Notices sorted by graduation date.
Peggy Adams (Nurs ’70, Educ ’72 L/M) of Chester, Va., died March 28, 2010. A retired U.S. Army captain, Ms. Adams served in the Vietnam War. She was one of the first licensed nurse practitioners in the state of Virginia.
W. Joel Dobson (Engr ’70 L/M) of Greer, S.C., died Jan. 23, 2010. He served nine years as an officer in the U.S. Navy, including two tours in Vietnam.. Mr. Dobson retired as chief engineer of the destroyer USS Donald B. Beary. He worked for Michelin North America from 1979 until his retirement in 2004. At Michelin, he held many positions in South Carolina and France.
Robert M. Dunn (Com ’71 L/M) of Franklin, Tenn., died Jan. 25, 2010. At the University, he played on the golf team. Mr. Dunn practiced law in metropolitan Atlanta for more than 30 years. Mr. Dunn was a member of the Georgia, Florida and Tennessee bar associations and the New York Society of Certified Public Accountants.
C. Marcus Cooper Jr. (Col ’72 L/M) of Newport News, Va., died Feb. 21, 2010. He had a long career as a financial adviser with Paine Webber, Legg Mason and Smith Barney. He was recognized consistently as one of the top-ranked money managers in the state. He coached basketball at Hampton Roads Academy and Church League. Survivors include his son, John R. Cooper (Col ’05 L/M).
Kathleen Masnik Fitch (Educ ’72) of Charlottesville died Jan. 8, 2010. She taught elementary education in Powhatan and Berryville, Va., and at the Meriwether Lewis School in Albemarle County. Ms. Fitch moved to Massachusetts in 1980 and taught at Winn Brook School in Belmont, Mass., for many years. Most recently, she was employed by the Dodge Company in Cambridge, Mass. Survivors include her husband, John M. Fitch (Col ’74, Grad ’78, ’80).
Richard Alan Flint (Col ’72 L/M) of Atlanta died Jan. 31, 2010. He worked for Amtrak for more than 20 years. He also worked in the incentive and travel industries with VIP Gift (now Incentium), American Coach Lines and RBC Travel Insurance.
Louis Loizou (Engr ’72) of Springfield, Va., died Feb. 7, 2010. He worked for General Dynamics as an engineer.
Perry K. “Bucky” Mandaleris (Col ’72 L/M) of Virginia Beach died Jan. 14, 2010. He served in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam. Mr. Mandaleris was a chartered public accountant for 30 years after taking over his father’s accounting practice in 1979. He was also a writer and copyrighted one book.
James B. Oshry (GSBA ’72) of Lake Worth, Fla., died Feb. 11, 2010. He worked as a buyer for Gimbels in Philadelphia, a buyer for Personal Sportswear/Leslie Fay Dresses in New York City, and a buyer and department manager for Dayton Hudson Stores in Minneapolis. Mr. Oshry was an international sales manager for Woolrich in New York City before retiring to Florida, where he had a second career in real estate.
Robert J. Jeffrey (Educ ’73 L/M) of Arlington, Va., died Dec. 8, 2009. He worked as a computer programmer for companies such as Lockheed Martin and for the U.S. Census Bureau.
John E. Todd (Educ ’73, ’76 L/M) of Greenville, Va., died March 11, 2010. He served in the U.S. Air Corps, Army Air Corps, Air Force and Army during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Capt. Todd’s distinguished 22-year military career took him all over the world. He was a government and mathematics teacher as well as assistant football coach at Riverheads High School in Staunton, Va. He was also a seventh grade elementary school assistant principal. He became superintendent of the Virginia Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation staff. After his retirement, Capt. Todd ran a farm.
Bruce Montgomery Marshall (Col ’74 A/M) of Richmond, Va., died Feb. 4, 2010. He was an attorney and practiced with Durrette & Bradshaw since 1987, serving as the managing director for the past decade. Mr. Marshall was selected by his peers as one of the best lawyers in America, was named one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” in business law by Virginia Business magazine and the Virginia Bar Association, and a “Super Lawyer” in the area of business litigation in law and politics. Survivors include a daughter, Polly Ambler Marshall Taylor (Col ’08).
Randall Stephen Carlson (Com ’75) of Valencia, Calif., died June 8, 2009. He was a long-time employee of Weyerhaeuser Co. in Santa Clarita, Calif., where he was a “PROS award” recipient for the Western U.S. Mr. Carlson retired in 2004 when he became severely disabled from multiple sclerosis. In the late 1970s, he was treasurer of the U.Va. Club of Los Angeles. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Totten Carlson (Nurs ’74 L/M).
Jean Tomko Chapman (Educ ’76) of Newport News, Va., died Feb. 8, 2010. She retired as a librarian from the Hampton City Schools and was a lifetime member of the Virginia Education Association. Survivors include her husband, Joseph Rosser Chapman (Educ ’54).
Mark S. Beery (Com ’77 L/M) of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., died Jan. 29, 2010. He was a senior managing partner for Price Waterhouse and PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Norfolk, Va., and Fort Lauderdale areas.
Debra Lynn Hall (Med ’77) of Newport News, Va., died Feb. 19, 2010. She practiced as a gynecologist with Group Health in Washington, D.C. Later, Dr. Hall helped establish a woman’s health clinic in Saudi Arabia and served on its staff for a year. She had an independent practice in uro-gynecology in Newport News and was on the staff at Riverside Regional Medical Center and Mary Immaculate Hospital.
Douglas Schantz (Com ’78 L/M) of Katy, Texas, died March 5, 2010. He was president of Sequent Energy Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources, offering asset management services to natural gas wholesale customers in the U.S. Over the past six years, he oversaw the company’s growth to a top 15 North American natural gas marketing company and a leading physical trading organization. Mr. Schantz served as the 2009 corporate chairman of the Houston Gulf Coast chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk to Cure Diabetes. He also served on the advisory board for the Entergy-Tulane Energy Institute.
Joseph Luther Kelly III (Col ’79, Med ’84) of Annapolis, Md., died Feb. 27, 2010. He worked as an emergency room physician and hospitalist in New York City, Tappahannock, Va., and Norfolk, Va. For the past seven years, he worked as a medical officer in the Hospital and Ambulatory Policy Group at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, working primarily on hospital issues. He volunteered in the Veterans Airlift Command, a nonprofit organization that provides free air transportation to wounded veterans for medical and compassionate purposes.
Richard Wayne Schwartz (Med ’79) of Lexington, Ky., died Jan. 16, 2010. Dr. Schwartz was a professor of surgery at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, having joined the faculty in 1986. For most of that time, he also served as a surgeon at the Lexington VA Hospital. He wrote more than 200 publications, gave numerous scientific and educational presentations and was a visiting professor at more than 40 national and international medical centers. He wrote and edited a series of publications in the American Journal of Surgery on leadership, management and business issues for physicians and recently completed a five-year term as associate editor of Surgical Innovation. A member of many surgical associations, he was the first occupant of the Commonwealth Professorship in Physician Leadership, from 2001 to 2010, and received numerous awards for educational achievement, including the University of Kentucky Great Teacher Award, the Kentucky Medical Association Educational Achievement Award and the Association for Surgical Education National Surgical Educator of the Year. The University of Kentucky department of surgery established the Richard W. Schwartz Leadership in Education Award in January.
Emmett Randolph Tucker (Law ’79) of Boston died Feb. 17, 2010. He was a trial lawyer and partner at the firms of Hill & Barlow and DLA Piper.