lecturer at UNC. ◆ C. Philip Johnston (’ 58 MACOM),
88, of Southport; April 25, 2017. Johnston retired
as president of Consumer Credit Counseling Inc.
after a career in banking and credit services. As
a graduate student, he taught in UNC’s former
department of radio, television and motion pictures,
and he was production manager for WUNC-TV.
Earlier, he began a career in show business under
the stage name Kelly Kinnear. He served in the
Army, achieving the rank of sergeant by age 19. ◆
Beverly Tatham Orr (’ 58 BA), 80, of Pasadena, Md.;
May 19, 2017. Orr was a devoted Jehovah’s Witness
for 50 years. ◆ Rupert Eugene Peedin (’ 58), 80, of
Princeton; May 29, 2017. Peedin retired as deputy
clerk for the Johnston County Clerk of Court’s office.
Previously, he worked for 26 years as an accountant
and corporate secretary for Harris-Cuthrell Inc. ◆
Margaret Dunn Toms (’ 58), 86, of Raleigh; May 29,
2017. Toms was assistant librarian at Broughton
High School. Previously, she worked at the Library
of Congress and taught high school English in
Farmville and New Bern.
1959 update Dr. Louis Hirsch
Lefkowitz (’ 59 BA) of Suffern, N. Y., has retired from
his practice at Tallman OB/GYN. Lefkowitz started
the midwife program at Suffern’s Good Samaritan
Hospital, where he was director of OB/GYN,
established the birthing room program and, in 1971,
was instrumental in doing the first laparoscopic
surgery in Rockland County.
obituaries Randolph Constantine Jr. (’ 59,
’ 60 BSMAT; ’ 63 MA), 78, of Bayfield, Colo.; Sept.
24, 2016. Constantine taught math at UNC at the
beginning of his career, and went on to teach at
other colleges and work in Houston’s aerospace
industry, writing software for the space shuttle
program. He also won national high-power rifle
competitions and wrote a book on the subject.
He was vicar of Trinity Anglican Church, in Pagosa
Springs, Colo., from 2007 to 2012. He served in
the Army Signal Corps. ◆ Samuel Kindley Frazier
Jr. (’ 59 BA), 80, of Raleigh; May 26, 2017. Frazier
was an Episcopal priest. He served as vicar for
Galloway Memorial Episcopal Church in Elkin and
for St. Phillips Episcopal Church in Washington,
D.C. He founded the Frederick Douglass United
Community Center and was appointed to the
District of Columbia Human Relations Commission.
He also held a number of full-time secular jobs,
including for the Washington Urban League, on a
national presidential planning commission, as a
physician recruiter and in real estate development.
He published several books, including Straight Like
Me – the Journey of a Gay Priest in the Episcopal
Church and Arriving – Autobiographical Reflections,
a book of poetry. ◆ Jean Leach Holmes (’ 59),
79, of Metuchen, N.J.; Feb. 1, 2017. Holmes was
a medical office administrator for 25 years. ◆
Josephine Payne Ingley (’ 59 BA), 79, of Fairfax, Va.;
April 25, 2017. At UNC, Ingley belonged to Kappa
Delta. ◆ David W. Montgomery (’ 59 BSPHR), 79,
of Kernersville; Sept. 5, 2016. Montgomery served
his community as a pharmacist for more than 50
years. A ham radio operator, he was a member
of the High Point Amateur Radio Club. At UNC, he
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belonged to Kappa Psi. ◆ Robert Houston Robinson
Sr. (’ 59 BA), 80, of Georgetown, Del.; April 5, 2017.
Robinson published The Sussex Countian newspaper
for 30 years. He also wrote several books, including
Visiting Sussex: Even If You Live Here and The Craft
of Dismantling a Crab. He served in the Navy. At
UNC, he belonged to NROTC and St. Anthony Hall.
◆ Howard Irving Weiss (’ 59 BA), 79, of Columbia,
S.C.; Oct. 4, 2016. Weiss was president of Heritage
Chevrolet Buick, a business he founded in 1988.
Earlier, he was general manager and vice president
at Love Chevrolet. He received numerous awards
for his civic and charitable contributions. At UNC, he
belonged to Pi Lambda Phi.
1960 obituaries Mary Elizabeth
“Libby” Straughn Currie (’ 60, ’ 58 ABEd), 80,
of Sanford, Fla.; April 29, 2017. Currie was a
teacher and reading specialist. She served as the
administrator of reading and English language arts
for Hempstead public schools and as an adjunct
professor in the education department at New York
Technical Institute. Previously, she taught primary
and secondary school in the Valley Stream and
Hempstead school districts. She began her career
as a fashion model in New York. She served as
president of the New York Carolina Club. At UNC,
she belonged to Alpha Gamma Delta. ◆ Dr. Tally
H. Eddings II (’ 60 BA, ’ 65 MD), 78, of Tangerine,
Fla.; Jan. 8, 2017. Eddings retired as an orthopedic
surgeon. He served in the Air Force in the Vietnam
War. At UNC, he belonged to Sigma Nu and was a
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