A life in medicine

In Memoriam: Aug. 25, 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.

Richard A. Clark, DO, 62 (KCU-COM 2004), of Shippenville, Pennsylvania, died Aug. 7.

Raymond V. Failer, DO, 87 (DMU-COM 1962), of Surfside, Florida, died Aug. 10.

John M. Gooding, DO, 76 (PCOM 1971), of Panama City, Florida, died Aug. 20.

John C. Kemplin, DO, 98 (ATSU-KCOM 1951), of Fort Worth, Texas, died Aug. 19.

W. Richard Loerke, DO, 87 (ATSU-KCOM 1958), of Tulsa, Oklahoma, died Aug. 12.

Sam E. Scolaro, DO, 75 (KCU-COM 1971), of Brandon, Florida, died Aug. 7.

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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