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Published in American Entomologist, Winter 2021 DOI:10.1093/ae/tmab054


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Frederick “Fred” Paul Baxendale, 72, of Lincoln, Nebraska, passed away Thursday, 30 September 2021. He was born on 10 April 1949 to Ralph and Inez (Thrasher) Baxendale in Rochester, NY. After graduating from Williamson Central High School, he served in the United States Air Force Air Weather Service from 1969 to 1973. He received an A.S. in Mathematics and Science from Finger Lakes Community College in 1975, and a B.S. in Entomology from Cornell University in 1977. He received both his M.S in Entomology (1980) and his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 1983, majoring in Entomology. Fred was a member of the faculty at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) Department of Entomology from 1984 until he retired in 2018 as Professor Emeritus. Fred was an internationally recognized expert on turf insects.

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