Published on June 01, 2005
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Ronnie M. Cain

Dr. Cain (COR '84), 46, Seaford, Del., died Oct. 23, 2004. He owned an equine practice in Seaford since 1988, focusing on Standardbred racehorses. Prior to that, Dr. Cain practiced at Brenford Animal Hospital in Dover, Del. Earlier in his career, he was in mixed practice in Woodsboro, Md. Dr. Cain was a member of the Delaware VMA. His wife, Dr. Mary T. Eagle (COR '84); a son; and a daughter survive him.


Ronald N. Dale

Dr. Dale (KSU '59), 76, Ithaca, N.Y., died April 25, 2005. Prior to retirement, he worked for the Indiana State Department of Health for 10 years. Earlier in his career, Dr. Dale practiced large animal medicine in La Porte, Ind., for 24 years. A past president of the Indiana VMA, he served as Indiana's alternate or delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates from 1988-1992. Dr. Dale had also chaired the Indiana VMA board of directors and its ethics committee.

His two daughters and two sons survive him.


Robert W. Disney

Dr. Disney (KSU '59), 75, Carson City, Nev., died Oct. 23, 2004. Prior to retirement, he practiced at Disney Pet Hospital in Concord, Calif., for 40 years. Dr. Disney was a life member of the California VMA. His wife, Wanita, and six children survive him.


Alfred W. Doughty

Dr. Doughty (MO '52), 81, Pinckneyville, Ill., died March 23, 2005. Prior to retirement, he practiced large animal medicine in Pinckneyville for 25 years. Dr. Doughty had served on the executive board of the Illinois State VMA. He authored "No Peace for a Rebel," a historical novel about the times immediately following the Civil War. Dr. Doughty's wife, Margaret; a daughter; and two sons survive him.


Edward L. Eden

Dr. Eden (COL '43), 88, Pueblo, Colo., died Dec. 22, 2004. Retired, he owned Eden Veterinary Clinic in Pueblo, practicing there for most of his 53-year career. In 1995, the Colorado VMA honored Dr. Eden as Pueblo's oldest practicing veterinarian and for more than 50 years of service. His wife, Ruth; four sons; and three daughters survive him.

Memorials may be made to the Beulah Fire Department, Beulah, CO 81023; Beulah Catholic Church, Beulah, CO 81023; or Beulah United Methodist Church, 5903 Pennsylvania Ave., Beulah, CO 81023.


Clarence M. Fraser

Dr. Fraser (ONT '54), 78, Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada, died Jan. 17, 2005. Prior to retirement in 1992, he was sole editor of the 6th and 7th editions of the Merck Veterinary Manual and served as director of veterinary literature for the company.

Following graduation, Dr. Fraser was in mixed practice in Manitoba, Canada. In 1957, he joined Ontario Veterinary College in the ambulatory clinic as a clinician and teacher. Dr. Fraser went on to head the ambulatory clinic and the division of medicine in the Department of Clinical Studies. In 1965, he joined the assembling faculty at the new Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, serving as head of the department of clinic studies. Dr. Fraser began his career at Merck & Company as associate veterinary editor in 1970.

Editor of the Canadian Veterinary Journal from 1963-1965, he had been a member of the American Association of Industrial Veterinarians, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Biological Science Association, Canadian Veterinary Association, and British Veterinary Association. Dr. Fraser's wife, Jean; four sons; and a daughter survive him.


Ernest J. Hansen

Dr. Hansen (COL '56), 83, Seattle, died Feb. 22, 2005. From 1956 until retirement in 1982, he was a partner at Northgate Plaza Veterinary Clinic in Seattle. Dr. Hansen is survived by three daughters. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1280 S. Parker Road, Denver, CO 80231.


Donald L. Hanson

Dr. Hanson (OSU '61), 75, Maineville, Ohio, died Feb. 9, 2005. Retired since 2003, he established what was formerly Hanson Animal Hospital in Cincinnati in 1964. Earlier in his career, Dr. Hanson practiced at Montgomery Animal Hospital in Cincinnati. A member of the Cincinnati VMA, he was one of the founders of the Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Greater Cincinnati.

Dr. Hanson's wife, Bonnie; three sons; and two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to International Rett Syndrome Association, 9121 Piscataway Road, Clinton, MD 20735.

Martin M. Kaplan

Dr. Kaplan (UP '40), 89, Geneva, Switzerland, died Oct. 16, 2004. From 1976-1988, he was secretary-general of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, a movement dedicated to bringing together scientists of the world in the interests of peace, and the control of weapons of mass destruction.

Following graduation, Dr. Kaplan owned a mixed practice in Philadelphia. During World War II, he joined the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, traveling to Greece, where he established and refurbished laboratories and assisted local veterinarians. Dr. Kaplan then worked for the UN Food and Agricultural Organization in several European countries.

Next, he served briefly as dean of the school of veterinary medicine at Middlesex University in Massachusetts. Dr. Kaplan went back to work at the FAO until 1949, when he joined the World Health Organization in Geneva to form a veterinary division. During that time, he performed early investigations of the flu virus in animals and birds and conducted research on rabies, in collaboration with scientists at the University of Wisconsin and the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia. Dr. Kaplan went on to become director of science and technology in the office of the director-general of the WHO and later headed the Office of Research and Development.

A member of the Pugwash conferences since 1958, he was named secretary-general upon his retirement from the WHO in 1976. Dr. Kaplan's wife, Lenna; two sons; and a daughter survive him.


Maryanne S. Kern-Beute

Dr. Kern-Beute (COR '87), 44, Kinnelon, N.J., died March 19, 2005. She practiced at Park Ridge Animal Hospital in Park Ridge, N.J., since 1992. Earlier in her career, Dr. Kern-Beute worked as a consultant for Hill's Pet Nutrition.

She was a past treasurer of the Northern New Jersey VMA and a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners. Dr. Kern-Beute wrote several articles on pet care for Home magazine and the American Kennel Club Gazette. Her husband, Bernard J. Beute, MD, and three sons survive her. Memorials may be made to the Octoberwoman Foundation for Breast Cancer Research, P.O. Box 546, Park Ridge, NJ 07656.


Leo Kotchek

Dr. Kotchek (COR '43), 86, Kingwood, W.Va., died March 3, 2005. Prior to retirement, he practiced in Preston County, W.Va., for more than 50 years. Dr. Kotchek had also served as professor of animal pathology at West Virginia University in 1950 and 1951. He was president of the West Virginia VMA in 1950, receiving its Veterinarian of the Year Award the same year.

Dr. Kotchek's wife, Lillian, and two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to the Dr. Leo Kotchek Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Greater Morgantown Community Trust Inc., 344 High St., P.O. Box 409, Morgantown, WV 26507.


Orville C. Krause

Dr. Krause (MSU '49), 81, Armada, Mich., died April 27, 2005. He owned Krause Veterinary Clinic in Armada. Dr. Krause had also served as adjunct professor at Michigan State University and Macomb Community College. A life member of the Michigan VMA, he served as president in 1977. Dr. Krause was also a member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, Thumb VMA, and Macomb County VMA. In 1984, he received the MVMA's Veterinary Service Award.

Dr. Krause was a founding member of the Armada Educational Foundation, served on the Armada Area Schools Board of Education for 23 years, and was a past president of the Armada Agricultural Society. His four sons and two daughters survive him. One son, Dr. Daren A. Krause (MSU '86), practices at Krause Veterinary Clinic. Memorials may be made to Armada Educational Foundation, P.O. Box 100, Armada, MI 48005; Armada Congregational United Church of Christ, 73966 Fulton St., Armada, MI 48005; or Armada Lions Club, 23031 E. Main St., Armada, MI 48005.


Alton W. Perry

Dr. Perry (TEX '58), 71, Spring, Texas, died Oct. 16, 2004. He was a small animal practitioner.


Kenneth L. Royse

Dr. Royse (OKL '59), 79, Pampa, Texas, died Dec. 17, 2004. He owned Royse Animal Hospital in Pampa until retirement in 2004. Dr. Royse was a life member of the Texas VMA and the Oklahoma VMA. He had served as veterinarian for the Top O'Texas Livestock Show for more than 20 years. Dr. Royse was a former director of the Pampa Chamber of Commerce.

His wife, Ruby, and a son survive him. Memorials may be made to the Kenneth L. Royse Scholarship, c/o First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1981, Pampa, TX 79066; or Pampa Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 939, Pampa, TX 79066.


Roscoe O. Sealy Jr.

Dr. Sealy (TEX '44), 84, Red Rock, Texas, died Dec. 30, 2004. From 1953 until retirement in 2003, he owned West Avenue Animal Hospital in San Antonio. Dr. Sealy's wife, Imogene; three sons; and three daughters survive him.


Donald G. Uhlir

Dr. Uhlir (ILL '76), 53, Marengo, Ill., died Oct. 16, 2004. A small animal practitioner, he was a partner at Bloomingdale Animal Hospital in Bloomingdale, Ill. Dr. Uhlir was a member of the Illinois State VMA. His wife, Susan, survives him. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368; Barn Swallow Manor, Wauconda, IL 60084; or University of Illinois Alumni Association, 227 Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801.

Joseph W. Williams Sr.

Dr. Williams (AUB '47), 82, Luverne, Ala., died Dec. 26, 2004. He was in mixed practice in Luverne for more than 55 years. Dr. Williams served as president of the Alabama VMA in 1963. His wife, Martha; a son; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to Luverne United Methodist Church, 118 E. 1st St., Luverne, AL 36049.

William O. Wright

Dr. Wright (ONT '56), 76, De Pere, Wis., died March 8, 2005. From 1960 until retirement in 1991, he practiced in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Dr. Wright had also served as mayor of Sturgeon Bay for 12 years. Earlier in his career, he worked for the state of Indiana. Following retirement, Dr. Wright and his wife, Barbara, served with the Peace Corps in Africa for 18 months.

His wife; two sons; and two daughters survive him. Dr. Wright's brother, Dr. John H. Wright (MSU '47), is a veterinarian in Hopkins, Minn. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Wisconsin, 2900 Curry Lane, Suite A, Green Bay, WI 54311.