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Don G. Goddard ’26

Published in June 1, 1994, issue

DON GODDARD, well known for playing a lead in Triangle's DRAKE'S DRUM, and for treating alcoholism, died Mar. 20, 1994, in Sun City. Don left Princeton after sophomore year, then worked as a reporter for THE NEW YORK WORLD and as a broadcaster in TV and radio. His broadcasts in Manhattan on medical advances had a large following. Don and Adele Letcher married June 1930 and raised three daughters and a son.

But Don's success was not to continue, as, alcohol took control in the early 1950s. He said, "I had 30 years of alcoholism before I learned I had a "treat

able disease." Then followed a rescue "by a savvy daughter who turned my life around and providentially got me back into journalism. In the following

17 years I led a new life without alcohol and prescription drugs. I began working with others so afflicted when I got the chance."

Following retirement in 1970, Don and Adele moved to Arizona. Then followed Don's new career, the treatment of alcoholism. He became a consultant to the Mile High Council on Alcoholism and joined the staff of St. Luke's chemical dependency program in Phoenix. He developed special treatments for older people and his "Top o' the Hill Gang" for patients over 55 fostered similar programs nationwide.

Don is survived by Adele and their three daughters, Marilu Nowlin, Dr. Susan Goddard, and Meg Moss, and by their son, Donald L. Goddard '56. To all of them, we extend our sympathy.

The Class of 1926

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