At UNC, she belonged to Chi Omega. ◆ Polly
Squire Quinn (’ 44 BA), 93, of Hinesburg, Vt.; Oct.
27, 2016. Quinn was a librarian at the University of
Vermont and at a day school; she also helped in her
husband’s photography business. She bred Morgan
horses; her devotion to the breed won her many
1945 obituaries Mary McClintock
Crawford (’ 45, ’ 66 ABEd), 92, of Charleston, S.C.;
Nov. 13, 2016. Crawford was a teacher and a
member of, among others, the Colonial Dames of
America, the Gibbes Museum of Art and the Historic
Charleston Foundation. At UNC, she belonged to Chi
Omega. ◆ Margaret Ashby Williams (’ 45 MA), 97,
of Lexington, Va.; Sept. 15, 2016. Williams received
a bachelor’s degree in 1939 from Mary Washington
1946 obituaries Eloise Young
Aultman (’ 46 MSPH), 93, of Davidson; Oct. 27,
2016. Aultman taught science at Xavier College
Prep School. ◆ John Hamilton Clark (’ 46), 90, of
Evanston, Ill.; July 27, 2016. Clark retired from the
insurance business. At UNC, he belonged to Delta
Sigma Pi and Kappa Alpha Order. ◆ Sara Stockton
Hill (’ 46 BA), 91, of Chapel Hill; Oct. 20, 2016.
Hill was a social worker early in her career, then
volunteered in many fields. She belonged to Delta
Delta Delta. ◆ Robert Blaine Kellis Sr. (’ 46), 92, of
Charlotte; June 16, 2016. Kellis had a long career
with CIT Financial Services, retiring as operations
officer. At UNC, he belonged to Sigma Chi. ◆ Judson
Eugene Kinberg (’ 46, ’ 48 BA), 91, of New York; Nov.
2, 2016. Kinberg wrote and produced TV shows and
movies, including Executive Suite and Julius Caesar.
He retired as a professor of film and television at
the University of Southern California. He served in
the Army in W WII. At UNC, he was elected to Phi
Beta Kappa, belonged to Hillel Foundation and Tau
Epsilon Phi and was a desk editor for The Daily Tar
Heel. ◆ Jane Carroll McCoy (’ 46 MSPH), 92, of
Berkeley, Calif.; June 29, 2016. A civil rights activist,
McCoy was president of the Berkeley Democratic
Club and volunteered at the World Affairs Council
for 25 years. In 1949, she went to England and
Sweden to study the Cooperative Movement.
The azaleas that explode with color every
spring provide the Old Well with a lush frame,
but there’s something about the expanse of
green in this hand-painted photo that’s equally
appealing. It reminds us that landscaping may
come and go, but in the places we carry in our
hearts and minds forever, it’s all good.
“FOLDER 0427: SOUTH BUILDING AND OLD WELL (NEW), 1890–1959:
SCAN 48,” IN THE UNC IMAGE COLLEC TION #P0004, N.C. COLLECTION
PHO TO ARCHIVES
RETROSPEC T: 1940s
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1940 obituary Vann B. Covington Jr.
(’ 40), 98, of Fuquay-Varina; Nov. 4, 2016. Covington
was a sales manager for Avec Electronics in
Richmond, Va., for 30 years.
Correction: An obituary notice for Stanley
Bertram Blum (’ 41 BSCOM) in the Class Notes
of the January/February 2017 Review incorrectly
referred to the 92nd Street Y in New York as a
YMCA. It is a cultural arts center founded as a
YMHA (Young Men’s Hebrew Association). The
digital edition of the magazine at alumni.unc.edu/
CARarchive has been corrected.
1941 obituary Hubert Platt
Henderson (’ 41 BA, ’ 50 MA, ’62 PhD), 98, of
Lexington, Ky.; Nov. 1, 2016. Henderson began a
career as a bandleader and music instructor when
he played in a Cavalry mounted band in WWII. He
directed Air Force bands in the Korean War, and
directed several university bands. He became
chair of the music department at the University
of Kentucky in 1965 and was dean of fine arts
(1966–72). At UNC, he belonged to Phi Mu Alpha
and was Master Bell Ringer his senior year.
1942 obituary Virginia Harrison
Holmes (’ 42 BA), 95, of Fort Smith, Ark.; Oct. 23,
2016. Holmes returned home to Little Rock after
college and worked for the Girl Scouts, was a
feature writer for the Arkansas Gazette and a Red
Cross volunteer and member of the Junior League.
She was a ruling elder and treasurer of her church.
At UNC, she belonged to Pi Beta Phi.
1944 update Dr. Ira A. Abrahamson
(’ 44 BA, ’ 46 CMED) of Cincinnati has been honored
with the naming of the Abrahamson Natatorium
at his high school alma mater, Walnut Hills High
School in Cincinnati, and with the naming of a
downtown street. Abrahamson was a swimmer
and captain of the senior team at Walnut Hills and
captain of the UNC team in his senior year. A retired
ophthalmologist, he founded the Abrahamson
Pediatric Eye Institute at Cincinnati Children’s
obituaries Alice Willis Mease (’ 44 BA), 93,
of Mount Lebanon, Pa.; Nov. 12, 2016. Mease was
active in environmental and social justice issues.