John Easton died of melanoma July 28, 2001, at the Medical Center in Princeton. Born in Trenton, he was a longtime Hopewell Township resident.
John came to Princeton from Trenton Central HS, where he was an outstanding athlete and active in student government. At Princeton, he majored in electrical engineering, joined naval ROTC, and participated in the Orange Key program. John was an exceptional defensive player in basketball and led the baseball team as captain our senior year.
John served in the Navy and enjoyed a brief professional baseball career with the Philadelphia Phillies. He then worked with Public Service Electric & Gas Co., retiring in 1995 as southern division manager. He was highly respected by his business and community associates, and was known for his intellectual curiosity and friendly manner.
John was deeply devoted to his family and particularly enjoyed hosting his grandchildren at the family vacation home in Cape May. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and birding.
John is survived by Nancy, his wife of 46 years, daughters Kathy Easton and Susan Muncie, sons J. David Jr. and Robert, and seven grandchildren. The class sends its deep sympathy to them all.
The Class of 1955