Hugh died Oct. 3, 2004, four years after a stroke, in Newport, R.I., where he and his wife lived in the family home. He was 81.

He prepared at St. George's School in Newport. At Princeton, he played junior varsity football and wrestling, roomed with John Aalfs, and belonged to Tower Club.

Hugh majored in architecture, but after brief military service, he accepted a diplomatic post and went on to spend 33 years as a career Foreign Service officer. From abroad he wrote our secretaries of meeting classmates in romantic and historic cities (including Istanbul, Paris, and Saigon during the Vietnam War), where he was posted as a diplomatic courier, vice consul, consul, or consul general. Hugh graduated from the National War College and served on the faculty of the Foreign Service Institute.

Back in the States, he became a reunion regular. Memberships included the Princeton clubs of New York and Washington, the Nassau Club of Princeton, and the Newport Country Club. He enjoyed tennis, jogging, and raising Jack Russell terriers. "A full life, a great guy," wrote his wife, Jean.

We send sympathy to Jean; daughter Sandra Pumroy; sons A. Hugh III and Stephen '80; and three grandchildren. Another daughter, Patricia, died earlier. At Hugh's request, ashes of one of his favorite terriers were buried with him.

The Class of 1944

Undergraduate Class of 1944