Word reached the class recently that Brian died Aug. 1, 2021, of cardiomyopathy. Our belated condolences to his family.
Brian was raised in Englewood, N.J., and graduated from Englewood Boys School. At Princeton, he played freshman football and wrestled. He majored in politics with emphasis on international studies, joined Tiger Inn, and was secretary/treasurer of the Princeton Parachuting Club.
After graduation, Brian went directly into finance and by 1970 was a partner of F. Eberstadt & Co. in investment banking in New York. He worked with a succession of financial firms principally in international finance and traveled widely, for work and pleasure.
Widowed in 1972, he married Gail in 1973, who shared his enthusiasm for foreign travel. After retirement in 2000, they continued as enthusiastic travelers, with Gail seeking out interesting sites and Brian pursuing photography. He also took up the banjo and was active in volunteer work at home, especially with emergency services.
Brian was a regular at Reunions and remained attached to Princeton by his “dynasty”: stepchildren Donald Wood ’88, Heather Wood ’90, daughter Ashleigh ’00, and grandson Samuel Wood-Soloff ’27. Our sympathies to all of them.