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Vol. 110, No. 16


Joseph C. Hazen Jr. ’35

Published in the July7, 2010, issue

Joe died May 13, 2005, in Essex Meadows, Conn.

Born in Janesville, Wis., and raised in Illinois and New Jersey, he came to Princeton from the Peddie School. At Princeton, Joe majored in architecture, ate at Cannon, and engaged in many activities, including Triangle, the Princeton Tiger, varsity swimming, and 150-pound crew. Senior year he roomed with Pete Keenan, Tony Rytina, and Johnny Sylvester.

Joe spent his entire career with Time Inc., retiring as general manager of Time-Life Books. He served on community planning boards in the New Jersey towns where he lived and also was a trustee of Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust. Retiring in 1972, he began a new career in residential architecture and art, with many one-man shows of his serigraphs throughout the Northeast.
During World War II, Joe served as an Army artillery officer in the United States and in the European theater, winning a Bronze Star. At his death he was our class secretary, having served earlier as president, and was a Reunions stalwart.

Joe’s wife, Helen, died in 1981 after 43 years of marriage. Joe also was predeceased by his brother Burchard (“Beach”) ’36. He is survived by a daughter, Libby; son Joseph III (“Jay”) ’63; four grandchildren, including John Hazen ’89; and five great-grandchildren.

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