R. McLean Duke, Jr – Omega

Duke.jpgR. McLean “Mac”Duke,  Jr. ’61 ΣΩΤ, of Midlothian, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017, after a courageous five-year battle with multiple myeloma cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Dorothy Nelson Duke; daughters, Lisa Hunt (Jeff), Tracy Buzzeo (Bill) and Shannon Londeree (Chad); grandchildren, Tyler and Brandon Hunt, Connor (Lindsey), Kylie and Curtis Buzzeo, and Reid and Ryan Londeree; and sister, Judy Nelson (Dick). Mac was an avid sports fan, and a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and Virginia Tech. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be posted by clicking on Bliley’s.


James E. Carlton – Omega

James E. Carlton ’67 ΣΩΤ of West Point, passed away October 3, 2017.
Jim was a proud father and grandfather, who deeply loved his family and his church. He greatly enjoyed fishing, cruising around with his dog in his pick-up, and watching his alma mater, the Virginia Tech Hokies, play football.
Jim was a gentle and kind man, who always had a listening ear. He loved his hometown and enjoyed being able to serve in the West Point Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, just as his father, Charlie Carlton, had done for so many years. He also enjoyed serving as a coach for youth basketball and baseball.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ann Carlton.
He is survived by his wife, Lorrie; his children, Mike Carlton (Lisa), Blair Carlton (Tracey), and Melanie Jones (Chris); and his grandchildren, Katie, Charlie, Hunter and Sierra.
Condolences to the family may be posted online by clicking on the following URL: http://www.vincentfh.com/obituaries/James-Carlton-10/#!/TributeWall

Benjamin M. Wenger – Omega

Wenger, Ben Photo.jpgBenjamin M. Wenger ’15 ΣΛ702, of Annandale, Virginia, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Beloved son of Fred and Patricia Wenger of Annandale, VA; loving brother of Joseph and Frederick Wenger, IV and dear grandson of Edna Wenger. Friends will be received at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, 9902 Braddock Rd., Fairfax, VA on Friday, September 29, 2017 for a Visitation from 3-8PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 7401 St. Michaels Ln., Annandale, VA on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 12PM. Interment will follow at Fairfax Memorial Park.  An online obituary and family guestbook can be viewed and signed at www.fmfh.com

DeBell Party

Spud Mistr, John Funkhouser, Bruce Reynolds, Butch Weber, Louis Brooking, Steve Teel, Matt Brooking (standing), John DeBell, Geo Camilier, and Joe Kincheloe (top to bottom and left to right)

Many Brothers gathered at John and Connie DeBell’s home for a party the evening before the Virginia Tech / WVU game. Eleven brothers got together for dinner and memories. John reports, “They came from Dallas, Idaho, New Jersey, and from across Virginia.  As we caught up on old times, it was the consensus of the group that during our time in the late 60’s, there were about 30 Brothers active in the Fraternity.  The fact that Ten Brothers out of a total Fraternity membership  of 30 were  present  50 years later is fairly significant. The wives of those brothers from Virginia also joined us.  As you can imagine, after dinner and a few drinks, all the stories  of our Fraternity life came out.  It was amazing what everyone remembered, though some of the stories certainly were enhanced with time.  Many of us went to the WVA game and tailgated together.”







Francis Mistr, Connie DeBell, Connie Kincheloe, Marylyn Funkhouser, Ginger Brooking and Ludi Webber (top to bottom and left to right). Ginger’s granddaughter, Olivia is seated (kind of) in her lap.



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