Listing includes notices shared with the university between January 1 through April 30, 2019.
Edwin Allen Myrick, Daleville, Va., 1/21/2019.
Mary Hagaman Saylor, Johnson City, Tenn., 3/20/2019.
John T. Chamberlain, Bainbridge Island, Wash., 12/3/2016.
Paul J. Winfield, Largo, Fla., 12/21/2018.
Charles P. Powell Jr., Hampton, Va., 12/8/2017.
Charles E. Shenberger, Salem, Va., 1/10/2019.
John F. Spangler, Harrisonburg, Va., 12/18/2018.
Benjamin Thomas Cullen Jr., Crozet, Va., 3/20/2019.
Alice George Decker, Stanardsville, Va., 12/5/2018.
Rush M. Forquer Jr., Atlanta, Ga., 3/1/2019.
John Tyler Hanna, Williamsburg, Va., 12/11/2018.
Irvin R. Holmes Sr., Odessa, Fla., 1/12/2019.
T. Freeland Mason Jr., Richmond, Va., 2/5/2019.
Louise Pratt Pearson, Dickinson, N.D., 1/13/2019.
Dodson Hill Felton Sr., South Boston, Va., 12/6/2018.
Charles K. McCracken, North Bergen, N.J., 1/13/2019.
John M. Rasnick Jr., Richmond, Va., 12/12/2018.
Dorothy Jane Looney Barnes, Clinton Township, Mich., 3/2/2019.
Lawrence D. Garrett, Bowling Green, Va., 1/20/2019.
Thomas L. Phillips, Weston, Mass., 1/9/2019.
Lauren F. Corr, Camden, S.C., 3/3/2019.
Frederick F. Jewett Sr., Richmond, Va., 3/10/2019.
Wallace E. Smith, Chesapeake, Va., 1/15/2019.
William T. Borthwick Jr., Mount Pleasant, S.C., 3/2/2019.
Samuel J. Felton, Urbana, Ill., 3/22/2019.
William Granville Batte, Williamsburg, Va., 1/21/2019.
Charles Lowell Hall Jr., Salem, Va., 1/16/2019.
Harold R. Kaufman, Wimberley, Texas, 3/17/2019.
Elizabeth Trible Kennedy, Kilmarnock, Va., 1/21/2019.
Charles E. Smith, Boone, N.C., 3/18/2019.
Charles E. Sutton Jr., Richmond, Va., 12/31/2018.
James H. Taylor Jr., Baton Rouge, La., 3/4/2019.
Andrew Gordon Thornton Jr., Roanoke, Va., 4/5/2019.
Marshall R. Webb Jr., Colonial Heights, Va., 2/10/2019.
Carroll Aubrey Williams, Virginia Beach, Va., 3/8/2019.
Hugh Churchell Young, Millbrook, N.Y., 3/21/2019.
Richardson B. Cartwright Sr., West Point, Va., 12/17/2018.
Leonard Neal Ford Sr., Richmond, Va., 3/6/2019.
Marion Billy Hitt, Richland, Wash., 2/17/2019.
Muhamed Y. Yassine, Sterling, Va., 3/13/2019.
Wyatt Beasley Haney Jr., Greenville, S.C., 1/20/2019.
John S. Haydon, Mayfield, N.Y., 1/27/2019.
Dolph E. Henry Jr., Fairlawn, Va., 12/19/2018.
Joseph Willard Holcomb, Columbus, Ohio, 1/4/2019.
James Riley Kee, Richmond, Va., 3/28/2019.
Charles Donald King, Clintwood, Va., 1/24/2019.
Glen D. McLaughlin, Winchester, Va., 3/1/2019.
Donald Brigstock Powell, Stevens Point, Wisc., 2/5/2019.
Bransford A. Smoot, Athens, Tenn., 1/8/2019.
W. Guy Williams Jr., Richmond, Va., 3/14/2019.
William Horatio Brown IV, Surgoinsville, Tenn., 3/6/2019.
David Samuel Perry Jr., Richmond, Va., 2/28/2019.
Floyd Wendell Williams, Watkinsville, Ga., 1/22/2019.
William T. Hoeck, Cotuit, Mass., 3/20/2019.
G. Carter Kitts, Moneta, Va., 1/12/2019.
John Berman Murphy Jr., Henrico, Va., 1/23/2019.
Hughey Allen Woodle Jr., Midlothian, Va., 1/7/2019.
James Townley Alvey, Solomons, Md., 2/6/2019.
Robert F. Boxley Jr., Winchester, Va., 12/19/2018.
James E. Morris Jr., Chapin, S.C., 4/1/2019.
Averett S. Tombes, North Chesterfield, Va., 3/10/2019.
James Melvin Allen, Henrico, Va., 1/11/2019.
Virginia Hawley Butler, Blacksburg, Va., 12/29/2018.
Larry B. Hall, Virginia Beach, Va., 3/6/2019.
Joanne Brickey Hedeman, Salisbury, Md., 2/25/2019.
Sara "Lee" Richardson Sendelbeck, Palo Alto, Calif., 3/9/2019.
H. Hoover Thomas, Raleigh, N.C., 4/2/2019.
Joyce W. Dallas Clark, Charlotte, N.C., 2/15/2019.
Billy B. Cross, Lebanon, Va., 3/26/2019.
George Dragas Jr., Delray Beach, Fla., 3/21/2019.
Donald E. Graves, Cumberland, Md., 3/4/2019.
Herman William Hess Jr., Williamsburg, Va., 3/1/2019.
James Carroll Lovin, Brevard, N.C., 3/15/2019.
Cecil H. Maynor Jr., Mooresville, N.C., 12/18/2018.
Joe B. Wightman, Edinburg, Va., 3/23/2019.
Bruno R. Aimi, Schenectady, N.Y., 1/14/2019.
George Lawrence Eitel Jr., Hurricane, Utah, 3/21/2019.
Harry Franklin Geib Jr., McLean, Va., 1/29/2019.
James R. Hiers, Merritt Island, Fla., 1/29/2019.
Thomas Nathaniel Hunnicutt III, Hampton, Va., 4/3/2019.
James A. Rayburn, North Fort Myers, Fla., 2/5/2019.
Dwight Lonzo Speeks, Bluefield, Va., 12/20/2018.
Glen S. Waldrop, Jensen Beach, Fla., 2/2/2019.
Daniel Whitney Ferry, Hooksett, N.H., 2/3/2019.
Edwin Cline Gillenwater, Falls Church, Va., 1/23/2019.
Buddy O’Neill Mann, Jamestown, N.C., 12/28/2018.
Charles Edwin Neal, Mobile, Ala., 2/12/2019.
Frank David Porter III, Roanoke, Va., 2/19/2018.
Charles Edwin Shelton, Fernandina, Fla., 12/14/2018.
Arthur William Claussen Jr., Blacksburg, Va., 12/13/2018.
Hubert Hinote, Fairhope, Ala., 12/15/2018.
Wilburn Lee Moore, Springfield, Va., 2/9/2019.
T. David Siegle, Zillah, Wash., 2/11/2019.
James William Willard Sr., Rural Retreat, Va., 2/21/2019.
Roy A. Williams, Daleville, Va., 1/3/2019.
Creed Collier Absher, Norton, Va., 12/18/2018.
Joel Barnet Bloom, Mount Airy, Md., 12/13/2018.
Roy Alan Brogan, Lynchburg, Va., 12/22/2018.
Gerald Gene Gallimore, Dallas, Texas, 3/5/2019.
William Lee Hodson Jr., The Villages, Fla., 11/8/2018.
Phillip F. McClung, Pittsford, N.Y., 3/12/2019.
George Edward Washington, Purcellville, Va., 2/26/2019.
Georg Otto Bergemann Jr., Richmond, Va., 2/13/2019.
Donald C. Fritz, Bluff City, Tenn., 2/5/2019.
Roger Woolford Hall, Bradenton, Fla., 1/3/2019.
Curtis Dean Hanks, The Villages, Fla., 3/15/2019.
Brandon Lee Shelton, Scottsville, Va., 3/20/2019.
Harpal Singh, Morgantown, W.Va., 1/18/2019.
John William Webb, Ruckersville, Va., 12/1/2018.
Michael Lee Campbell, Salem, Va., 2/7/2019.
Paul A. Carr, Chesapeake, Va., 2/15/2019.
Dwight Morrison Pemberton, Spartanburg, S.C., 1/19/2019.
Stella Shen Sun, Raleigh, N.C., 1/17/2019.
Deroy C. Campbell, Rocky Mount, Va., 1/19/2019.
Robert Ellis Casey, Roanoke, Va., 3/5/2019.
Charles K. Curry, Midlothian, Va., 3/18/2019.
Thomas Stockton Fox Jr., Christiansburg, Va., 2/21/2019.
David L. Gardner, Floyd, Va., 3/6/2019.
David Stewart Grant, Bedford, Va., 2/7/2019.
Donald Leigh Howell, Lynchburg, Va., 12/25/2018.
Ronald Hastings Miller, Fort Myers, Fla., 2/4/2019.
Billy Keech Peele, Greensboro, N.C., 3/15/2019.
Laurence William Enderson Jr., Hampton, Va., 12/1/2018.
Van Douglas Frasher, Talbott, Tenn., 12/6/2018.
Leslie Edward Hanly, Morrow, Ga., 3/29/2019.
Shan Loganathan, Miamisburg, Ohio, 2/21/2019.
David Oliver Turner Jr., La Crosse, Va., 12/28/2018.
Edward Stephen Ferguson, Hardy, Va., 2/26/2019.
Garland Grammer Jr., Jackson, N.J., 1/30/2019.
Robert Layne Hodges, Newport News, Va., 12/1/2018.
Wayne Lynwood Jackson, Little Rock, Ark., 1/26/2019.
Charles B. Johnson, Purcellville, Va., 3/27/2019.
Lewis William Leffel, Eagle Rock, Va., 12/4/2018.
Marvin Leroy Luther, Normal, Ill., 2/24/2019.
Freelyn V. Stanley Jr., Williamsburg, Va., 12/1/2018.
Frances Graham Hilt Trent, Roanoke, Va., 3/16/2019.
Billy Russell Quesenberry, Sheffield, Ala., 2/22/2019.
Roger H. Tumlin, Stokesdale, N.C., 12/1/2018.
John Bill Brooks, Woodstock, Ga., 3/9/2019.
Richard John Glowinski, Dillwyn, Va., 2/16/2019.
Jack Samuel Kirby, Roanoke, Va., 3/29/2019.
William H. Mason, Blacksburg, Va., 3/27/2019.
William Franklin Moore, Rocky Mount, Va., 3/5/2019.
Jackson Marshall Raines Jr., McGaheysville, Va., 3/4/2019.
William Edward White, Yorktown, Va., 1/25/2019.
Richard Wills Anderson, Port Republic, Va., 3/5/2019.
Stephen Domenick D’Adamo, Mechanicsville, Va., 2/16/2019.
Howard Lee Grove, Bealeton, Va., 3/2/2019.
Robert E. Helme, Oak Island, N.C., 2/25/2019.
John Knott Jr., Mobile, Ala., 12/15/2018.
Gloria Bardsley, Salt Lake City, Utah, 12/31/2018.
Robert Alvin Creech III, Arlington Heights, Ill., 12/23/2018.
Ronald Eugene Holsinger, Harrisonburg, Va., 3/15/2019.
Robert Charles MacIndoe Jr., Upton, Mass., 12/23/2018.
Theodore Ernst Hervey, Bertram, Texas, 1/15/2019.
Robert Bruce Wright, Winchester, Va., 3/21/2019.
Alpheus Nathaniel Angle II, Union Hall, Va., 3/5/2019.
John Ellis Keen, Vansant, Va., 3/17/2019.
Charles Richard Parilla, Fairfax, Va., 12/13/2018.
Robert H. Taylor, Frederick, Md., 12/17/2018.
Mark Alton Bragg, Mechanicsville, Va., 2/24/2019.
Frank Allen Pleva, Mathews, Va., 3/22/2019.
Peter Van Vleet, Waynesboro, Va., 1/14/2019.
Mary Riege Laner, Tempe, Ariz., 12/16/2018.
Mary C. Voglewede Peterson, Youngsville, N.C., 2/17/2019.
Sylvia Hensley Cunningham, Charlottesville, Va., 1/21/2019.
Katherine Black Decker, Chesapeake, Va., 1/16/2019.
Jan McClaugherty Denson, Mechanicsville, Va., 11/11/2018.
Louise Ryan Grimm, Pounding Mill, Va., 3/21/2019.
Betty Furrow Hines, Blacksburg, Va., 3/14/2019.
Rosemary Trueblood McDonald, Reston, Va., 2/1/2019.
Robert Larry McGuire, Roanoke, Va., 1/30/2019.
Prince E. Parham, Macon, N.C., 2/24/2019.
William Hearin Babb, Grants, N.M., 12/31/2018.
Carl Sinclair Hood, Christiansburg, Va., 3/29/2019.
James Alan Roomy, Plantation, Fla., 11/23/2018.
James Keith Thompson, Hanover, Va., 1/4/2019.
Walter Lewis Young Jr., Roanoke, Va., 2/14/2019.
Benny Ray Bell, Knoxville, Tenn., 1/10/2019.
H. H. Herdey, Yorktown, Va., 1/12/2019.
James Harrison Kelly, Wake Forest, N.C., 10/6/2015.
Alan Lee Matthews, Chester, Va., 2/3/2019.
Andrew Robert Messner, Christiansburg, Va., 1/1/2019.
Karen Terstappen Morr, Marco Island, Fla., 1/24/2019.
Walter Herbert Peake III, Roanoke, Va., 4/3/2019.
Jean Orion Smith Siler, Virginia Beach, Va., 11/30/2018.
Doris Kay Feldmeyer Bohan, Englewood, Fla., 2/3/2019.
Douglas Derek Campbell, Boston, Va., 2/22/2019.
Perry “Lloyd” L. Hipkins, Newport, Va., 3/30/2019.
John Theodore Tisdale, Ocean Grove, N.J., 2/25/2019.
John Christos Daoulas, Chesterfield, Va., 1/28/2019.
Carol Ann Baker, Portage, Mich., 1/29/2019.
Betty Beall Brown Beard, Covington, Tenn., 10/28/2018.
Michael Gordon Booth, Christiansburg, Va., 1/6/2019.
Joseph William Gormley, Newport, Va., 1/17/2019.
Patra Ellen Moss Janney, Crab Orchard, W.Va., 2/21/2019.
Joseph William LeFevre, Oswego, N.Y., 1/10/2019.
Gregory Alan Myers, Burlington, N.C., 3/19/2019.
Theresa Howard Robertson, Midlothian, Va., 1/11/2019.
Joseph Watson Carter, Salem, Va., 3/20/2019.
Michelle Renee Overstreet Bragg, Springfield, Va., 2/4/2019.
James Michael Doherty, Washington, D.C., 12/28/2018.
Robert Allen Briggs, Gainesville, Va., 1/10/2019.
Lisa Anne Abercrombie Byler, Broad Run, Va., 3/9/2019.
Jeffrey Scott Darrah, Mason, Ohio, 3/14/2019.
John Augustine Moore, Norfolk, Va., 2/6/2019.
Joseph John West, Tallahassee, Fla., 1/10/2019.
Tamarlane J. Hamilton, Natural Bridge, Va., 2/28/2019.
Raymond Lance Becker, Venice, Fla., 1/1/2019.
Kelley Garrett Brown, Roanoke, Va., 1/1/2019.
Alireza Mehrabian, Vienna, Va., 1/31/2019.
Angela Constance Brownley, Kensington, Md., 3/11/2019.
Theodore Alfred Kerpez, New Paltz, N.Y., 12/23/2018.
David Andrew Fisher, Herndon, Va., 3/8/2019.
Thomas Lynn Kelley, Fort Mill, S.C., 1/18/2019.
Amy Marshall Robbins, Morgantown, W.Va., 1/26/2019.
Cynthia C. Jarvis, Glasgow, Va., 1/11/2019.
Philip Edwin Mann Jr., Hinton, W.Va., 1/8/2019.
Jacqueline Eola Bryant, Norfolk, Va., 2/19/2019.
Karen G. Evans, Gary, Ind., 12/10/2018.
Jonathan E. King, San Francisco, Calif., 2/21/2019.
Gregory Todd Bowyer, Roanoke, Va., 12/12/2018.
Thomas Lee Edwards, North Tazewell, Va., 12/12/2018.
Juliette Powers Rainero, Bristol, Va., 2/13/2019.
Brittney Leigh Cason, Blacksburg, Va., 1/23/2019.
Joshua Alexander Brown, Roanoke, Va., 1/22/2019.
Christopher Stephen Dula, Johnson City, Tenn., 1/8/2019.
Natalie Garland, Fairfax, Va., 12/19/2018.
Paul Waites Youmans, Roanoke, Va., 12/3/2018.
Rye Daniel Lemons, Arroyo Seco, N.M., 11/7/2018.
Erik Steven Santmyer, Lovettsville, Va., 3/2/2019.
James I. “Bud” Robertson Jr.
James I. “Bud” Robertson Jr.
James I. “Bud” Robertson Jr., Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at Virginia Tech, died on Nov. 2.
Robertson used vivid stories to bring the American Civil War to life not just for generations of Virginia Tech students, but also for millions across the world through his award-winning books, frequent television appearances, popular radio essays, and passionate advocacy of history.
Robertson earned a bachelor’s in history from Randolph-Macon College and a master’s degree and doctorate, also in history, from Emory University. During the 100th anniversary of the Civil War, President John F. Kennedy asked Robertson to serve as executive director of the United States Civil War Centennial Commission.
In 1967, Robertson joined the faculty of Virginia Tech, where his course on the Civil War attracted an average of 300 students each semester and became the largest class of its kind in the nation. During his 44 years at the university, he taught more than 25,000 Virginia Tech students.
Robertson held the C. P. “Sally” Miles Professorship at Virginia Tech from 1976 until his appointment in 1992 as Alumni Distinguished Professor.
In 1999, Robertson became founding director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies. From its home in the Virginia Tech Department of History, the center educates scholars and the public about the causes and consequences of the war. The center has established a tribute page in Robertson’s honor. Visit it at civilwar.vt.edu/tributes-to-james-i-bud-robertson-jr/ to read and contribute remembrances.
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Christopher Kraft ’44, NASA’s first flight director and a pioneer who led multiple space missions, died July 22.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering, Kraft joined the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, the precursor of NASA. In October 1958, he was one of the original members of the Space Task Group, the organization established to manage Project Mercury. As NASA’s director of flight operations in the 1960s, Kraft was instrumental in landing an astronaut on the moon. In 1972, he was named director of the Johnson Space Center.
In 2002, Virginia Tech awarded Kraft the William H. Ruffner Medal—the university’s highest honor.
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Benjamin S. Blanchard Jr., former assistant dean of the College of Engineering and professor emeritus of industrial and systems engineering at Virginia Tech, died July 11.
William L. “Bill” Conger, former department head and professor emeritus of chemical engineering, died July 26.
Robert Lowell, a research professor in the Department of Geosciences, died June 24.
Walter F. O’Brien Jr. ’60 ’68, the J. Bernard Jones Professor of Mechanical Engineering and a Virginia Tech faculty member for more than 52 years, died July 25.
Lawrence N. Sewell M.S. ’82, a retired Virginia Tech computer engineer who helped design and build the computer systems for the Department of Mathematics’ Math Emporium, died May 27.
Gary Paul Swank, associate professor of internal medicine at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and medical director of Carilion’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab, died on June 23.