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  News from the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association                                                    Summer 2010

Three MVMA Members Pass Away

Hugh Elliott Binks, DVM
Dr. Hugh Elliott Binks died on May 29, 2010, after a short illness. He was born August 31, 1922, in Elgin County, Ontario, the 7th of 13 children of George and Flossie Fulmer Binks. He was reared on the family dairy farm and attended local schools. During World War II he instructed pilots from Canada, Australia, and Great Britain as an officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force. After the War, he attended Ontario Veterinary College, graduating in 1949. He moved to Kentucky with his wife and two small children to establish and operate a country farm veterinary practice in

Anderson County, Kentucky. In 1963, he accepted employment with the University of Maryland where he served several years as Maryland State Veterinarian and, at his retirement, was the Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Agriculture.

Dr. Binks was active in a number of veterinary associations, Rotary Clubs and churches. He authored books on the History of Animal Disease Programs in Maryland and on the Binks Family Genealogy. He was an affable man, an avid reader with a sharp and inquisitive mind; he loved to garden and took up genealogy as a hobby after moving to Maine in 2003.

If desired, a memorial donation honoring his life’s dedication to animal health may be made to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, 1931 N. Meacham Road, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173, or to a charity of your choice.

Fancis J. (Frank) Bertozzi, Jr., VMD
On March 10, 2010, Francis J. “Frank” Bertozzi, Jr., VMD, of Baldwin, beloved husband of Linda (nee Doire) Bertozzi; devoted father of Kimberly Heidelbach & her husband Brian, Scott F. Bertozzi & his wife Jessica and Nicholas R. Bertozzi & his wife Lindsey; cherished grandfather of Ian & Evan Heidelbach, Lily, Baxter & Jackson Bertozzi; dear brother of Jean LaPorte, David Bertozzi, Lynn Moran, Nancy Darnell, Janet Faucher & Donald Bertozzi.

Dr. Bertozzi, a resident of Baltimore County, was a longtime member of the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association who specialized in equine veterinary medicine. Frank will be sorely missed at MVMA. Our condolences go out to his entire family.

Cards may be sent to The Bertozzi Family at 4 Kincaid Court, Baldwin, Maryland 21013. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Frank’s name may be made to University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, 3800 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6047

Edward M. Gofreed, DVM
Lifetime member of the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association Dr. Edward M. Gofreed, a long time Southern Maryland veterinarian, passed away early Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at the age of 85.

Dr. Ed started & owned Indian Head Animal Hospital in Fort Washington until his retirement in June 1991 at which time he passed on his practice to two of his sons, veterinarians Andrew & Eric Gofreed, but kept his veterinary license current until today.

Dr. Gofreed, was the beloved husband of the late Marjorie S. Gofreed; father of Howard, Andrew (Tonia), Eric (Joanne) and Deborah (Carlton Tolsdorf) Gofreed; brother of Herbert Gofreed. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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