A life in medicine

In Memoriam: May 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.

Mark G. Collins, DO, 60, of Rochester Hills, Michigan, died March 14, 2021

Richard A. Hudson, DO, 62 (MSUCOM 1986), of Atlanta, Georgia, died Nov. 20, 2022.

Dale H. Brancel, DO, FACOS, 70 (TCOM), of Colleyville, Texas, died Dec. 25, 2022.

Philip M. Blitz, DO, 89 (PCOM 1959), of Avon, Ohio, died Feb. 22.

Robert M. Saks, DO, 79 (PCOM 1969) of Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, died Feb. 22.

Joel M. Beltran, DO, 63 (MSUCOM 1991), of Saginaw, Michigan, died March 20.

David J. Presley, DO, 79 (DMU-COM 1971), of Comstock Park, Michigan, died March 24.

William M. Billington, DO, 76 (KCU-COM 1978), of West Point, Mississippi, died April 4.

Stephen G. Bovasso, DO, 58 (OSU-COM 1993), of Tulsa, Oklahoma, died April 21.

Editor’s note: If you’d like to honor a colleague with a memorial contribution to the American Osteopathic Foundation, you can do so online.

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