William G. Wisecup
William G. Wisecup, DVM, died May 28, 2007, at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, of a cerebral hemorrhage.
He was born March 27, 1930, in Orlando, Fla. His degrees include a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences from Kansas State University in 1953, a DVM from Kansas State University 1957 and a Master of Arts in environmental physiology from University of California, Berkeley, in 1965.
He was in private practice in Joliet, Ill., from June 1957 until May 1958, when he entered the U.S. Air Force. He began research assignments at the U.S. Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory in San Francisco, Calif., in 1959. He retired from the Air Force in 1979. He worked as a consultant for the Department of Energy, then formed his own company, W.L. Associates, to continue his consulting around the effects of non-ionizing radiation on animals.
He became executive director of the Bioelectricmagnetic Society in 1985 and with his administrative assistant, Gloria Parsley, he planned and implemented many meetings in the U.S. and overseas for 15 years.
Bill was also an AKC Obedience Judge. He showed and trained his own dogs, feeling that the judge should also work from the other side of the clipboard in order to do the best job possible. He recently trained and showed several dogs in agility, running three dogs in two classes each day for many weekends. He and his dogs earned many titles in both obedience and agility through the years.
He was an avid travel photographer, traveling first with Nevada Wier, who mentored him and helped him become an excellent photographer of people in third world countries. He also traveled with other photographers, and eventually his wife, Beth, joined him in this hobby and enjoyed many wonderful trips with him.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Beth Wisecup and two children, Bob Wisecup of Independence, Mo., and Kaye Ginsberg of Alpharetta, Ga. They gave him and Beth nine wonderful grandchildren, Kelly, Janell, Stephanie, Julie, Mark and Joel Wisecup and Jesse, Sarah and Rebecca Ginsberg. He is also survived by his sister, Emma Jean Hesse and her husband Bob of Scottsdale, Ariz., and his brother-in-law, Clark Gugler, Waukesha, Wis.