A life in medicine

In Memoriam: August 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.

Donald Gene Beyer, DO, 68 (UNTHSC/TCOM), of Lake Wales, Florida, died May 31.

Frank J. Bradley Jr., DO, 93 (KCU-COM 1959), of Dallas, died June 2.

Frederic Jay Friedlin, DO, 91 (PCOM 1956), of Pitman, New Jersey, died April 16.

Joye Kent, DO, 92 (KCU-COM 1955), of Naples, Florida, died May 29.

Les M. Landau, DO, 66 (KCU-COM), of Odessa, Missouri, died June 18.

M. Lee Loser Jr., DO, 96 (PCOM 1952), of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, died April 15.

Joseph Robert Mannino Jr., DO, PhD, 80 (KCU-COM 1971), of Asheboro, North Carolina, died April 20.

John H. Morrison Jr., DO, 78 (MWU/CCOM 1969), of White Lake Township, Michigan, died July 6.

Frederick H. Northrop, DO, 87 (ATSU-KCOM 1960), of Tulsa, Oklahoma, died June 16.

Capt. Rajesh Patel, DO, 59 (WVSOM 1989), of Washington Island, Wisconsin, died April 17.

Darrell L. Scheetz, DO, 91 (ATSU-KCOM 1964), of Yuma, Arizona, died June 29.

Reginald W. Stewart, DO, 65 (MSUCOM 1980), of Grand Bay, Alabama, died Oct. 6.

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.


  1. Marian Beckman

    Tony Cortese, DO, passed away about two months ago in Portland Oregon. He was an exceptionally competent OB/Gynecologist. I saw the item in The Oregonian, obituaries. Don’t remember the dates but it was probably in June.

  2. Steven Kamajian

    Alan Menkes,D.O.
    has died. He passed in March 2022.
    Former Physician of the Year for Osteopathic Physician and Surgeons of California, Founder of the Department of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at COMP. A superior Osteopathic clinician

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