A life in medicine

In Memoriam: Dec. 8, 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.

Shawn L. Berkin, DO, 73 (ATSU-KCOM 1977), of St. Louis, Missouri, died Nov. 15.

Robert J. Blair, DO, 80 (MWU/CCOM 1968), of Toledo, Ohio, died Nov. 13.

Gary M. Jauregui, DO, 46 (DMU-COM 2012), of Meridian, Idaho, died Nov. 19.

James B. Ryan, DO, 76 (UNECOM 1982), of Madison, Connecticut, died Nov. 28.

David W. Smith, DO, 84 (ATSU-KCOM 1962), of Lakewood Ranch, Florida, died Nov. 19.

Michael D. Soroka, DO, 72 (KCU-COM 1982), of Athens, Ohio, died Nov. 24.

Charles E. Steiner, DO, 75 (OU-HCOM 1994), of McArthur, Ohio, died Nov. 10.

Mark R. Walker, DO, 62 (DMU-COM 1993), of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, died Nov. 21.

Gerald L. Wathier, DO, 82 (DMU-COM 1969), of Phoenix, Arizona, died Nov. 5.

H. “Kay” Wendlandt, 68 (UNTHSC-TCOM 1993), of Portland, Oregon, died Dec. 21, 2019.

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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