January 01, 2005



 Posted Dec. 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 www.avmf.org

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Ivan E. Amerine

Dr. Amerine (OSU '41), 85, Orange Beach, Ala., died May 8, 2004. Prior to retirement in 1986, he owned a mixed practice in Sandusky, Ohio, for 39 years. Dr. Amerine was a member of the Ohio VMA. A World War II veteran, he served in the Army Veterinary Corps, attaining the rank of captain. Dr. Amerine's wife, Margaret; two sons; and two daughters survive him.

Bailey L. Cotten

Dr. Cotten (COL '60), 73, Mesa, Ariz., died Sept. 25, 2004. He practiced part-time at Superstition Animal Hospital in Mesa. From 1973 until 1993, Dr. Cotten owned Aspen Arbor Animal Hospital in Westminster, Colo. Earlier in his career, he practiced in Grand Junction and Boulder, Colo.

Dr. Cotten's wife, Joanne, and two daughters survive him. Dr. Cotten's nephew, Dr. Justin Seely (COL '96), practices in Grand Junction. Memorials may be made to Christ Aid, Ahadi Kids (pairs needy children in Uganda with sponsors), P.O. Box 101193, Denver, CO 80250.

Ralph W. Einhorn

Dr. Einhorn (TEX '41), 84, Monroe, La., died May 7, 2004. Prior to retirement, he owned a practice in West Monroe for 40 years. Following graduation, Dr. Einhorn practiced in La Grange, Texas. From 1942-1946, he served in the Army Air Corps, attaining the rank of major. Dr. Einhorn was a charter member and the first president of the Northeast Louisiana Veterinary Association.

He had served as president of the West Monroe Rotary Club and as a board member of the city's chamber of commerce. Dr. Einhorn is survived by his wife, Janey, and three daughters.

Katharine K. Evans

Dr. Evans (OSU '78), 52, Wooster, Ohio, died Oct. 8, 2004. She practiced small animal medicine in the Wooster area. Dr. Evans also bred and showed Doberman Pinschers.

Jack A. Hoffpauir

Dr. Hoffpauir (AUB '75), 56, Estherwood, La., died May 13, 2004. He worked for the Louisiana Department of Agriculture. Dr. Hoffpauir was a member of the Louisiana VMA.

Thomas Kalm

Dr. Kalm (ONT '59), 71, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada, died May 14, 2004. From 1968 until retirement in 1993, he owned Blue Cross Animal Hospital, a small animal practice, in Toronto. Prior to that, Dr. Kalm was in mixed practice in Southwest Ontario for nine years. He was a member of the Ontario VMA, Canadian VMA, and the American Animal Hospital Association. Dr. Kalm's wife, Leone; two sons; and a daughter survive him.

Cyril J. Laughlin

Dr. Laughlin (COR '40), 88, Silver Spring, Md., died Oct. 15, 2004. Prior to retirement, he practiced large animal medicine in Silver Spring. Dr. Laughlin also owned farms in New York, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, and brokered cattle. His wife, Naomi, survives him. Memorials may be made to The National FFA, 1410 King St., Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314; or 4-H Club, 7100 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815.

John H. Nickerson

Dr. Nickerson (OSU '43), 94, Stamford, Conn., died Aug. 6, 2004. From 1946 until retirement in 1992, he owned mixed practices in Stamford. Dr. Nickerson was a member of the Connecticut VMA and a past president of its Fairfield County chapter. His two sons survive him. Memorials may be made to Interlude Inc., 60 W. St., Danbury, CT 06810.

Kristina Schwensen

Dr. Schwensen (MSU '78), 48, Fitchburg, Wis., died Oct. 6, 2004. A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology, she worked as a radiologist at VCA Veterinary Referral Associates in Gaithersburg, Md., for 15 years. Earlier in her career, Dr. Schwensen practiced in Wyoming, Mich., and Akron, Ohio, and served as a lecturer on radiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

She was a member of the Maryland VMA, Veterinary Cancer Society, and the Radiological Society of North America. Memorials may be made to HospiceCare, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711; or American Cancer Society, Attn: Web, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368.

Joseph P. Smeykal

Dr. Smeykal (OSU '85), 64, Pataskala, Ohio, died on Sept. 20, 2004. He practiced equine medicine in the central Ohio area. Dr. Smeykal also served as a Fédération Equestre International veterinarian, officiating at events such as the Rolex 4-Star in Lexington, Ky.

He was a member of the Ohio VMA, United States Equestrian Federation, and The Ohio Professional Horsemen's Association. Dr. Smeykal's wife, Elisabeth, survives him.

Lyle W. Swain

Dr. Swain (ISU '43), 89, Dallas Center, Iowa, died July 18, 2004. Prior to retirement in 1977, he owned a mixed practice in Dallas Center for 34 years. Following graduation, Dr. Swain practiced briefly in Osceola, Iowa. A past president of the Dallas Center school board, he had also served on the town council.

Dr. Swain's two sons and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, c/o Monica Potter, Ames, IA 50011; The Photography Department, Dallas Center-Grimes High School, P.O. Box 512, Dallas Center, IA 50063; or Living History Farms, 2600 111th St., Urbandale, IA 50322.

Bernard M. Weiner

Dr. Weiner (KSU '42), 86, Roseland, N.J., died Oct. 23, 2004. He owned Livingston Animal Hospital in Livingston, N.J., since 1964. Prior to that, Dr. Weiner owned the Newark Dog and Cat Hospital in Newark, N.J. A member of the New Jersey VMA, he was a founding member and past president of the Metropolitan New Jersey VMA.

Dr. Weiner served in the Army during World War II, attaining the rank of captain. He was the recipient of the American Campaign Medal and the Victory Medal. Dr. Weiner's wife, Eileen; three daughters; and two sons survive him. One son, Dr. Stephen Weiner (KSU '71), practices at Livingston Animal Hospital. Memorials may be made to the New Jersey Veterinary Foundation, 66 Morris Ave., Suite 2-A, Springfield, NJ 07081.