Notices sorted by graduation date.
Thomas W. Hopkinson (Col ’36) of Charlottesville died April 28, 2011. Starting in 1935 as a radio operator at station WEHC (later WCHV), he subsequently worked in the engineering department of the Virginia Public Service Company and the Naval Research Laboratory, both in Washington, D.C. He received two patents for electronic circuits he developed. In 1946, he returned to Albemarle County and worked in the physics department at the Institute of Textile Technology. In 1950, he founded and was president of Virginia Radio Supply Company, a wholesale distributor of radio, television and electronic components. In 1977, he sold the business and retired to enjoy traveling with his wife, fishing, bird hunting and amateur radio (W4AVU).
Carolyn Morrison Jones Silver (Educ ’38) of Charlottesville died June 19, 2011. Ms. Silver lived and worked in New York, London and Paris between 1940 and 1970, when she returned to Charlottesville. In New York, she was an editorial secretary at the New Republic from 1946 to 1952. She lived in France for 10 years, where she built a business as a freelance secretary and assistant. In 1964, she worked for Lyndon Johnson’s campaign. In London Ms. Silver was on the staff of the International Biological Programme. At that time she became a serious student of yoga. Returning to Charlottesville, she taught yoga for eight years. An ardent feminist, she joined the National Organization of Women in 1974 and served as local treasurer, then as Virginia state treasurer, and as treasurer of the Virginia Equal Rights Amendment Ratification Coalition. Ms. Silver also enjoyed music. She sang with the Choeurs Philharmoniques de Paris, in New York with the chorus of the College of the City of New York, and in Charlottesville with the University Singers. Survivors include her brother, Dr. Beverly Jones (Col ’40, Grad ’42 L/M).
William C. Thompson (Law ’39, ’82) of Richmond, Va., died June 11, 2011. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Judge Carrington spent much of his life serving the people of the Commonwealth of Virginia as assistant attorney general, commonwealth’s attorney in Pittsylvania County, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates and the state Senate, as judge for the 22nd Judicial Circuit, and as a justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia.