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In Memoriam | Fall 2020

In Memoriam: 1960s

Notices sorted by graduation date

Leonard G. “Lenny” Campbell (Col ’61 CM) of Alexandria, Virginia, died April 13, 2020. During his first career, with the U.S. Navy, which included tours in Vietnam, Japan and the Philippines, he served as a weapons officer aboard the USS Iwo Jima. He served in the Naval Reserve for an added 17 years before retiring as commander in 1983. Meanwhile, Mr. Campbell pursued a career as a civil servant, initially working for the Department of Commerce as a senior economist in the Balance and Payments Division. In 1973, he began a 25-year career with the Department of Defense at the Pentagon. He served as the key adviser on budget issues for nine secretaries of defense and nine department comptrollers before retiring in 1998 as director of Plans and Systems. A kind and gentle man who was respected by all who knew him, Mr. Campbell was known for his generous spirit and sense of humor. His love for gardening kept Home Depot and Miracle-Gro in business, and he loved traveling. A passionate follower of UVA basketball, he loved sports and was an avid Nationals fan. Above all, he loved his family and cherished every minute spent with them. Survivors include his wife, Lois; daughters Lisa Campbell (Col ’90) and Kristin Campbell Baldwin (Col ’96); and three grandchildren. 

Edwin Sherman Villmoare III (Grad ’66, Law ’69) of Fairfield, California, died March 11, 2020. He spent his 45-year career providing legal services to the poor and disadvantaged and to those whose civil and human rights had been violated. He worked at the federal Office of Economic Opportunity and the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento and served as chief administrative hearing officer for California. In 2000, shortly after the war in Kosovo ended, he accepted a pro bono position as senior rule of law liaison for the American Bar Association’s Central and Eastern European Law Initiative. He spent nine months in Kosovo helping recreate the nation’s legal system. He enjoyed hiking and camping with his family in the canyon lands of southeast Utah. Survivors include his wife, Paula Huntley; two sons, Brian and Paul; a stepson, Paul Wrapp; five grandchildren; and a sister, Adelaide.

Kenneth Norwood Middleton (Col ’68 CM) of Louisville, Kentucky, died April 21, 2020. He served in the Vietnam War. He later earned his master’s in communications from American University. Throughout his career, he used his keen intellect, gracious people skills and managerial excellence to help others succeed. As a teacher in Salem, Virginia, he was named Teacher of the Year. He worked as a reporter, assistant news director or news director at several stations before becoming president and general manager of KMSB-TV in Tucson, Arizona, and then at WHAS-TV in Louisville. He later joined the National Center for Family Literacy in Louisville as a vice president for five years. He finished his career as president of Middleton Consulting. Mr. Middleton served his community through his church and with organizations including Encore Louisville, Kentucky Derby Festival and Metro United Way. He served in several significant roles, including on the board of directors, with Rotary Club of Louisville and was named Rotarian of the Year. He also loved to travel with his family. He cared deeply and genuinely about others and modeled thoughtful, gracious servanthood. Survivors include his wife, Sarah; stepchildren Brian and Margaret Lewis; and his brother. 

Herbert A. “Pete” Holt (Arch ’69 CM) of Alexandria, Virginia, died April 5, 2020. A native of Virginia Beach, Virginia, where his parents owned Holt Buick, Mr. Holt earned his bachelor’s degree in city planning from UVA before receiving his master’s in public administration from George Washington University in 1977. He had a distinguished career as a senior-level executive with more than 30 years of progressively responsible leadership in government and the private health care industry. From 1986 to 1995, he served as director of the Department of Mental Health Services in Montgomery County, Maryland, where he led the creation and establishment of a 350-person staff. Mr. Holt served as president of the National Association of County Behavioral Health Directors and served on the executive board of the Maryland Association of Community Mental Health Programs. He was also named a fellow to the American College of Mental Health Administration. Survivors include his wife, Cheryl; daughter Hillary Vasquez; and two grandsons.