Notices sorted by graduation date.
Return Jonathan Meigs (Col ’60 A/M) of Amesbury, Mass., died June 30, 2010. He began his career as marketing director for the Island Government of Bermuda, based in New York. Mr. Meigs was also a freelance writer and photographer in Washington, D.C., and Colonial Williamsburg, and was a tour guide in Hawaii and Mexico in his younger years. He was a travel photojournalist all of his life. Mr. Meigs gave lectures on culture and tourism around the world.
Page R. Perkins (Educ ’60 L/M) of Fork Union, Va., died May 19, 2010. She was a teacher at Elkhart (Manchester) School in Chesterfield County and St. Catherine’s School in Richmond. Her husband’s 24 years in the U.S. Navy took them to China, Panama, Hawaii and naval bases in Portsmouth, N.H.; New London, Conn.; and Newport, R.I.
Paul D. Hardy (Law ’61 A/M) of Clearwater, Fla., died May 29, 2010. He was a maritime attorney practicing in Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.; and Tampa, Fla., for almost 50 years. Survivors include a daughter, Valerie Hardy Childress (Col ’94 L/M).
Thomas V. Clagett III (Col ’62) of Aquasco, Md., died April 6, 2010. Mr. Clagett spent more than 30 years in banking in Upper Marlboro, Md., before becoming a consultant for the Small Business Administration until his retirement. He was a former commissioner for the town of Upper Marlboro and served several terms as mayor. Mr. Clagett was a member of the Prince Georges County Fire Department’s water rescue team and a volunteer with the Baden Volunteer Fire Department.
Jane Pendleton Garth Davis (Nurs ’62) of Charlottesville died June 20, 2010. She worked at the University of Virginia Health System for 34 years as a nurse and nursing supervisor. In her retirement, Ms. Davis was a business owner with her husband.
Emyl Jenkins, born Mary Louise Joslin (Grad ’62), of Richmond, Va., died April 27, 2010. She was an antiques appraiser and author. Her books include Why You’re Richer Than You Think, Southern Christmas and Southern Hospitality as well as the Sterling Glass mysteries, Stealing with Style and The Big Steal. Survivors include a daughter, Joslin Jenkins Hultzapple (Col ’92 L/M); and former husband, Clauston Levi Jenkins Jr. (Grad ’63, ’66 L/M).
Mary E. Sheridan (Nurs ’63) of Charlottesville died May 15, 2010. Ms. Sheridan worked as a nurse at the University of Virginia Medical Center and as a home visiting nurse for several years. She then left nursing to help her husband’s family start a campground at Montfair Resort Farm.
Mary Imogene Harris (Educ ’64) of Roanoke, Va., died March 30, 2010. She taught in the Roanoke City Public Schools for 38 years.
Brinton Pearce Thompson (Col ’64) of Falls Church, Va., died June 30, 2010. After serving in the U.S. Army, he taught economics at Virginia Military Institute. Later, Mr. Thompson worked in the administration of Western New England University, Brown University and George Mason University. He then joined Tax Associates in Falls Church.
Augustus P. Biddle (Col ’65 A/M) of Kingsport, Tenn., died May 19, 2010. He worked for Firestone International as that company’s youngest director overseas. After returning to the U.S., Mr. Biddle worked for Wyomissing Corp., leaving in 1990 and moving to Kingsport, where he worked for Holliston Mills and then for Blachford Rubber Corp.
Charles Edward Cox (Grad ’65) of Richmond, Va., died July 2, 2010. He served in the U.S. Merchant Marine and the U.S. Army during World War II. After the war, he attended the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris and Oxford University while working for the U.S. State Department. From the early 1950s until his retirement in 1988, he worked for the old Roanoke World-News and, starting in 1969, with the Richmond Times-Dispatch. At the Roanoke paper, he reported on topics ranging from politics to the early days of the civil rights movement to the Gemini space program. In Richmond, he covered education, politics and state government.
Paul VanDien Davis (Arch ’66) of New York City died May 16, 2010. He began his career in Washington, D.C., and his legacy of more than 40 years in real estate includes the redevelopment of the Boston Naval Shipyard and Manhattan’s West Side rail yards—Riverside South (also known as Trump Place). Most recently, Mr. Davis served as senior vice president of residential development at Midwood Investment and Development.
George Revercomb Hudnall (Col ’66 A/M) of Covington, Va., died July 4, 2010. He was a businessman with Hudnall Enterprises.
Hugh Kelleher Wood (Col ’66, Engr ’68 L/M) of Norfolk, Va., died May 2, 2010. At the University, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. As an engineering student, he worked on the construction of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Mr. Wood was a licensed professional engineer in numerous states. He was an engineer constructing the second span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge from Annapolis to the Eastern Shore. He spent much of the 1970s working in Philadelphia and other locations in the Northeast doing specialized foundation work on large projects. In 1980, Mr. Wood moved to Norfolk, where he worked for a number of construction firms and MMM Design Group. He joined the Naval Facilities Engineering Command in 1985, from which he retired in January 2010. Mr. Wood served as president of the Norfolk Branch of the American Society of Engineers and was a life member. He also served as president of the Engineers Club of Hampton Roads.
Wyatte James Copeland Jr. (Col ’67, Educ ’77 L/M) of Charlottesville died June 4, 2010. At the University, he was a member of the football team. Mr. Copeland played professional football with the Cleveland Browns for eight years, after which he returned to Charlottesville to work as a fundraiser with the Virginia Student Aid Foundation and eventually became the director of athletics at U.Va. His career included athletic administration positions with several other universities, including the University of Missouri; the College of William and Mary; the University of Utah; and the Southern Methodist University for the 11 years prior to his retirement. Mr. Copeland was a past president of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and was inducted into the NACDA Hall of Fame in 2009.
Anne Merchant Monaghan (Educ ’67) of Savannah, Ga., died June 5, 2010. She began her career serving on Jacqueline Kennedy’s staff during the Camelot years in the White House. Later, Ms. Monaghan worked in Fairfax County, Va., as a fourth-grade teacher. She was appointed a principal at age 29. Ms. Monaghan later became principal of Charles Ellis Montessori Magnet School in Tybee Island City, where she served for 15 years until her retirement. She served on the Tybee Island City Council for four years.
Donald E. Hottle (Com ’68 L/M) of Panama City Beach, Fla., died Oct. 8, 2009.
Ben Scharfstein (Col ’68) of Johnson City, Tenn., died May 11, 2010. He managed the family business, Stein-Way Clothing Company, which later was purchased by Levi Strauss. Mr. Scharfstein and his wife owned and operated One Stop Convenience Store and One Stop Wines and Liquors beginning in the early 1980s. He served on various boards, including the Tennessee Game and Fish Commission, the American Heart Association, the East Tennessee State University Foundation, the Johnson City Public Building Authority Board and the Johnson City Medical Center Board. Mr. Scharfstein received the 2007 Spirit Award from Mountain States Foundation.
James S. Brown (Col ’69 A/M) of Fairport, N.Y., died June 6, 2010. He was associated with Virginia Federal Savings and Loan in Charlottesville before moving to Fairport, where he owned and operated the Slocum-Lauder Insurance Agency. Mr. Brown was a member of the U.Va. Alumni Association and the Fairport Rotary Club. Survivors include a brother, Jury Y. Brown III (Engr ’68, GSBA ’70 L/M). Memorial contributions may be made to the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642.