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Donald Pelham ’49

Published in Jan. 26, 2006, issue

Don died Sept. 27, 2005, as the result of injuries from a fall. He was 78.

He prepared for Princeton at St. Paul's School and majored in chemical engineering. He served in the Army from 1945 to 1947 in the European theater. Don was a member of the 150-pound crew, the cross-country squad, and Quadrangle Club.

After graduation Don went to work for Union Carbide Corp. until 1959. He then started his own company, Acromold Products, a plastic-molding firm that he headed until his retirement in 1996. He was active in the New England Society of Plastics Engineers and the Plastics Pioneers of America. His favorite recreational activity was flying and he was a longtime member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. He was also a longtime member and director of the First Congregational Church of Vernon, Conn.

Don is survived by his wife, Mary Jean; two sons, Douglas and Jeffrey; a daughter, Barbara Monteiro; and seven grandchildren. The class extends its sincere sympathy to them on their great loss.

The Class of 1949

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