These listings include notices shared with the university from Jan. 16, 2020 through April 30, 2020.
George W. Habel Jr., Henrico, Va., 3/16/2020.
Edward Benton Hale, Blacksburg, Va., 4/24/2020.
Peyton Leftwich Morgan Jr., Knoxville, Tenn., 1/27/2020.
Virginia Peters Wilson, S. Yarmouth, Mass., 2/1/2020.
Lamar “Chap” C. Toomer, Houston, Texas, 3/17/2020.
Stanley Goldsmith, Kennewick, Wash., 2/15/2020.
Harriet Goode Reubush, Raleigh, N.C., 4/7/2020.
A. Nelson Sills, Houston, Del., 1/24/2020.
Robert J. White, Kingsport, Tenn., 3/26/2020.
Joseph E. Isaac Jr., Lexington, Ky., 2/5/2020.
Calvin Tompkins Lucy Jr., Midlothian, Va., 4/24/2020.
Martha Bishop Heiskell, Blacksburg, Va., 3/31/2020.
Philip Ivan Karp, Bradenton, Fla., 1/15/2020.
William N. Goodson, Milton, Ala., 12/22/2019.
Paul F. Lumbye, Broad Run, Va., 3/21/2020.
George W. Hill, Wilmington, Del., 2/29/2020.
Augustine Warner Robins Sr., Yorktown, Va., 3/22/2020.
Richard K. Culbertson, Blacksburg, Va., 1/24/2020.
William Cardwell Hager, Christiansburg, Va., 2/6/2020.
George W. Hill, Baton Rouge, La., 1/25/2020.
Robert Ward Johnson, Midlothian, Va., 3/16/2020.
E. Harley Kline, Manassas, Va., 7/20/2015.
George William Layman, Bristol, Tenn., 1/5/2020.
Wilbur Hamilton Showalter, Earlysville, Va., 4/1/2020.
Jack A. Thalhimer, Springfield, Va., 4/8/2020.
Melvin Warren Bryant, Barhamsville, Va., 1/19/2020.
William W. Ford Jr., Charlotte, N.C., 4/2/2020.
John Frances Hamer, Jacksonville, Fla., 2/12/2020.
Bobby E. Stultz, Madison, N.J., 3/22/2020.
Fred G. Sutherland, Sandston, Va., 4/23/2020.
John C. Thompson Jr., Davidson, N.C., 4/14/2020.
David Fallen Varner, Newport News, Va., 3/25/2020.
Claude F. Yelton, Pulaski, Va., 2/28/2020.
Edward Lawrence Olson Jr., Columbia, N.C., 1/24/2020.
Howard O. Harrison Jr., Troutville, Va., 2/5/2020.
John Edgar Awalt, Rochester, Minn., 3/20/2020.
Andrew J. Given Jr., Virginia Beach, Va., 1/20/2020.
Floyd W. Hough Jr., Hagerstown, Md., 1/17/2020.
Robert Lee Hundley, Mechanicsville, Va., 2/20/2020.
Chuck D. Hutton, Charlotte, N.C., 4/7/2020.
John “J.D.” D. Barbour, Bluefield, Va., 3/5/2020.
Floyd V. Bennett, Sugar Land, Texas, 3/19/2020.
James T. Blankenship, Valencia, Calif., 1/24/2020.
James H. Burkholder, Lynchburg, Va., 2/10/2020.
Mary Ann Jones Hall, Midlothian, Va., 1/10/2020.
Thomas J. Blair III, Charleston, W.Va., 3/13/2020.
Harry McDonald Francis Jr., Chapel Hill, N.C., 1/29/2020.
Thomas B. French, Dubuque, Iowa, 3/23/2020.
Arden Nelson Huff, Dugspur, Va., 2/10/2020.
Hubert “H.H.” Hamilton Jewell Jr., Culpeper, Va., 4/10/2020.
Harold P. Remines, Abingdon, Va., 2/4/2020.
Herbert Ray Alcorn Sr., Blacksburg, Va., 1/25/2020.
Michael O. Efird, Lawrenceville, Ga., 1/29/2020.
William Gabriel III, Missoula, Mont., 4/7/2020.
John D. Lambert, Richmond, Va., 1/16/2020.
L. Dale Higginbotham, Amherst, Va., 3/25/2020.
Randolph Cutchin Hodges, Andrews, S.C., 3/26/2020.
Robert H. Pusey, Christiansburg, Va., 4/4/2020.
John B. Tenney Jr., Williamson, N.Y., 2/17/2020.
John C. Holladay Jr., Norfolk, Va., 2/9/2020.
E. Towson Moore, Durham, N.C., 1/21/2020.
Andrew L. Nester, Floyd, Va., 2/1/2020.
Andrew Thomas Roth Jr., Springfield, Va., 2/15/2020.
Joseph William Tackett, Kokomo, Ind., 3/7/2020.
Garland Ray Williams, Lynchburg, Va., 1/27/2020.
Charles “C.B.” Boyd Foster Jr., Alexandria, Va., 1/18/2020.
Roger Glen Furgurson, Williamsburg, Va., 2/20/2020.
John Lynwood Mouring Jr., Gloucester Point, Va., 3/10/2020.
Janet Cobb Newcomb, Haymarket, Va., 3/19/2020.
Phillip Edmund Barnard Sr., Amelia Court House, Va., 1/21/2020.
Charles W. Elgin Jr., Christiansburg, Va., 2/23/2020.
Joseph Carl Pratt Jr., Martinsville, Va., 3/14/2020.
Shirley Farrier Copenhaver Strother, Blacksburg, Va., 4/3/2020.
James Montgomery Wright, Knoxville, Tenn., 4/22/2020.
Frederick W. Dulaney Jr., Roanoke, Va., 2/5/2020.
Raymond Joseph Klotz Jr., Mechanicsville, Va., 2/1/2020.
Alwyn Dale Mottesheard, Moseley, Va., 4/2/2020.
Curtis D. Snyder, Port Tobacco, Md., 3/29/2020.
David W. Gillespie, Wilmington, N.C., 1/28/2020.
William Farr Holtzclaw, Rehoboth Beach, Del., 1/17/2020.
Edward F. Swansey Jr., Richmond, Va., 11/2/2019.
James Arnel Conner, Roanoke, Va., 3/14/2020.
William Lee Dail, Lynchburg, Va., 1/13/2020.
Joseph Edmund Hile, Danville, Va., 3/25/2020.
Raymond Reynarld Kirby, Floyd, Va., 1/27/2020.
John William Minichan, Barboursville, W.Va. 4/25/2020.
Jerry M. Soukup, Seminole, Fla., 2/1/2020.
Charles E. Tilson Jr., Blacksburg, Va., 4/18/2020.
Joseph Wilson Arnold, Mechanicsville, Va., 1/13/2020.
Ronald Hamilton Mackey, Middleville, Mich., 2/10/2020.
Michael Watson Stoner, Hagerstown, Md., 4/21/2020.
James Frederic Ballard, Haymarket, Va., 3/19/2020.
Ronald Lee Barker, Richmond, Va., 1/26/2020.
James Michael Glennon Jr., Wadmalaw Island, S.C., 4/17/2020.
Edgar Paul Hilton, Glen Allen, Va., 3/1/2020.
Jack Buckland Johnson Sr., Roanoke, Va., 4/12/2020.
Edward George Astin Jr., Rocky Mount, N.C., 3/8/2020.
Harold Thomas Blankenship Jr., Alexandria, Va., 4/11/2020.
William E. Miller, Bradenton, Fla., 2/20/2020.
John L. Rothgeb Jr., Santa Ana, Calif., 1/11/2020.
Lee Edward Sharpe, Frederick, Md., 3/19/2020.
Patricia Jane Skeen, Rosedale, Va., 2/2/2020.
Rodney W. Smith, Elliston, Va., 2/8/2020.
Charles Winston Swain, Williamsburg, Va., 3/2/2020.
Hugh Barnes Townsend Jr., Manquin, Va., 4/25/2020.
Averill M. Hansen Jr., Fort Mill, S.C., 2/20/2020.
Richard Louis Kornmann, Lewistown, Pa., 1/30/2020.
Robert Schindler Pearman, Grottoes, Va., 4/1/2020.
James Wright Ellis, Mechanicsville, Va., 4/26/2020.
Forrest Dale Hall Jr., Reedville, Va., 1/5/2020.
Robert Wallace Austin Jr., Danville, Va., 1/29/2020.
Henry Johnson Davis Jr., Goffstown, N.H., 3/31/2020.
Ronald Earl Fletcher, West Grove, Pa., 3/12/2020.
Charles Temple Gaynor, Chicago, Ill., 2/26/2020.
Dennis Ho, Dover, Del., 3/16/2020.
Steven Wayne Pittman, Richmond, Va., 1/16/2020.
Daniel Irvin Putzulu, White Post, Va., 3/1/2020.
Dennis Meredith Smith, Bergton, Va., 3/28/2020.
Homer Ronald Coake, Draper, Va., 1/22/2020.
John N. Dooley, Broken Bow, Okla., 3/18/2020.
William E. Elliott III, Clintwood, Va., 9/2/2019.
Joseph Francis Goncalves Jr., Chesapeake, Va., 3/19/2020.
Kermit K. Hutcheson, Athens, Ga., 2/2/2020.
Clifford F. Phillips II, Buchanan, Va., 3/8/2020.
Walter W. Revere, Wake, Va., 3/17/2020.
Bruce Howard Booth, Reedville, Va., 1/14/2020.
William Michael Darracott, Germantown, Md., 1/28/2020.
Gordon Thomas Dickinson, Shrewsbury, Pa., 4/13/2020.
Wayne Coulbourn Lee, Winchester, Va., 3/21/2020.
Gary Stephen Quesenberry, Radford, Va., 1/11/2020.
Carl Granville Thomas Jr., Ocala, Fla., 4/20/2020.
Mark Squire Adams, New York, N.Y., 2/15/2020.
Boardman Homer Caraway Jr., Lancaster, S.C., 2/11/2020.
Thomas Edward Brown, Sterling, Va., 12/29/2019.
E-Li Elizabeth Chen, Greensboro, N.C., 1/14/2020.
Elwyn Martin Clifton, Fincastle, Va., 2/11/2020.
Robert Loron German, Virginia Beach, Va., 3/13/2020.
Nancy “Betsy” Parks Maloney, Spotsylvania, Va., 1/10/2020.
Ronald Keith Mason, Henrico, Va., 3/16/2020.
Susan Yates Mills, Leesburg, Va., 4/9/2020.
Beverly Huston Sgro, Asheville, N.C., 3/13/2020.
Gordon Charles Alling, Fredericksburg, Va., 3/10/2020.
John A. Bresnahan, Annandale, Va., 3/10/2020.
Grover Lee Carter Jr., Chester, Va., 3/28/2020.
George Edwards Hunt Jr., Rocky Mount, Va., 3/2/2020.
Donald Rae McLean, Wasilla, Ark., 2/9/2020.
Deborah Elizabeth Edwards Osborne, Blacksburg, Va., 1/22/2020.
Dennis John Phillips, Charlotte, N.C., 4/23/2020.
Michael A. Schroedl, Newport News, Va., 2/15/2020.
Joseph Gary Vipperman, Pulaski, Va., 1/14/2020.
Joseph Thomas Coleman, Roanoke, Va., 3/12/2020.
Mary Moyer Phelps, Middleburg, Va., 4/13/2020.
Sandra Smith Ridout, Grand Junction, Colo., 3/18/2020.
Virginia Harrison Russell, Lawrenceville, Va., 3/21/2020.
Phillip Cato Scheider, Manassas, Va., 1/15/2020.
Margaret “Peg” Wirth Woolf, Hamilton, N.J., 2/19/2020.
Lloyd Allen Anderson, Abingdon, Va., 3/1/2020.
Wayne A. DeVan, Landisville, Pa., 1/29/2020.
James Earl Glascock, Capron, Va., 3/27/2020.
Frances Anne Harrison, Bluefield, W.Va., 1/19/2020.
Frederick David Snell Jr., Blacksburg, Va., 2/13/2020.
Robert Bruce Vaughan, Westford, Vt., 2/10/2020.
James Lynn Williams, Spotsylvania, Va., 2/14/2020.
Richard T. Williams II, Louisville, Tenn., 2/29/2020.
Naomi Ruth Winfrey Astle, Beckley, W.Va., 4/12/2020.
Larry William Carper, Friendswood, Texas, 4/14/2020.
Robert M. Fisher, Bedford, Texas, 2/14/2020.
Thomas William Klima, Alexandria, Va., 2/25/2020.
Louis Andrew Sanders, Norfolk, Va., 2/7/2020.
Romona Perry Williams, Roanoke, Va., 3/13/2020.
Ellen Mason Luce, Falls Church, Va., 1/4/2020.
James Wallace Kirks Jr., Chesapeake, Va., 1/15/2020.
Steven Daniel Moses, Yorktown, Va., 2/10/2020.
William Legrand Higgs, Mountain Top, Pa., 1/26/2020.
Fernando Anthony Munilla, Statesboro, Ga., 2/9/2020.
James F. Ripp, Blacksburg, Va., 2/3/2020.
Joseph Lindsay Browning, Reston, Va., 1/31/2020.
Roy R. Smith Jr., Blacksburg, Va., 1/23/2020.
William Charles Newman, Hilton Head Island, S.C., 3/26/2020.
Deborah Lowe Duty, North Myrtle Beach, S.C., 1/16/2020.
Amanda Shockley Hanks, Franklin, Va., 1/25/2020.
James Thomas Kline III, Falls Church, Va., 1/12/2020.
Theresa Cardinal Lee, Manassas, Va., 1/28/2020.
Peggy Condon Vance, Mohnton, Pa., 3/1/2020.
Gayle Allison Hooper, Springfield, Va., 1/29/2020.
Mark Taylor Keffer, Virginia Beach, Va., 4/19/2020.
Joel Gregory Long, Nevada City, Calif., 3/8/2020.
Vincent Paul Vala, Culpeper, Va., 4/21/2020.
William Peter Bialick, Clarksville, Md., 3/14/2020.
Brian Patrick Fimian, Arlington, Va., 4/5/2020.
Evelyn Harris Wigglesworth, Chesapeake, Va., 4/4/2020.
James Andrew Pemberton, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., 2/9/2020.
Carolyn Lee Thomas, Ferrum, Va., 1/14/2020.
Joseph Lloyd Wilson, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 3/10/2020.
Wallace Palmer Carroll, Mechanicsville, Va., 1/18/2020.
John Patrick Hearring, Chesterfield, Va., 1/30/2020.
Alice Mae Verra Williams, Winston-Salem, N.C., 1/19/2020.
Nelson Botts Janes, Las Vegas, Nev., 2/6/2020.
Johan Sikkar, Severna Park, Md., 2/25/2020.
Kimberly Hamrick Tavaglione, Woodbridge, Va., 1/24/2020.
Judith Kathryn Rains Jandreau, Rock Hall, Md., 4/16/2020.
Floyd Steven Meredith, Pearisburg, Va., 2/26/2020.
Lisa Marie Brown Petrovich, Haymarket, Va., 3/5/2020.
Michael John Smith, Snoqualmie, Wash., 3/22/2020.
Warren David Strickler, Kingsport, Tenn., 1/25/2020.
Laura Michelle Armstrong, Newport News, Va., 3/22/2020.
William Howard Brown, Danville, Va., 2/17/2020.
Charles Francis Fox, Dubai, 2/25/2020.
Timothy Blaine Roach, Lynchburg, Va., 2/29/2020.
David Eisele Baum, Williamsburg, Va., 2/9/2020.
Kaye Farley Johnson Nichols, Roanoke, Va., 3/20/2020.
Stephen Christian Piccirilli, Eldersburg, Md., 2/21/2020.
Kevin John Martin, Crozet, Va., 2/21/2020.
Jeanette Webb Rhile, Advance, N.C., 2/20/2020.
Michael Greenlee Van Ness, Lexington, Va., 3/29/2020.
Michelle LaMay Forgash, Leesburg, Va., 2/18/2020.
Jane R. Misheloff, Arlington, Va., 1/21/2020.
James D. Patterson, Charlotte, N.C., 2/28/2020.
Robert R. Everett Jr., Richmond, Va., 1/27/2020.
Jon A. Taillon, Arlington, Va., 2/20/2020.
Zachary William Fletchall, Daleville, Va., 4/17/2020.
Peter Anthony Lobue, Fort Thomas, Ky., 4/1/2020.
David Michael Hundley, Ridgeway, Va., 2/27/2020.
Debra Wilson Gillis, Boulder, Wyo., 2/13/2020.
George Whitney Shellem, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1/25/2020.
Megan Elizabeth Bennett, Plainfield, Ill., 1/9/2020.
Geoffrey David Malgee, Midlothian, Va., 2/1/2020.
Robert Duvall Neese, Brentwood, Tenn., 4/9/2020.
Lauren Kathleen Angleton, Bend, Ore., 2/6/2020.
Matthew John Sarver, Bernardsville, N.J., 2/22/2020.
Scott Le Hoang, Manassas, Va., 1/26/2020.
David Carrington Huff, Blacksburg, Va., 3/29/2020.
Willem David Schilder, Blacksburg, Va., 1/22/2020.
Faculty and staff
Ray Douglas Pethtel, Jr., former Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) commissioner, director of the Center for Transportation Research at Virginia Tech, and the founding director of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission for the Commonwealth of Virginia, died Sept. 12. A champion of innovation, Pethtel played a significant role in positioning Virginia Tech as a leader in transportation research and technology.
Robert H. Pusey ’57, M.S. ’58, Ph.D. ’72, professor emeritus of chemical engineering, died April 4. Pusey, who held various positions over his 40-year career at the university, was recognized with an Academic Advising Award in 1993 and was a charter member of the Academy of Advising Excellence.
Charles A. Roatenberry, of Dublin, a longtime electrician within the Division of Campus Planning, Infrastructure, and Facilities, passed away on July 30.
Jack Marshall Tyree, former director of Virginia 4-H, passed away on May 27.
Robert Wheeler, professor emeritus of mathematics in the Virginia Tech College of Science, died June 1.
A generous friend
Russell Amos Hitt, who helped transform his family’s business into one of the nation's largest and most successful general contracting firms and whose family has been extraordinarily generous to Virginia Tech, died on Sept. 14, 2020.
Hitt and his family’s foundation were among the early supporters of Virginia Tech’s two-building Intelligent Infrastructure and Construction Complex, a home for the university’s nationally leading programs in smart construction, autonomous vehicles, ubiquitous mobility, and energy systems. One of the buildings, which will allow for doubling the enrollment of the Myers-Lawson School of Construction, will be named Hitt Hall.
While Hitt did not attend Tech, he admired and benefitted from the graduates the university was producing. Hitt received the Myers-Lawson Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Construction Industry from the Virginia Tech Myers-Lawson School of Construction.
Read more about Hitt at vtnews.vt.edu.