Dr. Anthony Alfred John Marley

February 15, 1940June 14, 2021
Obituary of Dr. Anthony Alfred John Marley
Dr. Anthony Alfred John Marley, born on February 15, 1940 in Devon, England died suddenly of a coronary event on June 14, 2021 in Victoria, British Columbia at the age of 81 years. He is survived by his beloved wife of over 50 years Carol Ann Marley, his loving daughter Dr. Anna O. Marley, and his devoted grandson Gabriel McLean Marley, currently both of Philadelphia, PA. He was predeceased by his sister Pamela Marley, and his parents Violet and Thomas Marley. Tony grew up in the small town of Fremington, Devon, where he won a Devon County Scholarship to earn a B.Sc. in Mathematics with First Class Honors from the University of Birmingham, a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Post-Doctoral Miller Institute Fellowship at UC Berkeley . He was a recipient of numerous awards including a Fulbright, Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellowship, Killam Fellowship, and served as the President of the Society for Mathematical Psychology and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Mathematical Psychology for 30 years. He is Professor Emeritus at McGill University where he served as professor and former Chair of the Department of Psychology, Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of Victoria, and Adjunct Research Professor at the Institute for Choice at the University of South Australia. Tony was a brilliant scholar of mathematical and computational models of perception and cognition and their empirical study. In addition to his scholarly work Tony had a passion for collecting Meccano, Inuit and Aboriginal Australian art, walking his Australian Shepherds on the beach, wearing bowties, attending live jazz, traveling the world, and during the pandemic playing online chess with his grandson. At Tony’s request there will be no funeral, however, his family and colleagues will organize an online memorial, and when possible, his family will celebrate his life and scatter his ashes in his beloved Devon. Condolences and memories can be shared at

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