Notices sorted by graduation date.
Harold L. Pierce (Arch ’60) of Falls Church, Virginia, died May 8, 2018. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in France, where he met and married his wife, Janine. Once they returned to the United States, he earned his GED and enrolled in The College of William and Mary before transferring to UVA, where he was a member of Alpha Rho Chi and the American Institute of Architects. After his graduation, the family moved to Falls Church, Virginia, where he worked for the U.S. Corps of Engineers before forming Barkley Pierce Associates, an architecture and design firm, with Paul H. Barkley (Arch ’60 L/M). Some of their design projects included the Falls Church Community Center and First Virginia Bank. They also developed several residential and commercial real estate projects. He was a director and officer of the Northern Virginia chapter of the American Institute of Architects and served as president in 1977. He served on many boards and commissions, including the city’s Selective Service Board, the school board and the architectural advisory board. He was director of the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce and of the Falls Church Child Development Center. From 1995 until his retirement, Mr. Pierce maintained an architectural practice with his daughter. A true Francophile, he enjoyed trips with his wife and family to France and took special delight in hosting traditional French New Year’s Eve dinners. One such dinner was featured in a Washington Post article written by food critic Phyllis Richmond. Survivors include his wife, a son, a daughter, four granddaughters and a brother.
Herman G. “Butch” Bryant Jr. (Col ’61, Grad ’66 L/M) of Henry, Virginia, died May 2, 2018. He started his family while at UVA, where he was a member of Sigma Pi fraternity and was elected to Phi Eta Sigma and Phi Beta Kappa. He enjoyed a career in the tobacco industry and held 17 patents. Survivors include a daughter; a son, Michael G. Bryant (Col ’85 L/M); and two grandchildren.
Everett Fahy (Col ’62) of Richmond, Virginia, died April 23, 2018. At UVA, where he lived on the Lawn, he was a member of the Raven, Pi Delta Epsilon and Delta Phi Alpha societies, and of Phi Beta Kappa. After graduating from UVA, Mr. Fahy earned a master’s and doctorate from Harvard University, where he studied art history. He went on to serve as curator-in-charge of European paintings at the Metropolitan Museum in New York for three years before serving as director of the Frick Collection for 13 years. He returned to the Met in 1987, where he was chair of the department of European painting until his retirement in 2009. He was also director of the Metropolitan Opera Association for 12 years. Mr. Fahy was the author of numerous scholarly books and articles, his most popular book being Metropolitan Flowers, an illustrated study of flowers in paintings in the Met collections. He was a lifelong avid gardener. He is survived by his brother, David Fahy (Col ’65).
David Hubbard (Col ’63, Grad ’65) of Henrico, Virginia, died March 9, 2018. At UVA, he was a member of Sigma Phi fraternity. After beginning his career as a high school teacher, he became certified as an insurance underwriter, working on larger commercial and business accounts for Aetna, USF&G, St. Paul and Travelers. He loved traveling, cats, art, music and literature. He was proud of the library of music and literature he had collected over the years and was eager to loan, share and discuss it with others. He volunteered for Virginia Voice, reading literary works and news aloud over the radio for the blind, and for the Richmond Symphony. Survivors include his wife, Carole; a daughter; a son; and two granddaughters.