Deaver died in San Antonio on July 10, 2001, after a long illness.
He entered Princeton from St. George's, joined Colonial Club, and in 1947 received a medical degree from the U. of Penn. He then served as a captain and flight surgeon at the Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio. Deaver was an associate professor of medicine at the U. of Penn. before establishing a practice as an internist. Deaver married the former Helen Kleberg of Texas. He and Helen had six children, one son and five daughters, but were divorced in 1966. Deaver raised the children on a small farm outside Coatesville, Pa., with activities centering around raising and riding horses. Deaver married the former Susanna Bolton Flood, who preceded him in death. He retired from medicine due to ill health and moved to Florida.
Deaver is survived by his six children, John D. Jr., Helen C., Emory A. Hamilton, Caroline A. Forgason, Henrietta A. George, and Dorothy A. Matz, and by eight grandchildren. The class expresses its deep sympathy to the family.
The Class of 1945