In Memoriam, Gene Woolsey

No one who met him or listened to him ever forgot him. Robert "Gene" Woolsey of the Colorado School of Mines had a way of picking a fight and becoming your friend at the same time. A past president of ORSA, a regular contributor toInterfaces, and a mentor to students and followers, Gene passed away on March 16 after a valiant battle with Alzheimer's disease. A service will be held in his honor on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 2pm at Calvary Episcopal Church in Golden, Colorado. A tribute to Gene Woolsey will appear in the next issue of OR/MS Today. How do you remember Gene? Share your thoughts and join the discussion on INFORMS Connect.


Dr. Woolsey was my professor, my dissertation advisor, my mentor, and my close friend. Dr. Woolsey had the positive impact on my entire life. I miss him. I was a member of Woolsey's Guild and I will always be so.