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Family to remove life support for math prof, puzzle expert

By Stuart Tomlinson, The Oregonian/OregonLive

GazzolaPORTLAND, Ore. – The daughter of a Washington State University Vancouver math professor and nationally renowned puzzle expert who was critically injured while jogging last week said her father will be taken off life support Wednesday.

Thomas James Gazzola has been in critical condition at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center since he was struck last Wednesday in a residential neighborhood of Northeast Portland, said his daughter, Liz Gazzola.

Read all of the article in the Oregonian/OregonLive at

Read a January article in WSU News about Gazzola’s teaching and accomplishments at


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