January 2015

Longtime pedorthist Bill Meanwell dies

Bill Meanwell, CPed, died on November 14, 2014, in Broken Arrow, OK. He was 63. A longtime pedorthist, most recently in private practice as owner of Corethotics in Tulsa, OK, Meanwell also taught at the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology in Okmulgee and at the International School of Pedorthics, which he founded, in Broken Arrow.

He also supported the McLean, VA-based Pedorthic Footcare Association’s continuing education programming.

In a “statement of memory” Meanwell’s colleagues Matthew Doring, sales manager for Newton, NJ-based Engineered Silicone Products; Pat Chappel, owner of Lake Forest, CA-based Rybo Medical; and Bruce McDonald, owner Pine Tree Orthopedic Lab in Livermore Falls, ME, noted, “Bill Meanwell was a man who dedicated his life to education and training in the field of pedorthics. Bill had a knack for making the most boring material interesting with his one liners and puns—the ultimate pun master. Bill left a positive impression on many people’s lives inside and outside of the industry and he needs to be remembered for his dedication, sense of humor, and willingness to help anyone.”

Meanwell is survived by his wife, Kathy; daughters, Melissa Decker and Christina Rotramel; and grandchildren, Gabrielle Meanwell, Zoe Headley, and Evan and Kenyon Decker.

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