Reade died Feb. 22, 2019, in Paoli, Pa.

He graduated from Exeter and served in the Air Force before entering Princeton, where his father was in the Class of 1913. He was active with WPRU as chief announcer and business manager, and was a member of Tower. He majored in economics.

He described his starting position for Gulf Oil Corp. as a service-station attendant, but added that he rose through various steps and relocations to become superintendent of operations in Baltimore. Tiring of transfers, he joined Smith Kline and French Labs in Philadelphia in 1960. Rather than accepting a promotion with SKF requiring a transfer to the West Coast, he took the position of business manager of Germantown (Pa.) Academy in 1968, eventually becoming a trustee. 

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Pamela; brother David ’46 and twin brother George ’49; and his children, Reade, Anne, and John ’81.

Undergraduate Class of 1950