Public Health Service. She reached the rank of Navy
captain before retiring to Owensboro. u Elizabeth Hunt
Finch (’ 72 AB), 59, of New York; Aug. 2, 2009. Finch
had worked as an editor at Gourmet magazine. u Ira
Herbert Hoell Jr. (’ 72 AB), 59, of Chapel Hill; Aug. 24,
2009. Hoell was chairman of the Forestland Group LLC.
He served on the staff of the Watergate Committee.
At UNC, he belonged to Zeta Psi and Gorgon’s Head
Lodge. u Robert Hinman Hunt (’ 72, ’ 71 MA), 83, of
Oneonta, N. Y.; Aug. 14, 2009. Hunt retired from the
faculty of the State University College of Technology at
Delhi. He served in the Navy. u Maxine McMahon
Swalin (’ 72), 106, of Chapel Hill; Oct. 8, 2009. Swalin
and her late husband, Benjamin Swalin ’ 59, were
instrumental in saving the N.C. Symphony when it fell
on hard times in the 1930s. Through the 1960s, she
played and booked concerts and juggled a host of
other duties to keep the organization afloat. She also
developed the program to have the symphony play
for schools. In her later years, she lobbied legislators
and others to sustain support for it. Story, page 80.
Charleston; June 25, 2009. Heins was a professor of
obstetrics and gynecology at the Medical University
of South Carolina. His career was devoted to the
health and well-being of infants and pregnant women
in South Carolina. He was director of the Robert
Wood Johnson Rural Case Project, which developed
the Resource Mother Project, now a model in other
states. At UNC, he received the Sidney S. Chipman
Award from the School of Public Health for his contributions to maternal and child health. He also was
president of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra
Association and received the Order of the Palmetto
for his work. In WWII, he was in the Medical Corps. u
Eugene Holland “Chip” Moore III (’ 73 ABEd), 57, of
Durham; July 12, 2009. Moore had a 30-year career
as an English teacher at Durham middle schools. For
20 years, he was an instructor and academic director for the Duke University Young Writers’ Camp. At
UNC, he was in the Marching Band.
Cable (’ 78 ABEd) of China Grove.
S. Ralph Alexander (’ 74 AB), 56, of Charlotte; June
27, 2009. Alexander worked in medical sales, then
switched careers and became a carpenter and interior designer. u Joseph Franklin Bradford (’ 74), 57, of
Efland; July 30, 2009. Bradford was operations manager for a Durham restaurant, then worked in real
estate. His band, The Gillettes, performed throughout
’ 73 Douglass Charles E. Farnsley (’ 73 AB) of Louisville, Ky., has been elected to a sec- ond two-year term on the board of governors of the Kentucky Bar Association. Farnsley is a
civil trial lawyer with Stites & Harbison PLLC. u
Suzanne Ishee (’ 73 BMUS) of Maplewood, N.J.,
appeared in the role of Mother Abbess in the North
Carolina Theatre production of The Sound of Music
during its weeklong summer run. Ishee is working on
a project with the department of music at UNC. Her
Broadway resume includes The Phantom of the Opera,
Showboat, Mame and La Cage aux Folles. u Kathy
Ann “Kat” Meads (’ 73 AB) of Ben Lomond, Calif., has
published Little Pockets of Alarm, a collection of flash
fiction. u E. Fitzgerald Parnell III (’ 73 JD) of Charlotte has been appointed a special adviser to the
American Bar Association Standing Committee on the
Federal Judiciary. The committee evaluates the professional qualifications of those nominated for appointment to the federal bench. Parnell is a partner with
Poyner Spruill LLP. u Michael Bickett Shivar (’ 73
BSBA) of Kinston has been named to the board of
trustees of UNC-Wilmington. Shivar is president of
Kinston Insurance Service Agency Inc. u Ellis McRay
Stanley Sr. (’ 73, ’ 75 AB) of Los Angeles has received
an honorary doctoral degree for public service from
the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Stanley is
director of western emergency management services
for Dewberry in Los Angeles. He is on the faculty of
Harvard University and teaches senior crisis management at American University. u Linda Vaughn (’ 73
AB) of Chapel Hill has been certified as a project
management professional by the Project Management Institute. Vaughn will be an instructor for
PMStudy.com’s four-day PMP Exam Prep Boot Camp.
Patricia Elizabeth Lynch (’ 73 MSLS) and Richard
Morley Sincerbeaux of New York.
Rachel Scott Barden (’ 73 ABJO), 57, of Durham; Aug.
20, 2009. Barden retired as a copy and layout editor
for the Durham Herald-Sun. She volunteered at Agape
Corner in Durham, a boarding school for at-risk children. u Jane Mills Hanner (’ 73 BMUS), 73, of Norfolk,
Va.; Aug. 11, 2009. Hanner was organist and choir
director at Park Place United Methodist Church for 15
years. u Dr. Henry Carl Heins Jr. (’ 73 MPH), 87, of
’ 74 Thomas Shelburne Berkau (’ 74 JD) of Smithfield has received the 2009 Pro Bono Service Award from the N.C. Bar Association. Berkau, a lawyer in private practice, was recently
elected treasurer of the board of directors of Legal
Aid of North Carolina. u Jonathan Virett Maxwell
(’ 74 JD) of Greensboro completed Wainwright’s Coast
to Coast Walk, a 195-mile walking tour in England,
accompanied part of the way by his son, Gavin
Montgomery Maxwell (’05 AB). Jonathan Maxwell, a
retired Guilford County attorney, is a local government law consultant in Greensboro.
Michael Carl Abernathy (’ 74 BSBA) and Laura Ellen
’ 75 Douglas Henry Boone (’ 75 BSBA) of Wil- son joined Duran Redfern Broadhurst (’ 76 BSIR), John Needham Hackney III
(’ 76, ’ 80 BSIR) and John Marion Harris (’ 76 AB) for
a reunion performance of the 1970s band Sherlocke. Dr. William Butts Boles Jr. (’ 70 AB, ’ 74 DDS)
stood in on trumpet for original band member
George Raymond Gunza (’ 75, ’ 80 AB) of Clemmons. Boone, Harris and Hackney also play in the
offshoot group 3mb. u Richard Vincent Gargagliano (’ 75 MSPH) of Warrenton, Va., has been
re-certified as a fellow by the American College of
Healthcare Executives. Gargagliano is chief operating and fiscal officer of the Marion duPont Scott
Equine Medical Center at Virginia Tech. u Andrew
Lomax “Bud” Kilby Jr. (’ 75 MBA) of Mount Airy has
been promoted to president and chief operating officer at Renfro Corp., a marketer and manufacturer of
Brian Monaghan (’ 75 AB) and Wendy Ryan (’ 77 AB)
of Herndon, Va.
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