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Walter Taradash ’36

Published in Dec. 20, 1989, issue

Walter died on Feb. 10, 1989, at his home in Snedens Landing, Palisades, N.Y.

He was born on Apr. 11, 1914, and prepared at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., where he was active in baseball and golf. At Princeton, he majored in English and was a member of Court Club. Later in life, he was a member of our class's executive committee.

In 1942, Walter enlisted as a private in the U.S. Army Air Corps. After serving in the Canadian Northwest and in Alaska, he was discharged in 1946 as a first lieutenant. Walter spent his early years in business in the fields of taxes and insurance. In 1963, he helped form the securities firm of Schuster and Co. He spent the last 20 years of his career as a partner in Ingalls and Snyder in N.Y.C. Walter's hobbies were fly fishing and gardening. He was a member of the Princeton Club of New York, the Anglers Club of New York, and the Bruce Fly Fishing Club of Warwick, N.Y.

He is survived by his widow, Rita Wilkes Norris, whom he married in 1984. His first wife, Aleida Phillips, died in 1982. He is also survived by his brothers, Edwin '40 and Michael, five stepchildren, and seven step-grandchildren. Walter will always be remembered by his classmates for his thoughtfulness and good humor.

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