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Murdock Donald Macinnis ’45 *50

Published in July 6, 2005, issue

Don died April 20, 2003.

Don entered Princeton from Lincoln School in New York, joined Key and Seal, and was famed among our classmates for his musical contributions to the University. In addition to being student director of the band, he managed the Glee Club, wrote songs for Triangle, was musical director of Theater Intime, and organized the Tigertones. Don was deacon of the University Chapel and a member of the Undergraduate Council. He saw combat in Germany with the 13th Armored Division, serving as assistant to the division chaplain.

Returning to Princeton, Don received a music degree in 1948 and a master's in music in 1950. Don then joined the music faculty at the University of Virginia, where he realized outstanding success.

In 1949 he married the former Alice Kellogg. Don and Alice divorced in 1976 and Don married the former Marie "Heidi" McCabe. However, Don and Heidi divorced in 1993.

Don is survived by his third wife, the former Cheryl Martin. In addition to Cheryl, Don is survived by his son, Alexander '77; by two daughters, Jean Allen and Margaret Milliken; by stepdaughters Christine McCabe and Jacquelin McCabe; and by several grandchildren. The class expresses its sympathy to the family.

The Class of 1945

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