[MARMAM] John Heyning

Jim Dines jdines at nhm.org
Tue Feb 20 15:49:54 PST 2007


It is with great sadness that I report the passing of John Heyning.
John died Saturday, 17 September 2007 after a prolonged battle with ALS
(a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's Disease).  John spent his entire professional
career at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, where he
most recently served as Deputy Director of Research & Collections and
Curator of Marine Mammals.  In addition to his expertise in the
evolution and natural history of whales and dolphins, John was a
passionate advocate for systematic collections.  He was president of the
Natural Science Collections Alliance in 2002-2003.  Well respected by
his colleagues, John was elected a fellow of the American Association
for the Advancement of Science in 2003.  

 

A memorial tribute celebrating the life of John Heyning will be held at
3:00 PM Saturday, 24 February 2007 at the Natural History Museum of Los
Angeles County, 900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles.

 

In lieu of flowers, the Heyning family requests that donations in memory
of John may be made to following organizations:

 

John E. Heyning Research Expedition Fund

c/o Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

ATTN: Tom Jacobson

900 Exposition Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90007 

 

ALS Association

27001 Agoura Road, Suite 150

Calabasas Hills, CA 93101 

 

Marlene and Nico Heyning Education Fund

c/o Capital Research and Management, 

ATTN: Paul G. Haaga, Jr.,

333 S. Hope Street

Los Angeles, CA 90071

*Please make checks payable to American Funds Service Company - Marlene
and Nico Heyning Education Fund.

 

 

 

Jim Dines

Mammalogy Collections Manager

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

900 Exposition Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90007

 

213-763-3400  tel

213-746-2999  fax

jdines at nhm.org

 

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.uvic.ca/pipermail/marmam/attachments/20070220/be74f67e/attachment.html>


More information about the MARMAM mailing list