He came to us from Evanston, Ill., and quickly became a model for liberal-arts studies as a foundation for medicine, doing honors work in the biochemistry department. Part of the loyal counterculture based in Wilson College, he pursued his lifelong trumpet fixation both with Tiger Band and the great campus dance band of our era, the Prospective Sound; he even found time to defy death as a Commons captain.
Following medical training at Mt. Sinai and Harvard, Stu went to Worcester, established a head and neck surgery group at the Fallon Clinic, and then evolved into a facial plastic surgeon, becoming one of the most honored in New England and opening his own practice in 2002. He donated countless hours of surgical skill and hope to victims of domestic violence. He worked for Princeton for many years as a dedicated alumni-schools volunteer.
Stu is survived by his wife, Nancy; children Adam, Shayna Katz, and Tori; brothers Burton and Warren; and two grandchildren.
Stu began his HO train layout 32 years ago, and reported at our 25th reunion he hoped it would be complete by our 50th reunion. It occupies the entire basement and isn’t really finished — just as his many friendships with all of us. We shall remember and miss him.