Notices sorted by graduation date.
John Taylor Cockerham (Med ’80 A/M) of Alexandria, Va., died Aug. 17, 2010. He was vice president for medical services at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and a practicing pediatric cardiologist.
Henry James Edmund “Harry” Cooper (Grad ’81) of Tallahassee, Fla., died Aug. 23, 2010. He served in the U.S. Air Force. After completing his fellowship in environmental science at the University, Mr. Cooper accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center followed by a position with Simpson Weather Associates. He was then a lecturer and researcher at Florida State University until his retirement in 2008.
Robert “Bo” Martin Huber (Law ’82) of Washington, D.C., died Aug. 18, 2010. A well-respected and trusted antitrust practitioner, he began his career with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice as a paralegal. At the University, he was in Section I of his law school class and clerked at the Summer Law Intern Honors Program at the Department of Justice. Mr. Huber continued with the Antitrust Division as an attorney when he was hired under the Department’s Honors Program. In 1987, he joined the law firm of Collier, Shannon, Rill & Scott, where he was a partner until 1998. From 1998 to 2001, he was a partner at Brown & Wood, and from 2001 to 2004, he was a partner at Bryan Cave, in both instances heading up their Washington, D.C., antitrust practice groups. Following Bryan Cave, Mr. Huber started and was a principal in Carolina Consulting.
Tracey Teets Schwarze (Col ’83 L/M) of Hampton, Va., died Aug. 1, 2010. She worked in public affairs for the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force, covering assignments in the States and abroad. At the University, she was an Echols Scholar and a member of the Cavalier Daily staff. Later, she taught English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; the University of Arizona at Phoenix; and Auburn University, before becoming an assistant, associate and full professor at Christopher Newport University. She became chair of the English department, president of the faculty senate and was the recipient of the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award for 2007-08.
Lionel Skipwith Johns Jr. (Col ’86) of Kauai, Hawaii, died July 14, 2010. He worked as a chef at the C&O Restaurant in Charlottesville and helped produce the first 17 varietal wines at Monticello since Jefferson’s day. Mr. Johns also served as a photographer for Monticello. He was a published writer and photographer, and lived in France and Italy. He was an organic farmer in Kauai. Survivors include his father, Lionel Skipwith Johns Sr. (Com ’56 L/M).
R. Pryor Baird III (Med ’88) of Charlottesville and Richmond, Va., died July 16, 2010. He worked as a psychiatrist for the commonwealth of Virginia as well as in private practice. Dr. Baird supervised the education of medical students. Survivors include his wife, Christine DeVincentis (Med ’88). Memorial contributions may be made to the R. Pryor Baird III Charitable Foundation, P.O. Box 5246, Charlottesville, VA 22905.
Mary Ann Early (Nurs ’88) of Charlottesville died Aug. 22, 2010. She was a registered nurse at the U.Va. Hospital for 17 years. Survivors include her husband, John Early (Col ’89).
Wendy Maureen Tebay (Engr ’88 A/M) of Lake Suzy, Fla., died Sept. 3, 2010. She worked at Lockheed Martin’s Astro Space Division in New Jersey, designing satellite systems such as the Earth Observing System. In Denver, Ms. Tebay was a member of the team that controlled the Mars Global Surveyor. She was a member of numerous honor and professional societies.
Hope Sayas (Nurs ’89, ’90 L/M) of Arrington, Va., died Aug. 21, 2010. She served in the U.S. Army during Desert Storm and was a nurse at the U.Va. Hospital.
Nicholas “Sonny” Varney (Educ ’89) of Glen Allen, Va., died Sept. 5, 2010. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He taught for 24 years at Back Creek Elementary School in Roanoke County, Va. Survivors include a son, Nicholas L. Varney (Col ’00).