent, he organised an annual conference for Sixth Formers with a talent in mathematics. After retiring from his position as Senior Lecturer in 1993, he continued to publish papers, supervise PhD students, and speak at conferences. He was an active member of multiple societies, including the London Intervarsity Club, the Ramblers Association and the Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society. He loved ballet, opera, tennis and rambling. He also organised and led barn dances. Don was honest, humble and kind. He bought a home for a friend in need, who lived there until his death. He never married but he had a close relationship with his niece and nephews, who visited and cared for him during his final months, while respecting his fiercely independent nature. They will miss him dearly. His funeral will take place at 12:20 at Kingston Cemetery on Monday, 18th September with refreshments afterwards at the Royal Oak, New Malden.

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