Belatedly, we bring you news of Dick Andrus’ death on April 5th, 2020. If you are in the progressive community there are many many ways you could have known Dick. I served on his Shade Tree Commission under Mayor Matt Ryan’ tenure along with Julian Shephard, a knowledgeable and committed environmental duo. Dick was always a great First Friday visitor to the Cooperative Gallery. I remember one summery night when he took me across the street to show me the holes from the ash borers who were decimating State Street’s trees. It was like he was breaking the news to me about a fatal illness of a friend. And, we were both site coordinators of VINES gardens, and organization he helped found. He taught us about compost, how he grabbed the best leaves from tony Vestal addresses and also talked about his obsession with the deer that were invading his gardens. Each of us have a similar list of connections because he moved a lot in our community. His obit is here. Leave a note for his survivors.
Binghamton – Richard “Dick” E. Andrus, PhD, passed away on April 5, 2020, at the age of 78. A passionate environmentalist, he spent his life advocating for plants and animals of the world. Through action and example, he inspired his family, friends, and students to expand their thinking and create a sustainable world. Read more.