Published on February 01, 2017
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John R. Allen Jr.

Dr. Allen (Ohio State ’49), 93, Waverly, Ohio, died Sept. 29, 2016. Following graduation, he moved to Waverly, where he established a mixed animal practice. Dr. Allen also served as the Pike County Fair veterinarian for more than 50 years. In 1972, he was elected a Pike County commissioner, and he went on to serve five four-year terms in that capacity.

Dr. Allen was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, earning a Soldier’s Medal. He is survived by a son and a daughter, five grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Waverly Grace United Methodist Church, 104 S. High St., Waverly, OH 45690.

Charles H. Bregman

Dr. Bregman (Iowa State ’51), 93, Dubuque, Iowa, died Oct. 3, 2016. A mixed animal veterinarian, he owned Animal Clinic in Key West, Iowa, prior to retirement in 2005. Earlier, Dr. Bregman worked in Iowa at Cascade and La Motte. He was a veteran of the Navy. Dr. Bregman’s wife, Lueann; a son and a daughter; and three grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, University of Iowa Foundation, c/o UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital Fund, P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City, IA 52244.

Henry A. Brubaker

Dr. Brubaker (Georgia ’64), 89, Comer, Georgia, died Oct. 9, 2016. Following graduation, he practiced mixed animal medicine in Virginia, at Dublin, Draper, and Rocky Mount. In 1968, Dr. Brubaker returned to Georgia, to teach at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. From 1970-1973, he served as assistant state veterinarian for Georgia. Dr. Brubaker subsequently returned to mixed animal practice in Lexington, Georgia, later establishing a practice in Comer. He was a veteran of the Navy.

Dr. Brubaker is survived by his wife, Doris; two sons and two daughters; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. His son Dr. Wayne A. Brubaker (Georgia ’77) practices at Winterville Animal Clinic in Winterville, Georgia, and his son-in-law Dr. Boyd H. Parr (Georgia ’78) is the South Carolina state veterinarian. Memorials may be made to Comer United Methodist Church, 1676 Main St., Comer, GA 30629.

Harold S. Bryan

Dr. Bryan (Michigan State ’44), 96, Sun City, Arizona, died Nov. 8, 2016.

Following graduation and after obtaining a doctorate in bacteriology from the University of Illinois, Dr. Bryan became a member of the veterinary faculty, where he remained for several years, serving as a professor. From 1956-1966, he was head of veterinary research for the Upjohn Company in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Dr. Bryan subsequently traveled to India and Indonesia on United States Agency for International Development projects via the University of Illinois, taught at the university, and was assistant dean of admissions for several years.

In later years, he served two years as charter dean of the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, West Indies.

Dr. Bryan is survived by three daughters, five grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Heifer International, 1 World Ave., Little Rock, AR 72202.

Walter Bumgarner Jr.

Dr. Bumgarner (Ohio State ’61), 90, Mechanicsburg, Ohio, died Oct. 22, 2016. A large animal veterinarian, he owned Westside Animal Clinic in Columbus, Ohio, prior to retirement.

Following graduation, Dr. Bumgarner worked in Mechanicsburg. He was a member of the Ohio VMA and Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, and was active with the 4-H Club. Dr. Bumgarner served on the Mechanicsburg School Board and was a member of the Lions Club.

He is survived by his wife, Georgia; three sons and five stepchildren; five grandchildren and 16 stepgrandchildren; and six great-grandchildren and 10 stepgreat-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Association of Champaign County, P.O. Box 38125, Urbana, OH 43078, or Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 111, Mechanicsburg, OH 43044.

Daniel Duberman

Dr. Duberman (Cornell ’52), 90, Southampton, New York, died Nov. 14, 2016. He owned a mixed animal practice in Southampton for more than 50 years. Dr. Duberman simultaneously served on the natural science faculty of the former Southampton College of Long Island University, serving as an adviser to premedical and preveterinary students.

His wife, Julia, two sons, and a daughter survive him. Dr. Duberman’s brother, Dr. Stanley Duberman (Cornell ’59), practiced small animal medicine in New York’s Westchester County prior to retirement.

William R. Lee

Dr. Lee (Tennessee ’04), 38, Brentwood, Tennessee, died Nov. 3, 2016. A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology, he owned Vision Veterinary Imaging, providing mobile ultrasonography and radiography in the Nashville area of Tennessee. Early in his career, Dr. Lee worked as a clinical instructor at North Carolina State University.

His wife, Marissa, and two sons survive him. Memorials may be made to the William Colton & Thomas Hunter Lee Educational Fund, First Tennessee Bank, 202 Franklin Road, Brentwood, TN 37027.

Patrick J. Moloney

Dr. Moloney (Missouri ’73), 68, Stuart, Florida, died Sept. 19, 2016. He was a large animal practitioner.

Joseph M. Seng Jr.

Dr. Seng (Iowa State ’70), 69, Davenport, Iowa, died Sept. 16, 2016. He owned St. Francis Veterinary Hospital, a mixed animal practice in Davenport. At the time of his death, Dr. Seng was serving his fourth term in the Iowa Senate, representing District 45. Prior to serving in the senate, he was a member of the Iowa House of Representatives and had held office as mayor pro tem and alderman at large for the city of Davenport.

Dr. Seng was a past president of the Iowa VMA and Iowa Health Council. He was a past honoree of the American Humane Society for his efforts to prevent animal cruelty. Dr. Seng is survived by his wife, Mary; a daughter and two stepdaughters; and two grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Iowa Right to Life, 2024 NW 92nd Court, Suite 14, Clive, Iowa 50325, or Defeat GBM (toward finding a cure for glioblastoma), National Brain Tumor Society, 55 Chapel St., Suite 200, Newton, MA 02458.

Bud C. Tennant

Dr. Tennant (California-Davis ’59), 83, Ithaca, New York, died Nov. 16, 2016. A past president of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, he was the James Law Professor of Comparative Medicine at Cornell University from 1989 until retirement in 2013.

Known for his expertise in viral hepatitis and the viral effects leading to hepatic carcinogenesis, Dr. Tennant maintained a colony of woodchucks that were used for research on viral hepatitis while at Cornell. His efforts led to the development of an experimental model to study hepatitis B infection using woodchucks. His research findings on hepatitis B infection and viral-induced liver disease has had a predictive use for clinical therapeutic trials in humans with viral hepatitis. In retirement, Dr. Tennant continued his research by studying the pathogenesis of serum hepatitis in horses. He also consulted at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York, where his woodchuck colony had been transferred.

Dr. Tennant began his career practicing equine medicine at several racetracks in California, including Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood. From 1960-1962, he served as a first lieutenant in the Army Veterinary Corps, subsequently conducting research related to wound healing at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Washington, D.C., and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. In 1962, Dr. Tennant joined the faculty of the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. During his 10-year tenure, he served as an assistant and associate professor of veterinary medicine, was a field service clinician in the large animal clinic, and worked at the veterinary medical teaching hospital in large animal internal medicine. In 1972, Dr. Tennant was appointed a professor of comparative gastroenterology in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. During his career, he also served as a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge in England and was a visiting professor at the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Rockville, Maryland.

Dr. Tennant was a member of the AVMA Council on Research from 1990-1996. He also served on the Scientific and Medical Advisory Board of the Hepatitis B Foundation for 18 years. Dr. Tennant was elected to the National Academies of Practice in 1986. That same year, he received the UC-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s Alumni Achievement Award. Dr. Tennant was honored with the ACVIM Robert W. Kirk Distinguished Service Award in 1999, the New York State VMS Outstanding Service to Veterinary Medicine Award in 2002, and the Hepatitis B Foundation Baruch S. Blumberg Prize in 2016.

He is survived by his wife, Priscilla; a son and two daughters; and three grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Hepatitis B Foundation, 3805 Old Easton Road, Doylestown, PA 18902.

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