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Apr.2, 2008

Vol. 108, No. 11

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Wallace D. Van Siclen ’47

Published in the Apr.2, 2008, issue

Wally served with the Marines in the Pacific theater and rejoined our war-torn class in 1946. Graduating in 1949 he took up graduate studies at Tulane, and met and married Evelyn Schroeder. Wally's field of graduate study - medieval English and old French poetry - provided him with a unique academic expertise that he never exploited. After a few years of teaching, he reversed his career course, joined the Newark office of Merrill Lynch, and moved to Fair Haven, N.J. During the long commute between rural Fair Haven and Newark, Wally honed his bridge skills by playing with Life Masters. Retiring after 32 years as a securities officer, he enjoyed teaching his three daughters the art of sailing, both small-boat racing and blue-water cruising. Wally's prowess as a sailor was recognized when he became commodore of Monmouth (N.J.) Boat Club. In later years he and Evelyn took up cruising to foreign countries - this time as "relaxed passengers on 800-foot ships." Wally died Nov. 6, 2007. His entries in all our yearbooks reflect his loyalty to fabulous '47; his wonderful, wry humor; a love of family; and a happy, rewarding life. We extend warm wishes to Evelyn and her daughters.

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