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In Memoriam | Summer 2023

In Memoriam: 1960s

Notices sorted by graduation date

Kenneth Raymond “Ray” Augst Jr. (Engr ’60 CM) of Fairfax, Virginia, died Jan. 23, 2023. While studying civil engineering at UVA, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. After graduating, he worked for Johns Manville, which manufactures insulation, commercial roofing, and building materials, in New York and Louisiana. In 1971 he moved his family back to his native Virginia and opened A&P Water & Sewer Supply Inc. The business expanded throughout the mid-Atlantic region until it was sold in 1991. He and his wife, who predeceased him, loved traveling, and spent many winters in Hawaii. He also enjoyed golfing, dancing and cheering on the ’Hoos. Survivors include six children, 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

William J. “Bill” Mitchell (Engr ’60, Darden ’65 CM) of Cockeysville, Maryland, died Jan. 21, 2023. From 1960 to 1963, he served in the U.S. Air Force. At UVA, he earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and later an M.B.A. degree. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and the Air Force ROTC program. Later, he worked as a model manager on the Hexagon satellite and as a project engineer at the Goddard Space Flight Center working on the Hubble Space Telescope. He enjoyed volunteering and gardening. Survivors include his wife, Christine; three daughters; three siblings, including Bob Mitchell (Engr ’63, ’88 CM) and David Mitchell (Engr ’70 CM); three granddaughters; a great-grandson; and five nieces and nephews, including John Lindaman (Col ’92).

Mary M. Sullivan Linhart (Grad ’63) of Winchester, Virginia, died Jan. 18, 2023. She earned a master’s degree in history at UVA, seven years before the first official coed undergraduate graduating class, excluding the School of Nursing. She received her undergraduate degree from the College of Mount Saint Vincent in New York City. She worked in many jobs, including in the field of information technology for AT&T, a position at the National Labor Relations Board, and as a junior high schoolteacher. In 2014, she earned her Ph.D. in American history from George Mason University, focusing her thesis on her hometown of Winchester. She was the eldest student in her graduating class and believed learning and knowledge were a lifelong pursuit. She loved music and was an organist for 70 years. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles and reading. Survivors include three daughters, including Jennifer Fox (Col ’96 CM); six siblings; three granddaughters, including Eleanor Mary Fox (Col ’26); and many nieces and nephews.

Don Roger Pippin (Wise ’58, Col ’60, Law ’63 CM) of Wise, Virginia, and Charlottesville died Dec. 6, 2022. Before entering a career in law, he served in the Virginia Army National Guard. At UVA, he was a member of the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society. He practiced law with Greear, Bowen, Mullins, Winston, Pippin & Sturgill, then as a solo practitioner at the Pippin Law Firm, and later with his brother at Pippin and Pippin. He served as town attorney for Wise, Virginia. In 2002, Gov. Mark Warner appointed him to the UVA Board of Visitors, and in 2006 Gov. Tim Kaine reappointed him. While on the board, he was chair of the Committee on the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. His service to and passion for UVA Wise spanned decades. He enrolled at the College during its third year of existence and made a plea before the Virginia General Assembly that resulted in funding for the Fred B. Greear Gymnasium. A member of UVA Wise’s College Board for 20 years, he also led the effort before the General Assembly to change the school’s name to UVA Wise in 1999. He was a founding member and later president of the UVA Wise Alumni Association Board. He was also a longtime member of the Wise Kiwanis Club. Survivors include his wife, Gloria “Gigi” Pippin (Wise ’73), his son, Ford Scott Pippin (Law ’04), two grandsons and one brother.

William Emmett Barkley (Engr ’61 CM) of Bethesda, Maryland, died Feb. 9, 2023. While studying civil engineering at UVA, he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, the marching band and the P.K. Society. Following graduation, he joined the Public Health Service, working in San Francisco and Bethesda. He earned his master’s degree and his doctorate at the University of Minnesota. Upon completion of his coursework, he returned to NIH’s National Cancer Institute in Bethesda. Laboratory safety became the central focus of his career. As director at the National Cancer Institute’s Office of Research Safety, he led the newly established NIH-wide Division of Safety in 1979. He also became the president of the American Biological Safety Association in 1991. After retiring from the Public Health Service and NIH in 1989, he joined the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, where he designed its laboratory safety program. He then co-founded Proven Practices, a consultancy focused on developing safe biomedical research. He loved attending the ballet, gardening, playing the clarinet and cheering on the UVA basketball team. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Elaine “Lani” Barkley (Educ ’61 CM). Survivors include two children, his brother Paul Barkley (Arch ’60 CM), five grandchildren and three nieces.

Col. Peter B. Southmayd (Col ’62 CM) of White Stone, Virginia, died Jan. 7, 2023. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1962 in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his 27 years of active duty, he served in a variety of command and staff billets in the U.S. and overseas, including two tours in Vietnam. He was proud to command and lead Marines at the platoon, company, battalion and brigade levels. His personal decorations included the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal and Purple Heart. Prior to his military service, he earned his bachelor’s degree in foreign affairs from UVA. Later, he earned a master’s degree in secondary education from Johns Hopkins University. After retiring from the Marine Corps in 1989, he served as the assistant dean of admissions, and later as the dean of students and faculty, at Christchurch School. He was also a world geography teacher, assistant coach of cross country and JV baseball, and a student adviser. Active in his local community, he served on the Lancaster Community Library board and the YMCA board. He tutored in the middle and primary schools and volunteered at the Free Health Clinic for 20 years. He remained a proud alumnus of UVA and a supporter of its academic programs and athletic teams. Survivors include his two brothers.

Kathryn Wood Chamberlin (Nurs ’64) of Patrick Springs, Virginia, died Feb. 7, 2023. After graduating from UVA with a bachelor’s degree in nursing, she earned a master’s degree in social work from Catholic University. She worked for years as a psychotherapist in Bethesda, Maryland. She was also a member and teacher at Fourth Presbyterian Church. Survivors include seven children and 13 grandchildren.

Dudley B. Lewis Jr. (Engr ’65 CM) of Williamsburg, Virginia, died Aug. 19, 2020. The first member of his immediate family to attend college, he studied electrical engineering at UVA, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and the men’s baseball team. After graduation, he worked at the General Services Administration in Washington, D.C. Next, he accepted a position at Newport News Shipbuilding and served in the Virginia Army National Guard on weekends. In 1971, he earned his master’s degree in business administration from The College of William & Mary. That year, he also obtained his Professional Engineer license and was a Certified Quality Engineer through the American Society for Quality (ASQ). He served on the Virginia Board of Behavioral Science, the Heritage Girl Scout Council, and the board of the Wesley Foundation at William & Mary. He was a member of Williamsburg Masonic Lodge No. 6 and the Jamestowne Society. He enjoyed boxing, cheering on the ’Hoos, and visiting Hilton Head, South Carolina. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Sharon; two children, including the Rev. Deborah Ellen Lewis (Col ’90); a sister; a brother; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Lawrence Kenneth “Larry” Tate (Engr ’65 CM) of Ruckersville, Virginia, died July 21, 2022. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve. While studying electrical engineering at UVA, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and the men’s baseball team. He retired as vice president of Comdial Corp., a telecommunications company. He was also a member of American Legion Post 128 of Stanardsville, Virginia. Survivors include his wife, Rosa, a son, a brother and two grandchildren.

Robert Bobbitt (Engr ’66) of Flagstaff, Arizona, died Feb. 27, 2021. After graduating with honors from the University of Virginia School of Engineering, he began a career with Olin Chemical Co. Four years later he decided to go back to school, attending the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. After graduating in 1974, his work as a dentist took him to Fort Defiance, Arizona, and Wolf Point, Montana. In 1976, he and his wife moved to Flagstaff, where he began a private dental practice in Flagstaff and Tuba City. He was a scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts, a charter member of the Kiwanis Club and an active member of the Elks. He was an avid hunter and loved spending time in nature. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Paris, three children, eight grandchildren, three siblings, and several nephews and nieces.

Richard C. Bradley III (Col ’66 CM) of Madison, Mississippi, died Dec. 18, 2022. He attended UVA as an Echols Scholar. He majored in government and foreign affairs, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and took his degree with honors. He was also secretary of the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society, a member of Air Force ROTC, and news director of the WUVA radio station. He later was a founding and long-serving alumni director of WUVA, Inc., and played a vital role in the station’s successful quest for a commercial FM radio license. In 1969 he graduated from Yale Law School. He served in the U.S. Air Force and later joined the Air Force Reserve, retiring as a full colonel. He practiced law in Atlanta and then for decades in Jackson, Mississippi, specializing in construction industry litigation. He spent over 40 years on the board of Canopy Children’s Solutions (formerly Mississippi Children’s Home Services), serving two terms as board president. During his time on the board, Canopy’s annual budget grew from approximately $300,000 to nearly $50 million, and he considered it the organization where he made his most rewarding contributions. He was also a member of the Caledonian Society, a local Scottish heritage group. Survivors include his wife, Mimi; his brother Marshall Bradley (Engr ’77 CM); two stepchildren; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Louis W. Lacy (Darden ’66 CM) of Winchester, Virginia, and Hilton Head, South Carolina, died Dec. 25, 2022. He served in the U.S. Army as a lieutenant from 1963 to 1965. He earned his M.B.A. at Darden and was a member of the University’s Lawn Society. Previously, he earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Richmond. He spent his career as a commercial banker with Equitable, Jefferson National and Wachovia banks. He enjoyed playing golf and won the Halifax Country Club championship in 1959. He was predeceased by his brother, Evan Hardy Lacy Jr. (Educ ‘68 CM). Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Joyce; his children Camilla Lacy McCleskey (Col ’88 CM), Lynne Lacy Esslinger (Educ ’99) and Louis Wimbish Lacy Jr. (Col ’93 CM); nine grandchildren, including Lacy Mills McCleskey (Col ’19, Educ ’19 CM), Caroline Cathryn McCleskey (Educ ’21 CM), Kyle Parks McCleskey (Col ’24) and Abigail Mae Esslinger (Col ’21 CM); and his sister-in-law, Barbara Bransford Lacy (Educ ’69 CM).

David Paul Hines (Engr ’68 CM) of Glen Allen, Virginia, died July 18, 2022. He graduated from UVA with a degree in electrical engineering and worked in information technology for his entire career. For the last 25 years until retirement, he worked at the Supreme Court of Virginia, where his last position was chief information security officer. He volunteered with the Fan Free Clinic and the Richmond AIDS Information Network. He was an avid cyclist for 20 years and met his wife through the Richmond Area Bicycling Association. He was an amateur radio operator for 10 years and a member of the Richmond Amateur Radio Club. In retirement, he joined and trained with Piedmont Search and Rescue. He also tutored young people in trigonometry and calculus and was a mentor to people with disabilities. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth (Liza) Acors Bruce (Col ’87 CM), two daughters and two grandsons.

John F. Rich (Engr ’69 CM) of Plymouth, Massachusetts, died June 3, 2022. While studying mechanical engineering at UVA, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. After graduation, he worked for GE, supporting the design and construction of nuclear power plants. During his 10 years with GE, he earned an M.B.A. at the University of Massachusetts, and as his career progressed, he shifted his focus to general management consulting for utility companies. He eventually founded his own firm, which he ran successfully for 10 years. One of his proudest achievements was the creation of a scholarship fund for first-generation college students studying engineering at UVA. He was an avid sailor and spent summers on Nantucket for most of his life, which became his second home in retirement. Survivors include his wife, Nancy, two children, one granddaughter and three brothers.