Dr. John (Jack) C. Callahan John (Jack) C. Callahan, Professor Emeritus, Forest Economics

Dr. Callahan joined the many other WWII veterans that preceded him in death. He died August 17, 2012 at the age of 89 at his home in Bradenton, FL. He taught forest economics to 100’s of forestry students and was a congenial and frequently humorous colleague in this department. His wife Jackie survives. If you would like to send your condolences to Jackie please contact Dr. Bill Hoover for her address. To view Jack’s obituary and information on where to send memorial gifts visit the Bradenton Herold at

Robert E. HollowellRobert E. Hollowell, Jr., Honorary Doctor of Agriculture by Purdue University 

Bob Hollowell, 85, passed away on August 31, 2012. Born on October 10th 1926, he was a lifelong citizen of Indianapolis. Bob attended Park School and then Purdue University, where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta, an editor of the Exponent, and earned the rank of Lt. JG in the U.S. Navy V-12 Program by the close of WWII. He earned a Masters degree at the Yale School of Forestry, and was later awarded an Honorary Doctor of Agriculture degree by Purdue University. He was president of Pierson-Hollowell Lumber Company, based in Indianapolis and Lawrenceburg Indiana, and was an advocate for environmentally sound forest management, helping to pioneer establishment of many experimental walnut tree farms in Indiana. For more information view The Indianapolis Star, Obituary September 9, 2012.


 Erin PageErwin J. Page, Forestry 1952

The Village of Arlington Heights’ first certified arborist, who helped grow its urban forest from 20,000 to more than 35,000 trees, has died. Erwin J. Page was hired in 1969 by former Village Manager Rudy Hansen to develop a forestry department and manage the more than 20,000 trees on village parkways. It was a job he held for nearly 20 years. Page died Sept. 14. He was 83. He grew up in Chicago and went on to earn his degree in forestry in 1952 from Purdue University. After serving in the military after college, Page accepted his first job as a technical expert with the city of Chicago’s Public Works Department. For more information view Chicago Suburban Daily Herald, Obituary September 23 to 24, 2012.

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