Notices sorted by graduation date.
Lucille Carter Bowen Almond (Educ ’50, ’61) of Charlottesville died Oct. 28, 2009. She taught in a one-room schoolhouse in Needmore, Ky., before moving to Virginia, where she taught at Red Hill Elementary School. Ms. Almond taught English and social studies at Albemarle High School when it opened, but then moved to Lane High School in 1962. She taught English and was chair of the English department at Lane, and subsequently Charlottesville High School until she retired in 1987. Survivors include a daughter, Pamela G. Borgel (Grad ’70).
Charles O. Barclay Jr. (Med ’50 L/M) of Portsmouth, Va., died Dec. 3, 2009. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and in the Naval Reserve for more than 20 years. Dr. Barclay practiced medicine in the city of Portsmouth for 53 years and was the doctor for the Portsmouth City Jail for 23 years. He served as medical examiner for Portsmouth and Chesapeake for 54 years.
Alan Martin Bruns (Col ’50 L/M) of Fredericksburg, Va., died Oct. 21, 2009. During World War II, he was a telegrapher for the C&O Railway. Mr. Bruns was a reporter, city editor and state editor of the Charlottesville Daily Progress. During his newspaper career, he also worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch and the Washington Star. After the Star closed in 1982, Mr. Bruns worked part time for the Washington Times and at the Congressional Record Index Office.
William W. Gager Jr. (Com ’50 L/M) of Cheshire, Conn., died Nov. 29, 2009. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Gager spent his career in commerce and distribution. He was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary for more than 50 years.
Ray Yeakle Gildea Jr. (Col ’50, Educ ’70 L/M) of Columbus, Miss., died Oct. 19, 2009. He served for three years in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Gildea began working as a mapping assistant for the Army Map Service and was later employed with S.S. Pennock Co., a wholesale florist. He also was employed as a market information specialist in the Virginia Department of Agriculture. Mr. Gildea taught geography and related social sciences for 36 years, holding teaching positions at the University of Florida, Auburn University and Louisiana State University before rising to the level of professor at the Mississippi University for Women. He was a visiting professor at Southeast Texas State University and the University of Alabama, from which he retired in 1998. Mr. Gildea published numerous articles and several books on a variety of research topics related to western Africa, environmental conservation and land-use issues. He was a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Soil and Water Conservation Society of America.
Carroll F. Poole (Law ’50) of New Castle, Del., died Oct. 15, 2009. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. After 15 years in the private practice of law, Mr. Poole joined the trust department of Delaware Trust Co. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth G. Poole (Grad ’54 A/M).
John Royster Roberson (Col ’50, Grad ’53 L/M) of Old Greenwich, Conn., died Oct. 30, 2009. At the University, he was a member of the Raven Society and the Glee Club. Mr. Roberson served in the U.S. Army. He was an editor and writer at Holiday magazine in Philadelphia and New York City and was later a copywriter at the N.W. Ayer advertising agency in New York City. Mr. Roberson was a senior staff editor at Reader’s Digest Condensed Books until his retirement. He wrote articles for many magazines and was the author of three history books for adolescents, China from Manchu to Mao, 1699-1976; Japan from Shogun to Sony, 1543-1984; and Transforming Russia.
Anna Owens Turner (Nurs ’50) of Richmond, Va., died Dec. 19, 2009. She worked at Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond for more than 25 years.
John C. Grant Jr. (Col ’51) of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., died Dec. 7, 2009. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Charles N. Jolliffe (Engr ’51) of Circleville, Ohio, died Dec. 26, 2009. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Jolliffe worked as an electrical engineer at E.I. Dupont de Nemours & Co., where he was a senior research scientist.
Philip McCaffrey Kernan Jr. (Col ’51, Med ’54 L/M) of Killeen, Texas, died Jan. 3, 2010. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1960 Lt. Col. Kernan became the acting hospital commander at Fort Hood. He served in Vietnam, and upon his return became division surgeon for the 2nd Armored Division before being assigned again to Fort Hood, where he practiced at Darnall Army Hospital in ob-gyn services. Later, he was in charge of the dispensary in Baumholder, Germany. Returning to the U.S., Lt. Col. Kernan practiced medicine at Fort McPherson, Ga., and finally again at Darnall, where he was chief of ob-gyn services before retiring in 1973. He received numerous medals, including a Bronze Star, a Combat Medical Badge and a National Defense Service Medal with oak leaf cluster.
Eugene Edward Mathews Jr. (Col ’51 L/M) of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., died Jan. 10, 2010. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. At the University, Mr. Mathews was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity. He worked as a commercial real estate broker. Survivors include a son, Eugene Edward Mathews III (Col ’90 L/M), and a daughter-in-law, Francine Brown Mathews (Col ’94, Law ’97 L/M).
Robert J. Morgan (Col ’51 A/M) of Charlottesville died Jan. 2, 2010. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a field artillery officer during the Battle of the Bulge in 1944. At the University, Mr. Morgan was a member of the Raven Society. He taught in the department of government at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. In 1957, Mr. Morgan returned to the University of Virginia and spent his career as a member of the faculty in the department of government and foreign affairs. He was director of the honors program for his department for many years. After his retirement in 1989, former students established the Robert J. Morgan Endowment. Mr. Morgan published several books, including A Whig Embattled: The Presidency Under John Tyler, Governing Soil Conservation and James Madison on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Survivors include a son, C. Richard Morgan (Grad ’73, Law ’79 L/M); and a granddaughter, Amanda K. Morgan (Col ’11). Memorial contributions may be made to the Robert J. Morgan Endowment for Government and Foreign Affairs Honors Fund, The University of Virginia, Attn: Melanie Benjamin, 400 Ray C. Hunt Drive, Suite 100, Charlottesville, VA 22904.
Thomas Mahlon Wright (Med ’51 L/M) of Falls Church, Va., died Dec. 24, 2009. He was a general surgeon and was instrumental in founding Inova Fairfax Hospital and its surgical residency program. Dr. Wright served as medical staff president for a term and as chief of general surgery for many years. In the 1980s, he organized medical mission trips to Haiti. Dr. Wright was also an oil painter and donated one of his paintings to the U.Va. School of Nursing, where it is on display in McLeod Hall. His painting “On the Harvest Plain” is featured in Hospital Drive, a creative arts journal published by the U.Va. School of Medicine. He was an active member of the U.Va. Medical Alumni Association and delivered the reunion address, “You Start with a Blank Canvas,” at his 50th medical reunion in May 2001. Survivors include his wife, Anne Patrick Wright (Nurs ’50 L/M); a daughter, Mary Wright Baylor (Nurs ’75 L/M); a son-in-law, Lewis McCreery Baylor (Col ’74 L/M); sons Charles Frederick Wright (Col ’80, Grad ’83, Law ’89) and Andrew Perrott Wright (Col ’86); and a granddaughter, Katherine Anne Baylor (Nurs ’03 L/M).
Joseph Graham Howe Jr. (Engr ’52 L/M) of Charlottesville died Nov. 1, 2009. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Howe had a long career in the construction industry, including work in South Carolina, Richmond and Charlottesville, where he worked for Ivy Construction. Between 1972 and 1977, he was vice president and partner of Thacker Construction in Charlottesville. Mr. Howe also taught at the U.Va. School of Architecture and the U.Va. School of Engineering and was a former president of the Virginia branch of the Associated General Contractors of America.
Eugene B. Schuessler (Col ’52 L/M) of Bradenton, Fla., died Aug. 25, 2009. At the University, he was a member of Chi Psi fraternity. Mr. Schuessler served at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Philadelphia as a corpsman. He then worked in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 40 years. Mr. Schuessler became president and publisher of Medical Counterpoint in New York City, and was also the founder, president and publisher of Infectious Diseases Inc. of New York City.
Robert D. Ussery (Law ’52 L/M) of Tallahassee, Fla., died Dec. 25, 2009. He served as a radio-gunner in the U.S. Navy during World War II. At the University, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Mr. Ussery retired from Municipal Code Corp., where he was vice president in charge of the editorial department.
Laura Juanita Woodrum (Nurs ’52) of La Salle, Ill., died Nov. 28, 2009. She worked as a registered nurse at the Hinton Hospital in West Virginia for 25 years, then at the West Virginia Prison for Women. In La Salle, Ms. Woodrum worked at the Illinois Valley Community Hospital in its intensive care unit.
Walter P. Adams Jr. (Com ’53 L/M) of Williamsburg, Va., died Oct. 4, 2009. He was an aviator in the U.S. Navy and then worked as an Eastern Airlines pilot.
William Gower Pettus (Grad ’53, ’56 L/M) of Agricola, Va., died Dec. 17, 2009. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Pettus was a visiting research scientist at Princeton University in 1978 and a visiting professor at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., in 1981. He was an advisory physicist for the nuclear power division of Babcock & Wilcox for 35 years. Mr. Pettus held nine U.S.-registered patents.
Edward Brown Umberger (Com ’53 A/M) of Vinton, Va., died Dec. 20, 2009. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. Mr. Umberger worked in the Frigidaire division of General Motors and later retired from the Williams Companies of Tulsa, Okla.
Henry W. Clark Jr. (Col ’54 A/M) of Oxford, Md., died Dec. 26, 2009. Survivors include sons Henry W. Clark III (Col ’89 A/M) and Allen C. Clark III (Col ’90 L/M).
H. George Williams (Col ’54) of Winchester, Va., died Dec. 6, 2009. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Mr. Williams worked for the Stockey Companies, a construction conglomerate, for 32 years. Survivors include a daughter, Emilie Williams Wingo (Col ’85 A/M).
Julian H. Dancy (Engr ’55 A/M) of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., died May 5, 2009. At the University, he was a member of Tau Beta Pi honorary fraternity and the Glee Club. Mr. Dancy served in the U.S. Army Chemical Corps. He spent his 38-year career in the oil industry with Texaco Inc. Mr. Dancy was a life member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and the New York Society of Professional Engineers. He was awarded several U.S. patents and contributed to technical publications, including the chapter on lubricants in the tenth edition of Marks’ Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers.
E. Eugene Gunter (Col ’55, Law ’58 L/M) of Winchester, Va., died Oct. 18, 2009. At the University, he was a member of Phi Eta Sigma honor society and Delta Theta Phi law fraternity. In 1966 Mr. Gunter opened his own law firm, where he practiced until his death. He was elected commonwealth’s attorney for Frederick County, Va., where he served from 1968 to 1970. Survivors include a daughter, Melody Anne Gunter Foster (Col ’84 L/M).
Nancy Hutcheson Johnson (Grad ’55) of Chantilly, Va., died Oct. 1, 2009. She worked with the federal government at the Maritime Administration in Washington, D.C. After raising a family, Ms. Johnson returned to government service as an equal opportunity specialist at the Federal Highway Administration’s office of civil rights.
Stevens M. Jones (Arch ’55 A/M) of Richmond, Va., died Dec. 31, 2009. He served in the U.S. Army Combat Engineers. At the University, Mr. Jones was a member of Chi Phi fraternity and Alpha Rho Chi honorary fraternity. He became a principal in the architectural firm of Marcellus Wright and Partners in Richmond, and then founded his own firm, Jones and Strange-Boston. Mr. Jones won two national architectural design awards, one at Fort Meade, Md., and another for the Langley Air Force Base Hospital in Virginia. Survivors include sons Stevens M. Jones Jr. (Col ’82 L/M) and Scott H. Jones (Com ’88 L/M).
Charles “Red” Zehmer (Col ’55 L/M) of Camarillo, Calif., died Dec. 25, 2009. At the University, he was a pitcher on the baseball team. Mr. Zehmer served in the U.S. Marine Corps for almost five years. Later, he worked at the U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range as a federal civilian employee in Hawaii, then relocated to Point Mugu, Calif., and finally to Camarillo in 1965. He served on the board of directors of the Point Mugu Federal Credit Union for 23 years. Survivors include his wife, Virginia “Gail” Campbell Zehmer (Nurs ’57 A/M).
Dorothy W. Barney Butterworth (Educ ’57) of Petersburg, Va., died May 13, 2009. She was superintendent of schools in Petersburg and the author of the first Standards of Quality of education in Virginia.
John Duncan Jarrett (Col ’57 L/M) of Lutherville, Md., died Feb. 24, 2009. At the University, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity, Eli Banana and the lacrosse team. Mr. Jarrett was also a Lawn resident. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959 and then worked briefly in banking and real estate before establishing John D. Jarrett & Associates, a property management company in Roland Park, Md., in the late 1960s. Mr. Jarrett was an active member of the University’s Baltimore alumni chapter.
William Rowe Hemingway Jr. (Com ’58 A/M) of Virginia Beach died Dec. 14, 2009. At the University, he was a former president of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Mr. Hemingway served in the U.S. Army. After becoming a CPA, he was employed by Tidewater Construction Co., later to become its chief financial officer and senior vice president.
Miriam Seligman Ageloff (Law ’59 L/M) of Freeport, N.Y., died Dec. 5, 2009. Survivors include her husband, Andrew L. Ageloff (Med ’60 L/M); and a son, Kenneth C. Ageloff (Com ’84 L/M).
Vearl Gordon McBride (Grad ’59) of Roanoke, Va., died Dec. 7, 2009. For 30 years, he was a teacher at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa; Methodist College in Fayetteville, N.C.; and Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo. Mr. McBride worked in several positions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as a volunteer missionary and literacy teacher for the church in Houston. Mr. McBride developed a reading program called “Panoramic Reading” that has been used to teach thousands of people to read.
Robert Fenton Roudabush (Engr ’59 L/M) of Midlothian, Va., died Oct. 15, 2009. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Mr. Roudabush worked for the federal government.