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John L. Heath ’46

Published in Apr. 3, 1996, issue

John Heath died at home in Lake Forest, Ill., Sept. 12, 1995, after a long and courageous struggle against cancer. John grew up in Highland Park, Ill., and attended school there before moving to Hill School and thence to Princeton. After John served in the Navy for three years, he returned to Princeton and was a member of Tiger Inn.

John started his career with the Hearst publications. In 1954 he joined Time magazine in Chicago, handling advertising. In 1963 he became district manager in Cleveland, and in 1968 he became Midwest division manager for Time, a post he held until he retired in 1983. John was active in many civic organizations in Lake Forest; he was a member of the executive board of directors of the Lake Forest Journal.

John leaves his wife, Jill Taylor Heath; three children, Mark, Jeff, and Julie McBride, and five grandchildren. A memorial service was held at the First Presbyterian Church of Deerfield, Ill. The class sends its sympathy to Jill and her family and remembers John as a devoted and loyal member of the class.

The Class of 1946

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