A life in medicine

In Memoriam: March 24, 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.

Col. (Ret.) Norman E. Bussell Jr., DO, PhD, 73 (DMU-COM 1994), of Bakersfield, California, died March 17.

Stephen Patrick Cafferty-Freed, DO, 65 (WVSOM 1987), of Ocean Shores, Washington, died Feb. 8. Visit Dr. Cafferty’s online guest book.

Larry W. Fish, DO, 64 (DMU-COM 1983), of Red Bluff, California, died Jan. 20.

Peter Frank, DO, 76 (MWU/CCOM 1968), of Ridgeland, South Carolina, died in early 2021.

Col. (Ret.) Daniel E. Gooding, DO, 75 (PCOM 1979), of Charlotte, North Carolina, died March 13.

Joseph P. Olekszyk, DO, MS, 67 (PCOM 1985), of Seaford, Delaware, died March 9.

David Shingles, DO, 79 (PCOM 1975), of Allentown, Pennsylvania, died March 16.

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.

One comment

  1. William G. Andersn, D.O.

    Please convey my condolence to family of those DOs that helped to make the Osteopathic Profession among the best.

    William H. Anderson, D.O., FACOS
    AOA Past president

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