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In Memoriam | Winter 2015

In Memoriam: 1960s

Notices sorted by graduation date

Lawrence Vinton Marshall Sr. (Educ ’60, Med ’64) of Floyd, Virginia, died Sept. 17, 2015. He practiced family medicine in Floyd from 1965 to December 2014. Dr. Marshall considered his job to be a great honor and enjoyed taking care of his patients. He attended church regularly and was devoted to his family. Survivors include his wife, a daughter, two sons, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

7 Society MemberJames W. Patty (Engr ’61) of Lincoln, Virginia, died Oct. 9, 2015. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. At the University, he was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity, IMP Society, Eli Banana and the Cavalier Daily staff. He served as chairman of the Inter-Fraternity Council and, as president of the P.K./German Club, helped bring Louis Armstrong and his band to the University for a dance weekend. Mr. Patty’s classmates admired him for his wit and judgment in all his activities. He worked at IBM and in the telecommunications industry for many years. Later in his career, he traveled to Europe, East Asia and South America, advising governments and private companies on developing updated telecommunications systems. He retired in 2008. Survivors include his wife.

Randolph N. Earman Jr. (Col ’65 L/M) of St. Augustine, Florida, died Sept. 15, 2015. He served in the U.S. Army and in the U.S. Army Reserve. At the University, he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity. Mr. Earman began his banking career working for Chase Bank in New York, Hong Kong and the Philippines. He then worked for the Asian Development Bank for more than 25 years. After retiring, Mr. Earman was a consultant to several Asian financial institutions. An accomplished scuba diver and scuba instructor, he loved riding his prized Harley-Davidson motorcycle with fellow members of the Mad Dog Motorcycle Club. He was a one-of-a-kind man known affectionately by a number of nicknames, including Slime, Radool, T-Bone, “36” and Cheep-Cheep. Survivors include his wife, three daughters, seven grandchildren and a stepson.

Lurlene Walker Todd (Grad ’65) of Fairfax, Virginia, died June 24, 2015. She was a Latin teacher in Bedford and Roanoke counties, including Cave Spring High School in Roanoke, for more than 30 years. She retired in the 1980s after leaving a mark on many of her students’ lives. Survivors include two daughters, a son, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a sister.

Bobby G. Moss (Grad ’66) of Blacksburg, South Carolina, died Aug. 7, 2015. After earning a doctorate from St. Andrews University in St. Andrews, Scotland, he wrote more than 20 books on the Revolutionary War with an emphasis on the Southern campaign. Mr. Moss was also interested in county history and was a founder of the Cherokee County Historical and Preservation Society. Survivors include his wife, Catherine Bowen Moss (Educ ’72), a daughter, a son-in-law and two grandchildren.

Theodore W. Woods Sr. (Engr ’66) of Mechanicsville, Virginia, died Aug. 12, 2015. At the University, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Mr. Woods—a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, a certified computing professional and certified project management professional—was the retired information technology director for both the Virginia Housing Development Authority and the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority. He worked at Dominion Bank in Roanoke from 1973 to 1993 and at Union Carbide from 1967 to 1973. Mr. Woods taught information technology night classes at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke, Rappahannock Community College and J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College in Richmond. He was an Eagle Scout and an active member of St. Bridget Catholic Church in Richmond. Survivors include his wife; two daughters; a son, Theodore W. Woods Jr. (Com ’02); four grandchildren; and two sisters.