In Memoriam | Summer/Fall 2022
In Memoriam: 1990s
Yacov Yosseph Haimes (Darden ’90) of Charlottesville died Feb. 15, 2022. He spent 10 years in Israel, where he served as a tank commander in the Israeli army after his family was forced to leave Baghdad due to religious persecution. He earned an engineering degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem before coming to the United States to continue his studies at UCLA. In 1986, he took a position in the Engineering Department at UVA. Over his 50-plus-year professional career, he distinguished himself as a global leader in risk management. He was a prolific publisher of both books and professional papers, the most influential being the textbook Risk Modeling, Assessment, and Management. He also served on many national advisory boards, including the United States Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee. Whether in his personal or professional life, he was always focused on helping others. Survivors include his wife, Sonia, a son, a daughter, five grandchildren, a brother and a sister.
Frederick Peter Harry Jr. (Engr ’99) of Chesterfield, Virginia, died Jan. 14, 2022. Mr. Harry earned his B.S. in chemical engineering from UVA and later earned an M.S. in chemical engineering from Louisiana State University. He began his career at Honeywell as a chemical engineer in 2001. He later became the plant manager at the Honeywell plant (now known as AdvanSix) in Hopewell, Virginia. Famous for his outgoing spirit and sharp wit, Mr. Harry could always be counted on for a good laugh and friendly conversation. As a passionate UVA fan, he loved watching all UVA sporting events. He enjoyed reading, playing golf and sharing IPAs with his brother and friends. He was a troop leader for his son’s Boy Scout troop, coached sports for his children and cooked fantastic meals for his entire family. Survivors include his wife, Amber; a son; a daughter; his mother; a brother; several in-laws; four nephews; two nieces; and many devoted friends.