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THE FOLLOWING ARE FROM OBITS LISTED IN THE PRINCETON ALUMNI WEEKLY . All are written by our class scribe.

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RUSSELL B SPENCER JR '50

 

 

Russ died Sept. 18, 2016, after a brief battle with leukemia. He was a longtime resident of
Malvern, Pa.

Before coming to Princeton, he graduated in 1944 from Radnor High School, where he was class president. He served on a destroyer escort that was credited with sinking a German submarine in the North Atlantic and spent a year in the V-5 program at Ole Miss. Eschewing a football scholarship
to Delaware, he came to Princeton, where he majored in economics, participated in intramural sports, played in the band, and belonged to Tiger Inn.

Upon graduation Russ joined DuPont, where he met his wife-to-be, Clare. In 1956 he began a 40-year career with the Bulletin Co. of Philadelphia when he started with its Muzak franchise. He grew that business through acquisitions and eventually became president of Bulletin's Independence Communications.

After retirement, he devoted himself to the Mid-Atlantic Blind Golfers Association, where he coached several golfers for almost 20 years. He was a caring man, easy to know, who treasured relationships with his work family as well as his immediate family.

Surviving Russ are his wife of 58 years, Clare; son Russell III '83; daughter Susan; eight
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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HEWETT F RYAN '50

 


Hew, as we knew him, died May 23,2017, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Hew graduated from Woodberry Forest. At Princeton he participated in Theatre Intime, worked on Brie-a-Brae, and was a member of Cloister. A year studying in Europe delayed his graduation as an English major until June 1951.

After serving as an infantry platoon leader in Korea, Hew entered the University of Rochester Medical School, where he completed his medical studies in 1958. He spent his career in adult and child psychiatry, beginning as a county medical director in San Diego, then starting a private practice there, and finally relocating to Tuscaloosa as chief of service at Bryce Hospital.

Hew met and married his wife, Valerie, during his psychiatric residency in Denver. Their four children, Daniel, Cathleen '87, Valorie, and Hewlitt Jr., were born in California. Also surviving him is his brother Bernie '46. Another brother, Bill '44, died in 1972.

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ROBERT E DOUGHERTY '50

 

 

Bob died April 9, 2017, in Princeton, N.J., where he was raised and lived all of his life except for prep school at Exeter and a year after graduation in Connecticut. His father, Gregg 1917, was a Princeton professor of organic chemistry. Bob majored in history and belonged to Dial Lodge.

He started his career in real estate as an agent in Princeton but soon cofounded his own firm. After the death of his partner, Bill Stewardson '58, in 1972, Bob ran the agency until it merged with Coldwell Banker in 1995.

In addition to his professional life, he was a trustee of the American Boy Choir and Princeton Day School and an elder of Nassau Presbyterian Church. He supported many civic events, most notably the Princeton Hospital Fete, where he twice won its car lottery, taking two Ford Thunderbirds home in 10 years. "What good luck," he would say.

In 1987 at age 59, he married Patricia Paine, acquiring three sons and ultimately five grandchildren. Stepson Thomas Paine Jr. was Class of '75. Step-granddaughter Sara was Class of '08. He was predeceased by Patricia in May 2016. His older brother, Jim '47 *49, died in 2005·

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BERNARD S ADAMS '50

 

Bernie died Feb. 26, 2017, in Colorado. He will be remembered as a class leader, educator, family man, and devoted Princetonian.

He distinguished himself as our class president, Undergraduate Council president, basketball team captain, and winner of the Pyne Prize. He majored in English and belonged to Quadrangle.

After earning a master's degree from Yale in 1951, he served two years in the Air Force before returning to Princeton as an assistant director of admission and English instructor. He then earned his doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh, where he stayed for seven years in various administrative positions.

Following a short stint at Oberlin College, he became president of Ripon College at age 38. During his nearly two decades there, he continued campus expansion and supported curriculum modernization. In 1987 he concluded his academic career as president of Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo.

He then moved to Colorado Springs to be closer to family and, not surprisingly, became involved as a civic and church leader. He always made time for younger family members' sporting events and promoted outdoor activities. In family doubles tennis, his "Bernie Ball" thwarted the opposition.

Bernie is survived by his wife of 65 years, Natalie; children Deborah and David; and two
grandchildren.

 

 

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CLEMENT W BOWEN JR '50

 

 

Clem died Feb. 20, 2017. He was a long-time resident of Delaware.

He was born in Philadelphia and graduated from the Haverford (Pa.) School. At Princeton he studied
chemical engineering and was a varsity fencer and a member of Terrace. Clem continued his education by earning a master's degree in chemical engineering in 1951 and a Ph.D. in 1955, both from the University of Pennsylvania.

His 35-year career with DuPont took him and his family to locations in Indiana, West Virginia, and Texas before he settled in Wilmington, where his knowledge of chemical- processing operations and safety issues was greatly respected.

Clem loved to travel, read, and drink bourbon, but he mostly loved to sing, which he did with gusto. Singing and theater were very much a part of his family's life. His vocal repertoire ranged from church choir, to musicals, and opera, for which he was once paid. He was an active member of the Unitarian Church and a strong advocate for issues espoused by the Delaware Nature Society.

He was married for almost 50 years to Anne Derham, who predeceased him. He is survived by his second wife, Kate; daughters Christina and Elizabeth, sons Clement III and Mark; and 10 grandchildren .

 

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JOHN M BROTHERTON '50

John died peacefully Jan. 26, 2017. He was a
longtime resident of Mahwah, N.J.

He came to Princeton from Morristown (N.J.) High School. He majored in economics and
was a member of Key and Seal.

After a short time in the Marines he went to work for Exxon in 1952 and stayed there until early
retirement in 1987. He then served for many years on the Mahwah planning board, housing
commission, and environmental commission.

As a lifetime environmentalist, he was president of the Fyke Nature Association and a member of the New Jersey Audubon Society. He was an avid bird-watcher who shared traveling and birding with his late wife, Patricia, whom he had married in 1954. He especially enjoyed spending time at Celery Farm, a nature sanctuary in northern New Jersey, and on the shores of Cape May.

John is survived by children Tom '82 and Susan, a sister, and two grandchildren .

 

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JOHN W HUTTON '50

 


John died March 24, 2017, in Tolland, Conn.

He prepped at the Collegiate School in Manhattan. As an undergraduate he combined
a history major with four years of NROTC. Outside the classroom he was president of the Intramural Athletic Association and was on the Undergraduate Council. He played baseball for several years and belonged to Dial Lodge.

After graduation John served in the Persian Gulf during the Korean War, sailing on the
USS Greenwich Bay. He had risen to the rank of lieutenant commander by the time he retired from the Naval Reserve. After earning a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1956, he worked in New York City for several years. He then formed his own law firm in Pound Ridge, N.Y. He retired to Tolland in 1990.

Besides his law practice, he was a justice of the peace in Pound Ridge and secretary of the Retired Officers Association of Rhode Island. An enthusiastic, lifelong sportsman, John will long be remembered as a caring and supportive coach by the many youth on the basketball and Little League teams that he led over the years,

John is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dolores; sons John '82 and James; and
daughter Carolyn.

ROBERT F SCHELLING JR '50

Bob died March 5, 2017, in Montreal.

He was a seaman first class in the Navy prior to attending Princeton. Originally in the Class of '49, he chose to affiliate with '50, his graduating class, in part preferring to celebrate his 50th reunion in 2000 and not 1999. He was a politics major, manager of the 150-pound crew, WPRU staffer, and member of Elm Club.

After working for a domestic insurance company and carpet manufacturer, in 1955 he joined Procter & Gamble, which promptly sent him to Toronto as an advertising supervisor. His advertising career continued with an agency in Toronto and then in Montreal, where he became president of L. S. L. Communications, which he described as "the smallest agency in the world."

In Montreal in 1970, he married his second wife, Sylvie Demogent of Paris. They had a son,
Stephane. He and his first wife had adopted three children.

He and Sylvie treasured their farm, "La Vieille Ferme," an easy drive from their Montreal apartment. There they immersed themselves in farming, cooking, winemaking, renovating, and just relaxing.

Bob, who became a Canadian citizen, hosted our eighth mini-reunion in 1991 in Montreal. By 2000, he was semi-retired, allowing for much more time at the farm.

 

 

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ARTHUR R THOMAS JR 50

 


Art died March 7, 2017, in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. He was a longtime psychology professor.

He came to Princeton from William Penn (Pa.) High School. He graduated with high honors in
psychology, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and was awarded the Harry Crosby Warren Senior
Prize in Psychology. He worked at the library throughout his four years. His father was a member of the Class of 1915.

After graduation he continued his academic career by earning a master's degree from Brown and a doctorate from Northwestern. He began teaching in the psychology department at West Virginia University before joining the faculty of Central Michigan University as an associate professor in 1969. He became a full professor in 1971. He retired in 1994.

Never married, Art is survived by his brother, Donald '55; sister Christine; and cousin, Norman Thomas III '63.

FROM PAW 7 Jun 2017 (The only one not written by Ken Perry)

Trustee emeritus and philanthropist LLOYD E. COTSEN '50 died May 8 in Beverly Hills. He was 88. The former CEO, president, and chairman of Neutrogena Corp., Cotsen donated his collection of more than 40,000 children's books - dating from the 15th century to the present - years later, the Cotsen Children's Library opened its doors in Firestone Library.

His numerous contributions to the University supported teaching innovation and the humanities, including a gift to launch the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts .

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RICHARD P DITTMAN '50


Dick died Dec. I, 2016, in Westhampton, N.Y.

Though born in Manhattan, Dick spent his youth in Brooklyn, where he graduated
from Adelphi Academy. At Princeton he earned a degree in physics and was a member of Charter.

Upon graduation he joined Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co. in Newark, N.J., as a student actuary. He eventually pioneered the company's computerization and information- technology organization.

During his professional career, he lived in Westfield, N.J., with his wife, Barbara, whom he married in 1953. In Westfield, he was active in the church community and was a Cub and Boy Scout leader. After retiring in 1988, he and Barbara moved to their home on Peconic Bay in eastern Long Island, where they pursued their passion for sailing and boating. On Long Island, Dick was involved with the U.S. Power Squadron and at one time served as its commander.

He was described in his obituary as one who "sought out the challenge of problems, preferring thoughtful innovation to conventional wisdom ... beneath a tough demeanor was a courageous and spirited man with a gentle and generous heart." ,

Dick was predeceased by Barbara and his son, G. Evans. He is survived by sons Peter and
David and four grandchildren.

 

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STANLEY H UDY JR '50 *58


Stan, professor emeritus of sociology at Dartmouth, died suddenly Dec. 2, 2016, from cardiac arrest in Hanover, N.H.

Coming to Princeton from West Orange (N.J.) High School, he studied in the School of Public and International Affairs, graduating with high honors and with election to Phi Beta Kappa. He was University Orchestra president, assistant band manager, and a member of Court Club.

He served as a Navy intelligence officer from 1951 to 1954. He continued his academic journey in sociology as a Woodrow Wilson fellow, earning his Ph.D. at Princeton in 1958. Next stop was Yale until 1972, when he moved to Dartmouth as a department head. He retired in 1996. He held visiting appointments at Columbia, Stanford, and Cambridge, and authored numerous academic works.

Stan was aptly described in his obituary as a man who loved his work, but it was "his passion for family, friends, and hobbies that, in many ways, defined his identity." He played the piano for his entire life. He was an avid hiker and a long-time member of the Appalachian Mountain Club and the New Hampshire 4000 Footer Club. He delighted in telling tales oflore and family history.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lee; two daughters; and five grandchildren.

 

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JOHN L. M. YARDLEY Jr ‘50

 

John died July 5,2016, in London, where he had lived since 1968.

He came to Princeton from St. Paul's School. He was in Triangle Club, sang with the Nassoons, and
belonged to Cottage. He majored in Spanish.

He earned a degree from Penn Law School in 1956, and then joined a Philadelphia firm, where he practiced general civil law. In 1968 he relocated to London as a life-insurance company lawyer. From 1973 until 1991, he was managing
director of Multinational Management.

John loved the Navy. He completed NROTC at Princeton and was commissioned as an ensign at graduation. He served three years of sea duty as a lieutenant. After leaving active duty, he was attached to Naval Reserve Intelligence in Philadelphia. In the United Kingdom, he became executive officer, then commanding officer of the Reserve unit
in London. He retired as a captain. His 27 years of service were recognized by a special commendation; he was honored when the flag for his casket was flown over the U.S. Embassy.
 
John was well traveled, a keen follower of world affairs, and active in cultural and social clubs in London.

He was predeceased by his brother, Ralph '40. He is survived by his wife, Vivien; son Michael; and two grandchildren.

 


RICHARD L MCCLELLAND '50

Dick died July 28, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. He was a dentist in the Princeton area for 30 years
as well as a Navy Reserve captain.

He enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and was an aerial gunner from 1945 to 1946. At Princeton, he majored in biology and belonged to Campus. In 1954, he earned his dental degree with honors from the University of Pennsylvania. For the next three years, he finished his Navy commitment as a dental officer on two aircraft carriers.

After active duty, the "lure of Saturday afternoons in Palmer Stadium" prompted him to open an office in Princeton, where he specialized in restorative dentistry. His career included roles as chairman of the Princeton Medical Center dental department and fellow of the American College of Dentists. As a reservist, he was on the dental faculty at Bethesda Naval Hospital. He retired from
dentistry in 1991 after a back injury and eventually moved to Charlotte to be near his three sons.

Dick was past president of the Princeton Rotary Club and a 50-year member of the Nassau Club and the Princeton Club of New York, where in 1957 he had his first date with Elizabeth Michon, whom he married a year later.

Dick is survived by Elizabeth; sons Scott '82, Bill '85, and Craig '88; nine grandchildren; and his brother, Craig '56.

 

WILLIAM S MONTGOMERY JR '50

Bill died Jan. 26, 2016, in Sun City West, Ariz., of respiratory failure.

He came to Princeton from Jenkintown (Pa.) High School. A member of Elm, he worked at WPRU, played freshman golf, and majored in basic engineering.

His first career, in heat-processing furnaces, took him from the East to the West Coast and
back. He was awarded two patents on glass tempering furnaces. In 1987, he changed careers by leaving his vice presidency in the Selas Corp. in Dresher, Pa., to form a company with his wife, selling giftware to the retail trade. They sold the business in 1991 and moved near his oldest son in California.

In 2003 they moved to Arizona. There he renewed his interest in golf, playing regularly until his death.

Bill was always a boater. Early in his first marriage, he built a sailboat in his apartment and sailed it on the Hudson River. An owner of several boats, his last was during retirement in California, where he was a commander of the Diablo Power Squadron and regularly sailed in the Sacramento Delta area.

Bill is survived by his second wife of 46 years, Marilyn; five children; two stepsons; 27
grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.

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WILLIAM H AHRENS '50 *53

 

Bill died Sept. 20, 2016, in Florida.

A graduate of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Technical High, he served for three years during World War II, mostly as a staff sergeant with the 331st Bomb Group of the 20th Air Force on Guam. He was art editor of the Nassau Sovereign and a member of Key and Seal. He graduated with high honors in architecture and continued his graduate studies at Princeton, earning a master's degree in 1953.

After several jobs with New York architectural firms and becoming a licensed architect in 1957, he joined another firm and soon became its chief architect in Tehran, Iran. He remained there until 1961, when he was assigned to Rome. In 1967, he formed his own Italian company, Ahrens DiGrazia
International, which designed and constructed hotels, educational and medical facilities, correctional institutions, and commercial facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

In 1995 he returned to the United States, settling in Indian River Shores, Fla., where he became a councilman and vice mayor.

Bill received numerous honors, both overseas and domestically. One was Knight of the Equestrian Order of Saint Gregory the Great, conveyed by Pope John Paul II.

He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Joyce, who died in 2005. His second wife,
Katherine Bledsoe, whom he married in 2006, died in 2013.

 

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LEWIS C BANCROFT '50 *52

 


Lew died Aug. 3, 2016, in Wilmington, Del.

He was a graduate of Phillips Andover and earned two degrees from Princeton: a bachelor's with
honors in electrical engineering in 1950 and a master's degree on a Sayre Fellowship in 1952.
He was a member of Terrace.

After leaving Princeton, he worked for DuPont, primarily in research and development. He retired in 1985 as a patent and contract manager. Most of his career was spent in Wilmington, though early on he was in Aiken, S.C.

Lew was an avid sportsman. He shared his love of golf with his wife, Shirley, better known to us as "Sis," with whom he traveled to many golf-related places. He played the piano by ear. Not at a loss for things to do in retirement, at our yoth reunion, he wrote, "I have concentrated on the computer, stock market, gardening, squash racquets, tennis, golf, and travel." He was a longtime member of the First Unitarian Church of Wilmington.

He was predeceased in 2014 by his second wife, Sis, whom he married in 1962. He is survived by eight children and stepchildren, including Donald Foster '76. A brother also predeceased him.

 

GEORGE B CHAPMAN '50 *53

George died Sept. 7, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

After graduating from high school in 1943, he served in the Navy in the Pacific theater during World War II. He was a member of Campus, majored in biology, and graduated with high honors. He then earned a master's degree in 1952 and a Ph.D. in 1953, both from Princeton. While pursuing his doctoral thesis in conjunction with RCA Laboratories, which was developing electron microscopes, he became the first to see the structure of the inside of a bacterium.

Prior to his 1963 appointment as chairman of biology at Georgetown, he was on the faculty
of Harvard and Cornell Medical SchooL

For 27 years as chairman, he spent countless hours personally guiding thousands of undergraduates in teaching labs that focused on cell structure. He was a two-time recipient
of Georgetown's Bunn Award for teaching. He published more than 100 articles on cells from
a diverse range of species, and was a fellow in the American Society for Microbiology.

He worked in his laboratory into his 91st year, submitting a manuscript and his most
extraordinary electron micrographs for a long- planned book.

While academia consumed most of his time, he did enjoy getting away to fish. George never
married and leaves no close relatives

 

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WILLIAM F HAUGAARD '50


Bill died July 30, 2016, in Florida. He devoted his life to the Episcopal Church.

Born in Forest Hills, N.Y., he came to Princeton from the Horace Mann Schoo!. He delayed
graduation until 1951 when he changed his major to history in preparation for entering the
ministry. He graduated with high honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He was president of the band, chairman of Orange Key, and a member of Terrace.

He then attended General Theological Seminary in New York City, where he graduated and was ordained a deacon in the Episcopal Church in 1954. After his first four years of ministry in eastern Washington State, he returned with his wife and two children to General Theological Seminary as a tutor and to pursue his doctorate in church history.

He taught at Seabury Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, II!., and was dean of the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Caribbean and vice chairman of the Caribbean Center for Advanced Studies. Most recently he was a supervising chaplain at Asbury Theological Seminary in Orlando, Fla. One of Bill's students described him as "a brilliant scholar, a compassionate priest, and a walking example of class."

He is survived by his wife, Luisa; five children; and four grandchildren.

 

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JOEL P NIXON '50

 

Joel died Oct. 6,2016, in Colorado. He was a pioneer in the sports-television industry.

He graduated from Andover. His Princeton activities included the Honor Committee, Undergraduate Council, and Orange Key. He belonged to Quadrangle and majored in politics.


With experience as a WPRU sports broadcaster and managing editor of The Princeton Herald, he
went to New York, where he produced Gillette's TV and radio show Cavalcade of Sports. He then
_ produced New York Mets broadcasts and was senior vice president of Madison Square Garden
before becoming vice president of broadcasting for the National Hockey League in 1979.

In 1989, he organized the first tour of North American hockey teams behind the Iron Curtain. He retired in 1994 and helped create the Western Professional Hockey League from a new home near Albuquerque, N.M.

In 2000 he moved to Tucson, Ariz., where he participated in Great Decisions, a foreign-policy discussion program; the Tucson Committee on Foreign Relations; and the United Nations Association. His favorite recreation was crossing oceans on replica sailing ships, having traversed major oceans more than a dozen times. In early 2015 he moved to Littleton, Colo., to be closer to family.

Joel is survived by Elaine, his wife of 52 years; son Peter; daughter Kelly; and 11 grandchildren.

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THOMAS H PAINE '50

 


Tom died Aug. 16, 2016, in San Diego, Calif.

An Exeter graduate and Son of a member of the Class of 1912, he majored in economics and belonged to Cloister. His article in The Daily Princetonian on the danger of U.S. pursuit of the Cold War so impressed Albert Einstein that he invited Tom for afternoon tea to discuss pacifism.

After graduation he began his career in economics, first with the Bureau of Labor Statistics and then with Hewitt Associates, where he became a national thought leader in employee benefits and compensation. The New York Times cited Tom on his flexible benefits program with American Can. He served on a committee to create a new pay system for Princeton's non-academic staff. In
the 1990S, he built teams to assist China in the privatization of state-owned industries and to help Hong Kong develop a retirement fund prior to China's take-over.

He then retired, relocated to Napa Valey, and founded Vineyard 29, an estate cabernet sauvignon vineyard that became successful and grew to cult status. In 2000, he moved to Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., where he devoted his time to charity and academics.

He is survived by his wife, Teresa Ann Norton; three sons from an earlier marriage, including Thomas Jr. '75; and five grandchildren, including Sarah '08.

 

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PETER D CLARK JR '50

 

Pete died June 2, 2016, in Houston, Texas, where he and his wife, Susan, had moved a few years ago to be close to their children.

He came to Princeton from Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Pa. He majored in economics,
wrestled as a freshman, and belonged to Terrace. After graduation he entered the Army. He
was first stationed at Fort Dix, then in Germany. Pete's career was spent in the Bell System: Bell
Labs, Western Electric, and New Jersey Bell. After retiring in 1987, he moved to Spring, Texas, andlived there for 15 years; then he moved to Plantation in Venice, Fla., where he enjoyed another 11 years before returning to Texas.

Pete was interested in politics and was active on local boards of education in New Jersey and
Texas. He enjoyed sports, especially tennis and baseball. He was especially fond of his Scotties.

Pete is survived by his wife of 5 8 years, Susan; son Douglas; daughter Amy; and six grandchildren.

 


PHILIP J ENGEL '50


Phil died June 20, 2016, in Ridgewood, N.J.

After graduating from Morristown (N.J.) High School in 1944, he joined the Army and served
in Japan in the Counter Intelligence Corps. At Princeton, he sang in the Glee Club, was a member of Theatre Intime, and belonged to Court Club. He graduated with honors in politics.

He had scarcely begun working for Guaranty Trust of New York when he was recalled to active duty in 1951. His wife, Doris "Zim" Zimmerman, whom he married in July just after his recall, joined him while he was stationed on Okinawa.

He returned to banking in 1953 and had a long and successful career that took him from New York to London, Sydney, and Paris. He retired in New York as a senior vice president of HSBC, one of the world's largest banking and financial services.

Phil enjoyed travel, music, and tennis. He was past president of the Ridgewood (N.J.) Hobbyists and former grand knight of the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife, Zim; four children; six grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.

 

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HOWARD K GRAY JR 50

 

Howard died May 23,2016, in Sioux Falls, S.D.

After Choate and banking and finance coursework at New York University, he came to Princeton, where his father was in the Class of 1923. Howdie, as he was known on campus, majored in history and belonged to Terrace.

Howard served as a lieutenant on a destroyer escort during the Korean War, then spent the next 20 years in corporate banking, mostly in the San Francisco area. In 1973, he began what was a 27-year involvement with international development. He started as country director of the Peace Corps in Malawi and then in Sierra Leone. He returned from Africa in 1978 to become executive director of
Pathfinder International in Boston.

In 1985, he started his own international consulting practice, focusing on the private sector in the sub-Sahara. In 1997, he took a brief sabbatical from consulting when selected by the State Department to help supervise the Dayton Peace Accord in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and later to monitor the cease-fire in Kosovo.

Howard took his international passion to the classroom, lecturing at high schools and colleges. He moved from Boston to Sioux Falls in later years to be near family.

A sister, nephews, and nieces survive Howard, who never married.

 

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CHARLES A GUTENKUNST lll

 


Charlie died June 22, 2016, at his home in Hartland, Wis.

He came to Princeton from Milwaukee Country Day School. He was a member of Key and Seal and graduated with a bachelor's degree in basic engineering. With the advent of the Korean War, he enlisted in the Air Force, completed Officers' Training School, and was assigned to the National Security Agency in Washington, D.C.

Charlie worked for several manufacturing companies in Milwaukee before beginning a fulfilling career as a management consultant, first with the Heath Corp. and then with his own firm. He retired in 2007.

Charlie was a longtime member and a leader of the Chenequa Country Club and board chairman of St, Coletta of Wisconsin, a provider of support services for adults with disabilities. He was an avid athlete, playing on several freshman teams at Princeton, and enjoyed tennis, golf, skiing, and bicycling throughout his adult life. He met his wife, Deeann, on a ski trip and married her in 1986.
They traveled extensively, both stateside and abroad. In 2009 they hosted the last of our 26
off-campus mini-reunions in Milwaukee.


Charlie is survived by Deeann; two daughters from his first marriage, Anne and Nancy; stepson Hans; and five grandchildren.

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ERIC H STOCHHOLM '50

 

Eric died July 8, 2016, in Short Hills, N.J. He was a longtime lawyer and community leader.

He graduated from Millburn (N.J.) High School. He first attended Princeton in 1945 as a member of
the Class of 1949, but his service in the Army interrupted college for a year. He returned to join
the Class of 1950 and majored in history, played Iso-pound football, and belonged to Elm Club.

Early on, he worked as an underwriter, house counsel, and a corporate secretary. He earned his degree from Columbia School of Law in 1957, where he won the coveted Kent Court Stone Honor Argument Award. In 1965 he entered private practice in New Jersey, then in 1980 became a solo practitioner. He retired in 2006.

Eric was extremely involved in the affairs of several New Jersey communities. He was co- founder of the Millburn Township Community Fund and founder of the Chatham Kiwanis scholarship fund. He was active in Millburn town government and with the Chatham Chamber of Commerce. He served on many boards of the Episcopal Christ Church in Short Hills.

Eric is survived by his wife, Laura, whom he married in 1960; their children Christian and Sharon; and two grandchildren.

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MICHAEL G TURNER '50

Michael died July 12,2012, in New Jersey.

He attended Shady Side Academy in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pa., and then served in the Navy from 1943 to 1946. At Princeton, he graduated with honors from the School of Public and International Affairs, was active in intramural sports, and was a member of Cannon.

He made advertising his life career, first with Benton & Bowles, and then with Ogilvy& Mather, which he joined in 1970 in Houston. While there, Michael built the office to become Houston's largest agency and expanded it to Dallas and Atlanta. After a brief stint as Ogilvy's creative director in Washington, he retired in 1985. He eventually settled in New Jersey.

As he was about to go off to the Navy, his mother suggested his birth name, Merton,
"wouldn't be good," so he changed it to Michael. Reportedly he suffered only minor abuse when
his middle name, Griswold, was revealed during mail call while on a carrier in the Pacific.

He was an avid Princeton football fan, starting as an undergraduate when he arranged football
dances. Our last communication from him in January 2012 was about the 1946 upset of Penn.

Michael is survived by his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth; six children; 13 grandchildren and
one great-grandson.

 

GEORGE ZABRISKI II '50


George died July 19,2016, in Bozeman, Mont., from complications of Alzheimer's disease. He
was an Episcopal priest for 61 years.

From Episcopal (Va.) High School he served in the Pacific with the Navy. At Princeton, where his father was in the Class of 1920, he graduated with honors in religion, played 150-pound football, and belonged to Ivy.

He was ordained a deacon in 1954 at Virginia Theological Seminary, and a priest in 1955 while a chaplain at Groton. His callings included St. Thomas in New York City; Holy Trinity in Manila; Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass.; Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis; and St. John's Episcopal in Larchmont, N.Y. Throughout his callings, he strongly supported the fight for equality of
all people.

He retired in 1992, and in 1998 moved to Bozeman, where both his daughters lived. He was active in the church, Habitat for Humanity, and the local food bank there. He enjoyed hiking, fishing, skiing, tennis, and, of course, his grandchildren.

George was predeceased by his brother Phil '50 in 2005. He is survived by his wife, Thyrza, whom he married in 1959 and who accompanied him to the Philippines, where their children, Laura, Anne and Gray, were born. He also leaves six grandchildren.

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WILLIAM H FLAMMER JR '50

 

Bill died peacefully April 7,2016.

Following graduation from Loomis Chaffee in 1943, he entered the Army. His ultimate assignment was as a tank battalion gunner in the Pacific. At Princeton, where his father had been in the Class Of 19lO, he majored in history and was a member of Triangle Club and Elm.

Bill worked for 12 years with Penn Mutual Life in New York City, and then moved to Philadelphia to become vice president of an insurance agency. He retired in 1992. Sadly, his first wife, Betsy Gage, died in 1976.

In retirement, he pursued philanthropic interests, initiating a scholarship fund at Loomis Chaffee and breaking records as fundraising chairman for his class. He established a gallery at the Philadelphia Museum of Art to honor his second wife, Patricia Sinnett, who died in 2000. He funded
the Flammer Theater in the Adirondacks, an area dear to his heart since boyhood. Bill loved music, theater, and fine art. A lifelong Christian Scientist, he was known for the thoughtful way he reached out to friends and family when they faced difficulties.

He is survived by his three children, William III, Hope, and Lucy; as well as four stepchildren; and 13 grandchildren. His third wife, "Terri" Powers, died in 2013.

 

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FREDERICK G KNIGHT '50

 

Fred, better known as "Snuffy" during his undergraduate years, died April 9, 2016, in New Mexico. He entered Princeton from Deerfield and was a member of Triangle Club, Theatre Intime, and Elm. He graduated with honors in psychology. His father, also Fred, was a member of the Class of l916, and his brother, John, was in the Class of 1945.

He worked for Sun Oil for 15 years, first in sales in the Boston area and then in management training in Philadelphia. In 1965, he joined Xerox in Rochester, N.Y., as a management-development specialist. He spent 17 years with Xerox, ending up as manager of training and development for
the western region in Santa Ana, Calif. He left Xerox in 1982 to form his own consulting company in Ruidoso, N.M., retiring in 1994 to teach communications at Eastern New Mexico University until 2014.

He is survived by four daughters, several grandchildren, and his brother. His wife of 49 years, Carol, died in 2011 and his son, Greg, . died in 2004.

 



LEE D. BELLMER '50


Lee died April 30, 2016, in Indiana Township, Pa.

Born in West Virginia, Lee graduated from Kingswood Oxford School in West Hartford, Conn. At Princeton, he majored in biology and belonged to Dial Lodge.

During the Korean conflict, he served as a lieutenant junior grade aboard the aircraft carrier USS Philippine Sea for two years. His last year was at the Navy amphibious base in Norfolk, Va.

Upon his discharge in 1953 he entered the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he not only earned a law degree in 1956, but also met and married a fellow law student Shirley Ann Weaver.

His lifelong career was with Westinghouse. He retired in Pittsburgh in 1992 as director of human resources. He was especially proud of his groundbreaking hiring practices and support of women and minorities in the workplace.

Lee was an active community member, serving as a Big Brother, scoutmaster, coach of varied sports teams, and zoning commissioner. Lee noted at our 25th reunion that when he moved to Pittsburgh in 1973, he was "fully licensed by Barnum & Bailey with wife, four kids, four dogs, two cats, horses (now four), boat, and camp trailer."

Shirley, his wife of 61 years; daughters Alice, Amy, and Anne; son Lee; and 11 grandchildren
survive him.

 


ELMER R. LINDSAY '50


"Bo" died suddenly March 23,2016, in Monterey county, Calif. He was a popular physician, avid fly fisherman, prolific painter, collector, and tennis buff.

He graduated from the Haverford School. At Princeton he belonged to Qadrangle and majored in biology. After receiving his medical degree from the columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in June 1954, he married Mary Williams, a Pembroke graduate.

Following a year's internship at University Hospital in Madison, Wis., he served two years in the Army in Alaska. He returned to Madison, where he completed his residency in internal medicine. Then, with his wife, Mary, and two children, he moved to Turlock in central California, where he started a practice that he sustained for 32 years. After his retirement Bo moved to Pacific Grove, Calif., and remained involved in medicine with Locum Tenens around the country and volunteering at a nearby free clinic.

Bo pursued his passion for fly-fishing by traveling throughout the western United States and New Zealand. His paintings won prizes in local competitions. His collections included coins, fractional currency, and first-edition books dealing with the outdoors.

He leaves behind his beloved family: Mary; children Richard, Mary, Tom, and Janet; 12
grandchildren; and brother Dave '45·

 

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JOHN S. SPEED '50


John died peacefully in his sleep April 23, 2016, in Louisville, Ky.

He graduated from Middlesex School in Concord, Mass., and served as a seaman in the Navy
before entering Princeton. He was a member of Cottage Club and achieved honors in the
School of Public and International Affairs.

After working for several years, John entered Harvard Business School in 1953, graduating two years later with an MBA. He returned to his hometown, Louisville to join the Commonwealth Life Insurance Co., where he rose to executive vice president. He retired in 1988.

John was dedicated to the arts and historical preservation, serving on the boards of the Speed
Art Museum, Farmington Historic Plantation, and the Filson Historical Society. He also was on
the boards of several local businesses.

John was a devoted family man who leaves behind three daughters, Virginia, Lloyd, and Anne, and six grandchildren who prompted him to become "a soccer junkie." His sister, Susan, and his grand companion from St. Louis, Julia Barnes, also survive him. His wife, "Stewie," whom he married in 1951, died in 2003.

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THOMAS S FISHER '50

 

Tom died Nov. 25, 2015, in West Chester, Pa., after suffering a stroke. He was a dedicated
teacher with an adventurous spirit. At Princeton he played varsity soccer, belonged to Key and Seal, and majored in economics.

Tom served in the Army for three years, two of them as a lieutenant on the Korean front line.
As a Quaker, he could have been a conscientious objector, but felt deeply that he could not leave
the fight against tyranny to others. Following Korea, he earned an MBA from Columbia Business School.

After several jobs, he embarked on his teaching career. Tom focused on economics and world
cultures at Harriton High School in Rosemont, Pa. He also taught English as a second language in
China and Slovakia and was an adjunct professor at the Philadelphia Textile College. He spent 1975
in England on a Fulbright teacher exchange.

For many years he taught an adult-education course in economics at Rosemont College, where
in 1996 he met his wife, Evelyn, his student at the time. As she wrote, they "fell in love at first sight."

Tom is survived by Evelyn; children Rebecca, Ebon, and Elizabeth; and four grandchildren. His first wife, Anna, whom he married in 1957, died in 1993.

JAMES D SHEPPARD '50

Jim died Dec. 10, 2015, in Greenville, S.C., after a brief illness. He was recognized as a civic leader in the community.

He came to Princeton from The Hill School. He was in the Navy ROTC program, played in the University orchestra, and majored in economics. Following his commission at graduation, Jim
served in the Navy for three years. One of his assignments was as executive officer on the
minesweeper USS Waxbill off the Korean coast. He retired from the Naval reserve in 1960 as a lieutenant.

In 1954 he began his long career in banking by joining SNC Bank, the largest in South Carolina. In 1967, Jim graduated from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He retired in 1987.

Jim was an avid photographer and prolific author of historical articles. He was particularly interested in preserving the history of railroading in the upstate area of South Carolina and frequently lectured on railroad- related subjects. The railroad resource center of the Hub City Railroad Museum in Spartanburg, S.C., bears his name.

His wife, Frances, predeceased him in 2011; they were married in 1962. Jim is survived by a
sister-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

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ROBERT L JONES JR '50

 

Bob died March 22, 2016.

He was a lifelong resident of Massachusetts, where he was an obstetrician-gynecologist.

Bob was born in Chelmsford, Mass., where he attended high school before graduating from Andover. He served in the Navy during World War II. At Princeton, he majored in biology and was a member of Terrace.

He completed his medical studies at Tufts Medical College in 1954. After an internship at Worcester City Hospital and a residency at Boston City Hospital, he spent his entire career as an OB-GYN partner at Women's Specialists of Framingham. Following retirement, he and his wife, Elizabeth, whom he married while at Tufts in August 1951, moved to Orleans on Cape Cod. Bob was a devoted reader and enjoyed golfing, walking, and the outdoors.

He is survived by Elizabeth; children Douglas, Bruce, Andrew, Catherine, and Janet; seven
grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He also leaves a sister, Barbara Jones.
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VADEN FITTON '50

 


Vaden died Oct. 29, 2015, in his hometown of Hamilton, Ohio.

According to his obituary, he "left a lasting legacy in the community he loved so much."

Arriving in Princeton from Hamilton High School, he participated in intramural sports, ate
at Dial, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics. Vaden's father was a member of
the Class 0f 1912.

Vaden was an artillery forward-observer during 11 months of combat in Korea. Before his discharge as a first lieutenant, Vaden served as a general's aide-de-camp at the Panmunjom
peace negotiations.

His career was with First National Bank of Hamilton, the sixth-oldest bank in the country. Vaden's time there was marked by its significant growth, and he eventually retired in 1980 as its first vice president.

Vaden was a dedicated community leader. He was one of the founders of Hospice of Miami Valley and was inducted into the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame. He brought the Fitton Center for the Creative Arts into being and recently organized a drive that added the Fitton Family Theater to the center.

Vaden and Grace, his wife of 55 years, traveled extensively after his retirement. At our 25th reunion, he wrote, "There's nothing so important as family, friends, health, laughter, and straight talk."

Vaden was predeceased by Grace. Their children, Anne, Katherine, and Vaden; a brother; and eight grandchildren survive him.

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JAMES R BEVERLEY JR '50

 

Jim died Oct. 27, 2015, in Tulsa, Okla.

He graduated from San Marcos Academy in Texas, then attended Woodberry Forest School. At Princeton, Jim was in the band and the Flying Club and was a member of WPRB, but transferred to the University of Tulsa after his sophomore year. After college, he worked in ExxonMobil's accounting department for 35 years, retiring in 1987-

Jim's diverse interests and activities included travel, scuba diving, writing, membership in
the Knights of Columbus and Mensa, playing classical piano, singing, and acting.

He is survived by his brother, four children, one stepdaughter, 11 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. His wife, Mary Jo Wantland Beverley, and his daughter Catherine predeceased him.

 

JOHN J SIGAFOOS '50

John died Sept. 29, 2015, at home in Graham, N.C.

He graduated from Phillipsburg (N.J.) High School. John was with us for only two years before receiving an associate of arts degree in June 1948. He served in the Naval Air Force during World War II before coming to Princeton, and continued in the Naval Air Force after leaving Princeton. John eventually retired as a commander with 21 years of service. He was also a naval test pilot and a life member of the Military Officers of America.

John is survived by three daughters, four sons, 10 grandchildren, and one great- grandchild. Evelyn, his wife of 59 years, predeceased him.

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WILLIAM D BROWNE


Bill, a lifelong resident of Milwaukee, died peacefully Oct. 5,2015.

He graduated from Milwaukee University School and served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946 aboard
a destroyer in the South Pacific. At Princeton, Bill majored in history, was manager of the varsity
tennis team, and belonged to Charter

He spent 10 years working as a salesman before founding the Browne Packaging Co. Bill sold the company in 1985 and joined Marquette Electronics, where he directed the charitable trust until his retirement. Bill was an active volunteer in many Milwaukee civic groups. He founded a ski program that taught and provided specialized skis that enabled people with disabilities to ski on nearby slopes. Bill also was a state-ranked tennis player.

Family reunions were a big event for him, especially an annual ski trip to Vail; spring
vacations in Destin, Fla.; and sojourns to a summer cottage on Beaver Lake. Painting was a
hobby he enjoyed later in his life.

Both Bill and his wife, Nancy, had been married before, so their marriage 49 years ago brought his five children and her four to the family. He is survived by Nancy, eight of the children, 22 grandchildren, and two great- grandchildren.

 

DAVID M EDDY '50

Dave died Sept. 21, 2015, in Louisville.

He was born in Hartford, Conn., where he graduated from the Kingswood School. At Princeton, Dave was an English major, participated in Theatre Intime, and belonged to Terrace Club. He also worked at WPRU and wrote for the Nassau Lit.

After serving in the Army Signal Corps in California for two years, he settled in New York City, where he used his writing acumen at NBC and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Dave then worked for the United Presbyterian Church U.S.A., where he edited publications for more than 20 years. He moved to Louisville when the church relocated its headquarters to that city, and retired there.

Dave loved animals and was an avid gardener, which was reflected at his homes in Brooklyn Heights and Louisville. Among other undertakings, he published choral works and produced an off-Broadway musical, The Athenian Touch, for which he wrote the lyrics.

Dave never married and is survived by his brother, William.



FREEMAN F GOSDEN JR '50

Freeman died Oct 26, 2015, at home in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Though raised in California, he graduated from Indiana's Culver Military Academy. A member of Dial and an ROTC cadet major, "Gos", as he was known to some of us, majored in economics.

He was employed in the West Texas oil fields before and after serving as a first lieutenant
in the Army Psychological Branch. After contracting polio in Texas, Freeman returned to California for rehabilitation. There he started as a mail boy for Young & Rubicam and worked for several other agencies before eventually joining Foote, Cone & Belding, from which he retired as chairman after guiding it from the 16th- to third- largest direct marketer in the world.

Among his career highlights were creation of the original frequent-flyer program for United Airlines; founding Me Books, which sold over a million personalized children's books; and teaching direct marketing at more than 120 colleges and corporations. He said in our 50th-reunion book that his biggest missed opportunity was declining a request to market a computer communications system four professors had developed, called the Internet. His hobbies were bicycling, model trains,
and bridge.

He is survived by two daughters, Lee and Jill; two grandchildren; and a sister, Virginia. Dorothy, his wife of 60 years, predeceased him.

 

FREDRIC E SCHLUTER JR '50

The class lost one of its most enthusiastic and loyal members when Fred died Nov. 13, 2015, of a heart attack.

He graduated from Exeter in 1943 and served on submarines in the Navy before entering Princeton. In college, Fred majored in economics and belonged to Cannon Club. He played hockey and I50-pound football for two years and baseball for four. One of his favorite stories about his Princeton
years described in great detail how he stole the clapper his freshman year. Fred took great
pride in never missing a reunion in 65 years.

Fred was a longtime resident of Lewisburg, Pa. For most of his career, he owned and operated his own steel-manufacturing company, Keystone Forging Co. of Northumberland, Pa. Before his retirement, Fred was active in the Lewisburg Lions Club and the West Branch Manufacturers
Association. After retiring, he became a resident of Naples, Fla., and split his time between there and Lewisburg.

At his funeral, Fred received full military honors for his service. He is survived by Rose Marie, his wife of 49 years; children Fred III, Jean, Elizabeth, Joe, Janet, Richard, and Christine '92; 17 grandchildren; and his brothers, Bill 'so and Peter.

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WILLIAM KORNFELD '50

 

Bill died July 14, 2015, in Louisville, from a post-surgery heart attack.

He came to Princeton from Roosevelt High School in Yonkers, N.Y. At Princeton he was classical
music director ofWPRU and a member of Terrace. Bill played on championship interclub
softball, ping-pong, and billiards teams. After graduating with honors in philosophy, he
entered Harvard Medical School, where he received his degree in 1954.

Following an internship in New York and residency in Boston, Bill served briefly in the Army before setting up practice in Brookline, Mass. Along with his private practice, he worked for a national corporation that built in-patient hospital units. In 1992, he was "lured to the mid- South" and relocated in Bowling Green, Ky., where he continued to practice psychiatry until 2012. When asked about practicing into his 80S, he told his son Daniel that it was easy, since "all I had to do was listen."

A lifelong devotee of the arts, Bill and his wife, Gloria, were especially fond of chamber music and regularly attended performances in Nashville and Boston.

We extend our sympathy to Gloria; sons Daniel and Erik; and his grandson.

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HOWARD P EFFRON '50

 

Howie died Aug. 18, 2015, in New York City.

He was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and attended high school there. At Princeton he rowed on the I50-pound crew, was a managing editor of The Daily Princetonian, and belonged to Cloister. Howie
graduated with high honors from the Woodrow Wilson School, which, in his words, he "took full advantage of" by working at a turkey farm in Upstate New York immediately after graduation.

Howie's life was filled with numerous other business ventures, including feeding the Bay of Pigs invasion army in Guatemala; launching the earliest electronic calculators; making The Klansman, one of the all-time worst Hollywood features, starring Richard Burton, Lee Marvin, and O.J. Simpson; creating and selling children's toys; and losing to Famous Amos at the beginning of the designer chocolate-chip- cookie craze with superior marketing but an inferior product.

His son, Morris, wrote that life with Howie was never dull- he had a spirit of adventure, love of history and politics, and a lifelong devotion to Princeton. He always put friendship first, and approached the world with trust, compassion, and unbridled joie de vivre.

Howie is survived by his children, Morris and Dani; their spouses; and grandchildren Jacob, Matthew, Aaron, and Zoe.

 



JOHN G GOESSLING '50


Jack died Aug. 18, 2015, in St. Louis, his hometown.

He prepared at John Burroughs School and majored in mechanical engineering at Princeton. Jack was a member of Charter and graduated with high honors and election to Phi Beta Kappa.

After graduation he worked for the Atomic Energy Division of DuPont until joining the Navy in 1954. After finishing Officer Candidate School, Jack spent most of his service time as an officer in Hawaii, where he met and married Peggy Ziegler. Upon discharge, he moved back to St. Louis to run his family's manufacturing business.

Jack served on several boards, including John Burroughs School and Kieffer Paper Mill. He was
an avid bird hunter, dog lover, and outdoorsman. As a man of many hobbies, he was a beekeeper,
gardener, equestrian, winemaker, adventurer, and builder. Jack enjoyed spending time with
his family in their Missouri log cabin and family home in Hawaii.

We extend our sympathies to his children, John Jr., Jill, Margaret, Wendy, Karen, and Gay;
11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren, who survive him. Peggy died in 2000.

 

EDWARD H HUNVALE JR '50

 

Professor emeritus at theUniversity of Missouri School of Law, Ed died June 27, 2015, in Columbia, Mo., after a battle with Parkinson's disease.

He came to Princeton from Ramsay High School in Birmingham, Ala. Ed majored in the
Woodrow Wilson School, played in the band and orchestra, and was a member of Whig-Clio.

After Princeton he entered Harvard Law School, earning a degree in 1953. During an Army tour that followed, Ed first served as a legal clerk in Georgia, then spent two years on the staff and faculty of the Judge Advocate General's School in Charlottesville, Va. After his service, Ed returned to Harvard in 1956 as a teaching fellow and moved to the Missouri School of Law a year later.

During his distinguished, 50-year career at Missouri, Ed trained several generations in the fields of criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence. Outside the classroom he served on committees to revise the Missouri Criminal Code, to write criminal-law questions for the national bar examination, and to advise Missouri judges on instructing juries in criminal cases.

Ed is survived by Kay, his wife of 61 years; his daughter, Sarah; and two grandchildren.

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J BENNETT WREN '50


Ben died June 4, 2015, in Cloverdale, Calif. The cause was cancer.

He came to Princeton from  Shattuck Military Academy in Minesota, though he grew up in Oklahoma
City. Ben majored in psychology, rowed on the 150-pound crew his freshman year, and was a
member of Colonial.

He served on an aircraft carrier during the Korean War. After leaving the Navy, Ben took over his father's office-supply and equipment company in Oklahoma City and expanded it to designing and decorating residential and commercial interiors.

In 1961 he accepted an offer from a business colleague, Kirk Bassett, to come to Tiburon, Calif., a bayside community in Marin County. There they opened a clothing store, appropriately named "The Bird and Hound." The store, which first featured recreational clothing and then women's East Coast-style sportswear, thrived for more than 35 years. As a businessman, Ben, though known locally as John, was active in civic affairs.

Ben is survived by his second wife, Constance, to whom he was married for 27 years; children John, Tally, and Charles from his first marriage to Suzanne Talbot; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Our condolences go to his family.


MARCUS AARON II '50

Marcus, better known as "Pete," died May 28, 2015, in San Francisco. He had moved there
from his native Pittsburgh to be near family when he retired in the early 2000s.

Educated in Pittsburgh public schools, Pete was chairman of the Hillel Foundation, a history
major, and a member of Court Club at Princeton. His father was in the Class OfI920. Pete earned
his law degree from Harvard and used his legal background during two years in the Army.

He returned to Pittsburgh in 1956 with his bride, Barbara, whom he married the year before, and began a 40-year legal career. He first practiced with the city solicitor before entering the private sector. Pete joined the board of Homer Laughin China Co. in 1967, which his family co-owned
for four generations, and was its president from 1989 to 2001. Pete was a leader of many
community organizations and served as president of the Princeton Alumni Association of
Western Pennsylvania, establishing a Princeton scholarship in his name.

Pete enjoyed tennis, travel, and photography. He was an enthusiastic fan of Pittsburgh's
professional sports teams.

He leaves behind his daughters, Judy, Susan '80, and Barbara; and six grandchildren. Barbara
predeceased him .



J ELLIOTT BLAYDES JR '50

 

Elliott, known to us a "Razor", was a competitive man with a strong faith that sustained him
in his personal and professional life. He died May 19, 2015, in his hometown of Bluefield, W.Va.

Before Princeton, Razor served in the Navy. In college he played JV football and basketball,
belonged to Cottage, and majored in biology. He earned his medical degree at the University of
Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

After an internship, ophthalmology training, and chief residency at the New York Eye and
Ear Infirmary, Razor returned to Bluefield in 1958 to practice ophthalmology with his father.
He not only brought the latest advances in eye care to his patients, but developed new suture
materials, surgical instruments, and techniques for cataract surgery.

Razor was widely recognized for his research and educational seminars. His outreach included
a humanitarian mission to Honduras, the China Vision Project, and coordination of the Rural
Health Care Symposia in Appalachia. The Blaydes Clinic, formed in 1969, continues to serve the Bluefield area.

He was a leader in local and national health and educational organizations. Razor was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, and playing tennis. He authored a biography and a hunting memoir.

He is survived by his wife, Anita; and children Elizabeth, Jaime, and Stephen '81. Razor's sons
James and William predeceased him.

 

WILLIAM H NIXON '50

Bill died May 22,2015, in Tuxedo Park, N.Y. His ability to connect with many people and his humor were strengths he fostered daily.

He graduated from The Manlius School, where he captained the undefeated football team. At Princeton, Bill played varsity football, ate at Cap and Gown, and majored in psychology.

After service in the Army, he began work at the Hoyt Corp. Bill went on to own the company,
building it to 50 employees and establishing it as a reliable and quality manufacturer of electrical
contacts and contact assemblies.

He parlayed his athletic ability into recreational sports, including skiing, sailing, and biking. Also, Bill was fascinated by fast cars.

He married Rita Acanfora in 1951, with whom he shared passions for the New York Jets, golf,
and travel. Her death in 2014 left a void in his life.

Bill is survived by his son Nick, daughter Sue, and five grandchildren. His son Scott preceded
him in death.

 


ROBERT ROTH '50

 

Bob died June 7, 2015.

He graduated from Mamaroneck (N .Y.) High School and served in the Navy before entering Princeton. Bob was on the swimming team and was a member of Charter. A few months after graduating with a civil engineering degree, he married Jean Kronfeld, whom he had known since he was 12.

Bob held a variety of engineering positions in New Jersey and New York until 1961. During that
time he took classes at NYU at night and earned a master's degree in civil engineering. He spent
the next five years in Florida, working for Dade County and teaching at Miami-Dade County
Junior College. Seeking a change, he entered the federal service in Athens, Ga., as a training
engineer at Southeast Water Laboratory, where he specialized in pollution control. In 1972, Bob
transferred to the Environmental Protection Agency office in Atlanta and worked there until
retiring in 1989. After a brief consulting stint, he fully retired in 1995.

At our 50th reunion, Bob reported that he had entered a master's swimming program and was
back in the pool "where [he] always belonged." Bob and Jean were active in their church and
shared many hobbies before her death in 2010.

He is survived by his children, Laurel and Robert; and two grandchildren.

 


PAURL A STAVROLAKES '50

 

A dedicated pediatrician and philanthropist, Paul died March 20, 2015, on Long Island.

He graduated from Trinity (N .Y.) School. At Princeton he was a member of Campus Club and majored in chemistry.

After completing his residency in pediatrics at Flower Fifth Avenue Hospital in New York,
he started a solo pediatric practice in Port Jefferson, N.Y., and continued there until his
retirement in 1999.

Paul prided himself in maintaining close contact with Greece and his Cretan roots.

His first wife, Niki Scoufopoulos, was an archaeologist. After Niki's death he ran the Aegean Institute, a college-level summer program in Greek studies for American students that she founded.

Paul leaves his wife, Jean, whom he married in 1991; daughters Kim, Georgi, and Dora; son Yako; four stepchildren; and 15 grandchildren. Our condolences go to his extended family.

ROBERT T POTTENGER JR '50

Bob, a retired allergist and immunologist, died May 2, 2014.

Born in San Francisco, Bob graduated from San Marino High School in South Pasadena, Calif. At Princeton, where his father was in the Class of 1924, he majored in biology. Bob played freshman football, participated in wrestling and track, and was a member of Court Club.

He earned a medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1954. A yearlong internship was followed by two years in the Air Force in California. After his discharge, Bob spent a year in general practice before moving to Hawaii to be a physician in a sugar plantation clinic. By our 25th rrunion, he had returned to the mainland, where he pursued a private allergy practice in Pasadena for more than three decades before retiring to Minden, Nev.

He was instrumental in editing Pottenger's Cats - A study in Nutrition, which included a groundbreaking study conducted by his uncle between 1932 and 1942.

From the Columbia Medicine Magazine, we learn that Bob was predeceased by his wife, Ann, and is survided by seven children and 13 grandchildren.

 



RUSSELL B KIRBY JR '50 *54

 

A Bronze Star recipient in World War II, Russ died May 14,2015, in Minnesota.

He was born in Allentown, Pa. After high school graduation, Russ served in the Army for three
years. He saw action with the 99th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge and the
crossing of the Rhine at Remagen, and was later discharged as a second lieutenant.

Russ, who also answered to "Joe," was on the swimming team and a member of Charter.
He married Charlotte Kelton after his junior year and graduated with honors in mechanical
engineering, staying at Princeton to earn his master's degree. Russ moved to Minnesota,
where he began a 30-year career with 3M, and lived the remainder of his life.

He served on the Baytown Township planning commission while his wife, Charlotte, was
town clerk. Russ was active in local politics and enjoyed canoeing, bridge, reading, traveling,
and, after retirement, winters spent in Hawaii.

Charlotte predeceased him. Our sympathy goes to his children, Katherine, Kelton, Thomas, and Russell III; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and his longtime friend and companion, Marilyn McNamee.

 


SCOTT W REED '50

 

Scott, an environmental advocate, died May 2, 2015, at his home in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. A colleague described him as "the kind of lawyer every lawyer should aspire to be."

Scott graduated from Klamath (Ore.) High School. At Princeton, he was a history major,
commissioned in ROTC, and belonged to Campus Club. His father was a member of the
Class of 1916.

Scott's law studies at Stanford were interrupted when he was called up by the Army as an artillery lieutenant. Completing his law degree in 1955, Scott moved to Coeur d'Alene with his wife, Mary Lou, whom he had married in 1953. There, for almost 60 years, he was a solo lawyer, primarily handling business, property, and civil matters.

Though he described environmental law as an "avocation," this was where Scott left a lasting mark. He successfully led fights to protect an urban-forested area, to assure public use of a city beach, and to preserve a historic downtown threatened by a proposed interstate.

Along with Mary Lou, a former state senator, he was inducted into the Idaho Hall of Fame and
received the Idaho State Bar's Distinguished Lawyer Award. Boards he served on included
Idaho Water Resources, the National Audubon Society, and the Idaho Nature Conservancy.

Our condolences go to Mary Lou, his children Tara and Bruce '82, and four grandchildren.

 

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PAUL N COLBY JR '50


"Nick," as we knew him, died March 7, 2015, in California.

He graduated from the Pennington (N.J.) School. At Princeton, Nick majored in mechanical engineering, played l50-pound football, and belonged to Elm. After graduation and a short work stint, he entered the Navy as an ensign and served as an assistant navigator on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific for 18 months.

Nick's New York Times obituary described him as "a plastics wizard." His career started in the early '50S, when he designed and built a plastic pontoon bridge for the Army. Most of his 60 years in the plastics industry were devoted to processing machinery. In 1978, he and his wife, Illene, founded the Spirex Corp. in Youngstown, Ohio, which manufactured and marketed machine components worldwide. Leaving their son to run the business, they moved to California in 200l.

Nick held seven patents for injection molding. He served as president of the Plastics Pioneers and was elected to the Plastics Hall of Fame in 2009. He was a skilled pilot, played golf, and, by his own assessment, traveled "quite a bit."

Our condolences go to Illene; son Paul; daughters Gale and Sarah '90; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 


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WALTER F PITTIS '59

 

Walt died July 16, 2014 at his home in Ocean Grove, N.J.

He prepared at Lawrenceville with his twin brother, Bertram '50. World War II interupted theri education and both joined the military in 1943, where Walt served in the Army Air Corps.

After being discharged in 1946, he entered Princeton and the twins majored in mechanical
engineering. While working as an engineer after graduation, Walt earned a master's degree
in engineering from Columbia. From the mid- 1950S to his retirement in 2002, he worked for
Pittis Estates, a property-management firm in his birthplace of Plainfield, N.J.

In the early 1960s, Walt and Bertram realized that the carillon donated by their uncle to Grace
Episcopal Church of Plainfield badly needed repair. With a restoration plan devised with Princeton professor and bellmaster Arthur Bigelow, they devoted weekends over the next 10 years to its restoration: reinstalling higher octave bells which were recast in France, replacing wiring that levered the clappers, and installing two additional octaves. Among carillonneurs today, it is known as "The Pittis Carillon."

Our sympathy goes to Lois, Walt's wife of 65 years; sons Arthur and David; daughter Elizabeth; brother Albert '52; and six grandchildren. Bertram died in 2011.



ROBERT F WREN '50


Bob died Oct. 26, 2013, in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Bob graduated from Lawrenceville. Before withdrawing from Princeton in 1948, he was active in several Christian groups and the Liberal Union. He was a member of Prospect Club.

In 1960, he reportedly worked as an economist in New Haven, Conn. His mailing addresses, which he maintained for our class roster, provide the only history we have about his career. In 1975, he listed Washington, D.C., as his residence, and in 2000, he listed Chapel Hill, N.C., where he lived until his death.

Alumni records show that his wife, Caroline, and children Catherine, Christopher, Rob, and
Nicholas, survive him.

FRANK J MCLOUGHLIN '50

 

Frank died Feb. 9, 2014, in Hockessin, Del.

He graduated from Columbia High School in Maplewood, N.J., the town where he was born. Frank majored in biology at Princeton and was a member of Prospect Club.

After graduation, Frank served in the Army until 1952. He married his wife, Louise, then entered the graduate school of Pure Science at Columbia University and earned a master's degree in psychology in 1955. At our 10th reunion, he wrote that he was working in employee relations for United Airlines in New York City. By 1975, he had moved with Louise to Hockessin and lived there until his death.

Frank's nearest of kin is the widow of his brother, William '44, who died in 1993.

 

JAMES E BUTTERWORTH JR '50

Jim died Jan. 29, 2015, in Charlotte, N.C.

After graduating from Kent School in 1944, Jim served in the Naval Reserve until 1946. At
Princeton he majored in English, rowed on the varsity crew, and was a member of Cap and
Gown.

Leaving in the middle of his junior year, Jim joined his family's textile-machinery business,
working in Philadelphia and Charlotte, N.C. After the family business was sold in 1956, Jim shifted his career to banking; first in Philadelphia, and then in Charlotte. After a few years in Charlotte, he took a break from banking to work as a sales manager for a German machinery manufacturer. Jim
resumed his banking career to become CEO of Merchants and Farmers Bank in Landis, N.C.,
retiring after 13 years.

Jim was an active church member in Charlotte and in St. Huberts, N.Y., where he summered.

The class extends its condolences to his son, James Ill; daughters Alison and Joy; brother
John '49; and six grandchildren. His wife of 56 years, Nona, and his brother, Warner' 59,
predeceased him.

LANDSEN MCCANDLESS JR '50

Denny, a lifelong member of the St. Louis community, died March 16, 2015.

He graduated from St. Louis Country Day School and served in the Navy before entering
Princeton. Denny majored in English and belonged to Colonial.

Two Christmases were enough as a department store buyer, so in 1957 Denny entered the banking business, which became his lifelong career. He retired as senior vice president of the Mercantile Trust Co. in St. Louis.

Over the years, Denny was involved in various civic organizations, including the St. Louis Zoo Association, the Girl Scouts, Edgewood Children's Center, and the Visiting Nurses Association. He was in the Princeton Glee Club and sang for 40 years in his church choir. Another love was sailing, which began for Denny as a child in Harpswell, Maine, where his family vacationed for many years. He was an avid Supporter of his children's and grandchildren's participation in ice hockey and
football and their musical interests.

The class extends its sympathy to his wife of 60 years, Ann; children Evelyn, Jane, William,
and Lansden III; and eight grandchildren.



HENRY B BETTS '50

 

When Hank died in Chicago Jan. 4, 2015, after a long illness, the world lost an internationally
revered champion for people with disabilities.

Hank majored in biology at Princeton and belonged to Dial. He earned his medical degree from Virginia. After two years of service in the Marine Corps, the realization that, in his words,
"the disabled were being discarded" prompted him to become a specialist in physical medicine
and rehabilitation.

Following his residency in 1963, he joined the staff of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
(RIC) , which then occupied a warehouse with three attending physicians and 15 patients. Under
his leadership, RIC grew and now employs 62 attending and 145 consulting physicians, occupies a 20-story hospital, and cares for 52,000 patients annually. U. S. News and World Report has ranked the hospital No.1 in its field since 1991.

While devoting his career to transforming physical medicine and rehabilitation from a minor discipline to an essential health-care specialty, he also brought his knowledge and charisma to the boards of countless other organizations associated with disabilities and rehabilitation. He convinced Chicago Mayor Richard Daley to introduce wheelchair curb cuts (which allow people to move off sidewalks with less difficulty) well before their national mandate.

Our sympathy goes to Hank's wife, Monika; his daughter, Amanda; and granddaughter Lucia.

 

brumbacj CHARLES T BRUMBACK 50

Charlie, a leader in the newspaper industry, died in Winter Park, Fla., Jan. 12, 2015,
after a long decline from a 2007 stroke.

He graduated from Culver Military Academy. At Princeton, where his father was a member of
the Class of 1915, he majored in economics and belonged to Dial. Called to active duty in 1951,
Charlie served in Korea as a lieutenant in the Field Artillery and was awarded a Bronze Star.

His newspaper career began as controller of the Orlando Sentinel, where in 1976, he became
its president and CEO. He moved to Chicago in 1981, when he was appointed president and CEO ofthe Chicago Tribune. In 1989, he became president and CEO of the Tribune Co. and its chairman in 1993. Described by his successor as "a blunt, no-nonsense manager," Charlie effectively brought new technologies to publishing and broadcasting.

He was chairman of the Newspaper Association of America and active on the boards of educational and health organizations.

Upon his retirement in 1995, Charlie moved to Florida and acquired a 1,200 acre orange grove,
where he spent much time.

Our condolences go to his children, Charles Jr., Anne, Wesley and Ellen" brother John '53: sister Cynthia; and seven grandchildren. His wife, Mary, whom he married in 1951, died in 2009.

 



GLENN R SILER '50

 

Glenn died Jan. 3, 2015, in Overland Park, Kan.

He graduated from Normandy High School in St. Louis and entered Princeton in 1944. His college career was interrupted by a stint in the Army from 1945 to 1947 as an infantry officer. Returning to Princeton, he received the Fitzpatrick Award in track (for shot put and discus), and was president of the St. Louis Club. Glenn majored in the SPIA and belonged to Tower. He graduated in 1950, which became his class of choice.

Two days after graduation, he married Joan Weyand, but soon thereafter was called to active
duty in Korea. Assignments during his two years there included being a member of Adm. C. Turner joy's Armistice Commission and administrative aide-de-camp to Gen. James VanFleet.

After returning to St. Louis, he began a 37- year business career in sales and marketing, first
with Ralston Purina, then Time Life in Chicago, and finally with Roman Meal Co. in St. Louis,
from which he retired in 1987 as vice president of marketing.

He and Joan were world travelers, visiting more than 50 countries. He was an enthusiastic
golfer, an avid gardener, and a lifelong philatelist.

Glenn is survived by Joan; their sons, Glenn Jr., Jeffrey, and Todd; eight grandchildren;
and eight great-grandchildren. We extend our sympathy to them all.

 


ROBERT S WEATHERLY JR ,50

 

Bob died Dec. 30, 2014 in his native Birmingham, Ala.

He graduated from St. Louis (Mo.) Country Day School. At Princeton, he majored in
politics, was active in Whig-Clio for four years, and was a member of Dial. After receiving his
law degree from Harvard in 1953, he served two years in the Army, most of the time as chief court
reporter for the Third Army. During his Army hitch, Bob married Mary Anne Burr.

After seven years of private practice in Birmingham, he joined the Vulcan Materials Co., where he held a series of high-level management positions until he retired in 1988. For five years thereafter, he headed Jefferson Federal Savings and Loan, Alabama's largest thrift bank. During his career he participated in the Harvard Advanced Management Program and served as a distinguished lecture practitioner at the University of Georgia.

Bob is survived by his wife, Mary Anne; his brother, Michael '54; his children, Robert and twins Henry and William; and six grandchildren, to whom we extend our sympathies.

 

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THOMAS B WILLARD '50

 

Tom died Dec. 2, 2014, in his native Ohio. Affectionately known as "The Doc," he maintained a private internal- medicine practice for 43 years.

After graduation from Bexley (Ohio) High School and voluntary service in the Navy, he entered Princeton. As an undergraduate, he played basketball, ate at Tiger Inn, and majored in biology. Following graduation from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1955 and completion of his internship and residency, he established his practice of internal medicine.

Tom served as medical staff president and trustee of the Mount Carmel (Ohio) Medical Center and was honored as its Physician of the Year in 2005. Ohio State College of Medicine, where he was a clinical instructor, elected him Teacher of the Year in 1973. An extraordinary diagnostician, he listened compassionately to his patients, which frequently resulted in long wait times in his office. He often brought one or another of his nine children to the office or on house calls.

Following in his grandfather's and father's footsteps, Tom served on the Bexley Board of Education for 17 years. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed a good poker game.

Our condolences go to Virginia, his wife of 59 years; and to his extended family.

F DOUGLAS RAYMOND JR '50

 

 

Doug, a celebrated rheumatologist and lifelong Pennsylvanian, died Oct. 18,2014.

He entered Princeton after graduating from Episcopal Academy and serving
two years in the Navy. He was a co-founder of the Tigertones, a member of Quadrangle, and a
biology major who graduated with high honors.

In 1954, he received a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. After his internship and residency, he opened his own practice in Bryn Mawr, Pa., in 1958, and worked there until retirement in 1998.

Doug was a co-founder of the Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Center and Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists Association. He was attending physician at Bryn Mawr Hospital for nearly 40 years and was its chief of rheumatology for 25 years. At various times he was on the faculties of Penn, Temple, and the Jefferson Medical College. In addition to membership in many medical societies, he was a board member of the Episcopal Academy Alumni and of Philadelphia's Jubilee School for indigent children.

He maintained his enthusiasm for music by singing in a barbershop chorus, The Mainliners. Doug was a deeply faithful man who served his Bryn Mawr church in many ways.

We extend our sympathy to Carolyn, his wife of 61 years; children Ruth '79, Doug, David, and
Elizabeth; and seven grandchildren.

 


EUGENE V WEINSTOCK '50

 


Gene, an expert on safeguarding nuclear materials, died Oct. 8, 2014, in Lexington, Mass.

He graduated from Atlantic City (N.J.) High School and served a year in the Navy. He majored in
physics, graduating with high honors and election to phi Beta Kappa and Sigma XI.

After receiving a doctorate in physics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1955, he taught for a year in Puerto Rico.

He worked at Brookhaven for the rest of his 36-year career, first with the experimental Reactor Physics Division, and later with the Technical Support Organization Orgainzation for Nuclear Safeguards.. From 1989 to 1991, he was assigned to the International Safeguards Project Office in Vienna as liison officer to the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency. In 2005, he moved from Long Island to Lexington, Mass, to be closer to family.

Gene's interests included playing tennis, listening to classical music, reading The New York Times daily and eating dark chocolate. He appreciated intellectual argument. Ond could not miss his sardonic humor.

Our condolences go to his wife, Beverly, whom he married in the fall of 1950: his children, Deborah, Judith, and Daniel: and nine grandchildren.
    



PHILIP O BAUMGARTNER '50

 

Phil died March 16,2014, in Newport, R.I.

Born in Gardner, Mass., he attended the local high school before completing his secondary education at the Lawrenceville School. A chemistry major at Princeton, he sang in the choir, participated in wrestling, and was a member of Terrace Club.

After completing his medical studies at Columbia's College of Physicians and Surgeons, he spent a year of internship and a year of residency at the Rhode Island Hospital. He then served two years in the Navy and settled in Newport, where he started a general practice in 1959 that he maintained for more than 40 years.

Our condolences go to his son, Philip Jr., who informed us of his father's death.


 

WAYNE F DIMM '50

Wayne died Oct. 6,2014, in Chatham, Mass., after a brief illness.

A graduate of Exeter, he majored in economics at Princeton, was on the advertising staff of Tiger
Magazine
and belonged to Cloister Inn.

Wayne served in the Army, mostly in Germany with the Second Armored Division, before starting a long career with F. Schumacher and Co., a supplier of top- line materials for interior designers. He
worked mostly in New York City, with early assignments in Miami and Los Angeles. Wayne met his wife, Peggy, in Los Angeles. They were married in 1959.

After he retired from Schumacher as vice president of marketing, Wayne divided his residency between Chatham and Palm Beach, Fla. It was in Palm Beach that he co-chaired our 19th mini-reunion in 2003.

Wayne was a member of several yacht clubs. He enjoyed clamming, boating, bridge, and croquet. He founded the Quason Croquet Club, which played in his backyard. He wrote at our 50th reunion that he took a trip abroad each spring or fall "to stay aware of the rest of the world."

We extend our sympathy to Peggy; his daughter, Susan; son Wayne; and three grandchildren.

 

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WILLIAM D LAMDIN JR '50


Bill died Oct. 11, 20l4, in Cody, Wyo.

Born in Baltimore, he attended Gilman School. At Princeton, Bill majored in history and belonged to Tower. After graduation, he fostered his lifelong love of adventure and nature by working as a flagman in Wyoming and climbing in the Tetons. The draft cut this short. Bill was inducted into the
Army, completed Officer Candidate School, and commanded an ambulance company in Korea as a second lieutenant.

He returned to Baltimore to earn a master's degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work in 1969. As he wrote, his "smartest move" was marrying Patricia Killough in 1955.

He was a social worker until 1971, when he and Pat loaded their family of six children, a dog, cats, and two ponies into two old trucks and journeyed to Meeteetse, Wyo. There they bought a small ranch and named it "Two Cabin Ranch." It served as their home, and in the summer as a camp for boys and girls.

Bill was a real estate agent for nearly 30 years before illness hospitalized him in 2008. He was
an advocate of Wyoming's natural beauty and fought to protect it from commercial intrusions.

Our condolences go to his survivors: his wife; two of her children; four of their children; nine grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.

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James Jared Taylor '50

 

Jerry died Aug. 20, 20l4, at his home in Cincinnati after an extended illness. His dog, Toby,
one of his beloved Norwich terriers, was at his bedside.

After graduating from Wyoming High School in Ohio in 1945, he was inducted into the Army and served as a supply sergeant at Fort Lee, Va., until honorable discharge in 1946. At Princeton, he was managing editor of the Bric-a-Brac, belonged to Tower Club, and graduated with honors in economics.

He began in sales with a small manufacturing company in Cincinnati, then formed his own manufacturing agency in 1965. In 1983, he made an abrupt career change: He picked up his paintbrushes and started James Taylor Decorative Arts, where he created painted art objects and accepted commissions from galleries and decorators.

Jerry spent more than 60 summers in Nantucket, where he restored a historic home he purchased in 1966, furnishing it with classic pieces and artwork. He especially enjoyed entertaining, exhibiting his cooking skills in Cincinnati with Tex-Mex chili and in Nantucket with varied preparations of freshly caught bluefish.

We extend sympathy to Anne, his wife of 37 years; his sons, James III and Maxwell; daughter Jessica; and six grandchildren.

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Robert M. Brewer '50

 

Bob, whose predecessors established Kentucky's first settlement, died in his native Kentucky Sept. 15, 2014·

He graduated from Princeton with honors in English. Bob played baseball, was on the polo team, sang in the Glee Club, and belonged to Ivy.

He joined the Navy after graduation. upon completion of Officer Candidate School, Bob was assigned to a destroyer for three years that included eight months in Korea. Following active duty he continued in the Navy Reserve, retiring after 26 years as group commander of Kentucky's 14 reserve units.

He returned to Lexington in 1954 to enter the family grain business. Following his father's death the next year, Bob took charge of the business, expanding it into farming, raising beef cattle, and breeding thoroughbreds. To better manage the business, he entered the University of Kentucky Law School as a part-time student, graduating and passing the bar in 1968. Bob was honored in 1983 as "Man of the Year in Service to Kentucky Agriculture." He was a licensed pilot and
steeplechase enthusiast.

Throughout his life, Bob held leadership roles in numerous civic organizations, nonprofits, and churches. He was active in the Princeton Association of Western Kentucky.

Our condolences go to Katherine, his wife of 52 years; daughters Jean and Juliet; son Robert;
and three grandchildren.

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Robert F. Staats- Westover '50 *52

 

Bob died Oct. 3, 2014, in Princeton at age 90.

He was raised in Bordentown, N.J. After graduating from Trenton High School, he served in the Marines for three years and was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant in 1946.

Bob ran track and graduated with honors in mechanical engineering. He continued at Princeton, earning a master's degree in plastics engineering in 1952, and later, in 1962, another master's degree in engineering mechanics from NYU.

He was a member of the technical staff of the polymer department of Bell Telephone Labs from 1954 to 1985. From 1985 until 1991, he was manager of the New Jersey Polymer Extension
Center at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Academically, he was distinguished-service associate professor at Stevens in its mechanical
and chemical engineering departments from 1963 to 2003. Bob authored numerous patents
and publications in the polymer field. He held offices and won awards in several engineering
societies, and was elected a fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers.

He moved to Princeton in 1961, where he was a scoutmaster, marksmanship instructor,
and dedicated church member.

His first wife, Ann, predeceased him. His second wife, Hazel; his children, Doug, Diane, and Bryce; his stepdaughter, Dawn; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren survive him. To them all, the class extends its deepest sympathy.



J STEWART BAKULA '50


Stew died in his hometown of St. Louis, Mo., June 2, 2014, from complications related to an
ongoing battle with Alzheimer's.

He graduated from Cleveland High School in St. Louis. At Princeton, he majored in economics, played tennis and soccer, and was president of Quadrangle Club. After graduation, he served
in the Navy, where he saw considerable sea duty. He separated as a lieutenant junior grade
in 1953. During his Navy stint, he married Sally Zumwinkel in June 1952.

Upon completion of his Navy hitch, Stew enrolled at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and graduated in 1956. For several years, he was associated with a St. Louis law firm. He later took a position in the legal department ofthe Seven-Up Co., where he eventually retired as general counsel.

Stew had a lifelong passion for sports, which included skiing, squash, tennis, and golf He was also an accomplished classical pianist. We extend our sympathy to his wife, Sally; his sons, Scott and Brad; daughter Linda; and 10 grandchildren.



 

ROBERT W HALLGRING '50

Bob died Dec. 25, 2012, in Falmouth, Mass.

Born in South Orange, N.J., he graduated from Columbia High School in Maplewood, N.J.
At Princeton he was a member of Whig-Clio, majored in philosophy, and graduated with honors.

He earned a degree from Harvard Law School in 1953 and then embarked on a lifelong career in law. He served as legal counsel for Raytheon Corp., law professor at the University of Washington Law School, and acting dean Northeastern University.

Bob participated in a great diversity of philanthropic efforts, was active in his church, and was involved in the Democratic Party and the civil-rights movement.

In July 1951 he married E. Claire Greene, who predeceased him in 2000. He was survived at the time of his death by three sons, Michael, John, and James; a daughter, Elizabeth; and his
loving companion, Ruth Robinson.

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GRIFFITH H. JONES '50

 

Griff, a longtime resident of Montclair, N.J., and graduate of Montclair High School, died
July 15, 2014·
At Princeton he graduated with honors in economics. He was president of the pre-law society, secretary of the campus fund drive, and a member of Tower.

Following graduation, he enlisted in the Army and was commissioned after completing officer candidate school. He went to Korea as a platoon leader, later serving there as an executive officer in a rifle company and regimental legal officer. After re-entering civilian life, he studied at Harvard Law School. He returned to New Jersey in 1956, first to join a Newark law firm, and then to start his own practice in Montclair.

Griff ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 1970. He was involved with many community organizations including the Montclair Public Assistance Board, NAACP, and Kennedy Human Relations Project for Youth. During the past 15 years, he and his wife put their passion for art and antiques to work by showing at countless events, setting up "Antiques Roadshow" fundraising affairs, and lecturing
on American art.

Our condolences go to Jeanne, his wife of 61 years; his children, Griffith '80, Rhys Evan, and
Gwendolyn; and six grandchildren.


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JOHN E. NEWMAN JR. '50

 

John died Aug. 10, 2014, in Norwalk, Conn.

John graduated from Newark Academy in New Jersey and served two years in the Navy as a petty officer third class before coming to Princeton. He was a member of Cottage Club and earned his degree in civil engineering.

Soon after graduation, he was recalled to active duty and assigned to re-actlvatmg mothballed destroyers in Charleston, S.C. Following his return to civilian life and after several jobs he joined Kidder Peabody in 1957   and found himself " college-trained engineer in the securities business." subsequently, he worked for other investment firms on Wall Street. John reported at our 50th reunion that he was commuting daily to New York City from his New Canaan, Conn., home an "still,
peddling stocks and bond five days a week."

John was an active partlclpant in sports, especially squash and tennis. His second marriage ended in divorce m 1985.

John is survived by his brother, Charles; sister Eleanor; a stepson and stepdaughter; and two step-grandchildren, upon whom he doted  during his last 10 years.



LEWIS W HICKS III '50


Lew died April 24, 2014, in Cape Cod Hospital with his two daughters and beloved dog, Sophie, at his side.

After graduating from the Lawrenceville School in 1944, Lew enlisted in the Army Air Force, where he served in armament and gunnery schools. He was discharged as a sergeant in 1946 and enrolled at Princeton, following the footsteps of his father '25 and uncle '19.

Lew left Princeton during his sophomore year to enter a partnership operating the Princeton Airport. After being recalled by the Air Force during the Korean War and a brief stint at the airport, he moved to New York City, where he became operations manager of WABD/WNEW Channels. In 1966, he joined the advertising agency of his brother, Harry '54, and at one time had a detective agency.

He lived in Princeton until the early '70S. Lew moved to Lawrenceville, where he served for more than 20 years in the Emergency First Aid Squad, both as an emergency medical technician (EMT) and an EMT instructor. He moved to Chatham, Mass., in 2004.

We extend our sympathy to his daughters, Jennifer and Martha; two granddaughters; and Harry. His wife, Bernice, whom he married in 1949, died in 1996.


Robert D. Stevens '50

ROBERT D STEVENS '50

 

Bob died July 10, 2014, in Reading, Mass.

He entered Princeton from Groton. Bob was a member of the United World Federalists and Prospect Club. He graduated with honors in biology and was elected to Sigma Xi.

After service in the Army Medical Corps, he earned a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Cornell. Among his many career highlights were working as an economist in Peru, an assistant professor at the American University in Beirut, a visiting professor at the National College of Agriculture in South Vietnam, and finally professor of agricultural economics for 25 years at Michigan State.

Bob retired in 1990 and settled in his family home in North Andover, Mass., where he became involved with its historical society. He was honored with its Lifetime Preservation Award in 2014 and showed his commitment by donating land for preservation in North Andover and New London, N.H.

Bob's interests included local history, photography, world news, and cultural events. He held fond memories of time spent at Lake Sunapee, N.H., where he was a lifetime summer resident.

Our sympathy goes to Bob's second wife, Anne; his children, Samuel, Amelia, Edmund, and William; five grandchildren; and Anne's family. His first wife, Nancy Lee, whom he married in 1959, died in 2004.

 

OTTO ROBERT THEURKAUF '50

Bob, an avid horseman who rode until he was 70, died June 16, 2014, in Greenwich, Conn.

He graduated from Montclair (N.J.) High School in 1944. The day after his 17th birthday, he enlisted in the Navy Air Corps, where he trained as a pilot. After a few semesters at Duke as part of his naval training, he enrolled at Princeton. He was an economics major and belonged to Court Club. He said his best Princeton legacy was meeting his wife, Tina, at a Princeton-Smith ski weekend in Vermont.
They married in January 1954.

After graduation, Bob joined the investment counseling firm of Scudder, Stevens & Clark in New York, where he spent his entire 50 year business career. He chaired the firm's investment-policy committee, served on its board of directors, and was president of the Japan Fund, which was acquired by Scudder.

Bob learned to ride horses as a child and became deeply involved with showing when his job took him to Los Angeles for 10 years. Back in Connecticut, he once was president of the Greenwich Riding and Trails Association.

Our sympathy goes to Tina; children Sarah, Susan, and Amy; six grandchildren; one great-
grandchild; and his brother, Edward' 50.

Joseph A. Zang Jr. '50

Joe died Nov. 29, 2013, at his home in Greenwich, Conn.

Before entering Princeton, Joe served as a corpsman in the Navy from 1942 to 1946. At Princeton he played in the University Band, was a member of Campus, and majored in chemical engineering.

His professional career spanned 35 years with American Machine and Foundry, with a one-year break when the Navy recalled him during_the Korean War. Joe was AMF's director of chemical engineering, held five U.S. patents, and belonged to many technical associations. He consulted privately for seven years before retiring in 1992.

Joe served on the vestry of his Old Greenwich church for 25 years. It was through church activities that he met Joy Bell, whom he married in 1965. He enjoyed hiking, especially with his wife and children, and was an avid cyclist and kayaker. An unassuming person, he nonetheless satisfied his
competitive nature by playing chess. Joe stayed close to Princeton by joining the marching band at Reunions, and remaining a member of the engineering association.

We share the loss of a loyal classmate with Joy; their children, Claire and Catherine; and two granddaughters. To them, the class extends its deepest sympathy.

 

Stephen S. Halsey '50

Steve died April 22, 2014, in Portland, Ore., of bone cancer.

After graduating from St. Mark's and spending a year in the Navy, he entered Princeton with his cousin, Charles, following the family heritage, which included his father (1918), uncle '21, and stepbrother '45. He majored in economics, rowed crew for four years, and was treasurer of Ivy.

Following graduation, Steve began a career with the American Express Co. and ultimately became president of the American Express Foundation, which funded conservation and restoration projects in New York City and around the world. He retired in 1997, living first in Hawaii and then in Portland.

He was passionately committed to the ecological preservation oflandmarks and historical sites, and was a leading advocate of tourism for broadening cultural understanding. An organization devoted to promoting New York's diversity named him a "Living Treasure" for his contributions to the city's cultural life.

Steve had a gracious manner and an interest in people. At 6 feet 4 inches tall, he was known
as the "Gentle Giant." He enjoyed regaling listeners with tales of his travels and adventures.

Our sympathy goes to "Lutie" (Louise Elizabeth), his wife of 44 years; his children, Alexandra '78 and Nicholas; his brother, Cortland; and six grandchildren.

 


Walter W. Bauman '50

Walt died Dec. 15, 2013, in South Setauket, N.Y.

He was a graduate of Haverford High School in Havertown, Pa. He left Princeton during his sophomore year due to health problems. He then continued his studies at Bucknell, where he earned a bachelor's degree; and at Penn, where he earned a master's degree. Before leaving Princeton, he was a cross-country and track manager, and was active in Orange Key, WPRU, and Whig- Clio. He also was a member of Campus Club.

Walt worked for 10 years in Washington for the Department of the Navy and then joined First Pennsylvania Bank in Philadelphia. In 1969, he moved to Oregon to accept a vice presidency
oftrust investment at First National Bank of Oregon. He later retired as a chartered financial
analyst for Portland General Electric. By 2010, he had relocated to Pennsylvania, his home state.

We extend sympathy to his wife, Beverly; daughter Kathryn and son William (by his first wife, Kathryn); grandchildren; and Beverly's children, Stephen, Thomas, and Dorothy.

 


John J. Auld Jr. '50

Jack died March 24, 2014, in his hometown of St. Louis, where he graduated from Cleveland
High School. A Marine honor guard was present at his funeral.

Before Jack withdrew from Princeton in 1949, he was a member of Whig-Clio and undergraduate manager of Court Club.

A year later he resumed his study of political science, this time at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1951. Soon thereafter, he entered the Marine Corps and served in Korea. Returning to civilian life, he had a successful career in computer sales with companies such as IBM, Control Data, and Speny Univac. He retired in 1988.

He recovered from a heart attack in 1991, and subsequently enjoyed an exercise regimen of fishing, political campaigning, and travel. His trips included a visit to "The Auld Kirk," a 7oo-year-old Scottish parish that bore an ancestor's name.

Jack frequently expressed his conservative opinions through thoughtful letters, addressing
everything from politics to local sports. Controversial policies at Princeton did not escape his comments.

We extend sympathy to Nancy, his wife of 51 years; their children, John III, Donna, and Duncan; and two grandchildren.

Frank Feiner '50

Frank died March 27,2014, in Schenectady, N.Y, his home since 1955.

Born in Hamburg, Germany, he fled with his mother in 1938 and settled in Cleveland, where he graduated from Cleveland Heights High School. At Princeton he was a member of Whig-Clio and vice president of Prospect Club his senior year.

Continuing his study of physics, Frand earned a master's degree in science (1951) and a Ph.D. in experimental nuclear physics (1955) from the Carneigie Institute of Technology. He then moved to Schenectady to join the Knolls Atomic Power Lab. His work there involved the nuclear-physics data underlying the design of nuclear reatctors for the Navy. He retired in 1999.

Frank was a strong patron of the arts and loved opera. He was a supporter of liberal causes, a volunteer mentor in the public schools, and an active member of the Union College Academy of Lifelong Learning. After retirement he became an enthusiastic patron of Elder Hostels, both domestically an abroad.

Our condolences go to his wife, Rose; son Richard '84; daughter Claire; two stepdaughters; and three grandchildren. His first wife Marjorie, whom he married in 1952, predeceased him in 1997.

Frederick R. MacFadden Jr. '50

Fred, professor emeritus at Coppin State University, died March 19,2014, in Baltimore.

A graduate of Glassboro (N.J.) High School, Fred worked on the Nassau Lit, managed the Campus Sales Agency, and majored in English at Princeton. After three years in the Army, he was an instructor at several lower schools, a YMCA secretary, and a life-insurance salesman. Then, to his own "astonishment," he found himself re-entering academia at Penn, where he earned advanced degrees in English -- a master's degree in 1956 and a Ph.D. in 1961.

He taught at Mansfield (Pa.) State College for several yers before accepting a professorship at Coppin State in Baltimore, where he taught English until retiring in 1999. He was architect of Coppin's first honor program.

He was a scholar of American literature, with papers appearing in a variety of publications. His book, Knight with Quill, was published in 1997. He edited the Baltimore-area Mensa newsletter, was a board member and actor with Arena Players of Baltimore, and a multiple winner of Toastmasters International. Fred's Christian faith and family were always central in his life.

We extend our sympathy to Jean, his wife of 57 years: daughters Lily and Julie; son Ned; and three grandchildren.

Charles E. Elliott III '50

Charlie died March 10, 2014

Charlie graduated from Columbia High in Maplewood, N.J. At Princeton he majored in English, was recipient of the Wanamaker English Language Prize, and belonged to Prospect Club. In 1951 he began a three year enlistment in the Marine Corps, which included a Korean tour.

After a brief stint as a McGraw-Hill representative, Charlie earned a master's in English from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in linguistics from Michigan. He remained in Michigan, teaching at the Ferris Institute and Lansing Community Collige before he went to the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur as a visiting professor. His teaching career then took him to Cornell, Itaca College, and Tompkins Cortland Community College. He retired after returning to Cornell as a consultant.

Charlie's enthusiasm for teaching came through when he trained Literacy Volunteers and taught flight simulation and computer operation at a senior center. He was a voracious reader whose facination with life led him to explore many interests, including watercolors, poetry, classical music, woodworking, photography, gardening, and stamp collecting.

Our sympathy goes to his wife, Patricia, whom he married in 1955; his children, Katie, Chas, Bill, and John; his brother, Walt; and seven grandchildren.

 

Paul Hofflund '50

Paul died Feb 1, 2014 in San Diego.

An SPIA major at Princeton, he received an NROTC commission and belonged to Court Club. He was in the Pre-Law Society, World Feferalists, the Christian Science Organization, and Whig-Clio. His three years in the Navy included two Korean sea tours. He continued as a reservist until retiring in 1972 as a commander in the JAG Corps.

After earning a law degree from George Washington in 1956, he becam a counsel for the District of Columbia and then a U.S. attorney in San Diego. Private practice in California followed in 1962. Ten years later, Paul interrupted his law career for practice of Christian Science as a penal-institution chaplain, campus counselor, and in leadership roles. He returned to law as a teacher in 1984. By or 50th, he was "relishing his golden years" as a solo practitioner and a pro tem judge and arbitrator.

With his wife, Anne, whom he married in 1958, he devoted many volunteer hours to church work. She prececeased him in 2010. Family activities and travel were much a part of his life. Paul was an active alumnus, whose last work was as 1950's Planned Giving chair.

Our condolences go to his second wife, Marilyn; his son, Mark '81; and daughter Sylvia.

 

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John C. Farmer '50

 

"Jack" died Feb. 1, 2014, at his home in North Muskegon, Mich., after a lengthy illness.

After finishing Exeter in 1943, Jack served as an Army sergeant in the 75th Infantry Division. His
company participated in the Battle of the Bulge. Following three years of military service he
entered Princeton, where he was a member of Ivy and graduated with high honors in history.

In 1954 he graduated from the School of Medicine at Northwestern University. Upon completion of his residency in internal medicine at Chicago's Wesley Memorial Hospital, he moved back to his hometown of Muskegon and established a private practice in internal medicine. For a period of time, he was chief of staff of Muskegon's Mercy Hospital. Jack retired in 1995 after practicing 36 years.

His interests were many and varied, though he noted at our 25th that to keep abreast of the
changing medical scene he studied almost as much as he did at Princeton. Golf, sailing,
fly-fishing, photography, reading history, and traveling filled his spare time.

We share the loss of our classmate with his sons, Andrew '82, Gregory, and Edward; his
daughter, Katherine; and six grandchildren. His wife of more than 50 years, Aurilla,
predeceased him in 2008.

 

Joseph N. Mack '50

Joe died Feb. 2, 2014. He was a community leader with a passion for art, and was described by a fellow attorney as "a delightful person to be around."

After Andover, he served from 1944 to 1946 as a first lieutenant in the rst Infantry Division.
At Princeton, where his father was in the Class of ion, he sang in the Glee Club and belonged
to Quadrangle. He received a bachelor's degree in basic engineering.

His pursuit of a law degree was interrupted by a recall to active duty and eventual assignment to 8th Army headquarters in Korea. Released after 21 months, he completed his Harvard law studies in 1955.

Joe and his wife, Barbara, whom he married in 1952, moved to Indiana, Pa., where he started a private practice. He formed the firm of Mack & Bonya in 1976, where he worked for 23 years until being appointed judge of the Environmental Hearing Board in Pittsburgh. He retired in 2005.
Joe and Barbara were honored in 2003 with

an award for their service to the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, whose board Joe joined in 1978. For more than three decades, he also provided his legal and fundraising skills to a transitional living center for those in need.

We extend our sympathy to Barbara; children Bethel, Jonathan, and Paul; and Joe's brother, Wade '51. Daughter Melinda predeceased Joe.


Torr W. Harmer Jr. '50

Torr died of cancer Jan. 13, 2014. During a 30-year career in the Air Force, he saw combat
in two wars and was decorated with the Legion of Merit, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, and numerous air medals.

He prepared for Princeton at St. Paul's. At Princeton he majored in biology and was a member of Key and Seal. Within two years of graduation, he was flying F-80 Shooting Stars and F-86 Sabres in Korea. Following Korea, he was an instructor-pilot at Air Force bases in Texas, Alabama, Cape Cod, Mass., and South Carolina.

Torr returned to action as an F-4 Phantom fighter-bomber pilot in Vietnam. Next came Italy as a NATO staff officer, Westover AFB in Massachusetts, and Loring AFB in Maine as chief of security, and finally, deputy base commander at Loring.

After retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 1980, he took up residence on a farm in northeastern Maine, where he was active in town government, the Episcopal Church, and Rotary. He enjoyed the weeks he spent at Princeton roommate Sid Fox's lakeside camp in Maine.

Our sympathy goes to Torr's daughter, Libby Millar, of West Newbury, Mass., with whom he had lived the past few years. His wife, Betty, predeceased him in 2008.

 

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Charles S. Mullen '50

 

"Chuck" Mullen died Dec. 27, 2013, at his home on Mercer Island, Wash. He will be most remembered for his generosity and deep love of family and friends.

Chuck was born in Seattle and graduated from Lakeside High School. At Princeton, he devoted all four years to WPRU, serving as its chairman his junior and senior years. He was a member of the Undergraduate Council, belonged to Quadrangle, and graduated with honors in economics.

Chuck completed his law degree at Stanford in 1953 and passed the Washington State Bar in 1954. After a stint in the Army from 1955 to 1957, he joined the Seattle firm of Graham& Dunn, where he became managing partner. At first, his focus was on banking and corporate law, then onenvironment law. He also was proud of the Smith and Greene Co., a food service and supply business he established with a friend.

He led an active life, enjoying tennis, skiing, golf, and his Labrador retrievers. As noted in his
obituary, Chuck was a lively conversationalist who "fervently expressed and defended his
principles at every opportunity."

We extend our sympathy to Susan, his wife of 54 years; and his sons Garrett and John.


W. Harley Funk '50 *52

 

Harley died Dec. 18, 2013, in Oxford, Pa.

He graduated from Wilmington (Del.) High School in 1943. He then entered the Army for a three-year stint, serving as an infantryman in France and Germany. In 1945, he married his high school sweetheart, who, he wrote, "effectively kept me at my books at Princeton." She was so effective that he graduated with high honors in architecture and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Harley stayed in Princeton to earn an MFA in architecture and then started his career with
an Atlanta firm. Two years later he moved back to Wilmington, where he continued his
architectural practice until retiring in 1990 as a principal in the firm that bears his name. He
was a former president of the Delaware chapter of the American Institute of Architecture and of
the State Board of Architects.

After retirement, he taught architectural history for 10 years at the University of Delaware's Academy of Lifelong Learning. Harley enjoyed travel, photography, drawing, sculpture, and classical music.

To "Petey," his wife of 68 years; daughter Allison; sons David and Jeffrey; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren, we extend our sympathy.

 


David Aubrey '50

 

Dave died Sept. 29, 2013, of natural causes at his home in Sun City West, Ariz.

After graduation from Lake Forest (Ill.) Academy, he served during World War II the Army in Europe, earning a Purple Heart. At Princeton, he majored in history and was president of Tiger Inn.

Dave's career spanned 45 years in the media. He worked for Time in Detroit and New York, NBC-TV in Detroit, CBS-TV in Los Angeles, and finally for ESPN in Los Angeles, from which he retired in 1989. That same year he lost his wife, Lee, whom he had married on Valentine's Day 1953.
He lived near his daughter in Ventura until 1994, when he moved to Sun City West.

In retirement he pursued his passion for golf and pampered his constant canine companions, one of whom, "Deuce," was at his bedside when he died. For years Dave used his rich voice to record newspapers and books for the Braille Institute. His optimism and enthusiasm were infectious.

His son, Peter, wrote that his father "cherished his years at Princeton and the many lasting friendships he made there." Our sympathy goes to his children, David, Peter, and Janet, brother Stever; and his five grandchildren.

 


Robert E. Forrest '50 *53

 

Bob lived his professional life in suburban Philadelphia, though more recently he moved
to Middlebury, Vt., where he died Oct. 30, 2013. Following graduation from Williamsport (Pa.)
High School in 1944 he entered the Navy’s V-12 program at Villanova and was subsequently assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Leyte as a communications officer. He came to Princeton in 1946, where he majored in architecture and belonged to Tower.

Bob continued studying architecture at Princeton, earning an MFA in 1953. Then, with his wife, Jean, whom he married in 1948, he moved his family to Wayne, Pa., to join an architectural firm. In 1964, he opened his own firm, Robert E. Forrest Associates, where he practiced for 40 years.  Among his clients were universities, secondary schools, hospitals, churches, corporations, and local residents.

Bob's civic involvement included serving as a school board president, church trustee, and
Philadelphia Navy League director. He was vice president of the North Wayne Protective
Association, which says it is the country's oldest continuing civic organization, founded in 1885.
Bob played competitive tennis and continued to ski and golf well into his senior years.

Our sympathy goes to his children, David, Allison and Robert, and three grandchildren.
His wife predeceased him in 2008.



Hueston C. King '50

 

"Hugh" died Nov. 29, 2013, at home in Venice, Fla.

He entered Princeton from Montclair (N.J.) High School. He was a member of the rifle team, ROTC, and Cottage Club. He majored in biology.

By 1954, Hugh had received a medical degree from Columbia and married Wilma "Billie" Grove.
After interning in Miami, he was offered a residency at Walter Reed Hospital that lured him into the regular Army. He "repaid" the Army with tours at West Point, where he doubled as the Army team physician, and at Fort Riley, Kan.

Vowing never to shovel snow again, he returned to Miami, where he started an ear nose/throat and allergy practice. In 1982 he moved the practice to Venice. After retiring in 1994, he did locum tenens annually for other physicians. He was a respected author on the practice of allergy and taught in more than 80 national workshops.

Hugh enjoyed fishing and being on the water, especially at his lakeside retreat in North Carolina. He was a talented artist and accomplished pianist, and loved to play cowboy songs on the guitar. He and Billie, who died in 2010, frequently attended our mini-reunions.

Our condolences go to his son, Brian, daughter Melinda, and two grandchildren.


Lucius L. Daugherty III '50

 

Lew died Jan. 30, 2011, in Irving, Texas. He was a career Army officer and recipient of a Bronze Star whose gravestone in the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery commemorates his service
in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.

Following high school in Macon, Ga., Lew served in the infantry from 1942 to 1946. At Princeton he belonged to Quadrangle and graduated with honors in economics. At our 25th he described his Princeton experience and education as "unique and priceless."

Lew re-entered the Army in October 1950. He graduated the next year with distinction from Field Artillery Officer Candidate School at Fort Sill. His early assignments ranged from troop commands to aide-de-camp to plans officer of the United Nations command. One unique assignment, preceded by a six- month course in German, was a three-year stint teaching tactics to German officers and
enlisted men. He was sent to the University of Oklahoma in 1971, where he earned a master's
degree in public administration.

Lew retired as a colonel in 1977 and lived in Texas. He enjoyed travel, often with one of his
grandsons, and wrote, "The travel, along with church activities, hobbies, and exercise, seem
to keep me as occupied as I wish to be".                                                              

 


G. Blair MacDonald '50

 

Blair died Nov. 17, 2013, in Memphis, Tenn., after a long battle with cancer.

He graduated from Kent School. At Princeton, where his father was in the Class of' 22, he rowed on the crew and belonged to Charter. He received a bachelor's degree in basic engineering.

Following graduation, Blair served in the Navy for four years as a jet-carrier pilot. After several years with the Grace Co. in Memphis, where he met his first wife, Clare, he moved to Boston and earned an MBA in 1960 from Harvard Business School. He subsequently lived in the Northeast and California while working for Air Products, ATCO Chemical Products, and Cook Industries. He returned to Memphis in 1971, where two years later, he joined Crump Commercial to begin a 40-year career in the industrial real-estate business.

Blair was an enthusiastic duck hunter and an active church and club member. In 2002, he
and Clare graciously hosted our 18th mini- reunion in Memphis. Sadly, Clare died in 2007.

Our condolences go to Keith Dunbar MacDonald, Blair's second wife, whom he married in 2011; his son, Godfrey, and his wife, Margaret; two grandchildren; and the extended family.

 


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Thaddeus A. Thomson III '50

 


Thad, who lived in Venezuela since 1958, died Sept 23,, in Caracas.

Born in Baltimore, he grew up in diverse locations in the United States and Western Europe, where his father, a career Navy officer, was assigned. At Princeton, Thad was active in intermural sports, belonged to Colonial, and majored in the School of Public and International Affairs. He served three years as an artillery officer, posted at Fort Sill, Okla., Korea, and Hawaii, and acted as aide-de-camp
to several generals.

After the military, Thad "roamed" the Pacific Northwest, operated his father's Texas cattle ranch, nearly lost his life in a hurricane navigating a 64-fOOt yaw from Hawaii to California, and broke a leg skiing in Sun Valley, before heading to Venezuela, where he settled down, married in 1963, and raised his family. He worked in financial services, real estate, and family businesses, including his wife's fashion design enterprise.

His son, Thaddeus, wrote that his father's favorite hobbies were riding, riflery, and sailing. He added that his father was a proud Princetonian who did not hesitate to share memories of his undergraduate years.

Our sympathy goes to Thad's wife, Ana Julia Cordero; their four children; and 13 grandchildren.

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Donald J. Cohn '50

 

Don died suddenly Aug. 13, 2013, at his Long Island, N.Y., home.

Don was a native New Yorker who was an all-around student and athlete at Columbia Prep. Though
he entered Princeton at age 16, he was an outstanding center, playing football all four years. He was a founder of the Hillel Society, a member of Dial, and an honors SPIA graduate. His studies at Yale Law School, where he was editor of the law journal, were interrupted by two years as a lieutenant in the Coast Guard.

Don, a trial lawyer for 40 years, held directorships on many nonprofit and religious boards.  His public spirit also was exemplified by pro bono work in the areas of child welfare and the environment.

Don was an avid fisherman who spent many hours on the waters off the family home in
Amityville, N.Y. With his wife, Eva, whom he married in 1952, he enjoyed bird watching,
New York City's cultural offerings, and worldwide travel. He was class secretary from
1955 to 1960.

We remember Don for his wise counsel, warm personality, and dry wit and share his loss with Eva; their children, Charles, Theodore, Alexandra, and Ralph; and the grandchildren.



Samuel G. Armistead '50 *55

 

Sam, one of the world's leading scholars of Spanish literature and language, died Aug. 7, 2013 at his California home.

He grew up in the Philadelphia area and attended Penn Charter. At Princeton he belonged to Tiger Inn and graduated as a member of Phi Beta Kappa with highest honors in modern languages. He subsequently earned a master's degree and a Ph.D. from Princeton.

His fascination with Hispanic culture was fueled at Princeton by the renowned Spanish historian Americo Castro. Sam's studies included Spanish ballads, improvised poetry of the Canary Islands, and the dying language of Louisiana's Islefios, He authored some 30 books and more than 500 articles.

After teaching at Princeton, UCLA, Purdue, and Penn, he settled in at UC, Davis as a Distinguished Professor of Spanish and Classics from 1982 until retiring in 2010. He was recognized in Spain with several prestigious academic honors.

Sam had a great sense of humor, a prodigious memory, and sincere interest in his colleagues' work. His students will remember him for singing medieval Spanish ballads in class and reciting poetry in one of the many languages he mastered.

Sam was a devoted husband and loved animals, especially his cats. To his wife of 30 years, Annie Laurie; his brother, Harry; and the extended family, we offer condolences.

 


John S. Hager '50

 

John died July 18,2013, in his native Owensboro, Ky., after a long battle with Parkinson's
disease.

John was respected as an attorney, journalist, philanthropist, and public- reform advocate. He and his brother were third generation publishers of the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, once named as one of the top five small-city newspapers in the country

An Exeter graduate, he served in the Navy from 1945 to 1946. John majored in history at
Princeton and belonged to Cannon Club. He graduated from the University of Michigan Law
School in 1953 and practiced law in Owensboro until 1973, when he became co-editor of the
Messenger-Inquirer. He also was president of the Owensboro Broadcasting Co.

After the sale of the newspaper in 1996 John and his wife, Marjorie, established the Community Life Foundation, which seeks to engage citizens in a dialogue on challenging community and world issues.

He was involved in Junior Achievement and Rotary and was instrumental in starting Owensboro Community College. His contributions were summed up by the Louisville Courier-Journal headline: "Owensboro's John Hager made the state a better place."

We extend our sympathy to Marjorie, his WIfe of 60 years; children Bruce, Sally, Stewart, and Susie; eight grandchildren, and his brother Larry. '

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Franklin D. Reeve '50

 

Frank died June 28, 2013, in a New Hampshire hospital from complications of diabetes.

He graduated from Exeter. At Princeton, he majored in English. He was active in Theatre Intime,
editor of the Nassau Lit, and a member of the track team and Ivy. At Princeton a class taught
by R.P. Blackmur inspired him to write poetry.

Frank distanced himselffrom Princeton some time in the 1950S, so what follows has been gleaned from obituaries. He earned a doctorate from Columbia, where he taught Slavic languages from 1952 to 1961. He acted professionally for a brief time but left the stage to concentrate on writing poetry. In 1962, he moved to Wesleyan, where he was tenured as a professor of Russian language and literature.

As he approached 40, he gave up his Wesleyan professorship to devote himself to full-time writing. He published more than 30 works, including a book about a 1962 goodwill visit to the Soviet Union with Robert Frost. He had resided in Vermont since the 1980s.

The late actor Christopher Reeve was Frank's son from his first marriage. He went on to marry three more times. Among his survivors is his son Benjamin '76.

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Donald C. de la Chapelle '50

 

Don, a man of strong faith and love offamily, died of Alzheimer's disease June 21, 2013.

Don was born in New York City and graduated from Horace Mann School. At Princeton he was an advertising manager at The Daily Princetonian and the U-Store, belonged to Terrace, and majored in psychology.

The Army soon interrupted his career, which started with a New York advertising agency.
Completing Officers' Training School, he shipped out to Germany as a lieutenant in the
engineering corps. After three years of service, he joined Pan American Airways, working in
New York and Dallas, and back in New York in 1971, where he became a vice president.

When Pan Am reorganized a year later, he requested a return to Texas and then lived in Houston the rest of his life. Pan Am's impending demise prompted him to join Atlas Travel, which specialized in corporate travel and was later acquired by a larger travel company, Navigant.

Extensive international travel had come with his career, so retirement in 2000 enabled Don and his wife to explore the United States. He was an avid gardener, a volunteer in many ministries, and a baseball fan.

Our sympathy goes to Peggy, his wife of 61 years; daughter Patty; son Bill; and six grandchildren.


Appleton Fryer '50

 

Appleton Fryer, better known as "Tony," died June 25, 2013, in Buffalo after a brief illness.

As one of his sons wrote, "Tony was a proud Princetonian who gave generously of his time and resources to Annual Giving, the Western New York Schools Committee, and the Rowing Association."

Tony graduated from St. Mark's and briefly served in the Navy. At Princeton, he majored in
modern languages and graduated with honors. He was both an oarsman and manager of the
crew, and a member of the Nassoons, the Glee Club, and Cottage Club.

After a stint in the Army that took him to Germany as a liaison officer to the French army, he returned to his hometown of Buffalo. There he held many positions in business and
financial fields, most notably founding the Duo-Fast Co., which he owned until 1984.

In 1979 he was appointed Buffalo's first honorary consul for Japan, for which he received a special award from the Japanese consulate general in 2002. His community benefited greatly from his involvement in cultural, educational, patriotic, religious, and fraternal affairs.

Our condolences go to Angeline, his wife of 60 years; and his children, Appleton Jr. '78, Daniel '78, Robert '82, and Catherine '83.



Daniel Golden '50

 

Dan died June 14, 2013, at a retirement home in Dedham, Mass., from complications of
pneumonia.

Throughout his life, Dan maintained his ties with Princeton and designated the University library for
remembrances in his memory.

He was a lifelong resident of Newton, Mass., and graduated from Newton High School. At
Princeton, he was active in Whig-Clio and the Bridge Club. His major was in the School of
Public and International Affairs.

Soon after graduation, he entered the Army, serving most of his two-year hitch with the 2nd Armored Division in Germany, where he observed that President Truman's edict to integrate me Army "was going smoothly." After his discharge, he returned to Boston and joined State Street Bank and Trust Co., now State Street Corp. He worked as a corporate trust officer for State Street his entire career, retiring after 50 years.

Dan was active in local Democratic politics and traveled extensively. He never married.

We extend our sympathy to his nephews, Michael and David Golden, and his niece, Judy Golden.

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Henry L. Bird '50


Hank died June 13, 2013, near his beloved Casco Bay in Maine. His life was dedicated to serving others and the pursuit of justice as exemplified movement and ministry to the Navajos.

After attending Middlesex School in Concord, Mass., Hank served in the Navy as a medical corpsman. At Princeton, he was captain and stroke of the lightweight crew, which won the Thames Challenge Cup at Henley in 1948. He was a member of Dial and a biology major.

After teaching at Bowdoin College and Middlesex, he earned a master's degree in divinity from the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Cambridge, Mass., and was ordained in 1956. At our 25th, he described his business as "Minister - wherever the call takes me" and it took him on a facinating journey as recounted in his memoir, Ride the Wind. His church-related positions were in New England, New Mexico, and finally in Maine, where he retired in 1995·

Rowing was his passion. He rowed year- round in Casco Bay and in the Head of the Charles regattas until he was 76.

Our sympathy goes to Hilde, his wife of 58 years; children William, Holloway, Tad, Paul,
and Anna-Sarah; and nine grandchildren.

 



Joseph C. Edens Jr. '50


Joe died June 3, 2013, in Virginia.

He grew up in Baltimore, where he graduated from Gilman School. He pitched on the baseball team throughout his Princeton years and later played semi-pro ball. He was president of Whig-Clio, a member of Charter, and an English major.

After graduation, he took residence on Hilton Farm, a beef-cattle farm in Orange, Va., that he co-owned with his father. He was called up by the Navy Reserve in 1952 and served as a naval aviator and intelligence officer for his squadron during the Korean War.

In 1955 he returned to Hilton Farm, which he operated until 1986, when he shifted his main focus to Agricultural Advisory, a company he started in the late 1970S and which served clients in the agricultural industry worldwide.

Joe maintained a lifelong enthusiasm for many sports, in particular horse racing, tennis, and golf, which he played weekly with friends and family. At our zyth he wrote that the rural life eased him over many hurdles that those who live in more congested areas find difficult.

We extend our sympathy to Hazle, his wife of almost 57 years; his daughter, Jaffray; sons Joseph and Edward; and three grandchildren.


Stanley E. Johnson '50

A clergyman and member of Princeton's half-century all- time track team, Stan died June 19,2013, of complications from cancer.

At Princeton, his slight frame (105 pounds) belied his two-year captaincy of the cross- country team, and outstanding performances in the two-mile. His love of running later found an outlet at the Penn Relays, where he was a finish line judge, for almost 50 years, the last 10 as chief judge.

Stan was a Hall of Fame runner at Haverford (Pa.) High School. At Princeton he was a chapel
deacon and a member of Quadrangle Club and the Student Christian Association. He graduated with honors in religion.

He earned a master's degree from the Philadelphia Divinity School in 1954. He was a curate in Chestnut Hill, Pa., and an Episcopal chaplain at Vanderbilt before moving to Penn in 1961, where he was University chaplain for 34 years. He served on the board of the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf from 1963 to 1996, and was the summer minister of the Siasconset Union Chapel in Nantucket
for 42 years.

Stan enjoyed travel, stamp collecting, crossword puzzles, and needlepoint, which he found calming.

We mourn Stan's loss with Sally, his wife of 60 years; daughters Laura '77, Lexanne, and Amy; son Peter; and six grandchildren.


Louis F. DiPaolo '50

Lou died on June 4, 2013, in a Connecticut hospice after a gallant two-year fight against myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).

Born in Englewood, NJ, Lou accelerated his Blair Academy graduation so he could enlist in
the Marine Corps in 1944. Even having done that, he needed a waiver for his 20-200 vision
in one eye. Within a year he landed with the 4th Marine Division on Iwo [irna. A China tour followed.

He entered Princeton in 1946 with our class and roomed with John Fletcher, Jack Shepherd,
and Ron Wittreich. He belonged to Tiger Inn and majored in economics. After graduation, he joined the family business, Reprostat Corp., reproducers of highly technical architectural
and engineering drawings.

Lou lived most of his life in Tenafly, N.J., where his community activities included service on the town council and town boards. He was a member of the Princeton Club of New York for more than 50 years, a New York City Rotarian, and a Knickerbocker Country Club member. An avid bicycle rider, Lou rode across the United States three times to benefit Alzheimer's and the New York City
Bicycle Police.

Our sympathy goes to Germaine, his wife of 47 years; his children, Linda, Joan, Gary, Gail, Tom, Erik, Evan, and Adam; and 10 grandchildren.

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Nicolas A. Oreamuno '50

Nick, whose father had once been vice president of Costa Rica, died Feb. 1, 2011, in that country.

He came to Princeton from Liceo de Costa Rica and the Hun School. He majored in biology and was a member of Elm Club.

We lost track of Nick after his roommate, Fred Barbour, died suddenly in 1952 from bulbar polio while assigned to West Point as a first lieutenant. In 2000, classmate AI Abbotts located and visited Nick in Costa Rica. It was then Nick explained that he had enjoyed his Princeton experience and had been "adopted" by Fred's family, but was so upset by Fred's untimely death that he withdrew from
Princeton communications to avoid memories of his roommate.

We wish we knew more about Nick's life, but we have learned that he joined the Republic Tobacco Co. in Costa Rica in 1961 and was its president and general manager in 1980; that his family owned a large ranch in northwest Costa Rica where tobacco was grown and cattle raised; and that he was a member of the Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce.

Nick's immediate family was his wife, Olga; two daughters: a son: and brother, Francisco '53

 


Charles F. Knights '50  Charlie Knights died in Portland, Ore., Feb. 23, 2013,
after a brave battle with multiple health issues.

Born in Newark, N.J., Charlie graduated from Chatham (N.J.)
High School and served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946 before entering Princeton.
At Princeton, he graduated with honors in electrical engineering. His married life began
at the end of his freshman year when, with Dean Godolphin's permission, he wed Evelyn
Thomson, whom he met in second grade. They lived his junior and senior years in "The
Project" (housing for married veterans), during which time their first daughter was born.

He resided for many years on Long Island, where he held jobs in the electronics industry.
He subsequently lived in Vermont and Cape Cod until he retired two years ago and moved
to Portland.

Family, church, and music were all priorities for Charlie. He delighted in being part of
church choirs, a barbershop quartet while in Long Island, and the Chatham (Mass.) Chorale.
He passed on his enjoyment of reading, crossword puzzles, bridge, and board games to his daughters.

Our condolences go to Evelyn, Charlie's wife of 65 years; daughters Linda, Carol, and
Sally; four grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. A son Steven predeceased him.

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David F. McLain '50 Dave, a lifetime jurist, died April 13, 2013, at his residence
in Warren, Ohio.

A Philips Andover graduate, Dave majored in politics and belonged to Cannon. After earning a bachelor of laws degree from Harvard Law School in 1953, he served three years as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) officer in the 4th Naval District in Philadelphia.

Dave then returned to Warren to practice private law. He became an assistant prosecutor in 1960 and was admitted to practice before the Ohio Supreme Court.

In 1964 he was elected Trumbull (Ohio) County prosecuting attorney and in 1968 was elected common pleas judge. During his tenure as common pleas judge, the Ohio Supreme Court cited him eight times for outstanding judicial service. He returned to private practice in 1987, finally retiring in 1999.

Dave is remembered for his humor and wit and as a storyteller at various public events. He
had an abiding interest in history and politics, which he integrated into his travels. He loved
a variety of sports, both as a participant and as an observer.

Our sympathy goes to his wife, Mary Flo, whom he married in 1951; and his son, David, a
third-generation lawyer. His son Mark died in an accident in 1980.


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Henry A. Rentschler '50 "Hank" Rentschler, a class stalwart and generous
supporter of the University, died March 26, 2013, after a long struggle with cancer.

Hank graduated from Phillips Andover. At Princeton, where his father was in the Class of '25, he was on the lightweight crew, belonged to Colonial, and majored in economics.

Among his varied contributions to our class were editing class directories, serving as class
president during our yoth reunion, and raising over $1 million for the Class of'50 Scholarship
Fund and an economics department endowment.

Hank served as a lieutenant in the Navy from 1952 to 1954. He held several administrative and management positions at Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton Corp., later Baldwin-Hamilton Co., and eventually rose to its presidency. The firm's products included Baldwin locomotives. He retired in 1991.

When his church, St. Peter's in Malvern, Pa., replaced its original 1744 building, Hank stepped up as a major donor for both the building and its new organ. He also started an endowment for music. He served on the Tredyffrin Township (Pa.) board of supervisors and on the boards of the Stratton Mutual Funds and the Society for Industrial Archaeology.

Our sympathy goes to Rosmarie Hope, his dear companion of 27 years; children Walter,
Stephanie, and Patricia; two grandchildren; a brother, Thomas; and sister Elizabeth.

 

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DAVID GORDON ASHTON '50 Gordon, a man of quick wit and boisterous laugh, died
Jan. 31,2013, in Manchester Vt.

He entered Princeton from Deerfield. He majored in history, was on the
business board of the Tiger, and belonged to Court Club.

Gordon served four years on a destroyer during the Korean War and earned an master's degree in business from Columbia in 1958. In 1971, he left his position as an investment broker for Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City and moved to his family farm in Cambridge, N.Y. At the time of our 25th reunion, he wrote that living in a rural environment more than offset his 40- mile commute to Albany, where he was senior vice president of investments for Farm Family Insurance and, later, chief investment officer of the Picotte Companies, commercial real-estate providers.

Always civic- and community-minded, Gordon served on many boards in Albany and in Dorset, Yt., where he moved after his retirement in the mid '90S. These included Mary McClellan Hospital, the Bennington (Vt.) Museum, Hubbard Hall, an 1878 Rural Opera House, and the Dorset Theatre Festival.

Besides looking after the farm, Gordon enjoyed tennis and golf. Our condolences go to Dotty, his wife of more than 50 years; children Sarah and David; and six granddaughters.

 

ROBERT E. ELBERSON '50 Bob died peacefully Feb. 26, 2013, at his home in Charlotte, N.C.

Coming to Princeton from Choate, Bob sang in the Glee Club and was a member of
Terrace. He graduated with honors in basic engineering. After earning an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1952, he was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Air Force. Following release from active duty in 1954, he returned to his hometown of Winston-Salem, N.C., for a position with Hanes Hosiery, where he launched the successful L'eggs brand. Subsequently, he became president and CEO of Hanes Corp., president and chief operating officer of Sara Lee in 1983, and vice chairman of Sara Lee Corp. in 1986.

After retiring in 1989, Bob focused his resources and time on his lifelong passion for philanthropic work and travel. He supported personal advancement by endowing scholarships at Salem (N.C.) College, a women's liberal arts college, where he was a trustee for 15 years, and whose Fine Arts
Center bears his name. He facilitated innovation and entrepreneurship through the non profit Reemprise Foundation he began in 2005.

We send our condolences to his daughter, Ann; son Charles; and three grandchildren.

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JAMES B. MACWHINNEY JR. '50 Jim was described as an "old-time doc who made house calls day and night." He died Jan. 11, 2013, after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease.

Jim grew up in Short Hills, N.J., and graduated from the Loomis Chaffee School. At Princeton, he was a member of Cannon and the Glee Club and participated in I50-pound football and crew. He majored in biology.

In 1954 he graduated from the Rochester Medical School. After interning at Ohio State University Hospital, he trained as an Air Force flight surgeon and served in that capacity for two years. He retired as a lieutenant colonel. Upon completing a pediatric residency and hematology fellowship at
Rochester in 1961, he entered a pediatric practice in Penfield, N.Y., from which he retired 38 years later, in 1999.

For many years, Jim was medical director of a treatment center for people with cognitive delays and of a home for troubled youth. He was a clinical assistant professor at Rochester and member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Jim was an avid skier and outdoors man. After retirement, he took up the clarinet and played with an Eastman School of Music band for older musicians.

Our sympathy goes to Nancy, his wife of 58 years; daughters Bonnie, Kathryn, and Elizabeth; four grandchildren; and his sister and brother.

 

mckennaJOHN A. MCKENNA '50 Jack died suddenly Jan. 7, 2013, in Stuart, Fla. He lived most of
his life in Fairfield, Conn.

He came to Princeton from Westbury (N.Y.) High School. He was an end on the three-time Big Three champion football team, president of Cannon Club, and recipient of the Aeronautical Engineering Larkin Memorial Scholarship. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1952.

After two years as an Air Force lieutenant and several jobs with small, aircraft-related businesses, he moved to Sikorsky Aircraft in 1956. There he became executive vice president, fulfilling his life's dream of designing and building helicopters with Igor Sikorsky. In 1974, he became president of Simmonds Precision Products, a supplier of aircraft-control systems, and later became president of Baldwin Technology. He ended his business career as a consultant and turnaround manager for another dozen companies.

Jack served on an aeronautical advisory board at Princeton as well as several corporate boards. His personal account of the history of Skycrane, Sikorsky's renowned heavy- lift helicopter, was published in 2010.

Our sympathy goes to Adele, Jack's wife of 60 years; daughters Anne and Joan; sons
John, David, and Mark; 21 grandchildren; and one great-grandson of whom he was especially proud. His son Peter predeceased him.

 

weiselJAMES H. WEISEL '50 Jim died Feb. 12,2013, in Valley  Hospital, Ridgewood, N.J.,
after a short illness. His obituary in The Record and Herald News described him as "an independent conservative thinker ... who venerated traditional values such as hard work, frugality, and unflinching honesty."

A native of New Jersey, he served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946. He attended the Naval Academy by Congressional appointment from 1946 to 1947 and then attended Rutgers, but transferred to Princeton in 1948. He majored in civil engineering, graduated with high honors, and was elected to
Phi Beta Kappa. He was a member of Elm Club. He received a master's degree in civil engineering from MIT in 1951.

After working as an engineer for several companies, he joined Merrill Lynch in 1960. He retired after a distinguished 31-year career as a senior account executive. In retirement, he "reveled" in his interests of history, music, and classic films. While living in Oradell, N.J., a Bergen County community, since 1958, he continued to have a great love for the rural regions of New Jersey and regularly visited his second home in Rosemont.

 

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DAVID S. BINGHAM '50 Dave died Dec. 21, 2012, in Holyoke, Mass., after a long affliction with Alzheimer's disease.


He graduated from  Westfield (N.J.) High School in 1944, and immediately enlisted in the Navy, becoming a combat air crewman. After a year at Illinois College, he transferred to Princeton, where his father was in the Class of 1913. Dave belonged to Cloister. Though he graduated with honors in economics, an
elective psychology course enticed him to take a postgrad year of psychology at Rutgers, and then earn a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Connecticut in 1956.

After two years at a Veterans Administration neuropsychiatric hospital in Ohio, Dave transferred to a similar hospital in Northampton, Mass., where he found both the professional and living environment he
sought. He was one of the first who helped change veterans' hospitals from "warehouses" to "more like college campuses." He specialized in treating violent behavior and post traumatic stress disorder in the latter decades of his career.

After retiring in 1991, Dave achieved his goal of writing a genealogical history of the Connecticut Binghams, completing its 14 volumes just before the onset of Alzheimer's.

Our condolences go to Beverly, Dave's wife of 60 years; his children, Geoffrey and Kimberly; and his four grandchildren.

 

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CHARLES R. BIGGS '50 *51 Charlie died Nov. 2, 2012, at the Winchester (Va.) Medical
Center.

He was a resident of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

After graduating from Wilmington (Del.) Friends School, he entered Princeton, where his father was in the Class of 1918. He majored in civil engineering and participated in Theatre Intime, the Flying
Club, and the Student Federalists. He was a member of Court Club. His roommates were Jim Bralla, Gus Fleischmann, and Pearce Browning. He earned a master's degree in civil engineering from Princeton in 1951.

His early career took him through a series of construction and design jobs until 1972, when he started his own firm, Biggs Engineering Associates, in Washington, N.J. He was a licensed professional engineer in New Jersey and New Yorkand a licensed professional planner in New Jersey.

After his retirement in the mid-1991's he moved to Berkeley Springs, where he was active on various volunteer boards. His com munity service was recognized in 2009 when Morgan County's permanent, two-acre recycling center, which he designed and whose construction he supervised, was named for him.

   
   We extend our sympathy to Margaret, his wife of f 61 years; his children, Charles II '74,
Elizabeth, Frederick, and Margaret; sister Anna; sister-in-law Ann w'51 and seven grandchildren.

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EUGENE S. LEGGETT II '50 Gene died June 8, 2012, in Warrenton, Va., of congestive
heart failure.

After graduating from Culver Military Academy, he joined the Army and was in numerous South Pacific campaigns. At Princeton, he was a member of Whig Clio, the Liberal Union, and Cloister. He accelerated and graduated with a degree in politics in 1949.

After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1952, Gene was recruited by the Office of Strategic Services, now the CIA. He worked with American and British intelligence, covering the former Soviet Union. He retired from the CIA in 1970 and helped found PACE Applied Technology, a pioneer computer and software company. He retired from the company in 2001 after serving as its president for 30 years.

Gene lived for many years in Washington, Va., where he was an emergency medical technician, firefighter, and president of the volunteer fire and rescue company for more than three decades. From 2003 to 2010, he was mayor and guided the financing and building of a much-needed wastewater-treat-
ment facility through what was at first a divided and contentious city council. The council recently named a street in his honor.

We extend our sympathy to Clarissa, Gene's wife of 60 years; four children; and nine grandchildren.

 

J. LOUIS SCHAEFER III '50 Lou died Sept. 2, 2012, in Ponte Vedra, Fla., his home since 1995.

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He was born in New York and raised in Greenwich, Conn., where he graduated
from the Brunswick School. He served in the Navy before entering Princeton.

At Princeton, where his father was in the Class of 1919, he was a manager of the hock-
ey team, belonged to Elm, and roomed with his brother, Jim '50, and Bob Roth. His major
was mechanical engineering.

Following graduation, he worked for vari ous companies. In 1961, he and a partner purchased the Ostby-Barton Co. in Warwick, R.I., a manufacturer of precision parts for the electronics industry. When the company was sold in 1986, Lou retired.

Lou was an active church member, a YMCA board member and chairman of the YMCA's Camp Fuller, and a participant in the state's Small Business Association. He helped establish his county's Habitat for
Humanity chapter and served on its board.

Lou's greatest love, next to family, was sailing on Narragansett Bay. When he moved to Florida, he became a frequent golfer.

Jane, his wife of 58 years; their children, John, Brent, Mark, Stephen, and Kathy; nine grandchildren; and his sister, Betsy Corkran, survive Lou. Jim predeceased him by a few weeks.


JAMES G. SCHAEFER '50 Jim died Aug. 16, 2012, in Rhode Island, where he had lived for 41 years

Born in New York, he grad uated from the Brunswick School in Greenwich, Conn., where he was
president of the student council and captain of the football team. At Princeton, he studied basic engineering, graduating with high honors and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He belonged to Elm Club and roomed with his brother, Lou '50, and Bob Roth. His father was in the Class of 1919.

Following graduation from Harvard Business School in 1952, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. In December 1953, he joined Scott Paper. He worked for Scott until 1971, when he moved to Rhode Island to join his brother at the Ostby-Barton Co., a manufacturer of precision parts for the electronics industry. He retired after the business was sold in 1986.

Jim was active in the local Presbyterian Church and led a successful effort to preserve the Prince Pond area from development. He enjoyed tennis and occasionally skied.

Joan, his wife of 55 years; his daughter, Pamela '82; sons Richard '86, Jim, and Jonathan; and his sister, Betsy Corkran, survive Jim. Lou died just a few weeks after Jim.

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JAMES C. TUCKER '50 Jim died Aug. 31, 2012, in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, after a fall at his home in Exeter, N.H.

He was born in Alabama, but migrated north to Phillips Exeter Academy, from which he graduated. He served in the Army from 1946 to 1947. At Princeton, he played JV lacrosse, belonged to Quadrangle, and graduated with honors in biology. His roommates were David Fulton '49 and John Fairchild '49·

Jim received a medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1954. He remained in New England and served the community of Exeter as a physician for 41 years. He retired from active practice in
1998.

To his wife, Janet; their five children, Bob, Dave, Richard, Sarah, and Sam; and five grandchildren, we extend our sympathy.

 

JOSEPH C. FINNIGAN '50 Joe died    Washington, D.C., area.

He graduated from Middle town Township (N.J.) High School, joined the Navy in 1943, and entered fighter-pilot training in 1944. In 1945 the Navy sent him to Princeton's V-5 program, where he qualified for an associate's degree. He was a member of Key and Seal.

Upon completion ofV-5 in 1948, Joe had assignments in Norfolk and Washington, on the USS Oriskany, and in Newport, R.1. In 1955 he was assigned to the destroyer USS Charles J. Badger, spending 18 months as executive officer and four as commanding officer. Stints in the Middle East and the
Pentagon followed before he retired in 1963.

Joe earned a bachelor's degree in business administration at George Washington University in 1966. His post-Navy career included jobs as a systems analyst, computer applications engineer, consultant to the World Bank, project-scheduling coordinator, and consultant for the Federal Aviation Administration.

Joe loved sailing, avidly followed public affairs, and had a passion for auto safety, for which he patented a shoulder harness accessory. Despite his short time at Princeton, he remained a loyal alumnus.

His wife, Mary, whom he married in 1952, died nine years ago. Three sons survive him.

 

W. BOULTON KEllY JR. '50 "Bo" died Aug. 1,2012, in Towson, Md.

His early schooling was at Gilman in Baltimore and at Hotchkiss. At Princeton,
where his father was in the Class of 1919, he lettered in lacrosse, belonged to Ivy, and majored in architecture. After four years in the Marines, which included duty in Korea and attaining the
rank of captain, he earned a master's degree in architecture at Harvard.

In 1957 he returned to his hometown of Baltimore and worked as a city planner until establishing the first of three architectural firms. His projects included restoration of the Pimlico Race Course clubhouse and Babe Ruth's birthplace, and the commission for Maryland's pavilion at the New York World's Fair in 1964.

Bo was an early pioneer in historical restoration and a leading advocate for the renewal of Baltimore's Inner Harbor. He founded and led many preservation groups. A fellow architect described him as "a huge figure in the architectural history of Baltimore."

Though Bo retired in 1985 after three years with the National Building Museum in Washington, he remained involved in historical architecture and even expanded his intetest to French chateaus.

He was an avid canoeist and enjoyed summers at his Fishers Island, N.Y., home, which he designed.

Our sympathy goes to Ellie, his wife of 62 years; his six children; and 19 grandchildren.


DAVID LUKE HOPKINS JR. '50 Luke Hopkins died in Cockeysville, Md., May 23, 2012, from
heart failure.

He attended Gilman School in Baltimore, then St. Paul's in New Hampshire. At Princeton,
where his father was in the Class of '21, he graduated with honors in history' and
belonged to Ivy.

Weeks after graduation he married Suzanne Bunker. He then served two years as a Marine lieutenant before beginning a 42-year career at J.P. Morgan in New York, where he rose to executive vice president and managing director. At Morgan, he established and headed its Far Eastern division,
headed trusts and investments and private banking. After retirement, Luke returned to his native Baltimore to help start Brown Advisory & Trust, becoming its first chai man and CEO.

Among the numerous boards he served on were those of Westvaco Corp., which his
great-grandfather founded; the Garrison Forest School of Maryland; and the Metropolitan Opera Company.

Luke spent summers and sailed at a family home in Northeast Harbor, Maine. He especially enjoyed the three years he lived there in the early 2000s

Our sympathy goes to his wife, Suzanne,  whom he affectionately called "Bunkie"; his daughters, Cassandra and Suzanne; son Robert; his brother, Porter '52; sisters Florence and Katherine; and his extended . family. His eldest son, David, predeceased him.


WILLIAM I. MCCLOSKEY '50 Bill died of cardiac arrest June 6, 2012, in West Palm Beach, Fla.

He grew up in Overbrook, Pa., and graduated from the Canterbury School in Connecticut. At
Princeton he studied civil engineering and belonged to Campus Club before he left in 1948. He then attended Villanova.

Before college, Bill worked for his father's business, building concrete ships for the Normandy invasion. After college he returned to the business and supervised construction projects. Later in life, he became a stockbroker and vice president of Prudential Bache Securities in Bryn Mawr, Fa. He retired in 2005 and with his wife, Margery, moved to Palm Beach.

Bill was an avid golfer, bridge player, and storyteller. He was described as someone "who naturally made everyone feel a little happier, a little more alive to life."

Margery, two sisters, four daughters, four sons, three stepdaughters, 18 grandchildren, and his former wife survive him. We extend our condolences to them.

 


DOUGLAS M. DYNE '50 Doug, a longtime resident of Tuxedo Park, N.Y., died )une 7, 2010.

He graduated from Mercersburg Academy, having previously attended Ridgewood (N.).) High School. At Princeton, he studied mechanical engineering before withdrawing in August 1948, presumably to continue his studies elsewhere. He had belonged to Cloister.

We received no news from Doug after he left Princeton other than that he had married and resided at several New Jersey addresses. From Mercersburg magazine, we learned that he had been the president and CEO of Dyne & Lenihan Engineering, from which he retired in 1996, and that he was survived by four sons and seven grandchildren.

STEPHEN M. Halliday  '50  Steve died Feb. 26, 2012, after a lengthy illness.

He graduated from Columbus (Ohio) Academy in 1945 and served in the Navy before entenng Princeton, where his father had been in the Class of 1908.  He majored in Economics and belonged to Tiger Inn.

His early career was in sales and advertising, but in 1957 he accepted a position in his hometown, Columbus, with the Renite Co., a lubrication engineering firm founded by his father-in-law. Steve eventually guided the company to its 80th year as its president and board chairman.

Steve was deeply involved in many civic and business organizations. He was a third- generation member of the Broadstreet Presbyterian Church. He was a trustee and contributor to the development of his church and to the Columbus School for Girls, which his wife and daughters attended.

He was a determined tennis and paddle- tennis player who complemented his athletic prowess with effective gamesmanship. He and his wife periodically took a break from their full schedule in Columbus to enjoy their home in Harbor Springs, Mich.

Our condolences go to his wife, Elizabeth, whom he married in 1955; three daughters, Lisa, Tracy, and Stephanie; five grandchi dren; and his brother, Peter.

 

THEODORE D. PEYSER JR. '50 Ted died of cancer April 13, 2012, at his home in Bethesda, Md.

Born in Washington, D.C., he attended the Sidwell Friends School. At Princeton, he graduated with honors from the School of Public and International Affairs and belonged to the Pre-Law Society, Student
Federalists, and Court Club.

After graduation he served in the Navy for two years as a legal officer and lieutenant on the aircraft carrier Coral Sea Following his discharge, he earned a law degree from Yale Law School in 1955.

Ted served over 30 years with the Depart ment of Justice, holding the positions of trial attorney, chief of claims court section, and special litigation counsel. He concluded his career as a tax litigator with the Washington office of Roberts & Holland. He was the author of several treatises on tax litigation for the Bureau of National Affairs.

Ted was a volunteer lawyer with the Veterans Consortium, advocating for vete ans denied benefits. He was a member of the Sidwell Friends alumni board for many years and a member of the Washington Hebrew Congregation throughout his life.

Our sympathy goes to Marjorie, Ted's wife of 57 years; his children, Bruce, Bill, and Trish '85; and eight grandchildren, including Brian '15.

WILLIAM H BOOTH '50.  Bill died Nov 19 2011 in L afayette, La.

H e was born in Shreveport, La., and graduated from Culver (Ind.) Military Academy. At Princeton, he majored in politics and belonged to Terrace. At graduation, he recieved his commission as an officer in theField Artillery Officers' Reserve Corps.

II was called to active duty in 1951 and served as a first lieutenant in Tokyo, Korea, ,Mayaya and Indochina. After his discharge 153, he returned to Shreveport to work for h.is father (a member of the Class of '24) few years before going to southern Utah to prospect for uranium. After a serious
automobile accident interrupted prospecting, he declded on a less rigorous job: oil exploin for Exxon in Illinois and Michigan.

A family tragedy prompted Bill's return to Louisiana, where he worked as a real-estate devel oper until he joined the family leather tanning and manufacturing business. When the business was sold in 1968, he took over management of the family real-estate holding in Buford.

He was passionate about golf and college footb all.

We extend our condolences to his children, Rosemary and John; his sister, Joan Barton and six grandchildren .


PAUL M. INGERSOll '50   Paul died of respiratory failure Jan. 2, 2012, in Philadelphia.

He graduated from St. Paul's. At Princeton, where his father was in the Class of '22, he played freshmanfootball, was a member of the Rugby Club, belonged to Ivy, and majored in history.

A fter graduation, he was called to active duty . in the Army as a second lieutenant. His career included working for Penn Mut ual Life, co-founding a plastic- and metal container distributorship, and holding vari assignments with Provident National Ban k, which culminated in becoming its president in 1974- He left the bank in 1979 starting a rewarding, 30-plus-year relationship with the international auction house Ch istie's. He became a senior vice president in 1 990 and remained a consultant after retiring in 1995.

Paul served on the boards of many companies and nonprofits. He was an 18-year Trustee of Drexel University, which was fou nded by his great-grandfather.

PauI was an avid antique toy collector, and e oyed accompanying his wife when she tra veled for her antiques business. He took pride in being a founding member of 'The Unnamed Group," a reading group that just marked its 50th year.

We extend our sympathy to Mimi, Paul's wife of over 60 years; and his daughters, Lea, Ri ta, and Francie, to whom he was devoted.

STEPHEN M. PIGA '50 Steve died Sept. 25, 2011, in Oakland, N.J.

Though born in Brooklyn, he lived most of his life in New Jersey, where he graduated from St. Peter's Preparatory School. At Princeton he was a varsity swimmer, presi dent of the Catholic Club, and a member of Charter. He graduated with honors from SPIA.

Steve entered Columbia Law School, but several months later enlisted in the Marines. During the next five years, he served as a lieutenant, married Joan Farrell, and earned a law degree from Columbia. He spent his entire professional career with White& Case, a major Wall Street law firm, where he
became a partner and one of the nation's foremost experts in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. He reached the rank of captain in the Marine Corps Reserve.

An avid fisherman, Steve was also a member of the Bridge Table in Franklin Lakes and the Bergen County U.S. Bowling Congress.

His second wife, Emilie, died in 2003. Our condolences go to his partner, Suzanne Murphy; his children, Maureen, Stephen [r., Susan, and Elizabeth; and his three grand children.

JAMES C. MCCLAVE '50 Jim died Nov. 30, 2011, at his home in Stuart, Fla.

He graduated from Cliffside Park (N.J.) High School and was a Navy officer during World War II. He transferred to Princeton from Dartmouth in 1947, adding to a McClave legacy. His father and uncle were in the Class of 1903, and his brothers were in the classes of 1936 and 1937. He belonged to Tiger Inn and graduated with a degree in civil engineering.

Upon graduation he joined McClave & McClave, a civil-engineering firm founded by his father and uncle. Jim continued the firm's prominence as the civil engineer for many Bergen County (N.J.) municipalities.
He was chairman of the board of Hudson United Bank of Union City, N.J., from 1976 to 1990. After retiring in 1988, he moved to Florida.

Jim and his wife, Helen, were avid horticulturists and were recognized for their prized daylily gardens in Bergen County. Jim was the longest active member (63 years) of Hackensack Golf Club, where he was a three- time club golf champion.  His Tiger Inn roommate, Ron Wittreich, remembers a life- time of friendship playing golf in member- guest tournaments, reunions, and Tiger foot ball games.

Our sympathy goes to Helen, son John, and two grandchildren. Sadly, his son Jamie died of cancer in 1998.


HARRISON MCMICHAEL '50 "Mac" died Nov. 20, 201l.

Born in Philadelphia, Mac came to Prince ton from Lawrenceville. At Princeton, he was a member of Terrace and graduated with honors in biology. Though he graduated in 1951, he elected to remain a member of '50.

Mac completed his medical studies at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1956, midway through fitting in a year of graduate-level biology at Cal Tech. Following internship and residency in pathology, he served two years at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington as an
Air Force captain. He then returned to the medical school, joining the faculty in 1961. He became an associate dean in 1969, beginning a 30-year tenure.

After his retirement, Mac enjoyed boating with his family and traveling worldwide with his wife, Blanche, whom he married in 1969.

We extend our sympathy to Blanche; his four children, Paul, Ellen, David, and Suzanne; five grandchildren; and a great grandson.

 

EDWARD N. MELDAHL '50 "Ted" Meldahl died peacefully Nov. 11,2011, in North Carolina

After graduating from Choate, he studied in the Navy V-12 program at Notre Dame and at the Navy Oriental Language School in Oklahoma, where he was commissioned as an ensign in 1946. Entering Princeton in 1948, he graduated with honors in religion in 1950. He continued his study of Japanese
at Columbia and at Tokyo University on a Fulbright Scholarship.

Ted used his-language skills by working for Pfizer and Abbott Labs in Japan from 1956 to 1968. He then returned stateside to work in family planning. He joined the United Nations Fund for Population Activities in 1973, initially covering Malaysia and Singapore from Kuala Lumpur, and then five African countries from Nairobi. After retiring, he settled in South Carolina with his second wife, Joyce, whom he met in 1971 while singing in a choir in Bangkok. Joyce predeceased him.

He had a lifelong love for baseball that he shared with his children and grandchildren, and as a youngster he once pitched to Ted Williams. He delighted in singing, dancing, and telling jokes. He was "a consummate wordsmith in English:' authoring funny artiles and poetry.

We extend our sympathy to his brother, Robert: children Malcolm, Virginia, and Keith; and three grandsons.


DEAN W. CHACE '50 Dean died Oct. 20, 2011, at his Princeton home after a lengthy illness.

Prior to Princeton, he served in the Navy. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in engineering, he joined RCA. While working there, he studied law at George Washington and Temple universities five evenings a week for four years. With a law degree from Temple in 1955, he continued what would become a 39-year career with RCA and General Electric. He served as senior vice president of licensing, and as president of the engineering labs in Zurich. His wry sense of humor was revealed when he wrote in our 50th-reunion directory that he only "missed one day of work due to illness (German measles)." After retirement in 1990, he became a patent and licensing consultant.

Dean settled in Princeton in 1957, where he was committed to local church, nonprofit, and civic activities too numerous to list here.

He was an avid golfer, and served several terms as president of the Springdale Golf Club, home course of the University golf teams. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed time at his summer home in the Adirondacks.

Our condolences go to his family, to whom he was dedicated: Sue, his wife of 58 years; their children, Elizabeth, Christopher, and Scott; and six grandchildren.

 


JON B. LOVELACE '50 Jon, an early leader in the mutual-fund industry, died Nov. 16, 2011, at his Santa Barbara, Calif., home.

He was a Hotchkiss graduate and a Navy reservist from 1945 to 1946. At Princeton, he was on The Daily Princetonian staff, wrote lyrics for the Triangle Club, and served as vice president of the Intramural Athletic Association and Cannon Club. He graduated with honors in economics.

Jon had to be "persuaded" to go into the family business, the Capital Group, which his father founded in 1931. He started as a statistician, taking a more prominent role when his father fell ill, and became chairman in 1964. He guided the firm as it expanded to rival giants like Fidelity and Vanguard. Today, it oversees more than $1 trillion and offers more than 40 funds under the name American Funds. He once said the key to success was "Don't be greedy."

His unassuming nature belied his strong philanthropic commitment to the not-for- profit sector. He and his wife were involved in more than 30 entities focusing on the arts, the environment, and education. He was an avid hiker.

To Lillian,Jon's wife of 60 years; their chi dren, Carey, jeffrey, [irn, and Rob '84; and six grandchildren, we send our sympathy.

DAVID J WILSON '50  Dave died trom Alzheimer's disease Oct. 11, 2011, in Carmel Valley, Calif.

He spent most of his youth in New Jersey, but moved west and graduated from Berkeley (Calif.) High School. He served in the Navy's preflight program from 1945 to 1946. At Princeton, where his father was in the Class of 1921, Dave was circulation manager of The Daily Princeton ian, senior
manager of the Student Tailor Shop, and belonged to Tiger Inn. His degree was in economics.

After graduation, he took a job in California, where he married Allison Morse. His merchandising career included 21 years with The Emporium, where he became divisional merchandise manager of its San
Francisco flagship store, and 10 years with Gottschalk's, a Fresno department store. He retired to Carmel Valley.

Dave was an ardent Bay Area sports fan. He enjoyed tennis, snow and water skiing, and swimming, but golf was his passion. Not only did he play, but he also volunteered at major tournaments at Pebble Beach, the Olympic Club, Pinehurst, and Maui (a favorite travel destination). His collection of logo golf balls once reached 34,000. He loved animals and delighted in having a canine companion by his side.

We share the loss of this loyal classmate with Allison; children David Jr., Janis, and Allan; and two grandchildren.

DOUGLAS DELANOY JR. '50 Doug died Sept. 26, 2011, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

He entered Princeton, where his father was in the Class of 1917, from The Hill
School. He participated in track his freshman year and i yo-pound crew the next two years.
An English major, he was a member of the Navy ROTC and Cottage Club.

After graduation, Doug split three years of Navy service as an officer on a destroyer and a minesweeper. After his Navy stint, he joined Aubrey G. Lanston & Co., a Wall Street specialist in U.S. Treasury securities, where he became senior vice president.

He resigned from Lanston in 1973 and moved from his longtime residence in Plainfield, N.J., to work as an account executive and vice president for Merrill Lynch in Fort Lauderdale. When he retired in 1989, he became an arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers and the New York Stock Exchange.

Doug had a delightfully mischievous sense of humor. He was known for his love of family, dogs (especially Bedlington terriers), books, and classical music, and he thoroughly enjoyed Florida's sun and sea.

We extend our condolences to Carolyn, his wife of 59 years; his daughter, Holly; sons Brad and Craig; and five grandchildren.

 


LOUIS N. MCCARTER III '50 Lou died July 26, 201l.

He entered Princeton from the Haverford (Pa.) School. A basic engineering major, he participated in soccer and fencing, was a WPRU staff announcer and member of ROTC, and belonged to Terrace.

Soon after graduation, he married Patricia Parcher and returned from their honeymoon to start work for the family business, the McCarter Corp. in Norristown, Pa. Founded in 1850, the corporation specialized in manufacturing commercial mixing machinery. Lou obtained a patent for an asphalt/concrete drum mixer. He retired as president and CEO when he closed the company, and con-
tinued to sell his chocolate-manufacturing equipment line through Wm. A. Schmidt& Sons Inc. until he died.

During the Korean War, he served in the Army Ordnance Corps and was separated as a first lieutenant.

Lou was a leader of several regional manufacturing associations in which he was a strong proponent of expanding manufacturing to improve Pennsylvania's economy. In 2005, he was elected chairman of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association. Through the years he was an avid fox hunter, a sailor, and after retirement, became an enthusiastic trap shooter.

Our condolences go to Patricia and his children, Craig and Carolyn.

 

BERTRAM H. PITTIS '50 Bert died Sept. 2, 2011, in Madison, N.J.

Bert was one of our class veterans, serving in the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. A graduate of Lawrenceville, he majored in mechanical engineering and belonged to Terrace.

His first engineering job was with Thomas Edison Co. in West Orange, N.J., where he met and married Joan Wilckens in 1953. He later worked for more than 20 years for The Wall Street Journal in South Brunswick, where he was responsible for developing engineering technology. He contributed to
several patents that automated the publishing process.

Bert was a tirelessly creative person who applied this attribute and his engineering precision to his home and community projects. Most notably, he redesigned, restored, and doubled the size of the Grace Church carillon in Plainfield. The Pittis Carillon is one of only four in New Jersey. His creativity
also led to designing jewelry, ceramics, and household gadgets.

A lifelong resident of Madison, he was devoted to his church and active in local politics. He enjoyed family vacations in western national parks and on the Maine coast, as well as frequent art trips to Manhattan.

Our condolences go to his wife, Joan; chi dren Allison and Laurence; twin brother Walt '50; and brother Albert '52.

 


BRADlEE V.B. POSTEll '50 Brad died of Alzheimer's disease July 26, 2011, in Vero
Beach, Fla.

He defined himself as a person of uncomplicated faith and with a glass-is-half- full attitude.

A Deerfield graduate, Brad earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Princeton with honors. He was editor of Princeton Engineering, a member of the Engineering Council, and belonged to Key and Seal.

He earned a master's degree from Harvard Business School, and then served as a second lieutenant in the Air Force Research and Development Command at Wright Field. In 1954, he not only took a job in Philadelphia, but also a wife, Carol Underhill. Acquisition of the Philadelphia company in 1956
prompted him to join a small chemical/mining/oil and gas company in Houston. In 1964, when Occidental Petroleum acquired this company, Brad decided to stay on. Until his retirement 22 years later, Brad's Occidental career dealt with a variety of planning responsibilities and stops in Cleveland, Los Angeles, and Lexington.

He enjoyed a happy retirement in northeast Florida, where he was an active in the First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach and Sons of the Colonial Wars, and a volunteer tor Hospice and the Jacksonville Mayo Clinic.

We extend our sympathy to Carol, and his sons, James, John, and Andrew.

 


ROBERT P. TYLER JR. '50 Bob died peacefully Sept. 24, 2011, in his home in Palm City, Fla.

He attended St. Louis Country Day School and then graduated from Lake Forest (Ill.) Academy. His earned a bachelor's degree in psychology at Princeton, where he was a vice president of Dial Lodge.

After a brief job in Trenton, he received his commission at the Navy's Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I. He served a year in Washington and finished his last two years in Japan. After his release from active duty, he joined the Simmons Co., where, after assignments in sales, merchandising, and planning, he was appointed its president in 1975. He was also a senior marketing executive at Fieldcrest Co. and was involved in the restaurant and real estate fields.

His wife, Maxine, whom he married in 1963, preceded him in death.

To his daughters, Tracy and Kimberly Ann; his sister, Ann; cousin Paxson Glenn; and four grandchildren, we send sympathy.

W. CAMERON SLACK '50 "Cammy" Slack died of respiratory failure July 1, 2011, in Towson, Md.

He graduated from the Gilman School in his hometown of Baltimore. At Princeton, he played freshman football and baseball, then rugby for the next three years. He belonged to Ivy Club and earned his degree in English.

After Princeton, Cammy joined the Marine Corps, rising to captain as an artillery specialist. He remained in the Reserve until 1958.

He began his banking career with the Bank of New York in New York City. In 1957 he moved to Baltimore to join Maryland Trust Co., where he gained prominence as an expert on commercial lending practices, contributing articles to professional journals and lecturing at executive programs. He retired in 1988.

Following retirement, he volunteered with the International Executive Service Corps. He was the first Western banker to assist in bank reform in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod (formerly known as Gorky).

Cammy actively supported Baltimore's cu tural and educational institutions. He spent much of his retirement at a second home on Gibson Island, Md.

His wife, Erika, and son, Wyatt Cameron Jr., predeceased him. Our condolences go to his son Randy; daughter Katharine; and his nephews and nieces.

 


DANIEL B. WESSELLS '50 Dan died of acute mye ogenous leukemia (AML) July 11, 2011, in Glenmoore, Pa.

He graduated from Lawrenceville. At Princeton, where his father was in the Class of 1905, he majored in civil engineering and belonged to Cloister. He spent a term working in civil engineering construction and graduated in 1951.

During the Korean War he was signal offi cer on the USS Sanborn and subsequently taught at the Amphibious Force Operational Intelligence School.

For our 25th, he wrote that after "15 years of bachelorhood with lots of sculling, skiing, and fishing," he married Deborah Dunn.

Early in his career, Dan turned to consulting engineering in commuter and high-speed railway projects. He was the design manager of the Philadelphia Airport High Speed Line Railroad and participated in the initial planning for the Washington, D.C., regional system.

Our sympathy goes to Deborah, daughters Reed and Alexandra, a nephew, Henry '83; and four grandchildren.

 

RUDOLF M. RIEFSTAHL II '50  Rudy died unexpecedly June 25, 2011, in Rochester, Mass:

He was born in Istanbul, Turkey, raised in New York City, and prepared for college at The Hill School. At Princeton he majored in t and archaeology in the Special Program In Humanities. He was on the fencing team and participated in Theatre Intime and choIr.

After serving in the Army m Germany during the Korean War, Rudy pursued graduate studies in art history at NYU's Institute of Fine Arts. He worked for Harvard s Fogg Art Museum from 1956 to 1958 and for the Toledo (Ohio) Museum of Art as curator of decorative arts from 1958 to 1971, and then
maintained a private practice in conservation of art and curatorial services in Michigan for many years.

After moving to Massachusetts, Rudy found new outlets for his love of art, history, classical and choral music, and reading. He volunteered in the conservation department of the New Bedford Whaling Museum, sang with local choral groups, and enjoy spending time at the Rochester library. He frequented yard sales to acquire trinkets for his grand- daughters and old tools for his collection.

Rudy's wife, Deborah, whom he married in 1954, died in 1989. To his children, Rudolf and Sophia, and three granddaughters, we send our condolences.

 

JOHN S. FREY '50 jack died April 12, 2011, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., after a long struggle with
Parkinson's disease.

He grew up in Corning, N.Y., in a family of 10 children. After spending two years in the Navy as a seaman, he entered Princeton, where he majored in economics and belonged to Terrace. just before being called to active duty in the Marine Corps in October 1951, he married Anne Ober. His entire tour was at
Quantico, where he reached the rank of captain. After his military service, he entered Harvard Law School and graduated in 1956

Jack was admitted to the New York State bar, and soon joined the legal staff of IBM. At IBM he was noted for mentoring young lawyers. He spent four years in Paris as IBM's general counsel for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He retired as assistant general counsel in 1989 after a 32-year career.
While at IBM he cherished his association with Nicholas Katzenbach '43.

Jack had a lifelong passion for politics and football, being a loyal Redskins fan. He enjoyed reading history, and no matter where he was, sought out The New York Times.

To his wife, five children, and eight grand children, we extend our sympathy.

JOHN A. ANDERSON '50 John died peacefully May 2 2011 at his home in Terrace Park, Ohio.

He was born in Evanston, Ill., and graduated from nearby New Trier High Schol. At Princeton, he sang in the Chapel Choir, played in the band, and was a member of Whig-Clio and Court Club. john graduated
with honors in the Special Program in Humanities, concentrating in classical languages.

In 1952 he earned a master's in classics from Harvard. He was working toward a doctorate there when he was invited to teach at The Hill School in 1954. At Hill, he taught Latin, Greek, and humanities as the Elizabeth B. Blossom Chair of Humanities.

John's profound intellect, warm spirit, and thoughtful generosity deeply affected the lives of hundreds of Hill alumni and colleagues throughout his 45 years of remarkable service. He retired in 1999 and moved to Terrace Park to be close to his family.

John spent part of each summer in the family cottage in his beloved Wisconsin Northwoods, where he had gone since his birth. He and Nancy, whom he married in 1969, traveled abroad many times.

To Nancy and their children, Gina, john, Rusty, and Sandy, we extend our sympathy.

T. GUTHRIE SPEERS JR. '50 The class and country lost one of its great voices for justice, decency, and humanity when Guthrie died April 17,2011, in Boston.

After graduating from The Hill School and serving in the Navy, Guthrie majored in his tory at Princeton, chaired the Christian Youth Fellowship, served on the Undergraduate Council, and belonged to Quadrangle.

He followed his father, T. Guthrie Speers 1912, into the ministry, graduating from Union Theological Seminary in 1953. While at his first church in New York, he met Susan Savage, whom he married in 1955. In 1956, he started a church in New Canaan, Conn., which flourished under his 36-year ministry and community outreach.

An engaged minister and vibrant preacher, Guthrie was deeply involved in social issues, joining the marches in Washington and Selma, advocating for civil and women's rights, speaking against the Vietnam War, and pushing for equal rights for gays. For 20 years he headed the Princeton-Blairstown
Center board.

During summers and retirement in New Hampshire, he loved climbing mountains and playing the violin. He continued to preach through last summer. In his last years he also found a new ministry and energy in the Twelve-Step Program.

Our sympathy goes to Susan (one of the first two female trustees at Princeton); his children, Will '79, Thomas, Sam '82, and Elizabeth; and eight grandchildren.


STEPHEN L POST '50 Steve died in St. Louis April 6, 2011. One of his former students described him as "a true gentleman, scholar, and exquisite clinician."

Coming to Princeton from St. Louis Country Day School, Steve sang in the Nassoons and graduated with honors in psychology. He lived in St. Louis throughout his life, except for two years as a Navy lieutenant junior grade after graduation from Princeton, and during studies at Columbia, where he earned a medical degree in 1957.

Steve joined the faculty of St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute in 1973. There he developed and directed a program in advanced psychodynamics psychotherapy that became a model for training thousands         
of psychotherapy professionals. Over the years he was medical director, clinical supervisor, and board member of St. Louis Care and Counseling. He held faculty positions at several St. Louis hospitals and served on the staff of others. He maintained a private practice in psychiatry and psychoanalysis until      
several years ago.  

Previously widowed and divorced, Steve married Ellen Eisendrath in 1975, creating a family of seven children, four of his and three of hers. Ellen described Steve as "a loving husband, father, and friend; and a maniac tennis player and sailor."  

Our condolences go to Ellen, Steve's children, stepchildren, and brother Robert '56.                                  

JOHN S. COOK '50 '55 John died of heart failure Jan. 23, 2011, in Falmouth, Mass.

He graduated from St. Andrew's School where later he was a trustee for many years.
John served in the Army Medical Corps between his freshman and sophomore years
at Princeton. He graduated with honors in biology, was active in Orange Key, and
belonged to Cannon. After a year in industry, he returned to Princeton and earned a Ph.D.
in 1955 in biology with emphasis on cell physiology.

Following a postdoctoral year in Switze land, he joined the physiology department at
the NYU School of Medicine, where he became assistant dean. There he met and
married Dorothy Skinner, a fellow scientist, in 1965. The next year, both accepted posi-
tions at the Department of Energy's Biological Division at Oak Ridge (Tenn.)
National Laboratory. They remained there as researchers and teachers for 33 years.
Retiring in 1996, John and Dorothy relocated to Woods Hole, Mass. Their home,
bought in 1979, was renovated to accommo date their extensive collection of 20th centu-
ry art. Dorothy died in 2005.

John served a term as president of the Society of General Physiologists and was on
the editorial board of the American Journal of Physiology.

He is survived by Anne Cook, the widow of his brother, George' 44, and several
nephews and nieces.

 

EDWARD H. HOUSE '50 Ed succumbed to recur rent cancer Feb. 13,2011, in Trenton, N.J.,
where he was born and lived most of his life.

He entered Princeton from Trenton Central High School, majored in chemistry,
and belonged to Sigma Xi, the honorary sci ence society. He did postgraduate studies at
Dartmouth, and at Rochester, from which he earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry in 1960.

Ed held teaching positions at Colgate, Hobart, and the University of North Dakota
and briefly worked for Mobil Oil before he dedicated the rest of his professional career
to teaching at Trenton Junior College and later at Mercer County Community College.
For more than 40 years, he taught a variety of science courses, holding several depart-
ment chairmanships along the way. His Renaissance spirit was eulogized as a posi-
tive example for his many students.

Ed's love of science was equaled only by his love of the arts, especially music. He was
an accomplished organist, performing locally. He sang baritone in several choirs. Over the
years, he involved himself with many gov ernmental and nonprofit groups, favoring
social issues and equal rights.

We extend our condolences to his adopted son, Vincent Facciolo; his sister, Eleanor; and
several cousins.

HARRY BUTLER WEBER '50 Harry died July 22, 2010, in Iowa City, Iowa.  A colleague described him as a man with"an absolutely fantastic memory for jokes and aphorisms...a terrific raconteur and conversationalist...a great friend".

He was born in Blackfoot, Idaho, but after his father died, he moved to Denver, where he graduated as valedictorian of East Denver High School.  At Princeton, he was a member of Theatre Intime and majordomo of Prospect Club.  His degree was in economics.

Following graduation, he volunteered for the Air Force.  He spent a year in the Army Language School, concentrating on Russina, and then served in Germany and Libya dealing with airborne interception of communications.  Leaving the Air Force in 1954, he earned a master's degree in Slavic studies and a Ph.D in Comparative literature at Indian University.  During a summer teaching assignment at Northwestern, he met a fellow tutor, Nellie Ryl, whom he married in 1961.

In 1966, Harry accepted a position at the University of Iowa, where he taught Russian language and literature, specializing in the 19th century.  He retired in 1993 as a professor emeritus.  In retirement. he developed a passion for genealogy and found great joy from gardening.

To Nellie, son Frederick, daughter Sabra, and three grandchildren, we extend sencere sympathy.

WALTER D. ARMSTRONG JR. '50 Described in his obituary as "one of life's best sports," Walt
Armstrong died Sept. 12, 2010, in Kennett Square, Pa.

Born in Wayne, Pa., Walt was an outstanding three-sport athlete at Friends Central
School in suburban Philadelphia. He brought his athletic prowess to Princeton, where he
played basketball and baseball for four years. As a senior, he shared in the Bunn Trophy as
a member of the basketball team that won the league championship for the first time
since 1932. As captain of the league-winning 1950 baseball team, Walt received the Clarke
Trophy for his leadership. He majored in economics and belonged to Campus Club.

After Princeton, Walt entered the loan business, first in his father's firm in Philadelphia and then in his own business in Wayne. His participation on the athletic fields continued and he was a much-honored
local amateur sports figure.

Walt's first wife, Dorothy, whom he married in 1950, predeceased him, as did their daughter, Pamela. Our sympathy goes to his widow, Patricia; his son, Walter III; and their daughters, Tara and Victoria. .


PETER C. DODD '50 Peter spent his life encouraging understanding between Muslim cultures and the West. He died Nov. 25, 2010, in Victoria, British Columbia.

He graduated from South Kent (Conn.) School just before his 15th birthday and took a year off to return to Beirut, Lebanon, where he was born and his family was living. He was our youngest classmate, entering Princeton a few months after his16th birthday. Peter, whose father was Stuart C. Dodd '22,
was involved with Theatre Intime and ROTC and belonged to Cloister. He graduated from SPIA with highest honors, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and received the Johnston Prize.

After traveling, studying, and teaching in Seattle, Peter entered Harvard in 1958, where he received a Ph.D. in sociology. He taught for 20 years at the American University of Beirut, worked 10 years with UNESCO in Beirut and Baghdad, and spent 10 years with the Fulbright Foundation in Islamabad. His
return to the American University was cut short by war in Lebanon and he retired to Victoria. There he was active in the Canadian Institute of International Affairs.

Our sympathy goes to his wife, Erica; children Frances, Kika, Alex, and Daniel '93; and his brother, Bruce '53.


JOSEPH H. HOOPER JR. '50 Joe Hooper was a surgeon who is remembered by colleagues and
patients for his compassion and his skill with a scalpel. He died of heart failure Oct. 24, 2010, at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson, Md., where he had volunteered after retiring.

Joe graduated from Gilman School in his hometown of Baltimore. At Princeton, he played lacrosse, majored in biology, and belonged to Dial Lodge. He graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1954.  Interrupting his residency training, he served two years in the Navy, one spent on an icebreaker in Arctic waters. After two years at a VA hospital, he established a private general surgical practice at Baltimore's Union Memoria'l Hospital. He retired in 1996. He was a former president of the Baltimore
City Medical Society, on the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, and a member of the American College of Surgeons.

Joe professed to thoroughly enjoy his work but delighted in time off. He was an accomplished freshwater and saltwater fly fisherman and an avid duck hunter. He hunted deer with a bow and arrow.

Our condolences go to Shirley, Joe's wife of 40 years; his son, Joseph III; daughters Brent and Cricket; his sister, Deborah; and four granddaughters.


JAMIESON MATTHIAS '50 Jamie died Nov. 8, 2010, of natural causes in southern California. He was described by a fellow Princetonian and friend of 25 years as "a quiet and gentle guy with a puckish sense of humor."

Jamie came to Princeton from Minnesota. He was a cheerleader and a member of the Outing Club and Quadrangle. He graduated with honors in history.

After graduation, he spent a year and a half at the University of Michigan Law School, and then worked in advertising until 1955, when he entered the Princeton Theological Seminary. He was ordained a
minister in the Presbyterian Church in 1958.

His first church was in Hyattsville, Md. In the mid-1970S he moved to California, where he established a ministry at the Chino Prison outside Los Angeles. His 18 years of prison chaplaincy, a difficult and at times unreward- ing ministry, was probably the most successful of his many accomplishments.

In the 1980s, Jamie was pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Colton, Calif. His last pastorate was the Community Presbyterian Church of Redlands. He retired in the 1990s, becoming an ardent football and baseball fan.

Jamie married Charlena Harvey in 1986. To Charlena and daughter Rosalynn, we extend our sympathy.

 

S. PEARCE BROWNING III '50 Pearce died in Norwich, Conn., Jan. 14,2010.

He graduated from Exeter. At Princeton, he majored in chemistry and was active in WPRU and the Flying Club. His father was in the Class of 1922.

After graduation from Columbia University College of Physicians and
Surgeons in 1954, he-interned in surgery at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. In 1956, Pearce went on active duty in the Navy, serving for two years as a lieutenant. Just one week after completing a three-year resi dency in orthopedic surgery at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, he married Mary Houwink, a Johns Hopkins nursing graduate.

Following a brief residency at the University of Iowa, Pearce moved back to
Connecticut, where he began a private practice in orthopedic and hand surgery in Norwich. In nearby Baltic, he and Mary restored a 1771 farmhouse, stone walls and all, where he lived until his death. Their twin sons were born in 1967.

His interests were archaeology, historical architecture, U.S. history, and silversmithing. He served as president of the local historical society and was an honorary staff member of Norwich's Backus Hospital.

We extend our condolences to Pearce's wife, Mary; sons Frederick and Samuel; and his brother, William '53.


EDWIN H. FOLK III '50 Ed died of emphysema on July 3, 2010, in Newtown, Pa.

Born in Atlanta, he graduated from Boys' High School there. As a teenager, he played the viola and continued with music at Princeton by playing in the University Orchestra. He belonged to Campus Club and majored in English. He earned a master's in city and regional planning at Georgia Tech in 1954·

Ed started his career in city planning in Chicago and then worked in Youngstown, Ohio. He next moved to the Philadelphia area, where he was executive director of a watchdog agency, the Citizens Council for City Planning, from 1962 until it closed in 1971. The next three years he was with
the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania. He consulted for the Delaware Cancer Network in the late 1970s. Until his retirement in 1998, Ed was employed as a salesman for a computer- technology service.

A lifelong stamp couector, Ed was a member of the King George VI Collectors Society, which focuses on stamps issued during George's reign (1936-1952).

We extend our sympathy to Miriam, Ed's wife of 54 years; his son, Edwin IV; daughters Cathy, Ann, Ellison '84, and Emily; and 11 grandchildren.

HENRY P. SAILER '50 Henry, an antitrust lawyer, died June 22, 2010, of congestive heart failure. He had lived in Washington, D.C., since
1956.

He was born in Beijing, where his father, Randolph C. Sailer '19, was a professor at Yenching University. At age 12, he moved to the United States to attend Deerfield. Though a member of our class, Henry did not graduate until 1951, when he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and earned honors in his tory. While on campus, he played varsity soccer and squash and was a Daily Princetonian news editor and an Orange Key guide. He belonged to Cottage.

Henry received a law degree in 1954 from Harvard Law School and joined the Washington law firm of Covington & Burling, taking a one-year leave in 1958 to clerk for Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan II. He retired as a partner in 1998.

He used his fluency in Mandarin as a member of the National Committee on
United States-China Relations and on frequent travels to China. His marriage to Francesca Ramus in the 1950s ended in divorce.

Our condolences go to his children, Anne, Katherine '78, Henry, Randolph, and Elizabeth; his brother; and six grandchildren, including Isabel S. Lerer '07.

JAMES D. LINDSAY '50 Jim died Jan. 14, 2009, in New York City.

He graduated from the Nichols-School in his hometown of Buffalo, N.Y. After serving in the Navy from 1944 to 1946, he came to Princeton, where he was publicity manager of the Nassau Sovereign and a member of Elm. He earned his degree in psychology.

Jim's career was basically in banking, finance, and real estate. At one time he
formed a commodities-import business with classmate Ray Farrant. Since our 25th, we heard only that he continued to reside in Manhattan in the same apartment in which he had lived for many years.

We know of no immediate survivors.


JOSEPH M. MCDONOUGH '50 Joe died Oct. 22, 2010, in Palo Alto, Calif', after a full life in academia and social activism.

During World War II he served for three years in the Navy, participating in four major battles and winning a Purple Heart when his destroyer was sunk by a kamikaze off Okinawa.

At Princeton, he roomed with Norb Nelson, Wally Little, Johnny Gebhard, Chuck Kennedy '46, and his brother, Don MCDonough '52. He was basketball team manager and Terrace Club treasurer. In his senior year, he married Leah Brooks. Joe majored in psychology and later received a
master's degree from the University of Miami. He and Leah earned Ph.D.s in clinical psychology at Michigan State and moved to Palo Alto in 1961.
Joe spent the first half of his career with

the Veterans Administration, running psychiatric wards, working with schizophrenics, and administering work-for-pay rehab programs. At age 50, he left hospital work, and for the next 25 years was a professor of psy-
chology at the College of San Mateo. He was an early activist in the anti-Vietnam War movement, president of the teachers' union, and recipient of the California Federation of Teachers' highest state award in 2000.

He is survived by Leah; his daughter, Susan; and granddaughter Caroline. To them, we extend sincere sympathy.


HUGH S. PERSHING '50 Hugh was a physician who was devoted to his practice as a country doctor and to his family. He died Sept. 2, 2010, in Hingham, Mass.

Hugh was a graduate of Deerfield Academy. At Princeton, where his father was in the Class of 1921, he was a varsity football manager, and a member of Triangle Club, Theatre Intime, and Cottage Club. He majored in
psychology.

Though he planned to pursue medicine, after graduation he followed one of his first loves by working as chief electrician at several summer theatres.  He tghen earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in 1955, during which time he married Dorothea Kenderdine.  Intership at Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Hospital, a year on the Cheyenne-Arapaho Indian Reservation, public health service in Oklahoma, and a residency in General Practice in Virginia followed.

In 1959, Hugh set up a family practice in rural Bucks County, Pa., to which he commit ted himself for 40 years. He was on staff at Doylestown Hospital, where he also served a term as medical director. In recent years, the Pershings lived in Massachusetts.

Our sympathy goes to Dorothea; daughters Jaye '79, Pamela, Abigail and their children; and Hugh's sister, Pamela.

 


NORMAN T. ROGERS JR. '50 Norm died June 18, 2010, at his Bluffton, S.C., home.

A son of 1914, he graduated from Lawrenceville. He captained the Princeton 150-pound crew and was coxswain of the crew that won the Thames Challenge Cup at the 1949 Henley Regatta. He was wrestling team
manager for one year and a member of Charter. His degree was in modern languages.

After graduation, Norm entered the Navy, serving on the flagship of the 2nd and 6th fleets as an engineering officer. After leaving the service in 1953, he worked in the publishing business in Huntington, W. Va. In 1960, he took an administrative position with the Detroit Free Press, where he handled personnel, labor relations, and benefits.

With his wife, Phoebe, whom he married in 1950, he was an ardent sailor, cruising and racing on the Great Lakes. Norm took early retirement in 1984 and relocated to coastal South Carolina, though he and Phoebe returned to Michigan in summers to cruise on his 38-foot trawler. During retirement, he was active in the Hilton Head Choral Society, Meals on Wheels, Habitat for
Humanity, and the Audubon Society.

We extend our sympathy to Phoebe; their children, Ellis, Amy, and Coleman; six grandchildren; his brother, Lawrence '43; and
cousin Fred '47.

 

JAMES C. DOTY '50   Jim died July 14, 2010, in Oswego, N.Y.

At Princeton he was a member of Court Club, the freshman crew, WPRU, and Whig-Clio. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. His father was in the Class of 1915.

After graduation, Jim was an ensign in the . Navy and at one time was assigned to the Navy Electronics School at Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay.

Our last information about Jim was in our 10th-reunion directory when he was reported to be working for General Electric in Syracuse. Since then, we have had no information about his whereabouts or life pursuits until receiving his obituary, which simply listed the date and location of his death.


JOHN J. DULHAGEN '50 John died in Passaic, N.J., March 2, 2008.

He graduated from Montclair Academy and flew in the Naval Air Force. He qualified for an associate of arts degree at Princeton in 1948, and then left the University. After that time, we lost track of John, who did not stay in touch with our class.

WILLIAM A. CHRISTISON '50 Bill died peacefully in Santa Fe, N.M., June 13,2010, after a brief illness.

A Boston native, Bill came to Princeton from Andover. He was a member of Terrace Club. In pursuing his degree in public affairs he studied Russian, and upon graduation, with the Cold War flaring up, he was promptly recruited by the CIA.

Bill spent much of the next two decades on the Soviet desk and working on nuclear- proliferation issues. He then became head of an analytical unit in Saigon, where he met his future wife, Kathleen, a political analyst. They married in 1977. Two years later, after he had retired from his position as director of the CIA's Office of Regional and Political Analysis, they moved to Santa Fe.

In retirement, Bill worked first as a computer programmer, then gradually made the journey from government intelligence ana lyst to intelligent government critic, spend ing the last decade as a writer and activist for political causes, particularly that of Palestinian rights.

Bill and Kathleen both were among the founding members of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS).

The class extends its sympathy to Kathleen; their daughters, Lynda and Judith; son Eric; and the grandchildren.
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WILLIAM L. JOHNSON '50 died Feb. 12, 2010, in Easton, Md.

He graduated from Horace Mann School in New York City. At Princeton he swam varsity, managed The Daily Princetonian office, and belonged to Charter. He graduated with high honors in history. His father was in the
Class of 1922.

After graduation, Bill served with the Marines in Korea, attaining the rank of captain. While attending Columbia Law School in 1952 he married Marjory Bruce Hughes, a granddaughter of the late Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes. He graduated from Columbia in 1955.

Bill began his career with a law firm, but then worked in the legal department at Otis Elevator Co. for over 15 years. As general counsel of Otis, he led the heated but unsuc cessful battle in a landmark case against United Technologies' 1975 hostile tender offer.

Bill lived for more than 30 years in Irvington-an-Hudson, N.Y., where he was
active in the community, serving several terms as village trustee. After retiring and moving to Maryland's Eastern Shore, he built colonial furniture, enjoyed his grandchildren, and became a dedicated genealogist, tracing more than 50 ancestors who fought in the American Revolution.

Our condolences go to Bill's wife, Brucie; three daughters, Susan, Wendy '77, and Molly; and eight grandchildren.


RALPH R. MCGILL '50 Ralph, a longtime resident of Darien, Conn., died Feb. 12, 2009.

He was born in New York City and served as a quartermaster in the Navy from 1944 to 1946. At Princeton, he majored in economics, ran cross country and track as a freshman, served as varsity track manager, and was a
member of Cannon.

After graduation, Ralph worked briefly for Lumberman's Mutual Casualty Co. In 1953 he joined Cannon Mills as a salesman, which led to a 37-year career in the textile industry. Early in his career he worked out of Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. By 1970 his jobbase became New York, where he retired from Fieldcrest Cannon as a corporate vice president in 1991. In retire ment he enjoyed playing golf, reading, and traveling.

He is survived by his wife, Louise; son Rob; and a grandson, with whom we share the loss of our classmate.

RICHARD J. PRENTISS JR. '50 Dick died Feb. 2, 2010, in Alabama.

Dick was a graduate of Andover. At Princeton, he wrestled in his freshman year, was a member of the Pre-Law Society, and belonged to Key and Seal. He earned a bachelor's degree in politics with high honors.

After a year at Harvard Law School, Dick enlisted in the Air Force, completed Officer Candidate School, and then served as a field investigator. Upon separation from the Air Force, he completed an accelerated program at New York Law School in 1956. He passed the New York Bar exam and went into private practice in New York City.

Dick practiced general law in New York until 1996, when he moved to West Palm Beach, where he produced a TV show in Palm Beach County. His show included "music and memories:' which combined interviews with musicians and their music. Dick moved to Alabama in 2006.

Dick's interest in music went way back. In New York he had a Dixieland band that played in various clubs, he playing the tenor sax and baritone sax. His Palm Beach Society Band played at the dinner-dance for our 2003
mini-reunion in Palm Beach.

He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth.

 

AUBREY O.M. VIALLS '50 "Mike" Vialls died March 24, 2010, in his native South Africa at the age of 87.

Prior to Princeton he was an officer in the South African Air Force, flying Hurricanes and Spitfires in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy. When asked if he shot down any enemy planes, he replied, "No, neither was I shot down, so my record was average."

Mike accelerated his studies at Princeton, graduating in 1949, but retained his loyalty to '50. He returned to South Africa as its first graduate aeronautical engineer, joining South African Airways (SAA). As technical director of SAAs Engineering Department he facilitated its introduction of the Boeing 747·

In 1957 he earned a master of air transport engineering degree from ngland's
Cranfield University.

For years he kept his pilot's license active. He was president of the South African branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and a strong supporter of the African Scholars' Fund, which grants stipends to hundreds of students.

When he retired in 1975, Mike bought a farm and proudly produced fruit, nuts, vegetables, and honey. He was ever-competitive in sports, and in later years, was a presence on the senior croquet circuit.

Mike never married, but was devoted to his nieces and nephews, to whom we extend condolences.

ROBERT W. WAKEFIELD '50 Bob died Feb. 4, 2010, in Delray Beach, Fla.

Bob graduated from Blair, where he was a three-letter athlete. At Princeton, he was active in intramural athletics and a member of the Pre-Law Society, and belonged to Charter. His degree was in economics.

After graduation and just before entering Harvard Law School, he contracted polio, underwent a year of rehab, and was left with residual muscle damage that necessitated a lifetime use of crutches and other orthopedic devices. He then went to the University of Virginia Law School, where he received a law
degree in 1954. He was admitted to the Delaware Bar the same year.

Except for a brief stint as an assistant U.S. attorney, Bob practiced law in Wilmington until 1972. In that year, fulfilling a commitment to public and social service, he accepted an appointment as judge of the Delaware
Family Court. He retired from the court 22 years later and moved to Florida.

Bob was active in his community and was an avid sports fan. Despite his physical limi tations, he coached Little League baseball and football while on crutches.

We extend our sympathy to Gaye, his wife of 52 years; his brother, David; children Lynne, Carol, Wendy, and Robert; and nine grandchildren.

 

EDWARD J. HAWKINS '50

Ed, a devoted family man, died Jan 15, 2010, in Charlottesville, Va., after a long illness.

He graduated from Andover and served in the army from 1945 to 1947.  At Princeton, he was president of Whig-Clio and a member of the Undergraduate Council and Quadrangle.  He studied in the School of International and Public Affairs, graduating with highest honors and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  In 1953 he graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.

Ed had a sucessful career as a tax attorney, mostly associated with Squire, Saunders and Dempsey.  In 1979 he was tapped by Sen. Russell Long of Lousiana to become the first chief tax counsel to the Senate Finance Commitee.  He served as counsel for three years.  For 40 years, Ed was deeply involved with the American Bar Association's tax section.  He retired in 1996.

Ed was fascinated with history and current events, and he loved reading, gardening and music.  In recent years, he, and his second wife, Janet, enjoyed trips to Europe and winter visits to Mexico.  Family and friends wil remember Ed for his dry humor.

Our sympathy is with Ed's family, including Janet, his children, Dan '81, George '83, Robert and Harriet, and five siblings.

WILLIAM T. BARRY III '50

Bill died Jan. 9, 2010, in Chapel Hill, N. C.  He was one of our oldest classmates, born in 1923.

Bill gaduated from George Washington High School in Alexandria, Va., and served in the Army as a second lieutenant before coming to Princeton. He majored in English, belonged to Dial, was news editor ot The Daily Princetonian and "On the Campus" columnist for PAW, and was active in Whig Clio, Orange Key and the Intermural Athletic Association.  He married during his senior year.

He was called up by the Reserve during the Korean War.  After five years with the Bureau of National Affairs in Washington, he moved into personnel, with jobs in North Carolina and New York, and then joined Avon Products, where he met his second wife, Audrey.  He retired from human resource management and counseling in 1988.

After relocating from a longtime residence in Westport, Conn., to Chapel Hill, he wrote that he had become a "compulsive gardener and landscaper."  Occasionally leaving his garden, he and Audrey traveled stateside and in Europe. 

Bill considered himself a liberal Democrat and was a devoted Episcopalian. He always spoke fondly of his Princeton days.

Our sympathy goes to his wife, his three children from his first marriage, Patricia, William, and Caroline: and a grandson.

JOHN MCWILLIAMS STONE JR '50

Jack died May 15, 2009.

He was born in Chicago and graduated from Exeter.  At Princeton he majored in economics and belonged to Cannon. Jack was stroke of the 1948 150-pound crew that won the Thames Challenge Cup at the Royal Henley Regatta.

After graduation, Jack worked a few years for A. B. Dick, but essentially his entire business career was with the Dukane Corp., a family owned company in St. Charles, Ill., that was founded in 1922.  In the early 1970s, when his father died, Jack took over ownership and operation of the company, which then manufactured equipment in the electronic, electro-mechanical, and optical fields.  By 2005, when Jack was chairman of the board, the company had evolved into a global manufacturer and marketer of advanced technology products such as ultrasonic plastic welders, aviation products, and data video projectors.

Jack was active in local business and non-profit organizations, and in regional and national professsional associations.

He was the father of two daughters and two sons by his first two marriages, both of which enden in divorce.  Another son, John III '86, died in 2000.  Our condolences go to his surviving children and his wife, Cheryl.

JAMES BOGERT TAILER JR. '50

Bogey, described as an avid sports fan, died of pneumonia Aug 30, 2009, in West Palm Beach, Fla.  He was 83.

Born in New York City, he spent two years in the Army as a corporal prior to entering Princeton.  He was manager of the polo team, belonged to Ivy, and earned a bachelor's degree in history.

For hsi first 10 years out of Princeton, he led a checkered life that included a brief stint at the University of Stockholm, a job with Corning Glass, five years at Time Inc., and establishing a company called Inported Car Rentals.  By 1975, he had relocated to Palm Beach with a real-estate business address.

Bogey leaves his wife, Barbara; son Jamie; and grandson Davis, to whom we extend our sympathy.

HALE E. ANDREWS '50

Hale died Dec.7, 2009 at his home in Berkley Springs, W. VA.

He graduated as valedictiorian from Mercersburg Academy and served a year in the Navy before entering Princeton in 1946. He belonged to Campus Club and graduated as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and with high honors in civil engineering.

Hale retired from Pennsylvania Glass Sand Corp. in 1985, after a 35 year career, serving as the last 17 years as president and CEO.. A former president of the National Industrial Sand Association and member of the board of regents of Mercersbury Academy, he also volunteered with the West Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, Boy Scouts of America, Morgan County Commission on Aged, and the Civil Air Patrol.

As an undergraduate, Hale belonged to the Flying Club and the Pistol Club. These interests continued after graduation.  He enjoyed aerobatic flying, owning a number of different aircraft through the years, and participated in competitive postol shooting.  He wa a licensed amateur radio operator, and in his later years, built and flew radio-controlled model helicopters.

Hale is survived by Lwella, his wife of 41 years, four children, three stepchildren, 22 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

J. REID HEUER 50

REID Died June 15, 2009, in Blacksburg, Va.

He grew up in Rye, N.Y. and graduated from Deerfield. At Princeton, he was a member of the Pre-Law Society and Cottage Club, and received his degree from the Woodrow Wilson School.  He completed a law degree at Harvard in 1953.

After law school, Reid served in the Army for two years.  He practiced law for several years in Houston and then moved back to West Palm Beach, where he had lived preciously, and set up a civil-law practice.  A heart problem late in life prompted Reid to change careers and go into horse and cattle ranching in Montana.  He also started several auto supply houses in Montana and Virginia.  Eventually, he moved to Virginia, while maintaining and apartment in Florida.

Reid's first loves throughout his careers were riding, hunting, and fishing.  He was also intrigued with South America, where he spent much time.

He is survived by his wife, Iona, whom he married during his Army stint; daughter Ginger, and two granddaughters, to whom we extend our sympathy.

ROBERT D. SELLERS JR. '50

Bob died Oct. 24, 2009, In a North Carolina retirement center.

He graduated from Woodberry Forest. At Princeton, Bob was a four-year varsity wrestler, winner of the Treide (wrestling) Trophy, and played 150 pound football. He was a member of Cottage and graduated with honors in basic engineering. In 1952 he earned a master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.

After serving for two years in the Air Force as a second lieutenant, he returned to his hometown of Greenville, S.c., to begin a career in the textile industry. He started at Southern Bleachery and Printworks, where he eventually succeeded his father as president.  Bob later worked for Woodside Mills as a vice president. In 1972, he joined Springs Industries in Fort Mill, S.C., as a vice president and worked there until his retirement
in 1994.

Bob was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church in Charlotte, N.C.,where he had lived since 1972. He was elected to the vestry several times and served two terms as junior warden. He also served as board chairman of the St. Francis Project and the Seeds of Hope Project.

Our sympathy goes to Ann, Bob's wife of 54 years; his son, Robert; daughter, Gari; and four grandchildren.


RICHARD B. GAMBLE '50

Dick, a pioneer in family planning and reproductive health and a descendant of a Procter & Gamble co-founder, died of cancer in Boston Oct. 6, 2009.

A Milton Academy graduate, Dick studied public and international affairs at Princeton and belonged to Dial. After two years of Army service, he traveled extensively overseas with his father, Clarence '14, to promote family planning.

Dick received a master's degree in sociology in 1961 from the University of California,  Berkeley, then moved to Nigeria, where he spent a decade  developing businesses in printing, ceramics, and publishing.

In 1971, he resumed involvement with family-planning organizations, including a dozen years leading the Pathfinder Fund. "He was a passionate and committed feminist way before it was popular for men," said his wife, Nicki, whom he married in 1976 after his first marriage ended in divorce.

Much more could be written about Dick, but we honor his request to include the following: He gave to Annual Giving every year since 1950, he was a member of the Advisory Council to the Program on Women's Studies from its inception, and he was a member of the Advisory Council to the Economics
Department for about 10 years.

Our sympathy goes to Nicki; his children, Lincoln, Thalia, Ian, and Martha; his sisters and brothers; and six grandchildren.


WILLIS W. INGERSOLL '50

Bill died Oct. 9, 2009, in Arizona.

He was born in the Bronx. After graduating from North Plainfield (N.J.)High School,  he served in the Navy Air Corps from 1944 to 1946. An English major at Princeton, he was an editor and personnel director of The Daily Princeton- ian, a member of the Pistol and Outing clubs, and joined Terrace.

Bill worked at CBS television in New York from 1950 to 1959· He then became an account executive for the Kratz Agency, which sold TV advertising time. He was working for McGraw-Hill in Cleveland in 1976 when he moved to Scottsdale, Ariz., where he finally retired as a stockbroker. Sun City was his
last residence.

Bill had a witty sense of humor. He always had a helping hand and was a supporter of the needy and animal shelters. His obituary noted that "bright sunny days were his favorite, and he liked to sit outside and watch the Air Force jets flying overhead."

While working in New York in 1951, he met Barbara Ann McNaughton on Cape Cod and married her a year later. To Barbara; his children, Craig, Brent, and Jill; and his extended family, we send our condolences.


BARKER GUMMERE JR.'50

Barker died suddenly Sept. 21,2009, at his home in Newtown, Pa.

Born in Trenton, he attended Trenton High School. He graduated from Princeton with a bachelor's degree in history.

A training program with the Trenton Trust Co. was cut short when he entered the Army in 1951. He served as a sergeant in a finance unit in Korea and then returned to civilian life in 1953. After a few months of travel, he rejoined  Trenton Trust, which later merged into National State Bank.

Barker complemented his career in banking with a lifelong passion for trolleys and street railways. He became a respected authority on this subject, writing and coauthoring a number of books, including Streetcars of New Jersey, a consolidation of three prior volumes. He traveled extensively
throughout his life, often outside the United States, to research street railways of other cities. He maintained a large collection of photographs and other documentation on the subject.

Barker was a loyal usher and volunteer for Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Trenton and a volunteer at the Newtown Public Library.

Barker never married and is survived by several cousins.

 

ROBERT K. PEARCE '50

Bob died Aug. 1, 2008.  Bob graduated from Glen Ridge (N.J.)
High School.

At Princeton, he was in Theatre Intime and majored in history. For the next
10 years after graduation, his pursuits were varied, to say the least. He managed a motion-picture theater, served a tour in the Army in Korea, returned to the theater business, worked as a cost researcher at Prudential Insurance, wrote freelance articles, and inspired by his hobby, sold magic
equipment in a New York City store.

Thereafter, his trail is blank except that he was married and divorced, and lived in Wayne, N.J., for many years prior to his death.

WILLIAM C. ARNOLD III '50

Bill died in Staten Island, N.Y.,May 20, 2003. He was 79.

He was born on Staten Island and graduated from Woodberry Forest School, where he captained the football and wrestling teams. Before coming to Princeton, he served in the Army from 1943 to 1946. Bill was a member of Cap and Gown. His father was in the Class of '18.

In 1948, Bill withdrew from Princeton and returned to Staten Island, where he was reported to be working for a restaurant company. We do know that Bill married Priscilla Moeller in 1950 and they had three children, Thomas, Cynthia, and William V. (now deceased).

We have no other information about Bill.


HERBERT A. GOLDSMITH JR. '50

Herb died unexpectedly May 14, 2006.  Herb was born in Los Angeles and graduated from Andover. At Princeton, he majored in politics, played freshman golf, and was involved with The DailyPrincetonian and Tiger magazine. He graduated from the University of Michigan School of Law in
1954·

Herb was an attorney in the civil rights division of the Department of Justice. He lived in nearby Arlington, Va.,with his wife, Gilah, for many years. They had two children, Joseph Simon, born in 1973, and Miriam Esther, born in 1976. We received no news from Herb after his graduation and regret we can offer so little about his life after college.

STANLEY B. PLENINGER '50

Stan died Aug. 29. 2009. in Anchorage, Alaska. Descended from
old frontier stock, his ancestor, Ebenezer Babson, was an early settler of Cape Ann, Mass. More recently, his grandfather, Albert Babson, worked in Menlo Park, N.J.,for Thomas Edison.

Stan attended Exeter and served in the Navy before coming to Princeton. He
majored in economics, was a varsity swimmer, and belonged to Tiger Inn. After a variety of jobs, he entered Washington University Law School in St. Louis and graduated in 1960. He became a member of the Arizona, Missouri, and Alaska bar associations.

Stan's business career included training with Merrill Lynch in ew York City,
prospecting for uranium on the Canadian shield, corporate employment with Canadian minerals firms in Calgary, and management of a securities brokerage in Phoenix. In 1977, he moved his family from Phoenix to
Anchorage, where he pursued mining and land-development interests, as well as law.

A family member said, "Stanley will be remembered for his irrepressible optimism, quick wit, and deep affection for family."

Our sympathy goes to his wife, Diane; their son, Brooks; his son, Locke, and daughter Dana; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter Andrea.


KENNETH BAYARD SAMUELS '50

Ken died Aug. 25,
2009, after a valiant fight against cancer. He was described as a man of great heart and humble in spirit.

He was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and graduated from Lawrenceville. At Princeton, he majored in politics and belonged to Court Club. After starting law school at Virginia, he left to join the Air Force, serving from 1951 to 1955. He returned to the study of law and graduated from Southern Methodist School of Law in 1958. As an attorney, he worked in the regional counsel's office of the Internal Revenue Service in Chicago and later as a corporate tax attorney for Amoco Corp. in Chicago and Denver. After leaving Amoco he
returned to Fort Worth, where he worked in private practice for several years.

Throughout his life, Ken enjoyed books and music, especially jazz. He took up skiing while living in Colorado, and relished every opportunity to hit the slopes. His joy was always his love of family and friends.

Ken is survived by his wife, Joanne, whom he married in 1956; four children, Mary '87, Anne, Katharine, and Thomas; a sister; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Our condolences go to his extended family

.

ADDISON S. GOBLE III '50

Ad died March 18, 2009. He was born in Union, N.J.,and graduated from Union Hill (N.J.)High School.

From 1944 to 1945, he attended Princeton and North Carolina State University under the Army Reserve program. He served as a second lieutenant in the Signal Corps until 1947· Before finishing his degree at Princeton in electrical engineering, Ad also attended Sampson College in North Carolina from 1947 to 1948.

While at Princeton, he was an assistant manager of the University Band, and during his senior year, resided in the"Project" with his wife, Gertrude.

He was recalled to active duty after graduation. Discharged in 1953, Ad entered Harvard Graduate School and in 1955 received a master's degree in applied math, focusing on automatic data processing.

He joined IBM as an electrical engineer and had a career of varied assignments spanning nearly 35 years. He retired in 1990 but consulted for IBM and others for another five years.

We extend our sympathy to Gertrude, his wife of almost 60 years, and his son, Spence and his family.

J. RODNEY EDWARDS '50

Rod died May 5, 2009, at his Bay Head, N.J.,home.

Rod had a deep commitment to Princeton and a passion for sailing. Fittingly for our former class president and past commodore of Bay Head Yacht Club, members of the Princeton University Band played a medley of Princeton songs at the close of leis memorial service, then led his friends to a Yacht
Club reception.

At Princeton, Rod was Glee Club social chairman, track manager, and member of Cannon Club. He revived the Princeton Yacht Club and won the Eastern Sailing Championship, one of many sailing awards he would win in his lifetime. He majored in economics and subsequently earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

He was an accomplished executive in the paper industry. Working with the American Paper Institute, he became its national advocate for paper recycling. After retirement, he consulted and took up furniture restoration.

Rod was a legendary raconteur who reportedly never let the facts interfere with a good story. Most of all, he was a leader, mentor, and family man who always put people at ease.

Sadly, his only child, Genie, predeceased him. Our sympathy goes to Anne, his wife of 35 years, his three siblings, and the extended family.

ALFRED NICHOLSON JR. '50

AI died July 18,2009, in Bridgeton, N.J. A friend described him as"a man of intl:'grity and simplicity."

AI was born in Paris of American parents, grew up in the Philadelphia area, and prepared at The Hill School

A\t Princeton he pursued his interest in painting, studying under H. Lester Cooke. Like his art historian
father. Alfred Nicholson '21, he enjoyed the Old Masters, whose paintings served as models for his own creative work.

At the end of his junior year, AI left Princeton, where he belonged to Key and Seal, and enlisted in the Air Force. He served in Korea, then returned toThe United States to study painting at the Tyler Art School Of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

Thereafter, Al lived the life of an independent painter, first in the Cape May area and later in Bridgeton.

Al was a master of the portruyal of trees, and poetic landscapes were his specialty. He also devoted much of his life to preservation of the unspoiled resources of nature.


He leaves his wife, Mary Lou, who encouraged his ambitions and shared in his preservation efforts; his sister, Ann; and his chil dren. Ann, lean, and Michael.

ALLEN MCGILL DALEY '50

Al died June 1,2009, in Walnut Creek, Calif.

A longtime resident of Greenville, Del., he moved tov California to be near his family following the
2008 death of his wife, Cornelia (known to his classmates as "Canoe") whom he married
in 1950.

Graduating from Andover in 1943, Allen entered the Army Signal Corps and wasv assigned to intercepting enemy communications in France. Leaving the Army in 1946,v he entered Princeton, where he played freshman golf, was in the band, and belonged to Elm.

After graduating with honors in chemical engineering, he began a 35-year career with DuPont that included a stint in Geneva, Switzerland.

He retired in 1985. A longtime member of Christ Church Christiana Hundred in Greenville, Allen served on its vestry and various committees, and sang in the choir for 24 years. During his retirement, he spent hours overseeing the startup and operation of the church's first computer. He was on many community
boards including United Cerebral Palsy and the Delaware Symphony Orchestra. Allen enjoyed golf, tennis, and skiing, and never lost his great love for classical music.

Our sympathy goes to his sons, Allen Jr., Tom '75, and Douglas; his daughter, Cornelia; their spouses; and five grandchildren.


ALEC M. GALLUP '50

Alec died of a heart ailment June 22, 2009, at his home in Princeton.

He was born in Iowa City and came to Princeton from Deerfield. He studied history and belonged to Cottage. Alec left us in January 1950, spending the next two years at the University of Iowa, where he received a bachelor's degree in 1952. He then studied journalism at the graduate school at Stanford
for two years.

After a stint with the Army in San Francisco, he returned to his Princeton home and began his career with the Gallup Poll, which his father started in 1936. With his brother, Alec assisted his father in running the company for decades. He served as co-chairman of the Gallup Organization from 1986 to 1996. He was responsible for many of Gallup's most ambitious and innovative projects, including the
first global survey ever conducted. He has been credited with the idea of representing the Republican and Democratic states as"red" and "blue."

Alec had a love of old cars, jazz, and animals, and a strong attachment to his 90-acre farm near Princeton.

Our sympathy goes to his wife, Barbara; his sister, Julia; and his brother, George '53.

ANTHONY GRAHAM SHANLEY '50

Our youngest class member, "Doc" Shanley, died March 30, 2009, in Malaga, Spain.

Coming to Princeton from Canterbury School, Doc threw himself into work on The Daily Princetonian and by sophomore year became managing editor. He graduated with honors from the Woodrow Wilson School, belonged to Colonial, and was class historian.

Doc was working at The Vindicator in Youngstown (Ohio) when the Associated Press in New York beckoned and he became the youngest editor on its general desk. After three intense years with the AP,he moved to Paris. Several years later he took a public-relations job with Lockheed Aircraft in
Switzerland.

However, in 1957, spurred by his interest in international affairs, he started a 33-year career with the United Nations in Geneva that focused on refugee and trade issues. In 1970 he helped found the Princeton Club of Switzerland and later served as its president. He also established a School of
Architecture prize in memory of his father, Joseph Sanford Shanley '17, a distinguished architect.

Doc retired to his Spanish villa. There he used his journalistic skills to make the magazine of Costa del Sol's American Club a firstrate monthly.

Our condolences go to his sons, Joe and Wilkin; his stepdaughter, Nicole; three grandchildren; and his sister, Elaine Jocelyn.


FRED H. GREGORY '50

Fred died March 29, 2009, at his home in Bloomington, Ind.

He practiced law for more than half a century but he may be remembered as much for his kindness as for his career

From 1943 to 1946, Fred served in the 23rd Naval Construction Battalion, with time in Guam. At Princeton he belonged to the Liberal Union and Tiger Inn, and graduated with a degree in political science. His father was in the Class of 1914.

After earning a law degree from Indiana University School of Law in 1953, Fred opened a private law practice in Bloomington that he continued until shortly before his death. In later years he took on a
large pro bono workload for the poor and elderly. For this he was honored by the Randall T. Shepard Excellence in Pro Bono Publico Award and the Indiana University School of Law Distinguished Service Award. A colleague said Fred "just never turned down a case."

In the community, Fred was involved with hospitals, mental-health agencies, and Democratic politics. He was a foundingmember of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington.

Our condolences go to his wife, Becky; his children, Charles, Martha, and Megan; and his grandchildren.

JOHN E. LINCOLN '50

John died of heart failure Aug. 1, 2009, in Hanover, N.H.

He graduated from Deerfield. After two years as an Army sergeant he entered Princeton, where he.belonged to Cottage Club, majored in English, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. John completed his Princeton studies early and in 1949 entered Columbia as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. After earning a master's degree in English there, he embarked on a lifelong career in education. He taught at Athens College in Greece, Choate, Dartmouth College, and Hanover High School. For some years he was the junior writer of Writing: A College Handbook. After his retirement, he joined others to establish a program for peerled lifelong education at Dartmouth, which in nine years grew to include more than 900 participants.

John and his wife, Mary, whom he married in 1949, preferred the beauty of New Hampshire and Vermont, though in recent years they wintered in Florida. He was a good athlete and enjoyed playing tennis with Mary.

We extend our sympathy to Mary; his sons, Peter '75, Christopher, and Brian; and his grandchildren.

SAMUEL GILMORE ROBINSON '50


The class lost a treasured friend when "Tizo" died Nov. 10, 2008, in his native New Orleans.


Tizo graduated from Woodberry Forest School in 1944 and then attended the Merchant Marine Academy. He served on a merchant tanker during World War II and entered Princeton in 1947 as a sophomore. Tizo majored in economics, played rugby, and joined Cottage Club, which he served as
vice president his senior year.

Tizo was an officer in the Navy during the Korean War. He married Anne Soule in 1952, and they began married life in Hawaii, where Tizo's ship was based, thus developing a lifelong love of the Hawaiian Islands.


Tizo had a distinguished career with the family business, Robinson Lumber Co., a worldwide importer and exporter of wood products. With his brother, he received an award from the World Trade Center of New Orleans for promoting "better ... understanding and cooperation among peoples of the western hemisphere." He also received awards from Woodberry Forest School and the Merchant Marine Academy.


Tizo is survived by Anne, their two sons, two daughters, and four grandchildren. We extend great sympathy to them.

BARENT S. VROMAN JR. '50


Barry, a lifelong resident of Maine, died there Aug. 24, 2008.


Barry came to Princeton from Andover. At Princeton, he majored in history, swam as a freshman, worked at WPRU for three years, was on the junior prom committee, and
belonged to Quadrangle. He also found time for a clapper heist.


After graduation he returned home to join Maine National Bank in Portland. Just four years later he married Anne Schroeder, the daughter of a Yale professor. By 1970 he had risen to the bank  presidency. In 1984, after 34 years with the bank, he took early retirement.


During retirement, Barry and Anne cruised the Maine coast for several summers. They spent winters in Sarasota, Fla., where they took up golf. After 10 years they decided to sell their home there and resume yearround residency in Maine. Health problems slowed Barry down in the later years of his retirement.


He and Anne had three children, but sadly lost a son to an auto accident in 1978. Anne died in 2005. We extend our sympathy to Barry's son John and daughter Katharine.


WILLIAM W. STEVENSON '50


Bill died Oct. 9,2008, after a long battle with leukemia. He had lived primarily in Charlottesville, Va., since 1950.


Bill graduated from Groton. At Princeton he earned honors in history, was an associate editor of The Daily Princetonian, and belonged to Dial.


After graduation, Bill entered the University of Virginia School of Law. A year later, he began an eight-year stint with the CIA that included assignments in Berlin and Tokyo for four years. He returned to
Virginia's law school in 1958 and earned his degree in 1959.


He helped to found Monticello National Bank in Charlottesville and became its president in 1967 after returning from a year's sojourn as special assistant for the AID Mission to Vietnam. Soon thereafter, he
"retired" to the board of the First Virginia Bank, which had acquired Monticello. Bill then became president of a private company that invested in equities and real estate.


A staunch Republican, Bill was an avid reader, a lacrosse and football fan, and an enthusiastic tennis player, skier, and traveler.


To Carol, his wife of 46 years; son William; daughter Holly; and two granddaughters, the class extends its sympathy.

ROBERT B. BAIRD '50


Bob died Aug. 22, 2008, in Summit, N.J.

Born in New York City, he was raised in Montclair, N.J.,and moved to Scotch Plains in 1955, where he lived until his death.


He graduated from The Hill School. At Princeton he studied basic engineering, belonged to the Flying Club, and was a member of Cloister. Bob attended Penn's Wharton
School of Business for a year before enlisting in the Navy. After being commissioned as an ensign, he spent three years on active duty at various stations, ending up at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard.


Upon discharge as a lieutenant junior grade, he joined Union Carbide where, during a 40-year career, he worked in production and technical assignments at its Bound Brook, N.J.,facility. He retired formally in
1989, but remained a consultant until 1994.


Retirement gave Bob the opportunity to concentrate on his golf game and indulge in his major hobby of photography. He served many years as a YMCA board director and was active in his church.


The class sends condolences to Darrow, Bob's wife of 53 years; children Arnold, Linda, and Susan; his brother, David '45; and seven grandchildren.

HOWARD COHEN '50


Howie died Oct. 2, 2008, at his Maryland home of complications from the neuromuscular disease myasthenia gravis.


He was raised in the Windsor Hills area of Baltimore and graduated from Mercersburg
Academy in 1946. His major at Princeton  was economics. After graduation, he enlisted
in the Army and served as a lieutenant and forward observer in Korea from 1951 to 1953· In 1968, he earned a master's degree in liberal arts from Johns Hopkins University.


In 1957, with his brother-in-law, Howie cofounded a real-estate development company that built houses, apartments, office parks, and shopping centers in the Baltimore- Washington area.


In the early 1970s, Howie began collecting African art and was considered an expert in the field. The Baltimore Museum of Art and Morgan State University have been recipients of donations from his personal collection. Another philanthropic interest of Howie's was the disabled community, because his youngest son has developmental disabilities.


Howie served on many nonprofit boards. He was a world traveler, visiting more than 100 countries. He had a particular interest in China and was a founder of the U.S.-China Peoples Friendship Association.

Our sympathy goes to Jane, his wife of 46 years; sons Eric, Michael, and James; daughters
Elizabeth and Emily; a sister; and a grandson.


JOHN L. CORNOG JR. '50


John died July 26, 2008, in Connecticut of complications from his long fight with Parkinson's disease.

He spent his formative years in Swarthmore, Pa., and was an Episcopal Academy graduate. At Princeton, he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and won several prizes as an English major. He was active in Whig-Clio and World Federalists.


John went on to earn a master's degree in comparative literature from Harvard. After attending officer-candidate school in Newport, R.I., in 1951, he was transferred to Washington where he had administrative duties as a lieutenant junior grade until 1955. Opting not to become an engineer,
John earned a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, interned at Yale, and returned to Penn for his residency in pathology.


He practiced academic pathology at Indiana University, Yale, and the University of Rochester. Later in his career, he taught pathology at a variety of medical schools and practiced in New Haven, Conn. His first love was education, but his other interests were travel, the arts, nature, hiking, and chess.


His wife, loan, whom he met in Washington and married in 1954, died in 2006. Our sympathy goes to his survivors: son John; daughters Katherine and Elizabeth; and two grandchildren.


EDWARD DOUGLAS HOLYOKE '50


Doug died Sept. 29, 2008, in his Sandy Creek, N.Y.,home.


He majored in biology, was on the Undergraduate Music Council, belonged to Court, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.  After earning a medical degree from Harvard in 1954, he joined a surgery program at
Johns Hopkins for two years.


Doug served in the Army from 1956 to 1958 in Kyoto, japan, and retired as a colonel in the Army Medical Reserve. Completing his residency in California, he went to Buffalo, N.Y.,in 1962. There he became chief
surgeon at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and did valuable research with interferon as a cancer treatment. In 1991, he became chief of staff at Togus VA Medical Center in Augusta, Maine, and five years later, became chief of staff at the VA hospital in Syracuse.  He retired in 1997 but continued as a
research consultant until just before his death.


In Sandy Creek, Doug served on the library board and was a tireless volunteer for the library system. He was a scholar of German and traveled extensively.


We extend sympathy toJjudith, his wife of 52 years; sons John and Edward; daughters
Amanda, Rebecca, Melissa, and Cassandra; his sister, Sally; and nine grandchildren.


GEORGEW. RIESZ '50 ·52


George died Aug. 23, 2008, in Springfield, Va., after a long battle with cancer. He showed his dedication to Princeton by heading our class's Planned Giving program for a decade.


Raised in New Jersey, he graduated from Bernardsville High School. At Princeton, he studied mechanical engineering and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He worked on the Princeton Engineer, played in the orchestra, and belonged to Cannon. He earned a master's in electrical engineering in 1952.

George had a productive 35-year career with Bell Telephone Laboratories, which he described as "the finest research company in the world." His work at Bell was interrupted
by Army service from 1955 to 1957 as a missile project engineer at the Redstone Arsenal.
From ]963 to 1965, he headed a Bell department in the Marshall Islands.


Retiring in 1987, he and his wife, Maggie, moved from New Jersey to Washington, D.C.,
where they became volunteers with the Smithsonian. They traveled extensively in the United States and overseas, frequently with Elderhostel. George loved classical music and played the violin in community
orchestras in New Jersey and Virginia. He strongly supported young people starting their musical careers.

Our sympathy goes to Maggie, his wife of 55 years; his son, Charlie; daughter Peggy; . and granddaughter Megan.

ORVILLE J. ANDERSON '50


Jack died July IS, 2008, in Cambridge, Mass., near his home in Needham.

Jack came to Princeton from Lincoln High in Seattle. He graduated with high honors in the School of Public and International Affairs, where he was editor of New Century.  He chaired the Liberal Union and belonged to Prospect. He earned a master's from Columbia Teachers College and did doctoral
work in social psychology at NYU.


His career in public service reflected his lifelong commitment to social justice. In the 1950s, Jack developed a YMCA storefront center in New York City's Hell's Kitchen and was a community worker for the Lower East Side. In the 1960s he continued his community work with the Office of Economic
Opportunity in Syracuse and New York City.   In 1970 he relocated his family to Needham
to work for the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. He retired in 1994 as director for refugee resettlement for the Northeast.   Jack's interest in history, art, and languages led him and his wife to take many European trips. His other passions included long-distance cycling, Chinese cooking, and The New York Times crossword.  To Jeanette, Jack's wife of 52 years; their children, Mark, Erika, Luke, and Victoria; and the grandchildren, we extend our sympathy.

JOHN ORR CRITES '50


Jack died March 15 ,2007.  Born in Kansas City, Mo., he came to Princeton from Millburn (N.J.)High School.  He played varsity football and was a member of Dial Lodge. A history major, Jack was
elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was awarded theJoline Prize in History.


He served in the Air Force for three years and then earned a Ph.D. in counseling and
personnel psychology in 1957. After a year teaching at the University of Texas, he moved to the University of Iowa, where he taught until 1971, and then left to join the University of Maryland faculty. He finished his career at Northwestern University as a professor of psychology, retiring in 1989. He lived in Boulder, Colo., after retirement with his second wife, Norma. She died in 2002, leaving Jack with no survivors.


Among Jack's many publications, two of the most notable were an encyclopedic textbook,
Vocational Psychology: The Study of Vocational Behavior and Development, and Career Maturity Inventory (CMI). CMI was easily the most frequently used measure of adolescent/young adult vocational behavior in education and psychology from the 1970s through the 1990s. A professor emeritus at
Iowa said, "I admired - nay, was in awe of - his scholarship in career development."
Despite some personal tragedies, Jack made his life a success.

ROGG COLLINS '50

Rogg died from prostate cancer May 17, 2008, at his Los Angeles home. He was a man who delighted people of all ages with his quick wit and sense of humor. He was born in Burlington, Vt., and came to Princeton from The Thacher School in Cottage Club. He began his war service as a B~25 bomber pilot with the Army Air Corps, but later served with the 11th Air Force.

Lefty specialized in advertising with Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn (the famed BBD&O), working as an account executive in New York He remained with BBD&O for several years, but then switched to publishing, joining a firm run by Geg Buttenheim '44-

Lefty spent his last year at The Laurels in Columbus, Ohio, where he and his wife of 42 years, the former Susan Stein, spent many days singing old songs, with Lefty still play ing the piano. In addition to Susan, Lefty is survived by a daughter, Diana; a son, W. Randolph; and three grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son W. Jonathan. His memorial service was performed by his friend, Dr. Richard Milford of Princeton Theological Seminary. Lefty will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by his many friends. The class expresses its sympathy to the family.

 

RAYMOND A. LAST '50

Belatedly, we learned that Ray died Oct. 12, 1996 .

Born in Brooklyn, he graduated from the Peddie School, where he was captain of the football team and student-body president. At Princeton he was in the Skeet Club, belonged to Dial Lodge, and majored in economics.

His bio at our 10th reunion reported that he lived in New Jersey, married in 1955, had two daughters, and was with the First National Bank of New York. At that time, he was president of the Alumni Association of Passaic, Paterson, and Ridgewood, and was on its Schools Committee. Thereafter, class records show only a home address in Glen Rock, N.J., at the time of our 25th.

 

DAVID A. POOR '50

Dave died from brain cancer June 11, 2008.

He graduated from Lawrenceville. We remember Dave well as an outstanding wrestler at Princeton: l28-pound Eastern champion in 1949 and team captain. He was on the Undergraduate Council and president of the Varsity Club his senior year. He majored in politics and belonged to Cottage.

After college and before a two-year Army stint that included serving with an intelligence unit in Austria, Dave studied animal husbandry at Penn State. Leaving the Army, he began raising sheep and beef cattle on a small farm he had bought previously in the Wellsboro (Pa.) area. After several winters of vicissitudes, he turned to education. He taught social studies at Wellsboro Senior High School and served as the district's audiovisual director. He retired in 1991 after 30 years of service.

Dave had an abiding interest in history and read widely throughout his life. He was a founding member of the Grand Canyon Photography Club and worked to foster student interest in photography as an art.

In 1960 he married Elizabeth Decker, who died in 2001. He was briefly married in 2004· Our condolences go to his son, Jonathan; his grandson, Jason; and his brother, Robert '51.

 

THOMAS G. DUNN '50

Tom died March 25, 2008, at his home in Winston-Salem, N.C., after a long struggle with stomach cancer.

He was born in Hong Kong and raised in Shanghai. In 1947 at age 20, he came to America on business for his father and stayed to continue his education at Princeton. We knew him as Tommy Teng. He majored in chemistry and belonged to Cannon.

Tom was proficient in seven languages. He received a master's degree in synthetic fiber textiles in 1952 from Lowell Technological Institute, an MBA from Wake Forest in 1979, and a Ph.D. in business administration from Kennedy Western University in 1992. He worked for a variety of companies before founding an import-export company, Dunn Enterprises, in 1980.

A convert from Buddhism, he showed his Christian love in many ways, including helping newly arrived Chinese in Winston-Salem. He retired in 1997, but continued substitute teaching ESL and Chinese as long as his health permitted.

Tom loved to paint. In 2003, he published an art history book, My Favorite Moravian Churches. In 2007, he completed his auto­biography, Spring River Runs East. He was a Toastmasters International member for 45 years.

Our sympathy goes to his wife, Beth; five sons; nine grandchildren; one great-grand­child; and seven surviving siblings.

 

A. JOHN MAY JR. '50

Jack died March 23, 2008, of heart failure at his second home in Florida. Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell described jack as "the epitome of what you think of as a business lawyer ... a tremendous presence ... an easy guy to follow."

Born in Michigan, jack grew up in Selinsgrove, Pa., and graduated from Mercersburg Academy in 1946. At Princeton, he majored in economics, was a member of ROTC, and was vice president of Cloister. He served in Korea with the 18th Airborne Corps and 45th Infantry Division, attaining the rank of captain.

After graduating from Harvard Law School, he joined Duane, Morris & Heckscher of Philadelphia in 1954. He started as a trial lavvyer and later moved to the corporate-law division, which he helped establish. He was chairman and CEO from 1990 to 1995.

Jack lived for 44 years in Berwyn, Pa., where he served on various township boards for three decades.

Besides law, golf was his passion. He belonged to several clubs, and traveled to the British Isles in the summer and to his home in the Dominican Republic in the winter to play.

We extend our condolences to Gwendolyn, his wife of 55 years; his son; three daughters; and 14 grandchildren.

 

EDWARD C. SCHOTT '50

Ed died peacefully Feb. 13, 2008, after a lengthy illness, at his home in Akron, Ohio. In his obituary, Ed was described as a man with "zest for life with a keen intellect, quirky sense of humor, and enduring love for his wife and family."

He graduated as valedictorian of Akron's Springfield High School in 1943. After serv­ing in the Army until 1946, he entered Princeton on the GI Bill. He was a member of Key and Seal and majored in biology, graduating with honors. He completed his medical studies at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in 1954. Following a two­year residency at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ed began his career as an ophthal­mologist at the Akron Clinic. He opened his own practice in 1964, and continued it until 1993 when he retired.

In 1952, Ed married Mary Jane Pollack, whom he met at a family picnic when she was just 15. Together they raised four chil­dren. In retirement, with Mary, he enjoyed fishing, gardening, playing tennis, and spending the winter months in their Key Largo condo.

Our condolences go to Mary; their chil­dren, Eric, Robert, Stephen, and Susan; many grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

 

JAMES JOSEPH WALSH '50

J.J. died from lung cancer Dee. 2,2000. He was 7l.

He was born in Elizabeth, N.J., and graduated from Canterbury School. At Princeton, he majored in biology, worked for WPRU, was an officer in the Catholic Club, and was a member of Campus Club. He roomed with his brother, John T. Walsh '52, and Charlie Johnson. He left Princeton in 1949.

At our 10th, he wrote from St. Louis that since leaving Princeton he had earned a degree in modern languages at Seton Hall University, spent a year studying law at Rutgers, and served two years in the Army as a military police officer. At that time his interests were in hospital administration. He married Rose Orlando in 1959.

We know little of J.J. since then, except that he had a daughter and two sons and had lived for many years in Phoenix. We belated­ly extend our condolences to his survivors.

 

WIlliAM W. WELBON '50

Bill died Feb. 5, 2008, from cancer. He was 84·

Bill graduated from Riverside (Ga.) Military Academy in 1942. He was a four­year World War II veteran and commanded a motor unit of the 44th Infantry Division in Europe. He participated in the surrender of Dr. Wernher von Braun, who later ledNASA's space program. Bill was discharged as a captain.

At Princeton, he was a member of Dial Lodge and majored in chemistry. He worked as a principal chemist for General Electric for 35 years, retiring in 1987.

Bill settled in Clearwater, FL., in 1961, where he was a member of the Power Squadron, served as commodore of the Clearwater Yacht Club, ran Snipe Class sail­boat races for 30 years, and served on the local Boy Scouts executive committee. However, his true passion was traveling around the world, attending meetings of the Meteoritical Society, to which he belonged for 47 years, and observing 22 total solar eclipses that cumulatively represented more than an hour of total darkness.

Ann Griffin, Bill's first wife of almost 50 years, predeceased him in 1998. He was separated from Dorothea Smith, whom he married in 1999.

Bill leaves three sons, William, Robert, and Laurence; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. We extend our sympathy to his family.

 

JAY R. REESE '50

Jay, a longtime resident of Dallas, Texas, died there Feb. 7, 2008.

Jay was born in Philadelphia. He graduated from George School and served in the United States and in the Philippines from 1944 to 1946 as a sergeant in the Army Signal Corps. At Princeton, Jay was on the Engineering Council, served as chairman of the AlEE-IRE, was secretary of Elm Club, and played varsity tennis. His degree was in electrical engineering. After graduation, he traveled through Europe for three months by motorcycle with his roommate, Bill Flammer.

He began his professional career in the field of electronics, working for the National Union Radio Corp. in Newark. Then, in 1955, he joined Texas Instruments in Dallas, becoming one of its early vice presidents in 1961. He moved to Recognition Equipment as president and CEO in 1972, and concluded his career at Primefax, where he was president and CEO from 1981 to 1987.

Jay utilized his business expertise as a member of the board of directors of the Dallas Theater Center, an adoption center, a health corporation, and a computer-comp­nents corporation.

We extend our condolences to Nina, Jay's wife of 42 years; his two children, Jay Jr. and Sharon; two brothers; and a granddaughter.

 

ROWLAD E. ROBERTS JR. '50

Rowly died Jan. 1, 2008, in Wilmington, Del.

Rowly, son of Rowland E. Roberts '28, was born and raised in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He graduated from the Episcopal Academy. At Princeton he was a member of Key and Seal and received his bachelor's in public affairs.

In the early 1950s, he served as a Navy lieutenant junior grade in Washington, where he met his future wife, Jane Hoy, whom he married in 1954. After his release from active duty in 1953, Rowly began a long career working for the federal government. Various assignments sent him and his family to live in England, Denmark, Belgium, and Switzerland.

Rowly's permanent residence for 40 years was his home in Chevy Chase, Md. In 2001, he suffered a stroke, eight months after Jane's death. He then moved to Wilmington to be near his daughter, Liz.

Our condolences go Liz; his son, Brian; his brother, Ted; and his three grandsons.

 

FRANK K. EWING JR. '50

Frank died at his North Carolina residence Sept. 1, 2004.

He was an Exeter graduate. At Princeton he was commissioned in the ROTC, joined Cannon Club, and received his bachelor's in English. Following graduation, he served as an artillery officer in the Army, being discharged as a captain.

Information collected for our reunions show that Frank was a plant manager in North Carolina in 1960, and that he continued to reside in North Carolina until his death. He was active in land conservation throughout his life.

Frank's wife, Elizabeth, whom he married in 1955, predeceased him. At the time of his death, he was survived by a daughter, two sons, a brother, two sisters, and four grandchildren. Frank's father was Frank K. Ewing 1910 . The class belatedly extends its sympathy to his survivors.

 

DAVID M. BODINE III '50

Dave (whom we also knew as "Bo") died Dec. 25,2007, after suffering internal bleeding in the brain. He had suffered a stroke in October 2006.

He was an avid sports fan, with a keen sense of humor and quick wit.

Dave was born in Trenton, N.J., and grad­ated from Trenton High School in 1946. He majored in economics at Princeton, belonged to Quadrangle, ran track, and participated in intramural sports.

After graduation, he was called to active duty with the New Jersey Air National Guard, serving 18 months in Atlanta in Air Command intelligence. Following his service, he married Anne Grimwade in 1953.

For a short while, Dave worked for Roebling Wire Rope Corp. in Atlanta. He and Anne relocated to the Trenton area in 1954, where they raised their three children. Dave pursued a career in commercial banking, serving as a trust officer for a number of tri­state banks. He retired from Princeton Bank & Trust, nowJPMorgan Chase, in 1986 to live permanently on Sanibel Island, Fla. He also spent every summer at his beloved home on Orr's Island, Maine.

Our sympathy goes to his wife, Anne; his son, David; daughters, Carol Hurt and Margot Congdon '83; and eight grandchildren.

 

- ALLEN RICHARD BRAY JR. '50

Dick died peacefully May 12,2007, in his Mendham, N.j., home. He had been in failing health.

After graduating from New Trier High School in Winnetka, IIl., in 1943, he enlisted in the Navy. He spent most of his service in Norfolk, Va., testing torpedoes, though he was on a ship being deployed for the invasion of japan when V-j Day was announced.

Dick was the son of Allen R. Bray 1919 and was one of our married veterans, having wedded Nancy Moul in 1947. He majored in economics.

During his career, which was mostly in sales and marketing, he and his family lived in Ohio, California, Washington, and Michigan before settling in New jersey. He retired in 1992 after 20 years service with the Faber-Castell Corp. He served on the board of directors of the National Materials Trade Association from 1988 to 1992.

Dick was an avid golfer, who in his retirement years traveled to see the world and his widespread family.

We extend our sympathy to Nancy; the couple's three children; six grandchildren; and Dick's brother, George '49. He was predeceased by another brother, Stephen '52.

 

 

 

J. WILSON BORDEN JR. '50

Bill Borden died oF CANCER Aug. 17.2007, in Bryn Mawr, Pa. "He brought to all his activities a lovely sense of humor, diligence, and integrity," said his daughter Cynthia.

He was born in Philadelphia, graduated from the Haverford School, and served in the Army in the Philippines from 1945 to 1946. At Princeton, Bill studied basic engineering and was a member of Tower Club.

After graduation he joined John Borden & Bro. Inc. the mechanical engineering firm his great -grandfather founded in 1835. He later headed the company, which completed several Center City Philadelphia high-rises. When the firm closed, he earned a master's at Penn's Wharton School in 1979 and became a consulting engineer.

Bill was a classic-car enthusiast, buying his first, a 1923 Rolls-Royce, while in high school. He owned other classic cars, driving his 1954 Bristol until six months before his death. He was active in several classic auto clubs. He was past president, treasurer, and board member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Ardmore, Pa., and a member of Rotary Internation.

Our condolences go to his daughters, Cynthia and Ardis, son Peter; and five grandchildren. Joan, his wife of 48 years, died in 1999.

 

DANIEL B. WARD '50

Dan died Nov. 12,2007, in Washington State after a six-month illness.

He graduated from North Shore Country Day School in Winnetka, Ill., and served in Army intelligence before entering Princeton. He majored in economics and belonged to Tower. His father was in the Class of 1929.

Dan worked for a short time for Marshall Field's in Illinois, then moved to Mercer Island, Wash., for, as he put it, "a way of life - sailing, skiing, camping, hiking, mountains, beauty."

For 12 years, he worked for Seattle Bank & Trust. His interest in politics led to his serving as treasurer for Dan Evans' successful gubernatorial campaign in 1964 and later joining the governor's cabinet as director of commerce and economic development. In 1974 he was appointed administrator of the Small Business Administration for Region 10. In 1978, he moved to the private sector as a financial consultant for small business­es. He continued consulting until shortly . before he was incapacitated.

For years, Dan and Marilyn, his wife of 58 years, owned Dinner Island in the San Juan Islands group, where he truly loved being with friends and family. We extend our con­dolences to Marilyn; their children, Anne, Susan, and Dan; and two grandchildren.

 

HARRY L VOORHEES '50

Hal died April 27, 2007, in Boston, Mass., fol­lowing a long illness.

Hal graduated from Newton (N.J.) High School, where he was valedictorian in 1946. At Princeton, he majored in philosophy and received honorable mention for his thesis in the Dickinson Prize competition. He was a member of the World Federalists, the Mountaineering Club, and Whig-Clio. His study of medicine at Penn was cut short by illness. After a recovery sojourn in California, he came back to New York City and eventually focused on chemistry. After several jobs in the commercial world, he moved to teaching chemistry and physics in Philadelphia-area high schools. He earned a master's in education administration from Temple University in 1971.

An active member of the Phoenixville (Pa.) Democratic City Committee, Hal was elected to the Phoenixville Borough Council in 1971.

After retiring from teaching, he moved to Massachusetts, where he became an active volunteer for the Massachusetts Citizens for Life, and enjoyed attending the Boston Symphony and English-Speaking Union.

He is survived by his sons, Harry L. Jr. '83 and Thomas; his daughter, Naomi; former wife, Vera; and two grandchildren; to all of whom we offer our sympathy.

 

 

MADISON M. MYERS JR. '50 *52

"Mad" died July 17,2007, at his home in Muskegon, Mich.

After World War II Army service, he entered Princeton and accelerated to earn an undergraduate degree from the Woodrow Wilson School in 1949 and a graduate degree there in 1952. He chose '50 for his class, in part to coordinate with his roommate, Bjorn Anderson.

After graduation, Mad led what he described as a "peripatetic existence" for eight years. Two of these were in legitimate theater, where he worked closely with Tallulah Bankhead. He finally settled into the corporate finance field.

At age 62, after 27 years in finance, he decided to pursue a "less-pressured career" as a bartender. This prompted a 1987 move from New Jersey to Oregon to be close to his son. Between 1987 and his move to Muskegon in 2000, he spent four years in Europe and eight as a bartender at the University Club in Portland. While in Muskegon he volunteered at the Muskegon Museum, and enjoyed reading and theater. For our 50th, Mad wrote, "In a quiet way my life has been personally rewarding."

Our sympathy goes to his son, Madison Ill, two grandchildren, and a half-brother.

 

DEBOORNE PIGGOT'0

"Buzz" Piggot died of cancer May 7, 2007, in Washington, D.C..

Buzz graduated from Woodberry Forest Schoo\. At Princeton, he was a member of Campus Club and a four-year member of the Flying Club, serving as its president his junior and senior years. His degree was in economics.

After graduation, Buzz served in the Army, then received an honors degree from Cambridge University in 1955. In 1958 he was reported to be in the jungles of the Amazon-Orinoco rivers. At our 10th reunion, his forwarding address was in Ghana, West Africa, and our records showed him as a staff assistant with Aluminium Ltd. of Canada.

Buzz attended our 20th reunion, but after that distanced himself from the University. Thus we have no knowledge of his activities since then. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth, in December 2005.

To his three children and extended family, we extend our sympathy.

 

 

MALCOLM D. CRAWFORD '50

Mac died May 26, 2007. Born in New Jersey, he came to Princeton from The Hill School. At Princeton, Mac played rugby for three years, captaining the team his junior and senior years. He belonged to Cottage Club and graduated cum taude in economics.

After two years in the Army, mostly in Germany, he took a position with Rogers Peel Co. in New York. Attending night school at NYU, Mac earned an MBA in 1956, and two decades later earned a master's in fine arts from Fairfield (Conn.) University.

For our 25th, he wrote that by 1970 he "had become somewhat disenchanted with the retail business." Wishing to use his financial experience in a more meaningful and challenging way, he joined Danbury (Conn.) Hospital as chief financial officer and worked happily there until he retired in 1993.

Mac was a Rotarian. He volunteered at his church, at local public schools, and at Norwalk (Conn.) Community College, where he found tutoring accounting his favorite volunteer commitment.

We share the passing of this gentle man with Virginia, his beloved wife of almost 30 years; his blended family of three daughters and two stepdaughters; eight grandchildren; and a sister.

The Class of 1950

 

PETER FORBES CAMPBELL ARMSTRONG '50

Pete died in Hawaii March 29, 2007. He was aptly described by a young granddaughter who told him, "Grandad, you're four important things - you're a father, a grandfather, a colonel, and a teacher."

Born in New York City, Pete graduated from Landon School. At Princeton, where his father was Class of 1904, he majored in history, and was active in Cottage Club, Triangle Club, The Daily Princetonian, Orange Key, rugby, and freshman football. He earned a master's in history in 1968 from American University.

He retired from the Marine Corps as a colonel in 1979. His 30 years in the military included frontline action in Korea as a platoon commander, service as a combat intelligence officer in Vietnam, and assignments in Washington, Latin America, Europe, and the Mediterranean.

After his retirement, Pete spent 23 years teaching advanced history courses at the Iolani School in Hawaii. Greatly respected by his students and colleagues, Pete was recognized as a Presidential Distinguished Teacher in 1992 and was awarded a national prize for excellence in secondary school teaching in 2000.

We fondly remember Pete as host of our 2004 Hawaiian mini-reunion, and join his wife, Margaret; his children, Elizabeth and Peter J r.; five grandchildren; his sisters, Rhoda Hackler, Jean Kanstein, and Alexandra; and his two stepchildren in celebrating his life.

The Class of 1950


JAMES M. SPEERS III '50

Jim, a native of New Jersey, died in Alabama Feb. 27, 2007. He had been afflicted by Parkinson's disease.

A graduate of Choate, he served in the Navy's submarine service from 1943 to 1946. JIM came from a large Princeton family. His father was in the Class of 1916, and eight of his cousins were Princeton graduates. While at Princeton, he played soccer his first two years, sang in the choir, and was a member of Tower Club. He graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering.

Jim had a long career with Chevron, during which he had assignments in Texas, Louisiana, and Bahrain. In 1986, he retired in Midland, Texas, as a senior design and construction engineer. Four years later, he and Mary, his wife of 54 years, moved to Pensacola, Fla. In recent years, they lived in nearby Spanish Fort, Ala.

We extend our sympathy to Mary; his daughters, Susan Marie Sarley and Nancy Ann Hermsen; and three grandchildren.

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ARTHUR HUMPHREYS '50

Art died of heart failure Feb. 3, 2007, at his home in California.

Art graduated from Manlius Military Academy. At Princeton he was a member of Key and Seal, ROTC, and Skeet Club. He graduated with honors in economics.

Four days after graduation he married Susan Wright. Nine months and 13 days later his first-born, our class baby, David Arthur, arrived. This occurred while Art was serving as a forward artillery observer with the 7th Cavalry in Korea. In 1953, he returned to New Jersey, where he worked for Warner-Lambert and American Standard.

In 1960, Art relocated his family to California. After his divorce in 1965, he moved abroad and traveled extensively on his 65-foot ketch, Cayuga II. From its berth in Sausalito, he spent 17 years in real-estate investments.

Art married Marge Kral in 1976. They both loved to travel and did so, almost without pause, for the rest of Art's life. They lived briefly in Venice, his favorite city, skied in Switzerland, rafted major whitewater rivers and "RV-ed" in Mexico. All this was with his beloved cat, NoName.

Art's son, Richard, predeceased him in 2001. To Marge; his sons David and Daniel and their famiIies; and Richard's family, we offer our sincerest sympathy.

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ROBERT F. BARNETT '50

Bob died Feb. 13, 2007, in Traverse City, Mich. He was an outstanding physician and dedicated family man.

Bob entered Princeton, where his father was in the Class of 1919, from Andover. He belonged to Terrace Club, earned honors in biology, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

He completed his medical studies at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1954 and interned for a year in Detroit. He then served on active duty in the Navy, assigned to Camp Pendleton as a surgeon until 1957. In 1961, he became a board­certified radiologist in California and moved to Michigan, where he practiced radiology until he retired in 1990. As a Navy reservist, Bob reached the rank of commander. He complemented his radiological practice with membership in six medical societies, assuming leadership of several.

Bob was known for an encyclopedic knowledge of history, World War II battles, and the game of baseball. He was devoted to the Pittsburgh Pirates since boyhood, and sponsored and pitched for his hospital's softball team. Bob's obituary said, "He loved fine cigars, convertibles, $2 bills, Perry Como, and the beauty of northern Michigan."

We extend our sympathy to Elizabeth, his wife of 54 years, four children, and four grandchildren.

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JOSEPH H. PARSONS JR. '50

Joe died Feb. 11, 2007, in Doylestown, Pa.

Joe was born in New York City and graduated from Hotchkiss before attending Princeton, where his father was in the Class of 1913. At Princeton, he participated in freshman crew, was manager of the Tiger Dance Band and a four-year member of the Yacht Club. He majored in English and was a member of Elm Club.

His professional career started in advertising. His last stop was vice president of corporate communications with William H. Rorer Inc. His Princeton interests in music and sailing persisted throughout his life. In addition to being an accomplished musician and sailor, he was a skilled pilot.

Joe's wife, Coeli, predeceased him. He was a devoted husband who is survived by seven children. To these children, the class extends its sympathy.

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HOWARD H. ROBERTS '50

Howard died Feb. 10, 2007, in Bryn Mawr Terrace, Pa. He had suffered from Parkinson's, but a damaged heart led to his death.

Howard first attended Episcopal Academy before graduating from St. Paul's. He then drove an ambulance for six months in India for the American Field Service. At Princeton, where his father was in the Class of 1903, he belonged to Ivy, majored in Spanish, and graduated with high honors.

After a short stint in banking, he changed to advertising. Then in 1983, he entered real estate with Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors, from which he retired in June 2006.

Howard was a rhododendron enthusiast.

He and Joan, his wife of 56 years, grew more than 400 plants at their Rosemont, Pa., home, where they lived for 37 years. His great quest was to create a good, yellow rhododendron for the Philadelphia climate. He was past president of the Philadelphia chapter of the American Rhododendron Society, active in his church, and on the board of the Dolphins of Delaware Valley, whose members visit nursing home residents.

We extend our condolences to his wife, Joan; daughters Lisa and Averel '77; son Owen; brother Bayard '34; and three grand­children.

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JOHN B. LAWSON '50

John died july 10, 2006, in Washington, D.C., from a noncancerous lung infection.

He was a literary editor of The Nassau Lit, and was a member of Whig-Clio and Key and Seal. John graduated with high honors in English and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Selected as a Rhodes. Scholar, he studied at Oxford, where he received a bachelor's in English (and later the M.A. Oxon.). He enlisted in the Air Force, served as an officer in Germany, and used his fluency in French as an aide-de-camp in Morocco. While in Morocco, he met Joan Corbin, a Bryn Mawr graduate who was teaching there.

John returned to Washington as a civilian in 1955. It can now be told that after brief stints in two jobs, he joined the Central Intelligence Agency. In 1960 ,Joan, who was also employed by the CIA and was about to be assigned to Morocco, accepted his marriage proposal. They always hoped to get back to Morocco after retirement, but never made it.

He and Joan enjoyed many wonderful times together, including glorious summers in Brittany after retirement. Though not a "reuner"by nature, John always had a deep affection for Princeton.

We extend our sympathy to Joan, and their children Anne and David.

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PAUL D. WARD '50

Paul died June 11,2006, in Florida.

He was born in Oil City, Pa., in the shadow of the Drake oil well, America's first. In high school he was class president for three years, a debater, and newspaper editor. At Princeton, he majored in English and was managing editor of the Nassau Lit and a member of Prospect Club.

In his early career he traveled extensively while working for three publishers in their school textbook divisions. In his "entrepreneurial phase," he bought and ran a newspaper delivery service and a liquor store. Paul then became a public school teacher in New Jersey. Retiring after 20 years of teaching, he moved to Sarasota, where he was active with the Sarasota Princeton group, and, as he wrote at our 50th, used his time "to speculate with mind and money."

Paul was a loving father, doting grand· father, and a joy to everyone he met. To Sylvia, his wife of more than 46 years; his son, Michael; his daughter, Kim; and five grandchildren, we extend our sympathies.

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HOWARD DAVID PANCOAST III'50

Dave died peacefully at his Virginia home Aug. 17,2002. He was described as a gentleman who lived life fully, and was known for his love of history, nature, geography, and his green thumb.

He served in the Air Force during World War II. At Princeton, Dave was on the sabre team, founded the Pewter Mug Agency, and belonged to Campus Club. He graduated with high honors in politics and received the department's New York Herald prize.

After graduation he became a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. He left that job to take a cross-country motorcycle trip to Maine, working as a deckhand on a commercial fishing boat there and in a logging camp in Vermont. He then hitchhiked back to California where, after working for Western Family magazine, he tried freelance writing.

Moving to New York in 1955, he took ajob at Woman's Home Companion, where he met Nancy Follett, whom he married in 1956. After jobs with several other magazines, he joined Better Homes and Gardens, from which he retired in 1974, and moved his family to Virginia.

In addition to his wife, Dave is survived by four children and II grandchildren. Belatedly, we share his loss with his family.

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W. REILLY NAIL JR. '50

Reilly died July 23, 2006, in Abilene, Texas.

Born in Albany, Texas, Reilly graduated from New Mexico Military Institute and served two years in the Navy. At Princeton he majored in art and archaeology, belonged to Quadrangle Club, and was active in Theatre Intime and club sports.

For many years he was a television pro­ducer in New York City. His projects includ­ed Gunsmoke and the Masters Golf Tournament. He received the New York City Art Directors Award for his documentary, Magic of the Masters.

Reilly was the founding director of the Old Jail Art Center in Albany. In 1968. he had inherited an old jailhouse building. A decade later he decided to refurbish it as an art museum, unheard of in a rural Texas town of fewer than 2,000. Featuring much of his personal collection that he started with a $10 acquisition in high school, the museum opened in 1980. Since then it has greatly expanded and been accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Reilly supported local theater and was a member of Trinity Episcopal in Albany. At the museum's 25th anniversary, he was described as the "quintessential American ... who sees in the arts ... American life of which he is so fond."

We share the loss of this exceptional class­mate with the Nail family.

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ROBERT MCKAY '50

Bob died June 26, 2006, in Norwalk (Conn.) Hospital after a long illness. He was 8l.

Bob left Loomis School at 18 to join the Air Corps and piloted B-17s on combat missions in Europe. At Princeton he belonged to Quadrangle Club and graduated with a degree in aeronautical engineering. He graduated from the University of Virginia Law School in 1952.

After a short stint with the government in patent law, and some overseas travel, he joined the New York law firm of Pennie & Edmonds. He retired as a partner of the firm in 1985.

Retirement gave Bob the opportunity for increased world travel and community activity in New Canaan, Conn., where he lived since 1960. He belonged to the local Presbyterian Church, was a member of several country clubs, and was our class treasurer from 1975 to 1980. He enjoyed golf and tennis. At our 50th he reported having two new knees, adding, on a light note as he was wont to do, that they made him an inch taller, but frequently set off airport security alarms.

Bob leaves Emily, his wife of 49 years; daughters Ruth Campbell and Isabel Thompson; and a son, Bob; to whom we extend our sympathy.

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PRENTICE TALMAGE JR. '50

Prentice Talmage died July 4, 2006, at his home in Far Hills, N.J.

"Prent" or "P.T.," as he was known on campus, graduated from St. Andrew's and served in the Coast Guard from 1944 to 1946, most of the time in the Pacific theater. He transferred to Princeton from Trinity in 1947. He belonged to Colonial Club and majored in economics.

He met his wife, Sylvia Woolworth, on a Nantucket, Mass., beach in 1950 and married her the next year. After living in New York City for three years, they moved to Far Hills and soon made their home on 22 acres of rural property. From there he commuted to New York, where he worked on Wall Street for more than 50 years.

A member of the New York Stock Exchange, Prent was still going to the floor every day until his retirement in 2000. He was an avid ice hockey player and loved tennis. He was a member of the Essex Hunt Club, having been on its board for many years, and of the Somerset Hills Country Club. His father was Prentice Talmage '24.

We extend our sympathy to Sylvia, his two daughters, and four grandchildren.

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Russell B. Spencer .Jr. '50
Russ died Sept. 18, 2016, after
a brief battle with leukemia.
He was a longtime resident of
Malvern, Pa.
Before coming to Princeton,
he graduated in 1944 from Radnor High
School, where he was class president. He
served on a destroyer escort that was credited
with sinking a German submarine in the North
Atlantic and spent a year in the V-5 program
at Ole Miss. Eschewing a football scholarship
to Delaware, he came to Princeton, where
he majored in economics, participated in
intramural sports, played in the band, and
belonged to Tiger Inn.
Upon graduation Russ joined DuPont,
where he met his wife-to-be, Clare. In 1956 he
began a 4o-year career with the Bulletin Co. of
Philadelphia when he started with its Muzak
franchise. He grew that business through
acquisitions and eventually became president
of Bulletin's Independence Communications.
After retirement, he devoted himself to
the Mid-Atlantic Blind Golfers Association,
where he coached several golfers for almost 20
years. He was a caring man, easy to know, who
treasured relationships with his work family as
well as his immediate family.
Surviving Russ are his wife of 58 years,
Clare; son Russell III '83; daughter Susan; eight
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.