A life in medicine

In Memoriam: Jan. 2, 2024

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. You may also view a list of past In Memoriam columns.

Joseph Gil Bolin, DO, 51 (ATSU-KCOM 2000), of Allen, Texas, died June 22.

Leonard Vincent Borland, DO, 88 (ATSU-KCOM 1959), of Wichita, Kansas, died May 25, 2022.

James Gregory Bova, DO, 76 (DMU-COM 1973), of Fort Mill, South Carolina, died Aug. 11.

Alfred E. Boyce, DO, 93 (KCU-COM 1963), of Tamarac, Florida, died July 17.

Steven B. Brinen, DO (ATSU-KCOM 1976), of Palm Springs, California, died Dec. 23, 2021.

Phillip L. Dean, DO, 77 (KCU-COM 1982), of Corvallis, Montana, died Aug. 3.

William Stephen Eddy, DO, MPH, 71 (OSU-COM 1981), of Tulsa, Oklahoma, died Dec. 8.

Wendell V. Gabier, DO (MWU/CCOM 1964), of Pensacola, Florida, died Nov. 9, 2017.

Anthony E. Gerbasi, DO, 91 (KCU-COM 1963), of Aiken, South Carolina, died Nov. 4.

Steve Thomas Gialde, DO, 78 (KCU-COM 1972), of Bates City, Missouri, died Nov. 5.

Bruce Joseph Hall, DO, 81 (PCOM 1966), of Golden, Colorado, died May 31.

Robert Ellis Henson, DO, 87 (KCU-COM 1961), of Hermann, Missouri, died Dec. 3.

David Frederich Karibo, DO, 83 (MWU/CCOM 1969), of Metamora, Michigan, died Jan. 24, 2023.

Carl John Kubek Jr., DO, 83 (MWU/CCOM 1968), of East Grand Rapids, Michigan, died Oct. 12.

Stephen A. Miller, DO, 76 (KCU-COM 1976), of Coffeyville, Kansas, died Nov. 1.

Albert A. Nestor, DO (KCU-COM 1963), of Sarasota, Florida, died Dec. 22, 2022.

Jeffrey S. Stern, DO, 69 (ATSU-KCOM 1979), of Macomb, Michigan, died Dec. 14, 2022.

Ray H. Van Wyngarden, DO, 77 (ATSU-KCOM 1977), of Seattle, died Aug. 10, 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 online.

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