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Joseph Sherman Frelinghuysen ’34

Published in Mar. 9, 2005, issue

Following an illness of several years, Joe died peacefully Jan. 8, 2005, 16 days after the death of his wife of 67 years, Emily Lawrance Frelinghuysen.

During World War II, Joe served as commanding officer of an Army field artillery battery in North Africa. He was taken prisoner during a night reconnaissance mission and after 10 months escaped from a German prison camp in Italy. He was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action in 1943.

He was the author of Passages to Freedom (1990), the story of his capture and escape, and co-author with Dr. Paul J. Kiell of Keep Your Heart Running (1976). Joe began running at 57 and eventually "ran in and finished," as he proudly noted, "11 marathons, the last one at age 65."

Surviving are his four children, Margaret F. Kurzman, Joseph S. Jr. '63, Susan F. Van Roijen, and Barbara F. ISrael; 10 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. To them we offer our sincere sympathies.

The Class of 1934

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