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In Memoriam

Remembering those in our college who have recently passed away.


2022

Dr. Marilyn Mittenthal

Dr. Marilyn Mittenthal, age 67, died peacefully on October 16, 2022, with family by her side.  Dr. Mittenthal is survived by her spouse, her children, her brothers and two nephews. Our condolences to her loved ones.

Dr. Edward James Potchen

Dr. E. James Potchen (b. December 2, 1932), passed away peacefully on August 20, 2022, at the age of 89.  Dr. Potchen was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. He was married to his wonderful wife Geri for over 65 years and together they have four children, 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild.  Our condolences to his loved ones.

Dr. Shirley Siew

Professor Shirley Siew passed away peacefully on June 16, 2022, at the age of 97. Dr. Siew leaves behind 10 nieces and nephews, 12 great nieces and nephews, many close colleagues, relatives, and friends. Our condolences to her loved ones.

Dr. Anthony J. Malcoun

Dr. Anthony J. Malcoun passed away at the age of 84 on May 22nd. He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, his four children, ten grandchildren, four siblings, and large extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins. Our condolences to his loved ones.

2021

Dr. Paul C. Linnell

Dr. Paul C. Linnell, beloved husband, father and former MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine clinical faculty, passed away on October 20, 2021, surrounded by his family. Our condolences to his loved ones.

Dr. Paul Stein

"Dr. Paul Stein, professor of internal medicine in the Department of Osteopathic Medical Specialties, joined the college in 2011. He was a prolific scholar, amassing five books, 60 book chapters, 597 articles, and countless lectures and interviews over his lifetime. Dr. Stein had an exceptional interest in pulmonary embolism and was a pioneer in interventional cardiology and cardiac catheterization.  An animated storyteller about the early years in interventional cardiology, his quick wit and laugh will be missed.  He was awarded the Research Excellence Award from MSUCOM in 2013, the Patenge Medal from MSUCOM in 2017, and was named a GIANT in Chest Medicine by the American College of Chest Physicians in 2019."
-- Dr. Mary Hughes, chairperson, Osteopathic Medical Specialties

Dr. Herbert L. Whittier

On June 6 of this year Herbert L. Whittier, former Associate Director for the Institute of International Health in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, passed away following a several-year struggle with multiple health issues, a decline many trace back to the 2010 loss of his wife and anthropological colleague, Patricia Jenks Whittier. 

Dr. William Falls

"Compassion: sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress, together with a desire to alleviate. That is how we will remember our colleague, educator and friend - Dr. William Falls, a true gentleman. His esteemed career of 40 years at the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine is unmeasurable. His dedication to the education of future osteopathic physicians will be forever ingrained in how they practice medicine. We will not forget his leadership, kindness and patience.  We stand on his shoulders and hope that through the past years we all have made him proud."
-- M. Beth Courey, director of scheduling and student activities

2020

Dr. Michael Doyle 

Dr. Myron Beal 

Dr. Lewin Wyatt

Dr. William Pintal

Dr. Timothy Francisco

Dr. James Morgan

Dr. Rowland Hinds

Dr. Mei-Hui Tai

Dr. Harold Ruettinger