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Chester Baylis Jr. ’29

Published in Feb. 25, 1998, issue

Chet died Nov. 25, 1997. He prepared for college at Montclair Academy. At Princeton he was on the crew and a member of Tiger Inn. His roommates were Jack Giles, Jeff Alison, Norm Ott, and George Clark.

He began work with Bankers Trust upon graduation and, except for the war years, stayed with them until he retired in 1973, when he was manager of the banking department and a member of the executive committee. He was active in Princeton fundraising, at one time as chair of the special gifts committee. He served on the boards of Baltimore Gas & Electric, Glens Falls Insurance, Huyck Corp., and Melville Corp. He was on the board of Riverview Medical Center for 20 years, serving as v.p. and chair of long-term planning. During the war he was in the Navy, rising to lieutenant commander and receiving the Bronze Star and other decorations for service from the Aleutians to Australia.

In 1934 Chet married Dorothy Montague Smith, and she survives, as well as their son, Robert M. '60, and grandchildren. The class extends sincere sympathy to Chet's family.

The Class of 1929

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