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Burnett Coburn Turner ’25 *26

Published in Mar. 8, 1998, issue

Sandy Turner was born in Los Angeles on Dec. 3, 1902. After Los Angeles H.S. and a year at the U. of Southern California, he transferred to us in Sept. 1921.

He won the Freshman English prize for Engineers and was on the water polo and soccer squads and the Life Saving Club. Sandy was president of the engineering club, and he was a member of Quadrangle. He majored in engineering, obtained a CE in 1926, and earned a degree in architecture from MIT in 1928.

Sandy commenced a career in NYC, but transferred to Los Angeles. He became assistant director of the Federal Works Agency and served in the Engineer Corps during WWII. He then entered a successful career as an architect and planner. A director of the Turner Oil Co., he also maintained a residence in Tahoe City.

He died on Mar. 29, 1997, in his beloved home in Amesbury. He was buried in Rosemont Cemetery after a private ceremony. He was predeceased by his wife, Miriam Fechimer, and their son, Thomas.

The Class of 1925


Albert Bradley Hodgman died Oct. 8, 1997, in Los Gatos, Calif.

"Bert" came to us from Coldwater H.S. in Kalamazoo, Mich. His uncle, B. Hodgman, was in the Class of '05.

At Princeton, Bert won the Reid Scholarship and was a member of the freshman and varsity track and cross-country teams and of Whig Hall. He roomed in West Reunion with Bud Stillman.

He left Princeton in 1927 to attend Harvard Medical School, from which he graduated cum laude. He then became a surgeon with the West Side Medical Group in Kalamazoo. During WWII, he served as a major in the U.S. 9th Army in France and Germany. He was a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery. In his later years, he lived in Hilton Head, S. C. Bert's lifelong loves were tennis, which he coached at Western Michigan U., and foreign languages.

He married Kathryn Alber in Bowling Green, Ohio, in 1931. He is survived by his daughter, Susan, and six grandchildren. To them the class sends its deep sympathy.

The Class of 1927

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