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Richard George Woodbridge III ’39 *49

Published in Oct. 10, 2001, issue

After a short illness Dick died at the Medical Center of Princeton on May 2, 2001. He had recently become a resident of Meadow Lakes, the retirement community near Princeton, his home throughout his career. In college years he combined his love of literature, serving as editor of the Nassau Lit, with his bent for scientific development, taking his degree in chemical engineering, followed by obtaining his MA and PhD in organic chemistry from Princeton as well as doing graduate work at MIT and Columbia Business School. All this led him to the investment department of the New York Life Insurance Co. in 1949 where he was responsible for their investments in high-technology companies until he retired in 1979.

He is survived by his wife, Josie, daughter Mary, son Richard, and four grandchildren. With them we bid farewell to Dick with his own words written as class poet for our 60th:

From glory unto glory, we pilgrims of

bright heart

Left long ago the heaven which was our


We shall re-enter heaven on the other side

of dark

To find again the Splendids who never left

our heart.

The Class of 1939

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