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Obituary for James E. Hall PhD

Memorial services for James E. “Jim” Hall, 83, of Willoughby, will be at 2 PM on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at The Lyons Chapel at The Nason Center of Breckenridge Village, 36859 Ridge Road, Willoughby.

Jim passed away October 23, 2019 at his home in Willoughby.

Born October 3, 1936 in Berwyn, IL, Jim lived much of his life in Wisconsin, before moving to Pennsylvania in 1984. He moved to Willoughby in 2007, following his retirement in 2006.

Dr. Hall was a math professor who taught at the University of Wisconsin, Williams College, and Westminster College. He thoroughly loved teaching and maintained long term relationships with many former students.

Jim was a great lover of literature, music, and art. His writing includes poetry and short stories, in addition to several books on advanced mathematics. He also self-published two books: a collection of sonnets and a memoir of his travels in Australia.

He was an avid collector whose collections included stamps, playing cards, and belt buckles.

Survivors include his children, Russell Hall, Chris (Liz Monson) Hall, and Beth Hall (Tim) South; grandchildren, Sarah and Adam South and Lilly and Maeve Hall and his sister, Ruth Feece.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Johnson Hall in 1996.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages contributions to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research ( or Grace Episcopal Church (