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David Stansbery


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David Stansbery Obituary
Stansbery, David
1926 - 2017
David Honor Stansbery, age 91, passed away on August 24, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. He was born on May 5, 1926 in Upper Sandusky, Ohio to Honor G. and Daisy E. (Kirby) Stansbery. David was a Graduate of Upper Sandusky High School, served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946, and earned his Ph.D. at Ohio State University. He also held the positions of Professor Emeritus at the Ohio State University, Curator of the Ohio State Museum of Natural History, Educator, Author, Editor, Researcher, Ecologist, and Malacologist. David served on the National Board of The Nature Conservancy and as President of the American Malacological Union. He received numerous rewards and recognitions for his work to protect the environment and promote biological diversity. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Mary Lois Pease Stansbery. Survived by his brother, Daniel Keith (Gloria); children, Michael (JaNae), Mark (Debbie, deceased), Kathleen (Francis) Pang, and Linda (Bruce) Anschutz; eight grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Friends and family may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at RUTHERFORD-CORBIN FUNERAL HOME, 515 High St., Worthington, Ohio, 43085. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Private interment will be in Stansbery Cemetery, Wyandot County, OH. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the organization of your choice that helps to protect our environment. Online condolences can be made at www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Aug. 26, 2017
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