Charles Chastain ’59

Charles Chastain ’59 passed away on April 12, 2007. Born in Tampa, Fla., Chastain received his Ph.D. from Princeton University. Before joining the philosophy department at the University of Illinois Chicago in 1974, he taught at Princeton, the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, UCLA, Cornell University, and the University of Toronto. Chastain’s principal interests were in epistemology, philosophy of language, and ethics-but his expertise extended far beyond those areas, and one could learn from discussing virtually any area of philosophy with him. His main publication is the highly influential “Reference and Context” in the Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Vol. VII, Language, Mind, and Knowledge. After 1975, Chastain continued to contribute philosophically as a teacher and in conversation with colleagues, students, and friends. Many leading philosophers credit Chastain for the contributions he made to their thought.

Alton Ray McCallum ’74

Elder Alton R. McCallum, 48, of Third Avenue, Brunswick, died Tuesday, March 7, at Arlington Hospital, Arlington, Va.

He was the husband of Polly Ann Lathon McCallum, his wife of 27 years.

Born Jan. 18, 1952, in Pembroke, N.C., he was a son of the late Leon and Recie Barnes McCallum.

Elder McCallum was a member and elder of the Apostolic Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, Williamsburg, Va.

He received his bachelor’s degree in pre-medicine from Davidson College, Davidson, N.C., and continued his graduate work at Central Michigan University.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served for 10 years.

He had been employed with the U.S. Department of Defense, Falls Church, Va., at the time of his death.

Elder McCallum enjoyed spending time with and supporting his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are 11 children, Junaia McCallum of Delaware, and Lakisha McCallum, Alton R. McCallum Jr., Grace McCallum, Timothy McCallum, Elizabeth McCallum, Leah McCallum, Rebekah McCallum, Rachel McCallum, Bethany McCallum and Stephen McCallum, all of Brunswick; one granddaughter, Deja McCallum; four brothers, Leverna McCallum of New Jersey, Thomas McCallum of Tennessee, Robert McCallum of Illinois, and Charles McCallum of North Carolina; one sister, Retha Mae McCallum of Maryland; three aunts, Geneva Davis of North Carolina, Drucilla Gore of West Virginia, and Estella Robinson of New Jersey; one uncle, Benny McArthur of North Carolina; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. McCallum was preceded in death by one brother, Leon McCallum.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 11, and Sunday, March 12, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 13, at the funeral home, with Bishop Palmer officiating.

Interment will be held at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, in Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Garrison Forest.

Published Online in The Frederick News-Post on Mar. 10, 2000

Elizabeth “Liz” Jane Granadillo ’96

Elizabeth Jane Granadillo was born January 3, 1974, in Madrid, Spain, to father Pedro Pablo and mother Barbara Jean. Elizabeth lived in Spain for six years. During that time, her two siblings, Ann Jeanette and Paul Andrew, were born. Elizabeth and her family moved to Cobham, England, in August of 1980, where family lived until 1986.

In January of 1986, the family moved to the United States and resided until this day in Zionsville, Indiana. Elizabeth attended Zionsville schools from sixth grade through graduation in 1992.

For college, Elizabeth chose a small school in North Carolina, Davidson College. She majored in History and decided to pursue a career as a lawyer after her graduation in 1996. Elizabeth attended George Washington University for her graduate degree. Elizabeth graduated from law school and passed the bar in 1999. Presently, she lived in Washington D.C. and worked at the firm of Manatt, Phelps, and Phillips.

Elizabeth’s smile, energy, and enthusiasm for life has touched each of us. She was and is a very special person and we will miss her more than words can say.

The entire Granadillo family wishes to express sincere appreciation to all of you who have come to support us and offer compassionate comfort in this difficult ume. Your thoughts, prayers, and expressions of love give us strength.

Please send memorial contributions to:

The Greater Indianapolis Literacy League,
P.O. Box 211, Indianapolis, IN 46206-0211
The National Mental Health Association
1021 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA. 22314

Services: 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 13 in Zionsville United Methodist Church, of which she was a member. Dr. Alan Rumble officiating.

Calling: 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 12 in Flanner & Buchanan Zionsville Mortuary.

Burial: Zionsville Cemetery.

Jeffrey Cone Metzel ’78

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The body of the son of longtime Presbyterian Church
(U.S.A.) missionaries to the Congo has been recovered from the wreckage of
a Kenyan Airlines jet that crashed Feb. 1 off the Ivory Coast.

Jeffrey Cone Metzel, 43, the son of career missionaries the Rev.
William C. and Ruth Metzel of Richmond, Va., was one of 179 people aboard
Flight 431, which took off from Abidjan and slammed into the ocean a minute
later. Metzel – an agricultural economist – was on his way to Lagos,
Nigeria, in connection with his work for a U.S. consulting firm that helps
governments of developing countries make agricultural policy.

Metzel was a specialist on west Africa.

The plane broke up on impact. News reports indicate that it was nearly
two hours before rescuers arrived at the scene. They were hampered by a
lack of rescue equipment and imprecise information.

Only 10 people survived the crash; nine were picked up by boats,
according to a story posted by CNN on Feb. 1, and one swam to shore. By
Monday night, 86 bodies had been recovered. Most of the dead are Nigerian.

The flight originated in Nairobi, Kenya, and was headed for Lagos, but
because of bad weather went instead to Abidjan, the main commercial city of
the Ivory Coast.

“The Metzels are just a family that’s always caring,” said another
former PC(USA) missionary, Ruth Welch, who served with the family in the
city of Mbuji Mayi, in what is now south central Congo – the former Zaire –
for seven years. “Their children are still very closely connected to Africa
… Dan, John, Sarah and Jeff.”

The Metzels’ careers were spent with the Presbyterian Church of Congo
as evangelistic missionaries. Bill itinerated through Congolese towns
working with lay preachers, helping to organize congregations and develop
leaders. Ruth taught school for missionary children and African nationals.
The children grew up in the Presbyterian mission stations of Lubondai,
Bulape, Moma, Mboi and Luebo.

Having spent more than 30 years in mission service on behalf of the
Presbyterian Church, the Metzels are now serving as mission volunteers with
street children in Mbuji Mayi, a city of more than 800,000 people, whose
census indicates that more than 4,000 children are abandoned, orphaned or
runaways. According to the latest mission letter they mailed from there,
dated Nov. 1, the home they were living in had water, but no electricity,
refrigerator or stove. “We’re living more simply … which has its
advantages,” they wrote.

“Now that gives you an idea about the kind of people the Metzels are,”
said one of their former colleagues, Annette Washburn, of Chamblee, Ga.,
who also served in the Congo with her husband, Bill, who added quickly:
“The Metzels couldn’t turn their back on someone in need.

“And that [legacy] has gone onto their children.”

No date has been set for the memorial service, which has been delayed
until the Metzels arrive from Congo on Feb. 6.

Metzel is survived by his wife, Joann, of Dedham, Mass., and their two
children, Hannah, 5, and Sam, 10; one sister, Sarah Adams, who works with
the Four Square Mission, and her husband, David, of Kampala, Uganda, and
their daughter; and two brothers, John, who directs the Washington,
D.C.-based Congo Educational Council, and his wife, Amy, of Arlington, Va.,
and their three children, and Dan, who works with the Africa Program of
Lutheran World Relief, and his wife, Yenigul, of Baltimore, Md.

Both John and Dan Metzel have returned briefly to Congo as mission

“My brother was a very, very much loved person,” said Dan Metzel, who
was careful to remind a reporter that Jeff’s name in Tshiluba, the language
of the Kasai, was, in fact, “Kasai wa Muhindula.”  “Everybody who knew him
seemed to enjoy being around him … And, of course, we miss him very

Metzel’s wife has asked that memorial gifts be sent to the Kasai
Orphans’ Fund, the project where Metzel’s parents now volunteer. Checks may
be sent to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Central Receiving Service,
Account # 051617, 100 Witherspoon St., Louisville, Ky. 40202-1396.


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