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Frank Tilford Buchner ’34

Published in Sept. 15, 2004, issue

Frank Buchner, our class vice president for Annual Giving and class agent from 1964-69, died June 26, 2004, of Alzheimer's disease. He was 92.

A stalwart of his 1930 Exeter class as class correspondent, Frank was equally active in the affairs of '34, notably as the author of the excellent piece, "Some Reflections of Our Four Years on the Campus," at the end of our 60-year directory. As Frank once summarized his life after Princeton, he went to graduate school for a year, "worked on a newspaper and published two weeklies, labored in public relations, and spent 15 busy years in the ad-agency business. But, best of all, I was never bored."

Frank was married in 1936 to Dorothy Woolley, and they had a daughter, Faith (Mrs. P.J.) Zarro. Dot died in 1989. In 1993 Frank married Elsa Hart, "a lady," he wrote a year later, "whom I first met about 25 years ago when she tried to sell me advertising."

Elsa survives, as do daughter Faith, three grandsons, and two great-grandchildren. To them, we offer our sincere sympathies.

The Class of 1934

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