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Memorials by Class: 1956
Richard Atcheson '56
Richard Atcheson died peacefully March 23, 2006. His wife of 44 years, Jean, and his daughter Katie were with him. At Princeton, Atch majored in English and was a...
Linton Daniel Baggs III '56
Linton Baggs died Jan. 30, 1998, at his home in North Miami, Fla.A native of Macon, Ga., he graduated from Choate and entered Princeton with '55, but became a member of...
Leon Thomas Banakas '56
LEON BANAKAS died from complications of colon cancer on Feb. 13, 1992, at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.Leon, born Oct. 2, 1934, in Memphis, Tenn., attended Princeton...
Fulgencio Rubén Batista '56
Fulgencio Rubén Batista died Nov. 7, 2007, at home in Miami after a courageous battle with leukemia and just 11 days short of his 74th birthday. Rubén, the son of...
Todson Harvey Becker Jr. '56
Tod Becker died of cancer June 25, 1997, at his home in Kingston, Ontario. Born in Newark, N.J., the son of Todson H. Sr. '28, he moved to Toronto with his parents in...
Rowland Smith Holbrooke Bedell '56
AN OPHTHALMOLOGIST AND an aviation enthusiast, Rowland H. S. Bedell died of a heart attack April 4, 1990, in Bethesda, Md. A native of N.Y., Rowland came to Princeton...
Charles Theodore Bellingrath '56 *59
Ted died peacefully Nov. 13, 2005, surrounded by his family.Ted came from Little Rock, Ark., to Princeton, where he earned a bachelor's and a master's in architecture...
Hobart D. Betts III '56 *61
Hobie died Nov. 28, 2011, at Stony Brook (N.Y.) Hospital of complications resulting from a fall. He was 78 and had lived in Sag Harbor, N.Y., since 1985. Born in...
John Nicholas Boley '56
John "Nick" Boley died Mar. 13, 1998, of lung cancer in Sarasota, Fla. Nick came to Princeton from Goshen [N.Y.] H.S., and was a politics major. His campus activities...
Richard L. Bonello '56
Richard Leon Bonello died July 22, 1995, in San Diego, Calif. He was 60. Dick came to Princeton from Long Branch [N.J.] H.S., majored in the Woodrow Wilson School, and...
Herbert F. Bruning Jr. '56
BUZZ BRUNING died in his beloved Venice Mar. 30, 1993. Buzz came to Princeton from New Trier, played freshman football and track, joined Tower Club, and majored in...
Richard K. Buerk '56
Dick died June 19, 2004, at his Buffalo home.Classmate John Butsch wrote: "The last few years were tough on him. â€¦ He was wheelchair-bound and wasn't able to...
George V. Burkholder '56
George died peacefully April 15, 2012, from complications of pulmonary fibrosis. He graduated from Harvard School for Boys in Chicago and matriculated at Princeton,...
A. Barton Cass '56
Bart died Dec. 6, 2003, in Bayport, N.Y., following a long illness.He came to Princeton from Bay Shore [N.Y.] High School, where he participated in basketball, football,...
William Warner Chesnut '56
Bill died July 21, 2008, after a short illness, but suffered from Parkinson’s disease for several years before his death. Bill came to Princeton from Lawrenceville,...
Mortimer Henry Chute III '56
Mort died April 10, 2010. He was the consummate husband and family man, friend, Princetonian, and businessman. After four outstanding years at Princeton, Mort never let...
Frederick Herman Cline Jr. '56
FRED CLINE died of cancer Sept. 15, 1993, in NYC. Fred grew up in Charlotte, N.C., before coming to Princeton. He majored in psychology, joined Cloister, and roomed with...
Edward Lyman Coffey Jr. '56
ED, WINNING his bout with cancer, had resumed his professional duties when he was struck down suddenly by heart failure June 19,1990, at home in Port Washington, L.I....
Clement Edward Cohen '56
Clem Cohen died of a heart attack at his home in Caracas, Venezuela, on Aug. 8, 1997. A native of NYC, he was a French major and active in Theatre Intime. He served as...
Peter J. Cohen '56
Pete died Aug. 14, 2010, as a result of pancreatic cancer in Washington, D.C. Pete entered Princeton from the High School of Music & Art in New York City. At Princeton,...
Randolph Stuart Colley '56
Rand Colley of Santa Rosa, Calif., died of cancer on Nov. 21, 2000. On campus he majored in psychology, joined Elm Club, and was an engineer with WPRU.In 1962, Rand...
Frank J. Cosentino '56
Frank died Aug. 9, 2005, at home in Princeton, after a brief battle with multiple myeloma.At Tappan Zee High School, he was president of the student body, valedictorian,...
John Haughton Darms '56
John died Jan. 22, 2002, in NYC. Following graduation, he had a Keasbey scholarship to study classics for three years at Oxford. He shared "digs" with his classmates...
Jacob Erastus Davis II '56
Jack Davis died Aug. 29, 2003, in Columbus, Ohio, where he was born and where he practiced law after graduating from Ohio State's law school in 1963.At Princeton, Jack...
Peter Force de Baun '56
PETER De BAUN died unexpectedly of a heart attack on May 16, 1989, in Stamford, Conn., his home of the past seven years. Born in N.Y.C., on July 4, 1934, Peter came to...
Andrew Richard Demar '56
Andy died of leukemia in Cincinnati on May 7, 2000. Born and bred in northern New Jersey, he came to Princeton from Union H.S., majored in English, joined Elm Club, sang...
Marshall Esty Denkinger '56
Esty died of a heart attack on Sept. 15, 2000, while he and his wife, Betty, were touring northern Spain with a group of '56 classmates and their wives.At Princeton Esty...
Harold M. Dick '56
We mourn the May 9, 2011, death of Harold Dick, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, teacher, physician, and friend. Hal was raised on Long Island, N.Y., the ninth...
Everett Knapp Dilworth '56
Ev Dilworth died Apr. 15, 1997, in Pittsburgh, Pa., of a ruptured aortic aneurysm. He was the son of Harrison P. Dilworth Jr. '22. Ev came to Princeton from St. Paul...
Joseph Direnzo Jr. '56
Joseph DiRenzo Jr., of Severna Park, Md., died of a heart attack at his summer home in Sarasota, Fla., Sept. 13, 1996. He had celebrated our 40th reunion with us.Joe...
William Francis Dwyer II '56
Will Dwyer died of cancer on Jan. 11, 2001, at his home in DC. A native of Rochester, N.Y., Will spent his freshman year with us, then transferred to the U. of...
William Barrow Floyd '56
Bill Floyd, a native son and lifelong resident of Lexington, Ky., died there on Dec. 18, 1999.Bill entered Princeton from Culver Military Academy, and majored in art and...
Henry J. Ford II '56
Henry “Hank” Ford, a horse-racing enthusiast and owner of thoroughbreds, died of leukemia Jan. 21, 2010, at age 75. He lived in Alexandria, Va., and had previously...
Daniel Gardiner '56
Daniel Gardiner, chairman of ReachOut56-81-06 and a devoted father and friend, died May 15, 2012, in Princeton. Born in Philadelphia, Dan attended The Episcopal Academy....
Dickson William George III '56
Dick died Jan. 4, 2006, in Mexico of complications from cancer treatment. Dick prepared for Princeton at St. Paul's. Concentrating in religion and Oriental studies,...
John G. Gregory '56
John Gregg Gregory died Dec. 1, 1994, in Savannah, Ga., after a short illness. John was born in Bedford, Va., and came to Princeton from Episcopal H.S. He majored in...
Edgar M. Grider '56
ED GRIDER died of cancer on May 20, 1989, following his wife Evelyn in death by just about a year. Ed came to Princeton from his native Louisville, Ky., and majored in...
Aristid Von Victor Grosse '56
Vic died on Oct. 24, 1999. He was resident of Laguna Hills, Calif., for many years. Born in Chicago, Vic entered Princeton from the Haverford School, played soccer as...
James W. Halloran '56
Jim died March 9, 2008, at his home in Toledo, Ohio. He came to Princeton from Louisville, Ky., and soon thereafter befriended fellow classmate George Patterson. They...
Harry J. Haon III '56
Harry Haon was born Aug. 2, 1934, in London, England. He died of pneumonia Jan. 15, 2013, in St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington, Del. He was in very good spirits on...
Jay C. Harbeck '56
Jay died Jan. 18, 2013, acute myeloid leukemia. He was 78. Jay was born in Elizabeth, N.J. He graduated the Pingry School in 1952 and magna cum laude...
James Ross Harvey '56
Jim Harvey, a past recipient of the 1956 Distinguished Classmate Award, died June 6, 1996. Jim was born in L.A. Aug. 20, 1934, and came to Princeton from the Thacher...
Henry Thomas Heald II '56
HENRY DIED of heart complications in Miami, Fla., Oct. 7, 1990. He was born Dec. 9, 1933, in Grand Rapids, Mich., and grew up in Scarsdale, N.Y. An honors graduate from...
Clark A. Heydon Jr. '56
Clark died peacefully at home March 10, 2007, after a courageous five-month battle with lung and brain cancer. Clark was raised in Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J., and graduated from...
William Ray Hicks '56
Bill Hicks, of Chandler, Ariz., died Aug. 9, 1997. A native of Hastings, Neb., he came to Princeton from New Trier H.S. in Winnetka, Ill. Bill majored in biology and was...
Bennett David Hill '56 *63
Ben, a native of Baltimore and a resident of Doylestown, Pa., died Feb. 26, 2005.Ben came to Princeton from Central High School in Philadelphia, majored in history,...
Randall F. Hipple '56
Randy died Aug. 22, 2010, after a 15-year struggle with multiple myeloma, a bone-marrow cancer. He came to Princeton from Mercersburg Academy and majored in biology. ...
C. M. John Hofer '56
JOHN HOFER died Oct. 9, 1992, of cancer at the age of 58. Born in Plainfield, N.J., John came to Princeton from the Hill School. At Princeton ' John majored in biology...
Peter B. Howell '56
Peter died Nov. 21, 2002. A resident of New Paltz, N.Y., he was a retired 30-year mathematics and computer science professor at Orange County Community College in...
James Milton Hurwith '56
Jim Hurwith, of Glenview, Ill., died Jan. 5, 1994, in Evanston Hospital.He prepared at Lawrenceville School. At Princeton, Jim joined Key and Seal. He left college prior...
George Milton Johnson '56
Milt died Oct. 15, 2005, in San Antonio, where he was a lifelong resident.At Thomas Jefferson High School, his primary interests were football, track, and student...
John Lyon Kidde '56
John died July 24, 2001, at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J. He served as a personal example of how to use business success to improve the lives of...
William Walton Knight III '56
Bill Knight, of Nashua, N.H., died Nov. 14, 1998, at his home.At Princeton, Bill joined Cottage Club was a member of the Air Force ROTC. He played freshman soccer...
Stewart B. Knower '56
Stewart “Tooie” Knower died from heart problems Aug. 24, 2010. After graduation from Princeton, Stewart and some friends were arrested for gunrunning when they...
Chris Alan Korbakes '56
Chris died May 1, 2009, after a four-decade struggle with multiple sclerosis. He remained positive throughout and never complained about the hand he was dealt. Chris...
Gottfried Von Koschembahr '56
On Dec. 17, 1995, we lost Gottfried to a five-year battle with cancer. Gottfried (Jeff to many), youngest of 13 children, was born in Switzerland and with his family...
William Lewis Lashar '56
Bill died March 18, 2004, in Miami, with his family at his side.Born in Bridgeport, Conn., he was a graduate of Deerfield Academy. He attended Princeton for a year...
Gary David Levey '56
Gary David Levey died Dec. 31, 2007, of pancreatic cancer in Naples, Fla. He was born in Winthrop, Mass., and came to Princeton from Winthrop ...
John W. Linkhauer '56
John died Aug. 14, 2002, in McKeesport, Pa. A retired attorney, he practiced in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and DC, specializing in patent law. A former employee of US...
Michael Noel Malitz '56
Mike died in his sleep at home in Lido Beach, N.Y., March 7, 2005.After graduation, Mike spent three years in the Navy. He then joined his father's business in promoting...
Gabriel Markisohn '56
Gabe died Nov. 16, 2005, at home in Middletown, Del.Born in Budapest, he survived the Holocaust and was housed with displaced persons before immigrating to the United...
William Joseph Mathews Jr. '56
Bill Mathews died Sept. 4, 1998, of cancer, at his home in Middletown, N.J. Bill prepared at Newark Academy, joined Dial Lodge, and majored in economics. He managed the...
John Clark May '56
At Princeton, John May roomed with Frank Peabody, Bevis Longstreth, and John Butsch, sharing a suite in ’79 Hall with Jack Fritts, Slade Mills, and John Hill Wilson. ...
William W. McCandless '56
He was born Sept. 6, 1934, in Beaver Falls, Pa., the son of Genevieve (Leigh) and Joy Young McCandless. In 1952 he entered Princeton and became a proud member of Cap...
Harvey Scott Mcmillin Jr. '56
Scott McMillin died March 29, 2006, in Ithaca, N.Y.A native of Pittsburgh, Scott came to Princeton to study engineering, but after his introduction to Shakespeare, he...
George A. Mcmoran '56
GEORGE MCMORAN DIED of cancer on Jan. 28, 1994, in his hometown, Greenwich, Conn. George came to Princeton from Bloomfield (N.J.) H.S. and majored in history. He was an...
David Painter Mohr '56
Dave died May 2, 2004, at his home on Kiawah Island, S.C., after a long battle with kidney cancer.Born and raised in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Dr. Charles...
Charles Richard Moore '56
Dick Moore of Portola Valley, Calif., died Apr. 14, 1997, at home, in the arms of his wife, Sebrianne. The cause of death was a brain tumor, against which Dick fought...
Charles C. Moskos '56
Charles C. Moskos died peacefully in his sleep May 31, 2008, from cancer. Charlie was proud to have worked as a waiter at Princeton and treasured his association with...
Charles Arrowsmith Edward Muldaur Jr. '56
Charlie Muldaur died Sept. 14, 1998, at his home in Eldred, N.Y. His father, Charles E. A. Sr. '31, uncle George B. '18, and cousin John S. Baker '46 also attended...
John James Murdock III '56
"Doc," who lived in London for many years, died there on May 13, 2000, of pneumonia and meningitis just after he and his wife, Elizabeth, had returned from the States...
Warden John Newell Jr. '56
John Newell died Aug. 21, 2003, in Richardson, Tex., after a long battle with heart disease.John came Princeton from the public high school of Alpine, Tex., a small...
Nicholas Niles Jr. '56
Nicholas Niles of Naples, Fla., and Westport, Mass., died after a lengthy illness Nov. 30, 2012, in Naples. Nick was born Nov. 9, 1934, the son of Nicholas Niles and...
David Earl Noffsinger '56 *60
Dave Noffsinger died July 31, 1996, of a heart attack in his hometown of Cincinnati.Dave came to Princeton from Kenmore H.S. in Akron, played football as a freshman, was...
Robert Frederick Nolte Jr. '56
Bob died Nov. 12, 2005, in Burlington, Iowa. A graduate of Maplewood (Mo.) High School, he entered Princeton with our class and eventually received his bachelor's...
Donald F. Noonan '56
Donald Noonan died May 24, 2011, near his home in Williamsburg, Va., and was buried with a military service at Quantico National Cemetery. He was 81. Don was born in...
Carl Bowen Northrup '56
Bo Northrup of Stone Ridge, N.Y., died Feb. 3, 1997, of cancer at his home.Bo came to Princeton from Phillips Andover Academy, majored in English, joined Tower Club, and...
William Von H. Oehsen Jr. '56
For the last 14 years, as "Von O" spent his days locked in a body that would not obey his commands, the staff, his family, and visitors who saw him at the Parker...
George William Peck '56
GEORGE DIED of cancer at home in Moorestown, N J., Dec. 11, 1993, surrounded by loving friends and family, including his wife, Faye; sons George Jr. and Russell;...
William B. Plasket '56
Bill died in his sleep Jan. 6, 2005, at his new home in Kennesaw, Ga. His activities that day were typical of many he enjoyed since retiring after 43 highly successful...
Jerome Wendell Platek '56
Jerry Platek, of Penn Hills (Pittsburgh), Pa., died July 28, 1998. He prepared at Mercersburg Academy, majored in modern languages and literature (emphasis on Russian),...
Edward William Pliska '56
Ed Pliska, former prosecutor, judge, defense lawyer, and president-elect of the American Judges Association, died Oct. 31, 2006, after a yearlong battle with...
Charles W. Pratt '56
Charlie died May 27, 2012, at home in Exeter, N.H. He was born in Boston, grew up in Concord, Mass., and came to Princeton from Phillips Exeter Academy, where he...
James Clifford Rassweiler '56
Jim died Jan. 22, 2010. A graduate of Phillips Exeter, Princeton, and Harvard Law School, Jim worked for White & Case and then headed the international section of...
George Franklin Reed '56
GEORGE REED died of cancer June 19, 1991, at the Univ. of Arkansas Hospital in Little Rock, at the age of 56. George came to Princeton from Mercersburg Academy and had a...
Peter E. Ringawa '56
Peter Ringawa died Nov. 11, 2001, at his home in Nuangola, Pa. He had been in failing health for several months.Pete prepared for Princeton at Wyoming Seminary. In 1960...
Robert B. Rodgers '56
Bob Rodgers, the consummate Princetonian, died suddenly Aug. 9, 2011, at his second home in Michigan. Bob had been class president, chair two major reunions, chair...
Robert E. Royes '56
Our friend and classmate Bob Royes died peacefully April 18, 2011, at his home on Cape Cod. Army doctors discovered Bob had muscular dystrophy in the course of an ROTC...
Peter H. Schenck '56
Pete died of a heart attack Sept. 24, 2005.After graduating from the Lawrenceville School, he entered Princeton with our class but left after sophomore year. He remained...
James L. Schisgall '56
In the PAW of Jan. 24, 2001, Bill VandenHeuvel noted that Jim Schisgall's third illustrated children's book would soon be published. It is not surprising that Jim turned...
Stephen W. Schneiderman '56
Steve died from emphysema June 20, 2011. He lived in Wharton, N.J. Steve grew up in Lawrence, N.Y., and prepped at Woodmere, where he studied Latin with the poet and...
Edward B. Schoen '56
ED SCHOEN died on Aug. 19, 1989, in N.Y.C., where he lived all his life. He is remembered by all who knew him with deep affection, respect, and admiration. Ed, a...
John Carlyle Scott '56
"On top of technology in old-fashioned practice." That's how the obituary headline in the Seattle Times referred to our physician classmate John Scott, who died of...
John Lee Seeley '56
John Seeley died Apr. 5, 1996, in Phoenix, Ariz. He was born in Melbourne, Australia, and came to Princeton in the fall of 1953 from Eton College. His father, Paul S....
Donald Silberman '56
Don suffered a massive heart attack and died Mar. 29, 2004.A longtime unionist and social activist whose progressive roots extended back to the civil rights and antiwar...
William David Smith Jr. '56
Dave Smith died of cancer at his home in Kennett Square, Pa., on Feb. 9, 2001. At Princeton he majored in chemical engineering, won his varsity letter in ice hockey, and...
Shippen Swift '56
Shippen died of colon cancer Aug. 27, 2002, in Hancock, Maine, where he had lived for 11 years. A military historian, he spent many years in the publishing business. He...
George Boyd Thomas '56
George Thomas died of lymphoma at Boston U. Medical Center on July 1, 1996. He had planned to attend our 40th, but his illness prevented him. George was a longtime...
John E. Thompson '56
On July 20, 2004, John died peacefully at home in Lafayette, Calif., surrounded by his family.At Princeton, he participated in various service organizations and...
John S. Thompson Jr. '56
Jack died suddenly July 23, 2012. He graduated in 1952 from Swarthmore High School, where he played many sports and was captain of the football team his senior year. At...
Thomas Robert Tifft '56
Tom Tifft of Washington, D.C., was in Cairo on a consulting assignment when he died Feb. 10, 1999, of a heart attack while swimming.At Princeton, Tom joined Tower Club,...
William Turnbull Jr. '56 *59
William " 'Bull" Turnbull Jr. died June 26, 1997, after long bout with cancer. Always witty, wry, self deprecating, and debonair, 'Bull, the son and great-grandson of...
William Powell Urschel '56
Bill, a resident of Santa Barbara, died on Apr. 12, 2000. He joined us during sophomore year as a transfer from Oberlin, majored in biology, and became a member of Cap...
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...
Raymond Mohr Waggoner '56
Ray Waggoner died June 21, 1998, at his home in Charlotte, N.C. He was born in Pittsburgh, attended Shady Side Academy, and then enrolled at Stanford. In his sophomore...
Joseph N. Walsh Jr. '56
Joe Walsh died Sept. 2, 2003, surrounded by his family.He prepared for Princeton at the Canterbury School, where he was active in sports, publications, and dramatics. At...
Stephen Sanford Weidenborner '56
Steve Weidenborner died of prostate cancer on Mar. 9, 2001, at his home in Montclair, N.J. An English major, Steve was in the NROTC program and a member of Cloister Inn....
Jerome Paul Weiss '56
Jerry Weiss of Great Falls, Va., died in Norfolk, Va., July 6, 1996. He had suffered a stroke while hospitalized for an infection complicated by his fiveyear struggle...
W. Peter Wells '56
Pete died unexpectedly July 7, 2008, at his home in Rotterdam, N.Y. He was 74. Pete was born in Albany to Elizabeth Willoughby Wells and Warren M. Wells. He graduated...
Allen Earle Whitman III '56
Allen, our clear-voiced bass Tigertone, of Berwyn, Pa., died June 12, 2002. A graduate of Groton, he attended the Naval Academy before joining our class in 1953. Right...
Hugh Pankey Williams '56
HUGH WILLIAMS died at his home in Gideon, MO., Apr. 13, 1991, and with his passing our Class lost one of its most courageous and inspirational members .Hugh came to...
William Ross Wilson '56
Ross Wilson died Sept. 29, 1995, after a long struggle with cancer. He was 60.Ross was born in 1935 in St. Louis, and came to Princeton from Webster Groves H.S. He...
John Hill Tucker Wilson '56
John Hill Wilson died Aug. 12, 2010, after a long fight with lung cancer. He was 76. John Hill was a great classmate and a great man: a magna cum laude and Phi Beta...
Paul Woo '56
Paul died Jan. 15, 2005, at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, N.C. His daughter, Beadsie, sent us the sad news right away, knowing that her father was "a proud alumnus of the...
George Logan Christian Wright '56
GEORGE DIED Apr. 1, 1991, in Charleston, S.C., after a courageous struggle of five years with cancer. He was born Sept. 11, 1934, in Mukden, Manchuria, and grew up on...
Peter M. Wright III '56
Pete died peacefully May 14, 2012, at his vacation home near Chania, Crete, after a long illness. He was 78. He graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka,...
William Lowe Wrightson Jr. '56
Bill Wrightson died suddenly in Easton, Md., on July 10, 1999, his 65th birthday. He joined our class from St. Andrew's School.Bill left Princeton prior to graduation...
T. Cuyler Young '56
Cuyler died Feb. 7, 2006, in Toronto, where he enjoyed a distinguished career, was honored as senior Fulbright fellow and fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and was...
Reginald Ely Zelnik '56
From all over the country came news of Reggie's tragic death on May 17, 2004.A beloved history professor who had taught at the University of California at Berkeley for...
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