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Official Obituary of

Lewis Fulcher

March 30, 1943 ~ May 9, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Lewis Fulcher Obituary

Dr. Lewis Page Fulcher Jr., 80, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away on May 9, 2023. He was born on March 30, 1943 in Amherst, VA to the late Lewis Page and Francis (Drummond) Fulcher. He married Mary Jane O'Hara on December 21, 1968 and she survives him.

Lewis is also survived by his children: Lewis (Nancy) Fulcher III of Ann Arbor, MI; Shelly (Caryl) Murphy of Kettering, OH; and Brian Fulcher of Columbus, OH; grandchildren: Courtney, CJ, Nicole, Lena, Lucas, Anna, Silas, Leyton; and great-grandson, Jacob; and a brother Hugh Fulcher.

Lewis was a physics professor at Bowling Green State University for 49 years and was awarded a life-time achievement award in 2019. He began his studies at Virginia Tech University earning his Bachelors in Science in Physics. Lewis received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1969, was a postdoctoral fellow at the Goethe Universität in Frankfurt and at the University of Maryland before joining the BGSU faculty in 1973. He was promoted to full professor in 1988. He first established his international reputation in the field of quantum physics. He again made a significant impact, bringing his skills and knowledge in physics to the investigation of how sound is produced by the vocal folds. Lewis was a longtime member of St. Thomas More. He often would sing “The Gambler” at various social settings.  He was the most fun person you ever met; loved telling stories, wine, friends and family.

Contribution in Lewis's honor of may be gifted to the Lewis Fulcher Scholarship in Physics and Astronomy, Bowling Green Foundation INC. attn: Gift Processing 136 North Mercer Road, Bowling Green, OH 43403

Visitation for Lewis will be held on Friday, May 12, 2023 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Deck – Hanneman Funeral Home, 1460 W. Wooster Street, Bowling Green, OH.  A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 11:30 am at St. Thomas More University Parish, 425 Thurstin St, Bowling Green, OH 43402.  Burial will immediately follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.

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May 12, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory

Funeral Mass
May 13, 2023

11:30 AM
St. Thomas More University Parish
425 Thurstin St
Bowling Green, OH 43402

May 13, 2023

12:30 PM
Oak Grove Cemetery
Merry Avenue
Bowling Green, OH 43402


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