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July11, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 15


Huyler C. Held ’47

Published in the July11, 2012, issue

Huyler, whose persona was decidedly unique, died peacefully April 16, 2012, in his Manhattan apartment.

After graduating from Lawrenceville, where he met many of his closest friends, he entered Princeton in the summer of 1943. Huyler was in the V-12 program and served in the Navy Reserve from 1943 to 1946.

He returned to Princeton and graduated in 1948. He earned a law degree from Columbia in 1951.

Huyler’s two goals from that point on were to build a successful law practice in trusts and estates and to be involved in philanthropic work in New York City and on Long Island, where he maintained a beautiful house in Oyster Bay. He succeeded spendidly in achieving both goals.

His devotion to our class was unparalleled. Huyler served in many capacities, including as class president from 1972 to 1977. He started our mini-reunion, which was a wonderful way for classmates to unite in interesting places. For the last few years and until his death, he was an active member of the class executive committee. Huyler had a wonderful and rewarding life. His wit, warmth, and wisdom will be missed by an enormous number of friends and classmates.

The class extends deepest sympathy to his many nephews, nieces, and cousins.

The Class of 1947

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