June 01, 2011

 

 Obituaries

posted May 18, 2011
 

 


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Douglass V. Berglind

Dr. Berglind (COL '48), 88, Puebla, Mexico, died Dec. 8, 2010. Prior to retirement in the early 2000s, he farmed and owned a hog business in Puebla. Following graduation, Dr. Berglind briefly practiced mixed animal medicine in South Dakota. He then joined what was known as the Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Animal Industry and was posted to Mexico to assist with the control of foot-and-mouth disease. Dr. Berglind left the USDA a year later to manage a poultry ranch in the Puebla area. He eventually took over the operation and owned it for 20 years before going into the hog business. Dr. Berglind is survived by his wife, Arnulfa; two daughters; a son; and seven stepchildren.

James G. Currie

Dr. Currie (ONT '63), 80, Cambridge, Ontario, died March 20, 2011. He owned Animal Care Service, a housecall practice in the Waterloo, Ontario, area from the mid-'70s until retirement in 2003. Earlier in his career, Dr. Currie worked at Buck Animal Hospital in Waterloo. In 2003, he was honored for his volunteer work at the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society. Dr. Currie's wife, Carole; three daughters; and a son survive him.

Stephen P. Dey II

Dr. Dey (COR '60), 74, Allentown, N.J., died Feb. 28, 2011. An equine practitioner, he owned Dey Equine Veterinarians in Allentown and bred Standardbred racehorses on his farm, Heritage Hill Farm, one of the founding farms of the New Jersey Sire Stakes harness racing program.

Dr. Dey was a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and New Jersey VMA and a past president of the New Jersey Association of Equine Practitioners and Central New Jersey VMA. He was also a founding member and president of the Horse Park of New Jersey; a member of the advisory committee of the Rutgers Equine Science Center; president of the board of managers of the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station; a past chairman of the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board; and a past president of the State Board of Agriculture.

Dr. Dey was named New Jersey Horse Person of the Year in 1990 and 2004 and received the Spirit of the Horse Award in 2007. In 2009, Heritage Hill Farm was honored as the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey's Breeder of the Year. Dr. Dey is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; two sons; and a daughter. His sons, Drs. Stephen P. Dey III (UP '88) and Gregory S. Dey (OSU '88), are also equine veterinarians. Memorials may be made to Horse Park of New Jersey, P.O. Box 419, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514.

Edward A. Driscoll

Dr. Driscoll (TEX '41), 93, Pasadena, Texas, died March 20, 2011. He owned a small animal practice in Pasadena. A life member of the Texas VMA, Dr. Driscoll was honored in 2010 by the TVMA for 61 years of continuous veterinary practice at his clinic. He served with the Army in the China-Burma-India theater during World War II. Dr. Driscoll attained the rank of major. He is survived by his wife, Atha Lee, and four sons.

Harry J. Fallon

Dr. Fallon (COR '38), 95, Huntington, W.Va., died March 11, 2011. A small animal veterinarian, he was the founder of Huntington Dog and Cat Hospital and Guyan Animal Hospital in Huntington, retiring in 1988. Dr. Fallon was instrumental in initiating legislation leading to the compulsory vaccination of dogs against rabies in West Virginia. He was a past president of the West Virginia VMA and West Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine; a founder of the Cornell Research Laboratory for Diseases of Dogs; and a member of the American Animal Hospital Association. Dr. Fallon received several honors, including the West Virginia VMA Veterinarian of the Year Award in 1964 and a plaque from the WVVMA in recognition of his outstanding service to the association in 1970. He was an Air Force Veterinary Corps veteran of World War II, attaining the rank of major. Active in civic life, Dr. Fallon was a member of the Huntington Rotary Club for more than 50 years. He is survived by a son and two daughters. Dr. Fallon's son, Dr. Ronald K. Fallon (OKL '74), is a veterinarian in Ellicott City, Md. Memorials may be made to Cabell-Wayne Association of the Blind, 38 Washington Ave., Huntington, WV 25701; Hospice of Huntington, 1101 Sixth Ave., Huntington, WV 25701; or toward student scholarships at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY 14853.

Frank G. Fielder

Dr. Fielder (COL '50), 96, Alpine, N.Y., died Jan. 20, 2011. A small animal veterinarian, he owned Finger Lakes Animal Hospital in Alpine prior to retirement in 2004. Earlier in his career, Dr. Fielder served as an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and worked for what was known as Schering Corporation in New Jersey. A veteran of World War II, he served in the Royal Australian Navy, attaining the rank of lieutenant. Dr. Fielder was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross in 1945. His son survives him. Memorials in his name may be made to the Humane Society of Schuyler County, 2386 County Road 10, Alpine, NY 14805.

Donald J. Francisco

Dr. Francisco (MSU '38), 94, Troy, Mich., died Feb. 25, 2011. He was the founder of North Main Animal Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. Early in his career, Dr. Francisco practiced in Highland Park, Mich., and served in the Army Veterinary Corps during World War II. He attained the rank of major and was awarded the Bronze Star. Dr. Francisco was a member of the Michigan and Southeastern Michigan VMAs and the Southern Michigan Obedience Training Club. He was also a member of the Fort Detroit Golden Retriever Club, serving as resident veterinarian for the club's dog shows and the Detroit Kennel Club dog show. Active in civic life, he was a past president of the Royal Oak Rotary Club. Dr. Francisco is survived by two daughters. Memorials may be made to The Companion Animal Fund, Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Development Office, F130 Veterinary Medicine Center, East Lansing, MI 48824.

Floris M. Garner

Dr. Garner (WSU '50), 88, Rockville, Md., died March 8, 2011. An Army colonel, he retired in 1971 as chief of the Veterinary Pathology Division of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Following graduation, Dr. Garner briefly practiced small animal medicine in Phoenix. He then served with the Army during the Korean War. Dr. Garner joined the AFIP in 1958, serving as assistant chief of the Veterinary Pathology Division from 1960-1964, and becoming chief in 1964. While at the AFIP, he also served as registrar for the American Registry of Veterinary Pathology and American Registry of Comparative Pathology. In retirement, Dr. Garner worked as a pathology consultant. He was named assistant director of the Department of Zoological Programs for the National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C., in 1972.

A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, Dr. Garner served as its president in 1975. He was also a past president of the District of Columbia VMA. Among Dr. Garner's military honors were a Purple Heart, Legion of Merit, Certificate of Distinguished Service, and the "A" prefix for professional accomplishment from the Army Surgeon General. He is survived by his wife, Anita, and three sons. One son, Dr. Michael M. Garner (WSU '87), is a veterinary pathologist in Monroe, Wash. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Somerset County, P.O. Box 545, Crisfield, MD 21821; or Greyhound Pets Inc., P.O. Box 891, Woodinville, WA 98072.

Claude G. Gillette Jr.

Dr. Gillette (OKL '59), 81, Hazen, Ark., died March 4, 2011. Prior to retirement in 2004, he practiced mixed animal medicine, based initially at Carlisle, Ark., and later in Hazen. Dr. Gillette also served on the faculty of the Universidad Bolivana Gabriel René Moreno, where he taught and worked with native farmers. He was a veteran of the Navy and attained the rank of lieutenant. Dr. Gillette is survived by his wife, Betty; three daughters; and two sons. His daughter and son-in-law, Drs. Mary Henkel (LSU '83) and C. Edward Henkel (LSU '80), practice small animal medicine at Stuttgart Animal Hospital in Stuttgart, Ark. Another son-in-law, Dr. W. Byron Garrity (LSU '83), practices mixed animal medicine at Bluff City Veterinary Hospital in Natchez, Miss.

Irving L. Graves

Dr. Graves (MIN '56), 79, White Stone, Va., died March 22, 2011. He was former associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. During his tenure with Johns Hopkins, Dr. Graves was first assigned to Calcutta, India, where he headed the virus and bacteriology program, investigating human viruses in village animals. On his return to the United States, he focused his laboratory research on the biochemistry of avian influenza. Dr. Graves is survived by his wife, Pirkko Lauslahti. Memorials may be made to Blackburn College, Attn: Mary McMurray, 700 College Ave., Carlinville, IL 62626.

Warren O. Hartman

Dr. Hartman (MIN '55), 79, Wadena, Minn., died Feb. 9, 2011. A mixed animal veterinarian, he owned a practice in Wadena for more than 50 years, focusing on small animal and equine medicine in recent years. Prior to that, Dr. Hartman practiced large animal medicine in Barrington, Ill. Early in his career, he was in mixed animal practice in Medford, Wis., and served in the Army Veterinary Corps. Dr. Hartman was a life member of the Minnesota VMA and a past president of Minnesota Harness Racing Inc. He was also a member of the Animal Health Technology Advisory Committee at the University of Minnesota Technical College and served on the Dean's Advisory Council at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.

Active in civic life, Dr. Hartman was a past chairman of the Wadena School Board and a past president of the Wadena Chamber of Commerce and Central Minnesota Boy Scout Council. He received several honors, including an MHRI plaque in 1989 for dedication and efforts to promote harness horse racing in Minnesota and induction into the Minnesota Harness Racing Hall of Fame in 2007. Dr. Hartman was also named Friend of Wadena County Fair Association in 2007 for his more than 40 years of volunteer service to the fair. His wife, Carolyn; two sons; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the Wadena County Humane Society, P.O. Box 248, Wadena, MN 56482; Central Minnesota Boy Scout Council, 1191 Scout Drive, Sartell, MN 56377; or Wadena Area Community Band, Wadena, MN 56482.

Karl A. Hartwick

Dr. Hartwick (ONT '46), 89, Midland, Ontario, Canada, died Feb. 19, 2011. Prior to retirement in 1980, he practiced mixed animal medicine in Fisherville, Ontario. Dr. Hartwick's wife, Isabel; two sons; and a daughter survive him. Memorials toward the Alzheimer's Society or the Terry Fox Foundation may be sent to the Penetanguishene Funeral Home, 155 Main St., Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada L9M 1L7.

Norman D. Heidelbaugh

Dr. Heidelbaugh (UP '54), 83, Fairfax Station, Va., died Jan. 28, 2011. A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, he was professor emeritus and former head of the Department of Veterinary Public Health at Texas A&M University. Following graduation, Dr. Heidelbaugh practiced in Lakeland, Fla., for a year. He then served in the Air Force for 21 years, attaining the rank of colonel. During that time, Dr. Heidelbaugh was chief of food science at the NASA Johnson Space Center during the Apollo and Skylab programs and developed the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points concept for food safety. He joined the veterinary faculty of TAMU in 1977. During his tenure, Dr. Heidelbaugh served as professor of food science and technology and professor of veterinary public health, and was director of food safety program development.

Active in organized veterinary medicine, he was a past president of the American Association of Food Hygiene Veterinarians and was a member of the AVMA Scientific Program Committee from 1982-1986 and the AVMA Council on Research from 1986-1990. Dr. Heidelbaugh also served on the National Academy of Sciences National Research Council Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection from 1984-1986. In 1992, he received the AVMA XII International Veterinary Congress Prize for outstanding contributions to international understanding of veterinary medicine. Dr. Heidelbaugh was the recipient of several military honors, including the Legion of Merit, Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, First Oak Leaf Cluster, and Second Oak Leaf Cluster. He is survived by his wife, Judith; two sons; and a daughter.

Paul N. Henstein

Dr. Henstein (MIN '58), 77, Marshalltown, Iowa, died Feb. 22, 2011. Prior to retirement in 1996, he was a supervisory veterinary medical officer with the Department of Agriculture, assigned to Swift and Company in Marshalltown. Earlier in his career, Dr. Henstein was a partner in a mixed animal practice in Watertown, S.D., for 20 years. He was active with the National FFA Organization. Dr. Henstein is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons; a daughter; and four stepchildren.

Jo Gayle Howard

Dr. Howard (TEX '80), 59, Washington, D.C., died March 12, 2011. She was a theriogenologist at the National Zoological Park, Center for Species Survival, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. Dr. Howard was known for her research and expertise in the field of reproduction in captive and endangered animals. During her career, she helped rescue the native American black-footed ferret from extinction; established a research program in Thailand to study and improve reproduction in clouded leopards of Southeast Asia; and served on a multi-institutional team that identified the causes of poor reproduction in captive pandas, thereby contributing to a subsequent substantial rise in the panda population. Dr. Howard helped develop new protocols for sperm cryopreservation and artificial insemination and artificially inseminated the National Zoo's female panda, Mei Xiang, producing the first surviving cub, Tai Shan, in 2005. She collaborated with and advised zoos and breeding centers throughout the world and mentored numerous individuals training to be the next generation of biomedical specialists interested in a wildlife career. Dr. Howard received several honors, including a National Institutes of Health Special Emphasis Research Career Award in the '90s that helped support her research. In 2010, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service honored her with the Recovery Champion Award for her leadership in recovering the native American black-footed ferret. Memorials may be made to the SCBI/Jo Gayle Howard Cat Conservation Fund, Advancement Office, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, National Zoological Park, 1500 Remount Road, Front Royal, VA 22630.

Lawrence G. Morehouse

Dr. Morehouse (KSU '52), 85, Columbia, Mo., died March 2, 2011. He was professor emeritus of veterinary pathology, past chair of the Department of Veterinary Pathology, and past director of the Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, Dr. Morehouse practiced small animal medicine in Kirkwood, Mo. He then went into federal service with the Animal Disease Eradication Division, later working at the National Animal Disease Laboratory of the Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service in Ames, Iowa. Dr. Morehouse joined the veterinary faculty of UM-Columbia in 1964. He was named director of the university's VMDL in 1968 and served in that capacity until retirement in 1987.

Dr. Morehouse was a member of the National Association of Academies of Science, New York and Missouri academies of sciences, National Association of Federal Veterinarians, Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases, Missouri VMA, American Association of Avian Pathologists, American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, American Association of Swine Veterinarians, United States Animal Health Association, Missouri Society of Microbiology, and Royal Society of Health, London. He was also a past president of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians and a past secretary-treasurer of the World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians.

Dr. Morehouse received several honors, including a USDA Outstanding Performance Certificate of Merit in 1959, a USDA certificate in 1978 in recognition of his contributions toward eradicating hog cholera in the United States, and the AAVLD E.P. Pope Award in 1977. The UM-Columbia CVM honored him with the Distinguished Service Award in 1987 and the Dean's Impact Award in 1995. In 2004, Dr. Morehouse received an Alumni Recognition Award from Kansas State University. His wife, Georgia; a son; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the Missouri Symphony Society, 203 S. 9th St., Columbia, MO 65201.

Henry B. Mostyn

Dr. Mostyn (TEX '40), 92, Huntsville, Texas, died Dec. 4, 2010. His wife, Sue; two daughters; and a son survive him.

Ann Marie Pellegrino

Dr. Pellegrino (ROS '97), 41, Melbourne, Fla., died Feb. 27, 2011. A small animal practitioner, she co-owned Minton Animal Hospital in Palm Bay, Fla., since 2006. Earlier in her career, Dr. Pellegrino practiced in New York and Pennsylvania. She is survived by her husband, Sam, and four children. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, 420 Fee Ave., Melbourne, FL 32901.

Clarence D. Peterson

Dr. Peterson (WSU '70), 72, Berlin, Germany, died Dec. 17, 2010.

David M. Rash

Dr. Rash (IL '60), 74, Geneseo, Ill., died March 10, 2011. He owned a small animal practice in Geneseo since 1963. Earlier in his career, Dr. Rash worked in Preemption, Ill. He was a past president of the Illinois State VMA and a member of the Mississippi Valley VMA. Active in civic life, Dr. Rash was also a member of the Jaycees and Rotary Club and served on the Geneseo Community Unit District School Board for 14 years. He was a veteran of the Air Force. Dr. Rash is survived by his wife, Louise; a daughter; and a son. Memorials may be made to the University of Illinois Foundation (to benefit the Veterinary Medical Achievement Fund), 1305 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801; or First Presbyterian Church, 133 E. North St., Geneseo, IL 61254.

Charles R. Robinson

Dr. Robinson (COR '44), 87, Portland, Ore., died Dec. 12, 2010. Prior to retirement in 1986, he practiced mixed animal medicine in Madison, N.J., for 33 years. Earlier in his career, Dr. Robinson taught at Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. He was a member of the New Jersey VMA. Dr. Robinson served in the Army during World War II, attaining the rank of captain. His wife, Yolanda; two daughters; and a son survive him.

Russell L. Schelkopf

Dr. Schelkopf (ISU '58), 80, Sycamore, Ill., died Feb. 27, 2011. A mixed animal practitioner, he was the founder of what is now Bethany Animal Hospital in Sycamore. Dr. Schelkopf also owned one of the first swine-specific pathogen-free laboratories at the time and Illini Swine, which sold breeding swine. He served as chief operating officer and was a member of the board of directors of Cornhusker Cattle Company. Dr. Schelkopf also served on the board of directors of Cornhusker Agriculture Association. He was a member of the Illinois State VMA and the Sycamore Rotary Club. Dr. Schelkopf is survived by his wife, Bernice, and three sons, including Drs. Michael S. Schelkopf (IL '78) and Charles R. Schelkopf (IL '81), who are owners of Bethany Animal Hospital, along with Dr. Schelkopf's former daughter-in-law, Dr. Deborah V. Schelkopf (IL '78). His grandson, Dr. Christopher M. Schelkopf (IL '10), practices mixed animal medicine in Princeton, Ill.

Louis E. Schindler

Dr. Schindler (KSU '57), 91, Magnolia Springs, Ala., died Feb. 16, 2011. He worked for the Department of Agriculture prior to retirement in the latter 1980s. Early in his career, Dr. Schindler practiced mixed animal medicine in Kansas and Alabama. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. Dr. Schindler is survived by four sons. One son, Dr. Ronald L. Schindler (KSU '69), owns Eastern Shore Pet Hospital, a small animal practice in Fairhope, Ala.

Richard Sielicki

Dr. Sielicki (MIN '86), 49, Milwaukee, died Dec. 2, 2010. A small animal practitioner, he co-owned Crawford Animal Hospital in Greenfield, Wis. Memorials may be made to Wisconsin Humane Society, 4500 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53208; or Happy Endings No Kill Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 070898, Milwaukee, WI 53207.

Brian J. Silverlieb

Dr. Silverlieb (UP '72), 63, Newtown, Conn., died Feb. 24, 2011. A small animal practitioner, he owned Mount Pleasant Hospital for Animals in Newtown for 35 years. Dr. Silverlieb was an accomplished equestrian, placing first in the amateur Hunter Division in Wellington, Fla., in 2009. His son survives him. Memorials may be made to Newtown Animal Rescue Shelter, 3 Primrose St., Newtown, CT 06470.

Charles W. Strother

Dr. Strother (ISU '56), 89, Calgary, Alberta, died Jan. 10, 2011. During his career, he owned mixed animal practices in Canada at Medicine Hat and Calgary and in Missouri, and served as a veterinarian with Agriculture Canada. Dr. Strother was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Betty; four sons; and two daughters.

Kristofor "K.C." Toups

Dr. Toups (LSU '09), 28, Thibodaux, La., died Jan. 20, 2011. He practiced at Lafourche Animal Hospital, a mixed animal practice in Thibodaux. Dr. Toups was a member of the board of directors of the Lafourche Parish Cattlemen's Association. Memorials (with checks notated to the K.C. Toups, DVM, Memorial Scholarship in the memo line) may be sent to the LSU Foundation, Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, Attn: Gretchen Morgan, Skip Bertman Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70803; or made online at www.lsufoundation.org/content.php?display=memtoups.

Lawrence T. Waitz

Dr. Waitz (COR '31), 100, Cutchogue, N.Y., died Feb. 27, 2011. A mixed animal practitioner, he was the founder of North Fork Animal Hospital in Southold, N.Y. Early in his career, Dr. Waitz practiced equine medicine on Long Island, N.Y. He was previously the Southold town historian and served as a trustee of the Southold Indian Museum. Dr. Waitz's son and two daughters survive him.

Susan H. Wilson

Dr. Wilson (ROS '92), 44, Sebastian, Fla., died March 4, 2011. A small animal veterinarian, she owned All Creatures Great and Small Animal Hospital in Sebastian. Dr. Wilson is survived by her husband, Uriel; two sons; and a stepdaughter. Memorials in her memory toward the Educational Fund of Zion and Caleb Wilson may be made c/o St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 13075 U.S. Highway 1, Sebastian, FL 32958.

John H. Woolsey

Dr. Woolsey (KSU '49), 87, Santa Rosa, Calif., died March 23, 2011. Prior to retirement in 1988, he practiced mixed animal medicine, later focusing on equine medicine in Sonoma County, Calif. Dr. Woolsey was a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and served on the California Veterinary Medical Board from 1968-1974. He was active in the Thoroughbred racing community and was recognized several times for his service to the equine community of Sonoma County. Dr. Woolsey was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Linda, and five children. Dr. Woolsey's daughter, Dr. Elizabeth Woolsey-Herbert (AUB '84), is an equine practitioner in Australia. Memorials may be made to the Dr. John Hughes Endowed Chair Fund, c/o UC Regents, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, P.O. Box 1167, Davis, CA 95617.