Notices sorted by graduation date.
Greg T. Ehrensing (Col ’80) of Corte Madera, California, died Aug. 9, 2018. He worked in the oil industry for more than 30 years. He was an avid adventurer and orienteerer, and his passion for world study and travel was unsurpassed. He was known for his intelligence, humor and great heart. Survivors include his brother.
Robert S. Koelsch (Col ’82 L/M) of Austin, Texas, died Sept. 17, 2018. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity at UVA before finishing his degree at the University of Texas, Austin. Following graduation, he worked in the Texas legislature for the lieutenant governor before moving to Washington, D.C., to serve on the staff of U.S. Sen. Lloyd Bentsen. He later received his law degree with honors from South Texas College of Law and served as an editor on the law review. After working for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, he practiced in Houston and in Austin. A descendant of Ezekiel Thomas, an original member of the Stephen F. Austin colony, Mr. Koelsch was a member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas and the Sons of the American Revolution. He was beloved by his friends and family. Survivors include two sons, a sister, two stepsisters, his mother and his stepfather.
Lori Rene Roane (Col ’86) of Bowie, Maryland, died March 25, 2018. She and her brother were encouraged to attend UVA by their father, who could not attend the school after graduating from high school in Virginia in the mid-1950s. She studied foreign affairs, which contributed to her passion for other cultures. In her job with the U.S. Department of State as a data management analyst, she provided training on data programs and worked to ensure great efficiency. She was a faithful member of Zonta International, a global organization that empowers women. She loved her time at UVA, continuing the lifelong friendships that she established there and attending the Black Alumni Weekend in April 2017. Survivors include her daughter; a brother, Marc W. Roane (Col ’90); and two sisters.