Photo courtesy of Koch Funeral Home - State College

Raymond George Ayoub

Jan 2, 1923 - Jan 5, 2013

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Dear Family and Friends of Raymond Ayoub,

Raymond was a warm, caring,and loving human being with whom I became acquainted while finishing my Math Graduate Studies at PSU in 1971. I will remember him for the great humanity that he exhibited in all our dealings. I am saddened to learn of his passing, and wish to express my deepest sympathy.

With much love,

Charlie Sitler

Dear Daphne and Family,
My prayers for you are that you feel His comfort, His peace and that you are surrounded with His love.
You have been blessed to have an amazing man in your life. I had the honor of speaking with him only a few times when he called to talk to you at work, Daphne. He was so sweet and kind.
I'm thinking of you.

To all of Ray's family,

Ray Ayoub was my friend and mentor. In 1964, my first year in the Penn State Mathematics Department, Ray graciously offered to share his office with me. He guided and assisted me through my early years on the faculty. My debt to him is huge. He was extremely kind and thoughtful in his dealings with everyone.
The world has lost a wonderful human being and a fine mathematician. I am deeply saddened by his death.

Dear Cynthia,
I was amazed at the details of your Father's life. What a humble man in spite of the journey he had for 90 years. I appreciate the role model he was for you. I hope you feel the support of your many friends as you grieve.
Jennifer Burns

It has been many years since we lived in State College and saw Ray regularly. From the beginning he made us feel at ease within the mathematics department. Afterwards we saw him only at major mathematics meetings, but seeing him and experiencing his gentle presence and good humor was always a pleasure. He led a remarkable life of service to mathematics and to humanity, and we shall always remember him fondly.

To the family:
Condolence to the family. What a wonderful life. He will be missed by family and all people who knew and came in contact with him. It has been a wonderful blessing that he was able to have a long and a truly fulfilled life, yet it is difficult to lose a family member and such a wonderful person.
In the few times I have talked with and listened to Raymond Ayoub , I thought of him as being a very kind, gentle and caring person. ...

We are so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a remarkable man, and devoted his life to making an impact for good in the world, despite many obstacles. The legacy he left you is a gift few can claim. And he will continue to be a help to many people now and in the future. That is great comfort to all who love him! We are praying for you all! John and Lee


Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family in Raymond's passing. May you find comfort in the memories of his inluence on your life.
Kurt & Carol Schweig


Raymond's Obituary

Raymond Ayoub died on January 5th with his family at his side. Ray was born on January 2nd, 1923 in Sherbrooke in the Canadian province of Quebec. His parents, George and Nazeera Ayoub had emigrated from Syria at the beginning of the century. Ray was the 11th of 12 children, many of whom were...

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