In memoriam, summer 2023
Date range: Nov. 21, 2022-March 31, 2023
Robert E. Davenport Jr., New York, N.Y., 11/23/2022.
John A. Johnson Jr., Virginia Beach, Va., 12/24/2022.
Claude C. Arthur, Richmond, Va., 12/20/2022.
Samuel “Ackie” Loyd Jr., Waynesboro, Va., 12/1/2022.
Herbert M. Mandel, Pittsburgh, Pa., 3/11/2023.
Thomas M. Starling, Fayetteville, Ga., 2/5/2023.
David S. Farmer Jr., Farmville, Va., 12/2/2022.
John “Carlton” George Sr., Warsaw, Va., 11/19/2022.
Evelyn Gardner Marshall, Charlottesville, Va., 1/6/2023.
Doris Tate “Peggy” Cobbs, Vinton, Va., 12/30/2022.
Vernon D. Grizzard Sr., Rome, Ga., 6/16/2022.
Edwin W. “Bootsie” Rice, Reedville, Va., 1/1/2023.
Byron H. Hale, Clinton, Tenn., 10/25/2022.
Lucius S. Jacob Jr., Peachtree Corners, Ga., 10/13/2022.
Robert L. Matthews, Far Hills, N.J., 11/29/2022.
Roger R. Neel Sr., Riner, Va., 12/4/2022.
Robert L. Nordstrom, Chesapeake, Va., 10/27/2022.
Leslie C. Pugh, Floyd, Va., 12/5/2022.
Henry H. Buck Jr., Salisbury, N.C., 3/24/2023.
Whiteford D. Grimes, Chapel Hill, N.C., 12/22/2022.
June Maile Hardy, Durham, N.C., 7/14/2022.
Thomas D. Jennings, Roanoke, Va., 11/22/2022.
William M. Mandeville Jr., Flushing, N.Y., 11/15/2022.
Billy O. Moody, Glen Mills, Pa., 11/11/2022.
Marvin “Gilbert” Porter, Franklin, Va., 12/31/2022.
Robert E. Quig Sr., Isle of Palms, S.C., 10/25/2022.
Mills A. Riddick V, Mount Dora, Fla., 12/8/2022.
Dorris “Neal” Stidham, Orange Park, Fla., 12/30/2022.
Anne Horton Adams, Dry Fork, Va., 1/31/2023.
Richard S. Andrews, Florence, S.C., 12/13/2022.
John T. Breth, Orchard Park, N.Y., 1/27/2023.
L. Ward Edwards, Winchester, Va., 11/19/2022.
James A. Hepner Sr., Maurertown, Va., 11/22/2022.
James W. McConnell, Blountville, Tenn., 1/29/2023.
George W. Mills, Virginia Beach, Va., 12/31/2022.
David W. Wright, Powhatan, Va., 8/17/2022.
Thomas Stark III, Amelia, Va., 12/10/2022.
Marshall P. Baum, Chillicothe, Ohio, 12/7/2022.
James P. Beard Sr., Fredericksburg, Va., 12/11/2022.
Thomas K. Daughtrey Sr., Sandston, Va., 1/12/2023.
John A. Geikler Jr., Lexington, Va., 9/24/2022.
Harvey L. Hotinger Jr., Lexington, Va., 1/30/2023.
Courtland C. Keeter, Newsoms, Va., 2/4/2023.
Ralph N. “Buddy” Greenway, Salem, Va., 12/21/2022.
Leon R. Pleasants Jr., Warrenton, Va., 12/17/2022.
Randolph J. Maupin, McGaheysville, Va., 12/19/2022.
John L. Miller, Bridgewater, Va., 2/23/2023.
William “Roger” Mitchell, Mechanicsville, Va., 2/22/2023.
Charles G. O'Brien, Pensacola Beach, Fla., 12/19/2022.
Perry R. Stubbs Jr., Pearisburg, Va., 11/29/2022.
Charles M. Clarke, Suffolk, Va., 11/5/2022.
William R. Greear, Riner, Va., 11/15/2022.
Charles C. Laney Jr., Portsmouth, Va., 11/6/2022.
Norman “Lewis” Morris, Spencer, Va., 12/9/2022.
Robert B. Oliver, Blacksburg, Va., 12/1/2022.
Lee G. Scripture Jr., Heathsville, Va., 11/8/2022.
James P. Veatch, Baltimore, Md., 3/28/2020.
Morris H. Bell Jr., Virginia Beach, Va., 2/2/2023.
Virgil A. Burnett, Stuart, Va., 12/9/2022.
Jerry G. Curtis, Rixeyville, Va., 12/21/2022.
Joseph C. Hecht, Jonesborough, Tenn., 10/19/2022.
Gerard W. Hock, Palm Coast, Fla., 6/11/2022.
Donald T. Hundley, Norristown, Pa., 11/25/2022.
David D. Pedigo, Midlothian, Va., 12/6/2022.
Eugene A. Wilson, Newport News, Va., 12/28/2022.
Robert C. Allen, Melbourne, Fla., 12/22/2022.
Herman L. Bohon, Newport News, Va., 12/14/2022.
Richard J. Dillard, Hilton Head Island, S.C., 1/27/2023.
Richard E. Kidd Sr., Radford, Va., 11/26/2022.
Edward W. Castellani, Jacksonville, Fla., 2/3/2023.
James D. Crunkilton, Port Orange, Fla., 12/23/2022.
Ronald D. Oslin, Chattanooga, Tenn., 12/12/2022.
Clarence C. Whitley, Gautier, Miss., 3/20/2023.
William M. Kegley Sr., Pulaski, Va., 11/9/2022.
Jaime A. Pozo, Key Biscayne, Fla., 12/3/2022.
Harold H. “Sonny” Speed Jr., Christiansburg, Va., 11/22/2022.
Robert M. Thompson, Mount Airy, N.C., 11/21/2022.
Frank E. Ferrante, Abingdon, Va., 11/28/2022.
James C. Ho, Dover, Del., 3/12/2023.
Benjamin J. Hyde III, Kempner, Texas, 11/25/2022.
James M. Paxton, Henrico, Va., 1/5/2023.
Channing G. Williams, Richmond, Va., 12/28/2022.
Fred L. Austin, Pearisburg, Va., 3/7/2023.
William L. Berry, Southport, N.C., 3/9/2023.
Ramon M. Hite, Midlothian, Va., 12/21/2022.
George P. Koch Jr., Fairfax, Va., 10/25/2022.
Homer C. McCoy Jr., Elizabeth City, N.C., 12/22/2022.
Donald E. Miller, Vienna, Va., 12/2/2022.
Richard E. Oliver, Roanoke, Va., 3/19/2023.
John A. Pearman Jr., Midlothian, Va., 3/16/2023.
Bondili P. Rao, Hyderabad, India, 10/30/2022.
Andrew E. Stylianos, Boca Raton, Fla., 12/27/2022.
John L. Wonderley, Pilot, Va., 11/29/2022.
Gerald L. Buckner, Midlothian, Va., 1/11/2023.
Vince M. Calvert Jr., Bristol, Va., 11/27/2022.
Henry B. Pack III, Appomattox, Va., 2/5/2023.
William L. Smith, Henrico, Va., 12/23/2022.
Robert D. Craft, Norfolk, Va., 11/30/2022.
Douglas D. Early, East Peoria, Ill., 11/23/2022.
Robert G. Fillingame, Moneta, Va., 12/31/2022.
Ronald D. Jackson, Archbald, Pa., 11/20/2022.
Adolphus G. “Buddy” Slate III, Oviedo, Fla., 12/28/2022.
John “Dwight” Bradshaw, Suffolk, Va., 11/17/2022.
Reese E. Graves Jr., Daphne, Ala., 1/25/2023.
Roy L. Petty Jr., Venice, Fla., 12/25/2022.
Waldo “Emerson” Rudacille Jr., Front Royal, Va., 2/5/2023.
John C. “Troll” O'Brien Jr., Sun City Center, Fla., 9/22/2022.
Randall D. Parks, Eastville, Va., 12/30/2022.
Vernon W. Snipes, Midlothian, Va., 1/19/2023.
William A. Duke Jr., Woodford, Va., 11/15/2022.
Eugene G. Russell, Humble, Texas, 12/28/2022.
John M. Bridges, Dallas, Texas, 3/1/2023.
Donald W. Gayle, Ruther Glen, Va., 12/9/2022.
Charles V. Goudie Jr., Roanoke, Va., 12/25/2022.
Carl D. Hicks Jr., Doswell, Va., 1/4/2023.
Joseph R. Inge, Williamsburg, Va., 3/23/2023.
William L. Jackson, Morgantown, W.Va., 10/11/2022.
Hoyt C. Johnson Sr., Harvest, Ala., 1/27/2023.
Joseph H. McGrady, Hillsville, Va., 11/18/2022.
Alan B. Mills Sr., Sparks, Nev., 12/13/2022.
Heth T. Thomas, Lynchburg, Va., 3/18/2023.
Maryellen Cameron, Falls Church, Va., 12/15/2022.
Thomas E. Clatfelter, Tulsa, Okla., 12/6/2022.
Carl J. Ludwick, Roanoke, Va., 1/3/2023.
Paul H. Musick, Lebanon, Va., 3/6/2023.
Jonathan F. “Dusty” Rhodes, Hampton, Va., 1/23/2023.
Virginia A. (Willliams) Alvis, Abingdon, Va., 1/4/2023.
Robert H. Brinkley III, Nags Head, N.C., 12/28/2022.
Frank P. Bongrazio Jr., Vincentown, N.J., 11/22/2022.
Ronald E. Jonas, Auburn, Calif., 11/16/2022.
Susan Schaler Langston, Chama, N.M., 1/2/2023.
Herman A. MacDonald, Salem, Ore., 12/19/2022.
Marcel U. Mgbodile, Enugu, Nigeria, 10/22/2022.
Darwin L. Pippin, Alpharetta, Ga., 11/13/2022.
Helen Louise Weiss, Ellijay, Ga., 7/6/2022.
John K. Arbogast, Roanoke, Va., 11/7/2022.
William N. Baskervill Jr., Halifax, Va., 2/17/2023.
John W. Hamill, Warrenton, Va., 12/22/2022.
Alan S. Heltzel Jr., Beaufort, N.C., 12/6/2022.
David R. Lewicki, Phoenixville, Pa., 10/15/2022.
Stephen W. Rippard Jr., Virginia Beach, Va., 12/16/2022.
Gerald I. Sexton, Chattanooga, Tenn., 11/25/2022.
Denise A. (Hylton) Krallman, Liberty Township, Ohio, 12/25/2022.
Anne P. (Welsh) Manson, Charles City, Va., 12/7/2022.
John J. Seeberger, Madison, Va., 12/23/2022.
James R. Tolson, King George, Va., 11/27/2022.
John O. Turnage, Augusta, Ga., 2/16/2023.
Sharon Dayhoff Ackerman, Boynton Beach, Fla., 10/21/2022.
Charles F. Battrell, Wenatchee, Wash., 2/13/2023.
Douglas C. Forbes, Vinton, Va., 10/26/2022.
L. Jennelle, Bastian, Va., 3/18/2023.
Elizabeth “Gay” Meredith, Hiwassee, Va., 11/10/2022.
Bruce W. Morrell, Henrico, Va., 2/3/2023.
Elizabeth Agnew Ritchey, Blacksburg, Va., 11/21/2022.
Stuart E. Daniel, Chesterfield, Va., 3/12/2023.
Paul J. Davidson Jr., Moneta, Va., 2/5/2023.
Jerald P. Facenda, Pensacola, Fla., 1/1/2023.
Kathryn Osterholm Graham, Pittsburgh, Pa., 12/3/2022.
James B. “Red” Henderson, Traphill, N.C., 2/16/2023.
Maureen “Reen” Lathrop, Landisville, Pa., 8/29/2022.
R. Craig Wood, Gainesville, Fla., 11/24/2022.
Elizabeth Robertson Honea, Petersburg, Va., 12/1/2022.
Wayne L. Hurt, Roanoke, Va., 1/21/2023.
Laura M. Seager, Cottonwood, Ariz., 9/25/2022.
James “Terry” Slater, Bridgewater, Va., 10/28/2022.
Kathryn G. “Kitty” Hoback, Salem, Va., 1/9/2023.
Judith A. (Mumbower) Rumberger, Winter Springs, Fla., 11/24/2022.
Boots Dilley, Shady Spring, W.Va., 12/26/2022.
David L. Martin, Louisburg, N.C., 11/14/2022.
Shawn L. (Powell) Simmons, Pylesville, Md., 11/11/2022.
James D. Couch, San Antonio, Texas, 1/22/2023.
James “Michael” McGilligan, Williamson, N.Y., 1/19/2023.
Fred L. Steffey, Roanoke, Va., 12/26/2022.
Jana C. Moore, Wilmington, N.C., 12/26/2022.
Renee Y. (Stout) Velte, Odessa, Fla., 2/26/2023.
Robert “Scott” Quast, Norfolk, Va., 12/5/2022.
Hannele K. Feiring, Cary, N.C., 1/14/2023.
John D. Clothiaux, Aiken, S.C., 12/26/2022.
Joanne S. (Ludwig) Greathouse, Sun City, Ariz., 3/12/2023.
Phillip B. Snapp, Wytheville, Va., 12/12/2022.
Elisha A. Harrell, Chesapeake, Va., 10/28/2022.
Richard C. Hudson III, Virginia Beach, Va., 12/21/2022.
Gary S. Robinson, Dowell, Md., 2/13/2023.
Stephen R. Schweickert, Midlothian, Va., 12/28/2022.
Daniel W. DeVilbiss Jr., Roanoke, Va., 11/2/2022.
Robert B. Bader, Oakland, Calif., 3/19/2023.
Todd A. Goodling, Seven Valleys, Pa., 1/24/2023.
Jennifer K. McCarthy, Pulaski, Va., 11/30/2022.
Jason S. Mullins, Ferrum, Va., 2/2/2023.
Alice Moore Waddell, Lexington, Va., 11/8/2022.
Susan Cougill Beverly, Virginia Beach, Va., 3/14/2023.
George W. Lester IV, Cornelius, N.C., 2/27/2023.
Heather Y. Slivka, Denver, N.C., 2/18/2023.
Jennifer Wingfield Johnston, Palmyra, Va., 12/18/2022
Diana F. Embrey, Friendswood, Texas, 11/11/2022.
Billie Jean (Kirk) Huskey, Pembroke, Va., 3/5/2023.
Andrea K. (Yardley) Thornberry, Corvallis, Ore., 12/18/2022.
Michael J. Gabler, Manasquan, N.J., 11/6/202
Marisa N. Maldonado, Midlothian, Va., 1/16/2023.
Gordon “Tyler” Wright, Leesburg, Va., 6/5/2022.
Michelle L. Trice, Glen Allen, Va., 11/28/2022
Ian B. Dransfield, Union, W.Va., 12/8/2022.
Peter G. Wakim, Arlington, Va., 12/9/2022.
John J. Peake, New Bern, N.C., 12/22/2022.
Sarah K. Wellford, Blacksburg, Va., 10/29/2022.
Joseph H. Barlow Sr ’50, Suffolk, Va., who served as a member of the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors from 1992-95, died April 27.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering, Barlow worked as a territory manager for John Deere and later served in the U.S. Air Force. In 1959, he purchased Cotton Plains Farm near Chuckatuck, Virginia, where he raised peanuts, corn, soybeans, cattle, and hogs.
In addition to his successful career as a farmer, Barlow was actively involved in his community, serving as president of the Virginia Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services, chairman of the Suffolk School Board, First Citizen of Suffolk, governor of the Jamestowne Society, and on the Suffolk City Council.
Barlow along with his wife, Lynn, were members of the university’s Legacy Society, the Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center Leadership Council, and Hokies for Higher Education. He also served as class chair for the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, on the Virginia Tech Alumni Association board of directors, and on the Cornerstone Alumni Advisory Board.
Archie Phlegar ’52, M.S. ’74, Ed.D. ’78, Blacksburg, Virginia, who was director of Virginia Tech admissions during a time of profound growth and diversification of the university, died March 30.
Phlegar earned his bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering in 1952 as well as a commission into the U.S. Air Force, having been a member of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and the Highty-Tighties. He served in the Korean War and then returned to his home region to work at the Appalachian Power Co., based out of Bluefield, West Virginia.
Phlegar was a highly engaged volunteer in the university’s Alumni Association and was recruited by then Dean of Admissions Mike Lacy to return to Virginia Tech and work in admissions. Phlegar started as an assistant director in 1967 and eventually directed the office. Toward the end of his career, he left admissions to oversee operations for the university’s fundraising office, then known as University Development.
Glen Irving Earthman, associate professor emeritus of educational leadership, died March 26. Earthman served as a professor at the university for 46 years and also advised doctoral students, chairing more than 80 doctoral dissertations for students during his tenure. He was recognized internationally for his expertise in the areas of school building condition and student and teacher attitudes and performance. In 2015, Earthman was named Researcher of the Year by the Virginia Educational Research Association.
George A. Hagedorn, professor emeritus in the Department of Mathematics, died March 4. Hagedorn joined Virginia Tech in 1980 and received 32 years of National Science Foundation funding for his research, which focused on molecular dynamics and work related to Born-Oppenheimer equations. He also served as director of the Center for Statistical Mechanics, Mathematical Physics, and Theoretical Chemistry. Hagedorn published more than 70 papers and presented his work in more than 100 lectures in 18 countries on five continents. He was nominated for the American Physical Society’s Dannie Heineman Prize in Mathematical Physics and was a member of the American Mathematical Society and the International Association of Mathematical Physicists.
Siegfried M. Holzer, Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus of civil and environmental engineering, died March 22. Holzer was known for his expertise in finite element analysis of structures, nonlinear analysis of structures, and multimedia in instructional design. He joined the Virginia Tech faculty in 1972, building his career over the next 30 years. He earned several awards to recognize his classroom commitment, including the State Council of Higher Education’s Outstanding Faculty Award and the Chi Epsilon National Teaching Award. He also received numerous Virginia Tech honors, including the Sporn Award for Excellence in Teaching of Engineering Subjects, the William E. Wine Award for Teaching Excellence, the Diggs Teaching Scholar Award, and the Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Civil Engineering Education.
Michael Anthony Ogliaruso, professor emeritus of chemistry, died Feb. 11. He joined Virginia Tech as an organic chemist in 1967, rising through the academic ranks to serve as an associate dean of what was then the College of Arts and Sciences. Before retiring in 1996, he co-authored more than 50 scientific papers, two books, and several book chapters. He was inducted into Virginia Tech’s Academy of Teaching Excellence in 1979 and won the university’s William E. Wine Award for Teaching Excellence in 1984.
Jerry “Dan” Swafford, project associate and curriculum specialist for Virginia Cooperative Extension, died Jan. 4. Swafford was instrumental in developing and implementing innovative STEM programming and research. In 2011, he received the Outstanding Service Award from the Virginia Association of Agricultural Educators and in 2020, was inducted into the Virginia 4-H All-Stars.
Helen B. Williams, administrative assistant in Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Amherst County office, died March 11. One of Virginia’s longest-serving state employees, she joined Extension in 1957.