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at the University of Virginia

Chapter Grand

“In Coelo Quies Est”


Christopher Allan Kimbel ’77 of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away on March 25, 2023, from early onset Alzheimer’s disease. He was 67 years old.

Chris was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the oldest child of Richard and Nancy Kimbel. He lived in Winnetka, Illinois, in his early childhood. He graduated from The Westminster Schools in 1973, where he was inducted into the sports Hall of Fame. Chris graduated from the University of Virginia in 1977. Chris was one of the most outstanding athletes in his fraternity and lead them to several High Point Intramural Championships. Chris built his career at The Coca Cola Company over 25 years and completed his career at Womble Carlyle. Chris was an active member at Northside Church, where he served for many years. His faith guided him as he led his family with peace, love, and strength.

In 1977, Chris met his wife, Martha, on a blind date set up by her sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Bob Vogel. It was love at first sight. They married in 1979 and shared a marriage that spanned nearly 44 years. Chris was a wonderful father to their three children and often spoke of how proud he was of each one of them. His children were the joy of his heart.

Chris is survived by his devoted wife, Martha Knisely Kimbel; his children, Christopher Ross (Stephanie) Kimbel, Laura Kimbel (Kevin) Capps, Paige Kimbel (Brian) Hrubik; and his five grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Margaret (Justin) Shadbolt, and brother, Jeff (Julie) Kimbel. He is also survived by his dear friend, Hill Jeffries (Phi, class of ’77).

His family would like to thank the Orchard at Brookhaven community for their love and support, and especially Chris’s caregivers: Ike, Kettie, and Henry. We will be forever grateful for the love and care you provided.

  • William H. Albrecht, Jr. ’52
  • Thomas M. Blanchard, Jr. ’70
  • Hugh A. Burrell ’61
  • William R. Edwards, Jr. ’53
  • John Howze ’57
  • Christopher A. Kimbel ’77
  • H. William Porterfield, MD ’50
  • Donald C. Richards ’57
  • Russell H. Roberts ’60
  • Daniel T. Russler ’58
  • COL C. L. Schelhorn, USA(R) ’55
  • COL Peter B. Southmayd, USMC(R) ’62
  • Charles L. Weatherhead ’65
  • Carl D. Whitmer, Jr. ’54


Tim “Timbo” Crawford Rose ’98 died on Monday, September 26, 2022. Tim is survived by his wife Emily; his daughters Carley (14), Linley (12), Whitney (9), and Cloey (6); his father Danny Rose, mother Shirley Jean Holland Wright, and stepfather Timothy Wright; his sisters Sonya Rose Hall (James), Ashleigh Wright Suttmiller (Matt), and Kelleigh Wright McMillan (Paul); many aunts, uncles, cousins; and countless friends.

Tim was born in Chesapeake, Virginia, where he excelled at mischief, friendship,
and baseball, so much so that he was drafted as a pitcher out of Great Bridge High
School by the Chicago Cubs. Notwithstanding his baseball prospects, Tim attended
the University of Virginia where, by the accounts of many classmates, Tim pursued
a robust college experience, inside and outside the classroom. Tim spent the fall of his first and second years “studying” and the spring in Florida with the Chicago Cubs
affiliates. In 1994 Tim proudly announced that he was joining MLB’s player strike – permanently. As a result of his semesters in Spring Training, Tim was rewarded with a fifth year on Grounds – courtesy of the Cubbies. As in most endeavors, he won.

After college, Tim moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he lived with several Phis and began his career in medical device sales. More importantly, during his time there Tim met Emily (at a Doug Clark & The Hot Nuts show), his loving wife of 17 years. In 2005, Tim and Emily moved to Richmond, Virginia, where Tim later founded Ashlawn Medical, a successful medical device sales company.

Among Tim’s many attributes were his creativity and persistence, which he applied
to great effect in his lifelong affinity for practical jokes. His talent in this arena was
exceptional, and he succeeded in fooling friends and relatives on the first of April every
year, even those who surely knew it was coming. To the delight of Phis from the mid-90’s,
Tim once fraudulently induced a fellow Phi to submit an extensive application – replete
with multiple essays – for a fictional law school scholarship. These antics are legendary,
and exemplified how much he loved to laugh, which was exceeded only by his love of
inducing the laughter of others.

Tim was an avid collector of friends, and he treasured his expansive collection, including
many Phis from many graduating classes. He boasted perfect attendance at birthdays,
bachelor parties, weddings, anniversaries, and Phi alumni events. If you knew Tim well,
you’ll fondly remember his hugs, which entailed being hoisted up, squeezed, set down,
slapped on the back, and called a nickname, which of course, he’d supplied. He was a fiercely loyal supporter of his fraternity brothers and the University and maintained lifelong commitments to each.

Of Tim’s many passions, none were more important than his devotion to his beautiful family. Tim’s “Rose Petals”, Emily, Carley, Linley, Whitney, and Cloey, were the loves of his life. He was a regular presence on sidelines of Richmond athletic fields, and with his girls at the home games of his beloved Wahoos. Tim’s was a life well lived, and he enriched the lives of countless others.

Please consider a donation to Rose Daughter’s Education Fund.

  • Stuart V. Carter ’61
  • C. Randall Lewis ’67
  • Douglas F. Jones ’76
  • Kenneth P. Lynch Jr. ’65
  • Timothy C. Rose ’98



Harry R. Marshall, Jr. ’61 died on June 22, 2021. Please visit the following page to read the tribute written by the Phi Society as well as his obituary published in The Washington Post: Remembering Harry Marshall, Jr. ’61.

James Russell “Jim” Bickley, Jr. (COMM ’52 CM) of Atlanta, Georgia, died Jan. 1, 2021. At UVA, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta and Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity. He played bassoon in the concert band and orchestra, and he served as manager and drum major for the marching band. Mr. Bickley pursued his military interest as a cadet in UVA’s fledgling Army ROTC detachment, which was affiliated with the Transportation Corps. Upon receiving his commission in the first four-year Army ROTC class, he was called to active duty and served in the Korean War, where he rose to the rank of captain in the U.S. Army. After returning from Korea, Mr. Bickley accepted an offer in management training from Sears, Roebuck and Co. His 25-year career with Sears included assignments throughout the Southeast, including stints in Charleston and Savannah, before settling in Atlanta, where he raised his family. Later, sales and entrepreneurial pursuits took him to Birmingham, Minneapolis and Boston, where his love of military and seaport history flourished. In the community, he was involved with the Boy Scouts of America, Rotary Club and his church. Mr. Bickley was a Southern gentleman with an active mind, a voracious reader, a staunch conservative, and a proud father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Survivors include children Bradford, Bruce Bickley (COMM ’78 CM) and Beth Bickley Reagan (CLAS ’81 CM); four grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and a brother.

    • James R. Bickley, Jr. ’55
    • Kenton L. Cobb ’66
    • Anthony C. Demos ’46
    • John Lowell Huffman ’49
    • William T. King, Jr. ’53
    • Sidney C. Kinkead, Jr. ’55
    • Harry R. Marshall, Jr. ’61
    • Kenneth T. Millar ’78
    • John N. Patterson ’67
    • Craig H. Sours ’73
    • Robert Tata ’53


    • Douglas G. Bain ’71
    • Edgar H. Batcheller Jr. MD ’60
    • Larry Alan Cooper ’58
    • Gerald C. Furst ’55
    • Rowland Braxton Hill III ’68
    • Mallory Erle Phillips III ’76
    • Ray Quillen ’55
    • Henry Michael Strempek ’55


C. Emery "Buck" Cuddy Jr.C. Emery “Buck” Cuddy, Jr. (CLAS ’65; LAW ’68) died peacefully of lymphoma on February 13, 2019, surrounded by family. Buck was born, raised, and educated in Virginia, where he attended UVA for both his undergraduate and law degrees. He moved to Santa Fe in 1969, starting his legal career as a Law Clerk for the New Mexico Supreme Court. After serving as General Counsel for the then State Department of Education, he went into private practice with White Koch Kelly & McCarthy. In 1981, he was one of the founding partners of the law firm of Simons Cuddy & Friedman. His law practice focused on representation of school boards and school districts throughout New Mexico. In 1987-1988, he served as President of the New Mexico State Bar. He retired from the law firm of Cuddy & McCarthy in 2011. Buck is survived by his wife Martha Davis; daughters Erin Foy Cuddy and Reese Foy Cuddy; stepdaughters Sarracina Littlebird, Kay Tredwell, Gracie Schild; and stepson Victor Tredwell. He spent many years hiking and climbing in the Grand Canyon and the Rocky Mountains.

Kenneth J. Farrow, MD ’57 & ’61 of St. Augustine, passed away on June 22, 2019, at Allegro Senior Living Facility. He was born on February 28, 1929, in Raleigh, NC. Kenneth graduated from the University of Virginia Medical School and was a member of Alpha
Omega Alpha honorary fraternity, The Raven Society, and Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He did his family practice residency at Greenville General Hospital in Greenville, SC. For four years, he served in the US Navy as a naval aviator during the Korean War. From 1963
until his retirement in 1994, he was a family physician in St. Augustine.

James D. Duffey, Jr. ’72 passed away on September 10, 2019. Beloved husband of Deborah Duffey; father of James D. “Jimmy” Duffey III; son of the late James Duffey, Sr. and Gertrude “Scully” Duffey. Mr. Duffey earned his Juris Doctor degree at New England School of Law, Boston, Mass., after attending the University of Virginia, where he received a bachelor’s degree in political science.

Edward LawtonEdward “Ed” Lawton, Jr. ’75 passed away on September 18, 2019. Raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Ed was introduced to the state of Virginia while serving as a Senate page in Washington D.C. He relished his years attending UVA, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, a limited partner of Phi Delta Theta Renovation LP, and also where he fell in love with his future wife, with whom he shared 47 years. Ed was a giver, volunteering for many organizations in many ways during his life. While singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” the spark of an idea went on to his forming and evolving the West Richmond Little League.

    • Roy E. Simonds ’46
    • Kenneth J. Farrow, MD ’57 & ’61
    • James G. Apple ’59
    • Henry L. Carter ’59
    • Curtis E. Cuddy, Jr. ’65
    • James D. Duffey, Jr. ’72
    • Peter H. Eldrege ’72
    • Edward R. Lawton, Jr. ’75


J. Dalton Couig Jr. ’51 L/M of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, died May 12, 2018. He served in the U.S. Army. After graduating from the University, he earned his MBA from Pepperdine University. He began his career as a chemist before transitioning to computers and telecommunications, and he retired from Hughes Aircraft Corp. in 1987. Survivors include seven children; nine grandchildren, including Madeline Smith (Col ’19 L/M); one step-grandson; a brother and a sister

Frederick Wilkinson “Fred” Kanner ’65 passed away suddenly on August 3, 2018, at his home in Summit, NJ. Fred had an enduring love for the House, served in several different officer capacities, and was its President during 1964-5. Among other achievements as a member of the house, Fred was voted recipient of the Horny Korny Award; he was also remembered among the brothers for his entrepreneurial beer machine project.

After graduation from the University, Fred continued his education at Georgetown University Law School where he served on the editorial board of the Georgetown Law Journal and earned his Juris Doctor in 1968. Upon graduation from Georgetown, he joined
the New York law firm of Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer, & Wood (later renamed Dewey Ballantine), and enjoyed a long and illustrious career at that firm, retiring as a partner in 2009.

Fred became a recognized authority on capital markets financing, securities law, and corporate governance, and was the managing partner of the Corporate Finance Group at Dewey. During his career he served as Counsel to the outside directors of a number of well-known publicly traded firms, and at the time of his death, was a member of the Board of Directors of E*TRADE, the Financial Guaranty Insurance Co. After retiring from Dewey Ballentine, Fred served as Senior of Counsel at Covington & Burling.

Besides his family, Fred loved golf, travel, the New York Giants, the New York Yankees and skiing. He was an active member of Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, NJ, the Ekwanok Country Club in Manchester, VT, and The Landings Club in Savannah, GA, where he had a vacation home and was able to frequently congregate there with a number of Phis from his era.

Fred was an active member of the Board of Trustees of Virginia Beta, serving on the Executive Committee for many years. His well considered advice in addressing many vexing issues concerning the fraternity which arose while he served, was critical to bringing about satisfactory resolutions. He was a member of The Circle.

In 1965, the week following graduation, he married Carol Gibson, sister of Phi brother, David Gibson ‘62, and they had celebrated their 53rd anniversary earlier in June of this year with a trip to Kenya and Tanzania. Besides his wife Carol, Fred is survived by three
daughters, Kimberly, Elizabeth, and Catharine and six grandchildren. A memorial service was held on December 1, 2018, at the Cavalry Episcopal Church in Summit. Gifts in Fred’s memory may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. As mentioned in the Star-Ledger on August 6, 2018, “Fred will be remembered for boundless enthusiasm, endless energy, unwavering optimism, and an ever ready sense of humor.”

George Edward “Ned” Case III ’76 of Atlanta, Georgia, died April 15, 2018. At the University, he graduated with honors. He went on to earn his MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. A hardworking and skilled businessman,
Mr. Case built his career with finance leadership positions at Delta Color, Inc., and Bank of America and its predecessor companies. He spent 18 years as the managing director and chief operating officer of GMT Capital Corp. Devoted to the educational opportunities of young people, Mr. Case was a board member of the KIPP Schools and of the Center for Christian Study at UVA. He was a founding board member and treasurer of the Southeastern Hedge Fund Association. For more than 20 years, he “aimed at nothing
and seldom missed” with men of The Breakfast Club. Survivors include his wife Betty Fuller Case (Educ ’76 L/M); two children; two grandchildren; his mother; and two siblings, Randy Case (Engr ’79) and Rob Case (Col ’82 L/M).

Robert Stuart Koelsch ’82 age 58, died unexpectedly September 17, 2018, in Austin, Texas. He was born March 8, 1960, in Houston, the son of Philip Carleton Koelsch and Francita Stuart Koelsch.

He attended River Oaks Elementary School and then The Kinkaid School, where he graduated in 1978. He attended the University of Virginia during 1978-1980 and he received his B.A. degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 1982. Following graduation he worked in the Texas legislature for the Lieutenant Governor before moving to Washington, DC, to serve on the staff of Senator Lloyd Bentsen. Upon marriage, he returned to Houston where he received his law degree with honors from South Texas College of Law and served as an editor on the Law Review. After working for the Harris County District Attorney’s office he practiced law first in Houston and then in Austin. For the past ten years while working in Austin, Robert lived at Lago Vista on Lake Travis where St. Peter’s Episcopal Church meant very much to him.

He is survived by his two sons, Philip Julian Koelsch and Halbert Stuart Koelsch; sister Frances Koelsch and her husband, John Jeffries, her son Rex Bowen, mother Francita Stuart Koelsch Ulmer and her husband James G. Ulmer; his two daughters Ann Ulmer
Stout, wife of Dr. John Timothy Stout, and Elizabeth Ulmer, wife of Jonathan P. Graham. Robert was preceded in death by his father Rear Admiral Philip Carleton Koelsch; grandparents, Robert Cummins Stuart and Frances Wells Stuart; Henry Augustus Koelsch,
Jr. and Beulah Anne Hubbard Koelsch. Robert was beloved by his family and friends who thought so highly of him.

Todd R. Breier ’86 of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, died June 22, 2018. After earning many athletic awards at the Landon School in Bethesda, Maryland, he walked on to UVA’s lacrosse team and soon was a varsity letterman. A long-stick defenseman, he was integral to the Cavaliers’ campaign in the 1986 NCAA Tournament, where they reached the finals. He was a force in the University’s intramurals, playing both familiar and new sports.

He was known for standing on the front brick steps to welcome guests and was elected as the fraternity’s social chair. After college, Mr. Breier began a life of travel. He coached lacrosse in Australia in 1986 and then extended that trip, going around the world for more
than a decade. Passionate about people and languages, he visited every continent but Antarctica. He taught English along the way as a means of earning money and eventually developed a private tutor practice in Taiwan, where he played basketball in the Taiwanese
Amateur League and used sports as a way to teach and compete with his students. He also found yoga, which became a routine and ritual as well as a reason to travel. In Taiwan, he met Victoria Jeng, his wife and travel partner. A compass may occasionally go off true
north, but his always led to Victoria. They continued to backpack throughout Asia, Western Europe and Africa. Throughout his life and travels, his family was the base that formed and supported him and was always there for him. Survivors include his wife, three brothers and a sister.

  • J. Dalton Couig, Jr., ’51
  • Albert S. Yancey III, ’52
  • John W. Wallace, ’56
  • Frederick W. Kanner, ’65
  • George L. Street IV, ’67
  • Thomas J. Hoffmier, MD, ’68
  • George E. Case III, ’76
  • Robert S. Koelsch, ’82
  • Todd Roberts Breier, ’86


David L. Reese (Col ’74, Grad ’78, Arch ’81) of New York City died February 3, 2016. At the University, he volunteered with Madison House and was a member of the Raven Society. After his graduation from the School of Architecture, Mr. Reese began a career devoted to historic sites, serving as curator of Gracie Mansion, the historic residence of mayors of New York City, from 1987 to 2002 and as resident director of George Mason’s Gunston Hall from 2003 to 2012. He was curator of the Louis Armstrong House Museum in New York City from 2012 until his death. He loved history, decorative arts, and music.

Ernest Pascal Zobian Jr. (Col ’61) of Ocean Grove, New Jersey, died March 10, 2016. At the University, he was a member of the baseball team, German Club and Skull and Keys. After graduation, he pursued a career in publishing and independent writing. He passionately advocated for the environment and wrote on the dangers posed by discharges from nuclear power plants. Mr. Zobian was known for his wide array of hats and his wit. He enjoyed baseball, bike rides, the beach, and reading The New
York Times.

Nevel DeHart (Col ’73) of Waterford, Virginia, died January 29, 2017. At the University, he served as a resident advisor and was involved in the fraternity’s intramural sports teams. He was a business executive and a devoted family man.

George Gianakos (Col ’52) of Lynchburg, Virginia, died March 10, 2017. He served in the U.S. Army. He spent his life in the restaurant business, first with the G & H Restaurant and later a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise, both in Waynesboro, Virginia. He always made time for his family, playing spirited tennis matches, coaching Little League, and bowling and playing pingpong with his grandchildren. A Southern gentleman, he was a gracious host and a vocal fan of UVA basketball. Survivors include several UVA legacies: two daughters, Cynthia Gianakos Oates (Grad ’82) and Elizabeth Gianakos (Col ’83); a son, Dean
Gianakos (Med ’84); and two grandsons, George S. Gianakos(Col ’13) and Gus J. Gianakos (Col ’14).

  • Robert Ellsworth Canfield, ’61
  • Timothy J. Keen, ’46
  • Horace William Burgess, ’53
  • James R. Nowland, ’58
  • G. Warthen Downs, ’57
  • James B. Miller, ’54
  • Francis H. Fannon III, ’54
  • Robert William Emery Jr., ’54
  • William C. Poole Jr., ’61


Charles Claude Carroll, Jr. (“Charlie”) ’57 in Charlottesville on October 26, 2016 at the age of 87. He was predeceased by his late wife Ruby D. Carroll in January, 2016. Charlie is survived by his daughter Cynthia Carroll Dyer of Waynesboro, and two step sons, and three grandchildren.Charlie was born in Charlottesville on August 1, 1929, the son of Claude Carroll, Sr. and Nadine G. Carroll. After serving in the US Army from 1951 until 1953, Charlie graduated from the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce in 1957. Charlie was a member of Phi Delta Theta as had been his father Claude. Both Charlie and his father served for many years as Chapter Advisors to the fraternity. During the period when the fraternity separated from the national organization in 2000, Charlie and a number of his pledge brothers actively supported the leave taking the and the establishment of Phi Society. An avid lover of all University sports, especially UVA football and basketball, Charlie unfailingly declared at the beginning of each season that “This year is their year!” and attended as many games as possible, never wavering in his support.

Ernest Pascal Zobian Jr.(Col ’61) of Ocean Grove, New Jersey, died March 10, 2016. At the University, in addition to his membership in the fraternity, he was a member of the baseball team, German Club, and Skull and Keys. He was famous for his shenanigans in front of his basement apartment on Elliwood Avenue and erudite observations of world politics which he would gratuitously transmit at random times and places. EZ took his 3d year abroad in Mexico where, among other things, he was cast as a Mexican soldier in the film, “The Alamo.” After leaving the University in 1961, he pursued a career in publishing and independent writing. He passionately advocated for the environment and wrote on the dangers posed by discharges from nuclear power plants. EZ was known for his wide array of hats and his wit. He enjoyed baseball, bike rides, the beach and reading the New York Times. Survivors include a son, a daughter, two grandchildren, and three siblings. Scattering of his ashes took place in the advent of high tide at the beach at Ocean Grove on September 10, 2016

  • Howard S. Tuthill, III ’39
  • John H. Boyden, Jr. ’48
  • Edward L. Kessler ’49
  • C. Flippo Hicks ’50
  • Grover A. Masterson ’51
  • H. William Burgess ’53
  • James B. Miller ’54
  • William D. Cockrell ’56
  • G. Warthen Downs ’57
  • Francis H. Fannon III ’57
  • James R. Nowland ’58
  • Robert E. Canfield ’61
  • David L. Reese ’74