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William A. Averhoff

Dr. Averhoff (TEX '77), 54, Saginaw, Texas, died April 5, 2002. At the time of his death, he had been working part-time at the Alta Vista Animal Hospital in Keller, Texas. From 1980 until recently, Dr. Averhoff owned Eagle Mountain Veterinary Clinic in Azle, Texas. Following graduation he practiced in Euless, Texas.

Dr. Averhoff's wife, Angie, and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the Saginaw United Methodist Church Building Fund, 200 South Bluebonnet, Saginaw, TX 76179.

Glen C. Brandon

Dr. Brandon (OSU '34), 88, Miamisburg, Ohio, died Jan. 15, 2002. Retired since 1977, he had owned a practice in Miamisburg for 31 years. Earlier in his career, Dr. Brandon practiced in Piqua, Ohio, and worked for the Bureau of Animal Industry. A World War II veteran, he served in the Army Veterinary Corps from 1942-1946. Dr. Brandon attained the rank of lieutenant colonel.

He was a past president of the Greater Dayton Humane Society and the Miamisburg Board of Education. Dr. Brandon was named Miamisburg Citizen of the Year in 1979.

His wife, Ruth, and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to St. James United Methodist Church, 7 North Main St., Miamisburg, OH 45342; Hospice of Dayton Inc., Dayton, OH 45402; or Humane Society of Greater Dayton, 1661 Nicholas Road, Dayton, OH 45418.

Francis H. Case

Dr. Case (AUB '43), 82, Savannah, Ga., died March 3, 2002. Retired since 1983, he owned Case Veterinary Hospital in Savannah, Ga., a small animal practice established by his father, Dr. Erle G. Case (ONT '09), in 1909. Dr. Case was a past president of the Georgia VMA, the East Georgia VMA, and the Greater Savannah Area VMA.

An Army veteran, he served in the Veterinary Corps and attained the rank of captain. Dr. Case is survived by his wife, Christine; two sons; and a daughter. His son, Dr. Jerry L. Case (GA '75), and granddaughter, Dr. Carla C. McCorvey (GA '99), practice at Case Veterinary Hospital.

Memorials may be made to the Georgia VMA Foundation, 2814 Spring Road, Atlanta, GA 30339.

Richard W. Hargroder

Dr. Hargroder (TEX '61), 66, Opelousas, La., died Jan. 9, 2002. He co-owned the Animal Medical Center in Opelousas. Dr. Hargroder was also a realtor. His wife, Frances, and a son survive him.

Byron D. Harris

Dr. Harris (TEX '49), 76, El Paso, Texas, died Dec. 20, 2001. Prior to retirement, he worked for the Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Dr. Harris served in the Army for 33 years.

Anita M. Henness

Dr. Henness (CAL '73), 60, Orange, Calif., died Feb. 2, 2002. Founder of the National Opossum Society and the Opossum Society of the United States in 1986, she had served as president and veterinary adviser to both groups. From 1976-1977, Dr. Henness taught at the University of Cambridge School of Veterinary Medicine in England. After returning to the United States, she practiced at Grand Avenue Pet Hospital in Orange, Calif. In 1978, Dr. Henness established a private oncology and blood banking practice in Orange.

Memorials may be made to the National Opossum Society, P.O. Box 21197, Catonsville, MD 21228.

George A. Keck

Dr. Keck (UP '59), 73, Annville, Pa., died March 21, 2002. He practiced large animal medicine for 40 years in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. Dr. Keck was a member of the Pennsylvania VMA and a past president of the Conestoga VMA. A Korean War veteran, he served in the Marine Corps. Dr. Keck had been chairman of the North Annville Township Zoning Hearing Board.

His wife, Suzanne, and two sons survive him. One son, Dr. Bruce E. Keck (UP '93), practices in Annville. Memorials may be made to the Dorothy and Richard Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Diseases, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 3459 Fifth Ave., Bldg. N.W. 628, Pittsburgh, PA 15213; or Hospice Preferred Choice, 313-C Primrose Lane, Mountville, PA 17554.

Myron C. Kromminga

Dr. Kromminga (KSU '46), 80, Centerville, S.D., died Jan. 20, 2002. Retired since the mid 1990s, he owned a mixed practice in Centerville. Dr. Kromminga was a member of the South Dakota VMA. A 4-H Club leader, he was also a member of the Centerville Chamber of Commerce for more than 50 years and the Centerville Board of Education.

Dr. Kromminga's wife, Audrey, and two daughters survive him.

Robert P. Magdeburger

Dr. Magdeburger (GA '62), 73, Elkton, Md., died March 27, 2002. Prior to retirement in 1997, he owned Elk Neck Veterinary Clinic in North East, Md., practicing there for 38 years. Dr. Magdeburger was a member of the Maryland VMA. His wife, Ann; a son; and two daughters survive him.

James A. Walsh

Dr. Walsh (OSU '69), 58, Springfield, Ohio, died Feb. 1, 2002. Prior to retirement in 1997, he was senior professional services veterinarian at Solvay Animal Health Inc., in Mendota Heights, Minn.

A member of the American Association of Industrial Veterinarians, Dr. Walsh had served on the board. He was also a member of the Clark County VMA, Ohio VMA, and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians. Memorials may be made to The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 1900 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210; or Kenton Ridge High School Boosters Club, 4444 Middle Urbana Road, Springfield, OH 45503.