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Matthew Stanley Quay ’19

Published in May 12, 1993, issue

THE PERIPATETIC Stan Quay has made his last journey. He died Feb. 24, 1993, in a home in Houston. Stan was born in 1897 in Sewickley, Penn. He graduated from Hill School in 1915 and entered Princeton that fall, in the Class of 1919, In 1917, he entered the Naval Reserve as a lieutenant j.g., returning to Princeton to graduate with the Class of 1920. From there, it was the oil fields of Oklahoma, the Virginian Railway Co., the bolt and rivet business, a brokerage house, a travel agency on foreign cruises, the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission of Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh Union Trust Co. In Feb. 1942, he was commissioned a captain in the Air Corps and was sent to North Africa for two years. He was a manufacturer's agent for five years in Philadelphia and Puerto Rico. When recalled to the Air Force, he spent a year in Korea, and the following four years at Langley Air Force Base, Va. He retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1958. With so much wandering around the world, Stan escaped Cupid's wiles, untilas a cruise director in 1959he met Betty Jones, a passenger from Denver, and he was hooked. She had a married daughter and a grandson, so Stan had no descendants of his own. Betty died in 1988. Stan continued his travels, occupations, and residences, all over the country, but finally ended in a nursing home in Houston with badly impaired eyesight. A caring nephew, Richard Quay '57, looked after him until his death. The Class extends its sympathy to him.

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