Elisa, a serene, gentle soul in the vanguard of Princeton coeducation, succumbed to an extraordinarily rare cancer. She died in the arms of her beloved husband, Michael Carr. She was 69 years old.

A native of Old Brookville, N.Y., Elisa transferred from Tufts University as a junior, when Princeton first admitted women. A sociology major, she was a member of Stevenson Hall. Her thesis, “Practitioner-Client Interaction: The Professional and Quasi-Professional,” foreshadowed her 40-year career as a clinical social worker and psychotherapist in Lansdale, Pa. In 1974 she earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Georgia.

She served on the class executive committee and was active in the Women of 1972. She was an active member of the St. Thomas Church community in Whitemarsh, Pa.

Lisa is survived by her husband, Michael; sons Vincent and his wife, Sophie; Andrew and his wife, Cheryl; brothers Guy and his wife, Susan, Vincent and his wife, Deborah, Chris and his wife, Hedy, and Steve and his wife, Sheryl; and brother-in-law Joseph Feuerman. The class extends condolences to them all.

Undergraduate Class of 1972