A life in medicine

In Memoriam: April 28, 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 crc@osteopathic.org. View a list of past In Memoriam columns here.

Martha Cornell Skurla, DO, 60 (PCOM 1998), of Potomac, Maryland,
April 15.

David J. Ferner, DO, 72 (PCOM 1987), of Etters, Pennsylvania, died April 12. Visit Dr. Ferner’s online guest book.

Theodore C. Garland, DO, 88 (PCOM 1957), of Springboro, Ohio, died April 6. Visit Dr. Garland’s online guest book.

Mark A. McVay, DO, 70 (MWU/CCOM 1977), of Ottawa, Illinois, died April 11.

Robert G. Simmons Jr., DO, 83 (KCU-COM 1966), of Lebanon, Ohio, died Feb. 14. Visit Dr. Simmons’ online guest book.

Editor’s note: If you’d like to honor a colleague with a memorial contribution to the American Osteopathic Foundation, you can do so <a href=”https://aof.org/give” target=”_blank”>here</a>.

Leave a comment Please see our comment policy