CHAUNCE DIED July 27, 1991, "a release from long confinement," his wife Khe writes after seven and a half years in nursing homes, paralyzed by strokes.
His was a long and varied career, with the Design Service Co. of New York, the Chase National Bank, the Wright Aviation Engine Corp., Scandinavian Airlines, and (as electronic engineer) the Bell Telephone Laboratories at Whippany, N.J. During WWII Chaunce put in four intensely busy years, with the Army and Navy Air Forces as a technical representative for the Wright Corp. and adviser on aircraft engine problems. Based in Middletown, Penn., he was in contact with many countries, including eight in Latin America.
The rest of the story is about an enjoyment and savoring life which many might envy. It included the flair of amateur dramatics in company with his wife (nee Khe Kent) whom he has called "damn good cook, swell pal," in reporting for one of the Class of 1927's biographical record tomes. Add to all this fishing, swimming, sailing, and winning a silver medal for rescuing three unwary young ladies from the peril of heavy surf at Quonochontaug Beach in Rhode Island.
The Class shares its sense of loss with his wife, Khe, and with Chaunce's stepsons, Vance and Daniel R. Kent.
The Class of 1927