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In Memoriam | Fall 2016

In Memoriam: 1970s

Notices sorted by graduation date

Mary A. Blount (Nurs ’70 L/M) of Dothan, Alabama, died May 7, 2016. She was a member of the faculty at the University of Virginia School of Nursing and later worked as assistant director of nursing at the University of Virginia Medical Center. She gave up her administrative career to become a second mother to her nieces and to return to bedside nursing, her first love. Survivors include a sister and a brother.

Patrick Whitlow (Col ’72 L/M) of Highland Heights, Ohio, died March 22, 2016. At the University, he was a member of the Z Society, T.I.L.K.A., the Honor Committee and Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity. He joined the medical staff at the University of Alabama Hospital in 1981 and was appointed director of its coronary care unit in 1982. He worked as director of the hospital’s cardiac catheterization laboratory from 1984 until he left to work at the Cleveland Clinic in 1986. From 1991 until his retirement in 2016, he was the director of interventional cardiology at the clinic. Dr. Whitlow enjoyed fishing, skiing and playing golf. He also loved travel and vacations in the Outer Banks. Survivors include his wife; his mother; two daughters, including Katherine L. Whitlow (Col ’12 L/M); and a sister.

Michael Steven Fried (Col ’73 L/M) of Washington, D.C., died July 13, 2016. At the University, he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. He dedicated his life to his family, his friends and his law practice. He enjoyed spending time with his sons on fishing expeditions, watching Wizards games, playing mini-golf and hanging out on Sundays watching football, secretly rooting for the Redskins while cheering for all the other NFC East teams. Survivors include two sons, Zachary S. Fried (Col ’03 L/M) and Spencer P. Fried (Col ’06 L/M); four grandchildren; two sisters; and a brother.

Eddie L. Kolb Jr. (Educ ’73) of Salem, Virginia, died April 28, 2016. He served in the U.S. Army. At the University, he was a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity. Mr. Kolb retired from Roanoke County Public Schools as director of pupil personnel services and special education. Survivors include his wife, a son, a daughter, three grandchildren, his father and a sister.

Oliver Rodney “Rod” Hunt Singleton (Col ’74) of Richmond, Virginia, died April 13, 2016. At the University, he was the first African-American inducted into the Z Society. He spent much of his career as a stockbroker, also holding executive posts in Smith Barney, Prudential Securities, the Wall Street Investment Corp. and Pryor, McClendon, Counts & Co. He also operated his own consulting firm, Navy Hill Business Associates, and served as deputy director of the Virginia Department of Minority Business Enterprise, now part of the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity. From 1994 to 1999, Mr. Singleton was chairman of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority. He served as a president and CEO of the Metropolitan Business League for 13 years and was a member of the Richmond City Council. He received numerous awards during his career, including the 2011 Economic Empowerment Award from the Richmond branch of the NAACP and the 2010 Virginia Minority Business Champion of the Year Award from the Richmond district office of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Mr. Singleton loved his family, friends, politics and jazz. Survivors include his wife, two daughters, a son, two brothers and a sister.

Moira Conway Eisele (Educ ’77) of Falls Church, Virginia, died May 19, 2016. Early in her career, she taught elementary school before moving to the Washington, D.C., area with her husband in 1965. She worked as a management trainer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Aviation Administration. After her retirement in 2003, Ms. Eisele volunteered as an English as a second language teacher in the Washington area and with Hospice of Northern Virginia. A devoted mother, she was a PTA member and a Girl Scout troop leader. She was also involved in women’s book and investment clubs. Survivors include her husband, two daughters and two brothers.