[Taxacom] Fwd: Passing of John Chemsak

Doug Yanega dyanega at ucr.edu
Tue Aug 28 13:39:34 CDT 2007


I just received this from Steve Lingafelter, along with a phoned 
request that I distribute it to various listservs. Definitely sad 
news for our community.

>Subject: Passing of John Chemsak
>Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 13:44:18 -0400
>From: "Lingafelter, Steve" <Steve.Lingafelter at ARS.USDA.GOV>
>To: <dyanega at ucr.edu>
>
>I just heard that John Chemsak passed away.  Unfortunately I don't 
>know any other details, perhaps others can provide them.  John was 
>part of the Cerambycidae powerhouse for North America and along with 
>E. Gorton Linsley published more papers than anyone on the North 
>American fauna. 
>
>This is a big blow to the students of Cerambycidae, and this 
>discipline has had some major losses recently including Edmund 
>Giesbert and Frank Hovore.
>I'm sure our whole community has his family in our thoughts.
>--Steve
>
>Steven W. Lingafelter
>Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA
>National Museum of Natural History
>Washington, DC

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