A life in medicine

In Memoriam: Jan. 5, 2022

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.

Robert W. Brochu, DO, 83 (MWU/CCOM 1967), of Westerly, Rhode Island, died Dec. 23, 2021.

Kevin P. Donaghey, DO, 71 (MSUCOM 1983), of Fredericksburg, Virginia, died Nov. 23, 2021.

Lt. Col. Jonathan W. Hackenyos, DO, 50 (PCOM 1999), of Tempe, Arizona, died Dec. 13, 2021.

John B. Hirt, DO, 64 (KCU-COM 1983), of Winter Park, Florida, died Oct. 30, 2021.

Gary E. Krisher, DO, 61 (OU-HCOM 2000), of Athens, Ohio, died Dec. 19, 2021.

Phillip P. Saperstein, DO, 94 (KCU-COM 1953), of Fort Worth, Texas, died Dec. 17, 2021.

Thomas H. Wentzien, DO, 56 (WesternU/COMP 1992), of Los Gatos, California, died Nov. 15, 2021.

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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