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Obituaries

Obituary: Paul G. Sears

by Linda Wang
November 14, 2020 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 98, ISSUE 44

 

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Credit: University of Kentucky
Paul G. Sears

Paul G. Sears, 96, died Sept. 12 in Lexington, Kentucky.

“Paul, a World War II veteran, served in the US Army Air Corps as a tail gunner on a B-17, which was shot down; he was a prisoner of war for 19 months. After the war, he completed his degrees and performed research for 2 years at Monsanto. He then joined the University of Kentucky faculty and became widely recognized for his research on nonaqueous solvents. He taught at all levels, influencing the lives of more than 7,000 students, and received several great-teacher awards. He was inducted into the College of Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame in 2013 and was the faculty representative on the board of trustees for 9 years.”—Steven W. Yates, friend and colleague

Most recent title: Professor emeritus and academic affairs adviser to the president, University of Kentucky

Education: BS, industrial chemistry, 1950, and PhD, physical chemistry/electrical engineering, 1953, University of Kentucky

Survivors: Daughter, Elizabeth Brown; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren

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