January 15, 2004



 Posted Jan. 1, 2004

Memorial contributions to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation are gratefully accepted. When making such contributions, please indicate the name and address of the individual who should receive notification of your donation. Contact: AVMF 1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite 100 Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360 (800) 248-2862, Ext. 6689 www.avmf.org

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Cynthia Berardi

Dr. Berardi (UP '83), 49, Parkland, Fla., died Sept. 29, 2003. A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, she was the founder of Veterinary Surgical Associates Inc., in Parkland. Dr. Berardi was a member of the Broward County VMA. Her husband, Dr. Doug MacCoy (GA '73), and son survive her.

Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 13555 S.W. 101 Lane, Miami, FL 33186.

Edward R. Betlach

Dr. Betlach (TEX '40), 89, Bismarck, N.D., died Oct. 1, 2003. Prior to retirement in 1974, he was district federal veterinarian for the states of Montana and North Dakota. Following graduation, Dr. Betlach worked in Watford City and Wahpeton, N.D., assigned to a brucellosis and tuberculosis eradication project. In 1948, he moved to Mexico, where he was involved in a joint United States-Mexico program to eradicate foot-and-mouth disease from Mexico.

Dr. Betlach was a member of the National Association of Federal Veterinarians. His two sons and two daughters survive him.

Alton P. Bouton

Dr. Bouton (COR '29), 99, Saranac Lake, N.Y., died Oct. 8, 2003. Prior to retirement in 1972, he was regional veterinarian for 17 counties in the state of New York. Before that, Dr. Bouton served as supervising veterinarian for Jefferson and Oswego counties. Following graduation, he worked in Saratoga County for a year. From 1930-1934, Dr. Bouton served as Franklin County veterinarian. He then bought a mixed practice in Saranac Lake, practicing there for 34 years.

Dr. Bouton donated his services to the Saranac Lake Humane Society. He is survived by two sons and two daughters. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 19 Church St., Saranac Lake, NY 12983; Saranac Lake Adult Center, Saranac Lake, NY 12983; or Tri-Lakes Humane Society, 33 Algonquin Ave., Saranac Lake, NY 12983.

Leslie T. Jacobson

Dr. Jacobson (ISU '50), 84, Winthrop, Minn., died Aug. 16, 2003. From 1950-1983, he owned a large animal practice in Winthrop. Dr. Jacobson was a member of the Minnesota VMA, and a board member of the Minnesota Humane Society for 28 years. A World War II veteran, he served in the Army from 1941-1944.

Dr. Jacobson's wife, Helen, survives him.

Donald R. Mackey

Dr. Mackey (COL '42), 84, Greeley, Colo., died Nov. 7, 2003. He owned Mackey Veterinary Service in Greeley. Following graduation, Dr. Mackey established a mixed practice in Greeley, later concentrating on large animal medicine. During his 60-year career, he served as veterinarian for the Monfort Feedlots and co-owned Animal Pharmacy and Supply in Greeley.

Dr. Mackey was a member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, American Association of Equine Practitioners, and Academy of Veterinary Consultants. A member and past president of the Colorado VMA, he was also a member of the Weld County VMA. Dr. Mackey co-authored the textbook "Diseases of Feedlot Cattle" and wrote a monthly column for Feedlot magazine for several years.

He is survived by two sons. One son, Dr. Lawrence R. Mackey (COL '77), is a veterinarian in Greeley. Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado or Greeley Lions Club, c/o Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th St., Greeley, CO 80631.

Earl E. Montgomery

Dr. Montgomery (ILL '60), 74, Falls Church, Va., died Sept. 4, 2003. From 1981 until his retirement in 1994, he was director of emergency programs for the Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. Dr. Montgomery began his career with the FSIS in 1961 as an inspector in Chicago. In addition to his 33 years of federal service, he served in the military as a Marine staff sergeant in California and postwar Korea. After graduation, he worked at a practice in Skokie, Ill.

President of the National Association of Federal Veterinarians from 1969-1970, Dr. Montgomery chaired the NAFV Memorial Scholarship/Loan Fund after retirement.

Dr. Montgomery's wife, Bernice, and their two sons survive him. Memorials may be made to the NAFV Memorial Scholarship/Loan Fund, 1101 Vermont Ave. N.W., Suite 710, Washington, D.C. 20005-6308.

George M. Neher

Dr. Neher (PUR '67), 82, Lafayette, Ind., died Oct. 30, 2003. From 1948 until retirement in 1988, he taught animal science at Purdue University. A member of the University Senate at Purdue, Dr. Neher was named Teacher of the Year in the early '80s. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving as first lieutenant from 1941-1945.

Dr. Neher's wife, Mary; two daughters; and a son survive him.

Paul A. Peterson

Dr. Peterson (COR '59), 74, Cortland, N.Y., died Oct. 25, 2003. Prior to retirement in 1995, he owned Animal Medical Hospital in Cortland. Earlier in his career, Dr. Peterson practiced at McAuliff, Phillips, and Steele Veterinary Practice in Cortland. He helped establish the Cortland SPCA.

Dr. Peterson was a past president of the Southern Tier VMS. He had served on the board of the New York State VMS and as a liaison to the society from Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Peterson's wife, Marilyn; three sons; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to Cornell University Veterinary Student Fund, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY 14853; or Homer Avenue United Methodist Church, 64 Maple Ave., Cortland, NY 13045.

Roy C. Thomas

Dr. Thomas (KSU '44), 85, Weaver, Ala., died Oct. 27, 2003. He worked for the Department of Agriculture's Meat and Poultry Inspection Service from 1965-1966. Following graduation and until retirement in 1964, Dr. Thomas served in the Army. He attained the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Dr. Thomas' wife, Juanita; a son; and a daughter survive him. His son, Dr. Michael W. Thomas (AUB '73), is a veterinarian in Urbana, Ill.

Erwin B. Winokur

Dr. Winokur (COR '53), 77, Larchmont, N.Y., died Nov. 1, 2003. He owned Larchmont Animal Hospital since 1966. Following graduation, Dr. Winokur owned a mixed practice in Brewster, N.Y., for three years. He then owned small animal practices in Riverdale and Bronxville, N.Y. Dr. Winokur was a member of the American Animal Hospital Association and the Westchester/ Rockland County Veterinary Society.

A World War II veteran, he served in the Navy. Dr. Winokur's wife, Dorothy, and two sons survive him. His son, Dr. Steven C. Winokur (GA '89), and daughter-in-law, Dr. Sherri Almand (GA '88), are veterinarians in Atlanta.

R.W. Worley

Dr. Worley (OSU '43), 82, Bridgman, Mich., died Aug. 15, 2003. Vice president of the AVMA from 1989-1991, he was a regional AVID microchip consultant for the past 10 years. Following graduation, Dr. Worley served in the Army Veterinary Corps for three years, attaining the rank of captain. He then established the South Bend Animal Clinic, practicing there for 39 years. Dr. Worley later became a consultant in animal hospital management.

Dr. Worley was a past president of the Indiana and Michiana VMAs and the Midwest Small Animal Veterinary Association. He served as an alternate delegate representing Indiana in the AVMA House of Delegates and founded the Nine States Conference, which serves as a training program for state association officers. Dr. Worley served as a member of the executive board to the Indiana State Board of Health, as a trustee and national vice president of the Veterinary Division of the Morris Animal Foundation, and as a member and past chair of the AVMA Professional Liability Trust.

His many honors include the American Animal Hospital Association's Region III Outstanding Practitioner Award and Outstanding Service Award for the Midwest Region, and the Indiana VMA's President's Award and Veterinarian of the Year Award. In 2002, the AVMA PLIT recognized Dr. Worley for his service to the organization.

His wife, Judie, and four children survive him. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Stevensville, P.O. Box 297, Stevensville, MI 49127; Morris Animal Foundation, 45 Inverness Drive E., Englewood, CO 80112; or the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, 1931 N. Meacham Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173.

Leo A. Wuori

Dr. Wuori (COR '42), 84, Tybee Island, Ga., died Sept. 23, 2003. Retired, he served as a consultant for the Cornell Feline Health Center at Cornell University. From 1965-1980, Dr. Wuori owned a small animal practice in Ithaca. Earlier in his career, he practiced in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.

Dr. Wuori chaired the AVMA Centennial Meeting in New York City in 1963. A past president and executive board member of the New York State VMS, he was named Veterinarian of the Year in 1979. Dr. Wuori was a contributing author for "The Cornell Book of Cats."

A World War II veteran, Dr. Wuori served in the Army, attaining the rank of captain. His two sons and daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the Cornell Feline Health Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Division W3, Ithaca, NY 14853.