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William E. Studdiford III ’54

Published in Apr. 10, 2002, issue

William Studdiford died Oct. 21, 2001, in Brick Hospital from pneumonia. Born in New York, he prepared for Princeton at St. Bernard's and South Kent schools. He majored in history, was a member of Key and Seal Club, the manager of the varsity swimming club, and active on the advertising staff of the Tiger. He left Princeton at the end of his second year for active duty in the Navy, and served on the USS Leyte during the Korean conflict. An electrical engineer, he worked at Bell Laboratories for 33 years, retiring in 1989. At Bell, he worked on the Telstar Satellite project. He was an active member of the Barnegat Bay Yacht Racing Assn., serving as commodore 1993-94, Scouts, the Bay Head Soccer Assn., and a vestry member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Bay Head, N.J.

The class extends sympathy to his wife, Johanna, son, Andrew, daughter, Elizabeth '84, two sisters, and two grandchildren.

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