Notices sorted by graduation date.
Harold Lehman (Educ ’61) of Harrisonburg, Virginia, died Aug. 25, 2019. His career as an educator spanned more than 40 years and many levels, including Rockingham County public schools, Vineland Training School (as part of Civilian Public Service), and Eastern Mennonite High School and College. He also served as professor of secondary education at James Madison University. After retirement, he and his wife, Ruth, volunteered in Birmingham, England, and enjoyed other international travels. He was known for his inquisitive nature and his love of learning. Survivors include sons Kenneth, Daniel, David and J. Larry Lehman (Grad ’86 L/M); five grandchildren, including Michael D. Lehman (Med ’18); and three great-grandchildren.
Thomas Randolph Lewis (Col ’65 L/M) died Aug. 23, 2019. At UVA, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon and Eli Banana. After receiving his law degree from the College of William & Mary, he practiced in Powhatan County with his two brothers for many years. He was a member of the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Bar Association. An avid golfer, Mr. Lewis was a founding member of The Foundry Golf Club in Powhatan. He was known for his dry wit and true and quiet generosity. Survivors include daughters Janie, Katherine, Courtenay and Mary; seven grandchildren; and a brother.
William A. “Bill” Schmidt (Educ ’66 L/M) of Park Ridge, Illinois, died Aug. 31, 2019. He played football during his first two years at UVA, where he was a member and president of Alpha Tau Omega. He later began the tradition of his fraternity brothers regularly returning to Grounds. After earning his master’s degree in education from the University of Illinois, Mr. Schmidt taught history and coached track and football at his high school alma mater in Chicago. He went on to be a guidance counselor and administrator before serving as an elementary school principal. Mr. Schmidt switched careers in midlife, becoming a State Farm insurance agent. Gregarious and interested in others, he was active in church and volunteered with the Gideons. He was sharp, witty, well-spoken and well-read, but his greatest joy came from his family. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; daughters Stacey and Sarah; and four grandchildren.
J. Michael Eikenberry (Col ’69, Law ’74 L/M) of Westminster, Colorado, died Sept. 16, 2019. At UVA, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha and played basketball and tennis. He taught math at Thomas Jefferson High School and was head tennis pro at Jefferson Lakeside Country Club in Richmond, Virginia, from 1969 to 1971. After graduating from law school, Mr. Eikenberry created 4 Star Tennis Enterprises in Northern Virginia, which operated tennis and academic camps at UVA and club tennis programs in the Washington, D.C., metro area and other East Coast locations. He served as president of the U.S. Professional Tennis Association from 1984 to 1986. He and his wife relocated to Boulder, Colorado, in 1994 to pursue other interests before he permanently retired from the tennis business in 1999. His wife, Sherry, survives him.