Barrett E. Pope ’75 is the Managing Director of DurretteCrump PLC, headquartered in Richmond, Va. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the categories of commercial litigation and appellate law.
Joyce Bigio ’76 was elected to the Board of Directors of FIAT (Chrysler) S.p.A. and serves on two of its board committees: audit and nomination. In addition to her board duties, she is the Managing Partner of International Accounting Solutions Srl, an accounting services practice specializing in CFO services, accounting, financial reporting, outsourcing, and due diligence. She has lived and worked in Washington, D.C., and London and is currently based in Milan, Italy.
Cindy M. Sommers ’78 is the Author of Simply for Thought, a book that offers new or renewed perspective about basic values in “plain speak,” without lecturing. Sommers is a licensed Attorney who contributed to several published articles before writing Simply for Thought. After a number of years practicing law with private law firms, she has been working primarily with nonprofit organizations, including approximately 14 years with the United Network for Organ Sharing. Sommers lives in Appomattox County, Va., where she and her husband enjoy living in the country with their Jack Russell terriers.
Mark B. Shaffer ’87 joined national health care consulting firm Sellers Dorsey as a Senior Consultant in January 2013. Most recently a senior official at Magellan Medicaid Administration, Mark has extensive experience in Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS), integrated eligibility and enrollment systems, pharmacy programs, and care management service segments. He works primarily with the firm’s growing list of health information technology clients and is based in Richmond, Va. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Sellers Dorsey has a deep understanding of Medicaid, having consulted in over 30 states on a range of financing, policy, and operational projects, and Medicare financing and policy.
Douglas J. Glenn ’88 is President and CEO of Hampton Roads Bankshares, a multibank holding company based in Virginia Beach, Va., with operations in four states. Glenn joined the company in 2007 as its General Counsel after practicing law for more than 16 years and held a succession of roles before becoming CEO in February 2012.
Peter Carr ’89 (M.S. in MIS ’00) became a Principal at CapTech Consulting, where he has led CapTech’s Data Management & Business Intelligence Practice since 2005.
Carrie Chupp (M.S. in MIS ’90) married Kyle Morris Harper April 7, 2012, in the Waterside Chapel at The Inn at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, S.C.
Ed Wallen ’99, CIO and Part-Owner of CR Software, recently sold his financial software company to FICO (Fair Isaac Corporation). Ed now serves as Vice President of Software Engineering for FICO.
Lindsay Waltman ’99 and her husband, Joe, welcomed their first baby, William Charles, born July 7, 2012. Lindsay, Joe, and Will live in San Francisco with their French bulldog, Howie. Lindsay works as a Management Consultant for the Alexander Group.
Mary Owen ’00, Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning for the Buffalo Bills, has been selected to serve on the board of the newly created National Football League Foundation, which will award more than $23 million in grants in 2013 to support youth and high school football programs, health and safety efforts, and community health initiatives, including NFL PLAY 60. As the Bills’ Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning, Owen has a variety of responsibilities, including overseeing the team’s Community Relations department and working closely with ownership as an adviser on league-level issues. In that role, she is a member of the NFL’s Super Bowl Advisory Committee and the league’s International Committee. She also serves as the Executive Director of the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation and is the President of the Buffalo Bills Youth Foundation. Most notably, Owen manages the Bills’ games played in Toronto at the Rogers Centre and the Southern Ontario regionalization strategy to develop the team’s brand and fan base in Canada.
Mike Cannady ’01 and Lesley Cannady are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Nathan Ray, born Sept. 23, 2012, in New York City and weighing in at 8 pounds, 2 ounces. Says Cannady, “Mom and baby are healthy, happy, and forever Wahoo fans.”
David Bloovman ’02 and Michele Bloovman welcomed their second child, Lucille, born Dec. 7, 2012. Lucille’s big sister, Beatrice, is 3 years old.
Bingham C. Jamison, CFA ’02 recently joined private wealth management firm Signature as a Client Strategist. Jamison is also a Captain in the Marine Ready Reserves and a Contributor to TIME’s Battleland blog. His latest article, “A Marine’s Anniversary Reflections,” was published March 19, 2013.
Mark Koontz ’02 recently joined New Generation Advisors, an SEC-registered hedge fund in Charlottesville, Va., that invests in distressed securities, as the Head Trader. Before joining New Generation, Koontz spent nine years in the high-yield sales and trading group at Goldman Sachs in New York City, and one year at J.P. Morgan in Washington, D.C. Koontz and his wife, Pender (A&S ’03), are also delighted to announce the birth of their second child, Todd Ellett, born Nov. 27, 2012. Says Koontz, “We’re excited about the opportunity to raise Todd and his big sister, Kelsey, in Charlottesville.”
Solomon Eskinazi ’05 married Olga Sherman (A&S ’08) Sept. 2, 2012, in Richmond, Va. The couple lives in Philadelphia, where Solomon is completing a joint J.D./M.B.A. at the University of Pennsylvania and Olga runs her own marketing consulting business. They plan to move to New York City in the fall.
Margaret Barnes Carey ’41 died Feb. 15, 2013, in Lewes, Del., at the age of 93. She was born in Albemarle County, Va., daughter of John Lumsden and Margaret Perry Barnes. She is preceded in death by her four siblings: Silas W. Barnes, Harold G. Barnes, Elizabeth Barnes Forman, and Carl F. Barnes. Mrs. Carey attended Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Ga., and graduated from the McIntire School in 1941. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles D. Carey Jr., of Cheyenne, Wyo., where they lived for many years before moving to Amherst, N.H., in 1968, and then Dover and Lewes, Del., in 1981. She is survived by a son, Charles D. Carey III (Dave); his wife, Rebecca L. Geiger; and only grandchild, her beloved Rachel G. Carey of Lewes. Mrs. Carey is also survived by two daughters, Ellison M. Carey of Dover and Elizabeth B. Carey of Lexington, Mass., and many devoted cousins, nieces, nephews, and many lifelong friends. Remembrances may be sent to All Saints' Church, 18 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971; Milton Historical Society, 210 Union St., Milton, De 19968; or the Children's Beach House, 100 W. 10th St., Suite 411, Wilmington, DE 19801. (Read more.)
Maj. Calvin C. Crum USMC (Ret.) ’41 passed away Nov. 29, 2012, at the age of 96. He was the son of Charles Crum and Olive Hulvey Crum of Augusta County, Va., where he was born and raised. His three brothers, Warren, Winfred, and Houston, predeceased him, as did his first wife, Elisabeth. He also was predeceased by his second wife, Esther. Maj. Crum, a graduate of Dunsmore Business College and the University of Virginia, was a charter member of the McIntire Cornerstone Society Board. At the McIntire School, his estate established the Calvin C. Crum Scholarship and the Calvin C. Crum Real Estate Fund and funded two offices in the Dean’s Suite in memory and honor of his wives. He served 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, including in World War II and three tours in the Pacific. Upon retiring from the Marine Corps, he entered the real estate business, working as a broker and developer for 46 years. Maj. Crum was a member of Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Tustin, Calif., for more than 45 years. He was also an active member of the North Santa Ana Kiwanis Club for 25 years. Calvin is survived by eight nieces and nephews.
John J. Kennelly ’43, of Wall, N.J., died Dec. 5, 2012, at the age of 90. He was a graduate of the University of Virginia and New York University, where he received an M.B.A. As a member of the U.S. armed forces in World War II, he served in the European Theater. He entered the FBI in 1946 and served in Seattle; Washington, D.C.; New York; and Newark, N.J., retiring in 1977 while assigned to the Hackensack R.A. He was predeceased by his brother, Edward. He is survived by his wife, Grace; two daughters, Grace K. Ward of Winston Salem, N.C., and Virginia E. Klodowski of Manasquan, N.J.; and three sons, John F. Kennelly and Stephen J. Kennelly of Bay Head, N.J., and Christopher G. Kennelly of Savannah, Ga. He is also survived by six beautiful grandchildren. To send condolences, please visit http://www.obrienfuneralhome.com. (Published in Asbury Park Press Dec. 7, 2012)
Leo F. Waterman ’43 joined his Lord and Savior peacefully Jan. 19, 2013, surrounded by his family. He was the only son born to Leo Thomas and Mae Solan Waterman. He was born Dec. 6, 1920, in Washington, D.C., and moved with his parents to Roanoke, Va. He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1939 and University of Virginia 1943 with a B.S. in Commerce. He was a member of Kappa Alpha and Alpha Kappa Psi, class treasurer (1942-1943), and a member of the cheerleader squad. Leo served in the Army Air Corps during World War II as a B-17 Pilot and Second Lieutenant. He was a prisoner of war after he was shot down and parachuted out and captured Aug. 6, 1944. He was among the prisoners freed by Gen. George Patton after one year in a German prison camp. Waterman lived 92 full years as a compassionate person who met only friends and who had no enemies. He was a wonderful husband; his wives recommended that other husbands take “Leo Lessons.” He married Louise Lescure Waterman March 18, 1944, and lived with her for 48 years until her death in 1991. They had two children: Thomas Lescure Waterman (Toni Waterman Walker) and Betty Jean Waterman Loudermilk (Dave A.). Thomas predeceased him in 1970 as a casualty of the Vietnam Era. He was a fabulous grandfather to David Thomas Loudermilk, whom he supported and allowed him to chase his dreams. MIZPAH He married his second wife, Edyth Corn Beckner, and lived with her for 18 years until her death in 2010. Edyth’s two children, David Beckner (Pam) and Kay Webster (Charles), expanded Leo’s family, as did grandson Matthew Webster and great-granddaughter Mackenzie. Leo’s extended family included Dianne McKendree Bourne and family, Kathryn McKendree Gregory and family, and Hunter (Tom) McKendree and family. Each of Leo’s children describe him as a wonderful father, able to fix all things physical as well as spiritual and emotional. He was a “favorite uncle” to his nieces and nephews, Charlene Swanson Galbrecht (Gary) and family, Junius Barber (Betty) and family, and Stephen Swanson. He was one of the original partners in the C.A. Brown & Co. CPA Firm and then one of the Senior Partners of Brown Edwards CPA Firm, from which he retired. He was an active member throughout his life in the Kiwanis Club, the ELKs, LABAC Investment Club, March of Dimes, American Legion, and Christ Lutheran Church. Memorials may be made to the March of Dimes Greater Blue Ridge Division. (Published in Roanoke Times Jan. 20-22, 2013)
Harold E. Burke ’45, died Jan. 6, 2013, at the age of 89, in Stratford, N.J. A longtime resident of Cherry Hill, N.J., he retired from Midlantic Bank to his home in Toms River, N.J. A Marine Corps veteran of World War II, he graduated from the University of Virginia in 1948. Burke is preceded in death by his parents, James F. and Jeannetta Rogers Burke, and his brother, James R. Burke. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Hazel M. Cox Burke; five children, Dianne J. Souder (Charles), Carol H. Davis (Charles), Linda A. Naples (Michael), David H. Burke (Dixie), and Jeffrey J. Burke (Lynn); 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. To send a condolence, please visit http://www.lpwoosterfuneralhome.com. (Published in Courier-Post Jan. 9, 2013)
Robert H. Boorman ’47, died of natural causes at the age of 91 Jan. 19, 2013. (Published in The Washington Post Jan. 30, 2013)
Lt. Col. Landon P. Whitelaw US Army (Ret.) ’50 of San Antonio died Dec. 24, 2012, at the age of 88. He was born in New York City Feb. 5, 1924. In 1942, at the age of 18, “Tiny” joined the U.S. Navy. “Tiny” served four years and was honorably discharged as an Aviation Radioman Second Class in 1946. Upon obtaining a degree in Commerce and completing ROTC from the University of Virginia in 1950, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and Vietnam War, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel upon his retirement after 30 years of service. “Tiny” married the love of his life, Edith “Bonnie” Bonnett, in 1972. He served as a volunteer fireman in Windcrest, Texas, for over 20 years, being applauded as Santa Claus on its fire truck for many of those years. “Tiny” became an EMT for the fire department, being proudest of that. He was also a Real Estate Agent for Century 21 for many years. “Tiny” was also a member of Sunset Ridge Church of Christ for over 35 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Hamilton D. Whitelaw; mother, Elizabeth West Weisiger Whitelaw; brother, Hamilton D. Whitelaw II; sister, Elizabeth Randolph Brinckerhoff; and in 2005 his lovely wife, Bonnie. You are invited to sign the guestbook at http://www.porterloring.com. (Published in San Antonio Express-News Dec. 30, 2012)
Louis A. Gravelle Jr. ’51 (Law ’55) passed away Oct. 15, 2012.
James R. Keller (Jimmy) ’51, age 88, of Winchester, Va., died March 2, 2013. Mr. Keller was born Dec. 25, 1924 in Mount Olive, Va., the son of the late Carl B. and Eileen Hepner Keller. He grew up in Shenandoah County. His family moved to Winchester, and he graduated from Handley High School, Class of 1941. He enlisted in the U. S. Army in February 1943 and served until discharged in August 1946. He served as a Staff Sergeant of the Ninth Infantry Division of the 39th Infantry, Second Battalion, Company G, in World War II in the European Theater. He participated in battles/campaigns in Sicily; at Normandy; and in France, Belgium, and Germany and was seriously wounded in the Battle of Hürtgen Forest. For his service, Mr. Keller was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war and recovering from his injuries, he attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Virginia under the G.I. Bill. James married Marie Garber Nov. 10, 1956, in Alexandria, Va. He worked in the apple industry for 16 years. In 1967, he became an Officer in Charge of Administration for the Food Stamp Program in the Wytheville, Va., area. In 1970, he founded The Bargain Corner, a blue jeans and casual clothing store on the Winchester Downtown Mall. He retired in 2005. Mr. Keller was a member of the Masonic Order and active in the Lions Club of Winchester and Braddock Street United Methodist Church. He was devoted to his family. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Marie; his daughters, Elizabeth Keller Whitehurst (Wilson) of Richmond, Va., Ellen Keller Kinser (Scott), of Cornelius, N.C., and Susan Keller Pascocello (Matthew) of Arlington, Va.; seven grandchildren, William Kinser Jr., Julie Kinser, Joy Whitehurst, Katie Kinser, Emily Kinser, Claire Pascocello, and Alex Pascocello; and one great-grandchild, Hayden Kinser. A sister, Peggy Keller Lake, and a brother, Carl B. Keller Jr., preceded him in death. Memorial donations may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Suite 405, Winchester, VA 22601; the Braddock Street United Methodist Church, 115 Wolfe St., Winchester, VA 22601; the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center, 1240 Lee St., Charlottesville, VA 22903; or the VFW Post 2123, 200 Sulky Dr., Winchester, VA 22602. (From Omps Funeral Home and Creation Center)
Curtis R. Gifford Sr. ’53 of Roanoke, Va., died March 22, 2012, at the age of 83. He was a retired Hertz Corporation executive and an amateur race car driver. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Sullivan Gifford. Survivors are his son, Curtis Raleigh Gifford Jr. and wife, Jill Hague Gifford, and two grandchildren, Shannon and Quinn, all of Seattle. (Read more.)
DeWitt Taylor Brooks Jr. ’54, age 84, of Richmond, Va., went to be with the Lord Jan. 10, 2013. He is survived by Jean, his beloved wife of 59 years; his four children and their spouses, Nicole, Fran (Pete), Jeff (Lori), and Steve (Beanie); and his precious grandchild, Ashleigh. Brooks served his country in the First U.S. Calvary in the Pacific during World War II. During his professional career of over 50 years in marketing, public relations, and advertising, he served as president of the Ad Club of Richmond and was a recipient of its Ad Man of the Year award. He was a member of the United Way, secretary of the Kiwanis Club of West Richmond, member of the Virginia Historical Society, and member of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and served as marketing director for the Christian Chamber of Commerce. Brooks was also active in the Virginia Retail Merchants Association and the Metro Economic Development Council. Memorial contributions may be made to Welborne United Methodist Church, where Brooks and his wife were active members. Online condolences may be made at http://www.woodyfuneralhomeparham.com. (Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch Jan. 13-17, 2013)
John Thomas Bazzarre ’55 died Dec. 21, 2012, in Charlottesville, Va. He was born in Richmond, Va., Dec. 12, 1930, to Alonzo Dewey Bazzarre and Virginia Beale Kite Bazzarre, and grew up in Orange, Va. His first high school years were spent at Woodberry Forest School and the last two years at Lane High School in Charlottesville, graduating in 1949. Two more years were spent in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War. In 1955, John graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.S. in Business Administration. At UVA, he was manager of the varsity baseball team, “V” Club member, member of the Governing Board of the Inter-Fraternity Council, member of TILKA, and president of Kappa Alpha Order fraternity. He was also a member of University of Virginia’s first Judiciary Committee and the Thomas Jefferson Society. He married Gail Emily Davidson April 7, 1956, in Hinsdale, Ill., and they settled in Charlottesville for the rest of their married lives. They produced three wonderful children, Helen Virginia (married to Scott Dale Byerly), Scott Davidson (married to Angela Fay Armstrong), and Julia Beale (married to Andre Jolie), who in turn produced seven grandchildren, Asher, Amber, Jessica, Emma, Alexandra, Chase, and Skyler. There are now three great-grandchildren, Vanessa, Henry, and McKayla. Thirty-seven years of John’s adult life were spent working at what is now Bank of America. He rose to Senior Vice President, in charge of the Skyline Trust Region with Trust Departments in Charlottesville and Staunton. Although always busy at his job, John made time for other activities: Boy Scout leader; 12 years of coaching the Virginia National Bank Little League baseball team; many years as an active member of the Charlottesville Kiwanis Club, including as president and lieutenant governor; and many more years working at the Church of Our Saviour (vestry, head of an usher team). John will always be remembered for his quick wit, as life of the party, as a supporter of UVA sports, and as a good friend. Golf was a lifelong interest, and he played with great enthusiasm—although never rising above “average” scores—but had tons of fun with his golf partners. John had a great life doing what he liked best to do: to party, and to play and watch sports. Best of all, he was a wonderful father. He will be missed by his family and many friends. The family could not have gotten through John’s death without the extensive and much appreciated help of Helen Webster, and caregivers such as Belle Rush, Elsie Scott, and Carl Monroe. Memorial contributions may be made to Church of Our Saviour or Hospice of the Piedmont. (Published in The Daily Progress from Dec. 26, 2012, to Jan. 4, 2013)
John V. Arban Jr. ’56, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Jan. 8, 2013, with his beloved wife, Cindy, by his side. John was born June 10, 1932, in Washington, D.C., son of John V. Arban, Sr. and Lucille Ciuffreda Arban. He attended Woodrow Wilson High School in the District, and went on to attend the University of Virginia, graduating from the School of Commerce in 1956. While at UVA, he pledged Sigma Nu fraternity and remained close with his brothers throughout his life. He joined his father's business, Arban & Carosi Inc., a preeminent architectural precast concrete firm. Initially a Draftsman, John eventually became the company's President, a position he held until he retired in 1984. He married the love of his life, Cindy Gutierrez, in 1985, and together they enjoyed boating up and down the bay while living in Solomons, Md. They moved to Port Charlotte in 2000. John was outgoing, charming, and funny. He was an avid Redskins fan, attending every game at Griffith Stadium and RFK Stadium. In spite of health challenges over the years, their travels included cruises and visits to Europe. An RV enabled them to visit family in Virginia and California, accompanied by their three “dachshund babies.” In addition to his wife, he leaves his children, CJ “June” Arban FitzHenry, Janice “Jinny” A. Burns, Julie Gohl, Jacqueline “Jackie” Lamberson, and John V. Arban III and his grandchildren, Rachel Marie Burns, Jason Lamberson, and Deanna Lamberson. He also leaves his sons- and daughter-in-law, Jim FitzHenry, Pat Rennie, Robert Gohl, and Kathleen Sullivan Arban. Two other grandchildren preceded him in death, Christopher Lee Lamberson and Katherine Anne Burns. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. (Published in The Washington Post Jan. 13, 2013)
Edwin P. Munson ’57 (Law ’63) of Richmond, Va., died Feb. 4, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Harman Munson, and his children, Frances Munson Turner and her husband, Jeffrey, of Richmond; Katharine Munson Sharp and her husband, Jon, of Ft. Collins, Colo.; John Banks Munson and his wife, Anne, of Richmond; Edwin Palmer Munson Jr. and his wife, Cameron, of Nashville; and Ellen Mayo Munson, of Arlington, Va. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Emily and Jon Sharp, Katie and Lilly Turner, and Jay and Thomas Munson; his sister, Martha Munson Pollard of Richmond; her children, Martha Pollard Easton and her husband, James, of Williamsburg, Va., and St. Julian Pollard and his wife, Maria, of Alexandria; and their children. Ned was a graduate of St. Christopher's School and earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia, where he was a member of St. Anthony Hall. He also earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Richmond. He attended Officer Candidate School at Newport, R.I., and served three years on active duty with the U.S. Navy. He began his law career at Williams, Mullen and Christian and served as Legal Counsel for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia and for First Health Services Corporation. Other employment included work as a Business and Legal Analyst for Sun America Affordable Housing Partners. He served on the vestry of Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, as chairman of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority, as president of the Westwood Racquet Club, and on the boards of Southern Health Management Corporation and the Christian Children's Fund. He also served on the board of the Flagler Home of St. Joseph's Villa and on the Villa's Board of Trustees and as a trustee of the John G., William H. and Emma Scott Foundation. Scott Foundation trustees established the Edwin Palmer Munson '53 Scholarship at St. Christopher's School in his honor in appreciation for the many years of service Ned provided as a trustee. Ned was known for his warm sense of humor, innate kindness, unfailing courtesy, and strong integrity. His greatest joys were family and home. Contributions may be made to the Outreach Program at Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 8 North Laurel St., Richmond, VA 23220. (Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch Feb. 5, 2013)
Glenn T. McCall ’58 of Roanoke, Va., and formerly of Richmond, Va., died Feb. 10, 2013, at the age of 80. He was born April 25, 1932, in Franklin County, Va. He was the son of John M. and Elsie Law McCall. He graduated from Rocky Mount High School, Rocky Mount, Va., in 1950. After four years of air traffic control in the Air Force, he graduated from the University of Virginia in 1958. He was a District Manager for Chrysler Corp., serving in Charlotte, N.C., Jacksonville, Fla., and Miami for nine years. He served in banking for more than 30 years. During this career, he served as an Assistant National Bank Examiner while living in Columbia, S.C. He was Chief Financial Officer and Operations Officer at Bankers Trust in Rocky Mount, Va., and was Chief Executive Officer and President of James River Bank (formerly the Bank of Waverly) from 1983 to 1996. He was Chief Financial Officer of James River Bankshares from its inception June 1, 1995, until his retirement. He served on the Board of Directors of both James River Bank and James River Bankshares. In addition, he served as member of the Virginia Association of Community Banks. He was a member of Waverly Congregational Christian Church, serving as an active member of the church choir and the church board. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Frances Amos and Ercelle Davidson; and one brother, John D. McCall. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Covington McCall; two sons, Michael M. McCall of Mechanicsville, Va., and Bryan T. McCall of Vinton, Va.; brother Darwyn G. McCall of Danville, Va.; sister Dianne Chitwood of Bassett, Va.; three grandchildren, Ashley, Stephanie and Austin; one great-granddaughter, Brianna; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at http://www.alz.org or 1-800-272-3900. (Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch Feb. 12, 2013)
Benjamin W. Sublett ’58, a long-time resident of Birmingham, Ala., and a retired insurance manager died Feb. 3, 2013, at his home in Birmingham. He was born April 17, 1931, in Danville, Va., and was the son of Freya Cramer Sublett and Henry Lee Sublett Sr. In addition to his parents, he also was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. Henry Lee Sublett Jr. He graduated from George Washington High School in Danville and joined the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean War. He was part of the group of Naval personnel with the responsibility for emergency evacuation of Americans in Europe and the Mediterranean area should the need arise. He also handled top secret material for the area just mentioned. Afterward, he became a member of the American Legion. After discharge, Mr. Sublett attended the University of Virginia, graduating in 1958. He then joined the Insurance Company of North America for a 32-year career, retiring in 1989 and making his home in Alabama. He was a charter member of SPEBSQSA in Danville and enjoyed concentrating on family lines from before the American Revolution to present times. In addition, Mr. Sublett was interested in supporting the disabled, serving as president of the Community Advocates for Developmentally Disabled and as a life member of The ARC of Jefferson County. He was vice president of professional business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi and a member of the Jefferson Literary Society. He also belonged to Theta Chi social fraternity. Surviving are his wife, Joan Whitehead Sublett; two sons, Chandler Cramer Sublett and Michael Brooks Sublett; and one grandson, Aaron Benjamin Sublett. Memorial contributions may be made to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation Inc., 244 Goodwin Crest Dr., Homewood, AL. Online condolences may be offered at www.ridoutsvalleychapel.com. (Published in The Birmingham News Feb. 5-6, 2013)
James L. Jenkins ’61 (Law ’64), of Henrico, Va., died Jan. 26, 2013, at the age of 73. He is survived by his devoted wife, Hazel Buckingham Jenkins; five children, James L. Jenkins Jr., Laurie J. Howard, Katherine J. Mushung, Naomi P. Iguchi, and Benjamin S. Perlman; eight grandchildren; and eight siblings. A native of Norfolk, Va., Jim graduated from the McIntire School in 1961 and the Law School in 1964. He was President of Avec Electronics Corporation and Managing Partner for Delmar Development Corporation. Devoted to community service, Jim was a member of the Henrico County Planning Commission and chaired the board of trustees for St. Luke’s Hospital. In addition, he served as President of Bloomfield Home, an Episcopal Church-affiliated residential facility for children with severe disabilities, and chaired the Henrico County Mental Health Advisory Board. Jim was appointed to the Richmond Metropolitan Authority in 1972 and served as its Chairman from 1984 to 2012. He was also appointed Chairman of the Virginia Parole Board from 1999 to 2002, after which time he acted as an administrative hearing officer for the Supreme Court of Virginia. As a UVA student, he was president of Sigma Phi Society, a place where he met many of his lifelong friends. After graduating from Virginia, he remained active with his fraternity, eventually becoming president of the Sigma Phi Educational Foundation and lifetime trustee. Jim attended St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, where he was very active, serving as registrar, junior warden, senior warden, vestry member, and chairman of the finance committee. He also was one of the organizers of the Bull and Bear Club in downtown Richmond and served as president. The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church or the Jenkins-Cooney Scholarship Fund (UVA Alumni Association, P.O. Box 400314, Charlottesville, VA 22907). Sigma Phi brothers are asked to donate to the capital campaign (http://sigmaphiuva.org/campaign/) that Jim was leading for his beloved Sigma Phi at UVA at the time of his death. (Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2013)
William Darrough ’76 passed away Jan. 18, 2013, while on vacation in Freeport, Bahamas. A lifelong resident of Alexandria, Va., he was active with the Boy Scouts of America. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Phyllis Darrough; children, Mary Boden and Andrew Darrough; brother, Kirk Darrough; sister, Rebecca Cordell; and two nieces and one nephew. Memorial contributions may be made to The Claude McDonald Foundation (Camp Big Mac) c/o Mr. and Mrs. William Crouch, 10322 Maremont Dr., Richmond, VA 23233. A guest register can be found at http://www.everlyfuneralhomes.com. (Published in The Washington Post Jan. 27-31, 2013)
James P. Fox ’80, age 54, of Seattle passed away Nov. 30, 2012. Jim was born in Cambridge, Md., April 10, 1958. He graduated from Conestoga Senior High in Berwyn, Pa., and continued on to earn a Commerce degree from the University of Virginia. Jim worked at The Menninger Clinic in Houston as Chief Financial Officer for nine years. He enjoyed baseball, traveling, his dogs, music, and volunteer work. He was the board chair of Bayou City Performing Arts and a supporter of the work of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Jim is survived by his brothers, Steve and Doug; his niece and nephews, Katy, Stephen, Christopher, and Andrew; his sisters-in-law, Maryann and Phyllis; his long-term partner, James Barrett; and other family and friends. Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Douglas and Rita, of Appleton, Wis. Memorial donations may be given to Bayou City Performing Arts, HRC, or The Menninger Clinic via RememberJimFox.com. The family of James P. Fox wishes to thank these organizations for their contribution to his life and to others they have touched. (Published in The Washington Post Feb. 17, 2013)
Kent Kruse ’93, age 41, of Mechanicsville, Va., went to be with the Lord Dec. 5, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Kendal; his daughter, Hanna; his son, Nolan; parents, Charles and Brenda Kruse; brothers, Scott and Bernie Kruse; and in-laws, Bill and Carolyn Powers and Scott Powers. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and son. Kent was a 1989 graduate of York High School and a 1993 graduate of UVA. He was a current employee of Owens & Minor. (Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch Dec. 7, 2012)