Current Issue

June 10, 2009

Vol. 109, No. 15

Memorials

Memorials by Name: V

Donald Vail '42

Don died Mar. 27, 2002, in Bedford, N.Y., after a long illness. A retired lawyer, he lived and practiced in the NYC area his entire career.Coming to Princeton from...

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H. Lansing Vail Jr. '46

Lans died June 1, 2003, in Shaker Heights, Ohio. A lifelong native of greater Cleveland, he graduated from Deerfield Academy in 1942 and entered Princeton in the...

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Howard Bruce Vail '26

Howard Bruce Vail died Jan. 30, 1998, in Boca Raton, Fla.Following our graduation and a summer trip to Spain, Howard returned to Princeton to teach Spanish for one year....

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Richard Garrett Vail '56

Richard Garrett Vail, a longtime resident of Westport and Southbury, Conn., died May 31, 2007, in Southbury after a brief illness. Dick was a passionate believer in...

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John Terhune Valdes '45

Jack died Sept. 19, 2001, in West Palm Beach, Fla., after a long illness. Entering Princeton from St. George's, Jack joined Colonial Club and Triangle. His Princeton...

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Louis Ferdinand Valentine III '42

Lou died May 13, 2003, of renal failure, in South Burlington, Vt. He was 85. Raised in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, where his family owned a construction and land development...

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Stephen Valentine III '47 *49

Note: The following memorial is corrected version of the one published in the Dec. 8, 2010, issue. “Pete” received his bachelor’s degree in 1947 and went on to earn...

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William Alexander Valentine '27

Bill died on July 31, 1988. He joined the class after transferring from Lafayette College in 1925. He was des¬tined to be a legal luminary, catching the flame from his...

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Frederick H. Valilsing Jr. '48

FRED PASSED AWAY in early Aug. 1991, in McAllen, Tex., after a brief illness. He had lived in Texas since the mid 1970' s residing in Allentown, N.J., for many...

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Douglas K. Valldejuli '49

Doug died July 25, 2007, just prior to his 80th birthday. He prepared for Princeton at Culver Military Academy. He left Princeton to enter the Army. While on active...

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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...

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James W. Valuska '58

Jim died peacefully May 5, 2012, at home in Steubenville, Ohio. He came to Princeton from Mingo High School in Mingo Junction, Ohio, where he was valedictorian of his...

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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...

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Willem Hendrik Van Breda Kolff '45

On Aug. 22, 2007, the class lost arguably its most colorful member with the death of Bill “Butch” van Breda Kolff. Butch prepared at The Hill School, where he starred...

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Louis Rest Du van de Velde '37

ROTC trainer and Army veteran, Louis van de Velde died Feb. 24, 1998, in Chapel Hill, N.C. He is buried in Arlington Cemetery. Louis left daughters Catherine and Suzanne...

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Robert Whitsett van de Velde '33 *54

Bob van de Velde died Sept. 17,1996 in Cornwall, Vt. He was 84.Bob was born in Geneva, Switzerland, and grew up in Madison, N.J. He came to Princeton from Madison H.S.In...

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George W. Van De Weghe '54

George Van De Weghe died of respiratory failure Nov. 28, 2009, in San Diego.   George prepared for Princeton at Blair Academy, where he was captain of its swimming team....

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Ralph W. Van Demark '51

Ralph was born Nov. 16, 1929, in White Plains, N.Y., to Ralph E. and Amy Curtis Van Demark. A graduate of Port Chester (N.Y.) High School, he earned a bachelor’s degree...

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Stanley Van den Heuvel '40

His classmates will attest there was no Princetonian more loyal than Stan, who died May 13, 2006, at his home in Darien, Conn. Stan entered Princeton from Riverdale...

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Philip Van Deventer Jr. '51

Phil was born Sept. 23, 1925, in Plainfield, N.J., the son of Philip Van Deventer ’19, nephew of Joseph Van Deventer 1911, and great-nephew of Jacob Van Deventer...

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Robert S. Van Dyke '52

Bob Van Dyke died April  17, 2006, in Hobe Sound, Fla. He was 76. His hometown was West Caldwell, N.J., where he attended Cleveland High School. At Cleveland,...

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William D. Van Dyke III '54

Bill Van Dyke died peacefully April 7, 2014. Born in Milwaukee, he attended The Hill School and Milwaukee Country Day School. His college major was politics. He was...

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Arthur C. Van Horne Jr. '44

Art Van Horne died Nov. 2, 2011, in Los Altos, Calif. He graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Ill. At Princeton he majored in politics; participated in...

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Franklyn B. Van Houten *41

Franklyn Van Houten, Princeton professor emeritus of geological and geophysical sciences, died Aug. 27, 2010. He was 96. Van Houten received a bachelor’s...

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John D. Van Itallie '51

We have only recently learned that John died Nov. 8, 2004. He was born May 9, 1926, prepared at Deerfield, and came to Princeton after several years in the service. He...

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Baltus Van Kleeck '54

Baltus (“Barry”) Van Kleeck died Sept. 28, 2012, in Tucson, Ariz. Born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., he prepared for college at the Oakwood School. At Princeton, he...

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Hendrik Van Oss '39

Hank died peacefully in his sleep July 21, 2010, just five days short of his 93rd birthday.   He spent his early childhood in the Netherlands until his family moved...

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Jack King Van Overen '42

Jack Van Overen died Jan. 21, 2009, in Arizona as a result of complications from circulatory congestion.   Jack graduated from Princeton High School. During college, he...

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Bruce Peter Vanda '66

The class learned only this spring of the death of Bruce Vanda on Feb. 9, 1996.   Bruce came to Princeton from Beverly Hills High School, where he was senior class...

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Richard W. Vanderbeck '40

Dick prepared for Princeton at the King Low Haywood Thomas School, formerly the King School, in Stamford, Conn. He majored in mechanical engineering at Princeton, was...

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Robert G. Vanderbilt '48

Bob Vanderbilt joined us by way of Garden City (N.Y.) High School. He was a lifelong denizen of Garden City and died of emphysema there Sept. 17, 2010. At Princeton, Bob...

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Oliver G. De Vanderbilt '37

Ollie Vanderbilt died June 20, 2000. He left his wife of almost 62 years, Billie, a son, DeGray, a daughter, Madelon, eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren....

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James Sowerbutt Vandermade '39

James Sowerbutt Vandermade ’39 Jim died July 20, 2006, in Gladwyne, Pa., where he and his wife, Peg, had lived since moving to the Waverly Heights retirement community...

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John S. Vanderoef *68

John Vanderoef, professor of political science emeritus at Florida State University (FSU), died March 23, 2013, at the age of 83. Vanderoef graduated from FSU with a...

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Eugene Vanderpool '29

GENE DIED in Athens, Greece, on Aug. 1, 1989. He prepared for college at St. Paul's, and at Princeton he ran freshman track and cross-country. He belonged to Cloister...

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Werter Pullen Vandeusen '43

Jack, as he was better known to all of us, died April 21, 2005. He was 83.A native of Hudson, N.Y., he worked for Eastman Kodak for 42 years in the field of chemistry...

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Albert Vandeweghe '40

On Aug. 13, 2002, Al succumbed to leukemia. He was an Olympian in fact and in hearts of his classmates.He prepared at Paterson Central and Hun Schools, having won...

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Samuel Child Vanneman '36

Sam died Aug. 2, 1998, at his home Falls Church, Va. He was 84. He prepared at the Tome School, and at Princeton he majored political science.He began his career...

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Earl Travis Vansciver '36

EARL DIED Nov. 13, 1992, at the age of 79, in Palm City, Fla., after an extended illness.He prepared at Germantown Friends School. At Princeton he majored in economics,...

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Robert E. Vanwagoner '44

Bob died Sept. 12, 2012, in Sarasota, Fla. At Princeton, he roomed with Ward Sangren and George Tanham. Entering the Army Air Corps in February 1943, he was...

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Van der Veer Varner '46

Van Varner died Jan. 24, 2008, in Alamo, Calif., of complications resulting from a stroke. He was 84. Van was from Louisville, Ky. He entered...

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IRWIN E. VAS *55

Irwin E. Vas, who was born in Bombay in 1931, came to the U.S. in 1947, and later worked in aeronautical engineering for over 50 years, died Nov. 11, 2007. He was...

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Nallamotu C. J. Vasantkumar *78

Sociology, Jan. 28, 2000

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Robert "Bob" H. Vaterlaus '47

Bob Vaterlaus was a caring and quiet man, whose cherished friendships lasted long and ran deep. He died peacefully of cancer at home in Orinda, Calif., on Oct. 16,...

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William Vaughan '42

Willy Vaughan died Oct. 22, 2013, in Greenwich, Conn. Willy was born in New York City March 28, 1920, the son of William W. Vaughan and his wife, Alice. He prepared...

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George A. Vaughn Jr. '19

George A. Vaughn died on July 31, 1989. Bob was born in Brooklyn and attended Adelphi Academy. He left Princeton in May 1917 to enlist in the armed forces, and in...

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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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Henri C. Veit '46

Harry Veit was one of ’46’s internationally oriented classmates. Born in Paris, he was a grandson of a renowned French painter, Maurice Bompard. Following service in...

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Mark A. Vejnoska '79

Mark died May, 16, 1995, in Chicago, Ill., where he lived since our graduation.A graduate of Westfield [N.J.] H.S., Mark majored in political economics at Princeton,...

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Stephen Christopher Vella '97

On Jan. 30, 2010, the class lost our friend and classmate Stephen Vella to cancer. He was 34. Stephen was a historian of Britain and her empire in the 18th and 19th...

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Abraham S. Venable *69

Abraham Venable, retired executive director of urban affairs for General Motors, died Feb. 21, 2013. He was 82. Venable graduated from Howard University with...

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Leonard A. Verkes Jr. '31

OUR CLASSMATE Len Verkes died Aug. 23, 1990. He came to college from St. Paul's School, and at Princeton he pulled an oar on various crews. After graduation, he became...

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Helen P. Vermeychuk *71

Helen P. Vermeychuk, who met her husband while dining in Procter Hall in the Old Graduate College and later taught literature at the Sanford School in Delaware for more...

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Charles J. Vermilye Jr. '45

JOHN VERMILYE DIED Dec. 5, 1993. Since 1957, he had lived in Bethesda, Md. John came to Princeton from Taft in the fall of 1941. He excelled in athletics, in football,...

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Peter H. Vermilye '40

Pete died March 9, 2009, from complications of pneumonia and a stroke.   He was “a towering figure in Boston’s financial scene,” according to an article in The Boston...

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Charles Wills Vernon Jr. '39

CHUCK DIED Jan. 30,1991, at his home in North Caldwell, NJ. Before retiring in 1983, he had been for 20 years V.P. of the export division of Champion international Corp....

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Michael R. Verter *76

Michael Verter, retired vice president of an electronic components firm, died from a stroke Sept. 18, 2011. He was 62. Verter received a bachelor’s degree in...

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Darwin L. Vexler *35

Biology, Dec. 13, 2003

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Henry D. Vezan '42

Henry Vezan died April 28, 2011, in Bristol, Conn., after a long struggle with dementia and congestive heart failure. Hank was born in Yonkers, N.Y. He prepared...

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John Stewart Vhay '29

JACK DIED Mar. 22, 1990. He prepared for college at the Deane School. At Princeton he was on the rifle team and was in the University orchestra. He roomed with Cliff...

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Charles Reed Manning Vi '34

CHUCK REED, a descendant of a prominent shipbuilding family in Erie, Penn., died there July 23, 1993. He retired in 1960, when the Erie investment brokerage in which he...

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Aubrey O.M. Vialls '50

“Mike” Vialls died March 24, 2010, in his native South Africa at the age of 87. Prior to Princeton he was officer in the South African Air Force, flying Hurricanes...

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Paul Maxwell Vickers '68

Paul died Mar. 11, 2001, of lung cancer. He was born Brisbane, Australia, and came to Princeton from the William Penn Charter School. While at Princeton, he majored...

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James C. Vickery Jr. '55

James Vickery, a golden-voiced broadcaster, master at sea, model railroader, devoted golfer, and wily poker player, died of lung cancer June 4, 2011, in Annapolis,...

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Warren Keller Vieth '45

Warren Vieth, known to his classmates as “Lefty,” died March 6, 2008. He entered Princeton from Mercersburg Academy, became a stalwart on the freshman and varsity...

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Oliver Allen Vietor '41

THE CLASS LOST one who had done much for it when Oli Vietor died Jan. 13, 1993, at his home in Dorset, Vt. Born and raised in New York, he prepared for Princeton at St....

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Thomas Frederick Vietor Jr. '38

After a long decline in health, Tom died of cancer on Jan. 14, 2001, in NYC.Tom graduated from St. Paul's School. At Princeton he was an English major, was on the...

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Janet A. Viggiani *80

Janet A. Viggiani, remembered for her academic and legal counseling, died Nov. 8, 2002, after a decade-long struggle against breast cancer. She was 48.A graduate of...

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John F. Vigorita '65

John Vigorita died Jan. 11, 1999, at the Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, N.Y., after a month-long illness. Among our most distinguished intellectual lights, he earned...

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Salvatore J. Vinciguerra '59

Sully died at home June 1, 2006, of lung cancer. Born in Methuen, Mass., Sully prepared for Princeton at Andover, where he captained the JV football team and served on...

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Salvatore J. Vinciguerra '59

Sully died at home June 1, 2006, of lung cancer. Born in Methuen, Mass., Sully prepared for Princeton at Andover, where he captained the JV football team and served on...

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Sherwood Vine '42

Sherwood Vine died Dec. 11, 2009. Sherwood was a graduate of Trenton (N.J.) High School. At Princeton he was a member of Dial Lodge, majored in biology, and graduated...

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Z. Taylor Vinson '55

Taylor died of myelodysplasia Oct. 25, 2009, in Alexandria, Va.   Born in Huntington, W.Va., he came to Princeton from Woodberry Forest School. At Princeton he was...

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George Vinsonhaler '26

GEORGE VINSONFIALER, retired insurance company executive, died in his home in Chapel Hill, N.C., Aug. 3, 1993, after an illness resulting from several strokes. George...

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Walter Cochran Viol '34

Walter died Dec. 23, 2003, at home in Eatontown, N.J.Born in Lafayette, Ind., where his brother, Jackson, still lives, Walter prepared at East Orange [N.J.] HS and the...

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Leslie Langdon Vivian Jr. '42

The class, the university, and the Princeton community lost one of its most respected and well-loved individuals when Bud Vivian died Oct. 18, 1995, at his home in...

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Edward Ross Vogel '47

Edward Ross Vogel died Oct. 11, 2013, in Williamsburg, Va. Born in New York City, Ross prepped at the Brooks School in Massachusetts and entered Princeton in June...

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Martin Vogel Jr. '42

Pete died of cancer July 19, 1991, at his home in Osprey, Fla., where he had lived for the past eight years, A breeder of thoroughbreds for more than 30 years, he had...

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William Martin Vogel Jr. '40

AFTER A REPEAT ENCOUNTER with heart surgery, Marty died Mar. 3, 1991, at his Mendharn, NJ. home. Classmates Ted Nevins and Ivry Morris ushered at his memorial service....

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William P, Vogel Jr. '31

BILL DIED Jan. 8, 1992, after a short illness. He transferred to Princeton in his sophomore year from Stevens Institute of Technology. At Princeton, he was on the TIGER...

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Richard Leonard Vogt '30

DICK VOGT DIED Nov. 22, 1993, at his home in Stuart, Fla., at the age of 87. He was a native of Buffalo, but had lived in Stuart for 20 years.In WWII, Dick served in the...

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William Thomas Vogt '45

Bill Vogt died Feb. 4, 2002, at Bryn Mawr Hospital; he was a resident of Haverford, Pa.Entering Princeton from the Hill School, Bill joined Cap and Gown, and was captain...

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William Alexander Volckhausen '59

Bill, distinguished banker, lawyer, and law professor, died of Parkinson's disease on Sept. 10, 2001, in NYC.Bill majored in English, minored in Chinese, and dined at...

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Edgar Frederick Vom Lehm '39

Ed died June 3, 2007, at a hospital near his home in Cullowhee, N.C., after a brief illness. Deeply devoted to music all his life, he earned both master's and doctoral...

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C.A. Philippe von Hemert '44

Phil died July 6, 2012, in a hospital near his home in Friendship, Maine. He graduated from St. Mark’s School. At Princeton he roomed with Ted Meth, and later with Paul...

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Newton von Sander '57

Newton died Feb. 6, 2012, at his farm in Bowdoinham, Maine, after a battle with adenocarcinoma. He treated his patients until two days before his death. Newton graduated...

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George A. Vondermuhll Jr. '35

Vondy died of cancer Jan. 12, 2008, in Bloomfield, Conn. A son of 1904, he was born in New York City and raised there and in Litchfield, Conn.    He came to Princeton...

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George A. Vondermuhll Jr. '35

Vondy died Jan. 12, 2008, at Duncaster Retirement Community in Bloomfield, Conn. He was the son of George A. Vondermuhll Sr. 1904 and Kate Louise Knapp. George grew up...

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Roland Voorhees '35

Rollo died Mar. 6, 1999, after 10 bedridden years in his Darien, Conn., home. He was 85. Valedictorian at the Gilman School, he majored in chemical engineering at...

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Romeyn Zandt Van Voorhees '22

Romeyn Van Zandt Voorhees died Oct. 20, 1995, in Arvida, Colo. At the time of his death he was living in the Springwood Retirement Community near his son and...

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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...

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Taras A. Votichenko '40

Terry died Jan. 16, 2011, in Paradise Valley, Ariz. He was 94.   He was born in New York City and spent his early years in Paris, London, Venice, Nice, Lausanne, and...

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Donald Walker Vreeland '42

Don Vreeland, dedicated overseer of many of '42's highly successful annual mini-reunions, died Feb. 26, 2004, at Meadow Lakes in Hightstown, N.J.He prepared at the Lance...

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Theodore Demott Vreeland '42

Ted died Dec. 25, 1997, in Austin, Tex., his home for less than a year. He had lived and practiced law in Princeton for 45 years before moving to Texas.Ted attended...

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Barry S. Vroman Jr. '50

Barry, a lifelong resident of Maine, died there Aug. 24, 2008. Barry came to Princeton from Andover. At Princeton, he majored in history, swam as a freshman, worked at...

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Alan H. Vrooman '34 *40

Alan Vrooman died April 21, 2012, at RiverWoods in Exeter, N.H., after a period of declining health. He was 98. After receiving his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1940, Alan...

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Samuel B. Vrooman III '47

SAM VROOMAN died Jan. 16, 1992. He had generated warm, fond memories among all who knew him. For many of us they began in the summer of '43 when he joined Princeton's V1...

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John Henry Vruwink '38

John Vruwink died at home in Bellevue, Wash., May 26, 1995, after a courageous two-year battle with cancer.He prepared at Albany Academy. At Princeton, he majored in...

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Howard F. Vultee Jr. '58

Howard, or “Spike” as he was known to many of us, died June 1, 2011. He came to Princeton from Choate, majored in mechanical engineering, won letter in swimming, and...

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