’48 Arthur M.
Simpson, MD, 89,
died December 16,
2014. He served
on the surgical
staffs of Ventura
Hospital, Santa Paula Memorial Hospital
and St. Johns Hospital in Oxnard. He
was surgical coordinator for the Family
Practice Residency Program at Ventura
County Medical Center from 1976
through 1981, where he remained on
the senior teaching staff until 1993.
Sobel, MD, 92,
died February 18,
2015. Dr. Sobel
was a prominent
physician in the
for over 50 years
and was adjunct professor of family
practice medicine at Case Western
Reserve School of Medicine. He will be
remembered for his consummate skill
as a diagnostician.
’49 John Grant
MD, 90, died
Jack practiced at
St. Johns Hospital,
The Clinic Hospital
Sanatorium. He retired four different
times, returning to work as needed by
the hospital, finally retiring in 1995.
’50 Miller F. Toombs, MD, 89, died
March 7, 2015. During his 55 years as
a physician, he served as the Hill Crest
Children’s Home doctor. He served on
the staff and held officer positions for the
hospital and served six years on the Ohio
State Medical Legislation Committee.
MD, 87, died
January 25, 2015.
He helped form
and Hughes in
He also provided consulting services
for the Deer Park Hospital, the VA, and
various minor emergency centers.
’53 Richard Taylor Messick, MD,
died May 7, 2015. He practiced
medicine with the Central Ohio
Medicine Group for 35 years. Dr.
Messick was a clinical assistant
professor with the OSU College
of Medicine and belonged to the
National Board of Medical Examiners,
the American Board of Internal
Medicine and the American College of
Physicians, and was a fellow with the
American Board of Rheumatology.
Rhodes, MD, 90,
died March 18,
2015. He had a
medical practice in
Upper Sandusky for
43 years, retiring in
1997. He also served
as medical director for Wyandot County
Hospice, and Fairhaven Community for
’55 August B. Juliano, MD, 88, died
January 21, 2015. He was an orthopedic
surgeon and had a private practice in
Ridgewood for many years. Throughout
his career, he was affiliated with the
Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ.
’56 James “Bud” C. Kraner, MD, 91,
died November 23, 2104. He practiced
internal medicine at Lovelace Clinic in
Albuquerque, and served as the director
of the Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory
at St. Luke’s Hospital in Phoenix.
’56 James F. Mason, MD, 85, died
April 17, 2015. He founded Northwest
Family Physicians and concluded
his career developing Worthington
Industries Medical and Wellness Center.
’56 Philip V. Matlock, MD, 86, died March
14, 2015. He completed his residency
in Radiology at City of Hope in Duarte,
and then opened his private practice in
Arcadia. Phil loved baseball and spent
many hours coaching his grandchildren
and their Little League teams.
Mendel, MD, 83,
died February 10,
2015. He loved
with his family, and
traveling the world.
He became a board
certified radiologist and practiced for
more than 25 years with Youngstown
Radiology Associates at North Side
Hospital and in a private office.
’58 Jerome Burman, MD, 85, died
February 17, 2015. He practiced for 35
years in Gahanna, Ohio, and was on
staff at Mount Carmel East Hospital. “Dr.
Jerry” is remembered for his longtime
commitment to the community as a
medical practitioner, excellent athlete,
beloved husband and family man.
’59 Francis “Pete” Cuppage, MD, 82,
died February 21, 2015. He had joined
the Department of Pathology at the
University of Kansas Medical Center,
where he was a respected member of
the faculty for 30 years, specializing in
kidney disease research.
’64 John Wilson “Jack” Higbee, MD,
80, died December 23, 2014. He was the
president of the staff at Mount Carmel
Hospital, chairman of the Ophthalmology
Department at Mount Carmel and
associate professor in the Department
of Ophthalmology at The Ohio State
University College of Medicine.