Notices sorted by graduation date.
Lawrence F. Snowden (Com ’42 L/M) of Tallahassee, Florida, died February 18, 2017. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and fought in World War II. At the time of his death, he was the oldest survivor of the Battle of Iwo Jima. He also served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War and worked as chief of staff of U.S. forces in Japan and chief of staff at Marine Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C. In 1979, he retired as assistant commandant of the Marine Corps with the rank of lieutenant general. In retirement, he organized the Reunion of Honor, meetings between American and Japanese veterans of the Battle of Iwo Jima to honor those who died in the fighting. Lt. Gen. Snowden received many decorations for his service, including two Navy Distinguished Service Medals, five Legion of Merit awards and two Purple Hearts. The Tallahassee Democrat named him Person of the Year in 2016, and he was inducted into the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame in 2015. Survivors include two sons.
Thelma “T” Weaver Bohn (Nurs ’44 L/M) of Winchester, Virginia, died February 18, 2017. After graduating from the nursing school, she married in 1945 and had three children. Ms. Bohn worked as a nurse until she and her husband retired to Winchester in 1980, where they spent many happy years. Ms. Bohn enjoyed gardening, golfing, playing bridge and traveling. She also loved everything related to UVA. Survivors include two sons and a daughter, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Franklin K. Lane III (Col ’45, Law ’49 L/M) of Culver City, California, died February 22, 2017. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. At the University, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society and Naval ROTC. After completing his law degree, he specialized in real estate law in Los Angeles. An adventurous spirit, Mr. Lane ran with the bulls in Pamplona, played tennis at the Australian Open and shook hands with five U.S. presidents. He enjoyed big band music and was a talented raconteur. Survivors include three nieces and a nephew.
Norman E. Lloyd (Com ’48 L/M) of Elberon, New Jersey, died September 27, 2016. Mr. Lloyd served as an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II before attending the University, where he was a member of NROTC and Glee Club. He worked as an executive vice president of the government bond department of Morgan Guaranty Trust, now J.P. Morgan & Co., for 38 years until his retirement in 1990. He loved gardening, golfing, woodworking, classical and big band music and his greyhound, Daisy. He was also an avid Yankees and New York Giants fan. Mr. Lloyd used to tell his children that he considered his three greatest life achievements to be having his family, being an officer in the Navy and graduating from UVA. He and his wife were married for 41 years until her passing in 1991, after which he spent most of his time with his daughters. Survivors include two daughters and a brother.