The class learned only this spring of the death of Dick Farrell in March 1984.

A native of Teaneck, N.J., Dick graduated from the Gilman School in Baltimore. At Princeton he majored in history and wrote his senior thesis on the fiscal policies of the British Labour Party. He was a member of the Glee Club, as he had been in prep school.

Dick also was a member of Campus Club, where he was well-regarded for his easy-going manner and wit. Senior year he roomed in the Taj with Rick Buck, Jeff Reichel, and Chuck Cannon.

In the spring of our freshman year, Dick earned a permanent place in Princeton's annals: His playing of the bagpipes one evening is generally regarded as the opening salvo in what became known as the Princeton Riot of '63 — an event that was front-page news all over the nation. (It was a slow news day, and those were simpler times.)

We miss Dick, his smile, and his bagpipes.

The Class of 1966

Undergraduate Class of 1966