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In Memoriam: Fall 2008

Howard A. Andersen, M.D., Class of 1942, Rochester, Minnesota, died July 29 at age 92. Dr. Andersen worked for the Mayo Clinic from 1950 to 1985, where he was head of a Division of Thoracic Diseases section and a professor in the School of Medicine. In 1988, the Mayo Foundation Professorship was established in his honor, and, in 2004, he received the Mayo Clinic’s Distinguished Alumni Award. He served on the governing board of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and on the boards of the Minnesota Medical Foundation and Medical Alumni Society. He is survived by his wife, Adella; 3 children; and 5 grandchildren.

Austin M. “Mac” McCarthy, M.D., Class of 1942, Willmar, Minnesota, died June 18 at age 90. Dr. McCarthy helped establish the Willmar Clinic, now Affiliated Community Medical Centers, where he spent his entire career. He practiced at 6 hospitals, including Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, where he was chief of staff and chief of surgery. He volunteered at many high school athletic events, was on the Minnesota Board of Medical Examiners, and was president of the Great Northern Surgeons Group. In 1989, he received the University’s prestigious Harold S. Diehl Award for his lifetime achievements. He received the Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award from St. John’s University in April 2008. He is survived by his wife, Muriel; 6 children; 5 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

Philip Y. Paterson, M.D., Class of 1947, Evanston, Illinois, died May 20 at age 83. An expert on infectious diseases, Dr. Paterson was among the first to develop animal models of multiple sclerosis. He conducted research at Tulane University, the University of Virginia, New York University, and Walter Reed Army Medical Center. For 25 years, he was on the faculty of Northwestern University Medical School (now the Feinberg School of Medicine), where he helped establish a section on infectious diseases. Dr. Paterson co-authored a book on infectious diseases, wrote more than 200 research papers and articles, and was a consultant to the National Institutes of Health. In 1998, he received the Joseph E. Smadel Lectureship and Medal from the Infectious Diseases Society of America. He is survived by his wife, Doris; 3 children; and 5 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia.

John G. Albright, M.D., Class of 1960, Madison, Wisconsin, died April 8 at age 82. After serving in the navy, Dr. Albright practiced in Laurium, Michigan, and later moved to Madison, Wisconsin, where he was a family practitioner until his retirement in 1994. He is survived by his wife, Lois; 2 children; and 2 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 1 child.

Ray C. Anderson, M.D., Class of 1946, Sun City, Arizona, died May 20 at age 90. After completing his training in medicine, genetics, and zoology, Dr. Anderson worked for the army and helped organize the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission genetics study program in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1947. A member of the University of Minnesota Medical School’s pediatric cardiology faculty from 1951 to 1980, he taught, studied and diagnosed heart malformations, and became an expert on heart catheterizations. He is survived by 2 children, 4 stepchildren, 4 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hattie, and his second wife, Marie.

Sol Austrian, M.D., Class of 1950, West Palm Beach, Florida, died April 26 at age 87. Dr. Austrian practiced medicine in St. Paul, Minnesota, for more than 40 years. He is survived by 3 children and 4 grandchildren and was preceded in death by his wife, Bette.

Carl O. Bretzke, M.D., Class of 1952, Hutchinson, Minnesota, died July 28 at age 80. Following his medical training and service in the navy, Dr. Bretzke returned to his hometown to work as a family practitioner and to help establish the Hutchinson Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; 4 children; and 8 grandchildren.

Steven P. Doheny, M.D., Class of 1977, Shalimar, Florida, died May 5 at age 59. A psychiatrist, Dr. Doheny was director of the State Security Hospital in St. Peter, Minnesota, for 9 years. He then moved to Fort Walton Beach, Florida, where he opened a private practice in adult and forensic psychiatry and was director of the Mental Health Unit at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, professor at St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine, and a member of the Florida State University Medical School clinical faculty. He is survived by his wife, Maureen, and 3 children.

Milton G. Ettinger, M.D., Class of 1954, Minneapolis, died May 2 at age 77. Dr. Ettinger was a neurologist at the Hennepin County Medical Center and a member of the University of Minnesota Medical School faculty. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; 2 children; and 2 grandchildren.

John D. Farr, M.D., Class of 1963, Lake Vermilion, Minnesota, died July 6 at age 70. Dr. Farr practiced obstetrics and gynecology in St. Paul and was an adjunct faculty member of the Medical School. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; 6 children; and 11 grandchildren.

Samuel B. Feinberg, M.D., Class of 1945, died January 22 at age 86.

Walter D. Feinberg, M.D., Class of 1958, El Paso, Texas, died June 17 at age 79. Dr. Feinberg practiced internal medicine in El Paso, Texas, for 37 years and was chief of staff at the Hotel Dieu Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; 3 children; and 8 grandchildren.

Conrad B. Frydenlund, M.D., Class of 1951, Ann Arbor, Michigan, died March 31 at age 90. Dr. Frydenlund specialized in radiology. He is survived by his wife, Helen; 4 children; and 6 grandchildren.

Robert R. Giebink, M.D., Class of 1942, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died January 27 at age 91. Dr. Giebink was a founder of St. Louis Park Medical Center (now Park Nicollet Clinic) in 1950. He later established a private orthopaedic surgery practice in Sioux Falls, where he worked for more than 40 years. Dr. Giebink was an advocate for individuals with disabilities through his work on several boards and as a member of the South Dakota Legislature. He also served on the clinical faculty of the University of South Dakota School of Medicine (now the Sanford School of Medicine). He is survived by 7 children, 14 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, and 1 grandson.

Paul W. Hageman, M.D., Class of 1965, Orting, Washington, died March 1 at age 69. Dr. Hageman practiced psychiatry at Western State and Good Samaritan Hospitals in Washington. He is survived by his wife, Selma, and 2 children.

John W. Jenne, M.D., Class of 1954, died March 12 at age 82.

Leonard O. Langer, M.D., Class of 1953, Minneapolis, died March 7 at age 79. Dr. Langer practiced at Suburban Radiologic Consultants, conducted research, and taught at the Universities of Minnesota and Wisconsin. An expert in bone deformities, he published many papers in pediatrics and genetics journals and co-authored the Atlas of Bone Dysplasias. He is survived by his wife, Rollie; 4 children; and 2 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 1 grandchild.

Jui Shuan Lee, M.D., Class of 1953, died March 13, 2007, at age 93.

Eric J. Maybach, M.D., Class of 1969, Warrenton, Virginia, died March 15 at age 65. Dr. Maybach pioneered the development of kidney dialysis machines while working for the National Institutes of Health. In 1973, he opened a family practice in Warrenton and eventually was director of the emergency department at Fauquier Hospital. Dr. Maybach also held a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Minnesota and helped design the joystick for the Apollo lunar landing module. He is survived by his wife, Georgian; 7 children; and 13 grandchildren.

William R. McCluskey, M.D., Class of 1946, Eugene, Oregon, died May 7 at age 84. Dr. McCluskey practiced pediatrics in Los Angeles and was a health service physician at Washington State University and the University of Oregon. He is survived by 4 children, 3 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucilla.

Elizabeth M. McKenna, M.D., Class of 1949, San Diego, California, died March 25 at age 82. Following her medical training, Dr. McKenna joined her father’s private practice in Austin, Minnesota, and eventually moved to La Jolla, California, where she opened an office with her father and brother and headed the family practice department at Scripps Memorial Hospital. Dr. McKenna is survived by 1 brother, 3 nieces, and 1 nephew.

Robert P. Meyer, M.D., Class of 1946, Odessa, Florida, died March 22 at age 84. Dr. Meyer practiced surgery in Faribault, Minnesota, for 40 years. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; 5 children; 4 stepchildren; and 4 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 1 child.

George E. Moore, M.D., Class of 1946, Conifer, Colorado, died May 19 at age 88. After serving on the University of Minnesota Medical School faculty, Dr. Moore was director of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York, from 1952 to 1967. He was also director of public health research in New York from 1967 to 1973 and eventually moved to Denver, where he joined the University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty and was chief of the Denver General Hospital’s oncology section. In 1964, he received the Bronfman Award for pioneering the use of radioactive isotopes for diagnosing and localizing brain tumors. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine, and 5 children.

Glenn L. “Skip” Petersen, M.D., Class of 1943, Edina, Minnesota, died May 23 at age 89. An anesthesiologist and general practitioner, Dr. Petersen was chief of staff at Fairview and Fairview Southdale Hospitals. He also cofounded and was the first president of the Academy of General Practice in Hennepin County, president of the Minnesota Society of Anesthesiologists, and a member of the Minnesota Masonic Homes board of trustees. He is survived by his wife, Lou; 4 children; and 10 grandchildren.

David A. Peterson, M.D., Class of 1965, died May 13 at age 70.

Alvin W. Waters, M.D., Class of 1953, Bloomington, Minnesota, died March 31 at age 86. Dr. Waters was chief of pathology at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul, opened Capital Medical Lab, and was a consultant for Quest Diagnostic Laboratories. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; 4 children; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Paul A. Westphal, M.D., Class of 1952, LaQuinta, California, died May 28 at age 82. Dr. Westphal practiced urology for more than 40 years at the Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in Whittier, California. He is survived by his wife, Fran; 1 child; 3 stepchildren; 4 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.

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