Notices sorted by graduation date.
Joseph “Joe” Dinunzio (Col ’61 L/M) of West Yarmouth, Massachusetts, formerly of Belmont, Massachusetts, died March 23, 2019. He was a certified personal trainer and a tennis instructor for the Belmont Recreation Department and Lexington Adult Education, and he captained the Boomers Tennis Team. He was an avid Boston sports fan and a car enthusiast. Survivors include his wife, Deborah; two sons; two grandchildren; and a brother.
Jefferson “Jeff” D. Kirby III (Col ’61, Law ’64) of Pawleys Island, South Carolina, died Dec. 10, 2018. He served as a captain in the U. S. Army Military Police in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. At UVA, where he earned his degree in three years, he played on the varsity golf team, was a member of ROTC and made many trips to surrounding girls’ schools. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After earning his law degree, Mr. Kirby went on to earn his Master of Law from Georgetown University. He practiced in Atlanta for more than 30 years and taught trial practice at Emory University School of Law. His passion and talent took him to courtrooms throughout the United States, and he was selected as a fellow by the American College of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Kirby loved dancing, traveling to Europe and gambling wherever he could find a casino. A devoted golfer, he never found that perfect putter, despite buying dozens. Later in life, he found that he also loved spending summers with his wife on the coast of Maine, where he made many enduring friendships. Survivors include his wife, Carol; two sons, including Jefferson D. Kirby IV (Col ’93); two grandchildren; his brother; his sister; and his first wife, the mother of his children.
Richard S. Glasser (Col ’62, Law ’65 L/M) of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Palm Beach, Florida, died March 14, 2019. He graduated in three years from UVA, where he was business manager of the Cavalier Daily, a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity and the Raven Society, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He also lived on the Lawn. He was active with the Law School Alumni Association and supported UVA and many other organizations in the areas of education, medicine and the arts. He followed in the footsteps of his father, Bernard Glasser (Law ’32), and spent nearly 54 years with his family’s Norfolk law firm, Glasser and Glasser. He was an early pioneer representing victims of asbestos-related illnesses and wrongful death cases against various asbestos manufacturers. He filed the first asbestos products liability case in Virginia and represented thousands exposed to asbestos during ship repair of Navy and commercial vessels and on land-based installations as well. For this work, he was awarded the Courageous Advocacy Award by the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. Later, Mr. Glasser became president of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Foundation and president of the Tidewater Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He had a myriad of interests and a zest for life. He was kind and generous with resources and time. Survivors include his wife, Martha; his daughter; four grandchildren; two brothers, Stuart Glasser (Col ’62 L/M) and Michael Glasser (Col ’75 L/M); and a sister.
William Richter Reusing (Col ’62 L/M) of Charlottesville died April 4, 2019. At UVA, he was a member of the Cavalier Daily, Delta Upsilon fraternity and the marching band. A Cincinnati native who played high school baseball with Pete Rose, Mr. Reusing was a pitcher on UVA’s varsity baseball team under Ted Davenport with players including former Rector Gordon Rainey (Col ’62, Law ’67 L/M). After graduation, he returned to Ohio, where he served as president and managing officer of Cincinnati Federal Savings and Loan, vice president and branch coordinator of Cheviot Building and Loan, and director of development for Wesley Community Services. Devoted to serving his community, he chaired the Dan Beard Council of Boy Scouts of America, where he received the Silver Beaver Award, and served as president of two local high school booster clubs. In 2010, he returned with his wife, Janet, to Charlottesville, where, as in Cincinnati, he served as president of local Kiwanis Clubs and was honored as Man of the Year. Survivors include his wife, Janet; a daughter, Kristin B. Longhauser Smith (Col ’02 L/M); a son; five grandchildren; and four brothers.
Charles Armstrong Sinclair (Com ’62 L/M) of Lexington, South Carolina, died Dec. 16, 2018. At UVA, he was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity, where he served as sergeant-at-arms, and worked at the Jones Barber Shop on the Corner. He was a member of the Seven Society. After graduating, Mr. Sinclair worked for Mercantile Stores (White’s Department Store) in Columbia, South Carolina, and New York, where he was one of the youngest major multi-division managers. Mr. Sinclair later went into marketing and won dozens of district and regional awards as a senior national account executive in two separate industries. He went on to found Sinclair Sales, which handled medical disposables, textiles, real estate and insurance. Mr. Sinclair also served 21 years in the U.S. Army and the South Carolina National Guard. At Palmetto Military Academy, where he served as company commander, he won the Outstanding Tactical Officer Award two consecutive years, and he served as aide-de-camp to the adjutant general of South Carolina. He was the headquarters company commandant for the former 51st Command Headquarters in Columbia and received the Army Commendation Medal. He was a member of industry associations and a senior life Spike associate member of the National Homebuilders Association. Mr. Sinclair was believed to be the last living man in his branch of the Scottish Sinclair clan, direct descendants of William the Conqueror. Survivors include his wife, Linda; two daughters; and four grandchildren.
Martha Jane Kerlin (Grad ’64) of Chesapeake, Virginia, died Jan. 18, 2019. Born in Winchester, Virginia, she was a retired professor from Tidewater Community College. Survivors include a sister and brother.
C. Parke Scarborough III (Col ’64 L/M) of Manakin, Virginia, and Man-O-War Cay, Bahamas, died Oct. 14, 2018. At UVA, he was a member of St. Elmo Hall (Delta Phi). He attended the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and practiced on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. He was a member of Gamma Phi Delta Prosthetic Society and served as adjunct professor of head and neck anatomy at Old Dominion University. Survivors include his wife, Marianne; three children; and seven grandchildren.
Allen Thurman Nelms Jr. (Col ’66 L/M) of Daleville, Virginia, died Dec. 22, 2018. At UVA, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He was a dedicated Wahoo for life. A talented singer and guitar player, he was passionate about music and co-founded a band, The Vikings, in high school. The band continued playing together for decades. Mr. Nelms never met a stranger, which proved invaluable during his 25-year career as a sales rep with Baxter Healthcare. He taught his family to work hard, respect others, honor promises and laugh often. He often commented that he never had much luck winning raffles or lotteries, but he always considered himself incredibly lucky in life. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; two daughters; one granddaughter; and a brother.
Nicholas Scanniello (Col ’66 L/M) of Chevy Chase, Maryland, died March 17, 2019. At UVA, he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. After earning his degree and trying his hand at several jobs, Mr. Scanniello followed his passion for cars and the automobile business. He worked in various capacities at local Mercedes-Benz dealerships, beginning his 30-year career as new car manager in 1979 at Euro Motorcars in Bethesda, Maryland. He eventually served as executive vice president before retiring in 2009. Mr. Scanniello was a member of dealer advisory boards for Mercedes-Benz, Rolls-Royce and Bentley and served as chairman of the Mercedes-Benz 20 Group. He was passionate about all forms of music, as well as sophisticated stereo equipment. For a man who never changed a lightbulb, his family always wondered how he acquired such a technical knowledge of the intricate wiring in such equipment. The phrase “turn that thing down” echoed frequently throughout the home. Survivors include his wife, Christina; two sons; two granddaughters; and his brother, Thomas R. Scanniello (Com ’68 L/M).
Paul Scott Klingensmith (Engr ’69 L/M) of Pittsburgh died Dec. 3, 2018. He played football at UVA and was drafted by the San Diego Chargers after graduation. He returned to Pittsburgh after a short stay to marry his wife, Sherry. He earned an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business and was hired by Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Co. He served as project manager for a nuclear submarine project in New York and was instrumental in bridge designs across the country. After 10 years, he founded his own company, Fibertek, and manufactured and supplied steel parts for the renovation of the Brooklyn Bridge. An interest in the fiberglass industry led him to invent the fiberglass geodesic dome and the fiberglass reinforced plastic lining of tanks, trucks and pools. His fiberglass consulting business, PSK Consulting, took him around the world, and his most rewarding project was consulting and training on oceangoing chemical hauling ships in Brazil. He was a member of multiple industry organizations, including the American Society of Civil Engineers. He enjoyed golf, traveling, fishing and, most of all, being with his family. Survivors include his wife, his daughter and granddaughter, and his sister and brother.