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on Southern newspapers and magazines. His
editorials appeared in The New York Times,
Washington Post and Chicago Tribune. Among the
19 books he wrote, most on the history of the
magazine publishing industry, was Star Struck:
An Encyclopedia of Celebrity Culture. He served in
the Army. ◆ Jo Ellen Stallings Short (’ 62 MSW),
75, of Burlington; March 16, 2014. Early in her
career, Short was a clinical associate in psychiatry with Emory University and worked in the
Georgia Mental Health Institute. ◆ Harry Walker
Sugg (’ 62), 73, of Pittsboro; Jan. 10, 2014. Sugg
was a research associate with Becton Dickinson
& Co. in Research Triangle Park, a science career
that spanned five decades. ◆ Eugene Talmadge
“Whitey” Wade Jr. (’ 62), 74, of Raleigh; Feb.
1, 2014. Wade retired in 2004 as president of
Evans & Wade Advertising Ltd. In 2013, he was
inducted into the Millbrook High School Hall of
Fame. At UNC, he played baseball.
Edward Donald Sumner (’ 64 MS, ’ 66 PhD),
88, of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; March 7, 2014. A
pharmacy professor emeritus at the Medical University of South Carolina, Sumner also taught at
the University of Georgia, where he helped found
an extern-intern program for pharmacy students.
He served in the Navy in WWII.
Class of ’ 65
May 7–10, 2015
Dr. William Oliver Kearse Jr. (’ 65 BSMED, ’ 68
MD), 70, of Lubbock, Texas; March 28, 2014.
Kearse’s medical career took him to Vermont and
Colorado before he settled in Lubbock, where
he practiced internal medicine for 27 years. He
served in the Air Force. At UNC, he belonged
to Pi Kappa Alpha. ◆ Robert Maury Kerns (’ 65
BSMAT), 69, of Berwyn, Pa.; March 24, 2014.
Kerns was in private practice as a tax lawyer be-
fore working with CIGNA. Previously, he was a pro-
grammer with IBM and worked on the Apollo 11
mission to the moon. He served in the Air Force.
◆ Anthony George Lo Re (’ 65 PhD), 92, of Chapel
Hill; Feb. 21, 2014. Lo Re taught Spanish, French
and teaching methodology in UNC’s department
of Romance languages. His research focused on
the Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes, and for
15 years before his retirement in 1992 he taught
a course on Don Quixote de la Mancha. Following
retirement, he took up bonsai and grew a number
of the little trees. He served in the Army in WWII.
◆ Joel Edwin Patsch (’ 65 AB), 70, of Lexington,
S.C.; March 16, 2014. Patsch served in the Army.
As a youngster in Gastonia, he was active in Boy
Scouts. At UNC, he belonged to Alpha Kappa Psi.
◆ James Andrew Sitison Jr. (’ 65 BSPHR), 76,
of Winston-Salem; Jan. 24, 2014. Sitison was a
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