Notices sorted by graduation date.
Joseph Bauserman (Col ’70, Grad ’83) of Richmond, Va., died Jan. 11, 2009. He worked as a clinical psychotherapist for 30 years. Survivors include a son, Matthew Bauserman (Col ’06).
Charles William Best Jr. (Law ’71) of Virginia Beach died Aug. 20, 2008. He served in the U.S. Air Force, and then worked at the Norfolk Ford plant. He began his law career with the firm of Kaufman & Oberndorfer, later Kaufman & Canoles, and went on to found the firm of Wilks & Best, where he worked until he went into solo practice.
Elwood Clyde Kelley (Educ ’71 A/M) of Richmond, Va., died March 6, 2009. After teaching for two years, he served as principal of several elemetery schools, including South Anna Elementary. Survivors include a daughter, Brooke W. Kelley Conkle (Col ’02 L/M).
Roger C. Kormendi (Col ’71) of Washington, D.C., died Feb. 25, 2009. He was an economist who founded the Mid-America Institute for Public Policy Research while at the University of Chicago. He led research projects in areas of economic or financial crises, the most influential of which was the publication of Crisis Resolution in the Thrift Industry in 1989, which was incorporated in legislation passed by Congress to address the crisis, the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA). Mr. Kormendi co-founded financial advisory firm Kormendi/Gardner Partners. He was a senior member of the faculties at the University of Chicago and the University of Michigan graduate schools of business. He published more than 50 scholarly books and articles.
Laura Theresa Tate Cook (Educ ’72) of Cary, Va., died Dec. 9, 2008. She taught home economics in Virginia Beach, and then worked as a guidance counselor in public schools.
David Marston Tyler (Col ’72) of Crozet, Va., died Feb. 19, 2009. He was the owner and operator of Tyler Joinery, where he designed and built custom furniture. Survivors include an uncle, E. Massie Valentine (Col ’56 L/M); and cousins E. Massie Valentine Jr. (Col ’80 L/M) and J. Gordon Valentine (Col ’81 L/M).
J. Thomas Madden (GSBA ’73 A/M) of Pittsburgh died Jan. 8. 2009. Early in his career, he was a manager of high-yield funds and helped pioneer the junk bond market. Mr. Madden was the chief risk officer for Federated Investors and often spoke on financial markets and news for CNBC, local television and print media. Survivors include a cousin, John V.O. Kennard (Col ’68, GSBA ’73 L/M).
Betty Speas Milligan (Nurs ’73, ’87) of Roanoke, Va., died March 14, 2009. She served nine years in Malaysia as a nurse with the Overseas Missionary Fellowship, followed by a long nursing career in Roanoke, retiring from Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Richard Bryant Anthony Sr. (Educ ’74) of Richmond, Va., died Jan. 24, 2009. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard. Mr. Anthony was an educator in Henrico County schools and served as both a teacher and principal at Douglas S. Freeman High School.
Frances Hammond Claytor (Law ’74) of Washington, D.C., died Jan. 4, 2008. She served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Ms. Claytor was active with the Episcopal Home for Children and served on the National Cathedral Garden Committee, which included oversight of the Bishop’s Garden at the cathedral.
Daniel Ashley Vincent (Grad ’74 L/M) of Tampa, Fla., died Jan. 27, 2009. He served in the U.S. Navy. He worked in his family’s business of food processing machinery design and manufacturing and later taught engineering at the University of South Florida and had a consulting business in physics and engineering. Survivors include a son, Daniel Ashley Vincent Jr. (Col ’85 L/M).
Joseph G. Schaffner Jr. (Grad ’75 L/M) of Vienna, Va., died May 31, 2008. He worked for Computer Sciences Corp. at Goddard Space Flight Center before he joined the CIA in 1977. Mr. Schaffner’s work in the CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence ranged from assessing foreign electronics and information technology to identifying emerging technologies that would enhance U.S. national reconnaissance; he was runner-up for the CIA’s Scientist of the Year award in 1987 and received its Career Commendation Medal and the National Reconnaissance Office’s Meritorious Service Medal. He was on loan to the NRO when he retired in 2006. He then became a corporate senior scientist at Areté Associates, a defense contractor in Arlington. Survivors include his wife, Anne E. Schaffner (Grad ’78 L/M); and children Rachael A. Schaffner (Com ’04) and Joseph M. Schaffner (Col ’09).
Virginia Elayne Schou (Nurs ’75) of Mount Vernon, Wash., died Jan. 1, 2009. She began her nursing career at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and then worked as an operating room nurse at Island Hospital in Anacortes, Wash.
Philip H. Young (Col ’75) of Greenwood, Ind., died Jan. 7, 2009. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa at U.Va. During his academic career, he taught classical archaeology and ancient history at the University of Indiana; his fieldwork brought him to England, Greece, France and Cyprus. Mr. Young had numerous publications and served on the board of the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana.
Virginia Catherine Bell (Educ ’76) of Roanoke, Va., died July 12, 2008. She was a Roanoke County schoolteacher.
Albert John Graf III (GSBA ’77) of Virginia Beach died Feb. 21, 2009. He served for 20 years as a career officer in the U.S. Naval Supply Corps. He was a senior vice president of AMSEC, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, and was inducted into the AMSEC Hall of Fame in 2000. Survivors include a daughter, Abigail C. Graf (Col ’01).
David Peyton Joyce (Col ’77, Law ’80 L/M) of Martinsville, Va., died July 8, 2008. He was a partner in the law firm of Stone, Worthy, Reynolds & Joyce.
John Karl Partridge (Arch ’77 L/M) of Narberth, Pa., died Feb. 18, 2009. He was the principal and owner of Partridge Architects and focused on incorporating green design principles into the firm’s work. He was a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional and a member of the American Institute of Architects, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Delaware Valley Green Building Council. Survivors include his wife, Leigh Geiger Partridge (Educ ’87).
Steven Lee Silverman (Engr ’77, ’81 L/M) of Seal Beach, Calif., died Feb. 9, 2009. He worked in the aerospace division of the Boeing Co. for 25 years.
Cynthia Ruth Warren (Educ ’77) of Valdosta, Ga., died Feb. 19, 2009. Her teaching career spanned more than 35 years and included service at Abingdon High School and schools in Richmond, Va.; Bristol, Va.; and Valdosta, Ga.
Christopher T. Warden (Col ’78 L/M) of Troy, Ala., died Jan. 4, 2009. At the University, he was a member of Sigma Pi fraternity. He worked for Investor’s Business Daily as a reporter and rose to the position of editorial page editor in Los Angeles. Mr. Warden worked at the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and was press secretary for U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter. He was an assistant professor at the Hall School of Journalism and Communications at Troy University and wrote the book Voodoo Anyone? How to Understand Economics Without Really Trying.