Dan died Jan. 16, 2019, in New Hope, Pa. 

A born Westerner, Dan came to Princeton from Denver via The Hill School. He majored in history, served as chairman of the Undergraduate Council, won the Pyne Prize and the Class of 1939 Memorial Award, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. As our senior class president he was listed in the class poll  (to no one’s surprise) as “most respected.” 

After two years in the Navy, Dan earned an MBA at Harvard Business School and then worked for many years in various locations for the petroleum industry. He ended up in Chicago with Walter E. Heller International as a senior vice president, finance. In retirement he served on the boards of many business and civic organizations.

Dan married Sue in Tulsa, and they had two sons, Danny ’86 and Matt ’88. When Sue was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Dan moved her to a retirement community in Newtown, Pa., and stayed with her until she died. He then moved into a house in New Hope, next to his son Matt. 

With affection, we admire his openness and his unfailing optimism. Like the Roman gladiators in the Coliseum, we can say, Ave, atque vale.

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Undergraduate Class of 1949

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