FRED E. LINTON, 79, professor of mathematics, emeritus, died Sept. 2, 2017. He was born in Italy to parents who were escaping the Holocaust. After studying mathematics at Yale University, he received his PhD from Columbia University and then came directly to Wesleyan as an assistant professor in 1963. He became a full professor in 1972 and continued to teach mathematics at Wesleyan until his retirement in 2006. He supervised seven PhD students at Wesleyan, including one of the University’s first doctoral students. A highly respected mathematician whose area of research focused on category theory, he participated in many scientific conferences over the years and was known for his papers on functorial semantics. His other interests included international folk dancing, classical music, traveling, and Indian literature and philosophy. Among those who survive are his wife, Barbara Mikolajewska, with whom he published 12 volumes of the Polish translation of the Sanskrit epic poem, the Mahabharata.