Notices sorted by graduation date.
Worth H. Carter Jr. (Law ’61) of Rocky Mount, Virginia, died April 7, 2017. He graduated from the University of Richmond in 1958. From 1953 until 1960, he worked as a cashier at Safeway stores in Richmond, Virginia, and Charlottesville. From 1960 to 1964, he worked as a bank examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Mr. Carter later became vice president and comptroller at Piedmont Trust Bank in Martinsville, Virginia. He organized 10 community banks around the state of Virginia. In 2006, the banks merged into Carter Bank & Trust, based in Martinsville. Mr. Carter was CEO and chairman of the board for the organization, which now has offices throughout Virginia and North Carolina. He also founded several bank subsidiaries and served as their president and chairman. He served on the Martinsville school board for 21 years and on the boards of several colleges and universities in Virginia. Mr. Carter received numerous awards, including the Alumni of the University of Richmond Award for Distinguished Service in 2002 and the Martinsville Henry County Chamber of Commerce’s Heck Ford Award. Survivors include his wife, two sons, a daughter and six grandchildren.
Loran Robert Smith (Engr ’61 L/M) of Columbus, North Carolina, died January 24, 2017. At the University, he was a member of Glee Club and Sigma Chi fraternity. After graduation, he worked in the aerospace industry for four years. He later worked for IBM, retiring after 33 years. An avid golfer, he also enjoyed music, singing and local theater. Survivors include his wife, two sons, a daughter, eight grandchildren and a brother.
Thomas Myron Doughty Jr. (Engr ’62) of Riverside, California, died December 22, 2016. After earning his degree in electrical engineering from the University, Mr. Doughty moved to California in 1962 to work for North American Rockwell, which is now Boeing. He dedicated 54 years to his work, and was known for his work on the B-1B bomber. He also enjoyed many hobbies including visiting the Chesapeake Bay, playing board games and reading. Survivors include his wife, a brother, four children, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Thomas “Tom” Regan (Grad ’62, ’66) of Raleigh, North Carolina, died February 17, 2017. He attended Thiel College before his graduate work at the University of Virginia. After earning his doctorate from the University, he began teaching philosophy at North Carolina State University in 1967. Mr. Regan’s work focused on the rights and treatment of animals. He co-edited the anthology Animal Rights and Human Obligations with the philosopher Peter Singer. In 1983, he published The Case for Animal Rights. He argued from the deontological ethical position, the standpoint associated with the Enlightenment philosopher Immanuel Kant. Mr. Regan wrote or edited more than 30 books and won numerous awards for teaching and academics, including North Carolina State University’s William Quarles Holladay Medal, the institution’s most prestigious faculty award. When he retired in 2001, the North Carolina State University library established the Tom Regan Animal Rights Archive. Mr. Regan and his wife founded the Culture & Animals Foundation in 1985. In recent years, he turned to fiction writing and self-published two books of short stories. He enjoyed jazz and golf, and he was likely one of the few philosophers with a Pittsburgh Steelers bumper sticker proudly displayed on his car. Survivors include his wife, a son, a daughter, four grandchildren and a sister.
Morris W. Savage (Law ’62) of Jasper, Alabama, died April 10, 2017. He graduated from Auburn University. After attending the University of Virginia School of Law, he became a partner in the law firm of Bankhead & Savage in Jasper. He was a member of the Alabama and Virginia state bar associations and the American Bar Association, as well as the American Judicature Society. A trustee of the Alabama department of archives and history, Mr. Savage was interested in Alabama history and law. Survivors include a daughter, a son, four granddaughters and two sisters.
George Beall VIII (Law ’63 L/M) of Naples, Florida, died January 15, 2017. At the University, he was a member of T.I.L.K.A. and served on the Honor Committee. Mr. Beall attended Princeton University before receiving his law degree from the University of Virginia. He then served as clerk for Chief Judge Simon E. Sobeloff of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. In 1970, he was appointed United States attorney and was the prosecutor of Vice President Spiro T. Agnew in the bribery case that led to Agnew’s resignation in 1973. Mr. Beall resigned in 1975, remaining in private practice and specializing in commercial litigation. He was also a lawyer for the Baltimore Ravens until they were sold and sat in the box for every home game for nearly 10 years. Survivors include his wife, a daughter, two stepsons, a stepdaughter and 16 grandchildren.
Billie Jean Beamer (Educ ’63) of Roanoke, Virginia, died January 2, 2017. She attended Roanoke College and taught at Monroe Junior High School and Lee Junior High School in Roanoke. She also worked part-time as an instructor in health and physical education at Roanoke College before receiving a master’s degree from the University of Virginia. After graduation, Ms. Beamer became a full-time instructor at Roanoke College, where she coached volleyball, basketball and tennis and assisted with the field hockey program. In 1997, she was named a professor emeritus at Roanoke College. Survivors include a niece and a nephew.
John R. Eagle (Med ’63, Res ’67 L/M) of Harrisonburg, Virginia, died March 24, 2017. He served in the U.S. Army. He worked as an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University. The American Psychiatry Association named him a Distinguished Life Fellow. Dr. Eagle loved life on his farm in the Shenandoah Valley, especially raising varied breeds of cattle. He also enjoyed hunting, playing the saxophone and watching UVA sports. Survivors include two sons, including David A. Eagle (Col ’89, Med ’93 L/M), and two granddaughters.
William Timothy Sweeney (Col ’65 L/M) of Churchville, Virginia, died January 28, 2017. After graduating from the University, he received a D.D.S. and a Ph.D. from the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Sweeney taught anatomy courses at MCV for a number of years and then practiced dentistry in Churchville from 1976 until his retirement in 2010. His interests included gardening, bicycling, stone work and traveling through Ireland. Survivors include a sister; three children, including Jennifer Sweeney Quindoza (Col ’96 L/M); son-in law Christopher Rogers (Col ’92, Darden ’99 L/M); and six grandchildren.
James Rhea McCue (Arch ’68) of Atlantic Beach, Florida, died November 18, 2016. At the University, Mr. McCue was a member of Chi Phi fraternity. After graduating with a degree in architecture, he spent many years stationed in Heidelberg, Germany, with the U.S. Army. He later worked there as an architect before eventually returning to Charlottesville. Later in his life, Mr. McCue moved to Florida, where he ran his own architecture firm, James R. McCue & Associates, Inc. with his business partner. He was an avid gardener and a member of the Jacksonville Herb Society. Survivors include his niece and two nephews, three grandnieces and four grandnephews.
Carolyn Hope Saunders (Grad ’69) of Bedford, Virginia, died April 5, 2017. She attended Radford University and received a master’s degree from the University of Virginia. She spent her career teaching at Albemarle County High School in Albemarle County, Virginia. Ms. Saunders was a member of the Bedford Genealogical Society and the Bedford Historical Society. She enjoyed singing, baking and shopping for the best bargain. Survivors include a brother, two nieces and a nephew.
Madeline Carole Worzniak (Educ ’69) of Ann Arbor, Michigan, died February 19, 2017. She taught at Yorktown High School in Virginia and Adrian College in Michigan. She was energized by math and keeping up with the latest technology. She also loved the outdoors and travel. Survivors include her husband, Michael J. Worzniak (Med ’70), a son, two daughters, three grandchildren, two sisters and a brother.