Notices sorted by graduation date.
Margaret Jean Brooks Fisher (Nurs ’50) of Boones Mill, Virginia, died Sept. 6, 2018. After receiving her associate’s degree from Mars Hill College and her nursing degree from UVA, she served as an OR, pediatric and intensive care nurse. Following retirement, she was a willing volunteer at many community agencies, and she especially enjoyed church, traveling, theater, playing cards and being stubborn. In addition to her family, she loved her nine foreign exchange “grandkids” from around the world. Survivors include her husband, George; two children; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Talmage Newman “T.” Cooley (Col ’51, Law ’60 L/M) of Waynesboro, Virginia, died Aug. 24, 2018. A native of Harrisonburg, Virginia, he was a direct descendent of Robert Newman, who in 1609 arrived in Jamestown, Virginia. After his time at UVA, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, Mr. Cooley attended the U.S. Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. He was stationed at U.S. Naval Air Station Port Lyautey on the coast of Morocco during the Korean conflict and also served at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. After attending law school, Mr. Cooley and his wife, Martha, moved to Waynesboro, where he became an associate, then partner, of the law firm Edmunds, Freed and Cooley. He was later a partner of Cooley, Poindexter, Burns and Marks. In 1984, he was appointed district court judge for both Augusta County and the city of Staunton, Virginia, where he served until his retirement in 2001. Mr. Cooley and his wife studied painting for many years at the Beverly Street Studio School in Staunton. They participated in gallery shows and annual trips to Europe to paint with fellow students and friends. He was known for his warm and joyful spirit, as well as a great sense of civic duty. Loyal and caring, he and Martha had a remarkable band of cherished friends who stayed in close contact for almost 60 years, gathering often for celebrations and vacation adventures. Survivors include two sons, including Talmage N. Cooley Jr. (Col ’82, Darden ’88 L/M); one daughter; and seven grandchildren.
Daniel W. Myers II (Com ’52, Law ’57) of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, died Sept. 30, 2017. While at UVA, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, Beta Gamma Sigma and ROTC. He served in the U.S. Army Transportation Corps from 1952 to 1954, spending time on a seagoing tugboat. He had a long career as a partner of and counsel to several law firms in South Jersey. He was a member of the American Arbitration Association as well as the Virginia and New Jersey bars. A gentleman in all respects, Mr. Myers was known for his honesty, integrity and responsibility. Survivors include his wife, Gretchen Christophel; three daughters, including Susan L. Myers (Col ’82 L/M) and Kathryn K. Myers (Col ’88 L/M); and two grandchildren.
Pierce A. R. Baugh (Col ’53) of Grantham, New Hampshire, died Aug. 8, 2018. He served two tours in Korea with the U.S. Navy. At UVA, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. His 30-year business career spanned wholesale lumber, nontechnical medicine publicity and banking. He retired as executive vice president and cashier of United National Bank in Bridgewater, New Jersey. Wherever he lived, he was active in the community and served with many organizations, including the American Heart Association, the YWCA, the Chamber of Commerce, the Somerset County Council of Affordable Housing, and Faith, Bricks and Mortar, a nonprofit organization. Survivors include his long-term partner, Ann McKinlay; three children; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Ernest J. “Pete” Kern (Com ’53 L/M), formerly of Waynesboro, Virginia, died Aug. 24, 2018. At UVA, he was a proud member of the football team, the Seven Society, the IMP Society and T.I.L.K.A. After graduation, he was an active alumnus in the Thomas Jefferson Society and a football season ticket holder. He founded Kern Realty and Appraising in Timonium, Maryland. As a proud Wahoo, he contributed to the McCue Center locker room renovations and reflected fondly on his time at the University. Survivors include his wife, Lois; three sons; five grandchildren; and one sister.
H. Lee Boatwright III (Col ’55, Darden ’60) of Charleston, South Carolina, died on Aug. 28, 2018. While at UVA, he was a member of Naval ROTC, Spanish Club, German Club, Trident Society, Skull and Keys and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He was a manager of the tennis team and enjoyed playing table tennis in his spare time. Shortly after college, he was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy and assigned to a minesweeper in Charleston, where he met his wife, Joyce. After his release from active duty, they moved to Charlottesville, where Mr. Boatwright attended business school. He was awarded the Samuel F. Hyde Memorial Fellowship, the top award at Darden, and was elected president of the school. He served on the University’s Honor Committee and was inducted into the Raven Society and T.I.L.K.A. He worked for several financial institutions throughout his career—including Wachovia, the Federal Reserve and Suburban Trust Co.—before retiring as chairman and president of Central Savings Bank, which was acquired by what is now Bank of America. Mr. Boatwright was active in many civic and professional activities, and he led or served on the boards of many organizations, including the Maryland Economic Development Corp., Woodberry Forest School, the Baltimore Museum of Art, Union Memorial Hospital and Kaiser-Permanente Mid-Atlantic. He and his wife moved to Charleston, South Carolina, in 2010, where he enjoyed golf and tennis and was an avid bridge player. Survivors include three children, including Mary Boatwright Mulvey (Col ’91 L/M); six grandchildren; and two brothers.
Jamal A. Sa’d (Grad ’55) of East Lansing, Michigan, died July 20, 2018. Born in Jerusalem to a Roman Catholic family, he grew up in Palestine during the British Mandate period. The family fled to Jordan during the Palestinian expulsion in 1948 and settled in Beirut, Lebanon, where Mr. Sa’d studied political science and law at the American University of Beirut. After a professor arranged for him to apply for a scholarship at UVA, Mr. Sa’d earned a master’s degree in the new foreign affairs program and served as a visiting instructor, offering a course on the history of the Arab Near East. He went on to earn a doctorate in international studies from Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Sa’d then spent 10 years at the Lebanese Embassy and the Arab Information Center of the League of Arab States in Washington, D.C., and at the United Nations. He was often invited by the media to comment on world affairs and received invitations to attend formal occasions at the White House in honor of visiting Arab dignitaries. He later became executive director of the American Arab Association for Commerce and Industry in New York and then served as a consultant on behalf of major American companies pioneering new business in the Middle East. In 1983, Mr. Sa’d joined Mobil Oil to establish offices in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, where he was instrumental in negotiating Mobil’s license to develop Qatar’s previously untapped liquefied natural gas resources. After 11 years overseas, he and his wife, Carole, returned to Charlottesville, where they lived until Carole’s death in 2004. He was a visiting professor at UVA under the auspices of Mobil and, over two years, helped establish the Arabian Peninsula and Gulf Studies program. He spent his final years in East Lansing, Michigan, close to a daughter and her family. Mr. Sa’d was proud to become a naturalized American citizen in 1969. He deeply loved the United States and the principles upon which it was founded, although the plight of the Palestinian people and the loss of his homeland were ever present in his thoughts. Beloved by many, he was known for his amazing intellect, incredible charm and a presence that filled the room. Survivors include three daughters, six grandchildren and one nephew.
W. Quinn Kelly (Col ’57 L/M) recently of Klinger Lake, Michigan, died April 23, 2018. He served in the U.S. Army. At UVA, he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. He spent most of his career in banking in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He worked for American National Bank for many years, staying through several mergers, and he retired from Greenleaf Trust in 2003. In the Kalamazoo community, he served on the boards of St. Augustine Cathedral School, the Constance Brown Hearing Center and the Kalamazoo Symphony. Outside work, he was devoted to his family. He loved reading; sailing his Flying Scott, the Dorothy IV, on Klinger Lake; and traveling with his family. Having attended a Cubs 1945 World Series Game, Mr. Kelly was thrilled to attend a World Series game in 2016. He loved to learn, especially about history, and he could engage anyone in conversation. He was a master of house projects, as long as plumbing wasn’t involved and the Cubs game was on the radio. He was predeceased by his son, Michael R. Kelly (Col ’87). Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; two daughters; and eight grandchildren.
Arthur Austin (Com ’58) of Hinckley, Ohio, died June 25, 2018. He served as a medic in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and received a Bronze Star Medal and a Purple Heart after being wounded on Pork Chop Hill. After graduation, he worked in New York City for two years before earning his law degree from Tulane University School of Law. He went on to become a professor at Case Western Reserve School of Law for 43 years, retiring in 2011 as the Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Jurisprudence. There, he taught many subjects, including contracts, antitrust and intellectual property, and wrote three books and many articles. He spent a year with the policy planning section of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. He was also “commissioner” of the law school’s Phlegm Snopes basketball tournament. Survivors include his wife, Irene; a son; and one niece.