Kenneth P. Forester, Jr. ’58 died at his Charlotte home of an apparent heart attack on September 3, 2007. Born in Sumter, S.C., January 20, 1936, he was the son of K.P. Forester and Louise Joye Forester. He graduated from Davidson College in 1958, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, was tapped into ODK, the honorary national leadership society, and was a distinguished military student. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army (artillery) in 1958, and served on active duty until 1959. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves until 1969, achieving the rank of captain. He took great pride in his military service to his country. After a brief stint with the family business in Sumter, he moved to Charlotte in 1963 and began a distinguished career in real estate, focused on commercial and residential development and property management. Among his many accomplishments in real estate were his fifteen years of service as executive vice-president of SYNCO, Inc. and his twelve years as president of the Lake Norman Company. He was a charter member of the Charlotte Property Management Association and a long-time member of the Charlotte Board of Realtors. A lasting legacy of his vision and skill in real estate development is the Davidson Landing Community on Lake Norman. Ken frequently said that the most important transaction he ever negotiated was convincing Barbara Boyd of Lenoir, N.C., to marry him on June 19, 1965. Beyond his devotion to family and career, Mr. Forester was committed to public service and to his church. He was for many years an active Presbyterian Elder at Covenant Presbyterian Church, serving as chairman of the Finance Committee and in other capacities, and was honored for that service by being named Elder Emeritus. Among his civic activities, most prominent was his twenty years of service on the Board of Spirit Square, and as its chairman during the period 1990-1991. In recognition of his service to East Carolina University, he was named an honorary alumnus in 1992. His dedication to good causes will be missed by a wide spectrum of the Charlotte community. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Boyd Forester, 100 Amrita Ct., Charlotte, N.C. 28211-4019; his children, Michelle F. Cole (Justin) and Kenneth P. Forester III; his granddaughter, Lydia G. Cole; a sister, Ellen Forester Perkinson (A.P.); and four nephews and numerous grand-nephews.
Joseph Malinoski ’58, of Asheville, N.C., passed away November 2, 2006. He retired as a colonel in the U.S. Army after nearly three decades of service. He was active in the Asheville community in Habitat and other service groups. He was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Survivors include his wife, Olga Sprinkle Malinoski, 103 Panorama Ct., Asheville, N.C. 28806.
Charles Stitt Drummond, Jr. ’58, of Richmond, passed away October 29, 2006. Survivors include his former wife, Sarah Easley Drummond; daughter, Elizabeth Drummond Davis ’89 and her husband, Bruce, P.O. Box 221, Gibson Island, Md. 21056; two sons, Dr. Charles Stitt Drummond, III and his wife, Cindy, and Dr. Fitzgerald Easley Drummond and his wife, Meredith; and six grandchildren. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1962. He served his country in the Army, where he was a captain in Vietnam. He was decorated with the Bronze Star for meritorious service and was awarded the Combat Medical Badge. He practiced surgery for over twenty-three years in the Richmond area. He served on numerous boards of hospitals including board of directors, chief of surgery and president of the medical staff at St. Luke’s Hospital, president of medical staff, Grace Hospital, and board of directors at McGuire Clinic. He was a fellow to the American College of Surgery, a member of the Richmond Academy of Medicine, Medical Society of Virginia, Virginia Surgical Society and the Humera Society. Dr. Drummond was a member of the River Road Church, Baptist, where he served on the board of deacons, the board of administration and the music committee. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club and a volunteer at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.
Ross Jordan Smyth ’58 of Charlotte, died July 26, 2006. Ross moved with his family to Charlotte in 1950, while he was a student at Christ School in Arden. At Davidson he served as captain of the soccer team and president of the student body, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1958. After a brief stint in the Army and at North Carolina National Bank in Charlotte, he attended Duke Law School, where he was a Casenote Editor of the Duke Law Journal. Upon graduation in 1965, he joined the Charlotte law firm of Kennedy, Covington, Lobdell, and Hickman, where he practiced until his retirement in 1998. He served as president of Charlotte Junior Soccer, the Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center, the March of Dimes, and the Family Center. A dedicated alumnus, he was the president of both Davidson’s National Alumni Association and the Duke Law School Alumni Association, served on the board of trustees at Davidson, and was president of the board of trustees at Christ School. In addition, he was awarded Davidson’s Alumni Service Award in 1983. He was an Elder in the Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his his wife, Alice Allen Jordan, 2631 Beverwyck Rd., Charlotte, N.C. 28211; his three children, Jordan, Elliot, and Henry; his six grandchildren; and his brothers, Eli and James McGregor “Mac” Smyth ’63.
The Rev. Harry Owen Paschall ’58, of Hawthorne, Fla., died Apr. 27, 2006, at the VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Fla. He was born June 27, 1932, in Plant City, Fla., to Raymond and Rose Paschall. He was an honor graduate of Plant City High School, Class of 1950. He was a Korean War-era veteran, who served in Germany as a technical sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He graduated from Davidson College, N.C., where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He received a bachelor of divinity degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, Texas. He served Presbyterian churches in Texas, North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, and New Jersey. While at the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness, Fla., he also served a term as the president of the Citrus County Retarded Children’s Association and helped to dedicate the campus and first school building at the Key Training Center. For his leadership, he was named Outstanding Citizen of Inverness for 1968. Rev. Paschall did postgraduate work at Princeton Theological Seminary after leaving Inverness in 1969. Throughout his career, he enjoyed a number of teaching opportunities: he taught at the Pen Rye County Day School near Philadelphia, Pa., was an instructor at the Adult Education Center in Trenton, N.J., and was director of the learning lab at the Ford truck plant in Louisville, Ky. Survivors include, his sons, Charles Frederick Paschall (Susan) and Christopher Owen Paschall; two grandchildren, Julie Anne and Andrew Owen Paschall; three sisters, Doris Howze, Virginia Moorhead, and Helen Foreman; one brother, Dr. Homer A. Paschall; and many nieces and nephews.