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In Memoriam | Winter 2022

In Memoriam: 1970s

Notices sorted by graduation date

David Hamilton Ibbeken (Law ’71) of Charlottesville died June 27, 2022. After graduating from Princeton University, he served in the U.S. Army’s 77th Field Artillery Regiment at Fort Lewis, Washington. He graduated from UVA Law in 1971 and returned eight years later as executive director of the Law School Foundation. Over his 28 years at the helm, the foundation’s endowment grew from $5 million to more than $300 million. In 2002, his classmates established the David H. Ibbeken Research Professorship in Law chair. In 2005, he received the J. William Elwin Jr. Award from the American Bar Association Section on Institutional Advancement, which recognizes outstanding lifetime achievement in law school development. After retiring as president and CEO of the Law School Foundation in 2007, he stayed on part time as president emeritus, often playing golf on his way home. Survivors include his wife, Sunny, children Suzanne Ibbeken (Com ’88 CM) and G. David Ibbeken (Col ’87, Law ’00 CM), and five grandchildren.

Stephen J. “Steve” Overcash (Educ ’74) of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, died Aug. 12, 2022. After earning his bachelor’s at Dickinson College and his master’s at the University of Delaware, he earned his doctorate in education from UVA in 1974. A licensed clinical psychologist, he returned to his hometown of Chambersburg to work in private practice for 42 years. He frequently testified in court as an expert witness. He also served as a board member and president of both Occupational Services Inc. and the Chambersburg Rotary Club. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Elise, two sons and three grandchildren.