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In Memoriam: Feb. 6, 2012

The following list of recently deceased osteopathic physicians and osteopathic medical students includes links to obituaries and online memorials if they’re available. Readers can notify The DO of their deceased colleagues by sending an email to

Robert J. Blickensderfer, DO, 77 (ATSU-KCOM 1969), of Mineral Ridge, Ohio, died Nov. 13, 2011. View Dr. Blickensderfer’s online guest book.

Dan C. Dean, DO, 75 (ATSU-KCOM 1968), of Mount Pleasant, Mich., died Jan. 15. View Dr. Dean’s online guest book.

James C. Grebe, OMS IV, 25 (UNTHSC/TCOM 2012), of Bay City, Texas, died March 24, 2011.

Francis J. Natolis, DO, 82 (KCUMB-COM 1958), of Marietta, Ohio, died Oct. 7, 2011.

Hector L. Rivera, DO, 76 (DMU-COM 1961), of Tampa, Fla., died Jan. 9.

Deno S. Sellas, DO, RPH, 80 (ATSU-KCOM 1959), of Grand Rapids, Mich., died Jan. 1. View Dr. Sellas’ online guest book.

Ronald E. Strong, DO, 69 (ATSU-KCOM 1968), of Jefferson City, Mo., died Jan. 21.

James D. Wheeler, DO, 75 (KCUMB-COM 1966), of Villa Rica, Ga., died Nov. 10, 2011.

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