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Cornelius John Tyson Jr. ’39

Published in Sept. 27, 2006, issue

Jack died peacefully March 9, 2006, in Manhattan, where he had maintained a private practice in internal medicine for 52 years.

He received his medical degree from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He was then commissioned a lieutenant, serving the Navy Medical Corps in the Pacific and European theaters and in the Normandy invasion.

During his long private practice he served patients with compassion and care, still making house calls until his retirement at 83. Jack was a devoted Princetonian and is well remembered as the doctor for the large group of '39ers on the 1989 class trip through the Mediterranean, where he was particularly sympathetic and helpful. He was a recipient of Columbia's Alumni Association Gold Medal in recognition of his lifetime dedication to training young physicians in the highest standards of medical care. Reflecting his wide range of interests, he was a member of the Century Association, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, and the New York Botanical Garden.

Jack's wife of 52 years, Patricia, predeceased him in 2005. He is survived by their six children and six grandchildren, to whom we offer sincere sympathy on their loss of this compassionate and generous man.

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