Notices sorted by graduation date.
Houstoun Morgan Sadler (Educ ’60) of Rolling Meadows, Ill., died April 28, 2011. He served in the U.S. Air Force. At the University, he was a member of the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society. He moved to Miami to work with the Reynolds Metals Aluminum Co., where he stayed for nine years. Over the years, Mr. Sadler worked in the steel supply industry for Key Metals, Palmgren Tool and Die Company and Tomkenco. In the 1970s, he started Lumiweld, a company that sold Everweld, used to weld aluminum. Survivors include his wife, J. Ellen Sudler Sadler (Nurs ’65).
James M. Yankovich (Educ ’61) of Williamsburg, Va., died May 25, 2011. Mr. Yankovich’s early career included roles as a teacher, guidance counselor and assistant superintendent in Virginia and Michigan. He went on to serve as an assistant professor, associate professor and dean of academic affairs at the University of Michigan at Flint. He later joined the faculty at William and Mary as dean and professor in its school of education in 1974, serving as its dean until 1983. He served on the board of Thomas Nelson Community College, as well as on various civic committees. He received a number of awards for his work, including the Award of Appreciation from the Virginia Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. He later received the Thomas Jefferson Award, given annually to a member of the William and Mary family. After retirement, he chaired the Crossroads Project.
John J. Beck (Col ’62) of Hoschton, Ga., died July 4, 2011. He served in the U.S. Navy. At the University, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He was a human resources executive.
Dennis Fitzgerald (Com ’62) of Richmond, Va., died May 30, 2011. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a major after 20 years of service. He was an employee of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of General Services as human resources director for 18 years. Mr. Fitzgerald volunteered at Johnston-Willis Hospital. Survivors include a daughter, Julie Fitzgerald Bingol (Col ’85 L/M).
Carolyn D. Beard (Educ ’63) of Austin, Texas, died April 3, 2011. She retired from teaching as a reading specialist for the Cortland Board of Cooperative Education Services. Ms. Beard then worked as a volunteer for the Cortland Chamber of Commerce, Cortland Memorial Hospital and Cortland County Agency for the Aged.
Beverley Wilkes “Booty” Armstrong (Col ’64, GSBA ’66 L/M) of Richmond, Va., died June 1, 2011. His many years of business experience spanned various industries, including Wheat First Securities, Southern States, Major League Bowling, and AMF Bowling. He served on the board of trustees for the Community Foundation of Richmond and Venture Richmond, and held various positions on the boards of St. Catherine’s School, Elk Hill Farm, the Bon Secours-Richmond Health Care Foundation and the Virginia Performing Arts Foundation, among others. He was a trustee of both the Colgate Darden School Foundation and the College of Arts & Sciences Foundation. Survivors include a daughter, Sarah Armstrong Hamlin (Col ’89 L/M).
Mary Ewers Kagey (Nurs ’65) of Roanoke, Va., died May 25, 2011. She was a nurse for Carilion Occupational Medicine, a volunteer for the Taubman Museum and a member of the Roanoke Academy of Medicine Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband, William J. Kagey (Med ’67, ’70).
Douglas F. Pollard (Com ’65 L/M) of Baltimore died April 16, 2011. At the University, he was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity. He began his career as a stockbroker with Kidder Peabody & Co. in Baltimore, receiving promotion to vice president in 1977. He helped establish the municipal bond department at Legg Mason & Co. in 1978. At the time of his retirement in 2001, he was senior vice president and manager of the fixed-income group in institutional sales. He earned his instrument rating as a private pilot in 1986 and with a partner founded DMW Hangars. The company built and rented 41 hangars at Carroll County Regional Airport in Maryland. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family in Bethany Beach, Del.
Margaret “Peggy” Wayne McReynolds (Educ ’66) of Tucson, Ariz., died May 6, 2011. She taught English at Vero Beach High School until 1966. In 1969, she became a guidance counselor at Indian River Community College and the director of financial aid. Ms. McReynolds opened her own business, the Craft Corner, in 1974. Three years later, she joined Florida State Health and Human Services, where she was an adoptions counselor until her retirement in 1992. She continued her work with Dollars for Scholars after her retirement, and became involved in the Vero Beach Theater Guild. Survivors include a son, Samuel A. McReynolds (Col ’76).
Stephen A. Garrett (Grad ’67, ’68) of Monterey, Calif., died June 11, 2011. Mr. Garrett was a professor of international policy studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies for 39 years. He came to Monterey with his family in 1972 after having spent four years at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. Mr. Garrett received a Senior Fulbright Fellowship in 1978 to spend the year with his family at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. He published several books and many articles exploring the role of ethics in foreign policy decision making.
A. Lee McGratty (Law ’67) of Waynesboro, Va., died April 27, 2011. He served in the U.S. Navy. He began his practice of law with Tiffany & Poland, and in 1975 formed the firm Ajemian & McGratty. Appointed general district court judge in the 25th Judicial District in 1996, he presided in Augusta County and the city of Staunton until his retirement in 2008. Judge McGratty served as chairman of the Waynesboro Planning Commission and was active in the Waynesboro Players, where he served on the board of directors and specialized in set design, construction and stage management.
N. Steven Steinert (Col ’67 L/M) of Charleston, S.C., died April 6, 2011. At the University, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and the staff of the Cavalier Daily. He taught political science at the College of Charleston for five years, where he developed the college’s department of urban studies and its master’s degree in public administration. During this time, he spent six months helping Mayor Joseph Riley set up his new administration. Mr. Steinert was a tenured associate professor when he left to work for the Carter administration as the director of congressional relations for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and then at the Department of Commerce. He returned to Charleston in 1980 to become the county administrator for Charleston. He implemented the 911 system for the area during his tenure. He moved to Asheville, N.C., for several years, following his passion for American crafts, and served as the CEO of the Asheville Area Arts Council. He returned to Charleston and had served as an associate judge of Charleston’s Municipal Court for the past eight years.
Thomas Thornton Earles III (Educ ’68) of Culpeper, Va., died May 29, 2011. Mr. Earles taught chemistry at Culpeper County High School for 32 years. Survivors include a son, Thomas Andrew Earles (Engr ’96, ’99).
J. Michael Jarvis (Col ’68 L/M) of Richmond, Va., died March 13, 2011. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. At the University, he was a member of the football team, Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity and the Eli Banana Society. Mr. Jarvis was deeply involved throughout his career with the financing, design, manufacturing and marketing of communications services, founding or holding executive positions with Charter Leasing Corp., Isotec, Executone, the Jarvis Corp., and ROLM Atlantic. Mr. Jarvis was involved with many corporate and civic organizations in Richmond and most recently served as a member of the board of the Bank of Virginia, Preservation Virginia and the Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Conner Jarvis (Grad ’74); and two daughters, Maria Jarvis Darby (Com ’06) and Kathryn Jarvis Scott (Col ’03).
Edgar M. Andrews III (Col ’69 L/M) of Richmond, Va., died April 10, 2011. At the University, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity. He worked for more than 35 years as an executive in banking and served as the CEO of the Civil War Trust in Washington, D.C. Most recently, he worked as a financial consultant for Core Consulting and Strategic Risk Associates. He also served on the boards of directors of the Alexandria and Richmond, Va., chambers of commerce. Survivors include a daughter, Tucker Andrews Winter (Col ’93 L/M).
Kenneth R. Clem (Engr ’69 L/M) of Baton Rouge, La., died April 18, 2011. He recently retired as chief scientist in global process research from Exxon-Mobil after nearly 40 years of service as a chemical engineer, where he earned numerous awards and 106 worldwide granted patents.
Larry G. Mullins (Col ’69 L/M) of Lexington, Ky., died June 21, 2011. He served in the U.S. Army. He was the owner of Bluegrass Theatres in Kentucky and Ohio.