Charles Edward (Charlie) Aull, professor emeritus of mathematics in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, died on July 4, 2009. He was 81 years old.

Born Sept. 1, 1927, in Astoria, N.Y., Aull taught at the University of Wisconsin and Kent State University before joining Virginia Tech’s mathematics department in 1965. He taught at Virginia Tech until his retirement in 1992.

Aull served with the U.S. Navy and held Bachelor of Arts degree in chemical engineering from Columbia University, a master's degree from the University of Oregon, and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado in Mathematics.

He published more than 50 papers in the topology field and edited two larger works: Handbook of the History of General Topology and Rings of Continuous Functions. In addition, Aull was active with the Newman Community, the Catholic Campus Ministry at Virginia Tech.

A vigil service will take place at McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive, SW, Blacksburg, Va. on July 7 at 6 p.m., with a viewing to follow. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at St. Mary's Parish, 1205 Olde Mill Road, Blacksburg, on Wednesday, July 8 at 11 a.m. Rev. Richard Mooney will preside. Immediately following internment at the Memorial Gardens of the New River Valley on North Main St., there will be a reception at St. Mary's Parish Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Newman Community, 203 Otey Street, Blacksburg, VA 24060, or the St. Mary's Parish Building Fund, 1205 Olde Mill Rd., Blacksburg, VA 24060.

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