Bud died May 16, 2003, at his home in Dalton, Pa. He was 97.
Born in Scranton, Pa., he attended Scranton Central High School, Mercersburg Academy, and the Lawrenceville School. He played varsity football at Princeton, leaving after his sophomore year to work for International Salt Co. of Scranton, where he was employed for 39 years. He retired in 1971 as its executive vice president.
Bud served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, attaining the rank of captain. He gave reconnaissance briefings and flew several missions over enemy territory.
As the second-oldest former varsity player in attendance, he participated in the inauguration of the new Princeton Stadium. He served as an officer in the Princeton Club of Northeastern Pennsylvania, and worked for Schools Committee and Annual Giving activities. He was a past president of the Waverly [Pa.] Community House, and was active with the Boy Scouts in Scranton and Big Brothers in New York City. He was AG chair for his class for several years preceding his death.
An avid sportsman, Bud will be remembered by his family and friends for his zest for life, optimism, curiosity, and gift for friendship.
His first wife, Carolyn Roberts, died in 1996. The class extends condolences to his widow, Genevieve "Genee"; his children, Loring, Lyn, and Nick; his extended family; and many friends.
The Class of 1931