Vladi died July 29, 2021, after an eventful life on three continents. Born in Bucharest, Romania, he emigrated as a child with his family to São Paulo, Brazil (hence the crazy accent), and eventually to Long Island, where he graduated from Brentwood High School.

At Princeton Vladi majored in civil engineering, was a member of Tiger Inn (breaking his nose at Trees and Trolls), and loved playing bridge while listening to the Allman Brothers. His roommates included Michael Lapin, Paul Myerson, Peter Segall ’76, and Brian Herring ’78.

After earning a master’s degree in engineering at Stanford, Vladi pursued a highly successful engineering career focused on secure offshore drilling rigs and renewable energy. He returned to São Paulo, where he married and started a family, including a daughter; eventually they returned to the United States. He worked for a number of major companies in the industry, most recently for Aker Solutions as an executive project manager.

Vladi touched all who were lucky to know him with a unique, multicultural perspective on life and love. In addition to his daughter, Gabriela Gorescu-French, he is survived by 
his granddaughters, Luna and Emilia; his brother, Nicolae; and many Princeton friends with fond memories.

Undergraduate Class of 1975