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John Pedrick ’67
In 2016, John Pedrick, ’67, was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Canine Assistants, a nonprofit organization that has provided service dogs to people with disabilities since 1991. Located on a farm in Alpharetta, GA, the organization breeds, raises and trains primarily Golden Retrievers, Golden-Labrador mixes and “Golden Doodles,” with a staff of 25 and 300 volunteers. Dogs perform tasks to assist persons with physical disabilities. Dogs are also trained to assist persons with seizure disorders and diabetes. Still other dogs work as therapy dogs in hospital and school settings. It takes approximately 18 months to train a service dog at a cost of $31,000 per dog. From the beginning, the organization’s philosophy has been to provide service dogs free of charge to recipients who come from all over the country. The organization is supported by donations from corporations, pharmaceutical companies, Milk Bone, and individual donors.(last updated: August 2018)
John Elliott (COLL ’74, GRAD ’76)
John retired in February 2018 after approximatley 21 years active duty in the U.S. Air Force and 20 years as a systems engineer supporting the Department of Defense. He and Daphne have relocated to the Keswick, Virginia area and recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. (last updated: April 2018)
James (Jim, aka Big Dog) Joseph Loughman, Jr
After UVA went in the Navy for 2 years active & 4 years reserve where my boss was fellow UVA Theta Chi Paul Medford (1968 “Captain Paul- Captain of the Road Trip Team”). He was a great boss. We were stationed at Andrews AFB at the Naval Air Facility. Best Theta Chi memory: We were IM Softball Champs 1968. I was catcher.
Before the Navy I worked for a year for Market Facts, Inc, the market research company founded by Wm F O’Dell, UVA Marketing Professor.
Then went to U of Chicago for an MBA in Marketing (1974). Chicago, by the way, is phenomenal, if you are single, which I was.
After that I sold business telephone systems for all the major companies, eg, AT&T, PacBell, MCI, Nortel, etc. for 25 years. Post retirement I drove a Limo for 9 years. Drove Heather Locklear, James Caan, Walter Cronkike, et al.
Still married to my beautiful bride Jan of 41 years & living in Beaumont, CA, 30 miles west of Palm Springs. Moved to So. California in 1977 but still miss Virginia & Chicago. The best thing about Calif is the non denominational Christian Churches. Have been “Born Again” since 1980 & it is great. Strongly recommend it.
Please visit, call or write We have a spare bedroom. FYI, my plans are to go to Homecoming Weekend in 2016. Will be in Arlington,VA 10-1-15 to 10-7-15 for Yorktown HS Reunion.
Dan Stone ’72
I retired from GE in March 2012 after 30 years of service. Our 3 kids are grown and living independent lives in Houston, Austin, and Tampa. My wife (of 36 years) and I live in Houston, to be close to our first grandchild, though we frequent our place in Florida. I haven’t completely left the work force, however. I have established my own consulting LLC and I and working part time in the oil industry.
Robert D. Forrest ’88 | In Memoriam
It is with great sadness that we announce that Rob Forrest died suddenly on August 28, 2012. Rob was a devoted husband, father, son, and brother. He is survived by his wife, three children, his parents, his brothers and sister, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
To those of us who knew him, he will be remembered as a great friend with an energetic personality and a sharp wit.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Forrest Children’s Education Fund, c/o Edward G. Meakim, Jr., 1273 Eagle Rd., West Chester PA 19382.
Tom Perez-Lopez ’06
I graduated UVA law school in May, 2012, and I will spend 2012-2013 as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Todd Edelman of the Washington, D.C., Superior Court.
Mike O’Brien ’07
Got married in February with numerous other Xi Chapter guys in attendance. Kate and I are both class of ’07, we met our first year and dated since our second year.
Milton S. Bolton ’52
Barbara and I celebrated 60 years of marriage in January, 2012. This was a marriage that began with courtship at the house on Carr’s Hill. We remain in good health and enjoy returning to UVA as often as possible. Still hold season football tickets and are active with the McIntire School of Commerce.Go Hoos.
John Greene ’72
John Greene, Class of ’72, retired August 31, 2011, after 34-plus years of Federal service, including over 22 years in the U.S. Army–active and reserve, and 23 years service with the CIA and DoD. Among other aspects of his career, he valued most his service with a DoD Task Force in Iraq from 2007-2008. He and his wife, Gayle, reside in Norfolk, VA, and will celebrate 39 years of marriage in September.
Jim Jenkins ’78
Visted the house on 8/21/10 and found bothers working hard to clean/fix up the house and expand the deck. Good work all. Daughter Amanda graduated Comm School last May and son Edward is just starting first year.
Robert Harris ’79
Working and raising a kid in NYC. Happy to connect with folks on facebook or linkedin. My wife and I also sell things on this website: http://www.luckfactory.com
Andrew Lee ’85
Hi fellow Theta Chi brothers and greetings from Houston, TX. I am currently the chairman of the department of ophthalmology at The Methodist Hospital in Houston in the Texas Medical Center. I have two little girls (Rachael and Virginia).
Stephen Lee ’85
Promoted to Project Manager in 2007 at GoMembers, Inc. Married in 2003 and our son was born in 2007. Took up golf in 2008 and have been living in metro Chicago since 2000. See Matt McCormick often, who has a new daughter, Mara.