With a great sense of loss, the class notes the death of Jerry Stockdale, a brilliant mind and creative spirit, affectionately known as "Sticky" to his many friends, on Nov. 23, 2005, in Tryon, N.C.

At Princeton, Jerry majored in Romance languages and literatures and developed his lifelong interest in literature and in writing. He was a well-known member of Charter Club and a devoted percussionist in the marching band, which awarded him the Osborn Award for Loyalty and Service. After earning a master's in English literature from Indiana University, he moved to North Carolina, where he served as director of communications for Davidson College and associate vice president for communications at Queens University.

At the time of his death, he was a freelance writer and musician. Jerry will be remembered as a proud and self-confident individualist with a heart for people and a sharp sense of humor. He was a loving father and husband and a true friend who will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Cathy; two children, Jeff and Jenny; and his brothers, Steve and Dave. To them and all his friends, the class extends heartfelt sympathy.

The Class of 1973

Undergraduate Class of 1973