A life in medicine

In Memoriam: Sept. 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 A. Barnes, DO, 80 (PCOM 1969), of Allentown, Pennsylvania, died Aug. 11.

Stephen Roy Barnes, DO, 67 (OSU-COM 1980), of Tulsa, Oklahoma, died July 25.

John C. Biery, DO, 77 (ATSU-KCOM 1974), of Lima, Ohio, died Aug. 13.

Kathleen M. Collins, DO, 62 (MWU-CCOM 1990) of Orland Park, Illinois, died Nov. 6, 2021.

Jack N. Davis, DO, 97 (ATSU-KCOM 1952), of Plainfield, Indiana, died July 16.

Sheldon J. Elfenbein, DO, 86 (KCU-COM 1961), of Seaford, New York, died July 28.

MacKenzie Gerszewski, OMS IV, 26 (ICOM 2023), of Meridian, Idaho, died July 31.

Larry Kjeldgaard, DO, 63 (PCOM 1986) of Keller, Texas, died April 18.

Howard M. Listwa, DO, 75 (PCOM 1972), of Allentown, Pennsylvania, died Aug. 13.

Frederick Rogers, DO, 88 (ATSU-KCOM 1958) of Saint Ann, Missouri, died June 5.

L. Karen Wolfmeyer, DO, 82 (ATSU-KCOM 1965), of South Bend, Indiana, died July 20.

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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