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Alexander O Garcin Brien ’48

Published in Dec. 4, 2002, issue

Alex died June 12, 2002, after a long illness. Early in his career, on a Reynolds Metals training program, Alex operated a monstrous bus full of aluminum displays throughout the East. You guessed it: he parked the monster in front of Ivy on Prospect Avenue.

A native of Louisville, Alex never lost his devotion to Kentucky or his distinctive accent. He came to us by way of Canterbury School in New Milford, Conn. He majored in history and thrived at the Ivy Club. He served in the infantry as a second lieutenant from 1945-46. Prior to his death, he had retired from Jefferson Smurfit Corp.

Alex was involved in civic affairs and was perennially on the board of the Louisville YMCA, for 20 years of which he was treasurer. He also spent two decades on the schools committee. He was a golfer and active at the Louisville Country Club as well as a fisherman.

To his widow, Patsy, his children, Edward, Robert, Elizabeth, and Thomas, as well as brothers E. J. '42 and Bobbie '46, the class expresses its sorrow at the death of a loyal, cheerful Princetonian.

The Class of 1948

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