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Percy Rivington Pyne III ’37

Published in Mar. 24, 1999, issue

Enthusiastic Princetonian, champion golfer, and ex-township committeeman, pharmaceutical salesman Percy Pyne died Jan. 11, 1999, after several years of medical problems. His wife of 55 years, Evelyn, sons John, Percy, Robert, and Benjamin '81, and eight grandchildren survive. Percy's Princeton connections trace back to Moses Taylor Pyne 1877 and a Stockton descendant. In 1959, Percy was on the $53-million special gifts committee and in 1960 came the longest distance to a class dinner.

Percy prepared at Groton. At Princeton, he majored in chemistry; as a freshman played football, baseball, and hockey; and joined Ivy.

Percy worked with M.W. Kellogg Co. on oil refinery jobs but joined the Marines in 1943, with fighter direction in the Admiralty Islands and Zamboanga. Discharged in 1946, he joined American Cyanamid, handling chemical sales in the eastern seaboard states. From 1958-78, he was with Ganes Chemical Works as sales manager and v.p., selling bulk chemicals and plastic containers. He ended his career with J.W. Dillon, real estate, in 1979.

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