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Rufus Walter Andrews Wanning

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November 05, 2013
When Rufus passed on I asked each of SHI's country programs to plant a tree in his memory. Recently I heard from our program in Panama that, hearing what kind of man Rufus was, they wanted to do something more significant and planted 218 trees of 15 species in an agroforestry plot on the organic demonstration farm of SHI participant Erik Rodriquez in memory of Rufus! Everyone who visits the farm will see the sign and the trees honoring Rufus and his commitment to trees and people all over the world.
November 04, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of his death. He must have been a remarkable man.

Michaeline for Maine Mycological Association
May 27, 2013
Appreciated his "Pauline peril" email updates. Condolences to kin/d especially
Esther and Tommy who had a fine older
brother in their lives. Susanna Cuyler
May 27, 2013
He was a legend in Blue Hill for his work with the elm trees and his thoughtful editorials on important topics. His face was always smiling on the dance floor as we played our jigs and reels in the Town Hall. We'll miss you, Rufus. A life well-lived.
May 24, 2013
So sad that Rufus is gone, but we knew it was going to happen for a long time - a long time in which Rufus kept up his own good spirits and was an example for us all.
I got to know Rufus as a fellow "nerd" in the Exeter Rocket Club in 1958. We had a slightly maverick faculty advisor and we actually succeeded in propelling a few objects into the sky. That made a nice change from the very ordered life at Exeter.
Later we shared a Cambridge apartment with two other guys during Rufus's first year after college (my second). During that phase I recall going on sailing weekends with Rufus's family a number of times.
After drifting apart for a number of decades Rufus got back in touch with me at my address in Holland and we exchanged a lot of stories. I was glad to have the chance to visit with him and Margaret in late 2011.
It would be great if there were more people like Rufus in the world. We'll miss him!

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