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Antonio Cosme Descamps ’69 *71

Published in Nov.8, 1989, issue

We note with great sadness that Antonio Descamps died peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones, on May 15, 1989, in Sausalito, Ca1if., after a year of AIDS-related illnesses. Born in Cuba, Antonio immigrated to the U.S. in 1958 at the age of ten.

He completed his undergraduate degree in architecture and received his master's degree two years later. A

member of Ivy Club, Antonio spoke often and fondly of the wonderful times at the farm he shared with several classmates. He maintained close ties with many of his friends from Princeton. During the next 15 years, he lived in California, beginning as an architectural assistant and finally becoming the principal architect in his own successful firm in San Francisco. His sense of artistic integrity and fair business practice won him numerous loyal clients and friends. He also designed many sacred buildings and objects for his spiritual teacher, Da Free John (Love-Ananda), in Ca1ifornia, Hawaii, and Fiji (at the Hermitage retreat). He enjoyed traveling in France and in various tropical settings. Although his death was a long ordeal, he prepared for it with great understanding. Antonio inspired us all with his constant and fearless happiness.

He is survived by his parents, two brothers, a sister, and his partner of eight years, Patrick. His many friends will miss growing old with this extraordinary man.

The Class of 1969

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Peter B. Robinson 71 Says:

2012-02-02 16:13:35

I wish I could talk with him now. I miss his joy, his energy.
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