Steve Seybold

Steve Seybold

Steven Jon Seybold, beloved son of Robert and Patricia Seybold passed away suddenly from a heart condition on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at Sacramento Sutter Hospital. Steven was born on Oct. 14, 1959, in Madison, WI, and was raised in Madison. He was a 1977 graduate of Madison Memorial High School. Before he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. degree in Forestry, he studied a year at the University of Freiburg, Germany, where his future focus of combining science with forestry became his career path. For graduate school, Steven enrolled at University of California-Berkeley, receiving a Ph.D. in Forest Entomology specializing in the pine bark beetle. Dr. Seybold completed postdoctoral work at the University of Nevada-Reno and was on the faculty of the University of Minnesota-St. Paul for several years before returning to California. Dr. Seybold was a Research Entomologist with emphasis on chemical ecology of forest insects for the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station and was a lecturer at the University of California-Davis. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. He was a collector by nature, collecting and categorizing all he found beginning with butterflies before he was four to rocks, coins, and stamps. He loved the outdoors and loved sharing it with his daughters. Over those years, beside being a scholar, he was an accomplished musician, excelling on clarinet.

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