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01/05/2017    

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RE: The Passing of Martin M. Becker, DPM 


 













Dr. Martin Becker



 


PM News is saddened to report the loss of Martin Becker, DPM of St. Louis, MO on December 25th. Dr. Becker was a 1963 graduate of the Illinois Collge of Podiatric Medicine. He previously was affiliated with Madison Medical Center and Missouri Baptist Medical Center.


 


Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch [12/28/16]

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10/20/2017    

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Bob was a dedicated professional and a true gentleman. He will be missed. He served the Indiana Podiatric Medical Association as a Past President. He was awarded IPMA’s most prestigious honor as Podiatrist of the Year in 1992. He was also involved with teaching residents for many years. As a young member, Bob offered me sage advice that made a difference in my career. Bob left the profession better than he found it; he truly paid it forward to the generations of podiatric physicians that followed him. He was an example for us all. 


 


Patrick A. DeHeer, DPM, Franklin, IN 

09/23/2017    

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I am very sad to hear about the passing of Dr. Robert Kaylor. After completing my residency, I worked with Bob for the first 5 years of my career at Welborn Clinic in Evansville, IN. Words cannot adequately express how big an impact Bob made on me and on my career. To this day, I still utilize his easy-going, no nonsense philosophy in treating patients and facing daily challenges. He was truly an unsung hero in the podiatric community. He will be sorely missed!


 


Alex Kor, DPM, MS

09/21/2017    

RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES) - PART 1A



 


The passing of Dr. Jerry Brant, a longtime friend and colleague, is a sad loss to the profession. I served with him on numerous committees. He was as dedicated to this profession as anyone of us could be. His work with PICA to ensure all practicing podiatrists the comfort of support from the healthcare arena was wonderful. I wish his family my deepest sympathy. He will be greatly missed.  


 


Steve Berlin, DPM

09/21/2017    

RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES) - PART 1B


RE: The Passing of Jerry Brant, DPM



Dr. Brant was a wonderful example of a mentor for us all. We will miss his smile, demeanor, and passion for our profession. I loved him!



James Nuzzo, DPM 

09/21/2017    

RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES) - PART 2


RE: The Passing of Robert Kaylor, DPM



I was sad to hear about the passing of Dr. Robert Kaylor. Bob and I were classmates at OCPM.  I was glad to hear about all the positive things he had done with the Indiana Podiatric Medical Association. He will be missed by this profession and all his friends. I wish to send my deepest sympathy to his family. They say with Alzheimer's, you never lose friends but make new friends each day. I sure wish there was some real truth to this as you go through life losing friends that you have made for over 50 years.  



Steve Berlin, DPM


09/19/2017    

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RE: The Passing of Robert Kaylor, DPM


 


Robert J. Kaylor, DPM, 74, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017, at The Heart Hospital at Deaconess Gateway. He graduated from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 1966. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War at the Orthopedic Hospital in Fort Gordon, Augusta, GA. He returned to his hometown to begin private practice in 1970, before joining Welborn Clinic (which later became Deaconess Clinic) as a podiatrist in 1974.


 













Dr. Robert Kaylor



 


Dr. Kaylor was on staff there until his retirement, in 2013. During this time, he served on multiple committees, including the Welborn Clinic Board of Trustees and the Deaconess Clinic Board. A member and past-president of the Indiana Podiatric Medical Association, Bob received the Indiana Podiatrist of the Year Award in 1992.


 


Source: Evanston Courier & Press [9/16/17]

09/18/2017    

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RE: The Passing of Robert F. Datta, DPM


 


Dr. Robert F. Datta, age 98, of Winona, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at Winona Health, with family at his side. In 1941, Robert enlisted in the Army Air Corps, and was commissioned a pilot of the B-24 Liberator Bomber. He served in the South Pacific with the 494th Bomb Group, and stayed active in the Air Force Reserve until 1969. He retired after 27 years of service at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.


 













Dr. Robert Datta



 


In 1947, he enrolled at the Chicago College of Chiropody, and graduated summa cum laude with a doctor of surgical chiropody degree. He began his practice in Winona in 1950, and retired in 1991.


 


Source: Winona Post [9/15/17]

09/05/2017    

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RE: The Passing of Steve Yoon, DPM


From: Danny Choung, DPM


 


Dr. Steve Yoon and his mother were tragically killed in a head-on collision on Sunday, August 27, 2017, by a drunk driver who was driving the wrong way on State Route 241 in Anaheim, CA.  Dr. Yoon was 45 years old when his life was unexpectedly cut short, leaving behind his wife, who is six months pregnant, and his one year old daughter.  


 













Dr. Steve Yoon



 


He was in the class of 2000 at the California School of Podiatric Medicine and did his residency training at the LA/USC Medical Center and Tustin Hospital and Medical Center. Family, friends, colleagues, and patients remember him as a humble, hard-working, highly-regarded, and compassionate individual.  He was never without a smile and was loved by many.  


 


Danny Choung, DPM, San Rafael, CA

09/01/2017    

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RE: The Passing of John Laning Black, DPM


 


After his courageous battle with cancer, John Laning Black, 45, of Salem, Utah passed away on August 28, 2017.


 













Dr. John Laning Black



 


John graduated from the California College of Podiatric Medicine. John was very active in the LDS church where he served as a high councilman, young mens president, scout master, and was currently serving as the Bishop of the Salem 2nd Ward. 


 


Source: Provo Daily Herald [8/30/17]

08/25/2017    

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RE: The Passing of Gary Steven Wallach, DPM


 













Dr. Gary Wallach



 


Dr. Gary Steven Wallach of Fort Lauderdale, FL has passed away. He graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1981, was Chief of Podiatry at Holy Cross Hospital, and was affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point.


 


Source: Sun Sentinel via Legacy.com [8/24/17]

08/21/2017    

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Dr. Tony will be missed by the many students and residents he had taught over his 35+ years as a podiatrist and specialist in PVD. He was easy to talk to and always willing to help wherever he could. In the earlier days of private practice, I worked with Tony and we always had positive things to say. He will be missed by the profession. I can only send my deepest sympathy to his family and hope that the memories will always be a bright light in their eyes.  


Steven J Berlin DPM, Baltimore, MD

08/19/2017    

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RE: The Passing of Jerome Philip “Doc” Davidson, DPM



Jerome Philip “Doc” Davidson, 84, passed away Aug. 15, 2017, at ValleyCare Northside Medical Center. Doc Davidson was a well-known podiatrist in the Youngstown area, receiving his degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 1957.













Dr. Jerome Davidson


He served as president of the Ohio Podiatric Medical Association from 1973 to 1974, and lectured at local, state, regional, and national meetings.


08/18/2017    

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I too must echo the sentiments of my classmates at NYCPM. Noel Handel will be sorely missed. 


 


Larry Kobak, DPM, JD, NYCPM Class of 1976

08/16/2017    

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RE: The Passing of Noel Handel, DPM



Noel had an outrageous and warm personality, which is hard to combine. You also knew exactly where he stood on any topic. He befriended me, and I will never forget his advice. I'm sure his patients feel the same.  



Robert Teitelbaum, DPM, Naples, FL


08/16/2017    

RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES) - PART 1A



 


I too am saddened to learn of the passing of Noel Handel. I last spoke with Noel in April of this year after donating a podiatry chair for a free clinic he was starting in Israel subsequent to his retirement from his full time practice. He still possessed the joy of life I recalled from the day I met him at NYCPM.  Emigrating to Israel and leaving the past behind was a life-changing and professional-changing event for Noel. He was dedicated and thrilled to have the opportunity to effectively help so many lives. Noel will sorely be missed.  


 


Jeffrey Miller, DPM, Clifton, NJ

08/15/2017    

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RE: The Passing of Anthony S. Kidawa, DPM


 


On Thursday, August 10, 2017, Anthony Stanley Kidawa, DPM, passed away. He attained his professional doctoral degree as a podiatrist from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine (PCPM). Anthony served a residency at St. Luke's and Children's Medical Center and subsequently returned to his podiatric alma mater which became the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, where he served a 35-year career as a tenured Professor and Departmental Chairman.


 













Dr. Anthony Kidawa



 


During these years, he authored dozens of scientific articles, text book chapters, abstracts, compendia, and manuals. He served as editor and consultant to legal firms and medical instrument manufacturers. He lectured at medical, osteopathic, podiatric, and chiropractic conferences in 30 states and Europe on his specialty of peripheral vascular diseases.


 


Source: Courier-Post [8/13/17]

08/14/2017    

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RE: The Passing of Noel Handel, DPM



PM News is saddened to report the recent passing of Dr. Noel Handel, 74, in Jerusalem, Israel. Noel graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1976 and emigrated to Israel in 1989. There, he established large and successful diabetic foot clinics in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in which he often saw up to 100 patients a day.













Dr. Noel Handel


So beloved was Dr. Handel that patients would often wait hours to see him. When he recently closed his Tel Aviv clinic, patients traveled to Jerusalem for foot care. Noel wil be missed be all who knew him.


07/13/2017    

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RE: The Passing of Richard D. Nuccio, DPM


 













Dr. Richard Nuccio



 


Richard D. Nuccio, DPM, 70, succumbed to leukemia on July 4, 2017. Dr. Nuzzio graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1971 and formerly practiced in Rockville Center, NY.

07/11/2017    

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Dr. Diorio was my residency director in Youngstown ('76-'77). He was fatherly and fair. I join in thanks for his efforts to run our clinic and give us experience that we didn't obtain in podiatry college. He was the foundation for a clinic that evolved to produce a relevant program and stellar graduates like Lawrence Di Domineco, DPM. My condolences to his family. My prayers and gratitude for his accepting me into his program.  


 


Robert Bijak, DPM, Clarence Center, NY

07/10/2017    

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How do you thank someone for your livelihood? As a resident of the Foot Clinic of Youngstown in the late 1980s, I had the privilege of learning from one of the best, my residency director Dr. William Diorio. Bill would invite residents into his home for dinner, teach us about the important things in life, and not just podiatry. I asked him at the OHFAMA State meeting in Columbus four weeks ago, if he would retire soon? He responded, "What for? Podiatry is my favorite hobby." Bill never forgot his family, his friends, or his residents. We will never forget you Dr. "D." Today, Heaven is a better place, because you are there. Rest in peace.


 


Rich Hofacker, DPM, Akron, OH

07/08/2017    

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RE: The Passing of William "Bill" Diorio, DPM


 


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Holy Family Church in Poland, OH, officiated by Msgr. William Connell for Dr. William “Bill” Diorio, 74, who died Tuesday evening at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown. Dr. Diorio receiving his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 1968 and completed his medical residency at the Foot Clinic of Youngstown in 1969. 


 













Dr. William “Bill” Diorio



 


Dr. Diorio was the director of Podiatric Education Foot Clinic of Youngstown from 1972 to 1995, where he trained over 100 podiatric residents in foot and ankle surgery. He was a Fellow of the Academy of Ambulatory Foot Surgery. He was well respected in the community where he had his private practice since 1969, in Poland.


 


Source: The Vindicator [7/6/17]

07/05/2017    

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RE: The Passing of Arnold N. Kimmel, DPM


 


Arnold N. Kimmel, 89, formerly of Philadelphia, Yardley, Long Beach Island, and Trenton, NJ, and a permanent resident of Boca Raton, FL, since 1989, passed away July 1, 2017. A graduate of  Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, he was a beloved podiatrist in Trenton for 38 years prior to his retirement. Dr. Kimmel was a medical officer in the 50th Armored Division of the NJ National Guard. He was chief of podiatry service at Donnelly Memorial, St. Francis Medical Center, Hospital of New Jersey Prisons (Trenton, Clinton, and Annandale), Hunterdon Medical Center, and attending podiatrist at Greenwood House (Jewish Home for the Aged) and Bordentown Home for Gifted Children.


 


Source: Trenton Times [7/3/17] 

06/19/2017    

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From: Phill Ward, DPM, et al.


 


Eleanor was the matriarch of the North Carolina Foot and Ankle Society. Her leadership, caring, and devotion will be missed by all her "boys and girls". She taught us to be thoughtful, caring people as well as leaders and physicians. She will be dearly missed. My family's sympathy goes out to her family and the North Carolina podiatric community as we all grieve our loss and at the same time celebrate her life. 


 


Phill Ward, DPM, Debbie Hooks-Ward, PhD, Meredith Ward, DPM, Marshall Ward, OD

06/16/2017    

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RE: The Passing of Eleanor F. Upton


 


We are saddened to inform you of the passing of Eleanor Flowers Upton. Eleanor passed peacefully on Sunday, June 11, 2017, following an unexpected illness. 


 













Eleanor Upton



 


Eleanor spent most of her career in the hospitality and association management industry, forming Upton Associates in 1976. She served as the executive director of the North Carolina Foot & Ankle Society for thirty years, 1982-2012.


 


Jean U. Kirk, Executive Director, North Carolina Foot & Ankle Society

05/31/2017    

RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES) - PART 2


RE: The Passing of Courtland R. Thompson, DPM


 


Dr. Courtland R. Thompson, age 91, of Hampton, Virginia, went to his eternal rest on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. 














Dr. Courtland Thompson




 


Dr. Thompson was a native of New Jersey before retiring to the Hampton area nearly 30 years ago. Dr. Thompson served in the Coast Guard and in his professional career was a surgeon-podiatrist and educator. He was also active in many civic and professional organizations. 


 


Source: Legacy.com [5/26/17]