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Joseph E. Brochu, 73, of Esmont, died Dec. 1. He was retired from Facilities Management.

John J. Aikins, 76, died Dec. 9. He was a sergeant in the U.Va. Police Department for 22 years.

Lewis B. Johnson Jr., 79, of Albemarle County, died Dec. 17. He retired in 1984 as a research professor in the Department of Materials Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Dr. James C. Sams, 68, of Albemarle County, died Dec. 22. He retired in 1987 as an associate professor of psychiatry and was a physician and psychiatrist at U.Va. Student Health Services.

Paul M. Miller, 40, died Dec. 24. He was a University employee for 22 years, most recently as a mechanic in the vehicle maintenance shop at Parking and Transportation.

Arthur C. Greene Jr., 71, of Charlottesville, died Dec. 25. He was an instructor in the Department of Drama from 1960 until 1992, and appeared in more than 200 roles in drama department, Virginia Players and Heritage Repertory Theatre productions, including a memorable performance as Willy Loman in "Death of a Salesman." He won the Raven Faculty Award in 1989.

Otis L. Updike Jr., 80, of Charlottesville died Dec. 29. A professor emeritus of biomedical engineering, he joined the faculty of the Engineering School in 1946, later chairing the first multidisciplinary program in biomedical engineering between the Engineering and Medical schools. In the early 1960s, he and colleagues developed heart monitoring technology that was crucial to the formation of coronary care units in today's hospitals. He later went on to found the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Engineering School. He retired in 1985.

Alfred Burger, 95, died Dec. 30. A professor emeritus of chemistry, the Vienna, Austria native joined the faculty in 1929, first in the Drug Addiction Laboratory and later, in 1938, as a member of the chemistry department. He taught organic and medicinal chemistry until his retirement in 1970. He chaired the department in 1962 and 1963, and chaired the American Chemical Society's section on medicinal chemistry. He was also the first professor to bring female graduate students to the chemistry department.

Edgar A. "Duke" Eldridge, 79, of Charlottesville, died Dec. 30. After a distinguished 26-year naval career, including a turn as an associate professor of naval science with U.Va.'s ROTC unit, he served as director of financial aid at the University for 13 years before retiring.

Joyce H. Horton, 62, of Charlottesville, died Jan. 3. She had retired as a gas system specialist with the Department of Parking and Transportation.


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