After years of living with Alzheimer’s, our most accomplished classmate Steve succumbed to the disease in Macon, Ga., Sept. 6, 2022. 

Steve came to Princeton from Ladue Horton Watkins High School in suburban St. Louis, Mo., where he was a standout golfer and scholar. He majored in biochemistry, belonged to Cloister Inn, and roomed with Rick Oleson in 1903 senior year. He participated in Whig-Clio and on the varsity golf team. 

Steve graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1975, after meeting and marrying nurse Beverly Pingel. He did his internal medicine residency at the Medical College of Georgia, followed by a cardiology fellowship at Vanderbilt. Steve and Beverly then moved to Macon, where he established his career-long private cardiology practice. Their children, Jennifer and Andrew, were born in 1976 and 1979. 

His patients and the community appreciated his up-to-date cardiology expertise, his friendly nature, and his caring for military veterans. A prankster from his college days, Steve continued to enjoy playing practical jokes as well as time spent with his family, playing golf, traveling, and photgraphy until dementia diminished his final years. 

The class extends its condolences to his family and friends.

Undergraduate Class of 1971