Notices sorted by graduation date.
Columbus Haile III (Col ’40) of Charlottesville died Feb. 10, 2010. His career in railroad freight rating and scheduling started in Cleveland with the MKT railroad, at which his father and grandfather had been executives, and ended with retirement from Crown-Zellerbach Corp. in St. Louis in 1976. The Charlottesville Daily Progress reported that Mr. Haile was a candidate for the oldest active golfer in the Commonwealth since he did not stop playing until he reached age 90.
Bernard Siegel (Col ’40, Med ’44 L/M) of White Plains, N.Y., died Jan. 22, 2010. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II. Dr. Siegel was a dedicated physician in Yonkers, N.Y., for 60 years. Survivors include a son, Robert A. Siegel (Col ’73).
Louis Auchincloss (Law ’41) of New York City died Jan. 26, 2010. He was a Wall Street lawyer and author whose books chronicled Manhattan’s old-money elite. A cousin by marriage of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Mr. Auchincloss wrote more than 60 books of fiction, biography and literary criticism, averaging about one a year after the end of World War II. Survivors include sons, John W. Auchincloss (Law ’83 A/M) and Andrew Sloane Auchincloss (Law ’89); and a grandson, Jason Auchincloss (Nurs ’08).
Edwin Parets (Col ’41 A/M) of New York City died Feb. 1, 2010. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Parets became senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Schenley Distillers before he retired in 1979.
Lewis Preston Summers III (Law ’41 A/M) of Abingdon, Va., died March 19, 2010. At the University, he was the dean of the Delta Theta Phi fraternity. He practiced law briefly with his uncle, Lewis P. Summers, in Abingdon before his military service. Mr. Summers served aboard the USS Honolulu in the Pacific in World War II. He retired from U.S. Naval Retired Reserves after serving as an adjudicator and trial counselor under the Judge Advocate General office. Mr. Summers had a long career at the Veterans Administration as chief member on the board of Veterans Appeals in Washington, D.C. He was a 50-year member of the Federal Bar Association and the Virginia Bar Association.
William M. “Bullet Bill” Dudley (Col ’42 L/M) of Lynchburg, Va., died Feb. 4, 2010. At the University, he played football and as a senior, had a hand in 206 of the 279 points the team scored on its way to an 8-1 record. He was an All-American and winner of the Maxwell Award as the nation’s top player. He was fifth in Heisman Trophy balloting. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. As a player for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1946, Mr. Dudley led the NFL in rushing, punt returns and interceptions, one of only three NFL players ever to win a “triple crown” by leading the league in three major categories. In his nine-year professional career he also played for the Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1966. Dudley later worked in insurance and served four two-year terms in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1966 to 1975. In 1990, the Downtown Club of Richmond began presenting the Dudley Award to the top college football player in the state, and Mr. Dudley usually made the presentation.
James Andrew Pettigrew (Col ’43, Med ’47 L/M) of Savannah, Ga., died Jan. 19, 2010. He served as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Dr. Pettigrew served as the chief of neurosurgery at Scott and White Clinic in Temple, Texas, until 1972, when he moved to Bristol, Tenn., where he had a private practice in neurosurgery until 1991.
Philip LeeAllen Minor (Col ’45 L/M) of Richmond, Va., died Jan. 18, 2010. At the University, he was a member of the football team. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Dr. Minor was an obstetrician and gynecologist in Richmond from 1953 until his retirement in 1997 and delivered more than 10,000 babies.
Charles Richard Wilson Schoew (Col ’45 A/M) of Lynchburg, Va., died Feb. 13, 2010. At the University, he lettered in basketball and was co-captain of the team. Mr. Schoew served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and received the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters. He was the West Virginia state junior tennis singles champion in 1940 and Norfolk city doubles champion two consecutive years with his partner Vince Thomas in the early 1940s. Mr. Schoew was a realtor from 1945 to 2005 and owner of Hopkins Brothers Realty. He served as president of the Lynchburg Real Estate Board in 1955. He also served as vice president of the Virginia Real Estate Association and board member of the Lynchburg Planning Commission, the Lynchburg Area Development Corporation and Oakwood Country Club. He was president of Mingo Land Co. and Turkey Creek Oil and Gas Co. of West Virginia. Mr. Schoew was a board member and director of First Federal and One Valley Bank for 43 years.
Edward A. Jenkins II (Engr ’46) of Fresno, Calif., died Feb. 8, 2010. He retired from Reedley High School as a math teacher after a 19-year high school teaching career. He began the advanced placement calculus program at the high school, was involved with Kings Canyon Education Association as a high school faculty representative, and worked with the California Teachers Association. He directed plays and sponsored Reedley’s drama club for more than 10 years. He spent many summers returning to the East Coast to volunteer at a day camp.
Billie Katherine Kinzer Kruger (Nurs ’46 L/M) of Virginia Beach died Feb. 4, 2010. She was active in the Red Cross and the Logan County Medical Auxiliary. Ms. Kruger was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1972 in Miami Beach, Fla., for Senator George McGovern.
Frieda Kate Cartwright Moody (Nurs ’46) of Bluefield, Va., died Jan. 14, 2010. After graduation, she moved to Grundy, Va., where she worked at Grundy Hospital. Later, she worked for H. E. Harman Coal Co., where she served as a nurse in the doctor’s office.
Thomas Pendleton Peyton III (Engr ’46 A/M) of Brookhaven, Miss., died Feb. 10, 2010. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, the Korean War and as a member of the reserves. Mr. Peyton worked in the export business in Washington, D.C., Cuba and South America. Later, he worked for Standard Oil of California. He worked for Columbia Gas Transmission Co. until he retired in 1987.
Lawrence F. Altaffer Jr. (Engr ’47) of Warsaw, Va., died Jan. 15, 2010. He served in the U.S. Marines during World II and the Korean War. Mr. Altaffer was a retired manager for Pet Dairy. Survivors include a son, Lawrence F. Altaffer III (Col ’69, Med ’74 L/M).
Charles T. Herndon III (Law ’47) of Johnson City, Tenn., died Jan. 23, 2010. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Herndon began practicing law in Johnson City in 1947 with the firm of Simmonds and Bowman and was with that firm with subsequent partners for nearly 50 years. Most recently, he was counsel to the firm of Herndon, Coleman, Brading & McKee. Mr. Herndon was a member of the Washington County, Tenn., and American Bar Associations, and practiced in both state and federal courts. He also served as a trustee of Cannon Memorial Hospital in Banner Elk, N.C., for more than 25 years.
Arthur F. Wittstock (Engr ’47) of Grosse Pointe, Mich., died Feb. 4, 2010. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. At the University, he played varsity baseball for three years and was a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. During his career in Michigan, he installed many of the slate roofs on churches in the Detroit area, started an electrical engineering company and worked in civil engineering as the general manager of an asphalt paving company.
Stephen T. Early Jr. (Col ’48, Grad ’50, ’54 A/M) of Cypress, Texas, died June 27, 2009. At the University, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Mr. Early taught history and government at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., before joining the faculty of George Mason University in the mid-1960s. He was chair of the government and political science department and wrote a number of books and academic papers. Survivors include a nephew, William Nile Elam III (Col ’73 L/M).
James Brandfass McCluskey (Law ’48) of Wheeling, W.Va., died Feb. 12, 2010. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. McCluskey was employed by the Bloch Brothers Tobacco Co. as a corporate and tax counsel and served as secretary of the company. He also served as secretary of the company’s subsidiary Valley Machine Co., Mail Pouch Tobacco and Whitehall Pipe Co. Mr. McCluskey entered into law practice with the firm of Petroplus, Bailey, Byrum, Vieweg, Hesse and McCluskey. He then continued in practice as a partner with the firm of McCluskey and Keyser. Mr. McCluskey was a director of the Children’s Home of Wheeling and former secretary and president of the Children’s Home Board.
Theodore L. Plunkett Jr. (Law ’48 L/M) of Roanoke, Va., died March 30, 2010. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Plunkett served as commissioner in chancery for the Roanoke Valley since 1951. In 1984, he was appointed by the judges of the Roanoke Valley Judicial Circuit as a commissioner of accounts for the City of Roanoke. He was vice president of the Virginia Bar Association from 1971 to 1972.
George M. Warren Jr. (Law ’48 A/M) of Bristol, Va., died Jan. 12, 2010. He practiced law before the Supreme Court of Virginia and the Supreme Court of Appeals, the United States Court for the Western District of Virginia, the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and by association in the states of North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia. Sen. Warren was elected to the Senate of Virginia in 1963 and served through 1975. He was a member of the senate committees on courts of justice, finance, privileges and elections, and roads and internal navigation. Serving on the staff of three Virginia governors, Sen. Warren was a member of the state crime commission for 12 years, the election laws study commission and more than a dozen special “blue ribbon appointment” commissions. Sen. Warren was chief patron of the legislation and chairman of the study commission that created the School of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. He introduced legislation that designated Natural Tunnel a state park and that created the Bristol-Washington County industrial park. Warren was elected Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Bristol, Va., in 1976 and served until his retirement in 2002. In 2002, the governor of Virginia appointed Sen. Warren as pro tempore judge of the General District Court of the Twenty-Eighth Judicial District for Smyth and Washington counties and the City of Bristol.
John Augustus Wayt Jr. (Com ’48 L/M) of Atlanta died Feb. 5, 2010. He was the first model for the comic strip Mark Trail by Ed Dodd. At the University, he was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. Mr. Wayt managed the family cattle farm, Seven Branches Farm, in Roswell, Ga. In the early 1950s, he started a successful poultry business and introduced Gelbvieh cattle to the Southeast in the late 1970s. Mr. Wayt was the founding member of the Atlanta Steeplechase, which was held on Seven Branches Farm properties from 1965 until 1997, first in Roswell and later in Cumming. In 1991, the Georgia Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association honored him with their Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2000, he received the National Steeplechase Association’s highest honor, the F. Ambrose Clark Award. Survivors include a daughter, Martha Wayt McMullin (Col ’82, Educ ’96 A/M).
Alexander Shelton Lacy (Law ’49 A/M) of Birmingham, Ala., died Feb. 4, 2010. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. His legal career began in Birmingham in 1949 as an associate at White, Bradley, Arant, All & Rose. Mr. Lacy began his long association with Alabama Gas Corporation in 1954, where he retired as vice president, secretary and attorney in 1986. He joined J. Vernon Patrick Jr. in a law practice and the two worked together for 10 years. From 1964 to 1967, Mr. Lacy served as president and chairman of the board of the Birmingham Symphony Association, for which he helped establish a $1.5 million trust fund. He represented Alabama at the White House Festival of Arts in 1965. As chairman of the board of the Civic Center Authority of the Cities and County of Jefferson County, Mr. Lacy directed the building of the new civic center, which included a convention area and a concert hall.
Robert Kevin Uniacke (Com ’49) of Newark, N.J., died Feb. 11, 2010. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and following the war was a captain in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Mr. Uniacke became a manufacturer’s representative before opening his own business in the packaging field.
John David Varner (Med ’49 L/M) of Charlottesville died Jan. 29, 2010. At the University, he was a member of the Seven Society and the football team. Dr. Varner practiced neurological surgery in Roanoke, Va. Survivors include a son, John David Varner Jr. (Col ’68 L/M).