James P. Fox (Com ’80 L/M) of Seattle died Nov. 30, 2012. At the University, he lived on the Lawn and was a member of the Cavalier Daily staff and Chi Psi fraternity. He was the chief financial officer of the Menninger Clinic in Houston for nine years. Mr. Fox was a supporter of the Human Rights Campaign and an avid volunteer, serving as board chair of the Bayou City Performing Arts in Houston. He enjoyed baseball, traveling, music and playing with his dogs.
Patrick K. Bender (Grad ’82) of Haddonfield, N.J., died Oct. 3, 2012. At the University, he studied biophysics. He was on the faculty at Virginia Tech and the Coriell Institute for Medical Research before becoming a program officer at the National Institute of Mental Health in Rockville, Md. An avid tennis player, Mr. Bender was a former president of the Haddonfield Tennis Association and a member of the Green Valley Tennis Club. Survivors include his wife, Raynel Otero (Grad ’85); and their two children.
Cary Kendall Mitchener (Nurs ’82 L/M) of Roanoke, Va., died April 15, 2013. She worked as a nurse at the University of Virginia Hospital, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. Ms. Mitchener, a member of the Roanoke Valley Shag Club, loved dancing to Carolina beach music. Survivors include her husband, James S. Mitchener III (Res ’82, ’86), and their son.
Francis A. “Frank” Chirico (Arch ’85) of Winchester, Mass., died Feb. 28, 2013. He worked as an architect in Boston for many years and was most recently employed as an architectural consultant. Mr. Chirico was a skilled lathe operator, often crafting bowls and building furniture. He was an avid reader and an adventurous cook, often creating his own dishes for friends and family. He also enjoyed bicycling and rode in several Pan-Mass Challenges for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Carol Ann Finch (Engr ’85) of Charlottesville died March 4, 2013. She was active in the Charlottesville community for decades, volunteering for the Charlottesville Track Club and directing numerous races and events. She served as the president of the track club and on the Women’s 4 Miler committee. Survivors include her spouse, S. Coleman Charlton (Col ’74, Engr ’77, ’84).
Sean Mullin (Darden ’88) of Vancouver, British Columbia, died March 30, 2013. He was a managing director with Morgan Stanley in New York and London before retiring in 2004. Mr. Mullin was an avid skier who loved spending time at his other home in Whistler, British Columbia.
Karen MacAusland Tidmarsh (Grad ’88) of Haverford, Pa., died March 2, 2013. She taught at the Germantown and Shipley schools before returning to her alma mater, Bryn Mawr College, in 1979 as an administrator and later a member of the English faculty. Ms. Tidmarsh served as dean of the college from 1990 to 2010.