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The AAFS is deeply saddened to report the passing of Past President Robert E. Barsley on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Bob’s dedication and service to the AAFS was unsurpassed, lasting more than 36 years. He participated on countless committees during his tenure, frequently as chair, including the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Bob rose through the various AAFS offices, eventually serving as AAFS President in 2012-13. In addition to AAFS activities, Bob served on the Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) Board of Trustees. He was a valued member and chair of the FSF Research Committee, the Public Relations Committee, the Nominating Committee, and the Finance Committee while serving multiple terms as FSF Treasurer.
Bob will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He was generous with his time, his kind words, and his consistently calm demeanor that was welcomed by everyone. You may find Bob’s obituary HERE, provided by Harry McKneeley & Son Funeral Home in Hammond, LA.