AVMA honor roll member
Paul E. Ayres
Dr. Ayres (MSU ’43), 84, Sarasota, Fla., died Oct. 29, 2005. Following graduation and until retirement, he worked at the pharmaceutical laboratories of Parke-Davis & Company in Detroit and Rochester, Mich. Dr. Ayres was involved with the research and production of polio and influenza vaccines, and industrial hygiene applications associated with the production of pharmaceutical drugs and other products. His three children survive him.
Lester J. Barger
Dr. Barger (KSU ’50), 87, Merced, Calif., died June 26, 2005. He retired in 1981 from Barger Veterinary Clinic Inc. after 30 years in mixed practice. Dr. Barger was a past president of the North San Joaquin VMA. A World War II veteran, he served in the Army from 1941-1946, reaching the rank of first lieutenant.
Dr. Barger’s wife, Marjorie; two daughters; and a son survive him. Memorials may be made to the James W. Barger Memorial Scholarship, Merced College, 3600 M St., Merced, CA 95348; or Hinds Hospice, P.O. Box 763, Merced, CA 95341.
Arthur J. Boero
Dr. Boero (WSU ’41), 86, Manteca, Calif., died June 9, 2005. He practiced in the Manteca area for 64 years, first at The Manteca Veterinary Hospital, and later, out of his home. Dr. Boero was a member of the California VMA and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. He received a certificate of appreciation from Governor Pete Wilson for participating in the evacuation of stranded dairy cattle in the floods of 1997.
Dr. Boero was a Navy veteran of World War II. His wife, Jane; a daughter; three sons; and a stepson survive him. Memorials may be made to the Prostate Cancer Research Institute, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90045; American Heart Association, 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, CA 94010; or Pets and Pals, 12488 S. Harlan Road, Lathrop, CA 95330.
Chester E. Guthrie
Dr. Guthrie (ISU ’38), 94, Wilton, Conn., died June 6, 2005. He practiced in Wilton from the late 1940s until 1985, transitioning from mixed to small animal practice.
He was a past president of the Connecticut VMA, and he judged livestock at the Cannon Grange Agricultural Fair. He served in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps in Asia during World War II.
Dr. Guthrie’s six children survive him. Memorials may be made to the University of Connecticut Alumni Association, 2384 Alumni Drive, Storrs, CT 06269. Donations will go toward the establishment of a veterinary school or toward the preveterinary scholarship fund.
Joe L. Henson
Dr. Henson (AUB ’56), 72, Chatom, Ala., died July 6, 2005. He practiced for 43 years in Chatom. Dr. Henson served as director of the Washington County Cattlemen’s Association. He was also a director of First Community Bank, president of the Chatom Utilities Board, and a member of the Washington County Housing Board.
Dr. Henson’s wife, Bettye Jean, and a daughter survive him.
William D. Knox
Knox, 85, Fort Atkinson, Wis., died Aug. 5, 2005. He was president and general manager starting in 1972 of W.D. Hoard & Sons Company and the Daily Jefferson County Union newspaper. Knox also served as the editor of Hoard’s Dairyman magazine and operated its research farm.
He was founding chair, secretary, and president of the National Brucellosis Committee and chair of the Wisconsin Brucellosis Committee. Knox developed the Self-Help Dairy Stabilization Program in 1954 and keynoted the formation meeting of the National Mastitis Council in 1960. He was also appointed to the National Agricultural Advisory Commission.
Knox’s three sons and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation, 244 N. Main St., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538; or National Daily Shrine, 407 Merchants Ave., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538.
Jacob L. Kolodner
Dr. Kolodner (UP ’44), 84, Marlton, N.J., died Nov. 9, 2005. Prior to retirement, he owned a small animal clinic in Philadelphia. Following graduation, Dr. Kolodner worked with dairy farmers on artificial insemination in cattle. He then served as chief veterinarian for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Philadelphia. Dr. Kolodner was a member of the Keystone VMA. His wife, Clara, and three daughters survive him.
John D. Kopec
Dr. Kopec (COR ’65), 69, Churchton, Md., died July 3, 2005. Prior to retirement, he worked for the Department of Agriculture. Dr. Kopec began his career with the USDA in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, where he assisted with screwworm eradication. He then worked at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, before becoming area veterinarian-in-charge in Montana. Later, Dr. Kopec worked with brucellosis eradication in Hyattsville, Md. He was a veteran of the Air Force. Dr. Kopec’s three sons and a daughter survive him.
Robert B. Lamb
Dr. Lamb (COR ’61), 67, Waterford, N.Y., died Oct. 9, 2005. He owned Boght Veterinary Clinic in Boght Corners, N.Y., practicing there for 25 years. Earlier in his career, Dr. Lamb practiced in Middletown, N.Y., and the Capitaland Animal Hospital in Latham, N.Y. He served on the board of directors of the Schenectady Animal Shelter.
An Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, Dr. Lamb attained the rank of major. He was a member of the American Legion. Dr. Lamb’s wife, Mary Lou, survives him. Memorials may be made to the Bethany Hospitality Center, 27 State St., Troy, NY 12180.
Frank J. Linn
Dr. Linn (ISU ’38), 93, Sheffield, Iowa, died June 10, 2005. He practiced in Sheffield for more than 40 years. Dr. Linn was a past president and lifetime member of the Iowa VMA and served on the Iowa Board of Veterinary Medicine. He also served as mayor of Sheffield, on the city council, as a member of the fire department for 45 years, and on the board of directors of the North Iowa Area Community College. Dr. Linn was an Army veteran of World War II, attaining the rank of captain.
Dr. Linn’s three brothers, also deceased, were veterinarians practicing in Iowa as well. Hugh (ISU ’30) practiced in Gilmore City, Samuel (ISU ’41) in Humboldt, and Everett (ISU ’50) in Waukon. Dr. Linn’s nephew, Richard (MO ’83) practices in Ozark, Mo., and nephew David (ISU ’79) and his wife, Sharon Hurely (ISU ’79), practice in New Ulm, Minn. Dr. Linn’s wife, Ann; two daughters; and a son survive him.
Kenneth E. Lloyd
Dr. Lloyd (OSU ’43), 85, Leesville, Ohio, died May 22, 2005. Prior to retirement in 1995, he practiced in Wisconsin and Ohio for 50 years. During retirement, Dr. Lloyd was a farmer and dairyman. He served as a member of the Ohio Legislative Committee for several years and worked with the committee on veterinary drug legislation.
A member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners and the Ohio VMA, Dr. Lloyd received the OVMA’s first Walter McClaskey Memorial Award in 1989.
Alvah R. McLaughlin
Dr. McLaughlin (KSU ’47), 83, Madison, Wis., died Dec. 3, 2005. Known for his expertise in bovine brucellosis and tuberculosis eradication, he worked for the state of Wisconsin’s Animal Health Division before retiring in 1991. Prior to that, Dr. McLaughlin served as an epidemiologist for the Department of Agriculture. Early in his career, he was in mixed practice in Nickerson, Kan.
Dr. McLaughlin was a life member of the United States Animal Health Association and the Wisconsin VMA. His wife, Frances; five sons; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to Monona Senior Center, 1011 Nichols Road, Monona, WI 53716-2530; or Hooked on Bands (helps others get started in a band or playing an instrument), c/o Louise Oasen, 2829 Milwaukee St., Madison, WI 53704.
Dr. Meredith (KSU ’51), 81, Olathe, Kan., died Oct. 27, 2005. Prior to retirement in 1986, he worked for Syntex Laboratories in Des Moines, Iowa. Earlier in his career, Dr. Meredith worked for Ashe Lockhart Biologics in Kansas City. He was a member of the Kansas City VMA. A World War II veteran, Dr. Meredith served as a 1st lieutenant in the Air Force. His wife, Marjorie, and two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to Salem Lutheran Church, 9143 Haskins, Lenexa, KS 66215; or Reed Cardiovascular Surgery Center, Kansas University Endowment Association, 3903 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66103.
Thomas F. Norman
Dr. Norman (LSU ’82), 49, Alexandria, La., died Aug. 25, 2005. He practiced bovine medicine in Alexandria. Dr. Norman was also a cattle producer. He was a member of the Louisiana and Central Louisiana VMAs. Dr. Norman’s wife, Karen, and three daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to Heifer Project International, P.O. Box 8058, Little Rock, AR 72203.
Edgar I. Parvey
Dr. Parvey (MID ’44), 85, Royal Palm Beach, Fla., died June 11, 2005. He was a small animal practitioner.
Dr. Persichetti (UP ’40), 87, Lake Oswego, Ore., died June 4, 2005. Prior to retirement in 1972, he was a research aerobiologist for the Army at Fort Detrick, Md. Early in his career, Dr. Persichetti practiced briefly in Philadelphia. During World War II, he served in England as a major in the Army Veterinary Corps. Dr. Persichetti’s wife, Stella; two sons; and two daughters survive him.
Jerome V. Pillus
Dr. Pillus (FL ’82), 51, Huntington Beach, Calif., died June 14, 2005. He was a small animal practitioner.
Glynis J. Roth
Dr. Roth (TEX ’81), 50, Southlake, Texas, died Oct. 28, 2005. She practiced at Richland Animal Hospital in North Richland Hills for 20 years. During her career, Dr. Roth also cared for the animals at the Fort Worth Zoo. Her husband, Tommy; a son; a daughter; a stepdaughter; and a stepson survive her. Dr. Roth’s stepdaughter, Dr. Shannon M. Bass (TEX ’98), is a veterinarian in Charlotte, N.C.
Memorials may be made to the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation Katrina Disaster Relief Fund, c/o Texas VMA, 8104 Exchange Drive, Austin, TX 78754.
Thomas S. Slaughter
Dr. Slaughter (AUB ’42), 86, Rogersville, Tenn., died June 12, 2005. He owned a mixed practice in Rogersville for 60 years. Dr. Slaughter also helped establish an emergency clinic. A member of the Tennessee VMA and the Tri City Academy of Veterinary Medicine, he served on the Tennessee Health Related Boards. In 1985, Dr. Slaughter received the TVMA Distinguished Service Award.
His wife, Marian, and two sons survive him. One son, Dr. John K. Slaughter (TEN ’83), is a veterinarian in Rogersville. Memorials may be made to the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996.
Edwin B. Smith
Dr. Smith (COR ’43), 85, Canton, N.Y., died July 8, 2005. A faculty member of the State University of New York-Canton from 1967-1982, he served as a professor and founded its Veterinary Science Technology Program. Earlier in his career, Dr. Smith practiced large animal medicine in Canton. He was an Army veteran of World War II, attaining the rank of captain. Dr. Smith is survived by two sons and two daughters. One son, Dr. Michael S. Smith (COR ’71), is a veterinarian in Potsdam, N.Y. Memorials may be made to SUNYCanton, Veterinary Technician Program, Cornell Drive, Canton, NY 13617.
Robert F. Strahler
Dr. Strahler (OSU ’51), 82, Ocala, Fla., died Aug. 2, 2005. He was in mixed practice for 54 years, first in Abingdon, Ill., and, later, in Florida. During his career, Dr. Strahler also worked for the Department of Agriculture as an inspector-in-charge at food processing facilities. He was a member of the Illinois State VMA. An Army veteran of World War II, Dr. Strahler received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. His wife, Phoebe; two sons; and three daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 58 Progress Parkway, Maryland Heights, MO 63043.
James O. Tucker
Dr. Tucker (OKL ’51), 82, Casper, Wyo., died June 9, 2005. He began his career as a clinical pathologist at the University of Georgia. Later, Dr. Tucker served as a professor and headed the Veterinary Science Department at the University of Wyoming. He was a past president of the Wyoming VMA and the American Association of Veterinary Bacteriologists. Dr. Tucker also served on the executive council of the American College of Veterinary Toxicologists and was a director of the Intermountain VMA.
Hilard E. Whitlock
Dr. Whitlock (AUB ’59), 75, Muscle Shoals, Ala., died Oct. 2, 2005. Prior to retirement in 2002, he practiced in Sheffield, Ala., for 43 years. Dr. Whitlock was a past president of the Alabama VMA. A Korean War veteran, he served in the Marine Corps, attaining the rank of 1st lieutenant. Dr. Whitlock’s wife, Peggy; a son; and a daughter survive him. His son-in-law, Dr. Mitchell C. Jordan (AUB ’83), is a veterinarian in Cleveland, Tenn.