Category Archives: Obituary

Joseph S. Keelty '44, Emeritus Trustee and W&L Benefactor, Dies at 93

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Joseph S. Keelty, an emeritus trustee and member of Washington and Lee’s Class of 1944 who established a scholarship at W&L and donated generously to myriad other priorities at the university, died April 10, 2016, at the age of 93.

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Thomas R. Shepherd, W&L Benefactor and Emeritus Trustee, Dies at 86

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Thomas Ringgold Shepherd, an emeritus trustee, alumnus and significant benefactor of Washington and Lee University, died on March 19, 2016. A resident of Stow, Massachusetts, he was 86.

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Emeritus Trustee Michael Monier ’62 Dies at 75

Michael Harrison Monier, a trustee emeritus and 1962 graduate of Washington and Lee University, died on March 9, 2016, at age 75.

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Sidney M. B. Coulling III, S. Blount Mason Jr. Professor of English Emeritus, Dies at 92

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Sidney Mathias Baxter Coulling III, the S. Blount Mason Jr. Professor of English Emeritus at Washington and Lee University, died on Feb. 22, 2016, at Kendal at Lexington. He had celebrated his 92nd birthday earlier this month.

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Louis W. Hodges, Knight Professor of Journalism Ethics Emeritus at Washington and Lee, Dies at 83

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Louis Wendell Hodges, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Professor of Journalism Ethics Emeritus at Washington and Lee University, died yesterday, Feb. 8, from complications of a severe head injury he received in a fall six years ago. He was 83. Hodges taught religion and ethics at W&L for 43 years.

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Frank Parsons, Longtime W&L Administrator and Wearer of Many Hats, Dies at 87

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Frank Arthur Parsons, who worked in multiple areas of the administration at his alma mater, Washington and Lee University, from 1954 to 1999, died Jan. 28, 2016, in his home at Kendal at Lexington. He was 87.

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Jorge Estrada, Trustee Emeritus and Alumnus of Washington and Lee University, Dies at 68

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Jorge Eliecer Estrada, a 1969 graduate and trustee emeritus of Washington and Lee University, died on Dec. 9. 2015, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was 68.

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Robert E.R. Huntley, Former President of Washington and Lee University, Dies at 86

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Robert Edward Royall Huntley, president of Washington and Lee University from 1968 to 1983, died on Dec. 10, 2015, in Lexington. He was 86.

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W&L Trustee Emeritus Thomas Hal Clarke Sr. Dies at 101

Thomas Hal Clarke Sr., an emeritus member of Washington and Lee University’s Board of Trustees and a 1938 graduate of W&L’s School of Law, died on Sunday, Nov. 1, in Atlanta. He was 101.

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William A. Jenks, Professor of History Emeritus at W&L, Dies at 97

William A. Jenks '39, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of History Emeritus

William Alexander Jenks, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of History Emeritus at Washington and Lee University, died this past Monday, Oct. 12. He was 97. A 1939 graduate of W&L, he taught at his alma mater for 37 years, from 1946 until his retirement in 1983.

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