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Eduardo Norman Aguirre ’49

Published in June 9, 2004, issue

Eddie died Jan. 23, 2004, of pneumonia at M. D. Anderson Hospital, in Houston, Tex., where he underwent a bone marrow transplant for lymphoma six years ago. Regrettably, his recovery was not permanent.

Eddie's father was Mexican and his mother American. He prepared for Princeton at Exeter, where he excelled in lacrosse and baseball. Eddie only stayed at Princeton for one year before transferring to Claremont College in California, where he graduated in 1949 as president of his class. While at Princeton he played goalie on the lacrosse team. He never forgot his Princeton friends and classmates and attended our 50th reunion. He was also host to several classmates and wives over the years in Mexico.

Eddie had an eclectic career in banking, hotels, construction, and, finally, in international insurance. He remained active in sports his entire life. However, the center of his life was his family. He was married to the former Gloria Chapis with whom he had four children: Eduardo Jr., Roberto, Gilda Doreen, and Gloria Karinna. They all survive him as do 14 grandchildren.

The class extends its sincerest sympathy to the family and bids "Lalo" adios, vaya con Dios.

The Class of 1949

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