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In Memoriam | Fall 2016

In Memoriam: 1980s

Notices sorted by graduation date

Edith Brocklesby Turner (Grad ’80) of Charlottesville died June 18, 2016. During World War II, she worked as an agricultural laborer in the British Women’s Land Army. During that time, she met and married her husband. After her husband completed his bachelor’s degree in London, the couple and their three children moved to Manchester, England. Ms. Turner was her husband’s research collaborator for periods of extended anthropological fieldwork in what is now Zambia from 1951 to 1954. In 1964, the family moved to Ithaca, New York. Ms. Turner and her husband continued their joint anthropological research with a trip to Uganda in 1966. In 1968, the family moved to Chicago, later moving to Charlottesville in 1977. The couple collaborated on numerous books and research papers, including their 1978 joint publication, Image and Pilgrimage in Christian Culture, and Ms. Turner worked toward her master’s degree in English at the University of Virginia between research trips to India, Brazil, Japan and Israel. In 1984, she became a lecturer in the University’s department of anthropology, a position she held until her retirement earlier this year. She was the editor of the journal Anthropology and Humanism and wrote several books based on her fieldwork on traditional healing and ritual, including Communitas: The Anthropology of Collective Joy. In 2014, she received the Lifetime Service Award from the Society for Humanistic Anthropology. A lifelong social activist, she worked in the anti-apartheid movement in Africa and was a member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. She was working on an anthropological study of aging at the time of her death. Survivors include four sons, a daughter and eight grandchildren.

Genevieve M. Murphy (Educ ’85, ’90) of Charlottesville died April 21, 2016. She worked as a nurse and a midwife in England before she met her future husband at a training program focused on children’s cerebral palsy in New York in 1961. In 1968, she settled in Albemarle County with her husband and two daughters. She raised the children, along with several herds of Suffolk sheep and other livestock, at the family’s farm in Keswick before she pursued a career in counseling. She lectured on adult development and aging at the University of Virginia and maintained a private practice. In 1996, she entered the Virginia Theological Seminary and was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1998. Rev. Murphy was the parish priest at Buck Mountain Episcopal Church in Earlysville, Virginia, until her retirement in 2006. She came out of retirement in 2007 to become the vicar of McIlhany Parish in Charlottesville, officially retiring a few years later. Though she never quite adjusted to the humidity of Virginia summers, she often compared the beauty of the rolling hills and fields of Albemarle to that of the English countryside. Her compassion and humor shone through in all her endeavors, from delivering babies to providing counsel and tending to the needs of her congregations. Survivors include two daughters.

Carl M. Buchholz (Col ’87 L/M) of Flourtown, Pennsylvania, died May 23, 2016. At the University, he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He began his professional career in Washington, D.C., where he worked as a special assistant to U.S. Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania. After completing law school in 1992, he clerked for Judge Anita B. Brody at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Buchholz entered private practice as an associate with Blank Rome in 1993, later becoming a partner in 2000. He worked with the Bush-Cheney presidential team that litigated the Florida recount in 2000. President Bush appointed him to work in the White House as a special assistant for homeland security, and he served as co-chairman of the transition team that created the Department of Homeland Security. In 2004, he worked as Pennsylvania general counsel to the Bush re-election campaign. He became managing partner of Blank Rome in 2006, a post he held for five years. He left the firm in 2012 to join DLA Piper, where he was named managing partner in 2014. Mr. Buchholz was a member of the selection committee for the Jefferson Scholars Foundation, and he served on the boards of Drexel University and the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. He enjoyed traveling and spending time at his family’s vacation home on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Survivors include his wife, a son, a daughter, a brother and a sister.

Gregory S. Kuykendall (Com ’89, Grad ’91 L/M) of Oak Hill, Virginia, died May 31, 2016. At the University, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He worked as a certified public accountant and partner with Ernst & Young in Tysons Corner, Virginia. He loved playing golf and attending UVA sporting events, but his family was his greatest passion. Survivors include his wife, three daughters and a son.