Charles W. Bourne (M.D. 1959, Residency 1967) died at age 79 on May 31, 2012. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, and was an early partner in the Milwaukee Medical Clinic and served as chief of urology at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. He also served on the staffs of Columbia Hospital and the Milwaukee VA Medical Center, and taught at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
James T. Cassidy (M.D. 1955, Residency 1961) died January 21, 2012, at age 81. His residency was interrupted by service with the U.S. Navy, from which he was discharged in 1962. He remained at the U-M until 1984, when he left as emeritus professor of internal medicine and pediatrics to become chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1988, he joined the University of Missouri School of Medicine as a pediatric rheumatologist. He maintained a clinical outpatient service there through 2005, and was named emeritus professor.
John A. Cetner (M.D. 1937) died January 22, 2012, at age 104. He completed an ophthalmology residency at Brooklyn Eye and Ear Hospital and opened a practice in Albany, New York, which he maintained for 40 years. He was on the staffs of Albany Medical Center, St. Peter’s Hospital and Albany Memorial Hospital, and was chief of ophthalmology at Child’s Hospital. He retired from Albany Medical College as a clinical professor emeritus. He also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
William B. Davis (M.D. 1954), 84, died January 8, 2012. A member of the U.S. Army Medical Corps, he completed his residency in otolaryngology and general medicine at Brooke Army Medical Center and Murphy Army Hospital. He opened a practice in Hillsdale, Michigan, which he maintained for 15 years. In 1971, he moved to Naples, Florida, where he practiced family medicine at the Naples Medical Center. After retiring, he continued to work as medical director for Heritage and Aristocrat Nursing Homes for 10 years.
William C. Frayer (M.D. 1945), 91, of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, died January 17, 2012.
Stanley I. Glickman, M.D. (Residency 1947), died January 5, 2012. He was 94. After completing a urology residency he joined the faculty of Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City and remained there as a urologic surgeon for more than 30 years. In 1946, he took a position at the UA Health Science Center and VA Hospital in Tucson, Arizona, where he practiced into his mid-80s.
George Harris (M.D. 1958), of Saginaw, Michigan, died November 30, 2011, at age 79. He served as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force from 1959-61 and completed a residency in radiology at the University of Wisconsin.
George P. Henry (M.D. 1969), 69, of Denver, Colorado, died April 5, 2012.
Nathaniel Holloway (M.D. 1985), 53, died April 20, 2011. He was chair of the Division of Radiation Oncology at Stroger Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, Illinois, and owner of Cook County Radiation Oncology.
Martin John Ittner (M.D. 1943, Residency 1944), 96, died January 22, 2012. He served three years in the U.S. Army as part of the U.S. Health Service. From 1946-85 he practiced family medicine in Midland, Michigan, and delivered an estimated 2,000 babies. While president of the Midland County Medical Society, he helped conduct a county-wide polio vaccination program, and also started a mental health unit at Midland Hospital. In 1985 he retired to Traverse City, Michigan.
Elmer John Justema (M.D. 1949), 86, died December 27, 2011. A U.S. Navy veteran, he practiced obstetrics and gynecology for more than 50 years at Rush-Presbyterian and Hinsdale hospitals near Chicago, Illinois.
Edward A. Langdon (M.D. 1945) died September 23, 2011, at age 89. A member of the U.S. Army Medical Corps, he was assistant chief of the Department of Biophysics at Walter Reed Army Medical Center Graduate School from 1950-53, and served as chief of the Radioisotope Clinic from 1956-59. From 1950-52, he served as a White House Aide to President Harry S. Truman. He ended his military career in 1959 and joined the radiology faculty at the UCLA School of Medicine, where he served as assistant dean for student affairs from 1963-85. He became a professor in 1970 and was named chief of the Division of Radiation Therapy. He retired in 1987.
Joyce W. Mason (M.D. 1945, Residency 1946), 91, died May 19, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen C. Mason III (M.D. 1947, Residency 1948), at age 83 on October 23, 1999. Both practiced psychiatry in Ann Arbor.
Dale Porter, M.D. (Residency 1957), died January 19, 2012, at age 89. Following service with the U.S. Army Air Corps in Biloxi, Mississippi, he completed residencies in general and thoracic surgery at Indiana University, and in thoracic and cardiac surgery at the U-M. He then spent a year at Brompton Hospital in London, England, as a registrar for famed heart surgeon Russel Brock. He returned to the U.S. in 1958 and opened a thoracic cardiac and cardiovascular surgery practice in Dayton, Ohio.
Alice B. Potter (M.D. 1938), 99, of Middlebury, Vermont, died February 7, 2012.
Sidney Newberry Smock (M.D. 1960, Residency 1963) died May 5, 2012, at age 79. He practiced anesthesiology in Midland, Michigan, until returning to Ann Arbor in 1974 as director of Emergency Services at the U-M, where he also helped launch the emergency medicine residency program. In 1977 he relocated to Arizona and practiced anesthesiology until retiring to Basalt, Colorado, in 2003.
Charles A. Thompson (M.D. 1954), 84, died January 21, 2012. He completed an internal medicine residency at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan, and went on to practice there for 48 years, serving as chief of staff from 1971-94. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Neal Touran (M.D. 1974) died June 14, 2012 — his 64th birthday. He practiced anesthesia at Northern Michigan Hospital for 31 years. He completed his internship at UCLA and residency at the University of Washington.
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John A. Voss (M.D. 1953), 85, died May 9, 2012, after practicing medicine for nearly 60 years. He had a private practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and later worked with the Butterworth MedCenters and Cherry Street Health Services there. Voss served as the company physician for Raytheon Middle East Systems in Saudi Arabia. He taught at East Carolina University Medical School in Greenville, North Carolina, and ran a small-town clinic in nearby La Grange. Toward the end of his career, he volunteered at a low-income clinic in Grand Rapids. On and off for 40 years he conducted pilot physicals for the FAA.
Robert Goldsmith (M.D. 1951, Residency 1957) died June 3, 2012, at age 89. He was a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942-45. After completing an ophthalmology residency, he practiced in downtown Ann Arbor from 1957-88. He was on the staff of St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and served as a clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology at the U-M and chair of the U-M Department of Ophthalmology from 1960-64 and 1974-76. Goldsmith helped establish the Medical School Class of 1951 Scholarship; donations in his memory may be sent to 1000 Oakbrook Dr., Suite 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
Frederic Hoch, M.D., professor emeritus of biological chemistry and internal medicine, died February 14, 2012. He was 91. Hoch joined the U-M in 1967, became associate professor of internal medicine in 1968, and began a joint appointment in biological chemistry in 1970. He was promoted to full professor in 1976. He taught residents and fellows in the Division of Nuclear Medicine through his involvement with the Thyroid Clinic, and supervised clinicians in the Clinical Radioisotope Facility. From 1944-46, he served as a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. Hoch generously supported the endowment of the Martha L. Ludwig Professorship in Protein Structure and Function in the Medical School, named for his late wife of 45 years who was also a faculty member. Contributions in Hoch’s memory may be sent to the Martha Ludwig Lectureship in Biological Chemistry, 1000 Oakbrook Dr., Suite 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
Jean Frankel, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, died May 10, 2012, at age 97. Along with her husband of 69 years, Samuel, who died in 2008 at age 94, she was a strong supporter of educational, religious and charitable causes in Southeast Michigan. At the U-M, the family’s philanthropy has supported cardiovascular health, including the Frankel Professorship in Cardiovascular Surgery, as well as business, social work and Judaic studies. A native of Detroit, Frankel earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the U-M in 1936.
May Litowsky, 77, of Houston, Texas, died April 1, 2012. She was very involved in the Jewish community and supported many charities, especially those of an educational nature. In her 50s, she earned a bachelor’s degree in art history and served as a docent with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston for more than 10 years. She and her husband of 59 years, David Litowsky (M.D. 1955), endowed the May Litowsky Scholarship Fund in the U-M Medical School. —MF