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Rowland P. McKinley ’46

Published in Dec. 13, 2006, issue

“Skip” McKinley died July 31, 2006, at home in St. Augustine, Fla.

Born in Bryn Mawr, Pa., he graduated from Phillips Andover and entered Princeton in 1942. He joined the American Field Service as an ambulance driver in Italy, and later became a Marine lieutenant. After graduating from Princeton in 1948, he earned a master’s in English at Case Western Reserve University in 1954. He then taught English at Taft School and also coached hockey and soccer. He later became headmaster of the Harley School in Rochester, N.Y., and headmaster of the University School in Cleveland, Ohio. Skip retired after 25 years heading University School.

He is survived by Alice, his wife of 58 years; daughters Brent and Elizabeth; four grandchildren; and a brother. The class joins the family in mourning the loss of an esteemed educator and classmate.

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