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John P. Dennis Jr. ’58

Published in Apr. 20, 2005, issue

John died July 2, 2004, in Houston after a long and courageous battle with diabetes.

Born in St. Paul, Minn., John grew up in Scarsdale, N.Y. He majored in English at Princeton and was a member of Cap and Gown, where he headed the House Committee. John was active outside the clasSroom serving as a University Chapel deacon, a Keyceptor, and a member of Orange Key. Among his roommates were Tom Shearer and our late classmate, Kit Rudge, who spent four years with John at Scarsdale High and four at Princeton. John's senior roommates in Little Blair Arch were Bob Brown, Glenn Kelly, Ed Midgeley, Gene Shahan, Jim Gilbert, Hank Bruce, and Rel McCarroll.

Following graduation and service in the Navy, John entered medical school but decided banking was more to his liking and joined Citicorp, then Texas Commerce Bank, and then Kidder Peabody. John loved to travel and founded his own travel agency.

He was always active in Princeton affairs, serving as president of Houston Alumni Association and as class treasurer and vice president. John attended most major reunions, the last being our 45th. Despite his diabetes, he also participated in many recent mini-reunions.

To his wife of 19 years, Stacy; son John; daughter Jennifer; brother Robert; and sister, Nancy, the class extends deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1958

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