Coming to Princeton from Milwaukee Country Day School with strong athletic credentials, John played freshman baseball and basketball here and began a four-year enthusiasm for the rugby club. He majored in economics and dined at Cottage Club. On graduation (high honors) he married the same year, joined the Air National Guard (serving to 1967), and joined his family’s business, Deltrol Corp. He had worked through his teen years at Oster Mfg. Corp, their former business.

John left Deltrol to purchase an electronics firm, which Deltrol then acquired and where John spent the balance of his business career, growing it from regional to international stature. He was serving as president (semi- retired, he said) at the time of our 25th and chairman and until his death.

John carried his lifetime enthusiasm for active pursuits into his later years: polo (up to a point), golf, fly fishing, hunting and skiing in the U.S. and abroad, often enthusiastically accompanied by members of his family.

John died Oct. 24, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Maureen, whom he married in 1991; two children from his first marriage; and five grandchildren.

Undergraduate Class of 1960