John Starnes died

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henry kuska
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John Starnes died

Post: # 70672Post henry kuska
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:18 pm

See: ... ouse-fire/

Other write ups can be found from a Google search: ... 2TnCkLN2pQ

His webpage:

For the younger members, this link will give you an idea of what hybridizing he was doing:

His posts in garden web roses: ... n-in-roses

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Re: John Starnes died

Post: # 70673Post vaporvac
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:19 pm

Henry, as I wrote on the Gardeweb, that is crushing news. Unbelievable really. He was such a kind man who on occasion freely shared his knowledge with me and many others. His roses will be a lasting legacy and I'll cherish Gold Blush all the more, but this was a life take way too soon.

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Re: John Starnes died

Post: # 70674Post Warren
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:50 pm

Thank you for posting this Henry.

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Re: John Starnes died

Post: # 70679Post Jwindha
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:50 pm

"we will hopefully be able to transplant many of his plants to a new, publicly accessible Memorial Garden in his honor."
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Rob Byrnes
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Re: John Starnes died

Post: # 70682Post Rob Byrnes
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:14 am

How tragic. I will miss his posts on Facebook. Thank you Henry.
Rob Byrnes

Historic Village of Roebling, NJ Zone 7a
On the right bank of the Delaware River

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