May 15, 2010

 

 Obituaries

 posted May 1, 2010

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Thomas E. Bloom

Dr. Bloom (MIN '81), 62, River Falls, Wis., died Feb. 20, 2010. He owned Kinnic Veterinary Service, a small animal practice in River Falls. Dr. Bloom also volunteered at the Minnesota Raptor Center and was active with the Arrowhead Veterinary Medical Association. He helped establish and served as first president of the River Falls Rotary Club. Dr. Bloom is survived by his wife, Mary Jo; a daughter; and a son.

Frederick J. Culbert

Dr. Culbert (MIN '69), 68, Union Grove, Wis., died March 2, 2010. A large animal practitioner, he was a partner at Bristol Veterinary Service in Union Grove. Dr. Culbert was a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. He was also a member of the American Association of Woodturners, Wisconsin Woodturners, and Milwaukee Area Woodturners. Dr. Culbert's wife, Sandy; five sons; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Charles R. Cutler

Dr. Cutler (OSU '57), 87, Indianapolis, died Feb. 21, 2010. Prior to retirement in 1987, he served as a circuit supervisor for the Department of Agriculture for 20 years. Earlier in his career, Dr. Cutler practiced large animal medicine in Huntington, Ind. He was a member of the National Association of Federal Veterinarians. Dr. Cutler served in the Navy during World War II. His wife, Delores, and a son survive him. Memorials may be made to Johnson County Humane Society, 3827 N. Graham Road, Franklin, IN 46131.

Rachel P. Gilligan

Dr. Gilligan (COR '96), 45, Mahopac, N.Y., died Feb. 3, 2010. A small animal practitioner, she owned Mobile Veterinary Hospice Service in Long Beach, Calif., from 2001-2009. Prior to that, Dr. Gilligan served as hospital director at National Pet Care in Cypress Hills, Calif. Early in her career, she practiced small animal medicine in the Ithaca area of New York state. Dr. Gilligan was an advocate for pet hospice care and lectured on the issue at veterinary schools and colleges and veterinary meetings. Memorials in her name may be made to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY 14853.

Allen C. Goss

Dr. Goss (COR '43), 88, Port Charlotte, Fla., died Feb. 27, 2010. He owned a mixed animal practice in the Stamford area of New York state, focusing on dairy medicine until retirement in 1984. Dr. Goss was a past president of the Catskill Mountain VMA and a member of the Stamford and Port Charlotte Kiwanis clubs. His son and daughter survive him. Memorials in his name may be made to the Dollars for Scholars SCS Chapter, c/o Dale A. Goss, 6004 Castle Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180.

George W. Humphrey

Humphrey (VMR '10), 24, Varina, Va., died Dec. 26, 2009. He was a member of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine student chapter of the AVMA. Memorials may be made to the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, Duck Pond Drive (0442), Blacksburg, Virginia 24061; or Richmond Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA 23220.

Claude H. Hurst

Dr. Hurst (AUB '49), 83, Mount Vernon, Ill., died Sept. 24, 2009. A mixed animal practitioner, he owned Hurst Animal Clinic in Mount Vernon prior to retirement in 2006. Dr. Hurst is survived by his wife, Freda, and four sons. His brother, Dr. Benjamin J. Hurst (AUB '62), is a veterinarian in Alexander City, Ala. Memorials may be made to the St. Mary's Catholic Church Building Fund, 115 N 14th St., Mount Vernon, IL 62864.

George E. King

Dr. King (KSU '55), 83, Rushville, Ind., died Feb. 24, 2010. A mixed animal practitioner, he owned King Veterinary Clinic in Rushville for 55 years. Dr. King was a life member of the Indiana VMA. He served on Rush County's Board of Health and Hospital Board. Dr. King was an Army Medical Corps veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion. His daughter survives him. Memorials may be made to the Dr. George King Veterinary Scholarship, c/o Rush County Community Foundation, 117 N. Main St., Rushville, IN 46173.

Frederic W. Kullenberg

Dr. Kullenberg (WSU '60), 73, Wellington, Nev., died Dec. 18, 2009. Prior to retirement, he spent more than 40 years in industrial veterinary medicine. During that time, Dr. Kullenberg started three companies, worked in technical support, and did consulting and liaison work. His wife, Effie; a son; and two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Pullman, WA 99164.

Merle H. Lang

Dr. Lang (ISU '54), 88, Davenport, Iowa, died Feb. 16, 2010. From 1977 until retirement in 1987, he served as Iowa state veterinarian and headed the Division of Animal Industry at the Iowa Department of Agriculture. Earlier in his career, Dr. Lang owned a mixed animal practice in Davenport. He was a past president of the Iowa and Eastern Iowa VMAs, served as secretary for the Iowa Board of Veterinary Medicine for nine years, and was a member of the Executive Committee of the United States Animal Health Association, also chairing its Pseudorabies Committee. In 1981, Dr. Lang received the Iowa VMA Veterinarian-of-the-Year Award. A veteran of World War II, he served as a 2nd lieutenant in the Army. Dr. Lang is survived by his wife, Bonnie; a son; a daughter; two stepsons; and a stepdaughter. Memorials may be made to the Iowa State University Scholarship Fund, c/o Iowa State Foundation, 2505 University Blvd., Ames, IA 50010.

Marvin Rothman

Dr. Rothman (UP '48), 84, Cherry Hill, N.J., died March 17, 2010. Until recently, he practiced small, avian, and exotic animal medicine at Rothman Animal Hospital, a practice in Collingswood, N.J., that he founded in 1955 and owned until 1990. Prior to establishing his practice, Dr. Rothman served as a lieutenant in the Army Veterinary Corps. During his career, he also taught at Camden County College as part of the veterinary technology program.

Dr. Rothman was a past president of the New Jersey VMA and a member of the Southern New Jersey VMA. In 2002, he was named SNJVMA Veterinarian of the Year. Dr. Rothman served on the boards of the Animal Welfare Association and PetPals of Southern New Jersey Inc. Active in civic life, he was past chair of the board of directors of United Way of Camden County. Dr. Rothman is survived by his wife, Betty, and two daughters. Memorials in his name (with the memo line on the check notated "Stray Fund") may be made to Rothman Animal Hospital, Route 130 North and Dwight Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08107; or PetPals of Southern New Jersey Inc., 100 Essex Ave., Suite #100, Bellmawr, NJ 08031.

Harold D. Sheridan

Dr. Sheridan (MSU '53), 81, Allendale, Mich., died March 29, 2010. Prior to retirement, he practiced mixed animal medicine at West Michigan Veterinary Service in Coopersville, Mich., for 54 years. Dr. Sheridan was a past president of the Michigan and Western Michigan VMAs and the first veterinarian to be elected president of the Michigan Association of Professions in 1972. Active in civic life, he was also a past president of the Coopersville Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club, served on the Polkton Charter Township Planning Commission, and was a member of the board of directors of Indiana Wesleyan University. Dr. Sheridan received the MVMA Veterinary Service Award in 1973. In 1990, he was the recipient of a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Sheridan's wife, Mary; two sons; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the Allendale Wesleyan Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 93, Allendale, MI 49401.

Abbott P. Smith III

Dr. Smith (COL '62), 71, Athens, Ohio, died Feb. 22, 2010. A mixed animal practitioner, he owned Milliron Veterinary Clinic in Athens. Dr. Smith was a member of the Ohio VMA, American Association of Equine Practitioners, and Athens County Chapter of the Ohio Horsemen's Council. His wife, Virginia; a daughter; and a son survive him. Memorials may be made to Last Chance Corral Horse Rescue, 5350 U.S. Route 33, Athens, OH 45701; Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 64 University Terrace, Athens, OH 45701; or American Humane Association, 63 Inverness Drive E., Englewood, CO 80112.

Robert F. Stonebreaker

Dr. Stonebreaker (CAL '87), 53, Del Mar, Calif., died Jan. 16, 2010. An avian and small and exotic animal practitioner, he owned the Animal and Bird Hospital of Del Mar. Earlier in his career, Dr. Stonebreaker owned a mobile veterinary practice and traveled nationally and internationally, working with aviculturists and exotic animal parks and zoos. He is survived by his wife, Pam; two daughters; and a son. Memorials may be made to Free Flight (a nonprofit exotic bird park), 2132 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014.

Robert Weinberger

Dr. Weinberger (TEX '44), 87, Dallas, died Dec. 28, 2009. In 1948, he co-founded Casa Linda Animal Clinic in Dallas, where he practiced until the 1970s. During the last 20 years of his career, Dr. Weinberger practiced part time at the Forest Lane Animal Clinic in Garland, Texas. He served during World War II in both the Army and the Navy. Dr. Weinberger is survived by his wife, Deloris; a son; a stepson; and two stepdaughters.

 

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