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In Memoriam | Fall 2014

In Memoriam: 1940s

Notices sorted by graduation date

Frederick W. Pennoyer III (Com ’40) of Flat Rock, N.C., died July 17, 2014. At the University, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and Beta Gamma Sigma commerce honor society. Capt. Pennoyer served in the U.S. Navy for many years, first during World War II on board the aircraft carriers Enterprise, Saratoga, Yorktown, Lexington and Bunker Hill. He was aide and flag lieutenant to Vice Adm. Marc Mitscher, carrier task force commander on board Lexington and Bunker Hill during campaigns to New Guinea, the Mariana Islands, the Philippines, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. His Asiatic Pacific campaign ribbon was decorated with nine battle stars. Capt. Pennoyer also served two combat tours during the Korean War, commanding the destroyer escort McGinty and the destroyer Uhlmann. He later led commands at sea on the attack cargo ship Uvalde and, during the Vietnam War, Service Squadron Two, before retiring in 1971. Survivors include his wife, a son, a stepson and three grandchildren.

Beverley D. Tucker Jr. (Col ’42 L/M) of Virginia Beach died June 13, 2014. At the University, he lived on the Lawn and was a member of the track and field, cross-country and football teams as well as Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He served in the U.S. Army as a chaplain’s assistant during World War II. After serving as rector of Old Donation Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach from 1953 until his retirement in 1984, Rev. Tucker was named rector emeritus. He then served as a pastoral associate at Christ and St. Luke’s Church in Norfolk, Va., and worked alongside his wife in the Mission of the Holy Spirit program at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Survivors include his wife; three daughters; and seven grandchildren, among them Russell T. Baird (Engr ’13 L/M).

Stuart Leslie Haas (Col ’44, Med ’47) of New Orleans died April 18, 2014. He served in the U.S. Navy. At the University, he lived on the Lawn and was a member of the track and field team, Skull and Keys, Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity and the drama club. Dr. Haas practiced medicine in Miami Shores, Fla., for many years. He was a constant volunteer and served many trips on the Project HOPE floating hospital ship to various parts of the world, providing medical care to the underserved. On his retirement from the active practice of medicine, Dr. Haas moved to New Orleans, where he volunteered at Tulane University School of Medicine and was appointed assistant secretary of health for the state of Louisiana. He was a warm, caring man who provided comfort for his many patients. Survivors include his partner and a cousin, Frederick Goldstein (Law ’58).

Charles F. Caliga (Col ’45, Grad ’48 L/M) of Charlottesville died May 30, 2014. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. At the University, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and the cross-country and track and field teams. Mr. Caliga worked for Chevron for 36 years, retiring as chief development geologist of the eastern region in 1984. Active in the Boy Scouts of America for more than 50 years, he was an Eagle Scout and later served as a leader at the district and council levels, receiving the Silver Beaver Award for his service to the organization. An avid golfer, he served as president of the Tchefuncta Country Club and, in 1992, shot two “holes in one.” Mr. Caliga also enjoyed traveling the world with his wife, running, bowling, hiking, camping, woodworking and family genealogy. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Blume Caliga (Col ’45 L/M); a daughter; a son, David Caliga (Col ’71, Grad ’74 L/M); daughter-in-law Bettina “Tina” Moody Caliga (Educ ’74); seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Edgar B. Clerk Jr. (Col ’45) of Norfolk, Conn., died March 5, 2013. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. At the University, he was a Lawn resident and a member of the Naval ROTC. Mr. Clerk was a collector of antique Shaker furniture and artifacts, and during the 1990s displayed his collection at the Winter Antiques Show in New York City. He was also a photographer who for 17 years served as a teacher and darkroom supervisor at Northwestern Connecticut Community College. Survivors include a cousin and many longtime friends.

Donald J. Crawford (Com ’47) of Frederick, Md., died April 16, 2014. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Crawford worked at State Farm Insurance for most of his career, first as an underwriting superintendent and later as director of management and planning in State Farm’s Seaboard region office in Frederick. He received certifications both as a chartered property casualty underwriter and a chartered life underwriter while working for State Farm. An avid swimmer, scuba diver, hiker and golfer, Mr. Crawford spoke fluent French and traveled extensively. Survivors include three daughters, including Katherine Crawford Brown (Col ’79 L/M); three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Harry E. Pywell (Engr ’48 L/M) of Sun City Center, Fla., and Syracuse, N.Y., died June 5, 2014. He spent most of his career at General Electric, where he managed several radar projects, including North Warning and the Peace Shield. Survivors include two daughters, including Sharon Pywell (Col ’75); three sons; and nine grandchildren.

John Happer Furr (Col ’49, Med ’53 L/M) of Norfolk, Va., died March 15, 2014. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Dr. Furr practiced psychiatry for more than 40 years and was a founding partner of both Psychiatric Associates of Tidewater and the Tidewater Psychiatric Institute. He was a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and served as president of the Tidewater Academy of Psychiatry. Dr. Furr was also a member of a number of organizations, including the Jamestown Society, the Order of the First Families of Virginia and the Sons of the American Revolution. Survivors include five children, including William M. Furr (Col ’84 L/M) and Adelia Furr Gregoire (Col ’88 L/M); and eight grandchildren, including Margaret M. Furr (Col ’14 L/M) and Mary Tabor Furr (Arch ’17 L/M).

Lucille Powell Mullins (Educ ’49) of Charlottesville died July 5, 2014. She taught for more than 40 years in the Albemarle County Public Schools and at Robert E. Lee Elementary School. After retiring, Ms. Mullins continued to tutor children. A member of the Boxwood Garden Club and the Women’s Club of Charlottesville, she was a kind, compassionate woman who enjoyed watching U.Va. basketball. Survivors include a daughter, two sons, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a brother.