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
 

August 14, 2020
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.
August 14, 2020
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
August 14, 2020
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
August 14, 2020
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.
August 14, 2020
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.
August 14, 2020
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
August 14, 2020
August 14, 2020
Still miss you dad -- 3 years on and it's just like yesterday.
August 14, 2020
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.
July 20, 2020
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.
July 20, 2020
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.
July 19, 2020
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.
July 18, 2020
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.
July 18, 2020
July 18, 2020
Sleep peacefull on your birthday Dear Tom. I never forget your contribution to my life as much as to many others'.
July 18, 2020
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.
July 18, 2020
July 18, 2020
Dear Tom,
Happy birthday.
We remember you in your birthdate.
Please, receive all our love and gratitude for your existence.
July 18, 2020
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. 
July 18, 2020
July 18, 2020
I will forever miss Tom and his way of thinking and seeing things. 
August 16, 2019
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 ....
August 15, 2019
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.
August 14, 2019
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.
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!
August 14, 2019
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.
July 18, 2019
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.
July 18, 2019
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
July 18, 2019
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.
June 30, 2019
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 ;)
May 18, 2019
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.
April 2, 2019
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.
January 25, 2019
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
August 23, 2018
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.
August 18, 2018
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....
August 15, 2018
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.
August 14, 2018
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.
August 14, 2018
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
August 14, 2018
August 14, 2018
Very Dear uncle Tom, déjà un an, je ne t'oublierai jamais. I think of you often.
August 14, 2018
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.
August 14, 2018
August 14, 2018
Tom, We sorely miss you. But your work lives on in all your followers. I am proud to have known you.
July 19, 2018
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.
July 19, 2018
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.
July 18, 2018
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 !!!
July 18, 2018
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
July 18, 2018
July 18, 2018
Happy Birthday Grandpa! I miss you so much and think of you often, especially when retelling your favorite jokes!
July 18, 2018
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.
July 13, 2018
July 13, 2018
JUst a simple and big thought today as the symposium is taking place. Wish  i could have been there to share the memories and new subjects that uses ahp and anp.
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Dearest Prof. Saaty, thank you for showing us the easier way to view the complexity of making a decision.

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August 15, 2022
Dear Tom:
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August 14, 2022
Dear Tom,
What a strong friendship you created! We are together for Thanksgivings, we are organizing ISAHP symposiums, our journal is getting better. We just miss you! Thank you once more creating this great family, this community!
Love,
Birsen Karpak


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August 14, 2022
Dear Tom,
As you indicated in your e-mail message you sent in 2005, the world was unsettled then.
Unfortunately, there are more conflicts now and the world is more unsettled.
I miss you.
Rest in peace,
Ilker


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