Notices sorted by graduation date.
James M. McCarthy (Col ’60, Darden ’63) of Peachtree City, Ga., died June 22, 2012. At the University, he was a Lawn resident and a member of the Jefferson Society. Mr. McCarthy was a successful business owner and retired in 2010.
Robert C. Randall (Col ’60 L/M) of Potomac, Md., died May 7, 2012. He served in the U.S. Air Force. At the University, Mr. Randall was a member of Sigma Phi fraternity and sang in the Glee Club. He was a stockbroker with UBS Paine Webber.
Leslie Jerome “L.J.” Benton Jr. (Educ ’61) of Centreville, Va., died Jan. 25, 2012. He taught school in Smithfield, Va., before relocating to Northern Virginia, where he worked for many years in science education for Fairfax County Public Schools and the Smithsonian Institution.
James Fielding “Jim” Lewis III (Com ’61 L/M) of Edgewater, Md., died May 15, 2012. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard in Vietnam. At the University, he was a member of Delta Phi fraternity (St. Elmo Hall). Mr. Lewis was self-employed, owning a horse farm in Hydes, Md. before moving his business to Idlewild Farm in Davidsonville, Md. Mr. Lewis was president of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association and had been involved with horse racing since college. He loved fly-fishing and snow skiing.
Barton M. Biggs (Darden ’62) of Greenwich, Conn., died July 14, 2012. He co-founded one of the first hedge funds, Fairfield Partners, in 1965. Mr. Biggs joined Morgan Stanley in 1973 and founded Morgan Stanley Investment Management in 1975. He served on the bank’s board until 1996. Survivors include a son, Barton W. Biggs (Col ’90).
John Culver Chaty (Engr ’62) of Charleston, W.Va., died April 30, 2012. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, as a radar operator on a mechanized landing craft in the Pacific theater of operations and later on a destroyer in the Naval Reserve. Mr. Chaty played semiprofessional baseball in Alabama in the 1950s. He retired from Union Carbide, where he worked in research and development during most of his adult life. After retirement, he volunteered as a business mentor with Buffalo Industrial Diving Co. and as a tax consultant with AARP. He was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman.
Richard C. Mehring (Arch ’62 L/M) of Durham, N.C., died Nov. 10, 2011. At the University, he was a member of the American Institute of Architecture Students. Mr. Mehring was retired from the federal government, having worked as an architect for the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. National Park Service and the U.S. Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va.
Glenn S. Suplee (Col ’62 L/M) of Rosemont, Pa., died April 23, 2012. At the University, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. Mr. Suplee was the owner and president of Baldt Inc., which manufactures anchors and chains for the U.S. Navy. Survivors include a daughter, Julia Suplee Salinas (Col ’89 L/M).
Charles Dunklin Bradley Jr. (Law ’63 L/M) of New Haven, Conn., died Nov. 30, 2011. He was a partner at Clark Hall & Peck and, in 1983, co-founded Audubon Associates Real Estate. Most recently, he worked for Press Cuozzo Realtors in New Haven. He served on the boards of the Children’s Center and the New Haven Preservation Trust, and was an associate fellow of Calhoun College of Yale University. In 2005, he published a novel, No Alabaster Box, and in 2009 published its prequel, Sidey’s Gate.
Frank Halton Mays (Col ’63 L/M) of Catawba, Va., died Feb. 9, 2012. He served for four years in the U.S. Air Force as a medical corpsman and charge-of-quarters of hospitals. Mr. Mays worked in the health care field for most of his career. He enjoyed spending time with his family and pursuing his passions of genealogical research and photography. Survivors include his wife, Marylan Tucker Mays (Nurs ’59 L/M).
John C. Biller (Grad ’64, Educ ’73 L/M) of Charlottesville died Oct. 27, 2011. He was a principal in Albemarle County schools for 33 years, at the Stony Point, Woodbrook, Hollymead and Walton schools. He was an avid fox hunter and a member of the Farmington Hunt Club and was the 1975-76 Virginia State Field Hunter champion. Mr. Biller loved the arts, antiques, horseracing and travel. Survivors include a niece, Julie Frye (Col ’91, Grad ’92 L/M); and a nephew, Jason Frye (Col ’94 L/M).
Herbert M. Burks Jr. (Educ ’64) of Haslett, Mich., died May 17, 2012. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. Mr. Burks was a high school teacher and school counselor in Virginia and later joined the Michigan State University faculty as a professor in the department of counseling and educational psychology, where he taught for 25 years. After retirement, Mr. Burks continued to consult, largely on a pro bono basis, with other counselors, psychologists and attorneys on matters of individual psychological assessment and professional ethics. He loved playing the guitar and the harmonica as well as listening to classical and folk music.
Carl Mee III (Grad ’64) of Pickens, S.C., died May 20, 2012. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years. After graduating from the University, Mr. Mee worked at Bellcomm, a division of AT&T Bell Laboratories. During his 30 years of service with Bellcomm in Washington, D.C.; and Bell Labs in Murray Hill, N.J., Mr. Mee helped with the Apollo XI mission to the moon and touch-screen technology, among other projects. After retirement, he and his wife moved to Pickens, S.C., where he continued to work on touch-screen technology and pursued research in quantum mechanics, genealogy, information systems, politics, poetry and mathematics.
Mary Frances “Pan” Lovern (Educ ’66) of Dublin, Va., died March 20, 2010. She taught English in Pulaski County and Martinsville, Va. Ms. Lovern later served for 23 years in the Virginia Department of Education in Richmond, Va. At the time of her retirement from the department in 1987, she was associate director for research and program development. She served as president of the Virginia Association of Teachers of English and the Virginia Educational Research Association and received the VERA’s first Award for Outstanding Service. Ms. Lovern also served as president of the Pulaski County Retired Teachers Association.
Jack C. Nielsen (Educ ’67) of Fort Collins, Colo., died April 15, 2012. He served with the U.S. Secret Service and guarded presidents Eisenhower, Nixon and Johnson. After retiring from the Secret Service, he practiced law in California for 12 years and later moved to Colorado. Mr. Nielsen was a member and president of the Poudre Golden Kiwanis Club.
Donald Martin Parker (Arch ’67 L/M) of Honolulu died July 18, 2012. At the University, he was a Lawn resident, captain of the football team and a member of Eli Banana and Zeta Psi fraternity. Mr. Parker was an offensive lineman for the San Francisco 49ers for the 1967 season. An expert in redevelop-ment, he was responsible for a number of rebuilding projects, including the Mission Bay Area project in San Francisco that resulted in six thousand housing units and five million square feet of commercial space. He served as vice president for Bay Area Development from 1995 to 2000 and as executive director of the Alameda Reuse and Redevelopment Authority of Alameda, Calif. Mr. Parker was chairman of the building and grounds committee of the Outrigger Canoe Club and a member of both the Urban Land Institute and Lambda Alpha Land Society. He was also an avid golfer.