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Donald M. Barnes

Dr. Barnes (MIN '55), 78, Aitkin, Minn, died Jan 29, 2000. A veterinary pathologist, he retired as professor at the University of Minnesota in 1992. After graduation, Dr. Barnes worked at the State of Minnesota Diagnostic Laboratory. He was a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Barnes was a member of the Minnesota VMA and the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. After his retirement he tended a herd of registered Jersey cattle. Memorial contributions may be made to an animal humane organization of choice.

Bernard E. Foote

Dr. Foote (KSU '34), 89, Memphis, Tenn, died Dec 6, 1999. He was retired from Foote Animal Clinic, a Memphis small animal practice he owned for more than 30 years.

Robert E. Guilfoil

Dr. Guilfoil (KSU '44), 78, Lenexa, Kan, died Nov 11, 1999. He was retired.

John S. Guldner

Dr. Guldner (ISU '52), 71, Waterloo, Iowa, died Jan 4, 2000. A member of the Iowa VMA, he owned a large animal practice in Waterloo for more than 40 years. From 1974-1984 he also worked in a mixed practice in the Cayman Islands, and was a past president of the Cayman Islands VMA. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or Nazareth Lutheran Church, 7401 University Ave, Cedar Falls, IA 50613.

Robert P. Juni

Dr. Juni (UP '39), 81, Stone Harbor, NJ, died Nov 24, 1999. While in the Air Force from 1951-1967, he served as an epidemiologist and veterinary scientist. He achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel. Dr. Juni made frequent trips abroad as an epidemiologist for the US Agency for International Development, including Vietnam from 1968-1973, and was one of the last veterinarians to return to the US after the fall of Saigon in 1973. Dr. Juni was a member of the Conference of Public Health Veterinarians, and the Society for International Development.

Douglas McLean

Dr. McLean (COL '58), 66, Riverton, Wyo, died Oct 10, 1999. He owned a mixed practice. Dr. McLean was a former president of the Wyoming VMA and served six years on the Wyoming State board of veterinary examiners. Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church, 1116 W Park Ave, Riverton, WY 82501.

Leonard J. Miller

Dr. Miller (KSU '39), 83, Lincoln, Ill, died Jan 22, 2000. He owned a mixed practice.

Phylis L. Raynor

Dr. Raynor (FL '92), 34, Hemet, Calif, died Jan 19, 2000. After graduation she became the director of veterinary medicine at the Wildlife Center of Virginia in Waynesboro. In 1996 she came to Hemet and became an associate at the Animal Medical Center. Her husband, Dr. Robert Sheffield (FL '94), has a bovine practice in Hemet. Dr. Raynor was a member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians, American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, World Association of Wildlife Veterinarians, National Wildlife Rehabilitator Association, International Wildlife Rehabilitator Council, Raptor Research Foundation, and American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians. Memorials may be made to a scholarship in Dr. Raynor's name at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, Gainesville.

William R. Schlecty

Dr. Schlecty (KSU '53), 73, Alma, Kan, died Dec 28, 1999. He served as a corporal in the Army during World War II.

Otto H. Siegmund

Dr. Siegmund (MSU '44), 79, Washington, NH, died Oct 6,1999. He had been the director of veterinary publications for Merck Sharp & Dohme Research Laboratories and editor of the Merck Veterinary Manual from its first edition in 1955 to the fifth edition in 1979. He was honored for his work with an award from Michigan State University. In the years after his graduation, Dr. Siegmund was senior veterinarian for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration and cared for horses being transported to Europe. He was also active with the American Association of Industrial Veterinarians and was its national president in 1963. Early in his career, Dr. Siegmund had worked at Sterling Winthrop in Albany, NY. Memorials may be made to Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Charles E. Smith

Dr. Smith (ISU '58), 73, Redwood City, Calif, died Jan 20, 2000. He spent the early part of his career as a large animal practitioner in Fairfield, Iowa. Dr. Smith moved to Redwood City in 1963 and established Sequoia Animal Hospital (now Sequoia Veterinary Hospital). The hospital was honored for 25 years of excellence by the AAHA. Memorials may be made to Peninsula Covenant Church, 3560 Farm Hill Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94061 or Lions Eye Foundation, PO Box 7999, San Francisco, CA 94120.

Donald W. Stever

Dr. Stever (UP '37), 86, Hollidaysburg, Pa, died Jan 22, 2000. A member of the Pennsylvania VMA, he owned a small animal practice, Hollidaysburg Animal Clinic, since 1940. Earlier in his career he had worked in Johnstown, Pa. His son-in-law, Dr. William Unger (UP '77), has continued the practice in Hollidaysburg. Dr. Stever's granddaughter, Jessica Unger-Stanek, is a second-year veterinary student at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Charles E. Streeter

Dr. Streeter (OSU '32), 92, Charlemont, Mass, died Dec 12, 1999. A large animal practitioner, Dr. Streeter was state veterinary health officer for Franklin and Hampshire counties in Massachusetts and retired in 1977. He was a member of the Massachusetts VMA. Memorial contributions may be made to Charlemont Federated Church, Main St, Charle-mont, MA 01339.

James O. Thone

Dr. Thone (ISU '49), 73, Blair, Neb, died Dec 5, 1999. A life member of the Nebraska VMA, he was retired from a mixed practice. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nebraska VMA Centennial Scholarship Foundation Inc, 2727 W 22 nd St, PO Box 2118, Hastings, NE 68902.

Roy W. Upham

Dr. Upham (KSU '43), 79, Rochester, Ill, died Dec 25, 1999. A retired public health veterinarian, Dr. Upham was director of Food, Drugs, and Dairy for the Illinois Department of Public Health in Springfield, Ill from 1966-1983. A lieutenant colonel in the Army Veterinary Corps, Dr. Upham also served as a veterinary staff officer of the Veterinary Food Inspection Detachment in occupied Japan from 1952-1954. In Chicago, he was an instructor at Medical Services Veterinary School and surgeon general's representative for the Radiation of Foods Project. From 1962-1963, Dr. Upham was veterinary consultant for a military advisory team in Vietnam. Back in Chicago, Dr. Upham was chief of the laboratory division of Defense Subsistence Testing Laboratory. He served as president of the Central States Association of Food and Drug Officials in 1977 and was president of the National Association of Food and Drug Officials in 1982.

Firmin E. Williams

Dr. Williams (TEX '46), 75, Batesville, Ark, died Jan 6, 2000. He was in practice in Edna, Texas for 12 years before joining the USDA. After a transfer to Batesville, he became a USDA poultry inspector. After his retirement in 1974, he operated a ranch in Batesville raising Salers cattle.

Donald V. Zander

Dr. Zander (COL '50), 83, Woodinville, Wash, died Dec 29, 1999. An avian pathologist and a diagnostician, he retired in 1989 as director of health research at H&N International in Redmond, Wash, where he had worked for 24 years. He served as president of the Western Poultry Disease Conference and the American Association of Avian Pathologists and received the C. A. Bottorff award from the AAAP for contributions to poultry disease research. He was an AAAP life member. Dr. Zander also mentored young veterinarians in the United States and abroad. After retiring, he and his wife Verna served with Volunteers for Overseas Cooperative Agencies in Bolivia and Uganda. Dr. Zander was a nutrition officer in the Army. Memorials may be made to the AAAP Foundation, 382 West St Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348.


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