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Francis Denis Joseph Beatty ’42 *49

Published in June 5, 2002, issue

Den died Jan. 14, 2002, of lung cancer at home in San Francisco. A retired architect, he enjoyed international travel. His wanderlust began as the son of a US naval officer, under whom he served at the end of WWII as flag lieutenant (his father was then Commander, Destroyers Atlantic).

Den prepared for Princeton at Hill and Thacher Schools, majored in architecture, and was a member of Charter Club. During the war he served four years on the battleship Iowa as a division officer with the rank of lieutenant. He saw action in the Pacific theater, including Kwajalein and Eniwetok. After the war he earned an MFA at Princeton. After practicing in San Francisco for several years, he established his own firm. His works included part of the College of San Mateo, the original Oakland Airport, and Joseph Magnin stores. After he retired he converted one of King Farouk's Egyptian palaces into a hotel. In addition to tennis and bird-shooting, he painted watercolors .

To his wife, Martha Nell; his daughters, Deidri and Victoria; his stepdaughter, Alana; and his six grandchildren the class extends its most sincere condolences.

The Class of 1942

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