The Class of '47 lost one of its dearest friends and greatest supporters when Sandie Walsh died at Martha's Vineyard Hospital on Apr. 22, 1996. She was 68. Sandie was an honorary member of the class and the widow of our beloved past president Gordon H. Walsh.
After Gordie's death on May 24, 1982, Sandie continued living in Edgartown and more recently spent part of the winters in Naples, Fla. She had lifelong ties to the Vineyard and demonstrated her strong commitment to it in her own quiet way by contributing generously to many of its charities and nonprofit organizations.
In addition to Gordie, their two sons, and his brother, Irving Walsh '41, Sandie had many other Princeton connections. Her father, William McAlpin, was a member of the Class of '26, and a number of her other McAlpin relatives were and are Princetonians.
Sandie is survived by her daughter, Wendy, and by her sons, Gordon H. Jr. '78 and Malcolm '80, as well as one granddaughter, Isabel, and one step-grandson, Jacob. To all of, them the class extends its deepest sympathy on the loss of their spirited and wonderful mother and grandmother.
The Class of 1947