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Memorials by Class: 1940
Richard Keith Alloway '40
LINCOLN, NEB., RESIDENT Dick Alloway died Dec. 6, 1991, from diabetes and congestive heart failure. In 1942 fie wed Elizabeth Osborne in the Princeton University Chapel....
Charles Brown Anderson '40
Chiz died Aug. 17, 2003. Thirteen honorary pallbearers for this former class officer and lifelong supporter of Princeton included Bob Marshall, Ray Schweizer, Harry...
George B. Andrews '40
George died May 29, 2007, at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center in Sherman, Texas. He prepared at Paul’s School in Concord, N.H. At Princeton, he was known as “Digger”...
Mason Cooke Andrews '40
“Norfolk’s Visionary” was the front-page banner headline in the Virginian-Pilot’s Oct. 14, 2006, story about Mace. “Waterside, Town Point Park, Nauticus, MacArthur...
John Edward Angst '40
Johnny Angst died Aug. 13, 1998, in Delray Beach, Fla. He grew up in Wisconsin and attended Lake Forest Academy. At Princeton he majored in economics, played JV...
Harold W. Arberg Sr. '40
Bud died of pneumonia Aug. 4, 2009, at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington. † Yick Kuwayama, who attended the funeral, reported, “It was quite a service, run by his...
John Glasson Areson '40
Jack died Oct. 21, 2003, after surviving a stroke two years earlier.He was born and raised in Montclair, N.J., and attended Montclair State College HS before moving on...
J. Stewart Baker Jr. '40
After a long illness, Stew died Feb. 20, 2003. Most of his life was spent in the area of his birth, Short Hills, N.J. He prepared at the Hill School. At Princeton he...
Conrad James Balentine '40
Bal died Sept. 8, 2005.Bal, or Connie, as his teammates knew him, prepared at Blair Academy. He graduated from Princeton with a bachelor's degree in electrical...
Albert Kingsmill Baragwanath '40
Barry died Nov. 24, 2006, at his Larchmont, N.Y., home, where he had lived since 1947. Born in Lima, Peru, he prepared at The Hill School. At Princeton, he majored in...
Alfred R. Barbour '40
Al Barbour, of Squirrel Hill, Pa., and Barbados, West Indies, died Sept. 27, 2007. He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Mary Louise Dunnington. He graduated from...
Carl Beier '40
Carl died on Jan. 24, 2000, five days before his 80th birthday. He came to Princeton at age 16 and was one of the first University Scholars. Carl was active in theater...
William K. Bennett '40
Bill Bennet died Feb. 14, 1995. At the time of his death, he was living in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Unfortunately Bill did not keep in close touch with Princeton or our...
Edward Henry Bennett '40
Ed died May 23, 2008, of acute myelogenous leukemia at his home in Pound Ridge, N.Y. He prepared at Glens Falls (N.Y.) Academy and Bronxville High School, following his...
H. Henry Bertram '40
Hank died peacefully Dec. 6, 2008, in Vero Beach, Fla. † He was born in Montclair, N.J., and graduated from the Taft School. At Princeton, he majored in English, played...
Livingston L. Biddle '40
Most merit an obituary in the local paper; only a few are recognized with lengthy tributes coast-to-coast. Liv belonged to the second group. His daughter, Cordelia, said...
Nicholas Biddle Jr. '40
We lost Nick April 26, 2013, when he died at home in Gladwyne, Pa. Born in Jamestown, R.I., where he spent nearly every summer of his life, he grew up in the...
Harrison Black '40
Harrison Black died peacefully May 10, 2013, in Rockport, Maine. He was 94. Hass came to Princeton from Deerfield and was a member of Ivy Club. After Princeton he...
Herbert Allan Boas Jr. '40
Herb Boas, son of Herbert A. Boas '09 and longtime resident of New Canaan, Conn., died on Feb. 21, 1998, in the Norwalk Hospital. He prepared for Princeton at Hotchkiss...
Richard Drummond Bokum II '40
On New Year's Day, 1997, Dick Bokum, son of Norris H. '06, died of heart failure. He had been living in Santa Barbara, Calif., at the time. Earlier his home had been in...
Charles William Boozan '40
Charlie died Sept. 5, 2001, peacefully his home in Sea Girt, N.J. He was 82.From Elizabeth, N.J., he graduated from the Pingry School in 1936. He swam competitively...
Robert J. A. Bordley '40
Bobby had been suffering from renal failure for some time before his death in Baltimore, on June 20, 2002, but those close to him said that he was eternally the same...
Smith Palmer Bovie '40
In our 50th Year Book, Palmer Bovie, who died May 13, 1999, noted, "I always wanted a . . . teaching career, and I managed to have one come my way, so I have no...
Dexter Bowker '40
Princeton’s Alumni Records office provided us with an obituary reporting Dex’s death Nov. 30, 2011, in Converse, Texas. He prepared at Roselle Park High School and the...
Joseph G. Bradshaw '40
After several years of declining health, Joe died on May 13, 2001. He was 82. For the past eight years, he lived at Pine Run Community in Doylestown, Pa.Always the loyal...
Harrison Brand III '40
The Washington, D.C., area was the lifetime focal point for Harry. He was born there, as was his wife, the former Patricia Phillips Slattery; he raised his family and...
Robert M. Brandin '40
Bob died Feb. 6, 2003, after a sudden illness. Not long before, a PAW class notes column detailed his pleasure in being active, enjoying his life with his family, and...
Francis William Brennan '40
Frank died Nov. 26, 2002, in Azusa, Calif., after a lifetime of outstanding accomplishments. The NY Times stated, "He leaves a legacy as a model of integrity, honesty,...
George H. Bright '40
George died at his Keene Valley, N.Y., home on July 11, 1996, having been in ill health and forced to use a voice transmitter to communicate. Son of George H. Bright...
John R. Brooks '40
J. B. died from complications from heart surgery on Dec. 20, 2001, at the U. of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester.J. B. prepared at Hackley School and Choate...
L. Page Brown '40
Page died Sept. 11, 2001, in Summerland, Fl. He prepared for Princeton at Haverford, leaving the Class of '40 during his freshman year. He married Margaret Rulon in...
L. Page Brown '40
In the words of the "Splendid Splinter" Ted Williams, "Page Brown was a hell of a fisherman." That was but one tribute to the avid environmentalist and sportsman who...
Arthur W. Brown '40
Art died Oct. 28, 2012, at Indian River Estates Medical Center in Vero Beach, Fla. He prepared at Cranford (N.J.) High School and majored in mathematics at Princeton,...
Jervis Watson Burdick '40
Lifetime secondary school teacher and administrator, housemaster, and coach, Jerry Burdick died Mar. 24, 1999, in Naples, Fla. Originally from Philadelphia, he prepared...
Edwin Marston Burke '40
Ned died July 30, 2007, in Palm Beach, Fla. He prepared at the Cate School in Santa Barbara, Calif., and at St. George’s. At Princeton, Ned majored in architecture,...
William Vance Burley Jr. '40
Bill died March 18, 2005, at Gregory Wing in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, surviving Lina, his wife of 60 years, by only eight weeks.He grew up in Webster Groves, Mo.,...
George D. Butler '40
George died April 10, 2006, in Sun City Center, Fla. Butt, as his classmates called him, graduated from William Penn Charter School before entering Princeton. He...
Robert A. Butz '40
Retired medical doctor Robert Butz died Mar. 30, 1996, of Alzheimer's disease in Boise, Idaho.Bob grew up in New Jersey and came to Princeton from Blair Academy. He was...
George H. Cadgene '40
George died Jan. 23, 2001, in Belleaire, Fla., where he had moved in 1989 from Verona, N.J., two years after the death of his first wife, Norcisse E. Kunz.In 1989 George...
Roger A. Calsibet '40
Roger died at home in Davidson, N.C., on Nov. 14, 2000. His wife of 58 years, Shirley Maud Harris, was to outlive him by just a few months before she died on Feb. 9,...
Lee A. Carey '40
Lee Carey died March 4, 2013, in Hilton Head, S.C. Lee was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he attended Polytechnic Prep School. At Princeton he majored in...
William P. Carl Jr. '40
Bill called your class secretary Jan. 23 to say his book on sailing would be published soon. His sudden death Feb. 19, 2008, came as a shock, as did the word that his...
David Bassel Carper '40
Dave died Nov. 16, 2001, from complications of Alzheimer's disease. A native of Clarksburg, W. Va., he came to Princeton via Woodberry Forest School. He majored in...
Laurence A. Carton '40
Larry died July 1, 2004, from complications of Alzheimer's disease."He was the sort of person who, as boss, would consult with people rather than order them about," said...
Edward Dodd Cashore '40
ED CASHORE died on Aug. 26, 1989. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Beryl, and one son from an earlier marriage. He came to Princeton by way of Cleveland Heights...
Henry B. Chalmers '40
Hank, a longtime resident of New Orleans, died Jan. 11, 2007. He prepared at Pawling School and was preceded at Princeton by his relatives T.P. Handy ’13, Alan R....
John R. Chamberlin '40
Jack died peacefully June 26, 2011. He prepared at Episcopal Academy, following his father, John R. Chamberlin ’17, to Princeton. He majored in electrical engineering,...
David Robbins Coffin '40 *54
From the Princeton Office of Communications came the following: "David Coffin, a longtime faculty member in Princeton's Art and Archaeology Dept. who influenced...
William E. Colby '40
The death of former CIA Director Colby in a canoeing accident on Apr. 27, 1996, marks the tragic loss of one of '40's most distinguished and noteworthy members....
Peter D. Cole '40
Pete died April 5, 2009, at his Groton, Mass., home. † He prepared at Pomfret School before entering the Class of 1940 at Princeton. In 1941, he was inducted into the...
John Coleman Jr. '40
A lifelong resident of Chicago and Lake Forest, Ill., Zeke died Jan. 10, 2008.† He prepared at Bell School and The Hill School. At Princeton he majored in psychology,...
Sydney Sayre Combs '40
Our Son of Kentucky died Oct. 12, 2004, in Lexington after a long bout with Alzheimer's disease.After Woodberry Forest School, Syd majored in biology at Princeton,...
Charles D. Compton '40
Charlie died Jan. 5, 2008, in Bradenton, Fla., having devoted his life to education and writing chemistry textbooks. He prepared at Rahway (N.J.) High...
Paul Taylor Condit '40 *58
Paul Condit died Sept. 1, 1998, in Los Angeles. He was the son of Kenneth '13, dean of the Princeton School of Engineering. Paul had a long, productive career in cancer...
Philip Conway '40
Phil, of Ocean Ridge, Fla., formerly of Bronxville, N.Y., died Aug. 6, 2012. He graduated from The Choate School before entering Princeton. †During World War II, he...
Edward Bernard Cornelius '40 *41
Retired chemical engineer Ed Cornelius died on Sept. 13, 1999, after living in Sarasota, Fla., for the past 10 years. His interest in research on catalysts and catalytic...
George Nathan Cowen '40
George Nathan Cowen ’40 † George died peacefully June 4, 2009, in Needham, Mass. Until the past year, this loyal classmate was always seen at class reunions with members...
Louis Osborne Coxe '40
A LONG ORDEAL with Alzheimer's disease ceased May 25, 1993, for our noted educator and poet, Louis Coxe. He is survived by his widow, Edith; three sons, Robert W. '69,...
Gordon Crabb '40
FOLLOWING heart surgery and two subsequent operations, physician-surgeon Gordon Crabb died Oct. 12, 1989. Gordon came to Princeton from Hotchkiss. He was widely...
Harold L. Crane '40
Harold Crane died June 13, 2013, at Valle Verde Retirement Community in Santa Barbara, Calif. Harry was born March 26, 1918, in Elizabeth, N.J., and came to Princeton...
Robert Porter Cutler '40
Bob Cutler MD of Kenilworth, Ill., died Dec. 18, 1998. From New Trier H.S. and Lawrenceville, he majored in biology at Princeton and was a member of the gym team, the...
James Campbell Daubenspeck '40
Jim died July 15, 2005, after a long illness.Growing up in western Pennsylvania, he graduated from Wilkensburg High School. At Princeton, he majored in politics,...
Jack Dougan Davidson '40
Jack, of Ambler, Pa., and Bethesda, Md., died March 20, 2007, at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia. Jack prepared at Newark Academy and majored in...
Robert S. Davidson '40
Bob died Jan. 12, 2004, in California, his residence of choice since 1946.He prepared at Walton [N.Y.] HS. At Princeton, he majored in music, was a member of the band,...
William Melvin Davidson '40 *41
Bill Davidson died Dec. 21, 1998, after a prolonged illness. Margaret and Bob Goheen, Yick Kuwayama, and Buz Bedford '39 were among those attending his memorial service....
David Duffield Deacon '40
Only recently have we learned of the death of Dave Deacon, whose location at the time of his death, Apr. 9, 1995, was Newnan, Ga. He was raised in NYC and prepared at...
Albert Croll Ivins Defriez '40
At Harvard, the Gordon Hall flag flew at half-mast following Ivy's death on Apr. 13, 2003, a rare honor for a non-Harvard Medical School graduate.Ivy prepared at Noble...
William G. Demarest '40
Bill Demarest died May 4, 1996, in Beaufort, S.C., his principal residence for the past 10 years. He prepared at Loomis School, and at Princeton he majored in...
Victor G. deWolfe '40
Fellow Princetonian Hank Moses ’38 called to report that Vic had a “peaceful death” July 30, 2009. † Vic prepared at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass. At Princeton,...
Thomas Atherton Dickey '40
AERONAUTIC ENGINEER Tom Dickey died at his home in Westport, Conn., Nov. 2, 1991. Son of Samuel Dickey '94 and educated at Pawling School, Tom received high honors at...
William Thomas Dixon '40
WITH THE DEATH of Bill Dixon Oct. 22, 1991, the Class has lost another dedicated medical doctor. Surviving him are his wife, Pat; four daughters and one son; and five...
Thomas H. Dixon '40
Upon Harry’s death March 30, 2011, Princeton president Shirley Tilghman said, “Harry Dixon was a tiger of the first stripe. He served his alma mater loyally throughout...
Charles Kenneth Dorwin '40
Nurseryman and plant grower Ken Dorwin died at his home in Goleta, Calif., on Apr. 14, 1997. Classmate Hugh Petersen kindly visited Ken during his illness. Having...
Elliott Ramsey Drake '40
Scholar, Army officer, writer, director, winner of prestigious awards for pioneering radio and television production ‚€” that was our Bud, but he frequently said that he...
Joseph Napoleon Dubarry IV '40
ON MAY 7, 1993, Joe died after a long confining illness at his home in Bryn Mawr, Penn. Son of Joseph N. DuBarry '14, Joe came to Princeton from St. Paul's School...
Robert B. Duffield '40
Bob died at his home in Norwood, Colo., on Dec. 26, 2000, after a brief illness with acute leukemia. He prepared at Asbury Park H.S. At Princeton, he majored in...
Samuel R. Dunnuck Jr. '40
Sam died Nov. 1, 2002. Except for recent winters spent in Islamorada, Fla., Sam and his wife, Ann, were to enjoy their years in the area of his birth, South Bend, Ind.,...
John R. Dykema '40
John Dykema died June 2, 1995. He was a lifelong Detroit-area resident. John prepared at Hotchkiss, took part in a range of Princeton undergraduate endeavors, and roomed...
John Collins Early '40
Following a prolonged illness, John Early died Dec. 4, 1998, at Norwalk [Conn.] Hospital. Several classmates attended his memorial service. John prepared at Hotchkiss...
Francis C. Edmonds Jr. '40
Pete's son, Francis III '64, called from Switzerland to tell us his father had passed away on July 22, 2001, in Livingston, N.J.He prepared at Glen Cove HS on Long...
Douglas Alexander Elliott '40
Son of a '15 graduate, retired aeronautical engineer Doug Elliott died Feb. 18, 1998. He came to Princeton from Roosevelt H.S. along with Ed Holloway, Ed Thurman, and...
Donovan Russell Ellis Jr. '40
The death of Don Ellis, on Aug. 16, 1989, extinguished a shining star in our galaxy of class leaders. Don served us faithfully as V.P., reunion chairman, and Annual...
Joseph G. Engel '40
We regret the time lapse in honoring Joe, who died May 7, 2000.He prepped at Pingry School, and as an alumnus he was a trustee and treasurer. He received the school's...
Herbert Epstein '40
These are the words of old friend George Hamid: "Herb, known to his friends as Hyp, left us Aug. 8, 2003. His nickname resulted from a hypnotism course in his senior...
Seymour Epstein '40
Lifelong Morristown, N.J., resident, community leader, and prominent retailer, Seymour Epstein died May 28, 1998. He was the owner, president, and former board chairman...
Robert E. Farber '40
Bob, taking such joy in his retirement after fulfilling careers as a family practice physician and Baltimore health commissioner, died Apr. 7, 2004, of lung disease.A...
Edward Raymond Farley Jr. '40
Ed died April 25, 2005, at his Princeton home after a brief illness.After preparing at Lawrenceville, he majored in politics at Princeton and was active in interclub...
William Gregg Farrar '40
Bill died unexpectedly at home on July 4, 2002. The town of Guilford, Conn., turned out for his services, where the tributes were to a life spent helping others, to his...
Theodore F. Fenstermacher '40
Ted died on Nov. 16, 2001. Whether facing the German high command as chief prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials or the summits of mountains or the ski trails of Ski-40...
Alberto F. Fernandez '40
Al’s sister, Gladys Smithee, reported that he died Oct.14, 2012. Al was born in Santiago de Cuba. He prepared at Choate School and followed several relatives to...
Frederick D. Foote '40
On Dec. 20, 2001, we lost one of our most popular, loyal class leaders: President 1946-50, Class Agent for AG, Schools and Scholarship Committee member.Fritz prepared at...
Gordon Forbes '40
Gordon’s wife, Greta, called with the sad news that he died Aug. 22, 2009, in Carbondale, Colo. He had had several recent heart attacks, but it was complications from a...
Peter Dean Forsch '40
ON MARCH 25, 1991, Pete Forsch died at his Greenwich, Conn., home. He is survived by his widow, Barbara, and daughter, Patricia, to whom we forward our deepest sympathy....
George H. Found '40
George died Jan. 4, 2003, in North Conway, N.H. -- "God's Country," in his words. He prepared at North Terrace H.S. in Schenectady, N.Y. At Princeton he majored in...
Edwin Tunnicliff Fox Jr. '40
TUNNIE Fox died in Richmond, Va., Aug. 15, 1992. Son of Edwin Tunnicliff Fox '10, he grew tip in the N.Y.C.Long Island area and came to Princeton by way of St. George's...
Robert Charles Fox '40
THE DEATH OF Bob Fox, from cancer, on Aug. 27, 1992 at Newport Beach, Calif., marks the loss of an engaging and wellliked 1940 figure. Classmate Ken Dorwin, one of Bob's...
Richard Lows Franklin '40
MEDICAL SURGEON Dick Franklin, who made his home in Waldwick, NJ. died Jan. 7, 1990. Dick prepared at Newark Academy, graduated from Princeton with chemistry honors,...
David Forgan Freeman '40
Dave died July 4, 2004, "very peacefully in his ancestral summer home in St. Andrew's, New Brunswick, after only a few weeks of illness," according to his son, Francis...
David Henry Frisch '40
M.I.T. PROFESSOR EMERITUS Dave Frisch died in Cambridge, Mass., on May 23, 1991. He leaves his wife, Rose, a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health; a...
Cornelius F. Froeb '40
Neil died at his home in Annapolis Jan. 9, 2007, of congestive heart failure after a monthlong illness. He graduated from Choate School, following his relative E.L....
Samuel J.R. Froelick '40
Sam died Oct. 17, 2004.He was born in Brooklyn and attended Germantown and Phillips Exeter academies. At Princeton, he majored in English and was a member of Cannon...
John L. Frothingham '40 *41
The New Canaan (Conn.) Advertiser described Frots, who died Sept. 25, 2006, at his home, as “a chemical engineer, who worked on the early development of the atomic...
Theodore Burroughs Fryer Jr. '40
Ted Fryer died Sept. 2, 2000, in Chapel Hill, N.C. He was 83. It had been a long illness; but he was surrounded by his family at the end.Ted was born in Philadelphia and...
E.E. Fuller Jr. '40
Tom died Jan. 30, 2006, in the 60th year of his marriage to the former Ellen S. O'Neil. Earlier, he summed it all up, writing, "It's been a life to be thankful for."He...
Alfred Gleason Dwight Fuller '40
Al "Greek" Fuller, son of Clifford '05, died Sept. 5, 1996, at his Jackson, N.H., home. Greek was from St. Paul's School and at Princeton was a member of Cottage Club,...
Benjamin A.G. Fuller II '40
“Beaver Ben,” our popular former class secretary, died Oct. 12, 2008. After preparing at Milton Academy, he entered Princeton, where he was on the varsity hockey team...
Roger Geffen '40
Roger, a priest of the Episcopal Diocese of New York and former rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd in the Bronx, died March 7, 2007, in Needham, Mass. Roger...
John M. Geisel '40
Jack died April 19, 2008, at home in Newtown, Pa., after spending most of his life in eastern Pennsylvania and Princeton. † He prepared at Mercersburg Academy. At...
Joseph A. Gilleaudeau '40
Joe, husband of the late Louise Shanahan Gilleaudeau, died Jan. 4, 2007, in Doylestown, Pa. He was a graduate of St. George’s School of Newport, R.I. At Princeton, he...
William Allen Gilroy Jr. '40 *47
Bill died in Fort Lauderdale Aug. 6, 2007. The Miami Herald described Bill as “a very fine man and an outstanding architect” who was known for his eloquent toasts....
William R. Gilson '40
Lifelong resident of Summit, N.J., Bill Gilson died Apr. 9, 1996. He was a senior partner of the law firm Kentz, Gilson & O'Hare. Earlier he practiced with the family...
Robert F. Goheen '40 *48
Bob, a titan of our class and of Princeton, died March 31, 2008, of heart failure. † So much has been published about Bob that this limited space can only begin to...
Everett Goodman '40
Ev died on July 9, 2001. At Princeton he was nicknamed "The Beaver," Beav for short, because of his avid study habits. Beav highlighted an academic career with a thesis...
Thomas Yuille Gorman '40 *41
Tom died May 25, 2004, of complications from Parkinson's disease at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Tom was saluted by the Chicago Tribune as "one of a handful of...
Edward Gounoud '40
AFTER A LONG FIGHT with a series of illnesses, Ed Green died at his Princeton home Sept. 6, 1991. From Brooklyn Poly Prep, Ed reached a high level of excellence as...
Donald C. Grant '40
THANKS TO THE RESEARCH of Lee Gould'38 and our classmate John Brooks, a memorial can be prepared on behalf of Don Grant, who died in July 1984.Don was from Rochester,...
Cleve Gray '40
Cleve died Dec. 8, 2004, from a massive subdural hematoma suffered after a fall on ice. An artist to the end, he was working on pictures for a show this winter.He...
Robert Morris Green Jr. '40
Only very recently have we learned of the death of Bob Green in Oct. 1996, from Alzheimer's disease. He was the son of Robert '13. Jim '41 and John '42 were his...
Fitzhugh Green '40
WITH THE DEATH of Fitz Green at Newport, R.I., Sept. 5, 1990, the Class has lost a successful and unusual member. Constant inquiry, ready wit and humor, and continual...
George A. Haas '40
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution headline, “Survivor of polio, ‘gentleman’,” announced George’s death Jan. 2, 2007. George, whom some of us knew as “Mule,” had...
Homer H. Haggard '40
Homer died June 16, 2006. He was home-schooled while his family lived in Malpaso, Peru, where his father was associated with Cerro de Pasco Copper Co. He later...
William E. Hague Jr. '40
Bill died May 2, 2010, in New York City. † After graduating from Shady Side Academy, Bill followed his father, William Hague 1904, to Princeton. He majored in history,...
John Mcvickar Haight '40
On July 27, 1997, Lehigh Professor Emeritus John "Doc" Haight died at his Ontario, Canada, summer home. At a Bethlehem, Pa., memorial service, reflections on Doc's life...
MacDonald Halsey '40
Mac’s daughter, Comfort Cope, helpfully provided details of his life and told us that a brief illness led to his death March 23, 2010, in Bedford, Mass. Mac prepared at...
David Scott Hanson '40
Dave died of pneumonia brought on by leukemia June 17, 2009, at † University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. † He prepared at Western Reserve Academy. At Princeton, he majored...
Richard Bernay Harding '40
Dick Harding died Mar. 3, 1998, at Greenwich Hospital. He had lived in New Canaan, Conn., for more than 45 years. Dick came to Princeton from the Brooklyn Polytechnic...
Ralph Norman Harkness '40
Ralph died peacefully in his sleep Sept. 15, 2009. He had been described as “an institution” and “a legend in his own time.” † Born on his grandfather’s farm in Winona,...
Carter Harman '40 *42
"Composer, Music Critic, and Record Producer Dies" was The New York Times headline that noted Carter's death Jan. 23, 2007, in Stowe, Vt. He prepared at Morristown...
Francis Grillet Harrison '40
ON MAY 8, 1992, retired urologist Fran Harrison died at his Bryn Mawr, Penn., home. He came to Princeton from Lower Merion H.S., but left at the end of sophomore year...
Julian M. Harrison '40
Julian died peacefully Dec. 8, 2009, at his Atlanta, Ga., home with his loved ones around him. † He prepared at Northfield and Episcopal high schools. At Princeton, he...
George H. Hart '40
George died peacefully May 18, 2006, at his Maine home. He graduated from St. Paul's School, following his brothers, Harry C. Hart '22 and Francis F. Hart '32, and...
John Kirkland Hart '40
Bob died Sept. 10, 2009, at River Medical Center in Vero Beach, Fla. † He prepared at Gilman School and Deerfield Academy. At Princeton, he majored in geology, played...
Robert C. Hector '40
Bob died Apr. 18, 2004, in Miami. He was, as his obituary stated, "an extremely kind and generous man, a consummate gentleman."He prepared at Phillips Academy. At...
Bernard L. Hegeman '40
Bernie died Dec. 26, 2005, in Gettysburg, Pa.He prepared at Glen Ridge (N.J.) High School, following his brother, A.S. Hegeman Jr. '35, to Princeton. He majored in art...
Donald Everett Hillenbrand '40
After a battle with lung cancer, Don died Dec. 20, 2003.He prepared at Irvington [N.J.] HS. At Princeton, Don majored in history, managed the band, sang in the Chapel...
Roger Hinds Jr. '40
Rog, a 48-year resident of Montclair, N.J, died April 18, 2010. He attended Carteret Academy and the Taft School, following his father, Roger Hinds 1906, to Princeton....
Joseph Dyke Van Hoffman '40
Joe Hoffman died on Sept. 23, 1996, at his home in Cincinnati after courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.Reared in Cranbury, N.J., Joe prepared at Hightstown H.S....
William Hollenback Jr. '40
Our former class vice president and Reunion chairman died May 15, 2002. He was a committed Philadelphian, Princetonian, and searcher for the meaning of life.Bill...
Edward Holloway Jr. '40
Ed devoted his life to the service of others and his family before he died on Dec. 28, 2001. And this was his own benediction: "Through it all remains our love for...
John Anson Hood '40
News has been received that our classmate John Hood died Jan. 15, 1994. This information has been received, via university channels, from John's widow, who lives in...
John Henry Hoskinson '40
Harry died of pulmonary fibrosis Apr. 30, 2002, at his home in DC. His was a full life, devoted to his family, Princeton, public service, and several business...
Samuel T. Hubbard III '40
Sam died July 2, 2002. Having prepared at Hotchkiss School, he was on the freshman crew at Princeton and a member of Colonial Club. He left at the end of sophomore year...
Edward G. Hubbard '40
ON JAN. 18, 1991, Ed Hubbard died at his home in Carlsbad, Calif. From Lawrenceville School, Ed was enrolled for two years with the Class of 1939, then repeated...
Reginald D. Hudson '40
Reg died peacefully Aug. 11, 2011, at home in Southwest Harbor, Maine. He was a regular at class affairs. We will miss him. He prepared at St. Mark’s School in...
Charles Alexander Hughes '40
Chuck died quietly June 21, 2006, after a long illness. He prepared at Staunton Military Academy, and transferred in 1937 from Northwestern University to Princeton....
James Winslow Hundley '40
Lifelong Baltimorean Jim Hundley died Sept. 1, 1998, at his summer home at Watch Hill, R.I. Classmates Beau Pearre and Harry Turner attended his services in Ruxton, Md....
Wallace Irwin Jr. '40 *48
Wally, an international affairs writer and editor, † died Dec. 2, 2009. † He prepared at St. Paul’s School. At Princeton, he majored in modern languages, winning the...
Richard Woodruff Jacobus '40
Dick died Mar. 10, 2003, at the Mobile Infirmary in Alabama. The Newark Star-Ledger obituary identified him as a Princeton graduate of '41, but in all of the past...
Thomas Daniel Johnson Jr. '40
Tom died on Jan. 26, 2000, in Sanibel, Fla. He prepared at Exeter and majored in chemistry at Princeton, where his activities included the choir and Glee Club. He was a...
James Richard Jones '40
Dick, later known as “Digger,” died Nov. 15, 2006, from pneumonia complicated by post-polio syndrome. He had contracted polio at age 16. A graduate of the Kingsley...
Brooks M. Jones '40
Brooks died from a massive brain hemorrhage Feb. 17, 2006.He prepared at University School and the Hill School. At Princeton, he majored in English, was a member of the...
Lawrence P. Mills Jr. '40
Larry died March 12, 2008, at his Tryon Estates home in Columbia, N.C. Preparing at Hotchkiss, Tome, and Berkshire, he followed his father, Lawrence...
Sheldon Judson '40
Archeologist and retired professor of geosciences, Shel Judson died May 20, 1999, after a notable professional career. He graduated with honors in geology and was Press...
Lester Scott Kafer Jr. '40
Alumni Records recently received word that Um and his wife, Martha, had both died; he on May 31, 1998. We truly regret the interval of elapsed time without a memorial in...
Leslie Kamens '40
Les' wife, Margot, spoke of his pride in attending the 50th, 55th, and 60th class reunions. But Les had to cancel his reservations for the 65th because his many years of...
Roger P. Kavanagh Jr. '40
Roger died July 25, 2002. He attended Port Washington [N.Y.] HS before entering Princeton with the Class of '40.Serving in the Army Ordnance Department during WWII, he...
William Gilbert Kayser Jr. '40
Gil died July 30, 2007, in the Princeton area. He prepared at Germantown (Pa.) High School and Germantown Friends School. At Princeton, he majored in chemistry, was a...
John William Keiler II '40
Jack died Oct. 10, 2003, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Ky. He prepared at Lake Forest Academy in Chicago. At Princeton he majored in economics, was on the...
Eugene C. Kelley Jr. '40
Gene died peacefully Aug. 9, 2009, at his home in Scarborough, Maine, according to his lifelong friend, James McFeeley, and information from Princeton University. † He...
William N. Kelley '40
Class president and secretary Bill Kelley died Dec. 17, 2012, surrounded by his family in New Haven, Mo., after a long battle with cancer. Bill was born in St. Louis...
Francis L. Kellogg '40
Our much-honored classmate died peacefully April 6, 2006, at his New York residence.Fran prepared at Choate School and Phillips Exeter Academy, and followed his...
Thomas B. Kennedy III '40
Tom died June 22, 2007, in Saratoga, Calif. He prepared at Kent School and followed his father, Thomas Kennedy Jr. '14, and seven other close relatives to Princeton....
Orman Weston Ketcham '40
Orm died from cancer at his home Dec. 14, 2004. His beloved wife of 57 years, Anne Phelps Stokes "Bunty" Ketcham, was at his side.After Polytechnic Preparatory Country...
Alfred Deforest Keys '40
Deef died at his home in England Feb. 7, 2004.Enjoying his last Christmas, Deef wore his Princeton crew cap. His car's license plate long had the identification P40 ADK....
Edward J. Kilcullen '40
A resident of Westchester County, N.Y., for 54 years, Ed died on July 5, 2004.Ed prepared at Newman School. At Princeton he majored in psychology, was active in...
Peter Denniston Kimball '40
Pete, a lifelong, strong supporter of Princeton, died Jan. 17, 2009. † He prepared at Penn Charter School, following his relatives W.N. Kimball 1904 and Harold Kimball...
John Theodore King III '40
Johnny ("Jack" was the nickname that stuck) died Nov. 2, 2001, in Baltimore from complications of pneumonia.Jack prepared at Boys Latin and Gilman Schools. At Princeton...
Weymouth S. Kirkland '40
Red Kirkland died Mar. 25, 1999. He had worked for the American Natl. Bank in Chicago for 52 years, since 1955 as v.p.; even after his retirement last summer, he...
Miles Wells Kirkpatrick '40
Retired attorney and former chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, Miles Kirkpatrick died May 2, 1998, his Strafford, Pa., home. Originally with '39, he prepared...
Richard Jackson Charles Kitto '40
Jenkintown, Pa., resident and attorney Dick Kitto died Dec. 5, 1997, at the Roslyn Nursing and Rehabilitation Center from complications following a stroke. He practiced...
Fred Klaner Jr. '40
Fritz, a resident of Pacific Palisades, Calif., for the past several decades, died May 15, 2008. He prepared at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Ill., At Princeton,...
Charles Howard Kline '40 *44
RETIRED CHEMICAL CONSULTANT Charlie Kline died at his Kinnelon, NJ., home Apr. 23, 1992. Originally from Pittsfield, Mass., Charlie earned a Princeton chemistry degree...
Malcolm E. Kneeland '40
"Mac was the most wonderful husband and best friend," was his wife Marilyn's tribute after he died from a cerebral hemorrhage at Mercy Suburban Hospital in East Noriton,...
Richard E. Kobilak '40
Our class lost a "true gentleman" on Apr. 21, 2000. Dick was born in Brooklyn, went to high school in Flushing, became an Eagle Scout, and was an early achiever in...
Richard H. Koch '40
Dick’s wife, Joanne, wrote of his June 20, 2009, death at their New York home from multiple causes and an illness of some months. † Preparing at the Haverford and Hill...
C. Fred Koenig III '40
Fred died Nov. 4, 2004, in Atlanta.After preparing at Bordentown [N.J.] Military Institute, he graduated from Princeton with honors in electrical engineering. While...
John Cortlandt Van Koppelman '40
With the death of Johnny Koppelman from Parkinson's disease on Feb. 3, 1996, we have lost warm, sincere, and friendly classmate.A lifelong Baltimorean, Koppy prepared...
Charles D. Kuehner '40
Charlie died Jan. 7, 2003, at Princeton Medical Center. He prepared at Trenton HS, and at Princeton majored in economics, was a member of the Westminster Society,...
Mahlon Paxson Laird '40
WITH THE DEATH of Pax Laird June 15, 1990, at his Newton Square, Penn. home, the class has lost a warm and friendly colleague. After devoting ten years to the Silver...
William Wallace Lanahan Jr. '40
Wally died July 14, 2006, from complications of Parkinson's disease. Wally prepared at St. Paul's School. At Princeton he majored in history and was a member of the...
Robert B. Langworthy '40
Born during a snowstorm, this stalwart was still going to his law office just weeks before his death March 6, 2011. † A lifelong resident of Kansas City, Mo., Bob...
Charles Bishop Lascelles '40
CHARLIE DIED JUNE 21, 1991, in Buffalo, N.Y., losing out to throat cancer. He submitted a 50th year book contribution but did not attend the reunion. Entering Princeton...
James L. Latchum '40
With some sort of prescience, we called him "Colonel" and that, among many other titles, was one Jim Latchum attained before his death Jan. 31, 2004.He prepared at...
Hugh Leroy Latham '40
Hugh, our self-described "quiet rolling stone" died July 10, 2004, in Still River, Mass., the location of his beloved Saint Benedict Priory.He prepared at Solebury...
John R. Lauritzen '40
John died at his Omaha, Neb., home on July 21, 2000, from health problems stemming from a stroke in 1996.John was a native of Minneapolis, preparing for Princeton at the...
Spencer Lawton '40
The memorial for Spence by the St. Andrew's Society of Savannah might have put it best: "In Atlanta on Nov. 1, 1999, after a long illness, Spencer Lawton died. Or, as we...
E. Brooke Lee Jr. '40
Brooke died Aug. 20, 2004, of congestive heart failure at his home in Chevy Chase, Md.He graduated from St. Paul's School in New Hampshire and, like four Lees before...
E. Brooke Lee Jr. '40
The class' 50th-reunion P-rade in 1990 was energized by the presence of Beezie and his new family: his second, wife, Debbie, and their children, Sammy and Regina.On Aug....
Robert Van W. Lengen '40
Bob "Bronc" Van Lengen, known to most of his classmates as a brilliant football runner and colorful campus figure, died July 23, 1995. At Princeton he studied Greek,...
Robert C. Lewis '40
After several years of failing health caused by a debilitating stroke, Bob died Nov. 14, 2003, at the home of his daughter, Sandra How, in Vero Beach, Fla.After...
Darwin M. Ley '40
Dar died March 26, 2011. One of our most loyal classmates, he also was praised for his pleasant personality. † Spending his youth in a series of cities — St. Louis;...
Richard Shriver Lovelace '40
Dick died Feb. 29, 2004, following complications from bacterial meningitis, at Essex Meadows in Connecticut.He prepared at Calvert School and Gilman. At Princeton he...
William D. Lynn '40
“Billy,” as he was known to his admiring classmates, died March 2, 2010, from complications of a faIl. † The son of a surgeon, Billy attended Boys Latin and Gilman and...
Scott Harrison Lytle '40
RETIRED Univ. of Washington history professor Scott Lytle died in Seattle July 21, 1990. The son of Richard R. Lytle '13, he attended St. Andrew's and Exeter. He...
Paul Ewers Machemer '40
Paul died Oct. 24, 1999, of multiple myeloma at the age of 80 in Camden, Maine. Born in West Virginia, he spent his early years in Paoli, Pa., where his father, the Rev....
Cameron Mackenzie '40
After a brief illness, Cameron Mackenzie died Apr. 1, 2000, in Harbor Nursing Home in Hingham, Mass. He was 82.Born in Providence, Mack attended Providence Country Day...
Hugh Norman Maclean '40
Hugh Maclean died Dec. 15, 1997. He grew up in NYC and came to Princeton from Andover. He graduated with honors in English and was a member of Gateway Club. From 1940-46...
Frank G. MacMurray '40
Frank died Jan. 25, 2010, at The Sylvestery, an assisted-living center in McLean, Va. He was born in Beijing, China, where his father, John MacMurray 1902, was a U.S....
Barclay T. Macon '40
Cheryl Morris of Princeton’s Office of Alumni and Donor Records informed us that Barclay died May 25, 2012, in Atlanta. After growing up in Sewickley, Pa., Barclay...
Crawford C. Madeira Jr. '40
Our class president died peacefully April 15, 2009, at his Beaumont at Bryn Mawr (Pa.) residence. Crawf prepared at Episcopal Academy in Philadelphia and St. Paul’s...
Robert P. Marshall '40
Bob died March 27, 2007, of complications from pneumonia at Essex (Conn.) Meadows Lifecare Retirement Community. After preparing at Shady Side Academy and...
Michael Joseph Mccrudden Jr. '40
Mike, a long-time resident of the Seattle area, died Jan. 20, 2001, from complications from a fall.Mike was a graduate of Haverford School; at Princeton he majored in...
Leroy K. McCune '40 *50
Roy died March 16, 2011, in Greenville, Del. He was 93. † After preparing at the Friends School, he majored in chemical engineering at Princeton, was a lacrosse...
Robert McEldowney Jr. '40 *41
Bob’s son, Clay ’69, called to inform us that his father had died Oct. 3, 2011, from respiratory failure. Charlie Hewitt followed with an obit and the comment that...
Harold W. McGraw Jr. '40
Hal’s death March 24, 2010, set loose a flood of articles and plaudits from coast to coast. † Larry Mead furnished Aviation Week & Space Technology’s recent article...
Robert V. Mcmenimen '40
Bob "Mickey" McMenimen was proud and happy to be a newspaperman, "a career to which I looked forward since I was 12 years old," he wrote in our 40th reunion...
Irving Avard Meeker '40
"Bud" died at home on Feb. 12, 2000, surrounded by his loving family. He underwent the removal of brain tumor 40 years ago, and cancer of the pancreas 17 years ago,...
Alfred S. Mehl '40
“Sherm,” of Hershey’s Mill and Freedom Village, Pa., died March 18, 2011. He prepared at Episcopal Academy in Philadelphia. At Princeton, he majored in electrical...
Ridgely Prentiss Melvin Jr. '40
Maryland special appeals judge and ocean mariner extraordinaire, Ridgely Melvin died at his Annapolis residence on Oct. 11, 1999. Ridge was born and lived almost his...
William Morris Meredith '40 *47
Bill’s death May 30, 2007, inspired headlines and four-column obituaries, including “Poet Who Wed Depth to Form” [The New York Times], and “Poet and friend of poets...
Van Santvoord Merle-Smith Jr. '40
Pat died in Bethlehem June 1, 2003. He would have liked the sound of that, even if it was Bethlehem, Pa.He prepared at The Hill School. At Princeton he majored in...
Richard G. Metz '40
Dick Metz, a longtime resident of Cincinnati, died Nov. 22, 2008. He prepared at Dormont (Pa.) High School and Kiski. At Princeton, Dick majored in chemical engineering,...
John Conrad Meyerholz '40
John died June 11, 2003, in Palm Bay, Fla., after a remarkably varied career in law and finance.He prepared at Pingry School. At Princeton he majored in history,...
Peter W. Michaels '40
Pete died Nov. 22, 2008. † He prepared at Scarborough School. At Princeton, he majored in English and graduated with honors. Pete was manager of the Student Lunch/Ice...
John Young Millar '40
Retired Foreign Service officer Jake Millar, who served in Nigeria, India, Tanzania, Uganda, Berlin, Madrid, and Washington, D.C., died at his Colorado home on May 10,...
Robert M. Minton '40
Bob Minton graduated from Morristown [N.J.] H.S. in 1935, was accepted at Princeton, but since this was during the Depression, worked for a year as a runner on Wall...
Lawrence B. Morris Jr. '40
Our former class president, corporate lawyer, investment banker, and community activist died March 22, 2006, from lung cancer and renal failure. He was and ever will be...
Gordon R. Mosher '40
Gordon died Sept. 24, 2006, at his home in Katonah, N.Y. “Murph,” as some knew him, graduated from Fieldstone School in Toronto, Canada. At Princeton, he majored in...
Donald Lewis Mulford '40
INEXHAUSTIBLE CARING for his beloved Montclair, NJ. community, tireless devotion to the content of his local newspaper publications, along with boundless enthusiasm, for...
Harold Leslie Myers Jr. '40
Hal died Apr. 21, 2003, Columbus, Ohio, after suffering a series of strokes over a four-year period.Hal prepared at Philips Exeter Academy, and at Princeton majored...
Robert H. Myers '40
On May 11, 2002, we lost a loyal Princetonian and Marylander. Bob prepared at St. Albans, and at Princeton he majored in politics and earned departmental honors when he...
William Douglas Neal '40
Doug, of Plainfield, N.J., died peacefully March 4, 2009, surrounded by his family. † He prepared at Friends Central School in Philadelphia. At Princeton he majored in...
Theodore P. Needham '40
Ted died Apr. 19, 2003, in Morristown [N.J.] Memorial Hospital. He prepared at the Loomis School. At Princeton he majored in biology and was elected to Sigma Xi. He was...
Theodore Clare Nevins Jr. '40
Ted died Nov. 2, 2009. We will miss this exemplar of the loyal Class of 1940. Ted prepared at Northwood School and followed his father, Theodore Sr. ’14, to Princeton....
Harry Ellsworth Newman Jr. '40
Harry died Aug. 8, 2003, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center. He prepared at Lakewood [N.J.] HS and Peddie.His father, Harry E. Newman 1904, was a pitcher on the Princeton...
George G. Nichols Jr. '40
George Nichols died Dec. 17, 1995, at his home in Bronxville, N.Y., where he had been a lifelong resident. Coming to Princeton from Bronxville H.S., George majored in...
James J. Norton '40
Jim died at Rapid City (S.D.) Regional Hospital Nov. 16, 2005.He prepared at Phillips Exeter Academy. At Princeton, he majored in geology, graduating with highest honors...
Chester L. Nourse Jr. '40
Chet died June 23, 2006, at Mease Continuing Care Hospital in Dunedin, Fla. After attending Phillips Andover Academy, he majored in politics at Princeton, where he...
Gustavus Ober III '40
Gus, a resident of Rye Brook, N.Y., died Apr. 18, 2002, and was interred in his native Baltimore.He prepared at St. Paul's School, graduating cum laude. At Princeton he...
John Greenleaf Owen '40
Mush died Feb. 7, 2002, at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.; he was 82. He was born in Eau Claire, Wis., and attended the Hotchkiss School. At Princeton he majored in...
Peter Paige '40
From the Long Island Advance: "The flags flew at half mast last week [July 21, 2000] over the Bellport Fire House, the Bellport Yacht Club, and the Brookhaven Natl....
E. Marshall Palmer '40
Marsh died April 5, 2006, at Overlook Hospital in Summit, N.J., after a short illness.He prepared at Reading (Pa.) High School. At Princeton, he majored in economics,...
Paul Parker '40
FORMER SURGEON and chief of urology at the Mercer Med. Center Trenton, NJ., Paul Parker, died Aug. 8, 1990. For the past four years he had been living retirement...
Jack C. Paterno '40
Our Pat, formerly of Greenwich, Conn., died Jan. 26, 2002, at Mount Holly, N.J.Preparing at Riverdale Country School, he followed his relatives Joseph '32 and John '35...
Donald Hamilton Patterson '40
Don died at his Annapolis, Md., home on Dec. 2, 1997. Close at hand were Libby, his wife of 55 years, and their four children with their families.At Princeton Don made...
Aubrey Pearre III '40
Beau Pearre’s wife, Dorothy, had just advised us that he had to be moved to a special-care unit when Frank Gray, ’42’s class treasurer, sent us a Baltimore Sun obit...
Edwin J. Pearson '40
Ed, a classmate who tried to get to each affair and truly enjoyed seeing his old classmates once again, died Sept. 19, 2011, in Haddonfield, N.J. He was 94. He...
John Ford Peckham '40
John died Dec. 6, 2004, at Duncaster's Caleb Hitchcock Health Center in Bloomfield, Conn.He graduated from Torrington [Conn.] High School, where he was on the...
Claiborne de Borda Pell '40
Clay, the former senator from Rhode Island, died Jan. 1, 2009. Media across the nation were united in extolling his long record of achievements as a statesman. He...
Anson Perina '40
Ans died June 10, 2006. He had been in the private practice of ophthalmology in Morristown, N.J., from 1950 until retirement in 1996. He attended Princeton...
Hugh Eberhardt Petersen '40
"Civic leader poured heart, soul into Santa Barbara," "man of the decade," and "consummate gentleman" were among phrases used in a page-one article about Hugh in the...
P. Philip Petito '40
Pat died Feb. 7, 2005, at Morris Hall in Lawrenceville, N.J.He prepared at Trenton Central High School, then followed his late brothers, Frank '36 and Louis '39, to...
Loring Pickering '40
Pick died July 22, 2000. He and his younger brother, Alec, both entered Princeton in fall of 1936, both having prepared at Lawrenceville. Loring left Princeton at...
Robert Alexander Pickering '40
Alexander "Fish" Pickering died of a stroke at his San Francisco home on Mar. 25, 1997. He had not been well for several years. His early education took place largely in...
Robert M. Pierson '40
A longtime Hudson, Ohio, resident, Bob, who survived his wife, the former Jane Stephens, and son David, died June 20, 2007. Bob always was the person on hand opening...
Harry Cushing Piper Jr. '40
THE DEATH of Bob Piper Aug. 19, 1990, marked loss of one of Minneapolis's most highly regarded citizens. Bob prepared at Lawrenceville, majored in history, was on...
John Thomas Pittenger '40
John Pittenger died Sept. 20, 2000, after an extended illness. After attending Kiski, he graduated in our class with a degree in physics. He was a member of Tower...
Donald Campbell Platten '40
DON DIED of lung cancer on Aug. 25, 1991. Son of Homer J. Platten '17, he attended Collegiate and Haverford Schools before Princeton, where he took high honors in...
William M. Pomeroy Jr. '40
Bill died April 4, 2006, in Biltmore Forest, N.C. A graduate of The Hill School, he majored in politics at Princeton, where he received honorable mention for the...
Charles Shaw Presbrey '40
Florida resident Charlie died at his home in Coral Gables, Fla., Feb. 24, 1996. Pres was the son of Charles Spaulding '06 and grandson of Frank...
Dell M. Printz Jr. '40
We were saddened to learn that Dell died Oct. 23, 2007, from complications of Parkinson's disease. He and his wife of 58 years, the former Grace Bradbury, were residents...
William Barrow Pugh '40
A longtime resident of the Philadelphia area, Bill Pugh died Aug. 19, 1998, of a stroke. From Peddie School, Bill was a history major, rowed freshman and JV crew, and...
Richard I. Purnell '40
"Don't worry about me; I've had a great ride." Those were our class president's last words to his rector before he died Oct. 21, 2003. That phrase became part of the...
John Wright Pyne '40
A prolonged encounter with declining health finally overcame John Pyne on Sept. 15,1999, his Peapack, N.J., home. Classmates Ned Burke, Dick Purnell, and Ben Fuller...
MacPherson Raymond '40
MAC RAYMOND died Christmas afternoon, at the Parker Memorial Home, with Ramsay and family close by. His compassionate leadership will be missed by his friends and...
Alfred R. Reppert '40
Al’s health had been declining. He succumbed Feb. 15, 2012, on Sea Island, Ga. He prepared at Mercersburg Academy and majored in geological engineering at Princeton,...
Peter Lloyd Richards '40
Only recently did we learn of the death of Pete Richards Mar. 20, 1991. He was the son of Lloyd '13. Unfortunately, Pete did not maintain contact with Princeton or...
Robert Lyle Rinehart '40
RETIRED ARMY OFFICER Bob Rinehart died of cancer July 28, 1992, in Montgomery, Ala. Son of Robert E. Rinehart'04, he is Survived by his widow, Elizabeth; son, Robert H.;...
Simeon Marshall Rising Jr. '40
Marsh Rising died Jan. 25, 1995, in Granville, N.Y., in the house that was his address when he joined our class.He was the son of Simeon R. '09 and brother of Myron R....
Malcolm Brooks Robertson '40
Malcolm Robertson died Jan. 19, 1999, in Bellevue, Wash. Robbie was from Madison, N.J., and prepared at Choate, where he played soccer and baseball. At Princeton he...
Alan R. Robson III '40
Alan R. Robson III died Oct. 2, 2006. † He prepared at the Haverford School. At Princeton, he majored in chemical engineering, was on the gym squad, and was treasurer...
Edwin Waterbury Rochon '40
Ned Rochon died May 6, 1998, Bradentown, Fla. He entered Princeton from Montana's Anaconda H.S. with the goal of becoming a NYC newspaperman. At college Ned majored...
Samuel B. Rogers '40
Sam died Feb. 5, 2006, at Peconic Landing of Southhold in Greenport, N.Y.He graduated from the Lawrenceville School and earned his degree in civil engineering at...
John C. Rogers '40
Nancy Rogers called with the sad news that her husband, Jake, died Jan. 7, 2012, in the Governor Wing at The Highlands in Topsham, Maine. Jake had been fighting...
Reuben James Ross Jr. '40
Rube died March 28, 2005.He prepared at St. George's School, following his father, Reuben 1913, to Princeton. He majored in geology, graduating with highest honors as a...
Frederick E. Rowe '40
After a long illness, retired advertising and investment executive Fred Rowe died Sept. 15, 1995, at his home in Dallas, Tex. He attended Haverford School. Fred...
George L. Russell '40
"Tom" Russell of Oxford, Pa., formerly of Gladwyn, Pa., died on July 25, 2001. He was 83. He was the son of George Lewis Russell '17, and prepared at William Penn...
Theodor C. Sauer Sr. '40
Ted Sauer died peacefully March 24, 2013, in Duxbury, Mass. He was 95. Ted was born in Brooklyn and attended Kent (Conn.)School. At Princeton he roomed with Macdonald...
Arthur Christian Schmitt '40
This loyal Princetonian relished the years he had in retirement, enjoying his progeny's rowing competitions around the world, his lifelong interests in music, and his...
Raymond Joseph Schweizer '40
"An extraordinary teacher, who enriched many lives," was the description of Ray given by the San Francisco Chronicle upon his death Feb. 15, 2006.Ray prepared at St....
Robert Lippincott Searles '40
Bob, of Waysata, Minn., and Boca Grande, Fla., died May 26, 2004, in Venice, Fla., of complications from cancer.The Star Tribune noted that "this former Minnesota...
Peter Seyffurt '40
Pete died of Parkinson's disease May 11, 2003, in Santa Barbara. He attended school in Switzerland and France before preparing at Woodbury Forest School in Virginia.He...
Leonard Shirley '40
LEN SHIRLEY DIED of lung cancer in New Bern, N.C., Aug. 6, 1993, just one week after the death of his wife of 44 years, Jean.Len came to Princeton from Edgewood (Penn.)...
Herbert L. Shultz '40
Our multitalented and devoted classmate died at home March 5, 2012. After preparing at Albany Academy, he followed his cousin, Henry Shultz ’31, to Princeton. Herb...
Dewitt Van C. Siclen '40 *51
Dewitt died Sept.25, 2001, in Houston, where he had been a resident for nearly 50 years.He prepared at Flushing HS in New York, following his relative, Robert Ditman Van...
Richard Arnold Siegel '40
Dick Siegel died in Atlanta on Jan. 11, 1997, of congestive heart failure. He attended Lawrenceville and studied economics while at Princeton. In 1940 he graduated with...
Albert Simons Jr. '40
That '40 trooper and southern gentleman, Albert "Fish" Simons, died Jan. 6, 1998. He had not been well for some time. Fish was a friend throughout the years, and his...
Walter Rumsey Skinner Jr. '40 *41
After a prolonged period of suffering from diabetes complications, Rum died on Jan. 23, 2002. Preparing at St. Louis Country Day School, he followed his cousins E....
Levi P. Smith Jr. '40
Levi died Dec. 7, 2004, in Shelburne, Vt., after a year failing health. Sybil, his wife 53 years, said, "He died peacefully and with dignity and love."A graduate...
Lindsay C. Smith '40
Lindsay died Apr. 1, 1996, after a long illness. in Birmingham Ala., where he was born and lived his entire life. He attended Sewanee Military Academy. He majored in...
Elting H. Smith '40
One week short of his 93rd birthday, Smitty died July 16, 2010, in Essex, Conn. † He prepared at Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn. At Princeton, he majored in...
Frederick Snowden Skinner '40
RETIRED NEWSPAPER EDITOR Fred Skinner died May 2, 1992, in Vancouver, B.C., where he had lived for some 45 years. Coming to Princeton from Providence Country Day School,...
William D. Snyder Jr. '40
Bill's classmates could always expect to see him at Princeton reunions and games; he told us to count on him at last year's 65th. Sadly, a stroke intervened and Bill's...
Harry Joseph Sohmer Jr. '40
HARRY DIED from a heart attack May 23, 1990. Harry is survived by his widow, Anne; three children, Harry J. III, Anne D. Sohmer, and Robert H. J.; and a brother, Robert...
Walter Russell Sparks '40
BRIGANIINE, NJ, RESIDENT Walt Sparks died June 30, 1992, at Atlantic City Hospital, after suffering a heart attack on the gulf Course. Classmate Bill Pugh attended his...
Joseph M. Spencer '40
Joseph Spencer, of Lake Wylie, South Carolina, died Nov. 3, 2000, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, N.C. He was 86. He came from a Princeton family, including his...
Richard Austin Springs Jr. '40
PRINCETONIANS WILL BE saddened to learn of Dago's death on Feb. 17, 1990. His energy and will to live were finally overpowered in a protracted struggle with cancer....
Edward L. Stanley '40 *47
It seems such a short while ago that Ed was anticipating another productive sugaring season from his Pennsylvania maple trees and another vigorous hike in the mountains...
Philip Olcott Stearns '40
Phil died Feb. 11, 2000. He prepared at The Brooks School and at Princeton he lettered in the 150-lb crew, of which he was captain. In addition he had an outstanding...
Alfred Steel '40
Retired business and civic leader Alf Steel died Feb. 28, 1996, in the Philadelphia area, where he had resided throughout his life. Classmates Nick Biddle, Crawf...
William Watts Stelle '40
WHILE RECOVERING from throat cancer surgery, Bill Stelle died unexpectedly of heart failure on Feb. 7, 1992. Son of Frederick W. Stelle 1893, he was born in Ossining,...
H. Douglas Stine '40
Hub died July 25, 2010, at the Somerville (N.J.) Medical Center. He grew up and raised his family in Plainfield, N.J., later residing in Basking Ridge and St. Luke’s...
Huntley Stone '40
Upon Hunt's death Nov. 17, 2005, his family fondly remembered, as did his classmates, his generosity, humanity, quick mind, and clever wit.He prepared at Marquand...
John William Strohecker '40
Bill died Jan. 17, 2002, in Oak Ridge, Tenn., his beloved home since graduation. He prepared at Bethlehem [Pa.] HS, following his grandfather (1893) to Princeton.He...
Robert Church Stroud '40
Pulmonary health scientist Bob Stroud died from cardiac arrest Aug. 13, 1998, in Bethesda, Md. He prepared at Brooklyn Poly Prep. At Princeton he majored in biology with...
William H. Stuart Jr. '40
Bill died Feb. 28, 2008, at Bay Path Nursing Center in Duxbury, Mass. He was a graduate of Asbury Park (N.J.) High School and Mercersburg Academy. At Princeton, he...
Richard W. Sutphen '40
Dick died Apr. 7, 2002. Most of his post-Princeton years were happily spent in the Westport, Conn., area.An Eagle Scout, he prepared at Phillips Exeter Academy, then...
Lawrence K. Sweeney '40
"The Lion" died Sept. 9, 2003, in Rhinebeck, N.Y. His lifelong athletic pursuits were dampened in recent years but, ever the optimist, he said, "I can still play golf,...
Burr S. Swezey '40
Burr, a legend in his time, died Nov. 1, 2007, at his home in Lafayette, Ind. He prepared at Jefferson High School in Lafayette and at Exeter Academy. At Princeton, he...
Edwin R. Taradash '40
Edd died on Dec. 31, 1998, at his home in Upper Saddle River, N.J., from complications of Parkinson's disease.He prepared at Phillips Academy, following his brother,...
Ben Ethan Tate Jr. '40
Ben died on Jan. 21, 2000, in Cincinnati, where he had spent most of his life. He prepared at Lawrenceville, where he played on several athletic teams. At Princeton he...
George Bishop Tatum '40 *50
George Bishop Tatum, recognized as a distinguished scholar of American architecture and landscape architecture, died Oct. 6, 2008, in Danville, Calif. † George...
Landon D. Taylor '40
Wendy Van Wyhe, Red’s daughter, wrote that he died peacefully Jan. 25, 2009, at his home on Lake Wyly, S.C. † He prepared at Riverdale School and New Trier High School...
Howard M. Taylor '40
Howard died March 19, 2011, in Dedham, Mass. † The young man we knew as “Howie” attended Polytechnic Preparatory Country Day School in Brooklyn. At Princeton, he...
Paul Raymond Teetor '40
Paul died Aug. 21, 2000.Coming from Vermont, Paul's school was Troy Conference Academy. With his bachelor's as an economics major, he entered Columbia law school, a...
William T. Thom III '40
Bill, a lifelong advocate of peace and understanding in the world, was at peace Aug. 24, 2004, at Foxdale Village, State College, Pa.He prepared at George School, and...
Henry Briscoe Thomas '40
HENRY THOMAS, retired president of the Palmetto Compress & Warehouse Co., died July 12, 1990, in Columbia, S.C. Henry joined 1940 with that splendid group from Gilman...
Jack Willson Thompson '40
Jack died Sept. 9, 2007, in Naples, Fla. Until 1983, he lived primarily in Flint, Mich., where he had a private medical practice in obstetrics and gynecology, having...
George E. Thurman '40
George died May 31, 2008, in Phoenix, Ariz. He prepared at Roosevelt High School in Yonkers, N.Y. At Princeton, he majored in chemistry and earned second-group...
C. Wallace Tiernan '40
WALLY TIERNAN was stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage while vacationing at his home in Delray Beach, Fla., and passed away at nearby Bethesda Memorial Hospital Nov....
H. Coleman Tiley '40
The class and other Princetonians will be saddened by Coley Tiley's death on Nov. 2, 1998. An unusually strong advocate for '40 and the university, he received the...
Carleton Tobey '40
CARL TOBEY died in Samsun, Turkey, on Aug. 23, 1991, where he had lived for more than 35 years, teaching English at Samsun College. He is survived by his sister, Ida...
Edward Kennedy Torrington '40
Ken’s wife of 40 years, the former Patricia Flynn, said Ken died peacefully March 26, 2005, his mind sharp to the end, in Big Canoe, Ga. He prepared at...
Franklin C. Tosh '40
FRANK TOSH DIED July 2, 1994. He was from Tamaqua, Penn., and attended Mercersburg Academy. He did not finish his Princeton undergraduate studies and once observed "one...
Dallas S. Townsend Jr. '40
Former radio and television commentator Dallas Townsend died June 1, 1995, in Montclair, N.J.After Princeton he attended the Columbia School of Journalism, was briefly a...
James Benjamin Townsend '40
RETIRED PROFESSOR of English literature at SUNY-Buffalo Ben Townsend died Dec. 13, 1993. A multifaceted scholar, Ben was published widely on artand literary topics,...
Arnold Joseph Trattler '40
With the death of Arnie Trattler on Dec. 1, 1989, the Class has lost yet another distinguished medical figure.Arnie's career was devoted to general surgery in Manhasset,...
Charles Thelin Turner '40
On Feb. 10, 1998, Baltimorean Charles "Bucky" Turner, a loyal, enthusiastic, and supportive classmate, died at his home. Classmates Jack King, Ridge Melvin, Beau Pearre,...
Dr. John Turner II '40
Jack Turner, retired physician from Providence, R.I., died Dec. 15, 1995. Jack came to us from Kent School and at Princeton earned honors in biology, rowed 150lb. crew,...
Horatio W. Turner III '40
Harry died peacefully Aug. 31, 2009, at Charlotte Hall (Md.) Veterans Home. His wife of 48 years, Mary Helen (Rosemer), died earlier this year. † After preparing at St....
John G. W. Tuthill '40
Tut died Feb. 4, 2003, at Exeter [N.H.] Hospital. He grew up in the Chicago area, preparing for Princeton at North Shore Country Day School in Winnetka.At Princeton, Tut...
Edgar John Uihlein Jr. '40
The Chicago Sun-Times headline read "Co-Founder of General Binding"; the article described Ed as an accomplished flight instructor and venture capitalist who died May...
Thomas Porter Ulmer '40
Tom died July 11, 2006, of congestive heart failure. A graduate of The Hill School, he followed his brother, Alfred '39, to Princeton, where he majored in English...
Stanley Van den Heuvel '40
His classmates will attest there was no Princetonian more loyal than Stan, who died May 13, 2006, at his home in Darien, Conn. Stan entered Princeton from Riverdale...
Albert Vandeweghe '40
On Aug. 13, 2002, Al succumbed to leukemia. He was an Olympian in fact and in hearts of his classmates.He prepared at Paterson Central and Hun Schools, having won...
Peter H. Vermilye '40
Pete died March 9, 2009, from complications of pneumonia and a stroke. † He was “a towering figure in Boston’s financial scene,” according to an article in The Boston...
William Martin Vogel Jr. '40
AFTER A REPEAT ENCOUNTER with heart surgery, Marty died Mar. 3, 1991, at his Mendharn, NJ. home. Classmates Ted Nevins and Ivry Morris ushered at his memorial service....
Taras A. Votichenko '40
Terry died Jan. 16, 2011, in Paradise Valley, Ariz. He was 94. † He was born in New York City and spent his early years in Paris, London, Venice, Nice, Lausanne, and...
James Keir Watkins '40
Jim Watkins once noted, "In 1935 my mother and I drove East to look over the 'better' institutions of higher learning. Our first stop was Princeton. After an hour's...
Louis S. Weeks Jr. '40
Louis died Aug. 21, 2010. † A native of Long Island, N.Y., he followed his two uncles, Charles Coxe 1904 and Howard Coxe 1920, to Princeton after preparing at Brooks...
Edward R. Weidlein Jr. '40
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review headline read: "Scientist Renowned for Mellon Institute Work." Classmates will remember Ed as their able and recent vice president and...
Richard David Wells '40
He was “Dickie Wells” to many of us as undergraduates, an affable, ever-loyal, talented open-field football running back with an effective tackle-breaking 360-degree...
John P. Wendell '40 *47
Jack, a longtime resident of Warren, Pa., died unexpectedly Feb. 14, 2004, from complications after surgery.He prepared at the Hill School in Pottstown, and followed his...
Langdon H. Wesley '40
"Wes" Wesley died Mar. 21, 2001, of cardiac arrest. He had attended our 60th reunion last year. He was a real '40 trooper, attending most of our class functions, from...
Herbert Margerum West '40 *41
Herb’s daughter, Eleanor, informed us of his death on Aug. 2, 2009. Glaucoma had led to Herb’s blindness, but he had Eleanor read him 1940’s Class Notes to the...
Robert E. Westlake '40
Bob died Apr. 28, 2003, at his home in Stuart, Fla. He prepared at the Lawrenceville School, following his brother, Harry '37, to Princeton. He majored in chemistry and...
John M. Whallon '40
A resident of Homestead Village, Pa., John died there March 1, 2012. John was born in Zanesville, Ohio. He prepped at Newark Academy and Haverford School before...
Bishop White '40
Maj. Bishop White AF Ret., 83, died of emphysema Oct. 13, 2001 in the Philippines. Bish's father, Bishop Sr., died when Bish was two. The family moved from Hartford to...
David Douglas Wicks '40
THE REALM of secondary education was the centerpiece in the professional life of Dave Wicks, who died unexpectedly at his Westport Point, Mass., home July 7, 1993. Dave...
Thomas Robert Wilcox '40
DEVOTION TO Princeton and the Class of 1940 were of significant import to Tom Wilcox, who died at his Shelter Island, N.Y., home July 19, 1993. He had served on the...
Alvin Warren Wilkinson '40
Alvin Warren Wilkinson '40 Warren, who lived in Vero Beach, Fla., in recent years, died Sept. 13, 2007, while in hospice care after a long bout with cancer. He...
Robert Kettering Williams '40
Bob died Oct. 22, 2006, in Naples, Fla. He prepared for Princeton at Highland Park High School in Detroit. At Princeton, he majored in chemical engineering, graduating...
Edward A. Williams '40
The notice of Ed's death on Dec. 29, 1999, reached Princeton's Alumni Records' office and this memorialist much delayed. The class offers its belated regrets to his...
Charles E. Wilson '40
Charlie’s son, Marc, reported that his father, a longtime resident of Bethlehem, Pa., died March 3, 2010. A graduate of Windber (Pa.) Area High School, he majored in...
Robert B. Wilson '40
Bill Miller ’55 was kind to send us an obituary from the Denver Post reporting Bob’s death Sept. 17, 2011. Bob prepared at Phillips Academy Andover and followed his...
Hudson S. Winn '40
On Mar. 5, 1996, Hudson Winn died in Guildersland, N.Y., and had lived in nearby Slingersland for the past 44 years. From Northhampton [Mass.] H.S., he was involved in...
Sydney Anglin Woodd-Cahusac '40
The Greenwich [Conn.] Times reported that Syd, "a lawyer and corporate executive, who at age 68 became an ordained Episcopal priest, died Jan. 3, 2004, of natural...
Donald Robert Woodford '40
Don Woodford, who resided in Upper Montclair, N.J., died in late Feb. 1997. From Lawrenceville School, where he was a member of the band and orchestra, he majored at...
Alan Churchill Woods Jr. '40
Alan died Sept. 30, 2002, of complications from a stroke. He spent most of his life in Baltimore, where he pursued ‚€” as had his father and grandfather ‚€” his beloved...
Franz Sigel Workman '40
Named for a distinguished Civil War Union general under whom his grandfather had served, Sig Workman died Dec. 4, 1998, at his home after a brief illness. He was a...
Rufus Worrell III '40
Rufe died June 10, 2006, after a long career in the paper industry in the Dayton, Ohio, area. Rufe married Gloria B. Ganiard Oct. 4, 1946, and they had...
Charles M. Wright '40
The death of Mac Wright Aug. 12, 1995, ended a life marked by a strong devotion to public service. After WWII service as an AFS ambulance driver (for which he was...
Francis Clerihew Wymond Jr. '40
Frank died peacefully June 9, 2005, in Grants, N.M. He was 86.Born in Chicago, he grew up on a lemon and avocado ranch in Carpinteria, Calif., and became an Eagle Scout....
Ralph B. Yardley '40
Recently retired attorney Ralph Yardley died at his home in Yardley, Penn., June 21, 1995. "Yak" prepared at Shadyside Academy. At Princeton he was a member of Cottage...
John C. Yates '40
John died at his home Aug. 28, 2008, surrounded by his family. † He prepared at Mercersburg Academy and followed his father, John Yates 1901, to Princeton. He was on...
Orvis C. Yingling '40
Ying died Oct. 15, 2009, in Westport, Conn. In 1938, he transferred from Princeton, earning his degree from Westminster College. After Pearl Harbor, he volunteered in...
James Gordon Gay Yocum '40
Gordie, formerly of Bryn Mawr, Pa., died of heart failure Sept. 30, 2004, at Riddle Village in Media, Pa.He graduated from Episcopal Academy in Merion and followed his...
Harrison H. Young Jr. '40
At our class 61st reunion with his family, including granddaughter Katherine A. Deringer '01, Harry was vigorous and upbeat, and ever appreciative of his Princeton...
Lawson S. Yow '40
Hugh Richardson Jr. ’53, memorialist for 1953, and James Sibley ’41 of “Pops’” wife’s family sent us letters from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution praising Pops Yow, as...
John Wie Van Zaugg '40
Jack died June 2, 2004, in San Mateo, Calif.He prepared at Horace Mann and Riverdale Country Schools in New York, and at La Villa in Lausanne, Switzerland. At Princeton,...
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