A life in medicine

In Memoriam: June 1, 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.

David Coffey, DO, 76 (PCOM 1984), of Philadelphia, died June 2, 2023.

Matthew S. Malmstrom, DO, 45 (KCU-COM 2004), of Topeka, Kansas, died June 6, 2022.

Timothy L. Moore, DO, 75 (UNTHSC/TCOM 1984), of Newcastle, Oklahoma, died April 30.

Myron J. Petruska, DO, 61 (KCU-COM 1989), of Gastonia, North Carolina, died May 22.

John S. Stevens Jr., DO, 78 (PCOM 1973), of Lower Macungie Township, Pennsylvania, died June 2.

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.


  1. Mark S Cantieri, DO

    Dear Dan,
    Last year I sold my office building and closed my private practice of 30 years after a total of 40 years of practice. I took six weeks off then started working two days at a clinic doing OMT with infants and children and regenerative medicine with chronic pain patients. I took the parts of my practice that I enjoyed the most and continue doing them, but the best part is I no longer take insurance. It was so freeing. I do not manage personnel or the office building. I have 14 grandkids and two more on the way which I get to throughly enjoy. Getting out of AOA leadership was a hard choice but it also freed up family time.
    So I think ‘retirement’ for me will mean medicine as a 16 hour per week hobby. Works for me!

    1. Arlene England

      Glad to hear all is well with you and your Family. I have been retired from practice here in Phoenix and travel frequently to the East Coast to visit 4 grandkids. Life is Good.
      Arlene England, DO

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