RE TROSPEC T: FEBRUARY 1962
Norman retired as a law partner with Long Aldridge
& Norman. He specialized in First Amendment
and libel law, representing The Atlanta Journal and
The Atlanta Constitution. A past president of the
Lawyers Club of Atlanta, he was instrumental in its
desegregation. He was on the board of directors
of AGL Resources and was in the Army Air Corps in
WWII. ◆ Dr. Robert James Pierce Jr. (’ 60 BA, ’ 64
MD), 82, of Hickory; Aug. 18, 2016. Pierce practiced
medicine as a urologist in Hickory for 30 years. He
served in the Navy. ◆ Henry Nicholson Sides (’ 60
BA, ’ 67 PhD), 78, of San Francisco; Sept. 12, 2016.
Sides taught philosophy and then was an artist. ◆
W. Michael Thompson (’ 60 BA), 78, of Atlanta; Aug.
20, 2016. Thompson retired as managing director
of Equitable Securities Corp. Throughout his career
as a stockbroker, he worked in several regional
investment firms in Atlanta. At UNC, he belonged to
the soccer team, Gorgon’s Head Lodge and Sigma
1961 obituary James Albert Harrill
Jr. (’ 61 BA), 79, of Winston-Salem; Aug. 14, 2016.
A former chief judge of the Forsyth County District
Courts, Harrill retired as an active and emergency
judge after 37 years on the bench. He had been
on many boards in his community, including the
Juvenile Justice Council of Forsyth County, Stop
Child Abuse Now and Host Home of Forsyth County.
He was a coordinator for the taskforce against
domestic violence. He served in the Navy. At UNC,
he belonged to Pi Kappa Phi.
1962 update William Edward
Dunstan III (’ 62 BA, ’ 69 MACT) of Chapel Hill led
a discussion of the domestic architecture and fine
arts of late 18th-century Virginia and guided visitors
through a historic house during Heritage Day 2016
in Southampton County, Va. In 2015, Dunstan, a
visiting scholar at UNC, published The Portrait, a
romantic novel set in 1954 in Elizabeth City and
woven with actual events.
obituaries Lawrence O. Finch (’ 62, ’ 65 BA),
79, of Wilson; May 14, 2016. Finch retired as a
director of product marketing. ◆ Clarence George
“Buck” Jones Jr. (’ 62 MEd), 81, of Port Orange,
Fla.; Aug. 15, 2016. Jones was a career educator.
◆ Larry Maurice Martin (’ 62), 76, of Winston-Salem; July 28, 2016. Martin worked for Sears,
Roebuck & Co. for 33 years. He also volunteered
with Ardmore Transportation Ministry and Meals
on Wheels. At UNC, he belonged to the baseball
team. ◆ Rosemary Mahaffey Moss (’ 62 BA), 76, of
Crystal River, Fla.; Sept. 14, 2016. Moss practiced
as a clinical psychologist for 17 years in Atlanta. She
competed for 25 years as part of a sailing team with
her husband. ◆ Robert William Sawyer IV (’ 62),
81, of Ashland, Maine; Aug. 4, 2016. Sawyer retired
as president of Dunn Timberlands. Previously, he
was an instructor at Central Carolina Technical
Institute. He was on the Ashland town council, the
school board and the board of the Ashland Logging
Museum. He was in the Army in the Korean War.
1963 obituaries James Archie
McBryde Jr. (’ 63 BSPHR), 74, of Gastonia; July 21,
2016. McBryde retired as a pharmacist. At UNC, he
belonged to Kappa Psi. ◆ Howard Malcolm Piland
(’ 63 BSIR), 74, of Eastover; April 1, 2016. Piland
worked for the Cumberland County Department
of Social Services for more than 30 years. He
served in the National Guard. ◆ John William
“Bill” Weaver (’ 63 ABEd), 82, of Williamsburg, Va.;
Aug. 28, 2016. Weaver retired as a teacher for the
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation after a career
teaching history and vocational classes in York
County schools. A powerboat racer for 36 years, he
chaired the American Power Boat Association. He
served in the Army. At UNC, he belonged to the track
and field team and Delta Phi Alpha.
1964 obituaries Jon David Caminez
(’ 64 BA, ’ 67 JD), 75, of Monticello, Fla.; Sept. 25,
2016. Caminez practiced law for 45 years as a
trial lawyer specializing in personal injury law. He
was certified in the first class of Florida Board
Certified Trial Lawyers. At UNC, he belonged to Hillel
Foundation and Tau Epsilon Phi. ◆ Bonn Arthur
Gilbert Jr. (’ 64, ’ 65 BA), 74, of Charlotte; Aug. 28,
2016. Gilbert retired as a commercial real estate
broker for Lat Purser & Associates after a career
as an entrepreneur. Throughout his career, he
owned a commercial insurance brokerage, a radio
broadcasting company and various real estate
development businesses. He was an Eagle Scout.
At UNC, he belonged to Chi Phi. ◆ Lionel Carson
Lackey (’ 64 MA), 76, of James Island, S.C.; Aug.
22, 2016. Lackey began his career as a high school
English teacher and retired as a professor of English
at Charleston Southern University. ◆ Margaret
“Peggy” Ptiser Pleasants (’ 64 ABEd), 74, of
Raleigh; Aug. 20, 2016. Pleasants taught art in the
Wake County public school system for 30 years.
She also volunteered for the National Park Service,
working at Shenandoah National Park, Cape
Lookout Lighthouse and Portsmouth Island. At UNC,
she belonged to the Campus Y and Kappa Delta.
1965 update J. Troy Smith Jr. (’ 65 BA,
’ 67 JD) of New Bern has received a 2016 Citizen
Lawyer Award from the N.C. Bar Association. Smith
was recognized for his role on the board of directors
for the UNC Health Care System and the board of
visitors for the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive
Cancer Center, as well as for his role in creating a
Boys and Girls Club in New Bern. Smith practices
law at Ward and Smith.
obituaries Robert Martin Coker (’ 65, ’66
BA), 73, of Atlanta; Aug. 29, 2016. Coker retired
from the DeKalb County district attorney’s office.
GENERAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
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Thanks to all
alumni and friends who made
Carolina Homecoming great.
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Judy Allen ’ 65 gets air time, likely at the Feb.
24 game against Duke, which the Heels lost
82-74. Carolina went 8-9 in Dean Smith’s
first (and only losing) season as head coach.
Richard Vinroot ’ 63 played forward, and
he and Allen later married. Both Judy and
Richard are past members of the GAA Board of
Directors; he received the GAA’s Distinguished
Service Medal in 1994. “SHEET FILM 22543: JUD Y ALLEN,
CHEERLEADER, 23 FEBRUARY 1962: SCAN 1” IN THE UNC PHOTO LAB
COLLECTION #P0031, N.C. COLLECTION PHOTO ARCHIVES.