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Mar. 2, 2011
Vol. 111, No. 8
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Memorials by Class: 1951
Robert D. M. Accola '51
Bob was born Sept. 11, 1929, the son of Alvin J. and Katharine Mize Accola. At Phillips Exeter he won the mathematics prize and graduated cum laude. At Princeton he...
James Murray Anderegg '51
JIM DIED Oct. 911990. For 27 years he had lived with and fought multiple sclerosis.His painting, "Late Fall Practice," which he produced as a sophomore, made him famous...
Jefferies M. Arrick '51
Jeff was born March 23, 1927, in Evanston, Ill., to Herbert McClain and Helen Jefferies Arrick. He was a 1945 graduate of the John Burroughs School in St. Louis and...
Frank Neil Aschemeyer '51
Neil was born June 18, 1929, in St. Louis, Mo. A history major, he was a member of the Pre-Law Society and Prospect Club, and roomed with Robert Brown. He earned his...
William James Askin III '51
Bill Askin died Oct. 30, 2003, of complications from bone marrow disease.Born in Pittsburgh in 1929, he came to us from Shady Side Academy, where he played football and...
William Arthur Babson II '51
Bill succumbed to ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) Aug. 17, 2001. He was 76.His father was Clifford Rea Babson '03. After serving in the Army, Bill attended Clark U. for two...
Nolen Bailey '51
Nolen was born Jan. 23, 1930, in New York to James L. and Helen Hussey Bailey. A Lawrenceville School graduate, he was a history major at Princeton and belonged to...
Robert Alfred Barron '51
Bob died of cancer Aug. 23, 2003, in Sarasota where he had retired in 1991.He came to us from Washington Irving HS in Tarrytown, N.Y., as did his lifelong friend and...
Edward Greb Bauer Jr. '51
Ed died Oct. 1, 2003, in Boca Raton following a stroke.He was born in 1928 and came to us from Lawrenceville. At Princeton he was a politics major, a member of Tiger...
William Lathrop Bauhan '51
Bill was born April 5, 1929, in Princeton, the son of noted architect Rolf W. Bauhan '14 and of Elizabeth Lathrop Bauhan, daughter of the painter William L. Lathrop,...
Charles Robert Beattie Jr. '51
According to former '51 president Bill Brown, when Charlie Beattie died the class lost not only its longtime Annual Giving agent but also a tireless worker on behalf of...
Sheridan Bruce Beattie '51
Bruce died in Key Biscayne, Fla., on Aug. 8, 1997, of a stroke. He came to us from Hotchkiss and was one of our colorful members. He matriculated with us but was...
Frank W. Beatty Jr. '51
FRANK DIED of a stroke Nov. 10, 1993. At Princeton, he was a classics major, president of the yacht club, and a member of Dial Lodge. He was a Seattle securities broker...
John Larkins Bell Jr. '51
John was born May 13, 1929, and came to us from Barrington (Ill.) High School. At Princeton he was a history major, and was active in WPRU, the Student Christian...
Evan Wilkes Bell '51
We lost our good friend Doc Bell, who had suffered from a heart condition since 1997, on April 12, 2005. A native New Yorker, he was the son of Dr. Samuel D. Bell '13...
S. Morey Bell '51
Morey died Oct. 24, 1996, in Fairfax, Va., of cancer. He was a retired Foreign Service officer and career minister who was also an artist of note.Morey was a Woodrow...
William Ralph Bennett Jr. '51
Bill was born Jan. 30, 1930, and came to us from Summit (N.J.) High School. A physics major, he was technical director of Marquis Recordings, played in the University...
Charles H. Bernstein '51 *53
Charlie died July 26, 1997, in Los Angeles, of complications from heart disease. His career was with Northrop Corp. He retired in 1992 as corporate v.p. for analysis and...
David Winfield Berry '51
DAVE DIED March 19, 1991, of pancreatic and liver cancer. He lived in Wayne, NJ.Few'51ers enjoyed Class gatherings more than he, a frequent and welcome...
James Biddle '51
Jimmy was born and raised in Andalusia, his family's superb Greek Revival house in Bucks County, Pa.; he died there in his sleep March 10, 2005.The son of Charles J....
John Biggs III '51
Jack was born May 19, 1927, in Philadelphia, the son of John Biggs Jr. ’18, grandson of John Biggs 1877, and a descendant of a founder of the College of New Jersey....
Joseph Bostwick Bittenbender '51
JOE DIED at his home in Huntington Mills, Penn., on June 14, 1991.He was a retired neurologist and electroencephalographer for several hospitals in eastern Pennsylvania;...
Michael Douglas Bois '51
Mike was born in London Dec. 29, 1926. In 1937 he came to the United States with his mother and stepfather and attended the Eaglebrook School and Lawrenceville. He...
Robert Renwick Bottimore Jr. '51
Bob was born March 16, 1928, in Tazewell, Va., and died of complications from dementia and diabetes May 23, 2005, in Florence, Ala.He came to us from Fork Union Military...
John Robert Bradley '51
John died Oct. 7, 1999, of Parkinson's disease.At Princeton, he was a politics major and a member of Quadrangle Club, chair of the 1951 Nassau Herald, Orange Key,...
W. Walter Braham Jr. '51
Walt was born Dec. 8, 1929, in New Castle, Pa., to W. Walter Selina Whitla Braham. He graduated from Mercersburg Academy. At Princeton he was a history major...
Paul Thompson Brenner '51
Paul was born Jan. 7, 1929, in Youngstown, Ohio, and came to us from the Peddie School. His parents were Helen Thompson and J. Paul Brenner '18, and his uncle was...
William Hall Brinckerhoff '51
Bill was born on Christmas Day 1929, the son of William Weeks Brinckerhoff ’26. He died of cancer Nov. 12, 2006. A cum laude graduate of Phillips Exeter...
Ray William Brown '51
Ray was born April 19, 1929, in Painted Post, N.Y. He came to Princeton from Hornell High School and Lawrenceville, majored in history, belonged to Cloister Inn, and...
Henry Schmelzel Brown '51
Harry was born Aug. 8, 1929, in New York, the son of James Fearon and Ethel Schmelzel Brown. He attended Allen-Stevenson and Collegiate and graduated from Choate. At...
Lawrence R. Brown Jr. '51
Bud was born April 25, 1928, to Lawrence and Eva Oliver Brown. He attended Valley Forge Military Academy and was an economics major at Princeton, where he was...
F. Robert Brush '51
Born Nov. 24, 1929, in Phoenixville, Pa., Bob prepared at Mercersburg Academy. He majored in religion at Princeton, where he belonged to the psychology club, was vice...
Craig B. Brush '51
Craig was born May 28, 1930, in New York to Josephine Marple Brush and John M. Brush ’21. He prepared at Andover and at Princeton was an SPIA major. He was a member of...
Richard G. Buck '51
The class lost its cheerleader when Dick Buck died of Alzheimer’s disease April 4, 2010, in Utica, N.Y. Dick was born in Cicero, N.Y., Dec. 18, 1929, and came to us...
John Edward Campbell Jr. '51
John was born Dec. 16, 1928, in Lexington, Ky. He served in the Army during the Korean War and then returned to Princeton, where he was a politics major,...
Alan Lockhart Campbell '51
Alan died of bone cancer Aug. 14, 2001, at home in Falls Village, Conn. He was born Mar. 18, 1928, and came to Princeton from St. James School. He rowed on the 150-lb....
Alan Lockhart Campbell '51
Alan died of bone cancer Aug. 14, 2001, at home in Falls Village, Conn. He came to Princeton from St. James School. He rowed on the 150-lb. crew, roomed with Dick...
G. Cheston Carey Jr. '51
Cheddy died of a heart attack Oct. 25, 1995. As president and CEO of Carey Machinery & Supply Co., he was a leader of Baltimore's cultural and community affairs. In the...
Donald B. Castleman '51
Don was born April 26, 1929, the son of Godwin Munn ’27 and Eleanor Brook Castleman. A graduate of Poly Prep in Brooklyn, he was an economics major at Princeton, a...
George Alfred Chandler '51
George suffered from Parkinson's for many years and died Mar. 6, 2001. He came to Princeton from Bay Village [Ohio] H.S. At Old Nassau he excelled in many areas:...
David Chung Ping Chang '51 *53
Dave died Nov. 30, 2001, in NYC, from complications related to open-heart surgery. He was born in Shanghai, the son of Chang Hsin Hal, a diplomat and university...
Kee Il Choi '51
Kee Il was born May 1, 1922, in Taekwan, North Korea, the son of Jihung Choi, and died of pneumonia Dec. 1, 2005, in Brookline, Mass.He came to Princeton from Keio...
Alonzo Church Jr. '51
Al was born Sept. 9, 1929, in the Netherlands, son of Professor Alonzo Church ’24 *27. His father spent much of his career at Princeton, where he was an eminent...
John Albert Cochran '51
John died Sept. 15, 2006, of a heart attack. His health was poor recent years as a result of a series of strokes. He was born Sept. 25, 1928, Buffalo and raised...
Samuel Charles Cohn '51
Sam was born May 11, 1929, in Altoona, Pa., where his family had been in the business of marketing refined oil products under the name of the Independent Oil Company of...
Edward E. Colby '51
Gene was born June 8, 1929, in Aberdeen, S.D., the son of Roy B. and Hazel Hackett Colby. Raised in Topsham, Maine, he attended school in Brunswick and attained the...
Wilbur Wolff Couch '51
Bill's life started and ended in Connecticut: He was born Sept. 12, 1929, in Bradford and was living in Sharon when he died Oct. 27, 2005. A member of the class of...
William Carey Crane Jr. '51
The class lost an outstanding saltwater sailor when Bill Crane of Gulf Stream, Fla., died Jan. 20, 2004, of cancer.Bill was the son of the late Brig. Gen. William Carey...
John Hamilton Crawford Jr. '51
Ham died May 10, 1998, after a long bout with cancer. He prepped at Poly Prep Country Day School. At Princeton he majored in history and was a member of the Pre-Law...
Robert J. Daiute '51
Bob was born Dec. 27, 1926, the son of Carroll F. and Dorothy Park Daiute, in Braintree, Mass. He attended Braintree High School and Thayer Academy and served during...
Clement Howell Darby '51
Clem died of a heart attack Jan. 21, 2003, while recovering from heart surgery. He came to Princeton from Abington [Pa.] HS on an NROTC scholarship and majored in basic...
John Cyrenius David '51
John died on Oct. 26, 1997, after a long bout with emphysema, in Richmond, Va., his beloved city. Many were at his service in St. Stephen's Episcopal Church: those with...
Lawrence Lindsley Davis '51
Larry was born Nov. 8, 1929, in Flushing, N.Y., the son of C. Olden Davis ’15 and a descendant of Philip Lindsley 1804, acting president of Princeton from 1822 to 1823....
John H. Davis '51
Jack was born June 14, 1929, in New York, the son of Maude Bouvier and John Ethelbert Davis ’21. A 1947 graduate of Deerfield, he majored in history at Princeton, was ...
Thomas Ewing Day '51
Tom died in Waltham, Mass, June 20, 1997. He was born in Philadelphia. At Princeton he majored in electrical engineering and was a member of the chess club and Court...
Peter Denby '51
ON APR. 17, 1991, in Pittsburgh, Peter lost a long battle with cancer and died in the arms of his beloved wife, Peggy. Gritty to the end, he sang with her the songs they...
Robert C. Dickhaus '51
Bob died Jan. 5, 2000.He was born in Brooklyn and grew up with a lifelong love of baseball - in fact, he came to Princeton on a full baseball scholarship. He was an...
John David Donahower '51
Dave died of cancer on Dec. 12, 1999. He came to Princeton from William Penn Charter School, where he starred in its literary society and for its golf and baseball...
Jose Donoso '51
When Jose died Dec. 7, 1996, of cancer at his home in Santiago, Chile, the class lost one of its most illustrious members.He was in the forefront of Latin American...
Frank Luther Driver III '51
Frank died of malignant melanoma Dec. 15, 1995. He had been chairman and president of Driver Harris Co., a wire and cable manufacturer, but retired in 1994. The company,...
Leonard Drorbaugh '51
Len was born Nov. 6, 1929, in Bronxville, N.Y., the son of Wells and Katharine Colt Drorbaugh. His father was in the Class of 1917 and was founder and owner of Brides...
Ralph R. Drury '51 *57
Felix was born Sept. 20, 1928, in Youngstown, Ohio, and came to us from Phillips Andover. At Princeton he majored in architecture, was art editor of the Nassau Lit,...
John L. L. Duer '51
John died Sept. 26, 2002, of atherosclerotic heart disease. He was born Dec. 8, 1927, to Ferdinand L. Mayer '09 and Katharine Duer Mayer. He went to Brooks School and...
William Dwight '51
Bill died Mar. 5 of heart disease. He came to Princeton from Deerfield Academy. With us he was a member of SPIA, graduating from the Woodrow Wilson School, was business...
Addison L. Dyer Jr. '51
Skip was born May 18, 1927, the son of Miriam White and Addison L. Dyer ’22. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a graduate of Lawrenceville. At Princeton he...
John O. Ehrenclou '51
John was born July 4, 1930, the son of doctors Alfred H. and Cora Morris Ehrenclou of New York and Camden, S.C. A graduate of The Hill School, he majored in economics...
George Wells Eighmy Jr. '51
Wells died suddenly May 20, 2002, at home in Woodbridge, Conn. He came to us from the Nichols School and majored in basic engineering; his roommates were Art Mudge, Cal...
John Brailsford Elliott '51
John died July 25, 1997, of heart failure. He was an outstanding collector of Asian art, assembling a collection of Chinese calligraphy and painting that has been...
Boynton C. Emerson '51
Jack was born May 9, 1929, the son William A. and Laura Cole Emerson. He prepared at the McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tenn., and matriculated with us in the fall...
E. Herbert England Jr. '51
Herb was born April 30, 1929, in Decatur, Ill., the son of Edward H. and Mildred (Boruff) England. His stepmother was Dorothy T. England, and his sister was Mary E....
Richard Virdin Evans '51
Dick was born March 29, 1930, in Baltimore, and came to us from Roland Park Country School and Gilman. At Princeton he was an SPIA major, sang in the Glee Club, went...
Arthur Hughes Fawcett Jr. '51
Chip was born Sept. 4, 1929, the son of Arthur H. Fawcett ’20, and prepared at South Kent School. At Princeton he was a politics major, belonged to Dial Lodge, sang in...
Richard Foth Ferris '51
DICKDIED of a heart attack June 25,1990, at his Chatham summer home.He and Ann lived in Darien, Conn. Dick was a vibrant and committed participant in the Darien...
Robert Cole Finnie '51
Bob Finnie died Apr. 4, 2003 in Norwalk, Conn. He was a native of Grosse Pointe, Mich., born to the late Haldeman and Isabella Holt Finnie, and graduated with honors...
Dorion Fleming Jr. '51
Dorion was born Jan. 27, 1929, in New Orleans. He died Dec. 19, 2003, in Montgomery, Ala., having been in fragile health for some years."D" was a member of the Woodberry...
Peter Emmet Fleming Jr. '51
Pete was born Aug. 18, 1929, in Atlantic Highlands, N.J., and came to us from Andover. He was a history major (American civilization), played varsity baseball,...
Seymour Robinson Foster '51
Rob was born Feb. 8, 1927, in Mount Vernon, N.Y., the son of William C. and Beulah Robinson Foster. Rob graduated from The Hill School in Pottstown, Pa., in 1945. He...
Howland Auchincloss Fowler '51
Howland was a gifted scientist. He majored in physics at Princeton and earned both a master's and doctorate in physics from Brown. From 1957 to 1994 he was with the...
Robert Edward Frey '51
Bob died suddenly Jan. 30, 2005, from a fall in his Morristown, N.J., home.Born in Teaneck, N.J., he graduated from Morristown High School. At Princeton he was a...
Kenneth E. Frost '51
Ken was born Nov. 26, 1928, in New York City, the son of M. Kenneth and Maude (Jenkins) Frost. He prepared at Lawrenceville. At Princeton, he served on the Nassau...
William Clarke Fuellhart Jr. '51
Bill "Willy" Fuellhart died in the Alzheimer's ward at the Masonic Home in Burlington, N.J., Dec. 31, 2002.Born May 15, 1929, in Pittsburgh, he came to us from Shadyside...
L. Ebersole Gaines Jr. '51
Eb was born April 21, 1927, in West Virginia to Betty Chilton and L. Ebersole Gaines Sr. 1916. He attended Lawrenceville and served two years in the Navy before...
Sumner B. Gambee '51
Sum was born Dec. 13, 1929, in New York, the son of A. Sumner Gambee ’24 and Eleanor Brown Gambee, and the nephew of Randolph Brown ’20. He prepared at Phillips...
Ellery C. Gay Jr. '51
Ellery was born Sept. 24, 1929, in Little Rock, Ark., the son of E.C. Gay and Lillian Hinson Gay. He came to Princeton from Little Rock High School, majored in...
Louis Edwin Gelwicks Jr. '51
Lou was born Sept. 9, 1928, in Flushing N.Y., the son of Louis E. Gelwicks ’24. He came to Princeton from The Hill School, majored in architecture, belonged to...
Hugh Morris Ghormley '51
Hugh was born Aug. 13, 1929, in Seattle and died July 13, 2005, in Houston.He came to us from Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, D.C. At Princeton his roommates...
James Henry Glenn III '51
Jim was born March 11, 1929, in Philadelphia, raised in Meadowbrook, Pa., and came to us from the William Penn Charter School. He roomed with Charlie...
David Lonsdale Green '51
DAVE DIED of cancer Aug. 13, 199 1. Three months earlier he had happily given his daughter Corey away at her wedding. His immediate family also includes a daughter,...
Claibourne Eugene Griffin '51
Clay died May 30, 1997, at his home in Akron, Ohio, from the effects of a massive stroke in Sept. 1992.Clay was dean emeritus of the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences...
William Leonard Griffith '51
Griff died May 9, 2006, having spent his last 34 years in his childhood home in Roland Park, Md. Griff was born in Baltimore Jan. 21, 1928. He prepared at Gilman School...
John Dunham Griswold '51
John was born Nov. 24, 1928, in Montclair, N.J., and came to us from Blair. At Princeton he majored in biology, was active in the Chapel Choir,...
John R. Groome '51
John died July 7, 1996, at his home in Newton, N.J. He prepped at Blair Academy. At Princeton he was an economics major and a member of Tiger Inn and JV football. He...
Ford Van Hagen '51
Van was born Aug. 11, 1927, in Chicago and died Sept. 25, 2004, in Springfield, Ill.He was a 1945 graduate of Culver Military Academy and served in the Army for 18...
Willard Flaig Hamilton '51
Will was born March 14, 1929, and went to Columbia High School in Maplewood, N.J. His father was Stuart W. Hamilton '23. At Princeton he was an English major,...
John Joseph Handley Jr. '51
Jack died on Feb. 10, 1999.He came to Princeton from Oswego [N.Y.] H.S., where he was a Natl. Honor Society member, honorary Forum Group member, was in the Dramatic Club...
Carl A. Hanssen '51
Carl died Jan. 24, 1999, from congestive heart failure, complicated by diabetes and double pneumonia. In his 71 years he lived a life filled with variety. After...
Headley Benjamin Harper '51
Ben Harper died Mar. 14, 1999, of a heart attack at his home in Groton, Conn. He was 71.He prepared at Lawrenceville and joined the Marines at the end of WWII. At...
John A. Harris IV '51
Jay was born Sept. 12, 1928, in Philadelphia, the son of John A. Harris III and Elizabeth Flagler Harris. He prepared at St. Paul’s School and majored in history at...
William Bell Heaton '51
Born Aug. 31, 1929, in South Bend, Ind., Bill died of cancer at home in Troy, Mich., April 4, 2003.He prepared for Princeton at the Wayland Academy in Wisconsin where he...
Scott Helm '51
Born Jan. 13, 1927, in Philadelphia, Scott graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy and served in the Navy during World War II before coming to Princeton. He earned his...
Roy A. Herbert '51
Roy died of a heart attack on Mar. 8, 1996. He joined Reader's Digest after graduation, and from 1974 until he retired in 1973 was managing editor. As an assistant...
Gareld Robertson Herrin '51
Gary died May 20, 2005, in Duxbury, Mass., of congestive heart failure.Born July 7, 1929, in New York City, he came to us from Ridgewood (N.J.) High School. At Princeton...
Robert W. Hoedemaker '51
Bob was born July 1, 1930, in Paterson, N.J., the son of Peter and Mildred Koch Hoedemaker. He attended Passaic Valley High in Little Falls, N.J., where he and our...
Lansing C. Holden III '51
Lans was born Jan. 2, 1927, in Philadelphia, the son of Lansing Holden ’19 and Edith Gillingham Holden. He graduated from Hotchkiss School and served in the Air Force...
Francis Reed Hollendonner '51
Fran was born Feb. 19, 1927, in Jeannette, Pa., graduated from high school there, and after serving in the Coast Guard during World War II, attended Kiskiminetas Prep in...
Richard Bradford Howe '51
Dick died June 10, 2006, of congestive heart failure. He was born Sept. 9, 1929, in Syracuse, N.Y. Princeton is and has been very much a part of his family: His father...
Charles Orcutt Hoyt '51
Bud was born Aug. 25, 1929, in Orange, N.J., the son of Henry H. Hoyt ’17 and Anna Orcutt. He prepared at Pingry and was an economics major at Princeton, graduating...
Charles Frederick Huber II '51
Charlie was born in West Hartford, Conn., Dec. 30, 1929, the son of Thomas C. Huber ’24, and a descendant of Mayflower colonists and Revolutionary War and Civil War...
John Taylor Huddleson '51
John Huddleson died of Lou Gehrig's disease Oct. 12, 1996.John was not only a dedicated member of '51 but a longtime major part of the life of Pennington, N.J. He was...
Augustus Hulit '51
Gus was born Jan. 25, 1926, in Princeton, the youngest son of Warren and Lilly Hulit. A veteran of World War II, he served in the 10th Armored Division, Army Tank Corps...
Robert Bernard Hybel '51
THE REVFREND ROBERT B. HYBEL, retired rector of two Episcopal churches in Westchester County, N.Y., died June 27, 1992, after a long illness. At Princeton he was a...
Charles Ferdinand Ilsley '51
Charlie was born Oct. 24, 1929, in Milwaukee. His forebear and namesake had come to Wisconsin from Maine and in 1849 founded the Marshall & Ilsley Bank...
Henry Mckean Ingersoll '51
Henry died Nov. 1, 1998, of cancer at his home in Bryn Mawr, Pa. Born Oct. 29, 1929, the day the stock market crashed, he was destined to follow a career in financial...
W.W. Keen James '51
Keen was born May 2, 1929, in Doylestown, Pa., and died of respiratory failure Sept. 16, 2005, in Albion, R.I. He was the son of Wynne James Jr. '24 and the...
John Gustav Jebsen '51
John was a Norwegian citizen who was born in Paris May 19, 1929. When he was 12 his family came to the United States. He attended Phillips Exeter and matriculated at...
Freeman N. Jelks Jr. '51
Freeman was born Oct. 12, 1929, in Savannah, Ga. He came to us from The Hill School. At Princeton, he was an economics major, personnel director of The Daily...
Laurence Turnbull Joline '51
Born Feb. 18, 1929, the son of John F. Joline Jr. 1907, Larry prepared at Episcopal Academy and Darrow School. He matriculated with the Class of ’51, and we knew him as...
Waring Jones '51
Writer, theatrical producer, and benefactor of local theater, Waring was born Sept. 6, 1927, in Minneapolis, the son of Carl W. Jones 1911 and Helen Winton Jones, sister...
William Waldron Lovering Jr '51
Bill was born June 20, 1929, in Minneapolis and died June 17, 2005, after a three-and-a-half-year struggle with ALS.He graduated from Shattuck-St. Mary's School in...
Michael Joseph Kearns '51
Mike was born June 18, 1929. He graduated from Trenton Central High School, where his legendary basketball career started. At Princeton he served as captain of the...
John Robert Kennedy '51
Bob died of heart failure Jan. 17, 1997, in Oklahoma City. He prepped at Culver Military Academy and served three years in the Army before entering Princeton in 1947.He...
Richard Kirwin '51
Dick was born June 7, 1927, in Brooklyn, the son of Francis and Estelle (Farrell) Kirwin. He attended Columbia High School in Maplewood, N.J., after which he served for...
Theodore W. Kleinsasser '51 *56
Bill was born Aug. 25, 1929, in Alexandria, S.D., the son of T.W. and Mabel Borgendale Kleinsasser. He attended Everett High School in Maryville, Tenn. At Princeton he ...
Nathaniel Knowles III '51
Nat was born Sept. 20, 1929, in Philadelphia, the son of Nathaniel Knowles Jr. ’21. He came to us from St Andrew’s. At Princeton he was a member of Key and Seal. Medical...
George Delano Kopperl '51 *56
George was born March 17, 1930, in Orange, N.J., and came to Princeton from Phillips Academy, Andover. A chemical engineer, he belonged to Cannon and roomed with Bob...
Richard A. Korner '51
DICK KORNER DIED of cancer Nov. 14, 1993. He was an outstanding member of the Governor Drummer Academy's Class of '45. At Princeton, he was an economics major and a...
Peter P. Labe '51
Peter was born Nov. 7, 1929, and came to Princeton from South Side High in Rockville Centre, N.Y. An economics major, he was active in the pre-law society and a member...
John G. Lauff '51
Jack was born Oct. 14, 1929, in Milan, Mich., the son of John and Mary Klein Lauff. He attended the University of Michigan for a year prior to coming to Princeton. Jack...
William States Lee III '51
Bill Lee, retired chairman and CEO of the Duke Power Co., died of cardiac arrest in NYC July 10, 1996. He was known worldwide as a leading authority and advocate for...
George Withrow Lewis '51
George died Nov. 8, 2002, of a pulmonary embolism. He came to Princeton from Montclair [N.J.] HS and majored in sociology. He was a member of Terrace Club, an associate...
Thomas Burton Lewis '51
Tom died of cancer on May 21,1989, at Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore. He retired from I.B.M. in 1987 after 33 years and was director of the computer center at the...
Elmore W. Lewis Jr. '51
Ted was born Aug. 24, 1929, the son of E.W. Lewis and Therese (Kelly) Lewis. He attended Bronxville (N.Y.) High School. At Princeton he held the Class of 1894...
Edwin Thomas Lightcap '51
A Jersey native, Ed was born Feb. 8, 1927, in North Bergen; he died Nov. 16, 2005, in Whiting after a long illness. He was a World War II Navy veteran and came to us...
G. Daniel Little '51
Dan was born Dec. 18, 1929, in St. Louis and came to Princeton from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Ill. A philosophy major at Princeton, he was president of the...
David Townsend Look '51
came from a long line of Princetonians, commencing with Jacob Lindley 1800 and including John I. Blair (a charter trustee from 1866 to 1899), his grandfathers...
Robert A. MacKennan '51
Bob, the son of Archibald and Jane (Neely) MacKennan, was born Oct. 18, 1929, and lived most of his life in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He came to Princeton from Andover and...
Donald Cadwallader Mann '51
Don died April 20, 2004, in Miami of degenerative heart disease.Born in Philadelphia, he came to us from Penn Charter. At Princeton he roomed with Bill Bardsley, Bob...
William M. Marquet '51
SKIP DIED Jan. 11, 1992, in Jacksonville, while on a birding trip to the Everglades. He was born in Syracuse and graduated from Brooklyn Technical H.S. At Princeton he...
Thomas Matthew Marshall '51
Tom was born Aug. 13, 1929, in Shelbyville, Ky. At Princeton he earned a bachelor’s degree in basic engineering, sang in the Chapel choir, was a member of Cottage Club,...
Philip Matter III '51
Phil died of cancer Sept. 27, 2003.Born Aug. 3, 1929, in Marion, Ind., he was the son of Milton Matter '09, the nephew of Robert '11, brother of Fred '58, and cousin of...
John P.C. Matthews '51
Born April 18, 1929, John was the son of Thomas S. Matthews ’22 and Juliana Cuyler Matthews, grandson of Paul Matthews 1887, and nephew of four Cuylers who also were...
Gerald Mortimer Mayer Jr. '51
Gerry died of cancer and Parkinson's disease July 22, 2006, in Newbury, N.H. He was 77. He attended Eaglebrook School and Deerfield Academy prior to coming to...
Benjamin B. McAlpin III '51
Ben was born May 3, 1929, in New York, the son of B.B. McAlpin Jr. ’21 and Alberta McKay McAlpin. He attended Greenwich Country Day School and prepared at Exeter. At ...
Joey Leigh McCandless '51 *52
The class lost one of its stars with the death of Jake McCandless. Jake majored in psychology, belonged to Tiger Inn, and roomed with Frank Benenati, Dick Simmons, and...
J. Lee Mccormick '51
Lee was born in New York City Jan. 26, 1929, son of the late Harold and Anita Burmester McCormick. He died April 23, 2004, in Bay Village, Ohio. For some time he had...
Gene W. McGrew '51
Gene was born June 27, 1929, in Massilon, Ohio, the son of Elmer and Margaret Duitch McGrew. A graduate of West View High School in Pittsburgh, he majored in...
Donald G. Mclean '51
Don died May 7, 1998, of cancer. He was a former editor of the old Philadelphia Evening Bulletin and a conservationist. He joined the paper in 1953 as a reporter and...
James Mathews Mead '51
Jim was born Nov. 4, 1928, in Erie, Pa., the grandson of John J. Mead, founder of The Erie Daily Times. He died July 21, 2005, of liver cancer.Jim attended Cathedral...
Stanley Wilson Merrell II '51
Stan was born Jan. 25, 1929, and prepared for Princeton at Deerfield, from which he graduated cum laude. At Princeton he roomed with Bill Rahill, was a member of...
Lawrence Nelson Mertz '51
Larry died Feb. 28, 2002, in Palo Alto, Calif., of prostate cancer. He came to Princeton from Jamaica HS, on Long Island, and was a physics major. He roomed with Bill...
David L. Milbank '51
David died of heart and kidney ailments on Mar. 2 at home in Sandy, Utah. The Internet identified him as "CIA officer, author." He was both, but to '51 he was even more....
John Alexander Montgomery '51
Alex died of cancer Mar. 7, 1997, in Greenbank, Wash. He was born in Pittsburgh, a son of '14. At Princeton he majored in psychology, was on the board of the Nassau Lit,...
William Telson Morris '51
Bill was born Oct. 21, 1929, raised in Memphis, Tenn., and came to us from River- side Military Academy in Gainesville, Ga. At Princeton, he majored in economics,...
Lewis Seymour Mudge Jr. '51 *61
(The following is an expanded version of a memorial published in the Oct. 13, 2010, issue of PAW.) Lew Mudge, Christian theologian, professor, and ethicist, died...
Richard W. Murphy '51
Dick, son of Albert C. and Helen (Welch) Murphy, was born Sept. 3, 1929, in St Louis and raised in Washington, D.C. At Princeton he was a history major, active in...
Richard W. Murphy '51
Dick, son of Albert C. and Helen (Welch) Murphy, was born Sept. 3, 1929, in St. Louis and raised in Washington, D.C. At Princeton he was a history major, active...
Clark Gilbert Myers '51
CLARK DIED suddenly at his home in Moultonboro, N.H. Nov. 5, 1990. The sum of his life was straightforward. the substance was quite different. In brief, he was born in...
Richard Nash Jr. '51
Dick was born Sept. 28, 1929, in Baltimore to Richard and Louise Daly Nash. A Gilman graduate, he earned a bachelor’s degree in basic engineering at Princeton, where he...
Andrew Banks Neely '51
Andy died Jan. 13, 2001, in Beverly, Mass., where he and his family had gathered to celebrate his nephew's wedding.Andy came to Princeton from Juniata Joint H.S. in...
Stuart M. Neely '51
Stu was born March 6, 1930, in Harrisburg, Pa. He was the son of Judge William Neely ’17 and Jean Chamberlin Neely and a grandson of John Neely 1884. Stu prepared at...
Frederick S. Nelson '51
Sandy was born March 26, 1926, the son of W. Ripley and Margaret (Seymour) Nelson. A graduate of Choate, he served in the Merchant Marine for three years before coming...
Guy Martin Newland '51
Guy was born in the Panama Canal Zone Aug. 31, 1928. He came to us from Kent School and at Princeton was in ROTC, majored in history, was in Orange Key, was president...
Bruce Willis Nichols '51
BRUCE DIED May 17, 1990, at his home in N.Y.C. of prostate cancer.To his classmates, Bruce was a genial friend, a brilliant lawyer, and an enthusiastic and generous...
Somerville Nicholson Jr. '51
A Maryland native, Nick was born Oct. 1, 1926, in Cumberland. The son of Somerville and Louise E. Nicholson, he graduated from St. James School in 1944 and served in...
James Franklin Oates III '51
Jim died of prostate cancer April 19, 2005, in Richmond, Va. He was the son of James F. Oates '21.A graduate of Phillips Exeter, he was biology major at Princeton and...
Paul Frederick Obrecht '51
Fred was born May 29, 1929, in Baltimore to Fan Otis and George Frederic Obrecht. A 1947 graduate of Gilman School, he roomed at Princeton with Charlie Albert, Cheddy...
Stephen Ely Parker '51
Steve was born April 30, 1930, in Cleveland, the son of William Mercier Parker ’18. He prepared at the University School and, at Princeton, was an English major, staff...
Howard Emerson Parks Jr. '51
Howie was born May 18, 1929, and came to us from East High School in Denver, where he played football and was president of the senior class. At Princeton he majored...
James Shaweker Patrick '51
Jim died Sept. 23, 2004, after suffering a massive stroke.He was born in New Philadelphia, Ohio, into a family that settled in the city in 1817. He graduated as...
Richard Kates Paynter III '51
When Dick died June 26, 2006, the class lost its longtime secretary. From 1966 to 2001 he wrote 700 columns for PAW and many memorials. It would be hard to think of...
B. Franklin Pepper '51
Ben was born March 2, 1930, in Chestnut Hill, Pa., the son of Anna Harris and Benjamin F. Pepper ’27. He attended the Buckley School, Chestnut Hill Academy, and St....
Ralph Frew Peters '51
Fly fisherman, wing shooter, conservationist, government bond trader, and loyal friend, "Tigger" died of prostate cancer July 20, 2006. He was 77. The son of Ralph...
Albert Gordon Pickett '51
Al was born April 28, 1929, and came to us from South Pasadena (Calif.) High School, as did his roommate, the late Don Dike. He earned a bachelor’s in civil...
Ira Calkins Pierson '51
Ira died of a heart attack Apr. 11, 1997, at his home in Lakewood, Ohio.He was previously an attorney and alderman in nearby Quincy, Ill. His involvements in local civic...
Robert C. Post '51
Bob Post, sire of '51's Class Baby, died July 3, 1996, after a sixyear battle with prostate cancer.Although he earned a BS in chemical engineering, Bob was more than an...
John Richards Preston '51
JOHN DIED SUDDENLY Aug. 16, 1990, at his home in Boca Raton, Fla.He was born in Washington, D.C. He was an artillery officer in the First Marine Division in the Korean...
Willard Francis Prior Jr. '51
One of our most beloved and popular classmates, Will died of complications from Parkinson's disease July 18, 2005, in Albuquerque, N.M. He will long be remembered for...
Edward William Reed '51
Ed was born Aug. 4, 1929, in Tarrytown, N.Y., and graduated from Washington Irving High. At Princeton he majored in mechanical engineering and was a member of ASME,...
Frank R. Reichel '51
Frank died Oct. 3, 1999, of liver cancer.At Princeton, he roomed with Bill Holstein, majored in geology, and was a member of Campus Club. In sports, he and Reddy Finney...
Sanford C. Reynolds '51
Sandy died of heart failure in Dallas, Tex., Nov. 1, 1995, and so went one of the class's and university's stalwarts. In addition to being '51's class secretary from...
Charles Worth Rock '51
Rocky was born in New Providence, N.J., Nov. 1, 1926, the son and grandson of Presbyterian ministers. A graduate of the Putney School, he served in the Navy before...
Frank Waters Rogers Jr. '51
We lost Rogers July 11, 2005.Born in Roanoke, Va., Dec. 10, 1928, he and his twin brother, Bob, prepared for Princeton at Episcopal High School. An economics major,...
Edward Robert Rogers '51
Ted was born Oct. 7, 1923, in Trenton, N.J., and graduated from Trenton High School. He served as an Army officer in World War II; during part of his service he was...
Ira Nathaniel Rosenstein '51
IRA DIED Sept. 5, 1989, in South Miami Hospital of acute leukemia. He practiced internal medicine and cardiolÂ¬ogy in Dade County for 28 years, after getting his degree...
Peter G. Rounds '51
Pete was born May 26, 1927, the son of Harold E. Rounds, and graduated from Kimball Union Academy in 1945. He was in the Army from 1945 to 1947, serving in the First...
William Hopson Russell '51
Bill was born Nov. 5, 1929. He came to Princeton from East Grand Rapids High School in Michigan, majored in economics, belonged to Dial Lodge, worked on the business...
Bruce Keenan Saffery '51
Bruce was born June 23, 1929, in Newark, N.J. At Princeton he majored in mechanical engineering, was active in intramural sports, belonged to Cannon, and graduated...
Allan Irwin Sandler '51
Allan died Feb. 5, 2001, of congestive heart failure. He was very disappointed not to have had a heart transplant. He so admired Jack Bogle '51 for the courageous and...
Donald Brush Sawhill '51
DON DIED SUDDENLY on Feb. 11, 1991, while vacationing in Delray Beach, Fla. He lived in Pittsburgh.His life was about as full as it could be. He was a musician; he...
Keith Garrison Schnebly Jr. '51
Keith died March 21, 2005, in Richmond, Ky., following a prolonged illness during which he never lost his spirit and sense of humor.He prepared for Princeton at...
Harry J. Schoettle '51
Harry died in Ft. Lauderdale June 23, 1996. He and Jackie lived there, but their roots were embedded in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains.Harry served four years in the...
Frederick H. Schultz '51
(Note: The following is an expanded version of a memorial published in the Dec. 8, 2010, issue of PAW.) Fred was born Jan. 16, 1929, in Jacksonville, Fla., and...
David Campbell Semonite '51
Dave died of cancer Nov. 17, 2002. Born and raised in Cranford, N.J., he came to Princeton from Cranford HS. He was in the ROTC, majored in basic engineering, was a...
John Warren Sheble '51
Jack was born May 5, 1930, prepared at Germantown (Pa.) Academy. At Princeton, he was a member of Cannon Club the American Society of Mechan- ical Engineers,...
Clayton Maurice Sheedy '51
Clayt died Nov. 14, 2000, from complications from surgery the previous May. At Princeton he majored in history, was a member of Tiger Inn, a manager of the Student...
Paul Chandler Shuman '51
Paul died Feb. 25, 2005, in Cherry Hill, N.J. He had suffered a debilitating stroke in 1995.The son of Frank R. Shuman '22, Paul graduated from Downington (Pa.) High...
Richard Sheridan Simmons '51
DICK DIED of lung cancer Feb. 10, 1991, in Stuart, Fla., his winter home. He was among '51's most outstanding members. His career as a lawyer, banker, and expert on...
Robert Barrie Slaymaker '51
Barrie was born April 29, 1929, the son of Samuel E. Slaymaker Jr. ’14 and Eugenia Barrie Slaymaker. An alumnus of St. Paul’s School, he was a philosophy major at...
Christopher Culver Smith '51
Cul Smith died of spinal cancer on Dec. 26, 2000, in Palm Desert, Calif., the Smiths' winter home.He was a native of Spokane and came to Princeton from Gonzaga Prep. At...
Frank Soler '51
FRANK DIED May 19, 1990, in Houston.He was born in Duitarna, Colombia, Oct. 11, 1915. He joined our Class as a transfer from Columbia Univ. and majored in civil...
Stuart Major Sperry '51
Stu died Sept. 25, 1998, in London from prostate cancer. He was emeritus professor of English literature at Indiana U. and divided many years between Bloomington and...
Peter Benton Spruance '51
PETER SPRUANCE died Sept. 27, 1992, suddenly and tragically in Newton, South Australia.Peter was born in Philadelphia, the son of Benton Murdoch Spruance, a noted color...
Elmer King Squier '51
Bud was born Feb. 17, 1922, in North Plainfield, N.J., where he went to high school. He was in the Army’s 117th Cavalry from 1941 to 1946, serving in North Africa,...
Craig Stansbury '51
Craig died of a heart attack Dec. 24, 1995 while he and Alice were visiting their daughter Kristen in Manassas, Va.He was a man of many parts. In his career he held...
Lee Mannen Stapp '51
Lee was born June 3, 1929, in Covington, Ky., and raised in Dade County, Fla., where he died Feb. 4, 2006, of congestive heart failure. He came to us from Woodberry...
John R. Steigman '51
We lost a good friend and honorary classmate when John died of cancer Oct. 31, 2006. He was 83. A graduate of Williams College, John played tackle in 1942 on the only...
Kennard F. Stephenson Jr. '51 *55
Ken was born July 6, 1926, in Albany, N.Y., the son of Mary Flugel and Kennard F. Stephenson 1912. Ken attended Milne High School in Albany. He was a sergeant in the...
Richard J. Stockham Jr. '51
Dick was born Feb. 7, 1929, in Birmingham, Ala., the son of Richard and Charlotte Rushton Stockham. He came to Princeton from Phillips Exeter and majored in mechanical...
Charles William Stockton '51
Charles was born Feb. 22, 1927, in New York, the son of Kenneth E. Stockton '14. He suffered major organ failures and died June 10, 2005, in Las Vegas.A 1945 graduate of...
Donald Elkinton Stokes '51
Don died of acute leukemia on Jan. 26, 1997. He was among the most distinguished in his field, university, and class. He brought judgment, deep knowledge, leadership,...
Robert Paul Stranahan '51
Bob died Nov. 20, 1997, of cancer at his home in Bethesda, Md. He retired in 1994 from the noted Washington, D.C., law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, where he had...
Herbert Helmut Strauss '51
We lost our friend Herb to cancer. He was born in Offenbach, Germany, May 22, 1929, and came to the United States in 1937, where he graduated from Cleveland Heights...
Peter Wetherill Stroh '51
Peter died of brain cancer Sept. 17, 2002, at home. He came to Princeton from St. Paul's School, majored in the Woodrow Wilson School, roomed with Rufus Finch, Francis...
Langthorne Sykes '51
Lang was born Feb. 27, 1930, in Newark, N.J., and came to us from South Pasadena-San Marino High in California. He died July 17, 2005, in Oceanside, Calif. At...
Anson W.H. Taylor Jr. '51
Born July 2, 1929, Anson was the son of Anson Wales Hard Taylor '19 and nephew of Joseph S. Young '19. He prepared at Pomfret, was an SPIA major, business manager of...
Andrus Skidmore Thorpe '51
Skid was born March 30, 1929, in Minneapolis, the son of Andrus and Gladys Hall Thorpe. He attended the Blake School in Hopkins, Minn. At Princeton he majored in...
Louis Edward Tilden Jr. '51
ED DIED June 27, 1992, at his home in Evanston, III., apparently of emphysema. His career was largely spent in fund raising for Northwestern Univ., Easter Seats, and the...
Paul Herman Till Jr. '51 *55
Paul died of a massive heart attack June 21, 2002, at home in Leawood, Kan. Born Aug. 24, 1929, in St. Louis, he came to Princeton from Cleveland HS and was a chemistry...
Zach Toms Jr. '51
Zach died Aug. 11, 2002, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Richmond, he attended St. Christopher's and Woodberry Forest. At Princeton he was an economics...
Alexander Buel Trowbridge III '51
Sandy was a well-known public figure. Born Dec. 12, 1929, he came to us from Andover. At Princeton he roomed with Dave Adams and Mike Winton, was an assistant editor of...
Wilson Randolph Tucker '51
Randy died Apr. 11, 2000, from complications related to a stroke.At Princeton, he majored in biology and was a member of the Cincinnati Club, the Premed Society, Cap and...
John Moore Updegraph Jr. '51
John was born Sept. 1, 1929, in Elizabeth, N.J., and came to us from Union High. At Princeton he earned bachelor's in engineering, was vice president of Campus Club,...
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...
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...
James Tureaud Wallis '51
Jim died in Scarborough, Maine, July 6, 2002. He prepared for Princeton at the Millbrook School and entered with the Class of '51, but was called to active duty during...
William Logan Webb Jr. '51
BILL DIED of cancer Dec. 14, 1993. He had been president and psychiatristinchief of the Institute of Living in Hartford since 1985. He was also professor of psychiatry...
Donald Colin Webster '51
Ben died of cancer Dec. 13, 1997, in Toronto. He was the scion of one of Canada's most prominent families. He was an outstanding venture capitalist who began his career...
Charles Foster Weeden III '51
Chuck Weeden, a master teacher and inspiring sports coach at the Lawrenceville School, died June 25, 1998, of a heart attack while jogging with Mary, his wife of 41...
Richard L. Weidenbacher Jr. '51
A scholar, medical doctor, and student of the human psyche, Rich died suddenly May 10, 2006, after a full and intellectually challenging life. Born Jan. 8, 1930, in...
Stanley Miles Weiland Jr. '51
Stan died of cancer Feb. 14, 1997. He was a beloved figure in the San Francisco Bay Area, having moved there from New Haven in 1967 to become Connecticut Mutual Life's...
Frederic Hume Wells '51
Hume was born Nov. 29, 1926, in New York City. Through his father, Frederic Jay Wells, he was descended from John Jay, first chief justice of the United States. Raised...
Burton Francis Wilkinson Jr. '51
Tony died of a heart attack Oct. 12, 2002. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., the son of B. F. Wilkinson '26, and came to Princeton from Ridley College, in Ontario. He was a...
C. Roger Williams '51
Roger was born May 15, 1930, in Berkeley, Calif., and died Aug. 11, 2005, at home in Fairfield, Conn., of prostate cancer. He was the son of Evan Clifford and Lillian...
Jonathan Chamberlain Williams '51
Jonathan was born March 8, 1929, and came to us from St. Albans School. In 1949 he left Princeton to paint, and in 1951 went to study at Black Mountain College near...
David Williamson Jr. '51
David Williamson, one of the founding fathers of America's space program, died Oct. 8, 1992, after a fall in hi home in Bethesda, Md., ending a courageous 12year battle...
Perkins Wilson '51
Perk died of cancer on Nov. 2, 1995, shortly after a memorable trip he and Mimi took to the eastern Mediterranean.Not only was he an outstanding business lawyer in...
Gordon L. Wimmer '51
Gordon was born June 9, 1929, in Seattle, the son of Lyle G. and Mildred Roberts Wimmer. He came to Princeton from Hall High School in West Hartford, Conn., and earned a...
Arthur Edward Windels Jr. '51
Art died April 13, 2003, in Doylestown, Pa., following an extended illness.Born Oct. 12, 1929, he was the son of Arthur Windels '19 and raised in Brooklyn. He prepared...
David Michael Winton '51
Mike was born Aug. 18, 1928, in Minnea- polis, son of David J. Winton ’20 and Katherine Decker Winton. He came to Princeton from Phillips Academy, Andover, was a...
Warren James Wittreich '51 *54
Witt suffered a heart attack and died Oct. 3, 2005, in Bethlehem, Pa. At Princeton he majored in psychology, graduating summa cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta...
Steven Hartshorne Wood '51
Steve died April 3, 2005, in Tryon, N.C., after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.Born in New York City June 12, 1929, he was the son of Arnold Wood Jr. '21. He...
Alan Harriman Wright '51
Alan born Aug. 5, 1928, in New York, the son of Brig. Gen. Boykin Cabell Wright and Miriam Harriman Wright. A graduate of the Buckley School and St. Paul’s, he...
Thomas D. Wright '51
Tom was born Nov. 22, 1928, in Richmond, Va., to Thomas D. and Claudia Lewis Wright. He grew up on Bonnie Brae Farm in Durham, N.C. A graduate of Millbrook School,...
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