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Jeffrey Charles Rhode ’63

Published in June 12, 1991, issue

JEFF DIED PEACEFULLY at home in Lyttelton, New Zealand, Feb. 7,1991. after a twoyear struggle against myeloma.

He was a neuro-pathologist at North Canterbury Hospital. After training in pathology in Glasgow, Boston, and Cleveland, he became a specialist in Christchurch in 1981 and later supervised the neuropathology service at Christchurch Hospital. A hospital colleague, Randall Allardyce '65 said: 'The combination of clinical expertise, skill in undergraduate and registrar teaching, and ability to make everyone feel better for having spoken to him meant that he was strongly supported by his colleagues."

Jeff, whose father was Solon L. Rhodejr.'35, came to Princeton from Camp Hill, Penn. At Princeton he was a swimmer and a biology major and roomed in the renowned Quadrangle Taj Mahal Suite. He completed his medical training at Temple in 1968, and then became a resident in Denver. He and Debbie were married in 1970 near her home in Roxwell, Essex, England, and then moved to Guam, where Jeff was a flight surgeon with the Air Force.

in New Zealand he and Debbie lived on a small farm with their two daughters in what Jeff called "an environment unsurpassed." He was an enthusiastic forester/farmer, motorist, swimmer and runner, as well as the recent president of die Lyttelton Rotary Club.

The Class extends its deepest sympathy to his widow, two daughters, Kimberley and Georgina, and brother Dr. Solon L. Rhode III '60.

The Class of 1963

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