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John M. Steinsieck ’37

Published in Apr. 21, 1999, issue

Ardent reuner Stiny Steinsieck (also known as Chip) died Nov. 15, 1998. His wife of 59 years, Frances, daughters Joan and Betty, son Bill, and seven grandchildren survive him.

At Peddie, Stiny was into track, publications, and dramatics, graduating cum laude. At Princeton, he majored in mechanical engineering and was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Princeton Engineering Society, and Court.

He started as assistant boiler room engineer with the Public Service Electric & Gas Co. in Burlington, N.J. By 1952 he advanced to test engineer and by 1960 to chief engineer in the Burlington Generating Station. He spent over 40 years in the electric generating department, retiring as manager of the Mercer Generating Station in Trenton.

He did his bit for every community in which he lived, serving six years on the Delanco School Board (two as president), two years as a Sunday school teacher, as vicechairman of the Delaware District Burlington County Council of Boy Scouts, and in various positions at three local Presbyterian churches. He enjoyed playing golf, wood carving, and traveling, "in that order."

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