Hector R. Anton, a former associate dean and accounting professor at Berkeley-Haas, passed away Nov. 22 in Massachusetts at the age of 92.
Anton was hired as an assistant professor at Berkeley's business school in 1954, and became a full professor in 1965. He served as associate dean from 1969 to 1972 and retired in 1974.
"He was a hard-working teacher," recalled former Haas Dean Earl "Bud" Cheit. "His work and the depth of his understanding of the field were respected by practitioners — so much so, that he was recruited by accounting firms. He decided to join one and finished his career as a senior partner in the New York office of the Deloitte firm."
Anton also was professor emeritus at the Stern School of Business at New York University, and served as chairman of Stern's Ross Institute. He was the author of several books on accounting practices and one on Fortran and business data processing. He received his doctorate at the University of Minnesota, and his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UCLA.
Anton served in the Navy during World War II in the Pacific as a radio technician on a mine sweeper.
He is survived by his wife, Lois M. Anton; four children; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.