Anthony Vincent Fiacco, professor, philosopher, poet, artist, mathematician, author, and father, passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at the age of 85. Born in Johnstown, New York. to Italian immigrants Umberto and Valentina Fiacco, Anthony was a first generation Italian-American who was very proud of his heritage. He was raised in Johnstown, N.Y. with his beloved sister, Clara. He attended Union College, where he received a Fulbright scholarship to the University of Pisa. He served as a Naval officer during the Korean War, and later earned his PhD in mathematics from Northwestern University.