A Life in Medicine

In Memoriam: June 5, 2013

View the names of recently deceased osteopathic physicians.


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 thedo@osteopathic.org.

Grant E. Atwell, DO, 98 (ATSU-KCOM 1941), of Meyersdale, Pa.,
died Jan. 16.

Stephen A. Broadman, DO, RPH, 72 (KCUMB-COM 1967), of Jacksonville, Fla., died May 8. Visit Dr. Broadman’s online guest book.

Victor L. Flagiello, DO, 68 (PCOM 1970), of Austin, Texas, died Feb. 18. Visit Dr. Flagiello’s online guest book.

William E. Good, DO, 60 (KCUMB-COM 1980), of Cheboygan, Mich., died May 6.

Melody B. Merritt, DO, 60 (DMU-COM 1980), of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died May 6. Visit Dr. Merritt’s online guest book.

David B. Plone, DO, 70 (PCOM 1968), of Scottsdale, Ariz., died May 7.

Bayard C. Vermilyea, DO, 81 (KCUMB-COM 1963), of Mountain Grove, Mo., died April 4. Visit Dr. Vermilyea’s online guest book.

Robert T. Warhola, DO, 85 (PCOM 1967), of Port Arthur, Texas, died May 12. Visit Dr. Warhola’s online guest book.

Editor’s note: This article was updated April 21, 2015, to remove a broken link.


  1. Joel L. Savitz, DO

    I am writing to inform The DO of the death of Jonah Botknecht this past Saturday-6/29. He lived in Hollywood , Florida. He was 69 y/o. He was in the class of 1970 Kansas City.

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