In Loving Memory of George Melvin Beal

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Our 2nd oldest past president of RSS has passed away.

(To read more about George Beal and his work with Joe Bohlen at Iowa State University, there was an article done in 2009 in the Iowa State publication STORIES in Agriculture and Life Sciences: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/stories/archives/2009spring/GeorgeBeal.php)

 From the Honolulu Star-Advertiser:

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GEORGE MELVIN BEAL

5/21/17-9/20/12

Born in Parkdale, Oregon to Isaac and Anna Mae Beal. He had an older brother, Bob. He attended Iowa State University, where he earned his PhD. While teaching there, he was awarded the Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor Award in 1973; and in 1983, the Henry A. Wallace Award for Distinguished Service to Agriculture. He was a major professor for many graduate students who loved him. During WWII, he was an Army captain and served with the Mule Pack Artillery in the CBI Theater.

On retiring from Iowa State in 1977, he moved his family to Kailua, Hawaii to take a position as professor in the Communications Institute at the East West Center. He enjoyed 35 years of living in Paradise with the love of his life.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Evelyn (Lull) Beal, 2 daughters, 2 sons, 8 grand-children and 3 great grand-daughters.

Private services have been held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. John Lutheran Church in Kailua, or Bread for the World (bread.org).