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Neal L. Carothers

November 16, 1952 January 29, 2018
Neal L. Carothers
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Obituary for Neal L. Carothers

Dr. Neal L. Carothers, 65, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Monday January 28, 2018. He was born November 16, 1952 in Toledo, Ohio to Harold and Retha (Packard) Carothers.

Neal was a Professor of Mathematics at Bowling Green State University. He was known by his colleagues and students as a gifted mathematician, exceptional educator and expositor of the highest degree. His love and passion for mathematics was evident and infectious.

He published more than a dozen refereed research articles in some of the most prestigious journals in his field. He was a popular speaker, delivering over a dozen invited addresses and also wrote two books. Neal served the Department of Mathematics at BGSU as a member of its Advisory, Personnel, and Promotion and Tenure Committees, and from 1999-2007 as the departments Chair. He nurtured strong graduate programs and fostered strong relationships with departments and programs all across campus by his presence at the college and university levels.

His most cherished accomplishment was his reputed text “Real Analysis” One review of his text stating Neal’s book “will sit happily alongside classics such as Apostol’s Mathematical analysis, Royden’s Real analysis, Rudin’s Real and complex analysis and Hewitt and Stromberg’s Real and abstract analysis.” This acknowledging Neal as a supreme expositor and master of his trade.

He is survived by his sisters Sheryl Walker of Toledo, Ohio, Janean L. (Robert) Vick of Toledo, Ohio and Rebecca L. Carothers of Florida as well as extended family and friends who deeply grieve his passing and sorely miss his company, humor, generosity, laughter and council.

A memorial service is being scheduled in his honor. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Dunn Funeral Home in Bowling Green.

Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to BGSU.

To share an online condolence or fond memory with the Carothers family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com


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