N.C. Orthopaedic Association. Rockwell is a physician
with the Wilmington Orthopaedic Group, which he
joined this year, relocating after 30 years with
Goldsboro Orthopaedic Associates.
Willard Ticknor Daetsch (’ 70 PhD), 87, of Ithaca,
N. Y.; June 7, 2011. Daetsch was professor emeritus
of German at Ithaca College. His many achievements
included founding both the Center for Individual and
Interdisciplinary Studies and the Technology Interest
Group. He was chairman of the Faculty Council and
was elected to the college’s board of trustees. He
served in the Army. ◆ Marjorie Martin Davidson (’ 70
ABJO), 63, of Atlantic Beach, Fla.; Oct. 29, 2011.
Davidson was director of community relations for the
St. Johns County school district. Among her community activities, she was on the board of the St. Johns
Education Foundation and director of the advisory
council for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. She
received several awards for her service. At UNC, she
was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and belonged to Delta
Delta Delta. ◆ Thomas G. “Greg” Johnston Jr. (’ 70
BSBA), 63, of Jacksonville; Nov. 19, 2011. Johnston
was an officer in a dry-cleaning group. He was on
the Jacksonville City Council and served as mayor
pro tem for several years. He served in the Army. ◆
Kenneth Phillip Kaufman (’ 70 MA; ’ 73, ’ 72 PhD),
69, of Sylva; Sept. 29, 2011. Kaufman retired from
N.C. state government. ◆ Virginia R. Legare (’ 70 AB),
63, of Greensboro; Oct. 10, 2011. Legare belonged
to the American Society of Interior Designers. At
UNC, she belonged to Kappa Delta. ◆ Lawrence
Lee McNitt (’ 70 PhD), 70, of Harrah, Okla.; May 17,
2011. McNitt taught business at the University of
Maryland at one time. ◆ William Grover Robbins II
(’ 70 AB), 63, of Rocky Mount; Nov. 2, 2011. Robbins
was co-owner of an office supply company. He was
an Eagle Scout and president of Meals on Wheels.
He served in the Coast Guard. At UNC, he belonged
to Phi Delta Theta. ◆ Earl Durant Stallings (’ 70),
63, of Aurora; Oct. 12, 2011. Stallings raised hunting dogs. He was an Eagle Scout.
’ 71 John Andrew Allison IV (’ 71 BSBA) of Lewisville has received a 2011 BSBA lumni Merit Award from Kenan-Flagler
Business School. Allison, retired chairman and CEO
of BB&T, is a Distinguished Professor of the Practice
at Wake Forest University. ◆ Dr. Mary Kimmerlin
Daly (’ 71 MSPH, ’ 73 PhD, ’ 78 MD) of Stockton,
N.J., celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Fox
Chase Cancer Center Risk Assessment Program,
which she founded in 1991. The program helps families explore the interaction of genetic and environmental factors in cancer risk in order to develop preventive approaches. In 2011, Daly was selected as
a Woman of Distinction by the Philadelphia Business
Journal. ◆ J. Rich Leonard (’ 71 AB, ’ 73 MEd) of
Raleigh has been named to the Campbell Law School
board of visitors. Leonard is a judge in the U.S.
Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of N.C.
Paula Suzanne Goodman (’ 71 AB, ’ 73 MA), 61, of
Pittsboro; Oct. 3, 2011. Goodman worked for Charles
Schwab Inc. ◆ Dr. Mark Hunley Johnson (’ 71
BSDEN, ’ 74 DDS), 62, of Columbia, S.C.; Nov. 5,
2011. Johnson retired from the Army Dental Corps
after 27 years, including service in the Vietnam War.
He received numerous awards for his work.
(’ 71 AB), 61, of
20, 2011. Ward-
Texas. While in
pottery and paintings were exhibited in art
galleries. She also took part in an art educa-
tion program, Museum on Wheels. At UNC,
she belonged to Phi Mu.
’ 72 Philip H. Kasey (’ 72 AB) of Geneva, N. Y., has retired as rector of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in South River, N.J.
Kasey has been a priest in the Episcopal Church for
32 years, serving in churches in New Jersey, Connecticut and Illinois. ◆ Dr. Sheldon Michael Retchin
(’ 72 AB, ’ 76 MD, ’ 82 MSPH) of Richmond, Va., has
been named Inventor of the Year by Virginia Commonwealth University for his patented device, the
SwiMP3, an underwater music player for swimmers
that uses bone conduction to transmit high fidelity
sound in an aquatic environment. The Review wrote
about Retchin and his invention in the
September/October 2010 issue.
Umamaheswara Rao Cherukuri (’ 72 PhD), 76, of
Turlock, Calif.; Oct. 11, 2011. Cherukuri was professor
emeritus of business at California State University-Stanislaus. He was one of the founding faculty of the
business school and served as dean of the College
of Business Administration twice. He was named
Outstanding Professor at CSU-Stanislaus in 2002. ◆
Richard Allen Holder (’ 72 AB), 61, of Kinston; Nov.
11, 2011. Holder was president of Harvey Fertilizer
& Gas Co. As executive vice president of farm acquisitions for the U.S. Farming Realty Trust, he was
involved in numerous agriculture-related organizations,
including serving as past chair of the Golden LEAF
Foundation. At UNC, he was president of Phi Gamma
Delta. ◆ Rose Ann Thompson Raper (’ 72), 63, of
Blowing Rock; Oct. 24, 2011. Raper owned a cater-
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ing service and deli in Banner Elk. ◆ S. Pretlow
“Sam” Winborne III (’ 72), 60, of Louisburg; May 10,
2011. Winborne was a musician whose band was
The Whigs. He was involved in historic preservation.
’ 73 Charles Franklin Blackburn Jr. (’ 73) of Raleigh has published a story, “Golf in Pakistan,” in the anthology
Suicidally Beautiful, A Collection of Sport Stories.
Blackburn is communications manager at Sigma Xi,
the Scientific Research Society. He is a founding
member of the band When Cousins Marry. ◆
Thomas William Lewis (’ 73 MBA) of Paradise Valley,
Ariz., has received the 2011 MBA Alumni Merit Award
from Kenan-Flagler Business School. Lewis is the
founder, owner and CEO of T. W. Lewis Co., a Phoenix-based home-building business. Lewis and his wife,
Jan, formed the T. W. Lewis Foundation in 2000 to
support higher education, including scholarship programs at UNC, children in need and other community
charities. ◆ Aaron Jay Nurick (’ 73 BSBA) of Boston
has published The Good Enough Manager: The Making of a GEM. The book is based on the psychological theory of the good-enough mother and includes
the words of more than 1,000 study respondents. ◆
Dr. Doran Eugene Ryan (’ 73 MSOS) of Oshkosh, Wis.,
has retired from the Medical College of Wisconsin
as professor emeritus of surgery. Ryan is now in private practice in Fond Du Lac, Wis. ◆ Ellis McRay
Stanley Sr. (’ 73, ’ 75 AB) of Los Angeles has been
elected chair of the Disasters Roundtable of the
National Academy of Sciences. Stanley is a vice president with the Fairfax, Va., professional services firm
Dewberry and an expert in emergency management.
He has experience overseeing major events, including
the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. (Story, page 79.)
Hans Engler (’ 73 MA; ’ 85, ’ 84 PhD), 84, of Due
West, S.C.; Nov. 11, 2011. Engler was professor
emeritus of modern languages at Erskine College. A
graduate of Union Theological Seminary, he also
taught Greek, Hebrew and Old Testament. His many
church activities included director and musical
accompanist of the youth choir.
’ 74 Thomas Minter Blackwell Sr. (’ 74 AB) of Champlain, Va., has received the title of Master Commissioner of the
Revenue from the University of Virginia’s Weldon
Cooper Center for Public Service. Blackwell serves
as commissioner of the revenue for Essex County,
Va. ◆ De Witt Frank “Mac” McCarley (’ 74 AB, ’ 77
JD) of Mount Gilead has joined the government and
policy group at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein following his retirement, after 26 years, as city attorney
Virginia Lahiff Hill (’ 74 ABEd, ’ 85 MEd, ’ 97 PhD),
69, of Pittsboro; Oct. 22, 2011. Hill had a long
teaching career with the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school
system. In retirement, she taught in the Program in
Education at Duke University. She founded a street
theater in Chapel Hill. ◆ Craig Stuart Tymeson (’ 74
MSRA), 62, of Arlington, Va.; Aug. 14, 2011.
Tymeson retired after a long career with the U.S.
State Department, serving at posts around the
world. ◆ Sanford Bruce Weinberg (’ 74, ’ 73 MA), 61,
of Sandy Springs, Ga.; Oct. 8, 2011. Weinberg was