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Donald Walker Vreeland ’42

Published in May 12, 2004, issue

Don Vreeland, dedicated overseer of many of '42's highly successful annual mini-reunions, died Feb. 26, 2004, at Meadow Lakes in Hightstown, N.J.

He prepared at the Lance School and at Hotchkiss. At Princeton, Don earned honors in the School of Public and International Affairs. He was business manager of the Daily Princetonian, a member of Triangle Club, and president of Cloister Inn.

After four years in WWII as instructor in Field Artillery School, Don assumed management of his family's textile manufacturers agency in NYC. In 1951 he married Margaretta "Peggy" Waller. They had four children: Karolyn, Douglas, Patricia, and Garrett.

Our gregarious classmate was a superb organizer. During his 15 years in textiles he contributed conspicuously to trade-association activities and management. In 1961, Don entered the securities industry as a broker with several companies, including H.G. Wellington & Co., until his retirement in 1994. Don, Peggy, and the children had wonderful summers boating, fishing, and swimming at their seashore cottage.

Ever devoted to his alma mater, Don served on our class executive committee and as president of the alumni board of Cloister Inn.

The class offers its profound sympathy to Peggy, the couple's four children, and six grandchildren.

The Class of 1942

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