In Memoriam

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William K. Applehof

Dr. Applehof (MSU '43), 82, Traverse City, Mich, died Dec 5, 1999. He was a retired practitioner.

John M. Bolinger

Dr. Bolinger (GA '67), 58, Gaffney, SC, died Jan 13, 2000. He owned Gaffney Animal Hospital and was chairman of the South Carolina VMA's ethics committee since 1994. Memorials may be made to Limestone Street Methodist Church, 910 N Limestone St, Gaffney, SC 29340.

William L. Burnett

Dr. Burnett (COL '72), 52, Hollister, Calif, died Nov 10, 1999. He owned an equine practice.

Nabil S. Demian

Dr. Demian (CAI '66), 55, Washington, Pa, died Jan 10, 2000. He owned Chestnut Veterinary Clinic, a small animal practice in Washington, for more than 20 years. Dr. Demian was a member of the Pennsylvania VMA.

Jan F. Detrick

Dr. Detrick (CAL '72), 58, Mendocino, Calif, died Jan 10, 2000. He worked in a small animal practice in Fort Bragg, Calif.

John R. Fenyk

Dr. Fenyk (KSU '46), 79, Marion, Va, died Feb 12, 2000. For more than 30 years he practiced predominantly small animal medicine in Marion and surrounding counties. In the late 1940s, Dr. Fenyk had been a professor of animal husbandry at the University of Arkansas. A life member of the Virginia VMA, he contributed to the construction of its headquarters building in Richmond. Dr. Fenyk was also active in the Southwest Virginia VMA, the East Tennessee VMA, and the Southern Veterinary Medical Federation. His daughter, Dr. Judith E. Fenyk-Melody has a practice in Middletown, NJ.

Truman B. Fleener

Dr. Fleener (KSU '40), 81, Port Charlotte, Fla, died Feb 2, 2000. After starting out as a large animal practitioner, he opened Tulsa Veterinary Clinic, a small animal practice in Tulsa, Okla. Dr. Fleener was a captain in the Army, and, while serving, had coordinated a shipment of mules from the United States to New Guinea.

Thomas R. Furness

Dr. Furness (ONT '52), 77, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, died Dec 18, 1999. After graduation, he spent two years as an associate in a mixed practice in Meadville, Pa. He then had a partnership in Kensington, Prince Edward Island, Canada, where he owned, trained, and raced horses. Dr. Furness moved to Ontario to devote his work to harness racing full time and for several years was track veterinarian with the Ontario Racing Commission. He was also a veterinary inspector with the Canadian Department of Agriculture. Dr. Furness held emeritus status with the College of Veterinarians of Ontario.

Robert I. Hail

Dr. Hail (AUB '57), 71, Hopkinsville, Ky, died Jan 11, 2000. After graduation he entered private practice, and in 1981 he became Kentucky state veterinarian, a post he held until 1985. Dr. Hail later worked in Christian County, as regional field veterinarian for the state, and was a member of the Kentucky VMA. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a Purple Heart recipient. Memorials may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, 216 E 6th St, Hopkinsville, KY 42241 or the Christian County Humane Society, PO Box 1233, Hopkinsville, KY 42241.

Christopher C. Harmon

Dr. Harmon (AUB '43), 85, Floyd, Va, died Feb 22, 2000. He owned Floyd Veterinary Clinic, a small animal practice. Dr. Harmon was a member of the Virginia VMA and the Southwest Virginia VMA. He served as a major in the Army Veterinary Corps during World War II. Memorials may be made to Floyd County Rescue Squad, Floyd Highway South, Floyd, VA 24091 or Floyd United Methodist Church, 417 E Main St, Floyd, VA 24091.

Kurtis D. Hubers

Dr. Hubers (MIN '91), 34, Ipswich, SD, died Jan 23, 2000. He practiced in Steele, SD, for four years and later owned a mixed practice in Ipswich.

L. Richard Luce

Dr. Luce (GA '53), 80, Melbourne, Fla, died Feb 6, 2000. Until his retirement he owned Maybeck Animal Hospital in Melbourne. He was founder of the Brevard County VMA in Melbourne. Dr. Luce was an Army captain during World War II. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Russell M. Madison

Dr. Madison (KSU '37), 85, Frederick, Md, died Jan 11, 2000. In 1939, he entered the Army and later transferred to the Veterinary Corps of the Air Force, eventually attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel. In 1964, Dr. Madison moved to Frederick and directed Microbiologic Associates Inc in Walkersville, Md. He retired from the company's Bethesda branch in 1975.

Turney McCoy

Dr. McCoy (TEX '46), 76, Garland, Texas, died Jan 30, 2000. He was retired from a small animal practice in Garland. He also practiced in Paris, Texas. Dr. McCoy was a member of the Texas VMA. His late brother, Dr. John W. McCoy Sr (TEX '43), was a practitioner, and his nephew, Dr. Mark Steele (TEX '79), is a practitioner in Graham, Texas. Memorials may be sent to the Animal Adoption Center of Garland, 117 N Garland Rd, Garland, TX 75040 or Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dana T. McGill

Dr. McGill (ISU '42), 83, Creighton, Neb, died Jan 29, 2000. A life member of the Nebraska VMA, he was retired from a large animal practice. Memorials may be made to the Nebraska VMA Centennial Scholarship Foundation Inc, PO Box 218, Hastings, NE 68902.

Billy H. Miller

Dr. Miller (MIS '84), 44, Memphis, Tenn, died Feb 10, 2000. He owned Central Animal Hospital in Memphis. He also helped care for the Memphis Police Department's K-9 unit. Memorials may be made to Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 4841 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117.

Robert K. Morrison

Dr. Morrison (ISU '49), 85, El Paso, Texas, died Jan 10, 2000. He owned Northeast Veterinary Clinic, a small animal practice in El Paso. Dr. Morrison also practiced in Huntington, WVa; Danville, Ill; and Kalamazoo, Mich. During World War II, he was a major in the Army. Memorial contributions may be made to the English Setter Rescue League, c/o Sunset Funeral Home, 4631 Hondo Pass, El Paso, TX 79904.

Donald F. Mossman

Dr. Mossman (KSU '39), 84, Marengo, Iowa, died Jan 20, 2000. He owned a mixed practice in Lone Tree, Iowa for 50 years. Dr. Mossman was a member of the Iowa VMA and served as president of the Southeast Iowa VMA. He was a major in the Army Air Corps in Europe during World War II. Memorial contributions may be made to Marengo Memorial Hospital, 300 West May Street, Marengo, IA 52301.

Charles W. Parvin

Dr. Parvin (COL '54), 81, Hot Springs National Park, Ark, died Jan 10, 2000. He owned an equine practice.

Darryl S. Rath

Dr. Rath (CAL '91), 36, New York, died Feb 2, 2000. In addition to practicing at Animal General in Manhattan, NY, he owned Pet Trekkers, a small animal house-call practice in New York.

Nelson V. Rolf

Dr. Rolf (MO '59), 67, Parkville, Mo, died Jan 3, 2000. He owned a small animal practice for the past 25 years in Warsaw, Mo, after working in practices in Platte City, Albany, and Westboro, Mo. Dr. Rolf was a member of the Missouri VMA and the Missouri State Veterinary Medical Board. He was president of the Missouri Veterinary Alumni Association and helped established the Warsaw Animal Shelter. Dr. Rolf was a first lieutenant in the Army. His brother, Dr. Christopher Rolf (MO '64), owns Mapletree Veterinary Clinic in Ellisville, Mo. Memorials may be made to Benton County Animal Shelter, c/o Reser Funeral Home, Box 910, Warsaw, MO 65355.

Martin A. Ross

Dr. Ross (OSU '39), 83, Nokomis, Fla, died Dec 26, 1999. Following graduation, he practiced in Tucson, Ariz, then began a military career in 1941 at Fort Sill, Okla. After World War II, Dr. Ross devoted his career to veterinary pathology. He was a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and was later appointed director of the Veterinary Division of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, DC. His final active-duty station was the Panama Canal Zone as Southern command veterinarian. During his military service he received the Legion of Merit, the Army Commendation Medal, the American Campaign Medal, a World War II Victory Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. After his retirement from the Army as a colonel Dr. Ross worked for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. He retired in 1979. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

John M. Siemianowski

Dr. Siemianowski (MSU '78), 45, Rochester Hills, Mich, died Jan 27, 2000. He owned Oakland Animal Hospital, a small animal practice in Rochester, Mich.

Stephen M. Soloway

Dr. Soloway (MSU '72), 53, Lilburn, Ga, died Jan 12, 2000. He owned Cedar Village Animal Clinic, a small animal practice in Norcross, Ga, that he began in 1975. Previously, Dr. Soloway had practiced in Decatur and East Point, Ga. He was a member of the Georgia VMA, Greater Atlanta VMS, and the Association of Avian Veterinarians. Memorials may be made to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Gwinnett Endowment Fund, 12 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30044.

Henry E. Thompson

Dr. Thompson (COL '67), 70, Big Spring, Texas, died Dec 23, 1999. He owned a large animal practice.

Lester L. Wroe

Dr. Wroe (MSU '52), 76, Hatfield, Ind, died Jan 25, 2000. He was retired from a small animal practice.


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