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Richard Pugh Stifel ’42

Published in June 12, 1991, issue

WITH STEEF'S PASSING Nov. 15,1991, the Class has lost one of its most congenial , effervescent and joyful personalities. Typical of his humor was his response to his longtime golf companion, thenSecretary of State William Rogers, upon being asked for a long "gimme": "Putt id I'm not one of those minions of yours down at the department."

A Cincinnati, Oh. native, Steef was on the freshman and J.V. baseball teams and was a performing member of both the Glee Club and Triangle. Senior year he was president of Charter Club and roomed with Fernald, Matthews, Hazlewood, Fiddler, and Beatty. Upon graduation he moved to Washington and served as a lieutenant in the Navy, including a year's duty on the battleship NEW JERSEY.

In 1981 he retired as circulation director after more than 30 years with the U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT publications. Besides a lifelong interest in golf, his main avocations were naval history and an extensive collection of rare, early U.S. flags. A member of the Society of the Cincinnati, Steef served on the board of two Washington schools, the city's largest hospital and the Chevy Chase and Princeton Clubs. He was active as well in a number of other civic and professional institutions.

Steel's principal and abiding interest, however, was his closeknit family, consisting of his wife of nearly half a century, Chloe, their five children, and now eight grandchildren. The Class shares in their loss and offers them our sincere condolences.

The Class of l942

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