Notices sorted by graduation date.
Anne Landon Brosio (Nurs ’60 A/M) of Los Angeles died Feb. 16, 2009. She was head operating room nurse at U.Va.’s hospital before working as a public health nurse in Washington, D.C. Ms. Brosio was former chairman of nursing and health services for the Pasadena chapter of the American Red Cross and received the Clara Barton Commemorative Medal. She was a part-time school nurse in Alhambra, Pasadena and South Pasadena.
Francis Dallas Craddock III (Col ’60, Grad ’77) of Lynchburg, Va., died Jan. 13, 2009. He taught at high schools in Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Va., and Germany. His second career was in antiques. Mr. Craddock was a board member of the Lynchburg Museum System, the Court House Museum and the Maier Museum at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. He was a docent at Westminster-Canterbury Lynchburg’s museum. He was vice president of the Western Region of the Poetry Society of Virginia and a member of the Piedmont Literary Society. He published three books of poetry, including Suffering Iraq.
Willard F. Duffer Jr. (Engr ’60) of Houston died March 4, 2009. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Duffer was a dental lab technician at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center for 28 years.
Charles Harner Miller (Col ’60, Med ’65 L/M) of Harrisonburg, Va., died Aug. 16, 2008. He practiced medicine for 20 years with the U.S. Army and Air Force and 23 years in Shenandoah County as a general surgeon, emergency room director, family doctor and medical coordinator of county rescue squads. Dr. Miller also volunteered at the Shenandoah Free Clinic and the Rockingham Free Clinic.
Smythe Jeffrey Wood (Col ’60, Educ ’73, ’78 L/M) of Millbrook, Ala., died March 20, 2009. At the University, he was a member of the football team and the “V” Club. After going through the ROTC program, he taught at the Rock Hill Academy in Charlottesville. He spent his career in the U.S. Army, including assignments at Fort Dix, N.J.; and Fort Hood, Texas; and multiple tours of duty in Korea and Vietnam. Col. Wood taught at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Ga. His military awards include a Legion of Merit, a Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, a Meritorious Service Medal and an Army Commendation. Memorial contributions may be made to the Smythe J. Wood Memorial Fund, c/o the U.Va. Fund, P.O. Box 400314, Charlottesville, VA 22904.
Joyce Carol Vakulich Zahorchak (Educ ’60) of Roanoke, Va., died Jan. 4, 2009. In addition to her work as a speech therapist and counselor, she worked as a real estate agent, owned her own business and served as vice president for ZeeChem, Inc.
Robert John Carlson (Com ’62 L/M) of Big Canoe, Ga., died Feb. 19, 2009. He was an insurance agent for 40 years with State Farm Insurance Co.
Edward Heinrich Menzer (Col ’62 L/M) of White Stone, Va., died Feb. 10, 2009. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps; his service was the subject of the book Hill 488 by Ray Hildreth. Mr. Menzer continued to serve in the Marine Corps Reserve during his 31-year career as a pilot for United Airlines.
Brockett Muir Jr. (Med ’62 L/M) of Saluda, Va., died Aug. 24, 2008. He served in the U.S. Navy. An obstetrician and gynecologist in the Washington, D.C., area for more than 30 years, Dr. Muir served as the chief of gynecology at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Md., and Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. He delivered more than 10,000 babies during his career. Survivors include a son, Brockett Muir III (Col ’84 L/M).
Vito Anthony Perriello Jr. (Col ’62 L/M) of Charlottesville died March 1, 2009. At the University, he was a member of the Jefferson Society, the Glee Club, the Newman Club, Chi Psi fraternity and the Raven Society. He served in the U.S. Army as chief of pediatrics at Fort MacArthur Hospital in San Pedro, Calif. Dr. Perriello was a founding partner of Pediatric Associates in Charlottesville. He was widely published and gave lectures around the country. Dr. Perriello was awarded the Dr. Frank McCue III Sports Medicine Award and admission into the Virginia High School League Hall of Fame. He volunteered at the Charlottesville Free Clinic and elsewhere.
Emory Montgomery Potter (Educ ’62) of Lexington, Va., died Aug. 5, 2008. He served in the U.S. Army and was awarded a Purple Heart and the World War II Victory Medal. Mr. Potter had a 40-year career as a teacher in the Rockbridge County Schools. He was president of the Rockbridge Education Association and other professional organizations. He was also the Collierstown news reporter for the News-Gazette.
Lloyd Coleman Sullenberger (Col ’62 L/M) of Orange, Va., died Feb. 18, 2009. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a law clerk to Virginia Supreme Court Justice A.C. Buchanan in Tazewell, Va. Judge Sullenberger was a partner in the law firm of Shackelford and Robertson in Orange before being appointed to the 16th Judicial Circuit Court bench. Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Sullenberger (Arch ’93 L/M).
Douglas Gene Burford (Col ’63 L/M) of Roanoke, Va., died Jan. 11, 2009. At the University, he was a member of the IMP Society and a football player. He was vice president of Wheat, First Securities, a brokerage firm, which later became Wheat First Butcher Singer. Survivors include a daughter, Holland Cunningham (Col ’89 L/M).
Renee Corty Hayes (Grad ’63, ’71) of Charlottesville died Jan. 1, 2009. She was a painter.
Priscilla Miller Light (Educ ’63) of Lynchburg, Va., died March 5, 2009. She served in the U.S. Naval Reserve during World War II. She was a former director of financial aid and director of the Career Development Center at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. Ms. Light was a founding member and president of the Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and served on several college board and government committees. She was a charter member of the Virginia Educational Loan Authority and served on the board of the Lynchburg Mental Health Association. Ms. Light was ordained as a volunteer missionary with the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, where she worked for two years.
Norma Lou Roady (Educ ’64) of Newport News, Va., died March 1, 2009. She spent the first 12 years of her career teaching in the Danville public school system before becoming a physical education teacher at Averett University, where she coached field hockey and basketball and later became the physical therapy department chair. The Norma L. Roady Senior Academic Excellence Award honors Ms. Roady’s influence on physical education at Averett.
James Kenneth Swisher (Educ ’64, ’74) of Lynchburg, Va., died Jan. 1, 2009. He worked as a principal at several high schools in Lynchburg. Mr. Swisher also wrote the books Warrior in Gray, Prince of Edisto and The Revolutionary War in the Southern Back Country.
John Robert Lacey (Med ’65 L/M) of White Stone, Va., died Dec. 2, 2008. He was a physician in Kilmarnock, Va.
Robert E. Panero (Engr ’65) of Iron River, Mich., died Oct. 8, 2008. He worked as an industrial engineer, and then became the owner and manager of the Trav-Lures Motel and Gallery. Mr. Panero was a member of several professional associations and the Iron County Chamber of Commerce.
James N. Pope (Col ’65, Med ’66 L/M) of Bedford, Va.; and Kunklestown, Pa., died Jan. 26, 2009. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Raven Society and served as president of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. In medical school, he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Pope served in the U.S. Army and later practiced as a general surgeon in Lynchburg, Va. He was a member of the American College of Surgeons and volunteered at the Bedford Free Clinic. Survivors include a brother, William P. Pope (Col ’72 L/M); and nephews Thomas P. Pope (Col ’91 L/M) and Robert C. Pope (Col ’92).
Robert Sher (Law’ 65) of Portsmouth, Va., died March 5, 2009. He practiced law in Virginia and Maryland.
Donald H. Snodgrass (Educ ’65) of Raleigh, N.C., died Feb. 4, 2009. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked as deputy director of the Division of Adult Education for the U.S. Department of Education and as a program officer in both North Carolina’s Basic Skills program and the National Center for Family Literacy of Louisville, Ky.
John Bowman Dinsmore Sr. (Col ’66, Law ’69) of Virginia Beach died Jan. 23, 2009. At the University, he was an Echols Scholar, a member of Sigma Phi fraternity and a Lawn resident. Mr. Dinsmore practiced law in Virginia Beach. Survivors include a daughter, Anne C. Dinsmore (Col ’05).
Robert J. Ellis Jr. (Grad ’66) of Carbondale, Ill., died Dec. 7, 2008. He served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Ellis was the chairman of the Department of Economics at Southern Illinois University.
David J. Langstaff (Col ’66, Grad ’68 L/M) of Fair Lawn, N.J., died Jan. 25, 2009. He taught history at Ridgewood High School for 25 years.
Jack Little (Col ’66) of Nokomis, Fla., died Feb. 12, 2009. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a National Science Foundation Fellow at the University. After retiring from teaching at various high schools in Kentucky and Tennessee, Mr. Little worked at the University of South Alabama’s Dauphin Island Sea Lab.
Fraulein Coleman Lowe (Educ ’66) of Milford, Va., died March 2, 2009. She taught in the Caroline County school system and later at Virginia State University. Survivors include a son, Walter E. Lowe Jr. (Col ’76 L/M); and a granddaughter, Ashley Patrice Lowe (Col ’06).
Preston Earl Morris (Engr ’66 L/M) of Charlottesville died July 14, 2008. He practiced as a certified public accountant for more than 30 years. In his later years, Mr. Morris founded and managed multiple business and real estate ventures. Survivors include his wife, Susan B. Morris (Com ’85 L/M); and children Preston E. Morris Jr. (Col ’98, Com ’02 L/M) and Julie M. Bonistalli (Arch ’93 L/M).
Bruno Pais (Educ ’66) of Gainesville, Fla., died March 7, 2009. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Pais taught biology and later served as a principal in Richmond, Va. His second career was in real estate in Florida, where he founded his own firm, Pais Realty.
Mary Jane Powell (Educ ’66) of Lawrenceville, Va., died March 14, 2009. She taught in Phoebus, Lawrenceville and Martinsville, Va.
Mary Emily Shilling (Nurs ’66) of Greenville, S.C., died July 18, 2008. She began her 40-year career at Greenville Hospital System as a head nurse in the pediatrics department and retired as vice president of nursing and quality improvement. She was an adjunct associate professor of nursing at several universities, including Clemson University. Ms. Shilling was a former president of the South Carolina Board of Nursing.
Archibald Magill Smith III (Col ’66) of Middleburg, Va., died Jan. 3, 2009. He was an associate philosophy professor at Oxford University, and later became chief winemaker at his family’s vineyard, Meredyth Vineyards. Mr. Smith was president of the Virginia Wineries Association and wrote a wine column for Wine East magazine.
Nellie Knupp Curtis (Educ ’67) of Occoquan, Va., died Jan. 9, 2009. She was a high school home economics teacher, a guidance director and an assistant principal in Prince William County Schools. She served as the supervisor of food service for Prince William County for 24 years. Ms. Curtis was a member of the board of trustees of Prince William Public Library System and of Potomac Hospital. She was a past curator of the Occoquan Mill House Museum.
Carl Anthony Saladino (Arch ’67 L/M) of Raleigh, N.C., died Dec. 21, 2008. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a professor of architectural history at the University of Cincinnati and later at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Mr. Saladino was frequently a guest lecturer and conducted speaking tours in the U.S. and abroad, and was hired by the state of Ohio as a consultant architectural historian for the restoration of the Ohio State Capitol in Columbus in celebration of its 200th anniversary. Survivors include a son, Paul A. Saladino (Col ’88 L/M).
Robert Paul Sutton (Grad ’67 L/M) of Macomb, Ill., died Feb. 17, 2009. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. At the University, he was a recipient of a Thomas Jefferson Foundation Fellowship. He had academic appointments at several universities, including Western Illinois University, where he taught Jefferson-Jackson era and American legal history. Mr. Sutton was on the board of directors of WIU’s L.I.F.E. (Learning Is For Ever) program, which provides humanities-based educational programs for adults age 55 and older. He wrote 13 books about American history and received numerous faculty awards.
Howard E. “Buddy” Trent III (Col ’67, Med ’74 L/M) of Greenwood, S.C., died March 2, 2009. He served as a pediatrician in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and as a member of the U.S. Army Reserve. At the University, he was a member of the Z Society, the Raven Society, T.I.L.K.A., Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Epsilon Pi premedical honor society and Phi Kappa Sigma social fraternity. He was also a Lawn resident his fourth year. University honors included the Algernon Sidney Sullivan Award, the Raven Award and the Alumni Association Distinguished Student Award. Dr. Trent was co-chief resident in pediatrics at U.Va. School of Medicine and later had a private pediatric practice in Greenwood, S.C., and was on staff at the Self Memorial Hospital. Dr. Trent was a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Survivors include his wife, Nina Stafford Trent (Nurs ’68 L/M); and a daughter, Leigh Trent Self (Com ’95 L/M).
Juan Oscar Chaves (Arch ’68 A/M) of Fredericksburg, Va., died Dec. 13, 2008. He worked at the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C., where he worked on several projects related to the White House and the Capitol. Then he became an AIA architect in the Fredericksburg area, where he specialized in historic preservation. Survivors include his wife, Marcia Covert Chaves (Grad ’68 A/M); and a daughter, Sara Chaves Beam (Col ’90 L/M).
Mary A. Hodges (Educ ’68) of Decatur, Ga., died Jan. 11, 2009. She started her teaching career in Virginia and then worked for the Dekalb County School System in Georgia until her retirement.
W. Joe Hoppe (Com ’68, Law ’71 L/M) of Richmond, Va., died July 26, 2008. He played football for the Cavaliers, earning three varsity letters, including one as a first-year law student. Mr. Hoppe clerked for Judge Thomas Christian Gordon Jr., justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, and spent more than 25 years of his career in the city attorney’s office in Richmond. Survivors include a son, Joel C. Hoppe (Col ’98 L/M). Memorial contributions may be made to the Virginia Athletics Foundation, P.O. Box 400833, Charlottesville, VA 22904.
John Kent Humphreys (Engr ’68) of Bellvale, N.Y., died Jan. 18, 2009. He served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Humphreys was a consultant to the nuclear power industry and worked at Burns & Roe in Oradell, N.J., and the Millstone Nuclear Power Plant in Waterford, Conn.
Gerald J. Lindenberg (Col ’68) of Atlanta died June 15, 2008. He owned a commercial real estate firm.
James S. Love III (GSBA ’68 A/M) of Biloxi, Miss., died March 9, 2009. He worked in advertising in New York before becoming a securities analyst. He worked for a number of firms on Wall Street, including Paine Webber and Dean Witter. Mr. Love became the chairman of Love Broadcasting Co. and owner of television and radio stations. He was also the executive producer of Steps to Nowhere and the Peabody Award-winning documentary Did They Die in Vain? He was the chairman of the Nature Conservancy in Mississippi and served on the board of trustees of Millsaps College.
Ronald L. Shrecengost (Col ’68) of Newport News, Va., died Jan. 19, 2009. He practiced law in Newport News for more than 25 years. Mr. Shrecengost was a member of the Screen Actors Guild.
William B. “Goat” Garner Jr. (Engr ’69) of Richmond, Va., died Aug. 4, 2008. He worked at Philip Morris.
James L. Moses (Educ ’69) of Marion, S.C., died Jan. 1, 2009. He was a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity. Mr. Moses served as a principal in Marion for 37 years, and later worked in adult education and alternative school programs. Survivors include his wife, Lillie Ree Floyd Moses (Educ ’69).
Eric Munoz (Col ’69 L/M) of Summit, N.J., died March 30, 2009. He was a practicing trauma surgeon and professor of surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He was also a New Jersey assemblyman, representing the 21st legislative district. Mr. Munoz sponsored the New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act, which banned smoking in indoor public places. He served as chairman of the New Jersey Medical Practitioner Review Panel and on the Summit Common Council.
Hugh Penn Nolen (Educ’ 69) of Bon Air, Va., died Aug. 3, 2008. He served as the superintendent of the Sussex County and Harrisonburg public schools. Mr. Nolen was headmaster of Brunswick Academy.