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Rowland Smith Holbrooke Bedell ’56

Published in Nov. 7, 1990, issue

AN OPHTHALMOLOGIST AND an aviation enthusiast, Rowland H. S. Bedell died of a heart attack April 4, 1990, in Bethesda, Md. A native of N.Y., Rowland came to Princeton from Choate. He majored in biology, managed the lightweight crew, and joined Dial.

Rowlie graduated from Cornell medical school in ig6o and served his residency at Georgetown Univ. Hospital. A licensed pilot since he was 16, he worked summers during med school as a pilot with Northeast Airlines. A major in the Army Nad. Guard Medical Corps, Rowlie was chief of the accident prevention branch of the Federal Aviation Administration 196570 and later headed the F.A.A.'s occupational health branch. He maintained a private practice in ophthalmology in Bethesda from 1975 to the time of his death and visited Princeton frequently. Rowlie was a member of the Flying Physicians Assn.; as a certified flight instructor he taught his sons to fly.

Rowland was married for 33 years to the former Julie Claire Huck. To Julie and their four children, Catherine, William, Rowland, Jr., and Peter, the Class extends its sympathy for their untimely loss.

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