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Delbert D. Clark

Dr. Clark (KSU '45), 77, Cooperstown, N.D., died July 13, 2001. He was retired. Following graduation Dr. Clark worked for the North Dakota brucellosis and tuberculosis eradication program. From 1945-1983 he practiced in Cooperstown. During his retirement Dr. Clark raised registered Yorkshire pigs, Simmental cattle, and Suffolk sheep. He also developed a bovine embryo transfer service in his area.

Dr. Clark was a member of the North Dakota VMA and once served as its president. He had also served on the North Dakota Veterinary Examining Board. Dr. Clark was a director and president of the North Dakota State Fair Board. He also served on the Griggs County (N.D.) Livestock Association, North Dakota's Stockmen's Association, North Dakota Pork Producers Association, and Griggs County Fair Board.

Dr. Clark was North Dakota's Veterinarian of the Year in 1983 and North Dakota State University's Agriculturist of the Year in 1984. He was an Army veteran, serving in the Veterinary Corps at the Chicago Stockyards and Wiesbaden, Germany, in 1946. Dr. Clark is survived by his wife, Marilyn; three sons; and a daughter.

Chester Hartenstein

Dr. Hartenstein (COR '45), 77, Woodbury, N.Y., died July 6, 2001. Until retirement in 1977, he practiced in Syosett, N.Y. Dr. Hartenstein was a member of the Long Island VMA, serving as president in 1956. He also chaired three of its committees and served on its executive board. Dr. Hartenstein was a member of the New York State VMS executive board and was involved with many of its committees.

He is survived by his wife, Florence; and two sons.

Richard E. Hennion

Dr. Hennion (MSU '71), 55, Randolph, N.J., died June 11, 2001. Recently retired, he practiced at the Budd Lake Animal Clinic in Budd Lake, N.J., for 23 years. Early in his career, Dr. Hennion worked in Middletown, Conn., and Rockaway, N.J. He was a member of the AAHA, the New Jersey VMA, and the Metropolitan New Jersey VMA. Survivors include his wife, Nancy, and a son.

Donald G. Knapke

Dr. Knapke (OSU '62), 63, West Alexandria, Ohio, died March 29, 2001. A small animal practitioner, he owned the West Alexandria Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Knapke was a member of the Ohio VMA and the Dayton VMA.

His wife, Barbara; a son; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to Polio Connections, P.O. Box 9575, Cincinnati, OH 45209.

Robert W. Pennington

Dr. Pennington (ISU '62), 70, Osage, Iowa, died June 7, 2001. He was retired. Dr. Pennington practiced in Osage from 1964-1991. From 1996-2000 he served as supervisor of Mitchell County, Iowa. Dr. Pennington bred and raised pigeons, winning many championships in the pigeon fancy.

He was a Navy veteran and served as a hospital corpsman and radiography technician from 1952-1956. Dr. Pennington is survived by his wife, Sarah; a son; and two daughters. Memorials to support his interest in his church, nature conservation, and cancer research may be made to the Bob Pennington Memorial Fund, c/o First Citizens National Bank, 501 Main St., Osage, IA 50461.

Milton P. Sause

Dr. Sause (AUB '41), 86, Baltimore, died April 22, 2001. Until he retired in 1972, he owned the Belair Road Dog and Cat Hospital in Baltimore. Dr. Sause was a member of the Maryland VMA and the AAHA. He was also a member of the Southern VMA, serving as president from 1965-1966. During World War II, he served in the Navy.

Dr. Sause is survived by his wife, Marian; and two sons.

Byron T. Shaw

Dr. Shaw, 93, Sarasota, Fla., died July 11, 2001. From 1952-1968 he was administrator of the USDA's Agricultural Research Service. An honorary member of the AVMA, Dr. Shaw was so named in recognition of his work with the 1,500 veterinarians employed by the service.

Early in his career, he taught agronomy at the University of California-Davis and at The Ohio State University. In 1940, Dr. Shaw invented the soil moisture meter. He began his career with the USDA in 1943, making discoveries in soil and crop research. Dr. Shaw presided over the growth of federal money dedicated to agricultural research in the 1950s and 1960s. He was the recipient of the US Department of Agriculture's Distinguished Service Award.

Dr. Shaw was a fellow of the American Society of Agronomy and the Soil Science Society of America. His wife, Marilyn, and two sons survive him. Memorials may be made to Utah State University, 1420 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-1420.

Barclay Slocum

Dr. Slocum (COL '70), 58, Eugene, Ore., died April 14, 2001. A veterinary orthopedist, he established the Slocum Clinic in Eugene in 1975. Dr. Slocum was also associated with the Animal Orthopedic Clinic in Eugene. He founded the Animal Foundation in 1979 and was a founding member of the Association for Veterinary Orthopedic Research and Education (AVORE). Dr. Slocum was a director of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society and had chaired its Canine Hip Committee. He had also served as director of the Animal Institute in Eugene and as secretary of the Lane County (Oregon) VMS.

The AVMA Practitioner Research Award was presented to Dr. Slocum in 1988. As a veterinary surgeon, research scientist, author, lecturer, and inventor, he distinguished himself in the correction of hip dysplasia by pelvic osteotomy and cranial cruciate repair, using the cranial closing wedge osteotomy technique. In 1976 the AAHA named him Veterinary Practitioner of the Year for pioneering a new surgical procedure for total hip replacement in small animals. Dr. Slocum was also the recipient of the AAHA Outstanding Practitioner Award (Northwest region) in 1995, the Oregon VMA Service Award, the Hap Paul Award given by the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty, and the University of Oregon Profiles in Achievement Award.

His wife, Theresa; a daughter; and two sons survive him. Memorials may be made to AVORE or the Life Sciences Research and Education Center (for cancer and health-related research); contributions to either one may be sent to P.O. Box 40786, Eugene, OR 97404.

Edward D. Stoddard

Dr. Stoddard (KSU '43), 84, Kissimmee, Fla., died June 29, 2001. He was retired. From 1968-1985 Dr. Stoddard was a diagnostician at the State of Florida Diagnostic Laboratory in Kissimmee, serving as chief of the laboratory for a few years. Prior to that, Dr. Stoddard practiced at the Stoddard Animal Clinic, a small animal practice that he established in Miami in 1952. Early in his career, he taught anatomy at the University of Georgia.

Dr. Stoddard was an Army Air Force veteran, serving as a major in the Veterinary Corps. His wife, Millie; a daughter; and a son survive him.

Mark H. Trueblood

Dr. Trueblood (WSU '74), 53, Glendale, Ariz., died July 30. A prominent small animal practitioner and civic leader, Dr. Trueblood had just begun his second term as chair of the AVMA Political Action Committee Policy Board.

After receiving his DVM degree, Dr. Trueblood owned and operated Glennex Animal Clinic in Glendale. In 1980 he merged his practice with Apollo Animal Hospital, where he was practicing until the time of his death.

Dr. Trueblood volunteered much of his time to local and national causes. He was president of the Arizona VMA in 1987 and was named the Arizona Veterinarian of the Year in 1994. Dr. Trueblood was the Arizona delegate to the AVMA from 1993-1997. He had been a member of the AVMA PAC policy board since 1996.

In 2000, he co-founded with fiancée Dr. Marilyn Millman and Judy Grana, former executive director of the Arizona VMA, The Snip and Chip Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and motivating pet owners to make responsible choices regarding sterilization and identification of their pets. Dr. Trueblood has also served on the Glendale Elementary School Board.

Dr. Trueblood is survived by a daughter and son, a brother, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Donations in memory of Dr. Trueblood may be made payable to The Snip and Chip Foundation, P.O. Box 1809, Sun City, AZ 85372.