in her church, she wrote the church history and was
a youth leader. u Thomas Green Lynch (’ 47 ABJO),
88, of Charlotte; April 1, 2010. Lynch retired as
regional head of freight sales and marketing for the
CSX rail system. He was a member of the board of
trustees of Thompson’s Children’s Home. In WWII, he
was in the Navy, primarily serving on destroyers. At
UNC, he belonged to Kappa Alpha Order. u Charles
Buchanan Markham (’ 48), 83, of Durham; March
22, 2010. Markham was a lawyer whose career covered private practice and public service. Most recently, he was deputy commissioner of the N.C. Industrial
Commission in Raleigh. He was mayor of Durham in
the early ’80s when it was named an All-American
City. u Roger Atkinson McDuffie Jr. (’ 49 AB, ’ 55
MMUS), 81, of Spartanburg, S.C.; March 16, 2010.
McDuffie retired from Converse College as professor
of composition, music theory and brass instruments.
He played trumpet in a number of big bands and jazz
groups during his career. He served in the Air Force,
performing with military bands. At UNC, he was in
Marching Band and belonged to Phi Gamma Delta.
u J. Dickson McLean Jr. (’ 49 AB, ’ 52 JD), 82, of
Wilmington; Oct. 31, 2009. McLean was a partner in
a law firm. In WWII, he served in the Navy. While at
UNC, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and belonged to
Phi Gamma Delta, Dialectic Society, Order of the Coif
and Law Review. u Robert Lester McLeod (’ 49), 85,
of Ormond Beach, Fla.; April 22, 2010. McLeod was
an insurance broker. His many civic activities includ-
ed serving as president of Ormond Beach Rotary
Club and of the Ormond Beach Chamber of
Commerce. He served in the Army in WWII. At UNC,
he belonged to Phi Delta Theta. u Robert Guilford
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Adventures in Ideas
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series of Adventures in Ideas
seminars ranging from the
French Revolution to the future
of capitalism. We’ll explore
important cultural, historical
and social topics from the
perspective of the humanities.
Be part of the conversation as
we address enduring religious
questions, examine our polarized political culture and delve
into the historical past with
seminars about the Civil War
and World War II.
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Offered by the UNC Program in the Humanities with support from the UNC General Alumni Association.
GAA members receive a registration discount. First-time participants also receive a special discount.
Full-time K- 12 teachers, librarians and administrators in public and private schools and community
college faculty in North Carolina receive a 50% discount on tuition for all seminars.
General Alumni Association
“Gil” Payton (’ 49 BSCOM), 86, of Haddonfield, N.J.;
Feb. 28, 2010. Payton retired from an executive position with RCA Corp. He performed in musical come-dies with the Lewis Shearer Chorale and, in retirement, with the Singing Angels. In WWII, he was a
bomber pilot with the Army Air Corps. u Stewart Tait
Peet (’ 44, ’ 49 AB), 88, of Traverse City, Mich.; March
26, 2010. Peet retired as a corporate pilot. He was
an Army Air Corps pilot in WWII, flying more than 100
missions over the Himalayan Mountains. He received
the Distinguished Flying Cross as well as other
awards. At UNC, he belonged to Chi Psi. u George C.
Petersen Jr. (’ 46), 85, of Idaho Falls, Idaho; Feb. 28,
2010. Petersen practiced law for more than 60
years. Among his civic activities, he was city councilman of Idaho Falls and governor of the Utah-Idaho
district of Kiwanis Club. He and his wife were married on the Bride and Groom Radio Show in
Hollywood. He served in the Marine Corps as part of
a battalion intelligence team in WWII and received
the Bronze Star. At UNC, he was on the football and
track teams. u Alline Campbell Pino (’ 40 MA), 96,
of Pelham, Ala.; March 29, 2010. Until her retirement, Pino taught elementary school in New York. In
WWII, she was one of six women selected from
Alabama to serve in the Women’s Army Corps. She
and her husband were the first couple in WWII in
which an Army officer was married to an Air Force
officer. u William A. “Robbie” Robinson (’ 49
BSCOM), 85, of Palm Harbor, Fla.; March 27, 2010.
Robinson retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.
as marketing manager. He was a B- 29 bomber pilot
in the Army Air Forces in WWII. He belonged to Delta
Sigma Pi at UNC. u Dr. Leslie William Rose Jr. (’ 40
BSMED, ’ 41 CMED), 89, of Richmond, Va.; March 5,
2010. Rose retired as an internist and volunteered in
the hospital’s endocrinology clinic throughout his
practice. A musician, he played bass with the
Richmond Philharmonic and the University of
Richmond Orchestra. In WWII, he joined the Army
Medical Corps and earned a Purple Heart and
Bronze Star. He had a long career with the Virginia
Army National Guard. At UNC, he was in the Marching
Band and played bass fiddle with the UNC Orchestra.
u Donald P. Sanders (’ 49 BSCH), 85, of Garland,
Texas; May 29, 2009. Sanders retired as a senior
member of the technical staff of GTE Laboratories. In
his career, he published a number of technical
papers and received patents for processes he developed. In WWII, he was with the Army Signal Corps
and received two Bronze Stars. At UNC, he belonged
to Alpha Chi Sigma. u Jerome Joseph Schneider
(’ 43 BSCOM), 87, of Pompano Beach, Fla.; April 5,
2010. Schneider’s professional life was spent primarily in Mexico City, where he was an executive with
Helene Curtis and then with American Cyanamid Co.
In WWII, he served in the Army and received the
Bronze Star. At UNC, he was on the men’s tennis
team and in Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Beta
Kappa. u George Stephens Scholl (’ 48 BSPHY, ’ 53
MS), 84, of Pittsford, N. Y.; Feb. 11, 2010. Scholl retired
as a systems engineer with Eastman Kodak. In retirement, he volunteered with the AARP tax program and
the Pittsford Volunteer Ambulance. He served in the
Army during WWII. At UNC, he belonged to Sigma Chi.
u Andrew McDowd “Mac” Secrest (’ 49), 86, of
Chapel Hill; April 17, 2010. As owner and editor of a
small-town South Carolina newspaper, The Cheraw
Chronicle, Secrest crusaded against segregation in
the 1950s and ’60s. He then became a federal
mediator during the civil rights conflicts in the mid-