Notices sorted by graduation date.Alan Cheuse of Washington, D.C., died July 31, 2015. He worked as a New Jersey Turnpike toll-taker and taught at Bennington College, the University of the South, UVA, and at the University of Michigan before joining the faculty at George Mason University in 1987. Mr. Cheuse was a novelist and nonfiction writer, but he was best known for his literary commentary on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered show, to which he had been a regular contributor since the 1980s. In a 2007 NPR interview, he said that he read four or five books each week. He reviewed an estimated 1,600 books for NPR and provided annual recommendations of summer and Christmas reading, as well as commentary on notable writers. In his own writing, Mr. Cheuse explored various facets of American history, often incorporating real-life historical figures. His books include The Bohemians: John Reed & His Friends Who Shook the World (1982), The Light Possessed (1990), To Catch the Lightning (2008) and a memoir, Fall Out of Heaven (1987). Survivors include his wife, two daughters, a son, two grandchildren and a brother.