Faculty, Staff and Friends Memorial
Henry Krystal, a psychiatrist whose greatest contributions were to the research and understanding of post-traumatic stress discorder. As professor emeritus of psychiatriy at MSUCOM, found major symptoms in victims of trauma were frequently overlooked. He was also a concentration camp survivor and Holocaust trauma expert, died on October 8, 2015 at the age of 90.
David Fiddler, an osteopathic physician from Minden, Ontario, was a keystone to MSUCOM’s program of recruiting Canadian students to our college to increase that nation’s supply of osteopathic physicians. He had worked for more than 20 years as an emergency room doctor at Ross Memorial Hospital, and succumbed to cancer on March 18.
Dr. Lon Hoover was known for his commitment to osteopathic principles and practice, his easy style of instruction, and his passion for mountain-climbing (he’d train by running the stairs of Fee Hall with a heavy backpack). A faculty member in MSUCOM’s Department of Family Medicine from 1977 to 1996, he also served as a consultant in osteopathic medicine for the MSU Division of Athletic Medicine.
He served as president of the American Academy of Osteopathy, and receive the Distinguished Service Award from the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians. A longtime hiker and mountaineer, he conquered Mt. Rainier six times, led more than 100 climbs, and participated in 50 others, including the treacherous Mt. Anyegaqen in China at age 50.
On Thursday, May 8, he lost his battle with Parkinson’s disease.
A memorial service for Dr. Hoover will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 25, at the campus chapel of the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington. In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts to the donor’s favorite charity in his name. Those who have memories they would like shared at the service may send them to Carolyn Hoover,firstname.lastname@example.org, 253-759-1161.
W. Donald Weston, M.D. lived his life in harmony and accordance with his favorite quotation: "When old dreams die, new ones come to take their place. God pity a one dream man." Don died May 20, 2014 with his wife Tricia by his side. He walked many paths and fulfilled many dreams during his lifetime: husband, father, physician, athlete, teacher, sailor, world traveler. Dr. Weston was recruited to Michigan in 1968 to join the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine (MSUCHM).