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Sad sad news.
Our sympathies are with his wife, Mary. He was an important member of
the scientific community and will be sorely missed.
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
From: Maria Ponce
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2011 12:03 PM
Subject: FW: Harley Garbani
From: Luis Chiappe
I'm very sorry to bring the news that Mr. Harley Garbani, the person
responsible for building much of our dinosaur and Mesozoic collection,
passed away earlier today. I talked to his wife, Mary just minutes
ago. She said that Harley had been in comma for the last 4 days.
Harley visited the in-progress Dinosaur Hall just a few weeks ago. He
saw several of the specimens he collected in the 1960s-- he was very
Harley was my friend and in many ways, my role model. He was an
incredibly gifted fossil hunter and a very simple and honest person.
Through his many discoveries, Harley made many significant
contributions to dinosaur science and vertebrate paleontology in
He will be very missed.