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 e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gary W. Davis, DO, 60 (KCOM 1978), of Albia, Iowa, died Feb. 5.
Norman J. Ehlinger, DO, 86 (KCOM 1953), of Port St. Lucie, Fla., died Feb. 2.
Patricia E. Imboden, DO, 64 (OSU-COM 1986), of Stillwater, Okla., died Feb. 11.
Craig Warren-Marzola, DO, 34 (WVSOM 2002), of Toledo, Ohio, died Jan. 29.
Robert M. Tessien, DO, 96 (DMU-COM 1935), of Springfield, Minn., died Feb. 9.
Ralph L. Willard, DO, 88 (KCOM 1949), of Fort Worth, Texas, died Jan. 30. Visit Dr. Willard’s online guest book.
Patricia A. Williams, DO, 68 (OSU-COM 1981), of Lakeview, Ark., died Feb. 4. Williams Visit Dr. Williams’ online guest book.
Foundation launches memorial scholarship fund
The Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation has established the Shirley Carpenter Endowment Scholarship Fund, named in memory of the AOA’s former northwest regional manager who died in 2003.
With financial support from the Montana Osteopathic Medical Association and others, the fund’s scholarships will be awarded to osteopathic medical students from the states Carpenter served: Alaska, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota and Utah.
Carpenter helped DOs in these states revitalize their osteopathic medical associations and organize continuing education medical programs. According to former AOA president Mitchell Kasovac, DO, Carpenter is among the “top 10” nonphysicians who helped expand the osteopathic medical profession.