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Memorials by Class: 1939
Willam Alexander Adams '39
Bill died of pulmonary edema March 20, 2007, at Northridge Hospital in Northridge, Calif. A physics major, Bill did postgraduate work in guided-missile and digital...
Herrick Kidder Allen '39
KIDDER DIED Jan. 14, 1990, after a long illness. In spite of deteriorating health last year, he was determined to be with us for our 50th, and with the help of his...
Thomas Allsopp '39
Tom died Sept. 13, 2001, in Mashpee, Mass. A malignant brain tumor had been discovered in June, but he was back home recovering when he was suddenly hospitalized for...
Frederick Thompson James Allsup '39
FRED DIED of heart failure Feb. 24, 1993, only three months after the death of his wife, Margaret. In retirement, they lived in Hamburg, NJ., where Fred made himself...
Francis Andrew Ambrose '39
Frank died Oct. 10, 2006, at his home in Lincoln Park, N.J. After graduating from Temple University Medical School, Frank settled in Paterson, N.J. He served as a...
Robin Anderson '39
Robin died May 12, 2002, in Newbury, Ohio.After graduating from Harvard Medical School in 1943, he joined the Army and served as plastic surgeon. Honorably discharged...
Henry Aplington II '39
Maj died Sept. 8, 2002, in a Portland, Maine, hospital. At Princeton he was active in the ROTC program, an experience that led him to join the marines. There he served...
Joseph J. H. Applegate '39
WHILE DRIVING home to Pennington after a visit to Atlantic City in late July, Joe suffered a stroke. He was taken back to Atlantic City Medical Center, where he died...
Thomas Charles Armstrong Jr. '39
Tom died Nov. 1, 2005, following a brief illness, in Greeley, Colo., where he had moved four years earlier. He was 87.Following graduation, Tom attended Columbia Law...
James B. Armstrong '39
Jim died March 24, 2013, at the Longwood at Oakmont retirement community in Verona, Pa., a few miles from his 70-acre farm, “Lodgegrass,” in Allison Park, and from his...
James Alden Arnold '39
JIM DIED at his home in Annapolis June 24,1990. He had never fully recovered from a liver and kidney disease in 1988. Nevertheless he went on teaching as assoc....
Lindsay Grier Arthur '39
Lindsay died May 21, 2010, in Minneapolis, where he had been a lifelong resident. After graduating from Princeton with a major in economics, he attended Harvard Law...
Robert Bach '39
After a long illness, Bob died at his home in Manhattan on May 15, 1989. For three decades, he was a partner in the investment-banking firm of Wertheim and Co....
Robert Maddock Backes '39
Bob died at a hospital near his home in Sanibel, Fla., April 30, 2007. A native of Trenton, he became a partner there in the family law firm of Backes & Backes. His...
Lawrence Adams Baker Jr. '39
Larry died April 28, 2006, at his home in Palm Beach, Fla. Larry served in the Army during World War II. During his service, he was a member of the cast of the USO...
Lewis Warrington Baldwin Jr. '39
Lew died Aug. 23, 2003, in St. Louis, his home throughout his adult life.He had a long career in the insurance business that began right after his WWII service. He had...
George V. Banning '39
George died June 7, 2012, at his home in Greenbrae, Calif., surrounded by Jean, his wife of 67 years, and his family, including his daughter, Juliet Allen, and son...
William Evans Bardusch Jr. '39
Bill died Feb. 3, 2007, of metastatic bladder cancer at Overbrook Hospital in Summit, N.J. He had been living in nearby Madison for the past 40 years. Bill received a...
Gurnee Hinman Barrett Jr. '39
Hin died Aug. 25, 2010, at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. He had made his home there for many years. Hin once said, “Since...
Edward James Beattie Jr. '39
Leading chest surgeon, lung cancer specialist, and medical educator long affiliated with Memorial SloanKettering Cancer Center and Beth Israel Medical Center, Ted died...
John Thurston Beaty '39
Jack died Nov. 12, 1999, in Waynesville, N.C., where he had built a home in the Great Smoky Mountains in 1991 upon retiring from his solo medical practice in Greenwich,...
Carl Augustus Beck '39
Carl died peacefully in his sleep June 18, 1996, at his home in St. Davids, Pa. An unusually active and energetic man, Carl not only was chairman of the Charles Beck...
Nathaniel F. Bedford '39
Buz died April 25, 2012, in Denville, N.J., five months after Robin, his wife of 70 years. As befits this Tower Club member and loyal Princetonian, the latest issue of...
John Stanley Bell '39
After a year of illness, John died of a massive stroke on Feb. 13, 2001, in Milwaukee, where he had lived all his life. After service in the Navy, he joined with his...
Augustus John Bender Jr. '39
Jack succumbed to congestive heart failure Jan. 18 at a hospital near his home in Scotch Plains, N.J. He had been enjoying retirement since closing up the real estate...
James Armen Benham '39
Jim died June 1, 2010, at home in Norwalk, Conn. He had been serving as class president for the past few years, and in spite of declining health, still managed to get to...
William G. Berlinger Jr. '39
Bill died Feb. 1, 2010, at Bryn Mawr Hospital near his home in Gladwyne, Pa. After college, Bill worked briefly as an executive trainee at Sharp & Dohme. During World...
William Croft Bickel '39
Bill died Sept. 17, 2002, of viral encephalitis in Pittsburgh. We last saw him at our 63rd reunion this past June, with his wife of 55 years, Minnette Duffy; his...
William Rowley Bishop Jr. '39
Bill died Jan. 1, 2007, in Reading (Pa.) Hospital. He was a resident of the Highlands at Wyomissing, Pa., having recently moved there from his longtime residence in...
Thomas Gaynor Blake '39
Gaynor died of an aneurysm Aug. 28, 1996, at a hospital in St. Louis County, Mo., where he had lived for many years. Founder and president of Hanley Industries, a...
Elkan Rogers Blout '39
Elkan died of pneumonia Dec. 20, 2006, in Boston. After leaving Princeton, completing his Ph.D. at Columbia, and then doing postdoctoral research at Harvard, he joined...
Samuel Taylor Bodine '39
SAM DIED Dec. 22, 1991, at Waverly Heights, Gladwynne, Penn. Throughout a long final illness, he was, as always, a good sport, clinging to a philosophy he said he picked...
Arthur Hemphill Bolte '39
Art died Dec. 1, 2007, in Gulfport, Miss., after a brief illness. During World War II, Art served in the American Field Service for five years as an ambulance driver in...
William Alsop Bours III '39
Bill died Aug. 7, 2001, when complications from Alzheimer's ended a lifetime of generous devotion of time and energy to charitable causes, in addition to his demanding...
James William Boyd '39
Jim died Feb. 14, 2000, in his Addison, Ill., home. He was a surgeon at the Elmhurst Clinic, a suburban multispecialty medical group of which he was chair and cofounder,...
Nathaniel Augustus Boynton '39
AWARDWINNING JOURNALIST, author, publisher, minor league baseball fan and devoted Princetonian, Nat died Jan. 13, 1991, a few hours after being stricken by a sudden...
Jacques Bramhall '39
JACK D1ED July 2, 1990, at Morristown Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Happily, he had been well enough a month earlier to attend the Princeton graduation of his...
Burnett Gordon Britcher '39
GORDON DIED June 23, 1991, at his home in Syracuse. At the time of his death he was still active as treasurer of Syracuse Pottery Inc., the firm he had been with since...
Charles Augustus Broad '39
Chuck died Oct. 3, 1999, at his home in Milwaukee. Peggy, his wife of 55 years, and all six of their children were with him. Chuck's business career was with Equitable...
Henry Kinney Nason Brookings '39
KJNNEY DIED of a heart attack, suddenly but peacefully, Mar. 1, 1993, at his home in Shreveport, La., where he had lived since 1945. Following graduation, he spent 15...
Newell Brown '39
Princeton's first director of the office of career and counseling services, and assistant secy. of labor in the Eisenhower administration, Newell died in Keene, N.H., on...
Kenneth Alexander Burgess '39
Ken died Aug. 25, 1997, at Delaware Valley Medical Center near his home in Morrisville, Pa., where he lived most of his life.Having majored in chemistry, Ken earned his...
Charles Dana Burke '39
Burkie died peacefully after a long illness Dec. 12, 2006, in Longwood, Fla. He had moved there after living in Punta Gorda, Fla., for 33 years. He taught military...
George Cass Burke Jr. '39
George died Feb. 6, 2008. After graduation, he began a career with Bamberger’s department store, and except for his time in military service, he remained in retailing...
Findley Burns Jr. '39
Findley died Oct. 14, 2003, in Southern Pines, N.C., where he hadlived since retiring.Findley and his wife, Martha, whom he married in Vienna in 1953, had lived in many...
Albert Louis Butler Jr. '39
Al died May 7, 1997, in Winston-Salem, where he had lived all his life--a life he devoted to making his hometown a better place. In our 50th book he wrote, "I have been...
George Burnham Calkins Jr. '39
Burnie died at a hospital near his home in Bethesda, Md., on Feb. 16, 2001, following a stroke. A mechanical engineer, he exercised his skills as an engineer officer on...
Charles S. Callman '39
Chillie died July 30, 2012, in his home in Rumson, N.J., surrounded by his loving family and supported by the community he had served in many ways for many...
Joseph Burchfield Cartwright '39
Burch died Sept. 14, 2005, at his home in East Liverpool, Ohio, where he had been a lifelong resident and civic leader.During World War II he served in the Army Air...
Howard F. Casey '39
Howie died of old age April 7, 2011, surrounded by his family in Concord, N.H. He was born Feb. 26, 1917, in Dorchester, Mass. He prepared for Princeton at Boston Latin...
Henry Moir Cathles '39
MOOSE DIED Mar. 21, 1990, at his home in West Simsbury, Conn., where he had lived ever since his marriage to Dorothy Bentley Boger in 1972. Before that his home was in...
Fidelio Gillette Chamberlain Jr. '39
Fidel died Feb. 21, 2003, of bone cancer, complicated by a stroke that closed his esophagus and resulted in a very painful last few days. Born in San Antonio, he lived...
John Phelps Chamberlain '39
AFTER A LONG BOUT with Parkinson's disease, Jack died Nov. 29, 1991, in a nursing home in Florida. In his distinguished undergraduate career Jack won the Class of 1883...
M. Scott Chapin '39
Scott died Dec. 13, 2005, in La Mesa, Calif. Scott entered Princeton with us and was with us until the end of his junior year. He was a member of Terrace Club and...
George B. Chapman Jr. '39
George died Nov. 18, 2012, 11 days short of his 95th birthday. At his service in Aurora, Ohio, all five of his sons took part, with his son the Rev. Geoffrey giving the...
James Patton Clarendon II '39
JIM DIED Oct. 22, 1992, in N.Y.C., his home through much of his life, excepting time out for one or two foreign assignments and most notably the five years he spent as...
John Holley Clark III '39
John died April 17, 2007, at his home in Manhattan. He had Alzheimer's disease for the past 12 years but managed to remain in contact with those around him until he fell...
James Mcclure Clark '39
Widely respected as a community and government leader, Jamie died Apr. 13, 1999, at his apple farm in Fairview, N.C. After WWII service with the Navy in the Pacific, he...
Edward Wemple Clark '39
Ed died of vascular dementia Sept. 27, 2009, at Ingleside Rock Creek Retirement Home in Washington, D.C. After graduation from Princeton, Ed’s law studies at Cornell...
Samuel Clay Jr. '39
AFTER A LONG ILLNESS Sam died Sept. 24, 1990, at his home in Paris, Ky., where he lived all his life. Upon graduation, he returned to Paris to take up farming,...
John Frenzel Cline '39
John died in his sleep July 24, 2004, at White Plains [N.Y.] Hospital, following a bad fall July 21.John had lived in nearby Scarsdale ever since his family settled...
Ansley Johnson Coale '39 *47
Ansley died Nov. 5, 2002, at Newtown, Pa., from Parkinson's disease. Born in Baltimore, Ansley followed a family tradition by attending Princeton, graduating with a...
Benjamin Coates '39
Ben died Dec. 7, 2004, in Haverford, Pa.All his life he carried warm memories of his home in Philadelphia, saying that people who grew up there in those days found it...
Douglas George Cochrane '39
Three years after suffering a debilitating stroke, Doug died May 12, 2004, in Peterborough, N.H., where he and his wife, Evie, had moved to be near his son and...
John William Coffey '39
Jack died of multiple myeloma July 23, 2008, at his home in Arlington County, Va. After graduating from Princeton, he worked as an insurance underwriter while...
Bayard Coggeshall '39
Sam died at his home in Basking Ridge, N.J., Feb. 27, 2004.He and Mary Achilles, his wife of 62 years, moved there recently from their lifetime home in Mendham, N.J.,...
George R. Collins '39 *42
DISTINGLJISHED ART HISTORIAN and enthusiastic and inspiring professor of art history at Columbia for 40 years, George died Jan. 5, 1993, at the Falmouth, Mass., nursing...
Edward Toner Cone '39
The salutatorian of our class and the first undergraduate to have an original musical composition accepted as a senior thesis, Ed died Oct. 23, 2004, following...
Robert Sutherland Cook Jr. '39
Sud died of congestive heart failure Aug. 14, 2005, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, his lifetime home. He was surrounded by his wife, four daughters, and son, and at his request...
Kent Pettit Cooper '39
Kent died Jan. 20, 2006, in Rockport, Maine, where he had been living under the care of his daughter, Sally Ann '84, and his sons, Kent Jr. and David. He had suffered a...
Joseph Clift Cornwall '39
Joe died peacefully Aug. 14, 2007, at home. After graduation he received his law degree from Yale Law School in 1942. Later that year he was commissioned an ensign in...
Robert Randolph Cotten II '39
Bob died Dec. 30, 2003, in Binghamton, N.Y.His unusually varied career began after he earned his law degree at Harvard in 1942. He enlisted in the Naval Reserve and...
Stuart Dubois Cowan '39
Pioneer amateur radio operator, marketing executive, publisher, and writer, Stu died Nov. 15, 1999, at Concord Hospital, near home in Henniker, N.H., where he and...
Charles Claxton Cowing '39
Charlie died Feb. 20, 2001, of heart disease, which he had had since his first cardiac attack in 1985. According to Marion, his wife of 60 years, he died instantly and...
David Mahon Craig '39
Dave died of heart failure on June 25, 1989, at Shadyside Hospital, in Pittsburgh. A native of that city, Dave spent most of his career there as optical-glass sales...
Edward Lillo Crain Jr. '39
Lillo died Jan. 18, 2003, in Houston, Tex., where he was born and lived all his life. After premed at Princeton, he earned his medical degree at the U. of Pennsylvania...
Thomas Means Culbertson '39
ARCHITECT OF DISTINCTION, loving family man, Tom died suddenly on Jan. 1, 1993, at the Honolulu nursing home where he had been cared for in his long struggle against...
Curtiss Cummings '39
Curt died Feb. 22, 1998, in Bethesda, Md., near his retirement home of many years in Rockville.Both Curt and his wife, Norma Jones, who were married in 1944, were...
John Caleb Cushing '39
JOHN DIED Nov. 6, 1991, at his home in Hinsdale, 111. He had retired from U.S. Steel (USX) in 1975, after 38 years in various positions, including labor relations,...
George Ernest Dale Jr. '39
Ernie died at his home in Princeton on April 20, 2007, after a long struggle with pulmonary fibrosis. Following graduation, his business career began at W.R. Grace Co....
George William Dalton Jr. '39
LAST HEARD FROM at the time of our 40th reunion, Bill died in Nov. 1990 in St. Augustine, Fla. "We learned this from his brother Jack Dalton '36, who told us that Bill...
Jaquelin James Daniel '39
JACK DIED Aug. 7, 1990, in Jacksonville, Fla. The fourth generation of his family to live there, he was widely known and honored as the father of that city's...
William Cleever Darcy Jr. '39
Bill died Dec. 30, 2000. For many years he and his wife, June, had divided their time between their home in Rochester, Minn., and at least four winter months in Hobe...
Joseph Benson Darlington '39
JOE DIED Oct. 8,1990, in Venice, Fla., where he had been living in retirement for the past eight years. His home had been in Windsor, Conn., where he was engaged in...
Henry Plauche Dart III '39
Harry died Oct. 23, 2001, in New Orleans. Harry had practiced law in New Orleans for 28 years when he retired in 1981. He then moved to Tucson, where he pursued his...
Walter H. Daub '39
Walter Daub — also known as Bud, Buddy, or Dauber — died March 6, 2013, in Farmington, Maine. He was 97. His daughter, Faron, was at his side, as was Katy Taylor, the...
Roger Brouk Has Davis '39
Rog died peacefully July 6, 2004, in Charlottesville, Va., where he had been living in retirement since 1983.His business career spanned 37 years. His first job, with...
Edgar Clark Davis '39
Ned died at his home in Upper Saddle River, N.J., on June 1, 2001. He prepared for Princeton at Taft School and for his entire working life was employed by the...
Walter Phillips Davison '39
Our class orator at our Commencement in 1939 died May 16, 2012. In his June 20, 1939, speech he prophesied, “Perhaps we shall see the unification of China and the...
Kenneth W. Dalzell Jr. '39
Daz died Nov. 17, 2011, in Clearwater, Fla., his home since 1954. He was 96. He once wrote about his career as an architect there, “We designed junior colleges for the...
Richard Howard Demaree '39
Dick died at home in West Long Branch, N.J., on Mar. 6, 2001, after a lengthy illness. From the day he opened his practice in 1945 until he retired in 1987, he was...
Charles P. Dennison '39
The Princeton Chapel, where his strong tenor voice was heard for so many years, was the site of Charlie’s memorial service Nov. 26, 2011. His family spoke words of...
Paul V. Deporte '39
PAUL DIED Dec. 31, 1993, of a sepsis while recovering from GuillainBarre Syndrome at a rehabilitation hospital. He had retired in 1983 after 37 years as a medical...
Charles Henry Detwiller Jr. '39
DET DIED of a heart attack at his Cape Cod home on May 11, 1991. He had been living there in retirement since 1985, when he closed the Plainfield architectural firm he...
Robert Henry Dicke '39
When Bob died Mar. 4, 1997, of complications from Parkinson's disease, we lost a most distinguished classmate, and the world of science lost a widely admired and...
Robert Dickey III '39
Bob died at his Pittsburgh home Aug. 24, 2004, after a relatively short illness.He had retired from the Dravo Corp. in 1983, after 35 years there, 18 of which he spent...
Richard Dillon Jr. '39
Dick died Dec. 5, 2005, at his apartment in Foulk Manor North in Wilmington, Del.Dick had a long and successful career in public relations, beginning with Macy's in New...
Thomas Dimond '39
Tom died Dec. 18, 2005, in New York City, which had always been his home.After Princeton, Tom received an MBA at Harvard Business School in 1941. He then served until...
Frank Rogers Donahue Jr. '39
Frank, of Haverford, Pa., died Oct. 27, 2004, following a brief illness.Frank was born in Philadelphia and came to Princeton from Penn Charter. At Princeton, he majored...
James Doolittle '39 *48
Jim died May 24, 1998, at the Veterans' Hospital in Scarborough, Maine. Even as undergraduate majoring in modern languages, Jim had decided on a career as a teacher...
Standish Montgomery Douglas '39
Mont died Aug. 1994 at a hospital near the nursing home in Hollywood, Fla., where he had been living since 1991.Mont spent the first years of his working career in sales...
Elisha Pearis Douglass '39
"E.P." died Apr. 12, 2001, in Chapel Hill, N.C., where he had lived since 1958. Writing in our 50th book, he referred to his failing memory and a permanent limp from a...
Arthur M. Eastburn '39
Art died Feb. 8, 2007, at his home in Delray Beach, Fla. The cause was congestive heart failure, which had been with him for the past 10 years. From 1941 to 1946 he...
William Charles Eberhardt '39
Bill died June 14, 1998, at Mainstay, his home in Trevett, Maine, where he and Lorraine, his wife of 34 years, had been glad to settle down at last after his peripatetic...
William M. Edmonstone '39
Bill, our dear and beloved physician, died Nov. 1, 2012, at the StoneRidge retirement community in Mystic, Conn., where he had his home and practice since 1949. Bill...
Carl Martin Elkan '39
Carl died May 6, 2007, at his home in Bartlesville, Okla., surrounded by family and caregivers. Carl graduated with a degree in chemical engineering and went...
William Arthur Ely Jr. '39
BILL DIED IN Nov. 1980, but where and under what circumstances we do not know. He had been on our address unknown list since 1964 and, in spite of persistent efforts, we...
Theodore English '39
BROUGHT DOWN by emphysema, Ted died Jan. 1, 1993, at his home in Grafton, Mass. He was acutely ill only in his last three days but had been frail for several years.Ted's...
Sandford Garland Etherington Jr. '39
After a brief illness, Sandy died May 20, 1997, of complications from pneumonia and a heart attack.Sandy saw action with the armored forces for four years during WWII,...
Freeman Fairchild '39
Freeman died Jan. 3, 2002, at East Hampton, N.Y., his home since 1968, when he retired after 25 years with Turner Construction. Shortly after graduation, Freeman joined...
Dawson Lycurgus Farber Jr. '39
Lefty died peacefully in his sleep April 11, 2007, at his Brewster, Mass., home. In our senior year he pitched for Princeton against Columbia at Baker Field in a game...
Melchor Gaston Ferrer '39
Mel died June 2, 2008, at his ranch near Santa Barbara, Calif., where he had lived in the later years of his long career as an actor, producer, and director in radio,...
James Myers Finch Jr. '39
Jim died May 4, 2006, at Whitney Center in Hamden, Conn. A retired official of the New Haven Railroad, Jim was a railroad buff all his life. He recalled visiting the...
Henry Robert Fischer '39
A lifelong resident of Erie, Pa., Henry died there on May 17, 2000. After graduating from Penn law school in 1942, he practiced law in Erie and was honored there by the...
William James Flather III '39
Bill died of emphysema Nov. 26, 2002, at his home in DC. After service in the Navy during WWII on ships in the Atlantic and Pacific, he left the Navy as a commander and...
George Kenneth Flavell Jr. '39
Ken died at his home in Medford, N.J., on Jan. 4, 2002. For several years he had suffered from Parkinson's, but at the end a massive heart attack was the cause of death....
Robert Stevens Forman '39
BOB FORMAN, a distinguished Long Island lawyer and public servant, died of cancer July 25, 1990, in Sands Point, N.Y., where he had lived for over 60 years.Entering...
John William Foster II '39
Jack died May 7, 2010, in Sun City Center, Fla., where he had lived since his retirement in 1985. He had been in the oil business in Yardley, Pa., for 25 years and in...
Joseph Robert Fox '39
Bob died Aug. 7, 1997, in Dover, Del., his home ever since he set up his medical practice there in 1951.Although Bob majored in architecture, he elected to enter...
Benjamin Franklin III '39
Ben died Jan. 1, 1998, in San Francisco, where he had made his home since 1986. His ashes will be interred at the Arlington National Cemetery in June 1998. From...
James Mott French '39
Jim died at his home on Hilton Head Island, S.C., Jan. 31, 2005.He came to us from Hotchkiss and went on to the University of Michigan Law School. From 1941-45 he served...
John Winslow French '39 *42
John died Jan. 12, 1999, at Longboat Key, Fla., his retirement home since 1977. After graduation John became an instructor in psychology at Princeton while earning his...
James Mcilroy Fritz '39
A leading thoracic surgeon in the Southwest, Jim died Nov. 16, 1998, of a heart attack in Tucson, Ariz. Leaving Princeton at the end of junior year, Jim earned his BS at...
Frank Montford Fucik '39
Frank, a lifetime resident of Highland Park, Ill., died there peacefully March 13, 2009. Frank earned his degree in chemical engineering and then saw four years of...
Richard Edgar Funkhouser '39
Our distinguished classmate Dick Funkhouser died May 15, 2008, Washington, D.C. Following Pearl Harbor, Dick volunteered for the Army Air Corps and became a pilot...
Ellwood Harrar Furst '39
Woody died of pneumonia on June 30, 2002, at Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park, Pa. From 1947 until he retired in 1979, he was a salesman and then sales manager for the...
Lawrence Henry Galloway '39
Larry died April 27, 2005, near his Barrington, Ill., home. Easter week, he suffered a massive stroke while in Arizona, which robbed him of his mobility and speech. One...
John Garretson Gaston II '39
Mow died of complications from Alzheimer's disease and emphysema April 19, 2005, at Heath Village in Washington Township, N.J. He and Anne, his wife of 59 years, had...
Peter T. Gebhard Jr. '39
Pete died Aug. 28, 2012, in Westport, Mass., not far from Providence, R.I., where he spent most of his working life. At the time of his retirement, he was president of...
Arthur Gwyer Gilkes '39
Art died on July 25, 1999, in Chicago, Ill. He studied chemistry at Princeton, earned a law degree at NYU, and served as an aviator instructor in the USNR. He had a...
Norman Leinbach Gill '39
NORM DIED Apr. 13, 1993 in Trenton, his home for 35 years.He had retired as executive V.P., general counsel, and a member of the board of directors of New Jersey...
Gardner Fordyce Gillespie Jr. '39
"Spider" died Mar. 25, 2001, of post-polio syndrome at a hospital near his assisted living home in Chester, Conn. He had been having trouble walking in recent years,...
Robert Dale Gilliam '39
Bob died suddenly and unexpectedly March 22, 2005, in Florence, Ore.An ophthalmologist, he received his medical degree from Temple University in 1945. As a lieutenant...
Stanley H. Gilman '39
Stan died Aug. 31, 2011, in Virginia Beach, Va., after a brief illness. We will long remember his faithful attendance at every five-year reunion, where he would march in...
Edward Walker Givens '39
Only recently we learned that Ed died in Aug. 1994. His mind had been failing for several years, and when his wife died in 1993, Ed entered a nursing home, where he died...
Alan Harold Gleason '39
Alan died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease Jan. 20, 2010, at the Kingston Residence of Sylvania, Ohio. Alan was an economist who first taught at the University...
Landis Gores '39
LANDIS, ONE OF AMEIUCA'S leading architects, died March 18, 1991, at Norwalk Hospital near his home, the avant-garde house he designed and built in 1951, which gained an...
John Craven Gorman '39
Sitting at home on Jan. 13, 2002, John died of heart failure. He and Leni were settled in their winter home in Naples, Fla., and looking forward to seeing old friends...
John Graham '39
Chico died March 8, 2011, two months after celebrating his 95th birthday at his ranch in Bandera, Texas. His first job after college and a year’s trip around the ...
Robert Waddington Grange '39
Bob died May 27, 2005, in Paradise Valley, Ariz.After college, he was a Navy lieutenant senior grade in World War II, serving on a minesweeper near Okinawa and Iwo Jima....
Adrian Jacques Grossman '39
Jack died March 10, 2007. After graduating from Princeton, Jack attended MIT, where he earned a master’s degree in chemical engineering. The following...
Eben Clarke Hall '39
Eben died Apr. 2, 1999, at his home in Vero Beach, Fla. In retirement he and Jane, his wife of 53 years, had spent half of each year there-the other half was spent in...
Raleigh Hansl Jr. '39
Butts died Oct. 2, 2001, at a nursing home in Denver, a victim of Alzheimer's disease. A longtime resident of Potomac, Md., Butts gave up home there shortly after...
John Wellmer Hanson '39
JOHN DIED of lymphoma May 8, 1990, at his home in Huntington, L.I. At the time of his death he was still active in the companies he had founded or acquired over the...
Clifford O Bradley Hara '39
Cliff died June 26, 2002, in Greenwich, Conn., of complications from a systemic staphylococcus infection. Though he retired in 1962 as director of port commerce for the...
Ashby Taylor Harper '39
WHILE SWIMMING in an open water masters race off Greenwich, Conn., on July 11, Brud suffered a heart attack. He finished the race and won his event but died later in the...
George S. Harrington '39
George, a lifelong resident of the Wilmington, Del., area, died peacefully June 2, 2011, surrounded by his family. He was 93. Along with several from our class,...
William Gibson Harris '39
Gib died May 1, 2000, in Ocean Ridge, Fla. After earning his law degree at the U. of Virginia in 1942, he worked as an attorney for the War Production Board before...
William Bradford Harwood Jr. '39
Pete died Dec. 26, 1998, in Bath, Maine, at the home of his daughter Phyllis Munro. Over the years Pete and his wife, Sylvia, who died in 1995, were enthusiastic in...
Robert Haskins '39 *40
Bob died April 17, 2006. A native of Richmond, he received bachelor's and master's degrees in physics from Princeton and went on to earn a master's in aeronautical...
Walter R. Hatfield '39
Walt died Sept. 23, 2006, in Lexington, Mass., his home for 56 years. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, and found time to sing in the University...
John Henry Hauberg Jr. '39
John died in Seattle on Apr. 5, 2002, of a bacterial infection that led to a heart attack.An Illinois native, John learned about the arts from his mother, who introduced...
Oliver Hershman Havens '39
Ollie died Oct. 28, 2007, in Florida of complications from Parkinson’s disease. He came to us from Westfield (N.J.) High School, where he was class president. He...
Donald Bryce Heard '39
Don died Apr. 28, 1996, after a valiant determined fight against Parkinson's disease. A lifelong resident of Pittsburgh, he entered college from Shadyside Academy...
Samuel Roy Heath Jr. '39
PROMINENT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, teacher, counselorand author, Pete died May 17, 1991. Over the years Pete held positions at Knox College, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Amherst...
John Griffith Hendrickson '39
John, a civil engineer specializing in hydraulics, died of prostate cancer Mar. 6, 2003, in Hazel Crest, Ill. After graduation John taught civil engineering at...
Everett Josiah Higbee Jr. '39
Hig died of a cerebral hemorrhage Oct. 15, 2001, at Atlantic City Hospital near his home in Smithville, N.J. Though born in Atlantic City, Hig spent much of his working...
Robert Baker Highsaw '39
Bob died Nov. 17, 2009, at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City, where he had been living since his retirement. After graduating as our class valedictorian in 1939,...
Robert Eugene Hill '39
Bob died Oct. 9, 2002, in Stamford, Conn. Except for his contribution to our 50th Yearbook, we've heard nothing from him in recent years. In that submission, he told us...
Canfield Mcknight Himes '39
CANFIELD DIED Feb. 4, 1990, in Aiken, S.C., his home for the past decade since returning to this country from his former home in Cuernavaca, Mexico. But wherever he may...
Edward Windsor Hobler '39
Our class president senior year, Ed died of pneumonia July 23, 2006, in Evanston, Ill. Ed had been a resident of Evanston’s Presbyterian Home Alzheimer’s unit since...
Willhun Frederick Hofmann Jr. '39
BILL DIED at his home in Belmont, Mass., on Oct. 4, 1991. Courageous and uncomplaining through a long illness, he at least had the satisfaction of celebrating his 50th...
Leavenworth Holden '39
Worth died of cancer on June 26, 2002, at the home of his daughter in Easton, Md. In addition to his family, his greatest love and fulfillment was sailing and building...
Earle T. Holsapple Jr. '39
Apple died May 4, 2012, in Hackettstown, N.J., near the family farm of his father, Earle Sr. 1909. His brother was Penn Holsapple ’36. Apple majored in classics and...
George Marshall Hornblower '39
Whistle died Oct. 6, 2006, at home in Washington, D.C. He came to us from Groton School. He majored in classics, joined Ivy Club, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. As...
Richard Ralston Hough '39
TWO LIVES FILLED with accomplishment and service ended tragically on July 9, 1992, when Dick and his wife died in the crash of their personal plane shortly after...
G. Arthur Howell Jr. '39
After earning his law degree from Harvard in 1942, his professional career as a lawyer and civic leader was centered in Atlanta. He was a founding partner and the last...
William Mcclelland Hunt '39
BILL DIED Jan. 15, 1992, at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, NJ,, not far from Lambertville, where fie lived all his life. There he had his Own office as a...
John Campbell Hurdman '39
JACK DIED in his sleep at his home in Delray Beach, Fla., Aug. 15, 1991. He had had a serious operation in January but as recently as June had re ported to former...
Donald Mcdonald Irwin '39
WHEN DON DIED at his home in Chevy Chase, Md., Mar. 4, 1991, our Class and our country lost a man much loved and admired. He had officially retired in 1984, but...
Ralph Borden Jackson '39
Jack died Mar. 15, 1998, at his home in Godfrey, Ill., after a brief illness. From 1952 until his retirement in 1971 when his school closed, Jack served as president of...
William Burr Jadden '39
Bill succumbed to lung cancer Feb. 7, 1999, in Switzerland, where he and Audrey had lived since 1962. There in their beautiful home overlooking Lake Geneva they were...
John Alexander James Jr. '39
On Jan. 23, 2002, Jesse died from complications of Parkinson's disease. He lived in San Antonio, where he was born and where he returned when he retired in 1979 after...
Nelson Pierce James '39
Nels died Nov. 5, 2000, in Kirkwood, N.Y. For many years he had been the owner of his own travel bureau serving the area in and around Binghamton, N.Y. And in his...
William Walser Janeway '39
Wals died Feb. 8, 2011, in Guilford, Conn., after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He had just celebrated his 94th birthday. Wals entered Princeton from...
John Brayton Johnson '39
After months of struggle to recover from abdominal surgery, Johnny died at his home in Watertown, N.Y., on May 2, 2001. He had been chairman of the Johnson Newspaper...
Woodruff Barnes Johnson '39
Woody died Feb. 18, 1995, in Washington, Penn. where he had lived all his life. He came to Princeton with from the Hill School, majored in engineering, then went to work...
George Howard Johnson Jr. '39
George died Oct. 12, 2008, at home in Gladwyne, Pa. A member of Quadrangle at Princeton, he was captain of our freshman and varsity soccer teams, which won two Middle...
William Gordon Johnston '39
After a brief illness, Pee Wee died Dec. 13, 2002, at his winter home in Delray Beach, Fla. After graduation, Pee Wee had a brief stint with NBC, but with the advent of...
Wallace Wylie Judd '39
Wylie died Feb. 5, 2001, of a massive heart attack. He and Vera, his wife of 61 years, had just moved in November to Adamstown, Md., to be near members of their family....
David Sequin Junker '39
Dave, a longtime resident of New York, died Feb. 5, 2007, at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan. After college Dave earned a law degree from Harvard in 1942 and...
Arthur McKinley Kallop '39
Art died peacefully of natural causes June 11, 2007, at his home in Summit, N.J., where he had lived for many years. After earning a bachelor's in electrical...
Ike Simpson Kampmann Jr. '39
Son of I.S. Kampmann 1905, a lifelong San Antonian, distinguished lawyer, and avid supporter of many civic causes, Ike died Jan. 5, 2006, in Houston's St. Luke's...
Thomas Kenworthy III '39
A year ago Teke, who had Parkinson's disease, fell and suffered an injury to his head. Then in June he had major surgery for lung cancer. He died Aug. 18, 2005.Losing...
John Thimpson Kerr '39
John died of congestive heart failure Aug. 25, 2006, at a retirement community in Towson, Md. Born in York, Pa., he came to us from Harrisburg Academy and earned his...
Arthur H. Keyes Jr. '39
Our distinguished architect died June 7, 2012, in Washington, D.C., the locale of much of his work. With graceful humor, he expressed his gratitude to Princeton in...
James Ferdinand Kieckhefer '39
Jim died Dec. 7, 1998, in Milwaukee, where he had lived all his life. His career had been in investment banking, and he retired in 1974. In retirement he continued his...
C. Frank Kireker Jr. '39
Frank died in his sleep Sept. 6, 2006, at a nursing home in Ridgewood, N.J. He was 88. He came to us from Montclair Academy, majored in economics, joined Key and Seal,...
Howard Lincoln Klein '39
Long a resident of West Hartford, Conn., Howie died at Hartford Hospital Aug. 7, 2001. Always a loyal Princetonian, he was a past president of the Princeton Assn. of...
John Wingo Knowles '39
RETIRED LAWYER and jurist, Wingo died Sept. 25, 1993, in Richmond, where he had lived all his life. In Richmond, he spent almost 17 years on the Henrico County Circuit...
Wolford Kraybill '39
Kray died Oct. 11, 1995, at a nursing center near his home in Newmanstown, Penn., where he had been under care as an Alzheimer's patient.For all his working years, Kray...
Elliot Carter Laidlaw Jr. '39
Carter, a lifelong resident of New Jersey, died on Christmas Day 2012 at Morristown Medical Center. Since our 25th reunion in 1964, Carter had lived in Bedminster,...
John Cobbs Lewis Laslie '39
WIDELY KNOWN BANKER and financial consultant, John died June 13, 1992, at his home in Cocoa, Fla., following a long and valiant struggle against cancer.Active in...
Charles Latham Jr. '39
Charlie died Oct. 31, 2010, at Kendal at Hanover, a continuing-care retirement community in Hanover, N.H., 14 miles from his ancestral home in Thetford, Vt. After...
Theodore Von Hermann Laue '39 *44
After a brief illness, Theo died on Jan. 22, 2000, in Worcester, Mass., where, until he retired in 1983, he had been teaching at Clark U. He earned his PhD in history at...
Charles F. Laycock '39
Fred died June 9, 2010, at his home in Beverly Hills, Fla. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., he always considered the Wyoming Valley his true home. His first 36 years were...
Frederic Leake Jr. '39
Ted died July 7, 2000, in Beaufort, S.C., where he had moved after he retired from a 40-year association with NL Industries (National Lead) located in Charleston, W.Va....
Walter Ashton Lee '39
Ash died Oct. 23, 1999, in Dillon, Colo., while drinking a martini at the Yacht Club banquet. Denver had been home to him ever since he moved there in 1965 as an...
Archibald Willard Leonard '39
Archie died Dec. 23, 1998, in Beaufort, S.C., where he and Ann had recently settled after many years in Florida, site of Archie's business in Miami. They moved first to...
Charles Foster Limberg '39
On Dec. 28, 1997, after a long bout of illness, Charlie died at the Mari de Villa Retirement Home in West St. Louis, Mo. Until his retirement in the late 1970s he...
E. Burrell Lindsay '39
Burrell died Dec. 19, 2003, in Cleveland Heights, where he lived since retirement.Except for Army service in the Pacific, where he was awarded a Purple Heart, Burrell...
William Henry Lippitt '39
Bill died Dec. 8, 2000, at Candler Hospital in Savannah, where he had practiced general surgery for 35 years before he retired in 1982. After earning his MD at Johns...
Robert Forsyth Little III '39
Bob died Aug. 29, 2005, in Oyster Bay, N.Y.Bob received a law degree from Columbia Law School in 1942, then began a tour of military service that lasted until 1950,...
George Robertson Livermore Jr. '39
Afflicted with Alzheimer's disease that became steadily worse in the past year, George died Sept. 14, 2005, in a nursing home in Memphis, Tenn.In Memphis he had been in...
Littleton Long '39
Tiny died of cancer July 23, 2003, in Burlington, Vt., where he had lived for 53 years.He was well known in the area for his small, elderly apple orchard â€” "elderly"...
George Ransom Lord Jr. '39
George died April 10, 2004, at Blowing Rock Hospital near his home in Whispering Pines, N.C.His entire business career was with Sinclair Oil, beginning after graduation...
Walter Lord '39
Walter died May 19, 2002, at his NYC apartment. Walter may not have invented the genre of narrative historian, but his seminal account of the sinking of the Titanic, A...
Philip Holt Lowry '39
Phil died Feb. 28, 1998, of emphysema at his home in McLean, Va. At the time he retired he had spent 31 years in military operations research in the Dept. of Defense...
Lambert Lyons-Montgomery '39
Buzz died July 18, 2006, at his home in Essex, Mass. In the first years after graduation, Buzz took his mathematical skills to a number of companies, among them Aetna...
J. Layng Martine '39
Layng died peacefully June 27, 2006, in Greenwich, Conn. He was 87. He came to us from Columbia High School in South Orange, N.J., where he met his wife of 65 years,...
Pettersen Barto Marzoni '39
Pete died Jan. 19, 1999, in Westminster, Colo., his most recent retirement home. His career was, as he once described it, opinion, market, advertising, educational and...
Morris Mather Jr. '39
Morrie died June 17, 2005, in Hinsdale, Ill., where he lived throughout his career.Before his retirement in 1972, he was in investment banking with Blyth & Co. Inc. in...
John Carstens Matthews '39
John died Jan. 10, 2002, at home in West Caldwell, N.J. He had been living there in a continuing care retirement community for the past three years.After graduating with...
Thomas Fowler Maurice '39
TOM DIED of a heart attack Nov. 3, 1993, at his home in Aiken, S.C. On the weekend just before his death, he traveled to N.Y.C. to meet with fellow trustees of Aiken...
Sanders Maxwell '39
Sandy, only recently elected our class president, died peacefully Feb. 23, 2008, after a brief hospitalization. We have probably not had any classmate as totally...
John Wheaton Mayers '39
Jack died Mar. 10, 1997, in Atlanta, after carrying on with never a complaint through three years of kidney dialysis complicated by vascular problems. He had retired...
Robert Marshall McClung '39
Bob died of a heart attack June 24, 2006, in Northampton, Mass. During World War II, Bob was a Navy communications officer, pilot, and landing-signal officer, rising to...
Andrew Morrill Mccullaugh '39
Andy died Sept. 16, 1995, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., after a long illness. A native of South Orange, N.J., the son of Andrew T., Class of 1894, Andy came to us from...
Robert James McKay Jr. '39
Jim, our pediatrician and professor of pediatrics, died Nov. 23, 2012, at Wake Robin, the life-care community he and his late wife, Liz, helped found in Shelburne,...
James Brett Mckinney '39
Jim died Mar. 14, 1999, at his winter home in Hobe Sound, Fla. After his retirement he had enjoyed the opportunity to spend winters there and summers in Paris, Maine. In...
John Paulding Meade '39
Johnny died Mar. 1, 1995, in Mount Kisco, N.Y. Although he lived in the hills of northern Westchester, John was sailor at heart, devoted, in his own words, to sailing...
Herman William Melum '39
BILL DIED on July 31, 1989, in St. Simons Island, Ga., where he had lived since he retired in 1974 as V.P. of the First National Bank of Chicago. Having been with the...
Harris Metcalf '39
Ace died Oct. 17, 2001, at home in Vero Beach, Fla., of lung cancer. After he retired in 1979 as a marine underwriter with the Providence Washington Insurance Co., he...
Herbert Louis Moeller Jr. '39
Herb died of heart complications on Apr. 7, 2002, at a New Haven hospital near his home of many years, which was located directly on the waters of Long Island Sound in...
John Wise Moffat '39
AFFER A LONG Struggle with Parkinson's disease, Moff died Aug. 2, 1990, at his home in Delray Beach. He had moved there in 1975, when he retired from Babcock and Wilcox...
James Robley Moor '39
Jay died July 29, 2003, at JML Care Center near his home in East Falmouth, Mass.He worked for Sun Oil Co. of Philadelphia from 1939-71 with time out to serve in the Army...
Charles Baird Morgan '39
CHARLIE DIED AUG. 28, 1993, at his home in Berwyn, Penn. We had not seen him since the end of our sophomore year. During the summer of 1937, he went to work for Synthane...
Eugene C. Morrison '39
GENE DIED Sept. 1, 1992, in Luxembourg. The last time we saw him was at class luncheon at the Princeton Club of N.Y.C. in 1968. We never again heard from him directly...
Richard Paul Morten '39
Dick died Oct. 11, 1995, in a Florence, S.C., hospital following several years of severe setbacks to his general health and mobility, which finally confined him first to...
William Randolph Mueller '39
Bill died on Mar. 29, 2000, in Roland Park, Md. Born in Baltimore, Bill came to Princeton from the Gilman School, then went on to earn a doctorate in literature at...
Russell Lowell Mueller '39
Russ suffered a stroke while at Anna Maria Island, Fla. last winter and died on March 19, 1991. Services were held a few days later in Green Bay, Wis., his home for many...
Richard Wallace Murrie '39
On March 6, 2006, Dick died peacefully after a long illness. He was 88.One of the large contingent in our class from the Lawrenceville School, he went on to Yale Law...
Donald Lapham Mygatt '39
Don, stricken with Alzheimer's, had been in a nursing home in Bellevue, Wash. for the last two years, and died there Mar. 5, 2003. He left Princeton at the end of...
John Ogden Nelson '39
John died June 24, 2005, at his home in Boulder, Colo., after a long illness. He was 88.One of the large Lawrenceville contingent in our class, he graduated from...
David Gulick Nes '39
Dave died of cancer May 27, 2006, at his Owings Mills, Md., home. Dave had a spectacular career as a State Department officer. But first he did graduate study at...
William Burgoyne Nichols '39
Belatedly we learned that Bill died Dec. 4, 2002. We have no way of knowing the cause or the circumstances. When we last heard from him, he told us that he and his wife...
Francis Bailey Nimick Jr. '39
Fran died June 11, 2007, after a long illness. A lifelong resident of the Pittsburgh area, he was prominently engaged in the banking business. After earning his MBA at...
Gilbert C. Norton '39
Gil died May 17, 2005, in Sun City Center, Fla., after a long period of declining health. He had moved to Florida after his retirement from his medical practice in...
Edward F. Norton Jr. '39
A native Staten Islander, Ed died there in Todt Hill July 9, 2010. Ed prepared for his life’s work in business by majoring in economics at Princeton. As a member of...
Stephen Hunter Ogilvy '39
Steve died June 16, 2005, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident during his return to Westport, Conn., from Vermont, where he had been playing in a...
Packard L. Okie '39
Pack died Oct. 4, 2010, in San Clemente, Calif. His funeral was at St. Clement’s by-the-Sea, which he served from 1982 to 2008 as pastoral-care assistant. The parish...
Frederick Osann Jr. '39
Fred died of a heart attack while in recovery following surgery in Detroit on Sept. 4, 1996. He had retired in 1978 as v.p., manufacturing of the Chrysler Corp., where...
Percival Dewitt Oviatt Jr. '39
After a long illness, "Bud" died on Aug. 30, 2000, in Rochester, N.Y., where he was born and lived all his life. He earned his LLB at Yale in 1942 and was a special...
John H. Pace Jr. '39
John died July 5, 2010, at his home in Kailua, Kona, Hawaii. He entered Princeton with us in 1935, left at the end of freshman year, rejoined us in the...
Nicholas F. Pallotti '39
Nick died Oct. 21, 2012, Rocky Hill, Conn., just south of Hartford, where he had his law firm, Donahue, Pallotti & Collins from 1961 until his retirement. Earlier...
William Crocker Parsons '39
Bill died suddenly, apparently of a stroke, on Dec. 13, 1996, at his new home in Ardmore Pa., to which he had moved only six weeks before. He had been in excellent...
Robert A. Peelor '39
Bob died April 18, 2010, in Costa Mesa, Calif., of Alzheimer’s disease. He received a medical degree from Harvard in 1943 and then served in the Army Medical Corps....
Louis Petito '39
Lou died Jan. 26, 2001, at a health care center in St. Petersburg, Fla., near his home in North Redington Beach, where he and Estelle, his wife of 51 years, had lived...
Karl Dravo Pettit Jr. '39
Karl died peacefully May 14, 2005, at the University Medical Center in Princeton following a short hospitalization for pneumonia and internal bleeding. His daughter,...
Henry Dan Piper '39
Professor emeritus of English, biographer of F. Scott Fitzgerald '17, and former dean of liberal arts and sciences at Southern Illinois U.-Carbondale, Dan died July 25,...
Warren D. Platt Jr. '39
PROMINENT INTERNIST and rheumatologist Bud Platt died after a long illness Nov. 28, 1992, in Longmeadow, Mass., where he lived most of his life.A 1943 graduate of...
Gerard B. Podesta '39
Jeff died May 16, 2011, in West Orange, N.J., near the place where he was born (Hoboken) and where he lived all his working life (Montclair and Glen Ridge). Jeff...
Ezra Parmalee Prentice Jr. '39
Pete died April 16, 2005, in Charlotte, N.C.After graduation and a four-year stint in the Army during World War II, he earned a law degree at Columbia in 1947 and joined...
Eben Wright Pyne '39
After a brief illness, Eben died April 11, 2007, at his home in Hobe Sound, Fla. Following graduation, Eben worked briefly in a New York bank, but in 1940...
Nicholas Alvin Quinn '39
NICK DIED Oct. 6, 1990. A stroke five years ago placed some restrictions on Nick's ebullience but never dampened his enthusiasm for Princeton and our Class. He and Pat...
Lawrence P. Ralston '39
Larry died Dec. 20, 2010, at Piper Shores, a retirement community south of Portland, Maine, the area where he had lived since 1982. Larry entered Princeton from...
Frederick Lawrence Redpath '39
Bud died May 22, 1996, one day after being injured in an automobile accident near Princeton. News of his death was reported in the July 3, 1996, PAW in both the Notebook...
Oliver Howard Reeder '39
Ollie died of pneumonia Aug. 17, 2006, at his home Towson, Md. A chemistry major and member of Phi Beta Kappa at Princeton, he returned home after college to work...
Arthur Reis Jr. '39
Art died peacefully Dec. 23, 2008, in his home in Manhattan. Right up to the end he was carrying out his long-held duties as manager of ’39’s Annual Giving and...
Richard Emerick Reiss '39
Dick died at his home in Weston, Mass., Jan. 5, 2009. He had been a Weston resident for 37 years. Dick had a long career as a sales, marketing, and product-development...
George Henry Reppert Jr. '39
George died Sept. 5, 2003, in Tulsa, Okla., his home since he retired senior vice president of McGraw-Hill Publishing in 1971.George moved to Tulsa for a consulting...
Albert Butler Richardson '39
Al died Mar. 10, 1999, in Harwich, Mass., not far from his home in Chatham, where he had settled after his retirement in 1974. Al was born in Moscow when it was part of...
Henry David Richardson '39
Henry died May 26, 1996, at Hilton Head Island, S.C., where he had lived since his retirement in 1972. A longtime resident of Summit, N.J., his entire career centered...
Whitman Ridgway '39
A third-generation Princetonian, Whit died Feb. 19, 1995, at his home in Schenectady, N.Y. There, he had been associated with GE since receiving his M.S. in electrical...
Paul Henry Ringer Jr. '39
Paul died on Mar. 27, 1989, at Wrightsville Beach, N.C., where he had lived since he retired as a general surgeon. In retirement, he had been active in the...
Albert Edward Rising Jr. '39
Al died at his home in Brightwaters, N.Y., Oct. 11, 1997. A consulting metallurgist and petroleum geologist, he earned his doctorate in engineering at Yale in 1942, then...
Mark Tucker Robbins '39
Mark died Nov. 2, 1998, in Westlake Village, Calif. Born in Pittsfield, Mass., Mark entered Princeton from the Hun School. He majored in French civilization and was a...
Brooke Roberts '39
Brooke died of cancer Feb. 23, 2003, in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He had been a leading vascular surgeon for more than four decades at the hospital of the U. of Pennsylvania....
Charles Shepherd Roberts '39
Chuck died Apr. 22, 1999, at his retirement home on St. Simon's Island, Ga.Entering Princeton from Lake Forest Academy, Chuck majored in mechanical engineering, then...
William Wheeler Robinson '39
Bill died in his sleep at Navesink Harbor, Red Bank, N.J., April 3, 2007. Editor of Yachting magazine and author of 27 sailing books and one novel, Bill was a lifelong...
Hugh Robinson '39
After battling cancer for several years, Hugh died at home in Norfolk, Conn., Aug. 24, 2003.After Princeton he graduated from Harvard Law School in 1942, and immediately...
Richard Rolland Robinson '39
Dick died March 2, 2009, at Avon Hospice Home in Naples, Fla. After graduation from Princeton, he attended Harvard Business School and during World War II was...
Clyde Shannon Roche '39
Clyde died July 2, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital in NYC after a short illness. Clyde and Sandra, his wife of 46 years, lived in the same apartment on Central Park West...
Thomas Kirby Roche '39
Tom died Feb. 12, 1997, at his home in Muttontown, N.Y. He had been involved in the practice of law in NYC and Washington, D.C., throughout his career. But first he...
Archibald Coleman Rogers '39 *42
When Archie died Dec. 6, 2001, of complications from a stroke, we lost a distinguished classmate who was an outstanding member of the architectural profession, having...
William Henry Rolston '39
Bill died of pneumonia June 28, 2004, in Walnut Creek, Calif., after suffering a coronary in late May.Leaving college in his sophomore year, he had a brief stint acting...
W. Emlen Roosevelt '39
Monk died July 4, 1998, at his home in Monmouth Beach, N.J. Devoted to the sea, an active sailor in all kinds of boats, he lived near the water all his life.Banking was...
James Lincoln Rowe '39
Jim died June 1, 2005, in Indianapolis, where he had been a very active resident throughout his life.He majored in chemistry at Princeton, and earned a Ph.D. from the...
Homer Burket Russell '39
On July 25, 2008, Homer died peacefully, not of any illness but just because he was very tired. And no wonder, considering the generous time and care he gave wherever he...
Elwin James Salter '39
EL, WHO DIED June 25, 1993, of gastric cancer, once wrote, "If your life work is interesting and you have a good family, you have a good life." By those standards, he...
Edward Johnson Sanger '39
After suffering from Alzheimer's for several years, Ted died in Medford, Ma., Apr. 26, 2000. In our 40th year book Ted wrote "Princeton taught me an open-mindedness and...
Bernard Streeper Sayre '39
Bernie died Feb. 18, 2002, of complications from Parkinson's. He had been living in Cumberland Island, Fla., since moving back to this country from Wiltshire, England,...
Edward W. Schall '39
Surrounded by his loving family, Ed died July 23, 2012, at his home. He had retired to New York City in 1984 after his 28-year career as manager of the special...
Arthur W. Schmidt Sr. '39
ART DIED Feb. 23, 1994, in Williamsburg, Va. where he had retired in 1981. His last four years had been hard as he went through ups and downs while recovering from a...
Herman Albert Schmitz '39
Herm died Sept. 10, 2007, at the Kindred Acute Care Center in Wayne, N.J. He suffered from Alzheimer's for a long time, but that did not keep him from all the normal...
Oren Scotten '39
Oren died Feb. 17, 2007, in New York, where he had long lived and worked. He served as captain in the Air Corps from 1942 to 1945, attached to Air...
John Martin Seabrook '39
Jack died Feb. 11, 2009, at his home in Aiken, S.C. An endlessly energetic creative man, Jack began his career right after graduation in the business his father...
Stephen Stanley Sechrist II '39
Steve died Jan. 22, 2008, at his home in York, Pa., following a brief illness. After college Steve joined the Red Lion Cabinet Co., a family business that manufactured...
John Edward Semmes Jr. '39
Jack died Oct. 7, 2008, at his home on Hilton Head Island, S.C. After graduation, Jack joined the Marine Corps in 1940 and served in the Pacific theater for three...
Harold Hawley Seymour '39
HICKEY DIED Dec. 3, 1991, at his home in Montour Falls, N.Y. He had retired in 1977, but with no idea of leaving a countryside he loved. He stayed on in Montour Falls in...
Albert Boyd Sharp '39
Al died Jan. 19, 1995, in Sarasota where he and his wife, Mary, had lived for the past nine years following his retirement from a lifetime law practice in Haddonfield,...
George Francis Shaskan Jr. '39
George died Feb. 5, 2009, at his home in Chevy Chase, Md. He had been fighting a staph infection he contracted while in the hospital for successful hip surgery. After...
George Woodthorp Shepherd Jr. '39 *40
George died suddenly Jan. 30, 2007, at a hospital near his home in Fair Lawn, N.J. After graduating with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering, George...
Ronald Fitz-Randolph Sheppard '39
After nearly two years of struggle against the effects of a stroke suffered in 1994, Ron died Feb. 21, 1996, at Cincinnati's Drake Special Care Institute. It was a sad...
John Stager Shirk '39
Johnny died April 1, 2008, at Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital after a month-long illness. Johnny had forged a second career as a civic leader while managing two...
Frederick Whitney Shull '39
Fred died Nov. 21, 2001, in Stevensville, Mont., where he had been living with his son, Steele, and his family. A longtime resident of Bellingham, Wash., Fred had...
Arthur Homer Silvers '39
Art died Apr. 6, 1999, at Lancaster [Pa.] General Hospital. He and Edith, his wife of 57 years, had moved to Willow Village in Lancaster in 1995.After graduating from...
Samuel Freeman Sipe II '39
A STROKE SENT SAM to the hospital in Dec. 1992, where he remained in a coma until he died Jan. 30, 1993. For the past 30 years, he had been, in his own words, nursing a...
Lemuel Skidmore Jr. '39
LEM DIED Aug. 24, 1992. Diagnosed with terminal cancer in Jan. 1991 and given six months to live, Lem kept the monster at bay for 20 months. Savoring, each day, Lem was...
Robert Pease Smith '39
Bob died in Clermont, Fla., Jan. 19, 2007, after a long and distinguished medical career. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1943. After an accelerated...
Karl Beckwith Smith Jr. '39
K.B. died Jan. 28, 2006, in Sanibel, Fla., just two weeks short of his 90th birthday.He was widely recognized as the longest living survivor of insulin-dependent...
Fulcher Perry Smith Jr. '39
Perry died June 13, 1998, in Cumberland, Md., where he was born and lived all his life. He had been owner and operator of Cumberland Box and Mill Co. and Pergin Farm in...
Fredrick Reinhardt Snyder '39
Fred died Oct. 21, 2006, at Reading (Pa.) Hospital after suffering a sudden, massive cranial bleed. Although he had diabetes for several years, he was active and in...
William W. Spruance '39
Bill died Jan. 15, 2011. Having survived a crash in a T-33 training jet in 1961, Bill went on to give over 3,000 lectures on “Flying Safety and Crash Survival.” For...
Frederick Gordon Stager '39
GORDON DIED June 4, 1991, at the hospital in Franklin, N.C. He had been totally paralyzed and blind since 1964 and bedridden for the past 14 years. Before his illness...
Ernest Richmond Steele Jr. '39
BUD DIED of heart failure Mar. 28, 1993, in Dover, DeI., his home for most of his life. He had retired there in 1997 as v.p. and regional manager of theBank of Delaware,...
Howard Wellington Stepp '39
HOWIE, our honorary classmate, coach, mentor, and friend, died on Aug. 30, 1989. He had been in failing health after he suffered a stroke several years ago. Last May, in...
Bayard Macdonald Stevens '39
After a long hard battle with cancer, Willie died at his home in Vero Beach, Fla., Apr. 15, 1998. He and Mary, his wife of 58 years, had moved there from Bay Head, N.J.,...
Frank M. Stewart '39
Preceded at Princeton by his father, George B. Stewart Jr. 1906, his grandfather, George B. Stewart Sr. 1876, his brother, George B. Stewart III ’36, and other...
Wilbur Coe Stoll '39
Bill died May 28, 2007, at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly, N.J. He had lived most of his life in Plainfield, N.J., where he was an officer in the Crescent...
Raymond Tracey Stotler Jr. '39
Ray died June 11, 2008, in Dallas, Texas, 10 days after celebrating his 92nd birthday. The cause was complications from a ruptured appendix. Ray began his lifetime...
William Dixon Boulton Stroud '39
Gus died of pneumonia April 21, 2005, at home in West Grove, Pa.Widely known as a nature preserver, he and his wife, Joan, were co-founders of the Stroud Water Research...
Robert Joseph Sullivan '39
Sully died of cancer Nov. 21, 2001, at the Medical Center at Princeton. He never lost his sense of humor, honed in his days as managing editor of The Tiger. He was...
Eugene Beauharnais Sydnor Jr. '39
Gene died Sept. 9, 2003, in Richmond, where he lived all his life except for four years in the Navy during WWII. He served as an officer on the destroyer USS Shubrick...
Walter Rankin Sylvester '39
Walt died March 12, 2008, in Washington (D.C.) Hospital Center following an auto accident that led to a heart attack, the discovery of colon cancer, and, finally,...
John Milton Tassie '39
John died Nov. 25, 2002, at the Medical Center at Princeton, following a brief illness. He lived most of his adult life in Princeton, having joined the nearby Lenox...
Thomas Harry Taylor '39
Only weeks after he was admitted to the Masonic Home in Elizabethtown, Pa., where he had long been seeking a retirement apartment, Tom died May 18, 1997. Freemasonry was...
John Montague Teevan '39
John died on July 1, 2000, only a few weeks after he and Jean had been among classmates who cruised to Bermuda for a view of the Tall Ships. Born in Chicago and a...
Philip Gibson Terrie '39
AN ATTORNEY in private practice for more than 40 years in Charleston, W.Va., where he was a lifelong resident, Gib died of heart failure Apr. 11, 1993. He earned his law...
David Scott Thompson '39
Dave died Oct. 30, 2007, at Monroe Village in Jamesburg, N.J., a retirement community where he and his wife, Barbara, were living in order to stay close to Princeton,...
Edwin Pendleton Thompson '39
Ed died April 30, 2006, at the Westerly (R.I.) Nursing Home. He served as a lieutenant junior grade with the U.S. Maritime Service in the European and Far Eastern...
Herbert F. Thomson Jr. '39
Herb, our lifelong pastor and professor, died July 24, 2013. His life was celebrated at North Salem Presbyterian Church in Kimbolton, Ohio, which he served “in his...
Wolfgang Joseph Thron '39
Wolf died of emphysema on Aug. 21, 2001, in Boulder, Colo., his home since 1954. He was professor of mathematics at the U. of Colorado until he retired as emeritus...
Robert Dudley Thum '39
A FAMILY MAN of many talents and wideranging interests, Bob died of heart failure Mar. 10, 1992, while visiting son Robert '67 in Berkeley, Calif.Bob and Mildred,...
Martin Thomas Tiernan '39
Marty died Aug. 9, 1998, in Essex Fells, N.J., where he had lived almost all his life. After college he joined Wallace and Tiernan Inc., a family business, and was...
Charles Macnaughton Tillinghast '39
Lad died Feb. 24, 1998, as a result of a stroke suffered about a week before. He had retired from his lifetime career as an insurance agent in 1989 and was living in...
Charles Townsend Jr. '39
Charlie died of a heart attack June 27, 1995, while walking from the Princeton Club of N.Y.C. to Grand Central Station on his way home to Stamford, Conn. There he had...
Howard Griffin Turner Jr. '39
Hap died peacefully Aug. 27, 2009, at home in Enfield, Conn., surrounded by family. He and Marion had moved there after living 43 years in nearby Longmeadow, Mass. ...
Cornelius John Tyson Jr. '39
Jack died peacefully March 9, 2006, in Manhattan, where he had maintained a private practice in internal medicine for 52 years. He received his medical degree from...
Robert P. Uhl '39
Bob died June 14, 2013, in Atlanta, the home of the business he started in 1971, Sunlighting Lamp & Shade Center. Bob credited “the total Princeton experience” as...
Alfred Conrad Ulmer Jr. '39
After a long illness brought on by a severe stroke in 1992, Al died June 22, 2000. Editorial chair of the Prince and business manager of the Triangle Club, Al served...
Hendrik Van Oss '39
Hank died peacefully in his sleep July 21, 2010, just five days short of his 93rd birthday. He spent his early childhood in the Netherlands until his family moved...
James Sowerbutt Vandermade '39
James Sowerbutt Vandermade ’39 Jim died July 20, 2006, in Gladwyne, Pa., where he and his wife, Peg, had lived since moving to the Waverly Heights retirement community...
Charles Wills Vernon Jr. '39
CHUCK DIED Jan. 30,1991, at his home in North Caldwell, NJ. Before retiring in 1983, he had been for 20 years V.P. of the export division of Champion international Corp....
Edgar Frederick Vom Lehm '39
Ed died June 3, 2007, at a hospital near his home in Cullowhee, N.C., after a brief illness. Deeply devoted to music all his life, he earned both master's and doctoral...
Karl Mensch Waage '39 *46
Distinguished paleontologist and former director of the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale, Karl died Oct. 18, 1999. He earned his master's and PhD in geology at...
Alexander Dallas Wainwright '39
Alec died Jan. 5, 2000, in Hightstown, N.J., where he had been living following his long career as a librarian, almost all of it on the staff of the Princeton University...
Albert Whitney Waldron '39
Whit died Jan. 5, 2002, at a hospital near his home in San Diego.He was a lifelong bachelor and an inveterate student. A social philosophy major at Princeton, he entered...
Julius E. Waller '39
Jerry, our professor de Français, died March 27, 2013, in Cooperstown, N.Y., near his home in Cherry Valley. Jerry spent 1939–40 at the Université de Neuchâtel in...
James Augustus Walsh Jr. '39
JIM DIED Aug. 2, 1991, in Vernon Hills, Ill., where he had been living since his retirement, about five years ago, as attorney with United Charities of Chicago, Legal...
Philip Russell Warner '39
Phil died Dec. 18, 1996, in Ft. Myers, Fla., at a hospital near his residence at Shell Point Village Retirement Home. He had had a respiratory ailment known as Wegener's...
Alan Tower Waterman Jr. '39
Alan died of pneumonia in Palo Alto, Calif., Jan. 9, 2008. After Princeton, Alan studied meteorology at Cal Tech, and during World War II, he worked on...
Richard Bernard Wathen '39
Dick died Mar. 14, 2001, near his longtime summer residence in Maine. Born in Jeffersonville, Ind., he served for 18 years in that state's legislature as a Republican...
Frank Graham Watson '39
Frank died peacefully Dec. 12, 2009, of congestive heart failure. A member of Campus Club, he majored in chemistry. Upon graduation, he began graduate studies in...
Thompson Webb Jr. '39
Distinguished scholar, editor and publisher, Tom died Sept. 13, 1998, of cancer at his home in Madison, Wis. Tom and his brother Howell were two of the five '39ers who...
Howell Webb '39
HOWELL DIED of cancer Oct. 2, 1993. One of the first five students in Princeton's divisional program in Humanities, his degree was in English and Humanities. In 1940, he...
Richard Gordon Wendt '39
Gordon died unexpectedly Oct. 2, 2009, in Providence Care Center, Sandusky, Ohio, after a brief illness. After serving in Army from 1942 to 1946 and attaining...
Earl Chester Wenger '39
Earl died Feb. 26, 2004, in Savannah, Ga.He served with distinction as our class treasurer since 1997, first from his longtime home in South River, N.J., then from...
Alan Perine White '39
Al died Jan. 6, 2002, in Springfield, Va., of liver disease brought on by Hepatitis C, which he contracted in Mogadishu, Somalia, during his final overseas assignment...
Nelson Whitman '39
Neil died Dec. 15, 1997, at his home in East Falmouth, Mass., after a brief illness. A lifelong research chemist, he began his career at Dupont after earning his PhD in...
Charles Aven Whittington '39
Aven died unexpectedly from West Nile virus Sept. 18, 2011, in Greenwood, Miss. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in economics, Aven returned to manage his family’s...
John Vincent Whittlesey '39
Jack died Jan. 29, 2003, at his retirement home in Gastonia, N.C.After earning his BS in chemical engineering, he began his career with Exxon Research as a refinery...
William Hollingsworth Whyte III '39
Original thinker and one of the influential journalists of our generation, Holly died Jan. 12, 1999, in Manhattan, where he had lived.After graduation Holly joined the...
Henry Lawton Wightman Jr. '39
Hank died peacefully Oct. 25, 2006, at his home in Wimberly, Texas. A member of Terrace Club at Princeton, he majored in politics and participated in ROTC, which gave...
George Howe Wilder '39
George died Dec. 26, 2006, in a Dayton, Ohio, hospital. He and his wife, Betty, moved there only last year from their longtime home in West Orange, N.J. George...
James H. Wilkes '39
Jim died Dec. 2, 2011, in Gladwyne, Pa., a Philadelphia suburb that was his home for most of his life. His only time away was one year at Phillips Exeter and his four...
Pitt Sawyer Willand '39
PITT DIED June 14, 1992, in Tucson, where he and his wife, Anne, had settled in 1988 at the end of a long career that kept them on the move both here and abroad.After...
William Henry Wilson Jr. '39
Bill died of cancer Aug. 16, 2005, in Baltimore, Md., where he had long been active in church work and community affairs, including the Boy Scouts and United Way.During...
John Alan Wilson '39
JACK DIED on Hilton Head Island, S.C., Dec. 2, 1991. He had moved to Sea Pines Plantation in 1981 and a year later retired as general counsel, secretary, and V.P. of the...
William Valentine Winslow Jr. '39
Bill died May 2, 2002, in Sykesville, Md. His wife, Charlotte, wrote that he was an Alzheimer's patient, still living at home, having poor short-term memory but lots of...
Grandin Wise '39
GRANDY LOST his long struggle against Parkinson's disease on July 3, 1993, but he never lost the generous, enthusiastic spirit that was a hallmark of his career as an...
Stephen Jeffris Pierpont Wood '39
Woody, who lived in Highland Beach, Fla., died Sept. 22, 2005, in Cannes, France.Also known to us as P.J., he came to Princeton from Exeter, but left college after our...
Richard George Woodbridge III '39 *49
After a short illness Dick died at the Medical Center of Princeton on May 2, 2001. He had recently become a resident of Meadow Lakes, the retirement community near...
Hugh de Neufville Wynne '39 *40
Bud, our class president since 1984, died July 4, 2007. A geology major, he joined Creole Petroleum, a subsidiary of Standard Oil of New Jersey (later Exxon) and...
Gayle L. Young Jr. '39
Gayle died Aug. 5, 2010, in Cedar Grove, N.J. He was born in Weatherstone, Vt., the son of Gayle Young Sr. 1902. He came to us from the Lawrenceville School. At...
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