DON DIED Oct. 29, 1989, in Pearl River, N.Y., his home for Over 40 years, following a stroke suffered about a month earlier. At the time of his death, Don was still engaged in arranging home mortgages through local banks. He had retired earlier from Consolidated Foods Corp., where he served in various executive capacities.
Don came to Princeton from Cheshire Academy, but left before graduation to join the Army. He served for four years during WWII with the 167th AntiAircraft Division in the African and European theaters. He rose from P.F.C. to captain during his period of service.
Following the war, he graduated from Wesleyan College in Connecticut and then joined Lederle Laboratories in Pearl River, N.Y. where he spent a number of years before joining Consolidated Foods.
He was very active in his community, serving as deputy county clerk in 1983 and 1984. He was also a member of the Orangetown Senior Citizens Advisory Committee and worked actively with the Rockland County Boy Scouts as well as the United Way. He was a member of the vestry at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Pearl River, as well.
Despite graduating from Wesleyan, Don had very fond memories of Princeton and participated whenever possible in many alumni activities. To his widow, Elizabeth; his daughter, Bonnie Gillen; his two sons, Douglas and David; and to all his family, the Class extends its most sincere sympathies.
The Class of 1942