Edward L. Reid II ’ 52
MCCUTCHAN ’ 53
Edward Leonidas Reid II, of Coral Gables,Florida, died April 7, 2020.
Coming from Winston-Salem, North Carolina,Ted Reid played varsity football and varsitysoccer. He served as a monitor and belonged to therifle club and camera club.
Dr. Reid obtained his undergraduate degreefrom Davidson College in 1955 and his medicaldegree from the University of Pennsylvania in1959. He served in the Army Medical Corps andwas stationed at Fort Knox in Kentucky from 1963to 1965. Dr. Reid settled in Florida and foundedReid Endocrine Associates, but his true passionwas in teaching. He conducted research andserved on the faculty of the University of MiamiSchool of Medicine, and then in 2011 he joinedthe faculty of Florida International UniversityMedical School.
Dr. Reid was a member of Riviera Country Club,Coral Reef Yacht Club, Biscayne Bay Yacht Club,and St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. He enjoyedracing sailboats, golf, growing orchids, fly-fishing,skiing, listening to music, traveling, and spendingtime with friends.
Dr. Reid is survived by his wife, Frances; threechildren; and four grandsons. His brother was theRev. Calvin G. Reid ’ 56.
James H. McCutchan ’ 53
James Hutton McCutchan, of Chapel Hill, NorthCarolina, died August 22, 2019.
A lifelong resident of North Carolina, JimMcCutchan came to Woodberry briefly beforecontracting polio and rehabilitating in WarmSprings, Georgia. He was able to return toWoodberry and participate in choir, the rifleclub, and the camera club. He won the publicspeaking medal his fifth- and sixth-form year andthe Mortimer A. Turner Memorial award at hisgraduation.
Dr. McCutchan went on to Princeton University,where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 1957.He then earned his medical degree from JohnsHopkins University in 1961 before returningto North Carolina to conduct research in theDepartment of Medicine at the University ofNorth Carolina, including on the polio virus. Heremained a clinician at the UNC Student HealthService and retired from there in 2003, continuingto work in the lab until 2010.
An honest, generous, patient man who enjoyed
telling stories, Dr. McCutchan also enjoyed the
outdoors through boating and fishing. His hobbies
included photography, woodworking, reading
about history, and reading and writing poetry. He
was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist
Church, where he sang tenor in the choir and
served on the pastor-parish relations committee.
Dr. McCutchan is survived by his wife, Ann; twosons; four grandchildren; and his brother, FrankMcCutchan ’ 49.
Randolph W. McElroy ’ 53
Randolph Williams McElroy, of Manakin-Sabot, Virginia, died December 20, 2019.
Randy McElroy was a prefect at Woodberryand president of the fifth form. He ran varsitytrack and lettered in football and wrestling. Hecontributed to both The Fir Tree and The Oracle.
Mr. McElroy graduated from the Universityof Virginia in 1957 and became a first lieutenantin the Army, serving in Korea from 1957 to 1959.He then embarked on a banking career withFirst & Merchant National Bank, where hebecame president in 1972. He retired in 1995 fromNationsBank, now Bank of America.
Serving the Richmond community wasimportant to Mr. McElroy; he was on the boardsof several organizations, including ShelteringArms Rehabilitation Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital,Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia Foundationof Independent Colleges, Virginia Institute ofMarine Sciences, Visa Incorporated, and theUnited Way. In 1995 he was chairman of the UnitedWay campaign, helping to raise a record amountfor the community. He served as a class agentand reunion committee chairman for Woodberryand was a member of the Young PresidentsOrganization, the Country Club of Virginia, andJohn’s Island Club in Vero Beach, Florida, wherehe had a winter home. Additionally, Mr. McElroyloved the land around Belleville, the farmhouse heand his wife renovated and where they raised theirfamily. He enjoyed raising cattle, riding horses, foxhunting, and hosting events. He also hunted withThe Dove Club of Virginia and at The Hole in theWall Club on the Chickahominy River.
Mr. McElroy is survived by his wife, Maryanne;three children; and seven grandchildren,including William R. Jordan ’ 18.
Charles H. Ashford, Jr. ’ 54
Charles Hall Ashford, Jr., of New Bern, NorthCarolina, died May 15, 2020.
Charlie Ashford was a junior warden in thechapel council, a monitor, and member of TheOracle board. Athletically, he participated in trackand wrestling. He won the Harvard Book Prizehis fifth-form year, and at graduation won the
MCELROY ’ 53
REID II ’ 52
ASHFORD, JR. ’ 54