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In Memoriam | Fall 2013

In Memoriam: 1980s

Notices sorted by graduation date

Jeffrey A. Aaron (Engr ’81 L/M) of League City, Texas, died June 10, 2013. At the University, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He was an engineer with Dow Chemical Co. in Houston. Following his retirement, Mr. Aaron traveled between Texas and Alabama, spending time with his family and friends, fishing and taking cruise trips. Survivors include a brother, a sister, and his nieces and nephews.

Thomas R. Bartman (Law ’82) of Washington, D.C., died May 13, 2013. He practiced environmental law and Native American law with various Washington, D.C., law firms, the Department of Justice and most recently the Solicitor’s Office of the Department of the Interior. He enjoyed classical music and sang with the National Presbyterian Church choir. Mr. Bartman loved to travel, enjoying trips to Europe, China and India as well as a memorable rafting trip down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. Survivors include his wife and two daughters.

Donald Barry Dixon (Educ ’82) of Stafford County, Va., died Aug. 4, 2013. He retired in 1999 after serving for more than 30 years as a teacher, assistant principal and principal with Stafford County Public Schools. Mr. Dixon received the 1990 Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Award, which recognizes principals who go beyond the day-to-day demands of the position to create an exceptional education environment. In 2006, the Donald B. Dixon-Lyle R. Smith Middle School was named partly in his honor.

Ian Andrew Rodihan (Law ’85 L/M) of Seattle died Aug. 6, 2011. He moved to Seattle to begin his law career in June of 1985 and soon became a legal expert in cases involving environmental and soil issues. From 1992 to 2003, he co-operated a small law firm, where he handled significant environmental, insurance coverage and class action cases, often against large firms, and won many cases for his clients. He later held a solo practice, Rodihan Law Firm. Survivors include his two children.

Jennifer “Jenni” Milliard Rose (Nurs ’85) of Charlottesville died June 6, 2013. She was a nurse in the University Hospital’s critical care unit. Ms. Rose was a compassionate and nurturing person who fostered injured birds, horses, dogs and cats for the Wildlife Conservancy and relished time spent outdoors and camping with her family. She enjoyed hiking, playing with her dogs and having brunch at Bodo’s Bagels. Survivors include three children, including a daughter, Rachel C. Rose (Col ’11).