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In Memoriam | Spring 2023

In Memoriam: 1950s

Notices sorted by graduation date

Opal James Grapes (Nurs ’51) of Houma, Louisiana, died May 31, 2022. She was born in Franklin County, Virginia, in 1920. She served as a registered nurse in the U.S. Army during World War II and spent two and a half years stationed at a hospital in Axminster, England. While studying nursing at UVA, she was a member of the Kappa Delta sorority. Survivors include two daughters, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

H. Lee Addison III (Com ’52, Law ’55 CM) of Norfolk, Virginia, died Oct. 10, 2022. He served in the U.S. Marines and the Marine Corps Reserve, retiring with the rank of captain. Prior to his service, he earned bachelor’s and law degrees at UVA, where he was a member of the swim team, pep band and Theta Chi fraternity. As a lawyer, he specialized in bankruptcy law and credit union organizations law, and his most prominent firm was Pender and Coward. He was an active member of First Lutheran Church, serving on the council and singing in the choir. He also loved dancing, playing his trombone and swimming. Survivors include three children, including Gregory Lee Addison (Col ’83) and Deborah Anne Addison (Col ’84), four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Charles Wayne Laughlin (Law ’54) of Richmond, Virginia, died Oct. 2, 2022. After earning his law degree at UVA, he practiced law for many years, working at firms including Christian & Barton and ThompsonMcMullan, P.C. Survivors include daughter Page Laughlin (Col ’81) and a son.

Carlton Lee “Shady” Schelhorn (Com ’55 CM) of Mechanicsville, Virginia, died Dec. 14, 2022. He served in the U.S. Army for 23 years, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. While earning his bachelor’s degree in economics at UVA, he was a member of the football and track teams. He was also a member of T.I.L.K.A., the P.K. Society and Army ROTC. He enjoyed golf, especially with his group of UVA friends who called themselves the “Over-the-Hill ’Hoos.” Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Pat, four children, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Alan Hall Andrews Jr. (Col ’58 CM) of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died June 12, 2022. While at UVA, he was a member of Sigma Chi, president of WUVA Radio and a member of the Monroe Rifles ROTC drill team. During his final two years at UVA, he worked as an announcer at WCHV Charlottesville. After graduation, he pursued careers in advertising, radio management and publishing. Survivors include his partner of 30 years, Martha, and three grandchildren.

Dr. Frank Lloyd Call II (Col ’59, Med ’63 CM) of Richmond, Virginia, died Oct. 9, 2022. He served six years as an Army Reserve officer at the 361 General Hospital during his medical residency and fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. As a UVA undergraduate, he was co-captain of the football team; chairman of the Honor Committee; and a member of the Arts and Sciences Council, Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha, the Raven Society, the Z Society, the Thirteen Society and T.I.L.K.A. As a UVA medical student, he received the 1963 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. He began his academic career at SUNY Upstate Medical Center before returning to Richmond to establish a private practice in hematology and oncology. He was a lifelong gardener, and during his retirement he also enjoyed polar bear swimming and developed a passion for family genealogy. Survivors include his wife, Susan; three children, including Beverley Call Davis (Med ’90) and Timothy Colin Call (Col ’90 CM); his brother William Davidson Call (Col ’65 CM); seven grandchildren and five nephews and nieces.