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In Memoriam | Winter 2013

In Memoriam: 1960s

Notices sorted by graduation date

Gaylord S. Williams (Med ’60, Res ’62, ’66, ’70) of Charlottesville died Aug. 6, 2013. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during the Vietnam War. Dr. Williams joined the faculty of the University of Virginia division of plastic surgery in 1969, where he practiced until his retirement in 1999. He was a member of various medical organizations, among them the Albemarle County Medical Society. He served as president of the University of Virginia clinical staff for a year and as president of the Virginia Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons for two years. Dr. Williams loved playing golf, fixing things and watching U.Va. football and basketball games. Survivors include two sons and two grandsons.

Frederick Garst (Col ’61) of Boones Mill, Va., died Aug. 16, 2013. After graduating from the University, he was active in the apple business for many years. In the mid-1980s, he became active in Rocky Top Wood Preservers, a business he and family members had founded in the mid-1970s, and he worked there until his retirement. He enjoyed saltwater fishing and boating, earning many citation certificates for fish and, one year, placing in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament out of Morehead City, N.C. Survivors include his wife; three children, including a daughter, Serina Garst (Col ’85); eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

John E. Kennedy Jr. (Darden ’62) of West Palm Beach, Fla., died Sept. 30, 2013. At the University, he was a member of the Raven Society and vice president of his class at Darden. He served as the president of the Darden Alumni Board from 1986 to 1990. Throughout his career in civil engineering, he served in a variety of project management roles, beginning with market development, introducing major new products such as Tyvek for DuPont. He was a divisional vice president for Day and Zimmerman, an international, Philadelphia-based engineering company. As a senior project manager for Perks Reuter Associates, he managed large-scale design, evaluation and construction projects, including some for the Philadelphia Zoo and the public school districts of Philadelphia and Baltimore. Mr. Kennedy was a longtime member of the Philadelphia Racquet Club and the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, including Jennifer Kennedy Dell’Erba (Col ’86 L/M); and a stepson, Russ Allen (Col ’81 L/M).

Marjorie A. Lundquist (Grad ’62, ’65) of Milwaukee died Aug. 9, 2013. She was an industrial hygienist who was active in the American Physical Society throughout her career. Ms. Lundquist focused her research on the effects of Tasers on the human body and on the effects of telephone poles and underground electrical wires on grazing animals, and frequently traveled to deliver conference papers on her research. Survivors include a brother, a sister and three nieces. 

William David “Bill” McKillip (Educ ’65) of Athens, Ga., died Sept. 26, 2013. He was a mathematics education professor at the University of Georgia from 1965 until his retirement in 1999, and an author of children’s math books. Prior to teaching at the University of Georgia, he taught high school math for several years. Mr. McKillip enjoyed archaeology, traveling and playing golf. Survivors include his wife; three sons; two daughters, including Victoria McKillip Christian (Arch ’76); nine children and two great-grandchildren.

Shannon J. Doyle (Grad ’66) of Houston died July 25, 2013. She retired in May 2000 as an associate professor of history at the University of Houston, Downtown, formerly South Texas Junior College, where she had taught since 1969.

William E. Nysewander (Engr ’68 L/M) of Dalton, Ga., died Aug. 15, 2013. At the University, he was a member of the Cavalier Daily staff. He worked for STAR Finishing Co., later Shaw Industries, in Dalton from 1971 to 2009. Mr. Nysewander was a member of the local Kiwanis Club who enjoyed cooking sausage for “pancake day” for many years. In his retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his family. Survivors include four daughters and five grandchildren.

William H. Peters (Educ ’68 L/M) of Dallas died Nov. 19, 2012. He began his teaching career as an English teacher, becoming a department head in suburban Milwaukee schools. In 1968, Mr. Peters joined the curriculum and instruction department at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., as a professor of English education and later served as chair of the department. In 1981, he joined the faculty at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, as a professor and head of the curriculum and instruction department, retiring in 2005 as professor emeritus of education. Mr. Peters authored many scholarly publications on the subject of English and secondary education throughout his career. Survivors include a daughter, Victoria Peters Vergason (Col ’84 L/M).