March 15, 2004



Posted March 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

AVMA member
AVMA honor roll member

Costas S. Alvanos

Dr. Alvanos (MSU '39), 88, Tequesta, Fla., died Oct. 10, 2003. Retired, he owned Bancroft Animal Clinic in Toledo, Ohio, for 37 years. Dr. Alvanos was past president of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Examining Board, Ohio VMA, Northwest Ohio VMA, and Toledo VMA. A World War II veteran, he served in the Army, attaining the rank of captain. Dr. Alvanos received the Bronze Star and the Combat Medical Medal.

He is survived by his wife, Edna, and two sons. Memorials may be made to the Lions Club, 120 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota, FL 34237.

Julius Berchem

Dr. Berchem (KSU '51), 87, Modesto, Calif., died Oct. 13, 2003. Retired, he was in mixed practice in Modesto for 40 years. Dr. Berchem was a member of the California VMA. He served in the Army Air Force from 1941-1945. Dr. Berchem was a member of the American Legion. His wife, Phoebe, and three daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to Community Hospice, 601 McHenry Ave., Suite C, Modesto, CA 95350; Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School, 501 Granger Ave., Modesto, CA 95350; or Central Catholic High School Foundation, 200 S. Carpenter Road, Modesto, CA 95351.

Frank T. Brooks

Dr. Brooks (AUB '61), 65, Harriman, Tenn., died Nov. 3, 2003. He served in the Air Force Veterinary Corps for 30 years, retiring as colonel. Following that, Dr. Brooks worked for Oak Ridge Associated Universities in Oak Ridge, Tenn. His wife, Carolyn, and three sons survive him.

Donald E. Cooperrider

Dr. Cooperrider (OSU '36), 88, Fort Myers, Fla., died July 21, 2003. From 1968 until retirement in 1977, he was chief of the Florida Department of Agriculture's Animal Diagnostic Laboratories in Kissimmee. Earlier in his career, Dr. Cooperrider served as veterinary parasitologist at the University of Tennessee Experiment Station, associate professor at the University of Georgia's School of Veterinary Medicine, and chief of diagnostic laboratories at the North Carolina Department of Agriculture's Veterinary Division.

He was a founding member and past president of the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists. Dr. Cooperrider was also a member of the American Society of Parasitologists, Association of Disease Research Workers in the Southern States, and Conference of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, and a lifetime member of the Florida VMA. His honors include the FVMA Gold Star and Lifetime Achievement awards and the AAVP Distinguished Service Award.

Bohdan M. Dziubinskyj

Dr. Dziubinskyj (ARG '44), 91, Evanston, Ill., died Oct. 31, 2003. Retired, he practiced in the Chicago area since 1974. Early in his career, Dr. Dziubinskyj worked as a biomedical investigator for pharmaceutical firms in Argentina and also owned a mixed practice. He was a member of the Illinois State VMA.

Dr. Dziubinskyj is survived by his wife, Anna, and two sons.

Duane F. Ford

Dr. Ford (MSU '45), 80, Raleigh, N.C., died Sept. 8, 2003. Prior to retirement in 1985, he was a veterinary pathologist at the North Carolina Rollins Diagnostic Laboratory in Raleigh. Following graduation, Dr. Ford practiced in Illinois for five years. From 1950-1961, he served in the Army Veterinary Corps. Dr. Ford worked as a research veterinarian for the United States government at Edgewood Arsenal in Maryland from 1961-1978.

He was a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Dr. Ford was a member of the North Carolina VMA. A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he served in the Army Veterinary Corps Reserves from 1961-1982, retiring as colonel. Dr. Ford's wife, Marilyn; a son; and a daughter survive him. His niece, Dr. Candy Olson (MSU '78), is a veterinarian in Fairfax, Va.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1833, Merrifield, VA 22116.

Robert S. Groves

Dr. Groves (MO '55), 73, Eldon, Mo., died July 20, 2003. He co-owned Miller County Veterinary Service in Eldon with his son, Dr. John T. Groves (MO '92). Dr. Groves was a member of the Missouri VMA. His three sons and a daughter survive him.

Wilson C. Kelly

Dr. Kelly (COL '52), 82, Lodi, Calif., died July 25, 2003. From 1956 until retirement in 1998, he owned the Stockton Animal Clinic in Stockton, Calif. A life member of the California VMA, Dr. Kelly was a past president of the California Academy of Veterinary Medicine and the California Board of Examiners in Veterinary Medicine.

Elizabeth A. Lawrence

Dr. Lawrence (UP '56), 74, Westport, Mass., died Nov. 12, 2003. She was professor emeritus of veterinary medicine at Tufts University. Following graduation, Dr. Lawrence practiced in California. From 1960-1979, she owned a practice in Westport. Dr. Lawrence then joined the faculty of Tufts University, where she developed and taught a course on the human-animal bond for 20 years.

She was a member and past president of the American Veterinary Medical History Society. Dr. Lawrence was also a member of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, the Association for Women Veterinarians, and the American Anthropological Association. She wrote several books, including "Rodeo: An Anthropologist Looks at the Wild and the Tame"; "Hoofbeats and Society: Studies of Human-Horse Interaction"; and "Hunting the Wren: Transformation of Bird to Symbol."

Dr. Lawrence was past chair of the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine's Admissions Committee and a member of its Animal Welfare Committee. She was also a senior fellow of the Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy. In 1987, Dr. Lawrence was the recipient of the Bustad Companion Animal Award for Massachusettts. In 1988, she was named the AWV Outstanding Woman Veterinarian of the Year. Dr. Lawrence traveled to Monaco in 1989 to receive the International Distinguished Scholar Award of the International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations. In 1993, she received the AVMHS Distinguished Service Award.

Dr. Lawrence's husband, Robert; a son; and a daughter survive her. Memorials may be made to the National Audubon Society, 700 Broadway, New York, NY 10003; or First Congregational Church, 21 June St., Fall River, MA 02720.

Rufus O. Moore Jr.

Dr. Moore (AUB '38), 87, Tuscaloosa, Ala., died Jan. 5, 2004. He owned Moore's Veterinary Hospital for more than 50 years. Dr. Moore was a member and past president of the Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners and the Alabama VMA. He was also a member of the Tuscaloosa County and Alabama Cattlemen's associations. Dr. Moore's wife, Vivian; two daughters; and a son survive him. Memorials may be made to the Rufus O. Moore Jr. Memorial Fund, First United Methodist Church, 800 Greensboro Ave., Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.

Richard F. Murphy

Dr. Murphy (OSU '60), 76, Wellsboro, Pa., died Nov. 1, 2003. He was in mixed practice in Wellsboro for more than 40 years. A World War II veteran, Dr. Murphy served in the Navy. His three daughters and a son survive him. Memorials may be made to the Wellsboro SPCA, Route 6, Mansfield Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901.

Gerald A. Nelson

Dr. Nelson (OSU '65), 68, Standish, Maine, died Nov. 26, 2003. From 1975 until retirement in 1994, he owned a small animal practice in Cumberland, Maine. Prior to that, Dr. Nelson practiced in Falmouth, Maine, for two years. From 1965-1973, he practiced in Avon Lake, Ohio.

Dr. Nelson's wife, Janet; two sons; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the Maine State Society for Protection of Animals, 279 River Road, South Windham, ME 04062.

Raymond C. Patterson

Dr. Patterson (TEX '43), 84, Rapid City, S.D., died Nov. 6, 2003. Prior to retirement, he worked for the federal government. Earlier in his career, Dr. Patterson practiced in Ottawa, Ill. His son survives him.

Benjamin S. Pomeroy

Dr. Pomeroy (ISU '33), 92, St. Paul, Minn., died Jan. 16, 2004. He was professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine since 1981. Following graduation, Dr. Pomeroy practiced part-time with his father, Dr. Ben A. Pomeroy, a graduate of the University of Montreal School of Veterinary Medicine in 1883, and his brothers, Drs. Harold Pomeroy (COL '48) and James Pomeroy (KSU '49), at Pomeroy Small Animal Hospital in St. Paul. He joined the University of Minnesota Extension Service as a veterinary diagnostician in 1934. During his 47-year career at the university, Dr. Pomeroy served as professor, dean, and acting dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, and chairman of the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Public Health.

A charter member and past president of the American Association of Avian Pathologists, he was known for his expertise on avian diseases, publishing more than 450 articles on the subject. Dr. Pomeroy's research laid the foundation for the control and eradication of several diseases of turkeys. He was a charter member and diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists. Dr. Pomeroy was inducted into the Poultry Industry Hall of Fame in 1977. In 1985, the poultry industry established an endowed chair in his name at the University of Minnesota's College of Veterinary Medicine. The Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases dedicated its annual meeting to Dr. Pomeroy in 1986.

He served on the AVMA Council on Research from 1963-1973, the editorial board of the American Journal of Veterinary Research from 1965-1967, and the former AVMA Scientific Program Committee from 1970-1973. Dr. Pomeroy was a past president of the Minnesota VMA and served as the association's delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates. He was MVMA Veterinarian of the Year in 1970, and received the AVMA Public Service Award in 1980, the Department of Agriculture's Animal Health Award in 1986, and the University of Minnesota's 1999 Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture. Dr. Pomeroy is survived by two sons and two daughters. His nephew, Dr. Fred W. Pomeroy (MIN '74), is a veterinarian in St. Paul. Memorials may be made to University of Minnesota Avian Research Scholarship to Graduate Students, COAFES Development Office, University of Minnesota, 277 Coffey Hall, 1420 Eckles Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108; House of Hope Presbyterian Church Library Fund, 797 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105; or Minnesota Veterinary Medical Foundation, 393 N. Dunlap St., Suite 400, St. Paul, MN 55104.

Jay J. Sarasohn

Dr. Sarasohn (COR '37), 93, St. Louis, died Oct. 12, 2003. From 1946-1995, he practiced in St. Louis. Dr. Sarasohn also served as veterinarian for the St. Louis Humane Society. He was an Army veteran of World War II, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Marion T. Szatalowicz

Dr. Szatalowicz (KSU '51), Stanley, Wis., died Jan. 19, 2004. He was a retired food animal practitioner who founded the Stanley Clinic. Wisconsin's delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates from 1976-1991, Dr. Szatalowicz was a member of the House Advisory Committee for two terms, during which time he served as chairman and secretary. From 1991-1993, he was vice president of the AVMA. Dr. Szatalowicz represented District V on the Executive Board from 1993-1999, chairing the board from 1998-1999. He served as auctioneer for the American Veterinary Medical Foundation on several occasions.

Dr. Szatalowicz was a member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners and the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners. Past president of the Wisconsin and Northwest Wisconsin VMAs, he was also a member of the Minnesota and Kansas VMAs. His many honors include the AVMA Award in 2002; the Wisconsin VMA's Veterinarian of the Year, Meritorious Service, and Distinguished Veterinarian awards; and the Kansas State University 2003 Alumni Recognition Award. The University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine dedicated its 13th Annual Graduate Conference to him in 1997.

A World War II veteran, Dr. Szatalowicz served in the Army Air Corps, attaining the rank of 2nd lieutenant. He is survived by three daughters and two sons. Dr. Szatalowicz's brother, Dr. F.T. Satalowich (KSU '61), is a veterinarian in Columbia, Mo. Memorials may be made to the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine Foundation, Szatalowicz Memorial, Manhattan, KS 66506; University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine Foundation, Szatalowicz Memorial, 2015 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706; or American Veterinary Medical Foundation, 1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173.

Ellen W. Werkhoven

Dr. Werkhoven (TEN '81), 48, Conway, S.C., died July 21, 2003. She co-owned Waccamaw Regional Veterinary Center with her husband, Dr. Randal J. Werkhoven (TEN '81), in Conway. From 1981-1985, Dr. Werkhoven practiced at Wilson Veterinary Hospital in Wilson, N.C. She was a member of the South Carolina VMA.

Dr. Werkhoven is survived by her husband; three daughters; and a son. Memorials may be made to Conway Christian School, P.O. Box 1245, Conway, SC 29528.

Stuart Young

Dr. Young (LON '48), 77, Fort Collins, Colo., died Dec. 5, 2003. Professor emeritus at Colorado State University, he served on the faculty of the CSU Department of Pathology from 1964-1989. Earlier in his career, Dr. Young was an associate professor at Montana State University and the University of Minnesota. He was a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.

Dr. Young's wife, Irene, survives him. Memorials may be made to the Nature Conservancy, Colorado Chapter, 117 E. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80524.