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Spring 2019







John E. Moran (NICO), Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., Jan. 26. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII as a part of Company A, 20th Armored Infantry Battalion, 10th Armored Division, known as the “Tiger Division.” While at war, he was involved in fierce combat and the liberation of a concentration camp. He practiced optometry into his mid-80s before retiring.


Paul Edward Todd (NICO), Central City, Ky., Sept. 11, 2018. He served in the U.S. military. He served as president of the Kentucky Optometric Association, was president and 70-year member of the Central City Lions Club, and was a dedicated member of the Volunteers in Mission program.


Robert E. Collins (NICO), Brentwood, Tenn., Aug. 20, 2018.

James B. Hasler (NICO), Reedsburg, Wis., Oct. 19, 2018. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was stationed in the U.S. and Great Britain. He was a former Wisconsin Optometric Association president, creator of the North Central U.S. Optometric Association, and served on the Wisconsin Optometric Examining Board. He was a member of the ICO Alumni Council and Board of Trustees, and in his retirement, researched and co-wrote an extensive history of ICO. Active in his community, he served as chair of the Reedsburg Planning Commission, playing an integral role in its industrial and commercial revitalization efforts in the late 20th century. In his spare time, he entertained as a member of the quartet 3 Docs and a Digger.

Theodore Jackson Reynolds III (NICO), Nicholasville, Ky., Dec. 20, 2018. He was in the U.S. Navy serving in the Pacific theater. He was very involved in civic, educational, and charitable organizations, including the Rotary Club, where he received the prestigious Paul Harris Award.

Donald L. MacDaniel (NICO), Connersville, Ind., Feb. 28. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was assigned to the 1,661st Engineer Utility Detachment Unit. He practiced in Connersville, where he served on the Fayette Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees and was active in numerous community organizations.

Herbert Paul Wechsler (NICO), Lyndhurst, Ohio, Jan. 29. He served in the U.S. Army infantry as part of the Rainbow Division during WWII in Central Europe.



Richard Rothweiler, Wichita, Kan., Oct. 8, 2018. He practiced in Hoisington, Kan., until his retirement in 1985.


William K. Riedel, Williamsville, N.Y., Feb. 26. He was active in the profession for more than 50 years. He served as president of the Western New York Society of Optometrists, was a life member of the New York State Optometric Association, and served as a Deputy Examiner for the New York State Board of Optometric Examiners.

Vernon M. Roudebush, Tucson, Ariz., Jan. 26. He was a 2nd lieutenant in the Air Force ROTC and went into service in Marana, Ariz. He practiced in Safford until his retirement in 1990. He was a past president of the Arizona Optometric Association, an honorary lifetime member of Lions Club International, and served as president of the Safford chapter. He also served on the Arizona Parks Board and, as chairman, was instrumental in bringing a Braille map to Kartchner Caverns State Park in Benson, Ariz.


Francis J. Moes, Green Bay, Wis., Feb. 3. He served in the U.S. Army and was deployed to South Korea and Japan.  He founded Moes Vision Center in Green Bay, Wis., where he practiced for 50 years.


H. Charles “Chuck” Lindman, Deerbrook, Wis., Jan. 22. He was an active member in the Lakeshore Optometric Society and the Wisconsin Optometric Association.

Gregory J. Oswald, Raleigh, N.C., Aug. 31, 2018. He served in the U.S. Air Force as an Optometry Officer. He practiced in Youngstown until his retirement in 1993.


Wayne E. Wall, Green Valley, Ariz., June 1, 2018. He served in the U.S. Army as a helicopter pilot. He practiced in Kiel and Sheboygan, Wis., for 48 years before retiring to Arizona in 2014.




David P. Bartels, Amherst, N.Y., Sept. 27, 2018. During his career he founded two practices, became a Fellow in the Orthokeratology Academy of America, and was a member of the Western New York Society of Optometrists.


Gerald Henderson, Papillion, Neb., Aug. 25, 2018. He served in the U.S. Army as an officer in the Medical Service Corps for three years. He retired as a major in the U.S. Army Reserve, after 20+ years of service.



Louis Russell Margitza, Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 17. He was an active part of the Las Vegas optometric community for more than 25 years and a member of the Nevada Optometric Association.



Allyce Reetz, Clearwater Fla., Dec. 24, 2018. She was highly respected by her colleagues at National Vision, and her patients admired her honesty and compassion. In memory of Dr. Reetz, her ICO classmates have started a giving campaign in her honor. Funds donated will be designated to her name placed on the donor wall in ICO’s new Dr. Robert and Lena Lewenson Center for Pediatric and Binocular Vision.



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The following abbreviations denote predecessor names of the Illinois College of Optometry.
NICO: Northern Illinois College of Optometry
CCO: Chicago College of Optometry
MCO: Monroe College of Optometry

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