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May14, 2008

Vol. 108, No. 13


Van W. Knox III ’63

Published in the May14, 2008, issue

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

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