Notices sorted by graduation date.
Beverly K. Peter (Med ’30) of Beckley, W.Va., died Oct. 9, 2008. Dr. Peter was an eye, ear, nose and throat physician on the staff of Beckley Hospital from 1935 until he retired in 1974. He celebrated his 100th birthday in January 2007.
John J. Smith (Grad ’32) of Homewood, Ala., died June 15, 2008. Mr. Smith worked as an associate with Murphy, Hanna and Woodall; as an assistant professor at U.Va.; in the Office of the Solicitor at the U.S. Department of Labor; and as an enforcement attorney for the Office of Price Administration. During World War II, he also served as legal counsel for Bechtel-McCone Corp., after which he was in private practice of law for 56 years in the Birmingham area. He authored a book, Selected Principles of the Law of Contracts, Negotiable Instruments, and Sales. Active in his community, Mr. Smith served on many committees and received many awards. He founded and served as commissioner and director of the Homewood Joy Open Baseball League for 14 years.
Clement B. Lathrop (Col ’34 A/M) of Richmond, Va., died May 11, 2008. He was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity. A World War II veteran, Mr. Lathrop served in the U.S. Army and later ran the Lathrop Equipment Company. An avid tennis player and golfer, Mr. Lathrop played both sports well into his 90s.
Peter Martin (Com ’34 L/M) of New York City died Oct. 16, 2008. Mr. Martin was a World War II veteran.
Dabney von Knobloch Moon (Col ’34, Med ’38 L/M) of Plainfield, N.J., died Dec. 7, 2008. During World War II, he served as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Air Forces. Before retiring in 1988, Dr. Moon was a physician at Muhlenberg Hospital and had his own private practice in Plainfield. Surviving are three daughters, including Susan Washington Moon (Col ’82 L/M).
Ellen Buchanan (Educ ’36) of Northwood, Ohio, died June 22, 2008.
Winifred Pugh Hudson (Educ ’36) of Alexandria, Va., died July 4, 2008. She worked at the Federal Reserve System and later was active in the TWIG volunteer organization that helps the Inova Alexandria Hospital.
Edwin W. Vaughan (Med ’37) of Greensboro, N.C., died June 27, 2008. During World War II, he served as physician for the Overseas Replacement Depot in Greensboro. He was the area railroad physician for Southern Railway and, in 1940, began his practice in Greensboro as a partner in the Gilmore Clinic, where he served until his retirement. Following his retirement from private practice, he served as medical director for Southern Life Insurance Company for 10 years. Dr. Vaughan was inducted into the 50-Year Club of the North Carolina Medical Society in 1987.
Benita McCarthy Drumm (Nurs ’38, ’41) of Barboursville, Va., died June 2, 2008. Ms. Drumm served as the first director of nursing at Stonewall Jackson Hospital in Lexington, a position she held for five years. In the 1960s, she helped organize the Republican Party in Rockbridge County and, in later years, she switched parties and became a Democratic Party activist. After retiring from nursing in the early 1960s, Ms. Drumm was a real estate broker with Tilson Real Estate in Lexington.She was also a travel agent, owning Travel Unlimited in Lexington and later founding University Travel Center in Charlottesville. In 1997, she founded an ALS support group and was involved with women’s rights, environmental protection and early childhood education.
Hugh E. Kabler (Col ’38 A/M) of Claiborne, Md., died Nov. 30, 2008. He worked for Addressograph-Multigraph in Baltimore.
Everette L. May (Grad ’39) of Richmond, Va., died Aug. 9, 2008. During World War II, he made many contributions to the field of anti-malarials. Mr. May made major contributions in the nicotine field and was recognized internationally for synthesizing the compound LAMM, which was used to combat heroin addiction and was approved by the FDA in 1993. During his career at the National Institutes of Health, Mr. May held the ranks of associate chemist, scientist-director and chief of the section of medicinal chemistry and developed a new class of pain-relieving compounds to help deliver pain relief while avoiding the side effect of addiction. In 1977, he became professor of pharmacology and toxicology as well as medicinal chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. With more than 200 publications, Mr. May also held seven patents and won numerous awards. He served on many national and international committees and boards, including the United Nations and the World Health Organization. He also served as editor in chief of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and served on the editorial board of Medicinal Research Reviews. In 1994, the Everette L. May Lectureship in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology was established in his honor at VCU.