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John Augustin Cashman ’38

Published in Jan. 28, 1998, issue

John Cashman died Feb. 7, 1996, in Naples, Fla., where he had lived for a number of years. He grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and was the great-grandson of the founder of Grasselli Chemical Co., which was acquired by the Dupont Co. in 1928. He prepared at Choate, where he was manager of wrestling and chairman of the Brief Yearbook.

At Princeton, Cash roomed with Jack Bitner for four years; his other roommates were Orrin Boice, Bill Love, and Bob Corbin. John was a member of Cottage, Triangle, and Right Wing Clubs.

Following Princeton, he went on a 12-month trip around the world with Bitner, Corbin, and Jim Cecil, going to more than 70 cities in over 20 countries, and visiting with classmate Fumi Kenoye in Japan and Shanghai.

Afterward he took a one-year business course at the Babson Institute and did circulation promotion work with Time and Life. During WWII, he was a captain in the Air Force, receiving Battle Stars for the India-Burma, China, Central Burma, and Luzon campaigns.

John's first wife, Frances Cecelia Nevins, died in 1964. His second wife, Lois G., died shortly after his death. The class sends its deepest sympathy to his nine nieces and nephews and three stepdaughters. His many friends and classmates suffered a great loss in the passing of this generous, wonderfully likable gentleman.

The Class of 1938

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