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President Knapp on Passing of Trustee Emeritus A. James Clark, HON ’10

President Knapp on Passing of Trustee Emeritus A. James Clark, HON ’10

It is with great sadness that I write [on the evening of March 20] to inform you of the passing of a truly remarkable friend of this university, Trustee Emeritus A. James Clark. As chief executive officer of Clark Enterprises, Mr. Clark presided over countless construction projects in the Washington region and built a number

In Memoriam: Evelyn Hull Maddox Pope

Evelyn Hull Maddox Pope, MVC SD ’46, died at her home in Middleburg, VA on April 17, 2014. Born February 5, 1929 in Washington, DC, Pope was the daughter of Captain Charles Hamilton Maddox, USN, and Isabel (Ramage) Maddox of Washington, DC. She was a graduate of Potomac School, Mount Vernon Seminary and Briarcliff College.

In Memoriam: Meagan L. Condon

Meagan L. Condon, ESIA BA ’92, died unexpectedly on February 25, 2014, at the age of 43. A native of Hingham, MA, Condon was living in Charlestown, MA. She worked for Putnam Investments for several years, and, at the time of her death, was employed at Pioneer Investments in Boston, MA. A full obituary is

In Memoriam: Orville Wright Donnelly

Orville Wright Donnelly, CCAS MA ’51, SMHS MD ’57, passed away on Mar. 28 in Kennett Square, PA. Born in Trenton, NJ on Feb. 28, 1923, he was the son of Catherine Wright and Frederick S. Donnelly, owner of Donnelly & Sons, a men’s clothing store in Trenton. He was the grandson of Frederick William

In Memoriam: Edward Felegy

Edward Felegy, ESIA BA ’58, a member of GW’s Heritage Society, passed away on Mar. 30 in his home in Alexandria, VA. Born on December 24, 1937 in Pittsburgh, PA, Felegy graduated from Carrick High School in 1954, earned his bachelor’s degree from GW in 1958, and his Master’s degree in education from the University

In Memoriam: Francis Edward Field

Francis Edward Field, ESIA MA ’65, passed away Oct. 28, 2013, just short of his 90th birthday. A memorial service was conducted on Nov. 1, 2013 in the First United Methodist Church of Lander, Wyoming. Born in Casper, WY, Captain Field (USN, Retired) grew up in Lander, where he graduated from high school in 1941.

In Memoriam: Margaret Ann Davidson Merritt

Margaret Ann Davidson Merritt, MVC AA ’53, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 in Richmond, VA.  She is survived by her husband, Henry, and three sons: David, Jimmy and Tommy. A funeral was held on February, 8th at First Presbyterian Church in Richmond, VA.

In Memoriam: Richard Fick Purcell

Richard Fick Purcell, CCAS AA ’47, BA ’48, passed away on Aug. 13, 2013. After graduating from GW, Purcell furthered his education by earning an MA from Columbia University and an LLB from Harvard Law School. He retired as general counsel of The Connell Company in 1991 and as a director of Combined Life Insurance

In Memoriam: Dr. Helen Wolle

Helen Wolle, GSEHD MA ’61, EdD ’79, died on Dec. 9, 2013 in Newport News, VA following a brief illness and a long and fulfilling life. She was 94. Wolle was born in Aberdeen, SD, the eldest of three daughters of Chris and Ethel Osbey.  She grew up in Sioux City, IA, where she graduated