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Common Spiders of North America

Spiders of North America

In Memorias - Herbert Levi and Lorna Levi

Herb Levi at International Congress of Arachnology in 2001   Lorna Levi with
Herb Levi in Badplaas, South Africa, at the International Congress of Arachnology in 2001 - Photo by Jan Bosselaers   Lorna Levi with Vince Roth at the 1987 AAS Meeting at Harvard

Dear friends and colleagues,

It is with regret that I write to tell you that Dr. Herbert Levi died on Monday, Nov. 3, just two months short of what would have been his 94th birthday. Herb had been suffering from congestive heart disease but his mind was active until the end, working to finish up papers and collaborations. He died at home with Lorna and daughter Frances present.

Herb’s life partner, Lorna Levi died just a few days later on Nov. 15. Lorna was 86 and had been ill with heart problems for the past 2 – 3 months. Lorna and Herb were partners in life and work for many, many decades, and we are only relieved that they both died at home and were not apart for long.

Laura Leibensperger
Curatorial Assistant, MCZ Invertebrates

Messages of condolence may be sent to Frances at:
45 Wheeler Rd
Pepperell, MA 01463

Read an arachnological biography of Herbert Levi written in 2011 by Beatrice Vogel here

2015 AAS Meeting
June 19-23
Dakota Wesleyan University - Mitchell South Dakota
Host - Brian Patick

November 2014 Issue of JoA here

Bulletin Board Notices here

  • Spiders and Their Relatives July 17-26, 2015 Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona
  • Brno Hosts 29th European Congress of Arachnology August 24-29, 2015


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