posted June 15, 2008
AVMA Honor Roll Member
Richard A. Boster
Dr. Boster (KSU ’60), 71, Burrton, Kan., died March 29, 2008. Prior to retirement, he served in the Air Force and worked for NASA. Dr. Boster attained the rank of major. Memorials toward the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine or Burrton United Methodist Church may be made c/o Kaufman Funeral Home, 418 Chestnut St., Halstead, KS 67056.
Quentin E. Jeppesen
Dr. Jeppesen (KSU ’42), 88, Richmond, Texas, died May 15, 2008. He worked for the Illinois Department of Agriculture in meat inspection from 1970-1987. Earlier in his career, Dr. Jeppesen practiced large animal medicine in Greenleaf, Kan. His wife, Frances; two sons; and four daughters survive him.
Barbara A. Kummel
Dr. Kummel (OSU ’78), 55, Gaithersburg, Md., died March 4, 2008. She was the president of Animal Skin Disease Clinic in Gaithersburg for 26 years. Dr. Kummel was a member of the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology and the Maryland VMA. She authored “Color Atlas of Small Animal Dermatology” and “Small Animal Dermatology.” In 1986, Dr. Kummel received The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. Her husband, Robert Banks; two stepsons; and a stepdaughter survive her.
Clifford A. McClumpha
Dr. McClumpha (MSU ’56), 76, Canton, Mich., died Nov. 2, 2007. During his career, he practiced at the Parkway Veterinary Clinics in Canton and Plymouth, Mich. Dr. McClumpha was a life member of the Michigan VMA and a past president of the Noon Rotary Club of Plymouth. His wife, Rita, and four children survive him. Memorials may be made to the Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 5401, Plymouth, MI 48170.
Arnold S. Rosenwald
Dr. Rosenwald (KSU ’36), 98, Davis, Calif., died Jan. 23, 2008. He was extension poultry pathologist emeritus at the University of California-Davis. Dr. Rosenwald began his career with the Department of Agriculture in meat inspection and investigation of swine brucellosis and scabies and tuberculosis in sheep. From 1937-1942, he was an assistant professor of veterinary science and assistant veterinarian in the Agricultural Experiment Station at Oregon State University. Dr. Rosenwald then served in the Army Veterinary Corps as a veterinary bacteriologist for the War Department’s Special Project Division, also taking care of the birds in the Signal Pigeon Corps.
In 1946, he joined the University of California as its first extension poultry veterinarian, initiating the Extension Poultry Disease Program. Dr. Rosenwald served at Berkeley for four years and then moved to Davis until retirement in 1977. During his career, he emphasized the importance of poultry veterinary medicine. Dr. Rosenwald served on the 1959 committee of the National Academy of Sciences’ National Research Council evaluating biologics for poultry.
He was a charter member and past president of the American Association of Avian Pathologists. Dr. Rosenwald served as editor of Avian Diseases from 1961-1965. He was instrumental in founding the Western Poultry Disease Conference and initiating the Poultry Health Symposium. Dr. Rosenwald was also a past president of the American Association of Extension Veterinarians. In 1975, he was named Extension Veterinarian of the Year. Dr. Rosenwald received the AAAP Service Award in 1980. The 37th WPDC in 1988 was dedicated to him. In 2000, the AAAP initiated the A.S. “Rosy” Rosenwald Student Poster Award in recognition of his efforts to advance avian medicine.
The Pacific Egg and Poultry Association honored Dr. Rosenwald as Poultry Scientist of the Year in 2005. In 2006, a classroom in his name was established at Gladys Valley Hall in the new UC-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Rosenwald’s wife, Joan; a daughter; and a stepdaughter survive him. Memorials to support the A.S. “Rosy” Rosenwald Student Poster Award may be made to the AAAP, 953 College Station Road, Athens, GA 30602.
Henry L. Smith
Dr. Smith (AUB ’70), 61, Louisville, Ky., died Nov. 3, 2007. A small animal practitioner, he owned Fegenbush Lane Animal Clinic in Louisville for 29 years. Dr. Smith also served as a consultant to the Louisville Zoo. He was a member of the Kentucky VMA and the Louisville Zoological Society. Dr. Smith was also a member of the Fern Creek Community/Chamber Association board of directors and the Fern Creek Lion Club. His wife, Linda, and three daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation, 301 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, KY 40202.
Kenton S. Stokes
Dr. Stokes (UP ’68), 64, Westtown, Pa., died April 23, 2008. He owned Westtown Veterinary Clinic for 35 years. Dr. Stokes was a past president of the Pennsylvania VMA and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Association. A Vietnam War veteran, he served as a captain in the Army.
Active in civic life, Dr. Stokes served on Westtown Township’s Environmental Conservation, Planning, and Park Advisory commissions; the Board of Supervisors; and the Zoning Hearing Board. He was a past president of the Westtown-Goshen Rotary Club. Dr. Stokes’ wife, Carolyn, and two daughters survive him. Memorials in his name may be made to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Office of Alumni Relations, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, 3800 Spruce St., Suite 172E, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
Richard D. Waltermire
Dr. Waltermire (WSU ’57), 77, Fairfield, Calif., died March 11, 2008. From 1989 until retirement in 1997, he owned Alameda Pet Hospital in Alameda, Calif. Prior to that, Dr. Waltermire practiced at the South Shore Pet Animal Hospital, a practice he established in Alameda in 1960. Early in his career, he practiced in Palo Alto, Calif. Dr. Waltermire is survived by his life partner, Lois Crooks. Memorials may be made to the Alameda Animal Shelter, 1590 Fortman Way, Alameda, CA 94501; Garden Branch of Oakland Children’s Hospital, 747 52nd St., Oakland, CA 94609; or North Bay Hospice, 1300 Oliver Road 210, Fairfield, CA 94534.
Richard E. Wynn
Dr. Wynn (AUB ’71), 63, Flowery Branch, Ga., died May 4, 2008. He owned Pet Care Associates in Flowery Branch. Earlier in his career, Dr. Wynn owned Animal Medical Service, a mixed animal practice in Hudson, Fla., focusing on pleasure horses. A veteran of the Air Force, he served as base veterinarian in Laredo, Texas. Dr. Wynn’s wife, Carol; a daughter; and a son survive him. Memorials in his name may be made to the Alliance Defense Fund, 1000 Hurricane Shoals Road N.E., Building D, Suite 600, Lawrenceville, GA 30043.