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James David Armitage ’48

Published in Mar. 9, 2005, issue

Jim died Jan. 8, 2005, in Boulder, Colo., while being cared for by his children.

Jim came to us from Lawrenceville, was in Quadrangle, and graduated with an AB in chemistry in 1950. He and Debbie were married in 1954 and had six children. After graduation Jim joined his father, Elwood S. 1904, and his brother, John L. '38, at John L. Armitage & Co. in the manufacture of chemical coatings. Most of his career was spent in sales. For a while he was in the company's laboratory and was issued several US patents. He retired in 1988.

Jim had a love of flying and was an active pilot for more than 30 years. He always enjoyed hunting, skeet shooting, sailing, and tennis. He coached youngsters on the hockey rink for many years. In ruminating about his life, Jim said: "I must admit that the greatest trophies I have are not the ones hanging on my wall but perhaps my wife, six children, and the wonderful years at Tigertown."

To Debbie; children Douglas, Alexandra, Elizabeth, Lacey, Matthew, and Clifford; brother John; and sister Adra Fairman, the class offers its condolences. Jim was through and through a Princetonian.

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