He came to Princeton from Weehawken (N.J.) High School, where he was a three-sport varsity athlete, including participation on two state championship basketball teams. At Princeton, he majored in religion and was a spark plug of Campus Club’s 1962 intramural championship.
After graduation, he served as an officer in the Navy. Upon discharge, he became a corporate-lending officer for Chase while attending the NYU Stern School of Business. He joined the Mennen Co. and worked there for 20 years, retiring as senior vice president of corporate development. He then co-founded Madison Capital Partners, an investment partnership.
His many charitable activities included leadership roles at Early Childhood Learning Centers of New Jersey, the Morris Educational Foundation, the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, and TeenPride. He and his wife, Joyce, were avid world travelers.
John is survived by Joyce Chabora Barr, his wife of 47 years; daughter Alexandra “Sasha” Webb ’94; her husband, Anthony Webb; their children, Andrew and Nicholas; and by son Tristan; his wife, Christine; and their children, Emma and Ella. The class offers its condolences to all.