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William Livingston, Upper Arlington, Ohio, passed away June 14th,
2008, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born January 26th,
1920, Columbus, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents A.
Wilmer and Cleone Henry Livingston. He is survived by his wife of
58 years and BEST friend, Betty; daughter, Martha; son, Andy,
daughter-in-law, Toby and granddaughters, Katie and Jackie.
He was a graduate of
University School and then attended The Ohio State University
where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and the varsity track team.
He was the Ohio AAU high jump champion in 1941.
He served his
country in WWII as a First Lieutenant in the Army Ordinance
He was President of
the Livingston Seed Company for 34 years and great-grandson of
Alexander W. Livingston, developer of the modern day
tomato. He was past president of the Ohio Seed Dealers Association
and past member of the American Seed Trade Association Board of
enjoyed traveling the world with his wife and was an avid Great
Lakes cruising sailor. He was a past member of the Detroit Yacht
Club, Great Lakes Cruising Club and Leatherlips Yacht Club. He was
a member of Scioto Country Club, ROFLC and Covenant Presbyterian
Church where he was an elder, trustee and clerk of session. He was
an Eagle Scout and avid Ohio State Buckeye fan.
In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to: Covenant Presbyterian Church
Endowment Fund, 2070 Ridgecliff Road, Columbus, Ohio 43221. A
celebration of Alan's life will be held at Covenant Presbyterian
Church at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 18th, 2008. Family has
entrusted SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL with funeral arrangements.
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More Information About A. W. Livingston
and the Tomato"
by A. W. Livingston with a forward by Andrew F. Smith
published in 1893, Livingston and the Tomato contains both
descriptions and drawings of the tomato varieties he developed. The
book features over sixty tomato recipes, including ones for slicing,
frying, escalloping, baking, and broiling tomatoes; as well as for
tomato toast, custard, soup, pie, preserves, figs, jam, butter,
salad, sauce, and omelets.
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