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Stephen Pearson ’43

Published in July 8, 1998, issue

Steve died Mar. 30, 1998. He was 78.

A Philadelphia native, he attended Chestnut Hill Academy and the Lawrenceville School before matriculating at Princeton. While on campus, Steve earned a varsity "P" in football and was a member of Ivy Club.

One of many who left early due to WWII, he served with distinction in the Army, rising to the rank of captain. Steve was awarded a postwar BA degree in psychology.

The family business, Joseph T. Pearson & Sons, claimed Steve's attention in the business world; later, he would manage the firm with his brother. Following the sale of the company Steve entered the securities profession, becoming a partner in Yarnell Biddle brokerage, and later working at W.H. Newbold's & Sons in Philadelphia.

Steve had a variety of interests at both hobby and community levels -- Chestnut Hill Academy, Chestnut Hill Hospital, golf and tennis clubs, horticulture, classic sports cars, and travel.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; a brother, Stanley; five sons, Stephen Jr., Arthur, Alexander, Joshua, and Philip; and seven grandchildren.

To the entire family, we offer our deepest and most heartfelt condolences.

The Class of 1943

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