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In Memoriam | Summer 2023

In Memoriam: 1980s

Notices sorted by graduation date

C. Scott McMullan (Com ’82 CM) of Charlottesville died Jan. 15, 2023. While studying finance at UVA’s McIntire School of Commerce, she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. Known as Scott, she began her career as an MIS consultant with Andersen Consulting in Houston and Wells Fargo Bank (then First Union) in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her experience as a foster mother inspired her to pursue a path of child advocacy, and she subsequently earned a JD-MSW degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She clerked for the Virginia Supreme Court and Justice Sanford Steelman at the North Carolina Court of Appeals. She also represented children in court as a guardian ad litem and represented victims of domestic violence. She enjoyed yoga, singing, reading, travel and spending time at the river. Survivors include her sisters, Dickie McMullan (Col ’74 CM), Kathie McMullan Morris (Educ ’75) and Anne McMullan Flint (Col ’77 CM); and several nieces and nephews, including Dickie Morris (Col ’05 CM), Kate Landis (Col ’05 CM), Hunter Flint (Col ’06 CM) and Sarah Stack (Col ’08).

Berndt “Bernie” Harry Bohm (Educ ’84) of Norfolk, Virginia, died Nov. 10, 2022. He was an active member of the Army and ROTC, and he served as a lieutenant colonel for many years. Born in Uetersen, Germany, he and his family immigrated to the United States in 1954, where they became chicken farmers. He earned his doctoral degree in education at UVA and went on to pursue a career in higher education. Previously, he’d earned undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Richmond, where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He worked at Old Dominion University, where he frequently gave commencement addresses to graduating students. He was proud to be the president of his homeowner’s association. He loved basketball, boating, reading, ice cream and scotch. He is survived by his wife, Amanda, three children, two stepchildren, four nieces and nephews, and 11 grandchildren.

Mark A. Mincer (Com ’85 CM) of Keswick, Virginia, died Jan. 28, 2023. A Charlottesville native, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in marketing from UVA’s McIntire School of Commerce. After graduation, he joined his family’s business, Mincer’s University of Virginia Imprinted Sportswear. The business has been a thriving local institution since 1948, first as a pipe shop before specializing in UVA-branded T-shirts and other merchandise. He took pride in expanding the store—first at the original location on the Corner, then to online sales and finally to a second storefront in a Charlottesville shopping center in 2013. In his free time, he loved cheering for UVA sports teams. He also coached lacrosse, beginning with informal practices and eventually becoming assistant coach of the JV girls’ lacrosse team at Monticello High School. He loved planning daily walks and talks with his friends, family members and neighbors. Between December 2020 and June 2022, he logged over 1,100 miles walking around his neighborhood. Survivors include his wife, Tara Mincer (Col ’92 CM), four children and a sister.

Robert Sinko (Engr ’89) of Kingsport, Tennessee, died Oct. 2, 2022. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, he earned his bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He then worked for Babcock & Wilcox Co. in Lynchburg, Virginia. Next, he earned his master’s degree in materials science from UVA and took a metallurgical engineering position with Eastman Chemical Co. In 2020, he retired as a senior metallurgist after a 28-year career. In retirement, he continued to work part time for Becht Engineering. He was an active member and fellow of the Material Technology Institute and a member of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee. He was also a poll worker and had just started to study geology at East Tennessee State University. He enjoyed tending to his blueberry orchard, singing, woodworking, sailing and fixing all things mechanical. Survivors include his wife, Linda, and four children.