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William F. McCambridge


photo of William F. McCambridge with his wife, Virginia, 1995; photo by M.M. Furniss

William F. McCambridge died Monday, January 22, at McKee Medical Center, Hospice Unit in Loveland. A memorial mass was held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, and a private interment was held at Roselawn Cemetary.

Mr. McCambridge was born March 8, 1923, in Springfield, Mass., to James H. McCambridge and Frances V. Bradley McCambridge.

He graduated from the New York State College of Forestry at Syracuse University in 1948 and continued graduate work in entomology at Colorado State University from 1949 to 1951. His professional life was a research entomologist for the U.S. Forest Service in Colorado, Alaska, and Asheville, N.C. He published many papers concerning bark beetle behavior and control.

He was a naval aviator during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia, of Fort Collins and a brother, Robert H. McCambridge of Pittsford, N.Y.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ursula Marsolais McCambridge; a sister, Mary Mulcahey; and a brother, John McCambridge.

He was an avid skier since 6 years of age and generally a miserable golfer.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Larimer County, in care of Bohlender Funeral Chapel.

(Adapted from an article in the Fort Collins, CO newpaper; ca January 24, 2007)