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Paul R. Eismann

Dr. Eismann (Texas A&M '82), 73, Butler, Pennsylvania, died May 30, 2017. A mixed animal veterinarian, he owned Deer Creek Animal Hospital in Butler. Dr. Eismann was a member of the Pennsylvania VMA and a veteran of the Navy. His wife, Sheryl; four daughters and a son; nine grandchildren; and a brother survive him. Memorials, notated to the memory of Dr. Eismann, may be made to Animal Care & Assistance Fund, 807 Camp Home Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

R. Max Grandfield

Dr. Grandfield (Kansas State '44), 94, San Carlos, California, died July 10, 2017. A small animal veterinarian, he owned a house call practice for 15 years. Following graduation, Dr. Grandfield served as a captain in the Army Veterinary Corps. He subsequently owned practices in Wichita, Kansas, and Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Dr. Grandfield later moved to California, where he worked at San Mateo Animal Hospital in San Mateo for 31 years before establishing his house call practice.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy; a daughter and son; and four grandchildren. Memorials may be made to The Nature Conservancy, 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203, or The Bishop's Ranch, 5297 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448.

James A. Lowe

Dr. Lowe (Colorado State '55), 90, Iowa City, Iowa, died July 3, 2017. He began his career in large animal practice in Woodstock, Illinois. In 1957, Dr. Lowe moved to Iowa City, where he bought a small animal practice and in 1965 established a new small animal practice. He was a member of the Iowa VMA and served on the Iowa Board of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Lowe was active with the Rotary Club and Boy Scouts. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Dr. Lowe is survived by his wife, Gwen; a daughter; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother.

Lonnie D. Moore

Dr. Moore (Oklahoma State '72), 68, Dallas, died July 10, 2017. He practiced small animal medicine in Dallas for 44 years. Dr. Moore was a member of the Dallas County VMA and Dallas Business Association. His wife, Jean; two stepdaughters and a stepson; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters survive him.

Gary T. Ota

Dr. Ota (Washington State '77), 69, Lanihau, Hawaii, died April 4, 2017. He practiced small animal medicine in Kona, Hawaii, for more than 30 years.

Dr. Ota is survived by his daughter, father, and three brothers and a sister. Memorials, with the memo line of the check notated in his memory, may be made to Kona Hospital Foundation 79, 1019 Haukapila St., Kealakekua, HI 96750.

Lynn S. Peck

Dr. Peck (Florida '88), 60, Gainesville, Florida, died May 30, 2017. She owned All Holistic Veterinary Care, a small animal and equine practice in Gainesville, focusing on soft tissue and neuromuscular issues, chronic pain, and chronic diseases. Dr. Peck also conducted research at the University of Florida for many years and volunteered her services to equine rescue organizations.

Her brother survives her. Memorials may be made to Heifer International, 1 World Ave., Little Rock, AR 72202.

Gerald G. Stanfield

Dr. Stanfield (Texas A&M '67), 72, Rio Hondo, Texas, died May 29, 2017. He was a partner at Boca Chica Animal Hospital, a small animal practice in Brownsville, Texas. Earlier, Dr. Stanfield practiced primarily equine medicine in Texas at San Antonio, Georgetown, Corpus Christi, and Weatherford, and in California. He owned and bred cutting horses and racehorses, Pointing Labradors, and Jack Russell Terriers. Dr. Stanfield was a veteran of the Air Force.

He is survived by his wife, Stephanie; two sons and a daughter; six grandchildren; and a sister. Memorials may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W. 26th. St., Bryan, TX 77803.

Lloyd W. Stover

Dr. Stover (Iowa State '56), 84, Park Rapids, Minnesota, died April 27, 2017. A small animal veterinarian, he owned Excelsior Animal Hospital in Excelsior, Minnesota, prior to retirement. Earlier in his career, Dr. Stover practiced at Park Pet Hospital in Milwaukee and Edina Pet Hospital in Edina, Minnesota. He was active with the Excelsior Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Stover's son and two daughters, seven grandchildren, a great-grandchild, and a sister survive him. Memorials may be made to Headwaters Animal Shelter, 901 Western Ave. S., Park Rapids, MN 56470, or Iowa State University Foundation, 2505 University Blvd., P.O. Box 2230, Ames, IA 50010.

To notify JAVMA of a death, call 800-248-2862, ext. 6754, email to newsatavma [dot] org (news[at]avma[dot]org), or fax to 847-925-9329.