In Memoriam: Departed AAP Members

We honor these members of the American Academy of Periodontology known to have passed away and extend our sympathy and condolences to their families, colleagues and friends.

Death notices (name, residence, date of death) are posted as they are made available and will remain on this page for a two-year period after the date of death. In addition, deceased members' names are printed in the Annual Meeting On-site Program and special mention is made during the General Assembly.

The AAP makes a contribution to the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation in their memory annually. Click here to give a memorial gift to the AAP Foundation for a deceased colleague.

When available, links to obituaries are also provided. Click on the member’s name to access this information.

Name Residence Decease Date
Morton Amsterdam, DDS Bala Cynwyd, PA 6/27/14
Connie L Drisko, DDS Augusta, GA 6/22/14
Thomas E Holbrook, DDS Tampa, FL 5/06/14
James E Holloway III, DDS Hot Springs, AR 4/21/2014
Robert S Matthews, DDS Anchorage, AK 3/23/2014
Robert E Christenson San Diego, CA 2/08/2014
David W Wardlaw, DDS Salinas, CA 2/03/2014
Marshall S Manne, DDS Saint Louis, MO 1/31/2014
John D Berman, DDS Australia 1/28/2014
Larry D Mabile, DDS San Diego, CA 1/25/2014
Jack H Mishkin, DDS Miami Beach, FL 1/06/2014
Russell J Nisengard, DDS, PhD Williamsville, NY 12/05/2013
Stephen Kobernick, DDS Clearwater, FL 11/23/13
Charles J Mahan, DMD Missouri City, TX 11/22/13
David G Stahl, DMD Manchester, NH 10/20/13
Leslie M Salkin, DDS Blue Bell, PA 10/15/13
Paul B Alper, DDS Lexington, MA 10/8/2013
Gilbert V Oliver, DMD Pinole, CA 9/17/13
Robert E Christenson San Diego, CA 2/08/2014
Leon A Weiss, DDS Swampscott, MA 9/13/2013
Jan H Egelberg, DDS Sweden 9/06/13
Henry M. Swenson, DDS Indianapolis, IN 7/21/2013
Oreste D Zanni, DDS Methuen, MA 7/15/13
Dina M Vargas-Price, DDS, MSc Ottawa, ON, Canada 7/6/2013
Carlos Castro-Barrera, DMD Brookline, MA 6/30/2013
David R. Neal, DDS Memphis, TN 05/03/2013
James L. Madigan, DDS Knoxville, TN 4/25/2013
T W Schroeder, BA, DDS Daytona Beach, FL 4/22/2013
Stanley P. Hazen, DDS, MS Arlington, VA 4/12/2013
Robert C. Brackett, DDS, MS Naperville, IL 3/11/2013
Gary W. Alexander, DDS Bellmore, NY 2/21/2013
Stanley E. Ross, DDS Boca Raton, FL 2/12/2013
Carroll C. Gillespie Austin, TX 2/1/2013
E. Earl Moore, DDS Dallas, TX 1/27/2013
W. Paul Sommer, DDS Tulsa, OK 1/19/2013
Daniel M. Staub, DDS Boca Raton, FL 1/14/2013
Maurice Goldberg, DDS Miami Beach, FL 1/13/2013
Howard A. Schwartz, DDS Englewood, NJ 1/10/2013
William F. Killian DDS, MS O'Fallon, IL 1/5/2013
Richard D. Wilson, DDS Glen Allen, VA 12/11/2012
Joseph Duncan Blades, DDS Houston, TX 12/10/2012
Robert S. Schoor, DDS Cherry Hill, NJ 11/17/2012
Keith J. Lemmerman, DMD Cincinnati, OH 11/11/2012
Robert W. Koch, DMD Brooksville, FL 10/28/2012
William L. Purifoy, DDS Fort Worth, TX 10/19/2012
Jonathan M Payne IV, DDS Dallas, TX 10/8/2012
Robert J. Detamore, DDS Carmel, IN 9/12/2012
Leo Kupp, PhD, DDS Rochester, MN 7/22/2012
Bernard J. Doyle, DDS Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 7/16/2012
Harry A. Dalin, DDS Chesterfield, MO 7/13/2012

The American Academy of Periodontology encourages its members to assist in providing timely, accurate information regarding the recent deaths of AAP members. To notify the AAP, contact Member Services via e-mail (,fax (312-573-3225), or mail:

American Academy of Periodontology
Membership Department
737 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60611-6660

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