Notices sorted by graduation date.
Cornelius H. Bull II (Grad ’60) of Peter-borough, N.H., died March 16, 2004. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. From 1960 to 1966, he was headmaster of the Robert Academy in Istanbul, Turkey. He directed the Verde Valley School in Sedona, Ariz.; the American International School of Vienna; and St. Mary’s Hall in San Antonio. In the 1980s, he was director of development at the Salzburg Seminar in Austria and the Sterling Institute in Craftsbury Common, Vt. He founded the Center for Interim Programs, designed to help students make a more effective transition to college and to help college students who are reassessing their goals. He ran the program for 23 years. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cornelius Bull Endowed Scholarship Fund, Robert College of Istanbul, 276 5th Ave., No. 905, New York, NY 10001-4509.
Frances H. Gee (Educ ’60 L/M) of Richmond, Va., died Aug. 5, 2009. She was a chemist for Philip Morris before her lengthy career with the Virginia Department of Education, where she rose to supervisor of teacher certification before retiring in 1982.
Richard Dwight Kanakanui (Arch ’60) of Beckley, W.Va., died Aug. 28, 2009. He served in the U.S. Air Force. After working in Honolulu as an architect, Mr. Kanakanui was invited to Beckley, W.Va., to be a consulting architect on the new Woodrow Wilson High School. He worked with Gates Engineering for 12 years, leaving to form his own firm, Kanakanui Associates, in 1976. Mr. Kanakanui worked primarily in commercial design and completed several notable projects in southern West Virginia, including the Beckley-Raleigh County Memorial Airport terminal and the Raleigh County Public Library. He co-founded Children’s House Montessori School in 1969.
Georgiana Chandler Woodhouse (Educ ’60) of Portsmouth, Va., died July 12, 2009. She was a retired teacher and guidance counselor at Churchland High School and Woodrow Wilson High School. Ms. Woodhouse was past president of the Portsmouth Education Association and past district president of the Virginia Education Association, past president of the Junior Woman’s Club of Portsmouth and past junior president of the Virginia Federation of Women’s Clubs.
David M. Laushey (Educ ’61, Grad ’63, ’69) of Stone Mountain, Ga., died Aug. 1, 2009. He was an avionics technician in the U.S. Navy in the 1950s. He later was an associate professor at Georgia State University from 1971 to 1996.
William A. Wagner (Col ’61) of Virginia Beach died July 8, 2009. He was an engineer retired from Metro Machine. Mr. Wagner served eight years on the State Council on Vocational Education.
Edward Lenn Derrenbacker (Engr ’62) of Midlothian, Va., died Aug. 9, 2009. He worked as a chemical engineer with Merck & Co. and retired from Mallinckrodt. Survivors include sisters Lisa Derrenbacker (Educ ’81 L/M) and Cindy S. Peterson (Nurs ’85 L/M).
John William Ragsdale Jr. (Law ’62) of Atlanta died Sept. 2, 2009. He served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Ragsdale practiced law for nearly 30 years at the firm now known as Ragsdale, Beals, Seigler, Patterson & Gray, of which he was a founding partner. He served for more than 10 years as chairman of the bankruptcy trustee panel for the Northern District of Georgia and remained involved in the Atlanta legal community throughout his career, including a term as president of the Lawyer’s Club of Atlanta. Mr. Ragsdale was vice president of the board of directors for the Mountain Conservation Trust of Georgia.
Jack Temple Kirby (Grad ’64, ’65) of St. Augustine, Fla., died Aug. 6, 2009. He was professor emeritus of history at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where his specialties were the American South, rural and agricultural history, and environmental history. Mr. Kirby was author or editor of seven books, including Media-Made Dixie: The South in the American Imagination; Rural Worlds Lost: The American South, 1920-1960; Poquosin: A Study of Rural Landscape and Society; and Mockingbird Song: Ecological Landscapes of the South, which won the Bancroft Prize in 2007. Mr. Kirby was president of the Southern Historical Association and editor of the series “Studies in Rural Cultures” at the University of North Carolina Press. He was a past president of the Agricultural History Society and a former Fulbright senior lecturer at the University of Genoa in Italy.
Thomas Harold Lahey (Educ ’64 L/M) of Charlottesville died Aug. 29, 2009. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. Mr. Lahey taught education psychology at Eastern Illinois University and was the first school psychologist for the Charlottesville City Schools. He was a member of the Thomas Jefferson Chapter of the Archaeological Society of Virginia. Memorial contributions may be made to the Curry School of Education Foundation, P.O. Box 400276, Charlottesville, VA 22904.
Howard Haden Anderson (Com ’65 L/M) of Scottsville, Va., died July 15, 2009. He was a certified public accountant and worked with Anderson, White & Knott. Mr. Anderson was a member of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and had served on its national peer review committee.
Ralph Robin “Rusty” Glazer (Col ’65, Educ ’70 L/M) of Gainesville, Va., died July 30, 2009. He received a doctorate in human resource development from George Washington University. Mr. Glazer retired from the U.S. Government Accountability Office, where he was a human resource developer working primarily with candidates for the senior executive service. For 30 years, he was an adjunct faculty member at U.Va.’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies in Falls Church, Va., and also taught graduate-level courses at George Washington University. He served as president of the Metro DC Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development.
Rodney Kent Hough (Col ’66, Med ’70 L/M) of Carlisle, Pa., died Aug. 10, 2009. He attended the University on a football scholarship and went on to serve in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He completed his residency in family and community medicine at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in 1975, then taught staff and medical students there. Dr. Hough started Brookwood Family Practice in Carlisle, Pa., which grew to serve more than 20,000 people. In 1997, Dr. Hough was named Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians’ “Physician of the Year.” Later, he was a drug, alcohol and substance abuse counselor at Mazzitti & Sullivan Counseling Services and was instrumental in bringing Rotary Club-funded medical services to French Guyana and the Dominican Republic.
Robert Kowalkowski (Educ ’66 L/M) of Lake Orion, Mich., died Sept. 17, 2009. At the University, he played football and was a two-time All-American and an Academic All-American. Kowalkowski was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. After he graduated, he was drafted in the fifth round of the 1965 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions. He was an offensive guard and played for the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers between 1966 and 1977. Kowalkowski was voted the Lions’ “Man of the Year” for his community involvement in 1975. In 1991, the Kowalkowski Open, a charity golf tournament established by Kowalkowski, grew into what is now known as Kolo Charities, which has raised thousands of dollars for various charities in Michigan.
William Emmons Lloyd Jr. (Engr ’67 L/M) of Los Angeles died Sept. 1, 2009. He worked with patent law firms in the Washington, D.C., area before obtaining a law degree. Mr. Lloyd practiced law for more than 30 years, primarily in Virginia and California. Survivors include cousins Dan T. Montgomery (Engr ’73, GSBA ’77) and Laura Montgomery (Engr ’76 A/M); and a sister-in-law, Patricia A. Lloyd (Educ ’80).
John Cummings Snider (Com ’67 L/M) of Haymarket, Va., died Aug. 6, 2009. He served in the U.S. Air Force and worked for Lockheed Martin Co. Survivors include his wife, Betty P. Snider (Nurs ’68 L/M); and a daughter, Elizabeth S. Phillips (Col ’93 L/M).
James Judson Booker III (Med ’68) of Wytheville, Va. died Sept. 2, 2009. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Dr. Booker started his private medical practice in Wytheville in 1973. He held numerous positions, including chief of staff and chairman of the board of directors at Wythe County Community Hospital, and was a member of the chamber of commerce, chairman of the Carilion advisory committee and member of the board of directors for Carilion Medical Group. In 2006, he co-founded Wythe Innovations, a company offering landscaping, construction and horticultural services. Dr. Booker wrote a book, Ham, Lamb, Ram, Bull, Beef and Bear about the humanity and humor inherent in the doctor-patient relationship. Survivors include his wife, Miriam Brent Booker (Educ ’68).
Nathan T. Hardee (Educ ’68) of Chesapeake, Va., died Aug. 9, 2009. He served in Chesapeake Public Schools for 47 years as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, and principal. In February 1972, he became principal at Deep Creek High School. Mr. Hardee served on the Virginia High School League executive board, the Virginia and National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Chesapeake Association for Public School Administrators. The Deep Creek High School football field and stadium facility was dedicated the Nathan T. Hardee Stadium in his honor.
Theodore Frederick Leibfried Jr. (Engr ’69 A/M) of Houston died Nov. 5, 2008. He was professor emeritus in computer science at the University of Houston, Clear Lake.
Arthur M. Lucas (Col ’69 L/M) of St. Louis, formerly of Arlington, Va., died Jan. 10, 2009. He was a hospital chaplain and director of spiritual care, ethics and palliative care services at Barnes-Jewish Hospital at the Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Mr. Lucas established hospital chaplaincy, clinical pastoral education, ethics and counseling programs in St. Joseph, Mo., and helped found professional chaplaincy in Latvia and Kenya. He was a consultant and trainer for U.S. Navy and Marine chaplains and co-editor of The Discipline for Pastoral Care Giving.
William Michaux Sydnor Sr. (Educ ’69 A/M) of West Augusta, Va., died Aug. 5, 2009. He served in the American merchant marine and later became a special agent with the FBI in Philadelphia. In the mid-’50s, Mr. Sydnor became a salesman for LeHigh Portland Cement Co. in Virginia. He later taught school and worked in academic administration, becoming the principal at Buffalo Gap High School and then director of special education services before he retired from the Augusta County School District in 1986.
Richard VanRyper (Engr ’69 A/M) of Wilmington, Del., died Oct. 1, 2009. At the University, he was a member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. Mr. VanRyper was an engineer with DuPont for 40 years and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.