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Stephen C. Macaleer ’63

Published in Oct. 10, 1990, issue

THE CLASS of 1963 lost one of its most distinguished classmates when Steve Macaleer died of lymphoma Feb. 8, 1990, in Durham, N.C.

Steve, one of six brothers to attend Princeton, grew up in Landsdowne, Penn., and attended Landsdowne High School, where he played varsity football and wrestling. At Princeton, he was a threeyear varsity wrestler, an officer of Cannon, a chemical engineer, and an N.R.O.T.C. officer. In 1964, he married his college sweetheart Helen Lee Hunter. Immediately after graduation he became a Navy jet pilot and flew over 200 carrierbased missions over North Vietnam in an A4 Skyliawk attack plane, winning numerous medals, including the Distinguished Flying Cross. In 1969 he joined his brother Jim '55 at fledgling Shared Medical Systems, which with his help became the largest company of its kind in the country. A specialist at sales, eventually Steve became V.P. of S.M.S.'s marketing.

Always humble about his many accomplishments and generosities, Steve was dynamic in Class affairs, served as reunion chairman for our 20th reunion, and during the five years leading up to our recordbreaking 25th, he led us as Class president,

In 1989, he moved his family to North Carolina, where he had begun the challenge of a new job. To his family Helen Lee, and die children, Andy '88, Lee, Greg, and Carey, the Class extend sympathies for their and our deep loss.

The Class of 1963

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