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Edward Rapelyea Crocker ’53

Published in Nov. 5, 2003, issue

Ed, a native of Elmira, N.Y., died of cancer July 18, 2003, at his summer home in North Carolina.

The son of F. Slee Crocker '20, he attended Lawrenceville and Trinity-Pawling School. Freshman year he roomed with Lawrentians Lee Johnson, Phil Hummer, and Bill Kenny. They agreed he was a man who liked to have a good time, and Phil said Ed was one who would not let the rigors of the clasSroom get him down.

Ed served in the Navy and married Jan Charbonnet in 1957. In Florida he founded Crocker & Associates, manufacturers' representatives in hotel and restaurant supplies. Besides his family, the loves of his life were tennis, golf, and travel. He was committed to his community through volunteer work at Covenant House and the Salvation Army, among other groups. Ed was with us for two years, returned for 1954-5, and we mourn his passing. Sincere sympathy to Jan; daughters Slee Arnold, Cathy Burgess, Kim Crocker, and Allison Portnoy; brother John; sister Margaret Burger; and seven grandsons. Jan hopes at least one grandson will carry on the Princeton tradition.

The Class of 1953

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