We learned in the spring that James L. “Jim” Pritchard died Oct. 21, 2013, in Madison, Ala. He was 68.
Jim came to Princeton from Beaufort, S.C., as a member of the Class of 1967, eventually joining ’72 in 1969 after serving as a sergeant in the Air Force in Vietnam. Classmates recall that as a freshman he arrived in Princeton on the Dinky, hailing a taxi to take him and his luggage to his dorm. He was looped through town and finally delivered to his room in Pyne Hall, which overlooked the Dinky. As an upperclassman, Jim was a member of Charter Club. Following Princeton he received an MBA from Duke University in 1974.
His career carried him to Denver with Gulf Mineral Resources and ultimately to Houston with Great Western Resources.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence “Jack” Pritchard and Hazel Ruth Pritchard. He was buried with full military honors close to his parents at Quantico National Cemetery, in Triangle, Va.
He is survived by his brothers, Jerry and Robert Pritchard; his “adopted” sister, Kate Chipps; and his nephews, Dan and Chris Pritchard. To them all, the class offers its deepest sympathy.