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Memorials by Class: 1953
James Gregg Allen '53
Jim Allen, who left in 1951 to spend two years in the Army and returned and graduated in 1955, died in Pinellas Park, Fla., June 28, 1999, after an extended illness. We...
William E. Allison Jr. '53
During the unsettled times of our underclass years, some members left because of academic or disciplinary reasons. Others joined the armed forces because of the Korean...
Robert B. Ambrose '53
Bob Ambrose died Sept. 17 at Hilton Head Island, S.C., where he and his wife, Natalie, had moved after his distinguished medical career. Bob prepared at Newark Academy....
George Roberts Andrews '53
George, who was born in Havana, the son of American diplomats, and was fortunate to have an international upbringing in Japan, Panama, Norway, Canada, England, Chile,...
Robert S. Applegate '53
Bob, or “Oz” as he was fondly called, arrived at Princeton with the large contingent from Lawrenceville and died peacefully of Alzheimer’s disease June 29, 2013, in...
Donald Eugene Ardis '53
Sadly, we report the death of our friend Don in Greensboro, N.C., Aug. 12, 1995. The son of Rev. Edward J. Ardis '26 and Grace A. Souder, Don was born in Mechanicsburg,...
Louis Vincent Avioli '53
Lou Avioli, world-renowned in endocrinology and bone metabolism, and professor of medicine and orthopedics at Washington U. medical school, died at his home in Clayton,...
Harry K. Baird '53
Harry, the son of Edgar W. Baird Jr. ’20, died Oct. 18, 2010, in Dallas, Texas. He was 80. † Harry left us at the end of freshman year, intending to return following...
Bruce N. Baker '53
Bruce, no relation to our previously deceased classmate Bruce K. Baker, died Dec. 8, 2011, at his Palo Alto, Calif., home of heart failure. Born in St. Louis, Bruce was...
William Woodward Bancroft '53
Bill died of cancer Jan. 18, 2003, in Locust Valley, N.Y. He joined us from Middlesex, played hockey for four years, and roomed with fellow teammates and Cottage...
Edward Theodore Barker '53
Ted, who always planned to be a doctor yet majored in English at Princeton, died Sept. 21, 2009, of cancer at his seasonal home in Bruce, Wis., while listening to his...
John R. Barnard '53
John, who excelled in football, hockey, and baseball at preparatory school (and would have been “a viable force in Princeton’s varsity backfield” as Harry Harwood, his...
Donald Richard Beasley '53
Don suffered a stroke before our 50th, but was determined to attend the reunion and he did, making all the rounds in a golf cart. He died of pneumonia May 21, 2006,...
Eugene McCamly Belknap Jr. '53
Cam died of “old age” Sept. 9, 2011, in Spring Hill, Fla., according to Hannelore Martin, his partner of 20 years. The official cause was heart disease, his...
Milton E. Bernhard '53
Milton, whose postgraduate education at Columbia Law School was put on hold during the Korean conflict, served two years with the military in Japan, obtained his law...
Robert Henri Binder '53
After a valiant two-year battle with ALS, Bob died Apr. 1, 2004, in his Jacksonville, Fla., home. He had hoped to take part in the class symposium at our 50th reunion,...
James H. Bish '53
Jim, who was greatly admired by roommate Ansel Chaplin for volunteering for the Army during the Korean conflict, left Princeton after sophomore year to enlist. Upon...
Thomas Brown Hutton Boothe Jr. '53
Tom died Apr. 16, 2002, in Bethlehem, Pa., of cancer. He came to Princeton from West Orange [N.J.] HS. At Princeton he was president of Dial Lodge, manager of the band,...
William M. Brewster '53
Bill, one of Gilman, Old Nassau, Cap and Gown, and the University of Virginia Business School’s own, died May 3, 2013, of mesothelioma, in Brooklandville, Md. At...
Charles Canfield Brown '53
Chuck, our freshman football captain who played two years of varsity ball at guard and who gave up the sport senior year to concentrate on his thesis — he was the only...
Stanhope S. Browne '53
At 6 feet 10 inches, Stan seemed to be an ideal candidate for Coach Cappy Cappon’s basketball team, but he stood tall on campus in Whig-Clio and other non-athletic...
Ernest A. Bryant III '53
A fourth-generation California rancher and superb horseman, Ernie returned to his beloved state as a ranch owner and gentleman farmer following graduation and...
Dodds Ireton Buchanan '53
Bon vivant, poet, professor, rancher, sportsman, devoted husband and father, Dodds died Nov. 22, 1997, after a valiant battle with cancer. He and his wife, Claire, had...
David Tarbell Buchanan Jr. '53
The class recently learned that Dave died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease May 2, 2008, at his home in Bronxville, N.Y. † At Princeton, he belonged to the...
Hobart A. Burch Jr. '53
Hobe, who held national leadership positions in religious, social welfare, and governmental agencies — he was an assistant to the Secretary of Health, Education, and...
Robert Kenley Burdette '53
With sorrow, we record the death of our friend Bob, Apr. 19, 1998, in Churchville, Va.After finishing Somerset Maugham Elementary School with Dave Brown, Bob received...
David M. Burns '53
Dave, who was leader, singer, and trombonist with the Hot Mustard Jazz Band — a big hit at two of our reunions — died of an intracranial hemorrhage May 13, 2013. Dave...
John Browning Cameron '53
John died of heart failure Jan. 11, 2008, in Rochester Hills, Mich. John grew up in Chattanooga, where he attended McCallie School. He entered the undergraduate history...
William Burke Cassin '53
BILL CASSIN passed away Mar. 2, 1992. He came to Princeton from Texas Military Institute, where he was class salutatorian. At Princeton he roomed with John Arrington and...
Frederick William Catterall III '53
Fred, who never was too far from his native Texas except for a productive four years at Princeton, died in Dallas April 26, 2007, of the effects of Parkinson’s disease...
Lowry Jackson Caudell Jr. '53
Jack, one of our quiet, bright, modest classmates died Mar. 8, 2002, in Columbia, S.C., from Parkinson's. He graduated from Greenville (S.C.) HS with highest honors and...
Glenn Alan Chequer '53
An avid swimmer, Glenn died May 3, 1999, after an apparent heart attack while swimming at his club in Palo Alto, Calif.Glenn came to Princeton from New Rochelle [N.Y.]...
Cornelius W. Christie Jr. '53
Neal entered Princeton from Goshen (N.Y.) Central High School and died Oct. 3, 2012, in Skaneateles, N.Y. He was 81. His engineering roommate and Cannon clubmate...
George Gilbert Clifton '53
George, who celebrated our winning the Big Three football title in a large way in 1952 and then returned to his native Texas, died Jan. 22, 2010, of lung cancer at his...
John Williams Cochran '53
John Cochran, who died Nov. 5, 1997, was born in Boston but grew up in China, where his parents were medical missionaries. One of John's roommates, Marty Litke, recalled...
Terrence Edmund Connolly '53
We lost Terry, our jovial Irish classmate, March 23, 2008, after a brief battle with leukemia. He died in Baldwinsville, N.Y., where he and his devoted wife, Mary...
Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr. '53
Famed astronaut Pete Conrad, the third man to walk on the moon and the first to carry a Princeton flag on its surface, died July 8, 1999, in a California motorcycle...
Foster Benedict Cooper Jr. '53
June 1953 was an eventful month for Foster. After receiving his degree in economics, he joined Lucille Hessmann in marriage and Blyth & Co. in its municipal-bond...
James Harvey Cottrell '53
Jim, who left Princeton in 1951 to volunteer for the Air Force, died of cancer Dec. 27, 2006, in Rumson, N.J. Jim returned to celebrate our fifth reunion, while...
James Harvey Cottrell '53
Jim, who left Princeton in 1951 to volunteer for the Air Force, died of cancer Dec. 27, 2006, in Rumson, N.J. Jim returned to celebrate our fifth reunion, while...
Frederic Rene Coudert '53
Fritz’s love for his native city and environs could be summed up in these words from a Broadway song: “New York, New York, it’s a wonderful town.” He was born there,...
Edward Rapelyea Crocker '53
Ed, a native of Elmira, N.Y., died of cancer July 18, 2003, at his summer home in North Carolina.The son of F. Slee Crocker '20, he attended Lawrenceville and...
John Bernard Curan '53
Though in poor health, John was determined to attend our 50th reunion in 2003. Accompanied and supported by daughter Susan, brother Michael '58, niece Catherine '92, and...
Timothy Rockwood Cutler '53
Tim, who joined the Air Force at the end of junior year, died of cancer May 17, 2005.A New York City native, he graduated from the Darrow School. At Princeton he...
Martin Albert Dale '53
Marty, who came to Princeton on a William Cane Scholarship, and later showed his gratitude by establishing his own scholarships and fellowships, died Apr. 24, 2001, at...
Angelo Henry Dalto '53
A credit to the legal profession and his community, Ange died of respiratory failure due to post-polio syndrome at his home in Piscataway, N.J., Jan. 16, 2003.Born in...
James D. Dana '53
Although his father graduated from Williams, Jim, fortunately for us, followed in the undergraduate footsteps of his older brother, William Dale Dana’ 51. Also, like...
Elliot W. Dann '53
ON JULY 20, 1989, the Class lost one of its gentlest and toughest members. Elliot W. Dann died in his sleep after a four-year battle with A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig's...
Phillip Edward Daum '53
Phil died of esophageal cancer Oct. 14, 2007, at the Villages Hospice in The Villages, Fla. He attended Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh prior to entering Princeton. He...
Thomas A. Davis '53
Tom, whose hockey teammate David Erdman remembers him as an anchor at center on the second line of Princeton’s 1952-53 Pentagonal Hockey Championship Team along with...
John S. Davis Jr. '53
The Alumni Records office advised us that Jack died Oct. 26, 2012, in Napa, Calif. He entered Princeton from Haddonfield (N.J.) High School, majored in philosophy,...
George Spangler Dawkins '53
George died May 27, 2000, in an auto accident while vacationing in Spain. His wife, Carole, also was killed. Entering Princeton from Upper Derby H.S., George graduated...
Frederic C. De Sibert '53
Fred, as he was known to family and friends, was born in Geneva, Switzerland, and educated in France until 1947, when he flew to the United States for the first time and...
Roger B. Decker '53
PRINCETON'S CLASS OF 1953 has lost one of its most dedicated members. Roger Decker succumbed to cancer Sept. 6, 1993, after a long and gallant fight.Roger came to us...
Herbert Claude Delia '53
With sadness we have just learned that Herb D'Elia died June 19, 1986, in Pasadena, Calif. Herb was born in Milford, Mass., and prepared at St. Mark's. Freshman year he...
David P. Demarest Jr. '53
David is another classmate whose death notice has just been received. He died Oct. 15, 2011, from Alzheimer’s disease. † Born in Englewood, N.J., he came from Dwight...
Paul Carpenter Graves Dewey '53
“Carpie” Dewey, a leading attorney who, as chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, advocated using television cameras in city courtrooms, called for the merit...
Henry Martin Doerfler Jr. '53
Hank died April 17, 2004, in Spring Hill, Fla.His wife, Lorraine, said he had suffered from multiple-systems atrophy, Parkinson's, ataxia, and Alzheimer's. A native...
Gordon Duthie Donald Jr. '53
“Duff,” whose enthusiasm as a pilot, skier, and sailor was unselfishly shared with his beloved wife, Joan, and family, died at his home in Little Silver, N.J., Oct. 24,...
Allan Alva Dowds III '53
Astute Al, who earned his A.B. in art and archaeology, a law degree from NYU, pursued a degree in Russian from the University of Vermont, and attended Harvard’s Graduate...
Richard Drayton '53
Dick, who was born in Chestnut Hill, Pa., and counted three signers of the Declaration of Independence among his ancestors, died of Pick's disease Oct. 4, 2005.He...
John David Dunmire '53
Jack, who was with us for only his junior and senior years but who accomplished more than some of us did in four, died Feb. 10, 2010, in Norristown, Pa. Born in...
G. Britton Durell II '53
Brit Durell, who died Jan. 31, 1997, in Columbus, Ohio, after a long illness, left behind wife Carol, sons Eric, David, Whitney '87, stepchildren Stephen, Sharon,...
James E. Durkin Jr. '53
Jim, who was a retired psychology professor and patient advocate, was found dead at his home in Kensington, Calif., Aug. 13, 2012, the victim of a homicide, police...
Benjamin Franklin Edwards III '53
Gentle Ben, a St. Louis native who presided over one of the nation’s most respected brokerage houses, A.G. Edwards Inc., which his great-grand-father founded in 1887,...
Berry H. Edwards '53
Berry, who received his law degree from Harvard Law School, spent two years in the Army judge advocate general’s corps, practiced law in El Paso, Texas, and founded a...
James Wilbur Effron '53
After a brief illness, Jim, our class president from 1996 to 1998, died of acute leukemia July 21, 2005.Poughkeepsie, N.Y., is where it began and ended for Jim. He was...
Norbert A. Ehrmann '53
Norb, a native of Heidelberg, Germany ‚€” and naturally a most valued member of the Princeton German Club ‚€” died Mar. 1, 2002.Entering from Toms River HS in N.J., he...
William Burton Ellis Jr. '53
Bill died Nov. 13, 2001, in Brewster, Mass., after a long bout with Parkinson's disease. He was 70.His nickname was "Des," for Destroyer, which he certainly was on the...
Richard S. Ellwood '53
Dick, a financial wizard who was of the first real-estate invest ment bankers in New York City and a creative Tiger who transformed our mini-reunions into major...
Peter C. Enander '53
Pete, who spent his entire business career with Chubb & Son and in 1970 established the Chubb Institute, a highly successful programming and systems school, before...
Samuel L. Ertel '53
Sam, who rowed crew in the University’s first boat for four years, co-captained the heavyweight varsity as a senior (Princeton then belonged to the Eastern Association...
Charles Wilber Fairfax II '53
Pete, a Choate graduate, declined a full Yale academic scholarship to become a Tiger. And what a Tiger he was, playing right wing on the 1953 line with David Erdman and...
Charles E. Fedden '53
We are saddened by the death of Chuck Fedden, June 12, 1997, in NYC. He leaves behind a loving wife, Joyce, two children, Joy and Steve, and a sister, Jane...
John C. Ferenbach Jr. '53
Alumni Records have advised us recently that Jack died April 17, 1998, and diligent attempts have been made to gather more than the following data: Jack was born in...
David Morgan Firestone '53
A scion of the University family whose most generous gift created Firestone Library, Morgan died at his home in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, Jan. 13, 2009. Morgan’s father...
Pieter Fisher '53
PIETER DIED of prostate cancer May 24, 1992, in Rutherford, Calif. He was born in Baltimore and graduated from the Episcopal H.S. At Princeton, Pieter majored in...
Charles Thomas Fitts '53
Tom, who launched the organ-transplant program at the Medical University of South Carolina and performed the first kidney transplant there in 1968, died of atrial...
William Stalter Gall Jr. '53
Illness prevented Bill from being with his hockey teammates on the 50th anniversary of their winning the Pentagonal League Championship. He died of cancer June 21, 2003,...
George H. Gallup Jr. '53
One of our best-known members, George, son of the Gallup Poll founder, who with his brother, Alec M. ’50, succeeded their father as principals of the famous...
John Bailey Gibson '53
John died in San Francisco on May 2, 1990, after a brief illness. An Albany, N.Y., native, John graduated from Albany Academy in a class of 36 students, four of whom...
Antonio G. Giraud '53
Tony died May 13, 2002, in his home in Houston, only two months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.He accepted his approaching fate with philosophic...
Joseph Francis Golden Jr. '53
One of Princeton's finest baseball players, Joe died suddenly of cardiac arrhythmia Jan. 7, 2002, at his Teaneck, N.J., home.A left-handed first baseman, Joe entered...
Costas Michael Hadgiantoniou '53
With sorrow we record the death of Costas Hadgiantoniou Sept. 19, 1996, in Athens, Greece.Unfortunately for us, Costas was at Princeton only his freshman year. He...
William Ladd Hallowell '53
William "Kip" Hallowell, who died Oct. 26, 1995, was just as quiet on campus as he was with the class after graduation. Born in Boston and raised in Bermuda, he prepared...
James Dickinson Rhodes Harder '53
Jimmy, who brightened our lives with his good humor as our classmate and went on to appear in over 130 theatrical productions, numerous TV programs, radio shows, and...
John Philip Harding II '53
John, one of our most engaging members, died Aug. 21, 2003 at his Wonder Lake, Ill., home after a period of declining health. He had undergone unsuccessful knee surgery...
Gordon S. Hargraves '53
To his classmates, he was “Skip”; to his Cap and Gown friends, he was “Skipze” (according to Jim Green); and to his Navy shipmates (according to Bill Brewster), he was...
Richard Harris '53
THE CLASS was saddened to learn recently that Richard Harris died suddenly of a heart attack at his home in Needham, Mass., May 19, 1990, at the age of 58. Dick came to...
Charles Derosear Hastings '53
Chuck died Sept. 14, 2005, at home in San Jose, Calif., after living with cancer for many years.An "Army brat," he spent his youth living in many parts of the U.S. and...
J. Monroe Hawkins '53
It’s just been made known that Monroe died March 1, 2010. Not known is where he died or what became of him after he left Princeton in fall 1949. He roomed for three...
Donald Robert Hemmer '53
Don, who left Princeton after three years to join the Air Force, died of a heart attack June 5, 2008, at his home in Earlysville, Va. He was 76. A native of northern...
Howard David Hermansdorfer '53
Dave, a retired US district judge who was appointed to the bench by Pres. Richard Nixon in 1972, died Nov. 17, 2003, in his Ashland, Ky., home.Coming from Huntington, W....
Ramzi Y. Hermiz '53
Ramzi came to Princeton from Baghdad University in Iraq and majored in mechanical engineering. After graduation Ramzi returned to Baghdad, where he put his Princeton...
James G. Hiering '53
JIM DIED suddenly, of a heart attack, on Mar. 12, 1992, while on a ski trip in Utah with his wife, Mary~Jim grew up on the ocean front in Seaside Park, N.J. He came to...
G. Steedman F. Hinckley '53
With each passing day, aviation executive, philanthropist, and our former class president, Steedman Hinckley, who died Aug. 27, 1996, is missed by those fortunate to...
Peter T. Hitchcock '53
After a gallant fight against Parkinson’s disease, Pete died May 14, 2013, in Jackson, N.J. Following graduation, he left for the Navy’s training program and was...
Francis X. Hogarty Jr. '53
Frank, whose father, Francis X., came to Princeton as a University proctor in 1919 and was one of the four civilian-dressed security officers under head proctor Mike...
Wilbur J. Holleman Jr. '53
Wib Holleman died July 20, 1996, at home in Corona Del Mar, Calif. He was 64.Wib was a native of Tulsa, Okla. He prepared at St. Andrew's School and brought to Princeton...
John Thomas Houtenville '53
With sadness we record the death of Jack Houtenville, Apr. 20, 1996, in Winter Park, Fla., following a heart attack.Born Dec. 12, 1930, in Trenton, N.J., Jack graduated...
Thomas Pearsall Field Hoving '53 *60
Tom’s three art degrees and an honorary doctor of humane letters degree (1968) from Princeton sparked a career as scholar, flamboyant director of New York’s Metropolitan...
E. Bronson Ingram II '53
Bronson Ingram died June 15, 1995 in Nashville after a long illness.He was as competitive matching wits in boardrooms with captains of industry as he was some 40 years...
Robertson Lee Johnson '53
Lee, whose forebears were timber titans, built his eminent reputation on public service in his native Portland, Ore., as a state representative, attorney general, and...
Benjamin Charles Jones Jr. '53
Ben Jones was proud of his central Pennsylvania heritage. When he died of cancer, Apr. 11, 1995, he had spent his life in the familiar surroundings and comfort of the...
Evan O. Kane III '53 *55
Peace came to Tom March 4, 2009, in Savannah, ending an eight-year battle with a debilitating stroke. Through it all he never lost that distinctive laugh evoked by his...
Donald D. Kennedy Jr. '53
Don, after a valiant battle with esophageal cancer (he was encouraged and cheered on by Skip Madden, who suffered from the same disease), died July 3, 2010, at his...
Henry Thomas Kilburn Jr. '53
Tom died Aug. 19, 2000, at his home in Greenwich, Conn. He was 69.He prepared at Hotchkiss, majored in history, was a member of the Pre-law Society, and sang in the Glee...
Richard King III '53
Dick died peacefully June 9, 2006, from Lou Gehrig's disease in Corpus Christi, Texas. He attended Exeter and received a degree in politics at Princeton and an MBA...
Michael Stanley Kirby '53
With deep regret we report that Mike Kirby died Feb. 24, 1997, in NYC.He graduated from Rye [N.Y.] H.S. with Jack McCarthy and both joined Dial Lodge. Mike majored in...
Faris Russell Kirkland '53
Soldier and military scholar, Faris Kirkland, died at home in Bryn Mawr, Pa., on Feb. 22 after a three-year battle with cancer."T" came to us from the Haverford School....
George Frederick Koehler '53
George, whose major in geology was a springboard to his successful exploration and mining career, died of staph pneumonia followed by respiratory arrest in Spokane...
Roland Harry Kratzer Jr. '53
Bud Kratzer, who attended the Boston reunion and whose picture appeared in a recent class notes column, died Feb. 28 in New Haven.Bud, whose home was in Branford, Conn.,...
Peter H. Kurzman '53
Peter, who died of a heart attack July 15, 1996, at his weekend home in Edwinna, Pa., was a loyal son of Princeton and Exeter. He was president of the Exeter Class of...
Charles John Kushell III '53
We have just learned that Chuck, a singer of note at the Peddie School and a stalwart member of our freshman and varsity glee clubs, died of heart failure Sept. 7,...
Bernard Lacoste '53
Bernard, who was born in Paris, died there March 21, 2006. He was the son of Rene Lacoste and Simone Thion de la Chaume. He joined us junior year, transferring from...
Frederick Wayne Lafferty '53
A true gentleman to the end, Fred died Mar. 1, 2002, of cancer at his home in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.Fred entered Princeton from Gilman School, where he had been captain of...
James D. Larkin '53
Tip Larkin died Mar. 19, 1996, of prostate cancer, a disease that if detected early enough, his daughter Shannon points out, is treatable. Tip's family urges all...
Marvin I. Lauritsen '53
Marvin was one classmate for whom the Last Blast was intended because he was inducted into the Army while at Princeton and served with the Military Police in Korea....
Thomas Quinn Lebrun '53
Tom, who was born in New York City but vacationed in Mexico and eventually made Puerto Vallarta his permanent home, died of melanoma Oct. 23, 2008, at Dallas’ Baylor...
Pierce J. Lonergan '53
Pierce, “Studs,” or “Pete” — one of our best-liked members who knew every ’53er and served two non-consecutive terms as secretary — died Feb. 16, 2012, in Cincinnati...
Richard D. V. Luft '53
Dick Luft died approximately 18 years ago following a lengthly illness. He was born Oct. 12, 1931, and graduated from Mount Lebanon H.S.While at Princeton, he majored in...
Robert R. Luton '53
ROBERT R. LUTON, of Darien, Conn., died Mar. 30, 1992, after a brief illness.After a oneyear stint in the U.S. Navy, Bob came to Princeton from Secaucus, N.J.the only...
Carl Blackburn Lyle Jr. '53
Carl died March 14, 2005, in Chapel Hill, N.C.He came to Princeton in 1949 from Rogersville, Tenn. In June 1951, when his Princeton heavyweight crew was racing in the...
Leonard Lyons '53
Princeton lost one of its most loyal sons when Lenny Lyons died on June 14, 1989, in Baton Rouge after a lengthy illness. Lenny was born in Rochester, N.Y., on April 10,...
Jack Barry Maffenbeier '53
After Jack graduated, he did not keep in touch with the class, and we were saddened when we learned that Jack died Oct. 2, 1993.Jack was born in Newark, N.J., and...
Donald H. Marshall '53
Don, whom Tony Kohn good-naturedly called an “expatriate” because he spent much of his business career with B.F. Goodrich International in Australia, Brazil, Holland,...
John Martin Mayer '53
John Martin "Marty" Mayer died of bone cancer on Jan. 9, 2007, in Cleveland, Ohio. He grew up in suburban Lakewood, where he was class president and a state wrestling...
Robert J. McGee '53
Bob, who arrived from Clifford Scott High School in East Orange, N.J., and began majoring in chemical engineering but switched disciplines and graduated summa cum...
John E. McGovern '53
John “Jack” E. McGovern died April 10, 2007, following complications from lung cancer. He majored engineering and graduated with honors. Upon graduation, he served...
Joseph Francis Mckernan '53
Joe, an eminent physician concentrating in hematology and oncology, died July 24, 2008, at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. The cause, his wife Jonell said, was a heart...
Benjamin Max Mckulik '53
Ben McKulik, an admired professor of literature at York College, died of a stroke Dec. 27, 1997. Born in Hillside, N.J., Ben was the son of Meron and Dorothy Neece...
William Lasater Mcleod Jr. '53
Bill, an attorney, state legislator, and judge, died Jan. 19, 2003, in Lake Charles, La.At Princeton he was an officer in Whig-Clio and participated in debate panels and...
Frank M. McPhee '53
Frank, one of the finest players during Princeton’s glory days of football from 1950 to 1952, when the team lost only one game, died March 31, 2011, of kidney failure...
Robert L. Melick '53
In 1975, Bob, a Detroit baseball enthusiast, went with his son, Jordan, to see the Tigers play. He was surprised to find that he would make headlines as the...
Paul William Meloy '53
Paul died Aug. 27, 2000, at his home in Fairfield Bay, Ark. The cause was esophageal cancer.Paul prepared at Exeter, was a member of Elm Club, and majored in economics....
Robert T. Mills '53
A student at Wauwatose (Wisconsin) High School from Waukesha, Wis., Bob left Princeton after his freshman year. It’s understood that he graduated with a bachelor’s...
William F. Mitchell '53
Bill passed away of a heart attack on June 21, 1989, in Bainbridge Island, Wash., where he had lived for the past several years.After leaving school, Bill worked as a...
Vert Mooney '53
The class lost one of its most illustrious members when Vert died Oct. 13, 2009. † Vert prepared for Princeton at Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh. His late brother,...
James W. Moseley '53
Long before the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind came out, Jim was preoccupied with outer space and unidentified flying objects, and when he died of...
Mark Noble Mueller '53
Mark died Jan 7, 1999, at his home in Salt Lake City. The son of R. Sterling Mueller '22 and brother of Peter S. '52, both physicians, Mark seemed destined for the...
John Jacob Nachtrieb '53
John J. "Nox" to us of '53, died in an automobile accident in Morocco on Sept. 11 1996. He is survived by his wife, Claudine, his brother, Harold C....
Norman Jack Newell '53
Jack, a three-year letterman for coach Charlie Caldwell’s football teams, died Aug. 8, 2008, in Littleton, Colo. He was 76. At Denver South High School he received...
J.D. Nyhart '53
Dan died Dec. 6, 2008, after a long illness. † He came to Princeton from Indianapolis, following his late brother, Eldon ’47, and roomed with Pete Obbard and Bayard...
C. Roderick O'Neil '53
Rory died July 28, 2012, of complications of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) at Greenwich (Conn.) Hospital. At Princeton Rory roomed with Cap and Gown clubmates Bruce Arnold,...
John Peter Ora Jr. '53
John, whom we fondly called Jay, died Dec. 28, 1995, of cancer, in Lynchburg, Tenn.Born in Oak Park, Ill., Jay prepared at Choate. He was a football manager his freshman...
Michael Anthony Orlando '53
Mike, who died of cancer Dec. 26, 2000, had deep roots in Camden County, N.J., where he was born and died. He had lived in the town of Westmont for 40 years. Entering...
Peter Wilson Patton '53
Pete, whose passion was flying ‚€” he flew for more than 40 years ‚€” died Oct. 30, 2001, of cancer in Palm Desert, Calif.Born in London, Pete grew up in San Marino,...
BURTON PAUL '53
Burt, an eminent engineer, professor, and scholar, who was born in Jersey City and attended Christopher Columbus High School, died Oct. 19, 2007, from amyloidosis, a...
Grenville Howard Paynter '53
Gren died Mar. 9, 1997, from a horseback-riding accident at a ranch in the Tucson area. The class has lost one of its best-known and best-liked members. An executive of...
William Wirt Peabody '53
Courageous and ever optimistic, Bill died of cancer July 21, 2003, in Sante Fe. N.M.He met his wife, the late Ellen Bentzen, while serving as a lieutenant in the field...
Paul E. Peabody '53
Paul, who brought joy to all ages with his marionette shows and who was dedicated to ending conflicts nonviolently, died of a heart attack on Sept. 17, 2002, in Nyack,...
Stuyvesant Bonsal Pell '53
Stuyve, affectionately called the “Energizer Bunny” by daughter Sara Pell-Stires for his stamina and consistency in rowing, running, and bicycling, died June 3, 2007, of...
William Dial Perry '53
Bill, who contracted polio as a child but never let it affect his life, died of pulmonary fibrosis April 24, 2007, on Dataw Island, S.C. A Washington, D.C., native,...
Edward Emanuel Peterson Jr. '53
Ed, who distinguished himself through the lighting and staging of Triangle Club and Theatre Intime productions and later played a major role in the lighting of...
George Lewis Petring '53
Lew, who had schizophrenia, died Nov. 11, 2011, in Chesterfield, Mo. He was 80, and his death was confirmed by his guardian, Thomas M. Tebbetts. Lew entered Princeton...
Charles Francis Pillsbury Jr. '53
Fran was optimistic to the end. Although fighting a six-month battle with leukemia, he planned to return for his 50th reunion. Regrettably, he died Apr. 1, 2003, in his...
Samuel Wistar Polk Jr. '53
Sam Polk, who died Aug. 12, 1997, in NYC, came to Princeton from St. Louis with a lively contingent from the John Burroughs School. Sam rowed 150-lb. crew, belonged to...
Saul Post '53
With sorrow we report that Saul Post died Sept. 29, 1998, at White Plains [N.Y.] Hospital after a lengthy battle with cancer.Saul was born in NYC and graduated from...
Victor Stephen Preller '53
Vic, who typified a classmate in Princeton's service, died Jan. 19, 2001, of pneumonia at the Princeton Medical Center after having been a member of the university's...
Ernest R. Preston Jr. '53
Ernie died of pancreatic cancer on July 22, 2002, in Akron, Ohio.Coming to Princeton from the Choate School, Ernie focused his studies on foreign affairs and was a...
Charles Allen Pryor Jr. '53
One of our most well-liked members, Charlie died of congestive heart failure Feb. 14, 2002, in Overgaard, Ariz. A native of Philadelphia, Charlie joined the class from...
John Edward Raap '53
Regrettably, we lost John to a heart attack June 2, 1997, in Sebring, Fla.Prior to Princeton, John, a native of Chicago, attended Oak Park Township H.S. Before leaving...
Norborne Lewis Rawlings Jr. '53
Lew, who roomed in Blair Tower senior year with Oz Applegate, Mike Donohue, Al Dowds, Jerv Finney, Bones Spencer, and Sid Staunton, and made lofty accomplishments in...
James Bould Reckard '53
Jim Reckard, the mighty mite of Princeton's heralded 1949-50 freshman basketball team, died of lung cancer Jan. 16, 1998, at his St. Marys, W.Va., residence. Jim grew up...
David Quinlan Reed '53
An Andover graduate, Dave roomed with Ruck Bailey and John Burchard. He belonged to Key and Seal, ran track, and was majoring in chemistry. He left Princeton after his...
Frank B. Rhodes '53
Frank died suddenly, a day after he finished what he enjoyed doing most, playing a round of golf. His loving wife, Sandy, the former Sandra Sharp, said he died Dec. 2,...
James McKee Ridgway '53
Jim, who graduated from Plainfield High School, was named New Jersey all-state in basketball, and played for Coach Cappy Cappon's 1951-1952 Eastern Intercollegiate...
Joseph Ford Ringland Jr. '53
Joe died Dec. 4, 2000, in St. Paul, Minn. He was 69. Joe did not stay in touch with the class and efforts to contact family members were in vain. Although he had not...
Robert Titus Ritchie '53
Bob, who died of cancer Aug. 10, 2009, in Sausalito, Calif., wrote to his close friend Peter Frorer before his death about what he wanted the class memorialist to...
Alan Shortridge Rodgers '53
Al died Feb. 12, 1999, of congestive heart failure. He was 68 and had entered Princeton from Webster H.S. A big fellow, Al rowed heavyweight crew for four years, chose...
R0bert Frank Rogers '53
Tiny, aptly described by roommate Charlie Ringwalt as "a gentle giant who never made an enemy," died of degenerative disease Aug. 31, 2003.He lived in Columbus, N.J.,...
Charles Augustine Rooney Jr. '53
After courageously battling a long illness, Charlie died in Somerville, N.J., Jan. 11, 2002, a day after his 71st birthday. Charlie pulled a strong oar for the frosh...
Robert R. Rosenberg '53
It wasn’t because of deficient grades that Bob left Princeton at the end of sophomore year, Bill Sutphin recalls; it was because of his patriotism. Our armed forces were...
Peter Ross '53
Peter Ross died July 9, 2009, of prostate cancer. † Peter grew up in the Chicago area, where he attended Lake Forest Academy. He majored in religion at Princeton and...
James Nelson Rosse '53
Jim, who spent 27 years at Stanford, rising from an assistant professor to vice president and provost, died of a severe respiratory ailment Feb. 16, 2004, in Newport...
Gian-Carlo Rota '53
Gian, who came to the U.S. from South America in 1950 and who graduated summa cum laude with our class, died Apr. 19, 1999, of heart failure in Cambridge, Mass. He had...
Nelson A. Runger Jr. '53
Nels, who took early retirement as public relations chief of New Jersey Bell Telephone Co. and capped a second career as a recording narrator of unabridged books on...
R. Stockton Rush '53
Tock Rush, whose forbears included two signers of the Declaration of Independence, Benjamin Rush and Richard Stockton, and whose father was Richard S. '27, died Jan. 1,...
William Hayes Ryan '53
Bill, one of six '53 classmates from Penn Charter, died of congestive heart failure March 20, 2004, in Osprey, Fla.An all-round athlete who dined at Cannon, he was an...
David Richard Saunders '53
David, an emeritus professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine who was voted by his students as "Teacher Superior in Perpetuity," died of non-Hodgkin's...
Daniel Reid Scally '53 *55
Dan, who was ranked No. 1 in his group of electrical engineers and went on to receive a master’s degree in engineering at Princeton’s Graduate School before joining TRW...
John A. Schaffer '53
Jack, whose banking career spanned 32 years with Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co. in New York City before he retired as executive vice president in 1987, died April 2,...
Derick Doane Schermerhorn '53
Derick, one of 15 Hotchkiss grads who entered in 1949, died May 1, 2005, at his West Palm Beach home after a long and gallant fight against cancer.An English major, he...
Richard M. Schisgall '53
ON APR. 19, 1991, the Class lost a devoted member when Dick Schisgall died of cancer.After high school in Great Neck, N.Y., Dick majored in biology as part of his premed...
Ronald Dale Schmidt '53
Ron, who was born in Chicago and graduated from Wayland Academy in Wisconsin, died from complications of diabetes March 11, 2008, at his home in Novato,...
John McLane Selover '53
John, who achieved his goal of following his father, Howard R. ’18, and brother, George H. ’51, to Princeton, died in his native city of Minneapolis of chronic...
David Shute '53
Information was received from Princeton’s Alumni Records office that David died May 17, 2008. His last residence, according to Alumni Records, was Chicago. His widow,...
David M. Sisler '53
Dave, who was the Boston Red Sox Rookie of the Year in 1956 and who pitched seven years in the big leagues before becoming vice chair and executive vice president of the...
Gardner Watkins Smith '53
Gardner, an eminent surgeon and professor of medicine, died of cancer at his Deer Isle, Maine, home Oct. 5, 2006. He prepared at Andover, majored in chemistry at...
Russell Marion Smith Jr. '53
Russ, one of our most amiable and fun-loving classmates, died Aug. 8, 2002, of cardiac arrest in Denver, Colo.Arriving from Hinsdale HS, Russ concentrated in history,...
Richard G. Smith '53
A tragic automobile accident took the lives of Dick, his wife, Sally; their son, Matthew; and Matthew’s daughter, Laura, on June 3, 2010, as they were driving in Napa...
George Henry Stauss '53
George died Dec. 21, 2005, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.Born in East Orange, N.J., March 25, 1932, he moved with his family to Alexandria, Va., in 1947 to...
C. Thomas Steffens '53
Tom, who was predeceased by his wife, the former Meredith Roll, whom he married senior year, died of a stroke March 29, 2011, in Gladstone, N.J. Tom was gladly cared for...
Kenneth Koken Stocker Jr. '53
Ken Stocker, who made a memorable musical impact during our stay at Princeton, died Feb. 24, 1996. He was a native of Allentown, Pa., and lived there most of his life.A...
Charles Langdon Stout '53
Charlie, who arrived from Baltimore with the sizable Gilman contingent and who, it is believed, later became the youngest partner of a New York Stock Exchange firm, died...
John Erwin Strong '53
NYC native John Strong, who served faithfully and unerringly as '53 treasurer under five class presidents for a record 20 years, died Jan. 19, 1998, in Vero Beach, Fla.,...
Albert Bartlett Stryker Jr. '53
Bart died peacefully of lung cancer Dec. 4, 2009, at Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs, Fla., surrounded by his loving wife of 57 years, the former Catharine “Kitty” Duane;...
Terrence Keith Sullivan '53
After several years battling cancer, Terry died July 25, 2008, in Chattanooga, Tenn., his hometown. † Terry spent three years as a Navy supply officer on ships in the...
Ib Eric Sundt '53
Eric captained the freshman swimming team, was a frogman on the Navy's Underwater Demolition Team, and went on to make a bigger splash in commercial real estate....
Donald James Sutherland '53
Don, fondly known by most of us as "Suds," died at his Long Island home on Aug. 10, 2002.He was the son of Lavinia and Conrad J. Sutherland '24, grew up in Manhasset,...
William C. Taylor '53
Bill, who had a civilian medical career that spanned more than half a century in New York City and who personified qualities of the worthy physician, died of liver...
F. Morgan Taylor Jr. '53
Buzz died Oct. 29, 2010, at his home in Hobe Sound, Fla. He grew up in the Chicago area and graduated from Western Military Academy in Alton, Ill. At Princeton he played...
George Kreider Thomas '53
Our friend George died Dec. 9, 1995, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Danville, Ill.He was born Sept. 23, 1930, in Birmingham, Ala. The family moved to...
R. Hovey Tinsman Jr. '53
Hovey, son of Robert H. Tinsman ’19, had planned to attend the Savannah mini-reunion with Princeton roommates Dick Corkhill, Clark Driemeyer, and Jack Pierson. But the...
Thomas F. Tobin '53
Tom, who came to us from Washington, D.C., majored in SPIA at Princeton, graduated from Michigan Law School, and spent his professional life as an attorney. He died...
Donald Martin Traeger '53
Don, an internist and infectious disease specialist, died of cancer June 6, 2003, at his Grass Valley, Calif., home.Born in Brooklyn, Don came to Princeton from Poly...
Arthur G. Trudeau '53
With sadness we record the death of Arthur, formerly called Art, several years ago. The date and location are not known. Born in Honolulu, Arthur graduated from...
Erik Nikolaus Valters '53
Erik Valters, who came to Princeton from Innsbruck U. as an exchange student in 1951, died Mar. 6, 1996.Born in Riga-Hagensberg, Latvia, Erik prepared at Classical...
John Van Bibber '53
John was born in New York City, prepared at Taft, and majored in history at Princeton. He dined at Tower with roommates Bill Perry and Dudley Smith and was a combat...
Archibald Cameron Voris III '53
Arch, who stood for solidity like the limestone quarried in his hometown of Bedford, Ind., died Aug. 31, 2005, at the Cleveland Clinic after a long battle with...
Joseph Edward Waesche III '53
Ed, whose piano artistry delighted undergrads when he performed with the Round House Eight, the Tiger Town Five, and Ken Stocker's big band, but whose real love was...
Milton Nye Weatherhead Jr. '53
Milt died July 28, 2006. A native of Alexandria, Va., he entered Princeton from George Washington High School. At Princeton, Milt roomed with classmates Clark Tufts,...
Harold Alvin Weideli Jr. '53
Hal, who was mayor of New Providence, N.J., from 1978-99 and a councilman for 20 years before that, died of a heart attack on Feb. 28, 2002.After graduation with a major...
John Maxmillian Weis '53 *54
Jack joined the Navy and literally saw the world during a notable 42-year career serving our country. He retired in 1983 as a captain, and died of cancer May 4, 2006,...
William D. Whipple '53
William Whipple of Westport, Mass., died Nov. 1, 2011, at age 79 at Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island. He was the husband of Helen M. (Phillips) Whipple, and they...
Howard Frederic Whitney III '53
Mike Whitney died of a massive brain aneurysm July 1, 1998, doing what he loved best, as his sister Carlin Scherer said, "sailing at sea." He was skippering a 60-ft....
C. Keith Whittaker '53
Keith, who had as distinguished a career in medicine as his father, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Charles E. Whittaker, did in the judiciary, died Oct. 7, 2011, in his...
Whiting R. Willauer '53 *59
“Whitey,” who was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency while still an underclassman and lived an exciting life, as did his Colonial clubmate, astronaut Pete...
Ralph Norris Willis '53
“Bo,” an All-American lacrosse player, stellar quarterback for Old Nassau, and a member of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, died unexpectedly Dec. 31, 2008, of...
Jared Horner Wilson '53
Jerry, a Princeton native and prominent sailor who lived in Branford, Conn., died of heart failure July 6, 2004.A graduate of South Kent School, he roomed with Lew...
John Mccaffery Wright '53
John Wright, who with his family (his father was John P. Wright '28) spanned five generations of community service to Keene, N.H., died there Nov. 15, 1998, after a long...
Theodore Yankauer III '53
Tim, one of our successful Wall Street executives, died May 11, 2003, after a bout with brain cancer.Upon finishing Woodmere [N.Y.] HS, he began Princeton on Dickinson...
Harold Godfrey Young '53
Harold died May 5, 2000, in his sleep while on a fishing trip in Colorado.Born in the British West Indies, Harold entered Princeton from I.E. Young H.S. He chose...
Henry Young III '53
With sorrow we report the death of Hank Young, who died June 22, 1996, at his home in Stockton, N.J. He was 69.Born in Morristown, N.J., July 22, 1926, Hank was the son...
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