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Ralph T. Gordon ’46

Published in Mar. 7, 2001, issue

Ralph died Nov. 28, 2000, of lung cancer in California, where he made his home in Belvedere with his wife of 54 years, Patricia. He came to Princeton from the Hill School in 1942 to major in politics. He served in the Army Air Corps from 1943-45, flying B-17 bombers as an instructor, then as squadron leader on 33 missions, mainly over Eastern Europe.

After returning to graduate in 1948, Ralph, who married Pat in 1946, moved to California to join Equitable Life Insurance Co. He retired after 31 years as area v.p. Ralph enjoyed boating and golf and was active with the Princeton Alumni Assn. Western Conference.

Surviving, in addition to Pat, are their sons, Tom (Ralph T. III) and Lindsay, and eight grandchildren. The class expresses its profound sympathy to them on the loss of our loyal classmate.

The Class of 1946

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