Notices sorted by graduation date.
Donald R. Page (Educ ’80) of New Preston, Conn., died May 31, 2008. He was a music teacher, a school principal and a guidance counselor at Greenwich High School for 29 years, retiring in 1995. He was also a member of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help choir.
Helen Alexandra “Alix” Evans (Col ’81) of Los Angeles died Oct. 12, 2008. She was admitted to the bar in California and established a decade-long legal career, while being a devoted church and choir member, pro bono volunteer and social activist involved with social justice, prisoners’ rights, anti-death penalty and animal issues. Rev. Evans was ordained at St. James Episcopal Church in Los Angeles and served the rest of her life at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, first as assistant rector and, from 2002, as rector. In her tenure at St. Mary’s, she presided over the church’s centennial, was active in the Nikkei Interfaith Fellowship Group and helped create the Yamazaki Memorial Community Garden.
Susan E. Bello (Grad ’82) of Chapel Hill, N.C., died July 6, 2008. She worked for the National Gallery and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.; at MIT as assistant acquisitions librarian; in the Department of English at Duke University; and at the Davis Library at the University of North Carolina until her death.
Nathaniel Dabney Chapman (Law ’84) of Alexandria, Va., died Nov. 9, 2008. He worked with the New York law firm of Walter, Constant, Alexander & Green before joining the CIA 20 years ago. His career as an officer with the CIA took him to Hamburg and Bonn in Germany, Bosnia, New York City and Ankara, Turkey. His final post was in The Hague, Netherlands. He was able to complete his final year in The Hague before returning to his home in Old Town, Alexandria. His honors include the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal and the Donovan Award. He was a member of the University Club of Washington, D.C. Mr. Chapman’s great-grandfather was University of Virginia mathematics professor William Holding Echols, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree and a civil engineering degree from the University in 1882 and for whom the Echols Scholars Program was named.
Stephen C. Close (Col ’84 L/M) of Darien, Conn., died Oct. 26, 2008. He was a president of Chi Psi fraternity. Mr. Close was a product manager at Tambrands and most recently worked for 13 years at Lack & Daily in Westport, Conn., as an executive recruiter.
Timothy Brandon Fewster (Col ’85 L/M) of Dunkirk, Md., died Nov. 16, 2008. He was a member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. He was a retired captain in the U.S. Navy, with 23 years of combined active and reserve service. Mr. Fewster worked as a hydrogeologist specializing in groundwater for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the Maryland Geological Survey, the U.S. Air Force and, most recently, the Air National Guard. Survivors include his wife, Wendy Cope Fewster (Col ’85 L/M).
Michelle H. Howard (Educ ’89) of Danville, Va., died May 17, 2008.