Notices sorted by graduation date.
John Buckman of Charlottesville died Aug. 20, 2010. He served in the Royal Army Medical Corps and then went on to work in various psychiatric facilities while pioneering the Marlborough Day Hospital in London. He was invited in 1966 to join the University of Virginia department of psychiatry. Originally an assistant professor of psychiatry, he became vice chairman and was honored with a chaired professorship in 1984. He was director of psychiatric outpatient and inpatient services, psychiatric education and residency training in psychiatry at the Medical Center. In 1977, Dr. Buckman was a visiting professor of psychiatry at the Charité Hospital in East Berlin in the German Democratic Republic. In 1995, he was visiting professor at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
John Werner Kluge of Charlottesville died Sept. 7, 2010. He served in the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps during World War II. Mr. Kluge turned a small stake into a huge fortune in the 1980s, when he began selling off pieces of a company, the DuMont Media Group, that he bought in a leveraged buyout. He bought Metromedia, a publicly held company for which he had served as CEO, and sold its television stations and cellular telephone licenses. By the early 1990s, he was one of the richest men in the world. Through Metromedia, his businesses included lawn mowers, film rights, restaurants, radio stations, the New York Red Bulls soccer team, the Harlem Globetrotters and the Ice Capades. Mr. Kluge bestowed millions on organizations such as the Library of Congress, the University of Virginia and Columbia University. His philanthropic efforts include U.Va.’s Kluge Children’s Rehabilitation Center and its Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection. He also gave U.Va. Morven Farm, 7,379 acres of land in Albemarle County.