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Apr.25, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 11


Jacob C. Myers Jr. ’30

Published in the Apr.25, 2012, issue

Jack died Dec. 11, 2011. He was 103 and had lived in Gladwyne, Pa., for a number of years.

It is fitting for the class that its last member standing was its president, a true example of the contribution its members made to the University.

Jack was born in Atlantic City and prepared at Atlantic City High School. At Princeton, he received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, participated in interclass football, varsity wrestling, and the Princeton Engineering Society, and was a member of Arbor Inn. He also served as class president his senior year.

Following graduation, Jack went to work for the Hotel Chelsea in Atlantic City and later joined the staff of Skytop Lodge in the Pocono Mountains. During World War II he was the area representative for firms supplying parts to prime contractors of war materiel. Before retiring in 1970, he was district manager for a manufacturer of industrial weighing equipment.

Always active in community affairs in the Poconos and in suburban Philadelphia, Jack served several terms as president of the Radnor, Ithan, and St. David’s, and later of the Rosemont, Villanova civic associations.

He was predeceased by his wife, Evelyn Vickers Hendrixson. He is survived by his daughter, Evelyn Myers Doherty; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four step great-grandchildren. The class extends deepest sympathy to them all.

The Class of 1930

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