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In Memoriam | Summer 2013

In Memoriam: 1970s

Notices sorted by graduation date

Susan Hyde Grimes (Educ ’70) of Homosassa, Fla., died April 13, 2013. She taught in the military dependents education system for 25 years; her stations included Okinawa, Japan; Ft. Belvoir, Va.; and Quantico, Va. After retiring, Ms. Grimes and her husband owned and operated Chapel Green Antiques in Fredericksburg, Va., for 15 years.

Margaret “Marda” Moody Hook (Grad ’70) of Wexford, Pa., died Feb. 14, 2013. At the University, she studied mathematics and met her husband, the late Edward C. Hook (Grad ’70). For many years, she taught math at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., and later worked for ISO as an actuary. Ms. Hook lived in New York City for more than 30 years, where she enjoyed attending Broadway plays and visiting museums. After retirement, she returned to her hometown of Pittsburgh and held season tickets for the Pittsburg Pirates. Survivors include two daughters, Karen Hook (Col ’96 L/M), and Elizabeth Hook (Com ’00 L/M).

Jacqueline Taylor Reagan (Educ ’72) of Charlottesville died March 6, 2013. She taught high school in Orange County and Hampton, Va. Ms. Reagan loved gardening, reading and spending time with her family.

Edgar Vaughan Shrum (Grad ’72) of Red Bank, N.J., died Sept. 16, 2012. He worked at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island before moving to New Jersey in 1974 to work for Bell Laboratories, where he was a member of the technical staff for 25 years. Mr. Shrum later worked for Mitre Corp. He enjoyed ham radio, astronomy, birding and traveling.

Eric “Ric” Bergland Jr. (Col ’73) of Monkton, Md., died April 9, 2012. At the University, he played lacrosse and was a member of Delta Phi fraternity. Survivors include two daughters, Eleanor L. Bergland (Nurs ’09 L/M) and Emily G. Bergland (Col ’09 L/M).

Martha Burnham Jones (Col ’73) of Austin, Texas, died Feb. 26, 2013. She was a former computer programmer and substitute teacher who was much loved for the daily acts of kindness and support she bestowed on those around her. From 1980 to 1993, she worked as a computer programmer for Tymlabs Corp., a software development firm in Austin, where she designed a management information system that helped the firm grow substantially. In 1995, Ms. Jones began a second career as a substitute teacher in the Eanes Independent School District, quickly becoming a favorite of many of the teachers at Westlake High. She was dedicated to her meditation practice, traveled widely and studied green building and macrobiotic cooking. Ms. Jones hosted many lively parties on the deck of the spa-like home she designed in the hills west of Austin, gathering neighbors and friends to savor the sunsets while enjoying her signature vegan Southwestern cuisine.

Paul W. Baum (Engr ’74) of Atlanta died March 2, 2013. He ran his own consulting business in Atlanta. Survivors include a bother, Julian E. Baum III (Col ’68 L/M).

John Melaugh (Arch ’74 L/M) of Saint Petersburg, Fla., died April 1, 2013. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve during the Vietnam War. At the University, he volunteered with Madison House. Mr. Melaugh was a municipal financial consultant and a member of several local advisory boards and task forces.

Orlando Ridout V (Arch ’77) of Annapolis, Md., died April 6, 2013. He was an architectural historian who served as chief of research, survey and registration for the Maryland Historical Trust. Mr. Ridout studied early Maryland buildings, exploring crawl spaces and attics in search of architectural details that revealed the social history of Maryland’s Chesapeake and Tidewater regions. He founded the Friends of Friendless Farm Buildings, which later expanded and became the Vernacular Architecture Forum. Mr. Ridout was an editor of Architecture in Annapolis: A Field Guide and wrote a chapter on agricultural buildings that appeared in The Chesapeake House: Architectural Investigation by Colonial Williamsburg. Mr. Ridout, an expert on nails, loved conducting nitty-gritty fieldwork and incorporated archaeology practices into his research.

Cecil L. Stone (Educ ’77) of Rocky Mount, Va., died Feb. 7, 2013. He taught elementary and middle school in Virginia and North Carolina for 32 years before retiring in 1996. Mr. Stone enjoyed attending auctions and estate sales in Franklin County, Va., and elsewhere, often buying decorative dishes and adding to his collections of coins and books about U.S. presidents. He kept tabs on Cavalier sports, football and basketball especially.

Karen Rosin Keen (Com ’78 L/M) of Richmond, Va., died March 14, 2013. She worked as a certified public accountant for 20 years, primarily as the vice president of accounting for Whitehall Robins, and retired young to spend more time with her husband and their two children. Ms. Keen was an avid gardener and served as the treasurer for the Salisbury Garden Club for many years. She enjoyed playing tennis, volunteering and spending time with friends.

Douglas A. Barry (Col ’79 L/M) of Ashland, Va., died Jan. 31, 2013. At the University, he was a resident adviser and a member of the men’s track and rowing teams and Sigma Chi fraternity. Before joining the personal injury law firm of Allen & Allen in 1996, Mr. Barry was a special agent for the FBI and served as the assistant commonwealth’s attorney for the city of Richmond and the chief deputy commonwealth’s attorney for Hanover County. He was Allen & Allen’s managing partner for marketing for many years before serving as the firm’s president from 2007 to 2012. His law practice focused on securing and protecting the rights of injured children and their families. Mr. Barry was active in a number of community organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Patrick Henry YMCA and the Virginia EMS Symposium. He also coached track at Patrick Henry High School. Mr. Barry enjoyed hiking, jet skiing, snow skiing, fishing and rock climbing. Survivors include a brother, Learned Barry (Col ’71).

Mark D. Milby (Com ’79 L/M) of Indianapolis died March 22, 2013. At the University, he sang with the Glee Club. He worked in pharmaceutical sales and marketing for most of his career. Mr. Milby was an avid sports fan, cheering for the Cavaliers, the Indianapolis Colts and the Philadelphia Eagles. He liked to sing Frank Sinatra songs at karaoke and enjoyed shooting off fireworks at holiday parties.

Floyd Milton Rundle (Engr ’79) of Lawrence, Mass., died March 3, 2013. He worked at the Babcock & Wilcox Co., an international provider of energy products and services, for 19 years, retiring in 1992. Survivors include a daughter, Patty Rundle Watson (Col ’90).