John was born on Dec. 4, 1908, in Philadelphia, spent most of his life either there or in the environs, moved to Williamsburg, Va. a few years ago, and on Nov. 24, died in the Williamsburg Community Hospital.
He attended the William Penn Charter School before coming to Princeton. In 1930 he left Princeton to work for the Provident Trust Co. of Philadelphia, where he remained until WWII. Joining the Army Air Force in Dec. 1941, he served as a glider pilot in New Guinea, Australia, and the Phillipines. He earned five combat stars, a unit citation, and was a flight officer when discharged in Feb. 1946. The Provident Trust called and he returned until 1949, when he entered the insurance business as a salesman for the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Co. He remained in this capacity for many years, even into semi-retirement.
John was engaged in a number of church and charitable fund drives in the Philadelphia area and belonged to the Princeton Club of Philadelphia.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth, his four children, Margaret Smith, Julia Bums, Elizabeth Armstrong, and John Remington, two sisters, Elizabeth Goward and Mabry Lyman, and 16 grandchildren. To the entire family, the class extends its sincerest sympathy.
The Class of 1931