In his April 4 Rally ’Round the Cannon column at PAW Online, Gregg Lange ’70 described the parallels in the stories of two “giants of Princeton volunteerism”: Dean Mathey 1912, photo at top right, and Jay Sherrerd ’52, below. The column struck a chord with alumni readers.
“A spectacular tribute to two champions,” POSS PARHAM ’52 wrote. “Jay received the Class of 1952 Special Service Award in 2002 that expressed our thanks for, among many other things, ‘what must be one of the greatest legacies of service to Princeton of all times.’ Our gratitude will continue forever.”
JEAN HENDRY *80 commented: “Thanks so much for bringing Sherrerd and Mathey to life for those of us not fortunate enough to have known them.”
“Gregg Lange has an uncanny gift for telling stories in an exceedingly entertaining way,” wrote HENRY VON KOHORN ’66. “Locomotives by the score for Sherrerd, Mathey ... and Lange.”
PHOTOS: PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES; COURTESY ANNE SHERRERD *87