Ben came to our class at Princeton from the Blake School in Hopkins, Minn., where he attended on a full scholarship. He lettered in three sports and was awarded the state’s most valuable wrestler trophy.
Ben was very vocal about his strong attachment to Princeton. He was also on a full scholarship here and majored in English. He was a member of Dial Club, serving as treasurer, and maintained his connection over the years. The summer following graduation he married Kathlyn, whom he had met at Trenton State College, in the Princeton University Chapel.
Ben spent 39 years with Smith Barney Co. but found great satisfaction in his Christian activities. A man of deep faith, he served on the board of trustees for Christian Athletes. Later, becoming a member of the Roman Catholic Church, he was on the National Board of Via de Cristo and the Koinonia Council of St. Joan of Arc Parish.
Our class extends its condolences to his wife of 60 years, Kathlyn; his son, Benjamin IV; daughter Mary; and grandson Benny.