Chiz died Aug. 17, 2003. Thirteen honorary pallbearers for this former class officer and lifelong supporter of Princeton included Bob Marshall, Ray Schweizer, Harry Turner, and Larry Morris. Other classmates at the Aug. 24 University Chapel services were Ed Farley, Jack Geisel, Gene Gillespie, Gordon Griffin, and Bob Hazlehurst.
Chiz prepared at Sewickley Academy and Kent School. At Princeton he majored in politics, and participated in freshman baseball and 150-lb. football. He also was president of Tiger Inn, a member of the managers' club, Orange Key and Interclub Committee.
During WWII, Chiz was a forward air observer in the 1st Armored Division in North Africa and was awarded the Silver Star during the battle for Anzio, reaching the rank of captain. He was called back into service in the Korean War. Following his service, he became president of Roxbury Carpet Co. After 18 years, he joined the University's Development and Planning Office and later became an investment counselor. He served on the boards of Westminster Choir College, Princeton Alumni Assn. of New England, and the Alumni Council.
Chiz is survived by Miney, the former Marian McCague, his wife of 61 years; four daughters, Lainey, Cynthia, Meg Ryan and Christine; son, Duncan; eight grandchildren; and his sister, Allison Vulte. To them all, his classmates extend deep sympathies.
The Class of 1940