Harry Sykes Cline ’62

Harry Sykes Cline died peacefully September 7, 2023. He was born August 14,1940 in Camden, South Carolina to Joseph Frederick Cline and Catherine Sykes Cline. The family moved to Stony Point, North Carolina in 1949.

Harry earned his Eagle Scout at age 15 and graduated from Stony Point High School in 1958. He attended Davidson College where he was the catcher on Davidson’s baseball team. He was named MVP in 1962 and was selected first team all-conference every year. He remained close to his teammates for the remainder of his life. He received the ROTC Distinguished Military Student Award, was the President of Sigma Chi fraternity and was VP of Davidson’s senior class. While at Davidson, Harry met Janie McMullen from Clearwater, Florida on a blind date. Janie was Davidson’s Sweetheart of Sigma Chi in 1962 and Harry’s fiance in 1965. After graduating from law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Harry married Janie on his 25th birthday in 1965. She designed and created his gold wedding band by hand when she was a counselor at Camp Merrie Woode that summer.

The couple moved to Thomasville, North Carolina where Harry practiced law. Daughter Catherine Tweed Cline was born in 1967 before Harry left for Vietnam. Harry was a Captain in the 131st Aviation Company, US Army, and was awarded two bronze stars. After the war, the family lived in Asheville where Harry resumed his law practice and their son Harry Sykes Cline, Jr. (Skip) was born in 1969. They moved to Clearwater in 1971 when Harry joined McMullen, Everett, Logan, Marquardt & Cline where he practiced real estate and estate planning law. The firm merged with Macfarlane Ferguson in 1993 becoming McFarlane Ferguson & McMullen. Harry was a member of the firm for the remainder of his career and served as its Chairman in 2006 and 2007.

Community and charitable involvement were lifelong priorities for Harry. He served on the boards of the Greater Clearwater Chamber of Commerce, the United Way, The ARC Tampa Bay, Berkeley Preparatory School and the First National Bank of Clearwater. Harry was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension and served on its Vestry. He was a member of the Clearwater Rotary Club, its President 1984-1985 and a Paul Harris Fellow. Harry was involved with the Florida Gulf Coast Art Center and served as President of its board in 1976 and 1986. He was a member of the Belleair Country Club, Carlouel Yacht Club (Commodore 1993), Casado Club, Old Edwards Club, Pelican Golf Club and Privateers.

Harry had a wide range of hobbies including painting with oils and watercolors, carving wooden duck decoys and beekeeping. The bees ’culture and their impact on Janie’s garden fascinated him. He harvested honey and bottled it in jars with labels he drew for Christmas presents. Harry loved the competition and camaraderie of golf and tennis and enjoyed spending time on the water with family and friends. Harry adored his three grandchildren and taught them baseball, golf, painting and hearts. His grandchildren cherished their time together including countless “spend the nights for no reason.”

Harry weathered strokes and the loss of his beloved Janie in 2020 but his courage, love of people and humor endured. He was truly grateful for Joann Dohme, Jesse Hallman, Shay McAuley, Shawnda Meeks, Jackie Richo, Kayla Seib, Shayna Suljic, Darlene Thomas, and Shaneka White. Teresa Kelly and Janica Van Brocklin also played a key role in his health and happiness.

Harry was predeceased by his wife and son, his parents and his brother Rick Cline. He is survived by his daughter Tweed Cline

Eckhard (Rick) and their children Carson, Sykes and Skip; his nieces Cindy Cline Reid, Anne Marie Cline Bergamini and nephew David Cline.

A memorial service is scheduled for 4 p.m., December 19 at Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 701 Orange Avenue, Clearwater, Florida. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Davidson College, the Skip Cline Young Leadership Society at Morton Plant Hospital or the charity of one’s choice.

George Gustavus Kundahl ’62

On August 16, 2023, George Gustavus Kundahl, 83, died in Naples, Florida at Avow Hospice. George Kundahl was the beloved husband of Joy Kundahl, the father of Gustavus and Griffith Kundahl, and the dear grandfather of Kate, Caroline, and Harrison Kundahl.

           George Kundahl was born in Washington D.C. on July 7,1940 and raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland until attending Davidson College in North Carolina earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 1962. He attended the University of Alabama to obtain a Master of Arts in 1964 and a Ph.D. degree in Political Science in 1967.

          George graduated from Army Command and General Staff College in 1980 and Army War College in 1983. From 1990-1993 he worked in the Pentagon as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs. He served as Chief of Staff of the Military Order of the World Wars from 1996-2000. He attained the rank of Major General in the US Army Reserve.

          Along with his lifetime devotion to military service, George also served in government as a civilian during which he was a Budget Examiner at the Office of Management and Budget, and the Executive Director (1981-1990) of the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

          George loved to travel and enjoyed living with Joy in the south of France for twenty years during which they made many friends and pursued a variety of interests. While there he authored The Riviera at War, which detailed the World War II experience in the French Riviera.

          His passion for Civil War research and the example of his direct ancestor Captain John Morris Wampler inspired General Kundahl to write Confederate Engineer (2000), a detailed account of Wampler’s war experience, and one of the only books written about the unique perspective of a civil engineer. Later books on the Civil War that he authored include Alexandria Goes to War (2004) and The Bravest of the Brave (2014).

          George will be dearly missed by his family and friends and fondly remembered as a loving husband, devoted father, and dear friend with a relentless curiosity, a prodigious drive, and an occasional flair for minor mischief.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made to Avow Hospice online at avowcares.org.

John Robert Goodman ’62

The Rev. Dr. John Robert Goodman, 81, formerly of Elizabethtown, N.C., died Tuesday (August 8, 2023) in the Sunnyside Retirement Community Healthcare Center.

Born November 28, 1941, in Laurinburg, North Carolina, he was a son of Rev. Frank LeRoy Goodman and Edna Earle (Walton) Goodman.

John graduated from Churchville (Va.) High School while his father served as minister of Loch Willow Presbyterian Church.

He served in the U. S. Army as a First Lieutenant in the Adjutant General Corps in Ft. Johnson, Louisiana.

John earned a BA degree in Philosophy from Davidson College. He was the Class of ’62 Class Secretary and received the Alumni Service Award.

He also earned MDiv and MTh degrees from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, and a DMin degree from McCormick Theological Seminary.

He went on to serve as minister of Spring Hill (Va.) Presbyterian Church during which time he also served summers as Junior Camp Director at Massanetta Springs; he then served as associate minister of First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; minister of Lydia Robson Presbyterian Church of Charleston, W.Va.; associate executive presbyter for Presbytery of West Virginia; and general presbyter for Presbytery of Coastal Carolina.

John enjoyed playing the lap dulcimer; he was a founding member of Presby Pickers, and a member and past president of the Appalachian Fiddlers Association. He also served on the board of Mountaineer Habitat (a West Virginia chapter of Habitat for Humanity) and was a founding organizer of TASTE of Ministry.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Caroline Goodman and Sarah and Art Glover; and a brother, Frank LeRoy Goodman, Jr. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Laura “Tee” Hamilton Goodman; two children, John Hamilton Goodman of Weaverville, N.C. and Katharine “Katie” Le and husband Quoc Le of Reston, Va.; two granddaughters, Megan Le and Brianna Le; two nieces, one nephew and several cousins; and a special family friend, Tana Jencks.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 16 in Loch Willow Presbyterian Church in Churchville, officiated by the Revs. Reed Hopkins and April Cranford. Burial will follow in Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Staunton.

The family will receive friends at Loch Willow Presbyterian Church prior to the service, beginning at 12:30.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Sunnyside Communities Fellowship Fund, 600 University Blvd., Suite L, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 (https://www.sunnyside.cc).

Bear Funeral Home in Churchville is serving the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at bearfuneralhome.com.

William Rutherford “Bill” Sadler ’62

William Rutherford “Bill” Sadler, 82, passed away peacefully at the University of North Carolina Hospice Home, Pittsboro, on April 12, 2023 after a brief battle with cancer. A longtime resident of New York City and Garrison, N.Y., he had been a resident in recent years of Galloway Ridge near Chapel Hill. His family was by his side.

Born in Little Rock, Ark., on May 9, 1940, Bill was educated in the wonderful public schools of his native city before moving on to Davidson College in North Carolina. After serving as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army in Germany, Bill continued his formal education as a Woodrow Wilson Scholar at Cornell University, after which he earned an MBA at Columbia University. A long career in investment research and management followed, beginning at Smith Barney & Co. His investment work carried him to Irving Trust Company, NSR Asset Management, which became Pine Tree Capital where he was president, and finally Lord Abbett & Co.

On a trip to Puerto Rico in 1968, Bill met his lifelong partner and later husband, William “Bill” Hicks, a pioneering New York theatrical and political fundraiser. They soon became known as “The Bills” and for their irrepressible, often devilish humor as well as active civic engagement. Both were devoted to their Black Labradors, Lola, Olive and Velma, affectionately called “The Girls.”

Bill Sadler’s mischievous smile and laughter at his own foibles will long be remembered. He often cited Hicks’s chiding him on lengthy correspondence. “What are you doing, writing another War and Peace?” Recipients relished the sequels. As they did the playful and occasionally acerbic wit that enlivened his commentary on the passing scene. He loved travel, which stimulated his curiosity and added to the considerable depth of his understanding of and thoughtful insights into history and politics. He was an unabashed Anglophile, who also loved his gardens.

After buying a home in Garrison in 1995, The Bills helped establish an endowment for supporting gymnastics at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, across the Hudson River, that today totals millions. Bill Sadler was also an active board member of the Desmond-Fish Public Library in Garrison where he chaired the Nominating Committee for several years. A longtime member of The First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York, he served on the Session and as president of the Board of Trustees and chair of the Investment Committee.

The Bills moved to the retirement community of Galloway Ridge in 2016. Bill Sadler soon became chairman of its Employee Scholarship Fund Committee, raising funds for employees to pursue higher education. In short order, the funds quadrupled. He was also active in the Chatham County Democratic Party, was a dedicated fundraiser for state offices, and was co-chair of the Galloway Ridge Villa Democrats, spearheading the group’s get-out-the-vote initiatives and happily achieving a turnout rate of 100 percent in his neighborhood.

Bill is survived by his nephew, Alfred G. Duncan III of Los Angeles, and his niece, Darrielle Duncan of Jacksonville, Fla. He was preceded in death by his beloved husband; his parents, Gladys McClain Sadler and William Harold Sadler; and his sister, Marilyn Sadler Duncan. At his express request, there will be no service. The family requests that any memorial donations be made to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, N.Y. 10598 (800-942-0149) or to the Jim & Betsy Bryan Hospice Home of UNC Health Care, 100 Roundtree Way, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312 (984-215-2675).
Bill cherished this life and he wishes all a joyous life in their own days ahead.

Robert Hunter Moore ’62

On February 5, 2023, Robert “Bob” Hunter Moore, loving husband, and father of two children, passed away at the age of 82. Bob was born on March 26, 1940, in Richmond, VA to Homer Plato and Odell America.

Majoring in History, English and Education, Bob graduated from Davidson College in 1962 where he was a member of the basketball team. Bob completed graduate studies at American University, was a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute and a Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security at Harvard.

Bob began work with the Department of Defense while serving in the USAF including assignment with Strategic Air Command, Airlift Division in Vietnam, and Military Traffic Management and Terminal Service. Entering civilian service, Bob worked his way up to Directorate for Transportation and Distribution Policy for the Secretary of Defense where he was a charter member in Senior Executive Service and Staff Director. Bob retired from the Pentagon as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Senior Transportation Advisor. Bob’s numerous awards include the Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Department of the Army Meritorious Civilian Service Medal and DOD Distinguished Civilian Service Medal. Bob was twice awarded the Presidential Rank of Meritorious Executive in the Senior Executive Service.

Bob and his beloved wife of 47 years, Martha (predeceased) resided in Falls Church, VA and raised two children, Emily and Kathy. Post retirement, Bob enjoyed traveling, continued work with Christian Education at Falls Church Presbyterian and volunteering at VBS. He was an avid gardener, gifted carpenter, and a talented artist. Bob’s artistic ability led to teaching art classes in FCPS, recognition as Volunteer of the Year, and Clay Works in his home.

His love spread and grew into his second marriage to Carol Loy Bentley in 2014. He joyfully shared 9 years of marriage with Carol and took on the loving name of “Grand Bob” to all of his growing family. Carol and Bob enjoyed traveling, taking long walks with special dog Janie, and spending time with children and grandchildren.

Bob was preceded in death by his father Homer Plato Moore and mother, Odell America Moore; his wife, Martha Jean Moore (Shortridge); his brother William “Willie” Moore, and his brother Homer Plato Moore Jr. He is survived by his daughter Emily McCarley Dodge; grandchild Elena Marie Dodge; his daughter Katherine Jean Johnson (Charles “C.J.”); grandchildren Elizabeth Ashley Johnson and Connor Dallas Johnson (Brittany). His second wife, Carol Loy Bentley and her son Callan Bentley (Lily); grandchild Baxter and her son Connor Bentley (Karyn), grandchildren Hunter, Madison, Parker, Dylan, Drew, Kameron and Thomas James. His sisters, Sarah Lee Province and Odell Womble; his brother-Charlie Moore (Vicky); cherished cousins, especially Ann Sale; many very special nieces, nephews, neighbors, and friends. The family would like to thank the compassionate staff of Renaissance of Annandale and Goodwin House Hospice.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2023-11 a.m. at Falls Church Presbyterian Church. A private graveside service will be held on Monday, February 13, 2023, 11 a.m. at Knollkreg Memorial Park in Abingdon, VA. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Falls Church Presbyterian Church.