The Department of Animal Sciences remembers members of our community we have lost.


Lois N. George, 96, passed away on Nov. 8, 2018. She retired after many enjoyable years of service from the Ohio State University, working in the Animal Science Department Meat Laboratory. Her obituary can be found here.


Dr. Sandra Velleman provided the following rememberance for Dr. Glyde Marsh, MS in Poultry Science 1948. “Dr. Glyde Marsh was a faculty member of our Poultry Science Dept for 24 years and retired in 1985.  He was still active with the poultry companies and OPA until his death. He was also active in local city government until his death.” A number of new outlets posted tributes to Dr. Marsh including The Columbus DispatchWSYX/WTTE, and This Week Community News.


John Massie, BS in Dairy Science, 1951- A graduate of Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, he enlisted in the US Air Force, and became a pilot, serving in Korea and northern Africa. His rank after four years was First Lieutenant. Just before enlisting, he married Genevieve Mae Oestreich Massie of Ritzville, Wash., his loving wife of 54 years before her passing in 2007. He was a long time resident of Oregon, starting his first job as an Oregon State University Extension Agent for Linn County in Albany. In 1971, when the opportunity to become the head of the Extension Service in Tillamook County was presented to him, he moved his family to Tillamook, and continued with the Extension Service until his retirement in 1990. He thoroughly enjoyed his time as an extension agent in Tillamook as his education had focused on animal husbandry. You can find his obituary:John William Massie