Thomas Frederick Kastner ’68

Thomas Frederick Kastner, age 76, of Cary, North Carolina, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2023.

Tom was born in Newark, NJ to Fred J. and Betty Kastner, moved to Cary in 1957, attended Cary schools, graduating from Cary High School in 1964.

He graduated from Davidson College in 1968 and received his law degree from UNC-CH in 1971. He was an attorney in Greensboro, NC.

He is survived by his siblings, Fred C. Kastner (Barbara) and Susan Kastner Castle (Ed) all of Cary. He is also survived by his nephew, Ryan Castle (Mary) of Summerville, SC, and nieces, Carrington Castle of New Bern, NC and Jill Panichelli (Scott) of Hillsborough, as well as great nieces, Collins Castle and Alexandra Panichelli and great nephews, Ford Castle and Nathan Panichelli.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Theodore “Ted” Gary Winter ’68

Theodore “Ted” Gary Winter, 76, of Richmond, Va, died unexpectedly on April 14, at Westport Rehabilitation Center in Henrico.

Born in St. Petersburg, Fla.,, February 5, 1946, to John Richard and Mary Ruth Winter, the oldest of five children, he grew up in Warrenton, Va., where his father was pastor of the Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his mother; and his sister, Gail A. Winter. He is survived by his father; by brothers, Timothy M. Winter (Sarah) and Thomas C. Winter (Sheryl); sister, Patricia J. Winter; by his wife, Mary Jane Winter; his daughter, Kat J. Winter (Lynn); and three grandchildren.

He was drafted after graduation from Davidson College in 1968, but before leaving for Vietnam, he met the woman he would marry. They recently celebrated 50 years of devoted marriage.

Ted served the library of Union Presbyterian Seminary with distinction for over 28 years in many positions—special catalog librarian, information system librarian, rare books and special collection cataloger. He brought a variety of gifts and was loved by many. His doctoral work in medieval English literature (UVA), as well as his library science degree (UNC) served the seminary well.

Upon retirement, to honor this “true servant of the servants of God,” a special collection he had carefully compiled, augmented and documented was named “The Theodore G. Winter Collection of Nineteenth Century Sunday School Books and Christian Literature for Children.”

He loved books and music, trains, dogs and art, especially of the Southwest. He and his wife traveled frequently to New Mexico, often on the Southwest Chief (Amtrak).

Quiet and caring, he had a great heart for others and for all God’s creatures. He gave generously to help make a better world for all. Most of all, he cherished his family and time together. An active member of Second Presbyterian Church for 38 years, his quiet faith was a source of strength.

A memorial service will be at Second Presbyterian Church on April 30 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial gift to the Union Presbyterian Seminary Library, to the Richmond SPCA or to Second Presbyterian Church.

Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch on April 24, 2022.

David Kendall “Dave” Ginn ’68

David Kendall Ginn, 75, of Johns Creek passed away peacefully on April 14, 2022. Dave lived the best life a man can live during his time on this earth, drinking the best wine, cooking and enjoying the best food, traveling the world, and loving his family. He enjoyed laughter and a good joke – none better than his own! – and would frequently laugh himself to tears, particularly after making an especially bad pun. His memory will be cherished by his wife, Alexis; son David Ginn and his partner David McCarthy; daughter Kendra Ginn Portman and her husband Will Portman; grandson West Portman; brother Rob Ginn and his family; sister Barbara Ginn and her family; and many extended family members and friends.

Born in 1946 in Chicago, Dave was the eldest child of David McMichael Ginn and Mary Kendall Ginn. His family moved to Winder, Georgia in 1959. Dave graduated from Winder Barrow High School as the Star Student and earned a bachelor’s degree from Davidson College. He went on to graduate from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was a member of the Georgia Law Review and Executive Editor of the Journal of International and Comparative Law.

After law school, Dave and his friend Rollin Mallernee traveled through Europe and Africa for eight months, dodging hippopotamuses and climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. The experience ignited a passion for travel that lasted his whole life. He would plan many unforgettable trips for his family over the years, including to Italy, France, Thailand, Australia, Costa Rica, Greece, and New Zealand. Dave never stopped looking forward to the next trip and was imagining and planning his latest adventure until the end.

In 1972, while serving as an attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission, Dave was assigned to a case with a young co-counsel from the Department of Justice, Alexis Panagakos. Their partnership began inauspiciously: Dave proposed that Alexis should write the brief and he would review it; Alexis countered that he should write the brief and she would review it; and after reaching a stalemate, they ended up writing two separate briefs. Relations between the co-counsel eventually warmed, and Dave and Alexis fell in love and later married in 1975. They built a solid partnership, each complementing the other, and never stopped enjoying each other’s company for the next 46 years.

Dave and Alexis moved to San Francisco in 1978, where Dave practiced employment and corporate law at Levi Strauss, and then back to Georgia in 1989. Dave served as General Counsel of Oxford Industries in Atlanta and later as an attorney for Primerica, Inc., in Duluth.

Dave was devoted to his two children, David and Kendra. He shared a number of traditions with them, including camping and rafting trips on the Nantahala River, reading the newspaper comics, annual trips to the Nutcracker ballet, and the essential weekly pilgrimage to Costco. He taught his children to be humble and caring, to appreciate life’s small absurdities, and to value family.

Dave was deeply curious about the world, loved nature and animals, and was a voracious reader. He was also a wine enthusiast and a member of the Atlanta chapter of the Commanderie de Bordeaux. He became lifelong friends with a group of fellow oenophiles who referred to themselves affectionately as the Galoots. A highlight of the Galoots’ friendship was a weeklong trip to celebrate the turn of the millennium with their families at the Maison Pic in France, where they enjoyed food and wine from each decade of the twentieth century.

Those who knew Dave have said he was the kindest and gentlest person they knew and were better for knowing him. He was unfailingly generous and gracious to friends and strangers alike. He built houses with Habitat for Humanity and supported the local charity guild each year by hosting a dinner and wine tasting for auction. Above all else, Dave loved his family.

If you wish to make a gift in Dave’s memory, please consider a donation to the Michael J. Fox Foundation ( or the Parkinson’s Foundation (

Richard L. Jenkins ’68

October 3, 1946 – March 7, 2022

Richard Leon Jenkins, born 1946 in Ft. Collins, Co, was raised in Cary, NC by Wylodine and Lloyd Jenkins. A proud graduate of Davidson College, Richard’s early years took him many places including a significant amount of time in Australia in the early 1970s. In 1976 he moved to Houston and decided to call it home, having never left until his death in 2022. Richard enjoyed city life. Always being ahead of the times, he found residence in the Houston Heights in the 1970s, and became one of Downtown Houston’s first loft residents in 1996.

Richard was an entrepreneur, voracious reader, lover of music, and an avid traveler. But most of all, Richard was a family man who dedicated most of his time for those he loved most. Whether it was taking his son to see baseball stadiums across the country, showing his childhood memories of South Dakota to his stepdaughter Jessica, or walking the Appian Way in Rome with his wife Donna, he experienced life through travel and making memories. He enriched those around him with his desire to always be learning and teaching.

Richard is survived by his wife, Donna Amador Walton and her two sons Grant and Spencer; his son John Travis Jenkins with his wife Whitney Jenkins and their sons Brooks and Bennett; his stepdaughter Jessica Anderson; his beloved aunt Joanne Garnett; and his sister, Lynda Anne Shipley. He was preceded in death by his parents Wylodine Reeves Jenkins and Lloyd Theodore Jenkins; his aunt Anette M. Jenkins; and his brother Thomas Allan Jenkins.

Michael R. “Mike” Coltrane ’68

Michael “Mike” R. Coltrane, age 75 of Concord, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2022 at University of Miami General Jackson Hospital after a brief illness.

Mike was born September 25, 1946 in Cabarrus County to the late L.D. “Bub” Coltrane III and Phyllis Crooks Coltrane. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Anne Collins Coltrane and his brother, Daniel Branson Coltrane.

He graduated from Concord High School 1964, and from Davidson College in 1968 with a BA in History. He graduated from The University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Finance with an MBA in business in 1970.

Mike served 2 years active military duty in the army and 4 years in the reserves in Transportation, achieving the rank of captain.

He began his banking career at NCNB, then went on to First Charter, ending in the position of Executive Vice President, and in 1988 began serving as Chairman/CEO/President of CT Communications, Concord NC. He served on the board of the telecom industry’s trade association, USTA, from 1991-2007, and served as President from 2000-2001. He also served on the Centennial Communications Board from 2001-2009, the First Charter Corp. Board of Directors 1988-2008, and on the board of Power and Tel from September 2009 to the present.

Mike was very active in First Presbyterian Church serving as Elder and Deacon and has been a lifelong member. He was involved in the Concord community and was a member of the High Point Rotary Club, Salisbury Rotary Club and Concord Rotary Club for 50 years, serving as President 1991-1992 in Concord, was a Paul Harris Fellow, and a 5th generation Rotarian.

He was President of the Cabarrus Chamber of Commerce in 1987 and continued for many years. He was a supporter of the Salvation Army where he served on the board since 2008. He was involved in the Boy Scouts of America, The United Way, and the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County where he served on the board 1990-2003. Mike served on the board of CMC NE/Atrium Health beginning in 2006 and the board of CMC Charlotte/Atrium from 2011-2018.

Mike was a lifelong hunter and fisherman. He and Loretta traveled the world together sharing their love of hunting and exploring. They enjoyed nature and time in the outdoors and loved going to the beach.

He is survived by his wife Loretta Coltrane and her daughter Tracy Olander; sister, Gay Coltrane Ausband (Ted Brewer) of Southport; nephew, Mark Allen (Lindsey) of Mars Hill; niece, Julia Allen DeMaury (Josh) of Waxhaw; two great nephews, Branson & Miles Allen, canine companion Winston Spencer Churchill, and other extended family members.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church officiated by Rev. Ellen True Crawford. The family will receive friends from 5:30 until 8:30 PM Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Wilkinson Funeral Home and again after the service in Davis Hall at First Presbyterian Church. The burial service will be for family only.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, PO Box 511, Concord, NC 28026 or to Cooperative Christian Ministries, PO Box 1717, Concord, NC 28026.

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Michael R. "Mike" Coltrane  '68