A life in medicine

In Memoriam: May 1, 2015

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. View a list of past In Memoriam columns here.

Robert N. Collop, DO, 91 (ATSU-KCOM 1949), of Dallas died March 4. Visit Dr. Collop’s online guest book.

Richard M. DeBard, DO, 91 (DMU-COM 1951), of Dayton, Ohio, died March 3.

Dana A. Ewles, DO, 68 (PCOM 1973), of Clinton Township, Michigan, died March 14. Visit Dr. Ewles’ online guest book.

James A. Griffith, DO, 97 (DMU-COM 1946), of Mableton, Georgia, died March 20. Visit Dr. Griffith’s online guest book.

Wilbur T. Hill, DO, 91 (ATSU-KCOM 1951), of Liberty, Missouri, died March 7. Visit Dr. Hill’s online guest book.

Zane Hurkin, DO, 84 (DMU-COM 1955), of Clive, Iowa, died Feb. 25.

William J. Johnson, DO, 62 (PCOM 1980), of Elkin, North Carolina, died March 28. Visit Dr. Johnson’s online guest book.

Richard A. Josof, DO, 78 (DMU-COM 1962), of Hobe Sound, Florida, died April 10. Visit Dr. Josof’s online guest book.

I. J. Leopold, DO, 83 (PCOM 1959), of Margate City, New Jersey, died March 13. Visit Dr. Leopold’s online guest book.

Andrew Martimick, DO, 89 (KCUMB-COM 1954), of Phoenix died March 11.

Merrill J. Osborn, DO, 99 (ATSU-KCOM 1939), of Willshire, Ohio, died March 10.

Gordon L. Ritter, DO, RPH, 71 (KCUMB-COM 1971), of Prescott, Arizona, died March 6.

Royce E. Skaggs, DO, 80 (ATSU-KCOM 1959), of York, Pennsylvania, died March 15. Visit Dr. Skaggs’ online guest book.

Henry F. Steele, DO, 58 (OSU-COM 1990), of Jerome, Missouri, died March 23.

John R. Sullivan, DO, 83 (MWU/CCOM 1959), of South Charleston, Ohio, died March 22. Visit Dr. Sullivan’s online guest book.

Eugene “Ed” Williams, DO, 78 (ATSU-KCOM 1969), of McDonald, Tennessee, died April 5. Visit Dr. Williams’ online guest book.

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