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Burton Milton Babcock ’28

Published in Dec. 23, 1992, issue

BURT BABCOCK died on Mar. 22, 1992, at his home in Binghamton, N.Y. He graduated from Central High School in Binghamton. At Princeton, he majored in English, was on the crosscountry and track reams, and was active in Theatre Intime.

After graduation, he joined the family wholesale and retail hardware business, Babcock, Hinds, and Underhill, and succeeded his father as president. He was active in the community chest, and was in the vestry of the Episcopal church. He was an enthusiastic participant in various nature studies, sports, and Fishing. He had a summer home at Quaker Lake, just across the state line in Branckney, Penn. As Burt grew older, he had increasing trouble with his eyesight, and in 1979 he became blind. He was an active supporter of the "Talking Books" program of Recording for the Blind, with headquarters in Princeton.

Burt married Carolyn Fowler, a Sarah Lawrence graduate, on July 11, 193 1. She survives him, as do two sons, Charles B. II '58 and Stephen F. '61; five grandchildren; arid a sister, Elizabeth Wilson, whose husband, Donald 0. Wilson '22, is deceased. He also leaves a nephew, Donald MeL. Wilson '51, and a greatnephew, Stephen M. Wilson '79.

One of Burt's hobbies was being a historian of Princeton football. He was president and on tile schools committee of the Princeton Alumni Assn, of Broome County. He attended the 50th reunion of the Class of 1928, and made an identification chart of the picture of the Class taken at that reunion. We will all miss a loyal classmate with widespread interests, who was always brimming with new ideas. Our deepest sympathy is with Carolyn and their family.

The Class of 1928

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