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In Memoriam | Spring 2014

In Memoriam: 1970s

Notices sorted by graduation date

J. Allan Mitchell (Col ’70 L/M) of Columbus, Ohio, died Dec. 15, 2013. He served in the U.S. Navy. At the University, he was a member of Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity and the Young Republicans Club. Mr. Mitchell had a long career in public accounting and financial management in the cellular industry. A resource and adviser to many, he was involved in several community groups, including the Lay Fraternities of St. Dominic, LUNGevity and the James Cancer Hospital Lung Cancer Support Group, among others. Mr. Mitchell, who loved many kinds of music, had a wry sense of humor and loved gadgets and technology; he was ham-fisted but liked to fix things. Survivors include his wife; a daughter; three sons, Brian Mitchell (Engr ’02 L/M), Christopher Mitchell (Col ’04 L/M) and Kevin Mitchell (Col ’04, Grad ’08 L/M); a granddaughter; his mother and his father, Joseph A. Mitchell (Col ’46).

Angus Macaulay (Grad ’71 L/M) of Charlottesville died Jan. 31, 2014. He served in the U.S. Navy for more than 20 years, serving many shore and sea tours and on various ships in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean before being assigned to a post with the Naval ROTC unit at the University. At the University, he was a member of the men’s polo team and the Raven Society. Following retirement from the Navy in 1971, Mr. Macaulay worked as the associate director of the University of Virginia Alumni Association until retiring in 1993. He was a member of the board of the Charlottesville University Symphony Orchestra for many years. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Holly Macaulay Casey (Col ’78 L/M); two sons; three grandsons, including Edward J. Casey III (Col ’09, Darden ’15); and two granddaughters, including Holland Casey (Col ’10).

Gerald E. “Jerry” Wilson (Engr ’71, Law ’75 L/M) of Irvine, Calif., died Aug. 30, 2013. For nearly 40 years, he was an attorney and certified public accountant specializing in tax law. He worked for several firms in both Virginia and California before operating his own private practice based in Orange County, Calif., for more than 20 years. An avid runner later in his life, Mr. Wilson ran 12 marathons; his favorite courses were Disney World and San Diego. He savored his weekly running sessions at Huntington Beach. He was an avid sports fan, following the Washington Redskins, Virginia Cavaliers football and basketball teams, the Los Angeles Lakers and Kings and the Liverpool football club. Mr. Wilson loved taking family vacations around the U.S., and, more recently, taking a yearly adventure abroad. He and his family visited many countries around the world, among them England, Ireland, Denmark, Fiji, Australia, Guatemala, Peru and others. Survivors include his wife; a daughter; a son, Justin Wilson (Col ’94); and a granddaughter.

James Andrew Means (Grad ’72) Natchitoches, La., died Jan. 11, 2014. At the University, he was a Marshall Scholara Danforth Teaching Fellow and a fellow of the Center for Research in Humanistic Sources, and was elected a graduate member of Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Means taught English for many years at Laval University in Quebec before becoming an English professor at Louisiana Scholars’ College at Northwestern State University.

Richard F. Edlich (Res ’73 L/M) of Charlottesville and Brush Prairie, Wash., died Dec. 25, 2013. He was a professor emeritus in the University’s School of Medicine. Dr. Edlich completed his plastic surgery residency at the University and began teaching as an assistant professor in 1973 and became a distinguished professor of plastic surgery and professor of biomedical engineering. Dr. Edlich founded, designed and served as director of the U.Va.’s Burn and Wound Healing Center. His projects resulted in several innovative products, including the adhesive skin closure tape now used routinely around the world, and a safe cleanser for decontaminating wounds. As a result of Dr. Edlich’s research into the toxic effects of the use of powdered latex gloves, alternative gloves are now standard in hospitals and throughout the medical profession. From 1971 to 1982, Dr. Edlich served as director of emergency medical services at U.Va., working with others to develop a comprehensive emergency medical system throughout the Commonwealth. He championed the development of basic and advanced life support training for physicians and emergency medical technicians and helped develop paramedic training programs for rescue squads, procedures for treating sexual assault victims, a crisis center for psychiatric emergencies, and Pegasus Flight Operations. In addition to his work at the U.Va. Hospital, Dr. Edlich volunteered as the physician technical adviser for emergency care for Washington, D.C.; Maryland; West Virginia and Pennsylvania with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, receiving the agency’s Distinguished Service Award for his work. Dr. Edlich received many awards throughout his career, among them the James D. Mills Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Medicine Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Harvey Stuart Allen Distinguished Service Award from the American Burn Association in recognition of his significant contributions to burn care, and the 1991 Thomas Jefferson Award from the University of Virginia. Over the course of his career, he coauthored seven books and more than 800 scientific articles. Survivors include two daughters, a son, two grandchildren and a brother.

Samuel Barnhart Hosp (Engr ’73 L/M) of Sellersburg, Ind., died Nov. 26, 2013. He was a mechanical engineer who worked in the sales side of his profession, most recently for Sulzer Turbo Services. Mr. Hosp was well known for his dry wit and his ability to make his many friends laugh. He was an avid golfer and a member of the Jeffersonville, Ind., Elks Lodge. Survivors include his wife; two sons; his mother; a sister; and a brother, William Brokaw Hosp Jr. (Col ’72).

Evelyn Tumin Rubin (Educ ’73) of Richmond, Va., died Jan. 13, 2014. She taught mathematics at J.R. Tucker High School in Henrico County, Va., for 20 years. Ms. Rubin was an avid reader and master bridge player who worked at the Richmond Bridge Association during her retirement. Survivors include two daughters, including Janet Rubin Landesberg (Col ’74 L/M); two sons, including Paul H. Rubin (Darden ’78); six grandchildren, including Franny Landesberg Thompson (Col ’98 L/M); five great-grandchildren; and a sister.