These listings include notices shared with the university from May 1, 2020 through Aug. 31, 2020.
James “Jack” T. Stephens, Henrico, Va., 5/13/20.
Rush E. Choate, Gainesville, Fla., 7/23/20.
O. Watts Gills, Roanoke, Va., 6/29/20.
John Stuart Prince, Emporia, Va., 5/19/20.
Stanley “S.H.” Howard Scher, Henrico, Va., 7/9/20.
Fred Randolph Chapman, Woodland Park, Colo., 6/10/20.
Robert Asbury Cox Jr., Richmond, Va., 4/9/20.
Marshall Lee Bailey, Charlotte Court House, Va., 7/1/20.
William J. Ball, Tappahannock, Va., 9/23/19.
Edward S. Smith III, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., 7/29/20.
C. Thomas Tate Sr., Blacksburg, Va., 7/30/20.
William Kerr Warriner, Herndon, Va., 7/26/20.
Stanley J. Marcus, Montvale, N.J., 8/5/20.
Mary Williams Smith, Harrisonburg, Va., 6/25/20.
Peter A. Tokarz, Richmond, Va., 8/20/20.
Walter F. Green III, Harrisonburg, Va., 4/28/20.
Jack M. Hill, Williamsburg, Va., 8/8/20.
H. Leon Hodges, Chesapeake, Va., 6/5/20.
Thomas Patterson Inge, Blackstone, Va., 5/25/20.
Thomas Lewis Jennings, Midlothian, Va., 9/10/19.
Richard L. Bidwell, Richmond, Va., 5/9/20.
Kenneth Edwin Clevenger, Blacksburg, Va., 7/27/20.
Jerome A. Mallon, San Luis Obispo, Calif., 7/20/20.
John Ashby Nicholas, Laurel, Md., 4/22/20.
Malcolm O. Perkins, Mechanicsville, Va., 7/23/20.
William C. Phillips, Johnson City, Tenn., 2/19/03.
Wendell Holmes Beverly, Derwood, Md., 12/27/19.
Ernest J. Hopkins, Glasgow, Va., 6/30/20.
Robert Douglas Hughes III, Pfafftown, N.C., 2/19/17.
Percival Ashby Lewis Jr., Manassas, Va., 5/3/20.
Richard C. Loyd, Lynchburg, Va., 7/13/20.
Carroll “Mac” E. Mahaney, Pembroke, Va., 6/4/20.
Robert William Moyer, Titusville, Fla., 7/8/20.
Ned L. Sours, Richmond, Va., 6/19/20.
Richard Diem Webster, Ocean View, Del., 7/27/20.
Ernest P. Wellford, Richmond, Va., 4/14/20.
Martin H. Alman, Aventura, Fla., 6/1/20.
George D. Greer, Blairsville, Ga., 5/13/20.
A. Lee Hall, Mooresville, N.C., 7/18/20.
Ann Worischek Harman, Flint Hill, Va., 5/1/20.
Jane Read Jacob, Juno Beach, Fla., 6/25/20.
Edward B. Scruggs, Roanoke, Va., 5/22/20.
William Emerson Shackelford, Columbus, Mont., 4/27/20.
Alvin Q. Croy, Blacksburg, Va., 6/21/20.
Rector A. Engleman Jr., Lexington, Va., 8/28/20.
Billy R. Price, Kimball, W.Va., 5/1/20.
Thamo C. Cruise, Seymour, Tenn., 7/25/20.
Willis A. Evans, Tampa, Fla., 7/15/20.
Johnny C. Fender, San Angelo, Texas, 7/26/20.
Hal Gibboney Prillaman, Aledo, Texas, 6/11/20.
Robert J. Taylor, Gaithersburg, Md., 7/29/20.
Frank S. Tulloss Jr., Fredericksburg, Va., 8/4/20.
Jack Phillip Brown, Greensboro, N.C., 7/22/20.
Pien “P.C.” Chien Huang, Baltimore, Md., 8/3/20.
William J. Monta, Newport News, Va., 7/24/20.
Richard H. Price, Pembroke, Va., 6/3/20.
Thomas C. Richards, San Antonio, Texas, 8/9/20.
Willie R. Gilman, Glen Allen, Va., 4/28/20.
Leonard P. Harris, Hagerstown, Md., 6/18/20.
Jack L. Horne, Orangeburg, S.C., 5/27/20.
Edward Tilley Jones III, Richmond, Va., 6/13/20.
Frederick William Louis, Gainesville, Va., 4/29/20.
Pierson Scott Morrill Sr., Scottsville, Va., 7/2/20.
Bruce Conway Clough, Haymarket, Va., 5/12/20.
Raymond Oliver England Sr., E. Greenwich, R.I., 7/18/20.
Lester Harris Hollans, Mountain Brook, Ala., 6/6/20.
Dennis R. Looney, Roanoke, Va., 5/30/20.
William Maynard Riddle Sr., Myrtle Beach, S.C., 11/1/19.
Dean T. Mook, Blacksburg, Va., 6/19/20.
Paul Henry Steagall Jr., Harrisonburg, Va., 6/6/20.
Dorothy Lee Bailey, Grundy, Va., 8/3/20.
Daniel H. Barrett, Manassas, Va., 6/2/20.
Donald A. Bowers, Ashburn, Va., 4/28/20.
Gary J. Golgowski, Ormond Beach, Fla., 3/20/20.
David William Gregory Jr., Virginia Beach, Va., 8/14/20.
Homer Hall, Ararat, Va., 11/20/19.
Vernon R. Jackson, Virginia Beach, Va., 5/29/20.
Frank Herman Hubbard Jr., Winston Salem, N.C., 6/26/20.
Kenneth W. Washburn, Athens, Ga., 6/30/20.
Thomas R. Burdette III, Atlantic Beach, Fla., 4/10/20.
Joseph P. Cofer Jr., Chattanooga, Tenn., 5/25/20.
Archer W. Cook Jr., Spartanburg, S.C., 7/12/20.
Donald Vance Dalton, Tucson, Ariz., 7/28/20.
James W. Hammond, Kingwood, Texas, 6/5/20.
Leonard “Jack” Jackson Hite, Clarksville, Va., 8/23/20.
William Ramsey Mahler, Fredericksburg, Va., 5/2/20.
Andrew R. Mitchell, Marietta, Ga., 4/20/20.
William Harry Pletta, Seneca, S.C., 8/6/20.
John Barringer Spangler, Blacksburg, Va., 4/21/20.
Robert Louis Walker, Cary, N.C., 7/23/20.
Theodore A. Fritz, Santa Fe, N.M., 5/1/20.
Stanley Herbert Hicks, Chesapeake, Va., 6/7/20.
Jess Thomas Lester Jr., Hayes, Va., 6/9/20.
James Blount Loftin III, Franklin, Va., 7/14/20.
George Kirkland Priggen, Penhook, Va., 7/27/20.
Dale English Caldwell, Greensboro, N.C., 7/6/20.
Curtis Elwood Cook, Stuarts Draft, Va., 5/18/20.
Grover Cullen Jennings, Marion, Va., 6/8/20.
Richard Albert Johnson, Clinton, Iowa, 6/15/20.
Charles Richard Manning Jr., Raleigh, N.C., 8/5/19.
James Lamar Milner, Sheridan, Wyo., 6/10/20.
Russell Elwood Still, Danville, Va., 7/19/20.
Arthur Frederick Clark, Nottingham, N.H., 7/26/20.
David Bruce Claudepierre, Simpsonville, S.C., 5/5/20.
Dwayne Harold Fink, Tempe, Ariz., 6/25/20.
Frederic Cowan Garber, Lancaster, Pa., 7/29/20.
Price Joseph Giampocaro, St. Petersburg, Fla., 5/28/20.
John McClellan Houston, Midlothian, Va., 5/30/20.
Jack Gilmer Kaylor, Wytheville, Va., 8/9/20.
Gerald Eugene Lawton, Blacksburg, Va., 6/30/20.
Sidney Otis Nash Jr., Evans, Ga., 7/27/20.
Michael Todd Nero, Norfolk, Va., 8/10/20.
Donald Walker Rhinehart, Bethesda, Md., 6/29/20.
Walter Crawford Rogers, Boydton, Va., 11/4/03.
John W. Altizer, Cottonwood, Ariz., 5/11/20.
W. Blaker Bolling, Huntington, W.Va., 5/10/20.
Lester “Chuck” Burie Carroll Jr., Winchester, Va., 6/12/20.
Shao-Kang Kenneth Pai, Issaquah, Wash., 5/25/20.
Morris Serwitz, Atlanta, Ga., 8/5/20.
George “Dale” Daland Webb III, Locust Grove, Va., 4/30/20.
Charles Monroe Whittington III, Suffolk, Va., 7/20/20.
John David Dearing, Newport News, Va., 8/11/20.
Walter Lemuel Heard Jr., Social Circle, Ga., 9/19/19.
John Wen-Hsing Huang, Shrewsbury, Pa., 6/10/20.
Francis Rodman Porter III, Concord, N.C., 6/25/20.
John Malcolm Rogers, Georgetown, S.C., 6/19/20.
Lowell Hubert Terry, Forest, Va., 6/20/20.
T. Hardy Dunnington, Bowling Green, Va., 4/28/20.
Harry Morris Ivey, Southport, N.C., 9/25/19.
Thelbert Samuel Shields, Sterling, Va., 6/27/20.
Claude James Staylor III, Colorado Springs, Colo., 6/3/20.
Rile Edgar Thacker, Chambersburg, Pa., 6/26/20.
Morris Arthur Bander, Carrollton, Va., 5/24/20.
Robert Edmund Garrison, Louisville, Ky., 6/20/20.
Sigmund Albert Schildcrout, Sullivans Island, S.C., 8/15/20.
Benny Lee Via, Eden, N.C., 7/18/20.
Alan Randall Brown, Friendswood, Texas, 5/8/20.
Nasser Hadidi, Colfax, Wisc., 8/16/20.
Edward Alexander Herndon, Erwin, Tenn., 6/18/20.
Freddie Nelson Knott, Oxford, N.C., 5/14/20.
John “Jack” William MacKenzie, Fayetteville, Ark., 8/27/20.
Thomas Monroe Pearman III, Shawsville, Va., 8/1/20.
Frank P. DiPerna Jr., Purcellville, Va., 6/26/20.
S. Stanley Prince, Chesterfield, Va., 6/24/20.
Ralph Mason Simpson, Millboro, Va., 5/28/20.
Roland Joseph Hamel Jr., Surprise, Ariz., 6/19/20.
Louis H. Loudermilk, Clintonville, W.Va., 6/17/20.
Jenny G. McCormick McDowell, Apex, N.C., 10/28/19.
Glenn Edward Rose, Calabash, N.C., 5/6/20.
Dwayne John Westermann, Roanoke, Va., 6/4/20.
Ronald Douglas Gibbs, Florence, S.C., 5/22/20.
Norris Earl Lewis, Christiansburg, Va., 5/10/20.
Michael R. Mills, Disputanta, Va., 7/27/20.
Boyd Morton Nichols, Saint Charles, Mo., 7/16/20.
Anita Lockhart Stacy, Grundy, Va., 8/16/20.
Boyd Franklin Cauble, Charlotte, N.C., 6/26/20.
Ralph Edward Life, Hilliard, Ohio, 8/1/20.
Melvin Lee Parks Jr., Livingston, Texas, 8/2/20.
Charles William Tomlin, Hyattsville, Md., 7/26/20.
Samuel A. Alexander, Exmore, Va., 6/11/20.
Charles Allen Campbell, Kingsport, Tenn., 6/18/20.
John Lawrence Gibbens, Thibodaux, La., 6/25/20.
David Lynn Lacey, Charlotte, N.C., 7/27/19.
Johanna DeCarli Mitchell, Olympia, Wash., 6/19/20.
Allen Thomas Ramsay, Ruther Glen, Va., 6/2/20.
George Lee Reaves Jr., Newport News, Va., 6/5/20.
Bruce L. Byrd Jr., Houston, Texas, 6/11/20.
George Harrison Fisher III, Chicago, Ill., 4/8/14.
Rene Charles Fix, Mount Pleasant, S.C., 6/21/20.
Kathleen Karen Taylor, Los Alamos, N.M., 6/28/20.
April Mazzucco Wilhelm, Alexandria, Va., 7/17/20.
Michael William Yost, Lancaster, S.C., 5/25/20.
Victor Ellis Baker, Suffolk, Va., 4/28/20.
Neil Edwin Bristow, Virginia Beach, Va., 6/14/20.
Charles Frederick Tacey, West Chester, Pa., 6/10/20.
Rebecca Alma Weeks, Floyd, Va., 6/13/20.
Patrick Alan Morrison, Falls Church, Va., 5/11/20.
Steven William Nissley, Springfield, Va., 7/9/20.
Della Hypes Osborne, Tannersville, Va., 8/3/20.
Jean Lois Parker, Joliet, Ill., 7/16/20.
David Blaine Parrish, Roanoke, Va., 7/30/20.
Nathaniel Alan Spaulding, Forest, Va., 7/20/20.
Evelyn Hess Stiltner, Richmond, Ky., 6/4/20.
George Thomas Turman Jr., Charlottesville, Va., 8/1/20.
Malcolm Dando Davis, Littleton, Colo., 7/19/20
Philip Pryor Hunter, Greeneville, Tenn., 7/16/20
Lucian Harold Peery, Tazewell, Va., 10/30/19
Lindy Sharon Ryan Laughton, Plano, Texas, 7/23/19
Peter L McDonald, Little River, S.C., 6/10/20
Jerry Samuel Barnett, Mechanicsville, Va., 4/24/20.
Diane Huey D’Orazio, Kapaau, Hawaii, 5/28/20.
Dorothy Elizabeth Jones Hamrick, Buchanan, Va., 6/11/20.
Barbara Anne Kazazes, Greensboro, N.C., 5/23/20.
John Nunnally Laycock, Leesburg, Va., 10/26/19.
James Douglas Nixon Jr., Richmond, Va., 6/9/20.
Harold “Hal” Daingerfield Starke Jr., Wake Forest, N.C., 11/2/19.
Charles Samuel Foggin II, Naples, Fla., 5/21/20.
Judith Anderson Hickey, Kernersville, N.C., 5/26/20.
Susan R. Dillow, Waynesboro, Va., 5/8/20.
Esther C. Myrick Holland, Hanover, Md., 6/19/19.
Dean Andrew Johnson, Warren, Pa., 4/30/20.
Shirley Virginia Stewart Winstead, Chesapeake, Va., 8/9/20.
Matthew Joseph Albrittain, Falls Church, Va., 7/23/20.
Joseph William Bauernfeind, Vienna, Va., 11/15/19.
Dewey Edmond Deel Jr., Pounding Mill, Va., 7/7/20.
James Richard Eberle, Salem, N.Y., 8/7/20.
Clinton Vassett Turner, Richmond, Va., 5/15/20.
Thomas G. Wilson, Blacksburg, Va., 6/6/20.
Donald Keith Osborne, Christiansburg, Va., 5/16/20.
Jerome Joseph Savitsky, Mount Vernon, Iowa, 5/28/20.
Franklin Foster Smith, Sterling, Va., 7/12/20.
Raymond Dexter Thomas II, Vienna, Va., 7/27/20.
Nancy Jane Yaeger, Howell, N.J., 5/28/20.
Elizabeth McIntosh Gunnufsen, Norfolk, Va., 7/7/20.
Joanne Miller Pearson, Blacksburg, Va., 5/15/20.
J. Yost Conner Jr., Arlington, Va., 4/12/20.
Rod Goins II, Stone Mountain, Ga., 8/23/20.
Tony Willard Warren, Saltville, Va., 10/29/19.
Susan Ruppel Bray, Charlotte, N.C., 7/1/20.
Barbara Ann Fisher Lusby, Pocomoke City, Md., 6/26/20.
Calvert Chapman McGregor Jr., Hillsborough, N.C., 5/12/20.
Georgine Marie Richardson Redmond, Fairfax, Va., 5/10/20.
Stephen Joseph Richichi, Norman, Okla., 7/26/20.
Jamal Nader Dajani, Sterling, Va., 5/30/20.
Gregory Prentice Moody, Williamsburg, Va., 6/18/19.
Thomas Richard Sallade, Blacksburg, Va., 5/27/20.
Cara Deane Everett, Bluff City, Tenn., 4/28/20.
David Benjamin Gieseman, Arlington, Va., 4/19/20.
Brian Plummer Smith, Fairfax, Va., 10/22/19.
Christopher Mark Moore, Abingdon, Va., 6/13/19.
James Courtland Stewart, Christiansburg, Va., 8/15/20.
Myriam Eliette Rony, Holly Springs, N.C., 7/29/20.
Randy Scott Dixon, Abingdon, Va., 7/15/20.
Kelly Colleen McCarthy, Hector, N.Y., 5/11/20.
Lucille T. Nowell, Highland, Md., 6/14/20.
Myron V. Ricketts, Gainesville, Va., 4/27/20.
Michael Stefan Habenschuss Jr., Charleston, W.Va., 5/17/20.
James D. Butler II, Henrico, Va., 6/7/20.
Robert Thomas Lassinger, Fredericksburg, Va., 5/10/20.
Horton “Hoyt” Wray March, Norfolk, Va., 5/17/20.
Anne Long Morris, Springfield, Va., 7/10/20.
Scott Michael Collier, Arvada, Colo., 6/8/20.
Garvis Rudolph Downey III, Richmond, Va., 7/19/20.
William Brett Harlow, Shenandoah, Va., 7/5/20.
Linda H. Scruggs, Tuscaloosa, Ala., 6/23/19.
Gregory Todd Shuman, Spring Lake, Mich., 7/31/20.
Steven C. York, Yarrawonga, Victoria, Australia, 6/28/20.
Douglas Fowler Spencer, Durham, N.C., 5/20/20.
Joseph Michael Kuznicki, Galveston, Texas, 6/17/20.
Heidi Larson Nardone, New Haven, Conn., 7/7/20.
Ryan Heger Keith, Washington, D.C., 5/10/20.
Jennifer Ewell Jones, Rockville, Va., 6/3/20.
Carol Elizabeth Swindell, Wirtz, Va., 6/13/20.
Christopher Alan Engle, Oden, Mich., 4/20/20.
Richard Lloyd Barrick, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 7/11/20.
Philip Larry Loving, Richmond, Va., 5/8/20.
Paige Nicole Messick, Midland, Va., 6/28/20.
Sean Robert Bernard, Boonton, N.J., 5/29/20.
Taylor Gayle Foust, Danville, Va., 6/29/20.
Sharon Erica Grey Hornsby, Alexandria, Va., 6/13/20.
Faculty and staff
Robert “Bob” Benoit, associate professor emeritus in the Department of Biological Sciences who served on the faculty for more than 40 years, died Nov. 18, 2020. Benoit was one of the founding members of the department’s microbiology program. His gift for teaching and advising was recognized with numerous awards, including the Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching and the William E. Wine Award. In 2002, he was named Virginia Professor of the Year.
Hampton Clay Gabler III, professor and chair of the undergraduate biomedical engineering program in biomedical engineering and mechanics in the College of Engineering, died on Jan. 11. Gabler was the Samuel Herrick Professor at Virginia Tech.
Chuck Hartman, who oversaw the Virginia Tech baseball program for nearly three decades, died Nov. 2, 2020.
Christine Elizabeth “Chris” Kaestle, a professor of human development and family science at Virginia Tech, died July 16, 2020.
Calvert T. Larsen, associate professor emeritus of large animal clinical sciences in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, died on Jan. 24.
Dean Mook, professor emeritus of biomedical engineering and mechanics at Virginia Tech, died June 19, 2020. Mook received two degrees in engineering mechanics from Virginia Tech—a bachelor’s in 1954 and a master’s in 1960. Mook joined the Virginia Tech engineering faculty in 1966. Upon retiring in 2003, Mook was the N. Waldo Harrison Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics.
Lillian Haldeman “Peg” Moore, a University Distinguished Professor, died Nov. 21, 2020. Moore joined the university in 1966 as a professor of bacteriology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. An authority in the field of anaerobic bacteriology and food microbiology and a pioneer in the field of microbiome research, she was instrumental in setting up the Anaerobe Lab.
Johann Norstedt, a longtime faculty member in the Department of English, died Oct. 28, 2020. Norstedt’s Virginia Tech career began in 1972 and spanned four decades. He served as chair of the English department from 1997 until his retirement in 2002. In 1994, Norstedt was named Virginia Tech Alumni Advisor of the Year.
Steven Prince, professor of cinema studies, died Dec. 30, 2020. He published 16 books that examine film in its historical, aesthetic, social, and technological contexts. His 17th book, “Apocalypse Cinema,” will appear posthumously.
James Sellers ’75, MAED ’78, Ed.D. ’84, part-time assessment coordinator and clinical faculty member in educational leadership in the School of Education, died Aug. 28, 2020.
Kusum Singh, professor emerita of educational research and evaluation in the Virginia Tech School of Education, died on Feb. 22.
Neil Larry Shumsky, an associate professor emeritus in the Department of History, died Sept. 3, 2020. Shumsky began his Virginia Tech career in 1972 and retired in 2019 after more than 45 years of service.
Walter Werner Wierwille, professor emeritus in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, died Oct. 27, 2020. Wierwille was known for his research on driver-vehicle systems, in-vehicle driver workload evaluation, simulator and instrumented vehicle testing, impaired driver detection, and general applications of human factors research and engineering techniques to driver-vehicle systems.
Robert Carl Williges, professor emeritus in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, died July 11, 2020. Williges was a world-renowned scholar, teacher, and researcher in the field of human-computer interaction. He joined Virginia Tech in 1976 and was named to the Ralph H. Bogle Professorship of Industrial and Systems Engineering in 1996. Williges was the founder and director of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory.
George Truman “G.T.” Ward died June 27, 2020, in Marshall, Virginia. Ward was an advocate for architecture studies at Virginia Tech, a devoted supporter of the university in a variety of roles, and a recipient of the university’s highest honor, the William H. Ruffner Medal. He earned a bachelor’s in building design in 1951 and a master’s in architecture in 1952.
Lay Nam Chang, the founding dean of the Virginia Tech College of Science and a professor and former department chair of physics, died Dec. 8, 2020.
Chang served as dean of the College of Science from 2003 to 2016. Under Chang’s leadership, the college launched several new initiatives, including the Academy of Integrated Science and the School of Neuroscience. Chang was the last dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, serving from 2002 to 2003, when he guided the academic restructuring that resulted in two new colleges—the College of Science and the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.
Chang joined the Virginia Tech Department of Physics faculty in 1978. In 1995, he became chair of the department, a position he held until 2002.
Richard E. Sorensen, former dean of the Pamplin College of Business, died December 29, 2020.
Joining Virginia Tech in 1982 as dean of its business school, Sorensen led Pamplin for 31 years before retiring in 2013. He was previously business dean at Appalachian State University.
Pamplin’s growth in numbers, quality, stature, resources, and longtime faculty is due in no small measure to Sorensen’s leadership and hard work. His pursuits in business and management education also reached beyond campus boundaries and national borders.
Throughout his tenure at Virginia Tech, Sorensen taught the Introduction to Business course and established or grew innovative programs within the college, including international studies, the executive and professional MBA, and the Master of Information Technology. In addition, he advanced diversity initiatives, including in student recruitment and faculty hiring.
Elizabeth A. “Betsy” Flanagan, who served as Virginia Tech’s vice president for development and university relations from 2000 to 2015 and oversaw the university’s first billion-dollar fundraising campaign, died Feb. 16.
Flanagan was the first woman to head fundraising at the university, and she oversaw major growth in the university’s fundraising operation. During her tenure, university relations launched the Invent the Future brand that helped highlight Virginia Tech as a major research institution.
Flanagan championed the inclusion of women on key volunteer boards and committees at the university. She launched an initiative called Women in Leadership and Philanthropy. An endowed lecture fund created by members of the initiative was renamed in Flanagan’s honor because of her passion for people.
Flanagan was conferred the title of vice president emerita by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors in 2016.