Notices sorted by graduation date.
John G. Hopkins (GSBA ’60) of North Andover, Mass., died Dec. 18, 2011. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a teacher, coach and counselor at the Peddie School, Adirondack Camp, Cushing Academy and the Pike School. Pike’s John Hopkins Award, given each year to a seventh-grader for his or her commitment to athletics and for being a team player, is named for him. In retirement, Mr. Hopkins also served as a volunteer, first in the Peace Corps in the kingdom of Tonga, then at Crotched Mountain School in Greenfield, N.H., and at Horse Power at Pony Farm in Temple, N.H.
Thomas R. Hudson (Col ’62 L/M) of Richmond, Va., died Nov. 6, 2011. At the University, he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. After receiving his dental degree, he went on to teach crown and bridge at the Medical College of Virginia Dental School full time for 11 years. He taught part time for 10 years after setting up practice in the West End of Richmond. Survivors include a son, Thomas “Randy” Hudson (Engr ’98 L/M).
Henry “Dick” Sayer III (Arch ’62 L/M) of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., died Nov. 22, 2011. He served in the U.S. Army. At the University, he was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity. He worked for Kling Partnership, Ballinger Architects and Engineers, the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and in 1985, along with Thomas Bathgate, purchased PWI Engineering in Philadelphia, from which he retired in 2000. He held memberships in the American Institute of Architects, the Pennsylvania Society of Architects and the American Consulting Engineers Council, among others. Most recently, he served as chairman of the Willow Grove Tri-Centennial Celebration.
Clyde H. Yates (Educ ’62) of Salem, Va., died Dec. 29, 2011. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. He retired as a principal in Roanoke County Schools. His hobbies included gardening, fishing, hunting and carpentry.
James F. Brandhorst Jr. (Col ’63) of Wilmington, N.C., died Jan. 23, 2011. At the University, Mr. Brandhorst was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and the Cavalier Daily staff. Mr. Brandhorst was a longtime advertising and marketing industry executive who held senior positions with The Coca-Cola Co., where he served as a corporate officer and vice president of worldwide marketing. He also held leadership positions at McCann-Erickson, Levine Huntley Schmidt & Beaver, Henderson Advertising and RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co. in Winston-Salem, where he was senior vice president and regional director of Malaysia. Mr. Brandhorst finished his professional career in Wilmington, N.C., investing in and consulting to numerous enterprises, including Microcast, Country Music Legends and Darrell Gwynn’s Hot Rods & Reels.
Mary A. Brown (Grad ’65) of Middletown, Md., died Nov. 4, 2011. Dr. Brown was an equine veterinarian, as well as a breeder of competition horses, German Shepherds and Shetland Sheepdogs. One of her many horses, “Frolicsome,” was short-listed for the 1972 USA Olympic Three-Day Event Team.
Kathleen Lester-Edwards (Educ ’65) of Bristol, Va., died Nov. 14, 2011. After teaching throughout Virginia, Ms. Lester-Edwards turned her attention to real estate and established View Properties and The Fireside School in Alexandria, Va. She continued to be a participant in real estate, becoming a broker and adviser to many who wanted to pursue a career in that field. Ms. Lester-Edwards was also a painter. She was a member of the Oxon Hill, Md., Arts and Antiques Club. She was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution in the Harmony Hall chapter.
Fray F. Marshall (Col ’65, Med ’69 L/M) of Charlottesville died Dec. 2, 2011. At the University, he was a member of St. Elmo Hall fraternity. He was a professor and chairman of the department of urology at Emory University. He practiced at the Johns Hopkins University for 23 years and at Emory for 13. At Johns Hopkins, he became the first Bernard Schwartz Distinguished Professor of Urology and Oncology, the director of the division of adult urology, and chief of urology at Baltimore City Hospitals before taking over as chairman at Emory. During his career, Dr. Marshall co-authored more than 300 scientific papers and 62 book chapters, edited seven books and delivered nearly 400 presentations. He served on many editorial boards, including the Journal of Urology, Urology, UroOncology and the International Journal of Urology. His honors include the 2000 Distinguished Contributor Award from the American Urological Association, honorary membership in the Japanese Urological Association and being named the first international exchange professor sponsored jointly by the European and American urological associations. He was a member of the American Board of Urology, where he served as trustee, a vice president and on the examination committee. He was also a member of the American Urological Association, the American Association of the Genitourinary Surgeons and the Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons, and was a visiting professor at many universities both nationally and internationally. Dr. Marshall made innovative contributions to the management and surgical treatment of large and small kidney tumors, and in the areas of urologic oncology, bladder reconstructions, partial nephrectomies and less-invasive prostate cancer surgery. In March 2011, Emory University School of Medicine established the Fray F. Marshall Chair in Urology, which will be devoted to research.
James A. Brislance (Educ ’67) of Oro Valley, Ariz., died Nov. 24, 2011. He served in the U.S. Army. He later taught for two years in Clara City, Minn., before he accepted a teaching position with the U.S. Department of Defense in Zaragoza, Spain, where he spent six years. On returning to the United States in 1964, Mr. Brislance taught social studies at Central High School in Minneapolis. In 1966 he received an Experienced Teachers Fellowship at the University. Two years later he began his final career at St. Olaf College as director of student teaching and associate professor of education. He retired in 1991.
Margaret Funk Hutchinson (Educ ’68, ’77) of Charlottesville died Dec. 7, 2011. She taught kindergarten, then later began a career as a school librarian at Venable Elementary School and Heritage Christian School. Her last employment was as a volunteer coordinator at McIntire Public Library. Upon retiring, she continued to work as a volunteer at the University of Virginia International Center. Ms. Hutchinson read extensively on a variety of subjects, from mathematics to anthropology. She also enjoyed classical and folk music, writing, crossword puzzles, cooking, needlework, traveling, hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, swimming and interacting with children.
Paul H. Chasey (Educ ’69 L/M) of Portsmouth, Va., died Nov. 12, 2011. Mr. Chasey began his teaching career in Washington, D.C., in 1960. He later became an educational media specialist in Prince George’s County, Md., and then served as a Title I program media specialist for the Portsmouth Public School System. He retired in 2002 after 30 years of service. He was a fan of model trains and the Washington Redskins.
Everett F. Lang Jr. (Educ ’69, ’76 L/M) of Allendale, N.J., died Jan. 21, 2012. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. After teaching for several years in the School of Continuing Education, he joined the human resource department of Metropolitan Property and Casualty Co. as associate director. Subsequently, he worked at the Colonial Penn Group and then Bankers Trust as vice president of human resources. He next moved to BT Brokerage Corp., becoming chairman and CEO and directed the development of its bank broker dealer operations. In 1993, he joined National Discount Brokers Group and helped start and develop its discount brokerage firm, NDB, serving as its president and CEO. Moving on to WIT Soundview as president of digital trading, he oversaw the development of its online IPO service before arranging its sale to E-Trade in 2000. He then joined Fleet Securities as executive vice president and continued at Bank of America Specialist as senior managing director, after Bank of America acquired Fleet Securities in 2004. Before his retirement as president of the company in 2008, he was responsible for managing operations and technology personnel, overseeing trading and stock loan borrowing, and managing relations with outside vendors handling clearing operations.