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Dunstan Mcnichol ’38

Published in Mar. 21, 1990, issue

DUNSTAN died peacefully in his sleep on Oct. 29, 1989, from a heart attack. Dunstan graduated with honors and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He went to Harvard Law School, and roomed there with John Buchanan and others. In Aug. 1941, soon after graduating from law school, Dunstan joined the Canadian Army as a private. Partly he was reflecting his family ties to Canada, and partly he was expressing his strong feelings about the war. He was attached to the Eleventh Canadian Armored Regiment, and saw action in Sicily, Italy, and Holland. He came out as a captain in March, 1946.

After the war, Dunstan returned to the practice of law in Philadelphia, and for many years he was the senior partner of his firm, Gilfillan, Gilpin & Brehman.

Dunstan was devoted to Princeton, active in Class affairs, never missed a reunion, and certainly attended more alumni colleges than anyone else. His wartime experience made a lasting impression on him, and he frequently returned to Italy both for pleasure and to reflect on the events there. He was extraordinarily thoughtful and intelligent, and a decent and deeply religious man who will be greatly missed by his legion of friends.

To Yvonne, daughters Deirdre, Jane, Elizabeth '76, and Anne, son Andrew, and three grandchildren, the Class extends its deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1938

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