Chris died May 19, 2005, after a courageous 15-year battle with Lou Gehrig's disease.
Chris came to Princeton from Radnor (Pa.) High School. A civil engineering major, he was a member of Cannon Club. During his senior year he roomed with Joe Croft, Thor Halvorson, Sarge Karch, and Chuck Wittmann. After two years with a New York City consulting firm, he went to Harvard Business School.
Soon thereafter he joined Smith Barney's corporate finance group, where he became a first vice president. In 1986, after 20 years with Smith Barney, the family moved to Chicago where Chris bought an office-supply company and later became an independent financial consultant. At the time of his death he was chairman of the executive committee of Cloyes Gear and Products Co., an international automobile-parts business.
Chris was a regular attendee at major reunions and worked hard in the class' Annual Giving effort until limited by his illness. Chris took great pride in his family and enjoyed camping, especially along the Greenbrier River in West Virginia.
He leaves Barbara, his devoted wife of 41 years, whom he met at our fifth reunion; children Kathryn '86 and Christopher John '89; brothers John '52 and Richard '56, and his sister, Signe Hammer. To all, the class offers deepest condolences.
The Class of 1958