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In Memoriam | Winter 2021

In Memoriam: 1960s

Notices sorted by graduation date

Dr. Ashby Carter Moncure (Med ’60 CM) of Savannah, Georgia, died Aug. 22, 2021. He served in the U.S. Army as a captain from 1962 to 1964. At UVA, he was a member of the Raven Society and the medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his training as chief resident in surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and established a busy practice in thoracic and vascular surgery. He became clinical professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and senior surgeon at Massachusetts General. He authored or co-authored 125 publications and served as team physician for the Boston Bruins hockey team for 34 seasons. He also served as president of the Boston Surgical Society, the New England Surgical Society and the Eastern Surgical Society. He moved to Savannah in 2011. Dr. Moncure was predeceased by two wives, Patricia Leighton Moncure and Margot Graham Moncure. He is survived by his wife, Annie Stanton Moncure; three daughters; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Douglas Fielder (Grad ’64, ’67 CM) of Oneonta, New York, died April 28, 2021. He graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1962 before earning his master’s and doctorate degrees in physics from UVA. He served two years of active duty in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of captain. In 1969, he and his wife, Dorothy Scott, moved to Oneonta, where Mr. Fielder began teaching at SUNY Oneonta. He served as department chair for several years and taught until his retirement in 2000. Over the years, Mr. Fielder was active in physics organizations, as well as many local activities and groups. His favorite hobby was photography, and in earlier years he enjoyed running and hiking. He ran in a number of marathons. The Fielders enjoyed traveling, especially after they both retired. Some of their favorite trips were to national parks of the Southwestern United States, Ireland, Costa Rica, the Galapagos Islands and Iceland. Survivors include his wife, a son and a granddaughter.

Peter Hodson (Arch ’65, ’67 CM) of Richmond, Virginia, died July 2, 2021. A vigorous advocate for classical architecture, he served for four decades as a senior lecturer at the University of Portsmouth School of Architecture, where he taught classical architecture as a design resource for contemporary work, a unique offering in Britain at the time. He was also a special tutor at the Prince of Wales’s Institute of Architecture in London. In 2007, he received the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art’s prestigious Arthur Ross Award for architectural education. After his retirement from Portsmouth, Hodson made Richmond his permanent residence and continued teaching his foundation course on classical architecture through Virginia Commonwealth University. He also served as an instructor and design critic for Glavé & Holmes Architecture, a Richmond firm specializing in classical design.

Dr. Seth Huntington Jackson (Med ’68 CM) of Willamina, Oregon, died April 14, 2021. As a UVA undergrad, he worked on the Corner at The Virginian. After graduating from medical school, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He also served two tours as physician for the U.S. naval base in Kenitra, Morocco, and as director of obstetrics and gynecology at the Great Lakes Regional Naval Medical Center. He retired from the Navy in 1977 at the rank of commander and moved to Portland, Oregon, to establish his own practice. From 1984 to 2012 he established a 40-acre organic farm in Willamina and practiced his golf swing, hitting balls into the upper fields and forest. He retired from medicine in 2014 and moved to Loreto, Mexico, in 2018 to enjoy fishing, sunshine and the ocean. Survivors include his wife, Jerilee; two children; two granddaughters; his first wife, Sharon Jackson (Nurs ’64); a sister; and a foster great-granddaughter.

David Cochran Dando (Engr ’69 CM) of Memphis, Tennessee, died April 28, 2021. He worked in the construction industry his entire career as a project manager, business owner and president. He was involved in the construction of hundreds of projects for companies including Target, FedEx and Walmart and served as president of the Memphis and Tennessee chapters of the Associated General Contractors. He was also a founding member and 20-year chairman of the board of the AGC workers’ compensation fund and a team leader for the American Council of Construction Education Accreditation Committee. He loved to travel with his wife, Ruth Jappe Dando, with whom he had just celebrated 50 years of marriage. He also loved UVA and was proud to be an alumnus. Survivors include his wife, two children and five grandchildren.

John T. De Fazio (Law ’69) died Feb. 18, 2021. A native of Staten Island, New York, he enlisted as a judge advocate general in the U.S. Army after UVA law school and completed his service as a captain. He was taught by Justice Antonin Scalia at UVA and was part of a team that helped write a revision to the Virginia State Constitution. He settled in Ohio and did important work for teachers unions in that state and West Virginia early in his career and also worked with the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization. He established his own firm before finishing his career as a dedicated and successful trial lawyer for Nationwide Insurance, retiring in 2010. He played “old-timer” baseball, loved the New York Yankees, and had a natural eye for photography. He is survived by his wife, Catherine, and a daughter, Diane.