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Stephen Whitcomb ’38

Published in Sept. 26, 2007, issue

Stephen Whitcomb died of heart failure Jan. 22, 2007, in South Yarmouth, Mass.

He was born Dec. 10, 1916, in New York City. He graduated from the Taft School and at Princeton received a bachelor’s with honors in economics. He earned an MBA from Harvard in 1941 and, soon thereafter, was commissioned as an ensign in the Navy. For four years, Steve served in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of World War II, rising to lieutenant commander.

After military duty, Steve worked as an officer of several firms including Princeton Bank and Trust Co. In 1954, he married Suzanne Dick, a lovely English girl. In 1977, he became a self-employed investment counselor and estate manager in the United States and the United Kingdom. He retired in 1985.

Steve often was active in Princeton class affairs in the New England region. In retirement, he and Sue spent eight months each year on Cape Cod and four in their London apartment until her death.

Steve is survived by two daughters, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren — all offspring from Steve’s earlier wartime marriage to Dorothy Dunklin. To all of Steve’s family, the class sends its sincere condolences.

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