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Chirobituaries

among his contemporaries, and a man of unquestioned integrity. His friend and colleague for 30 years, Kerwin Winkler, DC, commented on the loss that Dr. Maurer’s passing represents, saying, “Nobody brought to the table the depth and breadth of his knowledge and wisdom.” Dr. Winkler praised, as well, Dr. Maurer’s “unwavering loyalty and service to the American Chiropractic Association.”

Dr. Maurer graduated from Lincoln Chiropractic College in 1961, and was board certified in radiology. From 1973, he served on the

post-graduate faculty in radiology Health Sciences in Lombard, IL.

for He

the National University of served as Michigan’s ACA

delegate from 1980 to 1991. Chiropractor of the Year by

In 1983, Dr. Maurer was named the Michigan State Chiropractic

Association, and received its legislative leadership award in 1987. He held various elected positions in the American Chiropractic College of Radiology and on the ACA’s Council on Diagnostic Imaging. He served for seven years on the ACA Board of Governors, first as Governor of ACA’s District #2 – which includes Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Canada. In 1997, he was elected Chairman of the Board of Governors, a position he held until 1999, also serving as a member of the ACA Executive Committee.

That same year, Dr. Maurer was named as Chairman of the new Journal of the American Chiropractic Association (JACA) Editorial Review Committee, a position he stamped uniquely with his far- reaching vision and immense energy until his death. The committee became the JACA Editorial Board in 2002, in recognition of the quality and quantity of effort provided under his leadership to assure that ACA publication standards never faltered. He was also Editor-in- Chief of ACA Press, the publishing arm of the ACA. In 2001, Dr.

Maurer was named ACA Chiropractor of recognized at the 2003 National Chiropractic with one of the association’s highest honors –

the

Year.

He

was

Legislative Conference the Chairman’s Award

  • for

his

many

contributions

to

the

ACA

and

to

the

profession.

Dr. Maurer poured his considerable energies into those projects that, in his belief, would benefit the future of chiropractic. As its fundraising chairman, Dr. Maurer became one of the driving forces behind the creation of the Florida State University College of

Chiropractic. participating Decade. Dr.

He also embarked on a collaborative effort with health care organizations in the U.S. Bone & Joint Maurer volunteered to represent ACA in the Decade’s

effort to educate the public about diseases of the bones during the final two years of his life, a responsibility that out in his typical manner – with vigor and a wealth of fresh

and joints he carried ideas. Dr.

Maurer wrote and published

two textbooks, contributed several chapters to numerous articles in scientific and trade journals.

others,

Dr. Maurer practiced at the Kalamazoo Chiropractic Center with Valdis Muizznieks, DC. He is survived by a son, Lance, who is studying to become a doctor of chiropractic at Logan College of Chiropractic, and a daughter, Terry, who is married and has two children.

2003 (May 21): e-mail forwarded from Glenda Wiese, M.A. ():

From: Sent: To:

Palmer Communications Tuesday, May 20, 2003 1:22 PM Palmer Communications

Subject: Harry Bimonte, D.C.: 1947-2003

Dr. Harry Bimonte, a long-time Palmer faculty member, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, in New Washington, Ohio. Visitation will be Thursday, with burial Friday in Ohio.

Harry Bimonte was born in Paterson, N.J., on Dec. 24, 1947, graduating from Clifton (N.J.) High School in 1966. After earning his D.C. degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1976, he received a

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  • B.

    S. in liberal studies from the University of the State of New York in

    • 1988.

      In 1996 he received an M.S. in Health Services Administration

from the University of St. Francis. He was also a registered medical technologist.

He joined the Palmer faculty in 1975, then practiced full-time in Florida from 1980 to 1986. In 1986 he returned to PCC, teaching diagnosis. He was a member of the ICA and was listed in the Who's Who in International Chiropractic in 1979. In March 1995, he became chairman of the Chiropractic Protocol Department. He served on the publications review committee, among others. He left Palmer in February 2001, and practiced chiropractic in New Washington, Ohio. He also worked as a consultant in forensic science.

Remembering Dr. Bimonte, the president of the Palmer Chiropractic Colleges, Guy Riekeman, D.C., said, "Harry was a great friend of Palmer College and he personally helped me through difficult

times with my daughter's passing. fondly."

I will always remember him

Said Dr. Mark Doerrfeld, president of the Palmer Faculty Senate, and fellow faculty member in the Business and Philosophy Department, "We will always remember Harry just because he was Harry. He was an avid sports fan and devoted to the New York teams. Harry was a great friend, a great person and a great mentor. I will always remember him because he introduced me to the wonderful world of calzones. He will be dearly missed."

He is survived by his wife, Teresa, daughters Heather and Nicole, a son, Anthony, and two grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established with the Palmer Development Office. Contact Karla Johnson at 884-5609 for more information.

2003 (Summer): Alumni Report (Southern California University of Health Sciences) [27(1)] includes:

  • -

    “In memoriam: Patrick Lackey – 1929” (p. 15):

Dr. Patrick Lackey of Oceanside, CA died on July 17, 2003. His wife, Clara C. Lackey, was a 1942 graduate of Los Angeles College of Chiropractic and she preceded her husband in death by three years.

Dr. Lackey held dual degrees in practicing in the Los Angeles area

chiropractic and naturopathy,

for

many

years.

He

was

a

proponent of increasing educational standards within alternative health care education and spent many years teaching in addition to his

private practice. California College

He served as

Academic

of Chiropractic

from 1944

Dean of the Southern to 1945 just prior to its

merger with LACC. He concurrently sister institution, the College of Surgeons, from 1944 to 1946.

served as president of SCCC’s Naturopathic Physicians and

In addition to his career in chiropractic and naturopathic education, Dr. Lackey played an important political role within the chiropractic profession. In 1939, he served as president of the National-Affiliated Chiropractors of California, an early broad-scoped

professional organization. Chiropractic Association

,

After the formation of the California during the 1940s, he served that

organization as its president from 1959 to 1960.

Both of the Lackeys were avid golfers and Patrick maintained an outstanding collection of classic golf clubs and memorabilia. He had been a member of the Riviera Country Club and, in 1952, he was the Tournament Chairman for the Los Angeles Open.

Patrick’s brother, William D. Lackey, also graduated from LACC in 1941, and preceded his brother in death by several years. William’s eldest daughter was named Patricia – in honor of his older brother.

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    “In memoriam: Joseph Berg – 1944” (p. 15):

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