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Equen Burleson Meader ’35

Published in Sept. 10, 1997, issue

Yank died May 18, 1997, in Honeoye Falls, N.Y., where he had lived for many years. His early education was at Peekskill Military Academy, from which he graduated first in his class. He did not enter Princeton until junior year, transferring from the U.S. Naval Academy. At Princeton he majored in history with honors, belonged to Terrace Club, and roomed senior year with Ted Kelly.

After graduation, Yank worked for six years in real estate with Pease and Elliman. His war service was with the Navy in England and North Africa, and with amphibs in the Pacific. He returned to civilian life with the rank of lieutenant commander.

In partnership with Harper Sibley '49, Yank developed a very successful business in mortgage banking, with an office headquartered in Rochester. He retired as chairman of the board.

In 1946, he married Madeira "Dede" Schwartz, who had served in the Waves after graduating from Vassar. Yank and Dede had three children: Georgiana, who died last year, Louis, and Jane. Four grandchildren also survive. The family's interests included extensive travel, gun collecting, and church work. We extend our deepest sympathy to the them.

The Class of 1935

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