Joel’s father, who was in the Class of 1920; uncle, who was in the Class of 1918; and cousin, who was in the Class of 1948; preceded him to Princeton. Growing up in Mansfield, Ohio, he prepared for Princeton at the Salisbury (Conn.) School.
At Princeton he joined the Flying Club, majored in geological engineering, dined at Cloister Inn, and played interclub hockey.
Joel began his employment at the Ohio Brass Co. in Mansfield, taking time to earn an MBA at the Kellogg School of Northwestern University in 1965. In 1970 he departed corporate life to create Killydonnell Farm, breeding standardbred trotters and pacers.
After 25 years of satisfying effort building the business, he sold the farm in 1995, but soon resumed working, with son Stephen, on his Maryland tree farm. He remained active there and also worked as an itinerant pit-crew member for his younger son, John, a professional racer, until his final illness. He and his wife of 57 years, Nancy, built a home in St. John’s, Virgin Islands, where former Princeton roommate Bill and Lois Bryant often visited. They also enjoyed the Maryland farm, their Mansfield home, and extensive travel.
Joel is survived by Nancy; the two sons and daughters-in-law; three beloved granddaughters; and his brother, David ’61.