Notices sorted by graduation date.
Grant Howard Tankersley (Engr ’60) of Montgomery, Texas, died Aug. 8, 2018. At UVA, he was a member of Trigon Engineering Society, Glee Club and Air Force ROTC. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Thailand and Japan before his discharge in 1968. He later attended graduate school at Texas A&M University and spent more than 40 years at Solvay Polymer Corp. before retiring as vice president of the technical division. He led the effort to develop a new campus for Texas State Technological College in Marshall, Texas, where he trained technicians for the polymer industry. Mr. Tankersley loved traveling to Scotland, where he could trace his family history. When he and his wife moved to Marshall, they called their home in the Piney Woods “Glen Grant.” They hosted family and visitors from around the world and delighted in sharing their hospitality. He cared for many rescue cats and dogs. Above all, his favorite hobby was watching any UVA ball sport. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; two daughters; three grandchildren; his mother; and his sister.
Frederick W. “Fred” Kanner (Col ‘65 L/M) of Summit, New Jersey, died Aug. 3, 2018. At UVA, he was the president of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and later served on the organization’s alumni board of directors. He was also a member of the secret society, The Circle. He attended Georgetown Law School, where he worked on the Georgetown Law Journal and earned his law degree in 1968. He had a long career at the law firm Dewey Ballantine in New York City before retiring as partner in 2009. There, he served as the chair of the corporate finance group and was a recognized authority on capital markets financing, securities law and corporate governance. Later, he was a consultant at Covington and Burling law firm and recently served on the board of directors of E*Trade and Financial Guaranty Insurance Co. Besides his family, he loved golf, travel, the New York Giants and skiing. Survivors include his wife, Carol; three daughters; and a sister.
Charles Tracy Morse (Col ’66 L/M) of Chandler, Arizona, died Sept. 24, 2017. He served eight years as an aircraft commander in the U.S. Air Force, flying four tours to Vietnam. At UVA, he was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity and was the nephew of Professor Emeritus Frederick Tracy Morse (Engr 1924), former chair of the mechanical engineering department. Mr. Morse earned his M.B.A. degree from Pepperdine University and spent 40 years at what is now Amphenol Corp., as director of national marketing. He was an avid golfer and accomplished yachtsman, sailing the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Survivors include his wife, Sally; a daughter; a grandson; and two brothers, including James William Morse (Engr ’68 L/M).
John Thomas “Tommy” Hutton (Engr ‘68 L/M) of Hampton, Virginia, died April 27, 2018. Shortly after graduating, he took over the family business and ran his own plumbing company until retirement. He spent most of his life in Hampton and dearly loved the water and sailing. He shared his love of UVA with his daughter, and their last trip together was to Charlottesville with her family. Survivors include his daughter, Tami Hutton Garmany (Col ’95, Med ’00); two grandsons; and two brothers, Albert Hutton Jr. (Engr ’64) and Christopher Hutton (Col ’72).
Sue Howard Southall Lancaster (Educ ’69) of Louisa, Virginia, died Oct. 16, 2018. She earned her master’s degree from UVA after attending Mary Washington College. She taught high school English before serving as a middle school counselor. She was a member of the Louisa County Historical Society. She often delivered baked goods to her many friends. Survivors include two sons; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister.