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Memorials by Class: 1979
Jose M. Berrocal '79
Jose Berrocal died of thymic cancer on Oct. 25, 2000, in the presence of his mother and his best friend, Bill Ford '79. Bill and Dr. Jon Simons '80 worked tirelessly to...
Robin Levitt Blumberg '79
Robin Levitt Blumberg died Feb. 17, 2007, with her family around her, after two-year battle with cancer. Robin transferred to Princeton from Bryn Mawr as sophomore...
Daniel H. Case III '79
Dan died of brain cancer on June 27, 2002, in the arms of his wife Stacey, supported by his family and his best friend, Steve Wilson '79.Born and raised in Honolulu, Dan...
Dwight M. Coleman '79
The class lost one of its most gregarious members when Dwight M. Coleman died Sept. 7, 2005, from heart problems. A larger-than-life presence with a laugh and a heart as...
Robert James Daiute '79
Bob died peacefully Sept. 3, 2008, after suffering from complications of basal cell carcinoma. He was born in Montpelier, Vt., July 4, 1957, to Eleanor and Robert...
Cynthia E. Bashford Davis '79
Cindy died April 12, 2007, at her home, surrounded by her family, following a courageous two-and-half-year battle with breast cancer. Her sense of humor...
Marianne P. Eismann '79
Marianne Eismann, a classmate of great heart and wit, died Oct. 19, 2011, in Newbury Park, Calif., after a long battle with ovarian cancer. She was 53. Born in New York...
Douglas M. Ely '79 *81
A traffic accident on the Washington, D.C., beltway claimed Doug’s life March 2, 2006. He was 47. Doug was one of the most traveled members of the class, from his birth...
John Matthew Emery III '79
(Following is an expanded version of the memorial published in the print edition of PAW.) Jake died Dec. 7, 2008, at his home in Modesto, Calif., where he had practiced...
Ricardo H. Garcia '79
The class learned belatedly that Ricardo H. Garcia, who had legally changed his name to Gay Boy Ric, died Feb. 4, 2004, in Los Angeles due to complications from...
Donald B. Gordon '79
DON GORDON, 34, died Jan. 27, 1992. Born and raised in Houston, Don was valedictorian at James Madison High School. Don lived at Princeton Inn College his freshman year,...
David R. Hackley '79
We recently learned that our friend and classmate David Russell “Hack” Hackley died suddenly Oct. 14, 2005, in New York following heart surgery. He was 48 and a...
Lisa Hopewell '79
THE CLASS OF 1979 sadly reports the death of Lisa Ala Hopewell, who was murdered in California, in Jan. 1991.Lisa is remembered by family and friends as a dynamic person...
Joseph F. Howard '79
Joseph Howard of North Attleboro, Mass., died April 17, 2010, after a courageous one-year battle with brain cancer. Joe was a stellar student-athlete at Catholic...
Sydney Jaffe '79
Neurologist and avid cyclist Sydney Jaffe died Sept. 30, 2004, following a bicycle accident on her way to work at Yuma (Ariz.) Regional Medical Center. She was 47....
Michael Mintz '79
The class recently learned that Michael Mintz died on Nov. 5, 1995. He grew up in Philadelphia, winning a full scholarship to Episcopal Academy. At Princeton, Michael...
Daniel W. Pfister '79
The class would like to acknowledge the death of Daniel Pfister on May 4, 2004. We have been unable to learn any details surrounding Daniel’s passing, nor do we...
Darryl Terrence Pressley '79
DARRYL PRESSLEY died Oct. 22,1990, in Washington, D.C.Darryl attended Washington, D.C. public schools before enrolling at the Asheville School in N.C., from which he...
Philip Alan Rogers '79
Phil died Dec. 31, 2005, several days after suffering a severe stroke.Phil spent his early school years in England, becoming an excellent rugby player. His passion for...
David Gordon Rogers '79
Dave died of a heart attack Feb. 8, 2003, in Newport Beach, Calif., where he lived with Chelsea, his wife of 22 years.Dave raised his sons Arron, Jared and Damion to...
Walker Fry Rucker Jr. '79
WE SEND our sincerest condolences to the family of Walker F. Rucker Jr., who died of cardiac arrest on Aug. 27, 1989, at UVA Hospital, in Charlottesville, Va.Walker came...
Juan E. Ruz IV '79
The class is sad to report that Juan Ruz died March 12, 2011, in Fairview, N.J. Born in Cuba, Juan immigrated to the United States as an adolescent and lived in Union...
Violet Smallhorne-Jackson '79
In her Tigers Pause essay, Violet wrote that although she would miss our 25th reunion, she hoped to make the 30th. Sadly, that will not be.After an 18-month struggle...
Susan B. Stein '79
Susan Stein died Nov. 26, 2005, we recently learned. She was 47. Susan came to Princeton from John Adams High School in Howard Beach, NY. She majored in...
Mark A. Vejnoska '79
Mark died May, 16, 1995, in Chicago, Ill., where he lived since our graduation.A graduate of Westfield [N.J.] H.S., Mark majored in political economics at Princeton,...
Lloyd Peter Wallace '79
LLOYD DIED OF AIDS May 14, 1990, at his home in Philadelphia. His illness had been diagnosed at least two years earlier.Lloyd was born and raised in Pittsburgh, one of...
Charles L. Wilson '79
Charles Wilson died Dec. 24, 2004, in Lehigh Valley (Pa.) Hospital following an accident in his home. He was 47. At the time of his death, he was director of Mirrix...
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