A Life in Medicine

In Memoriam: June 4, 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.

Rodney S. Altman, DO, 61 (PCOM 1979), of Ambridge, Pa., died May 5. Visit Dr. Altman’s online guest book.

John R. Caruso, DO, 71 (ATSU-KCOM 1968), of Sebring, Fla., died May 11. Visit Dr. Caruso’s online guest book.

Vincent T. Cipolla, DO, 91 (PCOM 1946), of Landenberg, Pa., died May 26. Visit Dr. Cipolla’s online guest book.

Jennifer A. Collier, DO, 42 (DMU-COM 2006), of Ormond Beach, Fla., died Jan. 23.

Walter D. Crane, DO, 61 (UMDNJ-SOM 1982), of Medford, N.J., died April 26.

James H. Deaver, DO, 63 (WVSOM 1988), of Pipestem, W.Va., died March 13.

Lon A. Hoover, DO, 83 (MWU/CCOM 1956), of Tacoma, Wash., died May 8. Visit Dr. Hoover’s online guest book.

George O. Perraud, DO, 90 (ATSU-KCOM 1951), of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., died May 21. Visit Dr. Perraud’s online guest book.

Noelle A. Rotondo, DO, 46 (PCOM 1994), of Mechanicsburg, Pa., died May 5. Visit Dr. Rotondo’s online guest book.

M. Eric Shepard, DO, 67 (ATSU-KCOM 1971), of Perrinton, Mich., died May 6. Visit Dr. Shepard’s online guest book.

John D. Siddall, DO, 86 (MWU/CCOM 1962), of Kalkaska, Mich., died May 16. Visit Dr. Siddall’s online guest book.

Charles Sumkin, DO, 87 (ATSU-KCOM 1963), of Boynton Beach, Fla., died May 6. Visit Dr. Sumkin’s online guest book.

Leon Joseph Swift, DO, 55 (UNTHSC/TCOM 1987), of Johnston, Iowa, died Jan. 12. Visit Dr. Swift’s online guest book.

Clayton E. Whetmore, DO, 86 (KCUMB-COM 1960), of de Pere, Wis., died May 28. Visit Dr. Whetmore’s online guest book.


  1. Warren & Glenda Thomas

    Just read the notice of death today in the “DO” on line.
    Shocked and saddened by this news.
    Dr. Whetmore has a special place in our lives. He guided us through the exciting time of Glenda’s first pregnancy and delivery. He was a kind and gentle man. I’m sure that he made a “difference” in many lives.
    Our thoughts and sympathy are with his family members!

  2. Jerry A. Appel,D.O.

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Dr.Whetmore. He delivered my son at Conley Maternity Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri 44 years ago just after I graduated from KCUMB & he finished his residency. My thoughts are with his family & friends. He was a very kind person.

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