In Memoriam

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Edgar H. Gilchrist

Dr. Gilchrist (GA '51), 75, Griffin, Ga, died Aug 17, 2000. From 1985-1997 he owned a small animal practice in Orchard Hill, Ga, after working in Jackson and Griffin for many years. Dr. Gilchrist worked for the Georgia health department in 1952 and for the Florida agricultural department from 1960-1962. He was a member of the Georgia VMA. He was a sergeant in the Marine Corps and received the Bronze Star.

Charles J. Hubbard

Dr. Hubbard (MSU '52), 74, Mason, Mich, died Aug 16, 2000. A member of the Michigan VMA, Dr. Hubbard owned Mason Small Animal Clinic for 40 years before his retirement in 1995. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II. Memorials may be made to Ingham Hospice, 825 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912.

  Robert L. McClelland

Dr. McClelland (OSU '52), 76, Xenia, Ohio, died Aug 14, 2000. He was an equine track practitioner, practicing at Scioto Downs in Ohio, and the Red Mile in Kentucky. A member of the Kentucky VMA and Ohio VMA, Dr. McClelland was involved with horses for more than 50 years as a veterinarian, owner, breeder, driver, and trainer. Dr. McClelland is a veteran of the US Marine Corps, serving in World War II. His son-in-law, Dr. Brad Middlebrooks (OSU '86), is a small animal practitioner in Dayton, Ohio.

Miraslov Paroulek

Dr. Paroulek (BRO '54), 69, Hewitt, NJ, died Aug 29, 2000. He owned Greenwood Lake Animal Clinic, a predominantly small animal practice in West Milford, NJ, from 1976 until his retirement. Before relocating to the United States, Dr. Paroulek worked as a veterinarian in Brno, Czechoslovakia. In addition to his practice, Dr. Paroulek treated a variety of wild animals from the former Jungle Habitat in West Milford. He was a member of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 400 Morris Ave, Ste 251, Denville, NJ 08734-1365.

Albert H. Pearce Jr

Dr. Pearce (UP '62), 67, Edgemont, Pa, died July 11, 2000. Dr. Pearce owned Edgemont Veterinary Clinic, a small animal practice, until his retirement in 1995. In the early years of his career, Dr. Pearce was a meat inspector. He also was in charge of the Research Animal Facility at the Thomas Jefferson University Medical School in Philadelphia, and an assistant professor in the department of physiology from 1963-1970. He was a member of the Pennsylvania VMA. Dr. Pearce was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Memorials may be made to the Dr. Albert H. Pearce Jr Memorial Fund, PO Box 59, Edgemont, PA 19028.

E. Von Tour

Dr. Von Tour (COL '42), 86, Azle, Texas, died Aug 27, 2000. He owned Sand Hills Veterinary Clinic, a large animal practice, until his retirement in 1993. A life member of the Nebraska VMA and president in 1957, Dr. Von Tour was also once president of the Rocky Mountain Society for Breeding Soundness of Bulls, and later became the president of the Society for Theriogenology. His brother, Dr. Robert Von Tour (COL '49), is also a veterinarian. Memorials may be made to the Nebraska VMA Centennial Scholarship Foundation Inc, PO Box 2118, Hastings, NE 68902.

Robert P. Wagers

Dr. Wagers (OSU '36), 86, Westminster, Md, died Aug 14, 2000. He owned a practice in Baltimore County from 1946 until the mid-1980s. Dr. Wagers also served as the Baltimore Zoo's veterinarian from 1949 until the early 1960s.

After teaching pathology at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and anatomy and pathology at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Wagers served in the US Army Veterinary Corps during World War II, attaining the rank of major. In 1946 he cared for research animals used in atomic bomb tests on Bikini Island.

Although semi-retired, he continued to make house calls throughout Baltimore County and Carroll County, Maryland. He also continued his 50-year association serving as a veterinarian with the Humane Society of Baltimore County. Dr. Wagers was a member of the Maryland VMA and the Greater Baltimore VMA.

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