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Smithsonian Curator of Fishes, Richard Vari, passed away during the weekend of 15 January 2016

Posted on Jan 17, 2016

Our dear colleague Richard Vari passed away this past weekend (sometime between late Friday and early Saturday 15-16 January 2016). Rich served the ASIH in several capacities - RIP.  Governor Brian Sidlauskas submitted the following:

Richard Vari, Curator of Fishes at the Smithsonian, passed away this weekend after a year-long battle with cancer.  Details on a memorial service have not yet been finalized but will be announced when available.  He will be sorely missed.

— Brian Sidlauskas and Carl Ferraris
1 February 2016:  Rick's obituary can be found at:…

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