[Taxacom] John Chemsak

James Whitfield jwhitfie at life.uiuc.edu
Tue Aug 28 13:55:07 CDT 2007

This is what I have so far.  I am sure those still in Berkeley have more. 

Jim Whitfield

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 14:15:39 -0700
From: Jerry A. Powell <powellj at nature.berkeley.edu>
To: jadebenedictis at ucdavis.edu, rwthorp at ucdavis.edu
Subject: John Chemsak, 1932-2007

	I regret reporting that our friend, mine of of 51 years, John
Chemsak, died yesterday following a long battle with increasingly
serious ramifications from diabetes. Evidently his weakened heart
could not rally one more time. John was a fixture in the Essig Museum
for more than 40 years, and in charge of its daily management for
much of that time. He continued to be a productive taxonomist after
retirement in 1995 until recent months.

	The family expects to host a celebration memorial in the latter half
of September.

					regards, 	Jerry

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