Alumni News accepts and publishes obituaries of Medical College of Wisconsin, Marquette School of Medicine, and Marquette University School of Medicine alumni.
Antonia Maria Guerrieri, MD ’34, of Ossining, N.Y., died Feb. 13, 2008. She was 100 years old. Born in Stockbridge, Mass., Dr. Guerrieri joined the Catholic mission movement of the Maryknoll Sisters in 1935 and professed final vows in 1941. She performed medical and missionary work in Hong Kong, China and Korea before going to Taiwan in 1954. There she opened a clinic in Changhua and was its Medical Director until 1987. She performed pastoral visitations in hospitals until age 97. Dr. Guerrieri received the Medical College of Wisconsin/Marquette Medical Alumni Association Alumna of the Year award in 1984. In 1993, she received the Good Person, Good Deeds award from Taiwan President Lee Teng Hui.
Erwin J. Jelenchick, MD ’41, of Wauwatosa, Wis., died July 5, 2008. He was 92 years old. Dr. Jelenchick was a family practice physician in Wauwatosa and a staff member at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Milwaukee until his retirement in 1980. During World War II, he served in the Army Medical Corps on Tarawa. His survivors include his wife, Dorothy; five children; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Lyman J. Earney, MD ’42, a general surgeon from Azusa, Calif., recently died.
Glenn Edward Nelson, MD ’43, of Northfield, Minn., died April 30, 2008. He was 90 years old. In 1946, Dr. Nelson joined the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific aboard the U.S.S Bates. During that time, he was awarded the Silver Star for distinguished service and valor. Following his discharge, he served as house doctor at Grandview Hospital in LaCrosse, Wis. Dr. Nelson established a family medicine practice in Fairfax, Minn. in 1946. From there he moved to Redwood Falls, Minn., to join the Cairns Medical Clinic where he remained until 1983. He also practiced at the New London Clinic and the Same-Day Surgery Center in Willmar, Minn., until retiring in 1987. Survivors include his wife, Elaine; seven children; 17 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.
Marcus R. Stuen, MD ’46 (November), of Tacoma, Wash., died May 21, 2008. He was 87 years old. Dr. Stuen had a private psychiatry practice in Tacoma and held several positions with the Department of Health for the State of Washington. He was in the Navy during World War II and in the Army during both the Korean Conflict and the post-Vietnam War era. Dr. Stuen did tours of duty with the Veterans Administration facilities in Tacoma, Seattle, Portland, Boise and Honolulu. He ended his military service with the rank of colonel. He was a past president of the Washington State Psychiatric Association, a member of the Washington State Medical Association and the Pierce County Medical Society. He served for several years on the council of the Scandinavian Cultural Center at Pacific Lutheran University. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Priscilla, and by his second wife, Corinne. His survivors include four children, three stepchildren, 19 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Clair M. Flanagan, MD, GME ’49, of Boynton Beach, Fla., died Dec. 31, 2007. She was 92 years old. Dr. Flanagan was one of the first residents to complete the Medical College of Wisconsin otolaryngology program.
Donald G. Ives, MD’ 49, long-time resident of Milwaukee and most recently of Pleasant Prairie, Wis., died July 23, 2008. He was 82 years old. Dr. Ives grew up in Milwaukee during the Depression. To finance his education, he worked in his uncle’s nursery and on an assembly line. Treatment for tuberculosis put his last year of medical school on hold for 18 months. In 1951, he and his wife moved to Ann Arbor, Mich., to complete his training in neurology and psychiatry before returning to Milwaukee. He entered private practice in Whitefish Bay and joined the staff at St. Michael Hospital. Dr. Ives was instrumental in establishing the hospital’s psychiatric unit and twice served as its chief of staff. He retired in 1992 but devoted himself to research that continued until only weeks before his death. An amateur photographer, Dr. Ives enjoyed filming his family travels and created an extensive collection of home movies. Survivors include his wife, Louise; one daughter; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Milton F. Gutglass, MD ’50, of Bayside, Wis., and Palm Desert, Calif., died June 17, 2008. He was 82 years old. Dr. Gutglass had a long career in Milwaukee as an OB/GYN, delivering more than 10,000 babies at area hospitals. He was an avid artist and golfer. His wife, Paula, preceded him in death. Survivors include three children and two grandchildren.
Eugene M. Socha, MD ’51, of Amherst, Ohio, died March 8, 2008. He was 88 years old. Dr. Socha was in private practice as a general practitioner in Amherst until his retirement in 1987. His education was interrupted by his entry into the U.S. Army in 1941. He served as unit commander with the 145th Infantry Division in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He was awarded a Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart, among many other service medals. His Army medical internship was completed at Perry Jones Hospital in Battle Creek, Mich. Dr. Socha was preceded in death by his wife, Marie. His survivors include six children, 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Charles J. Zerzan, Jr., MD ’51, of Portland, Ore., died May 23, 2008. He was 86 years old. Dr. Zerzan enlisted in the Oregon National Guard at the age of 16. During World War II, he served in the China-Burma-India Theater. Upon completion of his medical education, he re-enlisted in the military, this time the U.S. Army, and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He served in many prominent posts including Chief of Medicine at Rodriguez Army Hospital and the U.S. Army medical advisor to the Jordan Arab Army. Dr. Zerzan earned such honors as the Legion of Merit, the Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the World War II Victory Medal, the Pacific Theater Medal with two battle stars, the National Defense ribbon and the American Defense ribbon. He also served as personal physician to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, King Hussein bin Talal of Jordan, members of the U.S. Supreme Court and numerous U.S. senators and congressmen. In 1968, Dr. Zerzan returned to Oregon to serve as Director of Continuing Medical Education at the Medical School of the University of Oregon-Portland and later as partner in the Northwest Permanente Clinic, Sunnyside Kaiser. Survivors include his wife, Joan; 12 children; 30 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Julian W. Falecki, MD ’52, of Denver, Colo., died May 29, 2008. He was 84 years old. Dr. Falecki was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He practiced general surgery in Milwaukee for 30 years before moving to Colorado to practice as an occupational medicine physician for an additional 20 years. He was a member of the American College of Surgeons and Occupational Medicine Boards. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann; five children; and 14 grandchildren.
Jerome R. Bischel, MD ’54, of Waukesha, Wis., and most recently of Bronxville, N.Y., died May 31, 2008. He was 79 years old. Dr. Bischel served two years in the U.S. Army as a pediatrician in Zama, Japan. In 1959, he opened the first pediatric practice in Waukesha, Wis. He practiced with his partner at Waukesha Pediatrics until 1985. Dr. Bischel was a founder of the Montessori School of Waukesha, which began in the basement of a medical center. In 2004, he moved to Bronxville, N.Y., to live with his daughter. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret, and by his second wife, Gertrude. Survivors include his daughter and three grandsons.
Paul Wainscott, MD ’54, of Henderson, Nev., died of cancer on June 20, 2008. He was 83 years old. Dr. Wainscott practiced family medicine at St. Rose de Lima hospital and traveled extensively as a surveyor for the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. He retired in 1995.
John “Hans” Schumacher, MD ’56, of De Pere, Wis., died Jan. 21, 2008. He was 80 years old. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. Before becoming a general practitioner in Oconomowoc, Wis., and an anesthesiologist at Bellin, St. Vincent and St. Mary’s hospitals in Green Bay, Dr. Schumacher was a licensed funeral director and embalmer for Schauer & Schumacher Funeral Home. He retired in 1987. Dr. Schumacher’s survivors include his wife, Marjorie; seven children; and 13 grandchildren.
William L. Treacy, MD ’57, of Waukesha, Wis., and Tarpon Springs, Fla., died June 28, 2008. He was 75 years old. Dr. Treacy most recently served as a rheumatologist at the Clearwater Free Clinic in Clearwater, Fla., and at the Greater Milwaukee Free Clinic. He served the community at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Milwaukee for 40 years, including many as Chief of the Department of Medicine and member of the Ethics Committee. He has been President of the Wisconsin Medical Society and Wisconsin Society of Internal Medicine. He served for many years on the board of the Physicians Insurance Company of Wisconsin. Dr. Treacy also provided medical relief efforts to Christ Our Peace Church’s health clinic in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Survivors include his wife, Janet; six children; and 16 grandchildren.
John A. Kenny, MD ’60, GME ’66, of Mequon, Wis., died June 17, 2008. He was 73 years old. While at Marquette University School of Medicine, Dr. Kenny was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He maintained a private practice at the Dermatology Clinic in Green Bay for 38 years. Survivors include his wife, Judith; four children; and a grandson.
Alan Lewis MD ’60, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died May 21, 2008, following cardiac surgery. He was 72 years old. Dr. Lewis served in the U.S. Navy as a destroyer squadron physician. Upon completing his service, he practiced endocrinology in Philadelphia until 1987 when he moved to Mesa, Ariz. He was a member of the Endocrine Society and the Pennsylvania Medical Society. An accomplished clarinetist, Dr. Lewis maintained a library of thousands of albums, most of it opera music. He planned to write a book about his favorite opera, Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Out of his love of literature, Dr. Lewis taught himself French, Russian and Italian in order to read the works of Marcel Proust, Anton Chekhov and Dante Alighieri in their original languages. Survivors include his wife, Sandra; two sons; and two grandchildren.
Guenther Peter Pohlmann, MD ’61, of Milwaukee, Wis., died June 5, 2008. He was 76 years old. Dr. Pohlmann immigrated to the United States from Germany and received a Fulbright scholarship in 1951 to study economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was Director of Medical Services at Columbia Hospital in Milwaukee and Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He volunteered for the Wisconsin National Guard, serving as Chief of Medical Services, 13th Combat Support Hospital during its deployment to the Persian Gulf. Throughout his career, Dr. Pohlmann was the recipient of numerous awards including the Wisconsin Medical Society Physician-Citizen of the Year. After retirement, he volunteered at St. Ben’s Clinic, lectured at medical venues and published research on diabetes in disadvantaged communities. He was an active board member of the Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Foundation and held a position at the Wisconsin Medical Society. Survivors include his wife, Marion; two children; and six grandchildren.
Alfred M. Jerofke, MD, GME ’67, of Pewaukee, Wis., died Aug. 6, 2008, after a short battle with brain cancer. He was 81 years old. Dr. Jerofke immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1954. He was a general practitioner in Mercer, Wis., and a dermatologist in the Milwaukee area. From 1981-84, he served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, retiring with the rank of Lt. Col. He was also a member of many German-American organizations. His survivors include his wife, Marion; three children; and six grandchildren.
Geoff “Doc” Wandry, MD ’81, GME ’85, of Phoenix, Ariz., died July 9, 2008. He was 52 years old. Dr. Wandry was a psychiatrist at Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center of Arizona.
Bradley Wolfe Mays, MD, GME ’97, Fel ’99, of Thiensville, Wis., died July 21, 2008. He was 44 years old. Dr. Mays served as Chief of Surgery and Director of the Vascular Institute at Columbia St. Mary’s in Mequon. He also joined a private practice, now part of Madison Medical Affiliates. The son of a surgeon, Dr. Mays was a graduate of the University of Louisville Medical School in his home state of Kentucky. He came to Wisconsin as an intern and general surgery resident at the Medical College of Wisconsin, completing a general surgery fellowship in the United Kingdom and a fellowship in vascular surgery at the Medical College. His survivors include his wife, Carrie, and three daughters.
Monica T. Meier, MD ’00, of Athens, Tenn., died May 27, 2008. She was 33 years old. Dr. Meier was a family practice physician in Etowah, Tenn., and also provided free medical services at the Good Faith Clinic in Athens. She was a member of the Lawrence University Gospel Swing Choir, director of the choir at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Athens, and a soloist at masses, weddings and funerals.