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Charles Gaylord ’34

Published in June 4, 1997, issue

Charles Gaylord, a retired radiologist and resident of Colorado for nearly 50 years, died Apr. 12, 1997, on a sentimental visit to New Zealand. He and his wife, the former Fletcher Wardwell (Bennington '36), had enjoyed an earlier visit there. Fletch died in 1995.

Charlie was at one time or another chief of radiology at a hospital in Englewood, Colo., and head of diagnostic radiology at the U. of Colorado Medical School. He was an avid skier and sailor, a gourmet cook, and a talented collector of art objects.

He loved Princeton and the Class of '34, attending as many reunions and other gatherings as he was able. In 1982 he and Fletch, his constant sailing companion, spent July in Maine, where Ralph Hubbard, Charlie's college roommate, visited for a week, then cruised down the coast, seeing Ernie May and John Oakes in Martha's Vineyard and Pete Remington on their return to Maine. In 1980 Charlie and Fletch called on Debby Debuchi in Japan.

Surviving are three sons, Harvey, Thomas, and Ben, and a daughter, Katharine, by a previous marriage that ended in divorce. A brother, Harvey R. Gaylord Jr. '27, died in 1983. Contributions in Charlie's memory may be made to Annual Giving, for which he was a loyal and effective worker, and sent to Box 46, Princeton 08544.

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