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John M. Niedringhaus ’35

Published in Oct. 9, 1991, issue

JACK NIEDRINGHAUS DIED of cancer Apr. 6, 1991, in Baltimore. Jack had lived in Arnold, Md., with his wife, the former Barbara Chess, whom he married in 1940 and who died in 1982. There were two children, Nancy (Mrs. Charles Bennett) and John Andrew. Jack is also survived by three granddaughters, and a sister, Margaret Palmer.

Born in Pittsburgh, Jack came to Princeton from Shady Side Academy and majored in architecture. Later he acquired a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon. He was a member of Cannon Club and roomed with Jim McKaig. Jack participated in football, swimming and track. As a youth he was awarded a Gold Carnegie Hero Award for saving the life of a drowning man.

Jack settled in Maryland, where during WWII he designed airplane interiors for the Martin Co. He later founded his own business in interior fixtures, the Contract Supply Co., from which he retired in 1985. Jack became an ardent sailor on Chesapeake Bay, racing Trilton sailboats and belonging to several sailing clubs. Jack and Barbara enjoyed many trips abroad while she lived.

Jack will be remembered as a friendly gentleman and an interesting companion. Many of us enjoyed his company on several Class trips abroad, The Class extends sincerest sympathy to his children, his sister, and grandchildren,

The Class of 1935

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