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Dr. Donald Wilson Roberts passed away 2 May 2021


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Dr. Donald Wilson Roberts
Dr. Donald Wilson Roberts

Dr. Donald Wilson Roberts, 88, of Logan, Utah, passed away on May 2, 2021 of natural causes and following an extended illness.

Don's career included positions at: Iowa State, Berkeley, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and Boyce Thompson Institute (Yonkers and Cornell). In 1997 Don retired from BTI and chose to work at USU. Don received many awards including; a Fulbright Senior Research Scholarship to Australia (1985); and the L.O. Howard Distinguished Achievement Award (1989) from the Eastern Branch of Entomological Society of America; and SIP Founder s' Lecture Honoree (2009). Moreover, the fungal insect pathogen that he studied most was renamed Metarhizium robertsii in his honor.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the USU Biology General Scholarship Fund. Donations can be made to Utah State University, Biology General Scholarship Fund, 1590 Old Main Hill, Logan, Utah 84322, or using the secure giving form

In memory of Don, a get-together for family and friends will be held Saturday, June 12th from 3-5 PM at the Logan River Golf Course

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