Three MVMA Members Pass
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
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
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
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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