John passed away May 5, 2021, at his home in Lost Tree Village, Fla., north of Palm Beach, after a long and brave struggle with cancer.

John grew up in Waterbury, Conn., and attended Taft School. At Princeton he majored in economics and served as treasurer of Dial Lodge. Following Princeton he earned an MBA from Stanford.

In 1969 John married Veronica Lyn Turner at St. Michael’s Church in London. They settled in New York City, where John pursued a successful business career.

He initially joined the Celanese Corp. as a financial analyst, then moved to the Allen Group, where he rose to chief financial officer. In 1983 he became the chief financial officer of Dover Corp., a Fortune 500 company. 

In retirement John and Veronica traveled extensively, often to France and Italy, and resided in London, Philadelphia, and eventually in North Palm Beach. 

John’s avocations included tennis, at which he excelled throughout his life, and running. He also was an avid bridge player and a wine connoisseur with an extensive cellar.

Clubmates Carl Esser ’63, who was president of Dial, and Hank Rode, who later worked with John while serving as counsel to Dover, spoke about how much they enjoyed working with him and praised his financial acumen.

The class extends our condolences to Veronica and to their son, Duncan ’01.

Undergraduate Class of 1964