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Eugene S. Aby

Dr. Aby (Colorado State ’50), 92, Glendive, Montana, died June 14, 2016. He practiced mixed animal medicine in Glendive for 56 years. Dr. Aby was a past president of the Montana VMA. He served in the Army’s 10th Mountain Division during World War II and was awarded a Bronze Star.

Dr. Aby’s three daughters and a son; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren survive him. Memorials toward the Riverstone Hospice Home may be made c/o The family of Eugene Aby, 2200 N. Anderson, Glendive, MT 59330.

Janice R. Baserga

Dr. Baserga (Tufts ’86), 56, Cum­berland Center, Maine, died July 17, 2016. A small animal veterinarian, she practiced at Scarborough Animal Hospital in Scarborough, Maine, from 1986 until her death. Dr. Baserga bred Golden Retrievers and was a member of the Maine Golden Retriever Club.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Jeffrey S. Milburn (Tufts ’86), a small animal veterinarian at Edgewood Animal Hospital in Gorham, Maine, and two sons. Memorials in her name may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave. #200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, or American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086.

Orin B. Bond Jr.

Dr. Bond (Auburn ’75), 65, Fisherville, Kentucky, died June 17, 2016. He practiced small animal medicine at St. Matthews Animal Clinic in Louisville, Kentucky, for 35 years prior to retirement in 2010. Dr. Bond also farmed and raised Angus cattle in Jefferson and Spencer counties. He is survived by his daughter, son, and granddaughter.

Memorials may be made to The Parklands of Floyds Fork, 21st Century Parks, 471 Main St., Suite 202, Louisville, KY 40202.

John W. Chittick

Dr. Chittick (Purdue ’66), 73, Monticello, Iowa, died May 4, 2016. In 1968, he established Monticello Veterinary Clinic, where he practiced mixed animal medicine until retirement in 2001. Earlier, Dr. Chittick worked at Marsh Animal Hospital in Princeton, Illinois. He was a member of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, American Quarter Horse Association, and Iowa and Eastern Iowa VMAs, and an inductee of the Jones County Cattlemen Hall of Fame. Dr. Chittick was a past president of the Monticello School Board.

His wife, Mary; two daughters and a son; eight grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren; and one great-grandchild survive him. Dr. Chittick’s brother, Dr. Richard Chittick (Purdue ’69), is a veterinarian in Tipton, Iowa.

Memorials may be made to United Church of Monticello, 123 N. Chestnut St., Monticello, IA 52310, or Multiple Myeloma Cancer Research (with checks made payable to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation), 383 Main Ave. 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851.

Walter C. Cottingham

Dr. Cottingham (Georgia ’61), 83, Kingstree, South Carolina, died July 25, 2016. A mixed animal veterinarian, he was the founder of Cottingham Veterinary Hospital in Kingstree. Dr. Cottingham was a past president of the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians and Pee Dee VMA and a past member of the South Carolina Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. In 1984, he began a three-year term on the Secretary’s Advisory Committee for Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases of the Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. That same year, Dr. Cottingham was named South Carolina Veterinarian of the Year, and, in 2010, he was honored as Distinguished Veterinarian. He served in the Army from 1954-1956.

Dr. Cottingham’s wife, Beth, survives him. Memorials may be made to Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 411 N. Academy St., Kingstree, SC 29556; Williamsburg Regional Hospital Foundation, P.O. Drawer 568, Kingstree, SC 29556; or Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440.

Theodore E. Franklin

Dr. Franklin (Texas A&M ’41), 98, Bryan, Texas, died May 26, 2016. He spent most of his career with the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ Department of Veterinary Pathobiology and Texas Agricultural Experiment Station’s Veterinary Division. During that time, Dr. Franklin conducted extensive research and published several articles on anaplasmosis.

In later years, he worked at the California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory in San Bernadino, retiring in 1986. During his career, Dr. Franklin also led two U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization projects in the Dominican Republic and Tanzania.

He is survived by a daughter and two sons, 10 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Dr. Franklin’s son and daughter-in-law, Drs. John E. Franklin (Texas A&M ’78), and Sharon B. Franklin (Virginia-Maryland ’85), are veterinarians in Lynchburg, Virginia. Memorials may be made to Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, College Station, TX 77843.

Geoffrey Goldworm

Dr. Goldworm (Pennsylvania ’75), 68, Jupiter, Florida, died April 17, 2016. A small animal veterinarian, he owned an emergency veterinary practice in Clementon, New Jersey. Dr. Goldworm was a member of the American Animal Hospital Association. His wife, Sandy, and two sons survive him. Memorials toward the Dr. Chatchada Karanes Transplant Unit may be made to City of Hope Hospital, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010.

Lani A. Herrli

Dr. Herrli (Ohio State ’91), 54, London, Ohio, died Aug. 22, 2016. A small animal veterinarian, she most recently practiced at Healthy Pets of Rome Hilliard in Hilliard, Ohio. Dr. Herrli began her career as a member of the veterinary faculty at Mississippi State University. She subsequently practiced small animal medicine for a while in Pittsburgh before joining the faculty of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she both taught and worked at the veterinary medical center. While there, Dr. Herrli developed an interest in avian and exotic animal medicine. She later worked part time at Norton Road Veterinary Hospital in Galloway, Ohio.

Dr. Herrli was an avid equestrian, winning several awards in the sport. Her husband, Tom, and two sons survive her.

Frank L. Johnson

Dr. Johnson (Ohio State ’52), 88, Dayton, Ohio, died Sept. 5, 2016. A small animal veterinarian, he practiced at the Blue Ash Animal Hospital in Cincinnati prior to retirement. Dr. Johnson was a veteran of the Navy. He is survived by his wife, Pat; three sons and a daughter; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45420.

Howard H. Krueger

Dr. Krueger (Minnesota ’55), 85, Evansville, Wisconsin, died June 1, 2016. A mixed animal veterinarian, he co-founded Evansville Veterinary Service with his brother, Dr. E.W. Krueger (Guelph ’39). Early in his career, Dr. Krueger practiced in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. A past president of the Wisconsin VMA, he received a Meritorious Service Award in 1988 and was named Veterinarian of the Year in 1990. Dr. Krueger served on the Evansville School Board and was a member of the Lions Club.

His three children, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren survive him. Dr. Krueger’s daughter, Dr. Kaye H. Krueger (Minnesota ’79), practices small animal medicine in Hartland, Wisconsin. Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church Endowment Fund, 312 S. First St., Evansville, WI 53536.

John H. Lester

Dr. Lester (Auburn ’62), 79, Enterprise, Alabama, died July 18, 2016. He practiced small animal medicine in Enterprise for 47 years. During that time, Dr. Lester was a partner at Miller and Lester, and, later, at what is now known as Animal Health Center. He was a past member of the Alabama VMA board of directors. Active in the community, Dr. Lester was charter president of the Enterprise City Council; served on the Alabama Department of Environmental Management board, chairing the board for 18 years; and was a past president of the Enterprise Chamber of Commerce. In 1978, he was named Enterprise Man of the Year.

Dr. Lester served in the Air Force Reserve. He is survived by his wife, Jane; a daughter and a son; and three grandchildren.

Christopher A. Pittman

Dr. Pittman (Colorado State ’10), 42, Las Vegas, died June 22, 2016. He practiced small animal medicine in Las Vegas. Dr. Pittman is survived by his parents and two sisters.

Burton Saunders

Dr. Saunders (Cornell ’55), 88, Nyack, New York, died April 6, 2016. He was the founder of Spring Valley Animal Hospital, a small animal practice in Monsey, New York. A past president of the Westchester/Rockland VMA and Rockland County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Dr. Saunders served as treasurer of the New York State VMS for 18 years, also serving on the society’s ethics committee.

In 1983, the NYSVMS honored Dr. Saunders with a Merit Award, and, in 1995, he received an NYSVMS Distinguished Life Service Award. Dr. Saunders was a member of the Flying Veterinarians Association and Coast Guard Auxiliary, trained local 4-H groups in animal care and veterinary medicine, and was active with Rotary International and the Boy Scouts. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Dr. Saunders is survived by his wife, Lucy; two daughters; and two grandchildren. One daughter, Dr. Maureen Saunders (Cornell ’87), owns Spring Valley Animal Hospital. Memorials may be made to the Saunders/Schlossberg Family Scholarship, Cornell University, Office of Public Affairs, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY 14853.

Charles L. Stinchcomb

Dr. Stinchcomb (Kansas State ’75), 70, Russell, Kansas, died Aug. 15, 2016. He owned Town & Country Animal Hospital in Russell, where he practiced mixed animal medicine for 32 years prior to retirement. A past president of the Kansas VMA, Dr. Stinchcomb was appointed to the Kansas Board of Veterinary Examiners in 1998. He was a past Kansas Veterinarian of the Year and received the KVMA Lifetime Service Award in 2014.

Dr. Stinchcomb served in the Army during the Vietnam War, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel. He received a Bronze Star for his service. Dr. Stinchcomb was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.

He helped establish the Sunrise Kiwanis Club, was a member of the Russell County Board of Education, wrote several children’s books, and was active with the Boy Scouts. Dr. Stinchcomb’s wife, Barbara; a daughter and a son; and four grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to the Dr. Charles and Barbara Stinchcomb Memorial Scholarship Fund, Russell County Area Community Foundation, P.O. Box 172, 507 N. Main, Russell, KS 67665.

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