Notices sorted by graduation date.
Arthur H. “Art” Friedman (Col ’70 L/M) of Richmond, Virginia, died March 18, 2018. At the University, he was a member of the Z Society, T.I.L.K.A., Omicron Delta Kappa and Phi Epsilon Pi. He also served as a senior dormitory counselor, resident adviser and vice chair of the Inter-Fraternity Council. He went on to earn graduate degrees from the University of Richmond and The College of William & Mary. Mr. Friedman worked at the Life Insurance Company of Virginia before spending 10 years as an associate professor at John Tyler Community College and as a professor and division chair at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. He then spent 22 years with Dominion Virginia Power, serving in a variety of training management positions. He retired in 2006 as director of nuclear training before spending five years with Exelon Generation, a nuclear power plant operator, where he was vice president of nuclear training. Mr. Friedman was active in many commercial nuclear power industry organizations and in 2010 received the Robert L. Long Training Excellence Award from the American Nuclear Society for his career contributions to the industry. In retirement, he established Arthur H. Friedman Consulting, which provided leadership and training. He was also involved in the Richmond and Williamsburg communities and served on the boards of directors of Temple Beth-El in Richmond and Temple Beth El in Williamsburg. Upon returning to Richmond in 2011, he enjoyed membership in several civic groups. Survivors include his wife, Teresa; two sons; two granddaughters; and his brother, Edward Friedman (Col ’70).
Rebecca “Becky” Cook Locke (Educ ’75) of Roanoke, Virginia, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, she served as a social worker in Roanoke and Charlottesville during the 1940s and ’50s. In the 1970s, she returned to school and earned her master’s degree at UVA. She worked for many years as an elementary guidance counselor in the Roanoke City Schools and was instrumental in advocating for guidance counselors in elementary schools throughout Virginia. She was active in civic affairs and at the Brandon Oaks retirement community after she and her husband, John, moved there in 1993. For 25 years, she made her home on the land adjoining her birthplace. Survivors include three daughters, including Rebecca Locke Leonard (Com ’82 L/M) and Nancy Locke Curlee (Educ ’76); and six grandchildren, including Abigail Leonard (Engr ’18).