A life in medicine

In Memoriam: Feb. 17, 2021

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.

Steven K. Allen, DO, 71 (DMU-COM 1973), of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died Jan. 23.

Howard Barsky, DO, 95 (PCOM 1946), of Atlantic City, New Jersey, died May 20, 2020. Visit Dr. Barsky’s online guest book.

Robert H. Brehouse, DO, 76 (PCOM 1979), of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died Jan. 18.

John R. Burdick, PhD, 73, of Peoria, Arizona, former Dean of Basic Sciences and Vice President of Clinical Operations at Midwestern University, died Jan. 31.

Theodore P. D’Orazio, DO, 83 (PCOM 1964), of Media, Pennsylvania, died Jan. 2.

Francis M. Felice, DO, 80 (PCOM 1962), of Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, died Sept. 8, 2016.

William F. Heatley, DO, 89 (ATSU-KCOM 1962), of Florence, South Carolina, died Jan. 16.

John R. Howard, DO, 73 (ATSU-KCOM 1973), of Chesapeake, Virginia, died Jan. 26.

Donald J. Schnapf, DO, 74 (PCOM 1973), of Willow Street, Pennsylvania, died Jan. 16.

Martin E. Thornton, DO, 65 (UNTHSC/TCOM 1982), of Aubrey, Texas, died Jan. 23.

Lewin Wyatt Jr., DO, 80 (MWU/CCOM 1978), of Las Vegas, Nevada, died Dec. 14, 2020.

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.


  1. George Faerber, DO

    Were you aware of the deaths of Donald Hunter, DO in 2020, and Donald Bruaw, DO ( 2019?), both of class of PCO 1961 ?

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