Dr. Benito Ching Tan Ph.D.

Los Angeles, California

1946 - 2016


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August 30, 1946 - December 23, 2016 Benito (Ben) C. Tan, Ph.D., an internationally recognized botanist, Researcher at the University and Jepson Herbaria at UC Berkeley, elected fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, and Richard Spruce Award recipient, died of cancer at age 70 in Los...

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I remember Benny from grad school at UBC. His exploits in the mountains of BC collecting mosses were legendary. I later met him in Singapore where we went to a movie together. He was a sweet man.

...a bryologist par excellence, a colleague in Philippine botany and systematics, a personal friend, the one my girls then called "superman" during his visits at home. You will NOT BE FORGOTTEN.

Missing you so much prof. I was doing flower photography after your module. It was nice to see u at the sg botanic gardens. We miss you so much, your students from plants and fungi module

Benny is a friend and a classmate in my undergrad year at UP Diliman. He is very jolly and got a treat of acupuncture from him. O Lord, in your mercy welcome him into your heavenly kingdom. In your encompassing love, Lord, bring him into the light of your Divine Presence. May he rest in peace.

He was a good friend and mentor. In the 90s when I was interviewing for postdoctoral positions in the Boston area, he was so gracious to let me stay in his place for a couple of days. He will be missed. He will be in my prayers. --Larry

Benny will always be in my prayers. May he rest in peace with the good Lord.