In Memoriam | Fall 2016


Frank G. Schiro, MD '43, of Sacramento, CA, died on September 13, 2015, at the age of 96. As a family physician, he took the greatest professional satisfaction in delivering babies, delivering more than 1,000 Sacramento children during his career. Survivors include three children, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Vincent Scoglietti, MD '43, of Middletown, DE, died on May 29, 2015, at the age of 95. Dr. Scoglietti served his country proudly in Europe during World War II, and returned to practice internal medicine in the Penn Hills (PA) area, serving on the staffs of St. Francis and Pittsburgh Hospitals. He is survived by six children, 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

John T. Hotter, MD '46, of Elm Grove, WI, died on July 10, 2016, at the age of 92. He is survived by two daughters and four grandchildren.

Benjamin F. Storer*, MD '47, of Lima, OH, died on August 15, 2016, at the age of 97. After serving in the US Army Air Corps until 1950, he worked as a psychiatrist at the Allen Correctional Institution (Lima), and retired in 1990. Dr. Storer is survived by five children, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.


William Gallen, MD, GME '55, of Milwaukee, died on May 20, 2016, at the age of 91. As one of the first board-certified pediatric cardiologists in the US, Dr. Gallen brought the field of pediatric cardiology to Wisconsin through his work at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Throughout more than 40 years of service, including 25 years as chief of cardiology, he treated children by the tens of thousands and was involved in introducing important procedures to Wisconsin pediatric cardiologists, such as the pediatric angiogram, cardiac catheterization and balloon atrial sepostomy. Dr. Gallen is survived by his wife, Patricia, and six children.

James A. Losito, MD '55, died on September 6, 2015.

James R. Sevenich, MD '55, of Stevens Point, WI, died on March 12, 2016, at the age of 86. He spent the majority of his career in private practice and delivered more than 4,000 babies. Dr. Sevenich was the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletics Conference diving champion in 1948 and 1950, and then became an active swimming and diving competitor in the Wisconsin Master's Program during retirement. He is survived by his wife, Bernice, six children, 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

James T. Schulz, MD '56, of Madison, WI, died on July 16, 2016, at the age of 86. He was one of the founding partners of East Madison Clinic (currently Dean Clinic). Dr. Schulz is survived by four children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.

John A. McRae, MD '57, of Laguna Woods, CA, died on December 9, 2015, at the age of 82.

James O'Brien, MD '58, of Janesville, WI, died on March 9, 2016, at the age of 82. He practiced obstetrics and gynecology for more than 35 years and was named a Fellow by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. O'Brien was an avid traveler and student of Civil War history. Survivors include his wife, Helen, three sons and eight grandchildren.

Michael W. Bottum, MD '59, of Milwaukee, died on June 27, 2016, at the age of 86. He is survived by his wife, JoAnne, seven children and 16 grandchildren.


James J. Brophy*, MD '60, of La Jolla, CA., died on December 23, 2015, at the age of 85.

James A. Clemence, MD '60, of Milwaukee, died on June 26, 2016, at the age of 81. He practiced in Hales Corners, WI, for nearly 50 years. Survivors include four children and 14 grandchildren.

Richard J. "Fuzzer" Mathews, Jr., MD '62, of Shorewood, WI, died on August 29, 2016, at the age of 80. He was a beloved OB/GYN at St. Mary's Hospital (Milwaukee) for more than 35 years. He is survived by five children and 12 grandchildren.

Gordon L. Datka, MD '63, GME '66, of Franklin, WI, died on June 21, 2016, at the age of 78. He is survived by his wife, Linda, six children, 10 grandchildren and a great-grandson.

Karl A. Lustig, MD, GME '64, of Spearfish, SD, died on June 5, 2015, at the age of 78. He practiced in several states before joining Spearfish Regional Hospital as a regional radiologist in 1992. Dr. Lustig was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and pheasant hunting. He is survived by his wife, Susan, seven children and eight grandchildren.

Loren J. Yount, MD, GME '64, of Pinehurst, NC, died on May 16, 2016, at the age of 84. Outside of his work as a surgeon in Milwaukee, he was dedicated to the Florentine Opera and the Cancer Society of Milwaukee. Survivors include a daughter and two grandchildren.

Michael P. Mehr, MD, GME '65, of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, died on June 29, 2016, at the age of 82. He practiced internal medicine in Waukesha, WI, Marshfield, WI, and Wisconsin Rapids. Dr. Mehr served on a number of professional organizations, including the Wisconsin Medical Society and the American Society of Internal Medicine, and was an avid golfer. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, eight children and 15 grandchildren.

James M. Kenney, MD '67, of Old Orchard Beach, ME, died on July 19, 2016, at the age of 75. After more than 15 years of active service, he retired as an Air Force surgeon in 2002 at the rank of Colonel. Survivors include his wife, Virginia, three children and four grandchildren.

Alexander Nichols Gunn II, MD, GME '69, of Sacramento, CA, died on March 11, 2016, at the age of 79. He was a healthcare executive for insurance provider Health Net and served throughout his career in a number of surgical and health management positions in Boston, Gloucester, MA, and California. Dr. Gunn, a supporter of the arts, travelled the world singing with the Yale Alumni Chorus. He is survived by his wife, Rhonda, three children and a granddaughter.


Yen-Jen Fuh, MD, GME '70, of Madison, WI, died on February 17, 2016, at the age of 78.

Bhrigu R. Hajra, MD, FEL '70, of Temple, TX, died on September 25, 2014, at the age of 80. He was a retired cardiologist who practiced for 28 years at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple. Survivors include his wife, Panu, two sons and a grandchild.


Marc H. Anderson, MD, GME '85, of Ledgeview, WI, died on August 20, 2016, at the age of 62. He practiced orthopaedic surgery in Green Bay and northeast Wisconsin for 30 years. In addition to being a surgeon, Dr. Anderson competed in marathons and triathlons, including two Ironman competitions. He is survived by his wife, Marian, four children and two grandchildren.


John F. Gilligan, MD, GME '95, of West Linn, OR, died on May 4, 2015, at the age of 62.


Gregory D. Harrington III, DO, MPH '08, of Battle Creek, MI, died on September 25, 2015, at the age of 55. He served as director of infectious diseases in Select Specialty Hospital in Battle Creek, Bronson Battle Creek Hospital, and Oaklawn Hospital (Marshall, Mich.), and worked for several years as medical director for the Calhoun County Public Health Department. He is survived by his wife, Jane, and three sons.


Nathan T. Rasmussen, MD, GME '11, of Madison, WI, died on May 22, 2016, at the age of 36. During his career, he practiced urology in Fairbanks, AK, Milwaukee and Eau Claire, WI.

Paul H. Barker, MD '16, of Phoenix, AZ, died on August 10, 2016, at the age of 30. He was a captain in the US Air Force and was in his first year of residency at Kessler Air Force Base in Biloxi, MS.

*MCW is grateful to these alumni for their Legacy Society membership.

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