John died suddenly of heart disease Aug. 31, 2003. Prior to his death he had been training for a triathlon.
John entered Princeton from the John Burroughs School in St. Louis. He majored in psychology and belonged to Key and Seal Club, where he served on its bicker committee. Upon graduation John served in the Navy and received the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the Navy Expeditionary Medal for the Cuban Quarantine.
Following his Navy tour John earned an MBA from Columbia Business School in 1964. After becoming a CPA, he practiced with Price Waterhouse before establishing his own firm in St. Louis. In addition, he became a manufacturer of authentic American railroad lamps at his company, Handlan-Buck.
John retired to Oriental, N.C., where he won the sailboat-racing season in 1991. Commenting on his success, John said, "There. Now I never have to do that again." John's first one-man show in ceramics was an enormous success.
The class extends its deepest sympathy to his wife, Madeline; son John; daughters Mary and Sarah Glazar; stepson William Stribling; and mother Elizabeth; as well as his sisters and grandchildren.
The Class of 1958