In Memoriam

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Somasundaram Addanki

Dr. Addanki (MAS '57), 67, Columbus, Ohio, died Feb 9, 2000. A biochemist and professor, he received the Distinguished Toastmasters Award from Toastmasters International in the early 1980s. His work while associate professor of pediatrics at The Ohio State University included a study of the relationship between adult-onset diabetes and a high-fat, low-fiber diet.

Keith E. Breyer

Dr. Breyer (MIN '58), 65, Hortonville, Wis, died March 25, 2000. He owned a mixed practice.

Ronny W. Crownover

Dr. Crownover (TEX '75), 54, Lake Dallas, Texas, died March 26, 2000. He had been serving his first term in the Texas House of Representatives. In 1978, Dr. Crownover founded Lake Dallas Veterinary Clinic, a mixed practice. He was past president of the Denton County VMA and the North Texas Equine Practitioners Association, and a member of the Texas VMA. Memorials may be made to the Ronny Crownover Marrow Foundation, 513 W Oak, Denton, TX 76201.

Leslie L. Ellsworth Jr

Dr. Ellsworth (UP '42), 79, Myerstown, Pa, died Jan 11, 2000. He had worked in inspection for the federal government.

Frank A. Flipse

Dr. Flipse (KSU '41), 88, Colby, Kan, died April 1, 2000. A practitioner in Colby for many years, he had offices in Topeka while he was veterinary area supervisor in the animal health division of the USDA. Dr. Flipse was also assistant veterinarian-in-charge for the state of Kansas, providing field supervision for the western half of the state. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or the National Kidney Foundation.

John A. Hennessy

Dr. Hennessy (TEX '48), 76, Fort Worth, Texas, died Dec 14, 1999. He was co-partner in a practice for 50 years at Southside Veterinary Clinic in Forth Worth. After graduation, Dr. Hennessy worked in Mexico on foot-and-mouth disease eradication. He practiced in Bowie, Texas briefly before opening his practice. He also raised cattle on his land in Hamilton County, Texas. Dr. Hennessy served as a medic in the Navy on Okinawa during World War II and received the Bronze Star.

Vladimir R. Ilievski

Dr. Ilievski (BGD '58), 71, Shrewsbury, Mass, died March 31, 2000. A member of the Massachusetts VMA, he owned Route 20 Animal Hospital, a small animal practice in Worcester, Mass, from 1968 until his retirement in 1999. He was in large animal practice in Yugoslavia prior to his emigration in 1958. Dr. Ilievski also worked as a research veterinarian at the Mason Research Institute in Worcester.

Boyd B. Merrick

Dr. Merrick (COL '41), 85, Carroll, Iowa, died March 11, 2000. He owned a large animal practice in Manilla, Iowa, and later founded Merrick SPF (Specific Pathogen-Free) Swine Laboratories.

Chester J. Reed

Dr. Reed (TEX '47), 73, Houston, died Dec 22, 1999. He practiced in Houston before serving in the Korean War. After his return, he was involved in real estate and land development in Houston and made several endowments to Texas A&M University.

I. Q. Sewell

Dr. "Ike" Sewell (OKL '56), 75, Skellytown, Texas, died Dec 17, 1999. He was retired. Dr. Sewell served in the 8th Air Force during World War II.

Charles O. Smith

Dr. Smith (MSU '60), 72, Willits, Calif, died Jan 27, 2000. He owned a small animal practice.

Heather C. Smith

Dr. Smith (MO '84), 42, Jamaica Plain, Mass, died Feb 15, 2000. She worked primarily in small animal practices in Connecticut and had held the office of treasurer of the Connecticut VMA. Dr. Smith held federal and state wildlife rehabilitation licenses. She was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Memorials may be made to the Courtney Blower Animal Adoption Fund at the VCA Valley Animal Hospital, 47 Patria Rd, South Windsor, CT 06074.


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