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Exec's Blog &News dgregg on 10 Mar 2011 03:46 pm

Roger Goos, URI Prof. of Botany, Emeritus—1924-2011

Roger Goos, a professor of botany at the University of Rhode Island from 1970 to 1995, passed away on Monday, March 7 at the age of 86. Roger grew up on a farm in Iowa, serving in the Infantry in WW II (European Theater) earning a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Dr. Goos received his B.Sc, MSc and Ph.D from the University of Iowa. He served as president of the Mycological Society of America, published many articles and papers on mycology, conducted mushroom walks for numerous community groups, and was well known in mycological circles. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to the University of Lisbon and an Indo-American Fellowship to the University of Madras. In 2005 he received the Distinguished Naturalist Award from the Rhode Island Natural History Survey, which published his life’s work, The Mycota of Rhode Island, in 2010. His encyclopedic knowledge of fungi earned him invitations to collaborate around the globe, including in India, Japan, Iraq, Hawaii and the United Kingdom.

A memorial service for Dr. Goos will be held on Saturday, March 12 at 11 a.m. at the Apponaug Pentecostal Church, 75 Prospect St., Warwick. From 9:30 to 11 will be an informal gathering of friends and family. All are welcome. Dr. Goos will be buried in Iowa.

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