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David Van Pelt Acaster ’45

Published in Nov. 7, 2007, issue

Dave Acaster died April 23, 2007, at his home in Saddle River, N.J., surrounded by his loving family after losing a struggle with cancer.

Dave was an active classmate until the end and was class agent for Annual Giving from 1990 to 1995. His devotion to the class will be sorely missed.

Dave entered Princeton from Lawrenceville and joined Cannon Club. He received a degree in chemical engineering and then served with the Marines in the Pacific and China. Upon returning he joined American Cyanamid and was sent to West Virginia, where he met and married Jane (“Janey”) Miller before being transferred back to New Jersey.

The family enjoyed an eclectic array of sports, including skiing, tennis, golf, fishing, sailing, and particularly scuba diving. After his retirement, Dave and Janey traveled worldwide to exotic dive locations. As well as being a wonderful husband and family man, Dave was regarded as a superior person by all of us active in class affairs. In addition to Janey, Dave is survived by his son, Ben; daughter-in-law Sharon; daughter Ceecy; son-in-law Jack Ringwood; and five grandchildren. The class expresses its sympathy to all.

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Janet Robbins Says:

2009-07-01 11:13:37

remember their loving family and beautiful home in Saddle River. Condolences to Ceecy and Ben.
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