A Life in Medicine

In Memoriam: Sept. 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.

Sara J. Barnes, DO, 53 (DMU-COM 1997), of Edgerton, Wisconsin, died July 31. Visit Dr. Barnes’ online guest book.

John E. Carter, DO, 87 (MWU/CCOM 1963), of Fort Worth, Texas, died Aug. 9. Visit Dr. Carter’s online guest book.

J. Richard Costin, DO, 88 (MWU/CCOM 1949), of Columbus, Ohio, died Aug. 14. Visit Dr. Costin’s online guest book.

Carlo J. Dimarco, DO, 62 (PCOM 1978), of Erie, Pennsylvania, died Aug. 16. 1. Visit Dr. DiMarco’s online guest book. Dr. DiMarco was the AOA’s 2008-09 president.

Frederick A. Emling, DO, 85 (ATSU-KCOM 1957), of Vassar, Michigan, died Sept. 1. Visit Dr. Emling’s online guest book.

Timothy D. Ernst, DO, 57 (ATSU-KCOM 1990), of Kirksville, Missouri, died Aug. 17. Visit Dr. Ernst’s online guest book.

Matthew A. Houghton, DO, 72 (ATSU-KCOM 1969), of Glen Arbor, Michigan, died Aug. 31.

Jeffrey S. Jennings, DO, 52 (OSU-COM 1988), of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, died July 4. Visit Dr. Jennings’ online guest book.

E. Edward Kani, DO, 89 (MWU/CCOM 1950), of Flint, Michigan, died Aug. 6. Visit Dr. Kani’s online guest book.

William Levin, DO, 81 (PCOM 1958), of Miami died Aug. 25. Visit Dr. Levin’s online guest book.

Charles W. Marsh, DO, 92 (KCUMB-COM 1945), of Drexel, Missouri, died Aug. 26. Visit Dr. Marsh’s online guest book.

Angelo Pardo, DO, 87 (KCUMB-COM 1958), of Tampa, Florida, died Aug. 27. Visit Dr. Pardo’s online guest book.

John H. Roberts, DO, 85 (MWU/CCOM 1959), of Burr Ridge, Illinois, died Aug. 7.

Bernard J. Terzigni, DO, 86 (PCOM 1953), of Hernando Beach, Florida, died Aug. 20. Visit Dr. Terzigni’s online guest book.

Lee R. Winkler, DO, 25 (WVSOM 2014), of New Paris, Ohio, died Aug. 25. Visit Dr. Winkler’s online guest book.

3 comments

  1. And so we bid farewell to all of these fine physician who so wanted to serve mankind as a physician that they practiced a lifetime without ever signing “MD” at the end of their signature; but instead of the coveted “MD” degree which is for some so important as to causes them to abdandon their ambition to become physicians because being an “MD” was the most important element of their desire that without it, they would rather spend a lifetime doing anything else. Instead, these fine physician went on to a lifetime of fulfilling their dreams and desires to practice medicine, never as MD’s but forever as medical physicians nevertheless under the banner of the still stigamatized, although to a lesser extent, degree of DO. Never MDs but forever physicians none-the-less in the eyes and hearts of their families, patients, and colleagues. Amen

  2. Editorial Corrections: Alan L. Carpenter, DO on Sept. 5, 8:45 p.m.

    And so we bid farewell to all of these fine physicians who so wanted to serve mankind as physicians that they practiced a lifetime without ever signing “MD” at the end of their names; but instead of the coveted “MD” degree which is for some so important as to causes them to abdandon their ambition to become physicians without it because being an “MD” was the most important element of their desire that without it, they would rather spend a lifetime doing anything else. Instead, these fine medical physicians went on to a lifetime of fulfilling their dreams and desires to practice medicine, never as MD’s but forever as medical physicians nevertheless under the banner of the still stigamatized, although to a lesser extent more currently, degree of DO. Never MDs but forever physicians none-the-less in the eyes and hearts of their families, patients, and colleagues. We will miss their presence and contributions. Amen

  3. We all seem end up the in the same place. RIP
    I have loved this line from a very cool D.O who came to KCOM in 1976 to give a shout out to Osteopathy.

    “You take the best MD in the world and combine him or her with the best cirropracter and you get a mediocre Osteopath”

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