September 01, 2002

 

 In Memoriam - September 1, 2002

Posted on August 15, 2002

 

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Karl G. Baker

Dr. Baker (COR '64), 62, Ransomville, N.Y., died June 3, 2002. From 1995 until retirement in April, he practiced at the Companion Mobile Veterinary Clinic in Ransomville. Prior to that, Dr. Baker had practiced in San Diego for 25 years.

He was a member of the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society. Dr. Baker served as the president of the Rotary Club International of Lockport (N.Y.) in 1999 and 2000. His wife, Priscilla; four daughters; and a son survive him.


James C. Bastian Sr.

Dr. Bastian (COL '56), 78, Edgemont, S.D., died June 20, 2002. He was in mixed practice in Fall River and Custer counties in South Dakota, for 46 years. An Army veteran, Dr. Bastian served during World War II in the South Pacific, from 1944-1946.

He was on the Edgemont School Board and was a lifetime member of the Edgemont Area Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Bastian also served on the Southern Hills Hospital Board for 11 years. He was named Agribusiness Friend of the Farm Bureau, in 1997.

Dr. Bastian's wife, Darlene; two sons; and two daughters survive him. Memorials may be sent to United Church, Box 656, Edgemont, SD 57735; or Edgemont Ambulance Service, c/o Bev Lair, Edgemont, SD 57735.


David R. Berzon

Dr. Berzon (GA '54), 73, Baltimore, died Feb. 10, 2002. From 1977 until retirement in 1994, he practiced small animal medicine in Baltimore. Dr. Berzon was public health veterinarian and epidemiologist for the city of Baltimore, and director of the Bureau of Animal Control from 1969-1977. From 1957-1969, he served as director of the city of Baltimore Bureau of Meat Inspection.

Dr. Berzon was a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. He served in the Air Force from 1954-1956, attaining the rank of captain. Dr. Berzon's wife, Renate; two daughters; and a son survive him.


Jean J. Black

Dr. Black (TEX '39), 87, New Orleans, died March 22, 2002. Retired, he had owned a practice in New Orleans for several years. Dr. Black was a lifetime member of the Louisiana VMA.

His wife, Teresa; three daughters; and two stepsons survive him.


Thomas J. Burke

Dr. Burke (OSU '68), 58, Decatur, Ill., died May 13, 2002. Retired since 2001, he was professor emeritus and former chief of small animal medicine at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. During his 32-year career at the college, Dr. Burke also served as the director of its Wildlife Medical Clinic, which he helped establish. Prior to that, he taught clinical and zoo medicine at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, and served as an associate veterinarian at the Como Zoo in St. Paul, Minn.

A life member of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Dr. Burke served as president from 1987-1988. He is survived by two daughters. Memorials may be made to the Wildlife Medical Clinic, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 S. Lincoln, Urbana, IL 61802.


Warren A. Evans

Dr. Evans (UP '52), 78, Pomfret Center, Conn., died March 8, 2002. From 1955 until retirement in 1988, he practiced in Springfield, Pa. A World War II veteran, Dr. Evans served as an ensign pilot with the Navy Air Corps.

His wife, Mary, and two sons survive him. Memorials may be made to the First Congregational Church of Pomfret, Route 169, Pomfret, CT 06258.


Peter E. Gory (HR)

Dr. Gory (KSU '43), 83, Joplin, Mo., died June 16, 2002. From 1953 until retirement in 1993, he owned Lakeview Veterinary Clinic in Carthage, Mo. He served as veterinarian at the Joplin Stockyards, from 1974-1985. Earlier in his career, Dr. Gory practiced in Nebraska, Illinois, and Kansas.

He was a member of the Jasper County Mounted Posse in Missouri. Dr. Gory raised and showed several champion Appaloosa horses. An Army veteran, he served as a veterinary medical officer with the 2nd Cavalry in North Africa, and the 10th Mountain Division in Italy, from 1943-1946. Dr. Gory attained the rank of captain.

His four sons and one daughter survive him. One son, Dr. Michael L. Gory (MO '89), took over Dr. Gory's practice after his retirement.


  David Knight

Dr. Knight (COR '62), 64, Newtown Square, Pa., died July 15, 2002. Retired since 2001, he was professor emeritus and former chief of cardiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. During his 34-year career at the school, Dr. Knight's primary research interests were pulmonary hypertension and heartworm disease.

He was a charter member and former chairman of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. Knight was also a past president of the American Heartworm Society. Memorials may be made to the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, 3800 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104-6047. Checks should be made payable to the Trustees of the University of Philadelphia.


Kent D. Leiby

Dr. Leiby (COR '73), 53, Leesport, Pa., died June 15, 2002. He was the owner of Berks Animal Hospital in Leesport and Shoemakersville, Pa., for 25 years.

Dr. Leiby is survived by a daughter and a son.


  Howard E. Markle Sr.

Dr. Markle (UP '47), 81, West Newton, Pa., died April 27, 2002. Prior to retirement, he practiced in the West Newton area. Dr. Markle was a member of the Southwest Pennsylvania VMA and the Pennsylvania VMA. He was an Army veteran.

A member and past president of the West Newton Lions Club, he was named Farmer of the Year by the Smithton Lions Club. Memorials may be made to the West Newton United Presbyterian Church, 4 E. Main St., West Newton, PA 15089.


Pedro A. Oliver

Dr. Oliver (KSU '47), 86, Santurce, Puerto Rico, died Feb. 15, 2002. Retired, he had served as director of the veterinary division of the Puerto Rico Department of Agriculture. Dr. Oliver also practiced small animal medicine in Santurce for several years. He was a member of the Puerto Rico Board of Veterinary Examiners, and a lifetime member of the Colegio de Medicos Veterinarios de Puerto Rico.

Dr. Oliver is survived by his wife, Sylvia; a son; and a daughter.


Jane G. Schumann

Dr. Schumann (ILL '77), 52, Decatur, Ill., died May 13, 2002. From 1980 until her death, she practiced small animal medicine at Capitol Illini Veterinary Services in Springfield, Ill.

Dr. Schumann had served on the Advisory Committee for Laboratory Animals at Southern Illinois University. Memorials may be made to the Wildlife Medical Clinic, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001 S. Lincoln, Urbana, IL 61802.