Notices sorted by graduation date.
Irving Lee Chapman III (GSBA ’70 L/M) of Richmond, Va., died July 24, 2009. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, for which he received several medals, including the Bronze Star for service in combat. At the University, Mr. Chapman was president of his class and served on the Honor Committee. He was a former president and chief executive officer of Blue Cross of Virginia and a senior lending officer and executive vice president of Central Fidelity Bank in Richmond. After careers in banking and insurance, he owned and operated several businesses. Survivors include a son, Irving Lee Chapman IV (Col ’92 L/M).
Robert Cole Stack (GSBA ’70 L/M) of Dallas died July 20, 2009. He was commissioned in the Supply Corps of the U.S. Navy and served on active duty from 1965 to 1968. For the next 28 years, Rear Adm. Stack served in the U.S. Naval Reserve. Qualified as both a naval aviation supply officer and surface warfare supply officer, he was a member of the Dallas Recruiting District Assistance Council, where he received eight Gold Wreath awards for recruiting excellence. He received many awards for his service over the years, including the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. He was president of the board of directors of the Navy Supply Corps Association as well as the Navy Supply Corps Foundation. Rear Adm. Stack also had a 28-year career in banking in New York, Miami, Houston and Dallas. He retired as an executive vice president in the Private Bank of Texas Commerce Bank in 1998.
Shirley A. Todd-Piper (Educ ’71 L/M) of Falls Church, Va., died Aug. 23, 2009. She taught in the Fairfax County school system for 41 years and retired as director of guidance and vice principal at Cooper Middle School in 1996. Ms. Todd-Piper was a member of American Association of University Women.
Robert Patrick Kearney (Educ ’71) of Gloucester, Va., died Sept. 26, 2009. He taught science at York High School until 1982, when he joined the Atomic Power Division of Newport News Shipbuilding, from which he retired in 2009.
Michael Harmon Williams III (Engr ’71) of Midlothian, Va., died July 29, 2009. He began his career at Virginia Power and retired from Philip Morris in 2000, after 21 years of service as a director of information services.
Louise Hope Pitt Miller (Col ’72, Educ ’73) of Richmond, Va., died March 26, 2009. At the University, she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Ms. Miller taught English in Albemarle County before moving to England to teach. Later, she taught English and photography at Gilman School in Baltimore and at St. Anne’s-Belfield School in Charlottesville. For the last 19 summers, Ms. Miller worked at Camp Virginia, her family’s boys’ camp, in Rockbridge County, the last several years as director. Since retiring from teaching in 2002, she had worked at the camp year-round.
Tyler E. Williams Jr. (Educ ’72) of Fairfax, Va., died July 17, 2009. He was a retired U.S. Naval Reserve captain. Survivors include a son, Gerald N. Williams (Com ’81 L/M); and daughter-in-law, Tamara T. Williams (Com ’81 L/M).
Richard E. Daley II (Col ’73, Law ’76) of Christiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, died Aug. 31, 2008. He had practiced law in St. Croix since 1976. Survivors include a brother, Thomas D. Daley (Col ’76 A/M); and a nephew, Christopher M. Hodgson (Col ’10).
Ernest Alexander Flynn (Law ’73) of Charlottesville died Sept. 21, 2009. He served in the U.S. Navy for five years of active duty. During the Vietnam War, Mr. Flynn earned the Bronze Star with Combat V. He retired from the military after 21 years of active and reserve duty. He was a licensed member of the Virginia State Bar and worked for Southern Title Insurance Corp. for many years. Most recently, Mr. Flynn had been owner and manager of Republic Title Services. Survivors include daughters Ashley Flynn Bartram (Col ’96 L/M) and Heather Randle Flynn (Col ’98 L/M).
Rich Lancaster (Col ’73 L/M) of Gulf Shores, Ala., died Aug. 12, 2009. He worked in marketing and radio advertising in Virginia before moving to Gulf Shores. Mr. Lancaster was active in community theater as an actor and director in Baldwin County, Ala., and Pensacola, Fla., and was a longtime volunteer with the annual Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival. He was a licensed real estate agent with Perdido Key Realty and had a longtime business association with Fountain & Smith Environmental of Brewton, Ala.
Helen Maynard Lipscomb (Educ ’73 L/M) of Richmond, Va., died July 31, 2009. She taught at a number of Henrico County schools, beginning with Holladay Elementary in 1968 and ending with Laburnum Elementary, where she had taught for the past 20 years. Survivors include her husband, William Hunter Lipscomb III (Arch ’66 L/M); and sons David C. Lipscomb (Col ’98 A/M) and Philip A. Lipscomb (Col ’00).
Stuart I. Rochester (Grad ’73) of Burtonsville, Md., died July 29, 2009. Mr. Rochester was chief historian of the Office of the Secretary of Defense and co-author of Honor Bound: American Prisoners of War in Southeast Asia, 1961-1973. Mr. Rochester taught at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore in the 1970s and then served with the Historical Office of the Office of the Secretary of Defense for nearly 30 years, becoming its deputy historian in 1987 and chief historian in 2008. Among his responsibilities was serving as chief editor of the Public Statements of the Secretary of Defense and creating oral histories of several defense secretaries. He wrote several books and was an authority on the comparative national defense policy of post-World War II presidential administrations. He served as the chairman of the Fairland Master Plan Citizens Advisory Committee as well as on other county committees and task forces. At the time of his death, Mr. Rochester was helping edit his office’s forthcoming history of Robert S. McNamara’s later years as secretary of defense in the 1960s.
Marsha Nadler (Educ ’75 L/M) of San Marcos, Calif., died Sept. 28, 2009.
John Major Schuessler (GSBA ’75 L/M) of Roanoke, Ala., died Aug. 23, 2009. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a banker, the chairman of Roanoke Utilities Board and president and chairman of the board for the Commercial Bank of Roanoke.
Melvin R. Zimm (Col ’75) of Norfolk, Va., died Aug. 7, 2009. He was a partner in the law firm of Glasser & Glasser, where he had practiced since 1982. Mr. Zimm dedicated a large part of his life to the study of the Holocaust. He was a past vice chairperson for the Anti-Defamation League, a past member of the United Jewish Federation’s Holocaust Commission and a member of the United Federation’s Jewish Festival Film Committee. He served on the board of directors of Old Point National Bank and was a chairman of its Norfolk regional board. Memorial contributions may be made to the Melvin Zimm Holocaust Education Memorial Fund, Congregation Beth El, 422 Shirley Ave., Norfolk, VA 23517.
Victoria A. Stoelzel Andrle (Col ’76) of Bailey, Colo., died Oct. 20, 2007. She worked at the National Water Quality Laboratory and the U.S. Geological Survey.
Earl H. “Tommy” Bryant (Educ ’76) of Lebanon, Va., died Oct. 3, 2009. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Mr. Bryant taught and coached at Lebanon High School for 30 years.
Doris Young Burnette (Educ ’76) of Bassett, Va., died Sept. 3, 2009. She worked in the Hanover County school system for 30 years.
Catherine Anne Corliss (Engr ’76 L/M) of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., died June 30, 2009. At the time of her death, she was working for the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board. She previously worked for Procter & Gamble, the Michelin Tire Co., the Defense Intelligence Agency, Tenneco Packaging/Amoco Foam Products in Winchester, Va., and had been senior maintenance engineer, then maintenance and utilities manager at FMC Lithium in Bessemer, N.C.
Phillip Edwin Keith (Law ’76) of Christiansburg, Va., died Aug. 15, 2009. After teaching business law at Virginia Tech and a stint in private practice, he joined the Montgomery County commonwealth’s attorney’s office in 1980. Mr. Keith went on to become head prosecutor and was elected to two full terms in office.
Alec Jeffrey Bodenweiser (Educ ’77) of Salem, Ore., died Sept. 25, 2009. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve after high school, went to college and worked for two years in the bank audit department of U.S. Bank. Capt. Bodenweiser volunteered for overseas duty during the Vietnam War. Thirty-three years later, he received the Silver Star Medal for “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action” during the Feb. 5, 1968, siege on Khe Sanh. He received many decorations, including the Navy Commendation Medal, two Presidential Citations, the Vietnam Meritorious Citation and the Army Commendation Medal. After retiring from the military, Capt. Bodenweiser worked for the State of Oregon Employment Department as a career counselor for veterans.
James Scott McDonald (Law ’77) of New York City died Sept. 13, 2009. He began his career at the law firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart in Boston and became a partner in 1984. In 1986, he joined Pell Rudman & Co., a wealth management firm in Boston, where he served as president and CEO. In 2001, he became president and CEO of Rockefeller and Co. in New York City, where he expanded the company to an internationally recognized investment firm. He served numerous committees and organizations, including as a board member for the NYSE Euronext.
Anthony A. Scafati (Educ ’77) of Washington, D.C., died July 15, 2009.
Timothy O’Neal Smith (Col ’77) of Columbia, Mo., died July 17, 2009. At the University, he was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. Mr. Smith earned his master’s degree and doctorate at the University of Missouri, Columbia.
Leslie “Lee” Jane Wooding (Educ ’77) of Old Greenwich, Conn., died Sept. 22, 2009. She worked in the culinary industry and was test kitchen manager for Cuisinart before becoming the owner of Thymely Capers, which specialized in food writing and styling, recipe development and teaching cooking classes. Ms. Wooding was a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and the New York Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, a leadership culinary organization.
Nancy Anderson Gordon (Nurs ’78) of Annapolis, Md., died Sept. 20, 2009. At the University, she was a member of Delta Zeta sorority. Ms. Gordon was a nurse.
George Phillips White III (Law ’79 A/M) of Centerville, Ala., died Aug. 23, 2009.