A life in medicine

In Memoriam: Sept. 22, 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.

Alan A. Allmon, DO, 75 (ATSU-KCOM 1972), of Sedalia, Missouri, died Aug. 29.

Francis J. Cinelli, DO, 95 (PCOM 1958), of Bangor, Pennsylvania, died in September.

Michael Cordas Jr., DO, 79 (PCOM 1967), of Steelton, Pennsylvania, died Sept. 10.

G. Dale Derby, DO, 72 (KCU-COM 1975), of Owasso, Oklahoma, died Aug. 24.

Daniel T. Dugaw, DO, 70 (DMU-COM 1976), of Olympia, Washington, died Aug. 25.

Gary E. Gramolini, DO, 68 (OSU-COM 1978), of Tulsa, Oklahoma, died Sept. 3.

Michelle Grana, DO, 60 (TUCOM 2013), of Huntsville, Alabama, died May 13.

Ronald E. Jackson, DO, 70 (UNTHSC/TCOM 1978), of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, died Aug. 27.

Melissa O. Juliano, DO, 40 (OU-HCOM 2009), of Ashland, Ohio, died Sept. 1.

Jon A. Knight, DO, 80 (KCU-COM 1967), of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, died Aug. 19.

Robert S. Lawson, DO, 82 (ATSU-KCOM 1964), of Tulsa, Oklahoma, died Aug. 25.

Raymond William “Bill” Nissley, DO, 64 (PCOM 1987), of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, died April 4.

Michelle D. O’Meara, DO, 64 (OSU-COM 2006), of Tulsa, Oklahoma, died Aug. 12.

James S. “Sam” Stauffer Jr., DO, 68 (OSU-COM 1980), of Tulsa, Oklahoma, died June 3.

Frank T. Stratton, DO, 79 (PCOM 1968), of Marco Island, Florida, died Sept. 8.

Arnold C. Todd, DO, 86 (KCU-COM 1957), of Tulsa, Oklahoma, died June 29.

Louis B. Walk, DO, MD, 91 (DMU-COM 1966), of Grand Island, Nebraska, died Sept. 7.

Michael H. Whitworth, DO, 78 (KCU-COM 1971), of Tulsa, Oklahoma, died Aug. 22.

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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