BSI Honorary Trustee, Roberto Kautsky dies at 86.
Article Type: Obituary
Subject: Association executives (Biography)
Pub Date: 05/01/2010
Publication: Name: Journal of the Bromeliad Society Publisher: Bromeliad Society International Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Biological sciences Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Bromeliad Society International ISSN: 0090-8738
Issue: Date: May-June, 2010 Source Volume: 60 Source Issue: 3
Persons: Named Person: Kautsky, Roberto A.
Geographic: Geographic Scope: Brazil Geographic Code: 3BRAZ Brazil
Accession Number: 248734308
Full Text: Sadly, we have to report the death of Brazil's Roberto A. Kautsky, elected an honorary trustee of the BSI in May, 1986. Mr Kautsky had a deep love of nature, and many years ago bought 300,000 square meters of virgin forest (known as "Kautsky's Mountain) on which, by 1986, he had relocated more than 100,000 plants over a 15 year period.

We received the following note from his friend Joel Guilleme Velten:

"I am Roberto Kautsky's close friend and I am very sorry to tell you that my dear friend passed away last May 25 at the age 0f 86. He was the son of Mr Roberto Carlos Kautsky and Mrs Eliza Kautskyi and he had two sons Roberto Kautsky Jr. and Antonio Kautsky...

His funeral was in Domingos Marcos on May 26 at 4pm in the Lutheran Cemetary. Many people went there to say bye to this very important man who loved the flowers and mostly the nature.

On his grave he himself wrote this saying: "I loved God and the nature who he created."

The plant on our cover, Tillandsia kautskyi, was named for Roberto Kautsky.
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