August 15, 2010

 

 Obituaries

posted August 1, 2010
 

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Wesley W. Crenshaw

Dr. Crenshaw (MO '50), 94, Columbia, Mo., died May 23, 2010. Prior to retirement, he was an associate professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Crenshaw began his career working for the Department of Agriculture in Mexico, where he assisted in the efforts to eradicate foot-and-mouth disease. He then served as a livestock inspector in Kansas City, Mo. In 1951, Dr. Crenshaw joined the UMC-CVM. During his tenure at the university, he served as a counselor, was a special assistant to the vice chancellor for student affairs, and from 1966-1968 (under the US Agency for International Development program with the university), he worked in Orissa, India, where he helped develop the Orissa University School of Agriculture and Technology in Bhubaneswar. Dr. Crenshaw was an Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Marie, and a son. Memorials may be made to the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbia, MO 65203.

Robert J. Danielson

Dr. Danielson (KSU '64), 75, Caldwell, Idaho, died July 6, 2010. In 2007, he retired from MWI Veterinary Supply in Nampa, Idaho, after 17 years, including service as senior manager of technical services. Dr. Danielson began his career as a field representative in the Midwest for the Agricultural Division of Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. He eventually became the marketing manager for Roche Animal Health Packaged Products and was responsible for Roche's animal health business unit. In 1977, Dr. Danielson accepted a position as general manager and director of marketing and sales for Jones Veterinary Supply in Denver, serving in this capacity until 1990.

He was a founder and past president of Vedco Inc., a network of veterinary distributors. Dr. Danielson was also a past president of the Western Veterinary Conference, American Veterinary Exhibitors Association, and American Veterinary Distributors Association. In 1990, he was honored by the WVC for his participation and contributions. Dr. Danielson received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the AVDA in 2008. That same year, the Colorado VMA named him Industry Partner of the Year. He is survived by his wife, Janet; two sons; and a daughter. Memorials may be made to the KSU Foundation, 2323 Anderson Ave., Suite 500, Manhattan, KS 66502.

Edward Gofreed

Dr. Gofreed (KSU '54), 85, Arlington, Va., died May 19, 2010. A small animal practitioner, he was the founder of Indian Head Animal Hospital in Fort Washington, Md. Dr. Gofreed is survived by three sons and a daughter. His sons, Drs. Andrew Gofreed (KSU '72) and Eric Gofreed (KSU '74), practice at Indian Head Animal Hospital.

Harold E. Hammerquist

Dr. Hammerquist (COL '53), 84, Boise, Idaho, died May 22, 2010. Prior to retirement in 2006, he taught large animal medicine in the Ambulatory Service at the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine for 23 years. Earlier in his career, Dr. Hammerquist owned a mixed animal practice in Buhl, Idaho, for 30 years. He was a past president of the Idaho and Magic Valley VMAs. Dr. Hammerquist served on the Buhl School Board for 17 years. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. In 2010, Dr. Hammerquist was named TUCSVM Assistant Professor of Environmental and Population Health Emeritus. He is survived by his wife, Bernice; four sons; and three daughters. One son, Dr. Lee Hammerquist (WSU '80), is a small animal veterinarian in Nampa, Idaho. Memorials may be made to ALS Hope Foundation, P.O. Box 40777, Philadelphia, PA 19147; or Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Box 149, New Sweden Road, Woodstock, CT 06281.

M. Sidney Mael

Dr. Mael (UP '58), 78, Newton, Mass., died May 11, 2010. A small animal practitioner, he owned Oak Hill Animal Hospital in Newton for 40 years prior to retirement. Dr. Mael's wife, Joan, and three sons survive him.

Liubinco Tosici

Dr. Tosici (TIM '75), 60, Milford, Conn., died April 7, 2010. A small animal practitioner, he owned the Animal Clinic of Milford for 17 years. Dr. Tosici also served as track veterinarian for the Shoreline Star Greyhound Park in Bridgeport, Conn. Earlier in his career, he was the directing veterinarian at The Emergency Veterinary Clinic in Norwalk, Conn. Dr. Tosici was a member of the Connecticut VMA. He served as treasurer of the Fairfield County VMA for more than 20 years and was named FCVMA Veterinarian of the Year in 2009. Dr. Tosici's wife, Janice; a daughter; and a son survive him. Memorials may be made to the Dr. Liubi Pet Wellness Fund, 33 Broad St., Milford, CT 06460.

John W. Wolfe

Dr. Wolfe (AUB '48), 83, Jesup, Ga., died May 28, 2010. In 1955, he established Wolfe Animal Hospital in Jesup, where he practiced mixed animal medicine for 55 years. Earlier in his career, Dr. Wolfe practiced in Alma, Ga. He was a member of the Georgia VMA and Auburn Centennial Club. Active in civic life, Dr. Wolfe was also a member of the Jesup Elks and Kiwanis clubs. He is survived by his wife, Lou; three daughters; and two sons; Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Georgia Building Fund, 117 Drennon Drive, Jesup, GA 31545; or First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 205 E. Cherry St., Jesup, GA 31546.

 

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