A life in medicine

In Memoriam: Dec. 2, 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.

Robert C. Baynes, DO, 82 (KCU-COM 1968), of Mount Juliet, Tennessee, died Nov. 10.

Paul F. Benien Jr., DO, 80 (DMU-COM 1966), of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, died Nov. 11.

Regis A. Benton Jr., DO, 69 (DMU-COM 1979), of Grand Blanc, Michigan, died Nov. 9.

Roger C. Byrd, DO, 79 (MWU/CCOM 1967), of Rochester Hills, Michigan, died Oct. 22. Visit Dr. Byrd’s online guest book.

Nancy L. Cadena, DO, 49 (WesternU/COMP 1998), of Grand Rapids, Michigan, died June 21, 2017. Visit Dr. Cadena’s online guest book.

Richard O. Eicher, DO, 80 (ATSU-KCOM 1967), of Seminole, Florida, died Nov. 3.

Michael S. Fain, DO, 57 (OU-HCOM 1999), of Oxford, Ohio, died Oct. 21. Visit Dr. Fain’s online guest book.

Jason E. Kinney, DO, 51 (MSUCOM 1998), of Comstock Park, Michigan, died Nov. 5.

Freda Heyman, DO, 87 (COPS 1958), of Furlong, Pennsylvania, died Oct. 29.

Joanne S. Howard, DO, 96 (KCU-COM 1962), of Leawood, Kansas, died Nov. 21.

James E. Mottice, DO, 87 (MWU/CCOM 1959), of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, died Nov. 5.

Michael H. Mowdy, DO, 74 (OSU-COM 1977), of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, died Nov. 6.

Gene P. Smith, DO, 77 (KCU-COM 1973), of Louisiana, Missouri, died Sept. 17. Visit Dr. Smith’s online guest book.

Martin L. Spangler Jr., DO, 87 (PCOM 1958), of Reading, Pennsylvania, died Nov. 6.

Richard Thames, DO, 82 (KCU-COM 1971), of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, died Nov. 20.

Capt. Seth V. Vande Kamp, DO, (ATSU-KCOM 2017), originally from Lee’s Summit, Missouri, died Nov. 12.

Donald C. Walkenhorst, DO, 75 (ATSU-KCOM 1980), of Manchester, Missouri, died Oct. 28.

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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