Dr. David Bruce Garmise (’ 56 AB, ’ 60 MD), 73, of
New Bern; Jan. 21, 2009. Garmise had his ear, nose
and throat practice in Rahway, N.J., and was head of
ENT surgery at the local hospital. He also volunteered
at the state prison and the Woodbridge Developmental
Center. Earlier, he served in the Army. After he retired
to Hilton Head, S.C., he became the medical director
of Hospice of the Low Country and volunteered at a
local clinic. He and his wife moved to New Bern in
2001. At UNC, he was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi.
Charles Merritt Gibson Jr. (’ 52 MEd), 81, of
Chapel Hill; Jan. 16, 2009. Gibson retired as president of Instructor Publications and chairman of the
board of Dansville Press. This followed a career in
teaching and as a textbook salesman. He served in
the Navy. After he moved to Chapel Hill, he volunteered at the Inter-Faith Council. He was awarded the
Order of the Long Leaf Pine. At UNC, he was in
NROTC. Dr. James Bunyan Glover (’ 54 BSMED,
’ 57 MD), 77, of Wilson; Dec. 20, 2008. Glover specialized in obstetrics and gynecology in Wilson for 30
years. He served three years as a medical officer in
the Navy. He was a member of Zeta Psi at UNC.
Alma Bernice Godsey (’ 57 CPHN, ’ 58 BSPHN), 88,
of Greeneville, Tenn.; Jan. 20, 2009. Godsey was a
public health nurse for 34 years. Previously, she was
a veteran of the Army Nurse Corps, serving in Africa
and Italy for five years. James W. “Bill” Gregory
(’ 52 BSPHY), 78, of Sarasota, Fla.; Nov. 19, 2008.
Gregory owned an electronics equipment company.
When he served in the Navy, he qualified as a frogman, trained to swim long distances underwater. At
UNC, he belonged to NROTC. Kenneth Rhyne
Harris (’ 59 BSBA), 73, of Charlotte; Jan. 17, 2009.
Harris held several political positions in the state. He
was elected to the Charlotte City Council and, in
1977, was elected Charlotte’s first Republican mayor
in the 20th century. In 1982, he was elected to the
N.C. Senate, serving for three years. He was appointed to the N.C. Board of Education and became its
chairman. He served in the N.C. Air National Guard
for 20 years. His career began in insurance, which
he continued until 2005. At UNC, he belonged to
Delta Sigma Pi. Dan McLaughlin Hobson (’ 53),
78, of Winston-Salem; Feb. 8, 2009. Hobson retired
as the owner of his own insurance agency. He served
in the Navy and, at UNC, belonged to Sigma Chi.
Michael Ray Holt (’ 50), 83, of Greensboro; Jan. 24,
2009. Holt retired as owner and operator of
Bessemer Curb Market in Greensboro. He served in
the Navy in WWII in the Pacific Fleet. Claude
Cullom Howard (’ 58 BSST, ’ 61 MEd), 80, of Supply;
April 17, 2008. Howard spent much of his career as
a science teacher at Brandywine High School in
Wilmington, Del., where he also coached softball and
volleyball. He retired to Supply. He was an active
member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary on Oak Island.
He served in the Air Force. William Gerow Howe
(’ 56 PhD), 84, of Schenectady, N. Y.; Dec. 12, 2008.
Howe worked almost 40 years at the Knolls Atomic
Power Laboratory in nearby Niskayuna, N. Y. His last
assignment was as company statistician. He also
taught for many years at Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute. In WWII, he served in the Army in Europe,
where he received three Battle Stars, the Combat
Infantry Badge and the Bronze Star. Harry Haven
Kendall (’ 50), 89, of Oakland, Calif.; Jan. 18, 2009.
Kendall was a retired Foreign Service officer with the
U.S. Information Agency. He had information and cultural roles in Venezuela, Japan, Spain, Panama,
Chile, Vietnam, Thailand and Washington, D.C. In the
early days of manned space flight, he served as the
liaison to channel information to USIA posts around
the world and later lectured throughout Latin
America on the Apollo moon program. In 1980, he
became coordinator of international conferences at
the UC-Berkeley Institute of East Asian Studies. He
was co-editor of books on Vietnam, Mongolia, Japan
and Southeast Asia and wrote two books. In 1940,
he enlisted in the Army and trained as a radio operator, eventually being posted to China to help prepare
weather reports for U.S. operations over Japan.
Marion Hoover Kennedy (’ 59 CPHN), 74, of
Fayetteville; Dec. 18, 2008. Kennedy was a nurse
who worked at a specialty hospital and at a VA
Medical Center. For 10 years, she was the camp
nurse at Camp Sea Gull in Arapahoe. She was president of the board of directors for Cape Fear
Botanical Garden, Fayetteville Garden Council and
Woodland Garden Club. She became an accredited
flower show judge for the Garden Club of North
Carolina. She also was on the board of trustees of
Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Dr. William
Edward Kidd (’ 50), 83, of Washington, N.C.; Jan. 26,
2009. Kidd was a dentist for many years in
Washington. He was president of the Fifth District
Dental Society and active in the state and national
dental associations. He served on the board of the
Dental Foundation of North Carolina for six years and
was one of its directors for 11 years. He served in
the Navy for three years and, while at University of
Maryland, in the Army Dental Corps ROTC. He
belonged to Alpha Tau Omega at UNC. W.
Courtney King Jr. (’ 54 MA), 85, of Roanoke, Va.; Dec.
14, 2008. King practiced law in Roanoke for 40
years. He was past president of the Roanoke Bar
Association and a commissioner on the board of the
Redevelopment and Housing Authority, as well as
other civic involvements. In WWII, he served in the
Army Air Corps. Thomas Kubeck Jr. (’ 58 MEd), 82,
of Pawleys Island, S.C.; Dec. 31, 2008. After a
decade in education, teaching, coaching and as
dean of students at a high school, Kubeck made a
career in government as a training officer for the U.S.
Public Health Service. He retired from the National
Center for Health Statistics, then was a substitute
teacher in Maryland before his move to Pawleys
Island. He served in the Navy before graduating from
high school. He served in the Pacific as a signalman
and participated in the battle of Okinawa. Rodney
Lane Leonard Sr. (’ 52 BSBA), 80, of Thomasville;
Jan. 17, 2009. Leonard was an executive in the furniture industry, retiring as senior vice president of
manufacturing with Vaughan Furniture Co. William
Frederick Little (’ 52 MA, ’ 55 PhD), 79, of Chapel
Hill; Feb. 27, 2009. Little played a leading role in
establishing Research Triangle Park and its founding
tenant, Research Triangle Institute. The University
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, he held a number of administrative positions at UNC, including vice
president of the UNC System. At UNC, Little was a
Morehead Scholar and belonged to Golden Fleece
and Alpha Chi Sigma. As an alumnus, he was the
faculty representative on the GAA Board of Directors
and received the GAA’s Faculty Service Award. Story,
page 64. Thomas Veach Long II (’ 59 AB), 71, of
Wrightsville Beach; Jan. 10, 2009. Long was a
chemist who was a pioneer in the field of energy
analysis and was committed to advancing international biomedical research. In his final professional
position, he was founder and operator of Maricultura
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