In Memoriam: J. 'Russ' Parsons
Russ Parsons of the Mason-Dixon Chapter passed away on March 1, 2000, at the age of 61. He resided in Hurlock, Maryland. Retired from the DuPont Co., Russ was an enthusiastic rhododendron gardener as well as an avid grower of hostas. He recently served as the president of the Mason-Dixon Chapter and was an active member of the Potomac Valley Chapter. He generously shared his knowledge and time and plants with his fellow members and, for several years, presided over the annual truss show. Russ also was a member of the American Hosta Society and the Delmarva Chapter of that society. Earlier this year, the Mason-Dixon Chapter recognized him for his numerous contributions with the awarding of the ARS Bronze Medal. Russ is survived by his mother, a brother, a son, and two daughters, all living on the Eastern Shore. We will miss him.