Category Archives: Obituary

Memorial Service Held for John D. Wilson, Former W&L President

John D. Wilson, Former President, Washington and Lee University

John Delane Wilson, the president who led Washington and Lee University during its transition to coeducation, died on Saturday, March 2, in Lexington. He was 81.

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Former Virginia State Senator Hopkins Dies; WWII Grad of W&L

William B. Hopkins Sr. Roanoke Times photo.

The passing on Dec. 11 of William B. Hopkins Sr. has produced a substantial profile and an admiring editorial in the Roanoke Times. He was a member of the Washington and Lee Classes of 1942 and 1944 Law. As a respected and successful member of Virginia’s General Assembly from 1960 to 1980, Bill enriched both […]

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Joe Lyles, Legendary W&L Coach, Dies at 83

Joe Lyles in 2009, with the Louisville Slugger that was a retirement gift from his colleagues. Photo by Patrick Hinely '73.

Joseph F. Lyles, who coached and taught at Washington and Lee University for 50 years, died yesterday, Nov. 13, in Roanoke. He was 83.

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Theodore J. Sjoerdsma, First Professor of Computer Science at W&L, Dies at 83

Ted Sjoerdsma and a PC in 1985.

Theodore J. Sjoerdsma, professor of computer science at Washington and Lee University from 1984 to 1995, died on Sept. 22 in Grand Rapids, Mich. He was 83.

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C. Westbrook Barritt, Longtime W&L Professor, Dies at 91

C. Westbrook Barritt, Class of 1943 and Emeritus Professor of Romance Languages at Washington and Lee

Carlyle Westbrook Barritt, Professor of Romance Languages Emeritus at Washington and Lee University, where he taught from 1952 to 1991, died on Sept. 2 in Spartanburg, S.C. He was 91.

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Severn Duvall, Henry S. Fox Jr. Professor of English Emeritus, Dies at 87

Severn Duvall, Henry S. Fox Jr. Professor of English Emeritus

Severn Parker Costin Duvall, the Henry S. Fox Jr. Professor of English Emeritus at Washington and Lee University, died at his home in Lexington on March 2, 2012. He was 87. He served on the W&L faculty for 33 years, from 1962 to 1995.

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Barbara Brown, University Librarian and Professor Emerita at Washington and Lee, Dies at 69

Barbara Brown, Washington and Lee University Librarian and Professor Emeriti

Barbara Jeanne Brown, University librarian at Washington and Lee University from 1985 to 2003, died on Aug. 27, 2011, in Lexington, Va. She was 69. Brown was named University librarian in 1985 and served in that position until retiring in 2003. She had previously spent five years, from 1971 to 1976, as head of reference […]

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W&L Emeritus Professor Robert Johnson Dies

Robert Johnson, Washington and Lee University Professor Emeritus of Mathematics

Robert Stanley Johnson, the Cincinnati Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus, at Washington and Lee University, died on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at Augusta Medical Center. He was 73. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Church in Lexington at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2011, with burial to follow in the […]

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