March 15, 2003


 Obituaries - March 15, 2003

Posted on March 1, 2003

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Lloyd S. Early

Dr. Early (OSU '63), 73, Bexley, Ohio, died Dec. 3, 2002. From 1963 until retirement in 1999, he practiced with his wife, Dr. Marcia B. Early (OSU '63), first at the mixed practice he owned in Wadsworth, Ohio, and then at Airways Animal Hospital, a small animal practice he owned in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Early was a life member of the Ohio VMA. He was also a volunteer with Pilot Dogs Inc. Dr. Early's wife, Marcia, and three sons survive him. Memorials may be made to Pilot Dogs Inc., 625 W. Town St., Columbus, OH 43215-4496.

George A. Grieve

Dr. Grieve (ONT '68), 59, Oakville, Ontario, Canada, died Jan. 26, 2003. President-elect of the AAHA, he owned Glen Erin Animal Hospital and Meadowvale Animal Clinic in Mississauga, Ontario. Dr. Grieve was also hospital director and a partner at the Mississauga Veterinary Emergency Clinic.

He had served the AAHA in the capacity of area director, secretary, treasurer, and vice president before recently being elected president-elect. Dr. Grieve had also served as chair of its Standard Committee for three years, and as a member of the Editorial and Publications Committee, Planning Committee, Annual Meeting Committee, Management Associate Committee, Public Relations Committee, and the Practice Team Task Force. He was a trustee of the AAHA Foundation and its representative to the World Small Animal Veterinary Association.

Dr. Grieve was also involved with the College of Veterinarians of Ontario and the Ontario VMA. He was a past president of the Mississauga Academy of Medicine. Dr. Grieve is survived by his wife, Betty; a son; and a daughter. His brother-in-law, Dr. Peter Engbers (ONT '80), is a veterinarian in Guelph, Ontario. Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, (888) 939-3333,

Joseph A. Killian

Dr. Killian (ILL '73), 55, San Francisco, died Jan. 9, 2003. He owned a small animal practice, 23rd Street Veterinary Practice, in San Francisco for more than 20 years. Prior to that, Dr. Killian owned the Mid-North Animal Clinic in Chicago. His wife, Elizabeth, survives him. Memorials may be made to the San Francisco City College Music Department, 50 Phelan Ave., San Francisco, CA 94112.

Ben B. McCollum

Dr. McCollum (TEX '47), 83, Stephenville, Texas, died Nov. 18, 2002. Retired, he had been a meat inspector with the Department of Agriculture in Fort Stockton, Corsicana, and Stephenville, Texas, from 1976-1989. From 1947-1976, Dr. McCollum practiced in Stephenville.

A World War II veteran, he served in the Air Force. Dr. McCollum had been commander of the Stephenville American Legion and president of the Stephenville Sheriff Posse. His son and daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P. O. Box 9709, Fort Worth, TX 76147.

Harless A. McDaniel

Dr. McDaniel (AUB '56), 70, Silver Spring, Md., died Aug. 31, 2002. Dr. McDaniel served as a consultant to American Veterinary Identification Devices, Norco, Calif., and EZ-ID, Greeley, Colo., from 1994-2002.

After graduation and until 1994, he worked for the Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, initially performing regulatory fieldwork and working at the Tennessee Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Transferring to Ames, Iowa, Dr. McDaniel joined the staff of the National Veterinary Services Laboratories and was appointed chief of pathology and toxicology. Later, he moved to the Washington, D.C., area and became chief of the Emergency Programs staff, subsequently working in the administrator's office. Dr. McDaniel was responsible for technical decisions and activities involved in the eradication of hog cholera, exotic Newcastle disease, and pathogenic avian influenza from the United States, and African swine fever from the Dominican Republic and Haiti. He authored many scientific reports. From 1996-1999, he was a member of the AVMA Committee on Veterinary Medical Informatics.

Dr. McDaniel is survived by his wife, Ann, and a son and daughter. Memorials may be made to the Harless McDaniel Memorial Fund at Cedar Ridge Community Church, 2410 Spencerville Road, Spencerville, MD 20868.

Gaylord E. McKissick

Dr. McKissick (UP '58), 70, Bridgewater, N.J., died Dec. 15, 2002. He owned a mixed practice in Bridgewater and was a retired senior investigator at Merck & Company's farm in Branchburg, N.J. Dr. McKissick began his career as a veterinary pathologist at the Philadelphia Zoological Gardens. He then served on the faculties of Purdue University and The Ohio State University, where he also conducted research on hog cholera virus, toxoplasmosis in squirrel monkeys, fibrosarcomas in cats, and ivermectin. In 1970, Dr. McKissick joined Merck & Company, remaining there for 24 years.

He served on the AVMA Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Agents from 1993-1999. Dr. McKissick was a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, serving as secretary-treasurer and chairman of the board of governors of the ACVM from 1986-1987. A member of the New Jersey VMA and president of the Northwest Jersey Veterinary Society in 1985, he was named the NWJVS Veterinarian of the Year in 1986. Dr. McKissick was also a life member of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians.

His wife, Barbara, and a son survive him. Memorials may be made to the Horse Park of New Jersey, P. O. Box 548, Allentown, NJ 08501; or the E. Lucile Frey Memorial Biology Fund, Office of Development, Westminster College, South Market St., New Wilmington, PA 16172-0001.

Vern L. Patterson

Dr. Patterson (MSU '51), 79, Lenox Township, Mich., died Oct. 9, 2002. From 1953 until retirement in 1988, he owned Patterson Veterinary Hospital in Clinton Township, Mich. Dr. Patterson was a life member of the Michigan VMA. He was also a member of the American Bantam Association, raising and showing exhibition bantam poultry.

A World War II veteran, Dr. Patterson served on the Burma Trail in the Army Canine Corps. His wife, Diana; four daughters; and two sons survive him. One son, Dr. William L. Patterson (ROS '85), practices at Patterson Veterinary Hospital.

Theodore F. Schaub

Dr. Schaub (MSU '60), 73, Petoskey, Mich., died Dec. 20, 2002. From 1960 until retirement in 1985, he was a partner at Jensen's Animal Hospital in Petoskey. A Korean War veteran, Dr. Schaub served in the Army from 1950-1953 and attained the rank of captain.

His four daughters and two sons survive him. Memorials may be made to the National Parkinson's Foundation, 1501 N.W. 9th Ave., Miami, FL 33136.

Herman Sher

Dr. Sher (PHI '47), 84, Oceanside, Calif., died Dec. 7, 2002. After earning his M.D degree in 1984, he began to set up microsurgical laboratory courses at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the University of California-San Diego Medical Center. Dr. Sher was also a clinical instructor of neurologic surgery at the UC-San Diego Medical Center.

Following graduation from veterinary college, he owned a small animal practice in Baltimore for 21 years. From 1968-1970, Dr. Sher was associate professor of surgical anatomy at the University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College. He then went back into private practice in Glenburnie, Md., for six years. From 1976-1979, Dr. Sher served as course director of the microsurgery laboratory at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, and two sons. Dr. Sher's son, Dr. Ronald S. Sher (PHI '77), Marlboro, N.J.; daughter-in-law, Dr. Suzi Peterson (PHI '79), Benicia, Calif.; and nephews, Dr. Gerald D. Tishman (MEX '86), Wyomissing, Pa.; and Dr. Robert Tishman (MEX '87), Baltimore, are veterinarians.

Thomas R. Weatherly

Dr. Weatherly (ISU '50), 83, Oakland, Neb., died Sept. 18, 2002. Prior to retirement, he practiced large animal medicine in Oakland. Dr. Weatherly was a life member of the Nebraska VMA. A World War II veteran, he served in the Army Air Corps.

Dr. Weatherly's son survives him. Memorials may be made to Oakland Heights Nursing Home, 207 S. Engdahl Ave., Oakland, NE 68045.