Notices sorted by graduation date.
Amy Edwards Harte (Col ’81, Law ’84 L/M) of Surry, Va., died June 9, 2012. At the University, she was a member of the University Guides, the Rotunda Burning Society and the Student Council Committee. Ms. Harte opened her law practice in Surry County, Va., in 1986 and later worked for 16 years as vice president of S. Wallace Edwards & Sons, a family-owned business. She was a charter member and former director of the Surry County Chamber of Commerce, a board member of the Surry County Historical Society and Museums and a past member and president of the Surry County Business and Professional Women’s Club. In 2011, Ms. Harte earned a Virginia Department of Education endorsement to teach government and science. Most recently, she served as a school group historical interpreter at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
Peter J. McNally (Com ’81 L/M) of Morristown, N.J., died March 17, 2012. At the University, he was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity. Mr. McNally served as sales and marketing executive for Oracle Corp. Prior to joining Oracle, he was a senior vice president of sales for Parametric Technology. He was an avid golfer and held a pilot’s license.
Barbara A. Herrman (Law ’82) of Collingswood, N.J., died June 9, 2012. Most recently, she served as vice president and general counsel of Colonial Penn Insurance Co. Ms. Herrman volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters and at the Collingswood Public Library.
John Frederick Alexander (Engr ’83) of Raleigh, N.C., died July 17, 2012. At the University, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and the InterFraternity Council. He worked for Freddie Mac for 23 years, most recently as a national account manager. Mr. Alexander was formerly employed with GE Mortgage Insurance in Raleigh, N.C. He was an avid golfer and sports enthusiast.
Lucy H. Orr (Nurs ’83, ’84) of Yorktown, Va., died May 29, 2012. She served in the U.S. Navy. Ms. Orr was a certified nurse practitioner and retired from Eastern State Hospital and the Veterans Affairs Hospital. In retirement, she devoted her time to family, friends, gardening and her love of animals.
Edith Helene “Edie Bell” Hull (Law ’84) of Salisbury, Md., died July 9, 2012. At the University, she was a member of the Black Law Students Association. Ms. Hull passed the bar exam in both Maryland and Delaware and began her law practice with the Maryland Disability Law Center in Baltimore. In 1989, she opened a private practice in Millsboro, Del., and later in Georgetown, Del., where she focused on family law until her retirement in 1999. She also supervised a community computer lab in Crisfield for the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service in Somerset County, Md.
Robert M. Polk (Col ’84 L/M) of Miami, Fla., died June 7, 2012. He worked for more than 20 years in the human resources and international commerce fields. Most recently, he worked as director of human resources at Alert Global Media, Inc., and was an associate vice president for the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. Mr. Polk was also an excellent cook.
Rebecca “Becky” Rountree Silver (Col ’85 L/M) of Charlottesville died May 31, 2011. At the University, she was a member of the University Union and University Programs Council. Survivors include her husband, Lee H. Silver (Com ’85 L/M); and her father, E. Wayne Rountree (Engr ’60 L/M). Memorial gifts may be made to the Becky Silver Fund at the University of Virginia Health Foundation, P.O. Box 800773, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0773.
Anne Skewes (Nurs ’86, ’87) of Charlottesville died April 30, 2012. She was a nurse and nursing instructor at the University of Virginia Hospitals for more than 20 years. Ms. Skewes also published a number of articles in nursing journals.
John S. Fecondo (Col ’87 L/M) of Williamsburg, Va., died April 14, 2012. At the University, he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He was a licensed Residential Care Facility for the Elderly administrator. Mr. Fecondo served as the marketing director for AlmaVia of San Francisco and as executive director of University Mound Ladies Home, which are both assisted living communities for the elderly.
Craig A. Garrett (Col ’88 L/M) of Indianapolis died May 15, 2012. At the University, he was a member of and community service chairman for Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Mr. Garrett was vice president of compliance at the American Funds/Capital Group, where he worked for more than 20 years.