u Kent Clayton Roberts (’ 45 AB) of Williamsburg,
Va., has received the John N. Dalton Award from the
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine for his role as a leader in the veterinary community and as a founding faculty member of the college.
Roberts retired from the college in 1995 with emeritus status.
Patricia McNutt Adams (’ 49 AB), 81, of Washington,
N.C.; May 20, 2009. Adams, a clinical psychologist,
also had a degree as a registered nurse. She worked
for many years at a developmental evaluation clinic
and later went into private practice. At UNC, she
belonged to the Order of the Old Well. u Mary Moore
Arden (’ 42 ABJO), 88, of Bryan, Texas; March 8,
2009. Arden retired as a reading specialist for sixth
and seventh grades. u Barbara Chartier Ayres (’ 49
MA), 83, of West Newbury, Mass.; May 30, 2009. Ayres
was a key person in developing the department of
Dr. Robert Martin Boerner (’ 58 BSMED, ’ 61 MD),
73, of Asheville; May 27, 2009. Boerner was a clinical
professor of medicine. Details, ’50s Class Notes. u
Joseph T. Brugnolotti (’67 MAT, ’ 69 MEd), 75, of
Chapel Hill; May 26, 2009. Brugnolotti retired as
director of human resources at UNC Hospitals.
Details, ’67 Class Notes. u Dr. Richard M. Courtney,
74, of Grosse Point Farms, Mich.; June 4, 2009.
Courtney was on the dental school faculty in the
late ’60s before joining the dental faculty at the
University of Michigan, where he spent the majority
of his career and retired with emeritus status as
professor of dentistry and assistant professor of
pathology. He was president of the American
Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology in the
early ’80s. Early in his career, he was in the Navy
Dental Corps. u Dr. Courtney David Egerton (’ 45
CMED), 86, of Asheville; June 19, 2009. Egerton
was an adjunct faculty member at UNC’s medical
school. Details, ’40s Class Notes. u Samuel Royal
Fudge (’ 63 MSW), 86, of Chapel Hill; May 29, 2009.
Fudge retired as a faculty member of the School of
Social Work. Details, ’ 63 Class Notes. u Gudrun
“Goodie” Gross, 87, of Palmyra, Pa.; April 17, 2009.
Gross was a library assistant in the acquisitions
department of Wilson Library. She had lived in
Pennsylvania since 1976. She was born in Germany
and became a refugee fleeing the Russians. u
George Alexander Heard (’ 38 AB), 92, of Nashville,
Tenn.; July 24, 2009. Heard, who had been a political
science professor at UNC, was dean of the Graduate
School in 1963 when he was hired as chancellor of
Vanderbilt University, a position he held until 1982.
He was known for guiding that university through
the tumultuous 1960s, as well as expanding its programs and facilities. Details, ’30s Class Notes and
story, page 68. u Sara Andrews Johnston (’ 69, ’ 70
AB; ’ 72 MEd; ’ 82, ’ 81 MA; ’ 91 PhD), 61, of Raleigh;
June 12, 2009. Johnston taught literature, composition and film at UNC. Details, ’ 69 Class Notes. u
Isaiah William Jones, 74, of Morganton; April 27,
2009. Jones retired from UNC after 30 years as an
electrician and air conditioning specialist. He served
in the Navy for 12 years. u Paula Jean Knight
Joyner, 60, of Hillsborough; May 7, 2009. Joyner
was an administrative assistant at UNC, most
recently in the office of the executive vice chancellor and provost. Previously, she worked in the base-
anthropology at the University of Massachusetts,
Boston, and was its chair for many years. She was a
fellow in the American Anthropological Association.
u Stuart Oliver Baesel (’ 44), 86, of La Jolla, Calif.;
April 23, 2009. Baesel, an architect, worked for large
firms before his move to La Jolla in the ’70s, when
he concentrated on smaller projects. He was elected
a fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He
served in the Army Air Corps in WWII and, at UNC,
belonged to Phi Delta Theta. u Martin Columbus
Barringer Jr. (’ 42 BSCOM), 88, of Mullins, S.C.; May
20, 2009. In 1947, Barringer established Barringer’s
Jewelers, the oldest jeweler in Marion County. He
was a charter member of the Rotary Club. In WWII,
he was in the Navy. At UNC, he was active in Campus
Y. u F. Leighton Blount Jr. (’ 45), 87, of Greenville;
March 21, 2009. Blount was president of M.O.
Blount and Sons petroleum company in Bethel, the
oldest continually operating business in town. He
was past president of the Bethel Rotary Club. In WWII,
Joseph Samuel Algranti (’ 49 BSPHY), 84, of
LaGrange, Ga.; April 29, 2009. Algranti was a
test pilot for NASA. In 1962, he became chief of
aircraft operations and chief test pilot in
Houston, involved in testing and training for
many of the space programs. Before attending
UNC, he was a carrier pilot in the Navy.
ball office and the track and field office. She was a
volunteer at the sea turtle hospital on Topsail Island.
u Laurance A. Knecht, 77, of Chapel Hill; May 23,
2009. Knecht was a visiting professor of chemistry
at UNC, then joined the faculty at the N.C. School of
Science and Math. He served in the Air Force, stationed in Japan. u Mary Turner Lane (’ 53 MEd),
90, of Chapel Hill; June 24, 2009. Lane retired as
associate professor emerita from the UNC School of
Education. She also was the founding director of
the UNC women’s studies program. Story, page 70.
u Dr. F. Douglas Lawrason, 89, of Morris
Township, N.J.; June 9, 2009. Lawrason was assistant dean and assistant professor of medicine in
the late ’40s and early ’50s. His most recent positions were president of the biotechnology company
Invitron and, before that, president of the research
division of Schering-Plough in Kenilworth, N.J. He
taught at the Yale School of Medicine and the
University of Arkansas Medical Center, where he
was dean of the medical school and provost of the
university. He served in the Navy Medical Corps in
WWII. u Joan Miriam North Lynch, 77, of
Greensboro; May 4, 2009. Lynch was a nursing
supervisor at UNC Hospitals from 1984 to 1995.
Previously, she was a clinical instructor in the Ohio
Valley Medical Center’s School of Nursing in
Wheeling, W.Va. u Elizabeth Urbanski McGowan,
86, of Chapel Hill; April 30, 2009. McGowan worked
at UNC’s business school for many years. u Claudius
Miller III, 83, of Chapel Hill; June 20, 2009. When
Miller retired to Chapel Hill, he was promotion coordinator for WUNC radio. He was editor and publisher of the New Harmony Journal until his death. He
spent the majority of his professional career as an
Episcopalian minister. He served with the Navy in
WWII. u Kenneth Webb Morris, 58, of Burlington;
June 26, 2009. Morris was a maintenance mechanic in the building services department and served
on the Employee Forum. u Ben Erwin Perry (’ 50
ABEd, ’ 52 MEd), 82, of Chapel Hill; June 11, 2009.
Perry was associate director of records and registration. Details, ’50s Class Notes. u Horace Wilson
Raper (’ 39 AB, ’ 48 MA, ’ 51 PhD), 90, of Cookeville,
Tenn.; May 30, 2009. Raper was a history instructor
at UNC in the ’40s. Details, ’30s Class Notes. u Dr.
Nash Underwood, 84, of Wake Forest; May 10,
2009. His first dental practice was in Durham, and
he also taught part time at
the UNC dental school. He
was believed to be the first
pedodontist in the state.
After several years, he moved
to Wake Forest, practicing
general dentistry. After retiring, he missed dentistry and opened a practice in
Youngsville. He served Wake Forest as a town board
commissioner, was a trustee of Southeastern
Baptist Seminary and was a News & Observer Tar
Heel of the Week in 1958. He served in the Navy in
WWII and the Korean War. u Dr. Leopold M.
Waldenberg, 67, of Raleigh; June 27, 2009.
Waldenberg was a clinical assistant professor of
surgery at the medical school and was a partner in
Capital Surgical Associates of Raleigh. He was
active in a number of medical associations. He was
a cancer center program surveyor for the American
College of Surgeons and past president of its board
of governors. He served on the board of directors
for the N.C. Commission on Cancer Prevention and
Control. He served in the Air Force and was chief of
surgical services at Seymour Johnson Air Force
Base. u Hiawatha Brown Walker (’ 47 MPH, ’ 59
PhD), 90, of Florence, Ala.; April 29, 2009. Early in
his career, Walker taught at UNC. Details, ’40s
Class Notes. u Deil Spencer Wright, 79, of Chapel
Hill, June 30, 2009. Wright was a professor of political science at UNC from 1967 to 1983 and was
named alumni distinguished professor in 1983 and,
in 2002, alumni distinguished professor emeritus.
He was director of the master of public administration
program for several years, and MPA alumni honored
him by endowing both a lecture series and a scholarship in his honor. He received the MPA Alumni
Distinguished Public Service Award when he retired.
Each year, an MPA graduate receives the Deil
Wright Capstone Paper Award. He was the author or
co-author of numerous books, articles and papers,
including three editions of Understanding
Intergovernmental Relations. The American Society
of Public Administration awarded him the Dwight
Waldo Award for career contributions to the literature of public administration. u Mary Ellen Truitt
Wyman (’ 68, ’ 70 AB; ’ 72 MEd), 85, of Durham; April
15, 2009. Wyman worked in the continuing education program. Details, ’ 68 Class Notes.