Tony died Dec. 13, 2011, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was originally in the Class of 1977, coming to Princeton from Wayland, Mass.

Tony studied civil engineering, and after two years at Princeton he received an unsolicited job offer from his summer employer to manage construction of a new residential neighborhood in Falmouth, Mass. He left college for three years for this project and then returned for his last two years, earning his degree summa cum laude in 1980. Tony was a member of the Riflery Team and Dial Lodge. He passed up an invitation to train with the U.S. Olympic Riflery Team because it would have required another break from Princeton.

After Princeton, Tony rose quickly through the ranks of several construction companies, eventually serving as co-owner and president of Eckman Construction Co. in Bedford, N.H. In this position he led the construction of many educational, government, and healthcare facilities, including college dorms and classrooms, high schools, hospitals, and courthouses throughout New England.

He is survived by his wife, Pat; and their children, Genevieve and Anthony Jr. The class extends its admiration for Tony’s multiple talents and its condolences to his family and friends.

Undergraduate Class of 1980