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Oliver Cromwell Munson ’45

Published in Feb. 21, 2001, issue

Oliver died on Jan. 13, 2000, at his home in Ft. Lauderdale after a struggle with cancer. Oliver, a resident of Babylon, Long Island, N.Y., entered Princeton from the Peddie School. At Princeton he was a member of Charter Club, but departed for service as a Navy officer aboard the USS Laffey, a destroyer stationed in the Pacific theater. Upon his return he married the former Helen Jenkins of Manhasset, Long Island, and took up residence in that town, later moving to Huntington, Long Island. He became an executive of Grinnell Lithographic Co., becoming pres. and CEO of Grinnell, a position he held until his death. He and Helen had a son, Raeburn. Helen died in 1989, after an extended battle with cancer.

Oliver moved to Ft. Lauderdale and married Sheryl, who survives him, along with Raeburn and granddaughters Pamela and Paige. Oliver was a lifetime member of the New York Athletic Club and was a member of the Coral Ridge Yacht Club in Ft. Lauderdale. He was an orchid grower and a member of several orchid societies. In 1995, a Vanda orchid was named in his honor.

The class extends its sympathy to all.

The Class of 1945

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