Hal, whose father was a member of the Class of 1918, came to Princeton after two years’ service in the Navy and graduation from St. Andrew’s School. He majored in electrical engineering and joined Tower. He was on the Engineering Council and worked at WPRU. His roommate was Mark Reeve.

Hal’s career began with nine years in the research department of Philco, contributing to the development of color TV and radio.

Then Hal worked for more than 30 years in the Space Division of General Electric, finishing with systems communication of the national defense system. He retired in 1995 and moved to Japan with his wife, Michiko.

Hal died Sept. 22, 2022. He is survived by his wife and his daughter, Takeshi Shida. To them the class offers good wishes, with respect for Hal’s service to our country, in the laboratory and at sea.

Undergraduate Class of 1952