January 01, 2011

 

 Obituaries

 

 
posted December 19, 2010
 
 
 

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David L. Brockett

Dr. Brockett (OSU '61), 74, Winamac, Ind., died Aug. 29, 2010. A mixed animal practitioner, he owned a practice in Winamac for 44 years. Dr. Brockett also farmed and raised cattle. He was a member of the Pulaski County Health Board, served as a Pulaski County councilman for 30 years, and was active with the 4-H Club. Dr. Brockett is survived by his wife, Karen; four daughters; and three sons.

Steven J. Covert

Dr. Covert (FL '86), 52, Orange Park, Fla., died Oct. 10, 2010. A small animal practitioner, he owned Creekside Animal Hospital in Orange Park. Earlier in his career, Dr. Covert practiced at Hollywood Animal Hospital in Hollywood, Fla., and Flagler Animal Hospital in Flagler Beach, Fla.

Don G. Crow

Dr. Crow (OKL '65), 78, Greenville, S.C., died Aug. 15, 2010. He practiced small animal medicine in Huntington, W.Va., for 30 years. Dr. Crow was a veteran of the Navy. His wife, Eleanor, and a son survive him.

Roscoe L. Drake

Dr. Drake (GA '50), 86, Gainesville, Fla., died Sept. 24, 2010. Prior to retirement, he served as area veterinarian with the Florida Department of Agriculture for 30 years, helping to eradicate brucellosis and tuberculosis. Earlier in his career, Dr. Drake practiced large animal medicine in Georgia for 12 years. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II. Dr. Drake is survived by his wife, Betty; three daughters; and a son. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Nature Coast, 150 N. Main St., High Springs, FL 32643.

Teresa V. Garofalo

Dr. Garofalo (UP '00), 47, West Chester, Pa., died Aug. 21, 2010. She owned an equine practice in Pennsylvania's Chester County, focusing on racehorses and equine reproduction. Earlier in her career, Dr. Garofalo practiced at Delaware Equine Center in Cochranville, Pa., and Equine Veterinary Center in Elkton, Md. She was treasurer of the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association. Dr. Garofalo's husband, John, and a stepson survive her. Memorials may be made to Rhoads Six Foundation, c/o CCCF, 28 W. Market St., West Chester, PA 19382.

Charles H. Garrett

Dr. Garrett (TEX '59), 76, Jonesboro, La., died May 1, 2010. He practiced mixed animal medicine in Jonesboro for 50 years. Dr. Garrett was a member of the Louisiana VMA. He is survived by his wife, Ann; three daughters; and two sons. Memorials may be made to the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, College Station, TX 77843.

Tedd A. Hamaker

Dr. Hamaker (MO '89), 49, Springfield, Mo., died Aug. 30, 2010. A small animal practitioner, he owned Galloway Village Veterinary in Springfield. Following graduation, Dr. Hamaker practiced in Atlanta, also working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 1991, he bought Springfield Veterinary Hospital, which became Galloway Village Veterinary in 2008. That same year, Dr. Hamaker won a state award for excellence in small business. Active in civic life, he was a member of the Springfield Rotary Club. Dr. Hamaker's wife, Crista; two sons; a daughter; and three stepchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to Ozark Greenways, P.O. Box 50733, Springfield, MO 65805; or Moxie Cinema, c/o Community Foundation of the Ozarks, 425 E. Trafficway, Springfield, MO 65806.

LaVelle A. Holley

Dr. Holley (OKL '60), 85, Mount Prospect, Ill., died Sept. 1, 2010. A small animal veterinarian, he owned Misener-Holley Animal Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Holley was a Navy veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary; a daughter; and two sons.

Viiu Lind

Dr. Lind (EST '36), 100, Greenville, S.C., died Oct. 4, 2010. A small animal veterinarian, she owned Marion Animal Hospital in Marion, N.C., prior to retirement in the early 1990s. Early in her career, Dr. Lind taught and practiced small animal surgery at the University of Tartu in Estonia. She was a member of the North Carolina VMA and was active with the Girl Scouts. Dr. Lind's son and daughter survive her. Memorials may be made to Washington Center, 2 Betty Spencer Drive, Greenville, SC 29607; or Alzheimer's Association, Upstate S.C. Chapter, 301 University Ridge, Suite 5000, Greenville, SC 29601.

Dorman Mac Warren

Dr. Mac Warren (TEX '70), 77, Granbury, Texas, died Oct. 23, 2010. Prior to retirement in 1998, he owned a small animal practice in Duncanville, Texas. During his time in Duncanville, Dr. Mac Warren also worked for the city in public health. Earlier in his career, he was a veterinarian in the Army Veterinary Corps, doing food inspections in western Europe. Dr. Mac Warren retired as a major in 1978. In retirement, he served as city veterinarian in Garland, Texas.

Dr. Mac Warren was an AVMA Congressional Science Fellow from 1996-1997. From 1997-1998, he served as a consultant in compliance issues with the Department of Comparative Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Mac Warren was a past member of the Duncanville City Council and was active with the Lions Club. During the Vietnam War, he served in the Air Force, attaining the rank of captain. In 1991, Dr. Mac Warren was recalled to military service during Operation Desert Storm, as part of the Army Reserve. He is survived by his wife, Gilda; a daughter; and two sons. Memorials may be made to Texas Lions Camp, P.O. Box 290247, Kerrville, TX 78029.

David R. Naatz

Dr. Naatz (MIN '63), 72, Wheaton, Minn., died Oct. 11, 2010. He owned Wheaton Veterinary Clinic, practicing mixed animal medicine until 2005, after which he focused on small animals. Dr. Naatz was a life member of the Minnesota VMA. His wife, Solveig; three sons; and a daughter survive him.

Delmar W. Schleder

Dr. Schleder (IL '64), 74, Chenoa, Ill., died May 9, 2010. Prior to retirement in 1999, he practiced mixed animal medicine in Illinois at Chenoa and Pontiac. Dr. Schleder also served as Livingston County Fair veterinarian. A past president of the Mississippi Valley VMA, he helped establish and served on the board of directors of the Livingston County Humane Society. Active in civic life, Dr. Schleder was past president of the Chenoa Board of Education, volunteered with the Chenoa Fire Department, and was a member of the Chenoa Rotary Club. His wife, Joyce; two daughters; a son; and two stepchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to Chenoa United Methodist Church, 204 S. Division St., Chenoa, IL 61726; Livingston County Humane Society, 21179 N. 1358 East Road, Pontiac, IL 61764; or College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 3505 Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building, 2001 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana, IL 61802.

Leonard B. Simmons

Dr. Simmons (UP '50), 87, Ardmore, Pa., died Oct. 5, 2010. A small animal practitioner, he owned Simmons Animal Hospital in south Philadelphia from 1950 until retirement in 1989. Dr. Simmons was an Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Helen; three sons; and a daughter. Memorials may be made to Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Donald L. Williams

Dr. Williams (TEX '45), 88, Bryan, Texas, died Oct. 21, 2010. He worked for the Department of Agriculture, retiring in 1982 as the Pan-American director of surveillance of exotic diseases of animals in Panama. During his long career with the USDA, Dr. Williams served in Mexico as area supervisor, assistant district supervisor, and field veterinarian, also serving as district supervisor during a foot-and-mouth disease epizootic in Veracruz; and was assistant veterinarian-in-charge in Florida, working exclusively on the joint state-federal screwworm eradication program. He then became co-director of the Mexico-United States Commission for the Prevention of Foot-and-Mouth Disease in Mexico City, later serving as chief staff officer of the Screwworm Eradication Section in Washington, D.C. Dr. Williams' wife, Dortha, and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to Health for All, P.O. Box 5913, Bryan, TX 77805.

George T. Woods

Dr. Woods (KSU '46), 86, Urbana, Ill., died Oct. 31, 2010. Prior to retirement in 1986, he was a professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation and until 1948, Dr. Woods worked for short periods at a small animal practice in North Hollywood, Calif., the Illinois Department of Agriculture in Springfield, and Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago. He then practiced in Shelbyville, Ill., before joining the UI-CVM as an extension veterinarian in 1949. From 1954-1956, Dr. Woods served as a captain in the Air Force, stationed in Japan. He then resumed employment at the university. In retirement, Dr. Woods served as administrator of the DeWitt-Piatt Bi-County Health Department for two years.

A past president of the Eastern Illinois VMA, he was a member of the American Public Health Association, Wildlife Disease Association, and Illinois State VMA. Dr. Woods edited Practices in Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine in the United States. He is survived by his wife, Helen; two sons; and a daughter. Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 1203 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801.

Richard K. Zeitel

Dr. Zeitel (COR '62), 73, Sandisfield, Mass., died Sept. 28, 2010. Prior to retirement in 1997, he owned a small animal hospital in Oceanside, N.Y. Dr. Zeitel was a past president of the Long Island VMA and a veteran of the Army. His wife, Jean; a son; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090.

 
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