A life in medicine

In Memoriam: Sept. 17, 2019

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.

Oscar J. Bailes, DO, 95 (KCU-COM 1952), of Princeton, West Virginia, died Aug. 10. Visit Dr. Bailes’ online guest book.

Laurence J. Burns, DO, 77 (ATSU-KCOM 1969), of Grand Rapids, Michigan, died Aug. 19. Visit Dr. Burns’ online guest book.

Mark S. Cooperstein, DO, 73 (PCOM 1972), of Orlando, Florida, died Sept. 8.

Clement J. Hanson, DO, MPH, 69 (KCU-COM 1976), of Denver died June 24. Visit Dr. Hanson’s online guest book.

Carl F. Kupferer, DO, 76 (KCU-COM 1970), of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died Aug. 15. Visit Dr. Kupferer’s online guest book.

Claudia T. Miles, DO, 76 (UNECOM 1994), of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, died Aug. 16. Visit Dr. Miles’ online guest book.

Martin S. Neifield, DO, 96 (PCOM 1946), of Norristown, Pennsylvania, died Aug. 14. Visit Dr. Neifield’s online guest book.

Capt. Harry G. Rae, DO, USN (Ret.), 72 (PCOM 1980), of Wellfleet, Massachusetts, died Aug. 28. Visit Dr. Rae’s online guest book.

Editor’s note: If you’d like to honor a colleague with a memorial contribution to the American Osteopathic Foundation, you can do so here.

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