Notices sorted by graduation date.
Agnes Marie “Heidi” Hyde (Col ’80, Law ’85) of Charlottesville died Nov. 18, 2009. She was an independent wills and trust attorney in Charlottesville for 20 years.
Daniel William Jordan (Grad ’80) of Austin, Texas, died Feb. 17, 2010. He worked for the Louisiana Municipal Association before becoming a lawyer at the firm of Bankston, Wright & Greenhill. Mr. Jordan established the law firm of Morehead, Jordan & Carmona in 1991. He specialized in litigation and insurance law, and appeared in trial and appellate courts.
Lora Dunlap (Law ’81) of Orlando, Fla., died Jan. 27, 2010. She was a partner at the law firm of Fisher, Rushmer, Werrenrath, Dickson, Talley and Dunlap, where she practiced professional liability defense, complex litigation and securities law. Ms. Dunlap was considered an expert in the field of legal malpractice defense. She owned Morgan horses and was an equestrienne, winning three world championships with her horse, Toby.
Charles Jacob Greenisen (Col. ’81 A/M) of Atlanta died Jan. 11, 2010. At the University, he was a DuPont Scholar in Economics and a member of the Chi Psi fraternity. He practiced law in Atlanta for 25 years in corporate law with Textron Financial and Heidelberg, USA, as well as in private practice. Survivors include a sister, Amy Greenisen Thompson (Col ’83).
Harvey Lee Marcoux III (Col ’81) of Evergreen, Colo., died Feb. 2, 2010. At the University, he played club soccer. Dr. Marcoux was a physician.
Charles Stuart McGehee (Grad ’82, ’85 A/M) of Bluefield, W.Va., died Jan. 12, 2010. He served as chairman of the Division of Social Sciences at Bluefield College. Later, Mr. McGehee became the chair of the history department and dean of the College of Social Science at West Virginia State University. He was also an archivist of the Eastern Regional Coal Archives, Craft Memorial Library, Bluefield. Mr. McGehee received the honor of “Professor of the Year” at Bluefield College in 1994 and “Citizen of the Year” in Bluefield in 1989. He served as chair of the West Virginia Archives and History Commission for five years. Mr. McGehee wrote five books and his more than 50 articles, essays and reviews appeared in regional and national publications. He appeared in the West Virginia History Film and the History Channel’s Modern Marvels series, as well as in numerous PBS documentaries.
William D. Drewer (Arch ’84 A/M) of Arlington, Va., died Jan. 23, 2010. Survivors include his father, Milton L. Drewer Jr. (Educ ’52 L/M).
Bruce D. Rigelman (Law ’84) of Pickerington, Ohio, died Feb. 24, 2010. He was a lawyer and former member of the Ohio Bar, Virginia Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. Mr. Rigelman served on the Pickerington School Board from 1997 to 2004.
Dabney Stellmann (Col ’85 L/M) of Baltimore died Jan. 11, 2010. She played lacrosse and was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at U.Va. She worked in several graphic artist positions in Washington, D.C., and at WMAR-TV in Baltimore. She also did freelance portrait painting. Survivors include her father, Henry Lancaster Jr. (Engr ’43).
Bob Abbott (Law ’86) of Junction City, Kan., died March 23, 2010. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Abbott served as a navigator. Mr. Abbott served for 26 years as a state Supreme Court justice and chief judge of the Kansas Court of Appeals. He practiced law in Junction City until he became the first person appointed to the Court of Appeals when it was re-established in 1977 by Gov. Robert Bennett, and he served as its chief judge until he was appointed to the Kansas Supreme Court in 1990 by Gov. Mike Hayden. Mr. Abbott served as an adjunct professor at the Washburn Law School, teaching professional responsibility from 1978 through 1988. He received distinguished alumnus citations from Dodge City Community College, Emporia State University and Washburn University Law School. While serving the courts, Justice Abbott wrote more than 2,000 opinions and participated in thousands more. He also served as senior editor of the Kansas Bar Association Appellate Practice Manual, as chairman of the Continuing Legal Education Committee from 1970 to 1975, as member of the committee that authors the Pattern Jury Instructions used throughout the state of Kansas and as a member of the board of the directors of the Kansas Bar Foundation.