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In Memoriam | Winter 2022

In Memoriam: 1980s

Notices sorted by graduation date

Col. John Richard “Rick” Downs, M.D. (Col ’80 CM) of Castroville, Texas, died Aug. 9, 2022. He earned his bachelor’s in psychology at UVA in 1980 before completing medical school at the University of Maryland. He began his Air Force career at Wilford Hall Medical Center, working his way up to chief of internal medicine. After retiring from the military, he served veterans as a general internist at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, where he became chief of academic medicine. He could often be found at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, where he was a life member. Survivors include his wife, Molly, his mother, Rosemary, and two children.

Jonathan Brooks Wood (Col ’81 CM) of Severna Park, Maryland, died June 29, 2021. At UVA he was a member of the IMP Society and a Lawn resident. After graduating in 1981, he earned his master’s in economics at the University of Maryland while working on the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee. After leaving Capitol Hill, he spent his career working in government affairs. He was a member of UVA’s Sky Alland Scholarship Committee, helping to interview and select rising fourth-year students for a full scholarship. Survivors include his wife, Debra Williams Wood (Col ’78 CM), brother Edward A. Wood Jr. (Engr ’76, ’78 CM), three children and two granddaughters.

Richard Henry Randolph (Col ’82 CM) of Santa Barbara, California, died Aug. 4, 2022. While studying economics at UVA, he was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. After graduation, he began a career in financial services. For many years, he worked at Charles Schwab with a focus on investment banking and wealth management. While at Schwab, he participated in the organization’s Chairman’s Club. A longtime Santa Barbara resident, he was an avid surfer since age 6. Survivors include two children, a brother and a sister.

Kent Kirby Reynolds (Law ’85) of St. Louis, Missouri, died March 12, 2022. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Richmond before earning his law degree at UVA. In 1985, he began his career as a securities attorney with Hawkins Delafield & Wood. In 1994, he left the law industry to become an investment banker with A.G. Edwards & Sons, where he also spent time as an equity analyst. In 2019, he became the executive vice president of Duncker Streett, a wealth management firm. He was also a supporter and past president of Dance St. Louis. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Eloise, his father and two children.

Lynn Campbell Hinckley (Nurs ’87 CM) of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, died Jan. 1, 2022. While pursuing her bachelor’s in nursing at UVA, she played on the women’s lacrosse and field hockey teams. After graduation, she worked as a nurse in several hospitals, including Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals and Georgetown University Hospital. In 2014, she began a new career as a real estate agent. She spent her leisure time with friends on tennis and paddle courts. Survivors include her parents, brother and two sons.

David L. Koppenhaver (Com ’89 CM) of Charlotte, North Carolina, died June 9, 2022. After graduating from UVA’s McIntire School of Commerce, he spent his career in sales and management, including nearly 20 years at 3M. Most recently he worked as vice president of sales and marketing at OptoGlo Solar Signs. He also served as a team leader and speaker for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life and coached youth football. Survivors include his parents; his wife, Sharon; two children and three siblings.