Charlene passed away peacefully May 20, 2021, in Northport, N.Y., five years after being diagnosed with multiple system atrophy.

At Princeton she sang in the Glee Club, majored in medieval studies, played field hockey, was active in the Chapel Fellowship, took meals at Dial Lodge, and was co-founder of the Katzenjammers. Charlene’s perfect attendance for 42 years at Reunions included participation in the annual Dante reunion of Professor Robert Hollander ’55’s students. She and Hollander became lifelong friends; they often attended Mets games together.

After earning an MBA from Columbia, Charlene returned home to work at her family businesses, Oak Tree Farm Dairy and Dairy Barn Stores, becoming the chief financial officer. As a member of First Presbyterian Church of Northport, she served as an elder, sang in the Chancel Choir, directed the youth choir, and chaired the building renovation campaign. She served 40 years in the Long Island chapter of Youth for Christ.

Charlene had a beautiful soprano voice and was best known for vamping on “Sam, You Made the Pants Too Long” during Katzenjammer arch sings.

The class extends deepest sympathy to her siblings Kathleen Nitabach and Edgar Cosman, and her nieces and nephews.

Undergraduate Class of 1976