RIP: Founding Faculty Member Harry Brearley

August 30, 2011

Dr. Harry Brearley, one of the founding faculty members of the Computer Science department, passed away August 26, 2011 at age 85 in Ames, Iowa. Brearley joined ISU in 1965 as a member of the electrical engineering faculty, and helped to found the Computer Science department in 1968. An active member of the CS faculty, Brearley taught many courses, in particular courses in switching theory, logic design, computer organization, programming, and data structures. He served as advisor for many graduate students. Brearley was an active member of IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society. He retired from the university in 1995. 

Dr. Brearley's full obituary is available in the Ames Tribune. 

Funeral service will be held on Friday, September 2, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., at Collegiate Presbyterian Church in Ames, Iowa.