Notices sorted by graduation date.
Gregory Buel Lanpher (Med ’80 A/M) of York, Pa., died Aug. 6, 2009. He was an allergist and immunologist. Dr. Lanpher was an intern, a resident and a fellow at Johns Hopkins Hospital before joining Drs. Halle & Lanpher in 1985. He later founded Allergy and Asthma Consultants and Maryland Asthma and Allergy Center. Dr. Lanpher was a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and was president of the Pennsylvania Allergy and Asthma Association. Survivors include his wife, Karen Braun Lanpher (Educ ’77, Grad ’83 A/M); a brother, Ted William Lanpher (GSBA ’82); and a sister, Teresa Lanpher Nugent (Col ’85 L/M).
Robert Nelson Pollard III (Col ’80 L/M) of Richmond, Va., died Aug. 2, 2009. At the University, he was a member of Sigma Phi fraternity. Mr. Pollard served as corporate counsel for Eagle Construction of Virginia. Survivors include a sister, Martha Pollard Easton (Col ’82 L/M); a brother, St. Julian O. Pollard (Col ’93 L/M); an uncle, Edwin P. Munson (Com ’57, Law ’63 A/M); a nephew, William B. Easton (Col ’12 L/M); and cousins Edwin P. Munson Jr. (Col ’07 L/M) and Ellen M. Munson (Nurs ’10).
Sue K. Sayegh (Med ’80 L/M) of Norfolk, Va., died July 31, 2009. She was an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Eastern Virginia Medical School and a member of the division of maternal-fetal medicine of the department of obstetrics and gynecology. Most recently, Dr. Sayegh was vice chair for education in the department of obstetrics and gynecology, residency training director, and medical student clerkship and elective director. At Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, she served as past chairman of the ob-gyn department and was also a member of the credentials and patient care committees.
Steven T. Sun (Law ’80) of Los Angeles died Sept. 11, 2009. After practicing as an attorney in employee benefits and tax law, he started his own Internet business.
Craig Garett Van de Castle (Col ’80, Law ’83 L/M) of Browns Cove, Va., died Aug. 2, 2009. Mr. Van de Castle was an Echols Scholar and lived on the Range at the University. After receiving his law degree, he practiced at the law firm of Wood and Stone until 1986. He then worked at the National Legal Research Group, where he specialized in the law of governmental bodies. He was part of the first group of garden guides at Monticello in 1984, becoming a gardener there in 1987. He returned to the University in 1994 as a groundskeeper for the Lawn, pavilion gardens, Monroe Hill and the University Cemetery. In 1997, he became a private landscaper and worked on estates in Albemarle and surrounding counties. He spent 36 years working on Blackberry Hill Farm.
Susan Gale Lee (Col ’82) of Washington, D.C., died July 12, 2009. At the University, she was a Madison House program director. Ms. Lee was a partner in the law firm of Arnold & Porter.
Thomas Patrick Wright (Med ’82 A/M) of Great Falls, Va. died Sept. 10, 2009. He was a colorectal surgeon affiliated with several hospital systems and was an assistant professor for the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Wright served as the medical staff president of Inova Fairfax Hospital. Survivors include his parents, Thomas Mahlon Wright (Med ’51 L/M) and Anne Patrick Wright (Nurs ’50 L/M); a sister, Mary Wright Baylor (Nurs ’75 L/M); brothers Charles Frederick Wright (Col ’80, Grad ’83, Law ’89) and Andrew Perrott Wright (Col ’86); and a niece, Katherine Anne Baylor (Nurs ’03 L/M).
Douglas Todd Larsen (Col ’85 L/M) of Virginia Beach died Sept. 5, 2009. At the University, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Mr. Larsen was employed in sales with PepsiCo and several other corporations. Survivors include his wife, Amy M. Larsen (Educ ’06); and a daughter, Jessica M. Larsen (Engr ’12).
Janet Evelyn Ball-Baston (GSBA ’86 L/M) of Deaver, Wyo., died Aug. 12, 2009. She worked as a professional mathematician at the Idaho National Laboratory for several years. Later, Ms. Ball-Baston worked with several organizations in Silicon Valley, with her last association being with Applied Materials in Santa Clara, Calif.
Eva Marie Deyerle (Col ’87) of Elkridge, Md., died Oct. 13, 2009. She was an analyst for the National Security Agency for more than 22 years.
Albert Leonard Deal III (Engr ’88 L/M) of Lexington, Va., died Aug. 1, 2009. He was a member of the Virginia Military Institute faculty from 1962 until 2003 and taught as a visiting lecturer at Mary Baldwin College for three years. In addition, he taught in the VMI evening college and during the summer sessions. He received the VMI Distinguished Teaching Award in 1984 and 1995 and served on 13 faculty and staff committees at various times during his career. Mr. Deal was head of his department and volunteered to serve as the athletic department’s ticket manager. At his retirement, he received the Virginia Military Institute Achievement Medal.
John Spencer Morris (Col ’88 L/M) of Austin, Texas, died Aug. 31, 2009. At the University, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Mr. Morris was a musician.
John V. Sylvester IV (Law ’89) of Springfield, Va., died July 8, 2009. He began his military career in the judge advocate generals corps of the U.S. Army. Col. Sylvester later taught law at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He retired as a colonel from the U.S. Army Reserve. His career took him to the Pentagon as an adviser to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and, most recently, he worked at the Pentagon as a special assistant to the secretary of the U.S. Navy as senior director of information sharing and identity management policy. Survivors include his wife, Gina M. Maybury (Educ ’88).