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Sep 18, 2023

Obituary: Judge Thomas O. Bondurant

Retired Henrico County General District Court Judge Thomas O. Bondurant died July 26. Judge Bondurant grew up in Rice, just outside of Farmville, and attended Prince Edward Academy in Farmville. Upon graduating, he attended the University of Richmond, where he majored in English. As a member of the Spiders’ baseball team, he led the Southern […]

Jun 19, 2023

Obituary: Andrew Harry Goodman

Reston attorney Andrew Harry Goodman died May 21. He was 76. Born in Norfolk, Mr. Goodman earned his undergraduate degree in 1968 from Franklin & Marshall College before attending the University of Virginia School of Law, where he earned his law degree in 1971. During his career as an attorney, Mr. Goodman was fiercely committed […]

May 22, 2023

Obituary: Raymond C. Robertson

Retired Staunton Commonwealth’s Attorney Raymond C. Robertson died April 21. He was 80. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Mr. Robertson’s family moved to Portsmouth in 1951, where he attended St. Paul’s Catholic School. The family moved to Richmond in 1959, where Mr. Robertson attended Midlothian High School. He graduated from Midlothian High School in 1961 […]

May 8, 2023

Obituary: Donald O. Manning

Arlington attorney Donald Owen Manning died April 20. He was 78. Mr. Manning was a native of Arlington and an alum of Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, class of 1962; Duke University, class of 1966 and the University of Virginia Law School, class of 1969. Following law school, Mr. Manning served as a lieutenant in […]

May 8, 2023

Obituary: Judge Bernard Waugh Crigler

Retired U.S. Magistrate Judge B. Waugh Crigler died April 26. He was 74. Judge Crigler graduated from Randolph-Macon Academy in 1966 before going on to earn his undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University in 1970. He earned his law degree in 1973 from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he was a […]

Mar 20, 2023

Obituary: Judge Robert L. Harris Sr.

Retired Richmond Circuit Court Judge Robert L. Harris Sr. died March 2. He was 87. Born in Spring Hope, North Carolina, Judge Harris attended high school in Portsmouth, graduating from Cradock High School in 1954. He used the money he earned as a door-to-door salesman and distributor for the Saladmaster Company to pay his tuition […]

Feb 13, 2023

Obituary: Alexander Wayne Bell

Retired Lynchburg attorney and University of Virginia Law Professor Alexander Wayne Bell died Feb. 2. He was 79. Born in Lubbock, Texas, Mr. Bell’s family frequently moved throughout his childhood before moving to Shreveport, Louisiana, in the mid-1950s. Following high school, Mr. Bell attended Duke University, where he earned a history degree in 1966. Mr. […]

Feb 13, 2023

Obituary: William T. Mason Jr.

Norfolk attorney William T. Mason Jr. died Feb. 1. He was 96. Born in Norfolk, Mr. Mason spent many of his formative years in New York, graduating from A.B. Davis High School in Mt. Vernon, New York. Mr. Mason spent his first year of college at Virginia Union University in Richmond before the university reduced […]

Feb 6, 2023

Obituary: Howard C. McElroy

Abingdon attorney Howard C. McElroy died Jan. 5. He was 76. Born in Louisiana, Mr. McElroy attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, commissioning in the Signal Corps and Military Intelligence after graduation. He served in I-Corps in Vietnam in the early 1970s before spending the remainder of his U.S. Army career in San […]

Feb 6, 2023

Obituary: Henry Duncan Garnett Jr.

Newport News attorney Henry Duncan Garnett Jr. died Jan. 13. He was 78. The son of Newport News Circuit Court Judge Henry D. Garnett, Mr. Garnett was born in Norfolk and raised in Newport News. After graduating from Warwick High School, Mr. Garnett enrolled in the College of William and Mary, earning his bachelor’s degree […]

Jan 23, 2023

Obituary: Judge John Samuel Johnston Jr.

Retired Campbell Circuit Court Judge John Samuel Johnston Jr. died Dec. 10. He was 76. Born and raised in Alabama, Judge Johnston earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama in 1968, where he was a member of the Chi Phi social fraternity. He went on to attend law school at the University of […]

Dec 26, 2022

Obituary: Franklin ‘Lyn’ Swartz

Virginia Beach attorney Franklin Alex “Lyn” Swartz died Dec. 11. He was 84. Born in Norfolk on Dec. 11, 1938, Mr. Swartz graduated from Norfolk’s Granby High School in 1957, where he played both football and basketball, the latter under hall of fame coach Lefty Driesell. Mr. Swartz attended undergrad at the University of Virginia, […]

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