In Memoriam

The UVA Medical Alumni Association and Medical School Foundation extends condolences to the families of the following individuals. If you know of an alumna/us, faculty member or housestaff who has passed away recently, please submit your remembrance here or send an email with the link to the obituary to [email protected].

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  1. Dr. Edward Hudson Oldfield quietly passed away at home in Charlottesville, Virginia, surrounded by his family on September 1, 2017.

    Born on November 22, 1947, in Mt. Sterling Kentucky, he was the son of Ellis Hudson Oldfield and Amanda Carolyn Oldfield. Ed is survived by his wife of 43 years, Susan Wachs Oldfield; a daughter, Caroline Talbott Oldfield; three siblings, Richard Oldfield of Mt. Sterling, Ky., Brenda Oldfield of Lexington, Ky., and Joseph Oldfield (Brenda) of Morehead, Ky.; nieces, Adrienne Petrocelli (Phil) of Cincinnati, Ohio and Keri Utterback (Brad) and nephew, Gabe Oldfield, both of Mt Sterling. His parents and a sister, Bonnie Lee Cherry, predeceased him.

    Dr. Oldfield attended the University of Kentucky and graduated from the UK Medical School. He completed two years of surgical residency at Vanderbilt University and spent a year in Neurology at the National Hospital for Nervous Disease in London, England, before completing his neurosurgical residency at Vanderbilt University. After a year in private practice in Lexington, he completed a two-year fellowship at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. In 1984, he was named Chief of the Clinical Neurosurgery Section at NINDS and from 1986-2007, he was the Chief of the Surgical Neurology Branch at NIH. He joined the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Virginia in 2007 where he held the Crutchfield Chair in Neurosurgery and was a Professor of Neurosurgery and Internal Medicine. He led multidisciplinary efforts in the treatment of pituitary tumors and contributed to the research program in Neurosurgery at UVA. He often said it did not feel he was going to work because he so enjoyed every aspect of his career.

    Dr. Oldfield was the author of over 500 original scientific and clinical contributions to medical literature and the co-inventor of patents on convection-enhanced drug delivery and genetic therapy. He served on the editorial boards of Neurosurgery and the Journal of Neurosurgery, where he completed a term of eight years as associate editor. Dr. Oldfield served as vice president and president of the Society of Neurological Surgeons (SNS). He received numerous awards including: the Public Health Superior Service Award; the Grass Medal for Meritorious Research in Neurological Science; the Farber Award; the Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Kentucky Medical Alumni Association; the Harvey Cushing Medal; and the first annual AANS Cushing Award for Technical Excellence and Innovation in Neurosurgery. In 2015 he received the Charles B. Wilson Award for “career achievement and substantial contributions to understanding and treatment of brain tumors.”

    A man of many interests and endless curiosity, Ed found joy in exploring the world around him with a great appetite for adventure, as long as it included variety and history. He preferred outdoor activities, and throughout his life enjoyed hiking, bird watching, photography and especially fly fishing, which provided the kind of peace he treasured in his limited free time. Learning was a priority in every activity. Ed was interested in genealogy and maintained a precise record of his family history, spending over a decade accumulating and scanning family photographs. It was important to him to know from where and whom his family originated. Though he loved to watch sports, especially the UK Wildcats, he did not always follow a particular teamhe cheered for the underdog. His love of music was vast, from Arthur Alexander, Etta James, John Prine, Luciano Pavarotti, Van Morrison and Iris Dement, to name a few favorites.

    Friends and colleagues remember his gentle southern voice, particularly in his advice, “All you have to do is the right thing; everything else will take care of itself.” His family will remember him loving Shakespeare productions, a good barbecue sandwich, Ruth Hunt candy bars, a warm fireplace at Christmas and several beloved dogs.

    Memorial donations be made to Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge at National Institutes of Health, Hospice of the Piedmont, or Piedmont Environmental Council.

  2. Dr. James D. Martin of Morgantown, WV died in Lexington, KY on August 28, 2017 at the age of 90.

    He was born on Dec 10, 1926 in Cullman, Alabama and grew up in Nashville, Tennessee as the oldest of three children born to the late Dr. Charles Louis Martin and Sylvia Wenberg Johnson Martin. He received his undergraduate, masters and medical doctorate degrees from Vanderbilt University. After graduating from Medical School in 1959, he completed a Neurology residency at the University of Virginia. Dr. Martin then moved the family to Boston for post residency work at Harvard University. In 1965, he accepted an academic position at the West Virginia University School of Medicine and founded the Department of Neurology. He was a Professor of Neurology at WVU for 40 years until he retired in 2005.

    He was a veteran of the United States Army and served in Korea at the 121st Evac Hospital. He married Elizabeth Mason Martin on June 22, 1956. They were married for 61 years. He was the father of three children and grandfather to seven grandchildren. He was a long time season ticket holder and supporter of West Virginia University’s football and basketball teams and enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates games. He loved the South Carolina coast in the summer, a good martini, and a cigar.

    He is survived by his wife Elizabeth, son Jim, daughter Julia, daughter Ann and her husband Chas McConnell, his stepsister Abigail Madeiros, and seven grandchildren; Anna and Jimmy Martin, Evan, Kate and Nicholas Deskins, and Lucas and Kaitlin McConnell. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Charles Martin and Sylvia Johnson Martin, his sister Jean Martin Hoover, and his brother Dan Warner Martin.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Dr. Martin’s name to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 309 Baldwin Street, Morgantown, WV 26505. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home in Lexington, KY is in charge of arrangements. Internment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery in a private ceremony for family and close friends at a later date.

  3. Alan Jeffrey Saffran, M.D., of Winter Park, passed away on Sept. 28, 2013, at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He was 53 years old.

    Dr. Saffran was born in New York City, on July 30, 1960, to Dolores Shapiro Saffran of Boca Raton and the late Murray Saffran. He attended high school at Bronx High School of Science and received a bachelor of arts degree from Columbia University. He then attended Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and earned his medical degree. Dr. Saffran did his residency at the University of Virginia. In 1990, following his residency, he relocated to the Orlando area and began his medical practice.

    Dr. Saffran married the former Pamela Thompson, his wife of 19 years, who survives him. They became parents of three children who survive him, Miles and Nathaniel, students at Trinity Prep, and Ella, a student at Park Maitland. He is also survived by his brother, Bruce (Elaine) Saffran of Forest Hills N.Y.

    Funeral services were held at Congregation Ohev Shalom with Rabbi Aaron Rubinger officiating followed by interment at Palm Cemetery, Winter Park. The family requests contributions to Crossout Cancer, an organization to combat cancer established by his daughter, Ella, 471 Virginia Drive, Winter Park 32789.

  4. Dr. Robert Charles Griffith, 78, of Hattiesburg, MS, died August 31, 2017, from complications related to pancreatic cancer. Under hospice care for five months prior to his death, Charles died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his family.

    Charles leaves behind his three children, Charles Griffith and his husband, David, Cameron Griffith and his wife, Deidre and Ann Marie Griffith and her fiancé, Kevin; his three grandchildren, Elizabeth, Stuart and Parsons; two cousins whom he regarded as siblings, Carol Carter, of San Antonio, TX, and Randall Beauclair, of Shreveport, LA; and many other loving cousins, nieces and nephews.

    Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta Secrist Griffith, and his parents, Charles Parsons Griffith and Madelon Jenkins Griffith.

    Charles was born in Shreveport, LA, in 1939. He graduated Byrd High School and continued on to receive a degree from Centenary College. Charles then completed his medical doctorate at Louisiana State University at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. He finished an internship and residency in internal medicine at Confederate Memorial Hospital in Shreveport, followed by a fellowship in asthma and allergy at The University of Virginia.

    Charles was married to Loretta Secrist in 1969. They met at UVA where she was head nurse at University Hospital emergency department during the time of his fellowship. They were married for 35 years.

    Charles was an allergist with Willis-Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport for 40 years. He maintained a thriving solo practice during those decades treating thousands of patients for whom he had the deepest affection. Though medicine was his calling, he was an avid outdoorsman who spent most of his free time hunting and fishing at his beloved family camp on Lake Bistineau and his Arkansas property, Riverpoint Plantation.

    He was deeply loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed. A devout Christian, he was unafraid of death and looked forward to the reunion with his family and the company of his Lord.

    In lieu of flowers, the family asks you consider making donations to the UVA School of Nursing towards the Loretta Secrist Griffith Award in Nursing (#14700), UVA School of Nursing Alumni & Development Office, PO Box 801015, Charlottesville, VA 22908-1015.

  5. Dr. Sean K. Burke passed away on July 30, 2017. Born in Holyoke, Mass., he lived in St. Petersburg, Fla. He was a Navy veteran and a medical doctor. He was predeceased by his brother, Donald E. Burke. Ceremonies will be private.

  6. Karen Rae Trimmer, MD, was born on March 7, 1953 in Norfolk, Va., of Bill and Millie Trimmer. She passed away on September 3, 2016.

    Karen was a southern girl through and through and followed a long line of Trimmers who emigrated from England in 1635. The Trimmers originally settled in King William County, a part of the Virginia Commonwealth. Karen was a distant relative of Sam Houston.

    She grew up in Richmond, Va., and attended the College of William and Mary, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Chemistry. Karen went on to graduate from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1979. She completed her residency training in anesthesiology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Karen was board certified and practiced medicine and anesthesiology in Newport News, Va., and Seattle, Wash.

    Karen loved all animals large and small. She was the “animal whisperer.” It always seemed that the animals came up to Karen and immediately loved her. When she traveled and wanted to see a specific animal, all you needed to do was stay by Karen because they would always miraculously appear.

    Karen was an extraordinary horseman. She owned horses for 45 years and brought her childhood horse to medical school in Charlottesville to ride in her spare time. After Karen was settled in her practice in Virginia, Karen met her husband, Brian Rubens, and it was “love me, love my horse.” Karen and Brian were married nearly 25 years ago in 1992 and Karen moved her palomino quarter horse, Sugar, out to Seattle. Karen loved to ride on trails all over the country and lobbied to buy a home in Arizona where she could ride “open range.” Karen enjoyed riding in Arizona for 10 years and rode her horses throughout her battle with cancer. Karen competed at the national level in Team Penning and Ranch Sorting cattle. She won 5th place in Ranch Sorting at the American Quarter Horse Association World Select Championships in 2013 and won 2nd in the same show for highest points for a first time intermediate rider. Karen won six belt buckles that were bigger than her!

    Karen loved dogs. Over 25 years, Karen’s beloved Australian Shepherds, Apache, Ranger, Mickey, Scout, and Dixie were her “children.” Karen’s Havanese “child,” Cookie, stayed with Karen faithfully until the very end.

    Karen embraced everything she did with zeal. She was a brilliant pianist, and a piano was the very first piece of furniture Karen wanted for her Arizona home. She was also a “Master Diver” with over 400 dives all over the world. Karen learned to target shoot in Arizona and became a skilled marksman. In addition, she was learning photography as she traveled above the Arctic Circle to shoot photographs of northern lights, Alaska to photograph Grizzly bears, and Africa to see and photograph the wonderful indigenous wildlife, a highlight of her life.

    Karen was a brilliant thinker, a whiz at math, a skilled businesswoman, and provided insight and advice to help with Brian’s oral and maxillofacial surgery practice for 25 years. She introduced many innovative anesthesia techniques to the practice and provided her special outpatient anesthesia skills. Karen’s thoughtful approach to life and pragmatic counsel will be missed.

    Karen is survived by her beloved husband, Brian Rubens, her stepson and daughter-in-law, Adam and Briana Rubens, her mother, Mildred Trimmer, and younger brother, Bill Trimmer. Karen made a mark in the world and will be missed terribly. To honor Karen, please make donations in her name to a horse or animal rescue charity.

  7. Dr. William Gye Edwards Jr. passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017, in Colton, California. He had been battling cancer for several years. Dr. Edwards was born January 14, 1942, in Ettrick, Va., to the late William Gye Edwards Sr. and Lorraine Outlaw Edwards.

    He leaves in precious memory six children: Stoney (Melissa); Kimberli; Monique (Paul); Inga (Karriem); Heather (Victor); William Scott. Also 15 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, step mother Earshler Edwards; one brother Norman Edwards (Qwen); one Uncle Daniel Edwards, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

    He was a graduate of Southside High School Dinwiddie,Va., a graduate of Union University with a Bachelor of Science degree, in the Alpha Omega Fraternity in Richmond, Va. He worked in the sanitation department in Norfolk,Va., for two years.

    He graduated from Howard University in Washington D.C. with a Master’s degree. He also graduated from University of Virginia Medical School. Dr. Edwards then served in the U.S. Navy at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Md., and then transferred to Naval Hospital Pensacola, Pensacola, Fla., and Long Beach Naval Hospital, Long Beach, Calif.

    He then started his private practice in family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology at Parkview Hospital, Riverside Community Hospital and Riverside County Hospital where he was on staff and resided in Riverside, Calif.

  8. Billy Wayne McDonald, MD, age 57, passed away peacefully on February 1, 2017. Billy attended the University of Georgia and Emory Medical School, and completed his residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Virginia. Practicing at the Thompson Cancer Center in Knoxville for 13 years, he was a very dedicated and compassionate doctor who loved his work and his patients dearly. Billy was a loving and generous husband and father, and will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered.

    He is survived by his wife, Victoria; children, Braxton (19), Savannah (18), Claudia (9), and Hamilton (9); mother, Juanell McDonald; brothers, Barry McDonald and Benny McDonald; extended family, loving friends, and co-workers.

    In lieu of flowers, Billy requested that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN,38105, or 800-805-5856,

  9. Clifford Garland Gaddy, MD, 93, died of natural causes on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at his home. His death follows by only a few months that of his much loved wife of 71 years and best friend, Inez Chapman Gaddy.

    He was born January 8, 1924, in Lake View, South Carolina, a son of Finn Duncan and Orilla Lupo Gaddy. He attended Lake View High School, Wingate Junior College, and Wake Forest College. Following military service in World War II, he graduated in 1947 from Wake Forest’s Bowman Gray School of Medicine, where he then did a year of cardiovascular research in the Department of Physiology. He completed his internship, residency, and fellowship in cardiology at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Va., after which he became an instructor in the Department of Medicine.

    In 1952, he entered a clinical practice in internal medicine and cardiology in Danville, Va., which he continued until his retirement in 1999. He was a member of the American Society of Internal Medicine and served on the board of directors of the Virginia State Society of Internal Medicine. He was a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the Virginia State Medical Society, the American Medical Association, and the American College of Cardiology. He also served as president of the Memorial Hospital Medical Staff of Danville and president of the Danville-Pittsylvania County Medical Society.

    Active in the city’s civic and religious life, he received the Junior Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Young Citizen award only a few years after his arrival in Danville. He was a longtime member of the Danville Rotary Club, where he served in numerous capacities, including the office of president, and was honored as a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow. He was a dedicated member and active lay leader of the First Baptist Church for over half a century, with service ranging from Sunday school teacher to chairman of the Board of Deacons.

    He is survived by his four sons, Clifford Garland Jr., Charles Stephen, Gary Douglas, and Robert Lawrence Gaddy, two daughters, Elizabeth Ann Gaddy Witman and Janet Marie Gaddy; twenty grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.

  10. Dr. Howard H. Kirtland III, 73, a Franklin physician passed away at his home of an apparent heart attack on Monday, July 17, 2017.

    Born in San Antonio, TX on June 23, 1944, he was a son of the late Howard H. Kirtland II and Yolanda DeRos Kirtland.

    He was raised in Poughkeepsie, NY and graduated from Our Lady of Lords High School. Dr. Kirtland then graduated college from Georgetown University and then graduated from the Cornell University School of Medicine. He completed his Internship and Residency at the University of Virginia.

    During his residency, Dr. Kirtland left school to enlist in the United States Army where he proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. Upon his discharge from the Army, he returned to the University of Virginia to complete a fellowship in hematology and oncology where he earned his board certification in Internal Medicine. Dr. Kirtland then joined the staff full time at the University of Virginia.

    In 1979, the Kirtlands moved to Franklin, Pa., where Dr. Kirtland started working in Internal Medicine and later focused his practice to Oncology and Hematology. Dr. Kirtland was instrumental in developing the West Unit in conjunction with the former Franklin Hospital. In the late 1990’s Dr. Kirtland established Venango Hematology and Oncology.

    The Kirtland Cancer Foundation was established in 2005 by Dr. Kirtland. The Foundation’s purpose was to give back to the community by helping people and families affected by cancer. His passion in life was working and caring for patients. Dr. Kirtland always maintained a selfless devotion to his patients. He was always available to help any patient and made sure to put patient care first.

    Throughout his years in Franklin, he was an extremely strong and charitable supporter of many organizations and events in the community. He had a strong sense of community and tried to provide help to anyone in need with an ultimate goal of serving the community.

    He was a member of the Franklin Rotary Club, Franklin Elks Lodge #110 and was selected as Man of the Year in 2006 by the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce.

    He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara G. Kirtland, who he married on August 2, 1969. Also surviving are his four children; Howard H. Kirtland IV, CPA and his wife Robin of LaGrange, KY and their daughter Sophia Kirtland; Dr. Rand Kirtland and his wife Jillian of Marietta, OH and their children, Samantha, Claire and Henry Rand Kirtland; Dr. Robert Kradel and his wife Denise of Youngsville, NC; and Magisterial District Judge, Matthew T. Kirtland of Franklin.

    Memorial donations may be made to the Kirtland Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 108 Franklin, PA 16323.

  11. Dr. George Meriwether Perrine, age 74, of Mountain Brook, AL passed away peacefully on June 30, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth Tiley Perrine, Sr. and Martha Meriwether Perrine.

    George graduated from Shades Valley High School, attended the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa and graduated from Southwestern at Memphis. He received his medical degree from the University Of Alabama School Of Medicine in Birmingham. Following internship in Birmingham he completed his residency training in Charlottesville at the University of Virginia. Dr. Perrine was board certified in both oncology and hematology. He served in the Air Force in Spokane, Washington before starting practice in Birmingham. He was well known in the Birmingham area for his compassionate care for cancer patients, for pioneering treatments and initiating hospice care in some areas. His care reached into the Bessemer, Jasper and Hamilton areas as well.

    During his high school years Dr. Perrine attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He enjoyed playing bridge and playing the piano for his church youth group. George loved his family and his children. He enjoyed trips out west and abroad, including an externship in Bern, Switzerland. He also enjoyed music, playing the piano, snow skiing and walks in many of the beautiful gardens in Birmingham.

    George is survived by his wife Beverly Morrow Perrine, his sons, George M M Perrine and Lt. Col. Christopher Perrine USMC (Laeleya) of San Diego, CA, daughter Marlene Arnold (Darin) of Aurora, Co; grandchildren Liliana, Christopher, Jr., Adam, and Makana Perrine, and Garrett Arnold. Also survived by brother Kenneth Tiley Perrine, Jr. of Jasper, AL, sister Martha L. Perrine (Luis Jordan) of Cartersville, GA, cousin Richard Schimmel (Donna) of Macon, MS and several nieces and nephews. Special thanks from all the family to his wonderful caregiver, William Mwai, who made his last days so special.

    Burial services were held July 3 at Elmwood Cemetery. The family requests that contributions to honor Dr. Perrine be made to the American Cancer Society or the Wounded Warrior Project.

  12. George Joseph Stukenborg, age 55, of Earlysville, VA, passed away on July 21st, 2017.

    George was born on October 11, 1961 in Louisville, Kentucky. He graduated from St. Xavier High School, Louisville, KY and went on to receive his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from the University of Louisville and his PhD from the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA. George enjoyed a 20-year career as a professor at the University of Virginia, School of Medicine, Public Health Sciences. His greatest joys were being with family, going on camping trips, spending time outdoors, swimming, and following/attending U of L and UVA basketball games.

    George was preceded in death by his father, Carl J. Stukenborg, and uncle, George H. Stukenborg.

    George is survived by his wife, Sheila Stukenborg; son, Carl Stukenborg; daughters, Taylor Stukenborg and Rachel Stukenborg; mother, Erna Krone; brothers, Andrew Stukenborg (Bridget) and Matthew Stukenborg; nieces, Sarah Stukenborg, Anna Kate Stukenborg, and Mary Claire Stukenborg; nephew, John Stukenborg; and aunt, Martha Stukenborg.

    A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at 10:00 am, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Charlottesville, VA. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, at Teague Funeral Service in Charlottesville.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the George Stukenborg Memorial Fund, c/o UVA Medical School Foundation, PO Box 800776, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0776.

  13. Dr. John Quackenbush Hatten, a beloved physician and lifelong resident of the Peninsula, died at age 93 on June 15, 2017. The son of Leone and Earl Hatten, Dr. Hatten was born April 30, 1924 in Albany, New York. The family moved to Hampton when he was six years old. He was graduated from Hampton High School in 1941 and Hampden Sydney College in 1943, where he was a member of the Navy Reserves V12 unit. Dr. Hatten received his medical degree from the University of Virginia in 1948, interned at Germantown Hospital in Philadelphia, and was a Resident in OB-GYN at MCV and the University of Virginia. He served as a Medical Officer in the US Navy during the Korean War.

    Dr. Hatten practiced Obstetrics in Newport News for 41 years, limiting his practice in later years to Gynecology. He was a strong advocate for continuing education for physicians and took advantage of post-graduate courses at every opportunity. He was a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the American Fertility Society. Dr. Hatten was very active in a number of medical societies, serving as President of the Virginia OB-GYN Society, a charter member of the American Menopause Society and Chief of the OB-GYN Department of Riverside Hospital, where he enjoyed training younger physicians. He was especially active in the South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and greatly enjoyed their meetings as well as the close friends and colleagues he met through that Society.

    Dr. Hatten’s love of medicine was closely followed by his love of golf and the lifelong friendships he shared with other members of the Greatest Generation. He played golf with the same group of friends on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons for fifty years, and loved their annual golf trip to Pinehurst, NC, as well as trips to watch the Masters in Augusta, GA and to other national tournaments. He played the game locally and at famous courses until he reached his late 80’s. He was also an active member of the Newport News Rotary Club, the James River Country Club, the Hampton Roads German Club and the Hampton Roads Assembly. He was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church.

    Dr. Hatten married his childhood sweetheart, Mary Lou Payne, who grew up a few blocks from the Hattens on Chesapeake Ave and shared his birthday, April 30th. They celebrated 70 years of marriage on December 27, 2016. He loved her characterization of him as “a Virginian born away from home.” He is survived by his wife Mary Lou Hatten, his son Robert (Bobby) R. Hatten, his wife Joyce, his daughter Dr. Mary E (Mary Beth) Hatten, and his son John (Jay) Quackenbush Hatten, Jr; two granddaughters, Cary Hatten Quinn, her husband Ethan, Meredith Hatten Gentine, her husband Josh; and one grandson John Hart Baker, his wife Lene; three great-grandsons Ryan James Quinn, Jackson Robert Quinn and Henry Hatten Gentine; his sister Erah Hatten Kliewer, his sister in law, Ann Payne Wood, her husband Barry and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

    The family suggests that any contributions to honor the life of Dr. John Hatten be made to the Lackey Free Clinic at 1629 Old Williamsburg Rd., Yorktown, VA 23690, to Soundscapes at 11009 Warwick Boulevard, #215 , Newport News, VA 23601, or to the charity of your choice.

    Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

  14. Henry Clayton Landon III, MD was born March 8, 1924 in Milledgeville, Georgia, and died July 6, 2017 in Wilmington, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents Henry Clayton Landon, Jr. and Sue Ennis Landon. He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Sisk Landon, son H. Clayton Landon IV, daughter Helen Landon Terranova, son-in-law Gordon A. Terranova, grand-daughter Sterling Landon Terranova, sister Sue Landon Alfriend and niece Landon Alfriend Dunn.

    Hank graduated UVA and UVA Medical School and was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. Hank practiced medicine in North Wilkesboro, NC and served in the Army Medical Corp in Korea in a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) unit. After an inter-service transfer to Air Force Medical Corp, he was discharged as a Captain. Hank returned to North Wilkesboro to his private medical practice.

    After Hank and Barbara married in 1959, they pursued their mutual interest in the Arts. The Landon Collection exhibited throughout the US and was considered one of the top American Art and Antique collections in the US.

    Hank was recognized for his contributions to the Arts. He was the recipient of the Cannon Cup for historic preservation in North Carolina and honored at UVA for the Jeffersonian Ideal. Hank served on the Board of Governors for the Decorative Arts Trust, the Board of Directors of the Mint Museum of Art, the UVA Art Museum Board, Trustee Emeritus of the North Carolina Museum of Art and Founder and past President of Old Wilkes Incorporated. Hank always shared his art because he believed “we are only transient possessors”.

    After retiring, Hank and Barbara moved to Plantation Village in Wilmington, NC to be near their beloved Figure Eight Island where he continued to pursue his passion for gardening.

    Memorial donations may be made to the Mint Museum of Art (Charlotte, NC), Old Wilkes Incorporated (Wilkesboro, NC) and the North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh, NC).

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  15. Dr. Wendell Dinwiddie passed away on June 9, 2017 after a brief illness. He was an orthopaedic surgeon at St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley until his retirement in 2000.

    In a letter to the St. Helena Star newspaper on July 7, former co-worker Laura Nye said, “I was blessed to have worked for him for many of those years. He was a compassionate doctor with a heart of gold, helping many patients return to a more comfortable, active life. Some people might have known him as the peach farmer on the corner of Deer Park Road and Silverado Trail. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.”

  16. Dr. Mary Claire Whitmore passed away Saturday, August 6, 2016, at her residence in Durham, North Carolina.

    She was born June 1, 1924, in San Juan, Texas to Mary Lou and William H Gossage. She received her MD from the University of Texas and became an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. She and her late husband, Dr. Charles W. Whitmore of Salem, Virginia, moved to Lynchburg in 1953, where they began a dermatology practice which served the community for nearly half a century. Her career included many decades of service at the Central Virginia Training Center and a foray into the business world as the president of the Education and Research Foundation, a cosmetics testing company.

    Her life long love for animals and nature shone brightly in her passion for gardening, bird watching, and training dogs. Whether reading a book at the beach or travelling the world, she was happiest spending her time in the company of family and friends.

    She is survived by her four children and their families including seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial gifts be made to the Lynchburg Humane Society.

  17. James “Jim” Nicholas Psimas, 91, died peacefully in his sleep on June 3, 2017, with his loving wife of 54 years, Elfie, at his side. Jim graduated from the University of Virginia Medical School in 1948. He followed his brothers to become a physician, specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, and served in the Navy for two years before entering private practice. Jim was a caring man, loved and respected by his family and patients. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nicholas and Anastassia Sakali Psimas; brothers, George and Gus; first wife Bessie K. Kontopanos; and grandson Jesse.

    Jim is survived by his second wife, Elfie, who he called his “flower girl;” his children, Jimmy and wife Barbara, Billy, Peggy Psimas and husband Doug Jones, Freddy and wife Beth, and Victor and wife Jennifer; five grandchildren, Michael and wife Lynnae (and their two children Zoe and Genevieve), Danielle, Jordan, Tori, and Nic.

    To honor his memory, charitable donations may be made to the Church of St. Therese in Chesapeake.

  18. Thomas Lee Robertson, Jr. Cardiologist (age 83) passed away peacefully on May 22, 2017, at his home in Potomac, MD. The cause of death was pancreatic cancer.

    He had been Special Assistant to the Director of National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH(1982-83), when he drafted the U.S. Surgeon General Everett Koop’s Report on Smoking and Health. He contributed to subsequent Koop Reports as Chief of Cardiac Diseases Branch at National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH(1983~89). Surgeon General Koop’s continuous campaign became the most successful anti-smoking campaign in U.S. history, prompting the Congress to pass bills toward Smoke-Free America.

    Born in Texas, he grew up in Georgia, California, and overseas accompanying his missionary parents, Rev and Mrs. Thomas Lee Robertson (from VA and SC respectively). He graduated from Mount Herman High School, Darjeeling, India. After obtaining Theology degree from Holmes Theological Seminary, SC, he decided to serve humanity through medicine and got Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Roanoke College in Virginia. He graduated from the School of Medicine, University of Virginia, with post graduate research and training under a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Fellowship. After his medical residency at the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, San Francisco, he was further trained in cardiology as Research Associate in cardiovascular disease at the same Hospital as well as at the Cardiology Division, Presbyterian Medical Center in San Francisco.

    He devoted his life to clinical research and patient care. From 1968-76 he was Visiting Scientist at the Medical Department, Radiation Effects Research Foundation(formally the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission), Hiroshima and Nagasaki, assigned by USPHS, EPA, through the National Academy of Sciences. He engaged as a research doctor in assisting the survivors of the two Atomic Bombs which destroyed those cities. His understanding of Japanese culture and commitment to bridging the United States and Japan through medical service was a life mission for him. He was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service, Medical Director (06 Grade) and Associate Director for Research at the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in San Francisco (1977-81). Following the NIH years, he was Director of Clinical Research of Thrombolytics Venture, Abott Laboratories. The University of Pittsburgh appointed him Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, Associate Dean of School of Medicine, Professor of Medicine, and Director of Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences(1990-94). He also served as Consultant, Graduate School of Public health, University of Pittsburgh(1990-97). From 1998 to 2007 he lived in Tokyo as Special Consultant for Research and Development at Headquarters for Daiichi Pharmaceutical Company, Tokyo, Japan. He published 61 papers.

    He was a member of the Clinical Cardiology Council, American Heart Association, and five other professional societies. He played violin, guitar, Japanese flute, enjoyed theater, world traveling, occasional gardening, and contributed to charity regularly. His adventurous spirit took him to the Himalayas during the last summer of his medical school to capture a snow leopard. The leopard starred in a Hollywood movie, “Jupiter’s Darling” along with Eva Gardener. Upon his delayed return to campus, he rushed to the campus bookstore to purchase text books where he met Reiko Kamata, the first Japanese female Fulbright student sent to University of Virginia who was to be his future bride.

    Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Reiko; two sons, Morley Edmund Robertson and Henry Thomas Robertson; three grandchildren; four siblings; and a number of nephews and nieces. His generosity, kind heart, sharp wit, and dry humors are deeply missed. A private ceremony was held in his memory.

  19. Richard Alan Jenkins, MD, physician/anesthesiologist, of Holmes Beach, passed away May 22, 2017.

    He was born January 15, 1952 in Dover, New Jersey. He attended Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA, went to medical school at University of Virginia, served his pediatrics residency in Pensacola, FL, and his anesthesia residency in Charlottesville, VA. Dr. Jenkins came to the Bradenton area in July of 1983 from Charlottesville and began his anesthesia practice here. He was also an avid scuba diver.

    He is survived by his wife Ann; mother Betty Jenkins; children Richard Alan Jenkins, Jr. and Katherine Dunatov, Angela and Joseph DeJongh, Katie and Ronald Guillen, and Lisa and Jonathan DeGroat; brother Kevin Jenkins; sister Kathy Paxton; and five grandchildren Parker, Maggie, Samantha, Harmsen, and Frank Henry.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

  20. Leslie G. Kirschner, MD, of Washington, DC, 86, passed away on April 27, 2017. A psychiatrist and psychoanalyst for over 50 years and a teacher and mentor at the Washington School of Psychiatry, George Washington University and the University of Virginia. Gordon held monthly forums focusing on creativity. He received training at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, University of Virginia, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau and Central Methodist College in Fayette, MO. Gordon was a Korean War Veteran. He was born in Kansas City, MO on September 17, 1930 and grew up in New York City.

    Gordon was the beloved husband of Hattie Peterson Kirschner, wife of four years and predeceased by Julia Catherine Gaty Kirschner, his wife of 60 years; loving father of four daughters, Cynthia Ann Swiss, Melissa Susan Lewicki, Pamela Gaty Kirschner and Melody Kay Snesil; loving grandfather of Aleksandr Lewicki, Sophia Lewicki, Dimitri Lewicki, Hannah Snesil and Jerome Snesil.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Gordon’s name may be made to the Washington School of Psychiatry, the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hannah and Jerome’s Robotics team in Richmond – FIRST Team 1086 Blue Cheese.

  21. Dr. Robert Hoyt Yoe, Jr., 88, passed away August 24, 2012.

    Born in Mobile, AL September 17, 1923 to Robert Hoyt Yoe and Texcie Willcox Yoe, he married Gillian Elizabeth (Betty) Comer in October 1949. He moved to Birmingham, AL in 1939, graduated from Phillips High School, received his B.S. from Birmingham Southern College. Dr. Yoe received his M.D. from Vanderbilt Medical School and Internal Medicine and Cardiology at University of Virginia at Charlottesville, VA.

    He served in the United States Army from 1951-1953, serving in Korea in 1952, and assigned to 828 M.A.S.H. (Hemorrhagic Fever Center). Dr. Yoe had a private practice and was a staff instructor at U.A.B. Medical School 1953-1955 and a full time private practice 1955-1990, working mainly at Montclair Medical Center and Brookwood Hospital. He was a co-founder of Cardiovascular Associates in 1960 with Dr. John Burrett. Dr. Yoe was a Board Certified Internal Medicine, Fellow American College of Physicians (FACP), Board Certified American Board of Cardiology, and Fellow American College of Cardiology (FACC). He was a member of Canterbury Church.

  22. Dr. Josiah Frederick Reed, Jr. passed away at his home on May 24, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Josiah Frederick Reed, Sr. and Anna Duncan Wills Reed, and his wife Tamara Eugenia Reed. He is survived by his son John (Michelle) Reed of Auburn, daughter Beth Reed of Orange Beach, special companion Marguerite Wood, sister Jane Pope of Harrisburg, PA and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Jess was born in Harrisburg, PA on September 21, 1924. He was a graduate of Virginia Military Institute and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Walter Reed Army Hospital and entered the Air Force as a flight surgeon, transferring to Maxwell Air Force Base as Chief of the Urology Service from 1956-1959. He returned to Harrisburg as Chief of Urology at Polyclinic Hospital, before moving back to Montgomery in 1971, serving as one of the founding partners of Montgomery Urology until his retirement in 1996.

    During this time, he remained active in the military, attaining the rank of Colonel before his retirement from the Air Force Reserve in 1980. Jess was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service as Wing Surgeon and Hospital Commander, 8th Fighter-Bomber Wing, Suwon, Korea and was recognized as the Commander, USAF (Reserve) Outstanding Organic Medical Unit (1976) and as the USAF (Reserve) Aerospace Medicine Physician of the Year (1976).

    In 1985, Jess founded the Montgomery Rehabilitation Hospital, serving as the first Medical Director, Chief of the Medical Staff, and as a member of the active staff. He has held numerous hospital and teaching appointments throughout his career and has belonged to a plethora of medical societies, receiving the Distinguished Service Award from the American Urological Association in 1993 and established the Ambrose-Reed Socioeconomic Lecture Award with the Southeast Section of the AUA.

    Upon his retirement, Jess obtained his Coast Guard captain license and explored the southeast in his Grady-White. He also enjoyed offshore fishing with his family and playing golf with his wife, Jeanne. He remained active in Rotary and looked forward to the monthly meetings of the Leon Loard Lunch Bunch.

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Jess to Rotary International (866-976-8279) or Virginia Military Institute Foundation (540-464-7230).

  23. Albert H. Arenowitz, MD, was born on January 12, 1925 and passed away on March 24, 2017. He was a resident of Los Angeles, California.

  24. Caroline Marie Klein, MD, PhD, of Chapel Hill, NC, age 56, passed away on April 27, 2017, at the Hospice Home in Burlington, NC, following a courageous six-year battle with cancer.

    Dr. Klein was born on August 5, 1960, in Rochester, NH, to the late Grover Hugh Klein and Sara Elizabeth Edwards Klein. A native of Asheville, NC, she received her BA degree [Medieval-Renaissance Studies & Physiology (dual major)] from Duke University, her PhD [Anatomy and Cell Biology] from East Carolina University in 1988 and her MD degree from UT-Galveston in 1994 with AOA honors. In addition she was a post-doctoral research fellow in the Dept. of Neurobiology at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. She received her neurological training at the University of Virginia (1995 – 1998) and then did three fellowships at Mayo Clinic – Rochester in peripheral nerve, EMG and Clinical Autonomic Research before joining the Neuromuscular Section of the Department of Neurology at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. In 2003 she joined the Neuromuscular Section of the Department of Neurology at UNC – Chapel Hill to direct and build the neuropathy and autonomic programs. She retired due to her illness a few years ago. She was an active member of numerous neurological related organizations, participated in peer review for several medical journals, and served as a member of the editorial board of Neurology. Dr. Klein also authored or co-authored many scholarly peer-reviewed publications related to her extensive research throughout the years. As was so aptly stated by a colleague, she was a “neurologist’s neurologist with every ‘i’ dotted and every ‘t’ crossed”. Her patients adored her and it will never be known how many lives she has touched through her practice of medicine as well as teaching and mentoring students and residents.

    Dr. Klein attended the Gathering Church of Durham, NC, and was a part of the Women’s Bible Study group that met weekly, though in recent months she was unable to attend because of her health. She loved animals (especially cats), going to the beach, spending time with her family, reading, and Duke University basketball.

    In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Dr. Klein’s favorite charity, Safe Haven for Cats, of Raleigh, NC at

  25. Dr. Emerson Daniel Baugh, Jr. was born in Lawrenceville, Va. July 2, 1929 the son of the late Judge Emerson Daniel Baugh and Maggie Lee Matthews Baugh. He passed away on May 9, 2017 at the age of 87.

    He attended Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, graduated from The University of Virginia School of Medicine and interned at the Medical College of Virginia (now V.C.U. School of Medicine.) He began his solo practice of medicine in Kenbridge, Virginia where he opened his office and his heart to the community in 1955. He practiced here for nearly 50 years. During that time he treated snakebites, set broken bones, and repaired open wounds, while treating the spectrum of diseases and infirmities of all ages. He said that he followed patients through infancy, adulthood, and senility. House calls were the norm, and for many years he delivered babies in his office and homes. He delivered one baby on the ground in the patient’s yard and twice in the back seat of a car. Early on, he was the local dentist’s leading advocate and supporter in getting fluoride introduced to the Kenbridge water supply… a controversial concept in its day.

    Dr. Baugh served on the Board of Directors of Lunenburg Health Service since 1956, an organization dedicated to providing free, supportive, compassionate nursing care to people in need in Lunenburg County. He and his wife Helen Jane opened their home for many years, two weeks at a time, to medical students contemplating the family physician way of life in a rural community. He was honored when asked to participate in this part of a med students education. He shared his calling with the students willingly, and enjoyed it thoroughly. He was a Charter Fellow and Life Member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a four time Diplomate to the American Board of Family Practice. He held many offices with the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians including Office of President, and was chosen the V.A.F.P. Family Physician of the year in 1998. While he considered this to be the highest professional honor of his life, he never claimed to be anything but “a country doctor,” the title he preferred. This was his deeply satisfying and profoundly meaningful life’s work.

    Dr Baugh is predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Helen Jane Beckelheimer Baugh of Fayetteville, West Virginia, and his brother Judge Arthur Matthews Baugh (Pete) of Richmond, Virginia. He is survived by his four children, Jane Osborne Baugh Singletary (Bruce Love), Ann Carter Baugh Watts (Ed), Emerson Daniel Baugh, III (Cornelia), and John Matthews Baugh (Robin) and his grandchildren, in Virginia and North Carolina.

    Dr. Dan loved the outdoors: the land, the woods and ponds of Southside Virginia, and the wildlife residing there. He loved fishing and hunting in all of these places with his boys and his friends whenever he could. He was a deep thinker with a sweet soul and a wonderful sense of humor. He gave generously to every charity that asked and many that did not. He spoke gently, he looked out for those less fortunate, especially children and the elderly, he laughed often, made others laugh, and he worked tirelessly, always putting the needs of others before his own. His dedication to his patients and his family and his community endeared him to multiple generations in Lunenburg. Dr. Dan slipped away from us in the early morning of May 9, 2017 into a final sleep. It was time, and he needed the rest.

    The family wishes to extend a heartfelt “Thanks” to all of Dr. Dan’s extraordinary and loving caregivers, Most especially Gloria Jean Wilson and Deborah Craven. In lieu of flowers Dr. Dan would be honored to have a donation sent to any of the following: The Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Plantation, Brookneal, Va. 24528, Lunenburg Health Service P.O. Box 128, Victoria, Va. 23974, Kenbridge United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 926, Kenbridge, Va. or the Kenbridge Fire Department, P.O. Box 556, Kenbridge, Va. 23944.

  26. John Dashiell Rouse, MD, son of Anne Colonna Rouse Burnette and the late John Dashiell Rouse, passed away peacefully at his home in San Francisco April 26, after an illness of several months.

    A Newport News native, John graduated from Ferguson High School and Yale University. While at Yale he sang in the Freshmen Glee Club, the Spizzwinks, the University Chapel Choir, the Yale Glee Club and the Whiffenpoofs. He later became a founding member and longtime tenor soloist with the Yale Alumni Chorus, a group that traveled worldwide, most recently performing in Hanoi and Singapore. John also performed for forty years in the San Francisco Bay area as a tenor soloist with the Lamplighters Music Theatre, where he made many lifelong friends.

    He attended the University of Virginia Medical School and did his residency in psychiatry at Mount Zion in San Francisco. John spent most of his career as an Attending Psychiatrist in Psychiatric Emergency Services at UCSF/San Francisco General Hospital. He was recently promoted to full Professor at UCSF and particularly enjoyed teaching bright young enthusiastic residents. In 2015, the Physicians’ Organizing Committee honored him with its Civic Engagement Award “in recognition of his active participation in advocating for the mental health needs of the seriously mentally ill and his activist stance in demanding that government entities live up to their responsibilities to the needs of the mentally ill.”

    After John’s father died in the Korean War his mother married the late Marcus Clifton “Cliff” Burnette in 1958. John is survived by his mother, his sister Sarah Burnette Conrad (Roger) and their children Nate, Annlouise and Stuart of Alexandria, VA, as well as by many Burnette, Colonna and Rouse cousins. John was a legendary host and cook. He and sister Sarah co-hosted many memorable family celebrations for the extended Burnette and Rouse families on the east coast. They vacationed together every year. He will be greatly missed by all.

    There will be a celebration of Rouse’s life at a future date on both east and west coasts. His remains will be buried at the Rouse gravesite in Smithfield, Virginia. Memorial gifts may be made to St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Newport News, where John sang as a child and later performed many tenor solos at Christmas and other special occasions, including his sister’s wedding in 1990 and his step-father’s funeral in 2015.

  27. On April 16, 2017 Lisa A. Kolp, MD; loving wife of Roger Johns, MD; beloved mother of Brian, Jessica, and Matthew; devoted daughter of Arthur E. Kolp and the late Delpha Kolp; dear sister of Jon, Debbie, Cindy, and Terry Kolp.

    In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be directed in Dr. Kolp’s memory to Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136

  28. Boyd Hendren Metcalf, MD, passed away peacefully April 9, Palm Sunday, at his home in Phoenix, AZ. He was 89 years old.

    He was born on May 11, 1927 in Washington, D.C., to Elizabeth Hendren Nicol and Arthur Boyd Metcalf. Graduating from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in 1945, he entered Duke University two weeks later. He was inducted into the U.S. Army July, 1946 and discharged in 1947. Returning to Duke University he graduated in 1949. He graduated Duke Medical School in 1953. In 1953 he entered the University of Virginia and served internship until 1945 and then surgical residency 1954 to 1957.

    He joined the Regular Air Force in 1955 AS 1ST Lt. and in 1957 entered the surgical residency at Lackland Air Force Base Hospital in San Antonio, TX as resident in Pathology. In 1958 he became Chief Resident of Surgery. January to June, 1959 Staff Surgeon. In August of 1959 he was assigned to Kindly Air Force Base Hospital, Bermuda as Chief Surgeon until June of 1962.This was at the time of the initial space flights from Cape Canaveral, FL in support of the NASA Mercury Program. He was certified by the American Board of Surgery in 1960, followed by Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons in 1962. He was assigned to Walker AFB, Roswell, New Mexico in July of 1962.

    Discharged as Major in July of 1963, he entered private practice in Scottsdale, AZ on the staff of Scottsdale Baptist Hospital, which became Scottsdale Memorial and today Scottsdale Honor Health. Here he served as President of the Phoenix Surgical Society, President of the American Heart Association and consultant to American Cancer Society. He interviewed perspective students for Duke University Medical School.

    His interests included photography, scuba diving, college sports, art, science and classical music. He was an avid reader. He retired from private practice in 1989.

    He was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathleen Louise Sauble and daughter, Jeanne. He is survived by his second wife, Susan Mathilda Shaffer, brother, James Mitchell Metcalf (Collette) of Cambride, MD, two nephews, Christopher (Sharon) and Sean (Candace). Online condolences to the family are welcome at .

  29. Dr. Tom Jimison Vaughn Jr., 76, died peacefully on April 9, 2017 at the Joan & Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson surrounded by his family and special nurses who cared for him.

    A successful obstetrician and gynecologist with Mount Airy OB/Gyn for over 25 years, he was proud to say that he delivered thousands of babies in his hometown, surrounding Surry County, and areas in Virginia. Dr. Tom was born in Forsyth County to Lucille Reeves and Tom Jimison (Jim) Vaughn Sr. on March 30, 1941. He attended the Mount Airy City Schools, graduating from Mount Airy High School and Columbian Preparatory School in Washington, D. C. in 1959. While at Mount Airy High School, he excelled in academics and sports and was Co-Captain of his high school football team in 1958.

    Tom received an appointment to the United States Military Academy and graduated with a BS in Engineering from West Point in 1963 with a commission in the U. S. Army as a Lieutenant. He distinguished himself in his service to his country as a Ranger and a Green Beret in Vietnam in the 5th Special Forces Group. He was a proud member of the 82nd Airborne Division that specialized in parachute assault in Vietnam. He won the Air Medal for air combat and the Bronze Star for Valor in a combat zone. He received an honorable discharge from the Army as Captain in 1969 and was accepted into the Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Virginia where he received his Masters in Aerospace Engineering in 1971.

    He changed courses and decided to pursue his love of medicine and was accepted at the University of Virginia School of Medicine where he received his MD in 1975. He was proud to be able to do his internship and residency in OB/GYN at the University of Virginia with Dr. Norman Thornton as his mentor. Everyone thought he would deliver the first baby on the moon with those two degrees!! He is remembered by several of his colleagues at UVA as one the most fun-loving residents who was able to bring a smile to all around him and to his patients in the most serious of professions. That carried over to his private practice in Mount Airy where stories abound from his patients who could not wait to share their story about Dr. Tom with his family.

    When he began his practice in Mount Airy, he was associated with Dr. Waters and Dr. Koontz. He was the senior partner of that practice when he retired in 2000. One of his greatest accomplishments was adding the mammography clinic at that practice for the convenience of his patients. Another proud accomplishment involved his decade long tenure as the Chairman of Boy Scouts in the Dogwood District. An Eagle Scout himself, he constantly reminded any young scouter (willing to listen!) that getting that award was the difference that singled him out for that appointment to the United States Military Academy.

    Tom loved his family, medicine, his office staff, and the many patients he served. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucille and Jim Vaughn and by his siblings Harry Renner Vaughn and Philip Reeves Vaughn. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ann Lewis Vaughn of the home; his children, Kathryn Scott (Scotti) Vaughn Teschke of High Point, NC and Tom Jimison (Jay) Vaughn III and wife Susan of Wilmington, NC; grandchildren, Madison Scott Teschke, Hannah Louise Teschke and Scarlett Lewis Vaughn and Lane Cali Vaughn; and his sidekick Pepper, a totally laidback dachshund, who has stayed by his side for the past 6 years. He is also survived by two siblings, Charles Richard Vaughn and John Walter Vaughn, and many nieces and nephews and cousins of both the Vaughn and Lewis families, who loved to refer to Uncle Tom as “Buddha”!

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any contributions in memory of Dr. Tom be made to either the Joan & Howard Woltz Hospice Home, 945 Zephyr Road, Dobson, NC 27017, Central United Methodist Church 1909 N. Main St. Mount Airy, NC 27030, Old Hickory Council, Boy Scouts of America 6600 Silas Creek Pkwy., Winston-Salem, NC 27106 or to the charity of your choice. Online condolences can be made on http://www.moody

  30. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Dr. Alan Glenn Stahl, beloved husband of Dr. Jessie D. Stahl; devoted father of Dr. Amanda Michelle Stahl and her husband Dr. Ryan McGarry Walker, and Miss Jennifer Stahl; dear brother of Dr. Elaine Stahl Leo.

    He grew up in Arlington, Virginia, a child of the late Dr. O. Glenn Stahl and Mrs. Marie Jane Stahl. A talented musician in his youth, he served as first chair French Horn and ultimately the president of the orchestra. He was also a valuable member of the varsity football team. He later attended Williams College, graduating with a B.S. in Chemistry in 1967. He then embarked on a prolific career in medicine, receiving his MD from the University of Virginia in 1971.

    He developed a passion for internal medicine and ultimately completed his residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center in 1974, after which he became board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. During his residency he met his beloved wife, Jessie, who was a medical student at the time and would later pursue a lengthy career in radiology. A proud father, he loved and supported his daughters fiercely.

    During his life he pursued many other interests including becoming a private pilot, and later a medical examiner for the FAA. He was an avid skier, fisherman, and racquetball player. Despite having a hideous swing, he was a great golfer. He was something of a blackjack aficionado.

    He cared very deeply for his many patients over the years. For him, being a physician was not a job, but a calling that brought him many years of great joy. He was a lighthearted individual who never took life too seriously. He had a very big heart, and a profound love for his family, pets, and dear friends. Dr. Stahl will be deeply missed by many.

  31. Eugene O. Goldstein, MD, beloved pediatrician who had practiced medicine in Pikesville, MD, died on March 11, 2017. He was 98 years old. Dr. Goldstein, a graduate of University of Virginia College and Medical School, also managed the Pediatric Allergy Clinic at John Hopkins Hospital until his retirement.

    He was born in Hampton, VA, the ninth of 10 children into one of the first Jewish families on the Peninsula.

    He met his first wife, Roslyn, at Sinai Hospital when he was an intern and she was working in the EKG department. They married in 1942 and soon after, he served in the Pacific as a Navy Lieutenant in Okinawa and Guam. After the war, they settled first in Baltimore and later in Pikesville where they raised three children. They were married for 37 years. After Roslyn died, he married Judith N. Goldstein (formerly Judith Nogi Snyder) and has been married to her for 37 ½ years.

    In addition to his wife, Judith, Dr. Goldstein is survived by his three children: Nancy Ross of San Diego, James Goldstein, PhD, of North Potomac, Md., and Martin Goldstein of Alexandria, Va. He also has four step-children from Judith’s first marriage: Stephen Snyder of Baltimore, Peter Snyder, JD, of Boca Raton, Fla.,, Elizabeth Snyder, who recently moved near her mother in Lake Worth, Fla.,, and Robert Snyder of Seattle, Wash. Together, Gene and Judy have 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his grandchild Scott Shapiro.

    His son, Jim, recently wrote about his father’s unique contribution to so many lives. Read more at Feel free to contact the family with any remembrances of Dr. Goldstein at [email protected].

  32. James Harrison Simrall, , MD, age 77, died on April 9, 2017. He was a cardio-thoracic surgeon having retired in 1990. A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan and a US Air Force veteran having served in Viet Nam where he was awarded the Air Medal and the Bronze Star. He was a graduate of Kentucky Country Day School, Yale University, and University of Virginia School of Medicine. He was a member of Jefferson Co. Medical Society, the Kentucky and American Medical Associations, and American College of Surgeons. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. J.O. Harrison and Irene Simrall, and his sister, Kitty.

    He is survived by his wife, Sandra Elam, two sons, Harrison Simrall (Grace), Herb Simrall (Gretchen); Chicago, IL., a sister, Irene Knuckles; Bowling Green, KY., a brother, Andrew Simrall, and also his two fur babies, Stella Rose & Baxter Blue.

    Memorials to University of Virginia Medical School Foundation P.O. Box 800776 Charlottesville, VA 22908 or American Diabetes Association 161 St. Matthews Ave. #3 Louisville, KY 40207.

  33. Dr. Morton (Jack) Silk, born 1 October 1920 passed away peacefully one year ago at age 95 on 25 March 2016.

    He was the last born and longest living of 11 siblings. Raised in Bayonne NJ, his parents were Russian Jewish immigrants. Jack attended University of Virginia from 1937 -1941, and from 1941- 1944 attended UVA medical school where he received his medical degree. He worked as an intern at NYC Fordham Hospital from 1944-1945 where he met Regina Mintz (1919-2006) who was his devoted wife and intellectual companion for almost 61 years. Morton and Jean moved to Leavenworth, Kansas in 1945, where he served as a medical officer for the U.S. Army until 1947.

    After a brief internship and medical residency in Jersey City, Jack and his family settled in Morris Plains in 1950 to start his medical practice in their home at 374 Speedwell Ave. The family then moved to a new residence four years later, but the office and former residence remained his primary work place, fulfilling his dream of working as a small town family practice medical doctor until he retired his practice at the age of 88 years. His longevity practicing medicine earned him the distinction of being the oldest physician on staff at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Throughout his career, this doctor made house calls and his office retained its original character from the 1950’s to its closure. Yet he kept up with the latest in medicine and earned the respect of patients and colleagues over the years.

    Jack’s passion for his work was matched by his love of many leisure activities. He had skied, sailed, golfed, fished, even took flying lessons, however these interests gave way to tennis which he pursued with vigor well into his 80’s. Jack and Jean were world travelers and mutually enjoyed the same cultural activities. As a well-read man, he was an intellectually and liberally minded free thinker. Aside from being a wordsmith, his wit and humor prevailed to the end, and his wisdom kept growing with the years. He had a practical side as well and this “Jack of all trades” would tackle just about any around-the -house project that was within his physical capabilities. In his later years he became a member of the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship where he found the friendship of many like-minded individuals who celebrated his life upon his passing last year.

    Jack is survived by his daughter Geraldine, son Robert (Alysse) and granddaughter Shayna.

  34. John Russell Eagle, beloved father and friend, peacefully passed away at the Virginia Mennonite Rehabilitation Center on March 24, 2017. John was born Sept. 20, 1937, to Alfred Kemper Eagle and Mamie Lee Eagle in Montgomery County, Va.

    In 1963, he married his loving wife, Sandra Louise Eagle, who preceded him in 2005. He is survived by his two sons, David Anthony Eagle and Mark Russell Eagle, and his two granddaughters, Samantha Nicole Eagle and Alexandra Grace Eagle. He is also survived by his brother, Kemper Engart Eagle.

    John graduated from Harrisonburg High School and Randolph Macon College. He was the valedictorian of both of his high and college graduating classes. He was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He graduated medical school from the University of Virginia. After completing his medical training, he spent three years in the Army residing in Tokyo. He received an honorable discharge as major and earned a National Defense Service medal. He avidly pursued a lifelong career in psychiatry, working into his early 70s and always finding deep meaning in his work. He was an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Virginia spending many years training psychiatry residents one day a week in Charlottesville. He was awarded status as a Distinguished Life Fellow by the American Psychiatry Association. He was a member of the Humane Society of the United States, National Geographic Society, American Legion and NRA. He was a supporter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, the Salvation Army, the Smithsonian Institute, the Museum of the American Revolution, and SPCA.

    John had numerous hobbies, passions and interests, which made boredom a rare circumstance in his life. His greatest passion was farming and raising varied breeds of cattle among the beautiful rolling hills, streams, and pond of his farm in the Shenandoah Valley. Up early and late to bed, he loved mowing the fields, maintaining the fences, and all of the other activities of a vigorous life on his cherished farm. He also enjoyed his dogs, hunting, gun collecting, antique automobiles, U.Va. sports, and travel. Later in life, he revived his interest in music, playing the saxophone and performing in the Harrisonburg Rockingham County Community Band and the Stonewall Brigade Band. He lived the majority of his life in the Valley forming many close friendships and community ties. He was a devoted member and supporter of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, at one time being recognized as the oldest acolyte. The last few years of his life were lived in close, loving companionship with K Faith Williams-Terrell.

    The family will be receiving friends at the Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be held at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at 11 a.m. A burial will follow at Lacy Springs Cemetery.

    Contributions can be made to the Emmanuel Episcopal Church or the SPCA.

    Condolences may be shared at

  35. Dr. Thomas Philip “TP” Davis, 86, passed away on March 20, 2017, at Brookdale Memory Care in Lewisville, NC. TP was a man of deep Christian faith who had a passion for practicing family medicine and who spent his life loving and caring for his family, patients, and church community in Christiansburg, VA.

    TP was born on August 31,1930 in Staunton, VA, to Alvin and Virginia Davis. He met the love of his life, Charlotte Vinten Davis, while they were both students at Roanoke College and both members of the cheerleading squad. He was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. TP and Charlotte were married in St. Augustine, FL on November 27, 1954. TP received his medical degree from the UVA School of Medicine in 1961. TP completed Officer Candidate School and served in the US Navy for several years.

    TP and Charlotte moved to Christiansburg, VA in 1963 where the family developed deep roots of love, faith, and friendship for 53 years. As a private practice family physician, TP always had a heart for caring for others who are hurting, regardless of age, race, class, or other circumstances. He touched the lives of all he met, through his compassion, humor, generosity, kindness, and faith. He served as the President of the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians from 1991-1992. During his practice, he conducted surgeries, delivered babies, served as an emergency room physician, and did house calls to some of his elderly patients.

    TP was a long-time, active member of Christiansburg Presbyterian Church, where he served as an Elder and Sunday School teacher. In his free time, TP loved to play golf, dance with his wife Charlotte, play bridge with the adults and board games with the kids. He enjoyed traveling, including to Haiti and other countries in Africa and South America with his son and grandchildren. TP’s kindness and care touched and blessed countless lives.

    TP was preceded in death by his sister, Julia Boward, and his parents. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Charlotte Davis; daughter Kathy Davis of Christiansburg; son Thomas Philip Davis, Jr. and wife Rev. Judy Davis of Lewisville, NC; sister Betty Skene and her husband Marvin of Roanoke; grandchildren Rachel Link and her husband Dwayne; Nathan Davis, Suzanne Davis, and Melissa Macomber; great grandchildren Daniel and Sadie Link; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Food for the Hungry at The family would like to thank those who so lovingly cared for TP through Warm Hearth at Home, Christiansburg, and most recently the staff at Brookdale Memory Care, Winston-Salem, NC. The family is abundantly grateful for the outpouring of love and support from the Christiansburg community.

  36. Dr. David P. Olinger, age 89 of Tazewell, VA passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Commonwealth Assisted Living at Hillsville, VA with his loving wife of 56 years and family by his side.

    Born November 4, 1927 in Bluefield, VA, he was a son of the late Thomas Habern Olinger and Marion Murel Ball Olinger. He received his elementary education in Moorefield, Marlinton, and Berkley Springs, WV and graduated from Big Stone Gap High School. He worked in the coal mines at Roda, VA where he was a member of the UMWA. After completing his first two years of study at Virginia Tech, he served in the US Army as a medic with the 24th Infantry Division during wartime in Korea. After his military service, he completed his last two years at Virginia Tech, earning his BS degree in General Science. He then attended UVA Medical School. Upon earning his medical degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, he did post graduate work at UVA and Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, MA and his internship and residency at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. In 1962, Dr. and Mrs. Olinger settled in Richlands, VA where he joined Clinch Valley Physicians Clinic and worked with Dr. R.E. Bower in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, delivering thousands of babies in this community. He retired from The Clinic in 1993.

    Dr. Olinger was a member of Tazewell County Medical Society, Virginia State Medical Society, and the American Medical Society. He was a member of Tazewell Presbyterian Church, singing in the choir, serving as deacon and elder. He was a great lover of music with many musical instruments. He loved being out on his farm with the horses, cattle, pigs, and goats. He enjoyed teaching his children about wildlife and aquatic life.

    Dr. Olinger was a kind and generous soul who touched the hearts of many, many people. Whether it was the thousands of patients and newborn babies he cared for, his family, friends, animals, fellow musicians, and church members. He put them all above himself.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Betty Olinger and Katie Mac Millan; and a brother T. H. Olinger, Jr. He is survived by his wife, DeLois Dawn Fullen Olinger and five children, Amy Olinger, Dr. Polly Billips and husband, Mark, Dr. Melody Heath and husband, Brian, Dr. Jill Moore, and Zachary Olinger and wife, Denice; ten grandchildren, Christina Adams, Rachel Adams, Lydia Billips, Audrey, Billips, Emily Billips, Sara Heath, Nolan Heath, Benjamin Heath, Samuel Olinger and John Olinger.

    The family will receive friends from 10-11 AM Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Tazewell Presbyterian Church in Tazewell, VA where funeral services will be conducted at 11 AM with Dr. Dave Gilbert officiating. Entombment will follow at Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill, VA where military graveside rites will be conducted by Barns Beavers VFW Post #7136 of Tazewell, VA and Virginia National Guard Honor Team of Gate City, VA. Pallbearers are Mark Billips, Zack Olinger, Brian Heath, Brett Riley, Evan Henry, and Eric Clifton.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be directed to Mountain Valley Hospice, 1477 Carrolton Pike, Hillsville, VA 24343 or Tazewell Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 26, Tazewell, VA 24651.

    Online condolences may be sent to the family at

  37. Berton William Ashman, M.D., 80, of Virginia Beach, died March 8, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Rosemary Lovejoy Ashman.

    Born in Baltimore, Md. on January 7, 1937, Berton grew up in Norfolk and was a proud graduate of Maury High School where he was salutatorian of his 1955 class. He attended the College of William & Mary where he was awarded the Lord Botetourt Medal for distinguished academic achievement and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. After serving his internship and residency at the University of Virginia and completing a fellowship at Yale, he returned home in 1969 to become the first gastroenterologist in the area. He subsequently founded Gastroenterology, Ltd. and the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit at Virginia Beach General Hospital. He practiced medicine for 37 years before retiring in 2006.

    Berton was happiest when being productive. He was an avid reader and liked to be outdoors. In retirement, Berton enjoyed being with family, traveling with his wife, Rosemary, golfing and biking with close friends, and working in his garden, often with his grandchildren at his heels.

    In addition to his wife, Berton is survived by his 5 children, Rosemary I. Ashman (Richard Pulley), Jennifer A. Duemmel (Paul), Eleanore A. Ashman, Berton W. Ashman, Jr. (Meredith), and Matthew L. Ashman (Angela), his 9 grandchildren, Ian and Erin Pulley, Mark and Grant Duemmel, Charlie and Aubrey Ashman, and Ethan, Dylan, and Taylor Ashman, and his brother Stuart Ashman. He was predeceased by his parents William and Isabel Ashman, his brothers Murray and Norton Ashman, and his granddaughter Jordan Ashman.

    Berton was loved and respected by his patients and colleagues alike for his clinical acumen, his intelligence and humor, and his kind, compassionate care. He was a loving and wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will be sorely missed. Details for a memorial service will be available and condolences may be offered at

  38. John Charles “Jack” McGiff passed away on February 2, 2013 at his home in Patchogue, NY. Dr. McGiff was a distinguished pharmacologist, medical scientist, teacher, chairman, and an articulate spokesman for pharmacology. He was Professor and Chairman Emeritus at New York Medical College (Valhalla, NY), had been a member of the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) since 1966, a member of the American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics since 1975, a recipient of the Otto Krayer Award from ASPET in 1997, a member of the Association of Medical School Pharmacology Chairpersons, a member of the British Pharmacological Society since 1975, and Chairman of the Eicosanoid Research Association in 1970.

    Jack McGiff received his B.S. degree from Georgetown University and an M.D. from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He interned at Cincinnati General Hospital and entered medical residency at the University of Virginia, which was interrupted by military service. After attending the U.S. Naval School of Aviation Medicine (Pensacola, FL), Dr. McGiff served in Korea and Japan with the Marine Air Groups 11 and 12 as senior medical officer and flight surgeon. On discharge, he returned to Columbia University as a research fellow of the American Heart Association (AHA). He completed his clinical training at the Pennsylvania Hospital and in 1962 was appointed to a joint faculty position in the Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. McGiff received an established investigatorship from the AHA (1964 – 1969) and in 1966 was awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which he still held at the time of his passing.

    From 1966 to 1971, Dr. McGiff served as Chief of Cardiology at St. Louis University. In 1971, he joined the Department of Pharmacology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and was made a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Scholar in Clinical Pharmacology. In 1974, he was invited by Sir John Vane to join the Wellcome Research Laboratories (England) as a visiting scientist, where he remained until 1976, when he was appointed Chair of Pharmacology at the University of Tennessee. Dr. McGiff had been Chairman of Pharmacology at New York Medical College from 1979 – 2010. He was married to Sara Leighton Babb (Sally) (deceased) and they had five children: John, Katharine (deceased), Sara, Jeremiah, and Elizabeth.

    Dr. McGiff served on three study sections of NIH, concluding with service as Chairman of the Cardiovascular Renal Study Section (1994 – 1996). He was appointed to the NIH Arteriosclerosis, Hypertension and Lipid Metabolism Advisory Committee for a four-year period and served as a delegate in scientific exchange programs sponsored by NIH with Italy, Poland and the Soviet Union (1978 – 1984).

    Over the past 20 years, Dr. McGiff had worked mainly in the area of the biochemistry, physiology, and clinical pharmacology of novel arachidonate metabolites generated by cytochrome P450 monooxygenases that serve critical mechanisms involved in circulatory and renal physiology and impact on the clinical management of hypertension, congestive heart failure, renal disease, and hepatic cirrhosis. His most recent research involved altered release of cytochrome P-450 metabolites of arachidonic acid in renovascular disease and demonstrating that red cells participate in the regulation of the circulation by producing and releasing epoxyeicosatrienoic acid.

    Through the years, Dr. McGiff received several other awards that bear mentioning: the Outstanding Research Award from the Wisconsin Heart Association (1975); The Medal of Achievement, Copernicus Academy of Medicine, Krakow, Poland (1984); the CIBA Award for Hypertension Research from the AHA Council for High Blood Pressure Research (1986); the MERIT Award from NHLBI (1990 – 2000); the Richard Bright Award from the American Society of Hypertension (1997); the Lifetime Achievement Award in Hypertension from the Council for High Blood Pressure Research, AHA (2004); the Western Returned Scholars Association Lifetime Achievement Award, Beijing, China (2009).

    He has also received honorary doctorates from the Copernicus Academy of Medicine in Krakow, Poland (1987) and Fu Jen University in Taiwan (2001).

  39. Bill was born on June 7, 1937 in Illinois and died in Citrus Heights, CA, surrounded by his family, on February 15, 2017 of complications from progressive supranuclear palsy. He is survived by his wife of 20 years Susan, daughters Dana Bevis (Tim), Jennifer (Peter), son Liam, and grandchildren Josephine, Miranda, Finn, and Milo.

    Bill lived a life full of exuberance and adventure, and he will be sorely missed. He grew up in Evanston, IL, where his father was a geology professor at Northwestern University. Bill spent summers with his parents traveling the country by car, and several summers doing research on glaciers in Greenland. He was a gifted plastic surgeon, receiving his MD from Northwestern University, with additional training at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Johannesburg, South Africa, and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He established a successful private practice in Aurora, Colorado, but left to rejoin the Navy in 1984-86. He was especially proud of his military service, which included service on a Naval submarine from 1965-66, as well as the Army Reserve from 1989 to 1991; making him a veteran of the Cold War, Vietnam, and Desert Storm. After leaving the Navy, Bill settled in Carmichael, CA and spent the rest of his career at Kaiser Permanente.

    Bill was fearless and enjoyed parachuting, rock climbing, back-packing, mountain biking, sailing, and flying small planes. He enjoyed cooking, and his exactitude in executing recipes to scientific precision was paradoxically matched by his skill at experimenting and improvising. He was a lover of art in photography and music, and practiced both himself, developing his own DSLR photos and performing opera in his voluminous bass-baritone voice. After his retirement from medicine, he threw himself into amateur acting, and had a number of acting and singing roles in local theater productions around Sacramento.

    He will be remembered for his wild sense of humor, his devotion to his wife Susan, and his love for his dogs. A service will be held to celebrate Bill’s life at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery on April 14 at 1:00 PM.

  40. The world has lost one of its champions of public health and a pioneer researcher in the fields of HIV/AIDS and women’s reproductive health as Dr. Willard Cates, Jr. 73, passed away peacefully on March 17, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. A husband, father, grandfather, educator, and mentor to many in the field of family health, Ward was preceded in death by his father, Willard Cates, his mother, Dorothy Sands Cates, and his sister, Margot Cates Kagen. He is survived by his wife and the love of his life, Joan Roberts Cates; two daughters, Deborah Cates Knighton (Tim) and Sarah Cates Parker (Andy); and four grandchildren, Charles Watts Knighton, Henry Sands Knighton, Katherine Elizabeth Parker, and Addison Margaret Parker.

    Ward was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 16, 1942 and grew up in Rye, New York. He graduated from Rye High School in 1960 and Yale University in 1964 with a Bachelor’s degree in History. After graduation, Ward traveled to England to further his studies during a fellowship at King’s College at Cambridge University. While in England, Ward experienced two unexpected events that shaped the trajectory of his life. First, he met his future wife, Joan, and pursued her throughout the capital cities of Europe. And secondly, Ward was injured during a rugby game, which subsequently sparked his interest and lifetime passion in medicine and public health. Shortly thereafter, Ward returned to Yale University where he was the first to complete a combined M.D./Masters in Public Health degree in 1971. After a stint in the United States Army where Ward achieved the rank of captain, he began a two year fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Epidemic Intelligence Service, a fellowship that helped to launch his long and storied career in reproductive and public health.

    Ward began his fellowship shortly after the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision and became engrossed in the field of women’s reproductive health. He served as the first permanent Chief of the Abortion Surveillance Branch at the CDC where he quickly emerged as the world’s leading abortion epidemiologist. After nine years in the Family Planning Evaluation Division of the Abortion Surveillance Branch, Ward became the Director of the Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases at CDC, a position Ward took at the dawn of the HIV epidemic in the United States. Working on the Kaposi Sarcoma/Opportunistic Infections Task Force proved challenging yet rewarding for Ward who became an HIV/AIDS expert. This experience helped to shift his career path as he became interested in the international epidemic.

    In 1994, Ward was recruited to work as a researcher at Family Health International (now FHI 360), a leading global development organization. Ward was the President/CEO of its Institute for Family Health and was serving as the President Emeritus of Research at the time of his death. During his time at FHI 360, Ward worked as principal investigator on many microbicide trials including the CAPRISA 004 trial of 1% tenofovir gel, a trial which showed a 39% reduction in HIV acquisition among women using the gel. From 1997-2002, Ward was a scientific investigator for the HIV Prevention Trials Network and was a principal investigator for the Microbicide Trials Network. He was a member of the Institute of Medicine.

    A renowned leader and mentor, Ward has inspired two generations of leading scientists, public health officials, and clinical practitioners and provided much guidance for those in the fields of family planning, STD/HIV prevention, and epidemiology. Perhaps the best documentation of his leadership is his co-authorship of eight editions of Contraceptive Technology, widely regarded as the standard textbook in family planning. Ward was also a regular speaker at the twice-yearly Contraceptive Technology conferences and he co-edited two supplements on family planning and HIV for the journal AIDS.

    As accomplished as he has been in his professional life, Ward found his greatest joy from his family. Known as Bompa by his grandchildren, he loved hearing about and following the interests of his children and grandchildren. Whether on the sidelines watching his family excel on the fields or on the comfort of his couch while following Duke basketball, the L.A. Dodgers or Red Zone, Ward was always the loudest fan cheering for the things he loved.

    A private interment will be held at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia. A celebration of Ward’s life will be held later in the spring. In Ward’s memory, contributions would be much appreciated to The Guttmacher Institute, 125 Maiden Lane, 7th floor, New York, NY 10038,

  41. Barry Miller Farr was born in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri on November 15, 1951 and died in Charlottesville on February 15, 2017.

    Raised in Greenville, Mississippi, Barry never stopped loving Southern food, culture, or people. Inspired to attend medical school by the autobiography of William Carlos Williams, Barry majored in chemistry at Ole Miss and received an MD from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Science in epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He received training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at the University of Virginia. He served as Hospital Epidemiologist at UVA for 18 years and directed a Master of Science program in epidemiology for 11 years. He retired as the William S Jordan, Jr., Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at UVA at 52 because of physical disability due to the paralytic effects of multiple sclerosis. He co-authored 167 medical publications, 137 research abstracts for national or international scientific meetings, co-edited 2 books on catheter infections, and mentored 18 postdoctoral fellows. He was widely known for epidemiologic studies about control of healthcare related infections, particularly antibiotic-resistant infections and catheter infections. He served as President of the Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America (SHEA) in 2002 and Editor of the SHEA scientific journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology from 2001 to 2004.

    As passionate as he was about his work, Barry was strongly committed to his family. He enjoyed coaching his sons’ teams in T-ball, baseball, and basketball for 10 years, and was on the sidelines as a cheering fan at their soccer games. He loved hunting, fishing, training his Labrador retrievers, photography, the St. Louis Cardinals, all UVA sports and spending time with his wife and sons.

    Barry was an avid reader and writer of prose and poetry, and was known to supply an appropriate quotation for any given situation. As a medical intern, the floor nurses would say they always knew where he was because they could hear his infectious laughter. Barry loved a good story and often regaled his friends and family with long, and sometimes circuitous, tales.

    He devoted his final years to writing and publishing a book entitled Multiple Sclerosis: Coping with Complications as a way to help other patients cope with the many challenges of MS and to share the knowledge and strategies he developed.

    Barry is survived by his wife Ann Henry and three sons and daughter-in-law, Eric Farr and Erin Bradley of Seattle, Ryan Farr of New York City, and Jason Farr of Washington DC, sister Celia Farr Wood (husband Frank) in Los Angeles, brother Brian Farr (wife Beth) in Charlotte, NC and numerous nieces and nephews.

    A celebration of his life is being planned for the spring so that it can be held outdoors where Barry loved to spend his time. Anyone wishing notification of the final details is asked to email their contact information to [email protected]. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Barry’s memory to a cause that is close to your heart.

  42. Dr. Freeman Hamilton Cary, age 90, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at home surrounded by family.

    Dr. Cary was born on September 14, 1926, in La Grange, Ga. He was the son of Ashton Hall Cary and Edna Gwendolyn Freeman Cary. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Ashton Hall Cary Jr.; and daughter, Emily Allison Cary.

    He attended Georgia Tech for two years, then transferred to Emory University to complete his medical training in 1950. He interned at Grady Hospital in Atlanta and went on to a fellowship in cardiology at Emory. He practiced cardiology and taught medicine at Emory during his post fellowship.In 1954, he was commissioned as a naval medical officer serving in Bethesda, Md., and Charleston, S.C. After his naval service, he returned to Atlanta to practice where he became the Director of the Stroke Rehabilitation Clinic and Cardiac Clinic at Grady Hospital.In 1960, he moved his family to Orlando, Fla., to became the Director of Medical Education at Orange Memorial Hospital. He was also Medical Director of the Central Florida Blood Bank and later became President of the Florida Heart Association.He was ordered to active naval duty in 1971 and moved to Washington, D.C. Upon his appointment as Attending Physician to Congress in 1973, he obtained the rank of Rear Admiral; along with this position he had additional medical duties to the National Medical Center. At the end of his career he was a Professor of Medicine at the University of Virginia.Admiral Cary was a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and also a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

    Dr. Cary was an avid golfer. He also enjoyed camping, hiking, fishing, and cooking. Gardening was his passion. Dr. Cary was a crack cribbage player.

    He is survived by his wife, Sara, of 45 years; his daughter, Robin Cary of Atlanta, Ga.; son, Freeman Cary Jr (Tracy) of Casper, Wyo.; Leslie Cary Bradshaw (Lanny) of Leesburg, Fla. He is also survived by four stepchildren, Timothy Atkinson of Fairfield, Iowa, Kippen Haynes (John) of Warsaw, Va., Alex Atkinson (Meg) of Hampton, Ga., Eric Atkinson of Orlando, Fla. He is further survived by 13 grandchildren ranging from Annie Haynes oldest to Allison Cary youngest.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Dr. Cary to Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA, 3355 Berkmar Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22901 and Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, 851 Owensville Rd., Ivy, VA 22901.

  43. Dr. Glen Earl Garrison passed away on February 5, 2017, at NHC Healthcare in North Augusta, SC.

    Dr. Garrison was born in Timberlake, NC on September 9, 1932. He graduated from Richard J. Reynolds High School in Winston Salem, NC in 1950. He received his BS degree in General Science from Wake Forest University in 1954, followed by his MD degree from Bowman Gray School of Medicine in 1958. On June 8, 1958, he was married to Mary Elizabeth Gambrell. The Garrisons lived in Charlottesville, VA, Claxton, GA, and Durham, NC, while Dr. Garrison did his medical residency at the University of Virginia Hospital, research in the Heart Disease Control Program of the U.S. Public Health Service, and fellowship in cardiology at Duke University Medical Center.

    In 1965 Dr. Garrison accepted a faculty position at the Medical College of Georgia, and the Garrisons moved to Augusta where they lived for more than 50 years. Dr. Garrison served as a Director of Continuing Education from 1965-1986. In 1965 he started the annual Primary Care and Family Practice Symposium, which has continued to the present. He was named Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) in 1973 and Professor Emeritus of Cardiology in 2000. He also served as an attending cardiologist at the Veterans Administration Medical Center from 1965 through 2016. He established two endowments at Augusta University to support education emphasizing the fundamental principles of the history and physical examination: the Glen E. Garrison Annual Award to Cardiology Fellows and the Glen E. Garrison, M.D. Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine.

    Dr. Garrison was a member of First Baptist Church of Augusta, a member of the Augusta Genealogical Society, a member of Historic Augusta, and a member of Friends of the Augusta Library.

    The family would like to thank the physicians, nurses, and many other people at Augusta University and NHC Healthcare for their love, care, and support.

    Memorial gifts may be made to First Baptist Church Chapel Fund, 3500 Walton Way Ext., Augusta, GA 30909.

  44. Norman Jay “Norm” Snow, MD, died February 9, 2017. He was 72. Norm was born in Providence, RI, the only child of the late Israel and Marion (Goldstein) Snow.

    He grew up in Burlington, VT, and graduated from Burlington High School, the University of Vermont and the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine. After surgical internship at the University of Virginia, he was drafted by the U.S. Army, which sent him to Cleveland, where he served as a Captain in the Army’s Medical Corps and then stayed for nearly 30 years. He completed his residency in general and cardiothoracic surgery at Case Western Reserve University, and then, after beginning his career at the University of Louisville, returned to Cleveland as Associate Professor and Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery for Cleveland Metro Health Medical Center.

    In 1980 he and peers founded the Association for Surgical Education, which he later served as President. He also chaired the trauma and emergency care committee of the Cleveland Academy of Medicine, and served as the inaugural medical director of Metro Life Flight, one of the largest helicopter EMS programs in the country, winning the Distinguished Physician Award from the Association of Air Medical Services.

    In 1999 he moved to Chicago, where he served as Professor of Surgery at the University of Illinois and chief of thoracic surgery at UIC and the Jesse Brown Veterans’ Administration Medical Center until his retirement in 2011, whereupon he returned to Vermont and joined the faculty of the Department of Anatomy at Geisel School of Medicine, remaining actively engaged in teaching anatomy and participating on many committees including the Faculty Council, the Medical Education Committee and the Admission Committee. In 2015 UVM awarded him the Distinguished Academic Achievement Award.

    Norm loved teaching, debating (for which he ranked nationally in college), attending synagogue, enjoying fine wine and spicy food, and Lake Fairlee, where he both met and retired with Renee Snow (Salzman), his wife of 48 years.

    He is survived by Renee; two sons, Aaron and Michael; daughter-in-law Reva; two grandchildren, Isaac and Ely; and innumerable family, colleagues, students and patients who were blessed by his love, friendship, humor, wisdom and experience.

    In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Norm’s name either to Visiting Nurse and Hospice for VT and NH, P.O. Box 881, Brattleboro, VT 05302 or online at: or to The University of Vermont Foundation to support the Norman J. Snow, MD Memorial Fund at the Larner College of Medicine, c/o Meredyth Armitage, Given Building N313, 89 Beaumont Ave, Burlington, VT 05405.

    May his memory be a blessing.

  45. Andrea Taylor is survived by her mother Shirley Mestel, (preceded in death by her father Elias Mestel), her sons, Peter and Matthew Taylor, her twin sister Karen Jensen, and sister Lynn Mestel, nephews and nieces, and her long time companion, friend and partner, Armando DeGraca.

    Andrea was born August 20, 1946 in New York, and received her Medical Doctorate degree from Albert Einstein University in New York. She practiced medicine in Charlottesville, VA and San Jose, CA for over 30 years and provided care for thousands of patients. Andrea was a compassionate and very loving person who enjoyed life, golf, theatre, TV, dancing and friends.

  46. James “Jim” Porter McNeil, Jr. M.D., 90, of Jacksonville, Fla., passed away on February 11, 2017, peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He was an inspiration to those around him and exuded a constant fiery spirit throughout his life.

    Jim was born April 19, 1926, in Aberdeen, Miss., to Julia Haughton McNeil and James Porter McNeil. He grew up in Mississippi with his parents and younger sister, Madge. The family moved to Jacksonville in 1940, where he met his wife and love of his life, Anne Yerkes McNeil. He also made many lifelong friends that he cherished.

    Jim attended Sewanee Military Academy in Tennessee. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman at the Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Md., prior to attending the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., where he received his B.A. in 1949. He then attended the University of Virginia Medical School obtaining his M.D. in 1952 and married his wife, Anne, that same year.

    Jim’s strongest passion was medicine. Following medical school, he started his internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Va., and then a five-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) at New York Hospital, Cornell School of Medicine at Cornell University (currently known as Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Cornell University). Jim strived to always be on the cutting edge of medical education and technology. He studied under Dr. Papanicolaou at New York Hospital, who was known for inventing the Pap Smear, which is used worldwide for the detection and prevention of cervical cancer. He was a strong proponent of the Pap Smear and was instrumental in introducing the procedure to the North Florida region, educating others on its connection to cervical cancer and encouraging women to have one annually.

    After a period of time as an instructor in OB/GYN at Cornell Medical School, he returned to Jacksonville and opened his practice in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Through his intelligence, great training, and specialized knowledge of fertility, he provided exceptional care to women in Northeast Florida and also delivered life to countless children as a prominent Obstetrician. Jim’s reputation lives on through the endless stories of those he served.

    He retired from private practice after 26 years of OB/GYN work that were followed by an additional five years of Gynecology work. Following that, Jim served as a civilian in the Colposcopy Clinic at the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville for 18 years prior to his retirement in 2008.

    Jim was a member of several medical organizations including American College of Obstetricians and Gynecology, American Fertility Society, Duval County Medical Society, Florida Medical Association and Southeastern OB/GYN Society. He was also a member of the Honorary Staff in the section of Obstetrics/Gynecology at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside.

    He impacted countless lives throughout the 50 years he practiced medicine. Post retirement, Jim was still able to connect with the medical world through his weekly visits to the Mayo Clinic usually following a spot-on, self-diagnosis.

    He had an eye for fine art and modern furniture and was able to fuse his love for the arts with his passion for the community by serving as a board of Trustees, past chairman, honorary trustee and member of the Ponce de Leon Society for The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. Jim was also an Advisory Board member at the Jacksonville Museum of Science and History, where he created a display highlighting the changes in the female body during the phases of pregnancy.

    Jim played a very special role in the lives of his grandchildren Fritz, Neily and Butler as well as their close friends and dog, Gator. He enjoyed attending church regularly at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, where he was a member for over 50 years. Jim’s favorite interests included traveling, especially annual trips to New York City; the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra; history; and watching Gator football, golf and tennis. He was an avid reader and loved orchids. Most of all, he loved his children and grandchildren.

    Jim was preceded in death by his loving wife of 39 years in 1991, Anne Yerkes McNeil, his parents and his sister, Madge McNeil McFall in 2016. He is survived by his son, James “Porter” Porter McNeil, III of Orlando, Fla.; his daughters, Judson Elizabeth McNeil of Minneapolis, Minn., and Miranda McNeil Braren of Jacksonville, Fla.; his grandchildren, Frederick “Fritz” Porter Braren (Lindsey Howard Braren) of Jacksonville, Fla; Elizabeth “Neily” McNeil Braren of Jacksonville, Fla; Albert “Didier” Thurston Tharin, Jr. of Columbia, S.C.; Judson Beebe Tharin of Bemidji, Minn.; and J. Turner “Butler” Butler Braren of Jacksonville, Fla.

    In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of James P. McNeil, Jr., M.D., may be designated for cardiology research at Mayo Clinic. Memorials can be made online at or mailed to Department of Development, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905.

  47. Billy Wayne McDonald, M.D., age 57, passed away peacefully on February 1, 2017. Billy attended the University of Georgia and Emory Medical School, and completed his residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

    Practicing at the Thompson Cancer Center in Knoxville for 13 years, he was a very dedicated and compassionate doctor who loved his work and his patients dearly. Billy was a loving and generous husband and father, and will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered.

    He is survived by his wife, Victoria; children, Braxton (19), Savannah (18), Claudia (9), and Hamilton (9); mother, Juanell McDonald, of Vidalia, GA; brothers, Barry McDonald, of Tarrytown, GA and Benny McDonald, of Lawrenceville, GA; extended family, loving friends, and co-workers.

    In lieu of flowers, Billy requested that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN, 38105,

  48. Former UVA faculty member Shimei Gong, 50, of Charlottesville, Va., passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Born in China, she was preceded in death by her father, Xuecheng Gong. Shimei is survived by her mother, Yuzhen Yang; her husband, Aiping Qin; and her son, Bo Qin, and his wife, Min Wu. Condolences may be sent to the family at

  49. Dr. J. Lee Sedwick, 93, of Knightdale, North Carolina, passed away on February 2 in the company of his family. He served in the 1st Armored Division during WW II, and attended the University of Virginia. He became a surgeon with the Navy, serving in California and Japan.

    He fox hunted for many years with the Moore County Hounds and was a Master of the Triangle Hunt. His longtime surgical practice was located in Eastern Wake County.

    Dr. Sedwick is survived by his wife, two children, and granddaughter.

    The family suggest in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made in Dr. Sedwick’s name to the Student Veterans Services Priority Fund (Wounded Warrior’s), 210 Whichard Blding, Mail Stop 146,c/o East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858 or The Walthour Moss Foundation, PO Box 978, Southern Pines, NC 28388.

  50. Dr. Charles Henry Gleason died at home on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, his wife of almost 71 years, Elizabeth Behrendt “Betz” Gleason, by his side.

    Charlie was born in his home on Ridge Street in Charlottesville, Virginia, on December 9, 1924. Except for one year in Iowa City, Iowa, where he completed his medical internship, he lived his entire life in Charlottesville. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as soon as he turned 18 and served as a gunner in a two-person dive bomber in the Pacific in World War II.

    Immediately upon his return from the war, he married his childhood sweetheart Betz, and they settled down on Hopewood Farm and began their family. Not long thereafter, inspired by his close friend, Dr. Cary N. Moon Jr., Charlie decided that he wanted to become a doctor. He returned to college at the University of Virginia, where he received his B.A. and medical degree. All five of his children were born before he completed medical school. It is no wonder that Charlie chose to specialize in pediatrics.

    Charlie joined the medical staff of the Martha Jefferson Hospital in 1960 and later served as president of the MJH Medical Staff and chief of the pediatrics section, and was a member of the MJH Board of Directors. In 1971, he was one of the founding partners of Pediatric Associates. During his 28 years of practice, he cared for several generations of children from Charlottesville and the surrounding counties. Rare was the occasion when he was out and about town that he did not hear a former patient, or the parent of a patient, call out “Dr. Gleason” and come up to greet him with a warm hello and a big smile.

    Charlie was very active in building a stronger and better Charlottesville throughout his life. He was a founding board member for Offender Aid and Restoration, working to rehabilitate persons who had served their jail time. He did a lot of work with children outside of his medical practice, especially with the organization that became Children, Youth and Family Services, now ReadyKids, where he also served on the board of directors, and was the first recipient of the John Snook Award for service to youth. He was especially proud of the work he and Betz did with the late Reverend Henry Mitchell and other community leaders to start Camp Faith, a camp for underprivileged children in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Charlie provided free health care screenings for the children attending the camp. In 2006, he and Betz received a Drewary J. Brown Bridge Builder Award in recognition of their lifetime of community service. He served on the vestries of Christ Church and St. Paul’s Memorial Church, where he also served as Senior Warden. One of his great joys later in life was playing the tenor saxophone in the Senior Center Second Wind Band and its jazz ensemble, The Flashbacks.

    Charlie was predeceased by his parents, Hope Woods and Laura Egan Gleason; his brother, Hope Woods “Bootie” Gleason; and his sister, Martha Lewis Gleason. He is survived by his wife and children, Michie Gleason, Laurie Shaw (Don), Jeffrey Gleason (Patricia Connor), Barrie Carveth (Bruce), and Kelly Gleason (Anastasia Israel); his grandchildren, Charles Shaw, Margaret “Meg” Enriquez (Sergio), Maureen Gleason, Joy Carveth, and Piper Carveth; and great-grandchildren, Maddox and Camden Enriquez.

    In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in Charlie’s honor to St. Paul’s Memorial Church, 1700 University Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903 or to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be made to his family at

  51. Elliot Finkle died peacefully in his home. Born in Newport News, Virginia, he attended medical school at the University of VA in Charlottesville, specializing in radiology. He served in the U.S. Army as a physician in the Vietnam war. He married the love of his life, Betty, and moved to California soon after. Elliot was a respected radiologist for 30 years with the San Jose Radiological Medical Group. He and his wife of 48 years raised two loving children in Los Gatos.

    He was a very adventurous man. He loved sailing, whitewater kayaking, flying small airplanes, scuba diving, motorcycle riding, rock climbing, hang-gliding, among many other outdoor activities. Elliot fought a courageous battle with Parkinson’s. He will always be remembered for his quiet, kind, selfless, and gentle ways as well as all of the laughter he brought through his wit and dry sense of humor.

    He is survived by his wife, Betty, his son Kevin, his daughter Amy, his granddaughter Makiah, and two grand-doggies Willow and Ginger. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Parkinson’s Institute in Sunnyvale, CA at or 1-800-786-2958.

  52. Dr. Galen Glick Craun, Jr., 71, of Harrisonburg passed away on February 1, 2017 at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.

    He was born on November 23, 1945 in Richmond and was the son of the late Dr. Galen G. Craun, Sr. and Beulah Spencer Craun.

    Dr. Craun graduated from Turner Ashby High School in 1964 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bridgewater College in 1968. He taught Biology at Fauquier High School from 1968-1971. He entered the University of Virginia, School of Medicine in 1971 and earned a doctorate of Medicine in 1974.

    Dr. Craun completed his surgical internship and orthopedic surgical residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD from 1974-1979. He served as assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1979-1981.

    He returned to Harrisonburg in 1981 where he practiced orthopedic surgery for 24 years as an active staff member of the Rockingham Memorial Hospital. He retired in 2005.

    Dr. Craun was a member of the Harrisonburg First Church of the Brethren and later the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren. He was also a member of the Medical Society of Virginia, Rockingham Medical Society, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, American Medical Association, National Board of Medical Examiners, American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Lawn Society at UVA and the Founders Society at Bridgewater College.

    He is survived by his wife, the former, Susan Eleanor Logan, of Bridgewater. Also surviving are two sons, Galen G. Craun, III of Winston-Salem, NC and Austin L. Craun of Richmond; a brother, William A. Craun, II of Harrisonburg; a sister, Karen C. Kable of High Point, NC; four granddaughters, Katherine and Ashley Craun of Winston-Salem, NC and Campbell and Charlotte Craun of Richmond; a sister-in-law, Margaret Vincie and her husband, John of The Plains, VA.

    The family would like to thank the medical staff at the University of Virginia Health System for their care, guidance and counsel.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Sentara-RMH Medical Center, c/o RMH Foundation, 2010 Health Campus Dr., Harrisonburg, VA 22801 or the Harrisonburg Rescue Squad, 1700 Reservoir St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

  53. Aubrey Granville Tolley, 92, of Chapel Hill, NC, passed away peacefully in his home on January 25, 2017. Born on November 15, 1924, in Lynchburg, VA, to Aubrey Thomas Tolley and Nonnie Pinion Tolley, he married Jeannette (“Nancy”) Leigh Poindexter, on March 22, 1947. They moved to Chapel Hill in June 1956 where they resided together until his passing. A renowned psychiatrist, teacher, mentor, and health facility administrator, Dr. Tolley dedicated his professional and personal life to improving mental health care in the state of North Carolina. His tireless devotion to providing for the mentally ill has forever touched the lives of many in the mental health community across the state.

    Dr. Tolley attended Duke University for one year before serving as a U.S. Navy pharmacist’s mate during World War II from 1943-1946. His naval ship experiences, including caring for the wounded during the Normandy invasion, reinforced his interest in medicine, and in 1952, he graduated with his medical degree from the University of Virginia, School of Medicine, Charlottesville.

    Dr. Tolley joined UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine in 1956 as an instructor in the Department of Psychiatry. Over the next fifty-five years, he would maintain his ties with the medical school, working his way through the ranks to Clinical Professor, and Adjunct Professor in retirement. During that time, he also served as Director of Psychotherapy, Dorothea Dix Hospital, Raleigh; Director of Residency Training, John Umstead Hospital, Butner; Director of Professional Training and Education, and Assistant Commissioner, NC Department of Mental Health, Raleigh; Consultant in Psychiatry, V.A. Hospital, Fayetteville; and Director of Dorothea Dix Hospital, Raleigh.

    The many recognitions he received include: 50 year Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association; Life Fellow, American College of Psychiatrists; Lifetime Distinguished Commendation, NC Psychiatric Association; Co-Founder and Trustee, Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness, Raleigh; State of North Carolina The Order of the Long Leaf Pine; and George C. Ham Society Distinguished Alumni Award.

    Throughout his career and retirement years, Dr. Tolley remained devoted to his wife, immediate and extended families, friends, and co-workers, and appreciated their contributions to his many accomplishments in life. He will be missed, but his spirited life and love for the arts, opera, symphony, theater, literary works, movie classics, Charlie Brown, The Grinch, astronomy, gardening, European adventures, beach excursions, dinners at Crook’s Corner, and gatherings with family and friends will live on in the memories and hearts of everyone who knew him.

    Dr. Tolley is survived by his wife, Nancy; son, Stuart Tolley of Chapel Hill; daughters, Barbara Tolley of New York City, Leslie (Steve) Henry of Chapel Hill, and Kate (Dale) Hollon of San Antonio, TX; granddaughter, Maren Henry of Knoxville, TN, and grandsons, Jon Henry and Matt Henry of Chapel Hill; and brother, Alton C. Tolley of Tampa, FL, and his family.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness, Raleigh, or Club Nova Community Inc., Carrboro, NC.

  54. Every now and then, a person comes into the world who leaves an irreplaceable mark on people from all across the globe. It is impossible to quantify the massive impact Dr. George M. Gura Jr. had on the world, his family, his friends, and his patients, but we will always remember and honor his kindness, his compassion, and his overwhelming generosity.

    Born in 1936 in Hartford, Conn., to Dr. George M. Gura and Mrs. Elizabeth Sullivan Gura, Dr. Gura grew up watching his father practice medicine as a small-town physician, on call 24 hours a day, making house visits, taking vegetables and other goods in lieu of payment – often accepting no payment at all. This endless and selfless practice of medicine propelled Dr. Gura into a life of service, dedicated to his family, his country, and of course, his patients.

    Dr. Gura believed the secret to life was education, largely because his own education changed the course of his life and inspired his strong work ethic. He was educated at The Taft School, Middlebury College, Columbia University, and the University of Virginia School of Medicine before joining the Navy at the Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. For the next decade of his life, Dr. Gura continued to serve his country as a flight surgeon during the Vietnam War, stationed out of Norfolk, Va. Later in life, Dr. Gura specialized in cardiology, eventually serving as Chairman of the Cardiovascular Division at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

    Dr. Gura’s love for Mayo Clinic began in 1970 and will live for eternity. After completing his residency and fellowship at Mayo, Dr. Gura was, and always will be, honored as one of Mayo’s cardiovascular consultants. He loved Mayo’s history and environment, and he was constantly in awe of all his colleagues, often telling his friends and family that he surrounds himself with people smarter than him every day, which is what allows him to thrive as a physician.

    He was dedicated to the development and improvement of his subspecialty in echocardiography and ran 53 consecutive echocardiography conferences in Vail, Colo., with some of the most talented men and women of his field. Vail quickly became Dr. Gura’s favorite place on earth.

    Although his mind was surely brilliant, his heart was even more powerful. He fell in love with all his patients. His commitment to and enthusiasm for his international patients lead him to develop and became the Director of the International Cardiology Clinic within Mayo’s Department of Cardiovascular Diseases. He loved working with his secretary and his team of nurses, who he fondly referred to as “Friends of George,” a title that spread to include an army of loved ones during his battle with cancer.

    Dr. Gura’s love for medicine was rivaled only by his love for his family. In 1960, he married Nancy Ahearn, by whom he had three incredible children: Dr. George M. Gura lll, Thomas Gura Ph.D., and Elizabeth Gura Polese, MBA. In 1985, he married Janice L. Jeffries, and had one daughter, Kristen Gura Fickman. He was the most generous, loving husband, and a truly unparalleled father.

    Dr. Gura was famous for his passion for distance running, completing more than 30 marathons in his lifetime. He had a particularly strong bond with the Boston Marathon and wore his Boston Strong hat with the utmost pride. He ran his final Boston Marathon in 2016, finishing at the top of his age group. He always said with a wink, “To win my age group, I don’t need to get faster, I just need to get a little older.”

    Dr. Gura will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Janice; four siblings, Patricia, James, Francis, and Susan; four children, George, Tom, Elizabeth, and Kristen; daughter-in-law, Veronica; son-in-law, Andy; and six “grand-chickens,” Samantha, Gabriela, Elaina, Andrea, Hayden, and Carolina — all of whom he loved over the moon. Papa George leaves a huge legacy for us all to protect.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations sent to the Boston Strong Charity. Online condolences are welcome at

  55. James Trigg Gillespie, Sr., MD, 86, passed away on September 25, 2016 after a lengthy illness.

    Dr. Gillespie grew up in Lebanon, Virginia, and in 1952 graduated from Berea College at Berea, Kentucky. While at Berea, he met and married Sara Ann Boyd, a native of Oak Ridge. From Berea, they moved to Charlottesville, Virginia where he attended University of Virginia School of Medicine. After earning his medical degree, the family moved to Boston Massachusetts where he completed his internship at Chelsey Naval Hospital. He was a Navy Flight Surgeon at Pensacola Naval Air Station and while there became an avid golfer.

    Eventually the family moved to Oak Ridge, where Dr. Gillespie practiced family medicine for 34 years. He was loved by his patients. While his children were in school, he and his wife, Sara accompanied the Oak Ridge High School Band on trips to South America and Europe. Dr. Gillespie was active in the Oak Ridge Country Club and enjoyed playing golf. He and Sara supported the Civic Ballet. He enjoyed classical musical and the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra. He was an avid reader and had a wonderful sense of humor. He and Sara loved entertaining friends and being with family.

    He was preceded in death by parents, Peery Brittain Gillespie and Annie Lee Jackson of Lebanon, Virginia, by brother Joseph Peery Gillespie, and sister, Mary Lynn Keller, and his wife Sara Boyd Gillespie.

    Jim Sr. would be pleased to know that he passed on the same day as Arnold Palmer, his idol.

    Survivors include his children James T. Gillespie, Jr., MD and wife Peggy, John Gillespie and wife Pam, Tom Gillespie, Laura Gillespie Jones and husband Bud; eight grandchildren, Katie Gillespie Rambish, Colleen Gillespie Nyeggen, Shelley Gillespie, Tyler, Andy and Sam Gillespie, and Sara and Jamie Jones; beloved sisters-in-law and spouses, nieces and nephews, and cousins.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Knoxville Area Rescue Ministries. An online guest book can be signed at

  56. Dr. Calvin Herritage Thigpen, Sr. of South Chesterfield, Va., departed this life Saturday, January 7, 2017. He was born January 7, 1924 in Greenville, NC to Carrie Wilkins Thigpen and Zeno Thigpen.

    He was a graduate of Henderson Institute High School, Henderson, NC. In 1939, at the age of 15, and shortly thereafter, enrolled in a plumber’s apprentice program at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. World War II cut short his plumbing career; however, Dr. Thigpen now 18, found himself in the U.S. Army basic training at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. He remained at Aberdeen until recommended by his commanding officer for Officer Candidate School (OCS). He successfully completed OCS training at Fort Benning, GA, and served as a commissioned officer in the Infantry for five years at a variety of stateside and overseas assignments.

    Dr. Thigpen was married to Vera Crawford Thigpen on December 25, 1948. To this union two children were born, Calvin H. Thigpen, Jr. and Vera Karen Thigpen. In 1949, Thigpen was discharged from the Army as a First Lieutenant. He returned back to Norfolk to resume his work at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard; however finding a job proved to be much more difficult than Dr. Thigpen had imagined.

    It was then, he decided to enroll at Virginia State College (University). Dr. Thigpen received his B.S. Degree in Chemistry with distinction in 1953. His first post-college position was a teacher in Hopewell Public School System, where he remained from 1953 to 1958. “That was an exciting time for him and his wife.” They were among just a handful of Black professionals working in the Hopewell area. Teaching ultimately caused him to go to medical school.

    He soon went on to the University of Virginia, where he obtained his Medical Degree in 1962. He began his internship at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA. A year later, he opened a private practice in the City of Petersburg that flourished for over 30 years.

    The success experienced in the medical profession motivated Dr. Thigpen to try his hand in the legal profession. In 1974, he went back to the University of Virginia to earn his Jurisprudece Degree. From 1974 to 1988, he practiced both law and medicine at the same time at the same address as the medical office. Since doctors and lawyers work from appointments, there was never a problem. There were occasions when he had to reschedule an appointment to be present in court; however that never really hampered his practice.

    During his distinguished dual career, Dr. Thigpen has garnered a number of awards and appointments. He was elected both a “fellow” and a “diplomate” in the American College of Legal Medicine (an honor accorded few medical professionals.) He served on the Board of Visitors at Virginia State University. He also served two terms as Vice Chief of Staff and two terms as Chief of Staff at Petersburg General Hospital (Southside Regional Medical Center). He was President of the Petersburg Bar Association. Dr. Thigpen was listed in Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and in the Dictionary of International Biography.

    He was a member of the Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society, Beta Kappa Chi National Scientific Honor Society, the Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Vera Crawford Thigpen; parents, Carrie Wilkins Thigpen and Zeno Thigpen, Sr.; siblings, Zeno Thigpen, Jr., Leland Thigpen, and Hilda Kemp.

    Dr. Thigpen leaves to cherish his legacy, his children, Calvin H. Thigpen, Jr. of Richmond, Va., and Vera Gottschalk (Richard) of Petersburg, Va.; a devoted family friend, Joan Hopkins of Richmond, Va.; grandchildren, Calvin H. Thigpen III and Shelby H. Haskins; two great grandchildren, Madisyn D. Thigpen and Miles P. Haskins and a host other relatives, friends, colleagues and acquaintances too numerous to name.

    Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Dr. Thigpen at

  57. Dr. Casey B. White ( Barbara-Ann Kirchoff) formerly of Ann Arbor, MI passed away December 12, 2016 after a brief illness with close family by her side.

    Casey (Barbara) will be remembered by her family and friends as a vivacious lover of life, loving mother, sister, cousin, aunt and devoted friend. She was the keeper of endless family memories, with a wonderful sense of humor and doting family unifier. Her devotion to family was unparalleled. She was a person of great warmth and enthusiasm who made everyone else’s life richer by knowing her. Casey loved traveling and was an accomplished amateur photographer capturing the essence of the cities and people she met as she traveled worldwide. She was also an avid runner and rower as a member of the Ann Arbor Rowing Club where she taught “Learn to Row” for many years.

    Casey was born in Queens, NY in 1952 the middle of three children of Peter and Kitty (Ducey) Kirchoff. The family lived across the United States and foreign countries before settling in Plainview, N.Y. where she graduated from Holy Trinity DHS in Hicksville. After spending three years at the University of Miami Casey moved to Ann Arbor where she and Thomas Ogle had her only child Thomas (Toby) Ogle. In Ann Arbor, she began a 30 year career with the University of Michigan working in the medical school library, Department of Medical Education and Medical School Dean’s Office supporting the medical education programs.

    While working full time she received a bachelor’s of arts degree in journalism from Eastern Michigan University and a doctor of philosophy degree in Education from the University of Michigan. During this time she married Stewart White who together had many close friends in Ann Arbor and shared an enthusiasm for University of Michigan sports.

    At the time of her death Casey was a Distinguished Harrison Associate Professor of Medical Education and Associate Dean for Medical Education Research and Instruction at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA. Previously Casey had been Assistant Dean for Medical Education and faculty in the Department of Medical Education at the University of Michigan until she retired in 2011. At Michigan she played prominent roles in three major revisions of the medical curriculum as well as multiple highly successful accreditation reviews of the Medical School. Professionally she will be remembered as a creative scholar who authored over 50 peer reviewed research articles related to medical education. She was well known for her dynamic and engaging faculty development workshops and innovative educational programs as she was passionate about shifting the landscape of medical education to ultimately improve the quality of care provided to patients. After retiring from the University of Michigan Casey spent a brief time as faculty at the University of Florida College of Medicine where she collaborated with others in the use of virtual reality and simulation training to improve the quality of patient care. She was subsequently pursued vigorously by the University of Virginia Medical School to join their faculty as they revamped their medical education program.

    Many will remember Casey as a passionate mentor who would encourage all faculty and staff members regardless of their positions to challenge themselves, reach higher, dream bigger and assisted them doing just that. Her work with faculty on the medical curriculum will continue to have a major impact on the educational programs and training of future physicians.

    Casey is being mourned by her son Thomas (Toby) Ogle (partner Randi), her brothers Peter Kirchoff (wife Monique) and Jahn Kirchoff (wife Christie), her cousins Virginia Pitts (her children Ray & Kimberley) and Maureen Terry (her children Rob, Jeffrey and Kristina) and many close friends and colleagues. Her zest for life, caring for others and spirit will be with us always. A private memorial service will be held in spring in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

  58. John Joseph Whelan, MD, 79 years of age, died on January 2, 2017 in Boca Raton, FL. He is preceded in death by his beloved parents, John Joseph Whelan, Esq. and Verna Furey Whelan, and his treasured wife of 53 years, Mary Lou Strasser Whelan. He is survived by his five children and spouses, Tim and Kathleen Williams, Gerry and Christine Liguori, David and Theresa Lazear, John and Francisca Whelan, and Derek and Julie Davis; his 18 grandchildren; his four siblings and spouses, Roy and Susan Rogers, Ron and Janet Meyer, Andrejs and Maureen Jugs, and William, PhD and Pam Whelan; and many loved nieces and nephews, all of whom adored him immensely.

    Dr. Whelan was a psychiatrist by profession, an alumnus of Gonzaga High School in Washington, D.C., Georgetown University, and University of Virginia Medical School. He was a man of deep spiritual faith whose life reflected his love of God, a family man extraordinaire, a man with an infectious sense of humor, and whose pastimes include fishing and boating on Cape Cod. He was a man of wisdom and compassion, whose love and kindness are a legacy to generations.

  59. Dr. Janet Elise Vondran MD of Bremerton, Washington, passed away on September 12, 2016. She was born on July 4, 1952.

    Dr. Vondran was also known as Mrs. Neil Beesley. She passed away quietly, with her husband by her side, while visiting Dallas, Texas.

    She is survived by a mother, sister, brother, and two adult sons: Michael and Tony, all very beloved by Janet.

  60. A true son of Martinsville, Dr. Philip Martin Sprinkle, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at the age of 90. Doc was raised in Martinsville and would tell stories of his youth in the 30’s riding his pony on dirt roads to the then “new” schools in Martinsville including Martinsville High School (now Martinsville Middle School) or driving (at the age of 14) the delivery routes for his father, Philip Ellington Sprinkle, who distributed everything from heating oil to ice cream in Henry and Patrick Counties. Doc’s schooling at the University of Virginia was interrupted by World War II during which Doc served as an enlisted man in the Army Air Corps training for the invasion of Japan that never occurred. Following his Honorable Discharge, Doc returned to the University of Virginia successfully completing enough courses to warrant admission to the University of Virginia, School of Medicine where Doc flourished. Doc finished at the top of his medical school class earning AOA Honors and induction to The Raven Society.

    Following Medical School and his Internship in Seattle, Washington, Doc returned to Martinsville in 1953 with his bride, Mary Elizabeth Wilson Cadger Sprinkle, to begin his more than 61 years of medical practice while Mary served as a Public Health Nurse for Henry County. Both of Doc’s sons, Philip Martin Sprinkle II and Christian Edward Sprinkle, were born in Martinsville and now reside in Richmond, Virginia and Tucson, Arizona.

    In 1961, Doc returned to the University of Virginia, School of Medicine to receive specialized training in Otolaryngology, ultimately serving as Chief Resident and, subsequently, a member of the Faculty at the School of Medicine. In 1966, Doc was recruited to establish and Chair the Department of Otolaryngology at West Virginia University which he did for 26 years becoming Board Certified in Otolaryngology, serving as President of the Triologic Society (the national honor society for ENT physicians), and achieving both scientific and surgical acclaim. Doc was inducted to the international Order of St. Lazarus and was named to the Board of Trustees of Gallaudet College in Washington, D.C., the world’s only university dedicated to be barrier-free for the deaf and hard of hearing. Doc’s research is still cited to this day, and surgeons from as far as Europe would travel to West Virginia just to watch Doc perform surgery. Those successes aside, Doc later returned to his home in Martinsville to provide two more decades of medical care and finish his career as he had started it-in service to the citizens of Martinsville and Henry County regardless of ability to pay or race, color, creed or orientation. Whether solving a medical conundrum, reciting a verse from the Bible or telling a ribald joke, Doc was loved and respected by all and will be missed for years to come.

    Doc served Martinsville and Henry County in many other ways including as a bank Director, a Director of the Virginia Museum of Natural History, a philanthropist and as a business, professional and personal mentor to many. He was a devoted member of Lynwood Golf and Country Club where he won the Amateur Championship in 1961, Chatmoss Country Club, and Christ Episcopal Church.

    Doc was predeceased by his father and mother, Philip Ellington Sprinkle and Margaret Martin Sprinkle, and by his younger brother, Dr. Edward Pierre Sprinkle. Doc is survived by his two sons, Philip Martin Sprinkle II and Christian Edward Sprinkle, his daughters in law, Susan Stanley Sprinkle and Veronica Varner, respectively, and three grandchildren who reside in Richmond, Virginia: Grayson Cameron Sprinkle, Philip Whitlow “Whit” Sprinkle, and Christian Compton Sprinkle. God Bless Doc!

    A private burial will be followed with a Memorial in the Spring. In lieu of flowers or cards, the family requests that memorials may be made in Doc’s name to the University of Virginia, School of Medicine, the SPCA of Martinsville-Henry County or the Virginia Museum of Natural History.

  61. Dr. Joseph Walton May, 83, of Keswick and Charlottesville, passed away on January 6, 2017. Dr. May was born January 4, 1934 in Ironton, Ohio, to Charlie Walton May and Exalpha Winters May. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Connie May, and his son, Joseph Walton May II. He leaves behind a large and loving family: his wife, Jeannette S. May, her children Kathleen Brown and Jason Orrock; his children and their spouses -Teresa and Andy Stowasser, Janie and Tim Stratos, Leslie and Bob Tirrell, Julia May and Colter Knight, Charlie and Mary May. “PopPop” loved and was adored by his ma ny grandchildren and great-grandchildren and dear family friend Ivan Jacobs.

    Joe graduated in 1952 from Russell High School in Ashland, Kentucky, where he lettered in several sports. He was inducted into the Russell High School Athletic Hall of Fame in the fall of 2016 for his outstanding play on the football field, earning first team All Greenup County in 1948 and second team All-State honors in 1951. While offered a football scholarship to the University of Kentucky, he chose to play football for the University of Virginia. Indeed, Joe was a Wahoo among Wahoo’s. He earned a B.S. in Education from the Curry School, joined Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and was inducted into The Raven Society and T.I.L.K.A. After graduating, Joe worked as a pharmaceutical representative for Wyeth Laboratories in the Hampton-Roads area. In 1967 he returned to Charlottesville to attend medical school at the University of Virginia. In 1972, he was chief resident in the newly designed family medicine specialty area at UVA.

    Upon graduating, Dr. May began a successful career in family medicine on Rose Hill Drive where he practiced for forty-two years. His direct approach and medical expertise benefited multiple generations of families. When not working with patients, Joe relished his time at Velindre, his beloved farm. He enjoyed tending cattle, hunting with friends, playing golf and poker, celebrating with family and friends, and attending UVA sporting events, especially football and basketball games. ‘JocDoc’ traveled with Terry Holland, Craig Littlepaige and the UVA basketball team in the 1970’s; he supported the players and delighted in the basketball teams’ successful seasons. A proud member of the OTHH and VAF, his loyalty and support of Virginia Athletic programs continues.

    Italy, Japan, Australia, Scotland and the Caribbean were among his favorite travel destinations. He was a member of numerous civic organizations including B.P.O.E. #389, Kiwanis Club, and more. A roiling sea of emotions, Joe was quick to share his opinion. He was a true friend to many, and his infectious laugh, mischievous smile, compassion, razor-sharp wit and zest for life will be missed.

    Heartfelt thanks go to Doc’s wonderful friends who faithfully visited him after his stroke, as well as UVA Neurologist Dr. Jason Crowell, Speech Pathologist at Health South Megan Ferris, staff members at The Laurels of Charlottesville, family physician Dr. William Dandridge, and Hospice of the Piedmont for their outstanding support.

    In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, Virginia 22911.

  62. Beloved physician James Thomas Luck, MD, of Damascus, Virginia passed away on January 3, 2017 at The Cambridge House in Bristol, Tennessee at the age of 75.

    Dr. Luck was born March 11, 1941, in Washington, D.C. to the late Ralph Luck and Louise Koontz Luck. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two sisters, Carol Luck Cassell and Lynda Luck Davis. Dr. Luck spent his formative years in Manassas, VA and graduated from Osbourn High School there. He attended Virginia Tech, where he received his undergraduate degree and Master’s in Electrical Engineering. He was a member of the Corps of Cadets and the Virginia Tech Regimental Band. He was also a member of Eta Kappa Nu, the electrical engineering honor society. In 1965, he married Rosalie Hylton of Dublin, VA.

    After graduating he worked for IBM in Roanoke, VA as a systems engineer for three years before returning to school to study medicine at the University of Virginia. After receiving his medical degree he interned at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He began practicing medicine in Damascus, VA in 1973 and was board certified in Family Practice.

    In addition to practicing medicine Dr. Luck also served one term on the Damascus Town Council, two terms on the Washington County Social Services board, many years as the Washington County VA Medical Examiner, and was on the Board of Directors for the Justin Foundation. He was also an avid duplicate bridge player, having attained Gold Life Master Level status and was a member of the Abingdon Bridge Club, Eastman Bridge Club, and the Johnson City “Ace of Clubs” Bridge Club.

    Dr. Luck was a member of the American Medical Association, the Virginia Board of Medicine, and Southwest Virginia Medical Society. He was a 32nd degree Mason, member of Liberty Hall Masonic Lodge No. 104 in Damascus, and Kazim Temple in Roanoke, VA.

    Dr. Luck is survived by his wife of 51 years, Rosalie Hylton Luck, his son James Thomas (Tommy) Luck, Jr. of Damascus and granddaughter Katherine Ann (Katie) Luck of Bristol, TN; his daughter Lara Ashley Luck of Winston-Salem, NC; his daughter Lisa Luck Widener and husband Anthony Jason Widener of Damascus, their children Anthony Thomas, Jacob Brice, Nathan Alexander (Alex), and Savannah Marie Widener; and his son Anthony Leighton (Beau) Luck and wife Jessica Littleton Luck of Cumming, GA, their children Abigail Rene (Abbie), Morgan Bleu, Leighton Christopher, Victoria Grace, Mason Emmanuel, Nathan Thomas, and Olivia Rose Luck. He is also survived by his best friend and mentor Hoil M. Houck of Damascus, VA.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Damascus Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 426, Damascus, VA 24236, the Damascus Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 458, Damascus, VA 24236, or the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016. Online condolences for the family may be sent and viewed by visiting

  63. John Dae “J.D.” Harrah, MD, 77, of Huntington, WV passed away on January 2, 2017, at the Hospice House of Huntington. He was born on May 6, 1939, in White Sulphur Springs, WV. He is preceded in death by his mother, Mabel (Bauer) Harrah; his father, Delvin Dae “Ike” Harrah; and his brother, Delvin Dae “Shag” Harrah, Jr. J.D. is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Phyllis Shumate Harrah; and two sons, John D. Harrah, Jr., M.D., of Huntington, WV; and Ryan E. Harrah (Jessica Adams-Harrah) and their children, Benjamin “Ben” Harrah and Grady Harrah, of Hurricane, WV. JD is also survived by his sister, Elizabeth Ann Brewster (Robert Jerry Brewster), of Huntington, and two brothers, Merrel Patterson of Panama City, FL and Edward Harrah (Pamela Miller-Harrah) of Grosse Pointe City, MI. He leaves behind a niece and nephews that he loved dearly, Donia Danielle “Dede” (Brewster) Ferguson, Robert Brewster II (Catherine Smith-Brewster), William Harrah, and Mark Brewster (Stormy). He was truly blessed with many special friends and family too numerous to mention.

    In addition to being a proud husband, father, and grandfather, J.D. had many accomplishments and interests including his career as a surgeon, veteran, Eagle Scout, pilot, avid outdoorsman and farmer. J.D. attended West Virginia University and went on to graduate from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Followed by a residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, and a Senior Residency and Chief Residency in Surgery, as well his Senior Residency in Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery at the UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville, VA. He completed the Aerospace Medicine Course at Brooks Air Force Base, TX. He completed a fellowship in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the Texas Heart Institute under the well-known Dr. Denton A. Cooley.

    He was a licensed physician in Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina, but his love for family and the people of West Virginia led him home. He spent a career serving the people of the Tri-State area as a Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon. He founded and developed the cardiac surgery program and the vascular lab at St. Mary’s Medical Center. He performed the first open heart surgery in the Tri-State area in September of 1979. His dedication as a surgeon led him to directly and literally touch the hearts, as well as lives, of more than 4,000 patients, not to include the countless family members. In 2013, St. Mary’s Medical Center honored him for his service and dedication, by adding him to their Wall of Fame. A strong believer in the education of future physicians, J.D. served as a Clinical Lecturer for the Bowman-Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC, Adjunct Professor and Research Fellow for the Lewis College of Business at Marshall University and in many roles, to include Professor, Clinical Professor of Surgery, Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Services, Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Cardiovascular Services, Associate Dean for Curriculum Development, and Course Director for the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University.

    He was a member of seven honor societies and 14 professional societies. J.D. was a strong supporter of the military, with two sons following in his foot-steps. He served as a Lieutenant with the U.S. Public Health Service at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD and later as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force and the WV Air National Guard, in which he served as the commander of the 167th Tactical Clinic in Martinsburg, WV. His public service continued for the remainder of his professional career through his dedication to serving other veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Huntington, WV. He served on more than 10 committees in the local area, to include medical, finance, and economic development. He was a member of the American Legion and a proud supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, Big Green Scholarship Foundation, and the UVA Medical Library. J.D. loved West Virginia and worked tirelessly to help the people around him.

    Donations may be made to the Emogene D. Jones Hospice House in Huntington, Highlawn Presbyterian Church in Huntington, the Big Green Scholarship Foundation, or to scholarships at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine c/o Marshall University Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to

  64. Dr. Glen Morris Bond, age 79 of Gretna died Monday, January 2, 2017 at Lynchburg General Hospital. Born December 17, 1937 in Roanoke he was a son of the late Orbin Bond and Bessie Martin Bond. He was also predeceased by four brothers, Earnest O. Bond, Sr, Dr. Loyd W. Bond, Dr. Lester R. Bond and Raymond V. Bond. Dr. Bond attended the First Baptist Church of Gretna.

    He was a Captain in the United States Air Force and a member of the American Legion Gretna Post 232. He was a graduate of Roanoke College and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He interned at Norfolk General Hospital and came to Gretna in 1965 and entered into a medical practice with his brother, Dr. Lester R. Bond. Prior to his retirement he also practiced medicine with Dr. Timothy Hooker in Danville. Dr. Bond enjoyed many hobbies including playing golf and hunting.

    He is survived by his wife, Nancy Adams Bond of the residence; one son, Stephen M. Bond and wife, Vanieca of Lynchburg; one daughter Cynthia B. Ingram and husband, K. Scott of Gretna; four grandchildren, Jillian G. Harless and husband, Matthew of Fort Bragg, NC, Edward “Mac” Ingram who is currently a student at The Ohio State University, Leah V. Bond who is currently a student at Roanoke College and Zeke S. Bond who is currently a student at Randolph-Macon College; two great-grandchildren, Isaac W. Harless and Jefferson G. Harless; two sisters-in-law, Jackie Bond of Gretna and Charlene Bond of Sacramento, CA and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Memorial services will be conducted at a later date. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church of Gretna, P.O. Box 339, Gretna, VA 24557. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

  65. Dr. John (Jack) Vivian, 92, died of cancer at his home in East Mesa, AZ January 6, 2017. A native Phoenician, he was the fourth son of Dr. Charles and Kate Vivian. Jack graduated from North High School. He attended USC and the U of A. He graduated from Medical School at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. After additional training at the Cleveland Clinic and Denver General, he returned to Phoenix as a flight surgeon at Luke Field. Following his service obligation, he went into private practice in Phoenix, as a urological surgeon. He later completed another residency program in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and served for several years, as Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Unit at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. After retirement from Good Sam, he served as a consultant for the Department of Economic Security, analyzing social security disability claims.

    Jack was an avid golfer and a member of The Phoenix Country Club, from 1956 to his move to Mesa. He served on the Board of Directors and as President. He was also a Thunderbird, the volunteer group that sponsors the Phoenix Open Golf Tournament.

    Jack is predeceased by his parents and brothers, Dr. Charles W. Vivian, Lt. Col. James Vivian and Robert Vivian. His sister, Claudia Vivian Sumner survives as do several very special nieces and nephews. Jack is also survived by his wife of 45 years, Karen Quam Vivian and two children from a prior marriage, John and Jan.

    Per Jack’s wishes, no services are planned. His remains have been entrusted to the Neptune Society for cremation. Memorials preferred to the Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix 85014.

  66. Morton C. Wilhelm, or MC as he was better known to his many friends, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

    MC was born in 1923, in Roanoke, Virginia where he grew up. His parents were Della Turner and Walter Leroy Wilhelm; his sister, Mrs. Vera Owen Easley; and his brother, Walter, Jr. He is survived by Jean, his beloved wife of 68 years; his daughters, Melissa Wilhelm and Christina Owens; his three grandsons Christopher Creane, and Crosby and Spencer Owens; his nephew, Lee Wilhelm of Roanoke; and by other Wilhelm and Easley family members.

    MC graduated from Jefferson High School in Roanoke, and VMI in 1944 where he was a Keydet Lieutenant and a member of the track team and horse cavalry. He was in the U.S. Army ASTP medical program from 1943 to 1946 and graduated from the University of Virginia Medical School in 1947, where he was president of the Phi Beta Medical fraternity and is an Alpha Omega Alpha alumnus. He took his surgical training at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle from 1947 to 1951, was an Army surgeon from 1951 to 1953 at Camp Polk, Louisiana, and completed his surgical fellowship at Virginia Mason in 1953. He practiced in Seattle until 1956 when he joined Dr. Arthur Smith in the practice of surgery at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville. He was on the clinical faculty of the UVA Medical School, and in 1980 joined the full time faculty as Professor of Surgery.

    His accomplishments at UVA include head of the Division of Surgical Oncology, the first director of the Breast Clinic and Breast Resource Center, and the director for Out Reach Education at the UVA Cancer Center. He was also named the Joseph Helms Farrow Professor Emeritus in Surgical Oncology, and was honored by the UVA Board of Visitors with the Wilhelm Chair in the Diseases of the Breast. MC’s medical activities include President of the Virginia Surgical Society, President of the Albemarle County Medical Society, and principal investigator in a NIH study to establish standards of care for Medicare.

    He was involved with the American Cancer Society for some 40 years serving as President of the local Charlottesville branch and the State Division, as medical advisor to the Reach to Recovery program, as a member of the ad hoc committee to establish the rehabilitation section, and as a member of the National Board of Directors. He was a past Board member of the James Ewing Foundation and a past President of the Southern Society of Clinical Surgeons. He was also President of the Virginia chapter of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the national Board of Governors, a member and Vice Chairman of the Commission on Cancer, and a Chairman of the Education Committee. In 2012 MC received the Commission on Cancer Chair Award for his lifelong commitment to the mission of the Commission on Cancer, the American Cancer Society, and patients with cancer by the American College of Surgeons. He co-wrote “A History of Cancer Care at the University of Virginia, 1901-2011.” He edited the papers of Dr. Oscar Thorup at the Monticello Jefferson Medical Library. He recently worked as a volunteer at the University of Virginia Medical Library. He was a past president and member of the Beacon Club of Charlottesville. He previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Farmington Country Club. MC’s other honors include the American Cancer Society second honoree at the Charlottesville Albemarle Pavilion Ball, recipient of the Meritorious Service Award, the J S Horsely Award of Merit, and the National Terese Lasser Award for Breast Rehabilitation .

    He was also a mountaineer and an avid tennis player. As a marathon runner he won his age group in the Charlottesville Ten Miler, and as a golfer he shot his age at 85 and made several holes-in-one.

    Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial celebration of MC’s life from 1 until 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in the memory of Dr. M.C. Wilhelm to the UVA Cancer Center Director’s Fund, at the UVA Health Foundation, P.O. Box 800773, Charlottesville, VA 22908, or online at Condolences may be sent to the family at

  67. Peter Slagle Ham, MD died on January 3, 2017, at Georgetown University Hospital following complications of a portal vein blood clot.

    He was born in Schenectady, New York on May 7, 1966, and is the son of Joan Kellogg Ham and the late Frank Slagle Ham. Survivors include his wife, Karen Lesley Maughan Ham, MD, and their three children, William(16), Henry(13), and Katherine(11), all of Charlottesville, Va.; his mother, Joan Ham of Schenectady, N.Y.; his brother, William Ham and his wife, Jennifer and their two children, Connor and Brigit, of Seattle, Wash.; his parents-in-law, Rosemary and G. Robin Maughan; sister-in-law, Brenda Petzold, her children, Marissa, Mitchell, and Allison, and husband, Todd Petzold, all of Ontario, Canada; and by many aunts, uncles and cousins around the country.

    Peter grew up in the Niskayuna School system in Schenectady, N.Y., graduating from St. Lawrence University Phi Beta Kappa in 1984, with a Bachelor of Science. After receiving a Masters in Environmental Sciences at Indiana University, and consulting in Washington, D.C. on environmental policy issues, Peter entered the University of Virginia School of Medicine, where he and Karen met. He received his Doctor of Medicine in 2000 and went on to residency in Family Medicine, followed by a fellowship in Academic Family Medicine, all at UVA. Peter and Karen were married in 1999 after a whirlwind courtship, and are both on the Family Medicine faculty at UVA medical school.

    As a doctor, Peter was an endangered species, an old-school clinician who, despite the pressures of for-profit medicine and administrative distractions, didn’t just take care of his patients, but he cared about them as well. Scores of medical students felt that care too, having bathed in his passion for teaching. Always mindful of a teaching moment, Peter mined the depths of his own patient experience, passing it on, forging better students, and, finally, developing the best healers.

    As long as he could speak, Peter never failed to thank those who cared for him as individuals every time. Peter loved cross-country skiing, camping, swimming and sailing at Hunt Lake; bodysurfing on Cape Cod. Any water that could float a canoe, he paddled; that held a trout, he fished. Any cover that held a game bird, he hunted. He hiked, he biked and he swam. In short, Peter loved anything outdoors. His was a wide-ranging curiosity and a lively intellect, with a passion for progressive politics, literature of all kinds and the New York Yankees although not necessarily in that order. He raised bees, knew a flock about birds, and his sense of the ridiculous was encyclopedic. He read to his children tirelessly.

    Above all, Peter loved his family. He was a devoted husband and father; a dedicated son, brother, and family member on both sides. Peter was a humble colleague and to many more, a selfless friend. He made those friends easily, from an early age, sharing his sense of humor, his knowledge, and his wisdom with everyone who knew him. Last May, after having several near misses and anticipating an organ transplant, his fiftieth birthday was a poignant, joyous celebration of Peter’s life, an affirmation of all that he meant to many, many people.

    Peter experienced cutting-edge medicine from the doctors and staff at the University of Virginia Hospital, Duke University Hospital and, finally, at Georgetown University Hospital. The family thanks them all for their expertise, for their care, and their dedication to Peter. And the family is equally grateful to his many friends and to his community, both local and elsewhere. The breadth and depth of their support, as his illness progressed, has been as incredible as it has been unforgettable. All of us mourn his and our own devastating loss. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 2017,at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 Rugby Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22903.

    Condolences may be sent to the family at In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: The Nature Conservancy or the UVA Medical School Foundation for the Class of 2000 Memorial Scholarship.

  68. Philip Foster Murray, M.D., 95 years of age and a resident of the Peninsula for over 60 years, died on Thursday, 22 December 2016.

    Phil was born 29 July 1921 in Larchmont, New York to Douglas Murray and Margaret Barbour Murray. He graduated from George Washington High School in Alexandria, Virginia. Upon completion of his bachelor’s degree, medical school, and internship at the University of Virginia, he served in the U.S. Army in Japan and Korea. After leaving the Army, he completed a dermatology residency at Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, New York, where he met his wife, Elizabeth.

    As a Board Certified dermatologist, he was in private practice in Hampton from 1955 to 1976, in addition to being on staff at the Hampton Veterans Administration Hospital. He was also a lecturer of dermatology at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond and was an assistant professor of dermatology at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

    After retirement, Phil became very interested in complementary medicine and coordinated the class, “Approaches to Better Health”, at Christopher Newport University’s Lifelong Learning Society. He was instrumental in establishing the Peninsula Peace Education Center and was a member of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Phil is survived by his wife of 65 years, Elizabeth, and his children, Pamela Davis and husband James Michael Davis, of Midlothian, Virginia and Patricia Colonna and husband Dr. David Colonna of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and four grandchildren, Todd Davis, Ross Davis, Elizabeth Colonna, and Ann Colonna. He is also survived by his sister, Patricia Murray Clifton, of Berkley, California, and her children.

    Phil loved music, playing the piano even in the last weeks of his life. He had an inquisitive mind, a gentle sense of humor, and a generous spirit. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

  69. Bruce T. Chodosh, M.D., 76, passed peacefully at his home, surrounded with the love of his family and his beloved golden retriever “Micah” at his side, on Monday, December 26, 2016. Born in Elizabeth, and formerly of Metuchen, he had resided in Woodbridge since 1993. He received his medical degree at the University of Virginia Medical School in 1965.

    He was a Major with the US Army Medical Corps, serving in Saigon, during the Vietnam War. He was a physician of internal medicine, with a private practice in Metuchen from 1972-1985. He also served at the JFK Medical Center, Edison as Vice President of Medical Affairs, from 1985- 1994.

    Dr. Chodosh enjoyed listening to music and was an accomplished artist in various mediums of paint including water colors and acrylics.

    He leaves behind, his beloved wife of 53 years, Sheila (Belafsky) Chodosh, his two children, Deborah L. Chodosh, and Matthew A. Chodosh and his wife, Lisa., his four grandchildren, Callie, Samuel, Jeffrey and Hannah, and his brother, Lance Chodosh, MD.

    In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to: Haven Hospice at JFK Medical Center,.

  70. Lloyd Tayloe Griffith, 86, of Mount Holly, Northern Neck, Va., died December 18, 2016.

    He was born at Cherokee in Mount Holly, Westmoreland County, Va., on November 3, 1930, the son of Dr. Charles Yeatman Griffith and Louisa Carr Tayloe. He is survived by his wife, Mary Catherine Miles Griffith; and three children from his first marriage to Mary Chester Hazard Griffith, Mary Carroll Griffith Platt and her husband, Alexander Hartley Platt, of Washington, D.C., Lindsay Carr Griffith Farino of Richmond, Va., and Charles Tayloe Griffith and his wife, Kristina Malcolm Griffith, of Norfolk, Va. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Mary Hartley Platt, Christian Griffith Platt and his wife, Carolina Portago, Nicholas Hartley Platt, William Lloyd Farino, Wyatt Preston Farino, Julia Carr Farino and Fraser Douglas Griffith. In addition, he is survived by a great-grandson, Griffith Alexander Portago Platt.

    Dr. Griffith was a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College and the University of Virginia Medical School, and served in the U.S. Navy as a flight surgeon. Following his service, he returned to the Northern Neck and practiced family medicine with his father at Griffith Clinic in Mount Holly. Upon Dr. Lloyd’s retirement, after 52 years of service, the Clinic closed, having served generations of Northern Neck families for 82 years.

    Dr. Griffith was a Charter Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice and an Assistant Medical Examiner for the Commonwealth of Virginia for 19 years. He was also an active member of Cople Episcopal Parish in Westmoreland County and served as a trustee and vestry member for many years. For most of his life, Dr. Griffith was an avid bird hunter and cherished time spent at his home, Albany Farm, with his many Chesapeake Bay Retrievers.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cople Episcopal Parish.

  71. Dr. William Wilson Samuel (Dr. Sam) Butler IV, of Roanoke, Va., died peacefully on December 10, 2016, surrounded by his wife and two daughters.

    He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. William Wilson Samuel Butler III.Sam is survived by his wife of 34 years, Mary Helen Butler; daughter, Elizabeth Claire Butler Kral and her husband, David Kral, and granddaughters, Samantha Grace Kral and Camille Elise Kral of Vancouver Island, British Columbia; daughter, Catherine Renee Butler Harrell and husband, Adam Harrell, of Collierville, Tenn.; his sister, Mery Claire Butler of Lakeland, Fla.; his brother, Dr. John Marshall Butler Sr. of Roanoke; and his mother, Claire Titus Butler of Roanoke.Sam was born in Washington, D.C., on April 16, 1954.

    He grew up in Roanoke, where he attended Crystal Spring Elementary School, Woodrow Wilson Junior High School and graduated from Patrick Henry High School in 1972. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa at Hampden-Sydney College where he earned a Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude in 1976. He graduated from the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine in 1980 and entered General Surgery residency at North Carolina Baptist Hospital (Bowman Gray). Sam returned to Charlottesville in 1982 where he completed his residency in Urology at UVA’s Medical Center.In 1985, Sam returned to his beloved Roanoke Valley to practice surgery with his father at Jefferson Surgical Clinic where he was bestowed the name “Dr. Sam.” His brother, John, joined the Clinic a few years later. In addition, Sam served as an Associate Professor of UVA’s Department of Urology training residents at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Salem, Va., where he was recognized as “Professor of the Year” by the urology residents.

    In 1990, Sam was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and he decided to leave his clinical practice in 1993. In typical fashion, Sam persevered in his passion to be of service to others through leadership positions in managed care organizations. In 1995, Sam became the Roanoke Operations Site Medical Director of John Deere Health Care where he acted as liaison among physicians, and helped manage quality improvement, case management and utilization review activities. In 1998, Sam became Associate Medical Director of Carilion Health Plans (CHP) and subsequently the Chief Operating Officer. In 2005 when CHP closed, he was immediately recruited by Virginia Premier Health Plans where he assumed the position of Associate Medical Director until his health declined in 2013. Sam volunteered at the Bradley Free Clinic and served on the board of Blue Ridge Independent Living.

    Sam had many lifelong avocations. He was fascinated by all aspects of flight, in particular the space program. He took flying lessons and was on track to fly solo when his safety conscious reservations emerged. His final flight, piloted by two good friends, occurred in October during which he flew a cherished passage along the Blue Ridge Mountains and over Roanoke City.For most of his life, Sam was drawn to Smith Mountain Lake, either at his parent’s lake house or his family’s home in the Riverbay community. He was an outstanding water skier who enjoyed every season at the lake.Sam snow skied with friends and family in Switzerland, Wyoming and Canada, however his favorite destination was his second home in Snowmass Village, Colo., where he taught his wife and daughters the skills and joy of skiing. During the warmer months in Colorado, Sam rekindled his passion for biking which began in his teenage years culminating in a trek from Roanoke to the Peaks of Otter on the Blue Ridge Parkway. His love of running and sailing led him to participate in fundraising events such as the Drumstick Dash to benefit the Rescue Mission and the Turkey Shoot, an eastern Virginia event to benefit hospice.

    For over 26 years, Sam persevered in the face of a debilitating disease. He survived much longer than initially anticipated, and he seemed to cherish those years that were given back to him by scientific advances in the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. Sam’s patience, endurance, devotion and wit in the face of tremendous adversity will be remembered by all who knew him.

    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made by mail to the Miller-Porterfield- Sipe Chemistry Endowment Project, c/o Mr. Randy Reed ([email protected]), P.O. Box 637, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943; by phone at 800-865-1776 or 434-223-6864; or at

  72. Dr. Roger Arthur Glover, Jr., M.D., age 81, a well-known resident and physician in Abingdon, Va., died April 11, 2014, at Johnston Memorial Hospital.

    He was born August 4, 1932, in Staunton, Va., to the late Roger Arthur Glover, Sr. and Naomi Jane Clem Glover.

    Roger was a graduate of Emory & Henry College and University of Virginia Medical School. After graduating from Medical School he entered into his internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida. Following his internship he joined the United States Air Force and was stationed in Sioux City, Iowa. Upon his completion in the Air Force, he began working at DePaul Hospital and continued his residency. When his residency was completed, Dr. Glover moved to Abingdon where he began a career as an Obstetrics & Gynecology Doctor in 1965. He served Washington County in his profession until his retirement, during this time he became well-known for his dedication, insistence on quality care, and support of Medical Education. Roger is remembered by almost everyone in Abingdon, Washington County and the surrounding region as a physician, but to many he was also a rancher, businessman, craftsman and friend.

    Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Glover Putz and husband, Retired Col. Jeffrey L. Putz of Fort Bragg, North Carolina; two sons, Roger A. Glover, III and wife, Kristen Anne Glover of Richmond, Virginia, and James Paul Glover of Bozeman, Montana; four grandchildren, J.T. Glover (age 19), Matt Glover (age 16), Brett Glover (age 14) and Mia Glover (age 11); one sister, Lois Orr and husband, Dr. William Orr of Fishersville, Virginia; a very special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jim Soyars and Betty Soyars Eades; partner and companion, Kim Weems of Abingdon, Virginia; the loving mother of Patricia, Roger and James, Jane Soyars Glover and other extended cousins and family members.

    Expressions of sympathy may be in the form of contributions to the Washington County Career and Technical Education Center, Practical Nursing Program, 255 Stanley Street, Abingdon, Virginia, 24210. Please mark contributions to the attention of Mary Bordwine or to the Margaret B. Mitchell Spay/Neuter Clinic, 16222 Lee Highway, Bristol, Virginia, 24202, in loving memory of Dr. Roger A. Glover, Jr.

  73. Col Henry Morgan Cook, Jr., US Army, (Ret), age 87, passed away August 1, 2009, in Austin, Texas. He was born June 23, 1922, in Belton, Texas, to the late Henry and Maude Cook. Not only did Henry serve his country, but he also served his community as a physician for many years. He will be missed by all who loved and knew him. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Nancy L. Cook. Henry is survived by their children, Carol Ann Stephens, Henry M. “Rick” Cook, III, William M. Cook and The Rev. James B. Cook; and 7 grandchildren.

  74. Dr. John E. Zearfoss, Jr. , a well-known and beloved Obstetrician and Gynecologist of Alexandria, VA, died Thursday, May 30 at Crosslands Retirement community in Kennett Square, PA. He was 93.

    Dr. Zearfoss, a native Washingtonian, delivered thousands of babies during his 35 years of practice. He garnered a reputation as a doctor dedicated to his patients, often going the extra mile. One patient reported he had actually walked out to her home during a snowstorm and carried her to the hospital to perform a life-saving operation. Dr. Zearfoss was one of the last physicians to make house calls and, unheard of today, to give out his home phone number. Many of his patients remember him fondly and described him as “the most wonderful man.”

    At 6’3″ and dark haired, he spoke with charm and humor and was at times compared to Jimmy Stewart. He was known for his easy and respectful manner, which earned him high regard with the nurses that worked with him at Alexandria Hospital. They described him as “just a jewel to work with. He was always trying to solve the medical problems of the world, and we called him ‘The Great Philosopher’.”

    Dr. Zearfoss was particularly active in his church in Alexandria, at Aldersgate Methodist Church, as well as a valued violinist of the Alexandria Symphony. In 1982, he and his wife, Mary, retired to their waterside farm in St. Mary’s County, MD. During their 22 years in that community, he continued to be active in church, and volunteered his time as a math tutor at local schools. He also became known for the peaches and apples he raised, selling them to local grocers. He and his wife enjoyed sailing their boat on the Patuxent River and spending evenings on the porch. In 2004, he and Mary moved to Crosslands.

    Born in Washington, DC in 1919, to John Elmer Zearfoss, Sr. and Gertrude Newell Zearfoss, he was the younger of two boys. His father, John Elmer Sr., was head of the industrial arts department for Washington, DC public schools. His mother was an artist.
    His brother Robert, 98, survived him for 1 week and then followed his brother; as they had predicted, they went together.

    His beloved wife, Mary, died in 2010. He is survived by his five children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

    No memorial service is planned but for those wishing to do so, donations can be made to Pearl S. Buck International, 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA 18944-3000.

  75. Ralph Taggart (“Tag”) Geer, MD, passed away on his beloved farm in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, on October 13, 2016. Born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, the eldest son of Virginia Bullitt Taggart and Irving Schultz Geer, he was a graduate of The Haverford School (’57) before joining Princeton, where he majored in Chemistry and was a member of the Ivy Club. Tag went on to earn his MD from The University of Virginia Medical School (’65), where he lived on the Range as a scholar.

    Upon graduation, Tag married Julianna Ernst Geer, and they raised three children and shared fifty-one years of marriage. During the Vietnam War, he served for two years as a Navy Lieutenant in the Portsmouth Naval Hospital.

    Professor Emeritus at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and an avid outdoorsman, he will be remembered for his intelligence, wry sense of humor, devotion to his family, euphonious voice, and appreciation for the little things in life.

    He is proudly survived by his widow, Julianna Ernst Geer, and children, Jacqueline Geer Murphy (James T. Murphy), Ralph Taggart Geer, Jr. (Sheri R. Dagowitz Geer), and Emily Geer Hippler, Esq. (Cory Owen Hippler, Esq.) and six grandchildren, Cole Sung-Ho Murphy, Emma Maitland Geer, Max Irving Geer, Charles Morris Geer, Quincy Owen Hippler, and Mason Geer Hippler.

  76. Dr. James Walter McLean Ham, age 78, of Franklin, died on October 28 at his home surrounded by his loving family, following a lengthy illness. Born May 25, 1938, in Hartford, Connecticut, Jim was the son of the late Hazen Belden and Groviene Lou Ella McLean Ham.

    Jim was a well-known and loved obstetrician, who delivered more than 11,994 babies during his career. He graduated from Manchester High School in Connecticut in 1956, and went on to attend the University of Virginia, obtaining his undergraduate degree in 1960, and medical degree in 1964. He fulfilled his first year of medical training by completing an internship at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia in 1965. In 1966, Jim completed a year of General Medicine training at the Amphibious Naval Base also in Little Creek, Virginia. He finished his medical training by successfully completing a 3 year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Naval Hospital in Philadelphia.

    In 1969, immediately following his residency, he was stationed at the Naval Base in Pendelton, California, until 1971. All together, Jim served 7 years in the United States Navy. In 1971, Jim accepted his first job and moved with his family to Miles City, Montana. He was a sole practitioner for two years and in 1973, he moved with his family to Franklin, where he worked until his retirement on July 31, 2012.

    Jim was a long-time swimmer, swim coach, and leader. When he moved to Franklin, he was instrumental in organizing the Franklin High School swim team at the YMCA. In addition, he was an active board member with the Franklin YMCA, and in 1991 he served as the General Campaign chairman for the million dollar renovation of the Franklin YMCA. Under his leadership, the committee met their fundraising goal and the renovations were completed. In addition, in the late 1970s, Jim was instrumental in the design and construction of the Physicians Building located at the Franklin Hospital. He happily employed most of his children as janitors.

    In 1978, Jim purchased the homestead of Charles Miller, co-founder of Galena Oil in Franklin. With the help of his family, he restored the land to its original condition and kept its name of Rosemont Farm. He was constantly on the move and his children have fond memories of his many projects on the farm. In the forty years that he lived there, he built and designed two homes and two barns. He bred and rode horses, raised cattle, and even one pig on the farm. He enjoyed riding horses on the trails throughout the acreage.

    Dr. Ham also dedicated more than 30 years of his life to VARHA, Venango Area Riding for the Handicapped Association. Because of Jim’s vision and commitment to creating a venue for physically challenged to receive therapy through horseback riding, VARHA has become a leading state of the art facility. VARHA began with a small barn and through Jim’s tireless efforts and dedication, in 1997, a large indoor riding facility and classroom were built. In 2010, the original barn was renamed the “Dr. James Ham Stable” in honor of his many years of service. Under his leadership, VARHA has grown to serve over 150 riders a year.

    In addition to his many community activities, Jim loved to downhill ski and work outdoors. He liked to think of himself as a cowboy and a gentlemen farmer. He shared his passions for horses, swimming, and skiing with his family. He demonstrated and passed on his enormous work ethic. Jim loved being a physician and helping people and brought passion to everything he did.

    Dr. Ham is survived by his beloved wife, Marilyn Snyder Ham, whom he married August 17, 1985. He is also survived by his 5 sons, James Ham, Jr. (Sharon) of Hudson, Ohio; Scott Ham (Alisa) of Solon, Iowa; Chris Ham (Michelle) of Cape Coral, Florida; Ben Chalot (Talley) of North Attleboro, MA; and Andrew Chalot (Amy) of Blossburg, PA; and his 2 daughters; Schelly Ham Los, (Bob) of Titusville, PA; and Erin Steehler (Mark) of Lakewood, New York.

    The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to VARHA – 150 Wagner Drive, Franklin PA 16323; The Kirtland Foundation – PO Box 108, Franklin PA 16323; Franklin YMCA — 111 West Park Street, Franklin PA; and/or Oil City YMCA — 7 Petroleum Street, Oil City PA.

  77. Jerry O’Don Penix, MD, 77, died October 20, 2016. Don, as he was known to friends and family, was a Vietnam veteran, an accomplished pediatric neurosurgeon and a leader of the local medical community.

    Dr. Penix was born October 2, 1939 in Hollis, Oklahoma. He graduated from Tulane university school of medicine and served as a medical officer in Vietnam under the Berry Plan. In 1973, after completing surgery and neurosurgery training at the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt, he joined the professional staff at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughter, where his clinical skills and compassion improved the lives of thousands of children over the next three decades. He was also a partner at neurosurgical associates and a member of the faculty of Eastern Virginia Medical School for more than 25 years.

    At CHKD, Dr. Penix was an early member of the multidisciplinary craniofacial reconstruction team that trained under the renowned French plastic surgeon Paul Tessier, considered the father of modern craniofacial surgery. He also provided Operation Smile with all of its neurosurgical needs for major craniofacial procedures performed stateside. Dr. Penix held many leadership positions at CHKD, including President of the Professional Staff, and as the surgical director for neurosurgery for more than 10 years. Upon his retirement in 2008, he remained on the CHKD professional staff as an emeritus member. He was a member of the medical staff’s of Depaul Medical Center, Sentara’s Norfolk General, Leigh Memorial and Virginia Beach General Hospital.

    Don is survived by his daughter Claire Warren Penix, and sons William Harrison Penix, and Alexander Campbell Penix (Heather) and grandson Noah Parker Penix.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CHKD 601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk, VA, 23507, the Virginia Beach SPCA, 3040 Holland Road, Virginia Beach, VA, 23453, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105. Online condolences may be made to the family at

  78. Sean Allan Yemen, born April 21, 1985, passed away serenely in his sleep on Sunday, November 6 2016.

    Sean, a 2003 graduate of Saint Anne’s Belfield, a 2008 graduate of Virginia Tech, a 2014 graduate of the University of Virginia’s School of Medicine and a third year resident in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Virginia, was looking forward to completing a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology. With even greater anticipation, he was to be wed to Mary Howell, whom he so adored, on October 7, 2017.

    Sean’s fondness for animals extended from hamsters, lab mice and squirrels to deer, horses and frogs. Only birds, strictly prohibited, escaped some residential period at his parents’ home. Sean’s affinity for automotive tinkering resulted in a continuous stream of vehicles in various stages of disassembly and reassembly. Whether working at the hospital or Master’s Auto Body, Sean’s infectious personality inspirited all. To spend time with Sean was to love him.

    Sean is survived by his fiancée, Mary; parents, Terry and Gerry; brothers, Cory and Ryan; sister-in-law, Kelley; niece, Kira; his cat, Isabelle Pruzak; and rabbit, Melly.

    A memorial service will be conducted Friday, November 11, 2016 at 2:00pm, at the University Chapel.

    In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA.

  79. Samay Jain, MD, MS, died September 8, 2016 at the age of 42. He had accomplished much, and was a rising star in the field of movement disorders, but did not have the time to reach his full professional potential. However, in his short life he touched those around him, as shown by the hundreds of family, friends, and professional colleagues who came at short notice from across the USA for his memorial service. As one of his friends said, “Samay was a candle that burned at both ends; he burned twice as bright, but twice as fast.”

    Samay grew up in Morgantown, West Virginia, and was a graduate of the University of Virginia where he studied Cognitive Science and Neuroscience. After college, he spent 2 months studying Ayurvedic medicine and classical performing arts of India at the University of Pune in India. He attended medical school at the University of Virginia and completed his neurology residency training at the Cleveland Clinic, followed by his movement disorders fellowship at Columbia University under the direction of Stanley Fahn. After completing his training, Samay was recruited by several top academic institutions. We were fortunate that he chose to join us at the University of Pittsburgh in 2006, as Assistant Professor of Neurology and Clinical Director of the Movement Disorders Division. In coming to Pittsburgh, Samay saw possibilities even those who recruited him did not see. Although he was the young newcomer, he made things happen – often things that we did not know were possible or necessary. And these things were always accomplished quietly, without fanfare, or complaint. Samay started our ever-expanding registry of research subjects. He started our Movement Disorders Grand Rounds program, in which interesting or difficult cases are presented to the movement disorders faculty, fellows, residents and students. And he developed, initiated, and directed our Movement Disorders Fellowship program, which now draws outstanding applicants from across the nation. These key things, that we now take for granted, that seem like they have always been part of our program, and which are now part of our identity as an academic group, were created and nurtured to fruition by Samay.

    Samay wanted to undergo further training in clinical research and became the first neurologist accepted into the highly competitive Masters program offered by the University of Pittsburgh’s Clinical & Translational Research Institute. His research interests included risk factors and non-motor aspects of Parkinson’s disease. He was particularly fascinated by non-motor features of PD, so he simply built a laboratory to study them – and he obtained funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to do so.

    Samay loved his work and his academic pursuits. Over the last year and a half or so, despite his illness and fatigue, it was hard to stop him from continuing to work at what he was passionate about. Three months before he died, he submitted his first R01 grant application to the NIH. This is an exhausting, grueling exercise for anyone under the best of circumstances, but he managed to do it. He wanted so badly to see it scored and to read his reviews, and as late as the day before his death, he asked when it was going to be reviewed.

    Samay was always generous with his time and somehow he had an eternally positive spirit. He was kind and gentle and honest – and he had a laugh that was contagious. We, his colleagues, will remember Samay with great affection. His patients and colleagues alike recognized Samay as an outstanding neurologist, and he was selected as one of the Best Doctors in America – and also selected by Pittsburgh Magazine as one of the Best Doctors in Pittsburgh. Characteristic of Samay’s humility, his wife Mala did not know of these honors until she read about them in an obituary posted by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he worked.

    In addition to his clinical and academic pursuits, Samay enjoyed travelling, the outdoors, photography, carpentry, filmmaking, cooking, swimming and running. Most of all, though, he was a devoted husband, son, and father, who cherished the time he spent with his daughter, Iyla. There was nothing he enjoyed more than bringing a smile to her face.

    When Mala and Samay called two days before his passing to tell us that Samay was discontinuing treatment and going home from the hospital, he said, “I am grateful for the life I’ve had.” Samay died far too young. In Sanskrit, Samay means “the appointed or proper time, the right moment”. His life was much too short – but we are profoundly grateful that he shared part of it with us.

    Samay is survived by his wife, Mala, and his daughter, Iyla.

  80. On Friday, April 11, 2008, Dr. Brandon F. Falk, age 33, of Damascus, MD, loving son of Randy and Elaine Wood Falk; brother of Sean Falk and Lorie Falk; brother -in-law of Brandi Falk; loving boyfriend of Monica Johnson; uncle of Nick and Dylan. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and colleagues.

    Brandon was a talented lead guitarist of the bands Handsome Pete and Whistle Tip. He was a dedicated physician to all his patients. His loving and gentle spirit will be greatly missed by all.

  81. John Philip Hess III, MD – Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Beloved husband of Cynthia (nee Carter) for 43 years; loving father of Catherine (Shane MD) McGonegle, John Philip Hess IV, Cynthia (Sean) Lyons, Elizabeth (Colin) Lewis, and Anne Marie (Louis MD) Aliperti; proud grandfather of Catherine, Mary, and John McGonegle; Sean, Jr., Anna, and Felicity Lyons; and Cecilia Aliperti; dear son of the late Catherine and John Philip Hess, Jr.; dear brother of Patricia (Michael) Giaminetti; dear son-in-law of Pauline and the late George Carter, brother-in-law of Timothy (Kathleen) Carter and Pauline (David) Naumann; dear uncle, great uncle, and cousin.

    Dr. Hess was a graduate of St. Louis University High School, the University of Notre Dame, and Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology at the University of Virginia. He served on the Medical Executive Committee at Missouri Baptist Medical Center and was also president of the medical staff. He served as the president of the Tulane University School of Medicine Alumni Association and as a member of the Tulane University School of Medicine Board of Governors. He brought great skill and dedication to his profession and will be remembered for his kindness and compassion to all.

  82. Julian Marion Warren, MD passed away on October 5, 2016. He was born on February 26, 1927 in Spring Hope to George W. Warren, Sr. and Lou Anna Hathaway Warren.

    He received his early education at Spring Hope School and graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering in 1949. After working as a Mechanical Engineer with the LAGO Oil and Transport Company in Aruba, Dutch West Indies for two years, he then applied his skills at Engineering Research and Development Laboratories (Army Corps of Engineers) at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

    He matriculated at the University of Virginia Medical School in 1952 and earned his Doctor of Medicine in 1956. Dr. Warren returned to Durham in 1957 to complete his medical residency at Watts Hospital, where his first son was born that year.

    Dr. Warren moved back to Nash County to practice medicine and later in 1957 formed the Spring Hope Clinic with his friend and colleague Dr. Otis M. Lowry. They practiced together for almost 60 years.

    Dr. Warren served the residents of Nash County and surrounding counties in the area of general practice and family medicine, serving his community through the provision of many medical disciplines, including emergency, internal, pediatric, obstetrics, geriatric, and cardio-pulmonary. He was one of the founding physicians of Nash General Hospital, which opened in 1971, and had admitting privileges at several area hospitals. He led several civic and professional organizations and particularly enjoyed his time as a Trustee and Chairman of the Advisory Committee for the University of Virginia Medical School.

    Dr. Warren loved what he did and was proud of his family. He enjoyed telling his stories, especially those of his days playing football at Duke and his time as a young engineer in the Dutch West Indies. He was an Iron Duke and a Virginia Wahoo through and through and enjoyed good-natured rivalries with his Wolfpack, Demon Deacon and Tar Heel sons.

    Dr. Warren is predeceased by his wife, Maxine Bissette Warren of Spring Hope; a son, Bradley Bissett Warren of Raleigh; four sisters, Lizzie Mae Warren and Virginia Warren of Spring Hope, Ida Leane Warren of Potomac, Md., and Janice Allen of Rocky Mount; and three brothers, George Warren, Jr. and Willard “Skip” Warren of Spring Hope, and Woodrow Warren of Louisburg.

    He is survived by a son, The Honorable David Marion Warren and wife, Keena Bartley of Raleigh; son, Scott Wood Warren of Raleigh; granddaughters, Ashley Davis Warren and Anne Cameron Warren; and grandsons, McLean Marion Warren and Alexander Wood Warren. Also left behind to enjoy memories of him are his longtime employee and friend, Kristina Sherrod, a brilliant medical colleague and personal physician, Dr. Camilla A. Proctor, a special friend, Mary May of Lake Gaston, and his newly found friends at Spring Arbor-Raleigh.

    The family extends its deepest appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Proctor, the Spring Arbor staff, and to the medical staff on Fifth Floor (A&B wings) of WakeMed, Raleigh Campus.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Nash Community College Foundation, Attention: Dr. Julian Warren Fund, Post Office Box 7488, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-0488. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting

  83. Robert Walter Olwine, a general, thoracic, and vascular surgeon, was born on October 5, 1931 in East Orange, NJ to John C. Olwine and Jessie (Hoffman) Olwine. He grew up in Maplewood, NJ graduated from Hamilton College in 1953 with a BS in pre-med, and was a member of Delta Upsilon. Bob studied medicine at the University of Virginia receiving his MD degree with the class of 1957 and continued with residency at UVA qualifying for practice in surgery. He honed his skills practicing for several years in Grundy, VA (before they moved the town uphill) performing many disciplines of medicine.

    During that time Bob married Clarcy Ann Lindgren and they moved to Vancouver, WA where he continued in a successful surgical practice. They were blessed with three children, Elizabeth Ann (Olwine) Baker of Denver, CO; Christopher Robert Olwine, and David Richard Olwine of Vancouver, WA. The marriage ended in divorce.

    Returning to the east coast some years later, he continued with surgery in Salisbury, MD, moving from there into personal injury practice in the Baltimore area until his retirement in 2012. He met Judith Carvell in 1995 and they were married in 1998 in Sandbridge, VA. She brought three adult children to the marriage, Laura (Carvell) Burkhart of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; Curtis Carvell of Crestview, FL; and Casey Carvell of Randallstown, MD, as well as several grandchildren. While enjoying twenty years together as great friends and companions they traveled across country visiting friends and family and were able to see sights in Russia and Germany. They regularly attended medical meetings and reunions and danced their way merrily through the festivities. In 2013 they relocated to the Florida panhandle finally settling in Crestview.

    Bob died peacefully at home in Crestview, FL on August 6, 2016 at the age of 84 with family members present. He is survived by his wife, Judith, brother John Olwine of Tucson, AZ; sister Elizabeth (Olwine) Fisk of Baltimore, MD, six children, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

    Possessing an effervescent and impish personality in Bob’s profession and personal life he made many friends and will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he touched.

  84. Dr. Pratt Irby, age 97, a resident of Fort Scott died on Friday, July 23, 2010 at Fort Scott Manor.

    He was born May 3, 1913 in Holly Springs, Miss., the son of Pleasant Eugene and Lenora McMullen Irby. He was a 1934 graduate of the University of Mississippi and a 1936 graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

    He married Pauline Robinson on Dec. 8, 1938 at Tonkawa, Okla.

    Pratt and Pauline moved from 124 S. Crawford to Presbyterian Village when it opened in 1994. Pauline preceded him in death on March 9, 2000.

    Pratt began his medical career in Bowie, Texas.There he practiced with his older brother, Dr. A.C. Irby. While visiting in Bowie, Dr. Claude F. Young invited the two brothers to come to Fort Scott to join the Newman Young Clinic in 1940.

    Pratt served in the United States Army during WWII and was stationed in New Guinea and the Philippines for three years and was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service.

    Following the end of WWII, Pratt completed a urology residency at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, Tenn. He then returned to Fort Scott and practiced as a urologist until his retirement in 1984.

    Pratt was also known as an avid trumpet player. He played with dance bands during the 1930’s and for many years with the Fort Scott Community Orchestra.

    He was a member of the First United Methodist Church; American Medical Association; American Urological Association; Fort Scott Rotary Club; and Olson-Frary-Burkhart Post No. 1165 V.F.W.

    Memorials are suggested to the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation and can be sent to Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.

  85. Thomas A. McGavin, MD, of Arlington, Va., passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2008; beloved husband of Jane Louise McGavin; loving father of Lynda L. Moses (John), Thomas A. McGavin, Jr. (Sharon), Lee H. McGavin (Karen), Deborah A. McCune (Craig), Jean P. McGavin, John D. McGavin (Linda) and James E. McGavin (Ann); devoted grandfather of 16; dear great-grandfather of 13.

    Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Kiwanis Club of Arlington PO Box 100131 Arlington, VA 22210-3131 or The Salvation Army of Arlington PO Box 4206 Arlington, VA 22204-0206.

  86. Dr. Eugene Wilder Heatwole, 89, passed away at home on September 4, 2016.

    He was born in Mt. Clinton, Va. on September 19, 1926 and raised in Elkton, Va. Gene was the only child of Boyd Gordon Heatwole and his wife Thelma, both school teachers. Gene grew up in the Shenandoah Valley where he spent his early years hiking and camping in the mountains. Summers were spent at his grandparents’ farm in Richards, Mo.

    Gene completed high school at age 15 and entered the University of Virginia the next fall. His undergraduate education was interrupted by his enlistment for military service in World War II, where he began in tanks, but ultimately spent most of his time helping out in a surgical unit. After completing his service requirement he returned to the University of Virginia where he received his M.D. in 1952. From there he moved to Houston, Texas to take an internship at Jefferson Davis, a Baylor University hospital, where he met Mary Catherine Digby, a nurse who would later become his wife of 63 years. Following his internship year in Texas, Gene and Mary moved to Richmond, Va. to begin his ophthalmology residency at the Medical College of Virginia. In 1957, they moved to Newport News where he entered a private practice with Dr. J. W. Phillips. Gene practiced medicine on the Peninsula for 44 years serving on the Board of Mary Immaculate Hospital, on committees at Hampton General & Riverside hospitals and several semesters as an Assistant Professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

    Gene was a kind and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was always considerate and respectful of others and a man of many interests. He was always an avid reader especially of history, enjoyed theatre, travel and playing cards both with his local friends and at various casinos. He particularly loved to travel with his grandchildren and took them on many adventures to different continents and countries. Gene was also a longtime member of Temple Sinai, serving on the Board, active in the Brotherhood and an enthusiastic participant in many other Temple endeavors.

    He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughter, Lisa Jean Chace; son, Thomas Boyd Heatwole (Melissa); and four grandchildren.

    In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Temple of Sinai Endowment Fund or the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.

  87. Dr. Robert H. Clymer Jr.; former urology chief at Reading Hospital Dr. Robert H. Clymer Jr., former chief of urology at Reading Hospital, died Jan. 22, 2006, in his residence in Naples, Fla.

    Clymer, 86, formerly of Wyomissing, was the husband of Fay V. (Hess) Clymer. He began practicing at Reading Hospital in 1951, later becoming the chief of urology, a post he held until 1984. In 1955, Drs. Clymer and Irving Imber developed a new surgical technique, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, to lower a dangerous form of high blood pressure.

    Born in Lebanon, he was a son of the late Robert H. and Helen M. (Gingrich) Clymer. Clymer was a 1935 graduate of Lebanon High School and a 1939 graduate of Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. He was a 1941 graduate of the Dartmouth Medical School and a 1943 graduate of the Columbia Medical School, New York City. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Clymer took his internship at the University of Virginia,, followed by a urologic residency at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

    He was a past president of the Pennsylvania Urologic Association. Clymer was a former director of the City Bank and Trust Co., Reading. He was a long-time member of the Wyomissing Park Commission. Clymer was a former chairman of the medical advisory council of the Planned Parenthood Center of Berks County.

  88. Jacqueline Kaye Halsey, MD was taken away from us by a sudden heart attack while she was playing golf, one of her most cherished activities. She passed away on Friday, August 12, 2016 at UVA Medical Center, surrounded by her family, friends, colleagues and loved ones. Dr. Halsey was an amazing woman who served our community as a doctor, confidant, advisor and friend to so many people.

    She was born in Norfolk, Virginia on March 1, 1952. She grew up in Virginia Beach, graduating from Kempsville High School in 1970 and then getting her pre-med degree from Radford University in 1974. In 1978, Kaye graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She subsequently undertook her post graduate training in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, completing her Residency in 1982. Dr. Halsey was the second woman to complete Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency training at University of Virginia Medical Center. The first woman had completed her Residency in 1934! We owe these courageous women a debt of gratitude for paving the way for future generations of women to fulfill their talents in the medical profession.

    Dr. Halsey opened her practice in Charlottesville and joined the medical staff of Martha Jefferson Hospital in July 1982 as an Obstetrician/Gynecologist. Over her long career at Martha Jefferson Hospital, Dr. Halsey was Section Chief for the OB/GYN Section in 1987 and 1988. She was Chief of Surgery from 1994 to 1995 and also served on the Medical Executive, Operating Room and Quality Assurance Committees during those years. Dr. Halsey had a very rewarding and fulfilling career, serving our community for 32 years, delivering countless babies into the world and providing superb care for her patients. Dr. Halsey closed her practice and retired from the medical staff of Martha Jefferson Hospital on February 28, 2014. She enjoyed her retirement by traveling, playing golf and tennis, kayaking, hiking, reading novels and most of all, spending time with all of her dear friends.

    She was predeceased by her parents Cecil M. Halsey, Sr. and Jacqueline Cleo Davis Halsey. She is survived by her life partner, Christine Shaw, who received the most precious gift of all, her unconditional love. She is also survived by her family, her stepmother Marlene Fett Halsey who she lovingly called Mom, her brother Cecil Marlin Halsey, Jr. and his wife Sadie and children, her brother Kelly Eugene Halsey, his wife Patty and children, her sister Cecile Marlene Halsey and her sister Tara Lue Savage and children.

    Kaye Halsey was an amazing woman who wanted to use her talents and knowledge to help others. She was selfless and full of strength, compassion, love, and understanding. Her beautiful smile, charming wit and brilliant blue eyes put many a patient at ease. In lieu of flowers, Dr. Halsey would want everyone to take care of their personal health and see their doctors for all annual screenings. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, September 10, at 1 p.m. at West Suffolk Baptist Church, 1001 Kenyon Road in Suffolk, Virginia. A Celebration of Life Ceremony to take place in Charlottesville will be announced at a later date to commemorate the illustrious life of this immensely talented, beautiful and beloved woman. If anyone has stories to share with her partner Christine, please send them to [email protected]. We all are mourning the loss of a truly special woman!

  89. Phyllis Jones, MD, passed away in Oklahoma City on January 3, 2004, at the age of 87.

    Phyllis was born on February 19, 1916 in Thomas, OK to Thomas and Ola Jones. After graduating from Classen High School in 1932, Phyllis became a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority at the University of Oklahoma, where she earned her doctorate. She obtained her license in 1941, making her one of the first female physicians in Oklahoma.

    She maintained a dermatology practice for over 40 years before retiring in 1986.

  90. James Mounts Wolcott, Jr., M.D., 95, passed away on February 11, 2016 at Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center where he devoted his life to the practice of OB/GYN. Born in Norfolk, he was the son of the late Nannie Baylor Wolcott and James M. Wolcott, Sr. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Janis Smith Wolcott, a daughter, Lamar W. Miller, and a son, William Putnam Wolcott.

    Dr. Wolcott graduated from Maury High School in 1938 and Hampden-Sydney College in 1942. He entered Medical College of Virginia but left in 1943 to join the Navy. Lt. (JG) Wolcott served as Navigator on the USS Rinehart under the command of Lt. Com. Woody Hayes in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters until 1946. With a sea bag full of stories to entertain friends and family for the rest of his life, he left the Navy to finish his medical education at the University of Virginia. He completed his residency at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. While in New Orleans he met and fell in love with the beautiful Janis Smith. In 1954, he finished his residency, he and Janis married, and he started his practice. He retired in 1995 and never looked back. He was a lifelong member of the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club. If he was not on one of his boats, he could be found in the boathouse telling tall tales. He was a member of the Norfolk German. He was a long time member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.

    Left to cherish his memory are his son James M. Wolcott III of Norfolk; two daughters, Nancy W. Bronez and her husband, Thomas of Vienna, Va. and Mollie W. McCune and her husband, Thomas of Norfolk; son-in-law, William Miller of Atlanta, Ga.; and grandchildren, Baylor, Press, Peter, Michael, Henry, Annie, Towns, and Sam.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 7400 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23505. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel is handling arrangements.

  91. Dr. Terry Allen Marshall, MD, resident of Gatewood, husband of Jane Wolfe Marshall, passed away July 18, 2016, at his home.

    Born August 28, 1951, in Noblesville, Indiana, he was a son of the late Lt. Col. Max Lawrence Marshall and Constance Beyer Barnwell. He was a graduate of University High School in Johnson City, TN; received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Vanderbilt University; a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Tennessee; performed his pediatric residency at TC Thompson Children’s Hospital in Chattanooga; and pursued and completed a Fellowship in Neonatology at the University of Virginia. Before moving to Greenwood, he served in Columbia as the Assistant Director of Neonatology at Richland Memorial Hospital, and was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the U.S.C. School of Medicine.

    Since 1984, Dr. Marshall served Self Regional Medical Center as the Director of Nurseries and as a Neonatology Specialist, where he cared for over 7000 premature babies in the NICU. He served on the Board of Self Regional Healthcare Foundation, and had a deep love for his work, patients, and hospital family.

    A member of Main Street United Methodist Church, he quietly and humbly served The Lord. He also served the March of Dimes in many capacities over the years. He loved his family, his dog, the Gamecocks, fishing, traveling, gardening, and a nice glass of red wine.

    Surviving in addition to his wife of 39 years are three sons, Alan Randolph and wife Kathy Marshall of Greenville, David Christopher and wife Cristy Marshall of Columbia, and Andrew Charles Marshall of Asheville, NC; a sister, Constance Marshall Campbell of Missoula, MT and partner Sydney; and his seven beloved grandchildren, McConnell, Jacob, Wade, Christopher, James, Lane and Camille Marshall..

    In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation, or the March of Dimes, South Carolina Chapter.

  92. Charles Randolph Robinson, MD, was born on May 27, 1952, to Charles D. and Nancy S. Robinson. He departed this life on Sunday, July 24, 2016.

    Randy was a graduate of Albemarle High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Virginia in 1976 and graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1980. He completed a five-year residency and fellowship in Pathology, becoming board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology in 1986. Randy practiced at King’s Daughters Hospital and Augusta Health, retiring in the fall of 2012.

    He greatly enjoyed his family and friends, his beautiful yard, his music and his work in the medical profession. He was an avid fan of UVA sports.

    Randy is survived by his wife of 39 years, Martha Jo “MJ” Williams Robinson; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael B. and Danielle L. Robinson; and a daughter and son-in-law, Sarah R. and Chad E. Johns. He was “Poppi” to Carson Everette, Dylan Michael Johns, and Avett Bayes Robinson. One of Randy’s greatest joys in life was being a grandfather.He is also survived by four brothers, James D. Robinson and Peggy, Roger P. and Nancy Owens, David N. and Maureen, and Gary L. and Deb; a brother and sister-in-law, John S. and Betty W. Elliton, as well as numerous special nieces, nephews and cousins.

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  93. Matthew Carl Bishop, MD, age 32, native of Knoxville, passed away in Norfolk, Virginia on Sunday July 17, 2016.

    Graduate of Webb School of Knoxville, Vanderbilt University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, Medical School: University of Virginia, MBA in Public Health: University of Virginia, and Completed Emergency Room Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School. Matthew was a true Renaissance man. He was an English major in college before attending medical school and, even after becoming a doctor he loved reading philosophy. He wrote for a local newspaper. He loved playing the guitar, composed music, and loved art and hiking. He was an excellent tennis and soccer player.

    He was very close to his siblings, Mom, and Dad and cousins. He was highly intelligent, was sensitive, loved children and will be missed terribly by his family, friends and coworkers.

    Preceded in death by grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Carl Greener Mr. Irving Bishop and Mr. and Mrs. David Gottlieb . Matt is survived by his parents Dr. Harry and Michelle Bishop of Knoxville; sibling, sister: Dr. Alyssa and Dr. John Findley of Barrington Rhode Island and their children: Wyatt, Juliet, Liam and Bode Findley; brother: Mr. Andrew Bishop of Jersey City, New Jersey; sister: Dr. Julie and Dr. Alex Aldrich of Washington DC; sister: Ms. Laura Bishop of Knoxville.

    In lieu of flowers: Contributions to Sierra Club of Knoxville or the Boys and Girls Clubs of Knoxville, Tennessee. Online condolences may be made at

  94. Dr. Robert Thomas Stone of Wilson passed away on July 23, 2016.

    Born on Oct. 20, 1938, in the Panama Canal Zone where his father was stationed as an Army physician. Dr. Stone was the second son of Dr. William Spencer Stone and Louise Rankin Stone. Much of his youth was spent on the Walter Reed Hospital grounds where his father was director of the Army Medical Graduate School. Dr. Stone graduated from Gilman School in Baltimore in 1956 and from Yale University in 1960 with a bachelor of engineering degree and three varsity letters in lacrosse. After graduating he became interested in medicine and enrolled in medical school at the University of Virginia where he also completed his residency in otolaryngology. In Charlottesville just before his graduation, he met a nursing student, Frances Ellen Straus, at the medical school picnic. In a short time they fell in love and were married a year later. They were inseparable and recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Over the years they added four sons who made their family full of excitement and love.

    After completing his training at UVA, Dr. Stone served in the U.S. Army from 1970-72. He was stationed at the 95th Evacuation Hospital outside of DaNang in Vietnam and was awarded a Bronze Star. After fulfilling his service to our country, he moved to Wilson because he thought it was an ideal community to raise a family. As his medical practice grew he found the perfect partner, Dr. Robert Alan “Chip” Satterly. They worked together for 39 years and became like brothers to one another. He also benefited from working with very professional and loving nurses who made his job so much more enjoyable; they included Rita Outland, Teresa Nguyen, Becky Barnes, Judy Boykin, and his audiologist, Hannah Dameron. After 43 years of dedicated practice in Wilson which included many nights and weekends of providing care to those in need, he reluctantly retired when multiple myeloma caused several spine fractures. His exposure to Agent Orange while serving in Vietnam is considered a significant risk factor in his development of cancer.

    In addition to his love of family and medicine, Dr. Stone also had numerous hobbies. As a child he began collecting military miniatures and over the course of his life the collection grew to more than 3,000 soldiers. He was a passionate Orioles fan as his father took him to many games as a child in Baltimore and closely followed their games even up to the night before his death. His love of baseball led to his involvement in the founding of the North Carolina Baseball Museum and many years serving on its board. He regularly attended Mass with Francie at St. Therese Catholic Church. For many years he was an avid runner while later in life he was known to walk all over Wilson, often having to stop to decline rides home. Dr. Stone spent many happy seasons coaching soccer, baseball and football. His acre backyard contained a regulation-size soccer goal, basketball goals and a pitcher’s mound. It attracted honorary sons including John Watson and Gregory Appert. His door was always open to those injured in neighborhood games or on the playing fields. He once sutured a scalp laceration in the locker room so that a Greenfield player could return to the second half of a soccer game.

    Dr. Stone felt very blessed to have a close circle of friends. He was grateful for his friendship with Clay Johnson and the time they spent coaching various teams. He was inspired by Clay’s involvement in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Lunches with Vincent Thomas, Bill Farris and Bob Farris were always a highlight of his week as well as many special times with Larry Simmons. He had fond neighborhood memories including long conversations with Ken Boyer and Derrick Bonshor who both visited him frequently and assisted in his care.

    Dr. Stone was most proud of his four sons. He put much effort into making sure they were always prepared for life’s challenges. He credited Greenfield School with establishing a strong educational foundation during their formative years and was an ardent supporter of the school. It gave him immense pleasure that like him they all chose to pursue a career in medicine. Over the years he welcomed four daughters-in-law to the family and loved to share stories with them that exemplified what it meant to be a Stone. He took great interest in his five grandsons and two granddaughters and hosting them at his Emerald Isle beach house created some of his most cherished memories. With much determination he was able to make one last special trip to the beach 10 days before he passed.

    His final months were a struggle as he attempted to recover from lymphoma involving his eye. He is indebted to his team of physicians in Wilson who provided him hope and expert care as his health continued to worsen. The family is especially grateful to Dr. Keith Lerro, Dr. Douglas Brewer, Dr. Jonathan Lozevski, Dr. Margaret Metts, Dr. Jobe Metts and Dr. Duane Fitch as well as his many nurses at Wilson Memorial Hospital. The day before he died he was diagnosed with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, a rare brain infection that resulted from his weakened immune system. Francie was his rock, never leaving his side and giving him comfort around the clock up until his last breath. Despite all of this, he remained courageous and extremely optimistic. He was often quoted as saying “I am the luckiest man to have ever lived.” He genuinely believed this and never complained no matter how much he was suffering. As a pillar of his family and the community of Wilson, he will be deeply missed.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to First Presbyterian Church, 414 Sunset Road, Wilson, NC 27893, Greenfield School, 3351 N.C. 42 W., Wilson, NC 27893 or Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 4600 Marriott Drive, Suite 120, Raleigh, NC 27612.

  95. Curtis Varnell Spear Jr., M.D. passed away at Sentara Hospice House, in Virginia Beach on April 7, 2016, after a three year, tenacious battle against esophageal cancer. The family is deeply grateful for the excellent care and profound kindness he and the family received from his oncologist, Dr. Alberico, and everyone at Virginia Oncology Associates, and in his final weeks from the many nurses and doctors of Virginia Beach General and Hospice House.

    Curtis was born and grew up in Columbus, Georgia on July 21, 1931. He put himself through and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1952, and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honors fraternity. Curtis then went to medical school at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where he met the love of his life, Pattie Marie Loftin, marrying her a few months before graduation there in 1956. He served in the Inactive Reserve, USN from 1953-1960. He completed an orthopaedic residency at the University of Virginia in 1961. While there Curtis began raising a family – on his $50 monthly stipend! At UVA he also became a fan of the Virginia Cavaliers, and discovered an interest in, and many affinities with, Thomas Jefferson. Like Jefferson, he outgrew a small Christianity, nearly worshiped reason and science, celebrated education, and loved to tinker, invent and explore.

    Dr. Spear began his 35 year orthopaedic practice in Norfolk in July, 1961, joining the George Duncan, George Hollins, and John Thiemeyer group, later known as Orthopaedic Associates of Virginia. He served as Chief, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical Center Hospital; Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, EVMS; Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Director, Orthopaedic Residency Program, both at Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine. He served also President of the Hampton Roads Orthopaedic Society, and President of the Virginia Orthopaedic Society. He retired as the senior partner of Orthopaedic Associates of Virginia in 1996, appreciated by his colleagues for his steadiness and diplomacy. Dr. Spear had a reputation as a quick, decisive, and excellent surgeon, was loved by his patients for his attention and kindness, and many an injured neighborhood child saw him first in his home’s study. He even once “set” his son Carl’s obviously broken arm, to everyone’s horror and relief, right there on the athletic field!

    He also was team physician for the Virginia Red Wings hockey team in the 1970’s. His young sons happily benefited from this position: we got box seats right next to the boards near the goals, had the opportunity to meet players, and got hockey stuff. (We still have some sticks!) As team doctor, Dad tended to wounds and stitched the players up in the locker room, often without using any numbing agents, at their request, because they were so intent on getting back in the game. And occasionally, our Dad had to ceremoniously shuffle out on the ice to help fallen players, leaving behind his proudly beaming young boys, who tried but failed to be inconspicuous, for all the stadium to observe in those prominent box seats. Oh, Dad was great! Oh, we loved him! Oh, we didn’t sense then his stature as a physician! Oh, we fail to grasp it even now!

    Curtis and Pat loved life together and were also well traveled, visiting England, France, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Morocco, Egypt, and the Caribbean. Curtis respected all the cultures, religions, and peoples he encountered. He found delight in the details of his travels and loved having new adventures with his loved ones. He had many passions over the years: reading (always), skiing, genealogy, watches and clocks, gardening, hiking, boating, golf, tennis, and walking. Curtis loved, and then missed the men he played tennis with for decades, until his decline.

    In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to be generous to someone in need. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk chapel, is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

  96. Dr. Robert Kent Dyer, age 89 of Hendersonville, NC, went to be with the Lord on July 6, 2016 at Margaret R. Pardee Memorial Hospital. He was born July 23, 1926 in Pulaski, Virginia; a son of the late David Allison and Ruth Elizabeth Laughon Dyer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jim Neal Dyer in 1996.

    He was a resident of Henderson County, for the past 20 years; prior to moving to Henderson County, Dr. Dyer owned and operated Albemarle Urology Clinic for twenty-two years. He proudly served during World War II in the United States Navy. He loved to sail, play Bridge, and was an avid reader. He lived his Christian faith and loved his family, friends, and patients.
    He is survived by his daughter, Mary Mohler and husband, Forrest of Hendersonville; one son, R. Kent Dyer, Jr. and wife, Nancy of Oklahoma City, OK; four grandchildren, Robert Mohler, Kathryn, Saralyn, and Christopher Dyer; and by his close friend Elaine Gade.

    A private memorial service was held. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations in Dr. Dyer’s memory be directed to Defenders of Wildlife, 1130 17th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20036.

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  97. Mary Carroll Shemo, M.D., DLFAPA, died on Sunday, July 3, 2016, at 5:20 p.m. from a glioblastoma multiform (malignant brain tumor) found on February 7, 2013. She underwent extensive treatment with neurosurgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, and survived for far longer than was expected, a testament to the strong spirit that everyone who knew her experienced. Though she did endure progressive neurological deficits, it was clear to all involved in her care that the essence of Mary endured her strength, her kindness, her keen intellect, her spirituality, and her unfailing humor.

    Mary was born in Washington, D.C. on February 3, 1950. She grew up in a military family which moved frequently. She was, however, especially shaped by her childhood time on a farm in Pennsylvania, as well as her early adolescence in Pacific Palisades, California, where she literally lived down the street from Ronald Reagan. Mary attended Wheeling Jesuit College where she majored in biology with minors in philosophy and theology. She graduated as valedictorian of her class and was a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the National Honor Society of Jesuit colleges and universities. While there she met her husband, John, in 1969. They married on May 20, 1972. Also in 1972 Mary entered medical school at West Virginia University where John was already enrolled. In medical school she was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the National Medical Honor Society, in her third year, the earliest career point of eligibility.

    She completed her psychiatric residency in 1979, and then was recruited by the University of Virginia where she became Director of the University of Virginia Student Health Service Psychiatric Division. After several years in this position, she entered private practice. In addition to her clinical and academic roles, Mary served in multiple positions on the Psychiatric Society of Virginia Board of Directors. She was asked on three occasions to run for the office of President of the PSV, unopposed, but persistently declined as she simply did not like to “run meetings.” She did serve for three years as a member of the steering committee for the American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines.

    In her practice she was extensively involved with an integrated biopsychosocial medical model of treatment, while also engaging as principal investigator in a broad array of research studies. Mary has been elevated to the position of Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, the highest level an APA member can obtain.

    Mary and John have two daughters and two sons-in-law, Bryna Carroll Pfaffenberger and her husband, Michael, and Cordelia Palmer Wolf and her husband, Josiah. Mary and John have been extremely grateful that both these daughters and their husbands have been able to find ways to relocate back to Charlottesville during Mary’s illness. Their presence and support has been a true blessing.

    Mary had, even in her college days, always had a keen interest in natural cures and the therapeutic benefit of botanicals, long before this was “trendy.” On scuba trips through the Caribbean she would arrange excursions with the resident biologist on various islands to learn about the native plants and their uses. She would have fascinating discussions connecting their botanicals with ours.

    Mary’s interests and skills were extensive. She was always reading three or four books on an extensive array of subjects. She sang and danced, including choral and ballet, while also being skilled in Zen Judo. She went on long portage trips in Canada, skied and had master’s certification in scuba diving. She drew, painted, sculpted, and wrote poetry. She was a magnificent cook, designed and crafted beautiful clothes and jewelry, and had a truly magical touch with plants. She was a remarkably caring and skillful physician and, most importantly, she nurtured and encouraged two wonderful daughters.

    Mary is survived by her husband of 44 years, John Palmer David Shemo, M.D., DLFAPA, and her two daughters and their husbands, as referenced above. She is also survived by her siblings, Eric, Martha, Alan, Claire, Barbara, and Elizabeth.

    The family wishes to acknowledge the healthcare team who helped Mary through this long journey, including David Shiff, MD, James Larner, MD, and Andrew Wolf, MD, and their clinical associates at UVA.

    A memorial mass will be held for Mary at St. Thomas Aquinas Church on Saturday, July 23, 2016, at 1 p.m., with a reception to follow. All who knew and loved Mary are welcome. At her request, her brain is being donated for teaching purposes to the UVA Department of Neuro-oncology and her remains will be cremated. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the American Psychiatric Association Foundation to support advocacy for those with disabling psychiatric illness. ( or 703-907-8112).

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  98. Dr. William Bark Grine, known by his friends and family as Pete, died at the age of 84 on June 25, 2016, at Belle Meade Retirement Community in Southern Pines.

    Born in Washington, Pa., on Jan. 9, 1932, Pete grew up in Staunton, Va. He was the second of seven children of Sidney Reaville Grine and Gertrude Elizabeth Bark.

    Pete graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1953 with a bachelor’s degree in English. He served in the United States Air Force and held the rank of first lieutenant at the time he was honorably discharged. He then attended medical school, earning his degree from the University of Virginia in 1960. After completing his internship and surgical residency at George Washington University Hospital and his urology residence at the University of Virginia, Pete served as the chief resident at Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill. In 1965, Pete began his career as a urologist at the Wilson Clinic in Wilson, where he continued to practice for 35 years. He held the roles of chief of staff at the Wilson Memorial Hospital as well as president of the Wilson Clinic. After retiring from practice in 1988, Pete worked for Lithotripters, Inc., training doctors throughout the United States and in several foreign countries about technological advances in the field of urology. Pete was a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology and served on the boards of the Wilson County Medical Society, the North Carolina Medical Society, the American Medical Association and the American Lithotripsy Society.

    Pete was an active member of the community in Wilson. He served on the Vestry at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, where he also held the roles of lay communicator and reader for 25 years. In addition, he was a member of the board of directors for Branch Bank & Trust.

    Pete was considered a “Renaissance man” and a raconteur by his friends and family. He traveled extensively and had a passion for history and art. He collected antiques, paintings, and porcelain, and delighted in sharing his extensive knowledge to enlighten family members and friends. Exercise was an important part of his day with tennis being his favorite. Pete played in the number one singles slot at VMI and continued to enjoy the sport for decades of friendly competitions.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to RHA Howells Care Center, 5840 Greenwood Ave, LaGrange, NC 28551.

  99. John Iverson Boswell, Jr., MD died peacefully on June 28, 2016 at the Carolina Meadows in Chapel Hill, North Carolina surrounded by family and friends. He was 89 years old.

    The son of John I. Boswell and Mazie Butterworth Boswell, he was born on April 29, 1927 in South Hill, Virginia. He was the eldest of four siblings and grew up on the family farm. After service in the Army, he received his B.S. from NC State University in 1949. Following his interest in animal science, he worked at a dairy in High Point, North Carolina where he was recruited for the church choir by his future wife, Eva Martin Staples. After their marriage in 1953, he studied medicine at the University of Virginia, receiving his degree in 1957. He then completed training in general and child psychiatry at UNC in 1963.

    Dr. Boswell had a distinguished career during his long, productive work life. He was known for his compassion and wisdom as a clinician and a teacher. He served as director of Child Psychiatry at UNC from 1967 to 1987. After graduating from the UNC-Duke Psychoanalytic Institute in 1973, he went on to become a training and supervising analyst, serving as president of the North Carolina Psychoanalytic Society and director of the University of North Carolina-Duke Psychoanalytic Education Program.

    Dr. Boswell had wide-ranging interests in music, literature, and art, not to mention Carolina basketball. He was a skilled carpenter as a young man and became a fine potter in his later years. He always liked to till the soil and cultivate plants. Music, in particular, was at the center of his emotional and spiritual life. He had a rich tenor voice that harmonized with the choir of the Chapel of the Cross for many years. Above all, he was dedicated to his family. He was a man of great integrity and provided immeasurable care and support to his many loved ones.

    He is survived by his son, John I. Boswell, III, MD (Marolyn) of State College, Pennsylvania, his daughter, Julia Young, (Michael) of Pittsboro, North Carolina, his grandchildren Ian Boswell and Laura Boswell, and by his sister, Elizabeth “Lib” Lackey, his brother, G. R. “Bobby” Boswell. He is also survived by his stepchildren and by his step-grandchildren. Following the death of his first wife, Eva, in 2000, he married Barbara McMullan in 2002 and enjoyed his new life with her until her untimely death in 2008.

  100. Dr. John Brookins Taylor of Bluefield, WV, passed away at age 89 surrounded by his family on Thursday, June 30, 2016. He was born in Bluefield, WV on April 7, 1927 where he was a lifelong resident. He was the son of the late Ralph Brookins Taylor and Ellen Simpson Taylor.

    Dr. Taylor, better known as Doc T or Brookie, attended Greenbrier Military School. He was drafted into the U.S. Army during his freshman year at Washington and Lee University in 1945. He served with the U.S. 8th Army in Yokohama Japan. After returning home, he graduated from Washington and Lee University and then graduated medical school at The University of Virginia. He was drafted into the U.S. Air Force and served in Germany with the 8th Air Force. After returning home, he attended Vanderbilt University for his Internal Medicine internship and then The University of Virginia for his Internal Medicine residency. He began medical practice in Bluefield in 1960 where he practiced internal medicine for fifty years.

    Dr. Taylor had a love of flying and began Appalachian Flying Service in the 1970’s. The flying service was instrumental in training and recruiting many professional pilots in the Bluefield area. During his career he was also a certified Flight Physician.
    Dr. Taylor was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Woods Taylor.

    Survivors include his two sons Peter Brookins Taylor and wife Patricia Hale Taylor, David Brookins Taylor and wife Dr. Beth Ann Taylor, granddaughters Ashby Taylor Perkins and husband Zane Patrick Perkins, Virginia Taylor Mowery and husband Dr. Nathan Mowery, Kaitlin Brookins Taylor, and grandsons, John Brookins Taylor II, and Logan Brookins Taylor. Dr. Taylor is also survived by great-grandson Zane Anthony Perkins and great-granddaughter Halen Taylor Perkins.

    In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials for victims of the recent flood disaster in West Virginia be made to Christ Episcopal Church, in Bluefield, WV, and St. Johns Episcopal Church, in Wytheville, VA.

  101. Dr. Paul Osman Howard, 88 , of Sanford, NC passed away Sunday June 26th, 2016 at St. Joseph of the Pines in Southern Pines, NC.

    He was born in Barberville, Kentucky and was the eldest son of Berry O. and Ethel M. Howard. He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, and his first wife, Nan Garland.

    Paul spent his childhood in Barberville, KY and later in Norton, VA. He graduated from Norton High School and then joined the US Army serving as a medic during the military occupation of Japan. He returned to the states and enrolled as a freshman at the University of Virginia where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree and a Doctorate in Medicine. He did one year of internship at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, GA and one year of residency training in the field of Family Practice at the Medical College of Virginia. In 1957 he came to Sanford, NC where he established the Sanford Medical Group and practiced for 40 years. After retiring from the Sanford Medical Group he did locum tenums for US Indian Health Services. He later established a tree farm in Lee County.

    He was the chief of medical staff at the Lee County Hospital, president of the Lee County Medical society, President of the Sanford Rotary Club, a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Citizen of the year for Lee County, and was a founding member of the Sanford/Lee County Boys and Girls Club.

    His marriage to Nan Garland produced three children who all survive him. Cathy Howard (Jeff Gallagher); Paul O. Howard Jr. (Jon Anne) and Berry O. Howard (Robin Canady). He is also survived by four grandchildren.

    Paul’s passions in life were his family, the Sanford Boys and Girls Club, serving the Sanford Community and restoring a section of Lee County back into a longleaf pine forest.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Sanford at P.O. Box 2027 Sanford, NC 27330.

  102. Dr. Preston Shaw, 82, passed away on August 12, 2010.

    Dr. Shaw was born March 31, 1928 in Lubbock, to Earnie Whitfield Shaw and Euna Heald Shaw. He was graduated from Wolfforth schools and Texas Tech University. He taught school in Levelland and drove a school bus for a brief period. He received his doctorate from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1956, where he was a member of Phi Chi Fraternity. He married Gwen Grose in San Antonio on June 24, 1956.

    Following completion of his education, Dr. Shaw served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force from 1957-59, in Japan and Okinawa. He was a Psychiatric Resident in Austin, TX from 1959-62. From 1962-72 Dr. Shaw was in private practice in Midland, TX. Then he went on to be a staff psychiatrist at Austin State Hospital, from 1972-76. In 1976 Dr. Shaw was the recipient of the 1st Forensic Psychiatric Fellowship at the University of Virginia Law School in Charlottesville, VA. In 1977 the Shaw family moved to Lubbock, where Dr. Shaw was a Clinical Associate Professor in Psychiatry at Texas Tech University School of Medicine. He also practiced adult psychiatry until he retired in March 2010.

    Dr. Shaw’s certifications included Diplomate, American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry, and Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Psychiatry. In 2005, he was recertified in Forensic Psychiatry by the Board. He was a lifetime Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He was recently recognized for 30 years of dedicated service by Covenant Health Systems. Texas Tech Health Sciences Center recently recognized Dr. Shaw for his work in the residency program. Dr. Shaw was a nominee for the 2008 Hippocratic Award by the Lubbock Crosby Garza County Medical Society. He was a member of Who’s Who in Texas.

    Dr. Shaw was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, Texas Tech Chapter, where he served as President from 1989-1991. He was a member of The Huguenot Society. He was a longtime member of St. John’s Methodist Church and is currently a member of FUMC. He was an avid exerciser and was a member of Lifestyles.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the donor’s favorite charity.

  103. Dr. Charles E. McKay, Jr., of Huntington, W.Va., passed away peacefully on June 9 at the age of 92.

    Dr. McKay attended Greenville High School in Greenville, South Carolina, and Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va.; then graduated from the University of Virginia Medical School in Charlottesville, Va. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, before joining Cabell Huntington Hospital in 1952 where he served with great dedication for 30 years as Radiologist and Director of Services until 1983. Dr. McKay was an avid golfer and longstanding member of Guyan Golf and Country Club. In addition, he became a licensed pilot mid-career, traveling extensively throughout the United States with his wife.

    Dr. McKay was the son of the late Charles E. McKay, Sr. and Mildred (McKinney) McKay of Greenville, South Carolina. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Bernice Gregory McKay of Penhook, Va. He is survived by a sister, Margaret McKay Franks (Paul); and three children: Charles E. McKay III (Tammy); John G. McKay (Rebecca); Gina McKay Lodge (Robert); as well as eleven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

    The family wishes to thank dear friends and caregivers Gayle Riddle and Wateka LaPrad for their loving care and support.

    A private service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Doctors Without Borders. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

  104. Dr. Harry Benjamin (Ben) Stone III of New Bern passed away on May 16, 2016 at his home. He was 77.

    Ben was born on January 18, 1939 in Roanoke, Virginia, where he also was raised. Following graduation from Jefferson High School, he attended Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, where he met his future wife, the former Merle Holaday. Upon graduation, Ben was accepted to Duke University Medical School. After his second year, Ben and Merle were married in 1962. His medical studies continued with an internship at University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and residency back at Duke. Graduation from medical school led to service in the U.S. Air Force, where Ben served as Chief of Otolaryngology and Surgical Services at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Following his service, Ben and family settled in New Bern, where he practiced medicine as an ear, nose, throat and allergy specialist and surgeon for 24 years. Ben was instrumental in establishing New Bern’s first Speech and Hearing Center, served as Chief of Staff at Craven County Hospital and was named a Fellow by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology in 1973.

    Ben often amused friends, family and patients with his dry wit. He maintained a lifetime love of sailing, Duke basketball, movies, books, all things Scottish and Big Band music. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and active member of First Presbyterian Church. In later years, Ben relished his involvement with Scottish heritage and affiliation with Clan Pollock. Ben and Merle were married for over 53 years.

    Ben is preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Harry Benjamin Stone, Jr and Margaret Venable Stone; his brother, Charles Venable Stone; his sister-in-law, Arena Hunter Stone. Survivors include: wife, Merle Holaday Stone; sons, Benjamin Timothy (Tim) Stone (wife Kelly), Harry Holaday Stone, Michael Christopher (Mike) Stone (wife Jamelyn Trucks); grandchildren, Wilson Benjamin Stone, Caroline Holaday Stone, Maxwell Franklin Pollock Stone; brother, Dr. Kearfott McCaull Stone (wife Julianne); sister-in-law, Winifred Healy Stone; one niece and four nephews.

    In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018 or First Presbyterian Church 400 New St, New Bern, NC 28560.

  105. Walter Haines Smartt, MD, 94, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., died on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at his residence.

    He was a native Chattanoogan, having been born in his grandfather George Madison Smartt’s home on Ft. Wood Place in 1922. Dr. Smartt graduated from Baylor School in 1940, Virginia Military Institute in 1944, and University of Virginia Medical School in 1948. He also earned a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University in 1955. He served in the United States Air Force as a flight surgeon, attaining the rank of captain, and was a veteran of the Korean War. Dr. Smartt also served as the public health director for Los Angeles County, Ca. He was a Cradle Roll Member of First Baptist Church of Chattanooga.

    Dr. Smartt was the son of the late Harold Robert and Mary Virginia Hill Smartt. He was also preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Harold Robert, Jr. and Eleanor Overend Smartt, and their son, Harold Robert Smartt III.

    Dr. Smartt is survived by his son, Edward Earl Long, one niece, Elizabeth J. Smartt. and her children Kenneth and Paige, one nephew, James Madison Smartt and his sons, James Madison Smartt, Jr., M.D., and Walter Polk Smartt.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad, In. 47577.

  106. Dr. Benjamin Veltri, MD, passed away on October 7, 2012.

    Dr. Veltri was born on December 5, 1952 at Ft. Meade Hospital, Laurel, MD. His father was a regular army officer and he was raised in several different states and the Panama Canal Zone. Ben attended Mt. Sacred Heart School in San Antonio, Texas and St. Anthony School in Honolulu, Hawaii. His high school years were spent at St. Johns College High School in Washington, DC. He was an honor student and member of the school drill team. He graduated from Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg in 1975 with a degree in biology and received his MS degree in science from Virginia Tech in 1978.

    In 1982 Dr. Veltri graduated from the University of Virginia with his M.D. degree. He then served as an intern, resident, and chief resident in surgery at the Washington Hospital Center in the District of Columbia. After his years of training Dr. Veltri practiced in Manassas, Virginia; Miami, Oklahoma; Alamagordo, New Mexico; DeQueen, Arkansas; Fairfield, Texas and Vernal, Utah. He was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS).

  107. Henry Harrison Wilson, Jr., M.D. of Richmond, Va., died peacefully on May 7, 2016.

    Born on June 28, 1923, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Henry was the youngest of three children born to Henry Harrison Wilson and Lily Tyler Wilson, and the grandson of James Hoge Tyler, Governor of Virginia from 1898-1902.

    He moved to Richmond after the death of his father in 1933 and attended St. Christopher’s School. He graduated from Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia in 1941 and the University of Virginia in 1945, where he was a member of St. Anthony Hall fraternity, the Z Society, and a proud member of the 150-pound football team. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1949, after which he pursued a career in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

    Henry interned and trained in Houston and Cincinnati, after which he served as First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953, first at Camp Rucker, Alabama as surgical ward officer, and then as medical officer in Vassincourt, France, where he met his future wife, Th‚rŠse Labrusse. He continued his surgical training in Asheville and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. From 1956-1958 Henry completed residencies at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and the Bronx Veterans Hospital in New York City, and additional training at Roosevelt Hospital. He completed his reconstructive surgery training at Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, England. He moved back to Richmond in 1959, where he practiced plastic and reconstructive surgery until his retirement in 1991.

    During his retirement Henry kept busy building a playhouse for his grandchildren, playing tennis several times a week, lobbying the Virginia General Assembly for the Medical Society of Virginia, and volunteering with the alumni office at St. Christopher’s School. His greatest joy was spending time with his wife of 64 years, his children, and his grandchildren.

    Henry was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, James Hoge Tyler Wilson; and his sister, Lily Norwood Wilson. His son, Henry Tyler Wilson (Alison), passed away in 2015. Henry is survived by his wife, Th‚rŠse Labrusse Wilson; and his children, Anne Wilson Fafara (Richard), Caroline Wilson McLean (Stephen), and Harrison Maireaux Wilson (Catherine). Henry is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Thomas Henry Fafara, Peter Wilson Fafara, Wilson Copley McLean, Margaret Labrusse McLean, Elizabeth Harrison McLean, Peter Bostwick Wilson, James Harrison Wilson, David de Labrusse Wilson, Caroline Kent Wilson, Henry Harrison Wilson III, Sophie Grace Wilson, and Preston Griscom Wilson.

    His professional accomplishments notwithstanding, Henry will be remembered for his integrity, cheerful demeanor, love of life, sense of humor, selflessness, enthusiasm for tennis, devotion to the University of Virginia and its sports teams, and most of all, his passion for and devotion to his family.

    Henry’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff on the third floor of the Parsons Health Center of Westminster Canterbury, as well as his other compassionate caregivers, for the outstanding care provided him.

    The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be made to the Henry H. Wilson, Jr., M.D. Memorial Fund at the University of Virginia School of Medicine to help fund coursework in compassion and humanism in young physicians, c/o UVA Health Foundation, P.O. Box 800773, Charlottesville, VA 22908. Alternatively, donations may be made to the WCR Employee Christmas Fund, Westminster Canterbury Richmond, 1600 Westbrook Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227.

  108. Michael W. Denson, MD, 57, died peacefully in his Chicago home on September 10, 2014, surrounded by his many caring friends.

    He was the son of Frances W. Denson and the late Wesley P. Denson. A Northwestern University psychiatrist, he will be remembered lovingly by his many friends, colleagues and patients as a snowboarder, actor, dancer and lover of fine food.

  109. Ira Marshall Cantin, MD passed away at home on April 27, 2016. Ira was born in Richmond, Va., December 29, 1927. He is preceded in death by his mother Tess Kramer Cantin and father Nathan Cantin.

    Ira Cantin attended Taylor Elementary School, Blair Junior High School and Maury High School and graduated early from the Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in New York City at the age of 16. He attended the University of Virginia in Charlottesville where he received his undergraduate and medical school degrees. He received his Doctor of Medicine in 1951, but not before joining the United State Air Force. He was a flight surgeon during the Korean conflict.

    After his military service, Ira Cantin completed his residency in general surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City and his orthopedic residency and fellowship at New York Hospital also known as Columbia Presbyterian Hospital form 1953-1958,where he met his wife, Mary, a registered nurse. The couple wed in 1958.

    Ira and Mary returned to Norfolk to be close to family. That’s when he joined an esteemed group of orthopedic surgeons to form the group, Vann, Taylor, Pole, and Cantin, where they served the needs of the Tidewater community for decades.

    Cantin, a practicing orthopedic surgeon for 36 years, was one of the first surgeons to bring arthroscopic knee surgery, a non-invasive outpatient procedure to the Hampton Roads community.

    A lover of sports, Ira served as one of the team doctors for the Norfolk Neptunes and Tidewater Sharks, but his real love was baseball. For 13 years, he was the team doctor for the Tidewater Tides, which at the time was the farm team for the New York Mets. Many spring breaks, Ira would take Mary and their children to Florida for spring training. Ira remained a loyal New York Mets and Virginia Cavaliers fan.

    Ira and Mary loved to travel whether by boat, plane, train or sports car.

    Dr. Cantin was a proud member of the American Medical Association, Medical Society of Virginia, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Virginia Orthopedic Society. Proud to call Norfolk his home, Ira was lifetime member of Ohef Shalom Temple and the Sertoma Club where he served a year as president.

    After his retirement, Ira volunteered at the Children’s Museum of Virginia in Portsmouth in part because he enjoyed riding the ferry so much across the river to get there.

    Ira was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He is survived by his wife Mary of 57 years, and three children, Jane Cantin of Norfolk, Nancy Cantin Burton of Marysville Ohio and Ira Marshall Cantin Jr. of Virginia Beach; and three grandchildren, Laura Shelby Cantin of Wilton Manor, Florida, McKenzie Cantin Burton and Madeline Wilson Burton of Marysville, Ohio.

    In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to contribute to the Children’s Museum of Virginia in Portsmouth. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk chapel, is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

  110. Dr. William “Bill” David Brown, known to many as “Doc Brown”, 66, of Amherst, VA peacefully passed into heaven with his wife at his side into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, at the Centra Hospice House on Saturday, April 16.

    Dr. Brown was born on October 13, 1949 in Morgantown, West Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents Dr. David Robert Brown and Jane Darden Brown of Cary, NC, two sisters, Mimi Jane Brown and Beth Ann Brown and step-daughter, Katie Burns Story.

    He is survived by his wife, Dr. Sally Mock of Amherst Va.; two sons, David Robert Brown and Nicholas Jacob Brown, both of Wilmington, NC; two sisters, Nancy Brown of Pittsboro NC and Kathie Brown of Pennsylvania; step-son Robert “Bo” Burns, II and wife Makendra of Leesburg, VA; step son-in-law Charles Story, III of Michigan and nine step-grandchildren.

    Dr. Brown completed his education in NC, graduating with a B.S. from Guilford College and East Carolina Medical School in 1983. He was accepted in the Lynchburg Family Practice Residency in 1983 and upon completion worked in the Emergency Department at Lynchburg General Hospital before opening Amherst Family Practice in 1991.

    He was passionate about helping all people and cared deeply for all the residents of Amherst and surrounding communities working tirelessly as a selfless servant for more than 13 years, until he retired in 2004. He had many backdoor after hour’s patients who he would never turn away. He served his profession well by giving back through teaching many medical students and nurse practitioner students as clinical faculty for VCU and UVA. He served as the Physician Director of Amherst EMS and as a consulting physician at Sweet Briar College. He was a former member of the Amherst County School Board. He volunteered as the team physician for the Amherst County football and contributed greatly by completing physicals for “free” for many years for all athletes and as well as providing his services on the sidelines each Friday night.

    At his induction into the Amherst County Sport’s Hall of Fame in 2015, these words reflect his service:
    “As a friend, he was always quick to offer one a firm handshake and a kind word. He was a very humble individual and never wanted others to know how much he did for others. “Doc” as he was affectionately called, was a man of character and high morals. Dr. Brown always wanted what was best for his patients, students, and his many friends.”

    The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office had the following to say: “Dr. William D. Brown served as the Medical Director for the Jail at Amherst County Sheriff’s Department for many years. It was through his guidance the jail medical department was able to meet the requirements to be certified by the Department of Corrections. Inmates received outstanding medical care from Dr. Brown and his staff at the Amherst Family Physicians, Inc. that was given with respect and compassion. He always made himself available to assist in any medical care or emergency that occurred.”

    Bill enjoyed woodworking and was an avid sportsman; hunting and fishing every chance he could and his “duck call” was as close as his stethoscope. He served a two-year term as President of Winton Country Club and enjoyed playing the game of golf. His favorite place away from home with his family, close friends and wife was Ocracoke Island. He was a member of Amherst Presbyterian Church.

    In memory of Dr. Brown, please consider Amherst Presbyterian Church P.O. Box 809 Amherst, VA 24521, Second Stage, .P.O Box 342 Amherst, VA 24521, or the Amherst County Athletic Department, c/o Principal William Wells, 139 Lancer Lane, Amherst, VA 24521.

  111. Passed away peacefully on April 18, 2016 at Sacred Heart Hospital while in the loving presence of his devoted wife.

    At 4 years old, Steve decided to go to West Point and steadily followed through on this goal after graduating from Annandale High School in 1963. After graduating from West Point in 1967, he continued to medical school at University of Virginia and was an orthopedic surgeon in the U.S. Army obtaining the rank of Colonel and eventually moving into private practice. Steve married the love of his life, Marilyn, on March 3, 1977.

    Steve is survived by his wife Marilyn; daughter Sarah, son-in-law Todd; his two vivacious granddaughters, Teagan and Norah; his sister Marta and his brother Don.

    Steve was a complicated man in all the best ways and never bored his friends and family with predictability. He loved old westerns, roosters, wall pictures, clocks, cherry pie filling and his green mini cooper. He loved learning about world history, especially the Civil War. It was important to him to never look down on others. It was important to him to be a good husband, father, son, brother and friend. Those who knew him will miss his one of a kind smile, lopsided walk and most importantly the most unconditional, non-judgmental love and support he freely gave to those he loved. He was and, even in his absence, will continue to be a great hero to his daughter. At the end, he fought bravely for each day with us and broke our hearts when he left.

    Steve is preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth A. Sears and his father, Robert E. Sears. Steve often spoke of how much he missed them. He worked very hard all his life, up until the very end. He made a difference in the lives of many.

  112. Edwin Darracott Vaughan Jr., 76, of Sheridan, Wyoming, passed away on Friday April 22, 2016, at the Westview Health Care Center. He was born on May 13, 1939 in Richmond, Va., to parents Edwin Darracott and Blanche (Bashaw) Vaughan, Sr.

    Darracott Vaughan attended the St. Christopher School in Richmond and graduated from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia in 1961. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1965. He trained in general surgery at Vanderbilt University and fulfilled his residency in urology at the University of Virginia. He had a clinical research fellowship in the Department of Medicine at Columbia University in New York City and then became assistant and associate professor of urology at the University of Virginia. In 1978 Darracott was appointed as the James J. Colt Professor of Urology, Chairman of the Department of Urology at Cornell University Medical Center and the Urologist-in-Chief at The New York Hospital. He held many leadership roles during more than 30 years of dedicated service to the Cornell/New York Hospital community including the Chief Medical Officer of the Weill Cornell Physician Organization and the Executive Vice Dean/Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs there.

    Darracott provided many years of service to the American Urological Association (AUA) and the New York Section of the AUA, including the presidency of the AUA in 2001. He was President of the New York Section in 1987, and he served on the American Board of Urology and was its president in 1989. Darracott received the Gold Cystoscope Award in 1981. As a member of the American Association of Genito-Urinary Surgeons he was awarded the Barringer Medal in 1993. He received the Valentine Award from the New York Academy of Medicine in 2000. That year he also received the Hugh Hampton Young Award from the AUA. He received the St Paul’s Medal from the British Association of Urological Surgeons and the Greenberg Distinguished Service Award from The New York Hospital in 2002. He was a founding member of the Medical Program of the American Austrian Foundation, with over 17,000 physicians attending Salzburg Seminars to date. Darracott earned a Doctor of Science from Washington and Lee in 1982 and was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha and Omicron Delta Kappa. These are but a representation of his many honors and awards.

    He published over 380 articles, 250 abstracts and authored several books. He completed numerous visiting professorships and named lectureships during his distinguished career, collaborating with leaders in his field all over the world.

    One of Darracott’s proudest accomplishments was his eight years of service on the University of Virginia Board of Visitors – receiving two appointments from two different governors representing two political parties.

    Most importantly, Darracott was a teacher and mentor to so many, beloved by his patients and everyone he worked with. He infallibly made time to listen to and advise his peers, friends and family, extending his calling of providing professional care to giving deeply personal care to all he encountered. His true legacy overshadows his lengthy professional career, in that his influence and guidance indelibly enriched the lives of his far-reaching circle of acquaintances.

    Darracott and Virginia Anne Lloyd married in Goochland, Virginia in 1962. The many years he spent with Anne, family and friends on Shelter Island, NY were his “therapy.” He was a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and the Shelter Island Yacht Club. Darracott and Anne retired to Sheridan, WY in 2010 and joined St. Peters Episcopal Church, and he became a member of the Big Horn Lions Club. Darracott found fulfillment working part time with Dr. Stephen Holst in Sheridan. His portrait by Everett Raymond Kinstler, commissioned to hang in the Department of Urology at Cornell University Medical Center, will be part The Brinton Museum’s upcoming “Journeys West and Beyond” exhibition in Big Horn, WY. As an avid Brooklyn Dodgers fan, he never forgave them for moving west.

    Darracott was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Anne, son, Edwin Darracott Vaughan III, his wife Melissa and their daughters Virginia and Grace of Castle Pines, Colorado, daughter Barbara Anderson Vaughan and her son Ridley of Berlin, Germany and nephew Randolph Anderson of Rancho Mirage, Califonia.

    Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church with Father John Inserra officiating. Interment will be in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery with a luncheon reception to follow at the church.

  113. Beryl H. Owens, MD passed away on March 31, 2016 after a short illness, he was 89.

    Dr. Owens was born in Harlan County KY, November 17, 1926. In 1939 he moved to Rose Hill with his parents Jessie and Leota (Ledford). He had no brothers or sisters. He graduated Thomas Walker High School in 1944, then served two years in the U. S. Army from 1944-46 in the U.S., Philippines and Hawaiian Territory.

    In 1950 Dr. Owens earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Lincoln Memorial University and his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

    In 1954 he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Medical Corps and in 1954-55, he interned at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver Colorado where he met and married Beth Bray of Provo, Utah.

    Dr. Owens entered private practice on September 8, 1955 in Rose Hill. His first office was a remodeled restaurant building next to the Rose Hill Esso (later Exxon) Station.

    After 15 years in that location, he moved upstairs in the former Doc Pierce drugstore building near the railroad depot where they used to show silent movies. He practiced there until February 28, 1997. After retiring from private practice, he contracted for a short time for the Rose Hill Rural Health Clinic and retired fully on August 1, 1997. Following his retirement, Dr. Owens also spent one summer volunteering at the Cherokee Nation’s Nowata Primary Care Clinic in Nowata, Oklahoma.

    When Dr. Owens began practice, office calls were $3, which included the medicine. He spent the morning hours in his office and in the afternoons made house calls. His last house call was January 25, 1997. He also served as Medical Examiner for Lee County until his death.

    Dr. Owens was an avid Gardner and self-proclaimed “Champion Zucchini Grower.”He also belonged to the Civitan Club and the Lee County Garden Club. He served on the Board of Directors of the People’s Bank, a past president and delegate to the Medical Society of Virginia and a member of an advisory committee to the Virginia Board of Education. He also served a number of years on the Lee County School Board and was a past Chairman. He served on the LMU Intuitional Review Board and in 2009, Dr. Owens was induced into the LMU Hall of Professional Fame.

    Dr. Owens was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Leota Owens, his wife, Beth Bray Owens and son, Courtney Owens. He is survived by his son, Whitney Owens, granddaughter Audrey and husband Michael Buoniconti and four great-grandchildren; Gaberilla, Bentley, Michael and Kara.

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  114. Dr. William C. Morgan, Jr. passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at the Arthur B. Hodges Center in Charleston, West Virginia. He was 90 years old. He was a highly respected physician who practiced in Charleston for fifty years first in ENT then specializing in Otology.

    Born June 18, 1925 in Welch, W.Va., Bill graduated from Welch High School at the age of sixteen. He attended West Virginia University and the University of Virginia where he graduated from medical school in 1948. After completing his internship at Indianapolis General Hospital, he served on active duty in the U. S. Navy from 1949 to 1951 as a medical officer at he Portsmouth Navel Hospital and at sea for a destroyer division. He completed his residency in otolaryngology at the University of Virginia and was certified as a Diplomat in the Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology in 1955. Dr. Morgan began his practice at Shepherd Hospital in Charleston and later became one of the founders of the Eye and Ear Clinic of Charleston.

    Over the years he was on staff at CAMC and St. Francis Hospitals. He was the first physician in West Virginia to limit his practice to otology and introduced microscopic otologic surgery in the State, as well as otosclerosis surgery for hearing loss. Dr. Morgan was a member of the American Medical Association, the Southern Medical Association and the American College of Surgeons. He was also a member of the Triological Society for which he served as Vice President and Chairman of the Southern Section in 1979. He belonged to the American Neurotology Society and served as President of the Otosclerosis Study Group in 1994. Dr. Morgan was also on the board of the National Hearing Conservation Association.

    Dr. Morgan had numerous publications in medical literature and was involved in temporal bone courses in Dallas and Pittsburgh for more than twenty years. He was a clinical professor of otolaryngology at West Virginia University Medical School and a visiting professor at he University of Miami and the University of Virginia Medical Schools. Dr. Morgan served as President of the Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology Society of WV, Treasurer of the WV Medical Society and member of the WV Hearing Aid Board. Dr. Morgan’s honors include the National Honors Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and was the guest of honor at the Southern Section meetings of the Triological Society in 1995 and 2006. Bill was very proud to receive the Distinguished West Virginian Award.

    While his primary focus was on his family and his profession, Bill was also an avid golfer and played with the same foursome for over thirty years. He was very interested in competitive swimming and served as President of the Greater Charleston Swimming Association (GCSA). He was honored to be inducted into the GCSA Hall of Fame. He will be remembered as a wonderful person, talented physician, loving husband and father and dear friend to many.

    Dr. Morgan was predeceased by his parents, William C. Morgan and Nadine Cummins Morgan. He is survived by his wife of sixty-eight years, Billie Sue Morgan, their daughter (Leigh) Ann Morgan Tyler of Brighton, England and sons, (John W.) Jay Morgan, wife Catherine (Kitty) Ingersoll Morgan of Charleston WV and Robert (Keith) Morgan, wife Terri Bissinger Morgan, of Madison, MS. Bill is also survived by his two grandchildren, Catherine (Taylor) Morgan of Charleston, WV and William C. Morgan, III (Will) of Madison, MS.

    The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Angela Allen who took such great care of Bill for many years.

    The family is holding a private service. A gathering of family and friends will be from 1 to 3pm at Berry Hills Country Club on Saturday, April 16. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the University of Virginia Medical School Foundation, P. O. Box 800776, Charlottesville, VA 22908. Arrangements are in the care of Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston. Memories may be shared by visiting

  115. Dr. Waverley Berkley Dashiell of Columbus, GA, died peacefully at his home on March 21, 2016.

    Waverley Dashiell was born November 18, 1923 in Norfolk, VA to David Armistead Dashiell and Helen Berkley Dashiell. He attended college and medical school at the University of Virginia, remaining a proud alumnus all his life. After serving his internship and assistant residency in surgery at Emory University Hospital, he returned to Charlottesville to complete his OB-GYN residency at the University of Virginia Hospital. At the completion of his medical training, he served as a Captain in the Medical Corps of the US Air Force. Dr. Dashiell moved to Columbus in 1954 where he practiced OB-GYN until his retirement in 1993. He was a former Diplomate of the American Board of OB-GYN, past Chief of Staff of the Medical Center, as well as a member and past president of the Muscogee County Medical Society. His other affiliations include the Medical Association of Georgia; American Medical Association; South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; Southeastern Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; and the Georgia State OB-GYN Society.

    Wave has been an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church since 1954, serving as a Lay Reader as well as a former member of the Vestry. A well-respected physician, he was a man of integrity, intelligence, and compassion. He was the epitome of a true ‘Virginia Gentleman’. Wave was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, David Armistead Dashiell, Jr., and his first wife, Martha Kenyon Dashiell. He is survived by his sister, Elizabeth Dashiell Beaman of Norfolk, VA, his wife, Mary Frances Dashiell, his son, Stephen A. Dashiell, his daughter, Berkley D. Tante (Ed), his stepson, R.Hull Dickenson of St. George Island, FL, his granddaughter, Garrett T. Burns (Shaun), two grandsons, Justin L. Pierson (Rudi) and David W. Dashiell, two step-grandsons, Tommy Tante (Turena) and Michael Tante, nine great- grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

    The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to his devoted caregiver, Darcy C. Garrett with whom he had a very special bond. The family would also like to thank Columbus Hospice for all its help in his final days.

    In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, Columbus Hospice, or the charity of your choice .
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  116. Glenn Taylor Foust, Jr
    May 18, 1917 – February 14, 2015
    A Life Well Lived

    “My step-father, Jim Foust, died yesterday at age 97 and three/quarters. I know you probably think that is not surprising but believe me this was one person for whom advancing age never seemed to touch. My grandkids, his great grandkids, named him GG Jim, great-grandpa Jim after Jordyn first coined that name for him.

    Glenn Taylor Foust (Jim), was born in 1917. And has remained all 97 of these years pretty much aware and remembering the details of his great life. My mother met Jim first as Dr. Foust. He was her 08-GYN in the l 950’s as she was pregnant with first my sister and then I. In essence I have known Jim all my life since he cared for my mother and delivered me into this world. Pretty crazy. And while he was part of bringing me into this life, Jim saved my life once, literally, as well.

    My family moved off to Chicago for many years as Jim continued to have a thriving practice in Denver. When my family returned to Denver in the 1970s, my mother was once again a patient of Jim. My dad died in 1991 and as my mom embarked on a life of her own, Jim was doing the same having lost his wife as well. They met again walking in a Denver park. Before any of us had time to think about it, the two of them were heavy into a relationship.

    I remember Jim and mom coming to visit my family in Florida in the mid 1990s. Ally was taking horseback riding lessons and Jim went along with me to watch. He filled the time telling us stories of being in the cavalry. Have you ever met anyone that served in the U.S. Cavalry? Jim was an excellent horseback rider and had pictures of himself jumping four-foot or larger jumps on huge thoroughbreds. My dad was a horseman but Jim actually had done the
    things that Ally and subsequently Lauren would compete in.

    I was an avid swimmer, competing for over ten years. Jim had been an outstanding swimmer and diver as well (not something I did well). It was another thing we had in common. As the relationship deepened between Jim and my mom, I was very happy for her to have found such a love again. They were married in 1997. I think they both made each other very happy. Not many of us get such second chances.

    Jim had a place in Tucson and I remember so many terrific times with the family there. Over dinners he would tell us stories of his hunting adventures in Alaska. To this day, I believe there are still trophy animals in one of the Denver museums that Jim hunted, killed and had shipped back to Colorado for display. He had amazing times hunting on horseback in wild, completely untamed country. Jim was great golfer as well and won tournaments at Cherry Hills in Colorado along with many in Arizona and other locations. He was still swinging a golf club even in recent years. I realized a little late in Jim’s life that I had missed a tremendous opportunity in my journalistic endeavors. I wish I had been able to devote some time to Jim and to hearing his life story, from birth to the war, to medical school and training, to his wild adventures in some of the real frontiers of America. I think his story would be one from which we could all learn a little something.

    For my children, especially Lauren and Ally, Jim was the grandfather they knew best. I do not say that to disrespect their other grandfathers, but because of my mother, Jim was so much more involved in their lives. Jim cheered all the girls on from childhood and as they grew into adults. I am sure even today the kid’s pictures still grace the walls (and refrigerator) of his home in Tucson.

    When Jordyn came along both mom and Jim were her biggest fans. Jordyn made a lot of trips to Denver and there was a deep and special love between the three of them. Jim was great with all the great-grand kids and seemed to have a special rapport with them. Maybe it was from having delivered so many babies, he appreciated how special they were. He carried a little book which held all the names and birth dates of his family from young to old. He would read the roster off for me, telling me a little about each one. Jim was my step-father. He loved my mother and I. He cared about my children and grandchildren. In many ways, I feel he was one of the last of his breed, of the tough, but wiry and resilient type that met challenges head-on with his usual surgeon like decisiveness. It is the end of era for me. It is the last part of my momma that was left. I think it is ironic that he died on Valentine’s Day-he was such romantic and blessed my mother with flowers so often.

    God Speed, Jim. You were one of a kind and brought so much love to my mother and my family. I would tell you to rest now in peace but I doubt you are slowing down even for a moment as you embark on Heaven and all its delights.”

  117. Sidney Werkman MD, son of Lithuanian and Russian immigrants, father, partner, physician, medical educator and writer died in Spokane, WA on February 28, 2016.

    He had been a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver before returning to his birthplace, Washington, DC, to become Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown Medical School. As a teenager, Dr. Werkman played clarinet professionally in many jazz and dance orchestras. A US Army veteran of WWII, Dr. Werkman served as a medical corpsman and, later, as a Master Sergeant and first solo clarinetist of the newly formed Army Field Band. Dr. Werkman worked with the US Peace Corps as a Senior Psychiatric Consultant at its Washington headquarters as well as in Asia and Africa. For many years, he consulted with the US Government and other institutions, traveling around the world to speak about the joys and travails of living overseas. He loved the outdoors. He facilitated hiking expeditions with Colorado Outward Bound and served as a physician on the Canadian Everest Expedition in 1983.

    A graduate of Wilson High School in Washington DC, Williams College, and Cornell University Medical School, Dr. Werkman received training in psychiatry at Yale University and the University of Virginia. He specialized in child psychiatry at Children’s Hospital, Washington DC, where he became Associate Professor of the Dept. of Psychiatry before moving to the University of Colorado School of Medicine. His publications include: The Role of Psychiatry in Medical Education (1966), Only a Little Time (1972), and Bringing Up Children Overseas, (1977). In addition, he wrote or contributed to more than 80 scientific articles and chapters in medical texts.

    Dr. Werkman belonged to St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, numerous professional organizations, and served on many cultural and professional boards including the Colorado Arts Council, the Washington Concert Opera Association, the National Musical Arts, the Washington Performing Arts Society, and MEDUNSA School of Medicine in Pretoria, South Africa. He was the proud co-recipient, with his partner, Mrs. Nancy Folger, of the Laura E. Phillips Angel of the Arts Award in 2008.

    Friends and family recognized Dr. Werkman as a “Renaissance man” who could effortlessly slip between conversations involving the beauty of the Bach Toccatas, the intricacies of dopamine effects on the amygdala, and the glory of skiing in the Rockies. Having traded the clarinet for the flute in his 20s, Dr. Werkman played throughout his life, often practicing with one of his beloved dogs, Niccolo or Meeko, howling happily beside him. He loved beauty in all forms. He aspired to surround himself with it and to add it to the world.

    He cared deeply about the humanitarian role doctors are called to and looked for that inclination in applicants when he sat on the admissions committee at Georgetown Medical School. One of his colleagues at Georgetown said she “had never met anyone as compassionate, caring, and knowledgeable as he [was].” Not one to sit still, Dr. Werkman regularly played tennis and went to his office until his mid-eighties.

    He is survived by his longtime partner, Nancy (Bitsey) M. Folger, of Washington, DC, her three sons and five grandchildren, a son (by his first wife, Alexandra Colt Werkman, deceased, about whom he wrote in Only a Little Time) and daughter-in-law, Russell and Sarah L. Werkman, of Spokane, WA, as well as two grandsons (Isaac James and Robert Alexander “Xander” L. Werkman). A marriage to Phyllis Cox ended in divorce.

    In his last years, dementia affected Dr. Werkman’s short term memory, something that took a toll on his keen intellect and his conversational artistry. It never stole his sense of humor, however, and he repeatedly joked that his “mind was like a steel trap, just stuck open!” Dr. Werkman averred that he lived a wonderful life; he expressed deep gratitude for all that he had been given by his beloved partner, Bitsey, and the Colt and Cox families who took him and his son in as their own.

    In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Dr. Werkman’s name to Young Concert Artists, 250 West 57th Street, Suite 1222, New York, NY, 10107 or the Sitar Arts Center, 1700 Kalorama Road, NW Suite 101, Washington, DC 20009. A memorial service will be held at St. Alban’s Church in Washington in late April or early May. The date and time will be announced.

  118. Dr. Erwin R. Chillag, 95, died peacefully on February 28, 2016 in Columbia, South Carolina where three of his sons reside.

    His wife, Doris Geiger Chillag, preceded him in death 8 years ago. His parents were Alexander and Irene Chillag. He emigrated from Budapest, Hungary when he was three years old. His sister, Mary died before him. He lived in Holden, West Virginia for nearly 50 years before moving to Charleston, WV in 1993. He is survived by four sons: Dana, Shawn, Jeffrey and Kim; 10 grandchildren, Kipp, Colin, Gabriel, Greta, Kata, Hallie, Ian, Zach, Jeffrey and Hannah; and seven great-grandchildren, Grace, Lylah, Samuel, Elliot, Cora, Matilda and John Henry.

    Erwin Chillag graduated from the University of Buffalo School of Medicine then entered the U.S. Army during World War II receiving his general medical and orthopedic surgery training at the University of Virginia. His medical practice included working at all the hospitals in Logan County. He cared for countless children and adults for all types of medical problems. He performed general surgery, orthopedic practice and surgery. He delivered over 3,000 babies including a granddaughter. Some dogs and horses were also treated. He was on site and in the mines at coal mining disasters. His practice began as penicillin became available and he saw polio vaccinations begin in the 50’s. His work led to the construction of modern hospital facilities and a nursing home for Logan County.

    If you wish, in lieu of flowers, please honor his life of work with donations to WVU Foundation, Doris and Erwin Chillag Medical Student Scholarship Fund, One Waterfront Place, 7th Floor P.O. Box 1650 Morgantown, WV 26507-1650.

  119. David E. Wermer, M.D. (aka Dad, Dave, Room Air) died peacefully at Hospice Austin’s Christopher House March 7, 2016, in Austin, Texas at the age of sixty-five.

    David is survived by his wife, Anne Marie; children, Elizabeth and Jeffrey; siblings, Charles (Carol), Susan (Steve), Richard (Karen), Dorothy (Jerry), Nancy (Carey), Joseph (Penny), Alice (Tom), and James (Bonnie); his many nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, James, and wife, Barbara; and cousin, Rita. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Helen; infant brother, Robert; and his beloved cat, Nikolai.

    David was born on July 6, 1950, in Bryan, Ohio. He grew up in nearby Montpelier. David fled the Ohio cornfields for Harvard University where he graduated with an A.B. in 1972. He earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Virginia (1976) before moving to New York City for a residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx Municipal Hospital Center).

    The Bronx brought David love, friendship, and joy. It was during his residency that David met his dear friends, Richard and Julie and David and Stephanie. But most of all, he met his wife, Anne Marie, who, working as a nurse in the same hospital, cornered the shy, young doctor and promptly asked him out on a date. Three months later, on his sister’s back porch in Boulder, Colorado, David asked Anne Marie for her hand in marriage. She replied: “what took you so long?” The lovebirds married on October 1, 1977, and moved to California where David completed his Neonatal Fellowship at the University of California, San Diego.

    David dragged Anne Marie, a lifelong New Yorker, kicking and screaming to Austin, Texas, in 1981. Ten days later, his first child, Elizabeth was born, a native Texan, a fact for which Bethy will never quite forgive her parents. Jeffrey came along three years later.

    David began to practice medicine at Seton Medical Center Austin in 1981 where he served as Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for many years before retiring in 2011. There, he met his dear friend, Toni Inglis, and they’ve been arguing ever since. Through his service in the NICU, David touched the lives of thousands of families. A brilliant physician, he set the gold standard for quality of complex neonatal care in Austin. His patients’ parents and families cherished his clear communication, judgment, and caring.

    But perhaps his greatest accomplishment was the standard he set for his own family. David loved and cherished his wife and children and, in return, they loved and cherished him. Through his quiet example, he showed his family that a life dedicated to others is the highest calling and its own reward. His daughter, Elizabeth, taking this to heart, is the Nursing co-educator in the very NICU to which he dedicated so much of his life. His son, Jeffrey, attends law school in Denver and will work with the Colorado Public Defenders this summer.

    On Father’s Day 2014, David was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, a grade IV brain cancer. He lived another twenty-one months, often with his cat on his lap and a glass of Blanton’s Bourbon in his hand, before succumbing to the disease. His family will never forget the love and generosity extended by their friends Catherine and Clarke Heidrick and Mary and David Garza throughout David’s illness.

    In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Seton Fund benefitting the Marialice Shivers Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Seton Medical Center Austin. Donations by mail: The Seton Fund, 1201 W. 38th St., Austin, TX, 78705 (please indicate NICU at SMCA on checks). Online donations: (select Seton Medical Center Austin; then select Marialice Shivers Regional Neonatal Center).

    The family would like to extend their deepest thanks to the staff of Seton Hospital, Austin Cancer Center, and the Cancer Care Collaborative, especially his doctors, Mateo Ziu, Brian Vaillant, Paiman Ghafoori, and Stephen Bekanich for their expert care and dedication. They would also like to thank Hospice Austin and, especially, the doctors, nurses, and aides at Christopher House for making David’s death peaceful and dignified.

    We know you’re up there somewhere, Dad, getting a great snooze with the cat on your lap. We love you.

  120. John Brantley Sydnor M.D. died Sunday, February 28, 2016. He is survived by his family: Jane Smith Sydnor, his wife of 49 years; his daughter, Anna Sydnor Wheeling, her husband Chad, and their children Taylor, Matthew and Grace, of Daleville, Va.; his sons, John Brantley Sydnor Jr. of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and William Smith Sydnor and his wife, Anna, and their children, Raine and Brantley of Roanoke. Dr. Sydnor is also survived by his sister, Nancy Rea; his sister Macon Gibson (Bob); and his brother, Malcolm Sydnor Sr. (Mary Anne), and their families. His brother, Lav Sydnor, predeceased him.

    Born May 1, 1941, in Lynchburg, Va., Dr. Sydnor was the son of the late Lavelon and Anna Lee Sydnor. He graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1963, and from the University of Virginia Medical School in 1967. His internship and residency in General Surgery were completed at the University of Alabama Medical Center in Birmingham, after which he completed a three-year residency in Otolaryngology at the University of Virginia.

    Dr. Sydnor served from 1969-1971 as a Captain in the U. S. Army, one year in Vietnam and one year in Maryland. He was a recipient of a Bronze Star. After training, he practiced Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery in Roanoke for thirty years, as a partner in The Roanoke ENT Clinic. He was past President of the Roanoke Valley Academy of Medicine and on the board of Roanoke Speech and Hearing for many years. He was a clinical professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Virginia, a member of the American Medical Association and a member of the American Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery.

    A memorial service will be held at the Old Lynchburg Cemetery at a later date.Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

  121. Dr. Mary Grace Del Torto Ludwig passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, February 21, 2016. She was 89 years old. Family and friends were by her side.

    Mary Grace was born to Nicholas and Elizabeth (Turso) Del Torto on September 3, 1926 in Harrison, New York. She grew up in the neighboring town of Port Chester in a close knit Italian family. She graduated from Port Chester High School in January of 1944 and enrolled in the College of New Rochelle that same month. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1947, she quickly found work in a chemistry lab at Memorial Hospital in New York City. She then worked at Sloan-Kettering Institute in cancer research. Her work led her to the University of Virginia where she attended medical school and met her husband and fellow classmate, Paul Ludwig. They were married on June 15, 1957 and graduated medical school together the following year. From there she went to Kansas City for and internship in pediatrics and worked at Children’s Mercy Hospital. Eventually the couple moved to Crawfordsville where Paul began practice as an ophthalmologist and Mary began her career as a pediatrician for the Well Baby Clinic, volunteering her services for the community’s families in need.

    “Dr. Mary” as she was affectionately known by her patients, received many awards for her years of service. She was named Montgomery County citizen of the year in 1972, Rotary International Fellow in 1981, Indiana Jefferson award in 1983, an Honorary Doctor of Human Letters from Wabash College in 1984, a Sagamore of the Wabash in 2007 and State of Indiana Resolution 52 honoring Dr. Mary Grace Ludwig for her selfless devotion to making her community a better place to live. She served on many boards including the Youth Service Bureau, The Family Crisis Shelter, and Christian Nursing Service to name a few. She was an active member in P.E.O chapter BE and a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church.

    Mary Grace is survived by her devoted husband, Dr. Paul Ludwig. Her four children, son Will (Kay) Ludwig of Franklin, and three daughters, Julie (Dan) Bergfors of Crawfordsville, Wendy (Kevin) Brogioli of Wareham, MA, and Amy (John) McCormick of Columbus, IN. And eleven grandchildren Noah Ludwig, Amy (Sean) Mussey, Nick, Sam, and Mary Grace Brogioli, Michael, Madeline and Maria Demeter, Jacqueline, Sara and Julia Vanderkolk. She was preceded in death by her sister Madeline Reilly and a grandson Matthew Demeter.

    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to MCCF Free Clinic or ST. Bernard’s Catholic Church. The family requests you please share a fond or humorous memory you have of Mary by emailing it to [email protected].

  122. Raymond M. Dorsch, Jr., M.D., 85, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2016, surrounded by his loving family at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon, Pa.

    Dr. Dorsch was born in Philadelphia in1930 to Raymond M. Dorsch, Sr. and Doris Wilcox Dorsch. In his youth, he was an Eagle Scout, and he graduated as Valedictorian from Upper Darby High School in 1948. While attending the University of Pennsylvania, Ray was a member of Mask & Wig, and he was lead dancer when that group appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. As a member of the lightweight crew at Penn, he won the equivalent of the world championship, the Thames Cup, at Henley Royal Regatta in England in 1951 and 1952, receiving the trophy from Her Majesty the Queen. Ray was president of his fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and he was awarded Phi Beta Kappa in 1951 and 1952. He graduated from Penn in 1952.

    Dr. Dorsch went on to his medical degree from Penn in 1956. After residency at Penn, the University of Cincinnati and the University of Virginia, Dr. Dorsch moved with his family to Lebanon to open the first orthopedic practice in the area in 1961. In addition to treating countless patients in his private practice, he provided care at the Veterans Hospital for over 50 years.

    Beyond his career as an orthopedic surgeon, Ray was an active contributor to the community. He was a member of the Board of the Cornwall-Lebanon School District for over 30 years, and served as its President for 18 years. He also served as President of the Falcon Foundation which he helped to create. He also served on the Board of Lebanon Valley National Bank. Ray discontinued his orthopedic practice in 1987 to become Vice President of Medical Affairs for the Good Samaritan Hospital.

    Upon retiring from that position in 2001, he reminded his colleagues in his Dorsch’s Desk newsletter, “If I’ve taught you anything, it is to respect yourselves and others.” He continued his association with the hospital thereafter through his work with the GS Foundation. Dr. Dorsch also volunteered on World Blindness Outreach missions, helping impoverished people of South America regain vision. He loved to travel and was a passionate gardener.

    Dr. Dorsch is survived by his wife of 27 years, Marie S. Dorsch; by his sister, Nancy Costantino; his children, Susan Dorsch Brawner, R. Michael Dorsch III and Peter M. Dorsch; his stepchildren, Wendy De Luca, Tracy Gray and Amy Trefsgar; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many other loving spouses and family members of these individuals. Ray was predeceased by his daughter, Alison C. Dorsch.

    In lieu of gifts or flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to one or more of the charities that Ray would favor.

  123. Dr. Emory Falcon Hodges, Jr., 91, of Alexandria, passed away on January 23, 2016. Born in Petersburg, Va. he was the son of the late Dr. Emory Falcon Hodges, Sr. and Margaret Hundley Hodges. Dr. Hodges practiced as a Psychiatrist for over 50 years in Alexandria, Va., and was a member of St. Marks Methodist Church. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy as well as the United States Army and served in the Korean War.

    Dr. Hodges is survived by his sister, Preston Hodges Hill; nephew, Eugene Hill, III and wife, Joan; nieces, Margaret Hill Hilton and husband, Robert, Virginia Hill Martinson and husband, Lowell; six great-nephews and nieces.

    Memorial contributions may be made to University of Virginia Medical School, P.O. Box 800766, Charlottesville, VA 22908.

  124. Dr. William Francis McGuire, Bill to his friends, passed away January 20, 2016, at LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski in Pulaski.

    Born April 22, 1924, in Clifton Forge, he was the son of Lawrence Cornelius and Clara Maude Powell McGuire. Dr. McGuire attended Virginia Tech for two years before joining the United States Navy where he served for three years as a radar technician on Destroyer Escort 213, USS William T. Powell, in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean waters. After the Navy, he completed his education at the University of Virginia, graduating from the University of Virginia Medical School in 1951.

    After interning in St. Louis, Mo., and completing a residency in Urology at Bowman-Gray in Winston-Salem, N.C., he moved with his wife and two young children to Pulaski. Given several choices of places to live, he said that it was Claytor Lake that drew him to the area.Dr. McGuire was instrumental in the growth of medical service in Pulaski and Southwest Virginia. For 20 years, he was the only urologist between Bristol and Roanoke. He worked with other area physicians to spearhead the construction of the Pulaski Community Hospital. He was a past president of both the Southwestern Virginia Medical Society and the Virginia Urological Society. Dr. McGuire served on the Supreme Court of Virginia’s Malpractice Review Panel for several years. He was a member of the American Medical Association and the Medical Society of Virginia.

    When he was not at work, Dr. McGuire spent as much time as possible at his cabin on Claytor Lake. He loved water sports, especially boating, water skiing and teaching others to ski. He also enjoyed piloting a small airplane, snow skiing, traveling, amateur carpentry, repair work in his workshop and learning about computers. He was active in the First United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir for many years, and also in the Rotary Club of Pulaski.

    In 1974 Bill married his second wife, Carolyn, and together they built a permanent home on Claytor Lake. He said that he was always happiest when he was at the lake and sharing his favorite place with his family and friends.Dr. McGuire practiced medicine for 48 years until his retirement in 2003 at age 79. He continued water and snow skiing and proudly accepted his free lift tickets after turning 75. He began mentoring children at Claremont Elementary school and said that he felt he learned more from the children than they learned from him.

    Dr. McGuire was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Courtney; sister, Dorothy Bunch; and stepson, Haney Hodges. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; daughter and son-in-law, Jamie and Ed Kirby of Greenville, N.C.; and son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Donna McGuire of Houston, Texas. His granddaughter and her husband, Anna and Ethan Malykont, and their two daughters live in Los Angeles, Calif. His grandson and wife, Will and Hayden Kirby, and their daughter live in Chapel Hill, N.C. He has three stepsons, Kenny, Tim and Rob (wife, Misty) Hodges, all of Pulaski. His other grandchildren include Jeb Hodges(wife, Sarah) of Bland, and Abby and Rachel Hodges of Pulaski. He had five great-grandchildren.

    The family would like to express gratitude to Ann Vaught and Marie Lester for their personal care and attention in the home during recent years. They would also like to commend the medical staff members at LewisGale Hospital-Pulaski for their professional and compassionate attention to Dr. McGuire and his family.

  125. S. Grant Mulholland, MD, of Chester Springs, passed away peacefully at his home on December 22, 2015.

    Born in Wynnewood, PA, Dr. Mulholland attended the Episcopal Academy and received his BS from Dickinson College. He followed closely in his father’s footsteps, Dr. Stanford Wallace Mulholland, a prominent Philadelphia urologist who was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Urology at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mulholland received his MD from Temple University and did his urologic training at the University of Virginia. Upon serving as a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy, Dr. Mulholland returned to Philadelphia. In 1977 he was appointed as the Nathan Lewis Hatfield Professor and Head of the Urology Department at Thomas Jefferson University. He served as the Department’s seventh Chairman for over 25 years, retiring in 2002. Dr. Mulholland was a pioneer and expert in his field and had a profound impact on the treatment of urologic oncology. He treated thousands of patients throughout his long and distinguished career.

    Dr. Mulholland is survived by his wife Betty, his three sons, David (Kim) of Waynesville, NC, Michael of Devon, PA, John (Courtney) of Malvern, PA, a sister, Kathy Bright of Kingsport, TN and five grandchildren. A son, Mark Mulholland and sister, Beverly Brown predeceased him. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father and deeply compassionate and highly respected physician.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dr. Mulholland’s memory to the S. Grant Mulholland, MD Urology Research and Education Fund at Thomas Jefferson University.

  126. Ray Wayne Gandee of Roanoke, Va., died of complications of pancreatic cancer at home on January 28, 2016.

    He was born on April 15, 1945, in South Charleston, W.Va., to Ray and Freda Gandee. He was preceded in death by his father and mother; and his sister, Nancy.He is survived by his wife, Marianne; son and daughter-in-law, Richard Gandee and Sara Keller; son, Braden; daughter and son-in-law, Kristen and Spencer Dicks; grandson, Everett Dicks; his brother, Alan Gandee; and his sister, Diana Brua.

    A first-generation high school and college graduate, Wayne received his college degree from West Virginia University and his medical degree from the West Virginia University School of Medicine. He completed his Radiology Residency at the University of Virginia and began his radiology practice with Radiology Associates of Roanoke in 1981. Wayne joined Carilion as the Chair of its Radiology Department in 2006 and assumed the role of the Chief Medical Officer at Carilion in 2011.

    Wayne is remembered by those who loved him for his strong work ethic and love of friends and family. He enjoyed good fellowship, including playing basketball, listening to and performing music, and food in all its forms. He loved being outdoors, whether walking, driving, riding, or on the water.

    Wayne and his family would like to express their appreciation to the Carilion Roanoke Memorial staff, Dr. Paul Yeaton and Dr. Suzan Merten for their extraordinary care, support and friendship. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to your favorite educational institution and that you hug those dear to you.

  127. Donald W. Glascock, M.D., 89, Phoenix, Arizona, graduated to heaven on Saturday, October 4, 2014.

    He was born in the family home in Ralls County, Missouri, outside New London, to James Green Glascock and Mary “Mayme” E. Landis Glascock on April 27, 1925. He was married to Minnie O. Dutton for 23 years before marrying Martha A. McClain. They celebrated 35 years of marriage before colon cancer took her life. Survivors include four sons, a daughter,stepson, stepdaguther, and his grandchildren and greatchildren.

    Dr. Glascock graduated from Parkersburg High School, Parkersburg, West Virginia, before joining the U.S. Navy. Between 1943 and 1946 he served on the USS Snowden, USS Jacob Jones, USS Mika, USS Stanton and others. He graduated from The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, before graduating from The University of Virginia School of Medicine.

    After completing post-graduate medical training at Durham General Hospital, Durham, North Carolina, he set up his own clinic in Faison, North Carolina. In October 1957, Dr. Glascock moved his family to Palmyra and set up an office to serve the residents of Marion County. He later served at the Veterans Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.

    Dr. Glascock was an avid conversationalist. Second to his favorite hobby of aviation, he enjoyed engaging people in conversation, especially at any airport he visited. Some of his favorite topics were: the joy of attending women at the birth of their children; and the countless hours of fun he spent as a youth on his grandparent’s, Jason and Alice Landis’, farm outside Palmyra. Doctor’s Cave Beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica was his favorite vacation spot. Singing was his favorite pastime in his final year of life. Many times a day he would sing, “Jesus Loves Me.” He and Elizabeth spent hours together singing Christian hymns, such as Amazing Grace.

  128. Dr. Meade C. Edmunds Jr., 88, passed away on January 26, 2016 surrounded by his devoted children.

    Dr. Edmunds was born in Petersburg, Virginia. He was the son of Dr. Meade and Marion Elizabeth Smoot Edmunds. He was predeceased by his wife, Dr. Julia E. Edmunds in 1986 and a sister Marion Elizabeth Morgan of Gadsden, Alabama in 2004. Dr. Meade Edmunds graduated from Virginia Tech in 1948 and the University of Virginia Medical School in 1952. He was a naval Medical officer attached to the Marine Corps from 1954-1956.

    Dr. Edmunds began his General Surgery group practice in 1959 in Clifton Forge, Virginia with the Chesapeake & Ohio Hospital. He continued his prominent surgical career with Alleghany Regional Hospital where he served as Chief of Staff for numerous years. Dr. Edmunds was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, member of the Southeastern Surgical Congress and the Virginia Surgical Society.

    He was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society, the Clifton Forge Rotary and the Clifton Forge Presbyterian Church. Dr. Edmunds was an avid hunter and fisherman, spending vacations fishing on the York River with his wife and children. He was a member of the Gloucester Banks community, eventually retiring to his home in Hayes, Virginia. As a graduate of Virginia Tech, he was an avid supporter and follower of Virginia Tech football.

    In 2008, he moved to Lewisville, North Carolina to live with his daughter, Becky. Dr. Edmunds is survived by his four children and grandchildren. His children include Anne Edmunds of Lebanon, New Hampshire; Becky Edmunds and her husband Alec McAllister of Lewisville North Carolina; Drs. Meade and Kathleen Edmunds of Knoxville, Tennessee and John Edmunds and his wife Barbara of Mechanicsville, Virginia. He is also survived by his grandchildren Ashley, Meade IV, Steven, Shannon and Carter Edmunds. In addition, Dr. Edmunds is survived by one sister Ernestine (Tina) Waters and her husband Jim of Marion, Alabama and much extended paternal family.

    While in Lewisville, NC he was blessed by the companionship of a long-term care giver, Beverly Hill. He had three devoted canine family members, Grace, Luke and Humphrey. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Dr. Meade C. Edmunds Memorial Fund at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, 1000 Dabney Drive, Clifton Forge, Virginia 24422.

  129. S. Lynn Broadfield was the youngest child of Betty and Ward Broadfield and a devoted sister of Gayle Elliott and Martha Trisler. The joy and love of her heart was her 19-year-old son, Noah. She was born into a Navy family in Fort Ord, California on August 28, 1955. She spent her early childhood growing up in Eufaula, Alabama on her grandparents’ farm and then moved with her family to Springfield, Virginia at age six.

    Lynn attended nursing school at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and then completed her RN degree at the University of Virginia. She worked as an intensive care nurse for 1 year at the UVA hospital before deciding to go to medical school at UVA where she excelled and became the first female president of the Medical School student body. Her residency was completed in Family Medicine at the University of Missouri where she was Chief Resident in her last year.

    After residency, Dr. Broadfield joined her father in his practice of Family Medicine in the Tampa Bay, Florida area. Nine years later she relocated to Colorado Springs, working in primary care for 19 years, the last 11 at Mountain View Medical Group at the Briargate office.

    She returned to Virginia and her extended family in Fredericksburg in September 2015 to join Chancellor Internal Medicine.

    Her professional interests included preventive medicine, management of chronic illness and dermatology. Dr. Huffman received the Bridges to Excellence accreditation for her expertise in diabetes management. She would often say, “Listen to your patients; they will tell you the diagnosis.”

    Dr. “Lynn” was actively involved in volunteer medical clinics throughout her career. She served as medical director of Open Bible Medical Clinic, a health care facility serving indigent families in Colorado Springs. She also had an ongoing commitment to animal rescue and adoption.

    She was a wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter, an aunt, niece, cousin; a phenomenal doctor, cherished by her patients, and a loyal friend…always available in offering her love, compassion, humor, and most of all, her love of Jesus to all who knew her. She lost her life while scuba diving in St. Marten on December 23, 2015.

    Memorial contributions can be made to National Mill Dog Rescue (, or to the Open Bible Medical Clinic.

  130. Dr. Alfred G. Gilman, 74, of Dallas died at home on December 23, 2015, surrounded by his family.

    He was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1941. He received his B.S. from Yale University, and his M.D. and Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather, a brilliant scientist, and a committed advisor to countless students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members. His legion of loyal friends is evidence of his generous spirit and willingness to lend an ear or hand to those in need.

    His work earned him the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Martin Rodbell in 1994. He was also an editor of the well-known textbook of pharmacology, The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a recipient of many scientific awards. He will be remembered for his profound contributions to biomedical research and his unwavering commitment to scientific integrity.

    He is survived by his wife Kathryn, his daughter Amy Ariagno and her husband Michael, daughter Anne Sincovec and her husband James, his son Ted and his wife Frances, grandchildren Sydney and Carson Ariagno, Julia and Andrew Sincovec, and Teddy Gilman.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science or the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

  131. Dr. Holcombe Harris Hurt, Jr. died Sunday December 20, in Rehoboth Beach, DE. “Chuck” is survived by his wife of 60 years, Colleen Iris. He is also survived by his daughter Sharon Lee, son Steven Mettauer, four grandchildren, and by his brother Dr. George Adams Hurt.

    Born in South Boston, VA, and raised in Blackstone, VA, Chuck graduated from Hampden-Sydney College and received his medical degree from The University of Virginia. After serving as a 1st Lieutenant with the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team of the U.S. Army in Korea, and Japan, Dr. Hurt returned to complete his residency at The University of Maryland (UMD) Hospital. Thereafter, he conducted research and taught at both the UMD Hospital and The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine before entering private practice at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace MD where he was the Chief of the Department of Anesthesia. Dr. Hurt then returned to conducting research at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense in Aberdeen, MD.

    Upon retirement, Chuck and Colleen moved to Rehoboth Beach, DE where they’ve enjoyed travel, various hobbies, and hosting the visits of their friends, children, and grandchildren.

    In lieu of flowers, donations in Chuck’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 200 Continental Drive, Suite 101, Newark, DE 19713, or the American Lung Association, 630 Churchmans Road, Newark, DE 19702.

  132. John Stevenson Fletcher, MD, 85, of Williamsburg, passed away on December 23 after a brief illness.

    Dr. Fletcher was the first pediatrician in Williamsburg; he provided care to thousands of area children and later to the children of those children. Born in Norfolk and raised in Charlottesville, Dr. Fletcher graduated from the University of Virginia in 1952 having been a member of the Raven Society (whose pin he wore proudly throughout his years), Kappa Kappa Psi Music Fraternity, and Sigma Nu Social Fraternity. He graduated from medical school at the University of Virginia in 1955, and remained there for both his internship and residency. Upon completing his residency, he spent two years with the U.S. Public Health Service treating children on a Navajo reservation in Fort Defiance, Arizona.

    He moved to Williamsburg and opened his practice in 1960. During the 40 years in which Dr. Fletcher served children in the area, he was actively involved in the community. He was an original member of the Williamsburg Community Hospital staff, a member of the original board of directors of the Williamsburg Preschool for Special Children (now Child Development Resources), a co-founder of the Williamsburg Poison Control Center, and a member of the Williamsburg Head Start Program, the York County Parent Child Development Center, the Kiwanis Club, the Rotary Club, the St. Andrews Society, the German Club, the Williamsburg United Methodist Church, and the Tennessee Whiskey Water Conservation Society.

    Most of all, what will be remembered of “Doc” was his warmth, his humor, and his love of good music, rewritten lyrics, and a 5 o’clock libation. Dr. Fletcher was deeply loved by and is survived by his wife Peggy, nee Margaret Evans, two daughters, Ellen Terrell-Youngblood of Alpharetta, Georgia (Tommy) and Beth Davis of Williamsburg (Greg), a son, Steve Fletcher of Richmond (Julee), 5 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

    In keeping with his wishes, there was no formal service. Instead, a reception to celebrate his life was held at the Alvin P. Anderson Auditorium at Williamsburg Landing. The entire Fletcher family would like to express its profound appreciation to the numerous caregivers at Williamsburg Landing for the care, help and support they provided to Dr. Fletcher and the family. It was Dr. Fletcher’s specific request that any expressions of sympathy be directed to Child Development Resources, 150 Point O Woods, Williamsburg, VA 23188, Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, VA. 23188, or another favorite charity.

  133. Dr. Daniel Wilkins Fort, beloved father, brother, partner, and friend, died peacefully at home in Charlottesville, Va., surrounded by loved ones, on December 21, 2015.

    Daniel was born November 10, 1958, in Johnson City, Tenn., to The Reverend David Acrill Fort and Margaret Poole Fort. He attended The Hill School in Pottstown, Pa., and the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., and later received his master’s degree in forestry at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and his M.D. at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He did his internship and residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and was a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellow and a Neuro-Oncology Fellow at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where he was later Assistant Instructor of Pediatrics. He moved to Charlottesville in 1994 upon being appointed Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Virginia, where he later held a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics.

    In 1999, Daniel left his medical practice to explore his wide range of interests and, most important to him, to spend more time with his son, Duncan. He traveled extensively, often with Duncan, including trips throughout Asia and South America, and to Antarctica and the Arctic. He made friends everywhere he went, as evidenced by the letters and calls of love and support that came to him from around the world throughout his final months. On these trips he also explored his love of photography.

    In his last years Daniel spent much of his time at his second home in Pointe au Baril, Canada – a place he had come to love and where he made many dear friends. Daniel nurtured his interest in both medicine and environmental issues throughout his life and in his philanthropic work. He was a key fundraiser for endowing the Karen Jargowsky Chair in the University of Virginia Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Department. He served for many years on the board of the Bishop Mazereka Christian Foundation in Uganda, supporting development and self-sufficiency through health care for women and infants and education for children. His interest in environmental issues continued through his service as Chair of the Board of the Rice Rivers Center at Virginia Commonwealth University and as a member of the Leadership Council at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. He also served as a board member of Coker College, the St. Anne’s-Belfield Foundation, and The Hill School.

    Daniel is survived by his son, Duncan Magee Fort; his sister, Margaret Fort Bridgforth; his brother, William Acrill Fort; four nieces and nephews; his longtime partner, Kate Haw; and by countless friends young and old.

    It was Daniel’s wish that, in lieu of flowers, those who wish to make a gesture in remembrance of him plant a tree or make a contribution to the charity of their choice . Condolences may be sent to the family at

  134. Dr. Theodore Booth Strange of Chestertown passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at his home. He was 101.

    “Born Dec. 9, 1914, (delivered at home by family physician) at Riverdale-on-Hudson, New York City (Bronx). Father, Edwin Bruton Strange II, mother, Ethel Mason Robinson. Attended Barnard School for Boys P.S. No. 7 in the Bronx and Horace Mann School in Van Cortlandt Park. Moved to Northern Virginia, to a 320-acre farm, near Gordonsville, Va., in Orange County, at age 13. Attended Woodberry Forest School 1928-1932 as a day student. Attended University of Virginia from 1932-1940, graduating with a degree in medicine. Interned for a year in Baltimore. Married, Adeline Basett Cook in June 1941. Had five sons. Volunteered for active duty USNR as a medical officer in 1941. Became a flight surgeon in 1945. Released from active duty USNR in 1946. Took residency in orthopedics at the University of Virginia from 1946-1949. Moved to Wilmington, Del., for practice of same for 31 years. Divorced in 1972, remarried in 1974 to Brenda Henson of North East. Had three children, two girls and a boy. Retired in 1980, moved to Kent County, near Chestertown.

    Medically speaking was a member of the AAOS and FACS. Sports were tennis, skiing, sailing. Sailed in many East Coast races to Bermuda and Halifax, and was navigator on many of them. At the age of 22, I was the “doctor” on a 600-mile canoe trip in Quebec. Have owned two sail boats, both sloops, a Triton 28½-foot and present boat, a mariner 36-foot. Have sailed all over the Chesapeake Bay, the rivers and creeks. I work one day a week at the local hospital assisting on surgical cases. At age 90, I am well except for some fluid in my ankles. Thus, I am able to split wood, shovel dirt, do carpentry and enjoy reading. Owned a Harley Indian motorcycle bought in 1945 and paid $90” — written by TBS in 2005.

    In addition to his wife, Brenda H. Strange, he is survived by five sons, Philip Strange of Gordonsville, Va., Theodore Strange Jr. of Louisville, Ky., Peter Strange of Millville, Del., John Strange of Wilmington, Del., and Thomas Strange of Marshall, Va.; a daughter, Suzanne Felman of West Chester, Pa.; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two nieces. He was predeceased by a son, Bruton Strange IV; one infant daughter, Ann Henson Strange; two brothers, Edwin Bruton Strange II and Hinman Foot Strange; and a sister, Susan Booth Hall.

    Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Compass Regional Hospice Inc., 255 Comet Drive, Centreville, MD 21617 or the Humane Society of Kent County, P.O. Box 352 Chestertown, MD 21620. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

  135. Dr. Carroll Weinberg, a retired psychiatrist who received medical training in Baltimore, died of cancer Dec. 16 at his at Wynnewood, Pa., home. He was 87.

    Born in Blackstone, Va., he earned a bachelor’s degree at Duke University. He was a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He also earned a master’s degree at Virginia.

    In 1954 he married a Baltimorean, Charlotte Cohen, whose father, Ben Cohen, co-owned Pimlico Race Course with his brother, Herman. The family also owned TV station WAAM, later WJZ-TV.

    Dr. Weinberg performed his internship and residency at Sinai Hospital and also studied at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

    He opened a private medical practice on Stevenson Road in the 1950s.

    After a few years, he enrolled at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and studied psychiatry.

    “He was one of the most remarkable men I have ever met,” said Rabbi Steven Fink of Baltimore’s Temple Oheb Shalom. “He was a great physician, diagnostician, humanitarian, athlete and artist.”

    In 1962, he moved to Philadelphia for additional study. Dr. Weinberg practiced psychiatry in Wynnewood for many years.

    Services were held in Philadelphia.

    In addition to his wife of nearly 62 years, survivors include two sons, Warren Weinberg of Reisterstown and Douglas Weinberg of San Francisco; a daughter, Gwynne Weinberg, also of Reisterstown; a brother, Gordon Weinberg of Linglestown, Pa.; and four grandsons.

    Contributions in his memory may be sent to the charity of your choice.

  136. Frank Stoddert Blanton, Jr., M.D., of Bristol, Tenn., passed away on December 6, 2015 at his home. He was born on March 26, 1928 in Farmville, VA to the late Celeste Richardson Bush and Frank S. Blanton, Sr. He is survived by his son, Robert H. Blanton, M.D., Ph.D. and his wife Alice; two daughters, Rives B. Deaton and husband Eric, and Sarah R. Blanton; two grandchildren, Laura E. Blanton and Robert H. Blanton, Jr.

    Frank graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 1948, then received his M.D. and later M.S. degrees in surgery from the University of Virginia. After a surgical intership at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, he served two years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, achieving final rank of LCDR MC USNR. He completed his surgical residency, including becoming Chief Resident, at UVA where he met his wife, Sarah (Sally) Hutton. Married July 13, 1957, in Arlington, VA, they moved to Bristol in 1960 where he began practicing surgery in Bristol Surgical Associates. During his 33 years of practice at Bristol Memorial Hospital and Bristol Regional Medical Center, he twice served as chief of staff and was a member of the hospital board of directors for several terms.

    During his medical career, he was recognized as a member of AMA honor society Alpha Omega Alpha, served terms as President and Secretary of Virginia Surgical Society, and President and Council of Virginia Chapter of American College of Surgeons. He became involved in the community as a team physician for Virginia High School and later as a member of the Board of Directors of First American National Bank, the Emergency Communications System, the Wellmont Health System Foundation and the Bristol Historical Association. He was an active member of Central Presbyterian Church, including serving as a deacon, elder, Trustee, Clerk of Session and Moderator of the Abingdon Presbytery. He was humbled to receive the Algernon-Sydney Sullivan Award from King College and to be included in the Wellmont Foundation Citizen Hall of Fame.

    Frank was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be sorely missed. Often described as the model of a southern gentleman, he will be remembered for his deep faith, keen intellect and continual desire to learn, sincere gratitude towards others, skill and compassion as physician, and as a thoughtful and dedicated friend. His impact on others was vast and his gentle goodness will continue on in those who have known and loved him.

    The family is deeply grateful for the devoted and loving support from his caregivers, Brenda Malone, Jesi Duncan, Jennifer Hawkins, Weisa Manis, Mandi Burns, Chrissy Holstein, and Nina Bingham. Honorary pallbearers include his numerous friends from childhood and the Bristol community.

    Memorial contributions be made to: Wellmont Foundation for the Frank S. Blanton Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1069, Kingsport, TN, 37662; the Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele’s Road, Bristol, TN 37620; Central Presbyterian Church, 301 Euclid Ave, Bristol, VA, 24201; or the Frank Blanton Humanitarian Scholarship, Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation, c/o Sarah Blanton, Emory University, 1441 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322.

  137. Dr. Malcolm Gorin of Haddam died peacefully at home on November 28,2015 surrounded by his family. He was dearly loved and will be missed by his wife Linda Gorin (Thorburn) and his children, son Daniel and his wife Lisa, of Centerville, MA, son Stephen and his wife Margo (deceased) of Golden, Co, and daughter Janet Gorin Pierce and her husband John of Stratham, NH. He will also be missed by his mother Bella Gorin and his sister Phyllis Epstein and her husband Ed, and his brother in law, Neil Thorburn and his wife Sarah, as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition he was intensely proud of his grandchildren, Ali, Drew and Josh Gorin and Chris, Emily and Meghan Pierce, who were very close to him.

    He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1956 and from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1960. After a year of internship at the University of Virginia, he spent two years with the United States Public Health Service in Washington, DC. He completed a residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD and moved with his family to Connecticut where he opened a practice at 40 Broad Street in Middletown, Ct. in 1966.

    He was appointed to the Middlesex Hospital medical staff in 1966 and was a medical staff officer starting in 1975, serving as Medical Staff President from 1979 through 1980. Under his leadership Middlesex Eye Physicians grew to become the largest Ophthalmology practice in the Middletown area and has provided state of the art eye care to thousands of patients in the region. In spite of the growth of his practice Dr. Gorin never lost sight of his personal commitment to care for his patients.

    His sense of adventure didn’t stop with opening a solo practice in a new town. With his wife he travelled throughout the world, planning trips that included horseback riding, rafting, canoeing and hiking, as well as exploring cities or tourist attractions in many countries. He also loved music of all kinds, played the violin, had perfect pitch and taught himself to play the piano by ear. He loved the outdoors and was an amateur naturalist, a sailor, an avid skier and fisherman. He was also active in the Haddam Democratic Party and served as Chairman of the Haddam Planning and Zoning committee for several years. He was passionate about political and social issues and was steadfast in his beliefs.

    Memorial donations can be made in his name to Compassion and Choices, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 485, Etna, NH, 03750-0485 or to Middlesex Memorial Hospital Hospice and Palliative Care, 28 Crescent Street, Middletown, CT 06457.

  138. William H., M.D. of Bay Shore, LI, passed away on May 5, 2015. Beloved husband of Anna Jane Hoffman. Devoted father of Peter (Daphne) Hoffman, Eric (Joan) Hoffman and the late Deborah Hoffman. Cherished grandfather of Ali, Will, Emily, Peter, Nami and Henry. Dear brother of James (Carol) Hoffman. Loving uncle of Amy and Jim.

    Dr. Hoffman practiced Internal Medicine in Bay Shore from 1958 to 1990. He was a Founding Physician at Good Samaritan Hospital and Past Director of the Department of Internal Medicine at Southside Hospital.

    Memorial donations in Dr. Hoffman’s name may be made to Southside Hospital Development Office, 301 East Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706.

  139. James (Jim) Robert Brunk, Sr., MD son of Harry Anthony Brunk, Sr. and Lena Gertrude Burkholder Brunk died December 3, 2015 at Oak Lea of Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community.

    Born in his grandfather’s house on Weaver Avenue in 1926, he grew up in Park View and attended Park School and Eastern Mennonite School. He served in the Civilian Public Service in Dennison, Iowa; Powellville, Maryland and Missoula, Montana where he proudly served in the smoke jumpers. He also served on a cattleship carrying over 1500 animals to Europe with the Merchant Marines.

    Upon his return from public service, he graduated from Eastern Mennonite College and was the first medical student from EMC to be accepted to the graduate program of medicine at the University of Virginia, where he received his medical degree. He worked seven years at the Blue Ridge Sanatorium in Charlottesville, VA. Jim also completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Virginia. He worked in student health at UVA until moving to Harrisonburg, VA in 1963 to join the practice of Drs. John and Jean Wine. He continued to practice internal medicine in Harrisonburg until his retirement mid 1990s. He helped start a Coronary Care Unit and the Respiratory Therapy Department at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. Jim served as clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at UVA.

    He was founding member of Charlottesville Mennonite Church and was a member of the Chicago Avenue Mennonite Church, which became Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, since 1963. He was a member of the Gideon’s International.

    In retirement, he used his skills in carpentry with the Mennonite Disaster Service and the Brethren Mennonite Cultural Museum. He was an accomplished watercolor artist. He served 20 years in the National Ski Patrol. He truly enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren exploring nature, art, sporting events, horseback riding, hunting and the gentle debate.

    He is survived by his wife of 67 years, whom he married July 10, 1948, Thelma Ketterman Brunk and four children: Bob and Keri Sue Brunk, Harrisonburg; Beth and Robert Bergey of Hellerton, PA; John and Juli Brunk of Sarasota, FL; and Don and Becky Brunk of Bellingham, WA; 11 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 2 step-great grandchildren; two brothers, S. Frederick Brunk MD, Minnesota, Harry A. Brunk, Jr., Harrisonburg.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 144, Timberville, VA 22853 or to the Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, 1552 S High Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

    Online condolences may be made to the family at

  140. Juliana E. Reeves, 53, of Williston, North Dakota, passed away November 26, 2015, at her home in Rural Williston.

    Juliana was born in Vallejo, CA on July 29 1962 to parents Jim and Jenny Rogers. They soon moved to Spokane, WA where she grew up, got married, had three children, and attended college. She was an active member in her church and contributed medical supplies and hand-made blankets to the mission trips. She was a loving wife and caring mother to two sons and one daughter. She worked as a surgical tech for 16 years as she raised a family and made the decision to go back to school to fulfill her dream of becoming a doctor.

    She graduated her undergrad program in 2001 from Eastern Washington University, where she received a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.A. in Anthropology, with honors in both departments. She was also nominated the 2001 Spokane area Woman of Achievement for her role in student leadership. She went on to attend Medical School at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. She graduated in 2005 with her doctorate in medicine.

    Juliana did her transitional year residency (internship) at the Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital in Johnstown, PA where she received the Best Overall Transitional Year Resident Award in June of 2006. After completing her residency in General Ophthalmology in 2009 at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA she accepted the position in Williston, ND. She has worked for Trinity at the Williston Regional Eye Clinic for the past six years.

    Juliana lived a full life and always took care of those around her. She loved doing special things for others. She was an avid quilter and enjoyed cooking and traveling. She enjoyed caring for her family, friends, co-workers, and patients, and made sure no one was forgotten about.

    She is survived by her husband, three children, six grandchildren, father, brother, and sister.

    In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Life Church Assemblies of God Church in Williston, North Dakota.

    Friends may visit to share remembrances of Juliana or leave condolences with her family.

  141. Carnes Weeks, Jr., son of Dr. Carnes Weeks of New York City and Margaret Shoemaker of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, was born in Manhattan in 1924, the oldest of four children, which included Bob, Nonie, and Margo. He grew up in the city, where he attended St. Bernard’s School.

    In the mid-30s the family moved to a farm in Woodbury, Connecticut. He attended St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, until he enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps in January, 1943. He trained as an aerial gunner in Marine B-25 bombers, south Pacific Theatre of War. His squadron was responsible for bombing by-passed Japanese held Islands, mostly Rabaul, New Britain. Corporal Weeks was awarded both the Air Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

    After his discharge in November 1945, Carnes Weeks attended Yale University and graduated in three years. He married Patricia Severn of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1949. He completed medical school at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, where sons John and Andrew were born. His youngest son, Nathan, was born in Hartford, CT, where Dr. Weeks completed two years general residency at Hartford Hospital.

    Dr. Weeks started his family practice of medicine in Amenia, NY, where he remained in practice for 18 years, performing maternity, general medicine, assisting at major surgery, and house calls from his home office. In 1972, and for the next three years, he practiced at Vassar College; and he started the Emergency Department at Sharon Hospital where he was Director from 1975-1989. Dr. Weeks initiated and served as Chairman of the Board of the Elizabeth McCall Foundation, a center for the treatment of alcohol and drug addictions, in Torrington, CT. He was honored by the building of the in-patient Carnes Weeks Center, a 20-bed facility.

    His volunteer activities include serving as a civilian physician in a Vietnamese hospital in Phan Rang in 1967; starting the Planned Parenthood Clinic in Amenia, NY, the Eastern Duchess County Maternity Clinic, also in Amenia; and working at Americares, in Danbury, CT.

    Dr. Weeks retired from the Emergency Department at Sharon Hospital in 1992 and did cruise ship medicine for several years after retiring. He moved to Sorrento, Maine, in 2002. He married Carmen Williams Jensen of Corea, Maine, in 2012 and lived in Exeter, New Hampshire, and Corea, Maine, until his death on November 29, 2015, in Exeter.

    In addition to his deep commitment to medicine, Dr. Weeks had a life-long appreciation for the outdoors and he will be well remembered for organizing many family picnics, canoe trips, fishing expeditions, and deer hunting with the Weeks Gang at his cabin in Stanfordville, NY. He thoroughly enjoyed carriage driving with his wife Patricia until her death in 1989. He greatly enjoyed travel and planning adventures with friends. Some of his notable trips include taking the Trans-Siberian Railway from Vladivostok to St. Petersburg, fishing trips in Alaska, an African safari, two trips following in the steps of Lewis and Clark, and a trip with fellow veterans to visit WWII sites in the Pacific. He travelled this country often in his camper. His interest in ornithology led him to bird carving, and he spent many happy hours with fellow bird carvers at the Wendell Gilley Museum in Southwest Harbor, ME. He enjoyed cooking and after retirement enrolled in a class at the Culinary Institute of America. He also loved a good story, could tell a good story, and most of all, loved to be around people.

    He is survived by his sister Margo Valentine; his wife, Carmen; his sons and daughters-in-law Jack and Elizabeth, of Kingston, NY; Andy and Bonnie, of Exeter, NH; and Nate and Marion, of Yarmouthport, MA; his step-children Lee Holsberry, of St. Petersburg, FL; and Elizabeth and Bill Collins, of Orting, WA; his grandchildren Beth Weeks, Amy Weeks-Coffield, Kevin Weeks, and Kate Weeks; and step-grandchildren Lindsay and Emily Palmer, Melanie Taylor, A. J. Sidener, and Levi Collins.

    Memorial services will be held in May in Duchess County, NY and in the summer in Sorrento, ME.

    In lieu of flowers, he would be honored by a donation in his memory to the Elizabeth McCall Foundation, 58 High St., Torrington, CT 06790.

  142. Richard Allen Allnutt MD, age 88, passed away on September 16, 2014 at the Baptist Village Nursing Home in Erlanger, KY.

    He was born on February 25, 1926 in Covington, KY to Allie (Richard) and Elizabeth Allnutt. Richard grew up in Covington, KY. He graduated from Holmes High School in Covington in 1943-1/2. After high school, he attended College and Medical School at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati OH where he received his doctorate in medicine. He practiced family medicine in Latonia, KY for many years before founding the St. Elizabeth Hospital Family Practice Residency and model family practice in 1973, where he trained numerous local doctors in Family Practice Medicine for 13 years.

    Richard served in the United States Air Force as a medical officer at the rank of Captain at Clovis Air Base in NM and Hahn Air Base in Germany. Richard married Besse-Lee Caine in 1951 in Cincinnati, OH. They were happily married for 63 years. Besse-Lee was also a graduate of medical school at the University of Cincinnati, practicing child psychiatry in Cincinnati and teaching as a faculty member at the medical school.

  143. Tajammul “Taj” Bhatti, age 78, died unexpectedly Friday, November 6 at home in Hendersonville, North Carolina. He’d moved into a new apartment just days before and passed away peacefully there due to natural causes, likely while sleeping or resting.

    Tajammul Hussein, the son of Hassan Khan and Fazal Begum, was born on May 28, 1937 in the city of Gujrat in the province of Punjab in Pakistan. He was a brilliant student, entering King Edward Medical University in Lahore, Pakistan at the age of 16. After completing his medical studies, he moved to the US to complete medical residencies in both Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.

    During his career, he worked as a Psychiatrist at the University of Virginia, and at VA Hospitals in Milwaukee and Sioux Falls. He founded a successful private practice, Behavioral Medicine, in downtown Sioux Falls and served patients at the city’s hospitals and throughout the Greater Sioux Falls Area.

    Due to career change, he later returned to Virginia and practiced psychiatry there for many years. During his retirement, he lived in Virginia, South Carolina, and North Carolina and occasionally visited relatives in Sioux Falls, California, and Pakistan and his health and schedule permitted.

    Outside of his career, Taj displayed great curiosity for electronics and aviation. He built the family’s first color television and home computer from kits. He earned a pilot’s license, joined the Experimental Aircraft Association, and enjoyed flying airplanes. His other interests included playing tennis and sampling various cuisines. He especially enjoyed desserts, and was often heard telling people to “eat dessert first.” Pecan pie was his all-time favorite.

    Taj was excited to live in the US and became a naturalized citizen in 1971. He served for years as an officer in the South Dakota Air National Guard. He appreciated and enjoyed the many freedoms and opportunities that America offers. In all his years, he was a brilliant, creative, and independent spirit who will be very much missed.

    Grateful for having shared his life are his sons Munir Bhatti (wife Devi) of Los Angeles and Jamil Bhatti of Sioux Falls; their mother and Taj’s former wife Jean Bhatti of Sioux Falls; his brother Abid (wife Rukhshanda) of Milwaukee; his sister Surriya Jabeen (husband Ghulam Rasul) on Lahore, Pakistan; brother Arif Hussain (wife Mumtaz Begum) of Pakistan; sisters Raqia Begum (widowed) and Rafia Mazhar (husband Mazhar Hussain) of Pakistan; grandchildren Maximillian Bhatti and Dominique Bhatti of Los Angeles; nieces and nephews; and many dear friends and colleagues.

    Taj is preceded in death by his parents and two infant children: daughter Shemeem and son Amin.

    Islamic burial took place at Hills of Rest on November 12. A memorial service for family and friends was held at Calvary Cathedral on November 19. Also, memorial services will be held in Pakistan for friends and relatives there.

  144. Capt. Michael Stek, Jr. M.D. 75 of Ambler PA. and Bethany Beach, DE passed away peacefully on November 14, 2015 at his home in Ambler surrounded by loved ones.

    Born in Perth Amboy, NJ, he was the son of the late Michael and Nancy (nee Dzera) Stek. Dr. Stek was a graduate of Perth Amboy High School in 1958, University of Nebraska with a BS in 1962, University of Nebraska with an MS in 1964, Creighton University with a Doctor of Medicine in 1969, University of Virginia where he served his Residency in 1970 and The University of London with a degree in Tropical Medicine in 1976. Dr. Stek served in the US Navy from July 6, 1970 to December 1,1991 as a Infectious Disease Physician, and specialized in Tropical Disease. He served in California, Italy, Virginia, England, Maryland, Egypt and parts of Africa, including Kenya and Ethiopia. He also served onboard the USS Mercy prior to his retirement in 1991. He then worked for the Merck & Co. in North Wales, PA as a Research Physician for 12 years prior to his retirement in 2003.

    Dr. Stek was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bethany Beach, DE. He was a member of the American Medical Association, The Mason Dixon VFW Post 7234 in Delaware and the University of Nebraska Alumni Association .

    Dr. Stek was preceded in death by his wife Geraldine Eve (nee Lybeck) Stek in January of 2013. He was the devoted father of Jon E. Stek (Denise) of Sanatoga, Michael Stek IV (Nancy) of Ambler, Derek C. Stek (Molly) of Canal Winchester, OH and Dane C. Stek (Heather) of Ambler. He is the loving Popé of Taylor, Bryn, Sydney, Lydia, Devyn, Kaelyn, Michael V, Evan and Nolan. He is also survived by his sister Nancy D. Balazs of Port Charlotte, FL

    Remembrances in his name to Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA. 19106 or Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware Office 100 W. 10th Street, Suite 106 Wilmington, DE 19801 would be appreciated by the family.

  145. Dr. Arthur William Wyker, Jr., 91, died Sunday, November 15, 2015.

    Art was born September 28, 1924, in Orange, N.J. He graduated from Princeton University and Columbia Medical School where he met and married his wife, Yvonne Townsend.

    Art served two years in Japan and Korea as a Captain in the Army Medical Corps. He was a urologist at the University of Virginia Medical Center, and on the faculty of the Medical School for over 32 years. He was a senior author of a urology textbook, and most enjoyed teaching and surgery.

    He often said that the best thing he ever did was to choose as his wife a very special lady, a medical school classmate, Yvonne Townsend. He was passionate about his family, education, golf and UVA sports. He was also an amazing ping pong player.

    Art was a long time member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where the memorial service was hel on November 21, 2015, preceded by a private interment.The family is grateful for the support and compassion he received from the JABA adult day care workers, the Staff at Rosewood Village Hollymead Innovations, the Golden Living Center staff, and especially Bob Stevens with Home Instead.

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimers Association at 1160 Pepsi Place, Charlottesville, VA 22901, or Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 Rugby Rd. Charlottesville, VA 22903.

  146. Besse-Lee Caine Allnutt MD, 90, passed away on May 31 at her residence in Highland Crossing, Ft. Wright, KY.

    She was born on August 2, 1924 in Cleveland, OH to Edith and John Caine. Besse-Lee grew up in Wyoming, OH. She graduated from Wyoming High School in 1942. After high school she attended college and medical school at the University of Cincinnati. She received her doctorate in medicine in 1949. She practiced child psychiatry, and taught at U.C.’s medical school for many years before serving as the Medical Director of Mill Creek Psychiatric Center for Children from 1978-1984.

    Besse-Lee married Richard Allnutt in 1951 in Cincinnati, OH. They were happily married for 63 years. Richard also graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Medicine. He practiced Family Medicine and founded the Residency in Family Practice at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Northern Kentucky.

    Besse-Lee is survived by her sister, Alberta Storey, her three children, Richard Allnutt III MD, Elizabeth Edwards, John Allnutt MD, eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, as well as nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Besse-Lee was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her sister, Joan McFarlan.

    The family requests memorial donations to the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

  147. Dr. Ulysses Grant Turner III, 78, of Charlottesville, died on Friday, November 20, 2015, at the Westminister Canterbury of Charlottesville.

    Born May 3, 1937, in Orange, Va., he was the son of the late Ulysses Grant Turner Jr. and Margaret Boyer Turner. He was a member of the Orange Presbyterian Church, a Navy veteran, and a beloved medical doctor for many years.

    He is survived by three daughters, Page Turner of Afton, Va., Margaret Turner of Dingle, Ireland, and Joan Turner-Burden and husband, John, of Aiken, S.C.; three grandchildren, Erinn Scheibel, Levi Scheibel, and Julia Scheibel; and one great- grandchild, Cyrus Hammer.

    A memorial funeral service was held on December 6, 2015. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Montpelier Races Foundation, 11407 Constitution Hwy., Montpelier Station, VA 22957.

  148. Robert Edward Rawitcher passed away peacefully at home with his family on October 16, 2013 after a long battle with leukemia.

    He was born July 29, 1937 in Williston, North Dakota to Aleck and Miriam “Mini” Rawitscher. Robert and his wife of 53 years, Carol met at the University of Wisconsin and were married June 20, 1960. Dr. Rawitscher then went on to graduate from medical school at Harvard University followed by general surgical training at the University of Virginia and cardiac surgical training at The University of California, San Francisco. He then served on the surgical faculty at the University of Florida, Gainesville for five years. Dr. Rawitscher relocated to Dallas, Texas in 1976 where he practiced for 12 years. In 1987 he accepted a position in Toledo, Ohio where he led the largest cardiac surgical program in Northwest Ohio for 20 years. Throughout his career, he touched the lives of over 5,000 patients with lifesaving thoracic and cardiac surgery.

    Dr. Rawitscher is survived by his wife Carol and their three children, David, Lee and Michael. In addition, his legacy includes his seven grandchildren; Lindsay, Ryan, Courtney, Daniel, Paige, Aren and Annabel.

    Dr. Rawitscher was kind, generous and loved life. He had a warm sense of humor and above all else, enjoyed spending time with his family. He was an enthusiastic outdoorsman, regularly snow skiing, fishing and hiking. He was also a patron of the arts, including the Dallas symphony and opera. He always had a non-fiction book at his side and was forever ready to discuss, and help solve, the world’s problems. He will be sorely missed.

  149. Dr. Edwin “Ned” Snead Wysor, passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2015.

    Born in Clifton Forge on August 31, 1920, he was the son of Dr. Frank Laird Wysor and Jennie Snead Wysor. Ned graduated from Hampden-Sydney College and received his medical degree from the University of Virginia. He served in the Army Medical Corps during World War II.

    Also known by many as “Doc,” he practiced family medicine from 1948 until 1995 at the Mechanicsville Medical Center, touching thousands of lives and several generations. He served Hanover County as Coroner, member of the Ruritan Club, the Hanover County Board of Supervisors and the Hanover County Planning Commission. He was a member of Immanuel Episcopal Church and a Mechanicsville Drug Store lunch regular.

    His passions were his family and friends, the outdoors, helping things grow, being on the water, local history and helping others. The family thanks Renee and George Bond for their dedication to his continuing involvement in those things and more.

    Ned is survived by his daughters, Grace Woodard Wysor and Jennie Wysor Hynson (Everette Neal Hynson); and three grandchildren, Charles Frank Wysor, Jennifer Harper Hynson and Edwin “Ned” Everette Hynson; sister-in-law, Pauline Warinner Wysor; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Woodard Wysor; and brother, John “Jack” Chandler Wysor. Memorial donations may be made to the Hanover Ruritan Club, P.O. Box 625, Mechanicsville, VA. Graveside services were held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, November 20, 2015, at Signal Hill Memorial Park.

  150. Dr. Robert Vance Dutton, born in Salsbury, NC on July 16, 1925, died surrounded by loved ones in the comfort of his home on November 8, 2005 after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

    Bob was a well respected Pediatric Radiologist in the medical community. He went to medical school at The University of North Carolina and The University of Virginia. Practicing out of both St. Luke’s and Texas Children’s Hospital’s he was an active member of the Harris County Medical Society, Texas Pediatric Society, and the Society for Pediatric Radiology. He was a member of the Silverman Society, served as President of the Houston Pediatric Society in 1961, and was President of the Medical Staff of Texas Children’s Hospital in1966 & 1990. He received his 50 year service pin from Texas Children’s Hospital.

    Bob’s family and profession were the center of his life; both of which he served with great love and dedication. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Florence Woodmansee Dutton, five children, Robert V. Dutton, Jr. and his wife Evette, Dr. Newell Dutton, Lia Dutton Cunneff and her husband Joe, Lucy Dutton, and Dee Dutton and his wife Shannon; ten grandchildren; Sister Frances Dutton Walker of Atlanta, GA., Sisters-in-law Bobbye Woodmansee of Houston and Kathleen Dutton of New London, NC as well as a host of friends.

    A memorial service was held at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church on November 12.

  151. Dr. William Hugh Grey, 92, of Charlottesville, died November 1 at Hospice House, following a hemorrhagic stroke ten days earlier.

    The son of Matt McMurray and DeBerniere Smith Grey, he was born in Davidson, N.C., and grew up in Charlotte. He was preceded in death by his brother, DeBerniere “Bernie” Grey, and sisters, Frances Pfohl, Martha Hawkinson, and Jane Torrey.

    Surviving are his wife, Ann Garrity Grey; his daughter, Elizabeth Ann “Beth” Grey and her children, Jacob Grey Davidson and Tanner Elizabeth Davidson; a son, James Alexander Grey; and step-sons Matthew David Kavanaugh, and Robert Edward Kavanaugh and his wife, Megan Harris. Also surviving are four nephews and two nieces, each of whom was his favorite.

    Bill Grey received a B.S. degree from Davidson College and was the second generation of Greys who studied and taught there. He attended the University of North Carolina School of Medicine when it was a two-year medical school and then earned his M.D. from the Medical College of Virginia. He completed his psychiatric residency at the University of Virginia.

    His professional positions included Clinical Associate Professor of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Virginia School of Medicine; Deputy Director of Training and Research and Deputy Director of Medical Affairs at Western State Hospital; Psychiatric Consultant, Valley Community Services Board; and Medical Director, Harrison-Rockingham Community Services Board. In retirement, he served as a Bereavement Group Leader with Hospice of the Piedmont.

    Bill was a member and past president of the Psychiatric Society of Virginia, a life member of the American Psychiatric Association, and a former member of the Forum Club of Staunton and the Medical Societies of Augusta and Albemarle Counties. He belonged to Christ Episcopal Church, The Greencroft Club, the Senior Center, Senior Statesmen, the VAF, and Davidson, MCV-VCU, and UVA alumni associations.

    There will be a private graveside ceremony at Thornrose Cemetery in Staunton and a reception for family and friends after the holidays.

    It is suggested that memorial contributions be directed to the Hospice of the Piedmont, Doctors Without Borders, or the Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation.

  152. James Holman, MD, (93) of Dallas passed away peacefully Saturday November 8, 2014 with his daughter by his side.

    James was born in Jacksonville, Texas to Jessie Elba Kent Holman and Wade Wilson Holman on August 13, 1921. He graduated from Baylor University and went on to obtain his MD from Southwestern Medical School in 1945. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine then a Fellowship in Allergy at UVA, one of the two allergy fellowships in the country. He moved back to Dallas and joined Dr. Harvey Black in practice in 1950.

    He met his wife, Nancy, in Dallas and they married in 1954. They enjoyed a wonderful 40 year marriage, ending with her death in 1994. They were blessed with a wonderful and devoted daughter, Marie Holman Fitzgerald, in 1961.

    James had a servant’s heart both in the medical community and among his family and friends. Words that have been used to describe him over the years are kind, warm, genuine, and scholar. He was beloved by his patients and practiced medicine in the “old school manner” when doctors would make house calls and open their offices to see patients for an emergency on weekends and holidays and he always listed his home phone number in the Dallas phone book. He was known among his colleagues as an outstanding physician and had a premier standing in the medical community. He started allergy treatment for the less fortunate at Parkland Hospital in 1950 and continued through the 1970s taking both his own personal staff and equipment every week. He was a firm believer in giving back as he felt truly blessed. The Allergy division of UT Southwestern Medical School has its roots in what Dr. Holman started. As an allergist, he developed the pollen counts and allergy skin testing protocols that early day allergist would use and are still referenced today.

    His passions included spending time with his family and grandkids. He was a devoted Mavericks fan and loved watching the Cowboys and Rangers games. He will be remembered for his warm and kind spirit, generosity of heart, and commitment to his family, friends and patients.

    He is survived by his daughter, Marie Holman Fitzgerald, grandchildren Nancy, Ben and Mark Fitzgerald, his brother Luman Holman and many nieces and nephews.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions for Dr. Holman may be directed to UT Southwestern Medical Center, P. O. Box 910888, Dallas, TX 75391-0888 to support the Department of Internal Medicine, Allergy and Immunology Division.

  153. Darline D. Smith, M.D.
    January 6, 1924 – May 8, 2015
    Dr. Darline Smith M.D. passed away Friday May 8, 2015 at the Morningside Nursing Home. She was 91 years old. Born in Iowa on January 6, 1924. She was a Cardiologist and ran a private practice in the city for many years. A private funeral service was held.

  154. Joan Echtenkamp Klein passed away on December 2, 2015, at the age of 62.

    Born in Schenectady, New York and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Garden City, New York, she was the daughter of Harlan and Wilma (Walther) Echtenkamp, sister of Paul and John.

    A graduate of Gettysburg College and the Catholic University of America, in 1982, she became the curator of historical collections at the University of Virginia’s Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, where she built a renowned program.
    She loved everything about the history of the health sciences and created a vision that made the department outstanding and a jewel of the Library. The online exhibits produced under her direction are some of the Library’s most visited websites with visitors from all over the world. Through her partnerships with medical historians and bioethicists, the Library has been part of some major historical discussions such as the Tuskegee Syphilis Study.

    Joan was a consummate professional, a mentor to many, and a fan of the University of Virginia’s basketball and baseball teams. She was extremely active in a number of professional organizations including the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, the Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences, and the Science, Technology and Healthcare Roundtable of the Society of American Archivists.

    In 1996, she was invited to the White House for her work on the Tuskegee Syphilis Study Legacy Committee, and in 2003 she received the Society of American Archivists’ Waldo Gifford Leland Award for digitizing the Walter Reed Collection. She read widely, loved music, and had a distinctive infectious laugh.

    Joan is survived by her family and her husband of 26 years, Mike.

    Visitation will be at 1 PM on Saturday, December 19 at Bliley’s Funeral Home 3801 Augusta Avenue, Richmond followed by a memorial service at 2 PM.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in honor of Joan can be sent to:
    UVA Health Foundation
    In Memory of Joan Echtenkamp Klein
    P.O Box 400807
    Charlottesville, VA 22904-4807

  155. Cecil Camak Baker, Jr. MD, died Monday, November 2, 2015 at Three Crowns Park in Evanston, Illinois at age 85.

    He was born in Elk City, Oklahoma on November 24, 1929, the youngest of three children of Cecil Camak Baker and Flora Blackwell Baker and the only surviving sibling following the death of his brother, William Leonard Baker in WWII at Iwo Jima and his sister, Betty Baker Smith.

    He was an accomplished physician who spent his career as a neurologist and headache specialist in Minneapolis. Following his graduation from the University of Oklahoma, School of Medicine in 1956, he did an internship at the University of Virginia and started his residency in Internal Medicine at the VA Hospital in Oklahoma City. He completed his residency in neurology at Sloan-Kettering Cancer Hospital and Bellevue Hospital in New York in 1962. He then joined the Minneapolis Clinic of Psychiatry and Neurology as a neurologist. In 1985, he founded the Headache Institute of Minnesota. During his working career, he had faculty appointments at the University of Minnesota, Department of Neurology and the Department of Dentistry. He was a member of the Minnesota Medical Association, American Medical Association, American Academy of Neurology and the American Association for the Study of Headaches. He published numerous papers and presented his research on migraine headaches at several medical seminars.

    In 1951, Camak married Patricia L. Donovan who preceded him in death in 1997. He later married Marilyn Long Nickell who pre-deceased him in 2013.

    He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Catherine Camak (Baker) Pratt and Robert W. Pratt of Wilmette, IL; his daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth Lee (Baker) Burns and Donald Burns of Melbourne, Australia and his son, William Camak Baker of St. Petersburg, FL. He is also survived by his nine grandchildren.

    Memorials may be directed to the University of Oklahoma Foundation, 100 Temberdell Road, Norman, OK, 73019. Please designate the gift for Alzheimer’s Research in the College of Medicine, Department of Neurology.

  156. Dr. Henry Poore, who with his wife, Nina, and Bill Packard founded a free medical clinic in Flagstaff, died at his home Wednesday. He was 84 and his family was at his side.

    Both Henry and Nina Poore were Arizona Daily Sun Citizens of the Year, and the medical clinic was the 2013 Organization of the Year.

    At Dr. Poore’s s insistence, there will be no local memorial service. He will be cremated and his ashes returned to his native Virginia. A memorial fund has been set up in his honor with the Arizona Community Foundation-Flagstaff.

    Read a tribute to Dr. Poore in the AZ Daily Sun at:

  157. The neurosurgical community worldwide was sorrowed by the death of a man who dedicated his life to neurosurgery and Gamma Knife radiosurgery, Ladislau Steiner (August 26, 1920–February 27, 2013). Dr. Steiner’s prolific medical and scientific work spanned more than half a century, including serving as alumni chair and professor of neurosurgery and radiology and director of the Lars Leksell Center for Gamma Knife Radiosurgery at the University of Virginia.

    Read a tribute to Dr. Steiner published in Science Direct at:

  158. Dr. Lucien Desharnais , son of Jeannine Mercier and the late Mr. Lawrence Desharnais , died at Rouyn-Noranda Hospital in Quebec on July 28, 2015 , at the age of 61.

    Family and friends will remember him.

  159. Theodore Rall of Charlottesville, died at UVA Medical Center on October 25, 2015, of heart failure.

    Dr. Rall was a professor of Pharmacology at the UVA School of Medicine. His was an award-winning researcher and teacher, a gifted singer, and a passionately progressive Democrat. He was predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Jane Porter Rall, and his wife of six years, Ann Bondurant Rall. He leaves his daughter, Ann P. Rall; his son, Thomas B. Rall, and a host of family and friends.

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Virginia Democratic Party or the Virginia Consort chamber chorus.

  160. Dr. Benjamin Lewis Barnett, Jr, age 88, of Kennesaw, GA passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015.

    Dr. Barnett was a graduate of Furman University and the Medical University of South Carolina. He was a beloved physician in Woodruff, SC (1950-1970), Vice Chairman of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina (1970-1977), Chairman of Family Medicine Internship and Residency University of Virginia Medical School (1977-2000). He was a member of KA Fraternity, AOA Medical Honorary Society, American Academy of Family Physicians, Board of Trustees Furman University, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and a member of the West Cobb Golden Kiwanis. He received the Thomas Johnson Award and the Thomas Jefferson Award. Dr. Barnett was a proud veteran of the United States Navy.

    Dr. Barnett is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Annalyne Hall Barnett, Kennesaw, GA; son: Lewis Barnett, III, PhD and daughter-in-law Rebekah Lane Barnett and granddaughter, Elizabeth Ellen Barnett all of Richmond, daughter, Kristen Barnett Dodgen and son-in-law, James Gilder Dodgen,; granddaughters: Anna Dodgen Henslee and Jonathan, Emily Dodgen Wright and Nicholas; grandsons: William Barnett Dodgen, and James Benjamin Dodgen.

    In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to any of the following organizations that were dear to Dr. Barnett: Christian Medical and Dental Associations of the Charlottesville, VA area (www., Burnt Hickory Baptist Church ( or the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (

  161. Dr. John Russell Gill, Jr. of Washington, DC passed away October 11, 2015 in Bethesda, MD after a brief battle with cancer. He was 86.

    Dr. Gill was born in Richmond, VA in 1929 to Dr. John R. Gill, Sr. and Helen Dew Gill. Dr. Gill graduated from Episcopal High School in 1946 and was the winner of the Shakespeare Prize. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1950 and was a member of the Delta Phi/St. Elmo Fraternity. He then went on to attend the University of Virginia Medical School, graduating in 1954. He completed his internship at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He was then offered a Fellowship for a year in Copenhagen. When he returned to the States he moved to the Washington, DC area in 1957 to begin a long and illustrious 30-year career as an endocrinologist at the National Institutes of Health. During his career spanning more than three decades he contributed many important research discoveries in the fields of hypertension and diseases of the adrenal gland. He retired in 1988 with the rank of Medical Director. He continued his career as Medical Director Emeritus until 1995.

    He was an active member of the the Clinical Pathological Society, the Endocrine Society, the Chevy Chase Club, Farmington Country Club, and the Georgetown Assembly. He was also a more than 50 year member of the congregation of Christ Church Georgetown and served on the Vestry.

    He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Catherine Gill, his three children, Helen Arnold (Anderson), Catherine Jacobson (Izaak), and John R. Gill III, and four grandchildren, Isabella, Hannah, Samuel and Zachary Jacobson, and many extended relatives and great friends. He was preceded in death by his brother Thomas.

    In lieu of flowers those wishing to honor Dr. Gill’s memory are encouraged to offer donations to Christ Church Georgetown or the Low Vision Center of Bethesda, MD.

  162. Dr. MurrayB. Pincus , 92, a renowned surgeon of urology and a professor of medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital for over 45 years, died peacefully at his home in Manhattan on Wednesday, October 7. He is survived by his devoted wife of 50 years Ann, his beloved daughters Beth (Andrew) and Lynn, and his adoring grandchildren Jake and Rachel.

    Dr. Pincus received both his BA and his MD from the University of Virginia, earning the highest honors of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Pincus was also affiliated with the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston and served as Chief of Urology at Elmhurst Hospital in New York. Dr. Pincus was published in numerous medical journals and served with distinction as a Captain in the US Air Force during the Korean War.

  163. Dr. Stephen Carl Hardy passed at his home Monday, October 26, 2015. Steve had been battling vascular problems over the last year. Steve is survived by his two sons, Austin and Adam Hardy. He was predeacesed by his father Carl Hardy, Jr. and his mother Cora Hardy, both of Petersburg, Virginia.

    Steve was born and raised in Petersburg, Virginia but lived in Charlotte, NC, for the past 30 years. Steve attended the University of Virginia for his Medical Degree and continued to obtain his PhD in Psychology from UCLA.

    A dedicated doctor, Steve spent the last 30 years in general neurology and then took his passion for understanding sleep medicine to open his own sleep center called United Sleep Center where he helped thousands of patients with the sleep issues. The last few years Steve counseled people suffering from addictions and depression and found that to be his most important calling.

    Steve was a loving father to his two sons, a true dog lover and avid golfer. Because of his love of medical research, his children have decided to donate his body to medical science which is fitting if you knew Steve.

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Charlotte Humane Society.

  164. Dr. Edward E. Gahres (Age 85) of Alexandria, VA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 following a stroke. He was born January 9, 1930 in Somerville, NJ to the late Frank A. and Mary H. Gahres, and is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Colleen M. Gahres, his son James E. Gahres (Jeanne), daughter Catherine E. Gahres (Jim), and grandchildren Cameron Gahres and Elizabeth Woolford.

    Dr. Gahres did his undergraduate work at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, received a master’s degree in genetics from George Washington University and a medical degree from the University of Virginia. He was a dedicated and caring obstetrician and gynecologist, delivering thousands of babies during his 50 year career in Alexandria and the District of Columbia. Thirty of those years were in practice with his friend and colleague Dr. Luis Radice.

    A champion for his profession and his patients, Dr. Gahres served two terms as chair of the OB-GYN department at Alexandria Hospital, and was a past president of both the Virginia and Washington Obstetrical & Gynecological Societies. In the 1980’s he spearheaded the creation of the Virginia Birth Injury Fund to help address the decrease of OB-GYNs in the state. Dr. Gahres was a clinical professor of OB-GYN at George Washington University School of Medicine, and a fellow of many medical societies, including The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society of Nuclear Medicine.

    Dr. Gahres was a loving husband, father and grandfather, loyal Yankees and Redskins fan, train enthusiast, purveyor of jokes, handyman extraordinaire, and well-known for his ever-present bow tie.

    A memorial service honoring Dr. Gahres’ life will be held Sunday, November 1 at 2:00 pm, in the Chapel at Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads, 3440 South Jefferson Street, Falls Church, VA. In lieu of flowers, donations honoring Dr. Gahres may be made to the University of Virginia Medical School Foundation, P.O. Box 800776, Charlottesville, VA 22908, or online at

  165. Juliana Tazewell Porter, age 25, died unexpectedly and far too soon on October 4, 2015. She was born in Norfolk. Juliana was a 2008 graduate of Norfolk Collegiate School, where she was Valedictorian, President of the National Honor Society and, in 2008, named a Presidential Scholar, one of only twenty young women in the Commonwealth. She is a 2012 graduate of Davidson College, where she was an Honors Scholar, an academic All-Conference student athlete for swimming (Go Wildcats!), a member of the National Biological Honor Society and Premedical Honor Society, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in biology. In her spare time, and in addition to swimming, Juliana volunteered at local health clinics and did research for a published paper on air quality in the Charlotte area. It was also at Davidson where she met and fell in love with Josh Yost, to whom she recently became engaged. An August 2016 wedding was planned after Josh’s graduation from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

    After Davidson, Juliana pursued her dream and passion and entered the medical school at the University of Virginia, where her great grandfather, Dr. Harry Porter, studied medicine, her grandfather, Harry Porter, Jr., studied law, and her father pretended to study. She loved to learn, and she loved the study of medicine, but she loved most that, one day, she could help, care for, comfort, and heal others. At the University, despite her rigorous academic schedule, she found time to volunteer at the Virginia Institute of Autism, assisted with research in Pediatric Neurology and also assumed a leadership role in the Christian Medical Students Association. Her faculty mentor in her first two years described her as a superstar, and as she moved into her clinical rotations, she was described by her supervisors as being pleasant and kind with a strong work ethic and an exceptional fund of knowledge. Although she had not decided on a career path, she frequently spoke of her love for children, and a career in pediatrics or a pediatric subspecialty was likely.

    Juliana is survived by her parents, Kent and Ann Byrd, her sister and brother, Emmy and Harry, her grandparents, Anne and Waller Whittemore, her fiance’, Joshua Yost, Josh’s parents, John and Donna Yost, countless family from the Porter and Yost families, and friends too numerous to mention who deeply loved her.

    Juliana was sweet and kind, she was humble, she was compassionate, she was caring, she was loyal, she was a person of great faith. She never missed a birthday, never missed an opportunity to reach out to someone in need, and never missed a chance to tell family and friends that she loved them. She was not the kind to let obstacles get in her way or dwell on them, but always looked forward to what could be achieved. Her positive outlook on life made everyone she touched better. She was a beautiful young lady who had so much to offer and so much to give.

    We mourn the loss of our JuJu, we mourn the loss of her future with Josh, we mourn her friends’ loss of her companionship and love, and we mourn for the patients who will not have her to provide comfort and healing. While nothing can replace our loss or fill the void, we doubt Juliana would want us to focus on our loss, but focus instead on how we can make someone else better.

    A memorial service for this wonderful woman will be held Saturday, October 10, 2015, at 2 p.m., at Second Presbyterian Church, 7305 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to Juliana Tazewell Porter Memorial Fund at Davidson College, Box 7177, Davidson, NC, 28035. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

  166. Dr. Donald Miller “Don” Allen, 70, of Fredericksburg, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Mary Washington Hospital.

    Dr. Allen was a radiologist with Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg for 37 years, retiring in 2012. He was a fellow of the American College of Radiology.

    He is survived by his wife, Carol; two children, April Sapp (Jamie) and Paul Allen (Lissa); and three granddaughters.

    Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 825 College Ave., Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

  167. Dr. Fred L. Vidal, MD, entered his Heavenly Rest Saturday, July 9, following a brief bout with pancreatitis. He died peacefully, at home. During his illness, he spoke often of his readiness to be with Christ, and to see his dear wife, Barbara, who preceded him on February, 16, 2005.

    Born August 18, 1924, in Gainesville, Florida, married August 6, 1949, and moved to Atlanta in 1956. He and Barbara raised their seven children in Sandy Springs and Alpharetta. They moved to Gainesville, GA before retiring to Valrico, FL in 2002, after 50+ years of medicine. Dr. Vidal played a key role in developing the Atlanta Eye Hospital, was honored by the Lions Club for donating many hours of medical care, and was noted for work in cataract and corneal surgery.

    He enjoyed a full life, achieving Eagle Scout, an Army Marksman award, attending Harvard, and receiving his degree from Tufts Medical School, Boston. He sang Tenor in church choirs and played Cornet, Baritone, and Cello. Dr. Vidal was a devoted husband and father, loving family outings in the N. GA mountains, tennis, and body surfing at Daytona.

    Fred was reared in Gainesville, FL by Albert and Eva Vidal, and is survived by his brothers, Pierre and Jack; and cousin, Don Hester. Fred was widely respected and appreciated for his cheerful and kind manner. He is sorely missed by his children: Steve (Marion), Tom (Becky), Marty (Linda), Janet (Gerald Eystad), Larry (Pauline) Ken and Kathy. Dr. Fred Vital leaves a legacy of Faith, Hope and Love to his family that include 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Memorial gifts may be sent to of Tampa.

  168. Lawrence V. Marshall, Sr., MD, 80, of Floyd, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2015. He was a native of Floyd County. He graduated from Willis High School and Virginia Tech. He received a Master of Education from UVA and a MD degree from UVA also. He practiced family medicine in Floyd starting in 1965 and retired December 1, 2014.

    He loved the Lord, his family, his church family and his patients. Serving Floyd county as a physician was a great honor. He and his family had wonderful support from so many people and their help was greatly appreciated.

    His surviving family include his wife of 61 years, Elizabeth Marshall; daughter, Dr. Carol E. Marshall, of Colorado; sons, Lawrence V. Marshall, Jr, of Cebu, Philippines, Lorenzo (Loren) Marshall of Floyd;three grandchildren; and two great grandsons.

    Memorials may be made to Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren Benevolence Fund.

  169. Dr. Dorris Alvin Cunningham, of Abingdon, Va., passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2015, at his home.

    He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Elizabeth Rollins Cunningham; son, David Cunningham and wife, Tina, of Christiansburg, Va.; two daughters, Alice Brown and husband, John, of Cedar Bluff, Va., and Judy Runge and husband, Charles, of Marietta, Ga.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wesley Medical Clinic, 18416 Lee Highway, Abingdon, VA 24210. Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting and signing the online guestbook.

  170. John Anthony Jane Sr., of Charlottesville, passed away at his home on Friday, September 18, 2015.He was born on September 21, 1931, in Chicago, Illinois, to Serrita and Kamil Schulhof.

    He graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A., cum laude in 1951. He then attended the University of Chicago School of Medicine, receiving his Doctor of Medicine in 1956. He did his internship at the Royal Victoria Hospital at McGill University and returned to begin his Neurosurgical residency at the University of Chicago clinics in 1957 with Dr. Sean Mullan. In 1958 he was a Fellow in Neurophysiology at Montreal Neurological Institute with Dr. Herbert Jasper.In 1959, he was a Senior Fellow in Neuropathology and in 1960 a Demonstrator in Neuropathology, both at McGill University in Montreal. In 1961, he was a Research Assistant in Neurosurgery to Sir Wylie McKissock at Atkinson Morleys Hospital in London, England. In 1962, he was a Research Associate with the Department of Psychology at Duke University with Irving T. Diamond who was his Ph.D. advisor. He then completed his Neurosurgical residency in 1963-1964 at the University of Illinois Research and Educational Hospital and the Illinois Neuropsychiatric Institute with Oscar Sugar and Eric Oldberg. The year 1965 found Dr. Jane as Senior Instructor in Neurosurgery at Case Western Reserve University. In 1967, Dr. Jane completed and was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, Division of Biological Sciences, Section of Biopsychology.

    After four years at Case Western Reserve, Dr. Jane assumed in 1969, the position of Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia. He held the position of Chairman until 2006 and remained the Residency Program Director until 2014.He is the past Director of the American Board of Neurological Surgery completing his term in 1996. Dr. Jane was elected to be Vice President of the Society of Neurological Surgeons in 1988, and was also elected to be President of the Society in 1993. Dr. Jane became a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neurosurgery in 1984. He became the Chairman of the Editorial Board in 1990, the Associate Editor in 1991 and in 1992, he was elected Editor, a position he held until 2013. He is also founder of Journal of Neurosurgery:Spine and Journal of Neurosurgery:Pediatrics.Among the awards he received were the Grass Prize and Medal of the Society of Neurological Surgeons for Meritorious Research (1985), Herbert Olivecrona Lectureship of the Karolinska Institute of Stockholm, Sweden (1985), 29th Annual Fellows Day Lecturer, Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (1986), Alumni Award for Distinguished Service, University of Chicago (1988), Honored Guest, Congress of Neurological Surgeons (1995), Honored Guest, Joint Annual Congress of the Surgical Society, Taipei, Taiwan (1996), Sir Wylie McKissock Neuroscience Lecturer, Atkinson Morley Neuroscience Centre, London, England (1997), William Feindel Lecturer, Montreal Neurological Institute (1998), Jamieson Memorial Lecturer, Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, Australia (1998), Lifetime Achievement Award, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (1999), Recipient of Kurt Schurmann Professorship, Hannover, Germany (1999), Decade of the Brain Medalist, CNS/AANS (1999),the Decade of the Brain Award, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (2000), Schneider Lecturer, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (2000), the Distinguished Service Award by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (2002), the NSA Medallist, Neurosurgical Society of America (2002), the Distinguished Service Award, Society of Neurological Surgeons (2003), the Cushing Medalist, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (2004), the WFNS Medal of Honour at the XIII World Congress of Neurosurgery Meeting (2005), the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Founder’s Laurel Award (2005), the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves Meritorious Service Recognition (2006), the ACGME’s 2008 Parker J. Palmer “Courage to Teach” Award Recipient, the Golden Neuron Award from the World Academy of Neurological Surgery (2012), The Raven Award from the University of Virginia (2013), and the Governor’s Public Service Award for Career Achievement (2014).

    Although honored to have received numerous awards, professionally he took greatest pleasure and reward from having influenced the lives of those who would come after him. He was proud to have been involved in the training of numerous residents many of whom have continued his legacy of teaching. He would humbly note that much of his professional success could be credited to the staff in the Department of Neurosurgery and the University of Virginia including Karen Saulle, Brenda Shifflett, Margie Shreve, and Savola Monroe, but, most importantly to his devoted wife of 54 years, Noella.He took great interest in his family. Despite, his responsibilities at work, he was always home for dinner and looked forward to the annual drive to Beverly Shores, Indiana to see his mother and then to the Laurentian Mountains in Canada to see his wife’s family. He was able to manage his responsibilities because of the love of his wife. The Janes spontaneously hosted dinner guests and regularly held departmental parties at their home. Together they created a home that welcomed all, whether for a short visit or a stay of several months; a place where everyone felt they were family. He valued the individual and took specific interest in each person with whom he came in contact.

    He was a voracious reader, enjoyed quoting long passages, loved music and maintained broad, yet deep, intellectual interests throughout his life. He also took great pleasure in tending his large garden of roses and other plants.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; and is survived by his sister, Elizabeth Fisher; his wife, Noella Fortier Jane; his four children, Serrita Jane Reilly (Hugh), Jennie Jane Hanztmon (Matthew), Katherine Jane Yoder (Eric), and John Anthony Jane Jr. (Robin). He is also survived by his eight grandchildren, Matthew Hanztmon, William Hantzmon, John Hantzmon, Thomas Hantzmon, Mary Yoder, Eric Yoder, John Jane III, Maddie Nell Jane; and his great-grandchild, Micah Yoder.

    The family would like to thank the Dabney/Cromwell/Worley family for the love and care they have shown the Jane family.A wake will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Church Wednesday, September 23, 2015, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, September 24, 2015, at St. Thomas Church at 11 a.m.In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Dr. Jane’s memory to St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at

  171. Dr. Russell A.Enke, age 76, passed away peacefully in his Dallas home November 25, 2009.

    Russell was born in Mt. Vernon, New York to Otto and Florence Enke. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 32 years, Elizabeth. He is survived by his daughter Amanda Ventura, her husband Tony, and grandson Harrison. Daughter Elizabeth Becera, and grandsons Jason, Josh, and Austin. Daughter Barbara Oliver, her husband Lance, and grandsons Tyler and Tanner.

    Having been a respected cardiologist in the area for over 30 years, he is also survived by many loving colleagues, friends, and patients.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations be sent in Russell’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

  172. Nancy J. Cressman M.D. age 67 died Wednesday August 12, 2015 at Riverside Terrace in Beloit.

    She was born April 5, 1948 to the late Rev. George E. and Margaret Jane (Stutzman) Cressman Sr. in Chicago, IL. Nancy attended Carey High School in Ohio, class of 1965. She earned her BA in Business Administration from Oakland University in Rochester, MI and attended Medical School at Michigan State receiving a MD. Nancy did her residency in psychiatry at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Nancy worked at Ford Auto prior to attending Medical School and worked in Pennsylvania, at Marshfield Clinic and then at Beloit Health System until retiring due to medical reasons in 2012. She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and its Bell Choir. She enjoyed knitting, weaving and spinning yarn.

    She is survived by her brother, George (Judith) Cressman Jr. of Woodbine, GA, nieces and nephews, David (Lisa) Cressman Jr., Juliana (Brandon) Coalson, Greg (Susan) Cressman and Kenneth (Paige) Cressman, and seven great nieces and nephews.

    Memorials may be directed to Lutheran World Relief, 700 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230.

  173. Dr. Stanley Rosenthal died August 17, 2015. He was 87 years old.

    Dr. Rosenthal, the son of Alan and Pearl Rosenthal, was born and raised in Culpepper, Virginia. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from University of Virginia. After medical school, he moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he met the love of his life, Zelda, who he married on March 13, 1954. Dr. Rosenthal briefly served in the United States Army as a physician at Ft. Dix, New Jersey and then in 1959 moved his family to South Florida to open a pediatric practice.

    Dr. Rosenthal treated tens of thousands of patients in Opa Locka, Hialeah, Miami Lakes and North Miami Beach, Florida during his 50 plus years of practice in South Florida. He was universally beloved by his patients who returned to him with their children and their children’s children until he finally retired from the practice of medicine.

    Dr. Rosenthal was a founding member of the Michael Ann Russell Jewish Community Center in North Miami Beach, Florida, an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Miami School of Medicine and Former President of the Dade County Pediatrics Association. He was always ahead of his time with technology being one of the very first individuals to own a digital watch, portable calculator, and even built his own home computer before purchasing a Radio Shack TRS-80 in 1977. The only thing he enjoyed more than his golf games with his buddies and a good cigar was his family whom he adored more than anything else.

    His wife, Zelda, his children, Marsha (Ira) Sussman, Lynn (Mitch) Feig, and Alex (Kim) Rosenthal, and ten grand-children, Melissa, Mollie, Paige, Meredith, Max, Rachel, Gilbert, Miriam, Annie, and Franki, survive him. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Dr. Rosenthal to NTM INFO and Research 1550 Madruga Ave., Suite 230, Coral Gables 33146.

  174. Donald John Kenneweg, M.D., F.A.C.R., 82, of Fredericksburg died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015.

    Dr. Kenneweg was born in McDonald, Pa., to the late Arthur Ellsworth Kenneweg and Gladys Belle Graham Kenneweg. He graduated from McDonald High School and entered the University of Virginia, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1954 and an MD degree in 1958. In medical school, he spent one summer as a medical exchange student at the Royal London Hospital, London. He interned at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., where he met the love of his life, E. Bernice Miller Kenneweg.

    Throughout his life he was blessed with a loving family and many friends. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Bernice Kenneweg; his daughter, Bronwyn Kenneweg Thornton of Manteo, N.C.; his son, Graham Gill Kenneweg of Herndon; his daughter-in-law, Stacey Yaeger Kenneweg; and three grandchildren, Keira Leigh, Megan Claire and Avery Reese Kenneweg. He is also survived by his brother, Arthur Graham Kenneweg of Morgantown, W.Va.

    Dr. Kenneweg served as a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in Bamberg, Germany, from 1959 to 1962. In the military, he served as squadron surgeon in the 2nd Reconnaissance Squadron of the 7th Cavalry and later as commanding officer, 188th Dispensary Bamberg. After his military service, he went back to the University of Virginia Medical Center, where he completed his residence in radiology in 1965 and then spent one year as an instructor in the Medical Center’s Department of Radiology.

    Dr. Kenneweg and his family settled in Fredericksburg in 1966. He invested himself with his career as a radiologist with Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg at Mary Washington Hospital with a special interest in nuclear medicine. He worked at the hospital for 32 years, eight of those years as chairman of the Department of Radiology. While in Fredericksburg, he continued his ties with the University of Virginia Medical Center as a clinical associate professor of radiology from 1966 until 1976.

    He was a member of the American Medical Association, Medical Society of Virginia, Southern Medical Association, American Board of Radiology, Society of Nuclear Medicine, Radiologic Society of North America and Mozart Society of America. He also was a member of the medical staff of Mary Washington Hospital and the Fredericksburg Area Medical Society, serving both organizations as medical staff president in 1979. Dr. Kenneweg also served for many years as chairman of the Mary Washington Hospital Credentials Committee. As a member of the Virginia Chapter, American College of Radiology, he served in every office capacity, including president in 1983—1984. As a member of the chapter, he served as a councilor to the American College of Radiology and as a councilor to the Radiologic Society of North America. He was also the founder and first medical director of the Mary Washington School of Radiologic Technology. While in practice, he authored or co-authored four scientific publications in national radiology journals. Dr. Kenneweg also was appointed by the governor of Virginia to serve on the Medical Malpractice Review Panels of the Supreme Court of Virginia.

    Dr. Kenneweg was a member of The Presbyterian Church of Fredericksburg , Fredericksburg Rotary Club, Dominion Club, board of the Fredericksburg Festival of the Arts and the Mary Washington Hospital Foundation board of trustees. Following retirement, he became a member of the Rappahannock Medical Reserve Corps.

    Rather than flowers, the Kennewegs will be grateful for contributions to The Presbyterian Church of Fredericksburg, 810 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401; or to the Mary Washington Hospital Foundation, 2600 Mary Washington Blvd., Fredericksburg VA 22401.

  175. Gregory Wayne Shawver, MD, age 41 of Ivanhoe, VA, went home to rest with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, July 29, 2015.

    Greg was a graduate of Tazewell High School, Class of 1991. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology, Suma Cum Laude, at Virginia Tech as well as a Master of Science in Community Human Nutrition. He continued his schooling to receive his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Virginia Medical School in 2002. He completed his residency at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, PA, from 2002 to 2005. Greg was currently a practicing physician at Forest Family Care in Wytheville, though he was previously employed at Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital, Augusta Primary Care in Fishersville, VA, and Wellspan Hayshire Family Medicine in York, PA.

    Greg was a Hokie through and through, following every detail of his beloved team. When he was not healing others or cheering on his Hokies, Greg was an avid and fearless adventurer who loved any opportunity to explore the outdoors and find new sources of beauty in the world. With his faithful dog, Clara, by his side, there was no adventure he wouldn’t embrace. Being a devoted son, brother and uncle, Greg loved spending time with his family and was adored by all of his nieces and nephews. He was an astoundingly generous and loving man, who looked at material wealth, not as something to be treasured but as a means for him to bring joy to others. Words simply cannot express the amazing man that he was. He enhanced every life he touched, and will live on in countless hearts.

    He is survived by his parents, William D. and Christeen Shawver; sister and brother-in-law, Rebecca and Marty Garrett; brother and sister-in-law, Jeffrey and Jennifer Shawver; nieces, nephews, and his dog, Clara Shawver.

    Online condolences may be sent to the family at

  176. Steven Allan Azaravich, M.D., of Pittston, Pa. died July 22, 2015 following an illness. He is survived by his wife, Sonia Englot Azaravich of Charlottesville, Va.

    Born on February 4, 1982 in Scranton, he was the son of Allan and Diane Lisauskas Azaravich, Pittston. He graduated from St. John the Baptist Elementary School, Seton Catholic High School, the University of Scranton, achieving honors in the Biochemistry Department; he completed his studies at Penn State Hershey School of Medicine and served his residency at the University of Virginia.

    He belonged to the American Medical Association, the Masonic Valley Lodge 0499, the Alpha Omega Honors Medical Society, and Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish. He used his medical background to serve on a mission in Uganda. He loved the outdoors, cycling, running, building and coffee.

    In addition to his wife and parents, he is also survived by his sister, Laura Boroff and husband, Michael, of New York City; grandparents, Leo and Colleen Azaravich of Pittston; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Maria and Stephen Englot of Swoyersville; a sister-in-law, Sabrina Englot of Kingston; a brother-in-law, Dario of San Francisco; aunts, uncles and cousins; and his dog, Elvis.He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leonard and Agnes Lisauskas.

  177. Edward Joseph Armbruster Jr., passed on at the age of 83 after a long, brave battle with cancer.

    Joe, as he was affectionately called, was born in Washington DC on August 30, 1931, to Edward Joseph Armbruster, an FBI agent, and Grace Johnson Armbruster, a school teacher.

    Joe received a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology and a Medical Degree from the University of Virginia.

    He married his childhood sweetheart, Nancy Lynn Shope, in 1955. In 1961, after being drafted into the army medical corps, he was assigned to White Sands Missile Range near Las Cruces, New Mexico. While living at the foot of the Organ Mountains, Joe and Nancy fell in love with the “Land of Enchantment.”After completing his military service, Joe and his young family returned to Virginia for several years. But Joe’s heart was in the west, and in 1969, he and Nancy packed up their children and went in search of a new home. They eventually settled in Santa Fe, where they have lived for the past 46 years. Joe was a general surgeon and was passionate about his profession. He practiced at both St. Vincent’s Hospital and at the Indian Hospital, and was well loved by his fellow physicians, nursing staff and patients.

    After retiring, Joe went back to school at the College of Santa Fe to study photography and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. Joe was an excellent photographer and his work has been shown in galleries and hangs in the homes of his children and friends. He served on the New Mexico Council for Photography for many years.

    Joe was an avid outdoorsman. In 1973, he and Nancy bought a cabin on Grass Mountain, near the Pecos Wilderness, and spent many delightful summers there with their children, hiking, fishing, and backpacking. He was an accomplished downhill skier and continued to hit the slopes well into his 70s.

    Joe loved being of service to others and was a dedicated member of the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe. He helped lead the Church’s rooftop gardening project, teaching children and their parents to grow vegetables and flowers and to care for the earth. He was also a devoted leader of the Church’s work in Cuba, supporting a sister-church relationship with the Presbyterian-Reformed Church of Sagua La Grande, Cuba. He visited Cuba five times to promote harmony and goodwill, and was recently recognized by the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe for the contributions his work has made to world peace.
    Joe had a deeply scientific mind and a quick wit. Caring for him during his illness meant sharing both his medical curiosity about his disease and his humorous approach to its impact on his body.

    Joe is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Nancy Shope Armbruster; by his four children and their spouses; and by his grandchildren.

    Joe passed on with bravery and grace. His family is so grateful for their time with this dear and gentle person and his loss will be deeply felt.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Ave, Santa Fe NM 87501 supporting one of the two projects-the Cuba Fund or the Rooftop Garden-that are part of Joe’s continuing legacy.

  178. Dr. William Campbell Little, 65, of Madison, Mississippi passed away on July 9, 2015. He was born on May 1,1950 in Cleveland, Ohio and the son of Dr. Robert and Claire Little. Dr. Little is a graduate of Oberlin College, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and served his residency at University of Virginia School of Medicine and his cardiology fellowship at University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Little was on the faculty of the University of Texas San Antonio and retired from Wake Forest University as the Vice Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine and Professor of Cardiology.

    Most recently, he was the Patrick Lehan Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Among many professional activities, he was chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Subspecialty Board on Cardiovascular Diseases.

    Dr. Little was the loving husband of Constance Loydall Little also of Madison, MS whom he was married to for 40 years. Dr. Little is also survived by his son, John Little and wife, Gail and their children, Anna and Luke of Greenville, NC, his daughter, Elizabeth Glancy and her husband, Michael and their daughter, Ella of Baltimore, MD, brother, Edwin Little and wife, Cinda of Gilroy, CA.

    Dr. Little enjoyed an active lifestyle that included cross-country skiing, fishing, biking, walking, and enjoying the company of his wife, children and grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the William C. Little MD Memorial Fund through the Office of Development at University of Mississippi Medical Center.

  179. Matthew J. McDermott, Jr. M.D. (Mac) age 82, died Sunday, July 12, 2015

    Mac was born in Lewes Delaware and grew up in Georgetown Delaware, the son of Marguerite and Matthew McDermott. He was graduated from St. Andrew’s School in Middletown Delaware in 1951 and The University of Virginia in 1955 where he was a member of “St. Elmo Hall” fraternity. Following graduation from the University of Virginia Medical School in 1959 he married Gail Watson, who grew up in Baltimore. Matthew did his internship at Norfolk General Hospital and went into the Army as a Medical officer and was assigned to Karlsruhe, Germany. He then returned to civilian life and completed a pediatric residency at Kings’ Daughters Pediatric Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia.

    Following his residency Matthew and Gail returned to Delaware where he began a long and dedicated pediatric practice. Through the years he served on a number of medical committees including the Delaware Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, The Medical Society of Delaware and the Delaware Academy of Medicine and was a founding member of the Wilmington-New Castle Pediatric Association. He was on the staff of the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington as well as Christiana Care and the Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. For many years he enjoyed being a preceptor to medical students and residents in his office and later, after retirement from private practice, at the Christiana Care’s Wilmington Hospital pediatric clinic. He also spent a month volunteering with Health Volunteers Overseas in the pediatric hospitals in Siem Reap, Cambodia and Georgetown, Guyana. On moving to Rehoboth Beach Matthew served on the Henlopen Acres Board of Commissioners.

    Over the years Mac was honored for his leadership and advocacy for the children of Delaware.

    In Mac’s spare time he could be found fishing on his boat, the “Birddog” or hunting quail with his English setters. His love of the outdoors was shared by friends and family.

    Matthew will be greatly missed by his friend and wife of 56 Years, Gail, his daughter Kathleen Hillman and her husband Jack, sons Matthew (Jamie)J. McDermott, his wife Sue and John McDermott and his wife Lecia., as well as six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

    There will be a memorial service at All Saints Church, 18 Olive Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE. On Thursday, July 30 at 10:00 A.M.

    In lieu of flowers,donations may be made to a charity of choice.

  180. William Dulaney Lewis Jr., MD, 93, of Martinsville, Va., died on July 5, 2015, at Blue Ridge Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Richmond, Va., on May 27, 1922, to the late William Dulaney Lewis Sr. and Fannie Stokes Lewis.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Martin Lewis.

    Dr. Lewis was educated in the Richmond Public Schools, obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Virginia and interned at the Episcopal Hospital in Philadelphia. He served in the United States Army from 1942 to 1948 attaining the rank of Captain. He did his internal medicine training in the McGuire and Salem VA systems and later served as attending staff physician at the Salem VA.

    In 1951 he established an internal medicine private practice in Martinsville and served the community and its hospitals for 40 years, retiring in 1991. He was Board Certified in Internal Medicine in 1962 and re-certified every time the exam was offered even though it was not required to continue the practice of medicine at that time and the “fail rate” was high.

    He was elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP) in 1982, served on the Virginia Chapter of the ACP from 1984-1990 and was awarded the prestigious Laureate Award for service and excellence in internal medicine in 1991.
    He was a longtime member of the Medical Society of Virginia and served in many capacities. He also served on the University of Virginia Medical Alumni Association from 1984 to 1990. Community activities that he recalled fondly included service on committees that were responsible for the construction of the Memorial Hospital and the Ravenel Oncology Center, founding Board Member of the Harvest Foundation (2000 to 2003) and the Martinsville School Board (1972 to 1978).

    Surviving are his daughter, Janet Lewis Leety; son, William Benton Lewis MD and wife, Debbie; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

    Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church or charity of choice. Online condolences may be made at

    Dr. Lewis and his family were very grateful for the wonderful care received at Blue Ridge Rehab Center and for Dodie Bach, his special friend.

  181. Edward Davis Harris, MD, passed away June 10, 2015 after a long illness. He was born on August 10, 1928 in South Norfolk, Virginia to Wayland H. and Jessie Byrum Harris. In addition to his parents, he was pre-deceased by a brother, William “Pete” Harris.

    Dr. Harris received his medical degree from the University of Virginia. He practiced for 21 years in Chesapeake and then worked for the state health department until retirement.

    Survivors include his wife Frances; his daughter Priscilla Farrar and her husband E.J.; his son Patrick E. Harris; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

  182. John William Cavo, Jr., MD, 74, beloved husband of Lynn Cavo for 50 years, passed away in his home surrounded by family on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

    A celebration of his life was held on June 12. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospital for Special Care Foundation, 2150 Corbin Ave., New Britain, CT 06053.

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  183. Miles Robert Cooper, MD, died on October 26, 2014. He was husband to Jean Batten Cooper, and devoted father to Michael Robert Cooper and Timothy Alan Cooper. He was a proud grandfather to five grandsons. He is also survived by two brothers, Jackie A. Cooper and Terry E. Cooper.

    He was a graduate of Bowman Gray School of Medicine. He remained thereafter where he devoted 32 years of service to the institution both as a professor of internal medicine and deputy head of the section of hematology/oncology.

    Memorials may be sent to the institutional development office, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Attn: Cooper Family Scholarship, Medical Center Blvd., Winston Salem, N.C. 27157.

  184. The family of Ron Heller, age 69, is sad to confirm his passing on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, of complications of Parkinson’s Disease.

    He was born in Denver, Colorado, the son of the late Marvin and Irene Heller.He graduated from the U. of Colorado Medical School in 1972. He held a faculty position at the UVA School of Medicine, in addition to his large private practice specializing in help to children and adolescents.

    He leaves in his wake many families grateful for his wisdom and experience.He had a wonderful sense of humor and happily shared with others his zest for life. He loved improv, acting, and playing music with friends and family. He was a gifted musical actor. His portrayal of Fagin in the production of Oliver Twist would have undoubtedly pleased Charles Dickens.

    He was an active member of Congregation Beth Israel in Charlottesville where, for many years, he donated his time and talents, frequently serving as lay cantor. His singing voice was arrestingly beautiful.He loved his group of friends and colleagues with whom he had lunch once a week for many years and participated with them in lively, once a month poker games.

    Funeral services were held on June 12, 2015, at Hill and Wood Funeral Home in Charlottesville. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dr. Heller’s memory may be sent to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s FoundationThe Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014,

  185. Dr. Graham Vance passed away suddenly May 28, 2015, at his home in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 95. He was a humble man of integrity and many accomplishments, and will be remembered for his devotion to family, to the communities he served as a physician, and to the many friends he kept in touch with around the country.

    Born July 16, 1919, in Bristol, Tenn., to Frederick V. Vance Sr. and Helen Gray Vance, he graduated from LSU in Baton Rouge and attended medical school at the University of Virginia. He completed residencies at Johns Hopkins University, The University of Chicago and Tufts in Boston.

    He served in the Korean War as a U.S. Army Captain. On June 5, 1948, he married Martha Gordon Miller.Dr. Vance practiced internal medicine in the Chicago area (Wilmette, Skokie, and Des Plains) from 1955-1977 and in West Plains, Mo., from 1977-1990.

    A celebration of Dr. Vance’s life will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 4, at the family farm in West Plains, Mo. Memorial contributions in his name can be made to the Martha Vance Samaritan Outreach Center, P.O. Box 311, West Plains, MO 65775 or

  186. Dr. Harry Robert Yates, Jr., died peacefully on June 2, 2015.

    He was born on September 21, 1926 in Roanoke, Va. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in science and from the University of Virginia Medical School in 1951. Upon completion of his internship and residency, he served in the 2nd Marine Division from 1953 to 1955 as a Lieutenant in the Medical Corps.

    After serving his country, he and his wife, Mary Stewart Yates, settled in his hometown, where he was a long-standing family practitioner with a specialty in gastroenterology. He was an avid golfer and lifelong member of Roanoke Country Club and the Shenandoah Club. He was passionate about quail hunting and trout fishing, often providing free medical care to his patients in exchange for hunting and fishing rights in the counties surrounding Roanoke.

    He was a Fellow in the American College of Physicians, a member of the Medical Society of Virginia and a member of the Roanoke Academy of Medicine. He retired from private practice in 1997. Retirement allowed him to spend more time at his beloved retreat at Smith Mountain Lake.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Hermitage Samaritan Fund, 1600 Westwood Ave., Richmond Va. 23227 or Second Presbyterian Church, 214 Mountain Ave., Roanoke, Va. 24016.

  187. William Charles Stone, MD, age 82, died May 2, 2007. He is survived by wife, Barbara, three daughters, one sister, one brother, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

    Military services were held Friday, May 11, 2007, at Tahoma National Cemetery.

  188. Dr. William Elgin Harman, 98, of Staunton, died Monday, May 18, 2015, at Brightview at Baldwin Park. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Elizabeth Jane Hivick Harman; two daughters, Mary Lynn Harman Sivacek and Jane Harman Chase, both of Staunton; six grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

    A son of the late Dr. Jabez M. Harman and Marcella Elgin Harman of Floyd, Virginia, he was born Jan. 31, 1917. Raised in a medical home, William often accompanied his father on horseback making house calls throughout Floyd County. From those early days, William decided to become a doctor. He graduated from Virginia Polytechnical Institute in 1938 with a degree in biology, was a member of the Corps of Cadets and was a student assistant in the infirmary.

    He then pursued a Medical degree from the University of Virginia, and obtained it in 1942. Before graduating, he met and married a fellow laboratory technician student, Betty Jane Hivick of Harrisonburg. “Bill” as his professors called him, was offered a job in Charlottesville, but declined, believing it was his duty to serve his country as WWII broke out. In 1943, he entered the Army as a Medical Officer and was assigned to the 429th Medical Collecting Company, which was attached to the 8th Corps of the 3rd Army. He served in the Battle of the Bulge under George C. Patton, and was in Germany when the war ended.

    After the war, he returned to the University of Virginia Hospital for three years, specializing in Pediatrics. During this time, he was a member of the Alpha Omega Honorary Medical Society and the Augusta Medical Society.

    In 1948, he became Staunton’s first pediatrician and made many house calls during those early years. For 36 years, he served hundreds of families. He was certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and was a member of both the Medical Society of Virginia and the Augusta Medical Society.

    Dr. Harman retired in 1984 and spent many of those days fishing with Bill Painter, bird watching with his wife, hunting with his dogs, taking walks in the woods, and traveling throughout the Eastern United States viewing the beauty of nature. He also continued his love of medicine by listening to medical tapes and reading a variety of medical journals and books. At 97, he could be found on the computer looking up new medicines and treatments.

    Anyone wishing to honor Dr. Harman can do so by giving to Camp Dragonfly, a camp for children and teens who are dealing with the death of a loved one, Augusta Health Foundation, c/o Camp Dragonfly, P.O. Box 1000, Fishersville, VA 22939. Those wishing may share a memory of Dr. Harman online at or in other convenient ways.

  189. Dr. John Richard Shrum, 66 years young, went for an early morning shuffle-jog just after dawn Saturday, May 23, 2015 and the heart he shared so selflessly with us all gave out.

    He was born December 18, 1948 in Lexington, Kentucky to Maureen Parrott Shrum and Dr. Richard Coffman Shrum. As his father was an Army surgeon, John’s earliest years were spent on Army bases in Lexington, Fort Leavenworth, and Munich. Upon leaving the Army, the Shrums settled in Charlottesville on Locust Avenue. John began first grade at Burnley-Moran, and graduated from Lane High School.

    Following a year of prep school swimming and studying at Phillips Exeter Academy, he excitedly fulfilled his dream of being a ‘Hoo. He graduated from the college in ’71, and from the Medical School in ’77. John then began an internal medicine residency at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, a city he quickly adored; then, he returned home to Charlottesville and UVa for his residency in dermatology.

    Following medical school, John opened a dermatology practice in Charlottesville with satellite offices in Clifton Forge and Farmville; in each location he healed and enchanted his patients, and relaxed and entertained his colleagues. His most gentle touch, empathetic ear, intelligence, and inciteful observations of the human condition left a lasting memory with each person he met.

    A memorial service to celebrate John’s life will be held at First United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 2 p.m.; a reception at the church will follow the service. The family will privately gather at Monticello Memorial Gardens to inter his ashes.In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the University of Virginia’s Virginia Athletics Foundation in John’s name, designated for the Swimming and Diving team, P.O. Box 400833, Charlottesville, VA 22904.

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  190. Patton B. Saul, MD, 67, of Roanoke, died on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

    Pat proudly served as a Captain in the US Army in Panama from 1975 through 1978. He attended college and medical school at the University of Virginia, and completed his Gyn residency at UVA as well. His fellowship in Gyn Oncology was completed at M.D. Anderson in Houston, Texas, where he continued on as a staff physician and professor.

    Returning to Roanoke in 1987, he started his private practice and then was a Gyn Oncologist at Lewis Gale for a total of 27 years. Additionally, he served as a medical director for Gentle Shepard Hospice. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Roanoke.

    Family left to cherish his memory include his wife, Susan Martin Saul; his son he adored, Patton Reed Saul; mother-in-law, Dorothy Weaver Martin; brother-in-law, Robert Alan Martin; and numerous family and friends.

    The family wishes to thank their numerous family and friends for their love and support. He loved you all. We would also like the entire staff at Lewis Gale to know that Pat cherished each and every friendship. It was also his honor and privilege to care for his patients. In lieu of flowers or food, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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  191. Dr. James L. Schroeder, a Chicago healthcare administrator and doctor known for his infectious energy and enthusiasm, passed away on December 30 surrounded by his wife, four children, and two grandchildren. He was 62.

    Jim Schroeder was the former chief executive of the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, a physician group representing the hundreds of doctors affiliated with Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He was also a practicing rheumatologist.

    Jim focused his career on improving patient care. This took many forms, whether it was prescribing more effective arthritis treatments for his patients, spearheading changes to the insurance system governing the group’s doctors, or becoming an early proponent of digitizing medical records to improve accessibility. Remembered by his patients and colleagues for his availability, clinical skills, and optimistic outlook, he was passionate about the quality of care for patients.

    Jim led the Northwestern medical faculty group for ten years until 2009. He oversaw a period of growth that colleagues called transformative. In 2009 he became the Senior Associate Dean for External Affairs at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine in addition to continuing to treat patients.

    Jim approached problem solving with intellectual relish and a tenacity that – even when fierce – was good-natured. He educated himself in all aspects of the leukemia that developed in his body one year ago. He absorbed more and more knowledge of his condition until the end of his life, while at the same time maintaining optimism and even humor.
    Jim possessed extraordinary energy, and he seemed to dedicate most of his energy to helping others. He delighted in mentoring colleagues and family members. He jumped up to wash the dishes at large dinners, enthusiastically volunteered to drive people to the airport at pre-dawn, and talked on the phone at length to anyone who sought his medical advice – even if he had never met them. Taking obvious pleasure in helping others before himself, he naturally chose to become a physician.

    A native of Akron, Ohio, Jim earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University in 1974. He graduated from the University of Virginia’s medical school in 1978 and completed his residency in internal medicine at Northwestern University in 1981. Always interested in healthcare policy as well as medicine, he later completed an MBA at Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

    Jim was proud of his accomplished family. He is survived by his wife Carol; his sons Jamie (Kelsey) Schroeder of Baltimore; Griffin (Halsey) Schroeder of New York City; and Chip (Marcheta) Schroeder of Menlo Park; his daughter Janet Schroeder of Chicago; and two grandchildren.

    All who had the fortune to know Jim saw his lively intelligence and wit as well as his integrity, honesty, forthrightness, persistence, and moral compass. During his 62 years he was on fire with life. Taking a boyish pleasure in learning new things and a virtuous pleasure in helping others, he exemplified how to live.

    Donations in Jim’s memory can be made to the Northwestern University Arthritis Research Society (Attn: Maureen Mizwicki: [email protected]).

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  192. Dr. D. Boyd Horsley, 91, of Kenosha, WI, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 27, 2015, at Brookside Care Center with his family at his side following a short illness.

    Born in Lovingston, VA, on January 20, 1924, he was the son of the late Dr. Frederick M. and Laura S. (Boyd) Horsley, Sr. He received his education from the Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg, VA. After graduation he entered the United States Navy in November of 1942 and was honorably discharged as a Pharmacist’s Mate Second Class V6 (attached to the Marine Corps) on February 20, 1946. After his discharge from the Navy, Boyd attended and graduated from the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine in 1951. After graduation, he served his internship and residency at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chicago, where he met his future wife, a nurse named Susan, whom he married in 1956.

    In 1957, Boyd started his internal medicine private practice in Kenosha which lasted for 30 years. In addition to his private practice, he specialized in geriatric medicine. He served as president of the Kenosha Memorial Hospital medical staff in 1974.

    He was a member of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church where he served as Senior Warden, was Medical Director at Brookside Care Center for 35 years, and was a member of the Kenosha Medical Society, State Medical Society and A.M.A. He also served on the Patient’s Compensation Board of the State Medical Society. A Kenosha News article was written about Dr. Horsley’s involvement with the Golden Gloves, specifically as a ringside doctor advocating for the safety of the boxers. He enjoyed tennis, skiing, biking and making stained glass windows.

    Survivors include his wife, Susan of Kenosha; two children, Susanne (Mark) Johns of Simpsonville, SC, and Thomas (Sara Semling) Horsley of Door County, WI; two grandchildren; and his nieces and nephew.

    Boyd’s family would like to thank the staff of Brookside Care Center for all of the kind and compassionate care they gave him as well as the staff at Hospice Alliance.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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  193. Dr. David Benson Kruger, 88, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2015. He was born to Abraham and Eleanor (Krukin) Kruger at the family home in the Berkley section of Norfolk. David graduated from Maury High School before serving in the US Army during WWII. After an honorable discharge, he attended the University of Virginia graduating Phi Beta Kappa. On August 13, 1950, he married Adel Mazel. David then attended Medical School at UVA, graduating with honors in 1953.

    David shared a practice of General Medicine with his older brother, Dr. Howard Kruger, for several years in Norfolk before returning to UVA to complete a residency in psychiatry. He then set up a psychiatric practice in Norfolk with Dr. Lawrence Bernert. David was a co-founder of Tidewater Psychiatric Institute. Later in his career he taught at EVMS, eventually becoming chairman of the Psychiatry Department.

    David was deeply committed to his faith and the Jewish community serving as president of Temple Israel and Hebrew Academy. He particularly enjoyed leading the cemetery committee for the Jewish Federation of Tidewater.

    David is survived by his wife of nearly 65 years, Adel M Kruger; brother Theodore Kruger; son Evan Kruger and his wife Annie; a daughter Sara Kruger; and six grandchildren.

  194. Dr. William D. Steers, Paul Mellon professor and chair of the Department of Urology at the University of Virginia’s School of Medicine, died April 10 in Charlottesville. He was 59.

    Born Aug. 19, 1955, Steers had been on the faculty since 1988 and chaired the urology department for 20 years. His research first described the clinical efficacy of Viagra, making his most-cited publication the 1998 paper with those findings in the New England Journal of Medicine.

    Men’s Health magazine named Steers as one of the top 15 doctors for men in the U.S. He was editor of the Journal of Urology, a member of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Reproductive Medicine Advisory Panel and president of the American Board of Urology from 2010-11. In 2011, Steers was appointed to the advisory council at National Institutes of Health by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and U.Va. alumnus Francis Collins, head of the NIH.

    Steers helped found the Charlottesville Men’s Four-Miler event, laying the foundation for the Virginia Institute for Men’s Health Improvement and Performance..

    He was awarded the American Urological Association’s Hugh Hampton Young Award, Gold Cystoscope Award, Dornier’s Innovation prize, Gineste Award for research in erectile dysfunction, the Zimskind Award in Neurourology and the annual Castle Connelly Top Doctors Award.

    Steers obtained his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University in 1977 and his medical degree in 1980 from the Medical College of Ohio. After a urology residency at the University of Texas Houston and M.D. Anderson Hospital, Steers completed a fellowship in neuropharmacology at the University of Pittsburgh.

    A viticulturist, he co-owned Well Hung Vineyard and, as his Charlottesville Daily Progress obituary says, claimed that the left pair of legs on the wine label were his.

    A casual and colorful celebration of Steers’ life will be held Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Well Hung Vineyard, 5274 Ivy Road.

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  195. Mark Allen Delomas, 50, of Lexington, KY passed away March 14, 2015.

    He was born in Columbus, OH to the late Valeria Delomas Ratliff. He was the owner of Delomas Interventional Pain Management.

    He graduated from Marshall University with a Bachelors Degree and then went on to the University of Virginia to receive his medical degree. Dr. Delomas served his residency at the University of Kentucky.

    He is survived by one son, Thomas (Danielle) Delomas of Lexington, KY; one daughter, Samantha Delomas of Lexington, KY; his fiance, Carma Carter of Lexington, KY; one sister, Susan (Steve) Nunley of Kingsport, TN and his father, Jim Ratliff of Keen Mountain, VA.

    A memorial service was held March 17, 2015 at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Harrodsburg Rd.

    Memorial Contributions are suggested to Doctors Without Borders USA, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030.

  196. William George Fuqua M.D. died peacefully in Columbia, Tenn., on March 14, at the age of 90.

    He was born February 4, 1925, at the Kings Daughter’s Hospital in Columbia, Tenn., and grew up in Pulaski, Tenn., where his father, Dr. Ernest Mitchell Fuqua practiced medicine and his mother, Ruby Elizabeth Campbell Fuqua was a registered nurse.

    He graduated from Columbia Military Academy in 1943 and from Emory and Henry College in 1946 in the V-12 program. He graduated from The Medical School at Vanderbilt University in 1949, during which time he played football under Coach Red Sanders. He completed his residency at The University of Virginia in internal medicine, specializing in cardiology. His residency was interrupted by a year of service in the Korean War from 1951-1952. When he returned to Tennessee with his wife and children, he chose to practice internal medicine in Columbia with Dr. Carl Gardner at Maury Regional Hospital, where they started the first Coronary Care Unit in Middle Tennessee. He retired in 1990.

    Above all, he was an avid supporter of his family. Mary Lucy and he ate every meal together everyday, his children knew no boundaries in his daily encouragement, and his grandchildren have many tales to tell of priceless adventures with their grandfather.

    Dr. Fuqua is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary Lucy Wilson Fuqua; his daughter, Lucy Scott (Dr. Sam) Kuykendall, Columbia, TN; his son, Dr. William Mitchell (Nancy)Fuqua, Savannah, GA; grandson, Dr. Samuel James(Jenny)Kuykendall IV, Kansas City, MO; grand daughters, Dr. Lucy(Lt. Patrick)Rice, NSAWC, Fallon, NV; Jordan Fuqua(Brian)Jaffee, San Francisco, CA; and Mary Mitchell Fuqua, New York, NY; great-grandchildren, Finn Neema Kuykendall, Iselle Malou Kuykendall, and Emma Lucy Rice.

    Funeral services were held March 17, at The First Presbyterian Church in Columbia. Memorial contributions be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 801 South High Street, Columbia 38401.

  197. James E. “Doc” John Jr. 96, of King George County passed away at home on March 25, 2015.

    Born in Roanoke, he was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran and served in the Medical Corps as a dentist, receiving many honors. He later graduated from University of Virginia School of Medicine, earning his medical degree with a major in pathology.

    Dr. John was an active member of the Military Auxiliary Radio System, a licensed aircraft pilot and a licensed motor boat operator. He was a 4th Degree member of Holy Trinity Council 7812 Knights of Columbus and a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in King George.

    He is survived by his spouse, Mary S. Carr–John; his children, Phyllis Brown, J. Edward John III (Diane), Leslie James (Warren) and Adelaide Bowman (Jimmy); and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Adelaide John Spainhour; and a son, Charles Wilson John.

    A funeral Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on March 30, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, King George. Interment was held on March 31 at Quantico National Cemetery.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Sonja Gallahan, 5504 Igo Road, King George, VA, 22485; or St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 11 S. Irving Ave., Colonial Beach, VA 22443.

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  198. Edmund Harrison Rucker Jr., MD, 85, passed away of natural causes on March 16, 2015 at his Spartanburg, SC residence.

    Dr. Rucker was born 9 June 1929 in Richmond, Virginia, to Edmund Harrison Rucker and Elizabeth Harrison Rucker.

    He attended St. Christopher’s Prep School, where he excelled in academics and athletics. He graduated from the University of Virginia, where he was a member of the Chi Phi fraternity and Raven Society, and a letterman on the varsity swim team. He was a graduate of the University of Virginia Medical School, and completed internship and his residency in anesthesiology during his six year service as a Lt. Commander in the United States Navy.

    Dr. Rucker was a practicing physician for many years at hospitals in Newport News, and after a well-deserved retirement, moved close to family in Spartanburg five years ago.

    He is survived by his wife Margery Louise Davidson Rucker of Spartanburg, originally of Hinsdale, Illinois. Married 23 June 1951, they have four children and two grandchildren.

    Dr. Rucker was an avid historian with a particular interest in the War Between the States, and accompanied by a succession of beloved beagles, had visited practically every battlefield and cemetery to study the campaigns of the Southern soldier.
    Dr. Rucker’s earthly remains are to be cremated and returned to dust according to his wishes, but loving memories of his life will linger in our hearts.

  199. William Smith “Bill” Hawkins, M.D., 99, died February 26, 2015, at his home in Greenville, South Carolina.

    Born September 7, 1915 in Greenville, he was a son of the late William Roe Hawkins and Floride Bradley Hawkins.

    Dr. Hawkins graduated from Greenville High School in 1933, Furman University in 1937, and the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia, where he ranked at the top of the class of 1941. He began a surgical residency at the University of Minnesota Medical School before entering the U.S. Army in 1942. He commanded the medical unit of the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, Sixth Army, serving in WWII’s Pacific theater and earning the rank of major. Dr. Hawkins served a fellowship in internal medicine and cardiology at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 1947-8 and completed his residency in internal medicine at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Washington, D.C. He returned to Greenville in 1949, where he practiced internal medicine until retiring in 1992.

    In addition to his private practice, Dr. Hawkins enjoyed years of service as director of Greenville General Hospital’s Rheumatic Fever Clinic. Following his retirement, he volunteered at Meals on Wheels and the Greenville Free Medical Clinic. He will be remembered for his attentive bedside manner, not to mention his willingness to make house calls.

    A graveside service was held on March 7, 2015, at White Oak Baptist Church Cemetery. The family extends grateful appreciation to Dr. Hawkins’ friend Ione Broadwater and the staff of Lutheran Hospice for their outstanding care and kindness.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Greenville Free Medical Clinic, 600 Arlington Avenue, Greenville SC 29601 or Meals on Wheels, 15 Oregon Street, Greenville SC 29605.

  200. Loving husband and father, respected physician, Dr. Claude Robertson Garfield, 91, of Kingsport, died on Friday, February 13, 2015, at Indian Path Medical Center. Claude Garfield served in the U.S. Merchant Marines in World War II. He completed his
    undergraduate work at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA and received his medical degree from the University of Virginia. Dr. Garfield completed his residency in Internal Medicine/Cardiology at Johns Hopkins University and was a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

    He served as the Medical Director and Administrator of the Public Health Service Hospital in Norfolk, VA. Dr. Garfield was in private practice in Internal Medicine in Bristol, TN from 1973-1977. Esteemed by patients and colleagues alike, he worked as an ER physician and Medical Director at Indian Path Medical Center from 1977 until his retirement.

    Dr. Garfield was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Doris.

    A very special thank you to his foster parents in his youth, Minnie and Frank Shrout of Falls Church, VA, as well as to his fantastic caregivers at home – Sandy Carey and Kathy and Gale Fletcher – for the complete devotion to him and his wife. Warmest gratitude to his sisters-in-law, Judy Hooper and the late Nancy Davis, for their unflagging care and generosity over the years and to the medical staff of Indian Path Hospital’s 5th floor and ICU unit.

    The University of Virginia Cavaliers has truly lost one of its greatest fans.

    A memorial service was held on February 28, 2015 at Knollkreg Memorial Park, Abingdon, VA. Military Rites were conducted by the Virginia National Guard and Highlands Veterans Honor Guard.

    Contributions can be made under Dr. Garfield’s name to the Holston Home for Children, 404 Holston Dr., Greeneville, TN 37743.

  201. Clark Selwyn Collins, M.D., 89, an ear, nose and throat specialist in Greenville, SC, for 37 years until his retirement in 1997, died at The Woodlands at Furman on February 15, 2015, surrounded by his loving daughters.

    Born in Washington, D.C. on November 27, 1925, he was the only child of the late Selwyn Dewitt and Angie Jean Spicer Collins. He graduated from Columbia University and The Columbia College of Physicians and surgeons and interned at The University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville. He served as a medical officer in the U.S. Navy for two years. He did a residency in ear, nose and throat at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary of the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston before coming to Greenville to start his private practice in 1959.

    He was loved by his staff at his office as well as the nurses that assisted in his surgeries at St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Clark was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, The Poinsett Club, The American Medical Association, The South Carolina Medical Association, The Southern Medical Association, the North and South Carolina Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, and a member of the Association of Surgeons of the Southern Railway System and loved to travel by train. He was a historian, world traveler that spoke four languages, and an animal lover.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Concerned Citizens for Animals, 3627 Fork Shoals Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680.

  202. Dr. Peter William Houck died on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

    He was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, in 1938, son of Joseph William Houck and Katherine Kemp Houck.He is survived by his brothers Kemp Houck, Thomas Houck, and Leighton Houck, all of Lynchburg, Va.

    He was a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va., and the University of Virginia Medical School in Charlottesville, Va. After serving as a Major during the Vietnam War, he completed a fellowship in neonatology at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Tex. In 1971, he returned to Lynchburg and opened the first Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in 1972. In addition, he pursued a career in pediatrics at F. Read Hopkins Pediatric Associates and founded and directed the Johnson Health Center.

    He was an active member of the Lynchburg Historical Foundation. He was also a founder of the Warwick House Publishing Company and the Sandusky Civil War Museum.

    Dr. Houck married Elizabeth Anne Tweedy, his high school sweetheart, in 1962, and they had five children. Family was of prime importance to him, and he treasured the time with his children and grandchildren.

    Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Lynchburg or the Sandusky Civil War Museum.Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. To send condolences, please go to

  203. Ertel, Paul Y., M.D. of Ann Arbor, MI died Tuesday, February 17, 2015. He was 85.

    Dr. Ertel was born in Williamsport, PA the son of Herbert and Hilda Ertel. He graduated from Williamsport High School and went on to attend Roanoke College;followed by Lycoming College and while there he met his future wife before being drafted into the United States Army and serving two years during the Korean conflict. After his honorable discharge from the armed service he went back to Roanoke College and graduated in 1955. On August 20, 1955 he married Inta Janners, he then went on to medical school at the University of Virginia graduating in 1959. After graduation he interned in Cleveland and had a pediatric residency at the University of Michigan followed by a Fellowship in pediatric cardiology. During his fellowship his research consisted of testing the function of stethoscopes, and much of what he learned is still relevant today.

    From 1966 until 1977 he practiced pediatric cardiology at Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH. He became interested in the evaluation of quality care in medicine and in 1977 he returned to the University of Michigan to continue his research in assessment of care quality. Dr. Ertel retired from the University of Michigan in 1990. In recognizing the increasing role of computers in analyzing accuracy of medical data and coding, he began his own company that was years ahead of its time.

    Survived by: wife; Inta, children; Dace (William) Brennan, Lynne Ertel, Grandson; Martino Pavesi, and nieces and nephews.

    A celebration will be held in April and announced later. Please visit for further information.

  204. Warren C. Evans, MD, 91, of Sarasota, FL, died on November 21, 2014.

    Dr. Evans is survived by his wife, Nell, children, Todd (Shelly), Doug (Susan), Mark and Craig and by his grandchildren, Marshall, Trevor, Katherine and Matthew. He was preceded in death by his son, Warren Jr.

    Dr. Evans served in the U.S. Army and Navy as a medical doctor during the Korean War.

  205. Dr. Francis Simon Sullivan, MD, of 164 Bellamy Close, died February 16, 2015 at his home.

    He was born in Cambridge, MA, in 1924 and was a son of the late Thomas and Julia Hegarty Sullivan. Dr. Sullivan received the Buckley Scholarship to Harvard where he attended until he volunteered for the U.S. Army during World War II. He graduated from The University of Virginia Medical School; from there he completed his residency in internal medicine where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Sullivan moved to Greer with his wife in 1954 where they both practiced medicine. After twenty-two years, in 1977, he joined the faculty of Greenville Health System where he became the Director of Internal Medicine Clinics. Later in his career, he served as Director of Employee Health. His volunteer activities include Mobile Meals, Greer and Taylors Free Medical Clinics and Wycliffe Bible Translators. Dr. Sullivan was a member, elder and Sunday school teacher at First Presbyterian Church of Greer.

    Surviving are his loving wife of 67 years, Josephine Young Sullivan; one son and daughter-in-law; five daughters and sons-in-law; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 100 School Street, Greer, S.C. 29651, Greer Community Ministries, P.O. Box 1373, Greer, S.C. 29652 or Taylors Free Medical Clinic, 400 West Main Street, Taylors, S.C. 29687.

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  206. William Cary Fleming, MD died in his home in the company of his family on February 6, 2015 at the age of 97.

    Dr. Fleming was born on January 16, 1918 in Lee Hall, Va., to Thomas Hayes Fleming and Martha Frances Kirby Fleming. He attended public schools in Warwick County, Va. He was valedictorian of Morrison High School, as well as the founding captain of the golf team, a pastime that he enjoyed well into his nineties. He then attended the University of Virginia where he earned his BS in chemistry in 1942 and his MD in 1945. He was a member of the band and enjoyed playing the clarinet. He was elected to the Raven Society and was a member of the Thomas Jefferson Society of Alumni. His love and support for the University never waned. He met his wife on a blind date while they were college students and married on March 19, 1944.

    After completing his internship, they spent several years in Sasebo, Japan during the Occupation. He served as first lieutenant and captain in the Medical Corps, U.S. Army, becoming regimental surgeon, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Division. After their return to the States, he completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation, a new specialty at the time. He spent years working in several V.A. hospitals around the country before corning to Birmingham in 1964 as the founding chairman of physical medicine and rehabilitation of the UAB Medical School, medical director of the Spain Rehabilitation Center, which opened later that year, and physiatrist in chief at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. Among other accomplishments, he was founding director of PM-R Residency Training Program, co-medical director and vice chairman of medical staff at Lakeshore Hospital in its development, and one of the founding physicians of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

    A family service will be held at a later date at Lebanon Christian Church in Newport News, Va., where a family plot is located. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to The Salvation Army, Multiple Sclerosis Society, or the downtown Rotary Club of Birmingham.

  207. Dr. Franc Alexander Barada Jr., a rheumatologist based in Durham, died peacefully at UNC Memorial Hospital on February 8, 2015, a few weeks shy of his 70th birthday, after a courageous year long battle with multiple myeloma, amyloidosis, and end-stage renal disease.

    “Andy” was born on February 26, 1945 and grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a graduate of St. Louis Country Day School, Wesleyan University, and University of Virginia Medical School. After internship at University of Wisconsin, he completed residency and fellowship at the University of Virginia, in between serving as chief of cedicine at Fort Defiance Indian Hospital on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona. He was assistant professor of Rheumatology at Duke and in 1982 founded Durham Rheumatology. A dedicated physician, he served the Durham community for over 30 years, most recently in association with Triangle Orthopaedic Associates.

    He worked tirelessly to give back to both his medical and local communities. He served as president of the medical staff at Durham Regional Hospital and president of NC Rheumatology Association. He was a faithful member of Durham Downtown Rotary and a loyal supporter of Senior PharmAssist, Habitat for Humanity, and Rotary International. He helped found Project Access of Durham County to secure medical specialty care for the uninsured. He was a lifelong athlete and strong proponent of exercise and healthy eating.

    A memorial service will be held at on Saturday, February 28th at Duke Chapel with a reception following. In lieu of flowers please consider a gift to a charity or organization with which you most associate him.

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  208. Henry Brognard Betts, MD, internationally revered champion for people with disabilities and a leader in transforming physical medicine and rehabilitation from a minor discipline to an essential healthcare specialty, passed away on January 4, 2015 in Chicago, IL. He was 86.

    Born on May 25, 1928, in New Rochelle, N.Y., Dr. Betts was raised in New Jersey and Florida. He received his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in 1950 and his MD degree from the University of Virginia in 1954. After his medical internship and service in the U.S. Marine Corps, he entered a residency under the mentorship of Howard Rusk, MD, at New York University’s Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine.

    During a career at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) that spanned more than three decades, in 1991 Dr. Betts guided the hospital to the #1 ranking in its field by U.S. News & World Report, a ranking it retains today, 24 years later. Aligning with his pioneering medical career, Dr. Betts devoted himself to improving quality of life for people with disabilities, building public acceptance of physically challenged citizens and advocating for their rights.

    His groundbreaking accomplishments as a physician and healthcare leader also drove Dr. Betts’ highly visible role as an advocate. He recognized that the challenges facing people with disabilities were not solely medical. At early turning points in his life, he confronted the social and economic barriers and ostracism that historically limited the quality of life for people with disabilities. These formative experiences strengthened his resolve that “with appropriate care, people with disabilities can be productive citizens, can be reintegrated into society, will require much less support from our society, and can feel the exhilaration of real freedom and equality.”

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  209. Philip Hart Cooper, MD, 73, of Charlottesville, Virginia, died of lymphoma on January 30, 2015.

    Dr. Cooper was born on August 22, 1941, in Los Angeles, California, the eldest son of Zaullie P. Cooper and Lillian Spiegelman Cooper. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA and with honors from UCLA Medical School, where he specialized in dermatopathology. In the 1970’s Dr. Cooper served five years in the United States Army Medical Corps, at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda, Maryland.

    In 1978, he came to the University of Virginia Medical Center to help establish the dermatopathology department and teach in the medical school. He served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology for five years and was elected president of the American Society of Dermatopathology in 1995. He retired from University of Virginia as Professor Emeritus in 1996.

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  210. Quinter Milton Burnett, MD,age 90, died peacefully at home on Friday, January 9, 2015.

    He was born October 4, 1924 in Arlington, VA, the son of Frank and Effie (Nimmo) Burnett, the youngest of five sons. Quinter was an Ensign in the U.S. Navy during WWII, a Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corp and finally an Assistant Surgeon in the U.S. Public Health Service. He received his MD degree from the University of Virginia in 1948 and completed his Thoracic Surgery residency in Detroit in 1953.

    He practiced Thoracic surgery in Saginaw for many years then worked as a General Practitioner at Burns Clinic in St. Ignace. In 1993, he began working part time at several Native American medical facilities including Rosebud, SD, St. Ignace, Sault Ste. Marie and others. He fully retired in 2000.

    He had a lifetime passion for reading and learning, taking not only continuing education courses in his field but studying various other subjects through college classes including geology, foreign languages, history and anthropology. He enjoyed camping, skiing, planting trees, growing grapes and wine making. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Riggsville.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Quinter’s name may be directed to the Cheboygan County Humane Society, the Wilderness Society or the Defenders of Wildlife. Those wishing to leave a condolence or share a memory of Quinter are invited to do so at

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  211. Robert B. Cotton, MD, died January 2, 2015 in Nashville, TN. He was born in Danville, Virginia on February 19, 1940, the son of Robert B. Cotton, Sr. and Gonia S. Cotton.

    He graduated from George Washington High School in Danville, VA, and attended the University of Virginia for both his undergraduate studies and medical school. Dr. Cotton began his career in Neonatology at Vanderbilt in 1972 as a Clinical and Research Fellow. He then joined the faculty in the Division of Neonatology at Vanderbilt University, attaining the rank of Professor in 1985. He served as the Director for the Division of Neonatology from 1989-2003, during which time he was responsible for training over 40 post-doctoral fellows in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. His research contributions have had long-lasting impacts on the care of newborns and he was an exceptional clinician and passionate teacher.

    His professional career at Vanderbilt was complemented by a passion for sailboat competition, an avocation he enjoyed with Anne, his wife of 49 years. He was a longstanding member of Harbor Island Yacht Club and previously served as Commodore. He touched many lives and was known for his quick, dry wit, love of people, and boundless curiosity.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the “Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics,” in memory of Dr. Robert Cotton. The donations will support the Robert B. Cotton, MD Memorial Lectureship, which is being established to honor his legacy of extraordinary service and achievements. Donations may be sent to: Vanderbilt University Gift Processing, PMB 407727, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37240-7727.

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  212. Dr. Hubert A. Marshall of Charlottesville, died on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Martha Jefferson House.

    He was born on April 6, 1923 in Roanoke, Virginia to the late Samuel William Marshall and Louise Ethel Davis Marshall.
    Dr. Marshall was a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. He served with the 8th Air Force in England and France.Dr. Marshall was a graduate of Roanoke College and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He interned at Ohio State University Medical Center and completed his Residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Virginia.

    He began his practice of 50 years with Dr. Edwin P. Burton, Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology. He also served as Clinical Associate Professor and Vice Chairman.A memorial service was held January 24, 2015.Condolences may be sent to

  213. Dr. Page Moss Fletcher, 54, of Hillsboro, VA passed away January 30 of a suspected aneurysm.

    Born to the late John Caldwell and Adele Woodall Fletcher in Birmingham, AL, Page was a proud graduate of T.C. Williams HS (’78), a “Double Wahoo” at University of Virginia undergraduate (’83) and medical school (’89), psychiatry resident at University of Washington (’93), and completed his Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at the Seattle Veterans Affairs Medical Center (’94).

    He married his sweetheart, Shannon Manning Fletcher (UVA ’83). Living briefly in Seattle, they moved to Radford, VA, and finally Loudoun, VA in 1996 to raise their two girls closer to family. Here, he has served as a geriatric psychiatrist for the past 19 years.

    A lover of live music, travel, dancing, and especially the Grateful Dead, Page frequented music venues throughout Virginia, particularly in Charlottesville with his ATO brothers. If not rocking out, he could be found cheering in faithful expectancy at the stadiums of the Washington Redskins or UVA Cavaliers, or spending quality time with his tripod dog, Gabe.

    Survived by his wife and two daughters: Sarah Moss Fletcher (UVA ’11) of Charlottesville, VA, and Mary Katherine Fletcher (fiancé McKay Marcum) of Hillsboro, Virginia. Page is beloved by many near and far, not least of all, brother John Caldwell Fletcher (Claire) of Houston, TX, sister Adele Fletcher Mays (Julian) of Knoxville, TN, and countless nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention or to the University of Virginia Medical School Foundation (the John C. Fletcher Memorial Fund– PO Box 800776, Charlottesville, VA 22908).

    A service will take place February 15, 2pm at Colonial Funeral Home, 2010 Edwards Ferry Rd NE, Leesburg, VA 20176.

  214. Dr. Clifton R. Gruver of McLean, VA passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Carolyn S. Gruver; devoted father of Nancy Coudon (Wilson), Lynn Mense (Craig), Chip Gruver (Jill); brother of the late Robert Gruver; grandfather of seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

    Services were held at Metropolitan Memorial Methodist Church on January 24. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The College Fund, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400807, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4807 or Metropolitan Memorial Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20016.

  215. Dr. David Deaderick Stone, of Earlysville, Virginia, beloved father, friend and mentor, died Friday, January 23, 2015 at his home with his family at his side.David was born February 8, 1932 in Bristol, Tennessee, the son of Albert and Margaret.

    David Stone attended Vanderbilt University as an undergraduate and earned his Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Virginia. After residency and fellowship in New York and St. Louis, respectively, he joined the Department of Internal Medicine faculty at the University of Virginia in 1963. He, along with Drs. Jim Respess and Ed Wilson, established the Gastroenterology Division at the University of Virginia.

    Dr. Stone was a pioneer in the field of gastroenterology and was one of the first endoscopists in the state of Virginia. Dr. Stone was the consummate clinician, possessing an encyclopedic knowledge of medicine and was renowned for his ability to care for the whole patient. Dr. Stone had a very busy clinical gastroenterology and endoscopy practice and was beloved by his patients. He was a Director of the Medical Intensive Care unit and was one of the founders of the GI nutrition service. Dr. Stone was a great scholar, eminent teacher and mentor who taught by example and enormously influenced many medical students and GI fellows.

    In 1978 he was awarded the Robley Dunglison Award, presented by the graduating medical school class to “a member of the faculty in recognition of outstanding teaching efforts and personal contributions toward arousing interests and inspiring the endeavors of students.” The David D. Stone Professorship in Internal Medicine was endowed in 1985 in honor of his contributions, and supports the academic activities of an eminent scholar in Gastroenterology. Dr. Stone retired from practice in February, 1997. The David D. Stone Gastroenterology Divisional Library was named in his honor in 1997 when the division moved to its new space in the West Complex.

    Donations may be made in David’s honor to your local Salvation Army or”

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  216. John Wise Wescott of Ormond Beach passed away on January 19, 2015.

    He was born May 22, 1933, to G. Wise and Nancy Watkins Wescott in Providence, RI. During World War II, his father served with the U.S. Army’s 509th Composite Group and his mother was ill; thus, John lived with various relatives during the war, including an uncle who was a surgeon. It was then that John decided his life’s goal was to become a surgeon and heal people. John graduated from St. Christopher’s School in Richmond, VA, in 1951. After graduation, he attended Virginia Military Institute, where he ran track.

    He earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia in 1959 after which he interned at Georgetown University Hospital. He was commissioned into the U.S. Navy and served in Okinawa, Japan; did his residency in urology in San Diego, CA; and was a Naval surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. He separated from the U.S. Navy in 1968 with the rank of lieutenant commander and then moved to Ormond Beach, where he joined a private urology practice with Drs. Goddard and Jones. He helped to grow that practice into Atlantic Urological Associates and to build an ambulatory surgery center. He was a member of the Fellow of American College of Surgeons (FACS), a member of Volusia County Medical Society, a member of the Florida Medical Association, chief of staff at Halifax Hospital Medical Center from 1982 to 1983, and the chief of surgery at then Ormond Memorial Hospital.

    He was also a life-long active member of Rotary. An avid runner and cycler, John’s favorite way to spend a Sunday was to go for a long cycling ride with his friends, stopping to enjoy a beer at a beach bar along the way. He also enjoyed monthly poker games and annual ski trips with friends. His greatest joy, however, was spending time with his family. He was married for 23 years to Lois Wescott, nee Hertzler; though their marriage ended in divorce, they shared a love for their three daughters: Susan, Kimberly, and Stephanie. He enjoyed visiting his children and eight grandchildren regularly.

    Services were held on Friday, January 30 in Ormond Beach.In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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  217. Dr. Alan I. Jacobson, 73, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. Dr. Jacobson has been the laboratory director (pathologist) at Starr Regional Medical Center for over 22 years.

    He was born in Norfolk, Va. He graduated from Old Dominion University and the University of Virginia Medical School. He did his internship at Henry Grady Hospital in Atlanta, and his residency at Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Va. He was at both Cobb General Hospital and Smyrna Hospital for about 16 years in Atlanta.

    The family wishes to thank everyone for their caring, love, and support; special thanks to Starr Regional Medical Center and Life Care Center, Athens, Tenn. A graveside service was held Jan. 9, 2015. Please make donations to your favorite charity.

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  218. Mary Anna Loughridge Rushia, M.D., 92, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at the Hospice House in Charlottesville. In the last two months of her life, she fought back from a fall and a series of infections. She worked hard and with courage to return to her life with family and friends, spending a happy last Christmas with them before her final illness.

    Mary Anna was a twin, born July 19, 1922, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She was a physician and the mother of five children. Mary Anna enjoyed traveling, computer technology, gardening, chess and her book club. Over many years, Mary Anna created a much-loved garden at her home. Though she spent the last several years of her life at Morningside Assisted Living, she continued to garden with the loving help of her friend Trudy Bronson. Together they provided family and friends with an incredible assortment of lovely flowers and healthy vegetables.

    A celebration of life for Mary Anna was held Jan. 17 at the Senior Center of Charlottesville. Memorials may be made to Ruffins Pond Group Home in Fredericksburg, or the Hospice House of Charlottesville.

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  219. George B. Fisher, Jr., MD, 64, passed away at home on Monday, December 15, 2014 in Hickory, NC surrounded by his family. George was cherished in the community as an exceptional physician and beloved as a wonderful father, husband, and friend. He will always be remembered for his intellect, love, humor, bow ties, and handlebar moustache.

    George was born in Newnan, GA on March 7, 1950 to George Burch Fisher and Lila Norman Fisher. His childhood was spent in Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia. He graduated from Lexington High School in 1968 and subsequently attended college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1972. He then went on to attend the University of Virginia Medical School and graduated Alpha Omega Alpha in 1976. George completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Florida from 1976 to 1979, and then completed his residency in Dermatology at the University of Virginia from 1979 to 1983.

    George began his career as a dermatologist in Columbus, GA at a private practice during 1983 and 1984. He returned to the University of Virginia in 1984 and served as an Assistant Professor of Dermatology until 1987. From 1987 until 2001, George practiced at the Medical Center Clinic in Pensacola, FL where he met his beautiful and loving wife, Renee Steadham. In 2001, he moved to Hickory and partnered with his friend, Charles Reed, at Reed & Fisher Dermatology.

    A celebration of George’s life was held Saturday, December 20, 2014 at The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Hickory. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George’s memory to The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 726 1st Avenue, NW, Hickory, NC, 28601 or Dermatology Research and Development Foundation, c/o Kenneth E. Greer, MD, Department of Dermatology, University of Virginia Health System, PO Box 800718, Charlottesville, VA, 22908-0718.

  220. Dr. William Bell Goddard was a multidimensional man. He was a teacher and leader of those who did not want to be led. Doctors are notorious for being independent thinkers and so was our Dad. Our father pressed other obstetricians and gynecologists into the future by bringing fetal monitors, laparoscopes, ultrasounds and innovative fertilization techniques to Colorado. He also was the founder of three medical societies and president of two others. His extensive medical contributions can be found on The University of Colorado Medical School website when you Google his name. The list is impressive and worth the read.

    He was a great story teller who loved fast cars, traveling, teaching and learning. He also was well educated, attending college at Princeton, medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, his internship at the University of Virginia and his residency at the University of Iowa.

    To get out of farm work as a child in Kentucky, he read. And read he did. He memorized famous quotes, poems, a few shaggy dog stories and humorous stories. He loved rattling off “The Song of Hiawatha” for his grandkids. In the operating room, he told stories and jokes for hours. While teaching surgery at the University of Colorado, he complained to the chief resident that he always got the rookie surgeons. The chief resident told him that the new surgeons could learn more in one surgery with him than three or four surgeries with the other surgeons. He taught surgery until he was 82.

    Dr. William Bell Goddard will be dearly missed in the medical community and by his family. The family would be honored if you made a contribution to his endowment at the University of Colorado Medical School at or send checks to CU Foundation with the memo line stating the gift is “In memory of William B. Goddard, MD.”, Mail Stop A065, 13001 E. 17th Place, Aurora, CO 80045. A memorial service was held on Friday, January 2, 2015 at the University of Colorado Hospital.

  221. Dr. Brown Wimberly Dennis died December 30, 2014.

    Following graduation from Macon public schools and Davidson College, he earned his Medical degree at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York.

    He completed a Pennsylvania Hospital Internship and a Medical College of Georgia Residency before entry into military service as Chief of Medicine at McDonald Army Hospital Ft. Eustis, VA. After two years of military service, he became a Fellow in diabetes and endocrinology at the University of Virginia. His private medical practice began in 1965 at Piedmont Hospital and continued there until 2000. He was known as a kind and compassionate physician who fought to get his patients the very best care. His steadfast love for his Lord Jesus Christ allowed him to use his God given talents to help not only his patients but anybody he came in contact with. “Brown ministered to heart, body and soul touching thousands of lives with his smile, his kindness, his healing touch and his dedication to serving Christ, through the least of us.”

    His community service focused on the Salvation Army’s endeavors and its many officers and the Presbyterian World Mission Board as a medical consultant for missionaries. He cared for countless missionaries and Salvation Army workers. For his community service, Brown was awarded the 11 Alive Community Service Award; the Institute for Public Service’s Thomas Jefferson Award; the Medical Association of Atlanta’s Aven Cup; and the Piedmont Hospital Nicholas E. Davies’ Community Service Award. The Salvation Army presented him the Exceptional Service Award. Following retirement, he continued to volunteer at Salvation Army Clinics and the Free Clinic at the Community Helping Place in Dahlonega into his early 80’s.
    Practicing medicine for over 56 years and working and playing at his country place, Brown’s Remedy, in Lumpkin County (Porter Springs) took most of his time. His wife, children, and grandchildren gave him immense pride and pleasure. His extended family and friends were loved dearly by this gentle, wise, and humble man.

    A memorial service celebrating Brown’s life was held Saturday, January 3, 2015. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
    The Salvation Army, Metro Atlanta Area Command, P.O. Box 930188, Norcross, GA 30003-0188 or The Community Helping Place, P.O. Box 712, Dahlonega, GA 30533.

  222. Dr. Nathaniel “Nat” E. Adamson Jr. was born in Portsmouth, Va., in 1919. Early on in his happy childhood he showed his interest in learning and graduated as the valedictorian of his Portsmouth High School class. He graduated from the University of Virginia (’41) and later the University of Virginia Medical School (’44).

    Immediately upon graduation from medical school and a brief internship in 1944, Nat served as a Navy medical officer in World War II. After war service, he trained in surgery at U.Va. and completed a surgical fellowship at the Lahey Clinic in Boston, Mass. Military duty called again in 1953 when Nat served as a Navy surgeon with a Marine regiment in Korea. He continued to serve in the U.S. Naval Reserve through the Vietnam era, eventually attaining the rank of captain. After duty in Korea, Nat returned to surgical practice at the Lahey Clinic in Boston; and in 1955, he married Anne White of Newburyport, Mass. The two first met, literally, in the operating room, as Anne was a surgical nurse. In 1956, they settled, for what turned out to be 36 years, in Belmont, Mass., and began to raise a family. Due to a serious but self-limited illness, Nat left his beloved surgical practice in 1957 and became an Associate Medical Director for the New England Life Insurance Co. in Boston, where he worked until retirement in 1982.

    In the early 1960s, Nat became involved in grass-roots conservative political activism, a calling that he dutifully pursued throughout the remainder of his life. A dedicated father, he served in leadership positions for many school and community organizations for his three children and an honorary daughter who joined the family upon the death of her parents. He was also a deacon at Park Street Church in Boston for many years and provided faithful support for evangelical missions and ministries, both in the U.S. and abroad.

    In the early 1990s, Anne and Nat moved to Nat’s beloved Charlottesville, Va., where they made many friends at The Colonnades Senior Community. In 2007, health issues for Anne required assisted living prompting a move to Harrisonburg, Va., home of his eldest son. Nat moved in with his son and remained busy with his voracious reading, frequent travel with his family, and tomato gardening; and he resumed his lifelong hobby of stamp collecting in earnest. He visited with Anne daily until her passing in 2010.

    With a keen intellect and sharp wit, he was an inspiration to all not so much by what he preached, but by how he lived. He was devout in his faith, exemplary in his charity, unpretentious in his humility and selfless in his gifts. Continuing in good health and spirits well into his 90s, he remained active and regularly beat the household in Jeopardy. He was an incredible patriarch, mentor, teacher and role model to his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild, and was treasured for his integrity, faith, wisdom, and duty to country. He passed peacefully in his sleep on Dec. 30, 2014, at the age of 95 — a truly good, long life.

    The family is planning a memorial gathering for family in New England later in 2015.

  223. James Dillard Via, MD, 78, died at home on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Born September 19, 1936 in Henry County, Virginia, he was the son of Sallie Mae Shelton Via and John William Via. Dr. Via graduated from Fieldale High School in Henry County, the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

    For three years 1965 – 1968, between internship and residency, Dr. Via served as captain in the US Army in Bamberg, Germany. Following a residency at Norfolk General Hospital, Dr. Via started in private practice with Dr. Mason C. Andrews, Dr. William C. Andrews and Dr. Willette L. LeHew on July 1, 1971. Dr. Via delivered 5747 babies over the course of his career, keeping careful handwritten records of each birth in a series of ledgers stretching from July 1971 until his last delivery in June 2004. Dr. Via was a pioneer in having families together in the labor and delivery room. He also promoted the use of epidural anesthesia during labor and delivery. He was a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Fertility Society, the South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Medical Society of Virginia, and the Norfolk Academy of Medicine. Dr. Via was a dedicated and caring physician, only officially retiring from The Group for Women in 2007 when his own health began to fail. Highly respected by his peers and beloved by his partners, Dr. Via truly loved his work and his patients.

    An active member of First Presbyterian Church, Norfolk, Virginia, Dr.Via served the church community as an elder for many years as well as serving on various committees. He volunteered his time and talent; working as a physician for six weeks on a reservation in Claremore, Oklahoma and later joining a mission trip to Guatemala. Dr. Via brought joy and laughter to all he met in life.

    He is survived by his two children, Anne Van Swearingen Via McCollough and her husband David Scott McCollough of New York City, and George Via of Kenai, Alaska; his only grandson, James Andrew Scott McCollough of New York City; and his brother, John William Via, Jr. and Mary P. Fox of Alexandria, Virginia; and his aunt, Lois Fulcher Quadrio of Fieldale, Virginia. He was a wonderful uncle to five nephews – John William Via, III, Walter Stephenson Via, Henry Fleming Via, Christopher Lewis James Reid, and Lewis George Feuer and one niece Susan Michelle Reid. He was predeceased by his loving wife of fifty years, Marie Berry Matheke Via. His parents and his sister, Linda Via Reid, also predeceased him.

    Burial was private. A memorial service was held on Saturday, December 13 at First Presbyterian Church, Norfolk, Virginia.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The College Foundation, The UVA Medical School Foundation, or The President’s Fund for Excellence at the University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400807, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904 or First Presbyterian Church, 820 Colonial Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23507. Online condolences may be offered to the family through

  224. Dr. Frank Graber Turner died Monday, December 15, 2014 at Danville Regional Medical Center.

    He was born on July 13, 1930 in Lynchburg, Va., a son of Anderson Banks Turner and Dorothy Graber Turner of Danville.

    Dr. Turner was a graduate of George Washington High School, received his BA Degree from the University of Virginia and, while there, he was inducted into the Raven Society, Omnicron Delta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha honorary societies, Tilka and Phi Kappa Sigma social fraternities. His MD Degree was from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. After Internship at Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, he served two years as Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and completed his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UVA.

    Subsequently he practiced OB/GYN in Danville for 36 years until his retirement in 1997. He was also a member of the Medical Society of Virginia, Board Member of the South Atlantic Association of OB/GYN. American College of OB/GYN, Danville Pittsylvania County Academy of Medicine, and past president of the Danville Regional Medical Center staff. For ten years he was an OB/GYN Consultant for the Free Clinic of Danville.

    He was a lifetime member of Epiphany Episcopal Church where he served two terms on the Vestry, once as Senior Warden. His personal favorite of all honors was a plaque presented to him on Doctors’ Day, 1984, by the hospital Operating Room nurses as the “Best All Round Operating Room Surgeon”. He was a member of the Blue Cross-Blue Shield Board of Virginia for ten years, serving two of those years as Chairman, and was past president of the Danville Golf Club. He was a member of the Jamestowne Society and the Huguenot Society.

    He is survived by his wife, the former Marcia Penick Ballou, and three children, Rangeley Turner of Richmond, Va., Elizabeth Turner Leemhuis of Indianapolis, Ind., and Dr. Banks Whitaker Turner of Richmond, Va.; eight grandchildren, Kenton Graber Scearce, Whitney Ballou Crawford, John Ballou Leemhuis, Frank Sexton Leemhuis, Timothy Banks Leemhuis, William Knebel Turner, Bransford McNeill Turner and Samuel Rangeley Turner; and two great-grandchildren.

    Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 18, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Epiphany Episcopal Church with the Reverend Becky Crites and the Reverend Dr. Drew Baker officiating. The family will receive friends at the residence, 150 Westmoreland Court #5 on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, from 4 until 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Epiphany Episcopal Church School, 115 Jefferson Avenue, Danville, VA 24541 or the charity of your choice. Townes Funeral Home, 215 West Main Street, Danville is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at or

  225. Tad Kim, 36, passed away on December 17th, 2014 in Rochester, Minn.

    He was born in Hong Kong in 1978 to Katherine and James Kim. He attended Horace Man High School in New York. He received his bachelor’s degree at Yale University and his doctorate at the University of Virginia. He completed general surgery residency at the University of Florida. He completed a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Mississippi. This past year, he worked as a thoracic surgeon at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

    His brilliance illuminated the world around him. He loved deeply and purely. He was soft spoken and patient at the most trying of times. He saw good in everyone. He was gifted as a surgeon and as a teacher. He was a beloved husband, son, friend, and colleague.

    He is survived by his wife, Sara Kim, and his parents, Katherine and James Kim.

    A ceremony in his honor will be held on December 23rd at 2:00 pm at WILLIAMS-THOMAS FUNERAL HOME WESTAREA, 823 N.W 143rd Street Newberry, FL 32669. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Central. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tad Kim Memorial Fund at

  226. Nancy Grimm, MD passed away at the age of 83 on Nov. 29, 2014 . She died peacefully at home, surrounded by family and friends, after a brief illness. Nancy was a strong, independent, brave, learned woman with a keen wit, integrity and passion for social justice.

    Born to Margaret Taylor Ross, MD., and Robert Malcolm Ross, MD., she was raised in Canandaigua in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Like her pioneering mother, she graduated from Vassar College (1952) and earned her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University (1956). After doing a residency at the University of Virginia, she moved on to post-doctoral work at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, earning a master’s in physiology (1958). She eventually found herself drawn to psychiatry, her parent’s field, and she completed a residency in child psychiatry.

    While at Ann Arbor, she met the love of her life, Robert J. Grimm, who was there earning his medical degree. They married in 1959, at the family farm in Adirondack Park, and then headed to the Pacific Northwest, first to Seattle, then to Portland, where her daughter, Lydia; and son, Peter, were raised. While Bob focused on a neurology career in Portland, Nancy focused her work on mental health care for children. She spent the 1960s and 1970s as a psychiatrist in public service, working for the State of Oregon and consulting with many child welfare organizations including the Morrison Center, Harry’s Mother and the Janus Youth Programs. She helped develop the early guidelines for the residential and day treatment of children with mental illness, and she was the developer and first psychiatrist of the Oregon State Hospital Child and Adolescent Secure Treatment Program for children.

    She completed a psychiatric residency at Oregon Health Sciences University in 1979, and was in private practice in the 1980s. She was installed as a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association in 1982, following in the footsteps of her mother who was a life fellow of the A.P.A. One colleague estimated that Nancy had probably helped thousands of Oregon’s kids through her efforts and the programs and policies she fostered.

    Nancy retired in 1992 when her chronic, progressive multiple sclerosis slowed her physical capacities too much. Bob and Nancy worked hard to keep their intellectual and spiritual lives hopping, even as their physical selves waned. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2009, honoring their decades of adventures together, full of family, backpacking, traveling, birding, theater, music, reading, great friends and deep and lively dinner conversations.

    In lieu of flowers, Nancy requested that donations be made to Janus Youth Programs of Portland or the Southern Poverty Law Center. A private gathering in celebration of Nancy will be held later in December.

  227. Dr. Leon E. Kassel, a retired internal medicine physician who set up and ran the outpatient program at Sinai Hospital, died Dec. 2 of congestive heart failure. He was 92.

    Known for his diligent care for his patients, Dr. Kassel was a resident of the Roland Park Place retirement community and had previously lived in North Baltimore and Hunt Valley. In the late 1980s, he served a year as president of Med-Chi, the Maryland State Medical Society.

    Leon Kassel was born in Baltimore to Nathan and Esther Eileen Kassel, who operated a dry-goods store in Canton. He graduated from City College at 16 and was admitted to what was then the State Teachers College at Towson.

    Daniel Kassel said his father, feeling out of place at a school where most of the students were older, dropped out and went to work for the Army as a civilian for about six months before enlisting in the service early in World War II.

    After scoring well on an aptitude test, Dr. Kassel was sent to what was then Pennsylvania State College, now Pennsylvania State University, to study engineering. After a subsequent test, the Army gave him the choice of working on a secret research project or attending medical school.

    Dr. Kassel chose to study medicine at the University of Virginia and later learned the assignment he turned down was the Manhattan Project, which developed the atomic bomb.

    After earning his medical degree in 1949, Dr. Kassel took his residency at Sinai Hospital but was recalled into the military in 1952. He was assigned to the Air Force in Alaska, where he spent about a year in the Aleutians before his young family joined him in Anchorage.

    Dr. Kassel left the Air Force in 1954 and returned to Baltimore, where he set up a private practice and renewed his association with Sinai. He received his certification in internal medicine in 1957.

    In 1976, Dr. Boris Kerzner joined him in his practice. Dr. Kerzner said Dr. Kassel helped establish and led the ambulatory care training program, caring for people on an outpatient basis, at Sinai.Dr. Kassel would go on to join the staff at Sinai, where he held such positions as associate chief of the medical department and director of the ambulatory medicine program.

    By 1992, Dr. Kassel was director of Sinai’s general medicine division, a capacity in which he treated older refugees from Russia who had settled in Baltimore. In a 1992 article in The Baltimore Sun, he described the challenges in treating patients who were often depressed as they tried to adapt to a new culture. Dr. Kassel told The Sun he had learned not to suggest psychiatric help.
    “In Russia, that can be a sentence for incarceration,” he said. “We work through social workers. They get treated, but we do it through the back door.”

    For a time, Dr. Kassel served as acting chief of medicine at Sinai, said Lynn Wintriss, a stepdaughter who lives in Baltimore. He retired in the late 1990s, according to family members.

    While he was assuming the presidency of Med-Chi, he met his third wife, the former Ann Wintriss, who survives him. She was the editor of Med-Chi’s journal, and they met while she was writing a profile of him, Daniel Kassel said. They married in 1991.
    His son described Dr. Kassel as “very progressive,” adding that his father established a pro bono clinic in East Baltimore and quit the American Medical Association over its opposition to Medicare.

    After his retirement, Dr. Kassel enjoyed traveling with his wife to such destinations as Switzerland, Israel and Egypt. A daughter, Laurie Wallace of Raymond, Maine, said he was an avid fan of the Orioles and Baltimore Colts — and later the Ravens.

    Services were held Dec. 5. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

    In addition to his wife, son, daughter and stepdaughter, Dr. Kassel is survived by sons Jeffrey Kassel of Madison, Wis., and David Kassel of Orlando, Fla.; another stepdaughter, Sarah Pichler of California; a brother, Herbert Kassel of Pikesville; and six grandchildren. A daughter, Tina Kassel, died in early childhood.

  228. Dr. Oscar Lee McFadyen Jr., 90, of 524 Valley Road, Fayetteville, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007. He was the son of the late Pearl Jackson McFadyen and Dr. Oscar Lee McFadyen Sr.

    Dr. McFadyen, a Fayetteville native, graduated from Duke University and later Duke University Medical School. During four years of World War II, he served with the 9th Infantry Division during its Fort Bragg days in 1941 until the end of the war. As a combat doctor, he saw service in North Africa, Sicily, Normandy and the great campaigns in Northwest Europe. He received both a Bronze Star and Silver Star for gallantry on the battlefield. At the conclusion of World War II, Dr. McFadyen returned to North Carolina to serve on the staff at Duke University Hospital. Coming home to Fayetteville, and following in his father’s footsteps, he practiced medicine for 38 years in Cumberland County. Dr. McFadyen served terms as president of the Cumberland County Medical Society and as chief of staff at Cape Fear Valley Hospital. He served as chairman of the building committee at Cape Fear Valley Hospital during its first major expansion.

    Dr. McFadyen was a longtime member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, where he served on the vestry and served as senior warden.

    An avid golfer and gardener, he also enjoyed time at Holden Beach with family and friends.

  229. Jeff Nelson, 73, passed away peacefully in his Bradenton, FL, home, surrounded by family, on Thursday, November 13. He lived his days to the fullest as he valiantly fought against pancreatic cancer for 21 months.

    Jeff was born in Minneapolis, MN, to Robert and Louise Nelson in 1941, spending most of his childhood in the Northwest. He graduated from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, with a BA in Engineering, then went to the University of Washington and received an MBA.

    While working with Shell Oil Company in New York City, he met and fell in love with Carol. They were married in California in 1967 and raised four children together. With the support of Carol, Jeff used the GI bill to go back to medical school in his thirties, graduating from the University of Virginia. He served a residency at Anderson Memorial in Anderson, SC, and completed his third year of residency at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, FL.

    He retired from his Bradenton medical practice in 2013, but stayed young at heart from long bike-rides with family to adventures with family and friends along the waters of Southwest FL, in the Florida Keys, the Pacific Coast, Baltimore, MD, and Washington, DC. His spirit of inquiry, service and connection to others, and sense of humor were gifts that grounded and continue to inspire his family and many that knew him and loved him.

    Jeff is survived by his wife, Carol; daughters and sons-in-law, Beth and Bruce Myers, Jill and Patrick Conners, and Rachel Nelson; granddaughter, Isabella Myers; brother, Robes Nelson and partner, Paula Fiorenza; nephews, Jesse (betrothed, Ashley McDonald) and Max Nelson, and their mother, Linda Nelson; canine companion Coco, as well as many other dear family members, friends, and colleagues and patients.

    He is predeceased by his beloved son, Robert “Bo” Nelson.

    A Celebration of Life service was held on Sunday, December 7 in Bradenton. Memorial donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network ( or to the San Diego Rescue Mission (

  230. Dr. Carl Ashton Broaddus, Jr., 92, a former thoracic surgeon and a retired Captain in the US Navy, died November 15, 2014, at the Glenaire Retirement Community in Cary, NC. He was a graduate of St. Alban’s School, Phillips Exeter Academy, and the University of Virginia where he played football and competed in track. After medical school at UVA, he went on to further training in surgery, joining the Navy under the V-12 program. He served on the USS Midway and at Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in Oakland, CA, where his father was commanding officer. During the Korean War, Dr. Broaddus served on a hospital ship, the USS Haven.

    In 1952, Carl married Anne Berding at the Navy Chapel in Washington, DC, and they lived in many locations in the US and on Guam in the Pacific. In Guam, he was Chief of Surgery and rose to the rank of Captain. His final Navy assignment was as Chief of Surgery at the Chelsea Naval Hospital near Boston, MA. In 1966, upon his retirement from the Navy after 22 years, the family, with their three children, moved to Raleigh, NC, where he was Chief of Surgery at Wake Memorial Hospital and also worked at the Fuquay-Varina, Mary Elizabeth, and Rex Memorial hospitals.

    Carl and Anne Broaddus retired to the Northern Neck of Virginia. He later became a ship’s physician for more than 50 cruises, including to the Gulf of Mexico, Mediterranean, South Pacific, Alaska and Antarctica. They lived in Hilton Head, SC, and Winter Park, FL, before returning to North Carolina. They moved to Glenaire in late 2005.

    Dr. Broaddus leaves his wife of 62 years, Anne; his three children, Courtney, Carl III, and Andrew; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He is remembered for his dedication to his work and family and his adventurous and fun-loving spirit. Donations in his name may be made to Presbyterian Homes Foundation, c/o Glenaire, 4000 Glenaire Circle, Cary, NC 27511-3884.

  231. Anne Fulcher Hunter, 98, of Cismont, passed away Monday, November 24, 2014 at RoseWood Village. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, January 20, 2015, her birthday, at the columbarium at University of Virginia Cemetery on Alderman Road. Hill and Wood Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

  232. Rev. Anne C. Brower, MD, age 75 at her death Oct. 29, 2013, brought passion and compassion to her venerable vocations: medicine and ministry.

    For four decades Dr. Brower was an acclaimed medical educator who demanded excellence of herself and the many hundreds of American and foreign medical residents whom she trained at more than a dozen medical schools and various military venues.

    The same rigor was evident in her roles as an Episcopal priest. For two years she was senior chaplain at Washington National Cathedral, where she assembled a roster of clergy volunteer chaplains to ensure that midday mass was provided throughout the week. She also reinvigorated and nurtured the cathedral’s healing ministry, which involves prayer and the laying on of hands.

    Before her time at the cathedral, she was for two years assistant priest at Old Donation Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach. Her most recent clerical post was as assisting priest at Norfolk’s Christ and St. Luke’s, where she was ordained in 2001 and where she was beloved for her provocative–and ever brief–sermons, her pastoral care and her devotion to the healing ministry.

    A respected internal-medicine physician even before she specialized in radiology, Anne gained fame among skeletal radiologists, rheumatologists, emergency-room personnel, and medical-school professors in 1988 upon publication of Arthritis in Black and White. Her pioneering easy-to-use textbook and reference is treasured by medical personnel needing to interpret x-ray images of the many types of arthritis that occur in the human body. In 1998 the American Association of Women Radiologists bestowed upon her its Marie Curie Award citing her as the “Most Outstanding Woman Radiologist in the United States.” She received the Smith College Medal in 2009; the award is presented to alumnae who “exemplify in their lives and work the true purpose of a liberal arts education.”

    Born and reared in New Jersey, Anne graduated from Westfield public schools. Having earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Smith College, she applied for entry to three medical schools and was accepted by all three: Harvard, Yale, Columbia Presbyterian. She settled on the last because it was in New York City. She later served at the University of Virginia as both an intern and resident.

    In 1999 she was appointed chair of the radiology department at Eastern Virginia Medical School. By then she had served on physician teams that attended five U. S. presidents (Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush), and taught for a decade at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (the armed forces medical school) in Bethesda, Md.

    A breast-cancer survivor herself, Anne spoke as a volunteer before thousands of women about the necessity of mammograms to detect the disease early. This spring Anne was diagnosed with lung cancer. An especially aggressive cancer, as it turned out. The day after Labor Day, a Sloan Kettering lung-cancer specialist told her she had four weeks to live.

    With that unhappy prophecy, Anne set about ensuring that her financial and legal affairs would be in order before her demise. Family members and close friends came to Norfolk to say their goodbyes. Because she was swiftly weakening, the number and length of visits was necessarily sharply limited.

    Anne is survived by her husband, Glenn Allen Scott; daughter Leigh Culver and her spouse, Eric Brodnax, of Washington, DC; son Jim Culver, Wyoming; brothers Brock Brower and spouse Ann, California, and the Hon. Charles Nelson Brower, The Hague, the Netherlands; five step-children; two grandchildren; and seven nieces and nephews.

    Anne wished that, instead of flowers for the memorial service, donations in her memory be directed to Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, designated for either the Restoration Fund or Adult Education, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23507 or to the Graduate Medical Education Program at Eastern Virginia Medical School, P.O. Box 1980, Norfolk, VA 23501.

    For the complete obituary, click here.

  233. Dr. William “Bill” Bryce Hunt, Jr. died on November 9, 2014 from metastatic bladder cancer and Parkinson’s disease. He approached his death as he did his life, with dignity and humor.

    In 2000, Dr. Hunt was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Nancy Anne Robinson. He is survived by his children: Alexander “Alex” Howard Hunt, Honolulu, HI; Sarah Whitlock Hunt Engsberg, Vilano Beach, FL; Anne Robinson “Robin” Hunt Benedict and Edward “Corky” Benedict, Staten Island, NY; and Dr. William “Wick” Bryce Hunt, III, Alice Gore and their two children. And by his wife of 13 years, Martha “Patsy” Irby Hunt, her four children and 12 grandchildren; and his sister, Nancy Nash, Washington, NC.

    Dr. Hunt was born on September 27, 1927 in Lexington, NC to Dr. William Bryce Hunt, Sr. and Maxine Cox Hunt. He graduated from the McCallie School in Chattanooga, TN (1944), Wake Forest College (1948) and the Bowman Gray School of Medicine (1953). After internships and residencies at the University of Virginia School of Medicine (1953-55), he served two years as a captain in the U.S. Air Force. He returned to UVA to continue residency, then fellowships at UVA and Bowman Gray Schools of Medicine. He was an instructor in internal medicine at New York Medical College (1959-60) then returned to the UVA School of Medicine, becoming associate professor and assistant dean (1960-75). During this time he became a diplomate of the National Board of Internal Medicine and a sub-specialist in Allergy and Immunology. He was president of the Virginia Thoracic Society, received the Bowman Gray School of Medicine’s 1973 Distinguished Alumnus Award, the American Lung Association of Virginia ‘s 1975 Douglas Southall Freeman Award, the Virginia Society of Respiratory Care’s 1987 Robert A. Bageant Award and, most importantly to his mind, was scoutmaster of Wick’s Boy Scout Troop 107.

    He quit smoking after the 1964 Surgeon General’s Report was released and became a vocal proponent for public health, teaching quit smoking workshops and appearing on radio, TV and in print. He brought his classic black humor to the task, using graphic slides and Mad magazine articles to drive home his points. He was well liked and is still remembered by his medical students. A photograph of a student’s satirical portrayal of him in a UVa Medical School student play as “The Green Hornet” still hangs prominently in his house.

    In 1975 he left UVA for New Bern, NC and became founder and director of the Cardio-Pulmonary Services and Laboratories, and Medical Director of Respiratory Care at Craven County Hospital. While in New Bern, he was president of the NC Thoracic Society, the American Lung Association of NC, the Craven County Medical Society and a commissioner and executive committee member of the NC Medical Society as well as an Interim Director of the State Tuberculosis Central Division in Raleigh.

    As a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the East Carolina School of Medicine, he served as president of the Eastern Area Health Education Center and traveled frequently in the area for continuing education lectures. He was Medical Director of the Carteret Technical College School of Respiratory Therapy, served on the National Board of Respiratory Care and was active on the national credentialing Board for Respiratory Care Educational Institutions.

    He retired from the active practice of medicine in 1995 and as tuberculosis consultant for the Craven County Health Department in New Bern in 2007.

    After returning to Charlottesville in 2001, he participated in medical boards and helped found The Community Children’s Dental Center (now called the Community Dental Center), a dental clinic for poor children, serving on its board of directors.

    In light of his deep involvement with the Community Dental Center, the family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Bill’s honor to The Community Dental Center, 259 Hydraulic Ridge Rd., Suite 101, Charlottesville, VA 22901, 434-293-9300,

    A memorial service was held t St. Paul’s Memorial Church in Charlottesville. Dr.Hunt was cremated and his ashes will be placed with those of Nancy Anne at Christ Church, New Bern. A memorial service and reception will be held in New Bern at a later date.

  234. Dr. Douglas Harman Crockett, former Johnson City Eye Hospital ophthalmologist, died on Monday, December 31, 2012 following complications from a stroke. Dr. Crockett was born to Robert V. Crockett and Eva Harman Crockett of Bluefield, Virginia on January 13, 1924.

    He received a BS Degree from Bluefield College,a BA Degree from the University of Virginia in 1944 and his MD Degree from the University of Virginia in 1948. He interned in the United States Public Health Service Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and spent five years training in Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat in New Orleans, Louisiana at the USPH Hospital and Tulane University. He was head of the Eye Ear Nose and Throat Department in the USPHS Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia from 1955 to 1960. He joined the Johnson City Eye Hospital (formerly known as McKee-Wilson Eye Hospital) in 1960 and retired in 1987.
    Dr. Crockett was a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the Society of Eye Surgeons and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He was also a member of the American Medical Association and the Tennessee Medical Association and the Tennessee Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the Washington, Carter and Unicoi County Medical Societies.

    He and his family joined Central Baptist Church of Johnson City in 1960 where he taught Sunday School, served on the Deacon Board, and was a member of the Pierce Carson Sunday School Class.

    He was a member of the Hurstleigh Club, the Johnson City Country Club, Grandfather Golf and Country Club, the SAE Fraternity, Nu Sigma Nu Medical Fraternity, and the Lunch Bunch which meets at the Johnson City Country Club.

    He was predeceased in death by his beloved Mary Catherine in June of 2005 and his son-in-law Benjamin S. Scharfstein.
    His survivors include his daughter Caroline Scharfstein, her two sons Philip Scharfstein and his wife Rena and their two children Lauren and Philip and Dr. Benjamin Scharfstein, his wife Lindi and their two children Benjamin and Grayson. He is also survived by his daughter Catherine Crockett Solomon and her husband Lafe Solomon of Bethesda, Maryland and their two children Catherine and William.

    Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church, 300 North Roan Street, Johnson City, Tennessee 37601, the Appalachian Mountain Project Access, 401 Elm Street, Johnson City, Tennessee 37601 or Second Harvest Food Bank, 127 Dillon Court, Johnson City, Tennessee 37601.

  235. Dr. Fredrick Gillespie, 87, of Parkersburg, W.Va., died Oct. 18, 2014.

    He was born in Yukon, W.Va., a son of the late John Newton and Maude Mae (Creager) Gillespie.

    Dr. Gillespie received his BA from West Virginia University in 1950, and graduated from University of Virginia Medical School in 1956. He served his residency through the University of Iowa and his Ophthalmology residency through the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He came to Parkersburg in 1963 where he practiced ophthalmology until 2013.

    He was a United States Army veteran during World War II and was present at the Nuremberg Trials. He was a member of First Baptist Church, American Legion Post 15, Elks BPOE 198 for over 40 years, and a faithful member of the Lions Club. He was also a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of Confederate Veterans, the Parkersburg Medical Society, the Academy of Ophthalmology and he was a 20-year member of Wood County Farm Bureau. Dr. Gillespie was a member of the Republican Executive Committee and proudly served the 73rd Legislative of the West Virginia House of Delegates. He traveled the world and spoke three different languages.

    He is survived by his sister, Kathryn Gillespie Thurman of Richmond, Va.; close friends, John Coe of Parkersburg and Deborah Locke of Little Hocking, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Harman, Charles, Thomas and John Gillespie.

    Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Parkersburg Community Foundation or the Lions Club.

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  236. Ted N. Steffen, MD, 85 of Louisville, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014.

    He graduated from Yale, UVA, and Iowa State and served as captain in the United States Army. Dr Steffen practiced otology at the House Institute, L.A., and was a contributing developer of the surgical techniques Stapendectomy and Cochlear implant. He was a master sailor, boat builder, furniture maker, world traveler, photographer and farmer and a 25-year volunteer for the Boy Scouts.

    He is survived by his wife, Pamela; daughter, Elizabeth; son, Thor; grandson, Ari; son-in-law, Jacob Scholl and daughter-in-law Nora Hersey.

  237. Philip Edward Palmer, MD, MPH passed away peacefully the evening of October 6, 2014, after a long illness.

    He is survived by his wife, Heather, son, Mike, daughter, Jenny, daughter-in-law, Jessica, son-in-law, David, grandchildren, Charlotte and Clifford, brother, Larry and sister-in-law, Diane.

    Dr. Palmer was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Arlington, VA, where he attended James Munroe Elementary School and Washington & Lee High School. Throughout his schooling, he was an outstanding basketball and baseball player. He graduated from Washington & Lee University and the University of Virginia Medical School.

    He served as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Navy’s Aviation branch. After residency training in pathology at New England Deaconess Hospital, Dr. Palmer spent several years on the staff of the Pathology Department at Tuft’s New England Medical Center where he published research on alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. Reflecting his interest in population health in the developing world, he obtained a Master’s in Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Subsequently, he was chief pathologist and director of the Clinical Laboratory at the Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer, Mass., for 22 years.

    Throughout his life, he was a friend and protector of those who were bullied and discriminated against. He was a lifelong scholar, a dedicated physician, and a kind, gentle and caring man of great integrity, with a playful sense of humor. He was also a dedicated member for almost 40 years of the First Baptist Church in Newton.

    A memorial celebrating Dr. Palmer’s life will be held at First Baptist Church in Newton on the afternoon of Sunday, November 9. For updates on details of this occasion, please check the First Baptist Church in Newton website.

    Dr. Palmer often spoke very fondly of his UVA friends and UVA education. The family invites classmates to attend the memorial service and reception in the afternoon of Sunday, November 9, 2014. Both will occur in Newton, a suburb of Boston.

    In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Doctors Without Borders or Oxfam.

  238. Dr. Paul Wiley Gordon, 85, of Billings, Mont., passed away on September 22.

    He was born February 19, 1929, in Paris, France to Paul Wiley Gordon, Sr. and Harriett Rawls Gordon. He graduated from Fairfax County High School and followed his parents’ footsteps, graduating from Earlham College, a Quaker liberal arts college in Richmond, Ind.

    Dr. Gordon received his medical degree from the University of Virginia Medical School in 1953, completing his medical internship at Washington University Saint Louis Hospital. He joined the United States Air Force as a flight surgeon and during his service, spent two years in Japan before returning as a resident at Massachusetts Memorial Hospital. Upon concluding his residency, Dr. Gordon returned to Fairfax, VA, to practice surgery. In 1968, he moved the family to Whitefish to join a group practice. While proud of Northern Virginia and growing up in the Stone House (previously owned by Martha Custis (Washington), Dr. Gordon quickly became a Montanan, loving the outdoors – hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, rafting, horseback riding and skiing.

    Always placing the welfare of others first, Dr. Gordon became interested in psychiatry as the result of the emotional disorders he saw in his general practice. After completing his psychiatric residency at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, he returned to the Flathead Valley to help people in Montana. He later worked at the Montana State Hospital in Warm Springs, and Skagit Community Mental Health Center in Mount Vernon, WA, before retiring from medicine following several years with the Billings Clinic.

    Dr. Gordon enjoyed life through his passion for travel, love of golf (golf did not love him) and constant interaction with family and close friends. He was skilled in ballroom dancing and took to water color painting in retirement. His artwork focused on the things he loved – the Stone House and the great outdoors.

    Dr. Gordon is survived by his wife, Lavonne Rice-Gordon; children, Robin Fife, Bruce Gordon, Jess Rice, and Corey Rice; nine grandchildren; and first wife, Joan (Robinson) Gordon. He was preceded in death by son Robert “Stoney” Gordon. Dr. Gordon was a loving husband, father and wonderful person to all.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Compassion and Choices (P.O. Box 101810, Denver, CO, 80250) or Montana Special Olympics (710 1st Ave N., Great Falls, MT 59401).

  239. Dr. Edwin Pearson Parker, III , known as “Buzz,” passed away on September 2, 2014 at the age of 95.

    He graduated from Western High School and received bachelor and medical degrees from The University of Virginia. He enlisted in the Navy in 1942, serving with honor and distinction as a medical officer and flight surgeon of the Marine Bombing Squadron 612 in the Pacific, and was awarded three Bronze Stars.

    Dr. Parker will be remembered as a devoted and dedicated doctor of internal medicine who made house calls until the day he retired. He was affiliated with Sibley Memorial Hospital, The Washington Hospital Center and George Washington University Hospital, where he was a professor of internal medicine. He was a longstanding member and a vestryman of Christ Church, Georgetown.

    Survivors include his beloved wife of 66 years, Mary Neff Parker; children, Edwin, John, David and Elizabeth; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brothers, Nicholson and Somerville. Memorial Service will be offered at Christ Church, Georgetown on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. Private interment will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery.

  240. Dr. Clara Lyman Day, 103, died Monday September 22, 2014 at the Greensboro Nursing Home in Greensboro, Vt.,after a short illness.

    She was born in Wallingford, Conn., February 24, 1911, the daughter of Dr. David Russell Lyman and Virginia Cocke Lyman of New Haven and Wallingford, Ct.

    She graduated from Vassar College and married Dr. Marvin Bunce Day in 1934. She attended the University of Virginia Medical School, graduating in 1941. During World War II, she worked for the Surgeon General’s office.

    She is survived by two sons, Arthur Day of Simsbury, Conn., and David Day of Greensboro, Vt., along with four grandchildren and a great grandson.

    Burial will be at the Cedar Hills Cemetery in a private ceremony for family. A small memorial service will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church in West Hartford, Connecticut on October 10th at 11:00 a.m. for family and friends.

  241. Stanley Lee Harris, MD, FACS, 83, of Naples, Fla., passed away on September 12, 2014, following a brief hospitalization due to an automobile accident.

    The son of Margaret and David Harris of Norfolk, VA, Dr. Harris excelled in athletics, lettering in tennis, track, and basketball. He was also an accomplished gymnast in his early days. He was an outstanding student who attended the University of Virginia. After three years of exceptional academic performance, the University of Virginia offered him the rare opportunity to enter medical school one year early, where he was first in his class in his first year. After medical school, he accepted an internship at New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center. The following year, he was awarded a “Fight for Sight Fellowship.” Subsequently, he joined the Air Force for two years and served as a Captain in England, and was the only ophthalmologist for all the Air Force bases in the country. After serving, he returned to New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center for a residency in ophthalmology, where he met the love of his life, Elizabeth Anne Cecilia McGurk. They married in May of 1961, and recently celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. Dr. Harris was a very loving and much beloved husband, father, and grandfather.

    Dr. Harris lived a very full life. He became a leading ophthalmologist in Rockville Centre, NY, at Mercy Hospital, and an attending ophthalmologist at what is now Nassau University Hospital, where he served as chief of retinal surgery for several years. He was president of the Nassau Ophthalmologic Society of Nassau County. He helped train many leading ophthalmologists in practice today, and treated countless emergencies. After living in Rockville Centre for four years he moved his young family to Massapequa, NY. He was an accomplished pianist and philatelist, which he was blessed to pursue until the end of his days. He was also a lifetime member of the American Philatelic Society. He had a passion for model trains, tennis, boating, photography, and all things electronic. Upon retirement in 1997, he and Betty Anne moved to Naples, FL, where they spent many wonderful years sharing their lives with family and friends.

    He is survived by his wife, and his four children; sons: Michael Harris, Md., and his wife Misty of Charleston, W.Va.; Joseph and his wife Jola of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and his daughters, Suzanne Harris of Naples, Fla., and the youngest, by four minutes, Michelle Harris and her fiancé Mark Fortunato of Amityville, NY. He has four grandchildren: Nicholas, Blake, Jonathan, and Sophia. He is also survived by a son from a previous marriage: Bradley Osman of Virginia Beach, Va.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Artis-Naples, home of the Naples Philharmonic, where Dr. Harris and his wife spent many happy hours.

  242. Mary Marcelyn “Marci” Cannon was born in Shiloh, Ky., on April 3, 1926, the third daughter of a blacksmith. Her parents sold raffle tickets for handmade quilts to send their oldest child to college at Murray State. She graduated and paid for the second sister, who paid for the third sister, Dr. Marci Cannon.

    She graduated in medical technology and worked in this field for 10 years before deciding that she wanted to be a physician and going back to the University of Tennessee for required courses. She was accepted to medical school in 1960 and was one of two women in her class. Dr. Cannon completed an internal medicine residency at Roanoke Memorial Hospital followed by a hematology fellowship at the University of Virginia.

    Dr. Cannon was in private practice for 10 years before becoming director of the American Red Cross blood program in Roanoke. She was named Roanoke’s “Woman of the Year” in 1978. She was an avid golfer, and rumor is she had three holes in one. She also enjoyed roses, bridge, snow skiing, and bird watching. Dr. Cannon is preceded in death by her parents, Newt and Mary Ward-Cannon, sister Nell Cannon, and partner of 50 years, Lou Barksdale. She is survived by her sister Anna “Bess” Cannon-Hammock, nephew nnd Niece, Jim (Susan) Hammack and Mary C. (Robert Michaels) Hammock, great nephews and niece Ryan, Tyler, and Molly, and a devoted friend Sara Cole and the entire Hester family.

  243. Dr. Joel William “Bill” Allgood passed away peacefully on September 12, 2014 in Escondido, CA. He was 78.

    Dr. Allgood was born on January 4, 1936, in Liberty, SC, to Joel O’Dell and Hazel Rasor Allgood. An only child, he was the star quarterback for the Liberty High School Red Devils and was valedictorian of his graduating class. He graduated Clemson University and received his doctoral degree from the Medical College of Charleston (MUSC), again ranking first in his class. He completed an internship in internal medicine at the University of Virginia, and a residency in Hematology at Washington University/ Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

    He married Margaret Moss Watson in 1958 and they had three children. After their divorce in 1966, he moved to San Diego, CA and served in the US Navy at the San Diego Naval Hospital. There he further specialized in the then-nascent field of Oncology, and attained the rank of Commander. He was married again, to Barbara Loos, and subsequently to Elizabeth Bryant, before meeting and marrying Sharon Beattie Kraft and adopting her young daughter Shelby. They were married for 35 years, until her death in 2012.

    In Escondido, Dr. Allgood was a founding member of the Palomar Medical Group, director of Elizabeth Hospice from 1990 to 1996, and medical director of Oncology Services at Palomar Medical Center from 1990 to 2000. He was an avid photographer, a talented athlete and passionate sports fan, and a world traveler. In 2003 he and Sharon visited Africa on a photo safari and the experience changed their lives. He wrote and published a book, illustrated with his photographs, entitled The Call of Africa, and donated all proceeds to Heifer International.

    Dr. Allgood is survived by his children Anne Allgood, Rachel Dofing, Joel William “Will” Allgood, Jr., and Shelby Swiatek; and his eight grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Vanessa Grant Trust (which underwrites a school for girls in Kenya), or Elizabeth Hospice of Escondido, CA.

  244. David Barnes Drewry, MD, 87, longtime Petersburg pediatrician, passed away July 9, 2014, at Southside Regional Medical Center.

    Dr. Drewry was born Jan. 14, 1927, in Grimesland, NC to the late Dr. William H. and Hazel Burton Drewry, and moved to Drewryville, Va., when he was 8 years old. He was a graduate of Drewryville High School, a 1946 graduate of the University of Virginia, and a graduate of the UVA School of Medicine. Dr. Drewry was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II. He practiced medicine in Petersburg from 1955 to 1997, and was a member of Western Heights Baptist Church and a member of the Petersburg Kiwanis Club, where he had perfect attendance for 25 years.

    Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Sandra E. Drewry; one daughter, Catherine Drewry Russell (Thomas) of Prince George; one son, William H. Drewry (Catharine) of Fayetteville, N.C.; one brother, Burton L. Drewry, of South Hill; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

    A graveside service was held in July. Memorials may be made to Western Heights Baptist Church, 24416 Cox Road, Petersburg, VA 23803.

  245. Robert Basye Webb, Jr., MD, (Age 88) of Fairfax, Va., and formerly of Williamsburg and Petersburg, Va., died September 12, 2014 of health conditions related to old age.

    He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Faye Patterson Overton Webb. He is survived by his four children: Robert Basye Webb, III, of Fairfax, Virginia, and his wife, Nancy; Susan Patterson Webb Dreyfus, of New York, New York and her husband, Jean Francois; David Fields Webb, of Washington, DC and his wife, Martha; and Mark Overton Webb, of Richmond, Virginia and his wife, Jill. He also leaves his brother, Blair McWhorter Webb, MD and his wife, Mary Paul Ackiss Webb, of Bethesda, Maryland. He is survived by nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.

    He was born January 7, 1926, in Detroit, Mich., to Robert Basye Webb and Marion Fields McWhorter Webb (Tyler). His family returned to Virginia when he was six months old and he was raised in Norfolk, Va.

    He graduated from Matthew Maury High School in 1943. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 1947, where he was a member and president of Chi Phi social fraternity, a member of Chi Beta Phi Scientific Fraternity and president of the Inter-Fraternity Council. After teaching high school chemistry and mathematics for one year at Creeds High School, he enrolled at the University of Virginia Medical School, earning his medical degree in 1952.

    He then served in the U.S. Army, interning at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, DC. While completing his internship, he met his wife and lifelong companion, and married in 1953 shortly before he was deployed to Korea, where he served as a 1st lieutenant with the Second Infantry Division of the U.S. Army, serving first as a battalion surgeon and then as a regimental surgeon and was a member of the 38th Parallel Medical Society of Korea.

    Upon completion of his military service, he returned to Virginia and joined the general medical practice of Dr. Floyd Dormire in Virginia Beach. In 1956, he was awarded a three-year fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., for the study of ophthalmology and became board certified in this specialty. Upon completion of his fellowship, he served as an officer in the United States Public Health Service and was stationed on the Navajo reservation in Arizona, providing eye care to the Navajo population. Upon completion of his service, he returned to Virginia and joined Dr. Glenn Ward Phipps in co-founding the Petersburg Eye Center (now part of the Virginia Eye Institute), where he practiced until his retirement in 1994.

    He was devoted to his wife and family, his medical practice, his Christian faith and his country. He had a serious and scientific approach to life and demanded achievement and responsibility from those around him. His belief in the continuum of scientific advancement led him to continually push for innovation in his medical practice. He was a pioneer in his field of ophthalmology, receiving the Coopervision award for achievement in advancing the art of phacoemulsification. He was also the first ophthalmologist in Virginia to routinely use intraocular lenses in the treatment of cataracts.

    After practicing ophthalmology for 35 years, he retired in 1993 and moved to Williamsburg. His final years with his wife were spent at the Williamsburg Landing Retirement Community and, following her passing in 2012, at The Virginian Retirement Community in Fairfax.

    While practicing in Petersburg, he was actively engaged in community affairs. He served as a physician Commissioner of the Southside Regional Hospital Authority for four years and was a member of The Lions Club and served on the boards of Blue Cross-Blue-Shield and John Tyler Community College and on the Petersburg advisory board for Nationsbank and Sovran Bank. He was active in Republican politics and served on the Petersburg Electoral Board for many years. In support of his children’s athletic endeavors, he became an active supporter of the Tri-Cities YMCA, serving on its board for many years including two years as its president. Also to support his children, he was very active in AAU and USA Swimming, serving as state chairman of the Officials and Rules Committee and was a certified national swimming official, officiating at several national championships, including one U.S. Olympics Trials. He was instrumental in establishing the Triton Swim Club and the Virginia Association for Competitive Swimming, which provided a training platform that enabled numerous swimmers from the Tri-Cities area to compete at the collegiate and national level. He was an active member of the Presbyterian Church and helped establish Covenant Presbyterian Church in Petersburg where he served as an Elder. During his retirement in Williamsburg, he became active in the Stephen Ministry. In his retirement, he was an active member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, operating in the waters of the North Carolina Outer Banks, where he had a second home. He also served as a volunteer math tutor and mentor to students from Williamsburg city schools.

    A memorial service will be held on September 19 at 11:30 a.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Petersburg and the family will host a reception following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the University of Virginia Medical School Foundation. Burial will be private.

  246. William J. Hancock, a loving father, grandfather, doctor, and friend died on July 28, 2014 at The Winchester Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his wife Betty Ireland Hancock and parents William G. Hancock and Ila May Hancock; his sisters Florence, Ruth, and Lois; and his brothers Colin, Marion, and Earl.

    William was born in North Carolina on May 20, 1928. He graduated from Elon College in 1949 and enlisted in the Army. During the Korean War he was stationed in Germany as an Army Ranger and member of the 2nd Armored Division Medical Corp. After serving in the Korean War, he continued his education at The University of Virginia School of Medicine. Upon graduating from medical school, William continued his internship and residency at UVa. Dr. Hancock became board certified in internal medicine and specialized in infectious disease. He remained an attending physician for the outpatient department of internal medicine at The University of Virginia.

    In 1962 Dr. Hancock joined the internal medicine medical practice of McKee, Hortenstein, and McCubbin at 110 Lee Street in Winchester. While in practice he helped grow the medical group and expand its facilities.

    In the early 1960’s, Dr. Hancock became the driving force behind the formation of the Intensive Care and Coronary Car Units at The Winchester Memorial Hospital. Along with fellow nurse practitioner Nancy Crim, Dr. Hancock’s vision was realized as these units opened.

    Dr. Hancock was the chief of medicine at Winchester Memorial Hospital from 1966 to 1967. Nominated by his colleague Dr. Ashley Futrell, Dr. Hancock received the Laureate Award for outstanding Physicians in Virginia in 1996. The Laureate Award is presented to distinguished physicians who have served their community and have upheld the high ideals and professional standards for which the American College of Physicians is known.

    As Winchester Memorial Hospital grew, Dr. Hancock’s medical group became one of the first to find a home in the newly built Winchester Medical Center. Dr. Hancock continued practicing medicine until he retired in 1998.

    William Hancock was a member of the Winchester Masonic Lodge #21, The Winchester Rotary Club, Issac Walton League, The Winchester Shrine Club, and The Winchester Country Club.

    He is survived by his children Bill Hancock of Harrisonburg, Corby Hancock Pine of Baltimore, and Kym Hancock Hedrick of Roanoke and seven grandchildren.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dr. Hancock’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association.

  247. Dr. William “Bill” Stribling Dingledine passed away on August 4, 2014. He was married to Anne Reel on September 2, 1947 in Charlottesville; and after 65 years of marriage, she passed away in March 2013.

    He was born to Raymond C. Dingledine and Agness Stribling Dingledine on July 30, 1925 in Petersburg, Va., grew up in Harrisonburg, attended the University of Virginia; and following WWII, graduated with an MD in 1951.

    He trained in internal medicine at Emory University, University of Michigan, and Massachusetts General, with a focus on thyroid and nuclear medicine. In addition to private practice, he also served as medical director with VEPCO (Dominion Resources) from 1963 to 1995 where he was known as “Dr. D.”

    He is survived by his younger sister, Agness (Nonie) Chamberlain of Reedville, Va. He had four sons, Joseph Merritt (Brooke), Claiborne Reel (Judy), Thomas Alexander, and William Stribling (Dale). He had six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

    Memorial donations may be made to the Raymond C. Dingledine Sr. Leadership Scholarship Fund at James Madison University.

  248. Dr. William Sidney Foreman, Jr. 88, of Forest, Va., passed away August 8, 2014. He was the loving husband of Hester Jane Smith Foreman for 64 years.

    Born September 29, 1925 in Norfolk, he was the son of the late William Sidney Foreman, Sr. and Nancy Crump Holland Foreman Boush. Dr. Foreman is also preceded in death by a grandson, Zachary S. Griffin.

    In addition to his wife, Dr. Foreman is survived by his son, Joseph H. Foreman and his wife, Cathy Fitzgerald of Chesapeake; daughters Margaret Foreman McCollum and her husband, Andy of Athens, Ga., and Catherine E. Foreman of Cifax; two grandchildren and a great-grandson.

    Dr. Foreman was a U.S. Marine Veteran of WWII, having served in the Pacific (Guam and China). He enjoyed flying airplanes, traveling, cattle farming, boating, photography and practicing medicine.

  249. Dr. Larry Berman of Norfolk, Virginia, passed away on August 16, 2014. A graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth, Va., he received both his undergraduate (1954) and medical degrees (1958) from the University of Virginia.

    Larry was a dedicated and well-respected pediatrician and a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother. He is survived by his wife of nearly 57 years, Shirley; his son Dr. Stuart Berman and wife, Ileana; his son, Bruce Berman and wife, Shari; his son Douglas Berman and wife, Jodi; his daughter, Paula Lefkowitz and husband, Michael; his brother, Marshall Berman and wife Karen; and his nine grandsons.

    A memorial service was held at Gomley Chesed synagogue in Portsmouth and at graveside at Gomley Chesed cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the University of Virginia Hillel or Toras Chaim.

  250. Sarah Catherine Pettrone, MD, passed away peacefully in her home on July 25 after a courageous battle with cancer. Sarah was born on June 23, 1976, in Washington, D.C. She was a graduate of Langley High School. Sarah went on to obtain a B.S. from the University of Notre Dame in 1998, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She remained a loyal Golden Domer the rest of her life. Sarah received a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Virginia in 2002, completed a residency in orthopedics at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York, NY in 2007, and a fellowship in hand surgery at the University of Washington in 2008. After completing her fellowship, Sarah proudly joined her father, Dr. Frank Pettrone, in practice at Commonwealth Orthopedics in Northern Virginia.

    Sarah found tremendous joy in giving to others. She volunteered for many years as a soccer and basketball coach for the Special Olympics of Northern Virginia. She participated in several medical missions through Surgicorps International and the Virginia Hospital Center Medical Brigade, travelling to places such as Bhutan, Ethiopia, and Honduras. She also volunteered locally with So Others Might Eat.

    Sarah was also an avid runner. She completed several marathons, including the Marine Corps Marathon and the New York City Marathon.

    Sarah is survived by her parents, Frank and Claire Pettrone, her sisters, Kristen and Jessica, and beloved nieces and nephews. Sarah also cherished her close relationship with her extended family: the Pettrones, Gilmores, Ricciardellis, Watts, and Yennochs.

    Memorial donations may be made to Surgicorps International or the Special Olympics of Northern Virginia.

  251. Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley, born July 11, 1921, died on Sunday, March 16, 2014. Affectionately known as “Pop” or “Papa Keeley”, he is survived by his one and only loving wife of 65 years, Nina Braddock; 15 children and spouses; 31 grandchildren and spouses; and a host of beloved extended family.

    Born and raised in Roanoke, Va., he graduated from high school at age 16 and went on to attend Roanoke College for two years, transferring to the University of Virginia. He proceeded to the University of Virginia Medical School, graduating in 1944. He did his internship at the U.S Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Va. During WWII, he served as a captain in the Navy from 1945-1946. On his return, he continued his education with a residency in general and thoracic surgery at Duke University. His time at Duke was a turning point in his life (and many others) as this is where he met his wife, Nina, the love of his life, who was working as a nurse at the time.

    Shortly after meeting Nina they wed, and after their first three children, he was recalled to active duty with the 1st Marine Division in Korea. He was a M*A*S*H surgeon for one year and then returned to Durham to complete his surgical residency in 1955. After this (and two more children plus one on the way), he and Nina moved to Roanoke, where he started his private surgical practice (and they would have many more children).

    After a few years of private practice, Dr. Keeley, Dr. Hugh Trout, Sr. and Dr. Bill Butler founded Jefferson Surgical Clinic. He remained an active partner of JSC until 2012. He continued to work as a disability determination physician at the Social Security Administration up until his death.

    His numerous appointments included: Chief of Surgery as well as Chief of Staff at Roanoke Memorial and Community Hospitals and Clinical Professor of Surgery with the University of Virginia School of Medicine, where he trained numerous surgeons that continue to practice in the Roanoke Valley. He was president of the Virginia Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Foundation from 1978 until present. He helped found Bradley Free Clinic and was instrumental in creating Project Access of Roanoke Valley, providing medical services to the uninsured.

    Among many awards, he received the Medical Society of Virginia Community Service Award (1991), UVA Medical Alumnus of Year (2001), Roanoke Academy of Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award (2004), and most recently he received the Pro Ecclesia Et Pontifice Award by Pope Benedict XVI (2012), the highest papal honor for a lay person for community service in the Catholic Church. In 2012, Carilion honored him by establishing the Healing Arts Foundation, a program dedicated to art and music as part of the healing process.

    A most cherished award was his Father of the Year Award in 1967. He was dedicated to his family most of all. He was passionate about his wife, family, faith, medicine, friends, service to his community and fishing. He especially enjoyed time with family and friends at Smith Mountain Lake and Wrightsville Beach, NC. He will be remembered for his tireless work ethic, dedication, wisdom, humor, compassion, generosity, fairness and respect for ALL.

  252. Dr. Charles E. Hess died on August 20, 2013, in Virginia Beach from complications of a brief illness. He had recently relocated to be near his son and family.

    Dr. Hess was an esteemed hematologist and educator who trained generations of students, residents and fellows. His keen diagnostic skills and expertise in hematopathology, as well as his breadth of knowledge in classical hematology, will be greatly missed. Aside from several years of general practice in his home town of Grundy, VA, his entire education and career were spent at UVA as an undergraduate, medical student, resident, chief resident, hematology fellow and as a faculty member.

  253. Richard F. Edlich, MD, PhD (1939-2013) died at his home in Brush Prairie, Washington, on Christmas morning after a heroic battle with MS. Dr. Edlich, Professor Emeritus, had a distinguished medical career at the University of Virginia Medical School which benefited thousands upon thousands.

    He entered New York University Medical School at the age of 18 on early admissions from Lafayette College. After receiving his medical degree, Dr. Edlich completed general surgical residency at the University of Minnesota Health Services Center. His teacher and mentor was the famed teacher, Dr. Owen H. Wagensteen, friend and role model for his subsequent teaching career. He completed his plastic surgery residency at the University of Virginia and began teaching as an Assistant Professor in 1973 eventually becoming Distinguished Professor of Plastic Surgery and Professor of Biomedical Engineering.

    He is the coauthor of seven books and more than 800 scientific articles. During his years at the University of Virginia, Dr. Edlich founded, designed, and served as director of the 16 bed University of Virginia Burn and Wound Healing Center. Treatment of burn injuries and complex wounds at the center was a multidisciplinary research effort involving basic scientists as well as health care professionals. Collaborative efforts resulted in numerous innovative products, surgical techniques and tests used throughout the world. The Reinforced Steri-Strip (3M, Minneapolis, MN) has been used in more than a billion patients for wound closure. A wound cleanser has successfully decontaminated wounds in more than ten million patients without a single reported toxic reaction. As a result of his research into the toxic effects of the use of powdered latex gloves, alternative gloves are now standard in hospitals and the medical profession.

    In 2000, Dr. Edlich received the Harvey Stuart Allen Medal from the American Burn Association in recognition of his significant contributions to burn care. Today, the Edlich Henderson Invention of the Year award is given to inventors of Technology at UVA who have developed technology of notable value to the society.

    From 1971 until 1982, Dr. Edlich was Director of the Emergency Medical Service at the University of Virginia Hospital. Dr. Edlich and Dr. Ernst Attinger developed a comprehensive medical system in the Commonwealth of Virginia. They championed the development of basic and advanced life-support training for physicians, a telemetered medical system for emergency care, a rape crisis center, a crisis center for psychiatric emergencies, and the Pegasus Flight Operations. Dr. Edlich volunteered as the physician technical advisor for emergency care for Washington, DC, Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania under Dr. David Boyd with the Department of Health and Human Services. As a result he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Department of Health and Human Services. In 2008 Dr.Edlich was recipient of the James D. Mills Award, the highest academic honor given by the American College of Emergency Physicians.

    In recognition of his commitment to teaching, the University of Virginia Alumni honored Dr. Edlich with its Distinguished Professor Award. Dr. Edlich was the recipient of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Council of Higher Education’s Outstanding Faculty Award in 1989. His work was honored by the Southeastern Society for Plastic Reconstructive Surgery’s first prize for surgical research, the Virginia Surgical Society’s Bigger-Lehman Award, and the University Association of Emergency Medicine’s President’s Award. In 1991, Dr. Edlich received the Thomas Jefferson Award, the highest academic honor presented by the University of Virginia. In 2005 Dr. Edlich was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Minnesota Alumni Association.

    Realizing the importance of partnerships between the University and industry, Dr. Edlich championed the development of the North Fork Research Park. In recognition of Dr. Edlich’s vision of a modern industrial park in Charlottesville, the University named the street entrance to the park “Edlich Drive”. Endowments were raised by friends and colleagues that now support the Richard F. Edlich Chair in Plastic Surgical Research, the annual Richard F. Edlich Medical Student Research Award in Emergency Medicine, and the Scientist of the Year Award from the University of Virginia Patent Foundation.

    Plans are being made for a memorial service in Charlottesville this February. For more information contact [email protected] or [email protected].

  254. Submitted by Dr. Gary K. Owens:

    “I am saddened to inform you of the passing of our dear friend and colleague Brian Duling. He died Christmas Eve after a 1-2 year-long battle with multiple myeloma. His wife Marilyn and his daughters were at his bedside with him.

    Brian was a remarkable scientist, colleague, and friend whom we shall all miss. He was one of the most creative individuals I ever met and always had a unique and valuable perspective on just about any problem. His wisdom touched virtually everyone who met him.

    He will be buried in Colorado in a family plot. His wife and family have not decided on a service but we will let you know plans as they become available.

    Brant Isakson, Bob Gore, several others, and I will be preparing a memorial statement for local and national distribution, and we will also discuss other ways we can recognize Brian’s many contributions.

    Please join me in extending our condolences to Marilyn Duling and the entire Duling family.

    Brian will be deeply missed.”

  255. Dr. B.R. (Bob) Ashby, BA Chemistry ’61, MD,’65, passed away on August 15, 2013. He was born and practiced psychiatry in Danville, Va. The son of textile mill workers, he was the first in his family to attend college. Dr. Ashby frequently told the story of riding the train with almost no money in his pockets to Charlottesville to attend Mr. Jefferson’s University where he became a physician and completed his residency in psychiatry in 1971 after an internship at the Medical University of South Carolina. He served his country as chief of psychiatry at the U.S. Naval Hospital, Cherry Point, NC, from 1967-1969. Returning to Danville in 1971, he began a solo private psychiatry practice. As a board certified psychiatrist, he was a Falk Fellow and later a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

    Dr. Ashby had three loves in his life – his family, his hometown and the University of Virginia. He and his wife, Fran, had four children and eight grandchildren. Their son is named Jefferson, and Dr. Ashby was extremely proud that all four of his children graduated from the University. He was a dedicated supporter of the University, especially the Medical Alumni Association and the sports programs. He loved to attend the football games in C’ville.

    Dr. Ashby was a dynamic force in the leadership of the Medical Alumni Association. His affable, gentile character, deep personal integrity, humility and sense of humor synergized to build lasting trust. His presidential year was marked by a logarithmic jump in Medical Alumni Association cooperation and collaboration with the medical school and the University-at-large. Dr. Ashby’s positive outlook, ability to make people feel good about themselves and absolute commitment to the best interest of the School of Medicine led to a major increase in private philanthropy and support.

    Known as “Dr. Bob” to a number of his closest friends, he began his psychiatry practice when there were few in private practice, particularly in a small southern community. He was a member of the medical staff of the Danville Regional Medical Center for 42 years and held many leadership positions, including medical director of psychiatry and behavioral health services since 1991. He served as president of the medical staff and as a member the hospital’s board of directors. During the period of time when the hospital was part of the Danville Regional Health System, he was chairperson of the health system board. He is the only medical staff member ever to serve as the hospital’s CEO (January to June, 2005).

    While on the health system board, he was instrumental in developing the Danville Regional Health Foundation that provided support for improved patient access to healthcare through the Free Clinic of Danville and the Caswell Family Medical Center in Yanceyville, NC. The foundation developed sustaining financial support for regional medical education of healthcare professionals by providing a site for the Ralph Landes Medical Education Fund to grow to its present value of over $1 million.

    Throughout his career, he continually sought ways to give back to his community as he worked to make Danville and the Dan River Region a better place to live. Dr. Ashby invested in his community by supporting local businesses and developing new ones. He was the chairman of Piedmont Broadcasting Corporation, the home of WBTM, the oldest radio station in Danville, WAKG, and the Danville site of WSET Channel 13 television.

    Bob and Fran restored the historical home of the founder of Dan River Industries, which during Bob’s early professional life was the largest textile production center worldwide. They made their home and his medical office within the restored Schoolfield House.

    Dr. Ashby generously supported and donated his time to many community organizations, including the two Danville institutions of higher learning: the Danville Community College (DCC) and Averett University. He served as the first chairperson of the DCC Educational Foundation Board of Directors, which was begun under his direction in 1982. The foundation began with no assets and now hosts over $7 million. Dr. Ashby presented the DCC Commencement Address in 2009 and in 2012 received a DCC Honorary Associate Degree in Humane Letters.

    He also served on the Averett University Board of Trustees from 1992-2001 and served as Board Chairman from 1999-2001. In 2009, Averett awarded him a Doctor of Laws degree. The Governor of Virginia recognized his commitment to education in 1996 with his appointment to the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia. The Kiwanis Club of Danville honored him for his extensive community service by naming him the 2001 Kiwanis Citizen of the Year.

    In 2005, Dr. Ashby and other community leaders created the Dan River Foundation from the purchase of DRMC by LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. Through the foundation, long-term community health and economic growth goals were defined, and numerous projects that have led to a continual improvement in the economy and educational level of the area were begun and/or supported. Among the most notable was the Foundation Building at DCC, an educational facility which houses allied health, dentistry, and nursing programs in addition to a state of the art medical simulation laboratory. The Dan River Foundation established the B. R. Ashby, M. D. Award for Outstanding Community Service. It is an annual $ 50,000 award granted to a Dan River Region nonprofit organization based on its success in helping needy families and individuals overcome significant challenges.

    Throughout his life, Dr. B.R. Ashby truly lived Mr. Jefferson’s words -– “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you” — as he daily demonstrated through his actions his deep love of his family, his community and the University of Virginia. Dr. Ashby made a real difference in the world in which he lived, and he will be greatly missed.

    Submitted by:
    Michael A. Moore, MD, FACP, FAHA, FASH
    Robert M. Carey, MD, M.A.C.P., F.A.H.A., F.R.C.P.

  256. Dr. Cavitt K. Bartley, 87, of Roanoke, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2013.

    Dr. Bartley was preceded in death by his parents, Cavitt K. Bartley and Beulah Allen Bartley; his brother, Bobby Lewis Bartley.

    A Veteran of World War II, he served in the Army as PFC 103rd Infantry Division. Dr. Bartley was captured in France on November 29, 1944 at the age of 19. He was liberated on May 1, 1945 after spending six months between rail road box cars and Stalag VII. Dr. Bartley was awarded the Purple Heart and POW and good conduct medals. He was active as POW coordinator and staff physician at the VA and State Commander Virginia EX-POW organization. Cavitt Bartley spent most of his working career as a private practice physician and as Staff Physician to Salem Va. Veterans Hospital.

    A graduate of both Roanoke College and the University of Virginia Medical School, Dr. Bartley served the Cave Spring Community as team physician for the Cave Spring High School Football team for 18 years and was a Life Member of the Cave Spring Lions Club serving for over 50 years.

    Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Elizabeth Snapp Bartley; sons, Steven Bartley, of Tega Cay, S.C. and Alan Bartley and wife, Abigail Bartley, of Roanoke; daughter, Laura Cannon, of Ashland, Va.; and four grandchildren, T.J. (Megan) and Beth Cannon, Emmerson and Keaton Bartley; great-grandchild, Zoey Cannon.

    Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at Oakey’s South Chapel. The Rev. Arthur Wingfield will officiate. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park with Military Honors by the Roanoke Valley DAV Honor Guard.

    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to any veteran organization of your choice.

    The family will receive friends on Monday, January 28, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Oakey’s South Chapel.

  257. Samuel N. Whitacre
    Died: December 21, 2012

    Samuel N. Whitacre, 88, of Frederick County, died Friday, December 21st at Westminster Canterbury.

    Dr. Whitacre was born in Whitacre, Virginia, the son of Lee Nimrod and Lula B. Whitacre. He married Jo Ann Van Valkenburgh on June 6, 1953 in Charlottesville.

    Whitacre graduated from Gainesboro High School in 1943. He served as a Senate Page in the Virginia State Legislature, including a year as Page for the Speaker of the House. He was awarded Outstanding Greenhand in 1939, was a member of the 1942 Virginia Crop Judging team at the 4H World Conference in Chicago and was an FFA Virginia State Farmer in 1943.

    He served in the US Army from 1943-1945, and was on the SS Sacajawea headed for Guam and then Japan when the war ended and the ship returned to port, a story he loved to tell.

    He attended the University of Virginia for both college and Medical School, graduating in 1953. He interned at Cincinnati General Hospital, followed by a Family Practice Residency at the Medical College of Virginia.

    Dr. Whitacre joined the medical practice of Dr. Willis Lacy in 1956. In 1964, he moved to Amherst Street where Dr. Gary Wake joined him. In 1970, they started Amherst Family Practice which continues today to serve the community as his legacy.

    Dr. Whitacre was a member of the Winchester Memorial Hospital Medical Staff from 1956-1991, serving a term as president. He served on the board and as a president of the Northwest Systems Agency. He became a diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice in 1974 and was appointed Assistant Clinical Professor of the University of Virginia in 1976, training nurse practitioners.

    Whitacre was an active member and Deacon of the First Presbyterian Church. He served on the Board of the Commercial and Savings Bank and the Lord Fairfax Community College Board, also serving as President. He was Co-Chairman on the Committee for Merger Information in the 1960′s. He was a member of the Board of the Henry and William Evans Home for Children, the Clearbrook Fire Company, including 10 years as Chairman, and a member of Stonewall Ruritan Club.

    He was a founding member and a president of Lake St. Clair, and served as a Chairman of The Winchester Star Leadership Award committee.

    Whitacre was at heart a country boy who enjoyed everything about farming. He was happiest on his tractor, in his workshop, and in the fields tending to his cattle. His Clearbrook farm gave him much enjoyment, especially after retiring from medical practice in 1991.

    His family was at the center of his life and he took great pleasure and pride in his five children and twelve grandchildren. He loved traveling with his family within the states and to foreign countries. Sam and his wife JoAnn took many trips with children and grandchildren to celebrate special occasions.

    In addition to his wife JoAnn, he is survived by his son Peyton Whitacre of Winchester Virginia, daughters Susan and husband, Dr. Brian Weiss of Raleigh, NC, Kay and husband William Pommerening of Arlington, VA, and Laura and husband Jeffery France of Westlake Village, CA, and son Lee Whitacre and wife, Leigh Anne of Clearbrook, Virginia. He will live on in the memory of his grandchildren, Laura, Erin, and Jack Weiss, Will, Virginia, and Darcy Pommerening, Sam, Chloe and Peter France, Logan, Kaye and Christian Whitacre.

    Dr. Whitacre was the last member of his immediate family. Sisters Kathryn and Hilda, brothers George and Frank are deceased.

    A memorial service will be held Thursday, December 27th at 11am at First Presbyterian Church on Loudoun Street. Burial at Mt. Hebron will be private.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Youth Development Center, The Building Fund of The First Presbyterian Church, and The Evans Home for Children.

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  258. Dr. Beth Ann Collins, 72, of Roanoke, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2012.

    She was a 1957 graduate of Andrew Lewis High School, a 1961 graduate of Roanoke College, and a 1965 graduate of the University of Virginia. Beth was one of only four women accepted in the Medical School at that time. She served her internship and surgical residency at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, and continued obstetrics and gynecology residency at George Washington University until 1970. In 1974, she was named a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Beth joined the Physicians to Women practice in 1970 and stayed there until her retirement in 2000. In 2007 she was awarded the Women’s Achievement Award in Health Care by the YWCA. She was also a former board member of the Adult Day Care Center in Roanoke.

    Beth enjoyed traveling here in the United States as well as abroad. Listening to music was one of her great pleasures. She was an avid fan of sports and especially followed the University of Virginia and the Washington Redskins.

    She is preceded in death by her parents, Leonard Thomas and Katherine McCabe Collins. Beth is survived by numerous friends, colleagues, and patients.

    Graveside Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at Evergreen Burial Park with Dr. Julian Meyer Jr. presiding. Friends may call at Oakey’s South Chapel from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 19, 2012. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Roanoke Valley SPCA, 1340 Baldwin Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24012, or to your favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at

  259. GEORGE GARTLEY LIPSEY, MD, born in Memphis, TN, October 11, 1934, one of thirteen children to John Wright Lipsey and Lillian Turner Lipsey, died September 5, 2012 from complications related to Parkinson’s disease.

    Dr. Lipsey devoted his life to God, family, medicine and country and was a champion of generosity to those in need. He was a life long Christian continuing to gain strength in his Lord during his debilitating disease. He accepted the challenges of Parkinson’s with the same grace and determination by which he lived his life. Friends often spoke of Dr. Lipsey as “a man of character and integrity”. Borrowing a phrase, George was an “everyday man who did extraordinary things”.

    He was preceded in death by his mother and father, two sisters, and three brothers – Juanita Enochs, Sara Irwin, Howard Lipsey, Malcolm Lipsey and John William Lipsey.

    He is survived by his loving wife and childhood sweetheart, Barbara Irvine Lipsey, whom he married September 18, 1954; three sons and one daughter – Steven (Abigail) of Knoxville, TN, Thomas (Joni) of Cincinnati, Ohio, Richard (Sandy) of Atlanta, GA, and Nicole Lipsey Gustafson (Brooke) of Arlington, VA; eleven grandchildren – David (Nicole), Rebecca, Cynthia, Jonathan, Caleb, James, Brad, Paige (Matt), Andrew, Micah, Ella, and three great-grandchildren, Leighton, Reid and William. He is also survived by six sisters and one brother – Mercedes King, Barbara Hallmark, Mary Reasor, Margaret Pressley, Patsy Baker, Carol Wells and David Lipsey.

    He was proud to be known as a “SCRAPPER” graduating from the original South Side High School in 1952. He graduated from Memphis State College, with a BS Degree in 1962, graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in 1966 and completed his internship at Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL in 1968. He interrupted his Medical Training to proudly serve his country as a Captain in the United State Medical Corps during the Vietnam Conflict in 1968 and 1969. He completed his Medical Residency in Anesthesia at The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA in 1971.

    Dr. Lipsey and the family returned to Memphis in 1971, where he was invited to join Affiliated Anesthesiologists, PC. Dr. Lipsey was a member of the American Medical Association and the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Dr. Lipsey performed the first Anesthesia Surgical procedure at Baptist East Hospital, the first Anesthesia Surgical Procedure at East Memphis Surgical Center and served as Director of Medicine at East Memphis Surgical Center. He faithfully practiced Anesthesia for thirty-one years in the Memphis Baptist Hospital System until his retirement in 2002.

    Dr. Lipsey was a consummate “Grill Chef”. He and his wife enjoyed sharing their home and George’s “famous” beef tenderloin with family, friends and colleagues. His love of travel and golf brought him pleasure throughout his lifetime until he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2004 but continued to travel and play the game as his health permitted.

    The family wishes to acknowledge the loving care and friendship by the staff in Job’s Way, Kirby Pines. The family also wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the caring staff at Crossroads Hospice.

    The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, September 7 at Memorial Park Funeral Home, Poplar Avenue. A Celebration of Life will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, Wilson Chapel on Saturday, September 8 at 11 a.m., with Dr. Lipsey’s son, Rev. Dr. Thomas Brian Lipsey officiating. Interment in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family requests that you consider making memorial gifts to the Church Health Center, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Christ United Methodist Church, 4488 Poplar Avenue. Memorial Park Funeral Home, “Behind the stone wall”, 901-767-8930. Condolences may be offered at

  260. Dr. Harrison Fertig

    AGE: 88 • Boynton Beach, FL

    Dr. Harrison Fertig, 88, died Sunday, September 2, 2012 at Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach, FL. Born and raised in Plainfield, where he lived until 2004, when he moved to Florida. Dr. Fertig was a prominent cardiologist in South Plainfield for 45 years, founder of Central Jersey Cardiology Group, (office of Dr’s Fertig, Lomnitz, Blumberg, Lauer, Leopold & Altszuler before retiring 18 years ago. He received his College and Medical degrees from the University of Virginia. He completed his Internship in medicine, Residency and Fellowship in Cardiology at NYU Bellevue Medical Center. Harrison enjoyed golf, attending the opera and theatre, dining out and reading. He was a lifelong NY Giants and Yankees fan. He was always passionate about his commitment to his medical career. He left a legacy at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center. Under his direction, Muhlenberg was the 1st Coronary Care Unit established in the State of NJ (simultaneously with Hackensack). He also had a seminal role in the training of the earliest Coronary Care Unit nurses in the state as well as training of Cardiology Fellows. He was honored in 1991 for the opening of the new Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at MRMC. He was a full clinical professor at RWJMC. His first wife, Geraldine Mutnick Fertig predeceased him in 2000 after 53 years of marriage.

    Surviving are his wife, Margaret Fertig; three children, Andrew Fertig of Clinton, Maine, Cindy Koplowitz and husband Bruce of Warren, NJ, and Dr. Brian Fertig and wife Eileen of Branchburg, NJ and his three grandchildren Alexandra, Lindsay and Matthew.

    Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. at Higgins Home for Funerals, 752 Mountain Blvd, Watchung with Rabbi Moshe Samber officiating, followed by interment at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Iselin. Donations may be made in his honor to American Heart Association @, Children’s Lightning Wheels, Children’s Specialized Hospital, 150 New Providence Road Mountainside, NJ 07092, Mane Stream PO Box 305 Oldwick, NJ 08858, or to your favorite charity. To send condolences, please visit

  261. Stephen L. Thompson, MD

    Campbell County has lost one of its finest citizens. Dr. Stephen L. “Doc” Thompson, age 73, passed from this world surrounded by his family on Sunday, September 2, 2012 at the only home he ever knew in Rustburg.

    Dr. Thompson was born on April 21, 1939 to the late Samuel J. Thompson and Laura Watkins Thompson. His sister, Elizabeth T. Hoback, his brothers, Samuel J. Thompson, Jr. and Robert A. Thompson and his niece, M. Christie Crutchfield preceded him in death. Dr. Thompson grew up in Rustburg and had many fond memories of the times spent with his childhood friend, W. H. “Buzzy” Overbey, Jr. He graduated from Rustburg High School and could have followed in his father’s footsteps, who was a lawyer and the Commonwealth Attorney for Campbell County, or his mother’s footsteps, who was a long time educator. Instead he decided to pursue a career in medicine just like his grandfather, Dr. Otis Lee Watkins, who was a general practitioner and per Dr. Thompson, a true “country” doctor. He received his Pre-Med degree from Washington & Lee in 1961 and Medical Degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1965. From 1965 to 1966 he interned at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

    When he completed his internship Dr. Thompson enlisted in the United States Army and departed for Vietnam September 3, 1966, where he was a member of the First Battalion of the 28th infantry, of the First Infantry Division. He ascended to the rank of Captain and received two bronze stars for valor due to his evacuation of the wounded under fire and for his efforts when his battalion sustained many casualties in capturing a base camp. He saved the lives of two Vietnamese children and was also awarded a soldier’s medal, after he talked a distraught soldier out of detonating a live grenade. He received an honorable discharge while stationed at Martin Army Hospital in Fort Benning, Georgia on July 26, 1968. Upon completion of service to his Country, Dr. Thompson and his family returned to Rustburg where he recognized his lifelong ambition of opening Village Family Practice to serve the medical needs of the community. For many years he was the only doctor in town and would often see as many as sixty patients per day. His work ethic was tireless and outside of his office he was available for numerous house calls and consultations throughout his life. Dr. Thompson served as the county medical examiner for more than 30 years, was the attending physician for the Rustburg Correctional Unit # 9 and gave generously of his time and talents to the less fortunate through his many hours of service to the free clinic at the Campbell County Health Department. In the late 1990’s he merged his practice into Central Virginia Family Physicians to help ensure that his beloved community would have continued access to health care services after his retirement. Continuing in the family tradition, his daughter, Tracey Thompson Rosser, became a nurse and for many years worked by his side. Dr. Thompson retired in 2011, after which the medical facility was deservingly named after him.

    For over the past twenty years the love of Dr. Thompson’s life has been his wife, Sandra A. Thompson, who cared tirelessly for him as he battled health issues during the latter part of his life. The two were inseparable and shared many good times with friends traveling, dancing and almost always laughing. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his uncle, Otis Lee Watkins, Jr.; his daughter, Tracey; his son, Stephen L. Thompson, Jr.; his stepson, Aubrey H. Hall, III and his wife, Shannon; and his stepdaughter, Allison P. Appelman, and her husband, Sandy; his niece, Martha T. Campbell; his niece Suzanne T. Saunders; his nephew, Samuel J. Thompson, III and his nephew, David N. Hoback. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Travis H. Rosser, Stevie E. Rosser, Aubrey H. Hall, IV and Samuel T. Hall, who all adored him.

    A memorial service in Dr. Thompson’s honor will be held at 7:00 pm today, Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at Rustburg United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sung Woon Yoo and the Rev. Dr. Larry E. Davies officiating. Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post #16. A reception will follow in the church’s multi-purpose center. In lieu of flowers the family requests that consideration be given to making a contribution to the Campbell County Relay For Life ‘s effort to find a cure for cancer, c/o American Cancer Society , 2050 Langhorne Road, Lynchburg, VA 24501.

    Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory, Lynchburg (434-237-9424) is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent by visiting:

  262. Ralph J. Alfidi MD Passed away on Aug. 31, 2012, in Santa Fe, New Mexico with family by his side.

    Born in Luco Dei Marsi, Italy, on 4/20/1932 to Angeline and Luca Alfidi. Sisters Marie(Richard) Reynolds and Jeanette (Donald) Cleveland. Grew up in Chicago Illinois, attended Ripon College and Marquette University School of Medicine . Residency in Radiology at University of Virginia, Charlottesville Virginia. He served the United States Army to Captain M.C. in La Rochelle & Orleans, France.

    Resumed full time Medical Practice in Cleveland Ohio at the Cleveland Clinic and then University Hospitals as Department Director and Professor, specializing in Radiology with numerous discoveries, inventions/ papers/awards covering CT and MRI Specialties. He co-founded the Steris Corporation. Achievements include discovery of renal splanchnic steal syndrome:aka Alfidi’s Syndrome and co-holder for nitinol Patents for Stents and Filters. Retired 2000.

    Currently Married to Mariella Boller Alfidi MD in 1992. Previously married to Rose Senesac Alfidi in 1956 with children Sue (John) Arcuri, Lisa (Harry) Lockemer, Christine (Charles) DiStaulo, Katie Alfidi, Mary Alfidi Owen(Scott) and John Michael Alfidi (deceased). Grandchildren – Ryan, Scott, Ashley, Anna, Alex, David, MacKenzie and Cameron. Numerous nieces and nephews – Notably niece Mary Beth Eibl donated a Kidney to Ralph in 2004.

    Favorites in Life – he loved to travel “always leave something for next time”, played golf as often as possible, enjoyed great food, wine and cooking, reading, writing poetry and gardening. He loved a good joke and was a great story teller.

    Service in Santa Fe, NM – at Berardinelli Family Funeral Chapel, 1399 Luisa Street, Santa Fe on Monday September 3, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. A separate memorial service will be held in Cleveland, Ohio details to follow.

    Memorial Funds – in lieu of flowers please make donations to Catholic Relief Charities. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505)984-8600

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  263. Tweedy, Franklin Vaughn MD 85, of Sun City passed away on August 19, 2012 in Hospice Care.

    Doctor Tweedy a native of Lynchburg, Virginia was the epitome of a true southern gentleman and an exceptional and entertaining story teller.

    Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 1st at the Church of The Palms UCC, 14808 N. Boswell Boulevard, Sun City, AZ.

    He was born December 10, 1926 to E.C. and Tola Cardwell Tweedy in Rustburg, Virginia. After graduating from E.C. Glass High School in 1944 he worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a Railway Mail Clerk until he joined the U.S. Merchant Marines serving out of the Philippines during WW II. After the war ended he enrolled in the Virginia Military Institute as a member of the class of 50B and continued his medical education at the University of Virginia School of Medicine graduating in 1954. He then joined the Rotating Intern Staff of William Beaumont Army Hospital in El Paso, Texas. During the Korean conflict he was transferred to the 24th Army Field Hospital in Toul, France. Upon finishing his Army service in September 1957 he was discharged as a Captain and then enrolled in the Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit, Michigan, after which he served an Ophthalmology Residency at the Cincinnati General Hospital. Upon completion of his residency he opened a private office in Lynchburg, Virginia for the practice of Ophthalmology from November 1960 until November 1979 when he moved to Sun City, Arizona, and became a member of the staff of the Dulaney Eye Clinic, now the Barnet, Dulaney, Perkins Eye Center where he practiced for eleven years until retiring in July 1990.

    Dr. Tweedy was a lifelong traveler having visited every continent except Antarctica and fifty five different countries within those continents. He drove all over Yugoslavia before the downfall of Tito and afterwards the countries developed from that breakup. He did the same in South Africa before the elimination of apartheid. He went to Russia in the days of Stalin and then again in 2007. He made three separate month long trips to New Zealand visiting both the North and South Islands. When not traveling the world he enjoyed the campsites in Arizona. He was a charter member of Union Hills Country Club in Sun City and upon retiring he enjoyed playing golf heading up a group jokingly referred to as “the walking wounded”. He was a member of the Rotary Club both in Virginia and in Sun City. He honored his military service by joining the American Legion and his Scottish heritage with long membership in the Scots Club of the West Valley. He was married to Gray Johnson, a graduate nurse of the Virginia Baptist Hospital from March 1953 until she was deceased on June 5th, 1987. He married Bonnie Thompson Francis in January 1988 and was happily married for the rest of his long life.

    Survivors include his wife Bonnie, her sister Darlene and husband Richard Fontaine of Spokane, Washington, and their daughters Robin Dodds of Cheney, Washington and Susan Fontaine of Wilmington, Delaware and their husbands, Bonnie Fuller the daughter of Bonnie’s deceased sister Lois and her daughter Arden Peters both of Durango, Colorado, sisters-in-law Gerry Thompson of Phoenix and Bertha Thompson of Oracle, Arizona, and their children. He is also survived by the sisters and brother of his first wife Gray, Gladys and Eugene Johnson of Orange, Virginia, and Sue Packer of Florida and her children. Dr. Tweedy is also survived by a niece Rena Chauffe of Louisiana, and her three children.

    In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Hospice of the Valley or to The Church of the Palms, Sun City, Arizona.

  264. Dr. Charles Harper Crowder, Jr. M.D.
    August 1, 1927 – August 10, 2012

    Dr. Charles Harper Crowder, Jr., age 85 of South Hill, died Friday, August 10, 2012 at his residence with his family. He was a retired Family Practice physician and served as a Regimental Surgeon in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. He received his B.A., M.A. and M.D. degrees from the University of Virginia and served a Fellowship at Bellevue Medical Center in New York and an Externship at Western State Hospital in Staunton. He served as Chief of Staff at Community Memorial Healthcenter and was a member of Southside Virginia Medical Society, President of the Medical Society of Virginia, American Medical Society, President of the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians AOA Medical Honor Society, American Academy of Family Physicians, a Fellow of the American College of Family Physicians, President of the Virginia Board of Medicine, Sigma Xi Honor Society, ODK Honor Leadership Society, Raven Society, American Legion and he was selected as Virginia‘s Family Physician of the year for 2001.

    He also served on the Virginia Medicare-Medicaid Advisory Board, South Hill Town Council, Virginia State Planning Association, Board Chairman of the South Hill United Methodist Church, UVA Medical Alumni Advisory Committee Chairman, President of the South Hill Chamber of Commerce, a Board member of Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Virginia, a Board member of the Historical Society of Mecklenburg County and a member of the South Hill Lions Club.

    He is survived by his wife Maxine C. Crowder, two daughters Dr. Lina Sue Marron and husband Steve of Durham, NC and Roberta C. Matthews of Richmond, his son Charles H. Crowder, III and wife Michelle of South Hill, two granddaughters Anna Nicole Allman and Elizabeth Sterling Crowder, a grandson Anthony L. Matthews, Jr., two brothers Max B. Crowder and Jimmie K. Crowder both of South Hill.

    A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Monday at the South Hill United Methodist Church with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Memorial Healthcenter Foundation, P.O. Box 90, South Hill, VA 23970 or the South Hill United Methodist Church, 105 Franklin Street. Online condolences may be sent to

  265. In Memory of
    Dr. Thomas E. Wilson, III
    March 25, 1932 – August 26, 2012

    Thomas Epps Wilson, III, MD, 80 passed away Sunday at home, surrounded by his loving wife and children. Funeral services will be 11:00am Wednesday August 29, 2012 in the Chapel of First Baptist Church of Jackson. Visitation will be Tuesday August 28, 2012 from 5:00pm till 7:00pm at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home High Street and Wednesday from 10:00am till 11:00am at the church. Private graveside services will be in Lakewood Memorial Park.

    Dr. Wilson, a native of Jackson, graduated from Millsaps College and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. After training in internal medicine at the University of Mississippi, he completed a fellowship in rheumatology at Mayo Clinic before returning to Jackson, where he practiced for over 30 years. In addition to his private practice, he volunteered his services at the Crestwood Clinic for Christ. A true American patriot, he also served alongside the Marines as an officer of the US Naval Medical Corps Reserves in the 1960’s.

    Dr. Wilson was a lifetime deacon at the First Baptist Church of Jackson, where he volunteered with the Benevolents. He was a board member of the Common Bond and Buried Treasures. During his retirement, he devoted much of his time to the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI), elected as their outstanding volunteer twice.

    Tommy loved the outdoors, especially boating and sailing with his family and friends. He was an avid fan of Ole Miss football and Atlanta Braves baseball. He deeply loved the Lord and his family. He is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years, Esther Coker Wilson, and his daughter Clara Gwen Waller and husband Rush of Memphis TN, and sons Thomas Coker Wilson and James Ward Wilson of Jackson; grandchildren Ben Waller, Wilson Waller, Katilyn Wilson, Clara Ward Wilson, and Coker Wilson; sister, Gwen Lynch and husband Bill of Jackson. He was preceded by his parents Dr. Thomas and Gwen Wilson and his infant son Thomas E. Wilson, IV.

    The family requests that Memorials be sent to NAMI or the Buried Treasures Ministry

  266. Dr. William D. Stallings

    Virginia Beach – Dr. William Derwart Stallings passed away on September 06. He was born in Baltimore, MD on December 18, 1932. Predeceasing him were his parents, Bernard Francis and Mary Margaret Stallings (nee Derwart), and an infant older sister, Bernardine Frances. Excelling in football city-wide and state-wide, Bill was tapped for a starting position on the East Team for the National High School East-West All Star game in Memphis, TN. Bill accepted a football scholarship to the University of Virginia where he started at offensive left guard for four years. He received the Keller and George Blocking Award in 1953. On fall Saturday afternoons, Bill was frequently observed jogging in uniform to Scott Stadium for a home game, after a morning of science labs. As an undergraduate, he pledged Delta Kappa Epsilon, was a member of the Interfraternity Council, Corks and Curls Yearbook Committee, IMP Society, Skull and Keys, T.I.L.K.A., The Seven Society, and the lacrosse team. As the recipient of a B.A. in Biology, Bill was accepted into Medical School at the University of Virginia. After receiving his M.D. degree from UVA, Dr. Stallings continued his post-graduate training at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. Following his tenure there, he became a Navy Flight Surgeon, stationed in Jacksonville, FL. He deployed as Ship’s Doctor on a reconnaissance mission to the Mediterranean and the Middle East during his tour of duty.

    Dr. Stallings became the 13th physician to enter practice in Virginia Beach, VA…the days when cattle grazed in pastures between Virginia Beach and Norfolk. He was a founding partner of First Colonial Family Practice Center. Partnered with the Medical College of Virginia (now Virginia Commonwealth University), the physicians at First Colonial Family Practice Center established an in-office residency program for doctors, designed to emulate real-life cases and experiences. Dr. Stallings, as Associate Professor of Medicine, taught Behavioral Medicine to the residents.

    Dr. Stallings served as an officer, including President of the Virginia Beach Medical Society and President of the Virginia Beach General Hospital Staff. He volunteered at the free Beach Health Clinic, continuing as a benefactor.

    Bill and his wife, Shelley, retired to the Phoenix, AZ area where they have lived for the past 17 years. Throughout their 52 years of marriage, they derived pleasure from travel, especially seashell collecting in tropical venues and attending international conferences where Bill would examine patients along with a local doctor, sometimes acting as a consultant. Other interests included searching for fossil shells in the banks of the James River near Smithfield, VA, photography, music, especially classical, country western, jazz, gospel, and catamaran sailing on the Lynnhaven River.

    Dr. Stallings is survived by his wife, Shelley Markle Stallings; adult children, Dr. Jeffrey T. Stallings, (Joyce) of Yorktown, VA; Valerie S. Arias (David) of Virginia Beach, VA; Evan W. Stallings (Sandy) of Norfolk, VA; Neil H. Stallings (Theresa) of Derry, NH; Nicole Stallings of Staunton, VA; 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Also, surviving are a sister, Bernice S. Pescosolido (William) of Bonita Springs, FL; a sister-in-law, Marilynn M. Napier (John) of Franklin, TN; and a brother-in-law, Philip W. Markle of Goodyear, AZ.

    A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 21st, at 11 a.m. at Star of the Sea Catholic Church, located at 1404 Pacific Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA. Please join the family in the church social hall immediately following the service.
    In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to one of two worthy considerations: 1. Mayo Clinic Phoenix, 5777 East Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85054-4502. Designation: MDS and Bone Marrow Transplant Programs. 2. Hospice of the Valley, 1510 East Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014-5566. Designation: Northeast Clinical Office.

  267., Muskogee, OK
    June 12, 2012
    Fulton Williams Fite, M.D. (Col. USAF, Ret.)
    1928 – 2012

    Fulton Williams Fite was born May 16, 1928 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to E. Halsell Fite, MD and Elizabeth Williams Fite. He attended schools in Muskogee until 1944 when he went to Faribault, Minnesota to attend Shattuck Military School. He graduated from there in 1946 and then attended the University of Oklahoma where he pledged Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. Fulton then transferred to the University of Virginia where he received both a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Biology, and was an associate member of Sigma XI (research fraternity). He then did graduate work in parasitology at the University of Georgia where he completed all but his thesis on a PHD. Fulton returned to UVA to attend medical school where he was a member of the Raven Society (Scientific Excellence), and the Phi Chi Medical Fraternity, from which he was presented the Eben J. Carey Memorial Award in Anatomy. He graduated from there with a Medical Degree in 1958. Dr. Fite did a rotating internship at Fitzsimons General Hospital in Denver, Colorado. He did a residency in General Surgery at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center and then an Otolaryngology residency at Brooke Army Hospital at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

    While in the Military he was Chief of the Department of Otolaryngology at the USAF Hospital, Clark AFB in the Philippines and then Chief of Otolaryngology at the USAF Academy in Colorado Springs. Dr. Fite then became Asst. Chief of Otolaryngology at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center at Lackland AFB, Texas and Training Officer of USAF Residency Training Program in Otolaryngology. In 1970 he became Chief of the Otolaryngology and Director of the Residency Training Program for the USAF. He was appointed as a Consultant to the Surgeon General in 1971 and was a Clinical Assistant Professor in Otorhinolaryngology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. While in the service he received the Air Force Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service and on retirement was awarded the United States Meritorious Service Medal. Dr. Fite was a Fellow in the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, and the American College of Surgeons. He was a member of the South Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Society of Military Otolaryngologists where he served as President, Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons, where he served as Secretary-Treasurer, Life Member of the Military Officers Association and member of The Deafness Research Foundation (Centurion Club), Life Member of the American Medical Association, the Oklahoma Medical Association, and the East Central Medical Association, Alumni Association at O.U., Alumni Association UVA. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and of the First Presbyterian Church.

    Dr. Fite retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1977 and entered private practice in Muskogee. He retired from his private practice in 1992. Fulton married Francis Ann Woodard in 1952. This marriage ended in 1976. He married Shirley I. (Venus) Storts on March 5, 1977. They enjoyed traveling to all but two states in the U.S. and to Canada and Mexico. Fulton enjoyed bird hunting, antelope hunting in Wyoming, and deer and elk hunting. He also enjoyed reading and was a Civil War Buff.

    Dr. Fite was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Coleman B. Fite and Edward H. Fite, M.D. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; his children, Cynthia (Cindi) and husband Gary Uecker of Kendelia, Texas, Kevin F. Fite and wife Lela of Tulsa, Kathryn (Kathi) and husband Steve Estes of Elgin, Texas; step-children, Richard Storts, Cheryl and husband Kurt Robinson of Muskogee, Linda and husband Scott Smith of Piedmont, OK; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

    Please make any remembrances to your favorite charity.

    Memorial service will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at First Presbyterian Church, 500 West Broadway Street, Muskogee, with Reverend Ann Brizendine officiating.

    Services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, Oklahoma.

    Condolences may be sent to

  268. NEWPORT NEWS – Dr. Frederick Carr Davis Jr. passed away on August 20, 2012, in Newport News, VA. Dr. Davis was a devoted husband, proud father, endearing grandfather and a brilliant pathologist who will be dearly missed.

    Dr. Davis, affectionately known as “Skipper,” was born on January 22, 1933, and was the son of the late Frederick Carr Davis Sr., vice president and general manager of the Newport News Shipyard, and the late Mary Annette Parker Davis, grand lady of Hilton, VA. He was also predeceased by his brother, Dr. George Parker Davis, and his son-in-law, Donald R. Lee, Esq.

    Skipper attended Hampden-Sydney College where he obtained his undergraduate degree in three years and then attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine where he graduated first in his class. He was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and the UVA Raven Society and also served as president of the Virginia Chapter of the American Medical Association. While never referencing these accomplishments, Skipper did occasionally brag about winning a contest among his medical school classmates by eating a gallon of ice cream under a hot shower.

    Skipper served two years in the U.S. Army at Fort Riley, Kansas. In later years, Skipper and his wife, Phyllis, frequently laughed about their futile attempts to prevent their Boston terrier “Six” from nipping at the heels of the drilling soldiers. Skipper also liked to recount his narrow escape from being parachuted into Cuba during the Cuban missile crisis. The young doctors had received no training in parachuting and were given a written test and a separate sheet with answers, told to fill in the answers and report to ship out.

    Skipper and his family settled in Newport News where he began his tenure as a pathologist with Riverside Hospital. He practiced at Riverside for 38 years and was chief of pathology for part of that time. Despite his devotion to his job, Skipper was an attentive and devoted husband and father. He never failed to kiss Phyllis before leaving in the morning and upon returning in the evening. The couple sat before a fire on winter evenings and played Scrabble or just threw a ball back and forth over their children’s heads. They took long walks in the park with their Saint Bernard “Frederick,” flew kites and pushed the children on swings. They traveled the world with Skipper’s mother or grandchildren in tow.

    Skipper is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Phyllis Ann Snow Davis, originally of Charlottesville, VA. He is also survived by his three children and seven grandchildren: daughter, Cindy Bennett and her husband, Tommy, of Hampton, VA.; daughter, Lisa Davis-Lee, of Ashland, VA.; son, Frederick Carr Davis III, of Yorktown, VA.; and grandchildren, Arin Bennett, Beau Bennett, Jessie Davis-Lee, Luke Davis-Lee, Mary Katherine Davis, Frederick Carr Davis IV (Casey) and Jonathan Davis. The children and grandchildren share memories of playing chess, golfing, fishing, camping, snorkeling and playing front yard baseball with Skipper. He is also survived by a great-aunt, Betty Davis, of Yorktown, VA, a brother-in-law, W.L. Snow, of Ruckersville, VA, and numerous other well-loved relatives.

    Skipper will be remembered for his brilliant mind, love and loyalty to family, self-effacing humor, and his lifelong patience with the Washington Redskins.

  269. Otha Allen Barnhill, MD ELIZABETHTOWN – Otha Allen Barnhill, MD, died at home on Sunday, July 29, 2012, in Elizabethtown, NC, where he had lived with his wife, Nell Overton Barnhill, and their family for 57 years. He was 87.

    Dr. Barnhill was born February 17, 1925, near Stokes, North Carolina. He was the fourth and last child of Nolie and James Barnhill and was the only surviving member of that family.

    Dr. Barnhill began school in Stokes and graduated from Greenville High School in 1942. He met his future wife as a child and married her on March 24, 1944. During World War II, Dr. Barnhill was drafted in September 1944 and served in the US Army in Germany and Austria as part of the 103rd Infantry Division and the Second Chemical Mortar Battalion.

    Dr. Barnhill attended East Carolina Teachers College, now East Carolina University, in Greenville, NC, and received his BS in Medicine from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MD from the University of Virginia Medical School. The couple returned to North Carolina in 1953 and lived in Durham, where Dr. Barnhill did his residency at Watts Hospital. In 1955, the family moved to Elizabethtown, where Dr. Barnhill opened his medical practice, and the family became part of the community and members of the Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church. Dr. Barnhill practiced medicine in Bladen County for 45 years. He was known as a superb diagnostician and was one of the last of the true county doctors.

    Dr. Barnhill was an amateur radio operator, W4HDE, and an avid fisherman throughout his life. Dr. and Mrs. Barnhill enjoyed dancing and were regular attendees at Merrymakers dance group and other dance gatherings for many years.

    Dr. Barnhill is survived by his wife, Nell; two daughters, Donna Clark of Durham and Jennifer Barnhill of White Lake; one son, Allen Barnhill, and his wife, Kathy, of Houston, TX; five grandchildren: Martha Odom and her husband Tommy and Leslie Clark, all of Charlotte; Jason Clark of Rhinebeck, NY; and Julia Barnhill and Joshua Barn-hill of Houston; by three great-grandchildren: Tripp, Annie, and Max Odom; and by a son-in-law, John Clark. In addition, Dr. Barnhill is survived by 28 nieces and nephews and dozens of their children and grandchildren.

    Burial is private. A memorial service will be held at Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church at a time to be announced.

  270. James Andrew Wilkerson III, 77

    Park City, Utah – Born in Rock Hill, South Carolina on 11-24-34, Jim lost his short battle with cancer on April 13, 2012. He was an anatomic, clinical, and forensic pathologist, who helped create new programs and taught for many years at UVA, UCLA, U of U, UNR, and UAB. He also worked many years in private practice – he counted the best of those years when he was able to work alongside his oldest son, also a pathologist, in Merced, CA.

    He wrote many textbooks, but is well known for his layman’s text “Medicine For Mountaineering”. This book has been translated into several languages and is in its 6th edition, and has been credited with saving many lives. He was an avid mountaineer, and passed his love of the wilderness to his children and grandchildren. His family enjoyed backpacking, mountain climbing, river-running, skiing, cooking, and spending time together. He had a generous spirit and a wonderful sense of humor.

    He is survived by Sam, his beloved wife of 54 years, his children Jim IV (Kim), Forrest (Ginger), Cassandra (David), Patrick (Anetta), nine grandchildren (Garrett, Cameron, Andrew (Jim V), Jake, Gabriella, Halley, Bryce, Oliver, and Oskar), and numerous mountaineering, paddling, skiing and drinking buddies.

    A memorial fund has been set up at the Park City Library to purchase books on enjoying the wilderness and outdoors. Memorials can be sent to Friends of Park City Library, c/o Park City Library, P.O. Box 668 Park City, UT 84060. Jim Wilkerson Adventure Collection should be in the memo of the check.

  271. Dr. Arthur Ebbert, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Medicine at Yale University died on June 7, 2012 at the age of 89 in Hamden, Connecticut. He was born in Wheeling, West Virginia in August, 1922. When he was in grade school, he and his parents moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and later to New Rochelle, New York. His father was a business executive. A few years before he entered high school, they moved back to Wheeling.

    He decided in high school that he wanted to go to medical school. He received his B.A. degree and then in 1946 his M.D. degree, both from the University of Virginia. After a year as an intern at the University