Notices sorted by graduation date.
John Anthony Jane Sr. of Charlottesville, died Sept. 18, 2015. Dr. Jane was a professor in the department of neurosurgery in the School of Medicine, and chairman of the department from 1969 until 2006. He held leadership positions in the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the Society of Neurological Surgeons. He was editor of the Journal of Neurosurgery and founded the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine and Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. Dr. Jane received many awards in his career, including the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award; the American Association of Neurological Surgeons’ Decade of the Brain Award and Cushing Medal; and the Raven Society’s Raven Award. He and his wife, Noella, regularly held departmental parties at their home. He loved reading, listening to music and gardening. Survivors include his wife, a sister, four children, and eight grandchildren.
Antonin Scalia of Washington, D.C., died Feb. 13, 2016. He had been a Supreme Court justice since 1986, after serving as general counsel for the Office of Telecommunications Policy, assistant attorney general in the office of legal counsel at the Justice Department, and a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He championed an originalist legal approach, arguing that judges should interpret the Constitution in a manner consistent with the intentions of its writers. Justice Scalia was a professor at the University of Virginia School of Law from 1967 to 1974, where he taught courses including Comparative Law, Commercial Transactions, and Conflict of Law. He maintained ties to the University, returning to Grounds to speak at events, serving as an adjunct professor and helping to found the Journal of Law and Politics. In 2008, he received the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law, the University’s highest external honor for the field. Survivors include his wife; four daughters, including Catherine Scalia Courtney (Col ’87) and Margaret Jane Scalia (Grad ’09, ’13); five sons, including Eugene Scalia (Col ’85 L/M); his children's spouses, including Patricia Larsen Scalia (Col ’91 L/M); and many grandchildren, including Megan Scalia (Col ’19 L/M) and Craig W. Courtney (Col ’13).
John K. Whitaker of Ashburn, Virginia, died Jan. 25, 2016. He taught economics at the University of Bristol before coming to UVA, where he taught for more than 30 years. He served as chair of the economics department from 1979 to 1982 and was named the Georgia S. Bankard Professor of Economics in 1992. He was a renowned expert on 19th-century economist Alfred Marshall, whose writings and correspondence he compiled and edited into a series of volumes. Mr. Whitaker served as president of the History of Economics Society and was on the editorial board of several scholarly journals, including the Journal of Economic Literature and the Journal of the History of Economic Thought. He had a great appreciation for the arts, especially music, and made regular trips to the opera with friends. A founding member of the Charlottesville Bicycle Club, Mr. Whitaker had a lifelong interest in cycling and hiking. Survivors include two daughters, including Ann Whitaker Garcia (Col ’83, Grad ’85); a son; seven grandchildren, including Amanda Whitaker (Com ’17); and two sisters.