Notices sorted by graduation date.
Beverly Barham Dodson (Col ’50) of Franklin, Va., died Dec. 9, 2011. At the University, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He was a pharmacist at Parker Drug Co. before practicing dentistry for many years. Dr. Dodson, a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, was a loyal member and past post commander of the American Legion, an active member and past president of the Hunterdale Ruritan Club, and a past president of the Franklin Rotary Club.
Van Dyke Jones (Com ’50 L/M) of Harrisburg, Pa., died Nov. 23, 2011. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. At the University, he participated in varsity football, where he achieved All-State and All-America honors. He was a member of the Raven Scholastic Society, Omicron Delta Kappa, St. Anthony Hall, the IMP Society and the Seven Society. He worked for Hershey Creamery Co. for 27 years, retiring as the vice president of sales in 1978. He later worked for Daily Express, and on his retirement from that company, established Jones Business Forms.
Margaret James Morton (Col ’50) of Charlottesville died Oct. 8, 2011. Before attending the University, Ms. Morton worked as a junior chemist for DuPont in Delaware. At the University, she was a member of the Lychnos Society. Later, she was active in the University of Virginia Faculty Wives’ Club, Women’s Club, Colonnade Club and Alumni Association. Ms. Morton was a member of the Jamestown Society and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She loved her bridge clubs, gardening, bird watching, reading, antiques and traveling. Survivors include a son, Harold S. Morton III (Col ’76, Engr ’79 L/M).
Thomas W. Bartram Jr. (Law ’51) of Spartanburg, S.C., died Nov. 22, 2011. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean War. He was director of personnel and administration for Universal Oil Products Co. in Chicago. After his retirement, Mr. Bartram served as president and director emeritus of the Spartanburg Men’s Garden Club. He also served on the board of directors of Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve, SPACE and was the former chairman of Keep Spartanburg Clean.
Ian N. Hemming (Col ’51) of Wilmington, Del., died Nov. 20, 2011. At the University, he was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity and the IMP Society. At the University, he played both soccer and lacrosse and was a member of the1951 All-America lacrosse team. He was president of the V Club, for varsity lettermen; a member of Zeta Psi fraternity; the IMP society; and a member of the Thomas Jefferson Society of Alumni. He joined the DuPont Co. in 1952. He spent three years in fiber manufacturing plants in Seaford, Del., and Kinston, N.C., before moving into market development for DuPont Fibers. He later was the national sales manager for industrial textile fibers. He was a founding member of the Delaware Lacrosse Foundation and served as its president for five years. He coached at both Salesianum School and the Newark Youth Lacrosse Club, receiving induction into the Delaware Lacrosse Hall of Fame. He was a member of the Western YMCA board of directors and headed up its Strong Kids Campaign for two years.
Douglas P. Hinkle (Col ’52, Grad ’54) of Richmond, Va., died Dec. 6, 2011. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Hinkle received the Caballero, Order of the Condor of the Andes award from Bolivia for his work with the U.S. Information Agency. He later taught at Ohio University, where he was named an outstanding professor of modern languages and published poetry in three languages. A member of several professional associations, he helped found the American Society of Sephardic Studies. He was a prize-winning painter who belonged to the Portrait Society of America and the American Society of Marine Artists. After training in law enforcement, he became a sketch artist and auxiliary police officer with the Athens City Police Department in Ohio. An outdoorsman, he greatly enjoyed fishing, hunting and hiking. Survivors include a son, A. Barton Hinkle (Col ’90).
Thomas B. Porter (Col ’52 L/M) of Charlotte, N.C., died April 21, 2011. He served in the U.S. Navy. At the University, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society and the Glee Club. He also lived on the Lawn. Mr. Porter went on to work in sales and marketing for most of his career, including his own company, Polymer Concepts, for the 15 years before retirement. He enjoyed memoirs and freelance business article writing, and had articles published in several business publications.
James G. Benzie (Com ’54) of Portsmouth, Va., died Nov. 10, 2011. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He later worked for and retired from Nationwide Insurance Co.
John “Jack” Mulholland (Col ’54 L/M) of Fort Myers, Fla., died Dec. 11, 2011. At the University, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity, the IMP Society and the Judiciary Committee. He later joined the staff at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., where he served for two years in infectious diseases. He later became assistant dean of medicine and assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. In 1968, he was asked to serve as assistant chief of medicine at Union Memorial Hospital, a community hospital in Baltimore, becoming chief in 1972. Over the next 20 years, he initiated new programs and modernized many others. Dr. Mulholland maintained a small private practice at Union Memorial for the next 23 years. He retired in June of 1992 and went on to work for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Maryland, and then Doctor’s Health Organization. During this time, he also served on the board of Baltimore’s Health Care for the Homeless. He was elected a member of the American College of Physicians and served as its governor for Maryland for two years. He was the first recipient of the C. Lockard Conley Award in 1992 for significant contributions to resident education and research. He was then awarded the title of Master, in recognition of excellence and distinguished contributions to internal medicine. Survivors include two sons, David B. Mulholland (Col ’84, GSBA ’90 L/M) and Jeffrey B. Mulholland (Col ’86, Med ’90 L/M). In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to the John Henry Mulholland Scholarship Fund in support of a student involved in the University of Virginia men’s tennis program: P.O. Box 400833, Charlottesville, VA 22904.
Harold “Harry” Orville (Col ’54) of Rapid City, S.D., died June 6, 2011. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. At the University, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. Mr. Orville moved to the Black Hills and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in February 1965. He helped set up the department of meteorology and became department head in 1974, serving for 20 years in that position. He took sabbaticals with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the World Meteorological Organization. He served as interim vice president at SDSM&T in 1987 and 1993, and as acting director of the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences. On retiring from teaching in 1996, Mr. Orville was named a distinguished professor emeritus in the department of atmospheric sciences. He was a fellow of the American Meteorological Society and in 1993 received the Charles Franklin Brooks Award, that society’s highest award for service. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America and served as PTA president. Survivors include his wife, Laura Milster Orville (Nurs ’56 L/M).
John R. Weatherly (Col ’54 L/M) of Houston died July 26, 2011. At the University, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society and was a Lawn resident. Mr. Weatherly joined his family’s legal practice, where he was a partner with his father and later his son in the law firm of Weatherly & Weatherly, which his son continues to run. Mr. Weatherly also served as an assistant probate judge in 1962. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of the Confederacy, Sons of the Republic of Texas and the Magna Charta Society. Survivors include a son, John R. Weatherly Jr. (Col ’87 L/M); a daughter, Margaret Weatherly Roney (Grad ’93); and a son-in-law, John Roney (Engr ’93).
William Briggs Creech Jr. (Col ’55) of Louisville, Ky., died Nov. 19, 2011. He served in the U.S. Army. At the University, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, Eli Banana and the Lawn Chowder and Marching Society. He was also a member of the varsity boxing team, earning a letter in the heavyweight class. He spent most of his business career as a representative for Water Systems, a manufacturer and distributor of high-pressure and high-temperature-resistant equipment for the distilling industry in and around Kentucky. During these years, he also enjoyed fly-fishing and tending to the upkeep of the family horse farm. He was a head raconteur of the Bon Vivant Club of Louisville.
T. Austin Sydnor Jr. (Med ’56, ’57 L/M) of Charlottesville died Nov. 8, 2011. He served in the U.S. Navy. Following completion of his medical education and residency, he served as an ear, nose and throat specialist until his retirement.
Robert L. Ward (Engr ’58 L/M) of Nassau Bay, Texas, died June 13, 2011. At the University, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He spent the majority of his career with NASA-Johnson Space Center in Houston and Boeing Aerospace. He served as a councilman for the city of Nassau Bay for eight years and was later active in the Bay Area Habitat for Humanity.