William C. Poston ’49 died May 2,
John B. Russell ’49L, of Henrico,
Virginia, died Jan. 14. He practiced law
for 60 years, specializing in medical
malpractice defense. He belonged to
Phi Delta Theta and was father to John
B. Russell Jr. ’74.
Benton E. Riddle ’50, of Detroit,
died Dec. 18, 2012.
Stanley E. Burkley ’51, of Natchez,
Mississippi, died Jan. 5. He had a lifelong interest in land improvement and
Trustee Emeritus Charles Rowe ’ 45, ’50L
Charles Spurgeon Rowe ’ 45, ’50L, who served on the W&L Board of Trustees
from 1984 to 1994, died on March 13, in Vero Beach, Florida. He was 89. Rowe
was the former editor and co-publisher of The
Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, Virginia),
posts he held for 48 years.
Rowe was a longtime supporter of the
University. His generosity helped fund the
complete renovation of Reid Hall in 2001–02
to take journalism and mass communications
education into the 21st century. A conference
room in the building is named for him. In 2002,
he endowed the Charles S. Rowe Professorship
in Law to promote interdisciplinary work in
law and journalism; it is held by Brian Murchison. He also supported theater programs and
the Annual Fund.
Rowe and his brother, Josiah P. Rowe III,
Rowe served his alma mater as a class agent, and as a member of the
Communications Advisory Board and of the national steering committee for
the On the Shoulders of Giants capital campaign. He belonged to the George
Washington Society and the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity House Corporation,
which gave him a 250th Chapter Honoree Award in 1999.
He left W&L at age 17 to enlist in the U.S. Navy. After his service in World
War II as a radar officer on a destroyer escort in the Pacific, he returned to
W&L, where he served as president of the student body, managing editor of
the Ring-tum Phi, chairman of the Dance Board and president of Delta Tau
Delta. He belonged to Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity;
Sigma Delta Chi journalism fraternity; Graham-Lees Literary Society; and Phi
Beta Kappa. He graduated in 1947 and attended the W&L Law School until
his father’s death in 1949, when he and his brother assumed leadership roles
at The Free Lance-Star — Charles as editor and co-publisher, Josiah as general
manager and co-publisher.
He is survived by his wife, Lee Pelham Rowe; three children, Ashley R.
Gould (Jeffrey), Charles S. Rowe Jr. (Jennifer) and Timothy D. Rowe (Lori); 11
grandchildren, including Scott N. Gould ’ 15; his brother, Josiah P. Rowe III; and
Dr. Richard P. Cancelmo ’51, of
Bryn Mawr, Pennslyvania, died March
9. He spent two years stationed at
the Army’s 97th General Hospital
in Frankfurt, Germany, studying
diagnostic radiology. He had a 35-year
radiology career at the Bryn Mawr
Hospital, retiring as the chief of radiology. He was father to Richard P. Cancelmo Jr. ’80 and A. Denney Cancelmo
’83 and grandfather to Katherine D.
Cancelmo ’ 12. He belonged to Sigma
Robert T. Pittman ’51, of St.
Petersburg, Florida, died March 21.
He was editor of editorials for the St.
Petersburg Times. Over the years, he
received many honors for his work;
several of his editorials were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He had been
president of the National Conference
of Editorial Writers. He belonged to
Delta Tau Delta.
John C. Tulloch ’51, of Fuquay
Varina, North Carolina, died Dec. 11,
2014. He belonged to Phi Kappa Psi.
Robert M. Bayler ’52, of Richmond, died Feb. 16. He served in the
Army and was stationed in Germany.
He had a 40-year career with the Frue-hauf Corp., in Richmond. He belonged
to Phi Kappa Sigma.
James T. Roach ’52, of Fieldale,
Virginia, died Dec. 28, 2014.
Edward W. Thomas ’52, of Napa,
California, died March 21. He was a
stockbroker and investment banker for
Merrill Lynch, opening and managing
an office for them. He was active in
the St. Andrew’s Society, honoring his
Scottish heritage, and with the Men’s
Grief Group at Hospice of Napa. He
belonged to Kappa Alpha.
The Hon. Hugh S. Glickstein ’53,
’55L, of Aspen, Colorado, died April
3. He served in the Naval Reserves.
In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, he was a
lawyer, city attorney, Broward County
prosecutor and circuit judge, culminating with his appointment by Gov.
Bob Graham to the 4th District Court
of Appeals. His constant advocacy
for children was recognized by the
Florida Bar’s creation of the Hugh
S. Glickstein Child Advocate of the
Year Award and by the many honors
bestowed on him by state and national
child advocacy organizations, including a U.S. Congressional Award. He
was father to Gregg H. Glickstein ’80
and cousin to Martin R. Glickstein ’68.
He belonged to Zeta Beta Tau.
Lee A. Putney ’53, of Richmond,
died Jan. 27. He served in the Army.
He worked for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co. as managing partner of
the Richmond office. He co-founded
Regency Bank, serving as chair for
five years, chaired the board of Trinity
Episcopal School and was a member
of the Stadium Operating Committee during the construction of The
Diamond. Putney was a member of
the boards of directors of the Greater