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  Don Burns
From: araceae at earthlink.net on 2002.04.28 at 11:53:05(8668)
It is with a considerable amount of grief and sadness that I inform
you that shortly after 3 P.M on Saturday, April 27, 2002 that Don
Burns passed away. He is survived by his wife, Carol. Don was a
wonderful friend, a great contributor to this list and to the IAS.
Dewey
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From: Don Martinson llmen at wi.rr.com> on 2002.04.28 at 16:55:20(8669)
>It is with a considerable amount of grief and sadness that I inform
>you that shortly after 3 P.M on Saturday, April 27, 2002 that Don
>Burns passed away. He is survived by his wife, Carol. Don was a
>wonderful friend, a great contributor to this list and to the IAS.
>Dewey

I'm so saddened to hear of this. It was Don who first recruited me
to join the Aroid list, the first listserv that I had ever joined. I
had been posting to one of the newsgroups in search of information on
A. titanum and he wrote me privately to urge me to join the Aroid
List, specifically mentioning that the World Expert of Amorphophallus
was also a member (guess who?)

I certainly give him the credit for introducing me to all of you fine folks.

--
Don Martinson

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From: "Alan Galloway" alan_galloway at ncsu.edu> on 2002.04.28 at 16:57:02(8670)
> It is with a considerable amount of grief and sadness that I inform
> you that shortly after 3 P.M on Saturday, April 27, 2002 that Don
> Burns passed away. He is survived by his wife, Carol. Don was a
> wonderful friend, a great contributor to this list and to the IAS.
> Dewey

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From: Jill Bell jbell_buxton at yahoo.com> on 2002.04.29 at 07:59:34(8671)
I had the pleasure of meeting Don for the first time
this September at the show. I had conversed with him
previously on the list and privately, and found him to
be a very nice man.
Upon meeting Don, I found a true gentleman, and a
friend. I am indeed sorry to hear of his passing, he
will be missed.
Best to his wife Carol, and to you Dewey, I know he
was your true friend.
Best Regards,
Jill Bell
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From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2002.04.29 at 08:02:13(8672)
I will miss Don, as will many other folks within and away from the ranks of
the IAS. Don and a couple other members were the ones who set up my comp.
system, and Don got me started on this new and very intimidating new
'thing'. He loved aroids, and he allowed me to give him many of the ones
that I grew. I regret that only recently I FINALLY managed arrange to
obtain a cutting of a species of African Culcasia that he had been after for
years, he did not survive long enough to see it. His presence as one of
the moderators of the aroid-l list will be missed.
Please pass on our deepest condolences to his wife Carol.

Julius

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From: Don Martinson <llmen at wi.rr.com> on 2014.08.30 at 13:02:45(23076)
Don’t know if the name Don Burns has been mentioned.

Back in the 1990’s it was Don who first recruited me to join the Aroid list, the first listserv that I had ever joined.

I had been posting to one of the newsgroups in search of information on

Amorphophallus titanum and he wrote me privately to urge me to join the Aroid

List, specifically mentioning that the World Expert of Amorphophallus

was also a member (guess who?)

I certainly give him the credit for introducing me to all of you fine folks.

-- Don Martinson

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From: "Betsy Feuerstein" <ecuador10 at comcast.net> on 2014.08.30 at 16:49:29(23078)
Don Burns was one of the nicest kindest plant people I have ever known. He was one of those people often behind the scenes helping those in the front of the mission to make Aroids known and treasured. He left us far too soon for sure!

Another aroid person who might be wise to include is Tim Anderson who crossed many a velvet anthurium to come up with some beautiful hybrids that to this day are sold at the Aroid Show by the crew of Palm Hammock, one of the prettiest plant sales places in the Miami Area. He also grew and are still grown, some of the really nice philodendrons. Begonias were his thing but he was a darn good grower no matter what he was growing. That tradition has been continued to this day by the staff of Palm Hammock. In the back of this nursery there is a really neat back greenhouse where treasures can be found with permission of the powers that be because they only allow limited access with permission.

Has anyone mentioned Enid yet? Can’t forget that fabulous grower of Aroids. She has imported and grown so many neat new material and kept some of the old varieties going over these many years. We cannot forget her………………. Nsetropicals ……… go to eBay to lose your shirt to some of the neat aroids she has listed…………

Then add Brian Williams from Kentucky who sells on eBay and shows up at the Aroid Show almost every year.

Betsy

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