Earl died Jan. 24, 2022, in Santa Rosa, Calif. He was 85.

He came to Princeton from the Latin School of Chicago, where he was senior prefect and captain of the basketball team.

At Princeton he was a member of the Undergraduate Council, Pre-Med Society, Keycept Program, and freshman crew. He majored in biology and was a member of Cap and Gown. He roomed with Duncan Smith, Bill Duncan, Mike Jones, Joel Weinstein, Mike Dennis, John MacFarlane ’59, and others.

Earl graduated from the Columbia medical school, married Ann Bowey, moved to California and spent two years in the Air Force (where daughter Renee was born), and returned to Columbia to finish his residency (where son Erik was born).

Earl had a lifelong love of art and the outdoors, most thoroughly explained in our 50th-reunion yearbook.

Ann died in 1999, and later, Earl married Norma Spreeman. Together they built a family with the addition of Norma’s daughter, Taylor, and continued to explore the world, fly fish, paint together, and enjoy life to its fullest.

Earl was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in September 2020. What became most important to him at this time was providing funding for cancer trials and treatment. Before his passing, Earl funded the endowment that bears his name. 

He is survived by Norma, children Renee Flaherty and Erik, stepdaughter Taylor Bruner, and grandchildren Sam, Connor, Caitlin, Alison, and Jack. The class extends its deepest sympathy to them all.

Undergraduate Class of 1958