March 25, 2014

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) ― Professor Emeritus Roy H. DeBoer passed away on March 17. Roy played a seminal role in the formation of the landscape architecture program at Rutgers and in New Jersey. His teaching career at Rutgers, which started in 1955, spanned more than 50 years. Founder of the Landscape Architecture program, he served as a full professor of landscape architecture and was its department head for 25 years. During the 1960s, he was the director of the Rutgers Gardens and in the 1970s, he established the nationally accredited Landscape Architecture Program at Rutgers. Roy was actively involved with the LA program throughout his retirement and continued his long association with Rutgers and the retired faculty community until his death.

Please join his loving family and many colleagues and alumni from the Department of Landscape Architecture at the following service:

CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Please hold the date. Sunday, May 18, Rutgers Gardens

Source: Rutgers NJAES Office of Communications

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