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Lewis C. Cockefair ’31

Published in Oct. 8, 1997, issue

Lewis Collier Cockefair died Dec. 5, 1995, in Dayton, Tenn. He was 89. Having prepared at Lawrenceville, Lewis entered Princeton with the Class of '31. He left Princeton in his second year, and took employment in NYC in the brokerage business. In 1942, Lewis joined the Army. He was in the Army Corps of Engineers, and took part in the Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central European campaigns. He was honorably discharged in 1945 as a petty officer, and returned to civilian life as an independent broker in Upper Montclair, N.J.

In 1946 Lewis married Lillian Kuntz. Shortly after, he moved to Dayton with Lillian and her son by a previous marriage, Frank E. Kuntz, and lived there until his death. Lillian died Feb. 16, 1996. Lewis is survived by his stepson, who resides at 3253 Blythe Ferry Rd., Dayton, TN 37321. The class extends to him its condolences.

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