January 15, 2003

 

 Obituaries - January 15, 2003

Posted on January 1, 2003
 
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Donald R. Bridgewater

Dr. Bridgewater (COL '61), 67, Northglenn, Colo., died July 29, 2002. From 1965 until retirement in 1997, he worked for the Department of Agriculture in Wyoming, California, and Colorado, and served as western regional brucellosis epidemiologist. Following graduation, Dr. Bridgewater served in Izmir, Turkey, as a captain in the Air Force Veterinary Corps for two years. From 1963-1965, he practiced large animal medicine in Keenesburg, Colo.

Dr. Bridgewater served on the Technical Subcommittee of the Greater Yellowstone Inter-Agency Brucellosis Committee and on several emergency animal disease eradication committees. He was a member of the United States Animal Health Association's Committee of Livestock Identification.


J. Robert Brown

Dr. Brown (UP '37), 90, New Castle, Pa., died Sept. 4, 2002. He owned a small animal practice in New Castle for 65 years. Outside his practice, Dr. Brown enjoyed raising polled Hereford cattle. He was a past president of the Pennsylvania VMA and a member of the Midwestern Pennsylvania Veterinary Association.

Dr. Brown's two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, 1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360; or University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, 3800 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104-6047.


James A. Craig

Dr. Craig (UP '69), 61, Durango, Colo., died Oct. 10, 2002. He had owned The Animal Clinic in Encino, Calif. Following graduation, Dr. Craig practiced in West Los Angeles for five years. He then became the owner of Robertson Blvd. Animal Hospital in West Hollywood, Calif.

Dr. Craig was a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. A Vietnam War veteran, he served as a captain in the Army Special Forces and the Army Reserve. Dr. Craig is survived by two daughters. Memorials may be made to Mary Health of the Sick, 2929 Theresa Drive, Newbury Park, CA 91320; or The Neva Foundation/Animalkind Rescue, 12205 Landale St., Studio City, CA 91604.


Richard H. Frame

Dr. Frame (KSU '78), 49, Yachats, Ore., died Aug. 16, 2002. He had owned Alsea Animal Clinic in Waldport, Ore., for three years. Prior to that, Dr. Frame practiced at Studio City Animal Hospital in Studio City, Calif. He was a member of the Oregon VMA and the Lincoln County Veterinary Association.

Dr. Frame's wife, Beth, and two sons survive him. Memorials may be made to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301-5104; or Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Manhattan, KS 66506-0117.


Annelisa M. Kilbourn

Dr. Kilbourn (TUF '96), 35, Norwalk, Conn., died Nov. 2, 2002. A wildlife expert, she had been working for two years with SOS Rhino, a Chicago-based organization trying to save Borneo's endangered Sumatran rhinoceros. From 1998-2000, Dr. Kilbourn worked at the Lincoln Park Zoo and the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.

Earlier this year, her research revealed that Ebola virus was the cause of a declining population of African gorillas. Dr. Kilbourn was instrumental in establishing the Shedd Aquarium's Amazon Rising exhibit.


Gerald E. McCarthy

Dr. McCarthy (COR '50), 82, Penn Yan, N.Y., died Nov. 8, 2002. He was in mixed practice in Penn Yan. Dr. McCarthy was a member of the New York State VMS and the Finger Lakes Veterinary Society.

He served as a radio/radar operator during World War II in India, China, and Burma. Dr. McCarthy attained the rank of lieutenant.

His five sons and two daughters survive him.


Kenneth G. Ormiston

Dr. Ormiston (WSU '63), 62, Colton, Calif., died Sept. 12, 2002. Prior to retirement in 2001, he owned a mobile large animal practice, based in Colton. His interests included raising and breeding Quarter Horses. Following graduation, Dr. Ormiston served briefly in the Air Force Veterinary Corps. He then joined Rialto Animal Hospital in Rialto, Calif., practicing there until 1977.

Dr. Ormiston was a member of the California VMA, Southern California VMA, and the AAEP. He had also served as president of the Orange Belt VMA and the Sierra VMA. Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 5777 W. Century Blvd. #395, Los Angeles, CA 90045.


Robert S. Spalding

Dr. Spalding (UP '47), 81, Anaheim, Calif., died Sept. 10, 2002. He had practiced at Brookhurst Animal Hospital in Anaheim for 10 years. During his 55-year career, Dr. Spalding practiced in the counties of Santa Clara, Los Angeles, and Orange, all in California.

A World War II and Korean War veteran, he served in the Army Veterinary Corps. Dr. Spalding attained the rank of captain.

His four sons and a daughter survive him.


Stephen A. Smith

Dr. Smith (VMR '84), 49, Severna Park, Md., died Oct. 19, 2002. He was the co-owner of Animal Hospital of Lake Shore in Pasadena, Md., for 16 years. Dr. Smith was a member of the Maryland VMA, the Anne Arundel County Veterinary Association, and the Animal Control Board. In 1999, the Maryland VMA honored him with a merit award.

Dr. Smith is survived by his wife, Julie; a daughter; a stepdaughter; and a stepson.


Raymond Wyn

Dr. Wyn (MSU '65), 63, Traverse City, Mich., died Aug. 23, 2002. He was the owner of Bay Animal Hospital in Traverse City for 30 years. Dr. Wyn was a member of the Michigan VMA. His wife, Sharon, and five sons survive him.


Obituary clarification

Dr. Robert B. Morris, whose obituary was published in the Nov. 15, 2002, issue of JAVMA, is survived by his wife, Iris; a son; and four daughters.