Notices sorted by graduation date.
David W. Fix (Arch ’60) of Eugene, Oregon, died Jan. 21, 2018. He studied violin at the Eastman School of Music for three years before serving in the U.S. Army. He transferred to UVA, where he studied architecture, and attended Yale School of Architecture for graduate school. Architects Paul Rudolph and Mies van der Rohe signed his licensure card, and he was hired by the latter in 1962. After practicing architecture for a number of years, Mr. Fix moved with his family to Italy, where he apprenticed as a luthier and made instruments for nearly 20 years. He returned to the United States in 1990 and joined the architecture faculty at the University of Miami, where he taught until his retirement in 2015 at the age of 83. Survivors include three children.
Samuel Baughman Craig Jr. (Col ’61 L/M) of Crozet, Virginia, died Nov. 12, 2017. At the University, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and served as the first counselor on the Lawn. He later moved to Pittsburgh, where he earned a Master of Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He also earned a master’s degree in education and later a doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh. His career in higher education led him to the University of Pittsburgh, Lafayette College and the University of Paris Vlll, where he prepared European marketing students for internships with companies in Pennsylvania. In 1991, he and his wife founded Entrée Resources, which recruited outstanding European students for internships with American companies in the fields of marketing, engineering, culinary and hospitality services. It was an innovative approach that helped small businesses needing expertise. His hard work provided unique opportunities for both the participating companies and students until his retirement in 2014. Survivors include his wife, Susan Brown Craig (Educ ’61 L/M); and two children.
Leon H. Sample Jr. (Com ’63) of Alexandria, Virginia, died July 2, 2017. He served in the U.S. Army. At the University, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, the Virginia Gentlemen, the Glee Club, the Cavalier Daily, Delta Sigma Pi and intramural track. After his Army service, he joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield until 1997, when he gave his attention to his business, Bottleneck Wine Cards, for which he traveled around the country learning about wineries and meeting people in the industry. He loved being a Cub Scout leader. An avid runner, he participated in many road races, including the 2017 George Washington Parkway race, where he won his age division. He loved sailing, which he did at the family home in Martha’s Vineyard and in the Virgin Islands. Survivors include his wife, Jeannine; two sons; a daughter; and four grandchildren.
Arlick Brockwell (Educ ’64) of Dinwiddie, Virginia, died Dec. 18, 2017. After graduating from Duke University, he earned his master’s degree from UVA, where he was an assistant coach under football coach Bill Elias. A beloved coach best known as Coach Brockwell, he worked on the training team of the New Orleans Saints in the 1960s, taught and coached at John Marshall and Prince George high schools and was the longtime head of Intramural Sports and director of student activities at the Medical College of Virginia, where he motivated countless students. In his later years, his greatest joys were his views of the river from his porch and boat in Urbanna, Virginia, and from his own deck in the woods of Dinwiddie. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; a sister; a brother; two daughters; a son; two step-daughters; 11 grandchildren, including Andrew Dymon (Col ’21); two nephews; and a niece.
Stuart Frear Hawkins II (Com ’64, Law ’67 L/M) of Yorktown, Virginia, died Sept. 21, 2017. At the University, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. A Hampton, Virginia, resident most of his life, Mr. Hawkins began his law career as the assistant city attorney of Hampton in 1967. He entered private practice in 1971 when he and W. Stephen Moore (Law ‘65) formed their firm of Moore and Hawkins. Later, Mr. Hawkins helped form the law firm of Hawkins, Burcher & Boester, where he was a partner for more than 30 years. In addition, he served as a substitute judge in the Hampton General District Court for 34 years. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Haldeman Hawkins (Grad ’64 L/M); and two children, including Jennifer Hawkins Conner (Col ’91 L/M).
Ralph “Sonny” Law Jr. (Educ ’65 L/M) of Charlottesville died Nov. 9, 2017. At the University, he coached swimming before going on to become a public school principal. Best known as Coach Law, his love for officiating football landed him in the Virginia High School Hall of Fame in 2008. He also created the Piedmont Swim League in Charlottesville. Survivors include his wife, Misty; five children; and six grandchildren.
Carolyn Krauch Braudaway (Nurs ’66) of Springfield, Virginia, died July 20, 2017. She served as a Navy nurse during the Vietnam War from 1966-1968. In 1976, she obtained a master’s degree in nursing from California State University, Fresno in psychiatric nursing and nursing education. She later served on the faculty of Duke University before accompanying her husband on a three-year tour in Korea, where she taught Korean nurses aspiring to immigrate to the United States. She retired from the nursing department at what is now Washington Adventist University, culminating 33 years as a baccalaureate nurse educator in psychiatric nursing and community health nursing. During her tenure at WAU she was awarded the Zapara Award for Excellence in Teaching and a lifetime achievement award. She had previously retired as a colonel in the Army Nurse Corps Reserves, having served 30 years in active and reserve duty as a military nurse. Her awards include the Meritorious Service Medal for her service during Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm. After retirement, she volunteered with the Wounded Warrior Mentor Program and later the Wounded, Ill and Injured Program in the Washington, D.C., area. She was an avid traveler and photographer who enjoyed researching sites to see in the United States and abroad. Survivors include her husband, Jessie; a daughter; and two stepsons.
Edward “Ward” Hastings Littlefield (Com ’66 L/M) of Martinsville, Virginia, died Dec. 5, 2017. He served in the U.S. Army. Before retiring to Martinsville, he served as the director of human resources at the University of Mary Washington until 1988. He had a lifelong passion for fishing and rooting for the ’Hoos. Survivors include his wife, Mary Jo Lacy Littlefield (Educ ’64); twin sons, including Keith Littlefield (Arch ’81); a daughter; and four grandchildren.
Gerald G. “Joe” Blythe (Col ’67 L/M) of Palmyra, Virginia, died Dec. 23, 2017. Mr. Blythe served three years in the U.S. Army, graduated from a 12-month course in Russian at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, and had a field assignment in West Germany. Mr. Blythe also completed a language program with Dartmouth College at Leningrad State University. He spent his career with the Central Intelligence Agency, followed by post-retirement work as an investigator. He did several years of volunteer work with the mentally ill, with Red Cross Disaster Relief and as a hospice counselor. Mr. Blythe worked in or traveled to more than 70 foreign countries. Survivors include his wife, Lucretia; a sister; a son, Kevin Blythe (Col ’91); a daughter; and two grandsons.
Edward J. Sheppard Jr. (Law ’69) of Chantilly, Virginia, died Dec. 24, 2017. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked in the Foreign Service. He specialized in maritime law after law school and worked as an associate for Morgan, Lewis and Bockius before founding Schmeltzer Aptaker & Sheppard. Survivors include a son, a daughter, a sister, and four grandchildren.