Notices sorted by graduation date.
Henry J. MacDonald (Col ’60 L/M) of Saratoga Springs, New York, died Feb. 13, 2016. He served in the U.S. Army. At the University, he was a member of the Cavalier Daily staff, Glee Club and Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. Mr. MacDonald worked in corporate finance at General Electric for 35 years. His career took him to France, New York City, Cleveland, Florida and Schenectady, New York, before his retirement in 1998. He enjoyed building model ships, playing cribbage or bridge with friends, dancing and telling stories. Survivors include his wife, a son, a daughter, three stepchildren and 12 grandchildren.
William Macdonald Clark (Col ’61) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, died Dec. 11, 2015. At the University, he was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity. He began his career working in retail at Rike’s and Burdines department stores. He eventually became CEO and chairman of Robinson’s and of Stix Baer & Fuller. After earning a law degree from the University of Miami, Mr. Clark practiced law for five years at Thompson & Clark. He became chief marketing officer for Alamo Rent A Car, where he worked for over 15 years and developed the “All Miles Are Free” promotion. A mentor to many young executives across the country, he was active on the boards of numerous corporations, including the Lauderdale Marina, 15th Street Fisheries and McDonald Land Companies. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Juliet Clark Bluestein (Col ’88) and Jennifer Clark Uustal (Col ’92); a son; and six grandchildren.
Ernest Pascal Zobian Jr. (Col ’61) of Ocean Grove, New Jersey, died March 10, 2016. At the University, he was a member of the baseball team, German Club, Skull and Keys and Phi Delta Theta fraternity. After graduation, he pursued a career in publishing and independent writing. He passionately advocated for the environment and wrote on the dangers posed by discharges from nuclear power plants. Mr. Zobian was known for his wide array of hats and his wit. He enjoyed baseball, bike rides, the beach and reading the New York Times. Survivors include a son, a daughter, two grandchildren, two sisters and a brother, Mark Alger Zobian (Col ’65).
Lucy Brooke Woods Frautschi (Grad ’65 L/M) of Ruckersville, Virginia, died March 13, 2016. She began her career teaching elementary school in Saudi Arabia with Saudi Aramco’s school system and then at Brooklyn Friends School in New York City. She later worked as dean of student life at the College of William and Mary and dean of students at Mary Baldwin College. She taught undergraduate English and business writing at The Pennsylvania State University from 1975 until her retirement in 1992. She also wrote extensively, publishing a series of stories in the State College, Pennsylvania, Centre Daily Times and writing several manuscripts for children’s books. She volunteered for environmental causes in Pennsylvania and Virginia and enjoyed gardening, listening to music and traveling. Survivors include her husband, four stepchildren and two brothers.
Lawrence Bradford “Brad” Chandler (Law ’66 L/M) of Charlottesville died March 31, 2016. He served in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the U.S. Army. He worked as a personal injury lawyer for nearly five decades and was the senior partner in the law firm of Chandler Franklin & O’Bryan, later the Chandler Law Group. He was a member of numerous professional organizations and served as president of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the Virginia chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Outside the courtroom, he sponsored the Safe Ride Home program, which offered free taxi rides home from holiday events to deter drunk driving. The chief of police of Albemarle county recognized his work with the program in 2004 with the Outstanding Civilian in Promoting Justice award. A member of the Lawn Society, Mr. Chandler was an enthusiastic supporter of the University and its sports teams. He enjoyed playing golf and traveling. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Dawn M. Chandler-Holtz (Col ’90 L/M) and Colleen Chandler Di Cesare (Nurs ’93); a son; and two stepchildren.
Jack L. Hiller (Educ ’66) of Springfield, Virginia, died Feb. 3, 2016. He served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Hiller taught American history at Groveton High School, later West Potomac High School, in Alexandria, Virginia, beginning in 1959. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, he also worked as a freelance photographer for regional newspapers and compiled a portfolio that includes pictures of Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. His portrait of King is now part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. Mr. Hiller co-founded the Fairfax County Public Schools summer seminar in archaeology, and served as the seminar’s principal instructor from 1973 until his retirement in 1988. He was a member of the Fairfax County History Commission beginning in 1981. He wrote extensively on the history of the Springfield region and volunteered for the Fairfax County Park Authority, serving as principal investigator for archaeological investigations at the Hidden Pond Nature Center. He also volunteered as a docent at George Mason’s Gunston Hall. He volunteered frequently at his grandchildren’s school, where he never missed an important event. Survivors include his wife and a daughter.
William W. Anderson (Educ ’67, 71 L/M) of Poquoson, Virginia, died March 31, 2016. He served in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Naval Reserve for a total of 23 years, retiring as commander in 1998. Over a career of 30 years, he taught literacy education at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, the University of Virginia and Nova Southeastern University. Mr. Anderson had an upbeat, joyful spirit and a love of language, especially stories, puns and jokes. Survivors include his wife, Ann E. Fordham (Educ ’85), a daughter, five sons, eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two brothers and three sisters.
Barbara Bishop Bartle (Grad ’68) of Cambridge, Massachusetts, died Feb. 9, 2016. After graduation, she moved to New York City, where she worked with the radio host Casper Citron, later graduating from Columbia Teachers College and teaching at the Chapin School for 14 years. In 1986, she and her husband moved to Zimbabwe. Ms. Bartle taught history at the Roosevelt Girls High School in Harare until she returned to the U.S. with her husband in 1988. She taught history at Berkshire Community College in Lenox, Massachusetts, lecturing on the Underground Railroad and W.E.B. DuBois. In 2006, she published a memoir, A Vanished World: Growing Up in the Thirties and Forties in New York and East Hampton. A longtime volunteer with the League of Women Voters, Ms. Bartle was dedicated to the cause of civil rights and other social issues. She was also a tennis player, a gardener and a raconteur. Survivors include two sons, two daughters, 11 grandchildren and a sister.
Douglas L. Miller (Engr ’69 L/M) of Baltimore died Feb. 1, 2016. At the University, he was a member of the Glee Club, Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity and the lacrosse team. In 1973, he and his uncle established C&D Corp., a family-owned business that expanded from a single car wash and gas station to multiple locations. He had not retired at the time of his death. An avid sports fan, Mr. Miller enjoyed golfing and attended the 2013 Super Bowl with his son. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Jeanette Elenora Miller (Col ’97 L/M); a son; and two grandchildren.