Ned Rochon died May 6, 1998, in Bradentown, Fla. He entered Princeton from Montana's Anaconda H.S. with the goal of becoming a NYC newspaperman. At college Ned majored in history and joined Key and Seal and the Press Club, where his writing talent soon became evident.

Following WWII Army service, Ned was with the Associated Press, the Herald Tribune, Daily News, and the World Telegram, where he covered international affairs and wrote a column, "The World Over." He also wrote short stories published in This Week Magazine. Later he joined TimeLife as managing editor of House and Home Magazine. Ned's abilities were acknowledged by Who's Who in America for 1982 and '83.

After retirement Ned moved permanently to Florida but often returned to Princeton, for which he had an abiding affection. He is survived by his devoted wife Thelma and a sister, Dorothy R. Powers, to both of whom we send our sincere condolences. (The bulk of the foregoing was prepared by Herb Shultz, Ned's lifelong friend and Press Club colleague. He well recalls attending with Ned the second Louis-Schmeling fight in Yankee Stadium and crashing Brenda Diana Duff Frazier's coming-out party at the Ritz in Dec. 1938, which "was a very nice party that lasted all night.")

The Class of 1940

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Undergraduate Class of 1940