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Henry Robinson Saalfield ’37

Published in Feb. 26, 2003, issue

Hank died at his home in Hudson, Ohio, on July 8, 2002, only three months after the death of Ginger, his beloved wife of 64 years. He was 88.

He came to us from Lawrenceville. He majored in art and archaeology, and continued his love of crew to become a national rowing champion. With his bride, Hank returned to Akron to enter the family publishing business. He joined the Navy as an ensign, served with the Bureau of Supplies and Accounts in DC, for which he received a commendation, and returned to civilian life as a reserve lieutenant. Hank worked for Saalfield Publishing Co., eventually succeeding his grandfather and his father as president and chairman.

After he retired he served for several years with the Intl. Executive Service Corps in Spain, Greece, and Egypt. Some of his numerous civic activities included the United Way, which named an award for him; serving as a trustee of the Peninsula Public Library and Akron Art Museum and as a charter member of the Cuyahoga Valley Assn.; and as a member of the Rotary for 55 years, the Princeton Club of Akron, and Sons of Rest, a retiree group that met regularly to solve the world's problems.

In our 50th-reunion book, Hank wrote that he was proud of three months spent in Greece assisting the country's admission to the Common Market. To his sons, Albrecht and James, daughter Elizabeth Ives, 12 grandchildren, and many friends, the class offers its deepest sympathy on their great loss.

The Class of 1937

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