A life in medicine

In Memoriam: Aug. 12, 2020

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.

Erik A. Close, DO, 45 (RVUCOM 2013), of Marshalltown, Iowa, died July 31.

Raymond Allan Murphy, DO, 83 (ATSU-KCOM 1962), of Macon, Missouri, died Aug. 3.

L. Donald Randino, DO, 74 (PCOM 1980), of El Paso, Texas, died July 20.

Noel L. Rise, DO, 77 (MWU/CCOM 1970), of Rochester, Michigan, died July 29.

Tom L. Sefton, DO, 88 (DMU-COM 1957), of Dayton, Ohio, died Aug. 1.

A death notice for Steven M. Takacs, DO, 60 (OU-HCOM 1986), of Newbury, Ohio, was published in June.

Brent M. Zendler, OMS IV, 34 (MSUCOM), of Salt Lake City, Utah, died Aug. 3.

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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