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Vol. 108, No. 12

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Donald M. Halsted Jr. ’49

Published in the Apr.23, 2008, issue

Don died Nov. 20, 2007, after a long fight with emphysema. He was 80.

He prepared for Princeton at the Gunnery School and Lawrenceville. At Princeton he majored in economics. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II in the Pacific theater. Don was a member of Tiger Inn.

After graduation, Bob joined Lehigh Portland Cement Co. in the sales department. In 1961 he moved to the Atlantic Cement Co. as assistant vice president of marketing. He subsequently became president, CEO, and director. In 1979 he joined Lone Star Industries as president and CEO, working in this capacity until his retirement in 1984.

After retirement, Bob served on the boards of numerous organizations and companies. In 1997 he moved to Bonita Springs, Fla., to fully enjoy fishing, hunting, and golf.

Don was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, in 1996 and a daughter, Dana, in 1964. He is survived by his wife, Joan; a son, Donald M. III; a stepson, Kevin Edwards; a daughter, Amy; a stepdaughter, Cynthia Tuttle; and five grandchildren. The class joins with them in their loss and extends its deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1949

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