Notices sorted by graduation date.
George Washington Connors III (Com ’50 A/M) of Anniston, Ala., died June 20, 2009. At the University, he was a member of St. Elmo Hall fraternity. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard. Mr. Connors served in senior management with Cosco Products Co., a subsidiary of Connors Steel Co. in Jacksonville, Fla. He served as president/owner of two oil distributors and held a position with Anniston National Bank for seven years.
Henry Clinton Mackall (Col ’50, Law ’52 L/M) of McLean, Va., died July 7, 2009. He served in the U.S. Army during the post-World War II occupation of Japan. Mr. Mackall was a senior partner at Mackall, Mackall & Gibb and practiced law in Fairfax City for 57 years. He was past president of the county bar association, a substitute judge for the county’s juvenile and domestic relations court and assistant commissioner of accounts for the county’s circuit court. He served on several bank boards. He hosted the U.Va. Club of Washington for more than 25 years. Survivors include a brother, Douglass S. Mackall III (Col ’53, Law ’58 L/M).
Richard Y. Meelheim (Col ’50, Grad ’58 L/M) of Beaufort, N.C., died April 20, 2009. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. At the University, he lived on the Lawn and later was the president of the Honor Committee. Mr. Meelheim worked as an analytical chemist at Monsanto and then as a research chemist at DuPont, where he obtained several patents. He later became a painter.
Charles L. Pitzer (Engr ’50 L/M) of Hagerstown, Md., died April 2, 2009. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Pitzer managed his family’s real estate business in Hagerstown. Survivors include a son, William G. Pitzer (Engr ’75 L/M).
Richard Porter (Col ’50 L/M) of Norfolk, Va., died March 18, 2009. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He owned Virginia Furniture Upholstery and later represented Bassett Furniture Industries. In 1981, he and his wife created Porter & Company, a wholesale furniture distributorship.
Livingston L. “Toby” Biddle III (Col ’51 L/M) of Ligonier, Pa.; and Boca Grande, Fla., died April 26, 2009. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. At the University, he was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity and the Glee Club. Mr. Biddle began his professional life in sales at Westinghouse Air Brake Co. and then became a stockbroker, first with Singer, Dean & Scribner. He later established his own firm, Biddle & Co., that specialized in stock options. When Parker/Hunter Inc. acquired the firm in 1976, Mr. Biddle became executive vice president.
Stephen Bendel Jr. (Engr ’51) of Concord, Mass., died April 7, 2009. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. At the University, he was a member of the wrestling team. Mr. Bendel retired in 1987 after more than 25 years of working as an electrical engineer with Raytheon Co. in Bedford, Mass.
Raymond Egerton “Shorty” Long (Col ’51 L/M) of Peoria, Ariz., died May 24, 2009. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. At the University, he played football and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Mr. Long was president of Ray Long Ltd., a distributor of appliances; and American Kitchens, a distributor/manufacturer of kitchen cabinets and countertops that served homebuilders in the Phoenix area. He was a past director of the North American Bank.
William C. Mallonee (Col ’51) of Athens, Ga., died March 24, 2009. He conducted research in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park in the 1960s and was the inventor of numerous patented processes in the 1970s that led to the development of indoor/outdoor carpet and AstroTurf.
Peter Clark Manson (Law ’51 A/M) of Charlottesville died April 12, 2009. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. During a 10-year career in the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Mr. Manson completed assignments in Korea and Japan. After a few years at the Pentagon, he retired from the Army and accepted an invitation from the University of Virginia to join the Law School faculty, where he taught criminal law and procedure and professional ethics before his retirement as a professor emeritus. In addition, Mr. Manson served as the first director of continuing legal education of the Virginia State Bar.
Fielding Merwin McGehee Jr. (Grad ’51) of Prescott, Ariz., died May 10, 2009. He worked as an operations analyst for the U.S. government and for private industry. He then became a professor, teaching physics at several colleges, including Haile Selassie I University in Ethiopia and Prescott College. He developed the physics department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, from which he retired in 1989 as professor emeritus. His “Physics is Phun” program was employed in schools around the country.
James Hamilton Scott Jr. (Col ’51 L/M) of Charlottesville died April 26, 2009. At the University, he was captain of the swim team. After his service in the U.S. Coast Guard, Mr. Scott began his career in investing, retiring as a vice president of Scott & Stringfellow. He served on the boards of many community organizations and was the founding member and treasurer of the National Alliance for Mental Illness-Blue Ridge Family Alliance, a grassroots organization for families and friends of those suffering from mental illness. He also served on the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport Commission. Survivors include his wife, Shelah K. Scott (Educ ’74 L/M); a son, James Hamilton Scott III (Col ’82, GSBA ’91 L/M); a daughter, Elizabeth Lee Scott (Col ’76 L/M); a brother, Walter W. Scott (Col ’62, GSBA ’64 L/M); a nephew, Walter Scott Jr. (Col ’86, Med ’92 L/M); a niece, Constance Cardozo Costas (Col ’84); and cousins S. Buford Scott (Col ’55 L/M), H. Hudnall Ware Jr. (Col ’54, Med ’58 L/M) and Armistead M. Williams Jr. (Col ’49, Med ’52 L/M).
Orville Gilbert Calhoun Jr. (Law ’52) of Beech Mountain, N.C., died April 6, 2009. He served in the U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II. He worked for the Haynsworth law firm in Greenville, S.C., for 42 years.
Leroy T. Canoles Jr. (Law ’52 L/M) of Norfolk, Va., died March 17, 2009. At the University, he was a member of the Order of the Coif and on the editorial board of the Virginia Law Review. Mr. Canoles was a founder and senior member of the law firm of Kaufman & Canoles. A fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, the American Bar Foundation and the Virginia Bar Foundation, he was a frequent lecturer at many legal education forums. He was also a certified public accountant and practiced that profession early in his life. Mr. Canoles was director and chairman of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. He also served as the chairman of the board of Sentara Alternative Delivery Systems Inc.
Ernest Arthur Duff (Col ’52, Grad ’64 L/M) of Lynchburg, Va., died April 17, 2009. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He served as a foreign service officer for the State Department from 1957 until 1963 in Havana, Cuba; Washington, D.C.; and Bogota, Colombia. He then taught at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and, from 1979 until 1980, was a visiting Fulbright professor at the University of Mexico in Mexico City. He was the author of Agrarian Reform in Colombia, Violence and Repression in Latin America and Leader and Party in Latin America. He had served as a political analyst for television station WSET in Lynchburg since 1987. He was a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at Brown University in 1990 and was a member of several professional associations.
Guy Morley Harbert Jr. (Col ’52, Med ’56 L/M) of Charlottesville died Aug. 30, 2008. He served in the U.S. Air Force. After his retirement from the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Virginia Medical School, Dr. Harbert was elected professor emeritus. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Simpson Harbert (Nurs ’49 L/M); a daughter, Lucille Harbert Rinehart (Col ’78, Educ ’81 L/M); a son-in-law, David Rinehart (Col ’78, Med ’82 A/M); and a grandson, Philip Rinehart (Engr ’12 L/M).
Elijah Gardner Ramsey Jr. (Col ’52) of Martinsville, Va., died March 24, 2009. He served in the U.S. Army, where he was a Green Beret and a chief warrant officer, serving in the Korean War and two tours of duty in Vietnam. Among the many medals and awards he received were the Bronze Star and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross. After 26 years of service, Mr. Ramsey became a civilian and worked for the U.S. Army intelligence division. Later, he became a cattle farmer.
Edwin I. Ford (Law ’53) of Clearwater, Fla., died March 15, 2009. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He was instrumental in the civic growth of Largo, Fla., serving as municipal judge, city attorney, Largo city commissioner, vice mayor and member of the Greater Largo Area Chamber of Commerce.
Preston Sawyer Jr. (Law ’53) of Lynchburg, Va., died March 30, 2009. He served in the U.S. Navy as an officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps from 1953 to 1957. Later, he practiced law, was a substitute judge and, at the time of his retirement, had served as the commissioner of accounts for the city of Lynchburg for more than 30 years. The Virginia Legal Aid Society and the Lynchburg Bar Association honored Mr. Sawyer in 1996 with their annual Pro Bono Award for his exemplary effort to expand legal services to the poor.
James MacDonald Wootton (Grad ’53) of Albuquerque, N.M., died Jan. 10, 2009. He served in the U.S. Army. At the University, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He began his career with Michigan Mutual Liability Company, working in the Detroit, Indianapolis and Chicago offices. He worked with Zurich American Insurance Companies in Chicago for 16 years, retiring in 1982 as vice president.
James Donald Allen (Col ’54) of Lynchburg, Va., died April 27, 2009. He was a certified public accountant for more than 50 years and worked for firms in Hampton, Va. Later, he became chief financial officer of Progress Printing Co. and president of In Mind Inc.
John H.N. Fernald (Col ’54) of Northampton, Mass., died April 7, 2009. He began his business career in banking in Springfield, Mass., before working in investment in Northampton.
Louise Tull Mashburn (Grad ’55) of Lewisburg, W.Va., died April 25, 2009. She was a research technician in laboratories at the University of Virginia and Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Ms. Mashburn studied cancer, particularly leukemia, which resulted in the publication of numerous research articles in scientific journals, presentations at national and international meetings and participation in symposia. She held academic appointments at a number of institutions, including the University of Delaware; the Research Institute of the Hospital for Joint Diseases, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Ms. Mashburn was an emeritus member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the American Association for Cancer Research, as well as being a member of the Clinical Immunology Society.
Charles F. Dubsky (Grad ’56 L/M) of Milford, Del., died May 30, 2009. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. His assignments included armored and infantry unit commands and the joint staffs of the departments of the Army and Defense. Col. Dubsky retired from the military in 1971 after 32 years of service. His many honors include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Senior Parachute Badge, Glider Badge and World War II, Korean and Vietnam war ribbons. Later, Mr. Dubsky became the management chief of the Arlington County, Va., Department of Human Resources.
Alfred Lewis Evans Jr. (Law ’56 A/M) of Atlanta died April 25, 2009. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. In his early legal career, Mr. Evans worked with the U.S. Justice Department and then with the law firm of Powell, Goldstein & Frasier in Atlanta. In 1963, Gov. Carl Sanders appointed him Georgia’s assistant attorney general. As senior assistant attorney general, Mr. Evans handled significant cases for the state and appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court several times.
George F. Maynard III (Law ’56) of Birmingham, Ala., died June 1, 2009. At the University, he was a member of the Order of the Coif. Mr. Maynard began his practice of law in the family firm of Maynard, FitzGerald & Maynard in Clarksdale, Miss. In Birmingham, he practiced with the firm of Cabaniss, Johnston until 1984, when he became one of the founders of the Maynard Cooper & Gale firm. His practice was in the areas of banking, general corporate law and real estate. He served on the Alabama Law Institute executive committee and on its drafting committee for the Alabama Banking Code. Mr. Maynard was a former chair of the partnership and business law section of the Alabama Bar Association Corp. Survivors include a daughter, Mims Maynard Zabriskie (Law ’79).
Herbert A. Pickford III (Col ’56, Law ’59 A/M) of Mechums River, Va., died June 7, 2009. He was a judge of the circuit court of the 16th Judicial Circuit.
Raoul “Pete” Pietri (Col ’56) of Calumet, Mich., died June 5, 2009. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Mr. Pietri worked briefly for Bambergers and then began a career in the energy utility field in Monroe, Mich. After a tour at Blackstone Valley in Rhode Island, he went to Houghton, Mich., as assistant treasurer for Upper Peninsula Power Co. He retired from UPPCO as an internal auditor in 1992 to become chief of finance for the Country Village Co. in Copper Harbor, Mich.
Robert Homer Anderson Jr. (Law ’57) of Norfolk, Va., died April 16, 2009. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. On D-Day, as a Navy lieutenant and skipper of a 36-foot landing craft vehicle, he was responsible not only for several boats and the troops on them but also for Ernest Hemingway, who was covering the landing as a war correspondent. After working in the Norfolk City Attorney’s Office, Mr. Anderson worked for the Norfolk Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and then became a partner in the law firm of Goldblatt, Lipkin, Cohen & Anderson. He served on the Virginia State Bar’s board of governors.
Robert Felix Gillespie Jr. (Grad ’57) of Orange, Va., died April 22, 2009. He was a teacher and a coach, first at Virginia Episcopal School then Christchurch School, followed by 28 years at Woodberry Forest School, where he held the William and Harry Frazier Memorial Chair, which encourages excellence in the teaching of science. He received the George R. O’Connor Award for teaching in 1987 and the Distinguished Service Award in 1991. He was inducted into the U.S. Lacrosse Virginia Hall of Fame. Survivors include a daughter, Mary G. Gillespie (Col ’83 L/M).
Carleton “Sonny” Harry Vail Jr. (Engr ’57) of Panama City, Fla., died May 5, 2009. At the University, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. Mr. Vail spent 22 years in the U.S. Air Force. He served in the Vietnam War and received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star and the Air Force Commendation Medal. In 1976, his Voodoo F-101 fighter jet was installed in front of the City Hall in Panama City, where it has remained for more than 30 years. Following his retirement, he worked for St. Andrew’s Bay Real Estate and the Panama City Beach Visitors Center and continued to fly as a test pilot for Flight International and as a pilot for several local banner plane companies.
C. Patrick Lewis (Med ’57 L/M) of Chester, Va., died April 17, 2009. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces. Dr. Lewis practiced medicine for more than 50 years in Colonial Heights, Va., and was a member of the American Medical Association.
Arthur Douglas Hancock II (Engr ’58) of Bluffton, S.C., died May 31, 2009. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was active in the community and was a member of the Beaufort County Planning Commission and the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society.
Laura Jim Rainey Mathis (Educ ’58) of Deep Creek, Va., died April 18, 2008. She worked at Elmwood School.
David N. Montague (Col ’58, Law ’61 L/M) of Hampton, Va., died July 1, 2009. At the University, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi, T.I.L.K.A., the IMP Society and the Raven Society. He was editor of the Cavalier Daily, a member of Student Council and the wrestling team. Later, he was the managing editor of the Virginia Law Weekly. After his military service, Mr. Montague joined his father’s law firm. He was elected to the Hampton City Council and later became mayor. He served as a member of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors. Survivors include a son, David N. Montague Jr. (Col ’83 L/M); and a granddaughter, Yardley Elspeth Montague (Col ’12 L/M).
James Olan West (Col ’58, Grad ’59, ’75 L/M) of Charlottesville died May 20, 2009. He started working in the Virginia department of athletics as head cross country coach and first-year baseball coach in 1959, then became head baseball coach and director of the service physical education program. In 1972, Mr. West was appointed assistant athletic director and later became a senior associate athletic director. In 1992, the Virginia department of athletics retired the baseball uniform number 24 that he’d worn as head coach for 19 years.
Warren B. Burt (Law ’59 A/M) of New Castle, Del., died April 23, 2009. He associated with Prickett and Prickett, later joining as a partner in Prickett, Ward, Burt & Sanders. In 1980, Mr. Burt continued his defense of medical professionals in solo practice, eventually partnering with his son and diversifying into a general litigation practice as Burt & Burt. He was elected to the Delaware House of Representatives in 1968 and later served as a Republican committeeman.
William Henry Cochran II (GSBA ’59) of Davidson, N.C., died May 15, 2009. He served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Cochran was a corporate development consultant and an inventor.
Russell Todd “Jack” Dufford Jr. (Educ ’59 A/M) of Lynchburg, Va., died April 27, 2009. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve. From 1949 to 1993, he taught at Rustburg High School in the Campbell County School District as a teacher, coach and athletic director.
Tomlin Braxton Horsley Jr. (Col ’59) of Mountain View, Calif., died March 11, 2009. He was a certified public accountant, specializing in tax accounting, and was a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Alfred Clark Martin (Col ’59 A/M) of Richmond, Va., died May 19, 2009. He was ordained to the priesthood in the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia in 1962 and served 32 years in many capacities, including three terms as dean of convocation. The Rev. Martin was active in the civil rights movement during the early years of his ministry at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Halifax, Va. Survivors include a daughter, Anna Martin Maas (Arch ’00, ’03 L/M); and a son, William Watson Martin (Col ’02 A/M).