A life in medicine

In Memoriam: March 18, 2011

View the names of osteopathic physicians who have died recently.

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 thedo@osteopathic.org.

Carl G. Becker, DO, 83 (MWU/CCOM 1953), of Rochester, Mich., died Jan. 21. Visit Dr. Becker’s online guest book.

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.

Jerry L. FitzGerald, DO, 64 (OSU-COM 1979), of Sullivan, Mo., died Dec. 16, 2010. Visit Dr. FitzGerald’s online guest book.

F.E. Hallidy, DO, 84 (KCOM 1953), of Portland, Maine, died March 3. Visit Dr. Hallidy’s online guest book.

Patricia E. Imboden, DO, 64 (OSU-COM 1986), of Stillwater, Okla., died Feb. 11.

David M. McCollum, DO, 84 (KCOM 1951), of Oro Valley, Ariz., died Oct. 29, 2010. Visit Dr. McCollum’s online guest book.

Craig Warren-Marzola, DO, 34 (WVSOM 2002), of Toledo, Ohio, died Jan. 29.

Donald M. Peterson, DO, 81 (KCUMB-COM 1959), of Dallas died Feb. 10. View Dr. Peterson’s online guest book.

Martyn E. Richardson, DO, 89 (KCOM 1945), of Scarborough, Maine, died Jan. 22. Visit Dr. Richardson’s online guest book.

Steve E. Rowley, DO, 60 (UNTHSC/TCOM 1978), of Tyler, Texas, died Jan. 11. Visit Dr. Rowley’s online guest book.

Gil B. Scarnati, DO, 57 (UNTHSC/TCOM 1990), of Fort Worth, Texas, died Feb. 11. Visit Dr. Scarnati’s online guest book.

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.

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  1. 77 year old DO physician with honorary degrees,. lifetime
    AOA memberaward,30 year acknowlegent award from my DO school,(Illinois); AZ 1969 Lions Award as their Dr Of The Year for
    Indigent Childrens free care-especially strabisness, Honorarry Us Gov.Vocal US 5th Army award for screening(as a civilian over 1500 enlistees for any ocular disease problems beginning Viet Ym War, 1990 Voted as in as president of as first DO to lead a federal and state insurance company of over 12,000 indignent patients and 125 – 150 doctors and aids. Due to corruption of our crooked state government and their underground connections with their state government,
    the governor returned the indigent care back to the county.

    Presently, AOA has given me free lifetime membership

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