’58 William A.
82, died Feb. 29,
2016. He served as
professor of Clinical
of New York,
Upstate Medical University, where he
ended his practice at age 79. He was
USNR-Ret. and spent his active duty
with the Marines as a naval surgeon
in Vietnam aboard the USS Repose in
1966. He belonged to several national
and international societies working
to maintain high standards of medical
practice and was a 20-year member
of the New York State Department of
Health, Board of Professional Medical
Conduct. Dr. Stewart spent a year in
Nigeria as director of a Project Hope
mission to start a teaching hospital
in Ile-Ife. He also served in the
mujahideen field hospitals during the
Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
’60 Irving Leon Myers, MD, 86, died
Jan. 20, 2017. Dr. Myers enlisted in the
U.S. Air Force in 1949. Promoted to
staff sergeant, he received the National
Defense Service Medal in 1951 and a
Good Conduct Medal in 1954. He went
on to earn his BS from The Ohio State
University in 1956 and an MD from Ohio
State College of Medicine in 1960.
’60 Robert Gordon
Slagle, MD, 82,
died May 24, 2017.
at Ohio State, he
went on to serve
as a captain and
physician in the U.S. Army in Frankfurt,
Germany. Following his service, Dr.
Slagle practiced as a plastic surgeon
in Cincinnati, OH, for 34 years. He was
founder and president of Cincinnati
Plastic Surgery Associates, mentoring
many future accomplished plastic
surgeons. After retirement in 2002,
Dr. Slagle served for five years as
president of The Ohio State University
Medical Alumni Society and gave
generously of his time and treasure.
He volunteered extensively throughout
his career, providing reconstructive
surgery to burn victims and traveling to
Peru and Belize to repair the cleft lips
and palates of indigent children. He
was beloved by family, friends
“Birds in Flight,” an altered book sculpture, was one of the award-winning entries at the 2017 OSUCOM Art Show.