I was saddened to learn of Dr. Piringer's passing. My sincerest condolences to his family. I met Dr. Piringer when my mother, Audrey Griffith (who passed away in the mid-1980s), was secretary to Drs. Piringer, Downs and Borthwick at the USDA Plant Industry Station in the 1950s and '60s. Dr. Piringer always had time for me, and I deeply appreciated that. He was a good, good man.