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F. M. Gaddie

Dr. Gaddie (KSU '75), 51, Stanley, Kan., died Oct. 14, 2001. A small animal practitioner, he co-owned Stanley Veterinary Clinic in Leawood, Kan. During his career, Dr. Gaddie practiced at Raritan Hospital in Edison, N.J.; Schondelmeyer Animal Hospital in Independence, Mo.; and Oak Park Veterinary Clinic in Overland Park, Kan.

He was a member of the Kansas VMA and the AAHA. Dr. Gaddie had served as chairman and secretary-treasurer of the board of directors of the Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Greater Kansas City, Kan. He also served on the board of the Kansas City VMA.

He is survived by two sons and a daughter.

Adrian Guzmán

Dr. Guzmán (MSU '65), 61, Humacao, Puerto Rico, died Jan. 6, 2002. He was agricultural quarantine inspector veterinary medical officer with the Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

A member of the Puerto Rico VMA, Dr. Guzmán served as president in 1983 and in 1985. He also served on the association's executive board and on several of its committees. In 1986, Dr. Guzmán was a founding member of the Colegio de Medicos Veterinarios de Puerto Rico—the Puerto Rico VMA, with mandatory membership established by state law. He served as Puerto Rico's delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates in 1988 and 1990.

Dr. Guzmán joined APHIS in 1987 as a field veterinary medical officer. From 1990–2001 he also served as port veterinarian. Dr. Guzmán's career with APHIS included directorship of the Station Tick Eradication Program in Junco, P.R. He also served as acting assistant area veterinarian-in-charge at the Miami Animal Import Center and as acting veterinarian-in-charge at the Wisconsin area office. Prior to joining APHIS, Dr. Guzmán was in private practice for 20 years. During that time, he established the first small animal veterinary clinic in Humacao. Dr. Guzmán also served in the State Veterinary Services and the Puerto Rico Horse Racing Commission.

In 2000, during his tenure in Wisconsin, he received the Secretary's Group Honor Award for his leadership in the Y2K Rapid Response Plan. Dr. Guzmán worked in conjunction with the APHIS International Services Office in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in an educational program for classical swine fever surveillance. He also served as the poultry coordinator for the Puerto Rico area office, chair of the Puerto Rico Swine Health Protection Program Committee, and veterinary accreditation program coordinator.

Dr. Guzmán played an active role in the Puerto Rico Equestrian Administration and the Puerto Rico Department of Agriculture. Dr. Guzmán served in the Army Veterinary Corps from 1966–1968 in Okinawa, Japan.

Robert M. Hammatt

Dr. Hammatt (TEX '66), 60, Oakdale, La., died Dec. 18, 2001. He owned the Oakdale Animal Clinic. Dr. Hammatt was a captain in the Air Force K-9 Corps from 1966–1968.

He served as president of the Louisiana VMA from 1984–1985 and chaired its Food Animal Committee. Dr. Hammatt received the Ralph C. Cooper Veterinarian of the Year Award from the LVMA in 1988 and the Everett D. Besch Distinguished Service Award in 2000. He was a past president of the Central Louisiana VMA and the Louisiana Board of Veterinary Examiners. In 2001, the Central Louisiana Chapter of the Louisiana VMA established the Robert M. Hammatt Proficiency in Large Animal Medicine Award for qualified Louisiana State University veterinary students.

Dr. Hammatt was a member of the Allen Parish Cattlemen's Association and various civic groups. His wife, Mary; a son; and a daughter survive him.

James J. Hurry

Dr. Hurry (COL '55), 70, Billings, Mont., died Jan. 16, 2002. From 1961 until his death he owned a practice in Billings. Prior to that, Dr. Hurry was on temporary active duty with the Army National Guard, flying fixed-wing airplanes and helicopters. Following graduation he worked for the state of Montana as a veterinarian and livestock brand inspector in Helena and Glendive.

Dr. Hurry was president of the Heights Water District and a board member of the Yellowstone County Refuse. His three daughters and a son survive him. Memorials may be made to the Heights Kiwanis Scholarship Fund, c/o Roger Clemmons, 1611 Broadmore Drive, Billings, MT 59105.

John F. Marcus

Dr. Marcus (ONT '46), 81, Lake Bluff, Ill., died Jan. 2, 2002. He practiced small animal medicine in Lake Bluff for more than 55 years. Dr. Marcus served as head veterinarian for the International Kennel Club of Chicago for 40 years. His father, Dr. James F. Marcus, was also a veterinarian.

Dr. Marcus is survived by his wife, Joan; five daughters; and three sons. Memorials may be made to the Anchor Cross Society of Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, 1753 W. Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60612; or First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, 700 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045.

Arthur D. Newell

Dr. Newell (CAL '53), 73, Walnut Creek, Calif., died Oct. 29, 2001. From 1983 until retirement in 1989, he worked for Cetus Corporation in Emeryville, Calif. Prior to that, Dr. Newell practiced for 25 years in California, including Moraga. He was also involved in cancer research.

Dr. Newell was a distinguished life member of the California VMA, serving on the board and for 14 years as secretary-treasurer. In 1977, he became the executive director of the association and served in that capacity until 1982. Dr. Newell was also past president of the California VMA Insurance Trust. His wife, Virginia; three daughters; and two sons survive him.

Donald F. Roberts

Dr. Roberts (COL '61), 68, Camp Verde, Ariz., died Dec. 26, 2001. He was an equine practitioner for more than 40 years. Following graduation, Dr. Roberts practiced in Hugoton, Kan. Later, he relocated to Phoenix, practicing at Turf Paradise racetrack. In 1972, Dr. Roberts bought the Crooked H Ranch in Camp Verde, continuing his equine practice in addition to ranching. During the summer season, he practiced at racetracks in Prescott, Ariz., and in New Mexico.

Dr. Roberts took an active role in conservation efforts in Coconino and Yavapai counties. In 1994, he received the National Range Management Award from the U.S. Forest Service. Dr. Roberts was an Army veteran, serving in Korea for a year. His wife, Dorothy; two sons; and two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to The Horses with Heart Foundation, P.O. Box 651, Dewey, AZ 86327.

Harold F. Simon

Dr. Simon (COR '50), 84, Largo, Fla., died Dec. 29, 2001. Prior to retirement, he owned a small animal hospital for more than 40 years. From 1941–1946 Dr. Simon served as a lieutenant in the Naval Reserve. He had commanded the U.S.S Whitney and was awarded the P.T.O ribbon with battle stars. Memorials may be made to the Scholarship Fund, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853; or the Harold F. Simon Scholarship Fund, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853.