John came to us from Flintridge Preparatory School in California, where he was on the staff of the school yearbook, active in the science club, and president of the radio club. He followed his father from the Class of ’33 to Princeton. A member of Key and Seal, John roomed with Steve Rieber and Steve Wanat.
Following graduation he earned a master’s degree in chemical engineering at the University of California, Irvine. He then began a 46-year career at Beckman Instruments, earning 17 patents plus other awards. John also spent more than 30 years as an adjunct professor of chemistry at a Cal State Fullerton, Santa Ana College, and New College of California.
John and his wife, Jacalyn, whom he met while at Princeton, had three children: Michelle, John, IV, and James. Travel with the family became a favorite activity.
In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by his brother Paul, daughters-in-law Denise and Eva, and seven grandchildren. The class extends its sympathies to all.