December 15, 2004

 

 Obituaries - December 15, 2004

 Posted on December 1, 2004

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George S. Bradshaw

Dr. Bradshaw (AUB '51), 81, Kinston, N.C., died April 17, 2004. Prior to retirement, he worked as a federal veterinarian for the Department of Agriculture. Dr. Bradshaw's wife, Ollie; a son; and two daughters survive him.

Wayne D. Collins

Dr. Collins (KSU '39), 90, Tobaccoville, N.C., died April 15, 2004. Retired, he was the founder of Winston-Salem Veterinary Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C. Early in his career, Dr. Collins worked for the North Carolina State Department of Agriculture.

He served in the Army Veterinary Corps from 1941-1946, attaining the rank of major. Dr. Collins received several honors, including the Bronze Star Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. His wife, Mamie, and two stepdaughters survive him.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215.

Leonard W. Hibbs

Dr. Hibbs (KSU '35), 90, Rock Island, Ill., died Sept. 25, 2004. As a consultant with Norden Laboratories Pharmaceutical Company for 39 years, he worked in several states, including Iowa, Nebraska, and Illinois. Dr. Hibbs was a member of the Iowa VMA and the Illinois State VMA.

A World War II veteran, he served in the Army. Dr. Hibbs attained the rank of lieutenant colonel. His wife, Lois, and two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to Edgington Cemetery, Edgington, IL 61214; or Friendship Manor, 1209 21st Ave., Rock Island, IL 61201.

Dan Hightower

Dr. Hightower (TEX '46), 78, Bryan, Texas, died Sept. 14, 2004. He was professor emeritus of veterinary physiology and pharmacology at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Hightower was also a nuclear engineer and considered a pioneer in the introduction of nuclear medicine into the veterinary profession.

A 20-year Army veteran, he retired in 1966 as deputy chief of nuclear medicine at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. Dr. Hightower attained the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was a past president of the southwest chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine.

Dr. Hightower's wife, Grace, survives him. Memorials may be made to Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, TX 75219.

Susan. B. Leitzan

Dr. Leitzan (COR '85), 45, West Falls, N.Y., died Aug. 26, 2004. She owned Abbott Road Animal Hospital in Orchard Park, N.Y., since 1985. Dr. Leitzan also bred Australian Shepherds, establishing the Silver Screen Kennels in West Falls. She was a member of the New York State VMS, Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society, and the Buffalo Academy of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Leitzan was also a member of the Australian Shepherd Club of America, receiving the United States Australian Shepherd Association's Breeder Hall of Fame Award in 2004. Dr. Leitzan's husband, Mark, survives her. Memorials may be made to the Dr. Susan Bokman Leitzan Memorial Scholarship, Medaille College, Agassiz Circle, Buffalo, NY 14214.

Demetrice I. Lyles

Dr. Lyles (TUS '49), 82, Tuskegee, Ala., died Aug. 11, 2004. Prior to retirement, he was a professor of parasitology at Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health's Department of Pathobiology for more than 40 years. Dr. Lyles was a past president of the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists and a member of the American Society of Parasitologists.

In 1969, he received the Tuskegee Veterinary Medical Alumni Association's Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Lyles was also the recipient of the 1979 Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award from Tuskegee's veterinary college. An Army veteran, he served in the southwest Pacific from 1942-1945.

Dr. Lyles' wife, Marie; three daughters; and two sons survive him.

Joseph D. Manges

Dr. Manges (KSU '35), 90, Rochester, N.Y., died April 24, 2004. He was a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.

Andrew H. Rimar

Dr. Rimar (GA '75), 57, Lancaster, S.C., died Aug. 4, 2004. A small animal practitioner, he co-owned Lancaster Animal Hospital and Indian Land Animal Hospital in Fort Mill, S.C., with his wife, Dr. Carol A. Dietz-Rimar (PUR '80). Dr. Rimar was a member of the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians. His wife and son survive him.

William R. Sinclair

Dr. Sinclair (AUB '56), 71, Dothan, Ala., died April 24, 2004. Retired, he was a small animal practitioner.

William R. Strieber

Dr. Strieber (TEX '46), 80, Tucson, Ariz., died April 25, 2004. Retired, he had worked for the Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service. During his career, Dr. Strieber was also in private practice and worked with the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, the Bureau of Animal Industry Meat Inspection Division, and the Army Veterinary Corps.

He served on the AVMA Council on Education in the late 1970s. A past president of the District of Columbia VMA, Dr. Strieber was a member of the National Association of Federal Veterinarians, the United States Animal Health Association, and the Virginia VMA. He received the USDA Certificate of Merit for outstanding performance in 1960 and 1965.