Notices sorted by graduation date.
Horace Eugene Clay (Educ ’70 L/M) of Richmond, Va., died Oct. 8, 2009. He served in the U.S. military during the Korean War. Mr. Clay worked for many years for Richmond Public Schools as the director of plant services.
Wilbur Joel Dobson (Engr ’70 L/M) of Greer, S.C., died Jan. 23, 2010. He served in the U.S. Navy for nine years, including two tours in Vietnam. Mr. Dobson worked for Michelin North America for 25 years, where he held many positions in South Carolina and France.
James Richard Bicking (Nurs ’71) of Monroe, Va., died Aug. 1, 2009. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a long-term care administrator for Lovingston Health Care Center. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Irene Twelves Bicking (Nurs ’72).
Shearer Davis Bowman (Col ’71 L/M) of Lexington, Ky., died Dec. 4, 2009. At the University, he was a member of the Seven Society, T.I.L.K.A. and IMP Society; president of Zeta Psi fraternity; vice president of the Student Council for the College of Arts & Sciences; vice chair of the Honor Committee and captain of the men’s soccer team. Mr. Bowman taught briefly at St. Anne’s-Belfield School in Charlottesville. He began his college teaching career at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, where he taught history. Mr. Bowman taught at the University of Texas at Austin for 15 years, and at Berea College and the University of Kentucky. He wrote Masters & Lords and At the Precipice, which will be published in 2010, as well as numerous articles and reviews. Survivors include his wife, Lee W. Bowman (Grad ’78 L/M); and a daughter, Emily K. Bowman (Col ’04 L/M).
Walter James Carney (Educ ’71) of Salisbury, Md., died Dec. 14, 2009. He worked for the Wicomico County Board of Education as the supervisor of special education for 30 years. As supervisor, Mr. Carney integrated special education into the general education system. Survivors include a niece, Jeanne Carney Moore (Engr ’88 L/M); and a nephew, Neal James Carney (Com ’82 L/M).
Edward Wayne Barnett (Arch ’72) of Roanoke, Va., died Oct. 23, 2009. He worked for the architectural firm of Hayes, Seay, Mattern and Mattern, then joined the Peace Corps as an architect for the city of Accra, Ghana. After he returned to the U.S., Mr. Barnett was an associate at Ellis, Ricket & Associates in Valdosta, Ga. He also worked for firms in Beckley, W.Va., and Richmond, Va., before returning to Roanoke to start his own firm, Barnett Co.
Dennis Giles Wade III (Col ’72 L/M) of San Francisco died Jan. 8, 2010. He worked for many years as an investment broker for Merrill Lynch.
William Herbert Whiting (Col ’72) of Markham, Va., died Dec. 13, 2009. He was a professional artist, known for his pastoral landscapes of the Shenandoah Valley. Mr. Whiting’s work was exhibited in many regional galleries and private shows.
William F. Greenough (Med ’72 A/M) of Sacramento, Calif., died Nov. 15, 2009. Dr. Greenough served in the U.S. Air Force and practiced emergency medicine in North Carolina and California before entering state service.
William R. Wolfe (Grad ’73 L/M) of Murfreesboro, Tenn., died Jan. 6, 2010. He served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Wolfe was a retired professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University.
Michael Edward Mares (Com ’74 L/M) of Hampton, Va., died Oct. 24, 2009. He worked for the certified public accounting firm Witt Mares before becoming a partner in Mares Nichols, a professional education company. Mr. Mares was a member of many accounting and legal professional organizations. He also wrote books and video content about tax law and planning.
Thomas L.R. Cole Jr. (Com ’75) of Charlottesville died Oct. 20, 2009. He was a credit union examiner with the National Credit Union Administration in the Roanoke, Va., area.
Kristina Marie Crittenberger Brockmeier (Col ’75 L/M) of Matthews, N.C., died Oct. 23, 2009. Her career in libraries began in 1979, where she served as a reference librarian and then director for the Chatham County, Ga., public system. Ms. Brockmeier was library director at Armstrong State College and Clayton State College, and later served as a member of the library science faculty at the University of North Texas. Ms. Brockmeier became library director at Greenhill School in Dallas, and then became assistant headmaster, a job in which she oversaw the recruitment and hiring of new faculty while coordinating the growth and improvement of the curriculum. She had worked at Providence Day School for the past 14 years. Survivors include her husband, Lance G. Brockmeier (Col ’75 L/M); a son, Nicholas G. Brockmeier (Col ’10 L/M); sisters Juliet A. Crittenberger (Grad ’85) and Kelly J. Crittenberger (Col ’85 L/M); and a brother, James S. Crittenberger (Col ’89, GSBA ’00 L/M).
Ronald Maupin (Col ’75 A/M) of Spotsylvania, Va., died Aug. 16, 2009. During his law career, he served on the board of directors for the Rappahannock Legal Services Corp., the Potomac Legal Aid Society and was counsel to the Central Virginia Regional Jail. Mr. Maupin also served as a law clerk, assistant commonwealth’s attorney for Spotsylvania from 1980 to 1982, county attorney for Spotsylvania from 1982 to 1989 and town attorney for the town of Louisa since 1993.
Dana Frank Silecchia (Col ’75 A/M) of Gordonsville, Va., died Jan. 2, 2010. At the University, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. Mr. Silecchia worked as a regional sales manager for Garmin International.
Robert F. Woodland Jr. (Col ’75 A/M) of Atlanta died Oct. 25, 2009. At the University, he was on the staff of the Cavalier Daily and a member of the rock band The Lima Willby. Mr. Woodland worked for the U.S. Department of Labor as a compliance officer in the Labor Management Services Administration. He received the department’s valor award “for courageous actions that resulted in saving a life” when he intervened in a violent fight between two motorists. In 1984, Mr. Woodland began the practice of law as an associate in the law firm of Asbill Porter Churchill & Nellis. Most recently, he practiced at Storrs & Woodland.
Steven Smoot Fahlgren (Col ’77 A/M) of Parkersburg, W.Va., died Aug. 30, 2009. He had an entrepreneurial career in radio until an automobile accident in 1978, during which he sustained neurological and other injuries, but he then overcame many of his disabilities. Survivors include his father, H. Smoot Fahlgren (Law ’52 A/M).
Linwood G. Lawrence III (Law ’77) of Ossining, N.Y., died March 26, 2009. He taught elementary school in Westchester County, N.Y., before attending law school. At the University, Mr. Lawrence was executive editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law and was awarded the 1977 Hardy Cross Dillard Prize for writing the best student note in the journal. He served as corporate associate with the Wall Street law firm of Shearman & Sterling from 1977 to 1980. After joining PepsiCo in 1980 as a staff attorney, Mr. Lawrence held a number of progressively responsible positions with the company, retiring in 1999 as vice president and division counsel. He received the company’s 1998 “Right Side Up Award” in connection with the successful completion of separate agreements with KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and their respective franchisee communities concurrent with the spinoff of these restaurant concepts by PepsiCo. Survivors include a brother, Barry R. Lawrence (Col ’78, Grad ’82 L/M); a niece, Courtney E. Lawrence (Col ’07); and a nephew, Barry Ross Lawrence, Jr. (Col ’11).
Iris Azian Shaw (Law ’78 L/M) of Pasadena, Calif., died Oct. 9, 2009. She volunteered to help abused and neglected children in the foster care and juvenile justice systems both in Virginia and California. Ms. Shaw helped found Community Attention, group homes that provided adolescent offenders an alternative to more punitive detention facilities. She chaired the board that oversaw the regional jail in Albemarle, taught law to law enforcement and security officers through the University of Virginia and advised the governor of Virginia on juvenile justice issues. In 1981, she joined the ranks of volunteers at CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) in Los Angeles. Los Angeles County named her Volunteer of the Year in 1994.
Alan Parker Main (Engr ’79, ’81) of Louisa, Va., died Jan. 24, 2010. He was employed by Dominion Virginia Power as a nuclear engineer for more than 25 years. Survivors include his wife, Melanie Schueler Main (Engr ’93 A/M).