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Oscar L. Updike ’25 *26

Published in June 9, 1999, issue

Oscar Updike was born in Princeton and attended Princeton H.S. He graduated from Princeton as a civil engineer and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He was a member of Gateway Club and of the Princeton Clubs of New Jersey and New York.

He lived in Cape May Court House, N.J., for many years, where he was a member of the Methodist Church. In 1998, he moved to Indianapolis to be near members of his family, and he died there Mar. 31, 1999.

Oscar had a distinguished career. He was v.p. and general manager of the New York/Manhattan Branch of Prudential Insurance Co., in their real estate division, retiring in 1968. Previously, he was a regional v.p. for real estate operations, handling major property transactions, including the sale of the Empire State Building.

He is survived by his wife, Miriam, sons Donald '52 and Richard, daughter Leigh Johnson, 10 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

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