Current Issue

Nov.†4, 2009

Vol. 110, No. 4

Memorials

Memorials by Class: 1934

Carlos Coolidge Alden Jr. '34

COOL ALDEN, whose WWII exploits as a flight surgeon and deeds of daring behind enemy lines brought him recognition as "the most gallant combat surgeon of them all," died...

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John Merrithew Allen '34

Jack Allen, a prominent resident of Searsport, Maine, for some 20 years after his retirement, died in his sleep May 19, 1999, after a long illness. In Searsport, the...

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Lewis Ames '34

Lew Ames, it has just been learned, died Nov. 1, 1997. Not long before that, his wife, Gary McKenzie Ames, notified the class, "It is very sad. Lew has Alzheimer's. He...

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Edmund Gilmour Anderson Jr. '34

Ned died May 7, 2002, just 12 days before his 89th birthday, of continued complications following two strokes in 2000.During WWII, Ned had a distinguished career in the...

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Dwight Finch Andrews '34

Dwight "Spike" Andrews died July 24, 2006. He was a devoted Princetonian and enthusiastic class member who had a varied business career until he settled on real estate...

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John Dana Archbold '34

JOHN ARCHBOLD, who in 1979 donated a 950acre tract of rainforest on the Carribbean island of Dominica to The Nature Conservancy and who subsequently became a member of...

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Evan Chandlee Archer '34

Chan Archer, who had lived at the Kendal at Hanover [N.H.] retirement community since 1991, died Jan. 10, 2004.A retired executive vice president of the Philadelphia...

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John Edward Arens '34

Johnny, who retired in 1991 from Coupon Clearing Service in Costa Mesa, Calif., died Apr. 27, 2002, following triple-bypass surgery.In addition to his business, which he...

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Victor Constantine Armstrong Jr. '34

VICTOR ARMSTRONG died July 4, 1993, according to his daughter, Sue Armstrong Villone. He had retired as assistant to the president of Lawyers Title Ins. Corp. in Phoenix...

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John F. Bales II '34

Jack Bales, president of the class from 1974 to 1979, died June 3, 2011, at Meadow Lakes, a retirement community in Hightstown, N.J., where he lived. He was 100. At...

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Charles Frederick Becker '34

Charlie Becker, chief pathologist at Sisters Hospital in Buffalo for 30 years before he retired in 1977, and a professor of pathology at the U. of Buffalo for 38 years,...

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Alexander Chartis Bell '34

Lex Bell, a former school teacher turned travel agency executive, died Sept. 21, 1997, of Alzheimer's, once described by his wife, Tita, as "a pretty miserable disease."...

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Coleman Hamilton Benedict '34

Ben, professor emeritus at Columbia University, where he taught Greek and Latin to generations of undergraduates and graduate students, died of complications from...

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George Alfred Berkheimer '34

George Berkheimer died Nov. 22, 2001, at his home in Manhattan of heart failure after a long illness. He was former chief of orthopedic surgery at Harrisburg Hospital...

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Charles Von Mcgillicuddy Bernuth '34

Charlie, a resident of Rome since he retired in 1962 from a family business, Bernuth Lembcke Co. ‚€” a creosote importer and a shipping company in NYC ‚€” died May 25,...

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Gordon Francis Biehn '34

GORDON BIEHN, a research chemist and technical analyst with the DuPont Company, for 29 years, died Jan. 23, 1991, it has just been learned. He went to work at the DuPont...

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C. Warren Bledsoe '34

Warren, who was born and raised on the campus of Maryland School for the Blind, where his father was superintendent, and who spent his life working for the blind,...

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John Bion Bogart Jr. '34

JOHN BOGART DIED of cancer Dec. 17, 1993, at his home in Boca Raton. He represented several U.S. companies in Venezuela (he lived in Caracas for 20 years) before...

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William Filbert Bottiglia '34 *48

Bill, who taught foreign literatures and linguistics at MIT for 35 years, with stints also at Princeton, Ripon, and St. Lawrence, and was author of the tetralogy Heroic...

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John Chester Botts Jr. '34

Chet Botts, a resident of St. Petersburg, Fla., since 1973, died at Bayfront Medical Center on Mar. 26. A retired advertising executive with service at Foote Cone &...

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Edmund Delong Bowman '34

Delong Bowman, head of the A. Smith Bowman Distillery, a family business that has produced Virginia Gentleman bourbon at Sunset Hills Farm in Fairfax Cty., Va., for more...

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Melville Campbell Branch '34

Mel Branch, described in a Los Angeles Times obituary as “an educator, author, and urban planner who taught at the University of Southern California ...

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Eric R. Braun '34

ERIC BRAUN, formerly director of operational services at Merck & Co.'s chemical division in Rahway, N.J., died Jan. 9, 1994. At Merck, his responsibilities covered...

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Theodore Eugene Briell Jr. '34

Ted Briell, who described himself not long ago as becoming a "mechanical man: first, spectacles; second, hearing aid, one in each ear; third, hip replacement; fourth,...

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Gordon Eames Brown '34

Gordy, class treasurer (1954-59), 30th reunion chair, and class president (1964-69), who spent "a wonderful 21 years" with the State Communities Aid Association in New...

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Frank Tilford Buchner '34

Frank Buchner, our class vice president for Annual Giving and class agent from 1964-69, died June 26, 2004, of Alzheimer's disease. He was 92.A stalwart of his 1930...

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Joseph Holland Burchenal '34

Joe Burchenal, whose pioneering work with drug treatments for leukemia and other forms of cancer earned him, in 1964, one of the first three of our Awards for...

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Herbert Alexander Burns '34

Herb Burns, a resident of Saddle River, N.J., since 1968, died May 21, 1997, it has just been learned. In 1984, near Spring Valley, N.Y., where he used to live, he was...

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James Morrow Chadwick-Collins '34

Chad Chadwick-Collins, who retired after 33 years with the old Pennsylvania Railroad and its successor, the Penn Central, then moved to Germany to become, as he...

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David Laurance Chambers Jr. '34

Dave Chambers, who back in senior year created our beer suit design, died Sept. 24, 1995, after a long illness. For 12 years he struggled valiantly against Parkinson's...

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Rufus Wheelwright Clark '34

Rufe Clark, who retired in 1977 from the engineering staff of the California State Lands Division after a career in "Big Oil," as he called it, died Dec. 23, 2003."My...

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Dumont Clarke Jr. '34

Monty Clarke, a resident of Asheville, N.C., since 1940 and active in the Farmers' Federation with which his father, Dumont Clarke Sr. 1905, was affiliated, died Sept....

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Charles Henry Classen '34

Charlie, who practiced and taught pediatrics until he was 83, died of heart failure in his sleep Jan 10, 2003, in Bryn Mawr, Pa. The chief of pediatrics at Bryn Mawr...

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James Alexander Cobey '34

JIM COREY, a former California state senator, appellate court judge, and law professor before his retirement in 1990, died Dec. 27, 1993. He had a stroke a year earlier...

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John Franklin Coburn Jr. '34

Bud, having lived a life he once described as "interesting and exciting, as well as constructive," died Aug. 21, 2002, at the age of 91. Since his retirement from "all...

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Robert Zane Collings Jr. '34

BOB COLLINGS, who served as a physician/commander in the Navy for 13 years before settling in rural Arizona, where he practiced for another 27 years before retiring in...

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Alfred Donaldson Compton Jr. '34

AL COMPTON, a retired pediatrician and resident of Kensington, Calif., died July 10, 1992, at the age of 79, Until his retirement, in 1982, he had practiced pediatrics...

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Harris Russ Connick '34

Harris Connick, a descendant of the Russ and Connick families, who were among the early settlers of Humboldt County, Calif., died Oct. 28, 1994, in Ferndale. He was a...

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Nicholas Conover English '34

Connie English died Jan. 11, 2010, at Meadow Lakes in Hightstown, N.J., where he had been a resident since 1988. Born in Elizabeth, N.J., he graduated cum laude from...

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Frank Hamilton Constantine '34

FRANK CONSTANTINE, whose boyhood ambition to be an ophthalmic surgeon was more than realized when, in 1952, he became chief of ophthalmic surgery at the Manhattan Eye,...

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William Randolph Cosby '34

Bill, who ended a noteworthy career in banking in 1974 as chair and CEO of the Princeton Bank and Trust Co., died Feb. 8, 2001. For the last 20 years, he lived in Ponte...

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Victor Emanuel Costanzo '34

Vic Costanzo, retired hospital administrator at Harrington Memorial Hospital in Southbridge, Mass., for 18 years and at A. R. Gould Memorial Hospital in Presque Isle,...

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John Todd Cowles '34

A memorial for John Todd Cowles ’34 in the Nov. 5, 2003, issue of PAW misstated the length of his marriage to Toffee Lee Cowles, who survives him. The two were married...

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William Allen Cracraft Jr. '34

BILL CRACRAFT, who was formerly the V.P. of Troup Bros., Inc., an engineering contractors firm in Miami, Fla., died June 11, 1990, it has just been learned. He served...

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Charles John Cretors '34

Bud Cretors died June 16, 2006; he was 94. He ran his family's business, C. Cretors and Co., in Chicago from soon after World War II as the company's third-generation...

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John Foster Davidson '34

John, who worked for more than 40 years in sales with the Miehle Printing Press and Manufacturing Co. (later the Miehle-Graphic Systems division of Rockwell...

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Stevan Dedijer '34

Steve, who founded the research policy institute at Sweden's Lund University, thus beginning his pioneering work in business intelligence, on which he published more...

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Charles Franklin Deshler '34

FRANK DESHLER, known in undergraduate days as Ditch or Desh, died Jan. 17, 1993, it has just been learned, of congestive heart failure, at Halifax Medical Center in...

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John Benjamin Dorrance Jr. '34

Johnnie Dorrance, a retired expert in passenger service with the old Pennsylvania Railroad and director of its high-speed Washington-Philadelphia-New York (Northeast...

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David Carson Dougherty '34

Dave Dougherty, a former management consultant on organization problems, including strategy, planning, compensation, and personnel, died Aug. 29, 1996. A past president...

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Leon Abbett Doughty '34

Leon, an examiner, investigator, adjudicator, and attorney with the Civil Service Commission in DC for 30 years and a longtime resident of Fairfax County, Va., where he...

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Alfred Theodore Drury '34 *35

Ted Drury, who retired in 1975 as head of the Technical Services Dept. at the U.S. Naval Ship Research & Development Center in Bethesda, Md., died Sept. 24, 1995, it has...

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John Edward Duker Jr. '34

ED DUKER, One of the best known, most colorful of our members, died Sept. 18, 1991, of a heart attack, while on vacation with his wife, Bobbie, in Hawaii. Our reunions...

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Burton Crawford Dunn '34

Burt, after a long and distinguished career as a petroleum geologist who was well thought of in the oil industry, died May 24, 2002, in Grand Junction, Colo. He was...

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John Laurance Dunning '34

John Dunning, artist and resident for the past 21 years of East Boothbay, Maine, who scored a major triumph in 1988 when what he termed his "masterpiece" was chosen for...

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John Nicoll Durrie '34

John Durrie, who served six years as Princeton's assistant secretary under Alex Leitch '24 before becoming, 1949, the first secretary of the Univ. of New Mex., died...

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Francis Van Lund Dusen '34

FRANK VAN DUSEN, former Class secretary and president and Outstanding Achievement Award winner, died May 26, 1993, after a long illness. He was, in the words of a...

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Charles Dusenberry M.D. '34

Charlie Dusenberry, who retired in 1983 from the practice of pediatrics, died in Portland, Maine, of heart failure on Oct. 29, 1996, one day shy of his 84th birthday. He...

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John Van Henry Dyke '34

JACK VAN DYKE, a leading businessman in his native Milwaukee and an internationally known yachtsman, died May 7, 1991, of cancer. He had been chairman of Condev Corp.,...

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Oswald Elbert '34

Os Elbert, a pensioned Lutheran pastor with some shut-in calling and preaching, died Aug. 5, 2004, in Reading [Pa.] Hospital after a brief illness.Since 1993 he and his...

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Frank Osborne Elftott '34

OZ ELLIOTT, retired chairman of Elliott State Bank in Jacksonville, Ill., died Feb. 3, 1991, at his home in Tucson. Under his guidance, the bank, founded by his...

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David Potter Elliott '34

Dave Elliott, a retired secondary school teacher and self-employed writer in Port Washington, L.I., with an impressive Princeton heritage, died July 15, 1996. His...

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Loran Lajoie Elliott '34

TEX ELLIOTT, after battling Parkinson's disease for 24 years, died Mar. 31, 1993, three days after his 81st birthday. He leaves his devoted wife, Helen (Gibson), with...

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Howard Gilbert Engler '34

Howie Engler, founder of the Engler Instrument Co. in Jersey City, died May 13, 1999, in Ticonderoga, N.Y., near his summer home in Hague, on Lake George. He had been in...

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Milton George Englert '34

Milt Englert, one of the most enthusiastic of a loyal band of Southern classmates who, in his words, "enjoyed quite a few happy mini-reunions among themselves as well as...

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John Stephenson Evans '34

John S. (as he liked to be addressed), a retired senior v.p. and head of the national accounts department for the Trust Company Bank of Georgia, died in Atlanta Jan. 14,...

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R. Kenneth Fairman '34

KEN FAIRMAN, Princeton's director of athletics for 32 years and one of the most prominent members of our class, died Mar. 8, 1994, following a stroke. As an...

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Armand London Fell '34

ARM FELL DIED at his home in Snow Hill, Md., Dec. 22, 1993. He was president of the Henry R. Fell Co., roofing and sheetmetal contractors in Trenton, until his...

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Prescott Hollister Finley '34

Pres Finley, a retired officer of Connecticut General Life Insurance Co., where he worked for 43 years, died Aug. 4, 2003. He was 90. He was secretary in the company's...

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Thomas Fletcher Jr. '34

TOM FLETCHER, who retired in 1958 as a colonel and commander of the first S.A.C. Air Force base at Marsh Field, Riverside, Calif., died two days before Christmas 1992,...

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Alfred Leonard Florman '34

AL FLORMAN, a pediatrician and professor of pediatrics, honored for his contributions to die Academy of Pediatrics, the N.Y. Academy of Medicine, and the March of Dimes,...

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George Little Follansbee '34

George Follansbee, known widely as Flop or Shorty, a former secondary-school teacher, coach, and administrator, died June 20, 2008. He was 96. After Princeton, where...

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Robert Lethbridge Foshay '34

BOB FOSHAY, who in spite of declining health attended regularly our N.Y.C. Class lunches, usually with his wife, Maxine, died Apr. 20, 1993. He and Maxine had attended...

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William Foster '34

Bill Foster, a prominent lawyer and former president of the Princeton Alumni Assn. of Western Pennsylvania and member of the corporate gifts committee of the Council for...

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WILLIAM GREEN FOULKE '34

Bill Foulke, cited in 1971, when he won our Award for Outstanding Achievement as “one of Philadelphia’s most influential and honored citizens,” died March 30, 2007, at...

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Joseph Sherman Frelinghuysen '34

Following an illness of several years, Joe died peacefully Jan. 8, 2005, 16 days after the death of his wife of 67 years, Emily Lawrance Frelinghuysen.During World War...

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William Earl Garrison '34

BILL GARRISON, whose interests over the years included writing, camping, traveling, history, architecture, gardening, tennis, and spectator sports, particularly...

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Leonidas George Gavalas '34

LEE GAVALAS, who retired in 1970 as a major general, after 36 "wonderful, hardworking years with the U.S. Army" (as he described them), died Oct. 25, 1991, of...

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Charles Gaylord '34

Charles Gaylord, a retired radiologist and resident of Colorado for nearly 50 years, died Apr. 12, 1997, on a sentimental visit to New Zealand. He and his wife, the...

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Edgar Mills Gemmell '34

ED Gemmell, former administrative V.P. of the University, died peacefully after a long illness on Christmas night 1990. His friend Harold Dodds called him "the most...

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Eugene Clifton Gerhart '34

Gene Gerhart, prominent Binghamton, N.Y., attorney, editor-in-chief of the New York State Bar Journal, author of many articles on legal subjects and two judicial...

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Henry Williamson Ghriskey '34

Bill, who at 93 continued working as managing director of Trainer, Wortham and Co. Inc., NYC investment-counseling firm, where he had been since 1978, died peacefully...

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John Joseph Gill '34

John Gill, who suffered a debilitating stroke in 1991 that left him blind and paralyzed, died May 29, 1995, in Scottsdale, Ariz. He had lived in nearby Paradise Valley...

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Gaylord Wilson Gillis Jr. '34

Gay Gillis, who was with us at college for only part of freshman year but developed into an enthusiastic classmate after 1934, died Dec. 31, 2008. He served on the...

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Robert Newton Gilmore Jr. '34

BOB GILMORE, senior V.P. for legal affairs and general counsel for the American Insurance Assn., died of cancer Nov. 27, 1992, the day after Thanksgiving. Last summer he...

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Alexander Ginn '34

Sandy Ginn, a tax lawyer who specialized in estate planning and administration until he retired in 1978, died at his home June 8, 1999.He grew up in Gates Mills, Ohio,...

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John Edgar Gomery Jr. '34

John Gomery died Feb. 27, 1996, at the retirement community of Abbey Delray in Delray Beach, Fla. He came to Princeton from Haverford School. At Princeton he was a...

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Kenneth Goodman '34

Ken Goodman died at home in Livingston, N.J., May 22, 1997, after extended illness. He was 84. Following graduation, Ken attended the Columbia College of Physicians...

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William Anderson Gray '34

Bill Gray, whose true vocations, according to his family, were hunting, fishing, and tennis, in each of which he was expert, died Jan. 3, 1996, at his home in Santa...

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John Kirkman Gurney '34

Johnny Gurney, formerly managing partner and vice-chairman of the board of Estabrook & Co. in NYC and a resident of Ponte Vedra, Fla., since 1977, died Dec. 7, 1997. He...

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Douglas Hesketh Hahn '34

Doug, prominent in Princeton and class affairs since he was president of his undergraduate eating club, died May 18, 2005, two months after the death of his wife,...

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Donald Campbell Hain '34

Don Hain died Feb. 3, 2000, in Ft. Lauderdale. After earning his degree at Princeton, he worked in banking before earning an LLB at Columbia law school in 1943.He was...

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Chalkley Jay Hambleton '34

Jay Hambleton, whose first job after college was in the mailroom of Harris Trust and Savings Bank in Chicago, and who rose to become president and retired in 1977 as...

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Frederick Warner Hamilton '34

Fred, our class treasurer since 1979 and former vice president of the Travelers Insurance Co., died Mar. 2, 2003. A resident since 1991 of the Duncaster retirement...

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John Taylor Hamilton II '34

Ham, former chairman of Merchants National Bank and former president of City National Bank, both in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died "unexpectedly but peacefully," according to...

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Thomas Parker Hamilton Jr. '34

Tom Hamilton, a retired surgeon and, with his wife, the former Ruth Taft, an enthusiastic atttendee of class gatherings, died Feb. 8, 2000, following a debilitating...

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Charles Shailer Hascall '34

Charlie Hascall, who, following graduation from Harvard Medical School, spent 35 years as a Navy medical officer specializing in pathology, died Jan. 28, 2006, two...

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John Wesley Haubner '34

Wes Haubner, a retired patent attorney associated with General Electric Co. for 42 years, died March 26, 2006, of an apparent heart attack in Media, Pa., where he had...

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William Dods Hawkins '34

Bill Hawkins, a prominent industrialist and civic leader in Houston, died Feb. 10, 2002, following a massive stroke. In 1951 Bill, who grew up in Bronxville, N.Y.,...

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Charles Edward Haydock '34

Charlie Haydock, known also as Chick and Chuck, died June 17, 2003, in DC, where he moved in 1996 to be near family. He was 91 and lived previously in Wilton,...

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Frederick Riker Hellegers '34

We were saddened to learn of the death Mar. 6, 2004, of Fred Hellegers, chairman for 31 years of the religion department of Washington and Jefferson College and the...

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John Brackett Hersey '34

BRACKETi HERSEY, one of the nation's leading oceanographers, died Nov. 4, 1992, after a long series of hospitalizations for multiple illnesses. He was a winner, during...

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Daniel Tuttle Sylvester Hinman '34

DAN HINMAN, Rhode Island attorney, Army major general, and memorable Prade marshal, died of cancer Nov. 7, 1992. Known to us variously as Deever Dan, Dabook, or just Da,...

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Robert Ketcham Holton '34

Bob Holton, class v.p., died Oct. 19, 1998, in Hightstown, less than three weeks after his 87th birthday. A widower who spent most of his life in Essex Fells,...

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Thomas Chase Homan '34

Tom Homan, a stalwart for the past 23 years of the '34 contingent in Ponte Vedra, Fla. (Bill Cosby, John Searles, and the late John Gurney), died in his sleep Dec. 23,...

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Alfred Hunt Howell '34

Al Howell, author, bibliophile, community leader and benefactor, and enthusiastic outdoorsman, died Apr. 23, 1996. He was the author of Who Made You? Theology, Science,...

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Ralph Hustace Hubbard '34

Ralph Hubbard, a fourth generation New Yorker and former president of Permark Management Consultants, Inc., in Stamford, Conn., died Feb. 27, 1999, a few weeks short of...

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Joseph Ross Hunter Jr. '34

Ross Hunter, a respected attorney in his native Charleston, W.Va., and a national arbitrator, died on Oct. 17, 1989, from injuries he sustained when his car crashed...

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Robert Leroy Hutton Jr. '34

BOB HUTTON, after many years of valiantly battling Parkinson's disease, died in a Maryland hospital Sept. 17, 1991. The Huttons had recently moved to Maryland to be near...

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Edmund Lee Woodham Il '34

ED LEE, a former Class president (19634) and internationally known rugby figure, died of cancer peacefully Aug. 11, 1991, his 79th birthday. Last June, aware of his...

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Stanley George Ivins '34

Stan Ivins, a regular presence at class and many other Princeton events, died in the Princeton Hospital on Apr. 24. He suffered a debilitating stroke in the summer of...

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Malcolm Johnson '34

Mal Johnson, of Bronxville, N.Y., a retired lawyer, former class vice president, and organizer and host for several years of our class luncheons at the...

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Edward Hume Dudley Johnson '34

Dudley Johnson, who taught English at Princeton for 34 years and retired in 1978 as the Holmes Professor Emeritus of Belles Lettres, died Dec. 9, 1995, of cancer.By his...

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Arthur Henry Jones '34

ART JONES, a Vermont State senator and member of the boards of the Univ. of Vermont, Vermont Educational TV, and the Vermont Lung Assn., died Sept. 26, 1992, at his home...

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Robert Habgood Patton Jr, '34

BOB HABGOOD, a prominent civic leader of his home¬town, Bradford, Penn., died on Sept. 15, 1989. The local newspaper wondered in an editorial "how one man, however...

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NORMAN MCCLAVE JR. '34

Norm McClave, who worked at Northern Trust Co. in Chicago from 1934 to 1977 and retired as a senior vice president, died Nov. 16, 2007, in Evanston, Ill., of...

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Frederick Mahlon Kafer '34

Fred Kafer, after a year and eight months in a nursing home in Hudson, Ohio, where he had lived since 1951, died Feb. 15, 1998. He had his 87th birthday in January.Fred...

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August Frederick Kammer Jr. '34

Fred Kammer, a former member of the U.S. Olympic hockey team and of the Walker Cup golf team, died Feb. 21, 1996, in Hobe Sound, Fla., where he had lived since 1983. He...

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Charles Buckman Katzenbach '34

Buck Katzenbach, former chief of surgery (1969-76) at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, N.J., which he was instrumental in starting, died Mar. 26, 2002, five days...

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Alexander Wriedt Keer '34

Alex Keer, class president from 1994-99 and chair of many reunions, died Feb. 27, 2002, in Princeton after a brief illness.Following six years with an investment banking...

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Edmund Halsey Kellogg '34

ED KELLOGG, whose Outstanding Achievement Award citation in 1976 called him "the very personification of The Renaissance Man," died Apr. 8, 1993, as the result of a...

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Norman Low Kennedy '34

Norman Kennedy died in Montclair, N.J., Nov. 8, 1995. He was born and grew up in Maplewood, N.J., from where he entered Princeton via Lawrenceville School.At both...

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Richard Carter Kenney '34

Dick Kenney, also known as Cap, died July 7, 1999. He had been in a nursing home in Charlottesville, Va., where his daughter lived, following a stroke suffered while...

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Roger Bertine Kirkpatrick '34

ROG KIRKPATRICK, whose matchless wit and perfectly tuned sense of pure fun endeared him to persons of all stages and stations in life, died Aug. 22 at home in Princeton....

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Carl A. Krafft '34

Bud Krafft died peacefully Oct. 29, 2011, at the age of 98. He had lived in Seattle for many years. After graduating with a degree in engineering and a strong interest ...

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Robert Christian Kuser '34

Bob Kuser, who spent 31 years with Atlantic Products Corp. in Trenton, N.J., as treasurer, purchasing agent, and, upon retirement, director, died May 16, 1996, after a...

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Joseph Thistle Lambie '34

Joe, chairman of the Daily Princetonian in our day, who went on to become an investment counselor, teacher, therapist, and volunteer, died April 22, 2005.After earning...

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Arthur Stephen Lane '34

Art Lane, retired v.p. and general counsel of Johnson & Johnson, the pharmaceutical firm in New Brunswick, N.J., and former District Court judge and chairman of the N.J....

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James Watt Laughlin '34

Jim Laughlin, a former foreign exchange specialist and foreign financial analyst with E.I. du Pont de Nemours, in Wilmington, Del., died Feb. 9, 2001. For the past...

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Marcus Jay Leschin '34

Mike Leschin, who became dissatisfied with life in retirement and returned to work at age 73, died Feb. 20, 2008, of prostate cancer. He was 95. In retirement, Mike...

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Frederick Eugene Lombard '34

Fred Lombard, an attorney for Parsons, Canzona, Blair & Warren in Red Bank, N.J., for 25 years, retiring in 1982, died Nov. 25, 2006. The cause, according to his...

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Alfred Northrup Lowenstein '34

Al, who only a few years ago, wrote, "I am still swimming a mile almost every day," died May 6, 2004, at Morris View Nursing Home, in Morristown, N.J. He was 91.With his...

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James Joseph Lynch '34

Jim Lynch, after suffering from Parkinson’s disease for several years, died June 11, 2007, in Denville, N.J. He was 94. Jim was vice president and treasurer of New...

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Pompeo Henry Maresi '34

PEO (SONNY) MARESI, who led, in the words of those nearest to him, "a good, disciplined life of service to his family, friends, and many causes," died of cancer Feb. 8....

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Walton Harper Marshall Jr. '34

Walt, who lived Leisure World in Silver Spring, Md., died of emphysema on July 13, 2001. He was 87.Born in Newton, Mass., he grew up in NYC and prepared for college...

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Ernest Max May '34

Ernie, class treasurer from 1974-79 and winner in 1975 of our Outstanding Achievement Award, died Dec. 6, 2002. He was 89. Over the years he became a passionate advocate...

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Richard Donald Mccarty '34

Dick McCarty, who retired in 1983 after a nineyear stint with the postal service following nearly 30 years with R. Hoe & Co., printing press manufacturers, died of...

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Charles Naumann Mccloud Jr. '34

Mac McCloud, who conducted a private practice of internal medicine in St. Paul, Minn., from 1946 until he was incapacitated by two coronaries four months apart in 1967,...

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Bentley Grimes Mccloud Jr. '34

Bent McCloud, who retired in 1974 as executive v.p. of First Natl. Bank of Chicago after 40 years, died Aug. 2, 1996. He was 85. He headed the bank's international...

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Harold Raymond Medina Jr. '34

HAL MEDINA, a leading N.Y. libel law expert, died Feb. 17, 1991, at his home in Village of Golf, Fla., of cancer of the lung. His father, judge Medina '09, died last...

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Henry Curtis Mial '34

HENRY MIAL died peacefully at his home in Tucson Dec. 26, 1993. With his wife and constant companion, Dorothy, he lived for 14 years in a renovated fisherman's cottage...

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Frank William Milbourn Jr. '34

Frank Milbourn, who lived and worked in Painesville, Ohio, nearly all his life, died in the Cleveland Clinic on Dec. 8, 1989. He entered the hospital Oct 30 with chest...

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H. Wisner Miller Jr. '34

WIS MILLER, who retired in 1971 as a v.p. and group executive of I.B.M., died Feb. 18, 1994, at his home in Stuart, Fla. He had a summer home in Chatham on Cape Cod.Wis...

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Peter Macnaughton Miller '34

PETER "PEDRO" MILLER died Dec. 17, 1993, while flying with his wife Elsa from Brazil, where he taught school, to spend Christmas with his daughter and her family in...

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Peter Macnaughton Miller '34

PETER "PEDRO" MILLER died Dec. 17, 1993, while flying with his wife Elsa from Brazil, where he taught school, to spend Christmas with his daughter and her family in...

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Henry L. Miller '34

Hank Miller died April 5, 2012, at Homewood Retirement Center in Williamsport, Md. He was 99. Hank came to Princeton from Phillips Exeter Academy, and after graduating...

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Barclay Morrison '34

Barc Morrison, cited by his 1974 class award for outstanding achievement as a "distinguished professional engineer, accomplished amateur pilot, and effective leader in...

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James Donald Morrow '34

Don Morrow died of heart failure Aug. 21, 1998, at Overlook Memorial Hospital in Summit, N.J. He was the son of the late Preston and Mabel Baldwin Morrow.Born in East...

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Charles Daniel Murphy '34

Charlie "Clancy" Murphy, a star lacrosse player as an undergraduate who in 1956 became the founder of lacrosse at Yorktown (N.Y.) High School, the first public school...

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Edward Mitchell Murray '34

Ted Murray, who retired in 1985 as director of research at Ammirati and Puris, a small NYC advertising agency, after 30 years with Young & Rubicam, died Mar. 13, 2001....

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Frank Alexander Nantz '34

Frank, who practiced ophthalmology in Cincinnati for 35 years before retiring to Florida, died April 19, 2005, after a long illness that included pneumonia and...

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Thomas Meredith Neil M.D. '34

Tom Meredith, a retired general surgeon who had lived at Hilton Head, S.C., since 1974, died there Nov. 17, 1996. He enjoyed retirement, he wrote, "boating, beaching,...

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Douglas Evon Nelson '34

DOUG NELSON, the minister of the First Presbyterian Church in New Haven, Conn., for 23 years, died in that city on Nov. 2, 1989, after suffering a heart seizure....

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John Whitney Nixon '34

JOHN (NODDY) NIXON, whose career was as an engineer with Shell Oil and National Distillers, died Dec. 4 after a long illness. His wife, Barbara predeceased him by 13...

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John Bertram Oakes '34

John, who as editor of the editorial page of the NY Times from 1961-76 held one of the most prestigious positions in journalism, died Apr. 5, 2001, following a stroke...

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William Morse Oman '34

Bill Oman, who devoted most of his life to book publishing, died in Needham, Mass., March 19, 2009. He was 97. † His early career was interrupted by World War II when he...

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William Pagenstecher '34

BILL PAGENSTECHER, who retired in 1971 as V.P. and senior investment officer of the Boatmen's Natl. Bank in St. Louis, died in that city Oct. 20,1990, after a brief...

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John Hillyer Palmer '34

Jack, who as class president from 1984-89, created our Special Assistance Fund (SAF) for undergraduates and made it the hallmark of his presidency, died April 6, 2005....

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Andrew James Parker '34

Andy Parker, who practiced internal medicine for 39 years at the Lewistown (Pa.) Hospital, died Feb. 11, 2007, in Port Charlotte, Fla., where he spent winters after his...

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Dwight Kittelberger Parsons '34

Dwight, a Harvard Law School graduate and practicing lawyer since 1938 ‚€” "with both appetite for, and great satisfaction from, that career," as he once wrote ‚€” died...

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Corning Pearson '34

CORNY PEARSON, our Class treasurer for 15 years, reunion reporter for a dozen years, principal booster of the '34 Barn from the beginning, and devoted classmate always,...

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Warren Andrews Peters Jr. '34

“Pete” Peters died Dec. 29, 2008, in Berkeley, Calif., where he lived for the past 12 years. He was 96. † Pete grew up in Westfield, N.J., and attended Westfield High...

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Philip Henry Phenix '34

Phil died July 13, 2002, after a short illness. He graduated summa cum laude in mathematical physics at the age of 19 and won our class's Outstanding Achievement...

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William Lewis Phillips '34

BILL PHILLIPS the financial V.P. of the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co., of Newark, NJ., in charge of all the company's investments, before he retired in 1976, died...

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Thomas Edwin Pickering '34

Tom died Dec. 10, 2001, in Clearwater, Fla. He had congestive heart disease and suffered cardiac arrest after successful hip surgery. He was 90.A native of Pittsburgh,...

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Frank Waghorne Plant Jr. '34

Frank Plant, who practiced law in Minneapolis with the firm Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty & Bennett, died Jan. 1, 2007. He was 93. Frank was a leader in creating...

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Ralph Hutchinson Poole Jr. '34

RALPH POOLE, whose varied career included building Marineland in Florida, operating a successful dairy farm in upstate New York, serving as president of a real-estate...

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Frederick Quellmalz '34

Fred, one of the most prominent members of our class, died Dec. 29, 2005, after a long illness. He was 93 and suffered from Alzheimer's disease. The date of his death...

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Warren Rusling Rainear '34

Warren Rainear, known as Chief, died April 23, 2008. Until his retirement in 1976, he was the president of C.J. Rainear & Co., a distributor in Philadelphia of pipes,...

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Edward Reilly Ralston '34

Pat Ralston, who retired in 1976 from DuPont Co. as a cost engineer after 35-plus years, died of heart failure at Crosslands retirement community in Kennett Square, Pa.,...

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William Holdship Rea '34

Bill Rea, who was born in Pittsburgh, grew up in its environs, and was named Pittsburgh's Man of the Year in 1966, died May 15, 2006, two months after a mammoth 94th...

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Charles Graham Edgar Reeves '34

Graham Reeves, who once said he tried twice to retire "with no success," died in Pasco, Wash., Sept. 27, 1996. He retired first in 1952, from the textile business where...

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William Rufus Reitzell '34

Bill Reitzell, a victim of Parkinson's disease for the past several years, died Dec. 1, 1998, "peacefully in his sleep," according to Hank Miller, his first cousin, in...

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Peter Havens Remington '34

Pete, an Air colonel who retired in 1968 after serving more than 33 years, died Feb. 11, 2006, at his winter home in Vero Beach, Fla. He was 94.During his Air...

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Myron Lafayette Rice '34

Myron, who spent his working life as a traveler for college textbook publishers, died May 20, 2002. At one time in his career he worked with Bill Oman in the college...

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Edward H. Richardson Jr. '34

“Doc” Richardson died of pneumonia Nov. 4, 2010, at his home in Ruxton, Md. He was 98. Doc was born in Baltimore, graduated from Gilman School in Baltimore, and,...

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Ralph Koenig Ritchie '34

Ralph Ritchie, our class secretary from 1939 to 2009 and the former secretary of Annual Giving at Princeton, died Oct. 16, 2009, in Hightstown, N.J., where he lived. He...

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Dean Kirby Rizer '34

Dean Rizer, who retired in 1985 after a distinguished medical practice in Minneapolis that spanned more than 40 years, died at home Feb. 12, 2004.Dean was predeceased by...

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Robert Inskeep Rizer Jr. '34

Bob Rizer, who once recalled a British lord's comment that the one thing that impressed him most about life was the brevity of it, died Feb. 1, 1996, of cancer. He was...

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William Randolph Robbins '34

The Rev. Bill Robbins, former rector of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in New Haven, Conn., and founder in 1956 of St. Thomas’ Day School, died Aug. 23, 2008, after a long...

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Bayard Henry Roberts '34

Bayard Roberts, president of our class from 1989 to 1994 and long active in class affairs, died June 8, 2008, in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He was 96. In his final president’s...

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Walter Ludwig Rothschild Jr. '34

WALTER ROTHSCHILD, a real estate mortgage broker in N.Y.C. for 45 years and former chairman of the Mortgage Committee of the Real Estate Board of New York, died Suddenly...

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John Gould Rouse Jr. '34

Jack Rouse, who moved to Annapolis, Md., in 1947, where he practiced law for many years, died Feb. 5, 1998. He was 85. "The best thing I ever did," he wrote in our...

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Andrew Loring Rowe '34

Loring Rowe, also called Andy or Shanks, died peacefully June 26, 2005, at his home in Edgartown, Mass. He was 94.He retired in 1981 as senior vice president of LaSalle...

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George Henry Rundle '34

George Rundle, who left Princeton after two years to help his ill father in the family business (making proprietary medicines) and, in due time, became head of the firm,...

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James Stewart Russell '34

Jim Russell, West Coast representative of Random House book publishers until his retirement in 1976, died Dec. 11, 1997, after a seven-year bout with...

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Armistead Dudley Rust '34

ARMIE RUST, Texas rancher, former mayor of his native San Angelo, and past chairman of the Texas Turnpike Authority, died May 20, 1992, after a short illness. His last...

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Hugo Rutherfurd '34

Hugo, of Aiken, S.C., and Hobe Sound, Fla., died Jan. 31, 2006, two months after his 94th birthday.A service was held in the Rutherfurd Chapel in Allamuchy, N.J., the...

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Erwin Preston SacksWilner '34

ERWIN SACKSWILNER, a retired ophthalmologist who practiced in Trenton for over 50 years, died Dec. 8 in the Univ. of Pennsylvania Hospital. He had been chief of the...

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James Wesley Samuels '34

Jimmy Samuels, the perennial host of our "Big Three" luncheons in Jadwin Gym, died on Aug. 6, 1989, at his home in Princeton while watching television with his wife...

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William Lee Sanders '34

Bill Lee, an outstanding citizen of Columbus, Miss., where he was born and lived all his life, died Dec. 8, 2002, after a long illness. He was 90.A former chairman of...

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James Hamilton Scheifley '34

Jim Scheifley, who after nearly 25 years with the Ford Motor Co. retired in 1962 as industrial relations manager for Argentina, died May 22, 2008. He and his wife, the...

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Remsen Eyk Ten Schenck '34 *35

REM SCHENCK passed away Mar. 1, 1992, after a long illness. He roomed with Ernie May at the Grad College for one year and then worked at Merck Research for two years. He...

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Carl Victor Schieren '34

CARL "LEFTY" SCHIEREN, retired president of the Carl V. Schieren Corp., died at Hilton Head Island Sept. 2, 1993, after a lengthy illness. According to a nearby...

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William Emerson Schroeder '34

Bill Schroeder, retired head of Schroeder Bros., manufacturers of mining and hydraulic equipment in McKees Rocks, Pa., died last May after a short bout with cancer. He...

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John Sullivan Scully III '34

Johnny Scully, of Winchester, Va., died Sept, 25, 2003. He was the former president of Winchester Cold Storage Co., which he once described as "primarily an apple house,...

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John Romney Searles Jr. '34

John Searles, who as head of the Washington, D.C., Redevelopment Land Agency spent, in his words, "10 exciting years (1951 to 1961) as we transformed 500 acres in...

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John Emery Seibert '34

Lank Seibert, a retired oil executive, banking consultant, and star basketball player, died Mar. 4, 1997, after a long illness. A classmate said of him, "Lank was a...

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William K. Selden '34

(Following is an expanded version of a memorial published in the Nov. 18, 2009, issue of PAW.) Bill Selden died Sept. 21, 2009, at Pennswood Village in Newtown, Pa.,...

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Perry Kimball Sellon '34

PERRY (PETE) SELLON died April 23, 1990, after a long and persistent illness. He had been associate director of the international staff at U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT,...

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Jackson Penrose Serfas '34

Jack Serfas, a prolific writer of letters to the editor of several papers including The New York Times, died Aug. 4, 2005, it recently was learned. He was 94 and...

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John Kelly Henry Shannahan IV '34

Jack died July 2, 2002, after years of failing health. Since his retirement after 41 years in the electric utility business, he lived in the Leelanau County peninsula in...

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Amedee Cole Benoist Shields '34

AMEDEE SHIELDS, as announced in the summer newsletter, died of cancer June 20, 1992. He worked for a variety of companies in St. Louis, including among others, Monsanto;...

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Frederic Merrill Sibley Jr. '34

Fred Sibley, our class poet and former poet laureate of a century-old literary club in Detroit, died Nov. 2, 2003, less than a month after his 92nd birthday.For several...

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Alfred Dennis Sieminski '34

AL SIEWNSIU, who served four terms as a congressman from NJ., collapsed and died Dec. 13, 1990, apparently of a heart attack, while attending a Christmas party near his...

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Morton Silberfeld '34

Mort died on July 23, 2001, in Manhasset,N. Y., of complications from a stroke he suffered in 1997.After graduating from Princeton, Mort took business courses at...

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Richard Jenkinson Skillman '34

DICK SKILLMAN, a popular classmate remembered for his broad smile, deep voice, and gentle humor, died Mar. 13, 1993. A son of Thumas J. Skillman 1898 and the brother of...

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Hermon Emerson Smith Jr. '34

Herm Smith, vice president of Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co. in Lynn, Mass., until it was sold and he retired, died Aug. 9, 2006, in Ossipee, N.H. He was 94. Since...

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William Edgar Smith '34

Bill died Feb. 6, 2004. Born in 1914 in Balti-more, he went to the Gilman School there.At Princeton he majored in biology, and was a member of Arbor Inn. After earning...

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Richard Bull Smith '34

R.B. Smith of Rumson, N.J., where he served on the management board of a volunteer organization, FISH, that provides transportation for the elderly and disabled -- he...

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Arthur Kaskel Solomon '34

Art, emeritus professor of biophysics at Harvard Medical School and a scientific member of the US delegation to UNESCO 1976 and 1978, died Nov. 6, 2002, at his home...

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S. Donovan Swann Jr. '34

Don Swann, a summer theater impresario and etcher following his father, Don Sr., and mother, Rita, died of heart failure Feb. 22, 1998, in Baltimore, where he was born....

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Charles Conover Talbot '34

Connie "Doc" Talbot, a retired physician specializing in internal medicine and a tree farmer on the side, who described himself in our latest directory as "happy,...

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William Lycurgus Taylor Jr. '34

BILL TAYLOR, chairman emeritus of the Chicago securities firm The Illinois Co., now known as Hamilton Investments, died Mar. 15, 1993, in the Evanston Hospital. He...

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Arthur G. Terhune '34

ART TERHUNE, a retired V.P. of Prudential Bache and a resident of Saint Clair Shores, Mich., died Feb. 3, 1992, in Royal Oak. He had been in the securities business...

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Henry Burgess Thielbar '34

Hank, our esteemed vice president for AG and class agent, died Feb. 7, 2002, in Charlottesville, Va., where he'd lived for the last 25 years, after a long illness.In...

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Walter Frederick Thomas '34

Walt Thomas, a member of Princeton’s 1934 intercollegiate champion indoor polo team who went on to become vice president and secretary of the Valley Bank of Long Island,...

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Walker Atta Van Thomas '34

Walker "Tommy" Thomas, an executive with Allstate Insurance Co. for 25 years before he retired in 1972, died May 16, 1995. Before Allstate, his career included, in his...

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Morris Mordecai Thompson '34

Morrie Thompson, a civil engineer who served with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Topographic Division for 56 years, died of congestive heart failure Jan. 6, 2009, at...

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Lindley Welsh Tiers '34 *35

Lin Tiers, a nationally ranked tennis player in the late 1930s and a former executive in the overseas division of Citibank, died July 29, 1998, a few days before his...

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William Booth Trainer Jr. '34

BILL (PIE) TRAINER, a retired executive in the electrical materials manufacturing business in Richmond, died Apr. 8, 1991, it has just been learned, after a lingering...

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Warren Hires Turner Jr. '34

WARREN TURNER DIED Feb. 23, 1991, in Alexandria, Va., where he had lived for ten years. A varied career in banking, business, and insurance led to a degree in classics...

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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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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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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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Robert Osborn Waddell '34

BOB WADDELL, who operated his own vendingmachine business in Houston until his retirement, in 1981, died Mar. 9, 1992. "He was sick for a long time," his friend Ralph...

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Addison Clark Waid Jr. '34

CLARK WAID, who retired in 1973 as manager of marketing research at the General Electric Co.'s Nela Park Lamp Division after 39 years, died Apr. 20, 1993, at his home in...

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James Edmund Walsh '34

JIM WALSH, a resident of Daytona Beach since 1969, when he moved his family from Long Island to Florida for the sake of his son's health, died Feb. 6, 1991. He had...

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George W. Warch '34

George Warch died Aug. 1, 1999. He was 87 and had been living in a nursing home where his daughter, Mrs. Linda Fenton, had moved him after he suffered a debilitating...

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Lendall Pitts Warriner '34

Len, of Bedford, Mass., St. Michael's, Md., and Ardsley-on-Hudson, N.Y., a minerals consultant and economic geologist who was also an avid birder, golfer, and joke...

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Thomas Stanley Watson '34

T. Stanley Watson, known to friends as Stan, died peacefully Sept. 22, 2005, at his home in Palm Beach, Fla.His career included owning and operating automobile...

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William Merritt Weaver Jr. '34

Bill, who in 1998 gave Princeton the state-of-the-art track and field stadium situated between Jadwin Gym and the football stadium that bears his name, died Nov. 28,...

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Arthur Lincoln Webber '34

Art "Tod" Webber, who retired in 1977 as v.p. and resident counsel of the Bank of Commerce in NYC and moved to New Milford, Conn., died Jan. 13, 1996, at a convalescent...

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Morris Twining Weeks Jr. '34

MOOSE WEEKS, a former magazine editor and freelance I writer who compiled and edited each of our class yearbooks and directories for the past 30 years and reported for...

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George Harold Wegener '34

GEORGE CWEG) WEGENER, a longtime resident of Ridgewood, NJ., until he moved to Va. in 1980 when he retired as national account executive in the packaging division of...

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Ralph Ulyate Whipple '34

Whip, who wrote a classmate not long ago, "The thread holding me to Terra Firma is getting mighty thin," died June 8, 2002, six days before his 90th birthday.Retired in...

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Robert Jenks Whipple '34

Bob Whipple, who retired just last year from the practice of law, which he thoroughly enjoyed for 50-plus years, died in his native Worcester, Mass., Dec. 27, 1997, from...

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Robert King Willett '34

Bob "Red" Willett, who retired from Sperry Gyroscope Co. in 1977 after more than 20 years, died of pneumonia Jan. 1, 2005, at an assisted-living facility in California...

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Stanley Williams '34

Stan Williams, a leader in the malt industry in Wisconsin and a creator and former board chairman of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, died May 2, 1997, in Mobile, Ala.,...

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Robert Clifford Wilson '34

BOB WILSON, retired corporate secretary of Allied Chemical Corp. and major general in the Army Reserves, died Mar. 8, 1991, after an extended illness. A graduate of Yale...

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David Rudolf Wintermann '34

Dave "Tex" Wintermann, described in his citation in 1980 for our Outstanding Achievement Award as "a businessman, sportsman, humanitarian, and member of our class of...

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Malcolm Lloyd Wister '34

Mike Wister, a descendant of "The Fabulous Wisters" of Grumblethorpe, their landmark ancestral home on Germantown Ave. in Philadelphia, which has stood since 1744, died...

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Arthur MacDougall Wood '34

Art Wood, class president from 1999 to 2004, who joined Sears, Roebuck and Co. in his native Chicago after World War II and advanced through the ranks to become its...

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Rusling Wood Jr. '34

Rus Wood, the organizer and leader of our popular '34 Retreads jazz group that entertained us at reunions past, died Oct. 2, 1996, at Eastern Long Island Hospital....

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William Dutton Wright '34

Bill died Feb. 17, 2002, in Tryon, N.C., a month short of his 92nd birthday. An inveterate reuner ‚€” he cochaired our 30th with Gordy Brown ‚€” he attended our 60th...

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Nelson Paul Yeardley '34

Nelson Yeardley, who taught mathematics at Thiel College in Greenville, Penn., for nearly 30 years, died Feb. 2, 1995. He had a heart attack while working on math...

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Donald Keith Yost '34

Don Yost, a retired Marine Corps brigadier general who in WWII became a fighter ace by downing seven Japanese Zeros in two days of dogfights over Guadalcanal, died Aug....

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John Frederic Young '34

John, a resident of the Tryon-Columbus, N.C. area, died May 25. His engineering career ranged from furniture, jewel bearings, and gem stones to concrete building...

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