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John F. Pribonic ’48

Published in Dec. 5, 1990, issue

JOHN PRIBONIC died of a heart attack May 17, 1990 in Dayton, Ohio, his home for the past 42 years.

John was born in Akron, Ohio, Feb. 25, 1924, and attended Buchtel High School. After graduation he joined the Marine Corps and came to Princeton with the V12 Program in the fall of 1944. John majored in mechanical engineering and was a member of Key and Seal, J. V. football, and the track team.

After graduation John began a successful career with Delco Products Division of G. M. During his career he had 23 patents. He retired in 1980, and subsequently divided his time between Dayton, Oh., and Lighthouse Point, Fla.

over the years he was involved with the Engineers Club of Dayton and Professional Engineers Assn. of Ohio, and was president of Princeton Alum of Dayton, and the Society of Automotive Engineers. He was very active in the Republican Party and many community projects.

Although John returned to Princeton for only three reunions and visited the campus occasionally on business trips, he often reminisced about his happy days at Princeton and the friendships that lasted his lifetime.

John is survived by his wife, Donna; two sons, David and Mark; and one grandson, John David.

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