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Donald G. Omeara ’35

Published in Dec. 6, 1995, issue

Don O'Meara died of cancer in his sleep Sept. 9, 1995. Don was an active and popular member of our class, and those he leaves behind will miss him greatly.

Don was born in 1914, prepped at Taft School, earned class numerals in tennis, was a columnist for the Daily Princetonian, belonged to Campus Club, and majored in history.

He worked first with Union Carbide in sales and advertising. During the war, he had naval service on both the east and west coasts and returned to civilian life as a full lieutenant. He married Ellen Skinner in 1942, and the couple had one son, Donald Jr. After retiring from Carbide in 1970 as a division v.p., Don worked in advertising for Neptune Meter (with Bill Cochrane), and then for the Dept. of Commerce in Washington.

Don was '35's first Annual Giving chairman and class treasurer for 10 years. In 1970 he and Ellen moved to Vero Beach, where Don sold real estate and took a major part in Princeton affairs. He was a joint founder in 1980 of the Princeton Club of Vero Beach and served a term as its president. Shortly before his last illness, Don and Ellen moved to Heron Point, a retirement community in Chestertown, where a memorial service was held in November. He was an illustrious classmate, and we send our deep sympathy to Ellen.

The Class of 1935

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