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Alumni Necrology

Alumni Review - Spring 2012

 

Andrea Lynn Davis ’80

Employed in retail sales, grew up in Middletown, NY, where she was born on April 11, 1959. The daughter of Ronald M. and Josephine Falanga Davis, she was graduated from Middletown High School and attended Orange County Community College for two years before entering Hamilton in 1978. While on the Hill, “Rea” Davis concentrated in biology with a future career in medicine in mind, and served as president of the Chemists Club. She was awarded her degree magna cum laude in 1980.

Rea Davis soon settled in New York City, where she became a buyer for Abraham & Straus, the well known retail store. She subsequently worked in advertising for Young & Rubicam and for Ferrell Calvillo ­Communication, both also in Manhattan. She was a sales­person for the Manhattan outlet of Sleepy’s, the mattress store chain, at the time of her death.

According to a brief newspaper obituary, Andrea L. Davis died unexpectedly at her Manhattan residence on January 17, 2009, at the age of 49. The widow of Scott Claster, she was survived by her parents, a brother, Kevin Davis, and three nieces.
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Lynne Suzanne Loomis-Price ’81

An academic program director and long an enthusiastic campaigner for causes benefiting peoples of the Third World, was born on August 26, 1959, in Rochester, NY. A daughter of Norman R., a physician, and Laura Russell Loomis, a guidance counselor, Lynne Loomis came to College Hill in 1977 from Ontario, NY, as a graduate of Wayne Central High School. She participated in varsity cross-country and track and served as a student affairs advisor as well as on the business staff of The Spectator. Her interest in international causes was already evident as a member of the Third World Society and in her interaction with international students on the Hill. During her junior year she attended the Experiment in International Living’s School for International Training in Vermont.

Following her graduation magna cum laude and with ­honors in government in 1981, Lynne Loomis spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer. Posted to Sierra Leone in West Africa, she worked to promote improved agricultural production among people engaged in subsistence farming who were also frequently exploited as diamond diggers.
On September 15, 1984, after her return home, Lynne Loomis was married to Anthony P. Price in Ontario. Employed as a program officer from 1984 to 1988 by the African-American Institute in New York City, she continued to travel to Africa in connection with the Institute’s scholarship assistance to South African and Namibian refugees. She subsequently served as a program manager for the Institute of International Education, also in New York City, and was at the time of her death the associate director of academic programs for Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

A resident of Teaneck, NJ, and an active member of St.  Mark’s Episcopal Church, Lynne Loomis-Price was treasured in her community for her unfailing cheerfulness and constant willingness to lend a helping hand. She died while battling lymphoma on August 15, 2011, leaving her parents as well as her husband and two daughters and a son, Meredith, Alison, and Samuel Price. She is also survived by a sister and a brother.
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Randl Louis Shure ’85

A highly successful investment banker and dedicated philanthropist, was born on December 23, 1963, in Utica, NY. The son of Harris S. and Myrna D. Shure, he grew up in Syracuse, NY, where he attended Nottingham High School and served as its Honor Society president and Student Senate vice president. “Randy” Shure enrolled at Hamilton following his graduation in 1981. He majored in history and minored in economics, and took courses at the London School of Economics on a Beaver College program during his junior year.

In 1985, with his diploma in hand, Randy Shure entered the training program at Bankers Trust Co. in New York City. It marked the beginning of his impressive career in investment banking. Along the way, in 1991, he acquired a J.D. degree from Fordham University’s School of Law. Married on May 28, 1989, to Allison P. McIntyre in Charlottesville, VA, he was accompanied by his growing family when Bankers Trust relocated him to its London office in 1993. During his 14 years with the company, he participated in numerous successful negotiations, such as the purchase of Virgin Rail from the British government, in which he took a leading role.

In 1999, together with two colleagues from Bankers Trust, Randy Shure, then head of BT Capital Partners Europe, left the company to found CapVest Ltd. in a joint venture with American International Group (AIG). Based in London, CapVest provided venture capital for companies throughout Britain, Scandinavia, and other parts of Western Europe. With Randy Shure as managing partner, chairing its board, and active as a board member of virtually all its far-flung companies, it became one of Europe’s leading asset providers and managers.

In recent years, while Randy continued to travel to London and other places related to his work with CapVest, the Shures had taken up residence in Charlottesville, VA, where their younger son was receiving ­medical treatment at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital. In grateful appreciation for that treatment, they became ardently involved in philanthropic activities on behalf of UVa’s Medical Center. A founding trustee of the University of Virginia Health Foundation, Randy Shure also served on the Medical Center’s operating board. In addition, he chaired the fund-raising campaign for the UVa Children’s Hospital and, together with Allison, established the Shure Professorship of Pediatric Neurology at the Medical Center.

Known to business associates as a man who combined hard work with “absolute integrity and infectious good humor,” Randl L. Shure is remembered by his intimates as immensely devoted above all to his family. He died in Charlottesville on August 18, 2011, at the age of 47, following an arduous battle with cancer. In addition to his wife and his mother, Mryna Shure Brickman, and a sister, he is survived by two sons and a daughter, Hanison S., Charles J., and Emma P. Shure.
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Elizabeth Honeyman ­Banzer ’88

A medical librarian, was born on February 18, 1966, in Buffalo, NY. The daughter of John S., a systems analyst, and Jane G. Honeyman, a registered nurse, she grew up in the Buffalo area and entered Hamilton in 1984 from Clarence Center as a graduate of Clarence Central High School. Remembered by friends from her college days as “petite, bright-eyed, bubbly,” Beth Honeyman majored in mathematics and earned her diploma in 1988.

In pursuit of a career in librarianship, Beth Honeyman acquired a master’s degree from the University of Michigan’s School of Information and Library Studies in 1990. Married on June 29, 1991, to Robert L. “Rob” Banzer ’88, she gained experience as a medical librarian at the National Library of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Rochester Medical Center. She is remembered by colleagues and associates for her “sense of humor, positive outlook, and extraordinary work ethic,” as well as her creativity and ­unhesitant willingness to try something new.

Elizabeth Honeyman Banzer, who resided in Brockport, NY, died on May 1, 2011. She is survived by her husband as well her parents. Also surviving are two daughters, Emily and Sarah ­Banzer, and a brother, J. Bradley Honeyman.
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