Joe died Oct. 8, 2004, at his home in South Orange, N.J., after a valiant battle with cancer.

Born in Jersey City Sept. 11, 1950, Joe graduated from River Dell Regional High School in Oradell, N.J. A psychology major at Princeton, he was a member of Cottage Club, where his skills and repartee at the bridge table were highly regarded. Joe was an important contributor to the success of Princeton's varsity golf team.

Joe built a successful and rewarding career in insurance and financial services. He was president of Continental Benefits Services, a Millburn, N.J.-based firm he founded as Nassau Partners in 1995. He previously had worked for Prudential, and was named president of Trans America Life Insurance Co. in 1987. His prowess on the golf course earned him the club championship at Hackensack Golf Club, and he was a proud member of the renowned BaltuSrol Golf Club. Joe was an exemplary alumnus, active in the work of his class, regional association, and Alumni Schools Committee.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; a son, Joseph Stephen, a daughter, Anne Elizabeth; and his parents, Anne and Joseph S. Flanagan. To them, the class sends its sincerest condolences.

The Class of 1972

Undergraduate Class of 1972