Friedrich Gess

Dr Friedrich Wolfgang (Fred) Gess, Emeritus Curator of Albany Museum Department of Entomology and Senior Research Associate of the Department of Zoology and Entomology, Rhodes University, passed away on the afternoon of the 6th August after a long battle with cancer. Dr Gess has had a long and productive association with Rhodes University and was the leading expert in Aculeate Hymenoptera systematics and ethology in Africa.


A memorial service will be held at Christchurch, Speke St, at 10am on Saturday 10th August.



Dr. Helen M. James

Museum Natural Scientist, Pr. Sci. Nat.

Department of Freshwater Invertebrates

Albany Museum, Somerset St.

Grahamstown 6139, South Africa

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