Word of Mouth Summer 2016/In Memoriam

Dr. Robert L. Gordon (’73) died May 31 at age 68. Gordon opened the first dental practice in Belvedere, South Carolina, where he served the community for 45 years. Survivors include wife Cynthia, four children and nine grandchildren.

Dr. Paul J. LaSala (’75) died April 15 at age 69. LaSala, a Vietnam veteran, practiced in Claxton, Georgia, for over 40 years. He enjoyed motorcycles and body-building and was named overall Masters National Bodybuilding Champion in the over-60 men’s division in 2007.

Dr. David R. Thomason (’80) died May 12 at age 62. He practiced dentistry in Augusta, Georgia. Survivors include wife Karen and children Tiffany, Lindsey and Michael.

Dr. Robert L. Stone (’95) died May 1 in Columbus, Georgia, at age 46. He served as a maxillofacial surgeon in the U.S. Army at Brook Army Medical Center, as well as overseas in South Korea, Honduras and Afghanistan. Survivors include his parents, William and Diane Stone, sister Dawn and brothers David and Timothy.

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