November 01, 2004



Posted Oct. 15, 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

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Richard L. Campbell

Dr. Campbell (ISU '57), 76, Independence, Iowa, died July 27, 2004. He worked as a supervisory veterinarian for the Iowa Department of Agriculture's Meat and Poultry Inspection Division. Earlier in his career, Dr. Campbell practiced in Independence for 27 years. A Korean War veteran, he served in the Army. His wife, Colleen; a son; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the Dr. Richard L. Campbell Memorial Fund, c/o BankIowa, 230 1st St. E., Independence, IA 50644.

Raymond H. Cook

Dr. Cook (KSU '43), 85, Lincoln, Neb., died Aug. 11, 2004. Retired, he had owned Havelock Veterinary Hospital and served as track veterinarian in Lincoln. Dr. Cook was a member of the Nebraska VMA. A World War II veteran, he served in the Army. Dr. Cook was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. His wife, Vivian; three sons; and two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Manhattan, KS 66506; or Nebraska ETV Network, Lincoln, NE 68503.

Patrick F. Cosgriff

Dr. Cosgriff (UP '39), 88, Pennington, N.J., died June 13, 2004. He owned Pennington Veterinary Hospital for the past 56 years. Dr. Cosgriff also worked as a state meat and dairy inspector. His three sons and three daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center/Morris Hall, 2381 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648.

Ernest Kaszar

Dr. Kaszar (OSU '54), 77, Dorset, Ohio, died June 19, 2004. Following graduation and until retirement in 2000, he owned a mixed practice in Dorset. Dr. Kaszar was a past member of the Ohio VMA. He served in the Army during World War II in Germany and Austria.

Dr. Kaszar's wife, Joyce; two sons; and two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to Ashtabula County 4-H Program, 39 Wall St., Jefferson, OH 44047.

Andrew H. Kraft

Dr. Kraft (UP '65), 66, Brownsville, Vt., died April 15, 2004. He had worked for Merck & Company Inc., first in West Point, Pa., and later in Rahway, N.J. Earlier in his career, Dr. Kraft practiced at the Point Pleasant Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey. His two sons survive him. Memorials may be made to the July 4th Fund, P.O. Box 37, Brownsville, VT 05037.

Olaguibeet A. Lopez-Pacheco

Dr. Lopez-Pacheco (TEX '42), 88, San Juan, Puerto Rico, died July 31, 2004. A vice president of the AVMA from 1949-1950, he practiced small animal medicine in San Juan until retirement in 1973. Dr. Lopez-Pacheco was a founding member and past president of the Puerto Rico VMA and the Colegio de Medicos Veterinarios de Puerto Rico, which succeeded the association. His wife, Minerva; a daughter; and two sons survive him.

Sidney M. Martin

Dr. Martin (COR '39), 88, Chateaugay, N.Y., died March 30, 2004. From 1972 and until retirement in 1980, he practiced at the animal hospital he co-established west of Chateaugay. Prior to that, Dr. Martin was a partner at North Franklin Veterinary Services and Sweet and Martin Veterinarians in Chateaugay. Early in his career, he practiced in Riverhead on Long Island, N.Y., and worked as an inspector for the Suffolk County Health Department.

A member of the Northern New York VMA, Dr. Martin had served on the executive board of the New York State VMS. He is survived by three daughters and a son. Memorials may be made to Burke Adult Center, Burke, NY 12917; Chateaugay Memorial Library, 191 E. Main, Chateaugay, NY 12920; or Chateaugay Fire Department, Chateaugay, NY 12920.

Kenneth R. Parkhill

Dr. Parkhill (TEX '51), 82, Livingston, Texas, died Sept. 12, 2004. Prior to retirement in 1987, he owned a practice in Livingston for 35 years. Dr. Parkhill was an Army veteran of World War II, assigned to the civil affairs regiment in Europe.

Mayor pro-tem for the city of Livingston, he served on the school board and the city council. Dr. Parkhill's wife, Happy; two daughters; and a son survive him.

Tommy L. Pike

Dr. Pike (COL '43), 83, De Queen, Ariz., died March 12, 2004.

Ralph G. Torney

Dr. Torney (WSU '40), 92, San Diego, died Aug. 25, 2004. From 1968 until retirement in 1980, he worked for the Department of Agriculture as a veterinary medical officer in Spokane, Wash., and Utah. Prior to that, Dr. Torney practiced in Spokane for 24 years. Following graduation and until 1943, he was a veterinary medical officer with the USDA in Oregon.

Dr. Torney was a member of the Inland Empire VMA. His wife, Alberta, and two daughters survive him. Dr. Torney's granddaughter, Dr. Christy Berg (CAL '96), is a veterinarian in San Diego.

John W. Whitefield

Dr. Whitefield (COR '65), 68, Hopewell Junction, N.Y., died Aug. 20, 2004. He was the founder of Hudson Highlands Veterinary Medical Group, with hospitals in Hopewell Junction and Beacon, N.Y. Dr. Whitefield had recently established a new veterinary hospital in Hopewell Junction. His wife, Dr. Twila A. Moore (UP '87), survives him. Memorials may be made to Fishkill Baptist Church, 107 Route 82, Fishkill, NY 12524; or Community Caregivers, 300 Mill Rose Court, Suite 200, Slingerlands, NY 12159.

Willis D. Woodward

Dr. Woodward (WSU '45), 82, Modesto, Calif., died July 26, 2004. Founder and chief executive officer of Veterinary Service Inc., he practiced in Modesto for 55 years, co-founding Maze Animal Hospital during that time. During the early 1960s, Dr. Woodward transported dairy cows to Japan and Korea as part of the Heifer Project. He was honored as the 2003 Good Egg for playing a key role in the development of the California poultry industry.

A Korean War veteran, Dr. Woodward served as a captain in the Air Force from 1951-1953. His two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to Pacific Egg and Poultry Association Scholarship Fund, 1521 I St., Sacramento, CA 95814.