Terrance Curtin, ‘54 DVM, MS, PhD, Raleigh, N.C., died on Dec. 15, 2020, at 94. Curtin began practicing after graduation but the lure of academia led him to hold faculty positions at Purdue University, the University of Missouri, and North Carolina State University. Curtin served as the founding dean for NCSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine from 1981 to 1992. He is survived by his wife Sharon; his sister; four children; stepdaughter; three grandchildren; step-granddaughter; and step-grandson.
Joseph “Doc” McGlynn, ’60 DVM, Gay Mills, Wis., died on Oct. 31, 2021, at 92. McGlynn and his wife settled down in Soldiers Grove, Wis., in 1960, and there he practiced as a veterinarian until his retirement in 1996. He was an avid reader, and his favorite books to read were biographies, poetry, and Russian literature. McGlynn is survived by his wife Barb; his three children; 13 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and his nephew.
Ann Haugen, ’09 DVM, Milton, Wash., died on Oct. 10, 2021, at 38. Haugen moved to Washington shortly after graduation and worked as a veterinarian for 12 years until she passed away. In addition to caring for animals as a clinician, she rescued several dogs over the years, including one named Zim who was at her side when she passed. Haugen is survived by her parents, sister, brother, niece, nephew, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Robert “Bob” Stoll, ’82 DVM, Sandpoint, Idaho, died on Nov. 29, 2021, at 69. After graduation, Stoll built his first veterinary practice in McCall, Idaho in 1982. Later in 1994, he and his family moved to Sandpoint in 1994 and opened Animal Medical Care. Stoll is remembered for having a passion for sailing, skiing, and all creatures, great and small. He is survived by his wife Heidi; his daughter; Laura; his sons Will, Erik, and Kurt; and his loyal dog companion, Anker.
Ivan Berg, ’60 DVM, West Fargo, N.D., died on Dec. 2, 2021, at 87. He worked for a short time in private practice before starting a long career at North Dakota State University, where he worked from 1965 to his retirement in 1997. Berg spent 27 of those 31 years in the university’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. He is survived by his wife, Janice; three daughters; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a brother; cousins; and many nieces and nephews.
William “Bill” Horne, ’54 DVM, Eagan, Minn., died on Nov. 25, 2021, at 94. Horne ran both large- and small-animal veterinary practices during his career. Among his achievements was performing open-heart surgery on a poodle in 1983. Outside his profession, he led an active civic life and was a nationally ranked bridge player. Horner is survived by his six children, his sister-in-law, 11 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.
David G. Blahna, ’78 DVM, ’08 PhD, MPH, Mechanicsburg, Penn., died on Oct. 20, 2021, at 74. Blahna spent much of his career managing a veterinary practice. Later on, he worked for six years as a veterinary medical officer for the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services. He is survived by his wife Linda Brown Warren; his two sons; his two step-daughters; one grandchild; two sisters, Mary Cieplinski of Las Vegas, NV, and Beverly McCarthy of Moorpark, CA; four nephews and nieces; and a sister-in-law.
Tamene Melkamu, DVM, Dr. Med. Vet, ’10 PhD, St. Paul, died on Nov. 30 at age 59. Melkamu held several roles over the course of the 11 years he spent studying and working at the College of Veterinary Medicine, including serving as an assistant scientist, becoming one of the first trainees to be funded on the Comparative Medicine and Pathology T32 grant, and working as a research associate. After leaving the U, Melkamu worked for several years as a senior research scientist at Recombinetics, Inc. He is survived by his wife, Zewditu Gunja; five daughters; his parents; six siblings; and his extended and chosen family beyond.
Ed Pavek, ’63 DVM, Minnetonka, Minn., died on Oct. 22, 2021, at 87. After working at a couple of veterinary practices, Pavek and his wife Jane opened the Pavek Animal Hospital in 1978 and ran it until his retirement in 2019. He is survived by his wife, four children, and six grandchildren.