Don died Dec. 10, 2005.
Born in Alamance County, N.C., he graduated from the Asheville School for Boys. At Princeton, Don majored in engineering. He was a member of Charter Club and active in many campus functions. After graduation, he went to MIT and earned degrees in mechanical engineering, naval architecture, and marine engineering. He then worked at General Dynamics' Electric Boat Division, where he served as chief cost engineer and head of submarine restoration.
In 1967, Don began to work at Mystic Seaport, where he spent the next 25 years in multiple engineering roles. He also served on the town council and many other committees in Groton, Conn. His family states that sailing and the sea were his passions.
The class extends its condolences to Angenette, his wife of 51 years; their four sons, Chip, Geoffrey, Karl, and David; five grandchildren; and his sister, Nancy.
The Class of 1954