Richard Nadeau ’76 (M.S. in Accounting ’77) was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of government services provider MAXIMUS, effective June 23, 2014. In this role, Nadeau is responsible for the company’s financial operations, including all corporate accounting and financial planning and analysis. He also oversees the corporate controllership, treasury, and tax functions and provides leadership assistance for the company’s mergers and acquisitions activities. (http://investor.maximus.com/press-release/executive-recognition/maximus-welcomes-richard-nadeau-new-chief-financial-officer)
John Pettey ’71 is a Managing Director with Raymond James in the Private Client Group. He was recently selected by Barron’s as a Top 1000 Financial Adviser for the years 2012-2014 and by Financial Times as a Top 400 Financial Adviser in 2014.
Robert A. Buerlein ’68 was elected to serve another term on the board of the U.S. Marine Raider Foundation. A Co-Founder of the U.S. Marine Raider Museum, located in Raider Hall at Quantico Marine Corps Base, Mr. Buerlein also serves on the museum’s historical preservation committee. He continues to serve on the executive committee of the board of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, Va.
Ramon “Ray” Breeden Jr. ’56, President and CEO of The Breeden Company, was named Virginia Beach, Va.’s First Citizen for 2013 by the Virginia Beach Jaycees. (http://www.virginiabusi ness.com/companies/article/developer-named-first-citizen-of-virginia-beach) The Breeden Company, which Mr. Breeden founded in 1967, has developed, built, and operated more than 7,000 apartments, 2 million square feet of commercial shopping center and office space, 1,700 homes, and three timeshare resort hotels. He was also recognized in March 2013 by Virginia Business as one of the Commonwealth’s “most influential Virginians.” (http://www.virginiabusiness. com/news/article/50-most-influential-virginians) In addition to supporting and serving on boards of numerous educational institutions and charities in the Virginia Beach area, Mr. Breeden was a charter member of the McIntire Advisory Board and for a number of years held the prestigious role of president of the McIntire Foundation Board.
Shari B. Singer (nee Bierman) ’85, age 51, died April 30, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Robert Singer, devoted mother of Samantha Singer and Zachary Singer, dear sister of Lori (Todd) Gardner of Silver Spring, Md., and loving daughter of Martin and Annalee Bierman (both deceased). Memorial contributions may be made to Relay For Life , ACS Relay For Life, 10501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106, Attn.: Rachael McKelvey (firstname.lastname@example.org) (Published in The Plain Dealer May 1-3, 2015)
Megan L. Clayton ’06 received a doctorate from the Department of Health, Behavior, and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in November 2014.
Robert Thomas Wosewick ’80 passed away March 9, 2015, at age 56, with wife Kay (Brubaker) and son Zachary at his side. Bob died of metastatic prostate cancer. Bob was born in Philadelphia, though when people asked where he grew up, Bob invariably replied "I haven't." While not growing up, he lived in Charlottesville, Va., and earned a B.S. in Commerce at UVA; in St. Louis, where he earned an M.B.A. at Washington University and later met Kay; in Boston, where Zak was born; in Shorewood, Wis., for 18 of the past 21 years; and in Modesto, Calif. While living in Modesto, Bob came to realize that Milwaukee was truly "home," and the family returned soon thereafter. Bob's career in marketing research and new product development included employment at Purina, Gillette, and E&J Gallo Winery, and with SC Johnson & Son for more than half of his career. Bob loved his various jobs, but his relationships with fellow employees and other colleagues are what made his work truly meaningful. Self-taught at 12, Bob played guitar and sang in bands from age 14 until his last gig at Summerfest in 2014. His transformation from suit and tie at work to a Les Paul and a mike on stage was delightfully surprising to many people. In late 2010, Bob engaged a new passion and rode nearly 40,000 miles on three Harleys in less than four years. Bob's family life was a bit more subdued but no less joyful. Bob loved snorkeling, biking, and paintballing with Zak, and he delighted in torturing Zak with his "jokes." Bob and Kay treasured their Saturday night dates, missing no more than a handful over nearly 25 years of marriage. They lived a fairytale-like love story in real time. Besides Kay and Zak, Bob is survived by his father, Walter Wosewick; brother, Gerry (Penny), and sister, Nancy (Darrell) Taylor; sister-in-law Suzy (Jon) Sibley; 11 nieces and nephews; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; innumerable friends; and fabulous doctors and staff at the Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee) and UW Hospital and Clinics (Madison). Predeceasing Bob are his mother Joan (Reddington) Wosewick, father- and mother-in-law, Harold and Lorraine Brubaker, and brother-in-law, David Brubaker. For information on memorials, please see cremationsocietyofmilwaukee.com. (Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel April 5, 2015)
Phillip G. Williamson ’57 of Vienna, Va., passed away peacefully March 9, 2015, after a brief illness. He was 85. He was the beloved husband of Ann H. Williamson of 61 years and loving father of Deborah Williamson (partner, Penny Roberts) and Cynthia Williamson-Hamner (husband, The Rev. Dr. James E. Hamner IV). He is also survived by his oldest brother, Newbill Williamson of Philadelphia, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was a native Virginian, a Naval veteran, and a graduate of the University of Virginia. He was retired after 33 years with Verizon. (Published in The Washington Post March 13, 2015)
T. Brooks Walker ’48 passed away Feb. 22, 2015.
Honorable N. Wescott Jacob ’48 (Law ’50) died peacefully April 13, 2015. Judge Jacob was born July 11, 1925, in Onley, Va., a son of Margaret Wescott and William Custis Jacob. Reared in Onley, he was graduated from Onancock High School, in Onancock, Va., at the age of 15. He attended Woodberry Forest School for two postgraduate years, followed by undergraduate school at the University of Virginia. Judge Jacob joined the Navy, attended officer training school in Chicago, attained the rank of Lieutenant, Junior Grade, and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was aboard a ship in the Pacific preparing to invade Japan when President Truman ordered the atomic bombing of that country, effectively ending the war. Returning to the States post-war, Judge Jacob attended University of Virginia Law School, from which he was graduated in 1950. After starting his law office in Onley, he later moved to Onancock, where he had a general practice for many years. On April 12, 1952, he married Kate Spady Scott of Seaview, Va., in Northampton County. During their 63-year union, the couple lived in Onancock and raised their two children, John Powell Jacob and Marion Scott Jacob. In 1969, Judge Jacob was appointed to the circuit court bench in Accomack and Northampton Counties, serving until 1992. He followed in the footsteps of his maternal grandfather, Nathaniel Benjamin Wescott, who served as circuit court judge from 1922 until 1930. In addition to his legal career and his family, Judge Jacob’s passions in life were golf, boating, and growing roses. He began golfing with his father as a young boy, and was instrumental in designing the golf course for the Eastern Shore Yacht and Country Club. His interests married when he adorned his outboard boat with a picture of a golf green, and named it “The 19th Hole.” His wife is a dedicated gardener, and he joined her in that hobby, specializing in growing their roses. Judge Jacob was appreciated by his many friends for his hearty laugh, quick wit, and sharp mind. He was a member of the Naomi Makemie Presbyterian Church, serving as elder and treasurer for a number of years; the Lions Club; and the Eastern Shore Yacht and Country Club, of which he was a founding member. Jacob was predeceased by his parents and older brother, William Custis Jacob Jr. In addition to his wife and two children, he is survived by two grandsons, Allen Wescott Jacob and Scott Nottingham Jacob, and great-granddaughter, Katherine Jacob. Memorial donations may be made to your favorite charity. Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com. (Published at Williams Funeral Homes & Shore Crematory)