October 15, 2006

 

 Obituaries - October 15, 2006

posted October 1, 2006

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William E. Bewley
Dr. Bewley (OSU ’51), 83, Riverview, Fla., died July 27, 2006. Prior to retirement in 2000, he worked for the Florida Department of Agriculture. Following graduation, Dr. Bewley practiced in Crestwood, Ky., for 28 years. A veteran of World War II, he served as a 2nd lieutenant in the Army. Dr. Bewley’s wife, Carolyn; a son; two daughters; and three stepchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to LifePath Hospice, 1647 Sun City Center Plaza, Sun City Center, FL 33573.
 
Raymond S. Dow
Dr. Dow (MSU ’53), 77, Luxemburg, Wis., died Aug. 1, 2006. He owned a practice in Luxemburg since 1957. Earlier in his career, Dr. Dow practiced small animal medicine in Detroit for four years. He was a member of the Wisconsin and Northeastern Wisconsin VMAs. Dr. Dow’s wife, Anna; two daughters; and a son survive him.
 
Larry L. Hahn
Dr. Hahn (COL ’68), 70, Molina, Col., died Aug. 16, 2006. From 1978 until retirement in 1999, he owned a practice in Palisade, Col. Prior to that, Dr. Hahn owned a practice in Norwood, Col. Following graduation, he practiced in central California and Grand Junction, Colo. Dr. Hahn was a member of the Lions Club, serving as a director of The International Association of Lions Clubs. His wife, Phyllis; five sons; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the Palisade Lions Club, P.O. Box 37, Palisade, CO 81526.
 
Ralph O. Holstein
Dr. Holstein (ILL ’55), 78, Carson City, Nev., died Aug. 11, 2006. Prior to retirement, he owned Northbrook Animal Hospital in Northbrook, Ill. Dr. Holstein also served as a relief veterinarian and was active with the Chicago Anti-Cruelty Society. From 1945-1947, he worked as an interpreter with the Army. Dr. Holstein’s wife, Barbara, survives him.
 
Beauregard T. Kronfeld
Dr. Kronfeld (AUB ’43), 83, Herndon, Va., died Feb. 26, 2006.
 
William A. Rader Jr.
Dr. Rader (MSU ’41), 89, Mint Spring, Va., died July 28, 2006. Prior to retirement in 1979, he worked as a toxicologist for the Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration in Washington, D.C. Before that, Dr. Rader served as director of research and development for Vite Vet Laboratories in Marion, Ind. Early in his career, he practiced in Coral and Lakeview, both in Michigan. Dr. Rader served in the Army and the Air Force during the Korean War, attaining the rank of captain.
 
In 1962, he was named Michigan Veterinarian of the Year. Dr. Rader published the monograph “Veterinary Economics” in 1964. He is survived by three sons and a daughter. Memorials may be made to the Stuarts Draft Christian Home, 144 Patton Farm Road, Stuarts Draft, VA 24477.
 
Marvin F. Saya
Dr. Saya (COL ’54), 76, West Covina, Calif., died Feb. 15, 2006. A life member of the California VMA and a member of the Southern California VMA, he was the founder of the Saya Veterinary Group in West Covina.
 
Max B. Smith
Dr. Smith (COL ’46), 82, Kailua, Hawaii, died Aug. 15, 2006. From the early 1970s until retirement in 1995, he served as head of livestock disease control with the Hawaii Department of Agriculture. Prior to that, Dr. Smith was head of meat inspection. Early in his career, he owned Safford Animal Hospital, a mixed practice, in Safford, Ariz.

During his career, Dr. Smith also raised cattle, bred American Quarter Horses, ran the Paniolo Park Race Track in Hawaii, and was a founding partner of what is now Gunstock Ranch near Kahuku, Hawaii. He taught horsemanship classes at the University of Hawaii and Brigham Young University-Hawaii and was a charter inductee into the Hawaii Paniolo (Hawaiian Cowboy) Hall of Fame in 2003.

His wife, Rita; four sons; and two daughters survive him. Dr. Smith’s son and brother, Drs. Troy M. Smith (COL ’82) and Lot D. Smith (COL ’61), are veterinarians in Waialua, Hawaii, and Mesa, Ariz., respectively.
 
Merrill H. Wallinga
Dr. Wallinga (ISU ’42), 87, Sioux Center, Iowa, died May 20, 2006. Prior to retirement, he practiced in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Dr. Wallinga was a member of the Iowa and Northwest Iowa VMAs. A World War II veteran, he served in the Army. Dr. Wallinga was a member of the Sioux Center school board and the American Legion. His wife, Marie, and two daughters survive him.
 
Robert P. Worthman
Dr. Worthman (KSU ’43), 86, Wenatchee, Wash., died May 27, 2006. He was professor emeritus of veterinary anatomy at Washington State University since 1982. Following graduation, Dr. Worthman served in the Army Veterinary Corps, attaining the rank of captain. From 1946-1949, he was an instructor at the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Worthman next served as an assistant professor of anatomy at Iowa State University.

In 1953, he rejoined the faculty at WSU. During his tenure at the university, Dr. Worthman chaired the division of anatomy and developed methods for the preparation and display of anatomic specimens in WSU’s Anatomy Teaching Museum. He undertook neurectomy studies for the film “The Functional Anatomy of Nerves of the Appendages.” Dr. Worthman was a past president of the American Association of Veterinary Anatomists and a past vice president of the World Association of Veterinary Anatomists. In 1981, he received the AAVA Award for Professional Excellence, and the WSU Anatomy Teaching Museum was named in his honor in 1982.
 
Dr. Worthman is survived by his wife, Naomi; a son; and a daughter. Memorials may be made to Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Anatomy, Physiology, and Pharmacology, Pullman, WA 99164; Washington State University Foundation, Town Center Building, 3rd Floor, P.O. Box 641925, Pullman, WA 99164; or School Fund, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 312 Palouse St., Wenatchee, WA 98801.   
 
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