The Alabama community is saddened by the passing of Dr. Bob Wendorf, 70, on May 22, 2018 in Birmingham, Alabama following a brief illness. He held a Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Illinois and was teaching at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Wendorf spent the past 25 years studying the art of Bonsai and was a board member and the president of the Alabama Bonsai Society. He was a frequent volunteer at the Birmingham Botanical Garden’s Japanese garden and tea house and kept his own Japanese style garden in his backyard. Dr. Wendorf’s family asks that any donations be sent to the Japanese Garden at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 2612 Lane Park Road, Birmingham, AL 35223, or to The Karl Wendorf Scholarship Fund at Canterbury United Methodist Church, 350 Overbrook Road, Mountain Brook, AL 35213.
Read more about Dr. Wendorf’s life and work here