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George Van Dickey Nostrand ’36

Published in Feb. 25, 1998, issue

George died of pneumonia May 6, 1997, at the Veteran's Home at La Salle, Ill. He was 84. He was a graduate of Lawrenceville. He left Princeton in early 1934. We understand he was proud of Princeton and the achievements of our class.

He spent his career in the retail carpet business and retired after his last job with J.C. Penney in California.

During WWII, he spent one year in the Army's Coastal Artillery at bases on our East Coast. He then served two years assigned to the AntiAircraft Artillery in the campaigns in North Africa, Italy, Southern France, and the German Rhineland.

George was recognized as an excellent golfer. In 1933 he won the university championship. He was a sixtime champion of the Oakland Golf Club of Bayside, N.Y, and for one year at the Brookville Country Club in Glen Head, N.Y.

In 1942 he married Catherine Rock. She died in 1989. In 1965 he married Dale H. Hayward, who died in 1984. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Eliza Leonard, stepdaughters Betty Gae Camdon and Sandra Glenn, grandchildren Monya E. and Gale R. Leonard Jr., three great-grandchildren, and eight step-grandchildren.

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