A life in medicine

In Memoriam: March 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.

Stephanie Bryan, DO, 66 (TCOM), of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died Jan. 5

Ernest Davis, Jr., DO, 74 (ATSU-KCOM), of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, died Feb. 6.

Emil Fordyce Mourier Felski, DO, (PCOM 1971) of Tierra Verde, Florida, died Jan. 19

Joseph A. Gargano, DO, 66 (DMU-COM), of Parsippany, New Jersey, died Feb. 9.

Richard Herron Mercer, DO, 93 (ATSU-KCOM 1955), of Kirksville, Missouri, died Feb. 6.

Vernon F. O’Dell Jr., DO, 94 (KCU-COM), of Grand Junction, Colorado, died Feb. 15.

Justin Ignatius Porto, DO, 52, of Cairo, New York, died Oct. 25, 2022.

Daher Boutros Rahi, DO, 92 (DMU-COM), of Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, died Jan. 31.

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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