JOSE CASTILLO TOVAR passed away on January 5, 2012, at his home in Monterrey, Nuevo León.
Castillo Tovar, shown in this picture on the left, was a mycologist who made a distinguished career on research and teaching, initially at the Universidad A. de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, and later in the Universidad A. de Queretaro.
He touched many young students with his passion for studying fungi, and many of those later became themselves mycologists. For those to whom he was their mycology teacher and advisor, we will always remember him.