Notices sorted by graduation date.
Robert B. Hiden Jr. (Law ’60 L/M) of Rye, New York, died Feb. 12, 2018. After attending Princeton University, he served two years in the U.S. Navy. At UVA, he was elected to the Order of the Coif and the Raven Society. After graduation, he joined Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City, where he practiced securities, corporate, and mergers and acquisitions law until his retirement in 2000. He established the firm’s commodities, futures and derivatives practice, and he served as chairman of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Commodities and Futures Law from 1991 to 1995. Mr. Hiden also served on various committees on futures law for legal publications and was a frequent panelist at conferences and symposiums. Mr. Hiden was an enthusiastic yachtsman, skier, golfer and tennis player. Active in the community, he was involved with the local Little League and Larchmont Yacht Club’s Junior Sailing Program. He served on the board of trustees and executive committee of Hampton University in 1984-2003, as a member of the board of governors of the Ramapo College Foundation as well as several of its committees, and the Dillard Scholarship Committee at the UVA School of Law. An alumnus of Deerfield Academy, he served as class agent and on alumni committees there. In retirement, Mr. Hiden served as vice president and later as a board member of the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Local Summit, a volunteer organization. He was a longtime board member of At Home on the Sound, an aging-at-home initiative, where he moderated the popular Current Events Forum and was an honoree at its 2015 gala. Mr. Hiden is survived by his wife, Ann; three children; and three grandchildren.
John Carey Frothingham (Engr ’61) of Exeter, New Hampshire, died Jan. 26, 2018. He entered the Navy through the NROTC program at UVA, where he was a member of the Glee Club and Trigon Engineering Society. He also played clarinet and tenor saxophone in the marching and swing bands. He attended Nuclear Power School in 1964 as part of a 23-year naval career. He served on multiple assignments in the submarine service during the height of the Cold War, including as commander of the USS James Monroe, a ballistic missile nuclear submarine; on the USS Blue Ridge 7th Fleet command ship; and at the Pentagon. After he retired as a captain in 1984, his family moved to Maine, where he held management roles in operations and quality control at Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant until his retirement in 1997. Mr. Frothingham was an avid model airplane enthusiast from childhood, and he built models to fly at competitions. He enjoyed passing on his hobby to his grandsons. He loved ballroom dancing, music, singing in the church choir and local chorus groups, and playing piano. He will be remembered for his integrity, sense of duty and his devotion to family, country and God. Survivors include his wife, Rhonda; three daughters; a brother, George Frothingham (Col ’63); two grandsons; a stepdaughter; and a nephew.
William T. “Bill” Kendrick (Engr ’62) of Vienna, Virginia, died Oct. 10, 1980. After his time at UVA, Mr. Kendrick earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering on a scholarship from Duke University. He then worked for two years with the Vitro Corp., in Silver Spring, Maryland, before being hired by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. There, he was a senior engineer and systems analyst, studying the equipment and techniques used to evaluate submarine-based missile systems such as the Polaris and Poseidon. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Mr. Kendrick is remembered for his happy-go-lucky personality, and his easy smile and laugh.
André Harvey (Col ’63 L/M) of Rockland, Delaware, died Feb. 6, 2018. At the University, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity. After graduation, he worked as a journalist in New York City and as an educator in Wilmington, Delaware, before he and his wife, Bobbie, traveled throughout Europe and Morocco in 1969. While in France, he apprenticed under the abstract sculptor Michel Anasse. Upon his return home, he began creating realistic sculptures, drawing inspiration from the fields and woods of his beloved Brandywine Valley, Pennsylvania. He was known for his bronze sculptures, intricate sculpted gold jewelry, found object collages and works in granite. Noteworthy exposure first came with an exhibition of five sculptures for windows at Tiffany & Co. in New York City, and his work was featured in private and public collections and in national and international exhibitions over the course of his 40-plus-year career. Notably, Mr. Harvey created Sounding the Alarm, the crow sculpture that stands in Edgar Allan Poe’s room on UVA’s Grounds and the sculpture Gamecock: Floyd’s Finest displayed in the Law School. He was a fellow and former board member of the National Sculpture Society and received the society’s Joel Meisner Award and the Tallix Foundry Award. Survivors include his wife, three brothers and a sister.
Dana Slusher Anfin (Nurs ’67) of Lexington, Virginia, died March 19, 2018. She graduated from UVA’s School of Nursing after beginning her education at Longwood College. She worked as a nurse in the Virginia cities of Radford and Roanoke before teaching at Jefferson High School in Roanoke, where she wrote and implemented the program that continues today as the Health Occupations program in Virginia high schools. She then worked as a nurse in Roanoke before transferring to the Staunton-Augusta Health Department in Staunton, Virginia, where she described her position as her “best job ever.” Later, she assisted in the administration of all nursing programs in the central Shenandoah district. She earned her teaching certificate from Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia, before working for 10 years at Virginia Military Institute Infirmary. She continued in nursing until her retirement in 2008. Active in the community, Ms. Anfin served on the board of the former Rockbridge Mental Health Clinic and started a classroom volunteer program at Fairfield Elementary School. Having grown up watching airplanes at Woodrum Field in Roanoke with her father, a former B-17 pilot, she always dreamed of being a jet pilot. Among many other things, she enjoyed her small book club, reading history, oil painting, traveling, writing, playing beginner’s bridge and movies. She was happiest, though, when caring for her grandchildren and being with her family and friends. Survivors include her husband, John Anfin (Educ ’71, ’75); two sons; two stepsons; six grandchildren; and three sisters.
James W. Jobes (Grad ’67) of Beverly, Massachusetts, died Jan. 27, 2018. He earned his doctorate at the University before teaching Greek and medieval philosophy and aesthetics for 32 years at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He continued to teach part time at Hendrix College and University of Arkansas, Little Rock, as his wife developed her ministry in the Episcopal church in that area. They moved to Beverly in 2004 to be near their daughter and spent their winters in Atlanta, near their son. Survivors include two brothers, two children and three grandchildren.
Robert Lyons Beasley (Col ’68) of Richmond, Virginia, died July 11, 2017. At the University, he was an Echols scholar. He worked in the sciences throughout his career and was one of the original members of the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board under the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. After retirement, he was involved with the Science Museum of Virginia, which awarded him a lifetime achievement award in April 2017. Survivors include his wife, Mary Kay O’Keeffe Beasley (Nurs ’74); a daughter; a son; and a grandson.
Brooke Spotswood (Col ’69, Educ ’72 L/M) of Crozet, Virginia, died Jan. 30, 2018. Like his father before him, Mr. Spotswood earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University. He was also a member of Sigma Phi fraternity and a passionate Wahoo. He valued the relationships he made through his fraternity and through Alcoholics Anonymous. He was a leader and mentor in both communities and touched the lives of many. He earned his law degree from the University of Richmond and practiced law in Virginia for more than 40 years. Mr. Spotswood was a voracious reader and eloquent writer who loved learning about American history. In his most recent project, he and his daughters traced the Spotswood family history back to before Alexander Spotswood, who became a colonial lieutenant governor of Virginia in 1710 after sailing from Scotland to Jamestown. They followed the history through the stories of ancestors who lived through the American Civil War. This adventure took Mr. Spotswood to county courthouses in Virginia and Tennessee and then took him and his wife to Scotland to explore the pre-Virginia Spotswood roots in person. He had hidden talents for making witty comebacks and coming up with nicknames for his girls. Survivors include his wife, Lu; and two daughters, including Joanna Spotswood (Col ’16).