Claude died June 1, 2020, at Woodholme Gardens in Pikesville, Md., after a 12-year battle with Alzheimer’s.  

Born in France after his family fled Poland, he arrived in the U.S. in 1944. He came to us from the Lawrenceville School. At Princeton he majored in Romance Languages & Literature, took his meals at Charter, was in the Army ROTC, and was the classical announcer on WPRB. He roomed with Carl Bredenberg, Woody Hawks, and Cliff Henry. Claude began with us and finished with the Class of  ’62. 

 After earning a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins in international studies and four years as a Washington Post reporter, he changed gears in his 30s, earning a medical degree at SUNY Downstate, then embarking on a career in emergency medicine in Rhode Island, Florida, and finally Easton, Md., at Memorial Hospital.  

After early retirement he served as deputy medical examiner for Talbot County, Md. He and Liz, whom he met and married in 1968, lived in nearby Oxford for 27 years. A man of many passions, he loved scuba diving, sailing, opera, the Tred Avon Players, and so much more, as well as traveling to many exotic locales with Liz. 

He is survived by Liz, son Hilary, daughter Alexandra ’00, four grandchildren, and a brother, Chris ’73. 

Undergraduate Class of 1961