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Wayne Clifton
« on: July 14, 2019, 09:55:09 PM »
Just found this on the Manatee Rare Fruit Council's web site. How sad:

"Long-term MRFC member Wayne Clifton passed away on June 19 after a long illness. Honoring his family’s request, the MRFC has sent a donation to the Tidewell Hospice branch in Ellenton in lieu of
flowers. In next month’s newsletter we plan to feature remembrances of Wayne and his many contributions to the MRFC and to fruit tree horticulture in our region. We ask those who wish
to contribute to send your written appreciation of Wayne to either Pete Robertson  or Darryl McCullough ."
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Re: Wayne Clifton
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2019, 09:38:23 AM »
Very sad,good man and love of plants.

One word for him {passionate} about plants

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Re: Wayne Clifton
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2019, 08:31:01 PM »
'Dream' Atemoya

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Re: Wayne Clifton
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2019, 09:22:37 PM »
I'm still waiting for Dream to flower.

RIP Wayne!

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Re: Wayne Clifton
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2019, 09:27:18 PM »
His career was at the Florida Department of Agriculture, as the director of insect-trapping for identification, especially fruit flies.  I always admired him, and liked his mild manner.
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Re: Wayne Clifton
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2019, 09:35:32 PM »


RIP Wayne Clifton....
« Last Edit: July 16, 2019, 08:24:20 PM by Central Floridave »

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Re: Wayne Clifton
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2019, 08:54:55 AM »
Was he an old guy?  Or just became sick?
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Re: Wayne Clifton
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2019, 09:20:28 AM »
Was he an old guy?  Or just became sick?

Long illness according to MRFC announcement.
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Re: Wayne Clifton
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2019, 08:21:45 PM »
Not to be confused with Crafton Clift, "Graftin' Crafton", who lives near Naples.
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Re: Wayne Clifton
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2019, 08:23:44 PM »
R.I.P.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2019, 05:37:24 PM by Central Floridave »

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Re: Wayne Clifton
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2019, 02:15:37 PM »
Was he an old guy?  Or just became sick?

Older guy yes.

Always enjoyed seeing and chatting with Wayne at local tree sales. Definitely passionate!! RIP

 

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