August 15, 2004

 

 Obituaries

Posted Aug. 1, 2004
 

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Gary J. Brake

Dr. Brake (MSU '79), 48, Carmel, Calif., died March 11, 2004. A feline practitioner, he owned Purrfurably Cats in Monterey since 1995. Earlier in his career, Dr. Brake practiced in Hawaii for four years. Dr. Brake was a fellow of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and a member of the California VMA. His wife, Esta, and a son survive him.

Memorials may be made to The Blind and Visually Impaired Center, 222 Laurel Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950; Hartnell College RVT Program, 156 Holmestead Ave., Salinas, CA 93901; or Monterey County SPCA, P.O. Box 3058, Monterey, CA 93942.



Vance R. Case

Dr. Case (COL '85), 53, Sunbury, Pa., died May 26, 2004. He was a partner at Sunbury Animal Hospital since 1985. Dr. Case was a member of the Pennsylvania VMA. A Vietnam War veteran, he served in the Marine Corps from 1969-1971, attaining the rank of sergeant.

Dr. Case was a past president of the Sunbury Rotary Club. His wife, Marcia, and two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to Stray Animal Fund, c/o Sunbury Animal Hospital, 400 State St., Sunbury, PA 17801.



William G. Cox

Dr. Cox (TEX '65), 65, Waxahachie, Texas, died Dec. 15, 2003. He was in mixed practice. Dr. Cox was a member of the Texas VMA.



Robert R. Crelin

Dr. Crelin (UP '36), 89, Neptune, N.J., died Dec. 28, 2003. Retired, he was in mixed practice. Dr. Crelin was a member of the New Jersey VMA.



William D. Elliott

Dr. Elliott (KSU '43), 86, Herington, Kan., died April 30, 2004. Prior to retirement in 1995, he practiced in Herington for 50 years. Dr. Elliott had served on the Kansas State Livestock Commission and the advisory board of Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. He was a past president of the Kansas VMA, receiving its Veterinarian of the Year Award in 1966.

A World War II veteran, Dr. Elliott served as a captain in the Army Veterinary Corps from 1943-1946. He was a member of the American Legion. Dr. Elliott's wife, Theresa; a son; and three daughters survive him. His son, Dr. William D. Elliott Jr. (KSU '78), is a veterinarian in Tahlequah, Okla. Memorials may be made to Herington Lutheran Home, 2 E. Ash, Herington, KS 67449.



Donald R. Ford

Dr. Ford (COL '62), 74, Phoenix, died June 10, 2004. Retired, he worked for the department of agriculture in Arizona for 30 years. Dr. Ford's wife, Violet, and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the Arizona Humane Society, 1521 W. Dobbins Road, Phoenix, AZ 85041.



Patricia E. Hasemann

Dr. Hasemann (TUS '79), 53, Derwood, Md., died April 3, 2004. She was the regulatory review officer for the Bioresearch Monitoring Program of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Biologics Research in Rockville, Md. Dr. Hasemann also served as a senior veterinary officer with the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service, attaining the rank of captain.

She received several awards, citations, and commendations from the Department of Health and Human Services, including a Commissioned Officer Award in 1989 for postapproval surveillance of marketed veterinary drugs. Memorials may be made to the Montgomery County Humane Society, 14645 Rothgeb Drive, Rockville, MD 20850.



David O. Manley

Dr. Manley (KSU '41), 88, Topeka, Kan., died June 27, 2004. Prior to retirement, he worked for the Department of Agriculture as area veterinarian for Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah. He had a 30-year career with the USDA and was in private practice in Norton, Kan., for four years.

Dr. Manley was a life member of the Kansas VMA and a member of the National Association of Federal Veterinarians and the United States Animal Health Association. His wife, Genevieve; three sons; and two daughters survive him. Dr. Manley's son, Dr. John H. Manley (KSU '72), and grandson, Dr. Joel A. Manley (OKL '98), are veterinarians in Bartlesville, Okla.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Topeka Chapter, P.O. Box 1427, Topeka, KS 66601; or Aldersgate Village Good Samaritan Fund, 7220 S.W. Asbury Drive, Topeka, KS 66614.



Robert K. Page

Dr. Page (GA '64), 63, Winder, Ga., died Dec. 23, 2003. From 1981 until retirement in 1998, he was a professor at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Avian Medicine. Following graduation, Dr. Page worked as a technical service veterinarian for Eli Lilly and Company. In 1967, he joined the faculty of the University of Georgia.

Dr. Page was a member of the American Association of Avian Pathologists. His wife, Pat; two daughters; and a son survive him. Memorials may be made to the Statham United Methodist Church, 1926 Broad St., Statham, GA 30666.



George B. Salzmann

Dr. Salzmann (COR '61), 66, Sunbury, Pa., died Dec. 22, 2003. He was a partner at Sunbury Animal Hospital for more than 40 years. Dr. Salzmann's wife, Ann, and his children survive him. Memorials may be made to St. Monica School, Sunbury, PA 17801; Lourdes Regional High School, Coal Township, PA 17866; Ducks Unlimited Inc., National Headquarters, 1 Waterfowl Way, Memphis, TN 38120; or Stray Animal Fund, c/o Sunbury Animal Hospital, 400 State St., Sunbury, PA 17801.



James L. Schaefer

Dr. Schaefer (MIN '58), 78, Park Rapids, Minn., died May 4, 2004. From 1976 until retirement in 1993, he worked for the Department of Agriculture in Minnesota, Arkansas, and Kansas. Dr. Schaefer owned a mixed practice in Staples, Minn., from 1958-1974. He was a member of the Minnesota VMA.

Dr. Schaefer's wife, LaVerne; a son; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the Christian Veterinary Mission, 19303 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98133.



Walton A. Smith

Dr. Smith (GA '55), 75, Miami, died Dec. 22, 2003. He was retired.



Orland A. Soave

Dr. Soave (WSU '44), 82, Menlo Park, Calif., died April 8, 2004. Known for his expertise in comparative medicine, he was the director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine at Stanford University from 1960 until retirement in 1980. During retirement, he was a consultant for several organizations.

Following graduation, Dr. Soave was assistant professor of veterinary physiology at Cornell University. From 1945-1947, he served in the Army Air Force, attaining the rank of colonel. Dr. Soave was in private practice from 1947-1953, then served as chief of veterinary laboratory services at the California State Health Department. Dr. Soave was a founding member of what is now known as the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International, a diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, and a past president of ACLAM and the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science.

He authored several books, including "Animals, the Law and Veterinary Medicine," and "The Animal/Human Bond: A Cultural Survey." Dr. Soave's wife, Phyllis; a son; and a daughter survive him.



Karen E. Steinke

Dr. Steinke (WIS '96), 38, Oakland, Calif., died Dec. 22, 2003. From 1998-2001, she practiced small animal medicine at the VCA Bay Area Animal Hospital and Kensington Veterinary Hospital in Oakland.



Lawrence Waidhofer

Dr. Waidhofer (TEX '55), 84, Houston, died May 18, 2004. From 1955 until retirement in 1995, he practiced at the Almeda Small Animal Clinic in Houston. A World War II veteran, Dr. Waidhofer served in the Army from 1941-1946. He attained the rank of 2nd lieutenant.

Dr. Waidhofer's wife, Jean; two sons; and a daughter survive him. His brother, Dr. Joseph J. Waidhofer (TEX '51), is a veterinarian in Stockton, Calif. Dr. Waidhofer's other brother is the late Dr. Bernard Waidhofer (TEX '45).