August 10, 2022
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Mary Veronica Kolesar

Retired Computer Science instructor Mary Veronica “Mary V” (Mason) Kolesar died July 12, 2022, in Logan, Utah, from cancer. A beloved teacher and mentor at Utah State from 1992-2006, Kolesar was a valued contributor to the development of USU’s Department of Computer Science. “Faculty, students and staff alike loved Mary V. for her sense of humor, her spot-on observations on life and her laughter,” says former colleague Dr. Xiaojun Qi, Professor and Department Head. “She was a wonderful teacher, and helped many students gain a strong foundation in computer science. We will miss her.” Kolesar is survived by her husband, Peter Kolesar, Professor Emeritus in USU’s Department of Geosciences; sons Michael and Matt, along with other family members. In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America or Covenant House.