Roger Ware was born in 1942, in San Francisco at Letterman Army Hospital, the son of Willet and Eleanor Ware. His father was a career army officer and his assignments took the family to many places, including three years in post war Tokyo. He graduated High School from Staunton Military Academy, and then received his AB at UC Berkeley as a mathematics major. There he met Jean, the love of his live, and they were married for 50 years and had two children, Paul and Evan. The family spent their time growing up in State College. He earned his PhD in math at UCSanta Barbara, where he studied quadratic forms and ring theory, which became his major areas of research. He was a professor of mathematics at Penn State for 30 years until his retirement. His other interests besides family were running and triathlons. He ran Boston Marathon five times and his favorite triathlon was escape from Alcatraz. He and Jean enjoyed their retirement years in Lincoln, Calif., enjoying the grandchildren and traveling to many interesting places all over the world and in the US. They especially liked bike tours. He is survived by his wife Jean; son Dr. Paul Ware, of Capitola (Darien) and their children Aliya, Kierran, and Christopher and son Evan Ware (Erlina) and their daughter Kayla.
Source: Centre Daily Times (State College, PA) – Wednesday, July 13, 2016