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In Memoriam | Spring 2014

In Memoriam: 1930s

Notices sorted by graduation date

Richard W. Garnett Jr. (Col ’36, Med ’40, Grad ’49, Res ’49 L/M) of Charlottesville died Nov. 12, 2013. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. At the University, he was a member of the Jefferson Literary & Debating Society and lived on the Lawn. Following his Navy service, he returned to the University for a residency in psychiatry at the University of Virginia. Dr. Garnett remained at the Medical School as a professor and clinician throughout his career, and was a pioneer in the area of community mental health. He later lived in Thomasville, Ga., where he served as a volunteer doctor helping indigent patients with applications for medical assistance. Dr. Garnett returned to Charlottesville in recent years and enjoyed many happy hours visiting with his family and others. A long-time member of Thomas Jefferson Memorial Unitarian Church, he had an enduring love for things of the mind, literature, science, history, philosophy and stewardship of nature. Survivors include four children, including a son, Richard W. Garnett III (Law ’68); 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.