Notices sorted by graduation date.
Nathaniel Gorham Parks (Col ’34, Grad ’35 L/M) of Pittsford, N.Y., died March 25, 2013. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired from the National Guard as a lieutenant colonel. At the University, he was a Lawn resident. Employed by the Eastman Kodak Co. for 37 years, Mr. Parks was also a dedicated community volunteer.
Andrew A. “Hank” Pringos (Col ’37, Med ’40) of Bartlesville, Okla., died Feb. 12, 2013. He served as a medical officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II and later served in the Naval Reserve. Dr. Pringos practiced medicine in Little Rock, Ark., from 1947 until his retirement in 1980. He served as the chief of staff at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock and for many years was a member of the teaching staff at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Pringos enjoyed music, woodworking and watercolor painting, but most of all he enjoyed and loved people.
Richard F. Sonneborn (Col ’39) of Albany, N.Y., died Jan. 5, 2013. At the University, he was a member of the College Topics staff and Zeta Beta Tau fraternity. His first job was selling Pennsylvania motor oil to Texans. He then moved to Albany and served as president of the Mohawk Brush Co., later becoming executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Fuller Brush Co. in Hartford, Conn., and the founding director of Key Corp. and chairman of Key Trust Co. Mr. Sonneborn played a major role in the merger of the Albany Medical College and the Albany Hospital, which formed the Albany Medical Center, and served as the center’s first chairman of the board. He served on various local and civic boards and established a program for deaf and hard of hearing preschool children at Albany Medical Center. Mr. Sonneborn received much recognition for his outstanding community service. Survivors include a son, James L. Sonneborn (Col ’69 L/M) and two grandsons, Alexander J. Sonneborn (Col ’05 L/M) and Matthew B. Sonneborn (Col ’06 L/M).
Nannie F. Sturt Wheeler (Nurs ’39) of Charlottesville and Middletown, Md., died Jan. 22, 2013. At the University, she attended the School of Nursing’s work/study program, in which she worked at the University Hospital in exchange for tuition, room, board, books, uniforms and fees. Ms. Wheeler; her husband, B. Ernest Wheeler Jr. (Col ’27 L/M); and their children lived adjacent to Alumni Hall on Lewis Mountain Road for more than 50 years. She was an accomplished knitter, avid reader, world traveler and Cavalier basketball fanatic. Survivors include two sons, Donald S. Wheeler (Darden ’74 L/M) and Herman M. Wheeler (Engr ’01 L/M); and a grandson, Joshua Reeder (Engr ’06 L/M).