A life in medicine

In Memoriam: Aug. 14, 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.

Les L. Barrickman, DO, 64 (ATSU-KCOM 1982), of Fairfield, Iowa, died May 10.

Kristin A. Carlin, DO, 49 (PCOM 2000), of New Port Richey, Pennsylvania, died April 21.

David A. Forster, DO, 77 (KCU-COM 1969), of Rose City, Michigan, died July 1.

James Edgar Lyster, DO, MD, 90 (COPS 1958), of Temecula, California, died July 26. Visit Dr. Lyster’s online guest book.

Kevin Alan Murphy, DO, 67 (ATSU-KCOM 1978), of Putnam, West Virginia, died Aug. 4. Visit Dr. Murphy’s online guest book.

David E. Wiley, DO, 89 (PCOM 1958), of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, died July 19. Visit Dr. Wiley’s online guest book.


  1. Evan Geissler

    We are being told how to practice medicine by the Insurance industry while their CEO’s receive in my opinion ridiculous salaries perks and benefits

  2. Anthony S. Messana D.O., FACOS , CCOM '61

    Very informing to read….. kuDOs to “The Staff”.
    I will make this a habitual read. Well done.

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