Notices sorted by graduation date.
Catharine Dater VanBlarcom Callaway (Nurs ’40) of Hillsborough, N.C., died Feb. 23, 2009. She was a registered nurse at Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C., and a member of the Duke Hospital Auxiliary.
Austin Cunningham (Law ’40 A/M) of Orangeburg, S.C., died Jan. 26, 2009. He worked for the FBI before serving in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. He worked for Magnavox Corp., and became an executive with Sunbeam Outdoor Co. Mr. Cunningham was recognized by President Ronald Reagan for his program to provide summer employment for underprivileged youth.
Robert W. Garrod Jr. (Col ’40) of Manhasset, N.Y., died Dec. 3, 2008. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He owned and operated the Garrod Shoe Co. in New York City.
Nancy Gollehon Psimas (Nurs ’40 L/M) of Portsmouth, Va., died Nov. 16, 2008. She was past president of the women’s auxiliary of the Portsmouth Academy of Medicine.
John M. Bloxom III (Col ’41 L/M) of Salisbury, Md., died Aug. 5, 2008. After serving in the U.S. Navy as a medical officer, he completed his residency in Baltimore and became a board-certified general surgeon at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Survivors include a son, John M. Bloxom IV (Col ’80); and a daughter, Sarah Bloxom Dickenson (Nurs ’73).
Paul Curtis Fleishel (Arch ’41) of Richmond, Va., died March 13, 2009. At the University, he was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. After beginning his professional career in Richmond at the architectural firm Baskervill & Son, Mr. Fleishel then worked for Wright, Jones and Wilkerson. Survivors include a daughter, Jacquelyn F. Rodriguez (Nurs ’78 L/M); and a grandson, Christopher H. Rodriguez (Col ’07 L/M).
Robert Archer Hobson Jr. (Col ’41 L/M) of Baldwin Park, Va., died Jan. 9, 2009. He served in the U.S. Navy and worked at DuPont for nearly 40 years. Survivors include a son, Michael M. Hobson (Com ’77 L/M).
Henrietta Davis Bray (Educ ’42) of Suffolk, Va., died March 10, 2008. She was a volunteer in the Suffolk school system, a strong advocate for children with special needs and for many years, volunteered in the local medical auxiliary.
George Dewey Hill Jr. (Col ’42) of Leesburg, Va., died Aug. 3, 2008. He played football at the University and later served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Hill served on the town council of Leesburg, Va., and was elected mayor. He also ran a Nationwide Insurance agency.
Herbert Edward Valentine Jr. (Med ’42 L/M) of Gainesville, Ga., died Jan. 6, 2009. He served in the U.S. Navy as a medical officer. Dr. Valentine practiced medicine in Gainesville for 43 years and was chief of staff at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. In later years, he founded Valentine Farms, where he bred Angus cattle. Survivors include a son, Carl Michael Valentine (Med ’84 L/M).
James P. Borden Jr. (Engr ’43 A/M) of Fairport, N.Y., died Jan. 6, 2009. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II then worked for 35 years in the paper division of the Eastman Kodak Co.
Stuart Grattan Christian Jr. (Col ’43 L/M) of Richmond, Va., died Feb. 8, 2009. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received two Purple Hearts. He worked for Universal Leaf Tobacco for more than 40 years, retiring as senior vice president. Mr. Christian served as the chairman of the Valentine Museum and president of the Virginia Historical Society. Survivors include a daughter, Susan C. Coogan (GSBA ’82 L/M).
Peter Graham Christie (Arch ’43) of Baltimore died July 25, 2008. He began his career as an architect with Wilson and Christie before establishing Christie, Niles and Andrews. He later became a partner and president of the Architectural Affiliation, later TAA Inc. Mr. Christie designed many buildings in Baltimore and Towson, Md.
Lewis Franklin Cosby Jr. (Med ’43 A/M) of Johnson City, Tenn., died March 13, 2009. At the University, he was a member of the Phi Chi Medical Fraternity and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Cosby served in the U.S. Naval Reserve Medical Corps during World War II. He founded Johnson City Pediatrics and was the director of the oral polio program for upper east Tennessee. He was president of the Washington, Unicoi and Johnson county medical societies. Dr. Cosby was the director of Crippled Children’s Services for the state of Florida. He also served as assistant dean and clinical professor of pediatrics at James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University and director of medical education at Johnson City Medical Center.
James Osborne Fitzgerald (Col ’43) of Buckingham, Va., died Jan. 14, 2009. He worked for the Virginia Department of Transportation as assistant resident engineer in Warrenton, Va.
Robert Crowninshield Harding (Arch ’43) of Peabody, Mass., died Jan. 6, 2009. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Harding worked with several Boston architectural firms before establishing his own. During his career, he designed more than 40 buildings. An accomplished sailor, Mr. Harding was a two-time Jolly Boat world champion.
Herndon P. Jeffreys Jr. (Col ’43 A/M) of Richmond, Va., died July 21, 2008. During his law career, he served as president of the Richmond Bar Association and as a member of the house of delegates of the American Bar Association. Mr. Jeffreys was also a former president of the National Conference of Bar Foundations and a lifetime member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference.
Vernon Mattox (Grad ’43) of Rochester, Minn., died Dec. 11, 2008. He was head of the Section of Biochemistry of the Mayo Clinic and a professor of physiological chemistry in the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine of the University of Minnesota. Mr. Mattox served on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and was a member of Minnesota’s mental health medical policy commission.
William Elroy Turner Jr. (Engr ’43) of Charlottesville died Nov. 18, 2008. He served in the U.S. Navy on a minesweeper as the chief engineering officer during World War II. Mr. Turner was vice president and general manager of Virginia Manufacturing Co., and established its electroplating plant. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Bishop Turner (Nurs ’45); a daughter, Sallie Turner Watson (Nurs ’73 L/M); and a grandson, Christopher Turner Watson (Col ’04).
Robert M. Cheston Sr. (Col ’44 A/M) of Annapolis, Md., died Jan. 27, 2009. He served in the U.S. Navy. He held a variety of posts at the Maryland National Bank, including vice president of its London affiliate. Mr. Cheston was president of the First National Bank of Southern Maryland. He was a former board member of the Avon-Dixon insurance agency and the USS Constellation.
Raymond J. Tessier (Col ’44) of Camarillo, Calif., died Aug. 3, 2008. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Tessier worked for Security Pacific National Bank in the San Fernando Valley as a senior trust officer. He also served as an estate and tax planning representative with Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
David J. “DJ” Schultz (Col ’45) of Pittsburgh died Feb. 4, 2009. He joined his family’s business, the Oil City Variety Store, and later owned Maison Décor, an interior design shop. Mr. Schultz served on the board of the Humane Society of Venango County.
Robert S. Bailey (Col ’46) Ambler, Pa., died Feb. 16, 2009. After his military service during World War II, Mr. Bailey was a sales manager with the Courier Corp. of Lowell, Mass.
Dorothy Buck Boucher (Law ’46 A/M) of Abingdon, Va., died Jan. 21, 2009. Ms. Boucher became one of the first women to practice law in southwest Virginia, serving for 58 years as the commissioner of accounts for Washington County. She also served as chairperson of the town of Abingdon’s planning commission and its board of architectural review. Survivors include a son, Frederick C. Boucher (Law ’71).
Jaquelin M. Harrison (Med ’46 L/M) of Virginia Beach died Jan. 22, 2009. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. Dr. Harrison was on the faculty of the department of surgery at the Medical College of Virginia and later became a member of Surgical Associates of Richmond.
Kenneth Earle McCollum (Engr ’46) of High Point, N.C., died Feb. 3, 2009. Mr. McCollum served in the U.S. Navy and worked for 40 years at the Bahnson Co., which designs, fabricates and installs industrial HVAC and filtration systems.
Donald W. Morrison (Col ’46 L/M) of Flat Rock, N.C., died Nov. 11, 2008. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked as an engineer and in the fuels department for Esso’s Bayonne refinery, later Exxon’s Bayonne refinery. Mr. Morrison worked as shift commander of the N.Y. Harbor Committee Association of Oil Industries, which cleaned up oil spills. In his retirement years, he provided volunteer leadership addressing housing assistance and aging issues.
Doris Fort Paris (Col ’46 A/M) of Spartanburg, S.C., died Jan. 15, 2009. She worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Research Laboratory in Athens, Ga. Ms. Paris published more than 35 scientific papers and was a member of the American Society for Microbiology, the American Chemical Society and Sigma Xi, an honorary scientific organization.
Rosemary K. Valle (Grad ’46 L/M) of Gillespie, Mo., died Feb. 7, 2009. She received a U.S. Public Health Service research fellowship at Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago. During the Korean War, she directed the bacteriology department and blood bank at Tokyo Army Hospital. She was an instructor in infectious disease at the Florida Atlantic University in Palm Beach, Fla.
William Swinney Williams (Col ’46 A/M) of Lynchburg, Va., died Dec. 11, 2008. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked at the Lynchburg Foundry Co. in various positions until his retirement as senior vice president. Mr. Williams served on the boards of the National Foundry Association and the Foundry Educational Foundation and was board member and president of the Iron Castings Society, from which he received the William J. Grede Award for service to the industry.
Nathan R. Casey (Engr ’47 A/M) of Naperville, Ill., died Jan. 18, 2008. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and then worked for General Electric as a mechanical engineer for 36 years.
James Barrett Jones (Med ’47 L/M) of Lynchburg, Va., died Jan. 14, 2009. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He practiced orthopaedic medicine for 42 years and served as chief of staff at Lynchburg-Marshall Lodge Hospital. He was on the executive staff of Virginia Baptist Hospital and served as president of the Lynchburg Academy of Medicine. After his retirement, he volunteered at the Free Clinic of Central Virginia and Meals on Wheels. Survivors include two sons, John Barrett Jones Jr. (Law ’75) and Carlton S. Jones (Col ’80 L/M).
Frances Jane Dennen Miller (Nurs ’47 L/M) of Richmond, Va., died Dec. 30, 2008. She worked in a family medical practice with her husband, Dr. Charles S. Miller.
Eugene S. Eckerson (Col ’48 L/M) of Little Rock, Ark.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and Cleveland, Ohio, died Oct. 24, 2008.
Robert Knox Egan (Col ’48, Law ’50 A/M) of Wichita Falls, Texas, died Aug. 18, 2008. He was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Egan worked in New York as a legal trainee for U.S. Rubber and handled labor negotiations for its union. Later, he went to work for Wilson Manufacturing as the vice president of sales. Following his retirement, Mr. Egan started a new career as a rancher at the Triple S Ranch in Henrietta, Texas, where he raised Black Angus cattle. He served as a board member of First Wichita National Bank.
James McDonnell Manire (Law ’48) of Memphis, Tenn., died July 27, 2008. He served in the U.S. Navy. At the University, he was editor in chief of the Virginia Law Review and a member of the Raven Society. He practiced law with the firm of Burch, Porter & Johnson and served as president of the Memphis and Shelby County Bar Association and the Tennessee Bar Association. Mr. Manire served as city attorney for three years, starting in 1968. He was a professor of law at Memphis State and was recognized by the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law alumni chapter as a “Pillar of Excellence” in 2007.
William A. “Zan” Stuart Jr. (Col ’48 L/M) of Bristol, Va., died June 28, 2008. He was the owner of the Stuart Land & Cattle Co. Survivors include a son, William A. Stuart III (Col ’73 L/M); a granddaughter, Colston S. Carr (Col ’02 L/M); a niece, Ellen Stuart Dixon (Col ’92 L/M); and a nephew, Samuel M. Bemiss (GSBA ’82 L/M).
Alvin Buckner Trigg (Law ’48 A/M) of Lexington, Ky., died Feb. 5, 2009. He served in the U.S. Navy Air Forces during World War II, receiving a Presidential Unit Citation, three battle stars and the Air Medal. He formed Wallace Turner and Trigg, which later became Turner Trigg Oakley & Gore. He was appointed to serve on the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Board and was an adjunct professor of law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Mr. Trigg served as president of the Fayette County Mental Health Association.
William Barron Walsh (Col ’48 A/M) of Fort Pierce, Fla., died Jan. 22, 2009. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received a Bronze Star; he continued his service in the U.S. Army Reserve. Mr. Walsh worked with the CIA in the medical support division and received the Career Intelligence Medal. Survivors include a daughter, Mary W. Witko (Col ’85 L/M).
Philip Ashby White (Com ’48 L/M) of Vero Beach, Fla., died Feb. 26, 2009. While at the University, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces, flew 32 missions during World War II and received the Air Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters. He was the regional manager for the Deering Milliken Co. in Atlanta before founding his own firm, Philip White Associates. He was president of the Atlanta Textile Club in 1968. Survivors include a son, Philip A. White Jr. (Com ’78 L/M). Memorial contributions can be made to the University of Virginia President’s Fund for Excellence, P.O. Box 400807, Charlottesville, VA, 22904-4807.
William Allen (Law ’49) of Fairhope, Ala., died Feb. 13, 2008. He was a professor of business law at Auburn University and the University of Alabama.
James Gilbert Ashburn (Grad ’49) of Winston-Salem, N.C., died Jan. 19, 2009. He worked for Reynolds Tobacco Co. in its research department and was a member of the American Chemical Society.
Thomas Gordon DeShazo (Com ’49 L/M) of Fairfax, Va., died Jan. 21, 2009. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. Mr. DeShazo was a bank examiner with the U.S. Treasury Department. Survivors include a nephew, John T.W. Hawkins (Col ’76 L/M); and a niece, Sarah B. Marchetti (Col ’03 L/M).
Ota Treville Graham Jr. (Col ’49) of Richmond, Va., died Jan. 30, 2009. He served in the U.S. Navy. At the University, he was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Dr. Graham had a private medical practice for 43 years and was a member of several professional associations.
Paul Irwin (Col ’49 L/M) of Watsonville and San Rafael, Calif., died April 8, 2009. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Irwin worked at McCormick and Co., a distributor of spices and flavorings, for more than 35 years, becoming vice president and chairman of the McCormick/Schilling Division. He served as president of the UC Santa Cruz Foundation and was a trustee of the Putney School in Vermont.
Lawrence Aaron Rabinowitz (Col ’49 L/M) of Williamsburg, Va., died Dec. 10, 2008. At the University, he was a member of the Raven Society. After serving in the U.S. Army, he was a principal in La Vogue, a group of women’s apparel stores, and its successor, Virginia Specialty Stores, which operated the Added Dimensions and The Answer stores. Mr. Rabinowitz served on the board of directors of many community organizations, including the Peninsula Community Theater.
Phillip Woolsey Schuster (Col ’49 L/M) of Sarasota, Fla., died March 6, 2009. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a photogrammetrist. He was the district president of Warren Brothers, now Ashland Paving and Construction.
Warren Lewis Soden (Col ’49, Educ ’51 A/M) of Richmond, Va., died Aug. 11, 2008. He was a member of Phi Delta Kappa, a professional association for educators. Mr. Soden served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II and retired from Dominion Power after 35 years of service.