This autumn, the Hungarian Cactus Society became less as before: Gyula Szutorisz, cactus collector, gardener, writer and lecturer passes away to the eternal cactus fields. His collection in its best times was one of the most complete private rock garden and greenhouse collection in Hungary. He was a founding member of the Hungarian Cactus Society in 1971. Honouring his giant knowledge he was the scientific leader of the society for a long time. In the 1980's, he was the editor-in-chief of our journal Kaktusz-Világ. Between 1997 and 2003, he edited the special issues of Polyedra, proceedings of the Faculty of Mammillaria, Hungarian Cactus Society, on the pages of AlbaFlora and in the renewing Kaktusz-Világ as well. He was honoured by the Anisits János Dániel Award of the Hungarian Cactus Society in 1997. He owned a nearly-complete Mammillaria, Escobaria-Coryphantha and Echinocereus collection, but in his collection, a nice amount of Gymnocalycium taxa was also present. His favourite was the genus Mammillaria. After the passing away of Miklós Nagysurányi, he also nurses the Mammillaria specimens of his legacy. Gyula Szutorisz often kept lectures for university students on the horticulture of rock garden plants and winter hardy succulents. His garden was a miniature botanical garden where few thousand winter hardy cacti, yucca and alpine plants were kept successfully. For a worthy nursing, he donated all of his plant to the National Botanical Garden of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Vácrátót, in 2015.