As one classmate said, “Paul George Sittenfeld is the Class of 1969.” Paul died March 17, 2021, of liver cancer in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Raised in Kansas City, Paul came to Princeton from Pembroke Country Day and majored in English. From Freshman Week in 1965 until his passing, Paul was a leader and chronicler of our class in ways too numerous to mention. Going room to room to introduce himself to almost every classmate, he was elected president of the freshman class, and then re-elected to lead us as juniors. He was a founder of Stevenson Hall as a bicker alternative. In 1974 Paul became our class secretary, and he continued in that role for 46 years, faithfully preparing our Class Notes and memorials. He took special care in organizing our Reunions memorial services and helped keep us connected to one another.

After graduation he and Betsy made their home in Cincinnati, where he thrived as an investment adviser and a civic leader in the arts, education, and social equity. 

Paul leaves a void that cannot be filled. To Betsy, his wife of more than 50 years; to his children, Tiernan, Curtis, Josephine ’02 and P.G. ’07; and to his seven beloved grandchildren, ’69 extends our condolences, and our gratitude.

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Undergraduate Class of 1969