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July 16, 2008

Vol. 108, No. 16

Memorials

Memorials by Class: 1961

Frank David Anger '61

Frank died July 8, 2004, in an auto accident in which his wife, Rita, was badly injured.Born and raised in suburban Chicago, he entered Princeton from Glynbard High...

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Joseph Brooke Baker '61

BROOKE BAKER died of lung cancer July 8, 1991, in Atlanta, where he and his family had lived since 1979, after a short illness which had been diagnosed only in April....

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Frederick Wright Beck '61

Our classmate Fred Beck died Jan. 4, 1998, after a long struggle with cancer.A native of New Haven, Fred attended The Gunnery and then served in the Army's 101st...

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Russell Sloan Bell '61

BORN JUNE 29, 1939, in Ridgefield, Conn., Russ Bell died of cerebral melanoma at his home in Belvedere, Wash., on Oct. 24, 1992. He had suffered a stroke in Dec. 1990,...

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Mark Blucher '61

Mark died Jan. 17, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his family. Born in Chicago, he came to Princeton from Bloom Township (Ill.) High School. At Princeton, he joined...

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George S. Boolos '61

George Boolos, professor of linguistics and philosophy at MIT and president of the Assn. for Symbolic Logic, died of cancer May 27, 1996, at his home in Cambridge,...

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Anthony S. Briggs '61

After a three-year battle with cancer, Tony died Oct. 4, 1996, in Malvern, Pa., where he had been living since 1995, having spent the previous 25 years abroad, in...

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William F. Burrow Jr. '61

Bill Burrow died Oct. 9, 2010, in Austin, Texas.   Born in Dallas, Bill came to Princeton from St. Mark’s School. At Princeton he majored in English, ate at Tiger...

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John Blair Burt '61

John died of cancer on Mar. 19, 2002, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Born in NYC, son of the late George F. Burt '31, John was a graduate of St. Paul's School in Concord,...

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William Andrew Buxton '61

Bill died on June 25, 2000, at his home in Gaithersburg, Md., after a long bout with prostate cancer of which only those closest to him were aware until the last....

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James A. Chmiel '61

Jim Chmiel died of cancer Jan. 29, 2006, at Alle-Kiski Medical Center in Natrona Heights, Pa. Born in 1939 in nearby New Kensington, he lived there for most of his...

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William Hollins Clayton '61

died Nov. 15, 2002, at his home in Wheaton, Ill., after an 18-month struggle with sarcoma, a rare form of cancer.Born in 1940 in NYC, and raised in Elkton, Md.,...

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Vernon E. Close '61

Vern suffered cardiac arrest July 19, 2012, and could not be revived. Born in Collbran, Colo., he came to Princeton from Grand Junction High School. At Princeton he...

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Garrett Paul Cole '61

Garrett Cole died Oct. 14, 2001, at his home in Leawood, Kans. Born in Brooklyn, Garrett grew up in Kansas City, attending Pembroke Country Day School, where he starred...

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David Anthony Cole '61

David died Apr. 16, 2000, of pulmonary fibrosis. Born in Charleston, S.C., he came to Princeton from Lakeside H.S. in Seattle. At Princeton, he majored in philosophy,...

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David Anthony Cole '61

David Cole died on Apr. 16, 2000, of pulmonary fibrosis. Born in Charleston, S.C., he came to Princeton from Lakeside H.S. in Seattle. At Princeton, he majored in...

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Walter Fischer Connor '61

Walt Connor died Jan. 5, 1996, at his home in Darien, Conn., after a brief illness. The son of the late Frank H. Connor '25, Walt was born in NYC and spent much of his...

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Dimitrios Cotomatas '61

Dimitri Cotomatas died June 20, 2007, after a brief illness. Dimitri was born in Athens, Greece. He contracted polio at age 5 and came to the United States for...

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Brice Goldsborough Cox '61

Brice Cox died in an automobile accident July 1, 2002, in Lake Charles, La. He attended Groton before graduating from Punahou School in Honolulu. He entered Princeton at...

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Gerald Preston Dagenhardt '61

Gerry died Jan. 27, 2010, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.   Born in Winston-Salem, N.C., he came to Princeton from Anniston (Ala.) High School. At...

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Hartford Montgomery Davis '61

Monty Davis, a key figure in the growth of professional theater in Milwaukee, died in his sleep May 20, 2007, following a stroke. Born in New York City, Monty came to...

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David A. Dryden '61

Dave Dryden died of cancer Nov. 6, 2010. He had lived in South Plainfield, N.J., since the late 1960s. Born in New Jersey, he came to Princeton from St. Mark’s School....

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Richard H. Eckfeldt '61

Dick died July 8, 2011, in New York City after a long struggle with a multitude of illnesses. He was determined to attend our 50th reunion, and he made it, although...

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George Gibson Ellsworth '61

GEORGE ELLSWORTH died June 29, 1992, in Adelaide, Australia, after a courageous struggle with lung disease. He was visiting his sister and brotherinlaw, Susan and Peter...

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Richard Austin Emerick '61

Dick died March 31, 2009, in Savage, Minn., his home of many years, after a battle with cancer.   Born in Evanston, Ill., he was raised in the Twin Cities and came to...

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Joseph W. Fitchett Jr. '61

Joe Fitchett, former chief correspondent of the International Herald Tribune and editor of the Journal of European Affairs, died May 7, 2012, in Washington, D.C., of...

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J. Terrence Flynn '61

Terry died Jan.13, 2012, from an apparent stroke in Snowmass, Colo., while on a trip with his brothers. Born in Chicago and a resident of the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff area...

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H. Harris Funkenstein '61

THE CLASS of 1961 lost one of its most beloved and respected members when Dr. H. Harris Funkenstein died in a drowning accident May 4, 1990, at Miami Beach.Born in...

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Matthew Kirby Gale Jr. '61

Kirby was lost at sea March 15, 2008, while sailing in a charity race outside of San Francisco Bay. He was sailing his 31-footer, Daisy, with a friend, Anthony Harrow,...

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Leland G. Gardner '61

A tragic automobile accident near Columbia, Mo., took the life of Lee Gardner on Dec. 3, 1963, as he was returning to his Army base. In September of 1962, Lee graduated...

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Stephen A. Garrett '61

Steve died June 11, 2011, at Stanford (Calif.) Hospital from complications after heart surgery. Born and raised in Denver, Steve came to us from Denver South High ...

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Kenneth Darwin Goldin '61

Ken Goldin died Feb. 19, 1994, in L.A. of complications from AIDS. At the time of his death, Ken was living in Hacienda Heights.Born June 6, 1940, in N.Y.C., Ken grew up...

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John Harlin Grimes '61

John died at his home in Bahama, N.C., on Mar. 19, 2000. Born in Lexington, Ky., he graduated from Henry Clay H.S. At Princeton, he was a premed biology major, joined...

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Eric A. Grinnell '61

We lost Eric Dec. 25, 2012, to complications from Parkinson’s disease in Greenfield, Mass. Born in Ohio and raised there and in New York State, he graduated from Rye...

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Robert H. Hall '61

Bob Hall, known as “Tzaddi,” died Oct. 17, 2009, at home in Seattle.   Born in Ann Arbor, Mich., he moved to Colorado at an early age, where his exposure to rock...

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Ralph Warren Hills '61

After a gallant and long battle, Warren, known to his friends and associates as “Hillsy,” died June 14, 2012, from complications of Parkinson’s disease at Gilchrist...

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John Porter Hine '61

John died Jan. 9, 2006, in the Weiss Hospice Unit of Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Conn., six months after the diagnosis of a malignant brain tumor.The son of the...

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John Gordon Hopper '61

John "Jack" Hopper died Sept. 26, 2007, of congestive heart failure at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Va.  Jack entered Princeton from LaGrange (Ga.) High...

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John S. Huiskamp '61

Jack Huiskamp died Aug. 10, 2010, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Jack, an Iowan, was a member of Cap and Gown and captained the undefeated 1961 golf team at...

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Lars A. Hummerhielm '61

Lars Hummerhielm, president and CEO of the Assn. of Bi-National Chambers of Commerce of South Florida, died Mar. 3, 2000. Born and raised in Sweden, Lars spent only...

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Douglas Paul Hutchison '61

Hutch died Nov. 7, 1998, at Silver Cross Hospital in his hometown, Joliet, Ill., after battling brain cancer for a year. "A top community leader," the Joliet papers...

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Frank Fay Janney '61

Frank Janney died of cancer May 31, 2006, at his home Vershire, Vt. Born Morristown, N.J., Frank came to Princeton from Lawrenceville. At Princeton he majored...

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Farish A. Jenkins Jr. '61

We lost Farish Nov. 11, 2012, to complications following surgery for pancreatic cancer while also being treated for multiple myeloma. Born Manhattan and raised...

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Gustave Norman Johansen Jr. '61

Our Classmate Gus Johansen died on Feb. 11, 1989, in Arlington, Va., of cardiac arrest. He had suffered a cere¬bral hemorrhage in the previous week. Gus was with us at...

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Terry A. Johnston '61

We lost Terry April 26, 2007, after a long battle with leukemia. He had lived in Margate, N.J., since 1972. Born in Plainfield, he came to Princeton from...

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David H. Johnston '61

David died at 61 of cancer on July 6, 2000. He entered Princeton from the Ambler [Pa.] Joint School and received an AB in economics. He later earned an EdM in counseling...

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Morgan R. Jones '61

Dick Jones died of pneumonia Dec. 17, 2010, at Christiana Hospital in Wilmington, Del.   Born in Luzerne County, Pa., he came to Princeton from Wyoming Seminary. At...

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Steven Theodore Kauffman '61

Ted Kauffman, a partner in US WATS, a Chadds Ford, Pa., marketer of discount long-distance rates, died of heart failure on Sept. 16, 1995, in Philadelphia's Lankenau...

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David W. Kendall Jr. '61

Dave died of leukemia July 16, 2009, in McCormick, S.C.   Born in Detroit, he came to Princeton from Andover. At Princeton, Dave majored in politics, took his meals at...

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Horace Blair Klein '61

We lost Blair Dec. 18, 2011, in St. Croix Falls, Wis., after a 2 1/2-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in St. Paul, Minn., Blair came to Princeton from St. Paul ...

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Fritz-Alan Korth '61

Fritz died of congestive heart failure Feb. 5, 2011, in Washington, D.C., his longtime home. Born in Fort Worth, Texas, he came to Princeton from Arlington Heights...

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James F. R. Kunkemueller '61

Jim Kunkemueller died of progressive supranuclear palsy on June 14, 1999, at the Newton & Wellesley [Mass.] Alzheimer's Center after an eight-year struggle.Born and...

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William Buttolph Lafer '61

BILL LAFER succumbed to brain cancer Mar. 25, 1993, in Roseville, Mich., after a fouryear struggle and a brief recovery following surgery in Jan. 1990.Born in Grosse...

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William Mitchell LaMotte '61

Mitch LaMotte died suddenly Aug. 6, 2008, while vacationing with his family in Jamestown, R.I.   Born in Philadelphia and raised in Wilmington, Del., Mitch was the son,...

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Robert Alden Lebhar '61

Bob Lebhar died Jan. 23, 2004, after a brief illness.Born in NYC, Bob came to Princeton from Blair Academy. At Princeton he ate at Tower, sang in the Glee Club, and...

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William Henry Long Jr. '61

Bill died unexpectedly of a heart attack April 14, 2010, at his home in Boulder, Colo.   Born and raised in York, Pa., Bill came to Princeton from William Penn High...

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Brewster Montgomery Loud '61

We lost Bump on March 26, 2004. He died at his home in Thousand Oaks, Calif., after battling lung cancer for more than a year.Born in Grosse Point, Mich., he attended...

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John Michael Madden '61

MIKE MADDEN died of metastatic malignant melanoma on Feb. 16, 1992, in Dumfries, Va.Born Feb. 7, 1939, in Ottumwa, Iowa, Mike prepared for Princeton at Phillips Exeter...

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Terrence Burke Maloney '61

Terry Maloney died Jan. 29, 2010, in Colrain, Mass., where he built his house, raised his family, and farmed for 36 years. He was a hard-cider maker and apple grower. He...

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William A. Marr Jr. '61

Bill Marr died July 31, 2004, after a long struggle with liver cancer, in Irvine, Calif., where lived for many years, .Born in Medford and raised in Swansea, Mass.,...

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John E. Matthews Jr. '61

The class has learned from the Social Security Death Register that John died in 1999. Nothing else is known his passing, nor—for that matter—is much known...

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Michael S. McAshan '61

Mike died Sept. 14, 2012, of Alzheimer’s disease in Ennis, Texas. Born and raised in Houston, came to Princeton from St. John’s High School there. At Princeton...

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James M. Mccabe '61

The class lost one of its most beloved and respected members when Jay died on Jan. 11, 2001, of complications from bone marrow disease.Jay came to Princeton from...

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Gary M. McCown '61

Gary died unexpectedly Aug. 12, 2010, in Richmond, Va. He was 71. A Roanoke, Va., native, he graduated magna cum laude in English from Princeton, where he was a...

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Clifford Lloyd Michel '61

Mickey died of lung cancer Oct. 19, 2004, at home in Gladstone, N.J.Born and raised in New York City, the "Cowpoke" lost his heart early on to Wyoming and the West....

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Frank V. Mignogna '61

Frank died May 29, 2006, in Greenwich, Conn., of a squamous cell carcinoma. His medical specialty was otolaryngology, cranio-maxillofacial, and cosmetic and...

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Michael C. Miles '61

Mike died Jan. 19, 2011, in Cary, N.C., of complications following surgery. Born in Charlotte, he came to Princeton from John. R. Buchtel High School. At Princeton he...

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William Shellman Morse '61

We recently learned of Shell's death July 15, 2002, but we have no indication of where he died or the cause of death.Shell came to Princeton from New Trier HS in...

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John B. Mulford '61

The University has advised us that John died of cancer Sept. 17, 2007, in France. Eldest son of the late Vincent Strong Mulford Jr. ’33, John hailed from Tulsa, Okla.,...

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Richard H. Nelson '61

Rick Nelson died of a heart attack Jan. 24, 2000, at his home in Wellington, Fla. A pioneer in the independent energy industry, he was president and CEO of U.S. Energy...

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Ernest H. Nelson Jr. '61

TOBY NELSON died on Apr. 28, 1988, in N.Y.C. Born in Stamford, Conn., in 1940, he prepared for Princeton at Avon Old Farms School. At Princeton, he was in the Glee Club,...

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Paul Newton Wonacott '61

BORN IN Portland, Ore., Aug. 7, 1939, our respected and well-loved classmate, Paul Wonacott, died of cancer in his Portland home on May 24, 1991. Paul came to us from...

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Darcy Obrien '61

Darcy O'Brien, an awardwinning author and professor of literature, died of a heart attack Mar. 2, 1998, at his home in Tulsa, Okla. Born in 1939 to film stars George...

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Robert Carr Ochsner '61

Bob Ochsner died Jan. 24, 1999, of a heart attack, at his home in Cherry Hill, N.J. His ashes were interred at the Princeton Cemetery on Witherspoon St. on Friday of...

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Arthur David Palmer '61

Dave died Oct. 15, 2004, at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Mass., after a brief illness.Born in Glens Falls, N.Y., Dave grew up in Potsdam, N.Y., and came to Princeton...

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Gregg Wiley Parks '61

Gregg died April 9, 2007, ironically from a torn aorta, after he had battled cystic fibrosis since his 20s and often joked that he was the oldest person in the nation...

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J. Lester Parsons III '61

Friend and inspiration to many, Jay died March 21, 2013, from the effects of colon cancer. He was the son of J. Lester Parsons Jr. ’30. At the time of his death, Jay...

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John Raymond Paul '61

JOHN PAUL died on Dec. 24, 1989, after a long and coura¬geous struggle with diabetes. Despite the loss of a leg in 1987 because of the disease, he had continued to write...

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Walter F. Petraitis '61

Walt died Dec. 27, 2008, at Maui (Hawaii) Memorial Medical Center of coronary artery disease after a long illness and hospitalization. Walt came to Princeton from Upper...

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Andrea Gaetano Prochilo '61

Andy died in his sleep on May 27, 1996, of heart failure. He lived in Hurst, Tex.He came to Princeton from Oceanside H.S. on Long Island. He rapidly became one of our...

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Paul William Putney '61

Paul died in an automobile accident June 5, 2004.Born in Philadelphia, he came to Princeton from Andover. An English major and a member of Cloister, he roomed with...

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John Wyatt Randolph '61

John died of prostate cancer on Sept. 21, 2000, at Monongalia General Hosp. in Morgantown, W.Va., his home of many years.Born in Clarksburg, W.Va., John prepared for...

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Richard S. Rehder '61

Richard Rehder died June 6, 2005, of heart failure. He was born and grew up in Iowa City, Iowa, and went to University High School. Interested in music from an early...

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Morton Rible '61

Mort died of respiratory failure on May 19, 1999, in a hospital near Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., his home since 1978. Mort was a Woodrow Wilson major, a member of Key and...

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Henry Richards '61

Only recently did we learn that our classmate Henry Richards died Sept. 18, 2008. Henry came to us from Jamesburg (N.J.) High School. He roomed with John Graham...

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William Barnum Rudell '61

Bill Rudell died Nov. 20, 2008, in Burbank, Calif., of heart disease.  He came to Princeton from Burbank High School, where he was student body president and senior...

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Sumner Rulon-Miller III '61

Sumner died July 11, 2011, at Bar Harbor (Maine) Hospital of prostate cancer. The son and grandson of Princetonians, he was born in Bryn Mawr, Pa., and came to...

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Damon R. Runyan '61

Damon died July 7, 2011, in Lakewood, Colo., after a brief battle with gall bladder cancer.  Damon came to Princeton from Lakewood High School and majored in geological...

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Walter George Schroeder '61

Walt died Dec. 10, 2006, in Tampa, Fla., where he had lived since 1973. He battled diabetes for many years, but we do not know the specific cause of his death. Born in...

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John E. Schulz '61

John died May 9, 2004, of complications from ALS. Born in Evanston, Ill., to Carl Schulz '28 and the former Cornelia Mary Ernst, he came to Princeton from New Trier High...

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Joseph Weston Segura '61

Joe Segura lost his battle with mesothelioma, a form of cancer, May 23, 2006, at his home in Rochester, Minn. Born in Little Rock, Ark., in 1940, he grew up in...

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Earl W. Shapiro '61

Earl died May 26, 2008, while traveling and after a brief illness. He was a longtime resident of Hyde Park in Chicago. At Princeton Earl attended the Woodrow Wilson...

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John Tyler Siegel '61

Jack died Apr. 29, 2002, after a brief illness, in his hometown, Richmond, Va. Jack came to Princeton from St. Christopher's School in Richmond. At Princeton he majored...

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Cornelius Anderson Silber '61

We lost Andy to liver disease Aug. 19, 2013, in Toronto, Canada. Andy was born in Albany, N.Y., and came to us from the Loomis School. At Princeton, he majored in...

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Geoffrey N. Smith '61

Geoff died Aug. 4, 2011, in a one-car crash in Chatham, N.Y. Born and raised in Cleveland, he came to Princeton from University School in Shaker Heights. At Princeton he...

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Richard Lorenzo Snow '61

Dick died Jan. 23, 2002, at Hartford [Conn.] Hospital. Born in DC, Dick prepared at the Kingswood School. At Princeton, Dick played soccer and lacrosse, was keyceptor...

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Robert A. Stanger '61

Bob died in an accident April 18, 2005, in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, at one of his three homes.Born and raised in Cranford, N.J., he came to Princeton from the Pingry...

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Michael Stonehill '61

Born in NYC on Mar. 10, 1940, Mike Stonehill died on Apr. 6, 1999, in Boca Raton. Raised in Plainfield, N.J., Mike was a graduate of Plainfield H.S.At Princeton, he...

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Robert D. Stuart '61

“Scott” Stuart died Feb. 27, 2013, from complications of a stroke suffered three days earlier. Born in New Haven and raised in California and Illinois, he came to...

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Charles Justin Swigert '61

Renowned research scientist and community leader Charlie Swigert died of idiopathic anemia on July 8, 1999, at his home in Pacific Palisades, Calif.Born and raised in...

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Carl Arvid Taube '61

CARL A. TAUBE, Ph.D., died of congestive heart failure while awaiting a heart transplant on Sept. 28, 1989, at Johns Hopkins Univ. Hospital in Baltimore. Since 1987 he...

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Peter E. Thauer '61

Pete died March 24, 2011, at his winter home in Vero Beach, Fla. Born in New York City, he was a resident of Saddle River, N.J. He was the only child of Ernest Moritz...

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James R. Tombaugh '61

Jim Tombaugh, known to many as “Jamie,” died of cancer Jan. 30, 2011, at his home in Corvallis, Ore.   Born in Chicago, Jamie came to Princeton from Lyons Township...

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Donald M. Tucker '61

Don Tucker died of a heart attack while jogging Aug. 17, 2003, in New Bedford, Mass.Born and raised in Philadelphia, Don came to Princeton from Episcopal Academy. At...

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Stephen Thomas Vehslage '61

Stephen died on May 5, 2002, at Greenwich [Conn.] Hospital, after a year-long battle with brain cancer.After preparing at the Haverford School, he joined Colonial Club...

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Hugh Davis Wharton III '61

We lost Dave Jan. 9, 2004.Born in Buffalo in 1940, he attended Nichols School. At Princeton, he majored in politics, took his meals at Terrace Club, and was a member of...

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Alexander Francis Wojciechowicz Jr. '61

Alex died Jan. 5, 2002, in plane crash in Puerto Rico. Born in Brooklyn, Wojie grew up in Wanamassa, N.J., attending Asbury Park HS and Lawrenceville before enrolling...

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William D. Wu '61 *79

Bill succumbed to lung cancer Dec. 18, 2007, while traveling in Shanghai, the city of his birth. Long before his death he had become an iconic figure ...

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Michael Stuart Wurmfeld '61 *63

We lost Mike to cancer on July 16, 2000, after a long and courageous struggle.Born and raised in NYC, he came to us from Horace Mann School. At Princeton he was a member...

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William Walter Young '61

Bill Young died on June 15, 2001, in Pescadero, Calif. Born in 1939, in Carbondale, Pa., Bill came to Princeton from Honesdale HS, where he was valedictorian. At...

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