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AVMA Honor Roll Member
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Jerome P. Barnier

Dr. Barnier (CAL '53), 81, Kent, Wash., died Aug. 16, 2003. He owned West Valley Veterinary Hospital in Kent and volunteered at the local rabies clinic. Earlier in his career, Dr. Barnier owned the Spring Glen Veterinary Hospital in Renton, Wash. A World War II veteran, he served as a Marine dive-bomber in the South Pacific from 1941-1946. Dr. Barnier attained the rank of 1st lieutenant.

He was a past president of the Kent Rotary Club and had served as a Kent City Council member. Dr. Barnier is survived by his wife, Joyce; three daughters; and a son.

Russell A. Frey

Dr. Frey (KSU '52), 73, Manhattan, Kan., died Sept. 17, 2003. He taught nutrition in the Department of Anatomy and Physiology at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Frey was also a partner in a dairy farm near Wamego, Kan. Following graduation, he served as a base veterinarian with the Air Force Veterinary Corps in Germany. Dr. Frey then practiced in Webster, S.D., for six years. In 1963, he joined the faculty of KSU, serving as head of the Department of Anatomy and Physiology from 1975-1990. For more than 30 years, he was adviser to the KSU student chapter of the AVMA. Dr. Frey's research interests included nutritional physiology, metabolic diseases of animals, and clinical nutrition. He was the recipient of the Norden Distinguished Teacher Award in 1966 and 1986, and the E.R. Frank Award from the KSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002.

A diplomate and past president of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition, he served on the college's board of governors and held offices. Dr. Frey was a member of the American Society of Veterinary Physiologists and Pharmacologists, American Association of Veterinary Nutritionists, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, American Association of Veterinary Clinicians, Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, and Academy of Veterinary Consultants.

A member and past president of the Kansas VMA, he served as Kansas' delegate to the AVMA for several years. Dr. Frey received the KVMA President's Award twice, and was named Veterinarian of the Year in 1991. He served on the AVMA Long-Range Planning Committee from 1998-2001, representing the House of Delegates.

Active in civic life, Dr. Frey served as a Riley County (Kansas) commissioner for two terms, as past president of the Kansas Association of Counties, and as a member of the National Association of County Officers. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; two sons; and three daughters. Dr. Frey's brothers, Drs. Martin Frey (KSU '56) and Merwin Frey (KSU '56), and his cousin, Dr. Bill Griffing (KSU '44), are veterinarians in Corpus Christi, Texas; Story City, Iowa; and Greenfield, Ind., respectively.

Memorials to the Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University or the Blue Valley Memorial United Methodist Church may be made c/o the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poytnz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.

Ben A. Kadaner

Dr. Kadaner (WSU '42), 89, Mercer Island, Wash., died Aug. 14, 2003. Retired since 1994, he owned Rainier Veterinary Hospital in Seattle. A Korean War veteran, Dr. Kadaner served in the Air Force. He attained the rank of captain. Dr. Kadaner's wife, Marjorie, and two daughters survive him.

William H. Marsh

Dr. Marsh (GA '56), 76, Upper Marlboro, Md., died Aug. 21, 2003. He owned Forestville Animal Hospital in Forestville, Md., since 1956. Dr. Marsh was a member of the Maryland VMA and a charter member of the District of Columbia Academy of Veterinary Medicine. A World War II veteran, he served in the Army Air Force. Dr. Marsh's wife, Patricia, and two sons survive him. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Prince George's County, 11700 Beltsville Drive, Suite 700, Beltsville, MD 20705.

Loren J. Rossiter

Dr. Rossiter (ISU '83), 45, Baraboo, Wis., died Aug. 8, 2003. He was a partner at the Hill-Dale Veterinary Hospital in Baraboo. From 1994-2000, Dr. Rossiter served as veterinary adviser to the English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association. A member of the Wisconsin VMA, he served on its executive board from 1992-1994. Known for his expertise in exotic pets, Dr. Rossiter was a guest lecturer in reptile topics at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.

His wife, Laura, and two sons survive him. Dr. Rossiter's brother-in-law, Dr. Morgan McArthur (ISU '83), is a veterinarian in New Zealand.

J. Harold Sharman

Dr. Sharman (AUB '51), 76, Albany, Ga., died Sept. 1, 2003. Retired, he owned East Albany Animal Clinic from 1953-1986. Earlier in his career, Dr. Sharman practiced in Nashville, Tenn. He served a five-year term, including one year as president, on the Georgia Board of Veterinary Examiners. Dr. Sharman also served on the advisory board to the University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine.

He was a past president of the Georgia, South Georgia, and Dougherty County VMAs. Dr. Sharman was named Georgia Veterinarian of the Year in 1984. A World War II veteran, he served in the Navy. Dr. Sharman was a member of the Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital board of directors, the Dougherty County Zoning Board, and the Security Bank and Trust board of directors.

His wife, Carolyn; a son; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1201, Albany, GA 31702.