In memoriam…J. Douglas Faires

Doug Faires

Doug Faires

A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown, for J. Douglas Faires, 71, who died Dec. 21 following an extended illness.

Faires earned a bachelor’s degree from YSU in 1963 and returned in 1969 to join the mathematics faculty, retiring in 2006.

He received numerous honors, including five YSU Distinguished Faculty awards and an Honorary Doctor of Science from YSU. He was a driving force behind the establishment of the YSU Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics.

An obituary in The Vindicator said Faires “will be remembered not for his awards, but as a dedicated teacher. He was a master at getting the best out of those around him, encouraging them to recognize their own potential and mentoring them to achievements far beyond their expectations.”

Memorial contributions may be made to the YSU Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics,, or to any organization that encourages students to pursue excellence in mathematics.

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