Notices sorted by graduation date.
Beverley Doyle Venuti (Col ’80 L/M) of Richmond, Va., died Dec. 9, 2011. She was a postdoctoral fellow with the Eye Research Institute in Boston. In 1997, she co-founded Foresight Regulatory Strategies. She traveled extensively both for work and pleasure.
Janet Hunt Stepp (Nurs ’81 L/M) of Glen Allen, Va., died July 29, 2011. Ms. Stepp worked at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Richmond, Va., in critical care, cardiology and hospice. She was a past treasurer of the local Virginia Nurses Association chapter. Survivors include her husband, Joseph H. Stepp (Com ’80 L/M).
William J. Gormley (Col ’83 L/M) of Wexford, Pa., died Oct. 28, 2011. At the University, he played on the football team. Later, Mr. Gormley owned and operated WJM Contracting.
David J. Bederman (Law ’87) of Atlanta died Dec. 4, 2011. At the University, he was a member of the Washington Literary Society and Debating Union. Mr. Bederman returned to Atlanta in 1991 and taught at Emory until 2001. Emory Law recently established the David J. Bederman Distinguished Lecture. He was also chairman of the board of Odyssey Marine Exploration in Tampa, Fla. Survivors include a daughter, Annelise Bederman (Col ’13 L/M).
John “Randy” Michie (Educ ’87) of Stanardsville, Va., died Nov. 15, 2011. During his 30-year career, Mr. Michie coached, taught and directed athletics at Greene County schools, retiring in 2006. In his retirement, he operated his own business as a Larry Arntz representative, selling apparel and personalized items to schools all over the central Virginia area. Mr. Michie’s tenure as a coach yielded four state championship teams: golf in 1990 and 1992, and boys’ basketball in 1994 and 1995. In honor of his contribution to Greene County Public Schools, the school board recently renamed and dedicated the basketball court as the Randy Michie Court at William Monroe High School.
John Blair Morton II (Engr ’87 L/M) of Charleston, W.Va., died Nov. 30, 2011. He served in the U.S. Navy. Dr. Morton was a physician who specialized in gastroenterology. He returned to Charleston with his family in 2007 and became a partner in Charleston Gastroenterology Associates. Dr. Morton was a member of Boy Scout Troop 5 at Charleston’s First Presbyterian Church, where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout and was inducted into the Order of the Arrow. He was an avid runner and enjoyed traveling.
Chirag N. Shah (Col ’87) of Johnson City, Tenn., died Nov. 30, 2011. Dr. Shah was board certified in family practice, with his practice located in Newport News, Va. He relocated to Johnson City to work and settle near his parents.
William T. Bowry Jr. (Com ’88 L/M) of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., died Oct. 22, 2011. He was the vice president of sales and marketing for Miller Howard Investments and its southeast regional director. Prior to joining the firm, he spent seven years with Blackrock as a director and four years with Pimco and Nicholas-Applegate as a regional vice president for the southeastern United States.