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In Memoriam: Jan. 3, 2013

The following list of recently deceased osteopathic physicians 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

Daniel J. Fleeman, DO, 58 (KCUMB-COM 1985), of Eastborough, Kan., died Nov. 11, 2012. Visit Dr. Fleeman’s online guest book.

Hans Hilst, DO, 30 (NSU-COM 2011), of Dayton, Ohio, died Dec. 11, 2012. Visit Dr. Hilst’s online guest book.

Roy D. Mims, DO, 73 (KCUMB-COM 1964), of Comanche, Texas, died Oct. 9, 2012. Visit Dr. Mims’s online guest book.

William H. Mitchell, DO, 80 (KCUMB-COM 1962), of Wichita, Kan., died June 12, 2012. Visit Dr. Mitchell’s online guest book.

Gary K. Rachlin, DO, 48 (NYCOM 1990), of Huntington Station, N.Y., died Nov. 23, 2012. Visit Dr. Rachlin’s online guest book.

William H. Simon, DO, 63 (DMU-COM 1996), of Springfield, Pa., died Dec. 14, 2012.

William G. Taaffe, DO, 85 (ATSU-KCOM 1952), of Dayton, Ind., died July 7, 2012.

Raymond J. Wojciak, DO, 88 (ATSU-KCOM 1959), of Valrico, Fla., died Dec. 10, 2012. Visit Dr. Wojciak’s online guest book.

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James M. Yonts, the executive director of the Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons and a former AOA staff member, died Dec. 29, 2012. Visit Yonts’ online guest book.

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