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John Clendennin Burne Jr. ’49

Published in July 4, 2001, issue

John died Aug. 20, 1995, after a brief illness. He was 66. He prepared for Princeton at Roosevelt H.S. in Yonkers, N.Y., where he was a member of the honor society and the yearbook and newspaper staffs. At Princeton, John majored in economics, graduating with honors; he was also a member of Elm Club, and associate manager of the baseball team.

Following college John enlisted in the Air Force and served in Korea. Upon discharge he attended Columbia school of business and received his MS in personnel administration in 1955. He joined what is now Exxon USA and worked there for 17 years, primarily in marketing. He then became branch manager of New Milford savings Bank in Sharon, Conn. He retired in 1994.

John married Eda Marie Simpson in 1955, and they had three children prior to their divorce. He later married Lee Rand, who had two children of her own. They maintained homes in Sharon and Nantucket, Mass. An essentially quiet man, John enjoyed puttering about his homes.

Besides Lee, John is survived by children Virginia, John III, and Elizabeth, stepsons Adam and Greg, and one grandchild. The class extends its deepest sympathy to them all.

The Class of 1949

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