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In Memoriam | Spring 2023

In Memoriam: 1990s

Notices sorted by graduation date

Christopher Allen Payne (Col ’90) of Beaverton, Oregon, died Oct. 15, 2022. During his time at UVA, he was an Echols Scholar and two-time dean’s list recipient. After graduating, he was an active member of Kagyu Shenpen Ösel Choling Vajrayana Buddhist Center in Seattle for over 25 years. He loved the outdoors and spending time with friends and family. He is survived by his mother, Donna Payne (Nurs ’64), his father, his brother and two nieces.

Tom Stluka (Col ’90 CM) of Reston, Virginia, died Aug. 15, 2022. On Grounds, he participated in the glee club and Student Watch. After earning his bachelor’s in mathematics, he spent his career as an “Excel master,” performing data analysis for the telecommunications industry. Over the years he worked for companies such as UUNET/WorldCom/MCI, Sprint Nextel, and Time Warner Cable, as well as smaller organizations. Survivors include his ex-wife, Suzanne Goldlust (Col ’90 CM), two sons and six siblings.

Tiffany Suellen Hill (Col ’97) of Midlothian, Virginia, died Nov. 10, 2022. While earning her bachelor’s degree in religious studies at UVA, she was a two-time dean’s list recipient and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Known to friends and family as Suellen, she later earned a master’s degree in Irish Studies from Queen’s University in 2005 while living abroad in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She was known for writing thoughtful, encouraging notes and always finding the perfect gifts. Survivors include her husband, Aaron, two children, her mother and her brother.

Suzanne Ross Kleeblatt (Col ’98) of Alexandria, Virginia, died Oct. 25, 2022. After studying economics at UVA, she began her career as an investment banking analyst on Wall Street. After receiving her M.B.A., she went on to advise nonprofits and endowments as a partner at Cambridge Associates in Boston and Arlington, Virginia. Later, she became a yoga teacher at Mind the Mat. She also served as board chair at Move2Learn, a nonprofit that works to increase student movement in local schools. She loved nature, attending live music and cheering on the ’Hoos. She is survived by her husband of 18 years, Peter, two children, her mother, her brother, and six nieces and nephews.

Katherine “KK” Harris McCart (Col ’98, Educ ’98 CM) of Alexandria, Virginia, died Sept. 3, 2022. She earned her bachelor of science and master of teaching degrees at UVA, where she was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She worked as a science teacher in both Missouri and Italy. She was an active volunteer, having served as the chair of Westminster Weekday Preschool Board, the commissioner of the Alexandria Lacrosse Club and a committee member for the Gladney Princess Ball. An avid tennis player, the only thing she loved more than playing sports herself was coaching and watching her own children play. Survivors include her husband, Kevin McCart (Law ’00 CM); three children; her father, Tyler Harris (Col ’69 CM); her mother; a sister; a brother; and three uncles, including Harry Harris (Col ’71, Arch ’74 CM) and John Harris (Col ’73, Educ ’75, Grad ’78, ’97).