Listing includes notices shared with the university between June 1, 2017, and Sept. 30, 2017. The next edition will include those recieved between Oct. 1, 2017, and Dec. 31, 2017.
Everett F. Eldred Jr., North Chesterfield, Va., 8/26/17.
Newman R. Ogden Jr., Richmond, Va., 7/14/17.
Martha P. Waybright, Blacksburg, Va., 8/7/17.
Thomas O. Dixon Sr., Edgewater, Md., 7/21/17.
John C. Higginbotham III, Greensboro, N.C., 8/14/17.
Joseph C. Hild, La Grange, Texas, 9/21/17.
Thomas G. Martin, Williamsburg, Va., 7/4/17.
Donald H. Scott Jr., Marietta, Ga., 8/6/17.
Douglas D. Shelton Jr., Miami, Fla., 7/29/17.
Helen F. Troland, Mechanicsville, Va., 8/29/17.
Edgar L. Van Nuis, Pittsgrove, N.J., 7/5/17.
Robert I. Wilkerson, Brevard, N.C., 9/23/17.
William L. Phalen Jr., Marietta, Ga., 9/19/17.
John T. Walmsley, Tinley Park, Ill., 8/10/17.
James M. Cole, Abingdon, Va., 9/15/17.
George L. Spanos, Columbia, S.C., 6/30/17.
Robert E. Wickes, Simpsonville, S.C., 9/7/17.
Robert W. Benson, Victor, N.Y., 9/6/17.
Melvin E. Manuel, Norfolk, Va., 8/9/17.
Roy L. Scales, Kingwood, Texas, 7/18/17.
Walker Anderson, Louisville, Colo., 9/28/17.
Wesley L. Anderson, Livingston, N.J., 8/9/17.
Wayne G. Branscome, Wilmington, N.C., 8/27/17.
Claiborne H. Cummins, Springfield, Va., 9/28/17.
William A. Headley Jr., Orlando, Fla., 7/20/17.
Tony W. Hogue, Pittston, Pa., 2/19/17.
Howard E. Jones, Virginia Beach, Va., 9/22/17.
Robert S. Kilbourne, Abingdon, Va., 8/23/17.
Harold H. Mathews Jr., Kernersville, N.C., 7/3/17.
Robert L. May, Abingdon, Va., 6/7/17.
James N. Sheppard, Buffalo Junction, Va., 9/25/17.
Leon K. Smith, Newport News, Va., 8/22/17.
Leon V. Talmage, Garnet Valley, Pa., 8/2/17.
Franklin R. Taylor, Millersville, Md., 8/12/17.
Allen R. Trippeer, Kennesaw, Ga., 6/30/17.
Walter Lambert Jr., Richmond, Va., 8/18/17.
Richard L. Martin, Collierville, Tenn., 6/22/17.
Mildred Price McDuffie, Roanoke, Va., 7/1/17.
John “Dick” R. Plymale Jr., Harrisonburg, Va., 9/19/17.
Gerald M. White, Lexington, Ky., 8/6/17.
James N. Young Sr., Springfield, Va., 7/10/17.
J. Curtis Hall, Richmond, Va., 7/20/2017.
Franklin O. Vecellio, Staunton, Va., 6/28/17.
William B. Atkinson Jr., Roanoke, Va., 7/6/17.
Philip P. Janosik, Woodbridge, Va., 8/25/17.
Everett A. Huffman, Lanham, Md., 8/19/17.
William P. Radtke, Leawood, Kan., 8/16/17.
William R. Stafford Jr., Greensboro, N.C., 8/3/17.
Marilyn E. Ambler, Hampton, Va., 6/13/17.
James Rosati Jr., Largo, Fla., 9/15/17.
Hayden J. Silver Jr., Williamsburg, Va., 9/28/17.
Joseph “Jay” T. Sowell Jr., Palmdale, Calif., 6/16/17.
Stephen E. Whitney, Ashburn, Va., 8/18/17.
William E. Cox, Raleigh, N.C., 8/10/17.
Dennis E. Brown, Mechanicsville, Va., 8/31/17.
Raymond F. Burmester, Fairfax, Va., 9/15/17.
Sidney B. Harvey, Elk Creek, Va., 7/26/2017.
James H. Holland, Peoria, Ill., 7/1/2017.
Robert M. Stewart, Va Beach, Va., 8/21/17.
Stanley A. Jacobson, Miami, Fla., 8/7/17.
Clyde B. LaRue Jr., Newport News, Va., 7/14/17.
Peggy Brooks Loyd, Chambersburg, Pa., 9/3/17.
Curtis E. Davis Jr., Roanoke, Va., 8/2/17.
Clarence B. Givens, Blacksburg, Va., 8/22/17.
James H. Patterson, Blacksburg, Va., 9/18/17.
Julian C. Roden Jr., Mechanicsville, Va., 5/28/17.
Albert E. Smith, Severna Park, Md., 7/26/17.
James R. Berry, Earlysville, Va., 7/1/17.
Arthur R. Lafollette, High View, W.Va., 4/12/17.
Richard N. McGuire, Christiansburg, Va., 9/14/17.
C. Harry Stanley, Damascus, Va., 6/29/17.
George W. Bowling, Chesterfield, Mo., 7/3/17.
James M. Brown Jr., Fredericksburg, Va., 8/30/17.
Robert L. Lively, Greensboro, N.C., 7/26/17.
C. L. Roberson, Spartanburg, S.C., 8/8/17.
William J. Story III, Waverly, Va., 7/14/17.
Murray S. Boris, Potomac, Md., 9/19/17.
John H. Crews Jr., Lanexa, Va., 9/1/17.
Patricia Trainum Field, Annapolis, Md., 8/31/17.
Kenneth L. Garner, Norco, Calif., 9/19/17.
Lemuel “Chip” W. Houston Jr., Chesterfield, Va., 7/9/17.
Paul “Davis” Myers Jr., Titusville, Fla., 8/4/17.
James H. Bradley Sr., Danville, Va., 6/3/17.
Lyle G. Hall Jr., Richmond, Va., 8/22/17.
Asghar Hasan, Burlington, N.J., 9/22/17.
Frederick D. Howard, Alum Creek, W.Va., 8/8/17.
Joseph J. McSweeney III, Richmond, Va., 7/2/17.
Bartley Mullin, Columbus, Ohio, 7/2/17.
Douglas H. Petrie, Pittsburgh, Pa., 7/11/17.
Eugene M. Schultz, Baltimore, Md., 8/23/17.
Richard W. Williams Jr., Annapolis, Md., 9/15/17.
Lawrence W. Akers, Raleigh, N.C., 9/15/17.
Keith Douglas K. Baugher, Baton Rouge, La., 9/7/17.
John F. Reppert, Saint Albans, W.Va., 9/30/17.
Samuel R. Carter III, Salem, Va., 8/18/17.
Richard L. Dishman Sr., Troutman, N.C., 8/23/17.
Robert E. Doriot, Coppell, Texas, 7/27/2017.
Thomas E. Falgout Sr., Lafayette, La., 8/21/17.
Marvin W. Parker Jr., Newport News, Va., 9/1/17.
George S. Gillis, Atlanta, Ga., 9/21/17.
Thomas W. Otto Jr., Springfield, Va., 7/22/17.
Terrell A. Wright, Alexandria, Va., 7/31/17.
Robert W. Earley, Sugarloaf, Pa., 9/25/17.
Claude E. Messamore Jr., Saint Petersburg, Fla., 9/18/17.
John J. Monroe Jr., Nokesville, Va., 9/6/17.
Kenneth J. Rhodes, Henrico, Va., 8/25/17.
Aubrey P. Ward Jr., Columbia, Md., 7/15/17.
William T. Dickson, Luray, Va., 9/28/17.
Dean R. Hanson, League City, Texas, 7/21/17.
David E. Sawyer, Chesapeake, Va., 8/20/17.
Howard M. Sisson Jr., Wirtz, Va., 9/12/17.
John E. Apostolides, Richmond, Va., 7/6/17.
Larry R. Coke, Lansdale, Penn., 9/27/17.
William L. Gibson, Canton, N.C., 8/28/17.
William C. Wilson, Columbia, Md., 7/21/17.
Thomas C. Chestnutt, Williamsburg, Va., 8/26/17.
French E. Guthrie Jr., Greensboro, N.C., 8/23/17.
Samuel J. Fariss, Buffalo Junction, Va., 6/27/17.
Steve Pyles, Fort Washington, Md., 7/14/17.
Gary D. Spidell, Home, Pa., 9/21/17.
John F. Dryden, Anderson, S.C., 9/1/17.
William L. Herring Sr., Keswick, Va., 8/9/17.
Harriet H. Miller, Sterling, Va., 9/24/17.
David T. Stafford, Oak Ridge, Tenn., 6/24/17.
Lonnie White, Whitewood, Va., 8/31/17.
Charles E. Fraker Jr., Richmond, Va., 7/27/17.
Joseph H. Gilmer, Lebanon, Va., 7/26/17.
Philip T. Lester, Ridgeway, Va., 8/4/17.
Wayne L. Adkins, Myrtle Beach, S.C., 7/25/17.
William A. Herndon, Cape Coral, Fla., 8/14/17.
Andrawus “Andre“ Khuri, Jacksonville, Fla., 8/30/17.
Margery L. Krome, Norfolk, Va., 8/11/17.
James A. Marshall, Hot Springs, N.C., 5/13/17.
Mark A. Munsey Jr., Kingsport, Tenn., 8/13/17.
Herbert R. Smith, Athens, Ga., 8/15/17.
John P. Dixon Jr., El Paso, Texas, 6/27/17.
Julian L. Hicks, Turbeville, S.C., 9/12/17.
Therese T. Minter, Virginia Beach, Va., 11/21/17.
William D. Simpkins, Bristol, Tenn., 8/23/17.
Harold Absher Jr., Knoxville, Tenn., 8/9/17.
Phyllis F. Cannon, Virginia Beach, Va., 8/15/17.
Moses A. Clements, Emporia, Va., 9/23/17.
Charles R. Guarino, Durango, Colo., 7/4/17.
Thomas J. Heckman, Reading, Penn., 8/11/17.
Betty M. Henry, Fairlawn, Va., 9/13/17.
Chester L. Briggs, Roanoke, Va., 8/1/17.
Suzanne M. Flavin, Chicago, Ill., 9/8/17.
Henry S. Hewitt Jr., Studley, Va., 8/27/17.
Thomas E. McCue, Williamsburg, Va., 8/19/17.
Fred C. Shelton Jr., Madison Heights, Va., 7/29/17.
Linda Kruscop Carter, Yanceyville, N.C., 7/18/17.
Ronald R. Clary, Roanoke, Va., 6/24/17.
Lisa H. Peterson, Alexandria, Va., 6/30/17.
David P. Fitzgerald, Alachua, Fla., 6/27/17.
Nancy Sautter, Horton, Mich., 7/17/17.
Kevin J. Buckert, Hilton, N.Y., 6/29/17.
Sabrina L. Tuttle, Globe, Ariz., 7/17/17.
William R. Williamson, Gastonia, N.C., 8/25/17.
Richard W. Eby, Laurence Harbor, N.J., 9/15/17.
Gregory G. Hamm, Fairfax, Va., 7/25/17.
Mark A. Newman, Blacksburg, Va., 10/28/17.
Bobbie J. Primus-Cotton, Daytona Beach, Fla., 9/25/17.
Derek A. Emmerson, Owens Cross Roads, Ala., 7/16/17.
Kelly E. Quillen, Greensboro, N.C., 9/10/17.
Brion H. Ferratt, Fort Worth, Texas, 6/29/17.
Karen M. Latham, Gainesville, Va., 8/16/17.
David B. Wiersma, North Bethesda, Md., 7/15/17.
Stephanie S. Herron, Roanoke, Va., 8/12/17.
Glenn W. Prichard, Crum, W.Va., 9/6/17.
John H. Stadler, Poquoson, Va., 10/18/17.
James R. Criniti, Mount Carbon, W.Va., 8/22/17.
Audrey O. Lee, Bedford, Va., 8/14/17.
Phillip P. Cataldi, Annapolis, Md., 7/10/17.
Ruth E. Rathburn Cox, Blacksburg, Va., 8/7/17.
Marsha Siewert Hoshko, Grayslake, Ill., 8/6/17.
Nancy R. Hymes Houseknecht, Staunton, Va., 9/13/17.
Robert F. Rhinehart, Edmonds, Wash., 7/20/17.
David W. Wallace, Lawrenceville, Va., 7/5/17.
Robert A. Coletti, Jonesborough, Tenn., 7/9/17.
Charles R. Fagg, Richmond, Va., 8/9/17.
Charles K. Fisher, Bassett, Va., 8/7/17.
Ethel R. Porter, Chesapeake, Va., 1/25/17.
Noelle C. Loving, North Chesterfield, Va., 9/13/17.
Patricia S. Morgan, Amelia Court House, Va., 11/4/17.
Ryan F. Hubbard, Christiansburg, Va., 9/9/17.
Christopher L. Shifflett, Shenandoah, Va., 7/4/17.
Aaron P. Bitler, Williamsburg, Va., 8/22/17.
Heather D. Riley, Midlothian, Va., 7/28/17.
Dylan F. Patterson, Baltimore, Md., 9/21/17.
Benjamin M. Wenger, Annandale, Va., 9/16/17.
Catherine E. Poindexter, Severna Park, Md., 9/21/17.
Abigail Ryan, Blacksburg, Va., 9/16/17.
John Cairns Jr., a University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Environmental Biology, died Nov. 5, 2017. Cairns joined the faculty of Virginia Tech in 1968, teaching more than 20 courses before his retirement in 1995. His research focused primarily on ecotoxicology, ecological restoration, protozoan community dynamics, and the sustainable use of the planet. In 1991, Cairns was named to the National Academy of Sciences and received the Virginia Lifetime Achievement in Science Award.
Col. Wesley L. Fox, a Medal of Honor recipient, U.S. Marine, and former deputy commandant for the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, died Nov. 24, 2017. On Feb. 22, 1969, while serving as the commanding officer of Company A, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division in A Shau Valley, Vietnam, Fox's unit was attacked. Despite injury, Fox led his men as they advanced through heavy fire. They eventually forced the North Vietnamese troops to retreat. Wounded again in a final assault, Fox continued to refuse medical attention and instead ensured that other wounded Marines were tended to and evacuated. Fox was presented the Medal of Honor by former President Richard Nixon. Fox also earned a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star, among other recognitions.
Barry Robert, university veterinarian and director of the Office of Animal Resources, died Nov. 12, 2017. As a veterinarian and professor for 30 years, he worked at universities and medical and research centers throughout the country. In 2014, he arrived at Virginia Tech, where he oversaw the management and clinical care of animals used in teaching and research in Blacksburg and in Roanoke at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.
James E. Turner Jr. ’56 of Suffolk, Virginia, a distinguished and devoted alumnus who served on the university’s Board of Visitors from 1994 to 2002 and was rector from 1997 to 2002, died Dec. 27, 2017. A native of Virginia’s Isle of Wight County, Turner earned his bachelor’s in agricultural engineering. While a student at Virginia Tech, Turner spent two years in the Corps of Cadets, played football, and was a member of the Tau Beta Pi and Phi Kappa Phi honor fraternities. After graduation, he went to work for Newport News Shipbuilding, and over the next 43 years, he held positions of increasing responsibility at that company, Westinghouse, and General Dynamics, from which he retired as president and chief operating officer in 2000.
Along with his wife, Elizabeth, Turner was a charter member of the President’s Circle within the Ut Prosim Society of Virginia Tech’s most generous donors.
In recognition of his accomplishments, service, and contributions, the university in 1994 presented Turner with the University Distinguished Achievement Award. He received the Alumni Distinguished Service Award in 2003, and the university's highest award, the William H. Ruffner Medal, in 2004.