It is with a sad heart that we learned of Gary Lincoff’s death on March 16, 2018. He will be remembered by the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club for his enthusiastic life of mushroom knowledge and teaching. He was a prolific author including the well read and used National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms. Gary, an Honorary – Lifetime member of the WPMC, was born and raised in Pittsburgh, and graduated from Taylor-Allderdice High School.
His well worn hat and vest, ever present smile and humor will be sadly missed at the next WPMC Gary Lincoff Foray on September 15, 2018.
The WPMC expresses its heartfelt condolences to Irene and Noah Lincoff. The following was posted by them on Facebook.
This is Irene and Noah. We are deeply sad to confirm what you may have heard that our beloved Gary Lincoff passed away this morning. We are extremely touched by the outpouring of love that has already begun, and wanted to make sure that all of you know how important you were in Gary’s life. He loved this community and being able to be in touch so regularly with all of you, and we know that all of these heartfelt messages would have meant as much to him as they do to us. One of the most wonderful things about Gary was the positive impact that he was able to have on so many people and joy he was able to bring into the world. Please continue to use this page to share your experiences with Gary and what he meant to you, and we know that somewhere he is as touched by it all as we are.