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Clark Baldwin Tower ’35 *36

Published in Jan. 28, 1998, issue

Clark Tower, known to us as "Gabe" in his campus days, died on Oct. 23, 1997, following a short illness. He was 85. He and Sarah were inveterate reuners and devoted football supporters. Many classmates were entertained at their home in Oxford, N.Y., on the weekends when Princeton played Cornell at Ithaca.

Clark was born in Maplewood, attended Columbia H.S., and graduated from Lawrenceville in 1931. He earned bachelor and graduate degrees in chemical engineering and worked at Colgate-Palmolive in Jersey City for 41 years. In 1942 he married the former Sarah Brewster Rapelye, and they settled in Madison, N.J., living there for 30 years. Clark served on the Madison board of education and the Overlook Hospital board and was a trustee of the Madison Methodist Church. Retiring to Oxford in 1977, Clark became a trustee of the Oxford Memorial Library, treasurer of the Oxford Historical Society, and a board member of the Oxford Industrial Development Corp. He did manage a bit of golf on the side.

Gabe and Sarah raised a family of four daughters: Christina Bancroft, Margaret Beyer, Catherine Sauerbrey, and Elizabeth Tower. The class sends its most sincere condolences to all.

The Class of 1935

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