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David P. Weidig ’44

Published in July 7, 1999, issue

Dave died Mar. 31, 1999, in a nursing home after being diagnosed with a rare blood disease a year ago.

Arriving from Newark Academy, at Princeton he was active in Theatre Intime and Terrace Club. He left Princeton in June 1942, went into the infantry, and during 20 months of overseas service was awarded the Purple Heart for being wounded in Italy and received two bronze stars. With other members of the 343rd battalion of the 9th Army, he retraced their battle footsteps in 1992.

His career in banking started in Darien, Conn., and then moved to Bridgeport, where he was a credit analyst. An avid sailor with an insatiable curiosity, and also a genealogist, he collected hundreds of videos of films of every era. In 1971 he moved to Orleans, Mass., where he ran a gift shop for 10 years.

A devoted Princetonian, he never missed any of our first 25 reunions and was determined to come to our 55th.

He and his wife, Marjorie, shared 48 years together and enjoyed many trips domestically and abroad. To Marje, their son Blair, daughter Jane, and three grandchildren, the class extends great sympathy for the loss of a loyal Princetonian.

The Class of 1944

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