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Leo Troy

Leo Troy, 89, died on November 2, 2013, at his home in West Orange, New Jersey. He was professor emeritus in labor economics at Rutgers–Newark and retired in 2010.

Troy was a frequent guest on PBS and other news programs. His research was often cited in print media such as Forbes magazine and most recently, the New York Times. He was also the author of many books and scholarly articles published both here and in the United Kingdom.

For generations of Rutgers–Newark students, he was simply “Dr. Troy,” a distinguished professor of economics, longtime chair of the department, and cherished mentor to many students and young faculty members.

He is survived by his daughter, Suzannah Beth Troy; his son, Alexander Troy; Alexander’s wife, Dale; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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