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John Adams Sturges ’25

Published in July 3, 1996, issue

John Sturges was born in Fairfield, Conn., Apr. 24, 1903, and died in a retirement home in Cheshire, Conn., Feb. 2, 1996. He came to us from Hotchkiss, rooming freshman year at 15 University Pl. with Ernie Coles, Frank Orvis, Ham Shields, and Buzz Stout.

He was in the Triangle Show, played on the freshman and varsity hockey teams, and was a member of Tiger Inn. He left at the end of sophomore year following the death of his father. He maintained his interest and loyalty to the class.

He joined General Motors Export Co., leaving after four years to go into business for himself. He spent the major portion of his career with the real estate partnership he formed.

During WWII, he served in the Navy after obtaining his commission at Quanset. Accompanied by his wife, Marion, who predeceased him in 1989, he was assigned to Corpus Christi, where he served as education officer.

Among his relatives were John I. Evans '27, Gray Brian '13, Alexander Morgan '22, Henry Fairfield Osborne 1892, and Frederick Sturges 1899. He is survived by a son, John Jr.

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