April 20, 2005: Memorials
CHARLES SCHAEFFER HERTZ ’30
Charlie died Dec. 30, 2004, in Allentown, Pa., where he lived and practiced medicine for many years. He was 95.
Charlie came to Princeton from Mercersburg Academy where he was salutatorian and winner of the senior medal. He was a member of the freshman cross-country team and wrestled for the varsity wrestling team. He was chief counselor at the Princeton Summer Camp in 1928 and a member of Court Club.
Charlie practiced as a general surgeon for more than 40 years on the surgical staff of the Allentown, Sacred Heart, and Quakertown hospitals until retiring in 1991. He served as president of the Lehigh County Medical Society in 1965.
Charlie was on active duty with they Army in World War II, serving overseas in the Army Medical Corps and rising to lieutenant colonel. In Allentown he was a past director of the Chamber of Commerce and the Red Cross chapter, and a member of the Rotary Club and its president in 1953. He was also a member of the Honorary First Defenders, serving as commander in 1960.
Charlie was married for almost 60 years to Lillian Stokes Hertz, who died in 2001. He is survived by his sons, Dr. Charles S. Jr., Thomas W., and Michael J.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. To them, the class extends deepest sympathy.
The Class of 1930
JOHN WYCKLIFFE AUSTIN WOODY ’32
Austin died Jan. 2, 2005, in St. Luke’s Hospital in Columbus, N.C.. He was 93 and a resident of Tryon Estates in Columbus.
After graduating from Princeton in 1932, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1937, he completed postgraduate training at Lankenau Hospital in Philadelphia. He served in the Navy Medical Corps from 1942-47. Transferring to the Marine Corps during World War II, he participated in the landing on Guam in 1944. He was decorated for his actions caring for the wounded and supervising their evacuation. He rose to the rank of lieutenant commander and returned to civilian life in 1947, becoming only the fourth doctor to practice in Tryon, N.C.
Austin was active in the Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross in Tryon, and was honored for spending 50 years in its choir. He was a member of the American Medical Association and the North Carolina Medical Society; was a charter member of St. Luke’s Hospital; and served three times as president of the Polk County Medical Society.
Following his retirement, he continued to practice medicine at the Veterans Hospital in Oteen, N.C. He received the Governor’s Award for Volunteer Services to Children in 1993, and was inducted into the Second Wind Hall of Fame in 1995.
Austin was the widower of Marie Louise Elmer Woody, who died in 2003. He is survived by sons John and William, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
The Class of 1932
ROBERT HOLDEN CHAPMAN ’36
Bob, an avid Princetonian, died Oct. 1, 2004, in Greensboro, N.C. He was 91.
A graduate of the Hotchkiss School, Bob majored in economics at Princeton, rowed on the lightweight crew, participated in Triangle Club shows, and was a member of Key and Seal. In 1938 he married Catherine “Kay” Ford Little of Detroit. He first worked for Montgomery Ward, and in 1940 joined the Standard Register Company. He held sales and management positions with that company, primarily in Dayton, Ohio, until he retired in 1978. Then he and Kay moved to Rockport, Maine, overlooking Penobscot Bay.
Bob was a 50-year member of SBEBSQSA, a national organization of barbershop quartet singers; Rotary Club; and Toastmasters International. In Maine, he was president of the Camden YMCA, a tennis coach, tutor of local students, and a visitor of shut-ins. In 1995, Bob and Kay moved to Friends Home West in Greensboro. He sang for several years with the Tarheel Chorus, which sang at his funeral Oct. 30 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Greensboro.
Bob is survived by Kay; their daughter, Lee Biederman; son Scott and his wife, Pam; three granddaughters; two grandsons; and six great-grandchildren.
The Class of 1936
ROBERT E. GOUDREAU ’36
Bob, a loyal Princetonian, died Nov. 22, 2004. He was 90.
A graduate of Blair Academy, he majored in political science at Princeton, was active in several sports, and was treasurer of Key and Seal. His first jobs after graduation were with Hemphill Noyes and Ford Motor Co. In 1940 he began a 34-year career with Procter & Gamble, working in marketing in Cincinnati, Toronto, Montreal, and Paris. Through the years he was considered a successful senior executive. He retired in 1975.
During World War II, Bob served three years in the Air Force in the Pacific theater, assigned to a bomber wing group. He rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel and was awarded three battle stars.
He was a longtime volunteer for the Montreal General Hospital, Meals on Wheels, the Wexford Foundation, Canadian Arthritic Association, and Skills Unlimited. Bob was a past president of the Princeton Alumni Associations of Canada and Paris.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Jo Huck Goudreau, whom he married in 1941; daughters Barbara Carr, Susan Black, and Deborah; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Nancy Miller.
The Class of 1936
GEORGE B. STEWART III ’36
George died Oct. 1, 2003, in Corpus Christi, Texas.
He prepared at the Loomis School, now the Loomis Chaffee School. At Princeton he majored in history, played varsity lacrosse, and was a member of Key and Seal. While working for the Hawaiian Sugar Planters’ Association on Dec. 7, 1941, he witnessed the bombing of Pearl Harbor. As an officer in the Naval Reserve, he immediately reported for duty and was assigned to the destroyer Ward, which fired the first United States shot in World War II. After two years on the Ward in the Pacific theater, he was accepted in the Navy’s Lighter-Than-Air pilot program and served two years as a blimp pilot.
After the war George joined the Navy. He retired as a lieutenant commander in 1962 in Corpus Christi, to become a stockbroker and financial consultant. In 1943 he married his beloved Mary, who died in 1996. They were both dedicated members of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Corpus Christi. George also was a Rotarian, and a board member and officer of the Palmer Drug Abuse Program.
George is survived by his daughters, Christina Stewart and Carolyn Ennis; Carolyn’s husband, Rob, and their two sons; and his brother, Frank M. Stewart ’39.
The Class of 1936
ROGER WILLOCK ’36
Roger died Oct. 12, 2004. He was 90.
The son of Frank S. Willock 1890, Roger prepared at St. Paul’s School. At Princeton he majored in history, was a member of Tiger Inn, and was cadet lieutenant colonel and regimental commander of the class ROTC unit. In 1957 he received an master’s in marine oceanic history from Harvard.
In 1936 he began an outstanding career in the Marine Corps. Over the years he received many important and prestigious assignments, including posting as a Naval attaché to three South American embassies. Roger was a noted military historian and author of four books. He was a popular public speaker and consultant to museums in Bermuda, Canada, the U.S., and to military service publications.
He rose to colonel in 1955 and retired in 1974. After living in Princeton for 23 years the Willocks moved to Cumberland Foreside, Maine. One of Roger’s favorite activities was being a leading trustee of the Marine Maritime Museum in the town of Bath.
Roger’s first wife died in 1950. He is survived by his wife, Marcia, a retired Marine Corps captain, and his daughter, Victoria. A Princeton student scholarship established some years ago bears Victoria’s name.
The Class of 1936
EDMUND BURKE ROSS ’41
Ned died Jan. 17, 2005.
A graduate of St. Paul’s School, he majored in geology at Princeton, was a member of Cottage Club, and enlisted in ROTC. He was on the freshman hockey team and the JV hockey team, and senior year was on the varsity team that won the 1941 Quadrangular Championship. His roommates included G. Bright, Keep, Kilduff, Lanahan, Pitney, Schley, and Tomlinson.
Following graduation, Ned served more than four years in the Army. During World War II, he was a battery commander with the Third Army in the European theater and was awarded a Bronze Star.
Ned’s adult life was spent principally as a gentleman farmer and breeder of thoroughbred horses in Basking Ridge, N.J., where he was active in the local Community Chest. He and his family also maintained a summer residence for many years in Edgartown, Mass.
Predeceased by his wife of more than 50 years, Margaret Haskell Ross, and his daughter, Robin Ross, Ned is survived by three sons, Edmund Jr. ’73, Amory, and Benson;
his daughter, Parthenia Kiersted; and 11 grandchildren.
The Class of 1941
FREEMAN ORCUTT MICHKILS ’42
Mike, a brilliant dropout who was successful in love and ultimately in his career and retirement, died Jan. 8, 2005, of Lou Gehrig’s disease in Shoreline, Wash.
Entering Princeton from Lakeside School in Seattle, Mike displayed his talents in math. A Lyman Biddle Scholar in his sophomore year, he was advanced to senior standing at the start of his junior year. Nevertheless, Mike left Princeton to work in New York City and marry Elizabeth “Bette” Beardsley, the reason for his resigning from Princeton and contributing to the World War II effort as a welder, electrician, production engineer, and war production training instructor.
Mike truly enjoyed his career in construction, design, and real estate development as owner of Freeman Michkils Co. in Bellevue, Wash. He called it an “opportunity for competitive, creative, tangible endeavor — always fun.” His business achievements allowed Mike to retire in 1968 and enjoy his family.
Mike and Bette retired in style: They sailed the northwest and Canadian waters in their yacht, and cruised much of the world’s waters in freighters and passenger ships.
To Bette, Mike’s “best friend” for 63 wonderful years; daughters Sue Parker and Caroline Holmes; grandsons Rick and Michael; and great-granddaughters Naomi and Hannah, the class expresses its deepest condolences.
The Class of 1942
HENRY THOMPSON REATH ’42
Henry, a prominent lawyer and social activist, died Jan. 31, 2005, in Philadelphia.
Entering Princeton from St. Paul’s School, Henry earned honors in history and was a member of Ivy Club.
An artillery officer in the 99th Division of the Army during World War II, Capt. Reath was awarded the Bronze Star for heroism in action during the Battle of the Bulge. After the war Henry stayed in the reserves and retired as a major.
Upon graduation from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1948, Henry began a distinguished 53-year career with the Philadelphia firm of Duane, Morris and Heckscher in corporate, commercial, and antitrust law.
It was, however, his pro bono contributions — leadership in low-income housing, education of the handicapped, judicial reform, and especially representation of several “lifers” at Pennsylvania’s maximum-security Graterford Prison — for which he’ll be long remembered. Of all his contributions, he found the prison work most fulfilling and would even visit his clients en route to the Pocono mountains for family ski trips. Dei sub numine viget.
Henry leaves a devoted family to whom the class extends its deepest condolences: his wife of 62 years, Nell; his children, Henry ’69, Robin, Ellen, Virginia, and Anne; brother Thomas; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The Class of 1942
RICHARD J. BENDER ’44
Dick, the youngest of five brothers who attended Princeton and ’44’s top tennis player, died Dec. 2, 2004, in St. Louis, Mo., of complications from respiratory disease. He was 82.
He prepared at the Pingry School in Elizabeth, N.J., his birthplace. At 15, he had already won the U.S. boys’ tennis championship. At Princeton, he majored in history, was vice president of the Catholic Club, and treasurer of Tower Club. In 1942, Dick’s and Geg Buttenheim’s victory in the Eastern Intercollegiate doubles competition, won enough points for Princeton to retire the trophy. Dick was chosen tennis captain for 1943, and would reach a ranking of No. 16 in the country.
After teaching history and coaching tennis at Choate, he moved to St. Louis with Anheuser-Busch, became vice president of purchasing, and worked with August A. Busch Jr. in starting an entertainment division (Busch Gardens/Sea World). After retiring in 1975, he helped build and lead the Frontenac Racquet Club. In later years, he switched to golf.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Inez G. Bender; sons Richard J., Robert G., and Albert F.; a daughter, Cynthia G.; brother Robert A. ’42; and sister Genevieve Graham. Our sincere condolences go to all.
The Class of 1944
JAMES ALEXANDER FOWLER III ’45
Jim died July 19, 2003, of a massive cerebral hemorrhage.
Jim prepared for Princeton at Milton. He joined Key and Seal and Whig-Clio. He received a degree in electrical engineering in 1944 and joined the Naval Research Laboratory, working on the development of radar. He later joined the St. Anthony Mining and Development Co. in Arizona.
In 1952, Jim joined the staff of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. He received a Ph.D. in zoology from Columbia in 1961. Jim then joined the faculty of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, from which he retired in 1985.
In 1955 Jim married the former Peggy Phillips, who died in 2000. They had met at the museum. Both became active in their community of Setauket, N.Y. Following his retirement from Stony Brook, Jim initiated the Round Table, an organization designed to provide continuing education for retirees. Right up to his death, he taught and studied. In a submission to our 50th-year publication, Jim noted his satisfaction at switching from engineering to biology and helping to build a research university from scratch as associate dean.
Jim is survived by his two sons, James R. and Thomas L., and by three grandchildren. The class extends its sympathy to the family.
The Class of 1945
CHARLES WESLEY SHREINER JR. ’45
Charlie died Aug. 22, 2004, at Dunwoody Village in Newtown Square, Pa.
Charlie entered Princeton from Episcopal Academy in Philadelphia, joined Cottage Club, and played varsity baseball. His Princeton career was terminated by service with the 32nd Division, which saw combat in New Guinea and the Philippines. He was awarded a Bronze Star.
He graduated from Temple University in 1949 and joined the Church Farm School in Glen Loch, Pa. His father had founded Church Farm School, an affiliate of the Episcopal Church, in 1918. Charlie succeeded him as headmaster in 1964 and served for 23 years in that capacity, expanding the college preparatory curriculum, increasing the size of the student body, and developing an extensive community service program.
Charlie’s distinguished career led him to service on the boards of Episcopal Academy, Chester County Hospital, and the National Bank of Chester County. He was past president of the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Episcopal Schools. He was awarded honorary degrees from Widener and Temple universities.
In addition to his wife, Shirley McKee Shreiner, Charlie is survived by daughters Stacey Kley ’78 and Alix Markee; a son, Charles W. III; and eight grandchildren. The class extends its sympathy to the family.
The Class of 1945
KENNETH H. ZABRISKIE JR. ’46 *53
Ken died Oct. 18, 2004.
He came to Princeton from Ridgewood [N.J.] High School in 1942 to study chemical engineering. After Army service in the Philippines and Japan, he returned to graduate in 1949 and earn a master’s in chemical engineering in 1953. He was active in choir, track, and the Glee Club. He married Virginia Humphreys in his junior year. They divorced in 1961.
Ken began working with DuPont at various locations as field engineer, production supervisor, and information consultant until moving to the American Chemical Society in Columbus, Ohio, as director of research. He retired in 1969 from Biological Information Services in Philadelphia. He later married Elise Harding.
Ken was active in community affairs and the Episcopal Church in several locations. A loyal classmate, he is missed by the class. Ken was the father of five children, Thomas, Joan, Elizabeth, Martha, and Anne, and also had a stepson, David Harding ’74.
The Class of 1946
DONALD A. WALEN ’47
Many of us will especially remember “Grover” as a fellow V-12er way back in the summer of ’43: His bland wit enlivened that brief transitional time in our lives.
Don went on to PTO service and then back to Princeton, graduating and marrying “Tinker” (Elizabeth Buckholz ) in 1949.
Don started his business career as a New Jersey commuter to New York, “peddling rags” for Pacific Mills, later part of Burlington Industries. In 1965 the family, by then including four children, moved to Red Wing, Minn., enjoying the shores of Gitche Gumee and the lore of Hiawatha while Don worked for a tanning firm.
By the 1980s, he and Tinker were in Hanover, Pa.: she breeding Bouvier dogs and he presiding over a venture capital firm operating in the clothing industry. For our 50th, Don reported that he was about to market a “revolutionary machine,” capable of rapidly “reducing chunks of ore to powder while using only one moving part.” (“No balls at all!” he trumpeted.)
Don died Oct. 4, 2004. We remember him as a droll classmate whose whimsy brought enjoyment to our lives and, no doubt, his. We extend our deep sympathy to Tinker, the children, and grandchildren.
The Class of 1947
BRUCE ARNOLD BEERY ’52
Bruce died Dec. 23, 2002, at home in St. Petersburg, Fla., after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer.
He had joined his second wife, Vera, in the Russian Orthodox Church through his baptism in January 2002. His funeral liturgy was held in St. Andrew’s Russian Orthodox Church, where he and Vera were married on Valentine’s Day 2002. Vera said Bruce was devoted to the class and was buried in his reunion jacket and tie.
At Princeton Bruce majored in SPIA and belonged to Cannon Club. He worked in Commons as waiter, captain, and finally headwaiter. Following graduation he served two years in the Army, stationed in Hokaido, Japan. In 1954 he married his childhood sweetheart, Mary Hatcher, and simultaneously began MBA studies at Columbia.
After eight years in accounting, Bruce settled into a distinguished career in banking. In San Francisco he was treasurer of Crocker National Corp. and controller of its bank. In Charlotte, N.C., he was executive vice president and CFO of NCNB Corp. After early retirement he and Mary moved to St. Petersburg in 1980, where she died in 1988.
Bruce is survived by his beloved Vera, seven children, and 10 grandchildren. The class extends its deepest sympathy to them.
The Class of 1952
DAVID E. JUDSON ’54
David died Jan. 16, 2005, at his daughter’s home in Hamilton, N.J.
Born in Massena, N.Y., Dave prepared for Princeton at Norwich High School and New York State Teachers College. At Princeton, he majored in civil engineering and was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the NROTC Drill Team, and Terrace Club. He also participated in numerous athletic activities.
He was commissioned a lieutenant with the Navy. His subsequent professional career was as a civil engineer for the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission. His community service included working with the Hamilton High School West theater group and supporting the arts in Mercer County. He was a quartermaster with the Sea Scouts, an Eagle Scout, treasurer of Boy Scout Troop 39, and cub and scout master of Troop 96. He was active in Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
The class sends its sympathy to his wife of 50 years, Joan; sons David and William; daughters Carole and Beth; three grandchildren; one brother; and two sisters.
The Class of 1954
KIN HSUEH YUAN TSU ’54 *61
Kin Tsu died peacefully Jan. 11, 2005, at his home in Mountain Lakes, N.J.
Born in Peking, China, he prepared for Princeton at St. Paul’s School. At Princeton, he majored in engineering, was a member of Key and Seal Club, and participated in 150-pound football. He obtained his Ph.D. in chemical engineering at Princeton in 1961 and then worked at Lederle Laboratories for 35 years before retiring as a director of medical engineering in 1994.
The class sends its sympathy to his wife of 41 years, Priscilla; sons Christopher and Randy; daughter C. Mei-an; brother David; and sister Carol on their loss.
The Class of 1954
PREWITT B. TURNER JR. ’54
Prewitt died Feb. 14, 2005.
Born in Kansas City, Mo., he prepared for Princeton at Pembroke Country Day School. A member of Cottage Club, where he served on the house committee, he was active in many campus activities, including the Schools and Scholarships Committee of Orange Key, and played numerous I.A.A. sports. After graduation, he served as a lieutenant in the Army.
During his professional career, Prewitt worked for Mann-Kline Insurance. He became a senior vice president at Marsh and McClennan and later founded Agri-Risk Services, insuring livestock and horses. He served as owner and president until his retirement in 1988.
He then embarked on a life of traveling and farming. Prewitt served on the boards of many organizations. He also became president of the Princeton Club of Kansas City and from 1990-95 was president of the class.
The class extends sympathy to his children Becky, Jenny, and Prewitt; four grandchildren; former wife Karen Turner; sister Anne; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The Class of 1954
JOHN P. DENNIS JR. ’58
John died July 2, 2004, in Houston after a long and courageous battle with diabetes.
Born in St. Paul, Minn., John grew up in Scarsdale, N.Y. He majored in English at Princeton and was a member of Cap and Gown, where he headed the House Committee. John was active outside the classroom serving as a University Chapel deacon, a Keyceptor, and a member of Orange Key. Among his roommates were Tom Shearer and our late classmate, Kit Rudge, who spent four years with John at Scarsdale High and four at Princeton. John’s senior roommates in Little Blair Arch were Bob Brown, Glenn Kelly, Ed Midgeley, Gene Shahan, Jim Gilbert, Hank Bruce, and Rel McCarroll.
Following graduation and service in the Navy, John entered medical school but decided banking was more to his liking and joined Citicorp, then Texas Commerce Bank, and then Kidder Peabody. John loved to travel and founded his own travel agency.
He was always active in Princeton affairs, serving as president of Houston Alumni Association and as class treasurer and vice president. John attended most major reunions, the last being our 45th. Despite his diabetes, he also participated in many recent mini-reunions.
To his wife of 19 years, Stacy; son John; daughter Jennifer; brother Robert; and sister, Nancy, the class extends deepest sympathy.
The Class of 1958
LEO B. G. WELT ’58
Leo died Aug. 5, 2004, of mantle cell lymphoma.
Leo’s life was an incredible journey. It began in Nazi Germany in 1934. His Jewish political-dissident father died in a concentration camp, but his Catholic mother succeeded in concealing Leo through the end of World War II. She and Leo’s sister died soon thereafter.
Without knowing English, Leo came to New York through Catholic Charities in 1950. A devoted foster family gave Leo crucial support. Not one of us defied greater odds to enter Princeton.
An early business career with International Paper, Weyerhauser, and Rockwell took Leo to West and East Africa. By the mid 1960s he was a trade representative in Moscow, becoming what Professor Cy Black said was “a true Soviet expert.”
After establishing his own Washington firm, Welt International, a decade later, Leo helped his clients negotiate barter and counter-trade deals with communist-bloc and developing countries. Additionally, he founded the American Business Council and the Potomac Exchange to host luncheons for foreign ambassadors with corporate executives.
For years Leo hosted our annual class dinners in Washington. His warmth, humor, kindness, and openness with others will long be remembered. His life was well lived.
Leo is survived by daughter Sabina; son Bruno; former wife, Joanna; and his longtime companion, Jane Cicula. To them, the class extends heartfelt sympathy.
The Class of 1958
DAVID M. BAKER ’68
David died Feb. 20, 2002.
He prepped at Portsmouth Primary. At Princeton he majored in statistics, was the secretary of Triangle Club, was a member of the varsity crew, and played 150-pound football. His senior year he roomed with Cam Gardett and Fred Bogardus at 68 Little, and ate independently.
No further particulars are available. To his survivors, the class extends its profound sympathy.
The Class of 1968
THOMAS MONTGOMERY EVAUL ’78
Chip died June 23, 2004, in Long Beach, Calif., after a four-and-a-half-year battle with breast cancer. He was 49.
He grew up in Merchantville, N.J., and attended the William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia. He left Princeton in 1976 and graduated from Temple University in 1980.
Chip was an All-American diver and co-captain of his high school swimming team. At Princeton he was a member of the sailing team. As a professional sailor, Chip won numerous national awards. He marketed racing sails for Harstick Sails and was waterfront director at Long Beach Yacht Club. He was also passionate about racing Porsches and specialized in restoring them. He founded Iko Iko Motorsports with his wife, Lise.
Chip self-diagnosed his breast cancer in 1999 and it was confirmed at the stage-four level in 2000. He underwent a full mastectomy and multiple chemotherapy regimens with courage, grace, and good humor.
The class extends its sincere condolences to Lise; Chip’s parents, Dr. Thomas W. and Constance H. Evaul; sister Anne ’82; and brother Philip. Memorial contributions to benefit breast cancer patients can be sent to the Chip Evaul Breast Cancer Fund at Team Spirit, P.O. Box 1315, Long Beach, CA 90801, www.teamspiritonline.org.
The Class of 1978
THOMAS EARL PAGE ’80
Tom Page was a mercurial soul who entered Princeton with the Class of 1979, took a year off, joined the Class of 1980, and departed after his sophomore year.
Tom grew up on the Main Line outside of Philadelphia, and honed his incredible squash skills at Merion Cricket Club and at Episcopal Academy, where he played on a string of national championship teams. He was bright, but always marched to the beat of a different drummer.
Tom was often seen as an offbeat genius with a racquet, and his play was brilliant. Tom’s apparent eccentricity turned out to be schizophrenia. This illness eventually so dominated Tom’s life, that he fell victim to a series of addictions that contributed to a massive heart attack that killed him in May 2001 on the streets of Manhattan. He was 44. Before his fall, Tom lit up the world of professional squash in a way that truly reflected his unique talents and will to win.
Tom achieved top rankings as junior player, as an adult amateur, and as a professional (in doubles). He was an intercollegiate finalist in his freshman year. It was a joy to watch Tom’s catlike quickness and aversion to playing it safe. His games seemed like a microcosm of his life: played on the edge.
The Class of 1980
JAY D. SALES ’84
Jay died unexpectedly in his sleep Oct. 2, 2004, from cardiac arrest due to complications from diabetes. He was 41.
Jay grew up in Pittsburgh, and came to Princeton from Taylor Allderdice High School. He majored in English, dined at Stevenson, and joined Hillel and the Judo Club. He roomed with Tom Dragone, Randy Henderson, Steve Kimmel, and Tom Van Horn, all of whom recall his great laugh, sharp mind, and deep sense of empathy.
After Princeton, Jay earned his master’s and rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He served as a pulpit rabbi for several years and then pursued his love of teaching. A sensitive and engaging teacher, Jay spent 10 years teaching at the Charles E. Smith Day School in Maryland before moving back to Pittsburgh to join the Agency of Jewish Learning.
A computer whiz, Jay worked to bring technology into classrooms and developed the Web site www.jaydavidsales.com to promote it.
He is survived by his parents, Nadene Sales and Arthur and Judy Sales; sisters Debbie Sales and Lori Kadosh; and his stepbrothers and stepsisters, Greg, Jason, Allison, and Nguyet Goldfeder. To them, the class extends its deepest sympathy.
The Class of 1984