A life in medicine

In Memoriam: April 1, 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.

Allan Altman, DO, 82 (ATSU-KCOM 1964), of Aventura, Florida, died Dec. 31, 2021.

James L. Cook, DO, 79 (MWU/CCOM 1968), of Portland, Oregon, died Dec. 4, 2021.

John M. Hardin, DO, 41 (OSU-COM 2007), of Bentonville, Arkansas, died March 9.

John Kozura III, DO, 79 (DMU-COM 1969), of Denton, Texas, died Feb. 13.

Joseph E. Kupets Jr., DO, 67 (ATSU-KCOM 1991), of Fruita, Colorado, died Feb. 17.

Albert M. Mitchell Jr., DO, 67 (UNECOM 1984), of Fairfield, California, died Feb. 10.

Michael M. Patterson, PhD, 79 (Grinnell 1964), of Dublin, Ohio, died Feb. 16. Dr. Patterson previously served as director of research for three colleges of osteopathic medicine.

Thomas R. Pickard, DO, 76 (ATSU-KCOM 1971), of Jenks, Oklahoma, died Feb. 24.

Cory W. Sayers, DO, 28 (VCOM-Virginia 2020), of Roanoke County, Virginia, died Dec. 31, 2021.

Dale R. Schultz, DO, 76 (MWU/CCOM 1970), of Paradise Valley, Arizona, died Feb. 15.

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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