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Lansdale Ghiselin Sasscer, Jr. ’50
“I am writing to let you know of the passing of my grandfather, Lansdale Ghiselin Sasscer, Jr. Membership in your fraternity was an important part of my grandfather’s life.”
Lansdale Ghiselin Sasscer, Jr. died peacefully at the age of 93 on Easter Monday (April 13) at his family home of generations in Upper Marlboro, MD. Born on September 25, 1926, he was the son of Congressman Lansdale Ghiselin Sasscer, Sr. and Agnes Coffren Sasscer. He attended the local school in Upper Marlboro and later the Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA. At the age of 17, he joined the US Coast Guard to serve during World War II. In the fall of 1946 he enrolled at the University of Virginia where he served on the Honor Committee and was a member of the fraternity of St. Elmo. He was graduated from Virginia in 1950, having completed his first year of law school in an accelerated postwar program, finished his law studies at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, returning to practice law with his father at Sasscer, Clagett and Powers, and later known as Sasscer, Clagett, Channing and Bucher, beginning a distinguished legal career in Southern Maryland that would span many decades. Please read full obituary here. (Updated April 2020)
William Graham ’15
Recently moved back to Charlottesville after two years in Brazil, and appreciating living in this city more than ever! Currently working for a local start-up, Babylon Micro-Farms, which is pioneering Consumer Hydroponics and building micro-farms that allow restaurants to grow their own fresh, organic produce on site. (Submitted January 2018)
John Stuart ’72
Happy to report the birth of my 7th grandchild last month from my two sons. My oldest Harrison Stuart, a graduate of Woodberry Forest School and Hampden Sydney College, has recently resigned as Admissions Director at Woodberry Forest School and moved to Nashville Tenn as headmaster of a startup Episcopal School. He and his wife Kathryn (Sweetbriar) have four children. My youngest son Sandy, EHS and Hampden Sydney College, and his wife Alayna (UK Wildcats) have just produced their third child. Sandy works with me in Lexington KY raising fast thoroughbred racehorses on our 400 acres of Kentucky bluegrass. Although KY is home base, my wife Douglas and I live in Miami in the winter and Prouts Neck Maine in the summer where despite turning 65 last month I shot a 77 on the golf course and invite any Elmo ever in the area to make contact for a game. Stuball
Allen F. (Buddy) Voshell, Jr. ’52
I retired after working as an Agent for State Farm Insur5ance for 40 years. Now living in Free Union, VA outside of Charlottesville on 35 acres with two Labrador Retrievers. I was 89 years old on Thanksgiving Day, 2013 and am in excellent health, working out in the gym 3 times a week.
Jonathan Henry ’04
Married Anne Wiltshire from Richmond, VA on July 20, 2013. Enjoyed celebrating the big day with many fellow Elmos from the great pledge class of 2001.
Chris Meredith ’80
Recently marked my 18th year in New England, the last 16 in the software development business. Oldest daughter Pieper is at Clemson (class of 2015) and youngest daughter Michelle is entering the 9th grade at BB&N.
Bill Satterthwaite ’55
Retired in 1992 and moved from Charlottesville to Naples, Florida.After 13 years I missed C’ville, my children (2 daughters) and grandchildren (1 girl and 3 boys). I moved back in 2005 and live in an apartment at The Colonnades on Barracks Rd. My daughter, Amy, lives in Ivy with her daughter, Eva,who is a sophomore at VCU in Richmond, her mother’s alma mater, and son, Charlie,who will be a senior at Western Albemarle High School. My other daughter, Jane, lives in Princeton, NJ with her husband, Ed, both of whom graduated from The University. Their son,Henry,is a sophomore at The Pratt Institute in New York City and Owen an eighth grader in Princeton. Looking forward to seeing many of you in Nov. at our reunion.
Jack Helm ’79
Remarried three years ago and moved back to Frankfurt over a year ago. Son Nathan was born two months ago.
Samuel Buckley ’10
Serving Peace Corps in Peru as part of the Water and Sanitation group. I’ve been in Peru for coming up on 9 months. Currently I am working with projects to bring latrines and potable water to small communities as well as training in themes of sanitation and maintenance of clean water systems.
Alex Fisher ’73
Now approaching my 40th reunion year! Never mind that I should have had my 40th 4 years ago. But who’s counting? Just crossed the 65 mark but graduating my last (#4) child from high school this year. He’s headed to JMU; I remember when we went to the Madizone to visit the Ladies! Still feverishly at work in the institutional investment consulting business, my own company, Archstone Portfolio Solutions, started 5 1/2 years ago, now at $2 billion and counting. Slowing down so I can enjoy fly-fishing a little more but still very much engaged.
Nick Conell ’05
My fiance Stephanie and I were married just outside Charlottesville at Keswick Vineyards on May 5, 2012. Numerous Elmos from multiple years were in attendance, including Best Man Kevin Graney and Groomsmen Walter Hock and Harrison Keevil. Stephanie and I are currently living in Minneapolis with our 2 year old Hungarian Vizsla Rugby.
Rich Diffenderffer ’55
Survived the Mumbai Massacre in 1998. Was in residence at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel when the terrorists hit on Thanksgiving eve. Twenty two of thirty Americans and Brits were murdered in cold blood by the Lashkar e Taiba Pakistani fundamentalists. Was held hostage 9 1/2 hours and rescued from the 7th floor of the burning hotel by the Mumbai Fire Brigade and the commandos of the Indian RDF (Rapid Deployment Force) with a basket crane. Picture from front page of New York Times.
Richard F. Randolph ’69
This year marks my seventh year of living east of Charlottesville in Keswick (Shadwell actually: Glenmore) and is my sixth wonderful year of marriage to Susan Randolph. In January I was appointed as the Scottsville District representative on the Albemarle County Planning Commission. I run my own home maintenance services business (Keswick Home Services), serve on the planning committee for the MS Society’s annual Tour de Vine bike rides and am active with Grace Church in Habitat for Humanity and the stewardship committee. In our spare time Susan and I like to cycle, work on our house and yard, and keep up with our four children and one grandson.
J. Scott Masters ’81
Working as a CFP and First Vice President Investments in Atanta–wife Susan, daughters Courtney ( married) , Shelby, Peyton, and Taylor. Belong to Country Club of Roswell –play a lot of golf , involved with National Charity League and Girls’ Youth Soccer.
Robert M. Young ’60
Still live on the same farm I was raised on, although I’m down to 35 acres now. As a result I lease out my facilities which include an 8 stall barn with tack room, utility room and office, along with 5 paddocks/pastures. At age 76 it works well for me.
Am now up to 6 grandchildren; two of my daughters live nearby and teach at the same school, while my middle daughter runs a small school in Charlotte for children with Aspergers Syndrome. Still play golf and do a little duck hunting.
Walker Lamond ’97
Walker is living in Kuwait with his wife and two kids and is enjoying the diplomat life immensely. He continues to write for various television programs on the Discovery Channel and other cable networks, and no one seems to notice he is 6,500 miles away. In fact, they probably prefer it. His hair is short, his waistline trim, and tennis game improving.
Richard Tuggle ’70
Chuck Wodehouse and Jack Sibley have been hanging out in Los Angeles with Richard Tuggle, Bob Sinnott and Duncan Smith!!!
Wilson Alexander Campbell II ’64
Moved to Colorado from Chicago and southern Wisconsin last August, 2011, to get closer to the kids and grandkids. Here in Longmont, CO my older daughter, Snowden, is a high school teacher and a single Mom to grandaughter, True, now three. My other daughter and her husband also live close by. Justine is an ultrasound technician and Paul is developing a marketing business. My son, David and his family live in Venice, CA. They have two daughters, Havana, seven and Keegan, four and a half. Dave has a window washing business and a carpentry business. He is also a part time actor. His wife, Robin, is a prominent officer in TV development in Ron Howard’s Imagine. My older son, Billy Campbell lives in L.A. and Vancouver, BC. He is an active actor, thankfully…
Greg Hadley ’84
Greg Hadley has worked on 4 home and lifestyle photo books including : Cape Cod – House & Gardens, Mustique I and II, and Mexican Style. Greg resides in Fairfax, Va with his wife and 2 teenage boys. He is active in NARI, AIA and NVBIA local chapters.
Tommy Brannock ’79
Was recognized as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate III’s “Top Producer” for 2011. Will play in Phil Bowers’ Member-Guest Golf at the Bedford Golf & Tennis Club. For 23rd consecutive year, will coach in Al Sadtler’s Seminole Lacrosse League as it celebrates its Silver Anniversary. Officiated State D-1 championship game in which Blue Ridge (who is coached by John Hetzel) played.
Dave Trinkle ’83
Recent position as Associate Dean for Community and Culture at the new Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke, Virginia. Dave also continues to serve as vice-mayor for the city of Roanoke, is married to Ann (25 years!!) and has three children: Son, Clay, 19, a music major at James Madison University and daughters Ella, 16, and Owen, 12.
J. Harrison Keevil ’05
Married to Jennifer Pendleton Keevil October 8, 2011. Started Brookville Restaurant in July 2010.
C. Gordon Gilbert, Jr. ’72
Married with daughter working for Arnold [advertising] Internatl in NYC, son working for AZ Fish & Wildlife this summer before returning to Tulane this fall for his 4th year.
Still appraising & consulting for commercial real estate clients, and helping oversee a small portfolio of retail real estate that 2-4 buddies and I have developed over the decades.