Joe came to Princeton from Seton Hall Prep. He majored in biology and was a member of Terrace Club. Joe served in the Navy as an officer on the USS Leyte. He went on to work for Smith Kline & French Laboratories (now GlaxoSmithKline), where he became director of regulatory affairs. Described as “a man of letters and a lover of language and literature,” he counted writing letters and reading among his favorite pastimes.
Joe was predeceased by his wife, Joan; and a daughter, Eileen Gallen. He is survived by his son, Thomas; daughters Mary Rude, Margaret Carpi, and Maureen Cassin; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren, with whom he enjoyed spending considerable time. The Class of ’48 sends its sympathies to them all.