Online Obituary

John William “Bill” Friel, Professor Emeritus, died peacefully at Brookhaven Nursing Home under Hospice care on June 11, 2018. He was 81. Bill earned a BA in Mathematics from Loras College and an MA in Mathematics from Duquesne University. Bill retired from UD in 1999 after 36 years of service. He continued to teach part-time for us until 2007.

Bill taught FORTRAN in Computer Science Department at University of Dayton, and he was one of the early adopters of MAPLE in our calculus classrooms. He was active on the Faculty Board and served many years as Marshal and Head Marshal for UD.

He was very active in the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), of which he was a member for more than 50 years. He held elected office in the Ohio Section of the MAA as President (1987-1988), Secretary-Treasurer (1999-2006), and Treasurer (2006-2007).