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In Memoriam | Summer 2017

In Memoriam: 1950s

Notices sorted by graduation date

W. Delavan Baldwin II (Col ’50 L/M) of Jacksonville, Florida, died March 18, 2017. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve during World War II. At the University, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity. After completing his graduate studies at the Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania, he worked at Security Federal Savings and Loan Association in Jacksonville, where he became president and managing officer. After the institution merged with Florida Federal Savings and Loan Association, Mr. Baldwin became the association’s regional vice president for North Florida. In 1982, he left the savings and loan business to work at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral in Jacksonville as administrator for properties, finance and the Cathedral’s ministry to the poor. He retired in 1994. Mr. Baldwin served as treasurer, vice president and a member of the board of directors of the Jacksonville Symphony Association. He also had a great sense of humor and a sizable collection of bow ties. Survivors include his wife, three sons, a daughter, two step-children, 11 grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.

George Gianakos (Col ’52 L/M) of Lynchburg, Virginia, died March 10, 2017. He served in the U.S. Army. He spent his life in the restaurant business, first with the G & H Restaurant and later a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise, both in Waynesboro, Virginia. He always made time for his family, playing spirited tennis matches, coaching Little League and bowling and playing pingpong with his grandchildren. A Southern gentleman, he was a gracious host and a vocal fan of UVA basketball. Survivors include two daughters, Cynthia Gianakos Oates (Grad ’82) and Elizabeth Gianakos (Col ’83 L/M); a son, Dean Gianakos (Med ’84); two grandsons, George S. Gianakos (Col ’13) and Gus J. Gianakos (Col ’14); and three granddaughters.

Robert L. “Squirrel” Read (Col ’52) of Jacksonville, Florida, died April 10, 2017. He served in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Naval Reserve. At the University, he was the president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. In 1960, he joined Johnson, Lane & Space, now Johnson, Lane, Space & Smith. He moved to Goodbody & Co., now a part of Merrill Lynch, and opened the Jacksonville office of Kidder Peabody in 1969. He retired as a vice president at Merrill Lynch in 2014. Mr. Read served as chairman of the Salvation Army advisory board in Jacksonville and was involved in many civic and social clubs. He loved fishing and the great outdoors for his entire life and was a witty storyteller and writer of toasts. Survivors include his wife, five daughters and sixteen grandchildren.

A. Eugene Crotty (Com ’55, Darden ’57 L/M) of Charlottesville died February 22, 2017. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. At the University, he was a member of the Raven Society. After graduation, he became certified as a public accountant and began a 40-year career teaching accounting and taxation. He taught at the University of Virginia, Georgia Tech University, the University of North Carolina, the University of Texas and Texas A&M University. Mr. Crotty served on the board of associates for Alderman Library and the alumni board for the Darden School of Business. He was also a member of the Abbott Society, the Cornerstone Society and the Thomas Jefferson Society of Alumni. Mr. Crotty wrote three books about Thomas Jefferson, including Jefferson’s Legacy: His Own University. Survivors include two sons, including Michael E. Crotty (Com ’87), a grandson and a granddaughter.

George Lee Hamrick (Col ’56 L/M) of Charlottesville died May 30, 2016. Mr. Hamrick served in the U.S. Army for three years, stationed in Germany. After his service, he returned to the U.S. and completed a degree in history at the University. He began his career at the RAND Corporation, where he worked on the SAGE Air Defense System. He later became the site engineering lead for the first operational SAGE Combat Center. Subsequently, he worked at System Development Corporation, the Center for Naval Analyses, and TRW, Inc. After retiring in 1990 and living near Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia for nine years, he moved back to Charlottesville. He enjoyed collecting stamps and was a skilled Go player and a history buff with particular interest in the World War II era. Mr. Hamrick and his second wife established the Hamrick Graduate Fellowship Fund to support graduate students in the Corcoran Department of History in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University. They enjoyed traveling around the world, particularly to Switzerland and Germany. Survivors include his wife; a daughter; three sons, David G. Hamrick (Engr ’81 L/M), George L. Hamrick, Jr. (Col ’83, Med ’87 L/M) and Robertson G. Hamrick (Engr ’85 L/M); and nine grandchildren, including Karen E. Hamrick (Arch ’11 L/M).

John Hugh Tilley (Engr ’56 L/M) of Perry Hall, Maryland, died February 7, 2017. He served in the U.S. Army. After completing a master’s degree at New York University, he worked as an electrical engineer, programming early computers. He wrote and published a book, taught classes and was a notary. Survivors include his wife, a daughter and two sisters.

Robert E. Anewalt (Engr ’57 L/M) of West Chester, Pennsylvania, died April 10, 2017. At the University, he was a member of Naval ROTC, Sigma Chi fraternity, Theta Tau engineering fraternity and Okkerse the Raven Society. He also lived on the Lawn. After serving in the Navy, he attended Harvard Business School, receiving a master’s degree in business administration. After a 25-year career with IBM, he held a number of other corporate positions before retiring to become the parish administrator at the Church of the Good Samaritan in Paoli, Pennsylvania. He also received a chartered financial consultant designation from the American College of Financial Services in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. An avid golfer, Mr. Anewalt was a member of St. Davids Golf Club and, more recently, of Hershey’s Mill Golf Club, where he also held board and committee leadership roles. Survivors include his wife, two children, including Peter Anewalt (Engr ’87 L/M), and four grandchildren.

Douglas B. Nuckles (Engr ’57) of Gig Harbor, Washington, died March 19, 2017. At the University, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He also met and married Diane Draper Nuckles (Grad ’56). After graduating from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry, he worked there as a faculty member from 1960 until 1971. In 1971, he joined the faculty of the University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine, where he was a full professor and an administrator until his retirement in 1992. Dr. Nuckles was a member of the American Association of Dental Research, among other organizations. His work focused on restorative dentistry and dental materials. Throughout his life, his avocation was trains, from model to prototype. He was the author of numerous articles on detailing HO scale locomotives and authored or coauthored seven albums of railroad photography. Survivors include his wife and two daughters.