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Richard A. Mittnacht ’46

Published in Mar. 21, 2007, issue

Dick Mittnacht died Jan. 1, 2007, of pneumonia as a result of lung cancer in Boca Raton, Fla. He was 81.

He prepared at Kent, entered Princeton in June 1942, and left the following November to join the Army. He served in Europe, was discharged from the Army in 1946, and never returned to Princeton.

Dick spent 35 years working for Johnson & Higgins, one of the premier international marine and aviation-insurance companies. In his remarkable career he went from a junior clerk in the marine department in San Francisco to senior vice president and director of the company's headquarters in New York City. He was a member of Lloyds of London, the American Bureau of Shipping, and other organizations. Dick was an avid waterman and golfer who played six days a week, until mid-July of last year.

After retiring in 1982, he moved to Florida and spent the last 18 years in Ocean Ridge. In 1988, after 34 years of marriage, he and his wife, Elizabeth, now deceased, were divorced.

Dick is survived by his two children, Richard and Katharine, and his fiancée of 18 years, L. Kim Jones, whom he planned to marry Jan. 6. The class extends its deepest sympathy to all.

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