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Feb. 8, 2012
Vol. 112, No. 7
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Memorials by Class: 1955
Frederick J. Almgren Jr. '55
Fred was so alive to life that his death on Feb. 5, 1997, came as a shock. He died of pneumonia following a bone marrow transplant for myelodysplasia.The 10th recipient...
William Van Beekman Alstyne III '55
BILL DIED after a heart attack on Feb. 18, 1991.Bill came to our Class after graduating from Phillips Academy Andover. While there he was active in hockey (voted most...
David Lowndes Amory '55
David died in his sleep after a long illness on June 12, 2001, in Lake Bluff, Ill. Born in Boston, he prepared for Princeton at Middlesex School. He majored in politics,...
Peter J. Auger '55
Peter Auger died Feb. 24, 1997. in Park Ridge, N.J. Born in Paterson Sept. 10, 1932, he was reared in several northern New Jersey communities. Peter attended...
Robert Edward Barnes '55
Bob died in Noblesville, Ind., June 16, 2008. His ashes were scattered at one of his favorite places, offshore from Sitka in the Gulf of Alaska. Bob was born in...
Neil Avery Bartley Jr. '55
Neil died June 5, 2000, of complications from diabetes, a week after he and Sue celebrated their 40th anniversary (and from afar our 45th reunion). A native of Kansas...
Richard George Batt '55
Dick Batt died of a heart attack Aug. 25, 2003.He was reared in West Englewood, N.J., and attended St. Cecilia HS there and Horace Mann School in NYC. At Princeton he...
Edwin Hughson Beach '55
Hugh Beach was born Sept. 29, 1933, to Dorothy and Paul Beach, and died April 22, 2012, in Binghamton, N.Y. Hugh prepared at The Hill School. He wrestled for Princeton,...
Lawrence C. Bershon '55
After a long and distinguished career in advertising, Lawrence Bershon died March 7, 2011, in Palm Springs, Calif., of prostate cancer and diabetes complications. ...
Barry Block '55
Barry, a physics professor, pioneer semiconductor physicist, and entrepreneur, died Feb. 7, 2000, of lung cancer Mountain View, Calif. He was born NYC and reared...
William Keene Boley Jr. '55
Bill died Sept. 8, 2005, of congestive heart failure at his home in New Hartford, N.Y.After two years at Princeton with our class, Bill joined the Army, returning to the...
Charles W. Bourne '55
Loving family man and physician Charles Bourne, son of N.W. Bourne, was born Jan. 5, 1933, in Milwaukee and died there May 31, 2012. His wonderful, full life was...
James C. Bradford Jr. '55
Jim died of cancer March 8, 2010, in Nashville, Tenn. He came to us from Groton. At Princeton, Jim majored in economics, was a member of Colonial, and senior year...
Charles W. Bray III '55
Until he died of pneumonia in Milwaukee July 23, 2006, Charlie embodied the ideal of public service — to the nation as a diplomat for three decades, to the University...
George H. Brown Jr. '55
George died Aug. 24, 2006, at the University Medical Center in Princeton. George attended Princeton Country Day School and graduated from Lawrenceville. George...
William F. Brown III '55
Bill Brown died Oct. 26, 1998, at his home in Short Hills, N.J., after a long illness.Before coming to Princeton, Bill attended Newark Academy, where he was an all-state...
Peter Ellis Brown '55
Pete Brown died May 4, 1996, of cancer at his home in Topsfield, Mass. He was born and reared in Ridgewood, N.J., where he attended Ridgewood H.S. At Princeton, Pete...
Morris Ruggles Brownell III '55
Ruggles died March 14, 2007, at Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nev., following a valiant struggle against several diseases. He came to us from Middlesex School. Senior...
Denis Hugh Burns '55
Denny died in his sleep Nov. 27, 2004, in the New York apartment he shared with his devoted wife, Virginia Hackett Burns.Denny came to Princeton from Choate. Freshman...
Warren B. Burt '55
Warren died from congestive heart failure April 23, 2009, at home in Wilmington, Del. He graduated from Scarsdale High School; attended Princeton, where he joined...
William B. Bush '55
Bill died Dec. 11, 2004, in Florida with his daughters at his side.A native of New York City and graduate of New Rochelle High School, Bill majored in aerospace...
William Buttrick '55
William Buttrick, a retired Episcopal priest, died Feb. 1, 1999, in Richmond, Va., of heart failure.Will prepared at Middlesex School. At Princeton, he majored in...
William Lewis Clark '55
Bill died Jan. 5, 2007, in Columbus, Ohio, after a valiant fight against colon cancer. He prepared at Culver (Ind.) Military Academy, where he was senior cadet captain...
William Lewis Clark '55
Bill died Jan. 5, 2007, in Columbus, Ohio, after a valiant fight against colon cancer. He prepared at Culver (Ind.) Military Academy, where he was senior cadet captain...
John M. Cloud '55
Jack Cloud died June 6, 2010, in Norfolk, Va. He prepared at Andover. At Princeton, he was known as “Mr. Sunshine” and graduated cum laude. He earned a law degree from...
John W. Coogan '55
Jack Coogan, erstwhile English department chair and assistant headmaster at St. Mark’s School, died peacefully Aug. 29, 2010, at Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled ...
John C. Cooper III '55
John Cooper, son of John Crossan Cooper Jr. ’23, was born March 23, 1933, in Baltimore. He died March 7, 2012, at Baltimore’s Keswick Multi-Care Center after suffering...
William W. Cowles '55
Bill Cowles of Redding, Conn., died Apr. 21, 2002, of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was born in NYC and came to Princeton from the Horace Mann School.At...
John S. Cram III '55
John “Jackie” Cram died Oct. 21, 2007, after a brief illness at home in Hilton Head Island, S.C. Jackie attended Browning School in New York and graduated from St....
Edward G. Crum Jr. '55
Ed died April 28, 2010, in Summit, N.J., after a long illness. He came to us from Wilmington Friends School. At Princeton he majored in the SPIA. In our 1955 at 50...
Peter D. Danforth '55
While under hospice care for pulmonary fibrosis and after a long, meaningful life, Peter Danforth died June 29, 2011, in Alamo, Calif. He was 77. Former class...
Barry L. Danner '55
What is there to be said, without dread Of 50 years since the Tiger’s bed? Life in the world entered our souls Shaped our thoughts, inspired our goals Many were reached,...
William N. Dawes '55
ON SEPT. 10, 1992, Bill lost a 15month battle with prostate cancer and died at home in Concord, Mass. With him were his wife of 30 years, Claiborne (Watkins): his son...
Steven Cole Decoster '55
Steve died Apr. 19, 2002, of Alzheimer's. He was reared in St. Paul, Minn., and attended the St. Paul Academy. At Princeton he majored in English and studied in the...
Maturin L. Delafield '55
Mat died April 11, 2007, in Princeton after a valiant struggle against Parkinson’s disease. Born in New York City he attended Pomfret School. At...
Alfred Pont Du Dent '55
Alfred du Pont Dent died Aug. 21, 1997, of a lymphoma.Born in Wilmington, Del., where he spent most of his life, he prepared at St. George's School. He majored in...
Antonio H. Dionisi '55
Tony Dionisi died of a heart attack June 24, 1995, in Ocean Grove, N.J., where he spent his summers. He had just motored across the country with his dog, Sasha, from his...
John F. Doebele '55
John Doebele, son of Dr. William and Kathryn Wurst Doebele, was born July 9, 1933, in Philadelphia and was raised in Huntingdon, Pa. He died in Canandaigua, N.Y., on...
J. Patrick Doyle '55
Jay Doyle was, in the words of his wife of 56 years, Gloria, “truly a man among men.” He was born March 30, 1933, and died Jan. 17, 2012, in Franklin, Ind., of...
John Roy Dufford Jr. '55
Jack died March 10, 2007, in Elizabeth, N.J., following a bout with cancer. Born in Paterson, N.J., and raised in Morrisville, Pa., he attended the Peddie School. At...
John David Easton '55
John Easton died of melanoma July 28, 2001, at the Medical Center in Princeton. Born in Trenton, he was a longtime Hopewell Township resident.John came to Princeton from...
Robert G. Elwell '55
Bob Elwell died July 8, 2008, in Austin, Texas. He suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. Bob grew up in Washington, D.C., and graduated from St. Albans School. At Princeton...
Richard Benjamin Emery '55
Dick died Nov. 30, 2006, at home in Tucson after a long bout with colon and liver cancer. He prepared at Montclair (N.J.) High School, earning all-state honors in...
Donald C. Emmons '55
Donald Emmons, son of Clarence L. Emmons, was born June 20, 1933, in Paterson, N.J., and died of natural causes May 4, 2012, in Concord, N.H. Don came to Princeton from...
Edward Joseph Eyring '55
Edward and his wife, Mary Jane Eyring, were killed May 14, 2002, in a traffic accident in Honduras. A State Department official said the couple's car was struck by a...
John P. Fenlon '55
John Fenlon was born Feb. 15, 1934, in Bayshore, N.Y., and died of a massive heart attack April 30, 2012, in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. At Princeton, John played varsity...
Burt Beck Fisher Jr. '55
Beck, born Sept. 15, 1933, in Chicago, died of lung cancer July 25, 2011, in Atlantis, Fla. He was 77. A Wisconsonian from Wayland Academy, Beck wrote his honors thesis...
Raymond F. Fitzsimmons '55
Ray died at his home in Orange, Calif., on Feb. 1, 2002, following a lengthy illness. He came to us as a Cane Scholar from Dickinson HS in Jersey City. Ray majored in...
Franklin Ford Jr. '55
Frank Ford died July 1, 2010, of multiple myeloma. Frank was the son of Franklin Ford Sr. 1913; grandson of Princeton politics professor Henry Jones Ford, Woodrow...
Chester Odlin French III '55
CHET (LIN) died of throat cancer July 21, 1990, at his home in Mill Valley, Calif. Known to many of us as Lin, he was born in New Rochelle, N.Y., and attended the...
Myron E. Freund '55
Mike Freund was born in Cincinnati (always a good start) April 22, 1934, and died June 3, 2012, after many successful skirmishes with the Man with the Scythe. At...
Edward Bruce Garver '55
Bruce Garver was born Nov. 30, 1933, and died Nov. 21, 2012, in Tucson’s veterans hospital. He was 78. An architect and designer known for his sense of fun, his elegant...
G. Donald Gerlach '55
Don died peacefully May 25, 2004, at his home in Pittsburgh.He was born and raised in Toledo where he attended DeVilbiss High School. At Princeton, he entered the...
Paul M. Glickman '55
Paul, a compassionate and caring dentist, died Dec. 8, 2000, of papillary thyroid cancer.Paul was reared in Brooklyn, N.Y., and graduated from Abraham Lincoln H.S. At...
Milton Leroy Goff '55
Roy Goff died May 16, 1996, at the Jamaica Plain, Mass., V.A. Hospital. He was reared in Ithan (Villanova), Pa., and attended Episcopal Academy. He entered Princeton...
William P. Graham III '55
Bill died peacefully Oct. 7, 2006, at home in Wellington, Fla., from complications of multiple system atrophy. Bill came to Princeton from Mechanicsburg (Pa.) High...
Gordon Spotswood Gray '55
died Feb. 25, 2007, at home in Wilson, Wyo. Born in New York City, he was a member of a large Princeton family that included his father and three brothers....
Norman Sander Greenberg '55
Norman Greenberg, a skilled pediatrician, opera buff, and enthusiastic outdoor chef, died June 19, 2008, at Kaiser Hospital in Santa Clara, Calif. He and Bette were...
Charles W. Gregory '55
Bill died Nov. 18, 2002, at Princeton Hospital from complications of prostate cancer. Born in Thayer, Kan., came to Princeton from Las Vegas [Nev.] HS. At Princeton...
Thomas B. Grootemaat '55
Tom died May 15, 2004, in Naples, Fla.He was born in Madison, Wis., but grew up in Milwaukee. Tom attended the Milwaukee University School. At Princeton he majored in...
Thomas J. Gutenkunst '55
"Gutie" died of complications of pneumonia on Jan. 25, 2001.He came to Princeton from Milwaukee Country Day School, majored in economics, and joined Tower Club. His...
Charles M. Hackett Jr. '55
An engineer with two advanced degrees, the holder of multiple patents, an adventurous traveler, and a master carver at dinner, Charley died peacefully in his sleep...
Oscar P. Hampton '55
With his family at his side, Bud Hampton, a remarkable, giving man, died May 28, 2011, after a brief illness. He was 77. Bud was born in St. Louis on Dec. 24, 1933,...
Robert D. Hardin '55
Bob Hardin died Apr. 5, 1999, of cancer at Morristown [N.J.] Memorial Hospital. He completed his secondary education at the Hill School. At Princeton, Bob majored in...
Seth Harvey '55
Seth Harvey was born June 30, 1933, in New York City to Katherine Davis and Harold Dortic Harvey. After preparing at Pomfret, he earned bachelor’s degree in history...
Dick Heckard '55
Dick Heckard, son of Margaret and George Heckard, died Jan. 6, 2011, at home in Galveston, Texas. In 1956, he married Susan Perry, his wife for 54 years, who preceded...
Robert Charles Hemmeter '55
"A BALDING TEDDY bear with a Santalike disposition," writes a former student, "Hemmie's presence was always friendly. was a pillar of knowledge and compassion." Bob...
William C. Hendricks Jr. '55
Bill died March 28, 2009, in Jupiter, Fla., following a brief final illness. He had suffered for a number of years from Parkinson’s disease. Bill was born in...
Joseph M. Hochstein '55
Joe was born Aug. 15, 1933, in New York City, and died June 26, 2011, in Tel Aviv, Israel, of liver disease. Joe never sought lots of money, but insisted on...
Hunter Ingalls '55
Born again to live born again to die, born again to live on earth springing spirit to the sky! — H.I. Hunter Ingalls, a poet, writer, teacher, and public servant, died...
Theodore J. Jacobs '55
Ted Jacobs died Aug. 7, 1998, of a neuromuscular degenerative ailment at the Fairland Adventist Center in Silver Spring, Md. Ted is survived by his wife of 29 years,...
James John '55 *57
James John died Nov. 28, 2010, at his home in Medina, Ohio. He was 77. Born Nov. 6, 1933, in Montreal to Richard and Gwendolyn John, Jim graduated from New Rochelle...
Jeremy Warren Johnson '55
Jerry died Feb. 24, 2007, in Washington, N.C., after a brief illness. Born in Galesburg, Ill., he was the only child of Phillip and Ruth Johnson. He attended St....
James Lee Johnson Jr. '55
Jim Johnson died Oct. 2, 1996, of heart failure in St. Louis, where he was born and reared. He came to Princeton from the Taft School in Connecticut. At Princeton, Jim...
Robert James Kaiser '55
Bob Kaiser died July 15, 1995, in Louisville, Ky. Coming to Princeton from Louisville Male H.S., he rowed on the 150pound crew, played IAA basketball, and joined Key and...
Ernest F. Keer Jr. '55
Ernie died July 10, 2009, in Bay Head, N.J. A third-generation Princetonian, his father was Ernest Keer Jr. ’23. Ernie grew up in Montclair, N.J., and graduated from...
Baron E. Kessler '55
Barry died Oct. 25, 2009, in Carmel, Calif., after a long and valiant battle with multiple forms of cancer. He was born in Philadelphia and prepared at The Hill...
William J. Kingston Jr. '55
The Rev. William J. Kingston Jr. died Oct. 9, 1997, in his sleep. He had suffered from diabetes and cardiovascular problems in recent years and had retired in 1995.Born...
George D. Kirkham '55
George Kirkham, philanthropist, financier, and avid sportsman, died of a brain hemorrhage Sept. 15, 2010. He was 77. George prepared at Hawken School and...
Michael S. Konner '55
Michael Konner, a mortgage banker and financial planner, died June 19, 2003, of lung and brain cancer at his home in Lake Oswego, Ore.Michael was born and reared in...
Richard Krecker '55
Dick Krecker died Jan. 12, 2011, in Scottsdale , Ariz. He was born Sept. 18, 1933, in Orange, N.J. He and his twin brother, John ’55, entered Princeton from...
Daniel K. Lane '55
Daniel Lane, son of Pauline Kerns and Clinton Welsh Lane, was born in St. Louis May 12, 1933, and died there July 2, 2012. At Princeton he roomed in 1903 Hall with...
Carl D. Laws Jr. '55
died Jan. 1, 2010, in Des Plaines, Ill. Born in Brooklyn, he prepared for Princeton at Lawrenceville. He started with the Class of 1953. After freshman year,...
Stockton Lehmann '55
Stockton died of cancer Dec. 27, 2003, at his home in The Villages, Fla.Stockton was reared in Glendale, Ohio, and graduated from the Lawrenceville School, where he was...
John A. Lilly '55
John Lilly, the man dubbed “our walking encyclopedia and dictionary,” was born Jan. 2, 1934, to Frances C. and Martin L. Lilly in Boone County, W.Va. Coming from the...
James H. Lindsey '55
Jim Lindsey, the only son of Maude and Jim Lindsey, was born in El Paso May 21, 1933. After a memorable life of accomplishment and service, he was struck by...
Frederick A. London '55
Fred London, a maverick who inspired admiration and love those who knew him, was born Oct. 6, 1934, New York City and, to widespread regret, died Dec. 3, 2011,...
John P. Maloney '55
John died of cancer Nov. 2, 2003, in Hartford, Conn.John graduated from the Loomis-Chaffee School. At Princeton he majored in English, wrote his thesis on George Bernard...
Michael Marden '55
Michael died of esophageal cancer Jan. 7, 2010, in New York City. Son of Nicholas B. ’23 and Kathryn Marden, Michael came to us from Briarcliff High School. At...
Francis X. Matt II '55
The death of F. X. Matt II on Jan. 15, 2001, of complications from a stroke, was a profound loss not only to his family and friends but to the entire city of Utica, N.Y....
D. Verne Mcconnell '55
Verne McConnell died July 22, 1996, at his home in Wheeling, W. Va., where he had lived for 23 years. He had been diagnosed with colon cancer barely a year earlier.Verne...
Malcohn Scott Mccorquodale Jr. '55
MALCOLM DIED suddenly on Apr. 27, 1990, of heart attack * He was 57 and in apparent excellent health, having completed 56 100mile bicycle rides in the prior year. in...
Harry Claxton McCray Jr. '55
Harry died Nov. 28, 2009. He was born in Kansas City, Mo., and graduated from Pembroke Country Day School. At Princeton he majored in economics, was a member of...
Daniel L.R. Miller '55
Dan died June 19, 2006, in his hometown of Erie, Pa., after a brief bout with pancreatic cancer. Dan prepared at Andover. At Princeton he majored in politics, was a...
James S. Mills III '55
Jim was born May 20, 1932, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Rear Adm. Ralph Erskine Mills and Elisabeth Stevens Mills, and went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ Dec. 4,...
Philip W. Morrison '55
Phil died unexpectedly Feb. 17, 2006, in Orlando, Fla., where he had resided since 1984. Born in Highland Park, Mich., Phil lived for many years in Allentown, Pa.He...
John B. Morton '55
John Morton was born Jan. 25, 1934, in Greenwich, Conn., and died peacefully Feb. 9, 2012, also in Greenwich. Speaking several languages and understanding how to...
Richard Conrad Murphy '55
DICK MURPHY died suddenly of a heart attack Oct. 16, 1992, in Norwalk, Conn. He and his wife of 36 years, Marjorie, lived in Westport, Conn.Dick was born in Phoenix on...
Thomas Michael Murphy '55
Tom died Dec. 22, 2009, of complications from lung cancer. Coming from Phillips Academy Andover, Tom played freshman and varsity baseball and IAA dorm football, club...
Joseph Kieffer Myers Jr. '55
Joe Myers died Aug. 31, 2000, of emphysema at his home in Jamesville, N.Y.Joe was born and reared in Akron, Ohio, and graduated from Western Reserve Academy. At...
Willard Bates Nicholson '55
Williard Nicholson of Pompano Beach, Fla., died at his home on Nov. 30, 1988, after a protracted illness. Born in central Florida, he moved with his family in 1943 to...
Edward M. Norton '55
Mickey died Feb. 14, 2005, in Florida.As a young athlete in Brooklyn, N.Y., he showed great promise, but at 13 he was stricken with polio, requiring use of a wheelchair...
William O'Brien III '55
In July 2010, after being in remission from leukemia for 22 years, Bill, believing that he had pulled a back muscle, canceled his golf game. A scan and blood tests...
David Olfe '55
David Olfe — an amazing man with a huge heart, and a generous, kind, patient, loving, devoted husband, father, stepfather, and “Opa” (as he was known by his...
G. Bradley Orbesen '55
BRAD ORBESEN DIED of cancer of the esophagus Dec. 5, 1990. Brad graduated from Maumee valley Country Day School in Toledo, Oh. At Princeton, Brad was a member of...
Waldemar G. Ostermann '55
Waldemar Ostermann, born June 15, 1933, in Lodz, Poland, died peacefully Feb. 7, 2010, in his Pennsyl- vania home with his family at his side. Walter, as he was known,...
Peter Blaisdell Osullivan '55
Peter, a U. of South Fla. theater professor and director, died on Aug. 9, 2001, at his home in Tampa. The cause was respiratory failure.Peter came to Princeton from the...
J. Brinley Owen Jr. '55
On Sept. 18, 2004, Brin, an avid sailor, died peacefully in his sleep on his sailboat while anchored in Santa Barbara harbor at the end of a weeklong cruise. His wife...
Gregory H. Parker '55
Greg died at home on Oct. 9, 2002, from complications of multiple myeloma. Born and reared in Worcester, Mass., he lived in the Chicago area for 19 years before retiring...
Kent Hamilton Parker Jr. '55
KENT PARKER died Apr. 28, 1990 after a prolonged struggle with cancer. Kent arrived at Princeton from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Ill. while at Princeton, he...
George Mefiman Parks '55
CHIP DIED suddenly while scuba diving off Bermuda this past summer. His death takes a truly unforgettable character from our Class. Exuberance was the hallmark of his...
Thomas J. Patton '55
Tom Patton once wrote that since his early retirement he had been trying to find out what he would rather have done when he grew up. To judge from his retirement...
John G. Paul '55
John “Jack” Paul died Oct. 9, 2008, after a long battle with Lewy body dementia. Following in the footsteps of his father, George Paul ’25, John came to us from...
Richard Anthony Payne '55
Rich died in Raleigh, N.C., of pancreatic cancer Mar. 3, 2003. At Princeton he was a member of band, Glee Club, Terrace Club, Phi Beta Kappa, and a cartoonist for...
Robert Livingston Pell '55
Robin died of lung cancer Feb. 3, 2003. For his first 15 years out of Princeton, Robin worked in the public sector. was drafted into the Army and served in Germany....
Gene Marshall Phillips '55
Gene Phillips, professor emeritus of pediatrics at Stanford University Medical Center, died Nov. 28, 2009, in Palo Alto, Calif. Gene came to us from Middletown, Ohio,...
Rubin Charles Pittman '55
Rubin died Feb. 10, 2007, the San Francisco Bay area, where he had a private medical (radiology) practice. He came to Princeton from Alexander Hamilton High School...
Brooks J. Poley '55
Brooks Poley was born Nov. 6, 1933, the son of Harris A. Poley, in Des Moines, Iowa. He died of cancer April 21, 2012, in McAllen, Texas. Arriving in late summer 1951...
William T. Pomeroy Jr. '55
Bill died Aug. 9, 2005, at home in East Liverpool, Ohio, after a brief illness.He joined our class from Choate, departing in 1954 and later graduating from the...
Roger C. Porr '55
Roger died Sept. 1, 2007, at home in Trumbull, Conn. He came to Princeton from Bogota (N.J.) High School on a Cane Scholarship. Majoring in psychology,...
Donald P. Pulcipher '55
Don died June 22, 2008, in Silver Spring, Md. Don excelled academically at Princeton, was manager of baseball, worked on the yearbook staff, and sang in the chapel...
Robert E. Putney Jr. '55
PUTT DIED at his home in Baederwood, north of Philadelphia, Nov. 12, 1991. He was a graduate of Phillips Academy at Andover and served as an officer with the Air Force...
David E. Rawnsley '55
Dave Rawnsley died Apr. 3, 2002, of complications following successful aneurysm surgery.Dave came to Princeton on a US Navy scholarship from Terrace Park [Ohio] HS. At...
David B. Reed '55
Dave died of cancer July 7, 1995, in Rochester, N.Y. He was director of environmental systems at Eastman Kodak Co., where he worked for 36 years.Born in Buffalo, he...
Malcolm C. Rees Jr. '55
Mal died in San Diego on July 9, 2002, of acute leukemia, after a 16-month illness. He had had a bone marrow transplant in 1994, and thought he had licked the...
Edward A. Reeve '55
Edward "Ted" A. Reeve died July 17, 1997, of a brain hemorrhage from an accidental fall. Born in Cleveland, he attended Cleveland Heights H.S. At Princeton, he studied...
Howard Schell Reilly '55
One classmate who seemed to have a shot at the U.S. presidency was Howard Reilly, who died May 31, 1995. As a sophomore president of the WhigCliosophic Society, he...
William Thomas Reynolds '55
Bill, an opera lover, died Oct. 20, 2003, of a heart attack as he climbed the steps of the Paris Opera House while on vacation in France.A son of William Wynkoop...
Lawrence M. Riegel '55
Larry died May 22, 2008, in New York City, where he was born and made his home. He was the son of G. Frederic Riegel ’15, and his brother is George F. Riegel Jr. ’52....
Marshall L. Rosenbloom '55
Marshall Rosenbloom, the son of Harry Rosenbloom, was born in Brooklyn April 13, 1934. He died Dec. 14, 2009, in Canaan, N.H., of metastatic cancer of the...
Ernest H. Ruehl '55
Ernie Ruehl died Easter Sunday, Apr. 12, 1998, at his home in Orinda, Calif., after a long, hard-fought battle with prostate cancer. He was 64.Raised in Spokane, Wash.,...
Robert Bromwell Russell II '55
Bob Russell and his youngest son, Eddie, were killed Nov. 22, 1995, when their car struck a tree as they were returning from duckhunting on Maryland's Eastern...
Boris Said Jr. '55
Boris (also known as Bob Said and Bob Sled) died of colon cancer on Mar. 24, 2002.Boris was reared in Greenwich, Conn., and came to Princeton from Deerfield. He left...
Thomas Drake Samford '55
Thomas Samford died at his home in Opelika, Ala., Aug. 8, 2003 after a lengthy battle with cancer.Thomas was a Naval ROTC student and member of the Nassoons. He joined...
Joseph W. Schmitt '55
Only recently did the class receive word of Joe's death Aug. 18, 2006, in Glen Ellyn, Ill., his home these past 36 years. Joe was born in White Plains, N.Y., and came...
Ferdinand Schoettle Jr. '55
Memorialize Andy Schoettle in 200 words? No way. Some details here, more to be found on the class website (www.princeton55.org). Born Aug. 17, 1933, the son of...
JOHN. R. SCHWAB '55
John died Oct. 14, 2007, at home in Forest Hills, N.Y. At the time of our 25th reunion, John wrote with well-deserved pride of his arduous professional journey from...
Ronald L. Scott '55
Ronald L. Scott died July 16, 1997, of an aortic aneurysm at his home in Garrison, N.Y. A native of Lowell, Mass., he came to Princeton from Lowell H.S., where he was...
Peter Lane Shea '55
Peter Shea died Aug. 9, 1997, of a heart attack at his summer home in Northeast Harbor, Maine.A native of Locust Valley, N.Y., Peter came to Princeton from Phillips...
John W. Sibley '55
John “Sib” Sibley died May 2, 2010, in New York City. He was the son of George H. Sibley ’20. John graduated from Collegiate School. At Princeton he majored in...
John C. Sienkiewicz '55
Born Oct. 8, 1933, in Center Bridge, Pa., to Jane Patton and Casimir Sienkiewicz, prominent Philadelphia banker, John was in his turn prominent. At Princeton he was...
Paul B. Sigler '55
Paul Sigler, one of the world's leading structural biologists, died of cardiac arrest Jan. 11, 2000.Paul attended Bennett H.S. in Buffalo, N.Y., where he led both the...
Edwin Richard Smith Jr. '55
Dick Smith died of lung cancer Sept. 30, 2003.He was born in Cumberland, Md., and raised in Baltimore and Denver, where he attended East Denver High School. At Princeton...
Thomas K. Smith '55
Born April 1, 1933, at Suomi Crossing in Dodge County, Ga., Tom Smith, an attorney, churchman, and businessman, died Jan. 29, 2011, in Atlanta. The son of Thomas...
John Austen Snyder '55
Born June 25, 1933, in Passaic, N.J., to Margaret Overacre and Austen Snyder, John graduated from Ridgewood (N.J.) High School. At Princeton he was a psychology major,...
John H. Sorenson '55
John drowned Aug. 8, 1995, while fly-fishing in Maine with his son, Mark. He was born in Wisconsin and came to Princeton from the Milwaukee Univ. School. He pursued the...
John Spence '55
John was born April 28, 1934, in Mineola, N.Y., and died June 26, 2011, of complications following cardiac arrest in Pittsburgh, where he was visiting family. John...
William B. Sprout III '55
Born in Boston July 16, 1933, Bill Sprout, son of Sybil and William B. Sprout Jr., died April 8, 2012, in Cohasset, Mass. He was an educator, linguist, international...
Edwin Russell Stearns III '55
Russell Stearns died of cancer Nov. 15, 1999, in East Hyde Park, Ohio. He was born and reared in the Cincinnati area, where he lived most of his life.Russ graduated cum...
Charles Francis Stein III '55
Charlie died of pneumonia Feb. 8, 2006, at his home on Gibson Island, Md.He prepared for Princeton at Gilman School in Baltimore, and majored in political science at...
Frederick J. Stevenson Jr. '55
Frederick J. "Ted" Stevenson Jr., an environmental officer of the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, died Feb. 6, 1998, of malignant melanoma in Pittsburgh.Ted...
Samuel Woods Stewart '55
Sam Stewart died Dec. 27, 1996 in Palo Alto. He had been afflicted with parkinsonism for over two decades. Sam was born and reared in Washington, D.C., where he attended...
Geary L. Stonesifer Jr. '55
Geary, who established the surgery department at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, died Nov. 28, 2000, in Owings Mills, Md., of a blood clot. Until he retired in 1988...
Herbert L. Sugerman '55
Herbert Sugerman died March 6, 2011, at Banner Hospice in Phoenix, Ariz., from complications of Parkinson’s disease. Son of Charles Sugerman, Herb was born in...
Duncan D. Sutphen III '55
Terry Sutphen died Feb. 1, 2008, in Vero Beach, Fla., after a lifetime of achievement and service. Coming to Princeton from Hotchkiss, he majored in geology, lettered in...
Winston Smith T '55
Winston died of leukemia June 5, 2007, in Opelika, Ala. He came to us from Clift High School with the late Tom Samford, rooming in Dod with Tom and Mac MacNichol. They...
David A. Taylor '55
Dave Taylor died Jan. 18, 1998, peacefully, at his home in Raleigh, N.C. He was born in Oakland, Calif., and came to Princeton from Omaha [Neb.] Central H.S., where he...
Robert J. Thieblot '55
Bob died April 16, 2009, at home in the Bolton Hill neighborhood of Baltimore after a brave battle with cancer. Bob came to Princeton from Mercersburg. After Princeton...
W. Pratt Thompson '55
Pratt died May 9, 2007, of a heart attack in England, where he had lived for more than 40 years. After spending two years at Princeton, Pratt graduated with honors from...
Charles Samuel Trump III '55
Sam Trump died Sept. 9, 1998, at his home in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., after a long battle with cancer.Sam came to Princeton from Mercersburg Academy, where he was active...
John Tucker '55
John Tucker, seminal founder of Princeton Project ’55; passionate lover of modern art, racehorses, and his wife, Jayne W. Barnard; and creator of his own agenda, died...
A. Richard Turner '55 *59
Dick Turner was born July 28, 1932, in New Bedford, Mass., died Sept. 9, 2011, in Cape May, N.J., of lymphoma. A Fulbright scholar who also earned a Ph.D. in art...
James C. Vickery Jr. '55
James Vickery, a golden-voiced broadcaster, master at sea, model railroader, devoted golfer, and wily poker player, died of lung cancer June 4, 2011, in Annapolis,...
Z. Taylor Vinson '55
Taylor died of myelodysplasia Oct. 25, 2009, in Alexandria, Va. Born in Huntington, W.Va., he came to Princeton from Woodberry Forest School. At Princeton he was...
James Crawford Ward Jr. '55
Jay Ward died Sept. 28, 2000, after a brief battle with liver cancer. He was reared in Nashville and attended the Middlesex School.At Princeton he majored in politics,...
Harry P. Ward '55
After a lifetime of service and achievement, Harry died March 11, 2008, at home in Little Rock, Ark., following a valiant struggle with emphysema. Born in Pueblo,...
Thomas H. C. Webster '55
Thomas C. H. Webster died at his farm at St. Thomas, Pa., Jan. 15, 1997, after a brave struggle against cancer. He was 63.Tom came to us from Mercersburg Academy. At...
Dana Nixon Weeder '55
Dana died Oct. 28, 2008, in New Castle, N.H., following a long illness. Coming to Princeton from William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, Dana majored in religion,...
Wolfgang Oscar Weigert '55
Wolf died Sept. 30, 2009, in Sandy Spring, Md. He had been suffering from dementia and heart disease. Wolf was born in Berlin and fled to this country from Nazi...
William C. Weisenfels '55
Bill Weisenfels was born Jan. 9, 1933, in St. Louis. At Maplewood-Richmond Heights High, where Bill participated in basketball, track, football, and the National Honor...
Moses Williams Jr. '55
Moses Williams Jr., son of Moses Williams, was born Oct. 18, 1933, in Boston, and died July 14, 2012, in Cambridge, Mass. He prepared for Princeton at Middlesex School....
Hardy L. Winburn '55
Hardy Winburn died Aug. 7, 1997, while awaiting a lung transplant. Hardy came to Princeton from Phillips Exeter after first graduating from Little Rock Central H.S. At...
Donald Wyman Jr. '55
Don died suddenly Nov. 28, 2007, while gardening — an activity he enjoyed so much — at home in Glastonbury, Conn. He came to Princeton from Weston (Conn.) High School....
Paul M. Wythes '55
Paul Wythes was born June 23, 1933, the youngest son of Marion and William Wythes. He prepared at Haddonfield (N.J.) High School and graduated from Princeton with a...
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