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Stuart Surick ’70

Published in Apr. 24, 2002, issue

Stuart died on July 22, 2001, of heart failure while on a camping trip with his son. He was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Cheltenham HS. At Princeton he was a U. Scholar and majored in philosophy, while simultaneously studying piano at Juilliard. He studied piano at Combs College of Music, the Settlement Music School, and Aspen Music School, and performed regularly on radio stations in Philadelphia. He enjoyed accompanying the Princeton Glee Club.

After Princeton, Stuart lived in NYC, where he pursued his piano career, performing at venues such as Lincoln Center and at Wigmore Hall in London. He studied law at Temple U. and was admitted to the N.J. Bar in 1977. Stuart settled in Lawrence, N.J., and practiced law, primarily civil litigation, family law, real estate, and small-business matters. His civility, unbending sense of integrity and loyalty, and caring for the needs of his clients elicited praise from fellow barristers. He was head of the Lawrence Republican Party, exalted ruler of the Princeton Elks, and president of the Hamilton Rotary Club. He worked for many charitable causes, hunted passionately for antiques, and often gave piano concerts.

He was married for 19 years to Diane Hall, who survives him, as does their son, Stuart. He is also survived by a sister, Elaine Oran. To them, the class extends its condolences.

The Class of 1970

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