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Marc Victor Barrow ’83

Published in Nov. 4, 1998, issue

Marc Victor Barrow died Dec. 3, 1997, in NYC after a long struggle with heart disease. After graduation from Trinity H.S. in NYC, he entered Princeton in the fall of 1978; his primary interests were music, romance languages, and the classics.

Marc left Princeton in 1981 to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. His lifelong devotion to jazz and contemporary music composition took him all over the world, and he lived for several years in Fiji, Hawaii, and Florida before returning to NYC. A talented pianist and vocalist, Marc often performed his work as "Mercury." According to his mother, he could never bring himself to market his music and leaves behind a body of 50 unpublished songs. She calls him "a bird who was never heard." Marc was also a talented artist and a tender and sensitive man devoted to his family.

The class extends its deepest sympathy to his mother, Luciana, his sister, Luisa, and his daughters, Kiara and Kalia.

The Class of 1983

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