June 15, 2001

 

 In Memoriam

Posted June 1, 2001

 

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Frank F. Christofferson

Dr. Christofferson (WSU '37), 86, Burlington, Wash, died Dec 5, 2000. Retired in 1976, he was a partner at the Cascade Clinic in Sedro Woolley, Wash. Early in his career, Dr. Christofferson practiced in Snohomish, Wash. He was a World War II veteran and retired with the rank of major.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth, one son, and two daughters. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Research, 12721 30th Ave NE, Ste 101, Seattle, WA 98125.


Robert A. Ewing

Dr. Ewing (OSU '35), 88, Naples, Fla, died Dec 24, 2000. Retired, he had been in mixed practice in Youngstown, Ohio. Dr. Ewing also served as the veterinarian for the Canfield Fair in Ohio for several years. He was a life member of the Ohio VMA.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth, and a son and daughter. Memorials may be made to the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine, c/o Karen Longbrake, 101 Sisson Hall, 1900 Coffey Rd, Columbus, OH 43210, or the Lely Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 105 St Andrews Blvd, Naples, FL 34113.


N. J. Glucksman

Dr. Glucksman (MSU '41), 83, Willingboro, NJ, died March 21, 2001. Before retiring in 1979, he worked at the Defense Personnel Support Center in Philadelphia, where he monitored the Subsistence Procurement Program. Following graduation, Dr. Glucksman joined the USDA, first working in Rhinelander, Wis in the Disease Eradication Program and then moving to New Jersey to the Meat Inspection Service. In 1953, he enlisted as major in the Army Reserve. During his Army career, Dr. Glucksman served as port veterinarian in Germany and was also stationed in Holland, Denmark, Lebanon, and Vietnam. He was also stationed in Madison, Wis; Chicago; and Natick, Mass. He attained the rank of colonel.

A World War II veteran, Dr. Mettler served as a captain in the Army Veterinary Corps, in the Pacific Theatre. He was a member of state and regional veterinary societies, serving as president of the Hudson Valley VMS in 1965. Dr. Mettler wrote a veterinary column for the "American Agriculturist" from 1964-1985, articles on veterinary medicine for "Highlights For Children," and three animal-related books. He chaired the zoning board of appeals and planning board for the town of Copake and served as an assessor. He helped organize the local VFW Post and served as quartermaster.

Dr. Glucksman was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, RVN Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal with first Oak Leaf Cluster, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, and Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, and a son and daughter.


Donald D. Kerns

Dr. Kerns (ISU '60), 77, Tucson, Ariz, died March 30, 2001. Retired in 1993, he practiced in California at Fairfield, Newport Beach, Irvine, and Riverside. He also spent six years in Nebraska. His wife, Dorthy, and his son and daughter, survive him.


Lyman L. Kruckenberg

Dr. Kruckenberg (KSU '83), 50, Topeka, Kan, died April 4, 2001. Until his death, he was program manager for the Kansas Department of Agriculture in Topeka. Dr. Kruckenberg practiced in Ellis, Kan, from 1984-1997. He then joined the USDA, working as a meat inspector for a year before moving to the Kansas agriculture department.

Survivors include his wife, Ginger.


E. Gregory MacEwen

Dr. MacEwen (UP '70), 57, Madison, Wis, died May 12, 2001. From 1987-1992, he was a professor and associate dean for clinical affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Veterinary Medicine. In 1992 he stepped down as associate dean to allow for greater focus on his oncology research program. Dr. MacEwen also held appointments in the UW Comprehensive Cancer Center, Wisconsin Primate Center, and the Institute on Aging.

In 1973 Dr. MacEwen was appointed head of the Donaldson-Atwood Cancer Center at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. He concurrently served as a research associate at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and as medical director and a member of the board of directors of the Humane Society of New York. From 1976-1978, Dr. MacEwen chaired the Department of Medicine at the Animal Medical Center. He joined the faculty of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin in 1983.

A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (internal medicine and oncology), Dr. MacEwen was president-elect of the Specialty of Oncology of the ACVIM and would have taken office May 26. He served on several committees for the ACVIM and the National Institute for Health, and chaired the Morris Animal Foundation Scientific Advisory Committee.

In the field of veterinary oncology, Dr. MacEwen developed innovative cancer therapies for companion animals and people. He served as president of the Veterinary Cancer Society. Dr. MacEwen was awarded several nationally funded cancer research grants from the National Cancer Institute, the Morris Animal Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the American Heart Association. He won a number of awards in recognition of his research accomplishments, including the Ralston Purina Research Award, Walter Renk Distinguished Professor Award, and AMC Outstanding Alumnus Award. This July at the AVMA Annual Convention, Dr. MacEwen will receive the AKC Career Achievement Award posthumously.

On an international level, Dr. MacEwen spoke at symposiums and research organizations in Europe, Australia, and the Far East. He co-authored the sentinel textbook of clinical veterinary oncology used by students and veterinarians in North America and translated into several languages worldwide.

Survivors include his wife, Cindy, and two daughters. Memorials may be made to the Animal Cancer Treatment Program, c/o School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, 2015 Linden Dr W, Madison, WI 53706.


William R. Walker

Dr. Walker (CAL '58), 68, Sun City, Calif, died March 20, 2001. He was a small animal practitioner. Dr. Walker was the past owner of the Huntington Beach Veterinary Hospital in Huntington Beach, Calif, and practiced there until 2000.


Ernest F. Waller

Dr. Waller (ISU '31), 92, Tifton, Ga, died April 8, 2001. Retired in 1977, he had worked for the Georgia poultry industry in disease control in Tifton for seven years. From 1959-1970, Dr. Waller was the director of Animal Industry Research at the Sterling-Winthrop Research Institute and the technical director at Sterwin Laboratories Inc in Rensselaer, NY. Prior to that, he was professor and department chairman at the University of Vermont and then the University of Delaware. Early in his career, Dr. Waller served on the faculties of the University of New Hampshire, University of Minnesota, and Iowa State College.

His wife, Helen, and two daughters survive him.