Ted Fathauer, of Fairbanks, died at home on Jan. 20, 2013. He was born June 5, 1946. |
He had recently retired from a 44-year career as a weather forecaster with the National Weather Service. He worked briefly in Suitland, Md., but for the past 42 years, he lived and worked in Alaska. For the past 35 years he worked in the Fairbanks office.
He truly loved Alaska, and never wanted to leave. He lived in Juneau and Anchorage, but his heart was always in Fairbanks.
He had a long attachment to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he earned his master's degree in atmospheric sciences in 2012. He had previously earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago in 1968. He had been admitted to begin work on his doctorate degree at the University of Alaska this coming fall, and he was greatly looking forward to it.
He contributed to the university, was in the University of Alaska College of Fellows and on the board of Friends of the University of Alaska Museum of the North. He also was on the boards of the Salvation Army, Fairbanks Concert Association and Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra.
He was a supporter of the arts in Fairbanks and of Opera Fairbanks. For 19 years, he participated in the Equinox Marathon.
There will be a celebration of his life at 1 p.m. May 11, 2013, in the UAF Davis Concert Hall.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Mary Ann, of Fairbanks; and his twin-sister, Gretchen Fathauer, of Blue Rock, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Helen and Arthur Fathauer, of Lake Forest, Ill.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a student scholarship at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Contributions may be made online at www.uaf.edu/giving/gift. (Please note on form "in memory of Ted Fathauer.") Checks may be mailed to UAF Development, PO Box 757530, Fairbanks, AK 99775. Please make checks payable to: "UA Foundation" and note "in memory of Ted Fathauer" in the memo line.
If you have questions, please contact the UAF Development Office at
Published in Daily News-Miner on Jan. 30, 2013