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Sydney Griswold Smith Jr. ’52

Published in July 6, 2005, issue

Syd died Aug. 20, 2004.

Born in Philadelphia, he entered Princeton from Phillipsburg [N.J.] High School. At Princeton he was deeply involved in his major, chemical engineering, and in Key and Seal. His chief extramural interests included the Rifle Team, Glee Club, and the Westminster Foundation.

Building on his rich Princeton experience and the law degree he earned from the Chase College of Law at the University of Northern Kentucky in 1977, Syd spent his entire working career in various key positions with Procter & Gamble in Baltimore, Staten Island, and Cincinnati.

He continued to be an avid sportsman, sailing as a member of the Brookville Lake Sailing Association, and bird hunting and target shooting as a member of the Fairchild Sportsman's Club. He was avid as well in his service to the Jaycees, Boy Scouts, and Khoury baseball teams. He also served as vice president of the Princeton Club of Southern Ohio. His praise in the BOH of our mini-reunions reveals his abiding commitment to Princeton and our class.

Syd, who was divorced, was predeceased by his son Jonathan. Surviving him are his four children, Susan, Sydney III, David, and Peter; his four grandchildren; and his faithful friend, Janet Frazer. To them, the class extends its deepest sympathies.

The Class of 1952

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