Monty Orr died at his home in Santa Fe on Jan. 16, 2000. He was 88. Monty was born in the American Embassy in Rio de Janeiro and grew up in Paris and St. Charles, Ill. He graduated from St. Paul's school.
At Princeton, he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in architecture. He was a member of Triangle club. He then went to work for Frazier, Raferty, Orr and Fairbank in Geneva, Ill. He became a partner and eventually retired in 1978. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects.
During WWII, he installed secret communications systems in ships and submarines.
Monty lived in Wayne, Ill., from 1938-78 with his wife, Louise McCormick, whom he married in 1935. She died in 1993. He was active in community affairs, a deacon in the Congregational Church, leader of Boy Scouts, and a member of numerous planning commissions. His activities and interests were extraordinarily varied. In 1978, he and Louise moved into their ideal home in Santa Fe.
Monty will be remembered for his gentle wit, courtly manner, modesty, love of nature, and artist's eye. He is survived by his daughter, Bonnie Broopks Miskolczy, and his son, Michael McCormick, and two granddaughters. The class extends its deepest sympathy to his family.
The Class of 1933