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In Memoriam: Feb. 1, 2023

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.

James A. Coder, DO, 80 (ATSU-KCOM 1968), of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, died Jan. 1.

Pedro A. Espat, DO, 68 (MSUCOM 1983), of Sebastian, Florida, died Jan. 2.

Dean M. Godfrey, DO, 51 (LECOM 2000), of Blackwood, New Jersey, died Jan. 7.

Dennis C. Graham, DO, 75 (PCOM 1973), of Pilesgrove, New Jersey, died Dec. 29, 2022.

John D. Hines, DO, MBA, 64 (DMU-COM 1989), of West Des Moines, Iowa, died Dec. 27, 2022.

Craig E. Hoffbauer, DO, BS, 79 (DMU-COM 1971), of Cottonwood, Arizona, died Dec. 8, 2022.

Joseph V. Koehler, DO, 88 (PCOM 1960), of Norristown, Pennsylvania, died Dec. 17, 2022.

Gregory J. McGinley, DO, 72 (PCOM 1976), of Nazareth, Pennsylvania, died Jan. 12.

A. T. Mendicino, DO, 93 (ATSU-KCOM 1959), of San Antonio died Jan. 6.

Bolek Payan, DO, 32 (MWU/CCOM 2017), of Jackson, Michigan, died Dec. 27, 2022.

Robert J. Smick, DO, 96 (DMU-COM 1956), of Paddock Lake, Wisconsin, died Dec. 18, 2022.

Jerry W. Smith, DO, 90 (ATSU-KCOM 1959), of Houston died Dec. 9, 2022.

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Jerry A. Smith, DO, 82 (OSU-COM 1982), of Poncha Springs, Colorado, died Dec. 9, 2022.

Laura Tinning, DO, 48 (ATSU-KCOM 2000), of Lansing, Michigan, died Jan. 8.

Paul M. Williams, DO, 83 (ATSU-KCOM 1964), of Brookfield, Missouri, died Jan. 2.

John R. Wolfe, DO, 78 (KCU-COM 1971), of Byron Center, Michigan, died Dec. 22, 2022.

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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