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Oct.5, 2011

Vol. 112, No. 2


Edwin De F. Bennett ’44

Published in the Oct.5, 2011, issue

Ed died March 20, 2011, in Pompton Lakes, N.J.

A child chorister at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York, Ed came to Princeton to major in economics, helped found Prospect Club, and roomed with Burt Ford. Ed left in 1943 for the Army and served in the South Pacific. He returned to Princeton three years later to graduate. He subsequently received a bachelor’s degree from Episcopal Theological Seminary and a master’s degree from Harvard Divinity School.

Ed married Joan Critchlow in 1949 and they had four children. They later divorced.

He served first as an assistant minister for churches in and around Binghamton, N.Y., where he was active in Community Chest and the Boy Scouts and became immersed in racial-relations outreach. He worked as an instructor at Penn State, as an Episcopal priest for 20 years in Massachusetts and Texas, and as a professor of sociology for 13 years at Orange County Community College in Middletown, N.Y.

In 1972 he married Inge Goldstein, who brought her four children to the marriage. Ed is survived by Inge; his four children, Katharine, Timothy, Samuel, and Sarah; six grandchildren; four stepchildren; and nine step-grandchildren.

Ed devoted his life to teaching, healing, and world peace.

The Class of 1944

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Pamella Tucker Farley Says:

2013-11-04 09:39:31

I remember Ed and Joan in State College when they came north from Texas with their children, Katharine, Timothy, Samuel, and Sarah, to whom I send my sympathy. I would like to know Joan and all her children are well.
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