system, most recently as a superintendent for the
North- West area. He was a strong supporter of
racial integration in Charlotte’s public schools, an
Eagle Scout and a lifelong Presbyterian. He loved
bird watching and for many years helped band birds
for the N.C. Fish and Wildlife Department. As an
Army Air Corps officer in WWII, he flew 17 combat
missions over Japan. ◆ Carolyn King Craig (’ 45
BA), 93, of Midland, Texas; Nov. 21, 2016. Craig
was president of the PTA at her children’s school,
tutored at Casa de Amigos, volunteered with the
local library and was an active member of the
Daughters of the American Revolution. In WWII, she
updated maps of China for the Army Air Corps in St.
Louis. At UNC, she was a member of Pi Beta Phi.
1946 obituaries Anne Heins Lamson
(’ 46 BA), 91, of Wilmington; Dec. 4, 2016. Lamson’s
husband was an officer and public health physician
with the Army Medical Corps, and she accompanied
him to postings around the world for more than
three decades, enjoying the opportunities to travel.
She volunteered as a Sunday school teacher, with
the Girl Scouts and at officers’ wives clubs at
various postings. ◆ George Anthony Saffo (’ 46),
92, of Wrightsville Beach; Jan. 17, 2017. Saffo first
worked at his family’s restaurant in Wilmington and
went on to manage restaurants and motels in the
Carolinas before retiring in 1985. He was a lifelong
member of the Pan-Icarian Brotherhood and often
traveled to Greece. He served in the Army Air Forces
in W WII. ◆ Margaret Goold Williams (’ 46 BA),
90, of Cary; Dec. 3, 2016. Williams worked as a
kindergarten director and volunteered as a guide at
the state capitol in Raleigh.
1947 obituaries Walter Laverne
“Arch” Aschliman (’ 47 BA), 91, of Goshen, Ind.; Dec.
17, 2016. Aschliman was a manufacturer’s agent
and owner of A to Z Sales, a wholesale supplier of
heating and air-conditioning equipment. He served
in the Navy in WWII. At UNC, he belonged to Sigma
Chi. ◆ James William Burdin (’ 47 BA), 90, of Cutler
Bay, Fla.; Nov. 20, 2016. Burdin began his career
as an accountant and retired as an executive with
Greater Miami Federal Savings & Loan. He served
in the Navy in WWII. At UNC, he belonged to NROTC,
Order of the Grail and Sigma Alpha Epsilon. ◆
Bonnie Hoffman Lowe (’ 47 BSPHR), 90, of Archdale;
Jan. 18, 2017. Lowe retired as a pharmacist. ◆
Mary Britt Marsh (’ 47 BA), 90, of Florence, S.C.;
Jan. 11, 2017. Marsh counseled young married
couples at her Methodist church and was a much-admired cook. At UNC, she joined Alpha Delta Pi.
◆ Elizabeth “Betty Jane” Hicks McCrary (’ 47 BA),
90, of Charlotte; Jan. 16, 2017. McCrary was a
teacher, hospital volunteer and Cub Scout leader.
She directed the volunteer program at Rex Hospital
for more than 20 years in Raleigh, where she lived
for most of her life. ◆ William Clarence McIlwain
II (’ 47 BA), 89, of Winston-Salem; Aug. 10, 2016.
McIlwain had a 50-year career as an insurance
executive. He retired as a consultant, arbitrator
and umpire in the field of reinsurance. He served
in the Navy in WWII. At UNC, he was a member of
Lambda Chi Alpha. ◆ Marcia McMillin (’ 47 BA),
90, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn.; Sept. 22, 2016.
McMillin was a graphic designer for Starkey’s Printing
Co. and Double Cola. She previously taught art at
Lookout Mountain Elementary School and, from age
15 until her retirement at 80, she sang with the local
opera company. At UNC, she belonged to Sigma
Alpha Iota. ◆ Elmer Lee Puryear (’ 47 MA, ’54 PhD),
96, of Greensboro; Dec. 30, 2016. Puryear taught
American history and constitutional law at Wake
Forest University, Campbell College, the College of
Charleston and Greensboro College, where he also
served as dean. He wrote two books about Southern
politics. Before entering UNC, he served in the Navy
in WWII. ◆ Ann Cutts Reece (’ 47 BA), 90, of Atlanta;
Nov. 1, 2017. Reece wrote for several business and
professional publications before taking a job at the
Georgia State Capitol. She was president of Pi Beta
Phi and a member of the Valkyries at UNC.
1948 obituaries Dudley Alleman Jr.
(’ 48 BA; ’ 48, ’ 49 BSST), 94, of Sutton, N.H.; Jan.
14, 2017. Alleman taught middle and high school
science in Bedford, N. Y. He interrupted his studies at
UNC to enlist in the Navy, serving on a landing ship
in the Pacific. ◆ Esly Ophas Greene (’ 48 BA), 92, of
Seneca, S.C.; Aug. 28, 2016. Greene taught at the
School for the Blind in St. Augustine, Fla. He served
in the Navy in WWII. ◆ Paul Leo Marra Jr. (’ 48), 91,
of Bradenton, Fla.; Dec. 12, 2016. Marra worked for
the New York State Office of General Services and
other state agencies. He served on a naval transport
ship in W WII. ◆ Gerald Meyer (’ 48 BSGEO), 93, of
Los Gatos, Calif.; Dec. 11, 2016. Meyer worked for
the U.S. Geological Survey and retired as chief of its
groundwater branch, having earned the Department
of Interior’s two highest honors for his long service.
He served in the Army in W WII. ◆ W. Edward Parnell
(’ 48), 93, of Charlotte; Dec. 23, 2016. Parnell
worked as an advertising manager at Sears for 34
years. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his Army
service in WWII; he fought in the Battle of the Bulge
and helped capture the bridge that became the
FACULTY AND STAFF OBITUARIES
Michael Kalen Berkut (’ 53 PhD), 101, of Chapel
Hill; Dec. 1, 2016. Berkut retired as professor
emeritus of biochemistry in 1980, after 44 years
of teaching and research. See 1953 Class Notes.
◆ Paul Buckner Bell, 94, of Charlotte; Jan. 19,
2017. As an adjunct professor at UNC’s law
school, Bell taught an advanced seminar on patent law. He and a partner opened a law practice,
Eaton & Bell, in Charlotte in 1948. The firm, which
specialized in intellectual property, grew into Bell,
Seltzer, Park & Gibson; it merged with Alston &
Bird in 1997. He served in the Army Air Forces in
WWII. ◆ Mary Ann Carothers Boykin (’ 62), 79, of
McKinney Texas; Oct. 2, 2016. Early in her career,
Boykin was the secretary in the occupational therapy department at N.C. Memorial Hospital. See
1962 Class Notes. ◆ George Harry Cocolas (’ 56
PhD), 87, of Chapel Hill; Dec. 19, 2016. Cocolas
taught in UNC’s pharmacy school from 1958 until
he retired in 1999. See 1956 Class Notes. ◆ Mary
Elaine Council, 63, of Durham; Jan. 24, 2017.
Council worked in personnel at UNC for 30 years
and part time at Duke Medical Center. ◆ David
Nelson Cox, 75, of Graham; Jan. 7, 2017. Cox
worked as a computer programmer at UNC for 27
years. He served in the National Guard. ◆ J. Earle
Harper (’ 65 BSST, ’ 68 MAT), 73, of Carrboro;
Nov. 29, 2016. Early in his career, Harper taught
at UNC’s School of Education. See 1965 Class
Notes. ◆ Patricia Lawrence Humphrey, 85, of
Chapel Hill; Dec. 2, 2016. Humphrey taught in
UNC’s nursing school for 20 years and wrote
many articles and book chapters. Off duty, she
painted, carved and whittled wood figures, volun-
teered at the N.C. Zoo and trained prize-winning
dogs. ◆ Robert Marvin Kozelka, 90, of Chapel
Hill; Dec. 1, 2016. After receiving a doctorate in
mathematics from Harvard, Kozelka taught statis-
tics at Williams College for more than 30 years.
He moved back to Chapel Hill after retiring from
Williams and spent the next 13 years teaching
part time at UNC and Duke, with a reputation for
making math and statistics amusing. He served
in the Army Air Corps. ◆ Alan Coningsby Moore
(’ 52 MEd), 91, of Gainesville, Fla.; Jan. 19, 2017.
Moore taught physical education and was head
coach of the lacrosse and soccer teams (1950–
53) while a grad student. See 1952 Class Notes.
◆ Virginia “Gina” Reynolds Rapport (’ 38), 99,
of Washington, D.C.; Jan. 10, 2016. An editor,
Rapport worked for UNC Press early in her career.
See 1938 Class Notes. ◆ Paul Joseph Rizzo
(’ 50 BSCOM), 89, of Chapel Hill; Feb. 23, 2017.
Rizzo, a former IBM executive, was dean of Kenan-Flagler Business School from 1987 to 1992.
As a student, he played on the football team and
was a member of Golden Fleece and Phi Gamma
Delta. Story, page 57. ◆ Dr. Erwin Randolph
Smarr, 90, of Chapel Hill; Nov. 29, 2016. Smarr
practiced psychoanalysis in Philadelphia and
Savannah, Ga., and taught at UNC and Duke. He
graduated from Jefferson Medical College and
from the Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Institute.
◆ Lewis Franklyn Sutton (’ 58 BA, ’ 62 MA, ’ 66
PhD), 80, of Indian Land, S.C.; Dec. 1, 2016.
Sutton directed UNC’s study abroad program in
France in the mid-1960s. See 1958 Class Notes.
◆ Dr. Aubrey Granville Tolley, 92, of Chapel Hill;
Jan. 25, 2017. As a psychiatrist, teacher, mentor
and administrator, Tolley worked to improve
mental health care in North Carolina. In 1956, he
joined UNC’s medical school, where he retired as
a clinical professor of psychiatry. He remained an
adjunct professor after retirement. He also held
leadership positions at Dorothea Dix Hospital
and John Umstead Hospital. He received many
awards, including the state’s Order of the Long
Leaf Pine. His interest in medicine arose from his
WWII experience of caring for the wounded during
and after the Normandy invasion while serving
in the Navy. ◆ Jerry John Tulis, 86, of Raleigh;
Dec. 24, 2016. Tulis was a clinical professor in
parasitology and chair of the graduate program in
biohazard science at UNC’s public health school
until 1990. Later, he became deputy director of
Duke’s marine laboratory in Beaufort. A national
director of the EPA’s biohazard risk-assessment
program, he was a recognized expert on mold
contamination. He served in the Marines. ◆ Dr.
William Harvey Weinel Jr. (’54 MD), 92, of Wilm-
ington; Jan. 15, 2017. Weinel served as chief
resident at UNC Hospitals in 1958. See 1954