40-year career in the insurance brokerage business,
Angle served as an expert witness before Congress.
After retiring in 2000, he worked as a volunteer
tour guide at Fort Macon State Park. At UNC, he
belonged to NROTC. He was a paratrooper in the
Army. ◆ Goldston Franklin Harris (’ 53 BSBA), 85, of
Charlotte; Oct. 30, 2016. Harris became a partner
in KPMG accounting firm. He served as board chair
of the Salvation Army and for 38 years was finance
committee chair of his church. He served in the
Army in the Korean War. At UNC, he was elected to
Phi Beta Kappa. ◆ David Aaron Johnson Jr. (’ 53
ABEd, ’ 54 MEd), 85, of Matthews; Nov. 15, 2016.
Johnson retired after 38 years as an elementary
school principal with the Greensboro city and
Guilford County schools. He was a lifetime member
of the PTA and 57-year member of the Lions Club.
At UNC, he belonged to the track and field team,
Alpha Phi Omega, Phi Delta Kappa and the Wesley
Foundation. ◆ Robert L. Jones (’ 53 MSPH), 91, of
Homosassa, Fla.; Oct. 19, 2016. An Ohio native and
Navy veteran of WWII, Jones had a long career as
a microbiologist with Ohio’s Department of Health
Laboratories in Columbus. ◆ Dr. Henry Broadbent
“Pat” Patterson (’ 53 BA), 85, of Hickory; Oct. 7,
2016. Patterson had a dental practice in Charlotte
for 23 years before relocating his practice to
Hickory. In 2005, he was ordained a priest in the
Anglican Church and began a church in Hickory.
He served in the Navy. At UNC, he was a member
of NROTC, Marching Band, Alpha Phi Omega and
Pi Kappa Alpha. ◆ Edgar Arlo Ray Jr. (’ 53), 85, of
Hendersonville; Oct. 16, 2016. After serving in the
Air Force, Ray launched a successful career in the
automotive industry, working for Ford, Winnebago,
Saab, BMW and Iveco. ◆ Andrew McLean Wood
(’ 53 ABEd), 88, of Raleigh; July 21, 2016. Wood was
a teacher and coach for 41 years. He served as a
paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne.
1954 obituaries J. Earl Danieley (’ 49
MA, ’ 54 PhD), 92, of Elon; Nov. 29, 2016. Danieley,
a former professor of chemistry, became president
of Elon College in 1957. He was instrumental in
expanding women’s athletics, and he hired Kay Yow
to coach Elon’s first women’s basketball team. He
expanded Elon’s campus and library and admitted
the first African-American students. Elon named
him president emeritus in 1992. Danieley served on
the UNC System Board of Governors (1983–95). At
UNC, he belonged to Sigma Xi. ◆ Howard Bradley
Finley Jr. (’ 54 BA), 94, of Jefferson Hills, Pa.; Nov.
20, 2016. A 1942 graduate of the Maine Maritime
Academy, Finley served as a commissioned officer
in three wars — W WII, Korea and Vietnam. An
account executive for a traffic consulting firm, he
was an adventurer who at 80 climbed Machu Picchu
in Peru. At UNC, he belonged to Pi Sigma Alpha.
◆ Gerald Neal “Jerry” Potts (’ 54 BSBA), 83, of
Pittsburgh; Nov. 27, 2016. Potts held leadership
positions at Vulcan Inc. and Teledyne Inc., maker
of high-tech instruments used in aerospace and
other fields. He retired from Woodings-Verona Tool
Works. He served in the Army. At UNC, he joined Chi
Phi. ◆ J. Richard “Rick” Robinson (’ 54 BA), 84, of
Tallahassee, Fla.; Oct. 1, 2016. Robinson served
as the personnel director of Florida State University
from 1971 until his retirement in 1994. He worked
in management at Bell Telephone after leaving UNC.
He was an Army veteran.
1955 obituaries Edith Louise Allen
(’ 55 MEd), 89, of Warrenton; Nov. 21, 2016. Allen
worked in the Burlington city school system for
most of her career and taught in the Harnett County
school system as well. ◆ F. John “Jack” Devaney
(’ 55 MRP), 86, of Baton Rouge, La.; Sept. 28, 2016.
Devaney worked as a city planner in Charlotte before
joining Wilbur Smith Associates in Columbia, S.C., a
consulting firm that specializes in city planning and
engineering. He served in the Army in the Korean
War. ◆ Franklin Delano Giles (’ 55 BSBA, ’ 65 MEd,
’ 73 EdD), 83, of High Point; Aug. 22, 2016. After a
long career in school administration, Giles retired
as associate superintendent of High Point schools.
OMG flying saucers, and they’ve come for our shipping-crate chairs and shaggy hair! If every decade is unique, the 1980s may be the uniquest. This
view of the east side of the Pit from inside the Union, which appeared in the 1987 Yackety Yack, is by Larry Childress ’ 87.
RE TROSPEC T: 1987