Corps. Edward Broadie Smith (’ 50), 86,
of Wilmington; Oct. 18, 2006. Smith retired
from the IRS division of criminal investigations and real estate. Joel Alan Snow (’ 58
BSPHY), 69, of Ames, Iowa; May 28, 2006.
Snow was director of the Institute for Physical
Research and Technology at Iowa State
University. He was elected a fellow of the
American Physical Society in 1996. He was
associate vice president for research at the
University of Chicago and for Argonne
National Laboratory. He also had management
positions with the Department of Energy and
the National Science Foundation. At UNC, he
graduated Phi Beta Kappa and belonged to
Order of the Old Well, Scabbard and Blade,
Glee Club and NROTC. Harry Robert
Snowden Jr. (’ 50 AB), 82, of Madison, Wis.;
March 15, 2007. Snowden was editor of educational and children’s books, including Collier’s
Encyclopedia, Scholastic, Encyclopaedia Britannica
and World Book Encyclopedia. He received the
Bronze Star for his service in the Army’s 1st
Armored Division in WWII. At UNC, he was
editor of Carolina Quarterly and on the staff of
The Daily Tar Heel. He received the Ernest H.
Abernathy Prize in Student Publications Work.
Alice Speight Snyder (’ 59 AB), 70, of
Winterville; March 23, 2007. Snyder was president of her family business, Speight Seed
Farms Inc. Previously, she worked as a physical
therapist. Clark Richardson Taylor (’ 50
ABED), 84, of Sherborn, Mass.; April 3, 2007.
Taylor taught mathematics for many years at
Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.
He was co-founder of the Betz-Taylor Tennis
Camp at Sidwell. He was named to the UNC
Tennis Hall of Fame and the New England
Tennis Hall of Fame. A veteran of WWII, he
was on the tennis team at UNC. H.
Hibbard Thatcher (’ 50), 81, of Nashville,
Tenn.;Aug. 5, 2006. Thatcher retired as a
supervisor at a crisis intervention facility in
Nashville. He belonged to the Glee Club at
UNC. Mary Windley Dunn Tillman (’ 56
ABED), 72, of Chapel Hill; March 24, 2007.
Tillman was a real estate broker for 17 years.
Among her civic activities, she served on the
county’s bicentennial celebration committee
and as co-chair for the Chapel Hill
Preservation Society’s house tour. At UNC, she
belonged to Chi Omega and served the sorority on the alumni house board and as scholarship adviser. Edward Julius Vogel (’ 56
BSBA), 73, of East Hampton, N. Y.; Feb. 4,
2007.Vogel served in France in the military in
the ’50s and worked for an insurance company
in Newark, N.J. He was on the track and field
team and belonged to Delta Upsilon at UNC.
Emory Milner Watson (’ 57 BSPHR), 76,
of Reidsville; Feb. 15, 2007. Watson was a business owner and pharmacist. He also bred and
trained pointers and showed Tennessee walking
JOHN F. SCHULTZ ’ 65 1944–2007
An Advocate for the World’s Children
Like the many children he helped, John F. relief and development arm of the National took on the presidency in 1998, expanding
Schultz ’ 65 could find hope in the most Council of Churches USA. In 1985, he CCF’s services to Mozambique and Guinea.
challenging places. Schultz, former president became director of the Church World Schultz was comfortable with children,
and CEO of the Christian Children’s Fund, Service Education and Fundraising program talking to them wherever he traveled, said
died April 27 in Richmond,Va. He had based in Elkhart, Ind., helping to organize Cheri Dahl, vice president of international
worked for the global humanitarian organi- CROP walks across the U.S. communications and fundraising at CCF,
zation for 16 years. where she worked with Schultz for
As president of CCF, which in 2006 13 years. Once, Schultz returned from
provided $170 million to aid more than Kenya with a discarded rubber sandal,
10 million children in at least 33 coun- worn out and thin in places, that a
tries, Schultz had administrative respon- child had made into a toy boat. The
sibilities to fulfill. But it was his vision thong was pulled out, and stuck down
and hands-on approach to his work — in the foam was an old piece of a
serving children for more than 35 years plastic bag for a sail. “The kid let him
in some of the poorest countries in the sail it, and in the end, gave him this
world, mostly in Africa — that remain boat, which was a huge token, given
his legacy. that this was probably the only toy
Schultz, the recipient of UNC’s this kid had,” Dahl said. “John had a
Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2004, strong personal interest in boat build-double majored in English and religion John F. Schultz ’ 65 worked to help children in poor countries, especially in ing. He was a carpenter, almost as a
at Carolina before earning a master’s Africa, for more than 35 years. Most recently he was president of the hobby. He liked to work with his
Christian Children’s Fund.
COUR TES Y CHRISTIAN CHILDREN’S FUND
degree from Union Theological hands.”
Seminary in the City of New York and a And he respected the handmade creations
doctorate from Columbia University. shaped by others, seeing as symbols of
An ordained Presbyterian minister, Schultz resilience soccer balls made from grocery
lectured widely and wrote articles on inter- bags, Dahl said. It was a vision he relayed to
national development, African affairs and his co-workers, who in 2001 gathered more
children’s issues. He also taught at than 300 handmade toys worldwide for a
Marymount Manhattan College and Ahmadu traveling exhibit that was displayed in muse-Bello University in Nigeria. ums throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Schultz’s first job was as a teacher in the “He was definitely a visionary,” Dahl said.
Peace Corps in Nigeria. He then served as “Almost anybody you talked to would use
the regional representative, based in Nairobi, that word.”
of East Africa for Church World Service, the
“I’ve had to steel my nerves and my emotions countless times as part of my work,
which regularly places me in the midst of
massive human suffering,” Schultz told The
Richmond Times-Dispatch in 2004.
Schultz was instrumental in starting
ChildFund International, a global alliance of
children’s service organizations; became the
group’s first president; and served on the
Executive Committee of InterAction, the
largest alliance of U.S.-based international
development. He joined CCF in 1990 and