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Reuben Adrian Bayley ’84

Published in Dec. 11, 1996, issue

Reuben Bayley died Oct. 28, 1994, in his native Barbados after collapsing while playing soccer.

After serving as deputy headboy of his secondary school, Harrison College, he majored in economics at Princeton and competed for the varsity track team, notably in the mile relay and his best event, the 800 meters, for which he was named to the AllIvy League indoor track team as a senior. He is still fifth on Princeton's alltime list at that distance outdoors.

One of the top athletes from Barbados of recent decades, he won a gold medal for his country at the 1985 Central American and Caribbean games and high awards at other international track competitions. After retiring from competition, Reuben continued to serve in the Amateur Athletics Assn.

Reuben's career took him to several banking and consulting jobs in NYC and later in Barbados. He had planned to begin work with the Caribbean Commercial Bank just days after his untimely passing.

Reuben's Princeton friends remember his quiet dignity and commitment to his teammates. The class extends its deepest sympathy to Reuben's mother, Odessa, father Roy Grazette, brothers Roger and William, and sister Betty.

The Class of 1984

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