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Dale W. Clausen

Dr. Clausen (Iowa State '51), 96, Stuart, Iowa, died Oct. 11, 2018. Following graduation, he established a mixed animal practice in Stuart. In the early 1970s, Dr. Clausen joined the Department of Agriculture, working as a meat inspector in Dennison, Iowa. His five sons, six daughters, 21 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to LCMS Mission Central, 40718 Highway E 16, Mapleton, IA 51034.

Stanley L. Cohen

Dr. Cohen (Georgia '67), 75, Chocowinity, North Carolina, died Oct. 1, 2018. A small animal veterinarian, he was the co-founder of Chocowinity Veterinary Hospital and Chocowinity Pet Resort and Day Camp. Following graduation, Dr. Cohen served with the U.S. Public Health Service in Las Vegas for two years. He subsequently practiced for more than 40 years, first in Maryland's Prince George's County, and, later, in Chocowinity. During that time, Dr. Cohen established four veterinary practices. He is survived by his wife, Lois; a daughter and a son; five grandchildren; and a sister. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Beaufort County, P.O. Box 33, Washington, NC 27889, or Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

James R. Ganaway

Dr. Ganaway (Missouri '53), 91, Lewes, Delaware, died Oct. 4, 2018. From 1961 until retirement in 1984, he served in the U.S. Public Health Service as chief of the microbiology unit in the comparative pathology section of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Ganaway attained the rank of captain with the USPHS. Earlier in his career, he served in the Air Force, first on the Azores Islands in Spain and later at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C. Dr. Ganaway also earned his master's in public health from Johns Hopkins University during that time. In retirement, he directed veterinary medicine at Microbiological Associates Inc. in Bethesda.

Dr. Ganaway was a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. Known for his expertise in naturally occurring diseases of laboratory animals, he received the PHS Commendation Medal in 1973 for designing methods to maintain animal health. He received the Charles A. Griffin Award from the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science in 1984 for outstanding accomplishments in improvement of the care and quality of animals used in biologic and animal research. Dr. Ganaway was a veteran of the Army.

He is survived by three daughters, nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a brother, and a sister. Memorials may be made to All Saints' Episcopal Church, 18 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971, or Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, 4915 St. Elmo Ave., Suite 202, Bethesda, MD 20814.

Stuart S. Gutman

Dr. Gutman, 82, Long Valley, New Jersey, died Sept. 11, 2018. A 1971 veterinary graduate of the University of Bologna in Italy, he owned a practice in Long Valley for 43 years, initially practicing equine and small animal medicine and later focusing solely on small animals. Early in his career, Dr. Gutman worked in Clifton, New Jersey. He was a veteran of the Army. Dr. Gutman's wife, Judith; two daughters and a son; and five grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to Eleventh Hour Rescue, P.O. Box 218, Rockaway, NJ 07866; American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, DC 20077; or Popcorn Park Zoo, 1 Humane Way, Forked River, NJ 08731.

Gordon D. Merry

Dr. Merry (Minnesota '54), 92, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, died Sept. 4, 2018. He practiced in Sun Prairie for 40 years, initially in large animal medicine and focusing later on small animals. Dr. Merry also bred Hereford cattle. He is survived by four sons, 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two sisters. Memorials, toward the Marian and Gordon Merry Scholarship Fund, may be sent c/o Amy Cowan, Hereford Youth Foundation, American Hereford Association, 11500 N. Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153.

Harley W. Moon

Dr. Moon (Minnesota '60), 82, Danville, Pennsylvania, died Oct. 7, 2018. He was the Frank K. Ramsey Endowed Chair in Veterinary Medicine in the Department of Veterinary Pathology at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine from 1996-2002, retiring as professor emeritus of veterinary pathology in 2003.

Following graduation, Dr. Moon served as an instructor in the veterinary diagnostic laboratory at the University of Minnesota. After earning his doctorate in veterinary pathology in 1965 from the university, he worked at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York for a year. Dr. Moon subsequently served two years as an associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathology at the University of Saskatchewan Western College of Veterinary Medicine.

In 1968, he joined the Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service, working at the National Animal Disease Center for more than 25 years, serving several years as research veterinarian and research leader and directing the center from 1988-95. Dr. Moon then directed the USDA Plum Island Animal Disease Center for a year before being named F.K. Ramsey Endowed Chair at the ISU veterinary college. During his career, he took sabbaticals as a professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1973 and traveled in 1979 to Canberra, Australia, to study immunology.

A diplomate and a past president of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and an honorary diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, Dr. Moon was known for his research on the mechanisms of enteric disease of swine and cattle, especially with regard to Escherichia coli. He was a past president of the Comparative Gastroenterology Society and Iowa chapter of the National Association of Federal Veterinarians, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a life member of the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases. Dr. Moon served on committees and expert panels for the National Research Council, World Health Organization, National Academy of Sciences, and National Institutes of Health.

He received several honors from the USDA, including the Talcott W. Edminster Award in 1981 and Superior Service Award in 1985, and he was inducted into the USDA Science Hall of Fame. In 1991, Dr. Moon was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. In 1998, he received the American Feed Industry Award. He is survived by two sons, two daughters, four grandchildren, and three brothers. Memorials, benefiting a veterinary medical fund for pathology advancement, may be sent to the Iowa State University Foundation, 2505 University Blvd., Ames, IA 50010.

Jerry B. Payne

Dr. Payne (Texas A&M '64), 78, Arlington, Texas, died Sept. 25, 2018. In 1982, he co-founded American Animal Health in Grand Prairie, Texas, a biologic company developing and marketing toxoids, adjuvant systems, and bacterins. Dr. Payne later co-founded AmPharmCo in Fort Worth, Texas, offering analytical, product development, and manufacturing services to pharmaceutical companies.

Early in his career, following graduation, he served with the Army at the Walter Reed Medical Research Hospital in Washington, D.C., attaining the rank of captain; obtained his doctorate in microbiology in 1970 from Purdue University; and worked as a senior microbiologist and director of scientific affairs and operations for several biologic companies. Dr. Payne was a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists and a past president of the Association of Veterinary Biologics Companies. In 2002, the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biological Sciences honored him with an Outstanding Alumni Award. Dr. Payne's wife, Joan, survives him.

Gene W. Porter

Dr. Porter (Kansas State '51), 91, Fergus Falls, Minnesota, died Aug. 14, 2018. He practiced mixed animal medicine in Fergus Falls for 45 years. Active in his community, Dr. Porter was a member of the Fergus Falls School Board for 12 years, helped establish the Fergus Falls campus of Minnesota State Community and Technical College, was active with the Rotary Club, and was a member of the Fergus Falls Area Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Porter served in the Army Air Corps from 1944-46. His wife, Dorothy; two sons and two daughters; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to the Fergus Falls Area YMCA, 1164 Friberg Ave., Fergus Falls, MN 56537; Federated Church, 224 N. Union Ave., Fergus Falls, MN 56537; or LB Hospice, 805 E. Channing Ave., Fergus Falls, MN 56537.

John A. Roeder Jr.

Dr. Roeder (Georgia '56), 94, Silver Spring, Maryland, died Aug. 3, 2018. He owned Roeder Animal Hospital, a small animal practice in Silver Spring, for 30 years prior to retirement in 1988. Dr. Roeder was a past president of the Wheaton-Kensington Rotary Club. He took up skiing in his 50s and competed in downhill events at both the National Standard Race and Senior Olympics, winning races in 1999, 2000, and 2001, in the 75-79 age group.

Dr. Roeder served in the Army during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Mary; three sons and three daughters; 21 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister and a brother. Memorials may be made to KEEN Greater DC, an organization providing free, noncompetitive exercise, fitness, and fun programs to youth with disabilities, at P.O. Box 341590, Bethesda, MD 20827.