DONORS:
Nancy W. Halliwell, Robert and Jane Burton, Stan and Joan Butcher
Ms. Lynn Cyr, David and Sally Dayton, Ms. Jean Ford Deal
Mrs. Barbara Hartman, Bryan Katz, Bill and Wendy Mayrose
The Merck Foundation, Dr. John Curtis Seely, Ms. Ronna Talcott
Eugene and Dorothy Tully, Yacht and Country Club
Falconer Friends
In Memory of
William Henry
Halliwell,
DVM, PhD
B
ill Halliwell, pathologist, educator, scientist, falconer,
and devoted family man died December 27, 2013
from complications from multiple myeloma. He was
born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania on October 15, 1939. His
early childhood was spent in York County, PA and his later
childhood was divided between PA and Pompano Beach,
Florida.
He studied Civil Engineering at UF, Gainesville, and was
involved in the construction of the first 17th Street Causeway
and the East Los Olas bridges in Fort Lauderdale. He graduated
from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University
in 1964 and briefly entered general practice in Garner, NC
before joining the USAF in 1965. He was initially assigned as
the base veterinarian at the United States Air Force Academy
near Colorado Springs, CO, and was later involved in teaching
physiology, embryology, and comparative anatomy to cadets
applying to medical school. He was in charge of the Falcon
Mascot program and supervised the care and flying of the
falcons at football games. He was part of the first organized
efforts to rehabilitate injured birds of prey in the Rocky
Mountain region. Dr. Halliwell served as a military courier,
which took him to Laos and Vietnam and other parts of the
world during the Vietnam War.
After he left the military, he completed a residency and PhD
in Comparative Pathology at the University of Missouri,
and remained there as an associate professor, teaching in
the Colleges of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and the Ellis
Fischel State Cancer Hospital. While there, he initiated the first raptor rehabilitation program in the Midwest. Dr. Halliwell moved to Fort
Collins, CO and started Westpath Laboratories, which was dedicated to providing toxicological pathology expertise to the pharmaceutical
and environmental industries. As a result of some of his work, the federal government placed a
warning on gasoline pumps stating that the “inhalation of gasoline fumes have produced
tumors in laboratory animals”. He later joined Hoffman LaRoche as Director of Pathology and
was instrumental in developing one of the first drugs against HIV, and then joined Schering
Plough Research Institute, where he participated in the presentation of Ioratadine (Claritin)
to the FDA for approval, and was involved in the development of cholesterol lowering drugs,
including Zetia and Vytorin. He has over 75 publications in peer reviewed journals and has
written chapters in four books.
He and his wife Nancy retired to Boca Raton, FL in 2005 and moved to Stuart, FL in 2009
so that he could pursue his hobbies of boating and watching wildlife around and within the
Florida waterways. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, his daughter Andrea (husband Tom),
his son Michael (wife Michele), and six beautiful grandchildren.
HE MAINTAINED A LIFELONG INTEREST IN THE
PROPAGATION AND REHABILITATION OF BIRDS
OF PREY.
Photos: Above - Bill as a young man
Right Top - Captain William Halliwell USAFA, 1967
Right Bottom - One of the many publications written by Bill .
Bill was part of the first organized efforts to rehabilitate injured birds of prey in the Rocky
Mountain region. He also initiated the first raptor rehabilitation program in the Midwest.
Photos- Clockwise: Bill and his daughter Andrea at her wedding in 1994.
Bill and Nancy’s wedding August 14,1993.
Bill and Nancy’s Jamaica honeymoon cruise, 1993.
Bill’s son Michael’s wedding in May 2002. L-R: Anne (Bill’s sister), Bill, Nancy,
Michelle (bride), Michael, Andrea (Bill’s daughter), Tom and Tommy (Andreas
husband and son).
PROFESSOR WILLIAM HALLIWELL AT
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI SCHOOL
OF VETERINARY MEDICINE. HE WAS
A GRADUATE STUDENTS AND LATER
BECAME PROFESSOR OF VET. PATHOLOGY.
HE DEVELOPED THE BIRDS OF PREY
REHABILITATION CENTER THERE. 1969-1976
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