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THE PAN-PACIFIC ENTOMOLOGIST 93(1):35–51, (2017).
The section “Remembrances of Norm Penny” was authored by BCR, and the remaining sections by RLZ. Fabio Penny and Rachel Diaz-Bastin made valuable additions to the text.
Norman Dale Penny, collection manager emeritus in the Department of Entomology at the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California, and past president of the Pacifi c Coast Entomological Society, died of a stroke on July 10, 2016. That weekend he and his wife were near Quincy, in Plumas County, California, collecting Mecoptera for DNA retrieval to help elucidate the phylogeny of the group. After collecting his targeted species, he suffered a severe headache and had to quit the fi eld. He was fi rst taken to a local hospital, and then airlifted to a larger facility in Reno, where he passed away the following day, attended by both his wife and son. Norm’s brother, Robert Dean Penny, predeceased him. Norm is survived by his wife Ana, son Fabio, daughter Elisiane Hinostroza, four grandchildren, and his sister Marilyn Rader.