AVMA honor roll member
Kenneth J. Baker
Dr. Baker (OSU '70), 65, Girard, Ohio, died Dec. 17, 2011. A small animal practitioner, he owned Austintown Veterinary Clinic in Youngstown, Ohio. Dr. Baker was a member of the Ohio VMA. His wife, Sharma, and two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to Bummer Fund for Animals, 2271 Goleta Ave., Youngstown, OH 44504; or American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311.
Stephen P. Bennett
Dr. Bennett (COL '48), 89, Trinidad, West Indies, died Dec. 18, 2011. Known as a legend and an icon in the world of veterinary medicine in the Caribbean, he owned a small animal practice in Trinidad. Dr. Bennett also operated a racetrack practice and treated farm animals on call. In honor of his contributions to the profession, the University of the West Indies named a laboratory at the School of Veterinary Medicine in his honor. Dr. Bennett was also granted the Doctor of Science for his efforts to enhance livestock agriculture and his work on the genetic improvement of the indigenous water buffalo. His four daughters and son survive him.
Dennis P. Cannon
Dr. Cannon (TEX '66), 79, Dripping Springs, Texas, died Dec. 27, 2011. From 1970 until retirement in 2005, he owned Oak Hill Veterinary Clinic, a small animal practice in Austin, Texas. Prior to that, Dr. Cannon practiced on the family ranch in Dripping Springs. He served in the Air Force from 1956-1981, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel. During that time, Dr. Cannon flew missions to Vietnam, Tokyo, and the Pacific Islands and was the liaison officer for the Air Force Academy. He was a member of the Dripping Springs Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. Active in civic life, Dr. Cannon helped establish and served as the first president of the Friends of the Pound House Foundation, to restore a pioneer farmstead. In 2004, the Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce named him and his first wife, Katherine, Citizens of the Year for preserving the early history of Dripping Springs. Dr. Cannon is survived by his wife, Jean, and two daughters.
Jack R. Cox Sr.
Dr. Cox (AUB '52), 88, Myrtle Beach, S.C., died Jan. 22, 2012. Dr. Cox started Myrtle Beach's first veterinary practice in the barn of the Washington Park Race Track in 1952. That was the precursor to Cox Veterinary Hospital, where he treated small, large, and zoo animals for 50 years. Before that, he received several patents, including ones for an intramedullary bone splint and an animal leash. Dr. Cox was also an early advocate for a pet identification system. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, flying on 47 missions in a B-25 over Italy and Corsica. He received the Air Medal. Dr. Cox's two daughters and a son survive him. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Myrtle Beach, 500 4th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
Manuel A. Gilman
Dr. Gilman (UP '45), 91, New Hyde Park, N.Y., died Nov. 25, 2011. He served as the chief examining veterinarian for the New York Racing Association for 32 years. Dr. Gilman's procedure for examining Thoroughbred racehorses in New York became standard at racetracks around the country. He also developed a method of identifying horses by taking photographs of vestigial growths, helping to detect imposters. After leaving the NYRA in 1981, Dr. Gilman served as general manager of Harbor View Farm. In 1983, he became director of The Jockey Club, where he helped create blood typing and parentage verification for Thoroughbred foals in the country.
Dr. Gilman was honored with The Jockey Club Gold Medal in 1991. He later served as Jockey Club steward at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course. Dr. Gilman's wife, Margaret; a son; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, 40 E. 52nd St., New York, NY 10022; or Backstretch Employee Service Team, 2150 Belmont Park, Hempstead Turnpike, Cottage 28B, Gate 6, Elmont, NY 11003.
James M. Godin
Dr. Godin (TEX '70), 66, Richmond, Texas, died Dec. 22, 2011. A small animal practitioner, he owned Braescroft Animal Clinic in Houston. Dr. Godin was a member of the Texas VMA and a past president of the Harris County VMA. He was also a charter member and a past president of the Animal Emergency Clinic in Houston and a member of the Fort Bend Kennel Club. Dr. Godin is survived by his wife, Pamela, and a daughter. Memorials toward the Brian Michael Godin Memorial Scholarship Fund may be made to Texas A&M Foundation, College of Veterinary Medicine, c/o Dr. O.J. Woytek, Director of Development, 4461 TAMU, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843.
Carl L. Johnson
Dr. Johnson (MIN '54), 85, Havre, Mont., died Dec. 18, 2011. A mixed animal veterinarian, he practiced in Duluth, Minn., following graduation. Dr. Johnson subsequently moved to Montana, where he worked in Cut Bank and later served as the western district state veterinarian. Dr. Johnson was a member of the Montana VMA, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, and Society for Theriogenology. Active in civic life, Dr. Johnson was also a member of the Lions Club and Montana Air Search and Rescue. He served in the Army during World War II. Dr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Joan, and five children.
Krassimir T. Markov
Dr. Markov (SOF '90), 61, Charleston, S.C., died Sept. 20, 2011. A graduate of the Institute of Veterinary Medicine in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, he worked for Banfield in Charleston, S.C. Prior to that, Dr. Markov worked for Banfield in Charlotte, N.C. His son and daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to Dorchester Memorial Gardens, 11000 Dorchester Road, Summerville, SC 29485.
Larry O. Mayberry
Dr. Mayberry (OKL '72), 71, Brandon, Miss., died Oct. 23, 2011. An equine practitioner, he was the founder of Strong River Equine in Brandon. Earlier in his career, Dr. Mayberry taught at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He was a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and Mississippi VMA. Dr. Mayberry's wife, Marcia; a son; and a daughter survive him. His son, Dr. Larry B. Mayberry (MIS '06), is an equine veterinarian in Edmond, Okla. Memorials may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.
Dr. Perman (MIN '55), 85, Roseville, Minn., died Dec. 11, 2011. He was professor emeritus of veterinary pathology and a past chairman of the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. During his more than 40-year career at the university, Dr. Perman also served as associate dean for research and graduate studies and was director of the veterinary hospital laboratories. An emeritus diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and a past president of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology, he was known for his expertise in hematology and cytology. Dr. Perman authored "Cytology of the Dog and Cat."
In 1980, he received a special award from the American Animal Hospital Association for his outstanding contributions to veterinary medicine and to AAHA. Dr. Perman was the recipient of the AVMA Gaines Award in 1988 and received the ASVCP Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002 for his teaching and research in veterinary clinical pathology and for developing the use of cytology as a rapid and reliable diagnostic technique.
Active in civic life, he was a member of the Roseville Kiwanis, recently receiving its Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Perman served in the Navy in the Pacific theater during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Virginia, and four daughters. Memorials may be made to St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 1660 W. County Road B, Roseville, MN 55113; or University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, St. Paul, MN 55108.
Michael H. Roller
Dr. Roller (KSU '50), 89, Circleville, Kan., died Aug. 17, 2011. Prior to retirement in 1986, he served as a professor in the Entomology-Zoology Department at South Dakota State University. Before that, Dr. Roller taught at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Early in his career, he owned a practice in Highland, Kan. Dr. Roller was a member of the Kansas VMA. He became a lieutenant and pilot in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
Dr. Roller's son and daughter survive him. Memorials toward the Michael Roller Memorial Fund may be made c/o Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.
Harry J. Schadler
Dr. Schadler (OSU '52), 86, Charlotte, N.C., died Dec. 18, 2011. A retired small animal practitioner, he owned Great Southern Animal Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and had a special interest in ophthalmology. Dr. Schadler was a past president of the Ohio VMA and a member of the Columbus Academy of Veterinary Medicine. In 1986, he along with his son, Dr. Tod J. Schadler (OSU '83), and their spouses, received the OVMA Veterinary Family-of-the-Year Award. Dr. Schadler was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, attaining the rank of lieutenant, and a member of the Air Force Reserve. He is survived by two sons.
Thomas A. Schneckloth
Dr. Schneckloth (ISU '38), 97, Waukesha, Wis., died Nov. 14, 2011. From 1960 until retirement in 1979, he worked for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture's Animal Health Division. In retirement, Dr. Schneckloth practiced part time at the Lodi Veterinary Hospital in Lodi, Wis. Early in his career, he conducted research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, served as a supervisor with Badger Breeders Cooperative, and practiced in Lodi. Dr. Schneckloth was a 50-year member of the Wisconsin VMA. Active in civic life, he was also a member of the Lodi Rotary Club, receiving the Paul Harris Award in 1991. Dr. Schneckloth's son and daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to Lodi United Methodist Church, 130 Locust St., Lodi, WI 53555; Lodi Good Samaritan Center, 700 Clark St., Lodi, WI 53555; or Lodi Public Library, 130 Lodi St., Lodi, WI 53555.
Inez E. Schroeder
Dr. Schroeder (COL '66), 69, Willcox, Ariz., died Aug. 31, 2011. She practiced mixed animal medicine in Willcox. Dr. Schroeder is survived by a son and a daughter.
Frank F. Sutton
Dr. Sutton (KSU '50), 91, Mexico, Mo., died Aug. 26, 2011. He practiced large animal medicine at Mexico Animal Hospital from 1955-1987. Earlier in his career, Dr. Sutton worked in Albany, Mo. He was a Marine veteran of World War II. Dr. Sutton was a member of the Missouri VMA. Active in civic life, he was a past president of the Mexico School Board and a 50-year member of the Rotary Club, serving as a past president of the Albany and Mexico Rotary chapters. Dr. Sutton's wife, Alice; three sons; and a daughter survive him. Memorials toward the First Presbyterian Church may be made c/o Pickering Funeral Home, 403 N. Western, Mexico, MO 65265.
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