A life in medicine

In Memoriam: Feb. 3, 2014

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.

John B. Asman, DO, 78 (PCOM 1961), of Smyrna, Del., died Dec. 21, 2013.

R. Lee Bloom, DO, 75 (MWU/CCOM 1965), of Fairview, Pa., died Dec. 27, 2013. Visit Dr. Bloom’s online guest book.

Isabelle Chapello, DO, 92 (MWU/CCOM 1955), of Erie, Mich., died Dec. 28, 2013. Visit Dr. Chapello’s online guest book.

Catherine Cook, DO, 60 (MSUCOM 1979), of Tecumseh, Mich., died Nov. 29, 2013. Visit Dr. Cook’s online guest book.

Andrew D. DeMasi, DO, 88 (PCOM 1947), of Cherry Hill, N.J., died Dec. 21, 2013.

N. Harry Gartzman, DO, 94 (PCOM 1952), of Philadelphia died Dec. 17, 2013. Visit Dr. Gartzman’s online guest book.

Dale J. Gorski, DO, 62 (WesternU/COMP 1984), of Reno, Nev., died Dec. 31, 2013.

Kurt H. Grebe, DO, 85 (DMU-COM 1955), of Mackinaw City, Mich., died Dec. 28, 2013. Visit Dr. Grebe’s online guest book.

Edward P. Herrmann, DO, 84 (ATSU-KCOM 1953), of Kirksville, Mo., died Jan. 9. Visit Dr. Herrmann’s online guest book.

Heidi B. Hornbeek, DO, 36 (ATSU-KCOM 2006), of Phoenix died Dec. 22, 2013. Visit Dr. Hornbeek’s online guest book.

George E. Midla, DO, 83 (ATSU-KCOM 1957), of South Bend, Ind., died Sept. 8, 2013. Visit Dr. Midla’s online guest book.

Jeffrey J. Patterson, DO, 67 (ATSU-KCOM 1972), of Madison, Wis., died Jan. 24.

Joseph C. Roby, DO, 82 (ATSU-KCOM 1961), of Owensboro, Ky., died Dec. 19, 2013. Visit Dr. Roby’s online guest book.

Paul B. Schmid, DO, 58 (PCOM 1982), of Oviedo, Fla., died Dec. 17, 2013. Visit Dr. Schmid’s online guest book.

Charles F. Schrimpf, DO, 85 (MWU/CCOM 1958), of Springboro, Ohio, died Jan. 14. Visit Dr. Schrimpf’s online guest book.

Charles B. Schuetz, DO, 63 (ATSU-KCOM 1975), of Edmonds, Wash., died Dec. 28, 2013. Visit Dr. Schuetz’s online guest book.

Kenneth E. Speak, DO, 87 (ATSU-KCOM 1954), of Kerens, Texas, died Dec. 23, 2013.

Bernard A. Susavage, DO, 67 (PCOM 1979), of Yuma, Ariz., died Nov. 3, 2013. Visit Dr. Susavage’s online guest book.

Marvin E. Werlinsky, DO, 74 (PCOM 1965), of West Palm Beach, Fla., died Dec. 28, 2013.


  1. Thank you so much for recognizing my papa, Dr. Dale James Gorski in this. He was the most brilliant, compassionate, loving, hard-working person I ever have and ever will know and loved what he did. His profound impact on the countless lives he saved and surrounding families…and his own family will keep his love alive forever.

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