WARE, George W. 8/27/1927 – 4/25/2017 George W. Ware, loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and Professor Emeritus of Entomology and Associate Dean of the College of Agriculture – University of Arizona, died April 25, 2017 at home surrounded by his family and friends, following a courageous battle with cancer. A native Arkansan, born in Hope, AR, Ware received a B.S. in 1951 and an M.S./Entomology & Toxicology in 1952 from the University of Arkansas. In 1952 he married the love of his life – Doris Marie Adams. They moved to Manhattan, KS to complete a doctorate in Entomology and Plant Pathology at Kansas State University, 1956. Here their first child, Cindy Ware (Carlson-Ziebell), was born. In 1957 Ware joined Ohio State University as Professor and integral member of the insect toxicology and pesticide analytical group. It was there Sam Ware and Julie Ware (Usry) were born, completing the family. In 1966 Ware moved his family to Tucson to head the Department of Entomology in the College of Agriculture at the University of Arizona. The desert was quite a change from the lush trees and vegetation they were accustomed to, but as days passed they came to love Tucson, the people, and the terrain. On an academic trip to Washington D.C., Ware had the privilege of sitting next to Sister Kathleen (deceased) – founder of shelter Casa de Los Ninos. They became fast friends and Ware guided her as she wrote and published her experience and vision for the Casa. From here, Ware was involved in the United Way, Literacy of Pima County, Homeless in the Winter program. However, his heart belonged to his most valued concern – the congregation of Palo Verde Church of Christ. He led singing, taught Sunday School, adult classes and participated in Summer Church Camp at Southern Arizona Bible Camp in the Graham Mountains. He was available to anyone that needed help or encouragement. Professionally, Ware authored and published several textbooks on pest control, pesticide management, pesticide toxicology and pesticide litigation. He revered science and enjoyed his role as professor, mentor, and administrator for the U of A College of Agriculture. He also served our country in the United States Navy WWII and as an officer in the Army during the Korean conflict. Ware was an avid athlete competing in several marathons, lunchtime swimming at McKale, handball. He was an Eagle Scout and valued this training and discipline. He became Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America to an amazing group of young men – where his son Sam and many of the troop were awarded the Eagle Scout Award. Upon retirement, Ware became a golf enthusiast playing with a group of church friends and colleagues. Some of this same group met for coffee every Saturday morning to discuss world issues (and grandchildren.) He and Doris enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and abroad. Trips to see the grandkids were always the highlights. Ware is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Doris Ware and his children and grandchildren, Cindy Carlson and husband, Greg Ziebell, John Carlson, Dr. Karyn Carlson and husband, Justin Gallick, Matthew and Kelsey Carlson, Sam and Melanie Ware, Lauren and Jesse Henderson, Ashleigh and Tyler Adair, Julie Ware Usry and Taylor Usry. Very special love and thanks to Kasey, Maria, Esparanza and Jennifer – Dad’s special angels. Memorial Service: Saturday, May 13, 2017, 10:00 a.m., Palo Verde Church of Christ, 651 S. Kolb Road. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to Southern Arizona Bible Camp or the organization of your choice. Reception to follow at the Radisson, 6555 E. Speedway. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel.
Source: Arizona Daily Star, The (Tucson, AZ) – Sunday, May 7, 2017