As a freshman, Doug was active in the UGC with a group of Brown Hall friends. They remember him for his not always quiet joy, his enthusiasm for meeting and making new friends, and his excitement at meeting new challenges and going new places. He was class secretary in our sophomore year, and he joined Cottage Club following sophomore bicker.
The late 1960s were a time of reflection for all of us. Doug left Princeton at the end of sophomore year and spent a year living and working in Hawaii. Returning to the mainland, he enrolled at the University of Washington and earned a degree in Romance languages and literature.
Doug had a long and successful career as an executive in the aviation and travel business. He traveled the world and was known as a raconteur, gracious host, Francophile, student of history, voracious reader, crack tennis player, swimming enthusiast, and accomplished chef.
Doug is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jackie; and theirs was a true love story. They fell in love at first sight and were engaged within 24 hours of their first meeting. Doug is also survived by son Andrew and his wife Debbie, granddaughters Tatum and Reece, and his sister Bonney Thom and her husband Douglas. The class joins his extended family