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Ronald Ulrich Altmayer ’52

Published in Jan. 26, 2006, issue

Ron died Aug. 8, 2005, after a long illness.

He entered Princeton with the Class of 1950 and roomed with Ray Fredrick Jr. '48. Interrupting his education to serve with the Army's Chemical Warfare Unit from 1948 to 1950, Ron returned to campus to graduate with the Class of 1952. He was a member of Terrace Club.

After graduate studies in psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and New York University, Ron completed his internship at various Veterans Administration hospitals. As a clinical psychologist, he served on the staffs of Elmhurst (N.Y.) General Hospital and Central Islip (N.Y.) State Psychiatric Hospital, and retired from Sagamore Children's Hospital in Melville, N.Y. He also maintained a private practice.

An active member of the Princeton Alumni Association of Long Island, Ron was Alumni Schools Committee chair for Long Island in the 1980s and early 1990s. In this capacity, he enjoyed interviewing and writing detailed reports for dozens of applicants each year. Ron also served as an Annual Giving agent. Ron's gentle, nonjudgmental manner will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by Narda, his wife of 53 years; their daughter Nancy Altmayer Silver '82; son-in-law Peter Silver '82; and grandchildren Harrison and Emily. The class offers them deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1952

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