Darryl Frances Deane, 72, of Henrico, VA passed peacefully on July 2, 2019, in his home. Darryl was born in Richmond, VA to Archie and Dorothy Deane on November 8, 1946. He attended both St. Christopher’s School and Thomas Jefferson High School in Richmond, VA. He continued his education at University of Richmond where he studied Biology. He attended graduate school at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA where he received a master degree inBiology Education.
He devoted his life to teaching and had taught Biology 101 & 102 at the college level. At the high school level he taught General Biology, Advanced Biology, Environmental Science, Human Anatomy & Physiology, and AP Biology. He also taught Math & Science or Life Science at the middle school level. Throughout his career, he taught in the following colleges, public schools, and private schools:
J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College – Richmond, VA, Goochland High School, Goochland, VA, John Tyler Community College – Richmond, VA, Meadowbrook High School – Chesterfield, VA, St. Gertrude High School – Richmond, VA, Richmond Montessori School (Middle School) – Richmond, VA, Elkhardt Middle School – Richmond City, VA, and Surry Academy – Surry, VA. Darryl coordinated Stream Monitoring Program with Monacan Soil & Water District during his over 20 years of service at Goochland Public High School. He also coached Cross Country Track Team, Academic Science Team, and Envirothon Team after school and taking students backpacking, rock climbing, and canoeing at his spare time.
An avid outdoorsman, biologist, Chinese Brush painter, and environmentalist, he impacted many and challenged his students to stretch their minds. Through teaching and by example, he inspired all to have a profound appreciation for our earth. A devoted husband and brother, he is survived by his wife, Chunying Deane, and his brother, Brian Deane. A private memorial service will be held to honor his life. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Maymont Foundation in Richmond, VA.