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IN MEMORIAM IN MEMORIAM David P. Bova Thomas E. Wirth David P. Bova, 34, of Salem, NH, passed away on Thurs- day, June 28, 2018 from injuries sustained while working as an arborist. Thomas E. Wirth, age 76, of Sherborn, MA and Phipps- burg, ME died Saturday, July 21, 2018. In 1967 Tom began his passionate career as a Landscape Architect at Sasaki Associates where he worked side by side with his mentor Masao Kinoshita on a variety of residential and public projects. In 1982, he wrote The Victory Garden Landscape Guide and founded Thomas Wirth Associates in Sherborn, MA. He was recognized nationally for his work and he made regular appearances on This Old House and The Victory Garden Public Television shows for more than two decades. David was born in Methuen on August 12, 1983 and graduated from Whittier Vocational Technical High School. He was a veteran who served in the U.S. Marine Corps. David loved the outdoors and nature, which is why he chos e to work as an arborist, a job he was passionate about. He had deep love for his family and especially his three children. He was a master of his craft, a leader, role model, mentor and a friend to many. Most recently, Dave was working for Mayer Tree. He had a great work ethic – first in and last out of the shop – always willing to lend a hand – loved the tree work and his crew. Dave took great pride in always doing the best that he could in all aspects of his life. Dave’s father, Paul, has started a GoFundMe campaign to help Dave’s three children. If you would like to make a donation, please visit: Tom inspired multiple generations of designers, builders, friends, and clients with his design sensibility, positive outlook, and warm personality. His work made people see the world through a different lens, expanding their aware- ness and perception of the natural and built world. A service was held to honor Tom’s life at the Popham Chapel in Phippsburg, ME on Saturday, July 28, 2018. Condolences may be mailed to his wife Helena Wirth, 852 Parker Head Road, Phippsburg, ME 04562. You may also send condolences online at: “The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” Ralph Waldo Emerson MAA NEWS / September 2018 9