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Walter Loyd Drill ’38

Published in Dec. 6, 2000, issue

Walter Drill died on Sept. 22, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla.

At Princeton, Walt majored in economics. He was on the swimming squad, was drum major of the band, a member of Triangle Club, where he played in its orchestra. He also played in the Princeton Tigers Orchestra and was a member of Cloister Inn.

After graduation, he served during WWII as a navy lt. on destroyers in the Mediterranean and Pacific Theaters.

Walt was executive v.p. of Hudson-Manhattan Railroad from 1946-53 and was mayor of Hillsdale, N.J., from 1954-58. In 198, he retired as treas. of the Peelle Co. in Bay Shore, N.Y. After the death of his first wife, Frances Peelle Drill, he moved from his home in Ridgewood, N.J., to St. Augustine, Fla. In 1982 he married Isobel Graven Levas, who survives and lives at Westminster Woods, a retirement community near Jacksonville. In 1989 Walt was elected to the Natl. Eagle Scout Assn.

Also surviving him are three sons, three daughters, a stepson and a stepdaughter, 22 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and three step-grandchildren, to all of whom the class extends its sympathy.

The Class of 1938

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