Notices sorted by graduation date.
George Moffett Cochran (Col ‘34, Law ‘36 L/M) of Staunton, Va., died Jan. 23, 2011. He was a member of the Z Society. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. At the University, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and a Lawn resident. Mr. Cochran practiced law with his father, Peyton Cochran, and then was a founder of the firm of Cochran, Lotz and Black. He was a member of law organizations and served in leadership positions with universities and schools. He was a founder and former chairman of the board of the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia. He was president of Planters Bank and Trust Co. in Staunton from 1947 to 1969. He served on the Virginia Supreme Court from 1969 until his retirement in 1987. He served in the General Assembly for two decades—the House of Delegates from 1948 to 1966 and then the Senate until 1968. Survivors include a son, G. Moffett Cochran (Col ‘73, Law ‘76 L/M), and a granddaughter, Lee Cochran (Col ‘09 L/M).
William Payne (Engr ‘35) of Hilton Head Island, S.C., died Dec. 20, 2010. Mr. Payne was a commissioned officer for the U.S. Public Health Service for 30 years in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., areas, working for the National Institutes of Health. He later became director of the National Institute for Environment Health in Research Triangle, N.C., and scientific coordinator for the National Cancer Institute at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md.
Paul Fitzpatrick (Engr ‘36) of Richmond, Va., died Oct. 30, 2010. At the University, he was a member of the Theta Tau engineering fraternity and the Glee Club. He had a long career as an engineer with the CSX Corporation, from which he retired in 1974.
Charles Frederick Schwartz (Col ‘36, Grad ‘39 L/M) of South Bend, Ind., died Nov. 11, 2010. At the University, he was elected to the Raven Society and to Phi Beta Kappa, was a member of Theta Delta Chi fraternity, and was a catcher on the varsity baseball team for three years. At the Department of Commerce during the Roosevelt administration, he helped develop new techniques for measuring and defining gross national product; for this distinguished work he received a special Gold Medal from the department. While at the Commerce Department, he also worked to prepare Hawaii for statehood by developing models for meshing its income statistics with the national accounts. In 1958, he began work at the International Monetary Fund as a specialist in balance-of-payments problems, and worked closely with a number of countries in Latin America and in Europe on monetary policy. He was the creator and editor of the annual World Economic Outlook. The IMF named him the director of adjustment studies in 1979. Survivors include a son, Charles Anthony Schwartz (Grad ‘73).
John Hamlett (Col ‘38) of Covington, Va., died Aug. 25, 2010. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. He was a retired soil conservationist for the USDA Soil Conservation Service. He served on the board of directors and was a former president of Craig-Botetourt Rural Electric Cooperative, and was a member of the Extension Homemakers. Mr. Hamlett belonged to the Athletic Association of Alleghany High School and filmed the high school football games. He also volunteered at Alleghany Regional Hospital.
William T. Moore (Med ‘38 L/M) of Richmond, Va., died Nov. 22, 2010. He delivered thousands of babies between 1946 and the early 1970s in a practice with other doctors in the Lee Medical Arts Building in Richmond, which he and other doctors built, and later at St. Mary’s Hospital. During the late 1980s, Dr. Moore donated 30 acres of land to found Gateway Homes of Greater Richmond and was its initial financier. Gateway, a transitional residential treatment program in Chesterfield County for adults with mental illness who are striving for independence, presented him its first Dr. William T. Moore Award for Visionary Leadership in 2000.
Kenneth S. McAtee (Col ‘39) of Washington, D.C., died Nov. 18, 2010. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, stationed, among other places, at MacDill Field, later MacDill Air Force Base, in Tampa, Fla. Dr. McAtee performed maxillofacial surgery as well as dental procedures. When he was discharged from the service in 1946, he entered dental practice in Arlington, Va. After 42 years of service, he retired and became a student of the Civil War, especially as it pertained to Confederate Col. John S. Mosby, resulting in his participation in lectures, tours and contributions to three books.