Obituaries

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, November 1993:
Greg Miller, 38, cofounder of the
Primarily Primates sanctuary in San
Antonio, Texas, died October 7 at his home
in Allegan, Michigan, of complications
resulting from a prolonged bout with AIDS.
Local newspapers took note of his courage.
“Greg’s greatest joy in life was working with
animals,” relatives agreed. He joined
Wallace Swett in starting Primarily Primates
in 1978, after gaining experience with mon-
keys during a stint at the San Antonio Zoo,
and remained involved with the sanctuary
until 1988.

OBITUARIES

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, October 1993:
Marty Rosenthal, 79, died August 31 at her home in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
The daughter of Lutheran missionaries who served in Africa, Rosenthal was born at Au,
Switzerland, in 1914, a few hundred yards from the Austrian border and the outbreak of
World War I. She met her husband of 55 years, Fritz Rosenthal, then a German chemistry
student, while hiking near Wengen, Switzerland. Escaping the Nazis, they emigrated to
the U.S. in 1938. Marty Rosenthal became involved in animal rights circa 1975, according
to daughter Esther Mechler, after reading Peter Singer’s book Animal Liberation. She
became an active member of the New Jersey Animal Rights Alliance, the Animal Welfare
Association, and, having become a Unitarian, encouraged the Unitarian church to adopt
positions favorable to animals. She also encouraged a neighborhood teenager, Bernard Unti,
to become involved in the cause. Unti subsequently served several years on staff at the
American Anti-Vivisection Society. In 1981, Rosenthal and Mechler formed the Marian
Rosenthal Koch Fund in memory of Rosenthal’s youngest daughter, who died in 1971 at age
26. Projects of the Koch Fund include the video production company Focus on Animals and
Spay U.S.A., now sponsored by the North Shore Animal League.

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OBITUARIES

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, September 1993:

Mark Loren Morris, DVM, 92,
credited with coining the term “companion
animal,” died July 8 in Naples, Florida, of
atherosclerosis. Born in Hendersonville,
Colorado, Morris earned his veterinary
diploma from Cornell University in 1925
and took over an established practice in
Edison, New Jersey, where he set up the
Raritan Animal Hospital, one of the first
facilities of its kind, and pioneered the prac-
tice of small-animal medicine as a specialty.
Formerly, most veterinarians traveled from
farm to farm, mainly treating livestock.

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OBITUARIES

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, June 1993:

Mycologist Catherine Roberts
died on April 12. Roberts received her
Ph.D. at the University of California at
Berkeley in 1943. A pioneer in affirming
the ethical responsibility of humans toward
animals, Roberts published her book The
Scientific Conscience in 1967. This book
contained one of the earliest criticisms by a
respected scientist of such experiments as
the maternal deprivation studies done on
infant monkeys. Roberts was also author of
many articles on behalf of animals, and
another book, Science, Animals and
Evolution, which appeared in 1980. In this,

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OBITUARIES

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, May 1993:

Cesar Chavez, 66, died in his
sleep April 25 in San Luis, Arizona. Best
known as founder of the United Farm
Workers union, Chavez was a self-educated
former fruit picker, a staunch advocate of
Gandhian nonviolent tactics for social
change, a vegetarian from early youth on,
and a longtime member of the Animal Rights
Network Inc. advisory board.

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