Michael Menaker • 1934 – February 14, 2021

“Born on May 19, 1934 in Vienna, Austria, Menaker received his B.A. in biology from Swarthmore College in 1955. He married his Swarthmore sweetheart, the late Shirley Lasch Menaker, that same year.” Read more on UVA Today.

Michael J. Weber • 1943 – February 11, 2021

“Michael J. Weber, 78, former director of the University of Virginia Cancer Center, died Feb. 11 at home in Albemarle County. He was well-regarded for helping establish the UVA Cancer Center, and later as its director, for guiding it into the 21st century.” Read more on the Daily Progress website and UVA Today

William Tyler Ross Jr. • 1939 – February 5, 2021

“William Tyler Ross, M.D., of Charlottesville, Virginia, died on February 5, 2021. Born in Lynchburg, Virginia, he was the son of the late William Tyler Ross Sr. and Gay Caskie Ross.” Read more on the Daily Progress website.

Ned Berkeley • 1937 – December 29, 2020

“Edmund “Ned” Berkeley Jr., 83, of Charlottesville, died on December 29, 2020, after a brief illness. He was born in Charlottesville, on April 1, 1937, the eldest child of Edmund and Dorothy Allen (Smith) Berkeley. Ned was a long-time member of the RFA.” Read more on the Daily Progress website.

Lexie McVey • 1929 – December 29, 2020

“Lexie McVey, 91, of Charlottesville, Va., passed away on December 29, 2020. She was the youngest of four children who all preceded her in death. Lexie was born on April 20, 1929, in Harlan, Kentucky, to the late Cecil Van and Mary Alma Bard. She is survived by her dearly loved and loving husband of 71 years, Professor Eugene McVey (active RFA member)” Read more on the Daily Progress website.

Joseph Edwin Gibson • 1923 – August 17, 2020

“Joseph Edwin Gibson, B.A., J.D., C.P.A., University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce, Peat, Marwick, Mitchell Professor Emeritus of Professional Accounting, died on Monday, August 17, 2020, at age 96 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Joe Gibson was born August 26, 1923 in Upperville (Fauquier County) Virginia to Joseph Gilbert Gibson and Marie Buckner Gibson.” Read more on the Daily Progress website.

John L. Colley, Jr. • 1930 – July 15, 2020

“John departed this life in the early morning of Wednesday, July 15, 2020. He was “Leonard” to his parents, John Leonard Colley Sr. and Icie Myrle Hall Colley, and to his late wife of 58 years, Tommie Love Lancaster Colley. He was “Dad” to John Lawrence (Larry) Colley (spouse Amy), Claire Ellen Colley, and Thomas Michael (Mike) Colley (spouse Cathy), and was “John” to 50 years of dearly loved students and associates at The University of Virginia. Mr. Colley is also survived by a host of grandchildren.” Read more on the Daily Progress website.

Robert Lee Vickery Jr. • 1932 – August 10, 2019

“In 1969, Bob was invited to join the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture as the Thomas Jefferson Visiting Professor in Architecture. During his three-decade tenure at UVA, Bob made an indelible mark on the University’s architecture program by helping to implement the school’s 4-2 architectural curriculum and by mentoring close to 4,000 students, both in Charlottesville and through travel programs in Venice and Vicenza, Italy.” Read more on the Daily Progress website.

Dr. John T. Roberts • 1934 – August 5, 2019

“In 1966, Dr. Roberts took a position at the University of Virginia teaching Hindi, Sanskrit, and linguistics. He taught at UVA for 32 years, serving as chairman of the then-named Oriental Languages division several times. He authored a number of books concentrating on old and medieval poetry of India. He retired in 1998, as professor emeritus.” Read more on the Daily Progress website.

March 2021