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In Memoriam: May 1, 2014

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

Morton F. Antell, DO, 76 (MWU/CCOM 1969), of Delray Beach, Fla., died March 21.

James LeRoy Beal, DO, 92 (DMU-COM 1951), of West Des Moines, Iowa, died April 11. Visit Dr. Beal’s online guest book.

Frank J. Benes, DO, 56 (DMU-COM 1984), of Scottsdale, Ariz., died April 2. Visit Dr. Benes’ online guest book.

Wilfred M. Danley, DO, 84 (PCOM 1959), of Loganville, Ga., died April 13. Visit Dr. Danley’s online guest book.

Donald Gene Erickson, DO, 78 (PCOM 1961), of South Casco, Maine, died March 29.

Mark J. Giovanelli, DO, 66 (DMU-COM 1973), of Jerseyville, Ill., died April 10. Visit Dr. Giovanelli’s online guest book.

Gary A. Goforth, DO, 68 (ATSU-KCOM 1972), of Nashville, Ill., died April 19. Visit Dr. Goforth’s online guest book.

James T. Haffenden, DO, 87 (DMU-COM 1952), of Belmont, Mich., died March 31. Visit Dr. Haffenden’s online guest book.

John F. Hanley, DO, MD, 91 (KCUMB-COM 1959), of Garden Grove, Calif., died Jan. 27.

Mitchell Kasovac, DO, 76 (MWU/CCOM 1963), of Phoenix died April 5. Visit Dr. Kasovac’s online guest book. Dr. Kasovac was the AOA’s 1990-91 president.

George E. Konold, DO, 84 (DMU-COM 1958), of Canal Winchester, Ohio, died April 12. Visit Dr. Konold’s online guest book.

Harold L. Lasswell, DO, 90 (KCUMB-COM 1952), of Boulder, Colo., died March 17. Visit Dr. Lasswell’s online guest book.

Paul R. Miluk, DO, 56 (MWU/CCOM 1988), of Niles, Mich., died April 18. Visit Dr. Miluk’s online guest book.

Dennis A. Reter, DO, 71 (MWU/CCOM 1971), of Canton, Ill., died April 26. Visit Dr. Reter’s online guest book.

V.L. Sharp, DO, 91 (ATSU-KCOM 1945), of Watertown, Wis., died April 10.

Thomas M. Skinker, DO, 86 (ATSU-KCOM 1956), of Tucson, Ariz., died April 16. Visit Dr. Skinker’s online guest book.

Raymond R. Tubbs, DO, 67 (ATSU-KCOM 1973), of Cleveland died April 19. Visit Dr. Tubbs’ online guest book.

Rudi O. Wadle, DO, 86 (KCUMB-COM 1959), of Sarasota, Fla., died April 9. Visit Dr. Wadle’s online guest book.

Alexander Zacour, DO, 90 (PCOM 1947), of Wooster, Ohio, died March 31.

One Response

  1. Michael E. Fitzgerald, executive director of the American Academy of Osteopathy and former secretary to the AOA Bureau of Osteopathic History and Identity on May 2, 2014, 7:46 a.m.

    Those who knew 1990-91 AOA President Mitchell Kasovac, DO, might want to honor his memory by viewing the living presidential history the AOA recorded with “Dr. Mitch.” You can find that living history is at

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