Notices sorted by graduation date.
Hugh MacCullough Davidson of Charlottesville died April 10, 2009. A former professor of French language and literature, he taught at Ohio State University and spent 20 years at the University of Virginia before retiring in 1993. Memorial contributions may be made to the Department of French, denoted “Hugh M. Davidson,” c/o The U.Va. Fund, P.O. Box 400314, Charlottesville, VA 22904.
Mark E. Fletcher of Charlottesville died June 8, 2009. He worked at Radford College as area coordinator and assistant men’s basketball coach. He then moved to the University of Utah, where he worked in residence life and later joined the recreation department. In 1981, he moved to the University of Denver, where he served as assistant director of athletics and recreation until 1985, when he began his career in intramurals, recreation and athletics at the University of Virginia. Memorial contributions may be made to the Virginia Athletics Foundation, designated for the Intramural Recreational Department, P.O. Box 400833, Charlottesville, VA 22904.
Thaddeus Elliott Kelly of Charlottesville died July 2, 2009. He served in the U.S. Navy at naval hospitals in Chinhae, Korea; Bethesda, Md.; and Naples, Italy. Dr. Kelly joined the faculty of the University of Virginia as associate professor of pediatrics and established the Division of Medical Genetics in 1975. He was promoted to professor in 1980 and was named professor emeritus in 2002. He was a founding fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics, president of the American Board of Medical Genetics and the Regional Mid-Atlantic Human Genetics Network and a member of many other professional organizations. He authored more than 230 articles, abstracts and book chapters, as well as two medical genetics texts. Dr. Kelly helped design and implement the Virginia Genetics Program, bringing medical genetics to communities throughout Virginia, and initiated the Enzyme Replacement Program at the University, which treats patients with certain lysosomal storage diseases.
David D. Newsom of Charlottesville died March 30, 2009. He served in the U.S. Navy before his career in the U.S. Foreign Service. Mr. Newsom was ambassador to Libya, Indonesia and the Philippines, served as assistant secretary for African affairs and finished his career as undersecretary of state for political affairs from 1978 to 1981. He served as director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University before accepting the Hugh S. and Winifred B. Cummings chair in international affairs at the University of Virginia.