September 01, 2006

 

 Obituaries - September 1, 2006

 
posted August 15, 2006
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Paul L. Anderson
Dr. Anderson (TUS ’50), 88, Montgomery, Ala., died March 18, 2006. Prior to retirement in 1979, he worked for the Department of Agriculture in Sioux City, Iowa, for 28 years. Earlier in his career, Dr. Anderson owned a practice in western Oklahoma. He was a member of the National Association of Federal Veterinarians. An Army veteran of World War II, Dr. Anderson served as a sergeant in the Army Corps of Engineers. His wife, Johnnie Mae, survives him.
 
Joseph P. Arnaboldi
Dr. Arnaboldi (COR ’43), 85, Slingerlands, N.Y., died June 18, 2006. He owned Port Jefferson Animal Hospital in Port Jefferson, N.Y., for 35 years. Dr. Arnaboldi was a past president of the Long Island VA and served in Haiti with the Christian Veterinary Mission. He was also a past president of the Port Jefferson Rotary Club. An Army veteran of World War II, Dr. Arnoboldi attained the rank of captain. His wife, Mary; two sons; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the Eddy Memorial Geriatric Center, 2256 Burdett Ave., Troy, NY 12180.

Rafael Cordero
Dr. Cordero (TEX ’46), 86, San Antonio, died May 16, 2006. Prior to retirement, he worked for the Department of Agriculture in meat and poultry inspection. Earlier in his career, Dr. Cordero owned a small animal practice in Laredo, Texas. His wife, Ely; three sons; and a daughter survive him.
 
Frank H. Haner Jr.
Dr. Haner (COR ’43), 89, Albany, N.Y., died June 30, 2006. Prior to retirement in 1975, he worked for the state of New York in animal disease control. Earlier in his career, Dr. Haner practiced in Windham, N.Y. An Army veteran of World War II, he attained the rank of captain. Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Inn, 315 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12205.
 
Richard K. Johnson
Dr. Johnson (COL ’57), 74, Las Cruces, N.M., died Jan. 4, 2006.
 
Robert L. Judkins
Dr. Judkins (TUS ’50), 89, Tuskegee Institute, Ala., died Jan. 10, 2006. Prior to retirement, he was a professor of anatomy at Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Judkins received several teaching awards, including the Norden Distinguished Teaching Award and Tuskegee University’s Eminent Professor Award. His wife, Marian, and children survive him.
 
Warren L. Kirkley
Dr. Kirkley (COL ’55), 75, Elbert, Colo., died May 17, 2006. From 1991 until retirement in 1998, he owned Eagle Point Veterinary Clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo. Prior to that, he served as a veterinary consultant for the Iams Company. From 1955-1981, Dr. Kirkley owned Paramount Heights Veterinary Hospital in Lakewood, Colo.

He was a member of the Colorado VMA and Colorado Springs Area VMS, and a life member of the Denver Area VMS. Dr. Kirkley is survived by his wife, Betty; two sons; and a daughter. Memorials may be made to the American Rose Society, P.O. Box 30,000, Shreveport, LA 71130; or Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation, P.O. Box 211512, Denver, CO 80221.
 
Joseph C. Luckett
Dr. Luckett (OSU ’50), 85, Russellville, Ky., died May 21, 2006. Prior to retirement, he was a partner at Logan County Animal Clinic in Russellville. Dr. Luckett was involved with the formation of the Logan Cattlemen’s Association, serving in various capacities with the organization. He worked toward upgrading beef cattle quality in Logan County through improved nutrition, genetics, and preventive herd health. Dr. Luckett also worked on the eradication of brucellosis from the cow herds in the county.

A past president of the Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners and Kentucky and South Central Kentucky VMAs, he was named KVMA Veterinarian of the Year in 1976. Dr. Luckett served in the Army during World War II, attaining the rank of captain. His wife, Donna; three sons; a daughter; and four stepdaughters survive him. Memorials may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society, c/o Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 296 W. 6th St., Russellville, KY 42276.
 
Emory A. Whittington
Dr. Whittington (PHI ’75), 58, Sarasota, Fla., died May 26, 2006. He practiced at University Animal Clinic in Sarasota since 1999. Intending to become a personal trainer, Dr. Whittington also recently established Focused Individual Training Inc., a fitness training company. Earlier in his career, he owned Eldersburg Veterinary Hospital in Sykesville, Md.

Dr. Whittington was a veteran of more than 20 marathons and competed in the Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon. As a member of the U.S. Triathlon Association’s world championship team, he participated at events in England and Switzerland. Dr. Whittington’s wife, Virginia; a son; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the Andy Whittington Fund for Health & Fitness, c/o Community Foundation of Sarasota County, P.O. Box 49587, Sarasota, FL 34230. 
 
 
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