Obituaries

Published on December 31, 2018
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William B. Ames

Dr. Ames (Pennsylvania '63), 83, Sarver, Pennsylvania, died Sept. 4, 2018. A small animal veterinarian, he founded and served as director of Rainbow Pet Care Center in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania. Dr. Ames also co-founded a veterinary emergency clinic in the area. He was a past president of the Western Pennsylvania VMA and a member of the American Animal Hospital Association. Dr. Ames served on the board of directors of the New Kensington YMCA. He was a veteran of the Army. Dr. Ames' wife, Katrina; four sons and two daughters; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister survive him. Memorials may be made to Evangel Heights Church, 120 Beale Road, Sarver, PA 16055.

Kristina D. Booker

Dr. Booker (Kansas State '02), 42, Oakley, Kansas, died Sept. 13, 2018. A mixed animal veterinarian, she owned Oakley Veterinary Service. Dr. Booker was a member of the Kansas VMA and International Veterinary Chiropractic Association. Her husband, Jason; two daughters; and her parents survive her. Memorials, toward an educational fund for her children, may be sent c/o Baalmann Mortuary, P.O. Box 204, Oakley, KS 67748.

Jessie A. Buel

Dr. Buel (Texas A&M '86), 58, Austin, Texas, died Oct. 27, 2018. She practiced small animal medicine in Austin. Dr. Buel volunteered at the humane society in Marble Falls, Texas. She is survived by her mother, a brother, and a sister. Memorials may be made to Carolina Waterfowl Rescue, 5403 Poplin Road, Indian Trail, NC 28079.

Joe R. Davis

Dr. Davis (Oklahoma State '65), 83, Houston, died Aug. 26, 2018. He practiced small animal medicine at Village Veterinary Clinic in Houston. Dr. Davis was a veteran of the Army, attaining the rank of first lieutenant. He is survived by his wife, Mary, and two sons. Memorials may be made to the Chapelwood United Methodist Church Foundation, 11140 Greenbay St., Houston, TX 77024.

Gary D. Junk

Dr. Junk (Ohio State '75), 69, Washington Court House, Ohio, died Sept. 18, 2018. A mixed animal veterinarian, he owned Fayette Veterinary Hospital in Washington Court House, a practice established by his late father, Dr. Dick R. Junk (Ohio State '43). Dr. Junk is survived by his significant other, Lisa Custis; two sisters, and a brother. Memorials may be made to The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Office of Advancement, 127 Veterinary Medicine Academic Building, 1900 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210, or Grace United Methodist Church, 301 E. Market St., Washington Court House, OH 43160.

Leroy Manlove

Dr. Manlove (Pennsylvania '54), 92, Newark, Delaware, died Sept. 23, 2018. He owned a practice in Elktown, Maryland, prior to retirement. Active in his community, Dr. Manlove was a past president of the Cecil County Board of Education, a past chair of the Cecil Citizens Against Drugs, and a member of the Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club, and Masonic Lodge. He served in the Navy following graduation from high school. Dr. Manlove's son, two daughters, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren survive him. Memorials toward the Alzheimer's Association or Cherry Hill United Methodist Church may be sent to Hicks Home for Funerals, 103 W. Stockton St., Elkton, MD 21921.

Michael D. McElvaine

Dr. McElvaine (Illinois '76), 67, Springfield, Missouri, died Oct. 20, 2018. A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, he was deputy director of the Department of Agriculture's Office of Risk Assessment and Cost Benefit Analysis in Washington, D.C., prior to retirement in 2010. During that time, Dr. McElvaine reviewed science-based risk and related analyses for regulations involving animal health, human health, and the environment for USDA departmental clearance. This included the review of major food safety legislation and the 1995 Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point rule and collaboration on an interagency task force to address dioxin contamination of animal feed in 1997.

Dr. McElvaine began his career practicing mixed animal medicine in Kentucky and Wisconsin. After earning a master's in public health from the University of Minnesota, he joined the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, serving as a veterinary medical officer in Iowa. In 1989, Dr. McElvaine began a two-year fellowship as an epidemic intelligence officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. In 1991, he returned to the USDA, serving as a veterinary medical officer with APHIS risk assessment systems before joining the USDA Office of Risk Assessment and Cost Benefit Analysis in 1995.

Dr. McElvaine was a founding member and charter president of the former Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association, now known as the Pride Veterinary Medical Community. He was also a founding member and charter president of what is now known as Equality USDA, the USDA's gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender employee organization. In 2001, Dr. McElvaine was appointed a charter member of the USDA Secretary's Gay and Lesbian Employee Advisory Committee.

He played an important role in educating people with AIDS on pet-associated zoonoses and volunteered with Pets-DC, an organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people living with HIV/AIDS or other disabling conditions and their companion pets. Dr. McElvaine served as a mentor for veterinary students who initiated the Healthy Pets, Healthy People project. In 2008 and 2010, he was honored with the LGVMA Leadership Award.

Dr. McElvaine is survived by his mother and two brothers. Memorials may be made to Pride VMC, 584 Castro St. #492, San Francisco, CA 94114; Pets-DC, P.O. Box 75125, Washington, DC 20013; or Gay Men's Chorus of Washington DC, 1140 3rd St. NE, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20002.

Deborah S. Roberts

Dr. Roberts (Pennsylvania '81), 65, Landenberg, Pennsylvania, died June 20, 2018. A small animal veterinarian, she owned Nonantum Veterinary Clinic in Landenberg for 35 years. Dr. Roberts is survived by her husband, Kenneth; three sons; six grandchildren; and a brother and five sisters. Memorials may be made to the Veterinary Care Foundation, 16550 NW 46th St., Morriston, FL 32668, or London Britain Township Land Trust, c/o London Britain Township, P.O. Box 215, Kemblesville, PA 19347.

Kent M. Rosenblum

Dr. Rosenblum (Minnesota '68), 74, Alameda, California, died Sept. 5, 2018. He practiced small animal medicine at Providence Veterinary Hospital in Alameda until the late 1990s. Dr. Rosenblum subsequently devoted all his time to Rosenblum Cellars, a winery he had founded in 1978 in West Oakland, California. In 2008, he sold the winery and co-established another winery, Rock Wall Wine Co., in Alameda. Dr. Rosenblum is survived by his wife, Kathy; two daughters; and a grandchild. Memorials may be made to Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter, 1590 Fortmann Way, Alameda, CA 94501.

Raymond B. Solac

Dr. Solac (Michigan State '50), 98, Hastings, Michigan, died Nov. 12, 2018. He served as extension veterinarian at the University of Minnesota for several years. Dr. Solac was an Army veteran of World War II. His four sons, two daughters, and two grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter, 8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400, McLean, VA 22102.

Edward H. Stephenson

Dr. Stephenson (Texas A&M '61), 81, Tucson, Arizona, died July 18, 2018. Following graduation, he joined the Army, retiring as a colonel in 1986. During his military service, Dr. Stephenson was assigned to the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and stationed at Fort Detrick in Maryland. In retirement, he taught at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and served as a consultant for courses in homeland security and management of bioterrorism attacks. Dr. Stephenson was a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists. His wife, Ellen; two daughters and a son; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren survive him. Memorials, toward the endowment fund, may be sent to St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 1431 W. Magee Road, Tucson, AZ 85704.

William C. Terry

Dr. Terry (Oklahoma State '60), 88, Hot Springs, Arkansas, died June 11, 2018. He practiced in Hot Springs for 31 years. A past president of the Arkansas VMA, Dr. Terry was elected Veterinarian of the Year in 1978. He served in the Army, attaining the rank of captain. Dr. Terry is survived by his wife, Drew; two daughters; and three grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Teen Challenge of Arkansas, P.O. Box 8177, Hot Springs Village, AR 71910, or Trinity Church, 670 Panama St., Hot Springs, AR 71913.

Ernest Williams

Dr. Williams (Washington State '49), 95, Salem, Oregon, died Sept. 19, 2018. He practiced in Southern California. Dr. Williams was active with the Boys and Girls Club. His wife, Pam; two daughters, a son, a stepdaughter, and a stepson; and eight grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to Willamette Valley Hospice, 1015 3rd St. NW, Salem, OR 97304.

Gregory Winters

Dr. Winters (Georgia '59), 84, Windermere, Florida, died Oct. 26, 2018. A small animal veterinarian, he was the founder of Pine Hills Veterinary Clinic in Orlando, Florida, and Animal Clinic of Windermere. Dr. Winters retired in 2000. Early in his career, he served as base veterinarian with the Air Force at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Winters was a past president of the Central Florida VMA. He is survived by his wife, Cherry; two daughters; three grandchildren; and a brother.