Robert A. Lopez

Dr. Lopez (COR '45), 84, Westport, N.Y., died March 12, 2007. He owned practices in New York at Westport, Lake Placid, and Saranac Lake. Until 1989, Dr. Lopez also served as president and consulting veterinarian for the North County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which he founded in 1967. He volunteered his services in the Dominican Republic for Heifer International and assisted in legislative efforts to improve horse transportation standards.

Dr. Lopez was a past president of the New York State VMS and a past director of the New York State Conservation Council. He was active in several organizations, including The Westport Fish and Game Club, Essex County Fish and Game League, and Westport Chamber of Commerce. A marathon runner, Dr. Lopez was appointed to the New York State Winter Sports Education Trust and served as one of 52 torchbearers in the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics.

A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the Air Force as chief of preventive medicine and veterinary services. Dr. Lopez attained the rank of captain and received Paratrooper Wings, a Bronze Star, the Air Medal, and a Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation. His wife, Marjorie; seven daughters; and six sons survive him. Memorials may be made to High Peaks Hospice, P.O. Box 840, Saranac Lake, NY 12983; or Elizabethtown Community Hospital, 75 Park St., P.O. Box 277, Elizabethtown, NY 12932.