The class lost a sprightly member with the death of Klaus on Oct. 15, 2002. He had pulmonary fibrosis. He had retired early from Fannie Mae following several heart attacks.
Klaus joined us in 1945 from Scarsdale [N.Y.] HS. He served in the Army in Italy from 1946-47. At Princeton he was a member of Court Club and on the advertising staffs of the Daily Princetonian and of the Nassau Sovereign. He graduated with a degree in politics.
After two years at UVA Law School and a couple of minor jobs, he found his way to a career in real estate. He was with Acacia Mutual Life Insurance and with B. F. Saul Real Estate Investment Trust prior to joining Fannie Mae as national manager of appraisals. He received many industry honors and published widely in the field.
Klaus was active in local DC community affairs and was on the vestry of St. David's Episcopal Church. After surviving a major heart attack, Klaus adopted as his anthem the peanut vendor's song: "I don't want to set the world on fire, I just want to keep my nuts warm."
Klaus' first marriage ended in divorce. In 1980, Klaus married Katherine, who survives him. To her and to Paul, his son with his first wife, the class offers its heartfelt condolences.
The Class of 1948