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David Haden Battaglia ’80

Published in Feb. 23, 1994, issue

DAVID DIED of acute pulmonary edema Feb. 20, 1993, at the summit of the Argentine peak Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the western hemisphere at 22,384 feet. He was buried Mar. 20, 1993, with full military honors.

At Princeton, David was senior class president, a history major, and a member of Tiger Inn. In 1981, he worked in Charles Robb's successful gubernatorial campaign, then served as special assistant to the secretary of the Virginia department of human resources until 1985. After earning his law degree from U.Va. in 1987, David practiced at Houton & Williams in Washington, D.C. A 1989 candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates, David continued to remain active in Virginia politics.

David served in the active naval reserve from 1984 on, reaching the rank of lieutenant, and was awarded the navy commendation medal for meritorious service as an aviation intelligence officer.

David began mountain climbing actively in 1989 and planned to climb the world's seven highest peaks. He trained for months by biking every day and wearing a 100pound pack to and from work.

David is survived by his parents, Lee and Kathleen; his brother Brian; and his sisters Rebecca and Jessica. The class extends its heartfelt sympathies to each of them.

The Class of 1980

Thomas Henry Moriarty Jr. *51

THOMAS HENRY MORIAIHY, retired president of Morcom Systems, Inc., a telecommunications organization, died June 19, 1993.

Thomas was born in Fitchburg, Mass., in 1919 and received his bachelor's degree from the Univ. of Maine. He served in the navy in the Pacific during WWII. After the war, he went to Washington, D.C., arid continued studies at Georgetown Univ. in philosophy and mathematics, receiving a master's degree in philosophy.

He studied philosophy also in the Graduate School at Princeton. An early academician, Thomas taught mathematics at Georgetown, Princeton, and the Univ. of Virginia, After experience at the Library of Congress and Page Communications, he founded his own company, Morcom, in 1966. This organization served countries in the Middle East, central Africa and South America, providing telecommunications systems arid management consulting.

He leaves his widow, Barbara; five children, Peter, Elizabeth, Andrew, Cynthia, and Stephen; seven grandchildren; and four siblings. To the entire family, we extend our deep sympathy in their loss.

The Graduate Alumni

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