Philip D. Fichandler, a former veterinarian at the University, died May 3. He was 82.
Fichandler was hired as director of the Center for Animal Care at the Research Foundation in 1976. He was veterinarian there in 1981 until he retired in 1984. From 1984 until 1995, he served as a consultant.
Fichandler received his degree in veterinary medicine from Auburn University 1943. He was an officer in the Army in World War II, and also worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, spending several years in Mexico working to eradicate Hoof and Mouth Disease.
Fichandler, who lived in Storrs, was an active member of the Mansfield Senior Center. He worked on many projects and developed a computer training center, which bears a plaque in his honor.
He will be remembered for his warmth, generosity, and commitment to the needs of others.
He is survived by his six children, his grandchildren, and great-grandc hildren.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Mansfield Senior Center, 303 Maple Road, Storrs, CT 06268.