Archive for the ‘Virginia’ Category

Dr. David Alan Baldwin (Ph.D.’82)

David Alan Baldwin, Ph.D., 64, died unexpectedly on May 20, 2020, in Beaufort, SC. He was a physical scientist based in Annandale, VA, with a second residence in Grays Hill, SC. Born in 1955 in Orangeburg, SC, he was the son of the former David E. and Alice S. Baldwin of Hampton and subsequently Beaufort, SC. He graduated from Wade Hampton High School and then received a B.S. in physical chemistry from Furman University and Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Houston. He held a NRC postdoctoral fellowship at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, DC, prior to beginning his career in research and development primarily in manufacturing companies. He owned his own consulting firm, Dielectric Alloys, LLC, was a founder of Great Ball of Light, Inc., and at the time of his death, he was employed by SP Global, Inc., in Gaithersburg, MD. He had a phenomenal array of technical competencies that included semiconductor fabrication, surface science, and sensors and measurement theory among many others. Among his career accomplishments were over 15 patents and 40 research publications. He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Annandale, VA, and the People of Praise Christian Community. He became a wedding officiant in 2018. He loved gardening, yard maintenance, and reading, he could fix anything, and he could worry a solution out of any problem. He will be remembered for his larger-than-life personality, humor, deep Catholic faith, brilliance, and great love of family, friends, and all of life. He is survived by his wife Patricia H. Baldwin, sons David Y. and John V. Baldwin, daughter Katherine S. Baldwin-Gray (Dorian Gray), brother Gary J. Baldwin (Maria), and sisters Carole C. and Camille L. Baldwin. A funeral Mass will be held at 1:30 PM on Thursday May 28, 2020, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Lady’s Island, Beaufort, SC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to www.peopleofpraise.org/donate/ or www.stpetersbeaufort.org.

 

Christopher J. Fauser (’73)

Christopher Jon Fauser, 68, of Lynchburg, died Tuesday, April 28, 2020. He was born in Center, Texas on June 16, 1951. As a young boy, he lived in Bogota, Columbia for eight years with his family, while his father worked as a geophysicist for Exxon Mobil. Upon their return to the United States, Chris went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science at Houston University. Chris began working in the Telecommunications industry at Motorola and retired from Harris Corporation (formerly known as Com-Net Ericsson). Most recently, he was working as a federal sales consultant with Superior Communications. Chris enjoyed his morning routine of making coffee, picking up his three newspapers and reading them cover-to-cover. He loved his “Boonsboro family” at Boonsboro Country Club where he was an avid member for decades. He enjoyed golf, drinks, and fellowship with all of his good friends. Chris was loved by many for his sharp sense of humor, wit, bright smile, charm, and his genuine love for the people in his life, especially his daughter, Chapel Dee, whom he loved more than anything in the world. Chris is survived by Diana Danby and their daughter, Chapel Dee Fauser; his father, Walter B. Fauser Jr.; his siblings, Jeff Fauser (Camille), Jill Villasanti (Rene), Micheal Fauser (Tami), Eric Fauser (Zebedee), and Curt Fauser (Cathy); and his sixteen nieces and nephews. Chris was preceded in death by his mother, Joan E. Fauser. Chris is deeply loved by many and will forever be missed. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit tharpfuneralhome.com . To plant a tree in memory of Christopher Fauser as a living tribute, please visit Tribute Store .

Jason Hill (J.D. ’01)

Jason Hill has been appointed Chief Administrative Judge for the Interior Board of Land Appeals under U.S. Department of the Interior.

Umesh Verma (F.S. ’80)

Umesh Verma joined the American Diabetes Association (ADA) National Board of Directors as the Chairman of the Board January 1, 2020. More…

Caitlin C. Gunning (’16)

Caitlin Gunning is now Account Executive at Deltek in Herndon, VA. More…