RE: The Passing of James H. Spotts, DPM
Dr. James H. Spotts, of Southern Pines, formerly of Williamsport, PA passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. He graduated from Temple University's College of Podiatric Medicine in 1954.
Dr. James Spotts
Dr. Spotts practiced podiatry for 38 years in Williamsport and retired to the Pinehurst area in 2002. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association and the American Podiatric Medical Association.
Source: The Pilot.com [12/5/19]
RE: The Passing of David Louis Tomczak, DPM
Dr. David Louis Tomczak, age 89, passed away on November 27, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He earned a Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from the Illinois College of Podiatry. He set up his medical practice in Muskegon in 1960 and retired 50 years later to the dismay of his many patients.
Dr. David Tomczak
He was very involved in his community as he served as the Muskegon Community Concerts President for several years, as well as being a member of the Optimist Club, Knights of Columbus, Serra Club, Michigan Bonsai Club, prison ministry, served on the school board of Muskegon Catholic Central, and was the co-owner of Giuseppe's Pizza in Lakeside.
Source: Grand Rapids Press [12/1/19]
Raymon was a classmate, colleague, and friend whom we held close to our hearts. He will never truly leave us. He will live on in the kindness he shared and the love he brought into our lives. Good brother, rest in heaven. Peace and blessings to his wife Valerie and family. My condolences.
Karen Tucker, MD, DPM
RE: The Passing of Raymon Artopee, DPM
Dr. Raymon Artopee
It is with sadness that I announce the passing of Raymon Artopee, DPM in October, 2019. Dr. Artopee is a graduate of the NYCPM class 1991. He was in private practice in Richmond, Virginia and is survived by his spouse Valerie Artopee.
Rona R. Green, DPM
RE: The Passing of Donald F. Evans, DPM
Dr. Donald Evans, age 63, of Kill Devil Hills, NC passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, November 3, 2019. Dr. Evans had a thriving private practice of podiatric medicine in Nags Head, NC for more than 30 years.
Dr. Donald Evans
He was a graduate of the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. A beloved podiatrist, Dr. Evans was widely known and admired for his empathy and for taking his time to really listen to his patients.
Source: Outer Banks Voice [11/12/19]
During my rotation at the Gouverneur clinic as a resident, Allen was an attending of mine. He was always informative and offered a kind word. The one fault was that he talked so damned fast (LOL). Rest in Peace and my best to his family.
Charles Spatz, DPM, Hazlet, NJ
RE: The Passing of Richard G. Macdonald, DPM
Dr. Richard G. Macdonald, 82, a long-time central Illinois resident, passed away on October 31st. He graduated from the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine in 1960. Entering the Army, he became the eighteenth podiatrist commissioned in its history. During his career, he was clinical instructor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, and published numerous articles in the field.
Dr. Richard Macdonald
He was affiliated with Peoria hospitals, OSF Saint Francis, Methodist and Proctor, and was a consultant for the VA Out-Patient Clinic. Concerned about the education of podiatrists, he served on the Alumni Board of Directors at the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University.
Source: Peoria Journal Star [11/8/19]
I was very saddened to learn of Allen's passing. It's a terrible shock to read a classmate's obituary. More years have passed than I'm sure our class cares to admit, but I clearly remember Allen as a hard-working, intelligent student, who always managed to smile and laugh and lend a helping hand. May his memory be a source of blessing and comfort to his family. Rest in peace.
Howard Appelbaum, DPM, Delray Beach, FL
Allen was my classmate at NYCPM. I don’t think I’ve seen him in perhaps 35 years. But I do remember his friendly, easy-going demeanor and sense of humor. It’s sad when one of your peers passes away. It brings back memories of the hard work and hilarity that we experienced at NYCPM, Class of ‘80. Allen was a fine person and I’m sure a great podiatrist. My condolences to his family.
Robert Kornfeld, DPM, NY, NY
RE: The Passing of Allen Leslie Roth, DPM
Allen Leslie Roth, age 66, of Las Vegas, died July 8, 2019. He graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and had a long career as a podiatrist, most recently as Director of Podiatry at Bellevue Hospital and owner of Westbury Podiatry.
Dr. Allen Roth
Classmate Barbara Resseque, DPM ('80) remembers him as "the nicest guy in our class - always funny. I will miss him.
Source: kraftsussman.com and Footprints [October 2019]
RE: The Passing of Harold D. Poster, DPM
Harold D. Poster, DPM, 93, of Glens Falls, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 at Home of the Good Shepherd in Saratoga Springs. He was an officer with the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II. He graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine.
Dr. Harold Poster
He was also proud to have graduated from clown school. When wearing his clown outfit, he went by the name Happy Hal and took great pleasure in entertaining disabled children.
Source: Post-Star [10/6/19]
Norman Goldman was a good friend. We went back to the the late 1960s and early 70s. He wound up here in the military at Ft. Meade, Maryland for about two years. We spent some time doing surgical procedures in the military together. He always wanted to learn. We saw each other at various podiatry conferences and had a great time remembering the good times we both had. I extend my deepest sympathy to his family and his lovely wife Ophelia. He will be missed.
Steve Berlin, DPM
I am truly sad to hear of Dr. Fred Liswood’s recent passing. He was my friend and teacher. He loved his work and he loved his family. Fred, you will be missed!
Larry Kobak, DPM, JD
RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES) PART 1
RE: The Passing of Norman William Goldman, DPM
Norman William Goldman, DPM, 73, of Arlington, Texas passed away on September 22, 2019. Dr. Goldman graduated from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1970.
Dr. Norman Goldman
Dr. Goldman served as a Captain in the United States Army from 1970 to 1973. He practiced medicine in Arlington from 1974 to 2018. He served as TPMA president from 2000-2001.
RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES) - PART 2
RE: The Passing of Fred Liswood, DPM
Fred Liswood, DPM, a 1966 graduate of NYCPM and the father of NYSPMA past-president Paul Liswood, DPM ('93), passed away in early September.
Dr. Fred Liswood
Fred was also the son of a podiatrist -- Irving Liswood, a 1931 graduate of the First Institute of Podiatry (later NYCPM). Dr. Fred Liswood was one of the pioneers of office-based surgery.
Source: NYCPM Footprints [September 2019]
RE: The Passing of Jody J. Kubicki, DPM
Dr. Jody Kubicki
Dr. Jody J. Kubicki, 49, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, with his family by his side. Jody Graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, where he earned his DPM and became a board certified surgeon. Jody started his own practice, Kubicki Podiatry, in 2004, where he worked until present.
Source: Citizen’s Voice [9/18/19]
RE: The Passing of Ronald A. Warcholak, DPM
Doctor Ronald Andrew Warcholak, podiatrist, musician, scholar, patriot, died suddenly but peacefully on September 1, 2019, at his home in Superior, Wisconsin. He was 78 years old. He was a graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
Dr, Ronald Warcholak
During his nearly 40-year career as a podiatrist, Ronald positively affected thousands of patients first in private practice in Pittsburgh, then on active duty in the U.S. Navy. Ronald also practiced at the Superior Memorial Hospital, the Mariner Medical Clinic, and Saint Luke’s Hospital.
Source: Superior Telegram [6/8/19]
RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES) - PART 2
RE: The Passing of Pamela K. Strouse Scales, DPM
Pamela K. Strouse Scales DPM, 68, died Thursday, Sept. 5, at her residence. She had been in ill health. She graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medcine. After completing her residency in foot orthopedics in New Jersey, she returned to Clayton and worked in the Ogdensburg, Gouverneur, Alexandria Bay area as a podiatrist.
Source: newzjunky.com [9/7/19]
RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES) PART 1
RE: The Passing of Arthur L. Weinstein, DPM
Dr. Arthur L. Weinstein passed away on September 6th. He graduated from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and practiced for over 50 years.
Dr. Arthur Weinstein
He was affiliated with the St Vincent Charity Medical Center.
Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer [9/8/19]
From: John Chisholm DPM
Thank you, PM News, for the kind notice of the passing of my friend Skip. You accurately portrayed the accomplishments of a pioneer in podiatric medicine here in San Diego. I practiced with him for 25 years, and the love he had for his patients was exceeded only by their love for him. He worked part time right up to the time of his passing.
Skip was a remarkable man in so many ways. He was a licensed pilot, a professional musician (Outstanding Guitarist at the Monterey Jazz Festival), an avid hunter and fisherman, and spent his summers working as hunting guide in Colorado. He built a home in the mountains of San Diego with his own hands.
Skip always said, "I just want to keep hunting, fishing, and working until I drop dead." He died while fishing on his beloved Lake Jennings. He went out just like he lived - a winner, on his own terms. I will miss my friend and mentor. So will his patients, family, and colleagues here in San Diego.
John Chisholm, DPM, Chula Vista, CA
RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES) - PART 2
RE: The Passing of Murray B. Goldstein, DPM
From: Spencer F. Dubov, DPM
Podiatric Medicine has lost an iconic member this April 19th as Murray B. Goldstein, DPM of Delray Beach, Florida, passed away after a heroic battle with cancer at the age of 94. Murray began his podiatric medical practice in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens, New York in 1951 following his service in the U.S. Army, and graduating from the M.J. Lewis College of Podiatry (Now the New York College of Podiatric Medicine).
As President of the New York Podiatric Medical Society, together with members of the New York State Board, Murray was instrumental in...
Editor's note: Dr. Dubov's extended-length letter can be read here
RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES) - PART 1
RE: The Passing of John "Skip" Hickey, DPM
Dr. John Hickey, or “Skip” as he was known, was raised in National City, and had been a fixture in the medical community of Chula Vista since establishing his practice in 1965. He graduated from the California College of Podiatric Medicine. He was the first podiatrist on staff at what is now Scripps Mercy Chula Vista and Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center. He was also the Chief of Podiatry Services at Mt Helix General Hospital. He was well published in podiatric medical journals and holds several patents for medical devices.
Dr. John Hickey
Dr. Hickey held many elective offices in the San Diego Podiatric Medical Association, and was a past Board Member of Lions International. He had also served on the Board of Directors of Synanon of San Diego and The Starlight Center for Developmentally Handicapped.
I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Paula Gilchrist, DPM. Paula was a year ahead of me at OCPM. She was always one of the nicest, kindest, helpful persons. Condolences to the family.
John Parent, DPM, Sandown, NH
RE: The Passing of Paula L. Gilchrist, DPM
Dr. Paula Lizak Gilchrist, born January 13, 1953, passed peacefully on Friday, August 16, 2019, after a brief battle with cancer. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Physical Therapy and the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. She completed her residency in podiatric surgery at the Podiatry Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Paula Gilchrist
Dr. Gilchrist was a past president of the American Academy of Pain Management and was affiliated with UPMC Mercy and UPMC Shadyside. She had been on the adjunct faculty at the University of Pittsburgh.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (8/18/19]
I was deeply saddened by the news of Carl Purvis’ death. He was a credit to his profession, a mentor to many, and a good friend.
William “Fitz” FitzPatrick, DPM