A life in medicine

In Memoriam: Feb. 20, 2018

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 AOA of their deceased colleagues by sending an email to MemberService@osteopathic.org. View a list of past In Memoriam columns here.

Paul Michael Cayavec, DO, 57 (KCU-COM 1988), of Niles, Ohio, died Jan. 7.

Dudley Duane Darr, DO, 83 (KCU-COM 1962), of Knoxville, Tennessee, died Feb. 7. Visit Dr. Darr’s online guest book.

Joseph “Joe” Falkowski, DO, 75 (ATSU-KCOM 1970), of Debary, Florida, died Jan. 10. Visit Dr. Falkowski’s online guest book.

Stephen James Hardy, DO, 60 (PCOM 1983), of State College, Pennsylvania, died Feb. 5. Visit Dr. Hardy’s online guest book.

Robert Carlton Kasprzak, DO, 65 (PCOM 1979), of Knoxville, Tennessee, died Jan. 27. Visit Dr. Kasprzak’s online guest book.

Robert Kromer, DO, 90 (ATSU-KCOM 1952), of Jacksonville, Florida, died Jan. 22.

Edward A. Loniewski, DO, 86 (KCU-COM 1957), of Plymouth, Michigan, died Jan. 23. Read his obit.

Robert Merwick, DO, 82 (MWU/CCOM 1961), of Bethany, Oklahoma, died Oct. 3, 2017. Visit Dr. Merwick’s online guest book.

Edward L. Miles, DO, 84 (DMU-COM 1962), of St. Charles, Iowa, died Jan. 16. Visit Dr. Miles’ online guest book.

Joanne Marie (Riharb) Root, DO, 61 (MSUCOM 1995), of Alpena, Michigan, died Feb. 13.

James O. “Jack” Royder, DO, 86 (KCU-COM 1965), of Lancaster, Texas, died Jan. 16. Visit Dr. Royder’s online guest book.

Raymond W. Schlueter, DO, 88 (MWU/CCOM 1961), of La Grange Park, Illinois, died Feb. 12.

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