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Hailing from Big Stone Gap, Virginia, Dick Fogg was a star athlete at Big Stone Gap High School before accepting an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Virginia. He joined Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and graduated from the McIntire School of Commerce in l962, marrying his high school sweetheart, Mason, while in college. After taking his degree, he served two years in the United States Army as First Lieutenant in air defense artillery before beginning a long and rewarding career with the Price Waterhouse accounting firm.

A generous donor and advocate for his beloved University of Virginia, he—alongside Nelson Yarbrough and Andy Selfridge—was instrumental in the rebuilding of the Virginia Football Alumni Club, serving as the first president and perennial treasurer while building the membership to an impressive number of former players.

Fogg was a man of many passions with a big personality and energy that could fill a room. He was an avid hunter and enthusiastic fly fisherman taken by the beauty of the west. To that end he arranged for annual fly fishing trips for his sons (and later grandchildren) and himself to his favorite rivers in North Carolina, Southwest Montana and Southeast Idaho in the shadow of the Grand Tetons. He was well-known in the local fly-fishing circles of Dillon, MT both for his fishing prowess and booming personality. He enticed his sons to join him by explaining that he was determined to spend their inheritance with or without them, so they might as well come along.

He was a voracious reader and lifelong learner. He loved life and he loved people. He was the original networker, assimilating vast stores of facts large and small about colleagues, friends, and neighbors. A consummate raconteur, he shared these stories with one and all calling upon his encyclopedic memory and made friends and deep relationships wherever he went.

Dick Fogg

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