Notices sorted by graduation date.
Dorothy Williams Atkins Nix (Educ ’60 L/M) of Charlottesville died Oct. 3, 2010. She served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. She was a physical science teacher at Albemarle High School.
John A. Sabanosh (Col ’60, Law ’63) of Bridgeport, Conn., died Aug. 21, 2010. At the University, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, captain of the varsity cross-country and track teams. Mr. Sabanosh broke the school record for the two-mile run. He was awarded the Henry Cummings Memorial Award as the outstanding performer in track and field for 1960, the Atlantic Coast Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award at Virginia for 1960 and the WCHV Award as the Outstanding Athlete of the Year for 1959-60. Mr. Sabanosh practiced law in Connecticut for more than 40 years, representing employers with respect to labor and employment matters. He was a partner in Cummings & Lockwood for 24 years. In 1987, he and other labor partners founded their own firm, Durant, Sabanosh, Nichols & Houston in Bridgeport. In 1994, after a brief period as a sole practitioner, he formed Rome McGuigan Sabanosh in Hartford, where he practiced until his retirement in 2004. Memorial contributions may be made to the Virginia Athletics Foundation, P.O. Box 400833, Charlottesville, VA 22904.
George Victor Gardner (Educ ’61 L/M) of Naples, Fla., died Aug. 21, 2010. He began his career as a lawyer with the Erie Railroad and subsequently worked for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. He then entered private practice with a specialty in labor law. In 1957, Mr. Gardner established a consulting firm that dealt with the management aspects of labor relations and conflict resolution. He retired from the firm of Gardner, Moss, Brown and Rocovich in 1987. Mr. Gardner was admitted to the bar of both Ohio and the District of Columbia. He also was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and all circuits of the U.S. Court of Appeals.
Clarence Schuylar “Mac” McClure Sr. (Educ ’61, ’63) of Roanoke, Va., died Aug. 3, 2010. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany. Mr. McClure worked for more than 30 years as a public educator, 27 of those as superintendent of schools in Albemarle and Botetourt counties.
Robert “Mac” Brown (Engr ’62) of Richmond, Va., died Aug. 29, 2010. He served in the U.S. Air Force. In his early civilian career, he was a flight instructor. He then worked for A.T. Massey Coal Company as a corporate pilot for 21 years and subsequently worked at W. L. Aircraft.
David Alan Gibson (Law ’62 A/M) of Brattleboro, Vt., died Aug. 16, 2010. At the University, he was editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review. Mr. Gibson joined his brother in the Gibson & Gibson law firm in Brattleboro and continued to practice law over the next four decades with trial court experience in both federal and state courts. He was elected to serve as state’s attorney for Windham County from 1967 to 1970 and later served as a member of the Vermont Senate from 1977 to 1983. In 2000, he was appointed secretary of the Vermont Senate. He was a member of the American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries. Mr. Gibson also was appointed to many boards and commissions, including the Vermont State Board of Education, the New England Board of Higher Education and the Vermont Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on the Rules of Criminal Procedure, among others. He also served as a gubernatorial appointee to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws from 1978 until his death, and as chair of several of its drafting committees.
Paul Edward Gray (Grad ’62, ’65) of Princeton, N.J., died Sept. 11, 2010. At the University, he was a member of the Hillel Foundation and the Honor Committee. He taught at Princeton University. While there, he published a humorous piece in the New Yorker. He left Princeton in 1973 and began writing the press section at Time magazine. During his 25 years at Time, he wrote many book reviews and cover stories on a variety of topics. After his retirement in 2001, he contributed to the New Leader and the New York Times.
James G. Moore III (GSBA ’62) of Port Townsend, Wash., died Aug. 24, 2010. He worked for Boeing for 40 years. He was also a passionate gardener and enjoyed the years he volunteered at Wright Park’s W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory in Tacoma, Wash.
Edna M. Cline (Educ ’63) of Rustburg, Va., died Sept. 11, 2010. At the University, she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. She taught for 34 years, starting out in a one-room school in Woodlawn, Va. After moving to Lynchburg, Va., she continued teaching at Forest Hill Elementary School, then at Brookville Elementary School, and finished her teaching career at Altavista Elementary School. She was a member of the Campbell County Retired Teachers Association.
Charles Jesse “C.J.” Summers Jr. (Engr ’64) of New Castle, Va., died July 19, 2010. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. His career included international work, and he was a project manager for Saudi Aramco in Saudi Arabia.
Edward Allen Weinberg (Col ’64) of Richmond, Va., died Aug. 5, 2010. He worked for West Piedmont Planning District Commission, the Baltimore City Planning Commission, and for several years in retail with the Weinberg family businesses in Farmville, Va., and Baltimore. Mr. Weinberg was a member of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Smithsonian Institution.
Patricia Cuffia Rankin (Nurs ’65, ’86) of Craig County, Va., died Aug. 30, 2010. At the University, she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. Ms. Rankin worked as a psychiatric nurse at Catawba Hospital.
James E. Cara (Col ’67) of Houston died Aug. 21, 2010. He attended the University on a football scholarship and then served in the U.S. Army. He started his professional career with Arco Chemicals in 1969 in Chicago. He worked for the next 41 years in the commodity and specialty plastics industry.
Robert P. Macchia (Grad ’67) of Cocoa Beach, Fla., died Aug. 4, 2010. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He began his career as a civilian with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was awarded a Ford Grant that allowed him to participate in a master’s program at the University of Virginia. Mr. Macchia retired as technical director of the U.S. Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories at Ft. Belvoir, Va., after 30 years of service.
Charles “D’Arcy” Didier (Col ’68) of Farmington, Conn., died Aug. 1, 2010. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Didier worked in labor law and human resources with many companies throughout his career, including Pullman & Comley, Continental Forest Industries, SANYO, Gaylord Container Corp., Fellowes and the Connecticut Construction Industries Association. He was a member of the Illinois Workforce Investment Board.
Harold Ray Lester (Educ ’68) of Seymour, Tenn., died Aug. 27, 2010. He served the Wise County Public Schools for 38 years. Mr. Lester began his career as a coach and teacher at J.J. Kelly High School in Wise, Va., where he coached football, junior varsity basketball and track. He taught health, physical education, world history and science. He then moved to Coeburn High School, where he served as principal. Mr. Lester came to Powell Valley High School as principal in 1972. He ended his career in the central office of the Wise County Public Schools as the director of secondary education. He was a member of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals and the Virginia High School League Executive Committee. Mr. Lester was also a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the American Association of School Administrators. He also served the community of Big Stone Gap, Va., as a member of the town council and as vice mayor.
Lewis W. Breedlove Jr. (Educ ’69) of Virginia Beach died Sept. 3, 2010. At Creeds High School, he was head football, baseball and basketball coach and taught social studies. When the county high schools consolidated to Princess Anne High School, Mr. Breedlove taught in the social studies department and served as head baseball and assistant football coach. Later, he taught and was head football coach at Virginia Beach High School. He concluded his coaching career in 1967 at the new First Colonial High School, where he served the school as athletic director, government teacher and head football coach. Lewis was principal of Creeds Elementary School for 10 years. From 1980 until his retirement in 1986, he was principal of Pembroke Elementary School. Survivors include a granddaughter, Travis L. Farrell (Col ’09 L/M).
Richard A. Constantine (Educ ’69) of Uniontown, Pa., died Aug. 29, 2010. He attended the University on a full athletic scholarship, playing on the football team as a guard. He was Atlantic Coast Conference runner-up in the heavyweight wrestling class his second year at U.Va. He was also a Lawn resident and a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He later joined the faculty of Uniontown Area High School as a social studies teacher and served in many coaching and administration positions during his long career. In addition, he was a Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association football and wrestling official. He was president of the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League, sat on the PIAA board of directors, and was a PIAA District VII chairman. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Uniontown Hospital Board.
Lewis R. Marshall (Educ ’69) of South Boston, Va., died July 16, 2010. His career as an educator included service as a coach, teacher, counselor, assistant principal and principal at West End High School in Clarksville, Washington-Coleman Elementary School in South Boston and the Virginia Community College System.