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Henry Burgess Thielbar ’34

Published in May 15, 2002, issue

Hank, our esteemed vice president for AG and class agent, died Feb. 7, 2002, in Charlottesville, Va., where he'd lived for the last 25 years, after a long illness.

In 1999 Hank was honored at the Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville by the establishment of the Henry B. Thielbar Leadership in Governance Award, of which he was named the first recipient. Actively involved in the governance of Martha Jefferson entities since 1986, he was vice chair of its successful 1989-92 capital campaign and served on and chaired its resource development committee. He wrote that the hospital was "the only place where I can be legitimately classified as a VIP."

Hank's business career was as a partner in Stein, Poe and Farnham, investment counselors, whose NYC office he managed for 26 years, and from which he retired in 1984.

He was married in 1938 to Falvia Pittroff. The couple had one daughter, Joan, and three sons, Frederick '65, Peter, and Robert '69, who survive, as do 11 grandchildren. To them all we extend our sincere sympathies.

The Class of 1934

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