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Franz Sigel Workman ’40

Published in Mar. 10, 1999, issue

Named for a distinguished Civil War Union general under whom his grandfather had served, Sig Workman died Dec. 4, 1998, at his home after a brief illness. He was a lifelong resident of Charleston, W.Va. He prepared at Choate School and at Princeton majored in geological and civil engineering. At college he was active in the Glee Club and a member of Key and Seal. He served in the Army Air Corps as a captain and saw service during the Korean conflict as well.

Sig then returned to Charleston to engage in a wide range of business enterprises. He became president of Pond Fork Oil and Gas Co. In addition Sig nurtured new projects, such as mercantile specialty sales, technical sales, construction, and real estate. In 1965 Sig ceased drilling for oil and gas when it became a losing proposition for Appalachian producers. He was a member of the Charleston VFW and the West Virginia Oil and Gas Assn. Tennis and handball were among his sports in later years. Sig maintained his affection and interest in Princeton and the class and regularly attended our major reunions and other gatherings.

Sig leaves his wife, Patricia, two sons, and three grandchildren. To the entire family, the class extends its sympathy and sorrow over the loss of Sig -- a faithful classmate and devoted Princetonian.

The Class of 1940

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