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Frederick Liew Van Brokaw ’47

Published in Feb. 5, 1992, issue

FRITZ BROKAW died of a heart attack, at the age of 66, Aug. 5, 1991. At the time he was vacationing at the home of his niece in Lescure, France, in the Auvergne. Fritz was born in Newark, NJ., and prepped at Hotchkiss. He joined our Class with the first contingent in July 1943 but left shortly thereafter to serve in the Marine Corps in the South Pacific. Returning to Princeton after the war, he joined Tower Club and majored in history, receiving his degree in 1950.

During the last 30 years he owned and managed apartment buildings in Greenwich Village and the East Village in N.Y.C. Fritz belonged to a family of Princetonians, including his father, Roberts W. Brokaw '04; his brothers Howard P. '38 and Roberts W. '41; and his nephew Nicholas V. L. '70. A lifelong bachelor, he is survived by four nephews and three nieces in addition to his brothers. To each of them the Class extends its deep sympathy.

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