MEMORIAL SERVICE 6/23 - The passing of Richard (Dick) Montali
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
The world of zoo and wildlife veterinary medicine lost one of our treasures this past weekend (26 May) with the passing of Richard (Dick) Montali. Dick was one of the early pioneers of zoological pathology, having served as Chief Pathologist for the Smithsonian National Zoo for 29 years. He also worked at the Taronga Zoo in Australia, Johns Hopkins Medical School, and with the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. For many years, Dick spearheaded the Annual CL Davis Clinical Pathology Workshop at AAZV Annual Conferences.
(photo courtesy of Larry Vogelnest)
The memorial service for Dick Montali will be on the morning of Saturday, June 23 at 10:00 a.m. It will take place at:
St. Joseph-on-Carrollton-Manor Catholic Church
5843 Manor Woods Rd.
Frederick, MD 21703
Please join the family for a Catholic memorial mass, followed by a luncheon.
In lieu of flowers, you may wish to contribute to a commemorative bench offered by the Smithsonian National Zoo, where Dick worked for 30 years. Please send checks in any amount to Michael Montali, 413 Bowdoin St., San Francisco, CA 94134, and write "zoo bench" on the check.