After several years of declining health, John died Sept. 24, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C. 

He grew up in Newark, Ohio, and became a state diving champion under the tutelage of his father. He entered Princeton from Newark High School and excelled as a co-captain and standout diver on our swimming and diving team. John qualified for the NCAAs every year, placing as high as second, achieving All-America status, and almost making the Olympic team. He was a cheerleader, Student Stationery Agency head, and Cap and Gown member. John majored in politics and roomed with Faber, Goff, and Jeff Stewart in Joline senior year. Classmates remember his intense competitive spirit beneath a calm exterior. 

After graduation he went to work for Bank of America in northern California and earned a law degree at Lincoln University. He met and married his lifelong partner, Susan, in 1979. Daughter Kelly was born in 1986. John spent his entire professional career in the legal department at Bank of America, where he became a nationally recognized bank regulatory lawyer. He worked in Hong Kong and San Francisco before relocating to Charlotte in 1999. His interest in diving continued throughout his life. 

To Susan, Kelly, and the rest of his family and friends, the class extends its deepest condolences. 

Undergraduate Class of 1971