Tock Rush, whose forbears included two signers of the Declaration of Independence, Benjamin Rush and Richard Stockton, and whose father was Richard S. ’27, died Jan. 1, 2000, after a short illness in San Francisco.

Tock prepared at South Kent, and, at Princeton, played freshman football and varsity hockey. He was on the rugby team all four years, being v.p. his senior year. He took his meals at Tiger Inn and performed for the Triangle Club.

From 1953-55 he was in the U.S. Marines Corps and was a member of the elite volunteer reconnaissance unit that went ashore before an assault landing. His career included oil and gas and the construction in New Zealand of Takaro, voted one of the world’s best hunting and fishing preserves. He established the Recovery Institute and had a prominent role in the education of alcohol abuse. He received theatrical acclaim for his portrayal of the frustrated executive officer in the prize-winning play, The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, and he was pres.-elect of the famed Bohemian Club. John Spencer, who kindly contributed to this memorial, and James A. Baker ’52 delivered moving tributes at Tock’s funeral. Warmest feelings to his wife, Nancy, and his children, Deborah, Catherine, and Stockton III ’84.

The Class of 1953

Undergraduate Class of 1953