Arthur Lionberger, known to us as “Art” or “A.D.,” died July 4, 2008, at age 105 in Rochester, Mass.
At his death he was not only the oldest resident of Rochester but also the oldest alumnus of Princeton. The son of Isaac Lionberger 1875, Art was born and raised in St. Louis and came to Princeton from Jackson Academy. His degree was in “general studies.” He roomed with J.W. Gordon freshman year and lived alone after that.
Art’s early career in advertising and publishing gave way to farming and raising chickens when he moved to Rochester in 1930 and married Alene DeLaura, a local teacher.
In his later years Art was a prolific writer, working as a columnist, reviewer, and editorialist for the local paper. In his obituary he was described as “a quiet philanthropist,” since he and Alene served many Rochester organizations as donors and volunteers.
Alene died in 2007 after 72 years of marriage. Art is survived by a nephew, James Lionberger ’54, a niece, and many grandnieces and grandnephews. We salute our classmate for his long and happy life and fondly recall his jaunty leading of many P-rades.
The Class of 1924