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David Macrae Sisson ’46

Published in June 9, 1999, issue

Dave died Dec. 18, 1998, of a heart attack at his home in Princeton. A beautiful memorial service was held in the Chapel on Dec. 23.

Born in Auburn, N.Y., he prepared at Darrow School. At Princeton, he studied political science and international law. Following WWII service in the Navy in the South Pacific, he transferred to Columbia U., earning a BS degree in government. After two more years of graduate studies, he joined the United Nations Appeal for Children. Serving in the Near East, he met his wife, Samira "Sammy", and lived at various posts in the region with his family , returning to Princeton in 1973 to work at the U.N. in NYC. He retired in 1982 and then worked for the Caliper Corp. in Princeton doing psychological testing.

Dave, a gentleman scholar with a keen intellect and dry wit, loved all forms of the arts: drama, music, ballet, and also archaeology. He was committed not only to his wife, Sammy, his daughter, Waritha, and his sons, Laurence and David, but also to the unfortunate needy of the world. It is with our deepest respect, regret, and sorrow that the class offers its heartfelt condolences to his family. We shall miss him.

The Class of 1946

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