posted November 15, 2006
AVMA Honor Roll Member
Byron W. Bernard
Dr. Bernard (MON ’44), 89, Park Hills, Ky., died Aug. 16, 2006. Prior to retirement in the mid-90s, he owned practices in Cincinnati and Park Hills. During his career, Dr. Bernard also served as chief veterinarian at the Cincinnati Zoo. In retirement, he established a home-based veterinary supply business.
A member of the Ohio and Cincinnati VMAs, Dr. Bernard helped with the efforts to repopulate European zoos after World War II. His wife, Shirley; two sons; and two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth North Hospice, 401 E. 20th St., Covington, KY 41014.
Garrett N. Bouton
Dr. Bouton (COL ’42), 87, Louisville, Colo., died April 14, 2006. Prior to retirement, he owned a small animal practice in Denver. Earlier in his career, Dr. Bouton was in mixed practice in Newman Grove, Neb., and Durango and Delta, both in Colorado. He was a past president of the Denver VMA. Dr. Bouton served in the Navy during World War II, attaining the rank of ensign. His wife, Frances; a daughter; and two sons survive him. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, 2323 55th St., Boulder, CO 80301.
John M. Dial
Dr. Dial (KSU ’62), 68, Atlanta, died April 5, 2006.
Lorraine A. Fournier
Dr. Fournier (UP ’56), 77, Somers, Conn., died April 13, 2006. Prior to retirement in 1998, she practiced in Somers for 30 years. Earlier, Dr. Somers practiced in Enfield, Conn. She is survived by two sons and a daughter.
Dr. Galinko (KSU ’50), 86, Saddle River, N.J., died Aug. 24, 2006. He practiced in Fort Lee, N.J., from 1952-1984. Dr. Galinko’s wife, May, and two sons survive him.
Paul O. Gardner
Dr. Gardner (OSU ’41), 88, Blanchester, Ohio, died April 11, 2006. He owned a practice in Blanchester since 1947. A veteran of World War II, Dr. Gardner was a captain in the Army Veterinary Corps. He served on the Blanchester Village Council for 22 years. Dr. Gardner’s son and daughter survive him.
John W. Hazelrig
Dr. Hazelrig (AUB ’42), 86, Birmingham, Ala., died April 6, 2006. He owned a practice in Birmingham for more than 30 years. Dr. Hazelrig was a past president of the Alabama and Jefferson County VMAs. An Army veteran of World War II, he attained the rank of colonel. Dr. Hazelrig’s wife, Virginia; two sons; and two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home, Birmingham, AL 35203.
Harold S. Kalter
Dr. Kalter (MID ’42), 89, Springfield, Mass., died May 18, 2006. From 1965 until retirement in 1995, he owned a practice in Chicopee, Mass. Prior to that, Dr. Kalter owned a practice in Holyoke, Mass. Early in his career, he practiced in Pennsylvania and Oklahoma. An Army veteran of World War II, Dr. Kalter participated in the Normandy invasion. He attained the rank of sergeant and received a Purple Heart and Combat Medic Award. Dr. Kalter is survived by four sons. Memorials may be made to The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 120 Wall St., 19th Floor, New York, NY 10005.
Harold C. Milinsky
Dr. Milinsky (MSU ’46), 81, Beverly Hills, Mich., died May 18, 2006. Prior to retirement in 1977, he owned Palmer Park Veterinary Hospital in Detroit for 30 years. Early in his career, Dr. Milinsky worked for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, helping to ship horses to Poland and other European countries.
A veteran of the Korean War, he served as a meat inspector in the Army Veterinary Corps, attaining the rank of captain. Dr. Milinsky was a member of the Michigan and Southeastern Michigan VMAs. His wife, Tova; three daughters; and a son survive him. Memorials may be made to Michigan Animal Health Foundation, 2144 Commons Parkway, Okemos, MI 48864.
Howard T. Mynatt
Dr. Mynatt (AUB ’57), 84, Knoxville, Tenn., died May 4, 2006. Retired since 1990, he owned a practice in the Halls area of Tennessee for 35 years. Earlier in his career, Dr. Mynatt worked for the Department of Agriculture in Blount County (Tennessee). He served on the Tennessee Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners from 1979-1984.
A life member of the Tennessee and Knoxville VMAs, Dr. Mynatt received the TVMA Practitioner Award in 1986. He was an Army veteran of World War II, earning the European, African, and Middle Eastern Ribbon with four Bronze Service Stars. Dr. Mynatt also received the Good Conduct and World War II Victory medals. His wife, Mary; a daughter; and a son survive him. Memorials may be made to the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, c/o Dean’s Office, 104 Greene Hall, Auburn, AL 36849.
John F. Patt
Dr. Patt (UP ’52), 83, Gilbertsville, Pa., died Aug. 31, 2006. He was the founder of The Patt Veterinary Hospital Ltd. in Gilbertsville, where he practiced for 45 years prior to retirement in 1997. Dr. Patt was a member of the Pennsylvania VMA and a past president of the Schuylkill Valley VMA.
Known internationally as an authority on antique motorcycles, he served as a chief judge and past president of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America. Dr. Patt was a life member and patron of the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles. An Army veteran of World War II, he served as an army corporal for the 66th Bomb Squad.
Dr. Patt’s two sons and two daughters survive him. One daughter, Dr. Deborah S. Patt (UP ’78), owns The Patt Veterinary Hospital Ltd. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 501 Washington St., Suite 801, Reading, PA 19601.
Donald E. Peck
Dr. Peck (UP ’51), 80, Greenfield, Mass., died April 12, 2006. He owned a practice in Greenfield from 1952 until retirement in 1991. Dr. Peck also served as animal inspector for Greenfield for more than 20 years. Early in his career, he practiced in Johnstown, Pa. Dr. Peck served on the executive board of the Massachusetts VMA and as president of the Western Massachusetts VA.
He also served on the board of directors of the Franklin County Public Hospital. An Army veteran of World War II, Dr. Peck received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Combat Infantryman Award. His wife, Sylvia; two sons; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the Pioneer Valley Humane Society, 155 French King Highway, Greenfield, MA 01301; or Second Congregational Church, 16 Church Square, Greenfield, MA 01301.
Marvin M. Prentice
Dr. Prentice (WSU ’51), 87, Goleta, Calif., died May 22, 2006. From 1969 until retirement in 2001, he owned Fairview Pet Clinic in Goleta. Following graduation, Dr. Prentice was in mixed practice in New Plymouth, Idaho, for 15 years. He then moved to Sunnyside, Wash., where he established a Thoroughbred farm.
Dr. Prentice was the recipient of Washington State University’s 2005 Distinguished Veterinary Alumnus Award for Excellence in Practice. An Army veteran of World War II, he served with one of the squadrons that liberated Holocaust victims. Dr. Prentice was awarded the Distinguished Unit Badge and three Bronze Stars. His wife, Barbara; three sons; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to The Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Santa Barbara, 222 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
Wayne H. Riser
Dr. Riser (ISU ’32), 96, West Grove, Pa., died June 26, 2006. He was professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. During his tenure as a professor of pathology, Dr. Riser also founded and served as first program director of UPenn’s Orthopedic Foundation for Animals. Early in his career, he owned practices in Glenwood and Des Moines, Iowa, and Skokie, Ill. Dr. Riser taught comparative pathology at Northwestern University School of Veterinary Medicine from 1950-1962. In retirement, he was a courtesy professor in the Department of Pathology and Infectious Diseases at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, researching hip and other bone and joint diseases in dogs. The Wayne H. Riser Laboratory for Bone and Joint Pathology Fund was created in 1985 as a result of a donation from the Riser family.
Founding president of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association, Dr. Riser was credited with helping introduce sterile surgical procedures in small animals and demonstrating these abilities internationally to the veterinary profession. He was a charter member and past president of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Riser was also a past president of the American Animal Hospital Association, Midwest Small Animal Association, and American Society of Veterinary Radiologists.
He served part time as a small animal medicine editor for JAVMA in the mid-1950s and was a contributing author to the texts “Canine Medicine” and “Canine Surgery.” Dr. Riser produced, edited, and published the book “Planning your Animal Hospital.” His many honors include the first AVMA Research Council Award (what is now the Practitioner Research Award) in 1956, the Morris Animal Foundation Award in 1965, and Iowa State University’s Stange Award in 1976. Dr. Riser is survived by his wife, Mary, and three stepdaughters.
Winfield L. Samuelson
Dr. Samuelson (IL ’60), 76, Delavan, Wis., died Sept. 11, 2006. From 1966 until retirement in 1987, he owned Samuelson Animal Clinic in Elgin, Ill. Earlier in his career, Dr. Samuelson practiced in Palatine, Ill., and at the Elgin Veterinary Clinic. He served as a member of the corporation and board of directors for Norman Barr Camp, which provides a respite for underprivileged children.
Dr. Samuelson’s wife, Nancy, and three sons survive him. One son, Dr. Steven K. Samuelson (IL ’82), practices at Orangeville Animal Health Services in Orangeville, Ill. Dr. Samuelson’s granddaughter, Jessie Samuelson, is a second-year veterinary student at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Memorials may be made to Norman Barr Camp, P.O. Box 70, Williams Bay, WI 53191.
Edward J. Scanlon
Dr. Scanlon (UP ’45), 88, York, Pa., died May 19, 2006. Founder of Narberth Animal Hospital in Narberth, Pa., he practiced there until retirement in 1983. During his career, Dr. Scanlon also co-founded Devon Animal Hospital in Devon, Pa., served as chief veterinarian for the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and wrote a pet care column for the Philadelphia Enquirer. He bred, trained, and raced horses for more than 30 years.
Dr. Scanlon was twice appointed to the Pennsylvania State Board of Veterinary Medicine. He was awarded a patent on a rehabilitation and conditioning apparatus for animals and humans. His four daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, 3800 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104.
Bobby L. Shelton
Dr. Shelton (TUS ’67), 73, Detroit, died April 14, 2006. He owned Grand River Veterinary Hospital in Detroit for almost 40 years. Dr. Shelton was a member of the Michigan VMA.
Herbert N. Snow
Dr. Snow (COL ’53), 82, Kearney, Neb., died April 6, 2006. Prior to retirement, he practiced in southern California. Dr. Snow was a member of the 1965 People-to- People delegation from California that toured Poland and other European countries.
Gerald Vande Garde
Dr. Vande Garde (ISU ’43), 86, Sioux Center, Iowa, died April 1, 2006. Prior to retirement in 1974, he owned a practice in Sioux Center. A veteran of World War II, Dr. Vande Garde served as a veterinary inspector in the Army, attaining the rank of captain. He was a member of Sioux Center’s Community School Board, Board of Adjustment, Recreation and Arts Council, and Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Vande Garde was also a member of the American Legion.
His two sons and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the New Life Reformed Church Building Fund, 232 16th St. S.E., Sioux Center, IA 51250; CHEARS Home Health & Hospice, 30 19th St. S.W., Sioux Center, IA 51250; or New Nursing Home Project, c/o Sioux Center Community Hospital Foundation, 605 S. Main Ave., Sioux Center, IA 51250.