Oliver George Aberth



July 23, 1929 – March 10, 2019

Oliver George Aberth, 89, of College Station passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019. He was born on July 23, 1929 in Akron, Ohio to George and Louise Aberth. Oliver served as a Technical Corporal at Camp Detrick (now Fort Detrick), Maryland from 1953 to 1955. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from The City College of New York, his Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT, and his Doctorate in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania. Oliver was a man of great intellect and he used his talents to benefit generations to come. Early in his career, he worked on programming the UNIVAC I, one of the first commercial computers. Oliver wrote numerous articles and several books in the field of mathematics, including Precise Numerical Analysis (1988). He taught Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Rutgers University, The City College of New York, and for 29 years at Texas A&M University where he was a tenured professor. Oliver was an avid tennis player and also enjoyed travelling, family game nights, and spending time outdoors. In his later years he relished daily walks around his neighborhood. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, and will be missed.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Dawn Aberth; siblings, Helmut Aberth, Helen Smedman, Berthold Aberth, Martha Ojeda, Adrian Aberth, Annie Brahy, Etienne Aberth, and Willie Aberth.

Oliver is survived by his children, Karl Aberth, Lorraine Lambert and husband, William Lambert, and Karen Aberth; grandchildren, Jessica Lambert, Brenna Lambert, and Krista Lambert; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of extended family members and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM on Wednesday, March 20 at Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Center. Memorial Mass will be held 10 AM Thursday, March 21st at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 507 E 26th St, Bryan, TX. Condolences may be expressed at www.CallawayJones.com


  1. Dear Lorraine, Sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. May the Lord comfort you and your family.
    Love, Marcia

  2. Praying for peace for your family as you celebrate the life of your dad and for the happy repose of his soul. May he now Rest In Peace!

  3. Dear Lorraine,
    May the dear Lord help you get through this trying time. I am so sorry for your loss but am praying for the repose of your dear father’s soul. We look forward to the time that we will be united once again with our loved ones in the glory of Heaven!

  4. Prayers with your family today. I know my grandma Anne is enjoying her brothers company once again. Hugs. Adrienne Brahy

  5. Lorraine, Karl and Karen I have such loving memories of Uncle Oliver and Aunt Dawn! Their kindness to my mom, Aunt Annie, was so sweet! I will always remember them fondly.

    Sending love and prayers,

  6. Dear Aberth family, I remember Uncle Oliver as gentle, soft spoken, with twinkling eyes and quick to laugh. He was so brilliant, like many of his siblings. I loved him and my love and condolences go out to you. I only saw this now, what a beautiful tribute to your father. Love Susan


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