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Purdue Entomology Alum BS ’78 and MS ’81, Vince Parman passed away

Bayer Environmental Science
January 4, 2007

The Bayer CropScience family is mourning the loss of long-time co-worker and good friend Vince Parman. Vince passed away unexpectedly yesterday. Vince joined Union Carbide in April 1981 as a research biologist. During his varied career he worked mostly within the research farm system, starting at the Iowa farm and later becoming manager at the California and Mississippi farms before moving to Clayton as Global Insecticides Coordinator. In the 1990s, Vince also spent two years working at the Chazay farm in France and one year at the Paulinia farm in Brazil.

For the past six years, Vince has been a key member of the Environmental Science Field Development team, providing development and technical support for the Eastern Region to the Professional Pest Management business. Vince was in the final stages of completing his Ph.D. on termite genetics at N.C. State University and is nationally recognized as an expert in termite biology. Vince will be remembered for his many wonderful contributions, and in particular for his warmth and humor, his rapport with colleagues and customers, his flexibility, and for his excellent science. His presence will be greatly missed by all of us. Vince’s family will be receiving friends Thursday, Jan. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Apex Funeral Home, 550 West Williams Street in Apex, N.C. The funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the same location. Memorial contributions in Vince’s name may be sent to the American Cancer Society at 8300 Health Park, Suite 10, Raleigh, NC, 27615, or the American Heart Association at Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.
Please keep Vince’s wife, Joanne, his daughter, Julia, and other family members in your thoughts during this difficult time.