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John Bolling Worden ’38

Published in Nov. 3, 1999, issue

Johnny Worden, who in recent years resided in Silver Springs and Rockville, Md., died Oct. 23, 1998.

He prepared at Mercersburg, and at Princeton participated in wrestling and choir. Entering from Staunton, Va., he roomed at 12 Dickinson St. during his one year with us. He enjoyed wrestling with the Tiger Cub squad in the 155-lb. class, wherein Charlie Powers was our frosh team undefeated matman.

Worden transferred to Hampden-Sydney College for the 1935 academic year. He then began a career of more than 60 years in sales, printing, and (since 1986) consulting in fields including periodicals, planography, and grinding wheels.

During WWII Johnny graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. He was an ensign and purser on a French ship in the service of the US. He sailed the dangerous Murmansk Run to supply Russia and later supported the Okinawa invasion.

On June 2, 1943, he married Margaret Ellen Lewis. Daughters Ellen Lynn and Mary were born to this union. In recent years Johnny has been recorded as not married. The Class of '38 regrets having no news of his family and extends sympathy to his survivors.

The Class of 1938

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