October 01, 2013

 

 Obituaries


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Willard J. Ambrose
Dr. Ambrose (WSU ’55), 82, Phoenix, died May 30, 2013. A small animal veterinarian, he owned Maryvale and Carmel Animal hospitals in Phoenix prior to retirement in 1999. Earlier in his career, Dr. Ambrose served in the Air Force and practiced at Alta Vista Animal Hospital in Phoenix. He was a founding member of Phoenix’s first emergency animal clinic, served as a trustee of the AVMA Professional Liability and Insurance Trust from 1987-1997, and was a past president of the Arizona VMA. The Arizona VMA named Dr. Ambrose Veterinarian of the Year in 1975 and honored him with a Distinguished Service Award in 1990. He was inducted into the Arizona VMA Hall of Fame in 2011. Dr. Ambrose’s wife, Janet; a son and a daughter; and four grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, VDER Office, P.O. Box 647010, Pullman, WA 99164; or Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.
 
Oscar H. Browning
Dr. Browning (TEX ’49), 88, Waco, Texas, died June 26, 2013. Prior to retirement, he owned a practice in Waco. Dr. Browning was a Navy veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Sue; a daughter and a son; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
 
Clifton Daniels Jr.
Dr. Daniels (TEX ’66), 71, Bloomburg, Texas, died July 7, 2013. He practiced mixed animal medicine in northeastern Texas prior to retirement in the late 1990s. Dr. Daniels served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was active with the Boy Scouts. Dr. Daniels is survived by his wife, Elissa; six daughters and three sons; 22 grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Memorials may be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1250 Fourth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401.
 
Anthony J. Grezaffi
Dr. Grezaffi (TEX ’58), 79, New Roads, La., died June 8, 2013. A mixed animal practitioner, he co-owned Point Coupee Veterinary Clinic in New Roads. Dr. Grezaffi is survived by his wife, Sally; five daughters and a son; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas TX 75284; or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
 
V. David Hein
Dr. Hein (OSU ’56), 80, Lenexa, Kan., died Feb. 1, 2013. Following graduation, Dr. Hein established a small animal practice in Cincinnati. He went on to establish two more practices in the area. Dr. Hein later moved to Kansas City, Kan., where he worked for several pharmaceutical companies, including Jensen-Salsbery Laboratories, serving the company as vice president. He also served as president of Fermenta in St. Joseph, Mo. He retired in the late 1990s.  
Dr. Hein’s wife, Dorothy; two sons; and four grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to Central Church of the Nazarene, 12600 W. 87th St. Parkway, Lenexa, KS 66215.
 
G. Dean Lindsey
Dr. Lindsey (MO ’57), 80, Carmel, Ind., died July 26, 2013. Following graduation, he served two years with the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. During that time, Dr. Lindsey worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and was assigned to the Pennsylvania Board of Health as assistant public health veterinarian, later managing a tissue culture service laboratory in Chamblee, Ga. He went on to practice mixed animal medicine in Platte City, Mo., for four years, also serving as veterinarian for the Kansas City stockyards. Dr. Lindsey then worked for Diamond Laboratories Inc. in Des Moines, Iowa, before joining Elanco Animal Health in 1964. While at Elanco, he managed regulatory affairs, served as a liaison with the Food and Drug Administration, and helped obtain FDA approval of products. Dr. Lindsey retired from Elanco in 1993 and established Lindsey Group Inc., a regulatory affairs consulting company.


He was a past president of what is now known as the American Association of Corporate and Public Practice Veterinarians and was named Industrial Veterinarian of the Year in 1986. Active in civic life, Dr. Lindsey founded and served as charter president of the Indianapolis Interfaith Hospitality Network/Family Promise, an organization that assists the homeless. He was also a past president of the Carmel Clay Educational Foundation. Dr. Lindsey is survived by his wife, Ruth; a son; and a daughter. Memorials may be made to Interfaith Hospitality Network, P.O. Box 441367, Indianapolis, IN 46244.

 
Raymond W. Loan
Dr. Loan (WSU ‘58), 82, College Station, Texas, died June 28, 2013. A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, he was professor emeritus at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences since 2004. Following graduation and after obtaining his doctorate in animal pathology from Purdue University in 1961, Dr. Loan accepted a research and teaching position at the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine. During his tenure, he served as a professor, chaired the university’s Department of Veterinary Microbiology, and received a Carl J. Norden-Pfizer Distinguished Teaching Award. From 1978-1988, Dr. Loan was a professor and associate dean for research and graduate studies at the TAMU CVM&BS, also holding a faculty appointment in the college’s Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology. As associate dean, he oversaw the college’s research infrastructure, was responsible for the construction of several new animal facilities, and developed the summer research fellowship program for veterinary students. Dr. Loan also developed a research program in vaccines against bovine respiratory disease. He left the university to work for the Department of Agriculture for a year as a principal veterinarian, serving as staff leader for a special study on veterinary education. Dr. Loan then returned to the TAMU CVM&BS, where he remained until his retirement. 
 
He was a member of the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases and the Missouri and Central Missouri VMAs. Dr. Loan served in the Air Force Reserve during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Judith Childs; two daughters and two sons; two stepsons and a stepdaughter; and 16 grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803.
 
Cheryl A. O’Brien-Jones
Dr. O’Brien-Jones (CAL ’89), 50, Overland Park, Kan., died June 28, 2013. A small animal practitioner, she practiced at State Line Animal Hospital in Leawood, Kan., for more than 20 years. Dr. O’Brien-Jones was a charter member of the Leawood Rotary Club. Her husband, Scott; a son; and a daughter survive her. Memorials may be made to Midwest Transplant Network, 1900 W. 47th Place, Suite 400, Westwood, KS 66205; or Hushie Pet Memorial Fund, 2009 W. 104th St., Leawood, KS 66206.
 
Thomas J. Rogers
Dr. Rogers (UP ’57), 82, Dunmor, Ky., died Feb. 1, 2013. He was a retired small animal practitioner. Dr. Rogers was a member of the Pennsylvania VMA and Rotary Club. His wife, June; two sons and a daughter; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren survive him.
 
Robert C. Sartori
Dr. Sartori (MIN ’57), 83, Sun Prairie, Wis., died July 25, 2013. Retired since 2007, he founded Sun Prairie Veterinary Clinic in 1963, focusing primarily on dairy medicine for the first 25 years and then switching to small animal medicine. Earlier in his career, Dr. Sartori owned a mixed animal practice in Lake Mills, Wis. He was a past member of the board of directors of the Wisconsin VMA and helped establish the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Sartori authored the book “Doc S’s tales,” detailing changes in veterinary practice over a century. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; five sons and three daughters; and five grandchildren.
 
Donald F. Serres
Dr. Serres (COL ’60), 79, Oregon City, Ore., died June 3, 2013. Following graduation, he served in the Army, attaining the rank of captain. In 1962, Dr. Serres joined the Oregon City Veterinary Clinic, where he practiced large animal medicine. In later years, he worked in Canby and Roseburg, both in Oregon.  Dr. Serres was a co-recipient of the American Humane Association’s William O. Stillman Bronze Medal in 1965 for saving the life of a horse at the risk to his own life, during floods near Oregon City. Memorials may be made to St. John the Apostle Catholic School, 516 5th St., Oregon City, OR 97045.
 
 

  

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