In this season of loss, PAW offers its tribute to alumni whose lives ended last year. As we do each year, we hope these profiles provide inspiration, lessons, laughs, or just good memories. Because the pandemic prevents alumni from gathering on campus for Alumni Day, this year Princeton will hold the annual Service of Remembrance — which will honor Princetonians whose deaths were recorded in 2020 — at 3 p.m. Feb. 20. Visit here for details.

Gerald ‘Jerry’ P. Carr *62: From Afar, He Viewed Earth’s Fragility

Franklyn Allen ‘Tex’ Harris ’60: His Truth-Telling Kept America on the Right Side of History

Holly Lee Wiseman ’76: An Activist Committed To Causes — and Justice

Roger S. Berlind ’52: The Gent of Broadway

Robert Laughlin ’56: The Princeton Man of Zinacantán

William E.P. Tangney ’57: He Zested For A Life of Adventure

Karl Meyer *53 *56: He Chronicled An Era’s Biggest Events

William H. Danforth ’48: Champion of St. Louis

Paul S. Sarbanes ’54: A Senator Who Shunned the Spotlight

Leonard “Len” Brown ’71: His Service Began in the Community

Gregory R. Farrell ’57: He Viewed Education As a Great Adventure

Matt Herron ’53: A Journalist and Activist Who Kept Learning

Robby Browne ’71: His Door Was Always Open

Henry Martin ’48: He Made Us Laugh With Kindness

Faculty Tributes:

Professor John Conway, who died in April at age 82, is remembered by his biographer Siobban Roberts as the Princeton “mathemagician.” — The New York Times

Robert M.  “Bob” May, who died in April at age 84, is remembered by colleagues as “a towering giant in science and science policy.” — Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Phil Anderson, who died in March at age 96, is remembered by science writer John Horgan for inspiring “the fields of chaos and complexity.” — Scientific American

Bruce Blair, who died in July at age 72, was one of the foremost voices for a world safe from nuclear arms. — PAW