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Tonita Minge Foster

Retired Roanoke attorney Tonita Minge Foster died Oct. 8. She was 76. After earning her B.A. in psychology from the University of Richmond, Ms. Foster went on to graduate from the George Washington University law school in 1969. She began ...

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William H. Ledbetter Jr.

Retired Spotsylvania Judge William H. Ledbetter Jr. died Oct. 6. He was 79. A native of Stedman, North Carolina, Judge Ledbetter graduated first in his class at the University of Richmond law school and got his master’s degree at Yale ...

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Daniel P. Goode (access required)

Retired Virginia Beach and Chesapeake attorney Daniel Paul “Danny” Goode died Sept. 23. He was 67. Mr. Goode graduated summa cum laude from Old Dominion University. After earning his bachelor’s degree, he worked for a short time as a fraud ...

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Lawrence R. Ambrogi

Former Frederick County prosecutor Lawrence R. “Larry” Ambrogi died Sept. 22. He was 83. Born in 1937 in Washington, DC, Mr. Ambrogi received his bachelor’s degree from Randolph-Macon College and his law degree from American University. He was appointed Frederick ...

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Joseph E. Gibson

Joseph E. Gibson, a longtime professor of law and accounting at the University of Virginia, died Aug. 17. He was 96 Born in Fauquier County, Mr. Gibson enlisted in the United States Air Force after high school and served from ...

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Judge James M. Lumpkin (access required)

Retired Richmond Judge James Michael Lumpkin died Aug. 5. He was 92. Born and raised in Richmond, Judge Lumpkin served in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1948, after which he attended the University of Virginia on the G.I. Bill ...

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Matthew S. Throop

Richmond attorney Matthew S. Throop died at his home on May 11. He was 47. Mr. Throop grew up in Vancouver, Washington, and graduated from Vancouver’s Mountain View High School, Clark College, WSU-Vancouver and then law school at the University ...

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Clifford Weckstein (access required)

Retired Roanoke Circuit Judge Clifford Weckstein died June 21. He was 71. A native of Cincinnati, Judge Weckstein and his family moved to Roanoke when he was six years old. During his undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia, he ...

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William Burton Jr. (access required)

Retired attorney William Stone Burton Jr. died June 14. He was 78. Born in Richmond and raised in Petersburg, Mr. Burton stayed in his hometown and earned his law degree from the University of Richmond. After graduation, he joined the ...

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Marvin H. Wagner (access required)

Retired attorney Marvin H. Wagner died May 23. He was 90. Born in Brooklyn, Mr. Wagner’s earliest memories were of a childhood spent in New York City during the Great Depression. He worked a series of odd jobs throughout his ...

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