Michael W. Stoner ’63 passed away on April 21, 2020 following a long battle with MDS. Mike graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and served in the US Navy following his graduation from Officer Candidate School. Mike retired as an architect in 2012 in Hagerstown, MD. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Please read more about Mike here.
Richard P. Buskell ’65 passed away on April 7, 2020. Dick was instrumental in successfully securing financing for our house at 413 E. Roanoke Street at a time when banks would lend money to undergraduate fraternities! Dick was CEO of Spectrum Development in Vienna, Virginia, responsible for managing all aspects of the firm’s development projects, including property acquisitions, entitlements, legal, accounting, site engineering, and construction. Dick received a B.S. in accounting from Virginia Tech University and a J.D. from the Georgetown University School of Law. He was a Certified Public Accountant and had been admitted to the Virginia Bar. Prior to beginning his career in real estate, Dick was a founding partner at two DC law firms, and was a partner and senior tax accountant at a nationally recognized accounting firm. Given our current public health crisis, the family has not announced plans for a memorial service.
Frederick L. Robinson, II M.D. passed away unexpectedly at his Williamsburg residence on September 16, 2019. Fred practiced family medicine in Newport News for 30 years before retiring. He graduated from Tech in 1966 and was a member of the Hokies swim team and became had coach after graduating. Condolences may be posted from this web site: legacy.com.
R. 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 ’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 ’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
Aaron Ryan, 39, who was a Project Manager for L.E.Peabody for 17 years in Alexandria, died on May 12, 2011. Aaron received his degree in finance and economics in 1994 from Virginia Tech. He was an avid biker, swimmer and fisherman. He is survived by his beloved wife, Pavlina and wonderful daughter, Natalie of Alexandria; parents, Tom and Karen Ryan of Pryor, OK; and brother, Adam Ryan of Los Angeles, CA plus aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends.
Ryan Mitchell Barkan ’00 ΣΛ443, 39, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July23, 2017 in New York City. He was a Music Supervisor for Droga5 in New York City. Born in Norfolk, VA, he is the son of Michael and Sandra Merritt Barkan of Virginia Beach.
Ryan was a graduate of Kempsville High School and Virginia Tech.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Angela Salomon Barkan and daughter Sunny Barkan; Angela’s Mother, Carole Salomon; his parents; 3 brothers and their wives, Louis and Lisa Barkan, Andrew and Jen Barkan, and Alex and Lauren Barkan; his grandmother, Elizabeth Bray; and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ryan’s name may be made to Vh1 Save the Music, http://www.vh1savethemusic.org/, one of Ryan’s charitable passions. Save the Music is dedicated to restoring music programs in America’s public schools and raising awareness about the importance of music in children’s education. Donations may also be made to Congregation Beth El and the American Heart Association. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be offered to the family through http://www.hdoliver.com.
Charles Michael “Mike” Marshall ’73 ΣΛ22
December 29, 1950 – February 18, 2017
Charles Michael “Mike” Marshall, 66, of Inverness, IL. Beloved husband of Pamela, nee Burke, Loving father of Jennifer (Christopher) Day. Proud grandfather of Blake Day. Treasured son of Wanda and the late Charles Marshall. Dear brother of Barbara (James) Calvert. Fond uncle to many. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alexian Brother’s Hospice, 1515 E. Lake Street, Suite 206, Hanover Park, IL 60133. Memorial visitation Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 4-8 PM at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E. Northwest Hwy., Palatine and Friday, March 3, 2017 at Holy Family Church, 2515 W. Palatine Road, Inverness from 9:30-10:15 AM. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30 AM.
Mike died from a horrific disease called Fronto Temporal Lobe Dementia It affects people from 40- 65
From Louis Evans – March 9, 2017
For Bart Evans, VT and the very young men who became his Brothers were the essential and profound basis and catapult for who he became as a man.
His passing this year on January 28th coexists with what seems to be this other passing. However, a circle continues and, like the class ring and a wedding ring , becomes stronger with the pounding from a skilled goldsmith.Many of you are the goldsmiths who can dig the ring out of the lake or garden or some forgotten place and pound or even reforge it into it’s once shining self.
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