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)
James O. Green ’48, formerly of York, Pa., passed away peacefully March 9, 2015, at his daughter’s home in Seven Valleys, Pa., with his daughter and son at his side. He was 90. He was the husband of the late Barbara (Crouse) Green and was also preceded in death by his former wife, Evelyn (Bernard) Green. Mr. Green was born Nov. 1, 1924, in York. He was the son of the late Clarence and Edith Edna (Stough) Green. He is survived by his son, James Bernard (Christina) Green of Chanhassen, Minn.; his daughter, Abbie Elizabeth (Michael) Little of Seven Valleys; grandchildren, Rebecca Green (Marc) Heagney, James Thomas (Jennifer) Green, Abbie Christine (Joseph) Snyder, Ashley Meghan Little, and Christopher Michael Little; and great-grandchildren, Eric Oliver Snyder, Benjamin Thomas Snyder, and Henry Samuel Heagney. He is also survived by his former wife, Susan (Ellis) Green. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Helen Richards and Mildred Hershner. Mr. Green was a 1942 graduate of West York High School and earned his B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia in 1948. He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and the Virginia Athletic Foundation. He maintained a love of UVA athletics, especially following the football and basketball teams. He succeeded his father as Owner and President of Green’s Dairy Incorporated in York and served as Chairman and CEO until the sale of the business in 1986. He continued as a Senior Consultant with the company until formally retiring in 1988 and spoke at the 100th Anniversary Celebration of Green’s Dairy in March 2013. He was deeply engaged in the banking industry and served as a member of the board of directors for the former Industrial National Bank in West York, later the Southern Pennsylvania Bank and Dauphin Deposit Bank from 1966 to 1996. He served as Chairman of the bank’s advisory board from 1984 to 1996 and also served as a board member for the Dauphin Deposit Bank & Corporation in Harrisburg, Pa., during that same time. He was a member of both the Milk Industry Foundation, Washington, D.C., and the Pennsylvania Association of Milk Dealers and served on both boards of directors for many years. He served as president of both organizations from 1972 to 1974. He was also a member and served on the board of the York Area Chamber of Commerce from 1970 to 1974. He was a long-time member of the York College Board of Trustees and had also served on the board of directors of the York Chapter of the American Red Cross. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II with the Underwater Demolition Team #29 and was discharged with the rank of Lieutenant, Junior Grade. He was a board member and past vice president of the Central Virginia Chapter Military Officers Association of America. Mr. Green was a former member and past president of the West York Borough Council and was a past chairman of the West York Area School Authority. He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, Cismont, Va., and served as head usher coordinator from 2000 to 2011. He was a member of the White Rose Lodge #706 F&AM. A riding enthusiast, he enjoyed horses and trail riding. He served on the board of the Pennsylvania National Horse Show for many years and was president/chairman from 1988 to 1993. He became an avid fox hunter and served as Master of the Rose Tree Fox Hunt in York from 1982 to 1992. He was also a member of the Masters of Foxhounds Association, the Beaufort Hunt Club in Harrisburg, where he was a past president, the Keswick Hunt Club, the Bull Run Hunt, Culpeper, Va., and the Plum Run Hunt, Gettysburg, Pa. As a hunt team member, he showed at both the Pennsylvania National Horse Show and the Washington International Horse Show. He will be remembered as a successful and respected businessman who provided strong leadership for his family company. His commitment to and caring for his employees were noteworthy. Upon retirement from Green’s Dairy, he moved from York to Keswick, Va., where he was surrounded by the people and things that he thoroughly enjoyed, his horses and dogs, the University of Virginia, Grace Church, and his many friends and neighbors. Above all, he loved the time spent with his wife, Barbara, and his remaining family, who will remember him dearly. Memorial contributions may be made to the Virginia Athletic Foundation, 1815 Stadium Rd. #260, Charlottesville, VA 22903; the Clarence Green Memorial Scholarship Fund at York College of Pennsylvania, 441 Country Club Rd., York, PA 17403; or the American Red Cross, 724 S. George St., York, PA 17403. (Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch March 11, 2015)
Rose Zu ’12 is a trade finance professional in New York City. She also writes about her travels on her personal blog, www.adashofrho.com.
Crutcher Reiss (A&S ’09, M.S. in Commerce ’10) and Sarah Kirkwood Reiss (A&S ’08, M.S. in Commerce ’10) are the Founders of myMix Nutrition (https://www.facebook.com/myMixNutrition). myMix is the first-ever online store that allows visitors to custom design their own composite and complete protein powder-based health and fitness products. The company was one of 22 companies nominated for The Big Idea 2015 competition during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week March 20-27, 2015.
Qiao Ma ’06 is Head of Asia Pacific for Jericho Capital. She began this new role in January 2015. Jericho Capital is a technology-focused hedge fund with $2 billion in assets under management.
Mike Schmidt ’05 and Anne Schmidt (Betts) ’05 welcomed a daughter, Marie Virginia, born April 6, 2015. The Schmidts recently relocated to Austin, Texas, where Mike is a Senior Brand Strategist at McGarrah Jessee and Anne owns web development firm Scout Digital. Go Block 8!
Dennis King (M.S. in MIT ’04), Tim Kelly (M.S. in MIT ’04), Adair Ross (M.S. in MIT ’04), Autumn Zaborowski (M.S. in MIT ’04), Brian Dixon, and Dr. George Moxley are training to ride as a team in the Ride to Conquer Cancer, which takes place Sept. 19-20, 2015. After each team member raises $2,500 to benefit cancer research at Johns Hopkins, the team will ride 150 miles over two days through the Washington, D.C., area.
Narci Chang ’02 and his wife, Jasmine, live in Taipei, Taiwan, with their children, 7-month-old Isaac and 6-year-old Jacqueline. Narci is an Equity Analyst at J.P. Morgan, covering the technology industry.
Monique Alvino Jennings ’01 and her husband, Stephen, welcomed their second child, Charles Michael, born Feb. 11, 2015. Charlie joins his big brother, Miles, 2. The family resides in Chicago, where Mrs. Jennings is Senior Manager, Sales Strategy at PepsiCo.
Elizabeth Butler ’99 and her husband, Rhett, welcomed their daughter, Alyson Victoria, born July 20, 2014. Alyson joins her big sister, Kathryn Elizabeth, 2. The family resides in Fairfax, Va. Elizabeth is the Director of Operations for the accounting firm Pipaya Partners, which specializes in M&A accounting support and due diligence for the aerospace, defense, and government contracting industries.