He came to Princeton from Nashua (N.H.) High School, where he participated in football and track. At Princeton he continued playing football freshman and sophomore years. He majored in civil engineering and was a member of Cannon Club. He roomed with Gib Kirwin, Ken Lenert, and Bill Tornrose.
Cliff withdrew in January 1956 and joined the Navy. Then he attended the University of New Hampshire, majoring in geology. For many years he had worked at Borden Chemicals, where he was the director of manufacturing.
He was an avid fisherman and loved the ocean waters. Key West was his favorite place for fishing and gathering with family and friends. In the local area, he could always be found on his boat in Newburyport, whether dockside or on the ocean.
Cliff is survived by his two sons, Mark and Michael and his wife, Robyn; the mother of his children, Judith A. MacDonald; his three grandchildren, Isabelle, Genevieve, and Ian; and his two sisters, Sandra Burns and Katherine Yezerski and her husband, Howard. The class extends its deepest sympathy to them all.