Alumni News accepts and publishes obituaries of Medical College of Wisconsin, Marquette School of Medicine, and Marquette University School of Medicine alumni.
Francis B. Landis, MD ’41, of Milwaukee, Wis., died Nov. 15, 2012. He was 97 years old. During World War II, Dr. Landis served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force at several hospitals in the U.S. and the Pacific Theater. After his discharge, he completed his residency in internal medicine and joined the medical staff at the Wood Veterans Affairs Hospital in Milwaukee, where he became Chief of the Tuberculosis Service and later the Pulmonary Disease Service. Dr. Landis was coordinator of the VA Cooperative Studies of chemotherapy for the treatment of TB, which helped define the most effective drug regimens for the illness. Dr. Landis was an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Thoracic Society. He served for 29 years in the U.S. Army Reserve, retiring with the rank of colonel. Dr. Landis had many interests including golfing, bowling, fishing, playing bridge and genealogy. His survivors include his wife, Goldie; three children; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Mark T. O’Meara, MD ’42, of La Crosse, Wis., died Dec. 5, 2012. He was 94 years old. Dr. O’Meara served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a medical officer in the South Pacific. A general surgeon, he later joined the Grandview Clinic in La Crosse and became a founding partner of the Skemp-Grandview Clinic, where he practiced until his retirement in 1990. Dr. O’Meara was active in the Wisconsin Surgical Society and served on the state Board of Medical Examiners. He enjoyed traveling and sports, especially golf. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary. Survivors include seven children and 16 grandchildren.
Domenic A. Panariello, MD ’49, of Wilmington, Del., died Sept. 22, 2012. He was 91 years old. Dr. Panariello was a lifelong family physician in Wilmington, where he was born and raised. He was honored by Wilmington United Neighborhoods for outstanding community service and by the Medical Society of Delaware in recognition of his 50 years in medicine. Dr. Panariello enjoyed traveling and celebrating his Italian heritage. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Clelia. Survivors include two daughters and four granddaughters.
Glenden A. Hoffman, MD ’52, of Dallas, Texas, died Nov. 22, 2012 following a brief illness. He was 86 years old. Dr. Hoffman achieved the rank of sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II. After medical school he joined the staff at St. Paul Hospital in Dallas, Texas, where he spent his 40-year career as an obstetrician and gynecologist. He delivered more than 6,000 babies. Dr. Hoffman was a founding member of St. Rita Catholic Church in Dallas, a member of the Serra Club and Knight Commander with Star of the Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. He was an avid gardener. Dr. Hoffman is survived by his wife, Mary; five children; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Eugene W. Mauch, MD ’52, of Harbor Springs, Mich., died Dec. 26, 2012. He was 86 years old. Dr. Mauch earned his medical degree after a tour of duty in the Naval Air Force. He then served a second tour as an officer in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Dr. Mauch practiced obstetrics and gynecology in the Detroit area for 23 years and also served as an Associate Professor in the School of Human Medicine at Michigan State University. He was a pioneer in the technique of amniocentesis. Dr. Mauch enjoyed tennis, golf, travel and the study of food and wine. He was preceded in death by a son. Survivors include his wife, Sherlee; three children; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
John E. Dooley, MD ’54, of Milwaukee, Wis., died Oct. 21, 2012. He was 86 years old. Dr. Dooley served as a corpsman in the U.S. Navy before earning his medical degree, specializing in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He was Chief of Internal Medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Milwaukee, was on the staff at St. Michael’s Hospital and also had his own private practice. Dr. Dooley was a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and served as President of the Milwaukee Gastroenterology Society. He was recognized by The Catholic Herald as an outstanding volunteer for providing medical care and nourishment to those in need. Dr. Dooley enjoyed sports, classical music and travel. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Martha, and second wife, Carol. Survivors include six children and seven grandchildren.
Harvey H. Bernstein, MD ’56, of Mequon, Wis., died Nov. 5, 2012. He was 81 years old. Dr. Bernstein practiced family medicine for more than 50 years. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eileen. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; four children; two stepchildren; and four grandchildren.
Frederick G. Sehring, MD ’56, of Green Bay, Wis., died Oct. 26, 2012. He was 81 years old. Dr. Sehring served in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps where he was Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Schilling Air Force Base in Salina, Kan. He joined the West Side Clinic in Green Bay in 1962 and was instrumental in establishing the St. Vincent Hospital Regional Perinatal Center. Dr. Sehring operated his own OB/GYN practice until his retirement in 2001. He served as President of the Brown County Medical Society and on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Sehring was a pro-life advocate and an avid golfer. His survivors include his wife, Grace; seven children (including Stephen F. Sehring, MD ’85); and seven grandchildren.
Archer D. Huott, MD ’58, of Palm Desert, Calif., died Oct. 9, 2012. He was 82 years old. Dr. Huott achieved the rank of colonel in the U.S. Army, serving as Chief of the Neurology Service at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash., and at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He also taught neurology medical students, residents and fellows at George Washington University Medical School and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. Dr. Huott retired from active duty in 1980 after 21 years and moved to California, where he operated a private neurology practice until 2000. Dr. Huott enjoyed stamp collecting and gardening. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita. His survivors include seven children, 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Marjanne H. Crino, MD ’59, of Rochester, N.Y., died Dec. 25, 2012. A practicing anesthesiologist for more than 40 years, Dr. Crino also had a Masters in Theology and served on a variety of missions of the Sisters of St. Joseph and Sisters of Mercy. She was a member of the Medical Society of Monroe County and the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists. Dr. Crino was preceded in death by her husband, Deacon Michael A Laluppa, MD. Her survivors include three children.
Donald D. Kuban, MD ’60, GME ’67, of East Troy, Wis. and Phoenix, Ariz., died Nov. 1, 2012. He was 77 years old. Dr. Kuban served as a lieutenant Navy Doctor for the U.S. Marines. A lab physician working primarily on cancer cells, he was Medical Director of the Genetics Center in Arizona and also worked at several other hospitals and blood centers. He was a member of the American Medical Association. Dr. Kuban was an ordained deacon and served at Catholic churches in Arizona and Wisconsin. His survivors include his wife, Therese, and two children.
James H. Freel, MD ’62, of Phoenix, Ariz., died July 11, 2012. He was 77 years old. A major in the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Freel served as Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the USAF Regional Hospital in Minot, N.D. He was the Director of Gynecological Oncology at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., and the Director of Gynecological Oncology at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix. Upon his retirement, the mayor of Phoenix declared June 4, 2005 “James Freel, MD Day.” His survivors include his wife, Linnea; four children; and three grandchildren.
Douglas A. Huewe, MD ’65, GME ’68, of Springfield, Mo, died Oct. 12, 2012 after battling prostate cancer. He was 77 years old. Before entering medical school, Dr. Huewe worked as a pharmacist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and as a pharmaceutical and medical supply officer in the U.S. Air Force Academy Service Corps at Continental Air Command in Long Beach, Calif. Dr. Huewe practiced dermatology in Springfield and was a co-founder of the National Southwest Missouri Head Injury Foundation. He was an avid reader and researcher and enjoyed playing tennis and traveling with his family. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Alice Therese; seven children; and 10 grandchildren.
Kenneth J. Dempsey, MD, GME ’67, of Hartland, Wis., died Nov. 28, 2012. He was 84 years old. Dr. Dempsey practiced dermatology for more than 35 years. He enjoyed politics, music, woodworking, dogs and spending time at his cottage with his family. He was preceded in death by a daughter. His survivors include his wife, Edwina; six children; and 12 grandchildren.
Humberto R. Ravelo, MD ’72, of Long Beach, Fla., died Oct. 27, 2012. He was 65 years old. As an unaccompanied child in 1960, Dr. Ravelo fled the Castro Regime in Cuba through the “Peter Pan Project” sponsored by the United Way and Catholic charities. He was taken in by exiled Cuban Jesuits in Miami and succeeded academically. Dr. Ravelo practiced cardiac and thoracic surgery for more than 30 years at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Miller Children’s Hospital and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He was a member of the parish council at St. Cornelius Catholic Church. Dr. Ravelo is survived by his wife, Kathryn.
Stephen C. Becker, MD ’82, of Bayside, Wis., died Dec. 30, 2012. He was 58 years old. Dr. Becker was an anesthesiologist at Columbia St. Mary Hospital in Milwaukee and a skilled bridge player. His survivors include his wife, Gail, and three children.
Thomas P. Segerson, MD, GME ’83, of Toronto, Canada, died suddenly on Dec, 2, 2012. He was 57 years old. Dr. Segerson became a recognized pharmaceutical executive in Toronto, Mexico City and Berlin, Germany after beginning his research career in Oregon. In his work, he helped ensure access to effective medical care for those in need and built a strong scientific and medical network throughout Europe, the Middle East Central Asia, Latin American and Canada. He retired in 2011 and was pursuing a master’s degree in Public Health Policy from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Segerson enjoyed gourmet cooking, entertaining and gardening. His survivors include his husband, Richard.
Karin H. Bausenbach,
Karin H. Bausenbach, MD ’93, of Portland, Ore., died Nov. 11, 2012 after a long battle with colon cancer. She was 59 years old. Dr. Bausenbach was a developmental pediatrician affiliated with Kaiser Permanente Northwest and the Children’s Developmental Health Institute of the Artz Center. After being diagnosed with cancer in 2004, she retired from Kaiser and began helping families address complex problems surrounding autism, Asperger’s syndrome and ADHD. She also taught neuroscience at Portland State University, Mt. Hood Community College and the Multnomah Department of Public Health. Dr. Bausenbach entered medical school at the age of 30 after spending eight years as an intensive care nurse at Highland Hospital in Oakland, Calif. Prior to that, she studied silversmithing and Native American culture at Navajo Community College in Tsaile, Ariz. Her survivors include her husband, Saifan Hodaie, and two children.
Kurt A. Erdelt, MD ’05, of Milwaukee, Wis., died Nov. 7, 2012. He was 34 years old. Dr. Erdelt was a resident in internal medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn.
Other special remembrances
Starkey D. Davis, MD, of Milwaukee, died Dec. 27, 2012, following a prolonged illness. A pediatric infectious disease specialist, Dr. Davis was Professor of Pediatrics and the former Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and Pediatrician-in-Chief at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. He later served as Assistant Dean of Admissions at MCW until his final retirement in 1996. Dr. Davis is credited with expanding the Department of Pediatrics into a multi-specialty practice, as well as helping to locate and design the current Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus. While at the University of Washington in 1968, Dr. Davis and his research team were the first to identify the Hyper IgE Syndrome, a genetic condition which affects the immune system. He joined the MCW faculty in 1975 and was a champion for medical student and resident education. He was an avid tennis player and enjoyed traveling. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn, and three children.
Samuel H. Friedman, PhD, of Milwaukee, Wis., died Dec. 16, 2012. He was 90 years old. Dr. Friedman was Professor of Psychiatry and Mental Health Sciences at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Past-President of the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology. He served as Chief Clinical Psychologist at the Wood Veterans Administration Center and was asked to provide professional opinion on many notorious court cases, including serving as the court-appointed evaluator for the Jeffrey Dahmer murder trial. Dr. Friedman was a French and German language interpreter for the U.S. military during World War II. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of jazz. His survivors include his wife, Marlene, and a daughter.
Erwin Hirsch, MD, a longtime Mequon, Wis., resident died Oct. 3, 2012, in Wilmette, Ill., following a long illness. He was 92 years old. Dr. Hirsch served on the faculty of the Medical College of Wisconsin between 1970 and 1999, including 11 years as Associate Dean for Continuing Education. He was an expert in blood diseases and developed a better way to limit the breaking up of blood platelets during transfusions. He earned undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University. Dr. Hirsch was born in Vienna and immigrated to the United States to join his family who fled Austria while he was a student at the University of Oxford. A classical pianist, he was a member of the board of the String Academy of Wisconsin at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Hirsch enjoyed hiking with his family in the Austrian village where he spent his summers as a boy. He is survived by his wife, Emily, two daughters and five grandchildren.
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