The class has lost one of its brightest stars with the death of Squire Knox, who died Nov. 29, 2007, at home in Naples, Fla., after a long battle with cancer.
At Princeton, Squire belonged to Colonial Club and sang in the Glee Club. At a concert with Wellesley, he met his future wife, Alexandra. He majored in Spanish, served in the Marine Corps, joined Smith, Kline & French Laboratories, and then went to Schering-Plough, serving three years in Rio de Janeiro as Latin American director of marketing. In 1985 he formed an investment-management firm, Van W. Knox Inc., specializing in strategies for foreign and domestic clients.
He was a Renaissance man: a gifted musician, master linguist, scholar of literature, amateur thespian, medal-winning skier, marathoner, and an ornithologist in Florida's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. He even performed the wedding for a classmate's daughter. Squire lived life to the fullest, traveling broadly - to the Galapagos, Baja California, Antarctica, and Chilean Patagonia - and conveying to everyone whose life he touched a sense that each was a special friend.
Squire is survived by Alexandra; a son, Rafe '89, a daughter, Heather; six grandchildren; a sister, Kathy; and a brother, Christopher. To all of them, the class extends its deepest sympathy.
The Class of 1963