ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Thomas Saaty, 91, born on July 18, 1926 and passed away on August 14, 2017. We will remember him forever.  Please join us for a memorial in the November timeframe to commemorate Tom (more information to come).  We hope that you will plan on attending ISAHP 2018 in July in Hong Kong www.isahp.org and you can look for all things AHP and ANP at www.creativedecisions.net
 

Posted by Mujgan Sagir Ozdemir on August 15, 2020
You changed my life. I owe you a lot. Thank you again. Each time when my gmail alerts me to say that "Tom Saaty has a new citation," I say this is eternity. You and what you left to this earth will be with us forever.
Posted by José Manuel Magallanes on August 14, 2020
Dear Tom,

Another year passed by... It seems like yesterday the time I had the chance to share with you. My prayers for you tonight... Be blessed!
Posted by David Taylor on August 14, 2020
Happy birthday Tom, wherever you are, your work and guidance have and will continue to help many others all over the world.  I will never forget your words of encouragement and jokes.
Posted by Predrag Mimović on August 14, 2020
Dear Tom,

it has been an honor and a privilege to know you and to cooperate with you. Three years have passed quickly, but the memory of you and your work does not fade. Rest in peace .
Posted by Claudio Garuti on August 14, 2020
Dear Tom,
3 years have passed and it seems yesterday. I think the best way to remember you (and I´m sure you would agree), is to remember you with happiness in the heart and enjoying the memories of all moments we had together.
Big hug and love,
Claudio
Posted by Linda Kolker on August 14, 2020
Dearest Dad,
You would have wanted us not to be sad today, so I'm choosing to focus on the beauty of my little flower garden in mid-August, the goldfinches who match the yellow wildflowers, the doe with the twin fawns, the fox living in the woods. Your zest for life was a model for me, and I'm glad that I was and always will be your daughter.
Posted by Amy Mertens on August 14, 2020
Grandpa,

Hard to believe it has been 3 years without you on Earth yet it is still so apparent that in so many ways, you are still here with us and the many lives you have impacted for the better. I was thinking about the year we were visiting and you were really into making your own yogurt. You told us kids to go check if the temperature was ready (when it was on the stove), and we asked "how do we know", and you responded with "go stick your finger in the pot and you will know if it is ready". I regret not taking this lesson more seriously because those small batch yogurts cost a fortune at the grocery store and I wish I could remember the steps you taught us when you made your own! Another fond memory (of many) was sitting on the porch with you when it was raining, and you asked "I wonder how many drops of water are falling at this particular moment"...you always had the most interesting thoughts, you pushed my brain to think outside the box and to question "everything". I miss so much about you, but especially your humor and laugh (which we could all use more of right now). Cheers to you Grandpa, gone but never forgotten and always missed.
Posted by Anna Florek-Paszkowska on August 14, 2020
Dear Tom
From the morning I have a need to light candles and incense... I am praying in your intentions. Rest in peace. You will remain in my heart and hearts of many people forever.
Anna
Posted by Yoon Minsuk on August 14, 2020
I think of you more and more today.
It's been 3 years since you left.
Thank you for the most precious gift, all your life.

Although you have left us,
our respect and love for you remains forever.

MinSuk
Posted by Antonella Petrillo on August 14, 2020
Time passes inexorably, but Tom ... you are always and always will be with me and in my thoughts. What I am today is also thanks to you. Miss you! Love, Antonella
Posted by Mike Harker on August 14, 2020
So hard to believe it's been 3 years. Seems like just yesterday we were all sitting out on the back porch while he smoked the last stub of a cigar with a nail in it, reading jokes from his joke books. I love and miss you grandpa.
Posted by John Saaty on August 14, 2020
Still miss you dad -- 3 years on and it's just like yesterday.
Posted by Linda Kolker on July 20, 2020
Happy Birthday Dad 2020
Shared by Linda Kolker on July 18, 2020 (posted in the wrong section)

Dad and I shared the same birthday, and today I'm 70 and he would have been 94. I'm thinking of him, as I often do on ordinary days. When I was a little girl, he encouraged curiosity about nearly everything, and awakened me to the grandeur of the universe and the beauty of the natural world. He admired Albert Schweitzer and his reverence for life. There isn't enough space here to write about all the ways in which being his daughter shaped the adult I became.
Perhaps the best gift he gave me was my beloved sister, Emily, my marvelous three brothers, Michael, John and Dan, and my warm, loving stepmother and dear friend, Rozann.

Happy Birthday Dad! I wish you were here to celebrate together.
Posted by Asma Bahurmoz on July 20, 2020
Dear Tom,
How can I forget you? You have influnced my thoughts, my way of thinking like nobody else did, you do exict in my day to day life. It is my mession to see the AHP/ANP in practice in all government organisations. May your soul rest in peace, Amen.
Posted by Emily Harker on July 19, 2020
Dear Dad,
I think about you so much, especially yesterday. Happy Birthday to you! I taught your 3-year-old great-granddaughters a billion...that’s how many grains are in a big pail of beach sand! Thank you for teaching me not to be afraid to try new things, and do things and think for myself. Love you Dad.
Posted by José Manuel Magallanes on July 18, 2020
Miss you, Tom!... happy Birthday!
Posted by ASTRID ODDERSHEDE on July 18, 2020
Happy Birthday dear Tom . I will always remember you .
Posted by David Taylor on July 18, 2020
Happy birthday Tom. Great people are never really gone. They live on in the hearts and minds of the lives they affect. Tom was such a person. On his birthday let us remember a great person, great scholar, a great mentor and I am so proud to say, my friend.
Posted by Flora Guillier on July 18, 2020
Happy birthday Tom. Miss you si much. Years have passed but i'll Always remember you as the most wonderful, brilliant and kindest man i had the pleasure to meet. Thank you for all your support.
Posted by Claudio Garuti on July 18, 2020
Dear Tom,
Happy birthday.
We remember you in your birthdate.
Please, receive all our love and gratitude for your existence.
Posted by Dragana Becejski Vujaklij... on July 18, 2020
And today, on your birthday, thank you professor for the knowledge you shared with us!
Posted by Birsen Karpak on July 18, 2020
I miss you Tom. I always thought what a wonderful family you have. They always remember you we always remember you. Journal is doing fine. 
Posted by Dr Syafrizal Maludin, SE ... on July 18, 2020
Thank you for crafting such a useful method.
Posted by Iwan Azis on July 18, 2020
I will forever miss Tom and his way of thinking and seeing things. 
Posted by Mujgan Sagir Ozdemir on July 18, 2020
Sleep peacefull on your birthday Dear Tom. I never forget your contribution to my life as much as to many others'.
Posted by Nina Szklennik on August 16, 2019
Dear Professor, I will never forget you ! Your ideas, philosophy, scientific methods and lectures they will stay with me forever.
Sleep peacefully ....
Posted by Claudio Garuti on August 15, 2019
Dear Tom,
There are already passing 2 years, but don't ever think that we are going to forget you. You (and all you gave) will be forever with us.
Rest in peace Tom, we love you.
Posted by Mujgan Sagir Ozdemir on August 14, 2019
We did not forget you, today it is two years since you passed away.. Rozann visited me here in Turkey this summer Tom, I wish we were able to do this all together. Your ideas, philosophy, techniques and all you gave us will live with us forever Tom. Sleep peacefully...we love you.
Posted by Dragana Becejski Vujaklij... on August 14, 2019
I was very happy when I met Professor Saaty at the Euro XXII Conference in Prague and took a picture with him! That photo was of my cabinet until my retirement, and now it adorns my work space in the apartment.
Thank you prof. Saaty for the knowledge he shared with us!
Posted by Yoon Minsuk on August 14, 2019
Today (August 14) marks the second memorial day of Professor Saaty's trip to heaven.
No one can dare deny his great academic achievements in organizing human judgments.
Furthermore, I never forget Prof. Saaty, who has put great care and effort into world peace for humanity.
The eternal mentor of my life,
Please rest in peace.
Posted by Lou Sander on July 18, 2019
I really miss being an invited judge of the student creativity projects at Tom's classes at Katz. It was an honor to do it, and a pleasure to be exposed to Tom's great wit and charm. It's just another thing of Tom's that will be missed by many.
Posted by Charlie Petredis on July 18, 2019
Tom Saaty dared to touch the soul of those who were fortunate to know him and study his pioneering theories and protocols.  Tom enriched and made better all those who he knew and taught over the decades.  May Tom's memory be eternal & his work live on. 
Charlie Petredis
Posted by Luis on July 18, 2019
Dear Tom,
Jerry and I are trying to continue your dream of a conflict resolution institute. Now we would need your more than ever. 
Love.
Posted by Amy Mertens on June 30, 2019
Grandpa,
Lilly, my Mom and I just returned from visiting with Grandma. The house and visit wasn't the same without you, but your great presence remains. I hope you enjoyed the flowers from your garden that we left for you. I miss you very much and think of you so often. Sending you love
PS Go Steelers ;)
Posted by Maurice Khoury on May 18, 2019
Close to sixty years of knowing Tom is too long a time period to paraphrase in a few words. He is a special person who left me with a lot to remember.
Grace and I miss him and he is always remembered by us as we frequently relate a story or an anecdote where he and us were involved.
Posted by Nadya Megawati Rachman on April 2, 2019
Thankyou Mr. Saaty for give such a smart and helpful methods of decision making. I used this methods for my theses, and we learn this methods at our Major, so many people very familiar with the methods and with your name. And right now i use it again for another research.
Nadya, Learning Center - Ministry of Trade Indonesia.
Posted by András Farkas on January 25, 2019
Dear John,
For your kind letter I am highly appreciated. I am assuring you that I will do my greatest effort to disseminate Tom's works and achievements here in Hungary and preserve his memory.
With my warmest regards,
András (Farkas), Budapest, Hungary
Posted by Puneet Mangla on August 23, 2018
He has been a great Professor. He helped the society by his academic and professional contributions. He showed the path for critical decision making which we all professionals use now.
Posted by Birsen Karpak on August 18, 2018
We remember you a lot Tom. Wonderful birthdays, thanksgivings spent with you. Visiting you, visiting different places together with you in Youngstown, in Canfield, in Pittsburgh, in Istanbul, in Canada name it, so many good memories. We love you....
Posted by Bo Huang on August 15, 2018
A year has past since you left us. I miss you, your kindness and humor. I love reading the joke books you gave me. I do hope I could add some joke into your joke book.
Posted by Claudio Garuti on August 14, 2018
Dear Tom, a year has passed since you left us. I miss your guide, your every-week jokes and amazing stories that you used to send by email to all of us, but over all I miss your Symposium hugs, our talks and sharing ideas.
Love you so,
Claudio
Posted by Lou Sander on August 14, 2018
I have just read every word of every Tribute below. I endorse all of them without reservation. Tom Saaty is truly a great man, who inspires everyone whose life he touches.
Posted by Saaty Astrid on August 14, 2018
Very Dear uncle Tom, déjà un an, je ne t'oublierai jamais. I think of you often.
Posted by Glenn Mazur on August 14, 2018
Tom, We sorely miss you. But your work lives on in all your followers. I am proud to have known you.
Posted by Hussein Najee on August 14, 2018
Met many through my life of 70 years in many countries but nobody left an impact on me like Tom; truly a towering person as a human being with a rich background who made himself since he was 16 when he left his family in pursuit of education. He not only attained the education he wanted but also gave mankind something to work on after he leaves.
Posted by Hussein Najee on July 19, 2018
I am no academia but met him through my wife Asma. This guy is unique in all its senses and he related to me and my Ethiopian/Yemeni background. Left an impression in me and will always remember him for supporting me morally and emotionally. Stronger and larger than the mountains and will always be remembered. He passed through life with a mission that will truly impact life and science.
Posted by Mujgan Sagir Ozdemir on July 19, 2018
Your loss is Heaven's gain... If there is a Heaven for the ones who worked very hard as a scientist, created ideas endlessly, and always shared those ideas with us without questioning like you, you Tom must be there now, You always will be remembered not only in your birthday but everyday..and after us, forever.
Posted by Nina Szklennik on July 18, 2018
Dear Professor,
I will never forget You. You were an extraordinary man, scientist and friend. You left us so many of your scientific works, which we use every day in our work. At the AHP Conference in Sorrento`2011, I told You: "If young people would have such math teachers as You, everyone would love math."
I told my students from the Białystok University of Technology (Poland) about You and Your scientific work. They were delighted.
Thank You very much ! We miss you very much !!!
Posted by Elio Padoano on July 18, 2018
Dear Tom,
a year has just passed and I cannot still find the right words to say how much I miss your friendship and guidance.
Thank you!
Elio
Posted by Emily Harker on July 18, 2018
Happy Birthday dear Dad. Memories of you keep getting stronger...thank you for your energy which continues to spill out here! I love you.
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Posted by Mujgan Sagir Ozdemir on August 15, 2020
You changed my life. I owe you a lot. Thank you again. Each time when my gmail alerts me to say that "Tom Saaty has a new citation," I say this is eternity. You and what you left to this earth will be with us forever.
Posted by José Manuel Magallanes on August 14, 2020
Dear Tom,

Another year passed by... It seems like yesterday the time I had the chance to share with you. My prayers for you tonight... Be blessed!
Posted by David Taylor on August 14, 2020
Happy birthday Tom, wherever you are, your work and guidance have and will continue to help many others all over the world.  I will never forget your words of encouragement and jokes.
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Happy Birthday Dad 2020

Shared by Linda Kolker on July 18, 2020
Dad and I shared the same birthday, and today I'm 70 and he would have been 94. I'm thinking of him, as I often do on ordinary days. When I was a little girl, he encouraged curiosity about nearly everything, and awakened me to the grandeur of the universe and the beauty of the natural world. He admired Albert Schweitzer and his reverence for life. There isn't enough space here to write about all the ways in which being his daughter shaped the adult I became.
Perhaps the best gift he gave me was my beloved sister, Emily, my marvelous three brothers, Michael, John and Dan, and my warm, loving stepmother and dear friend, Rozann. 

Happy Birthday Dad!

ISAHP 2011 Sorrento

Shared by Pablo Aragonés-Beltrán on October 4, 2017

Happy Tom having a rest.

Valencia July 2008

Shared by Pablo Aragonés-Beltrán on October 4, 2017

Mónica, Tom and Rozan after having eaten a nice Paella.