Notices sorted by graduation date.
Richard D. Siegal (Com ’60, Law ’63) of New York City died Feb. 9, 2010. He served as a longtime member of the Campaign Executive Committee at U.Va. Mr. Siegal was an entrepreneur who built one of the most prolific oil and gas exploration companies in the U.S. He was an appointee to the citizens financial accountability oversight committee of California’s new stem cell agency and also served on the board of trustees of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. His philanthropic activities span a broad spectrum of organizations, including New York-Presbyterian Hospital, The Gail S. and Richard D. Siegal Professorship in Ophthalmology at the University of Virginia, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Hadassah and various educational scholarships.
Elaine Smith Venn (Nurs ’60, ’83 A/M) of Nellysford, Va., died March 6, 2010. She was a registered nurse and worked at Western State Hospital and the Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents for 26 years. She received a nurse of the year award in 1996 at the CCCA. Before her psychiatric nursing experiences, Ms. Venn taught at Maryview Hospital Nursing School in Portsmouth, Va., and at Shenandoah University in Winchester. She was a school nurse and worked in obstetrical nursing. Memorial contributions can be made to the University of Virginia Cancer Center, P.O. Box 800334, Charlottesville, VA 22908.
Nathaniel Venable Daniel Jr. (Grad ’61, ’79) of Wilmington, N.C., died Feb. 26, 2010. He served as assistant professor of English and director of student affairs at Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, Va., from 1963 to 1971. He subsequently served there as dean of instruction from 1971 to 1978. In 1980, he assumed the position of assistant academic dean at Elmira College in Elmira, N.Y., and later dean of liberal arts and general studies at Rio Grande College in Gallipolis, Ohio.
Robert Lawrence Heilig (Engr ’61 L/M) of Rockledge, Fla., died Jan. 27, 2010. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. For 25 years, Mr. Heilig worked in the aerospace industry with the Boeing Co. on the Saturn on the Saturn, Apollo, Space Shuttle and Inertial Upper Stage programs. Survivors include his wife, Arlene Fincham Heilig (Nurs ’59).
John Harvey Bartee Jr. (Col ’62) of Staunton, Va., died Feb. 1, 2010. He was a minister at Methodist churches in Ohio and Virginia. Rev. Bartee most recently served as minister at both Sardis United Methodist Church and Bethany United Methodist Church of the Charlottesville District.
John Edward Snyder (Col ’62 L/M) of Lutherville, Md., died Dec. 21, 2009.
Norman Jason Flythe (Educ ’63) of Washington, D.C., died Feb. 4, 2010. He worked as a clerk at the Portsmouth Navy Yard until 1940 before being called to be a minister. Mr. Flythe ministered in the Virginia Methodist Conference for his entire career and served 44 churches in 38 years. He was a public school principal while he attended the University. Mr. Flythe had a lifelong interest in genealogy and traveled to Armenia and Palestine in his 80s.
Elva Jane Grymes (Educ ’64) of Virginia Beach died Feb. 24, 2010. She was a business teacher and head of the business department at Great Bridge High School and director of guidance at Deep Creek Junior High School. Survivors include her husband, Robert J. Grymes Jr. (Educ ’70, ’77).
Mary Imogene Harris (Educ ’64) of Roanoke, Va., died March 30, 2010. She retired from teaching in the Roanoke City School System after 38 years of service.
Gordon Kyle Leonard (Med ’64 L/M) of Bristol, Va., died March 3, 2010. He had a medical practice in Amherst, Va., for more than 35 years. Dr. Leonard served as a physician at Sweet Briar College, the county jail and the Old Dominion Job Corps Center, and as county medical examiner.
Frederick “Neil” Walzl (Educ ’64) of Howard, Colo., died Feb. 4, 2010. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Mr. Walzl taught mathematics and computer science in Lititz, Pa., and Alexandria, Va., before settling in Newark, Del. He served the Newark and Christina school districts as a teacher, supervisor of finance and assistant superintendent. Mr. Walzl was an adjunct professor at the University of Delaware and Wilmington College. He also taught in the Upward Bound Program and worked as an applied mathematician at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C.
Mary Marable Land Gill (Educ ’65 A/M) of Petersburg, Va., died January 20, 2010. She was a member of many philanthropic and civic organizations. Ms. Gill was 103 years old.
Leo Carl Wilkerson (Law ’65) of Winston-Salem, N.C., died Jan. 24, 2010. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. At the University, Mr. Wilkerson was a member of Phi Delta Phi and the Virginia Law Review. He was an attorney for RJR Industries and senior vice president of corporate affairs for RJR Nabisco.
Betty Frances Sampson (Educ ’66 A/M) of Midlothian, Va., died Jan. 25, 2010. She was a retired schoolteacher with Chesterfield County Public Schools and was honored at the county and state levels for her outstanding achievements as a reading teacher.
Tucker Herrin Hill (Arch ’67) of Etlan, Va., died Feb. 12, 2010. He served as executive director and state historic preservation officer of Virginia’s Department of Historic Resources from 1977 to 1982, and had a long career as an architectural historian and creator of exhibits and publications for the White House of the Confederacy. Later, he moved to Madison County to create monotype print scenes of the mountains, valleys and crossroads of Virginia. His works have been shown in galleries and museums in the Mid-Atlantic region, Europe and South America.
Anton Edward Bonner Schefer (Col ’67 L/M) of Richmond, Va., died Feb. 19, 2010. At the University, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and the Raven Society. For almost 20 years, Mr. Schefer was the headmaster of the nonprofit Schefer School, established by his parents in the late 1950s and based at his family home in Falls Church, Va. The Schefer School was dedicated to helping children with learning disabilities and closed in 1988.
Katherine Bates Ruthenburg Street Olton (Grad ’68 A/M) of Charlottesville died Feb. 18, 2010. She taught nursery school and elementary school in the Charlottesville area before she began her secondary teaching career at Orange County High School. Ms. Olton also taught at Albemarle High School. Later, she became the librarian at the Blue Ridge School in Dyke, Va. She also taught English at Blue Ridge and became the head of the English department, retiring in 1987. After leaving Blue Ridge School, she worked with the Friends of the Library at the University of Virginia.
Bruce G. Freeman (Grad ’69) of Morgantown, W.Va., died Feb. 16, 2010. He was an assistant professor of plastic surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School and a department chief at DePaul Hospital in Norfolk, Va. In 2001, Dr. Freeman became the chief of plastic surgery at West Virginia University’s medical school.
Lawrence L. Reibman (GSBA ’69 L/M) of Sarasota, Fla., died Jan. 10, 2010. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. His career was in the marketing of consumer products and he retired as vice president of marketing for Sealy Mattress in Baltimore. Survivors include a son, Richard Edward Reibman (GSBA ’67 L/M).
Irene M. Simoneau (Grad ’69) of Brewer, Maine, died Jan. 23, 2010. She was a longtime history and French language teacher at St. Joseph Regional High School and Lowell Catholic High School in Lowell, Mass. Ms. Simoneau was elected to the school board in Northwood, N.H., and was affiliated with Franco-American Center at the University of Maine.