A life in medicine

In Memoriam: June 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.

Robert E. Bakeman, DO, 91 (MWU/CCOM 1956), of Grand Rapids, Michigan, died May 5.

Jeffrey T. Beams, DO, 71 (OU-HCOM 1988), of Tampa, Florida, died April 21.

John A. Bronikowski, DO, 85 (MWU/CCOM 1964), of Union, New Jersey, died April 18.

Ralph V. Franciosi, DO, 89 (PCOM 1959), of Edgewater Park, New Jersey, died April 27.

Delbert A. Hoppes, DO, 68 (KCU-COM 1980), of Sandusky, Ohio, died April 21.

Emmart “Boadie” Yost Hoy Jr., DO, 74 (WVSOM 1980), of New Albany, Ohio, died April 7.

James M. Kemper, DO, 69 (KCU-COM 1999), of Cincinnati died Feb. 2.

Bill D. Nolen, DO, 78 (KCU-COM 1975), of La Grange, Texas, died Jan. 25.

Robert J. Oliver, DO, 84 (KCU-COM 1965), of Weldon Spring, Missouri, died April 23.

Roger J. Sorg, DO, 79 (DMU-COM 1968), of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, died March 27.

Robert D. Sparks, DO, 73 (UNTHSC/TCOM 1977), of Rockwall, Texas, died Feb. 6.

Richard G. Thurmer Jr., DO, 66 (WesternU/COMP 1989), of Mukilteo, Washington, died March 27.

Stephen D. Wiener, DO, 61 (DMU-COM 1986), of Dresher, Pennsylvania, died Jan. 28.

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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