Memorials: July 3, 1996
Charles Huston Haines '21
Charles Huston Haines died Mar. 20, 1996, in Roxborough, Pa., of the effects of a stroke. He was 97.
Chas came to Princeton from Choate, was on the varsity crew, and a member of Cap & Gown and of the Christian Assn.
After he graduated from Princeton, he taught two years at a missionary school in China before returning home to a job as an open hearth worker for Bethlehem Steel Co. Two years later, he joined a company founded by his ancestors-Lukens Steel Co.
In 1932 Chas left Lukens and with his late brother, Robert, assumed operation of their father's company, Haines Gauge Co. The company produced specialty gauges for steel rolling mills.
The family sold the gauge company in 1941, and Chas then devoted the next 50 years as a volunteer for Moral Rearmament, the world organization that promotes spiritual and ethical change among individuals and governments. His mission was to mend differences and seek reconciliation among individuals, labor, corporations, and government through personal divine guidance. He also played a role in the founding of the Caux, Switzerland, conference center, which hosts conferences for world leaders and government officials.
Chas's wife of 63 years, Margery Speakman Haines, died in Feb. 1996. He is survived by nephews and nieces.
The Class of 1921
Adelmer Rogers Bryon '24
After a long illness, the Rev. Adelmer Rogers Bryon died Oct. 24, 1995. He was 96.
Adelmer was born in Ridgefield, Conn., the son of a doctor. Known by three nicknames, Del, Al, and Ad, he served on the university newspaper staff and as assistant art editor for the Tiger humor magazine.
After graduation Del became one of the class's most farflung members, going halfway round the world to teach in a school for boys in central China. He later studied for a year in Scotland and three years at Union Theological Seminary in NYC. From 1935-49, Del was pastor at the Hitchcock Memorial Church (Presbyterian) in Scarsdale, N.Y. He retired to Shady, N.Y. He is buried in Ridgefield, Conn.
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Frank E. Richardson Jr. '24
Frank E. Richardson Jr. of Sewickley, Pa., and Blue Hill, Maine, died Apr. 22, 1996, after a brief illness. A former sales executive of the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., he had been Master of Foxhounds in Sewickley for over 40 years. At the time of his retirement from the hunting field in 1989 he was the oldest active MFH in the US.
He was born in Sewickley in 1901; he prepared at the Hill School in Pottstown, Pa. At Princeton he was a gymnast, ran high hurdles for the track team, and was a member of the Ivy Club.
Active in many community organizations, he was a lifelong member of the Sewickley Presbyterian Church. He distinguished himself in service to the Sewickley Academy when at a public meeting of the school community shortly after WWII he persuaded the entire founding board of the school to resign, making way for such innovations in school governance as faculty representation and the presence of women on the board.
He is predeceased by a daughter, Gray Emery. He is survived by his wife, Rosamound Fitch Richardson, and his children, Anne Johnson, Frank E. III '62, Thomas '64, Beth Gutcheon Clements, Susan, and John '70. He also leaves a soninlaw, Robert M. Clements Jr. '65, and stepgrandson, John B. Clements '96, nine grandchildren, and two greatgrandchildren.
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John Adams Sturges '25
John Sturges was born in Fairfield, Conn., Apr. 24, 1903, and died in a retirement home in Cheshire, Conn., Feb. 2, 1996. He came to us from Hotchkiss, rooming freshman year at 15 University Pl. with Ernie Coles, Frank Orvis, Ham Shields, and Buzz Stout.
He was in the Triangle Show, played on the freshman and varsity hockey teams, and was a member of Tiger Inn. He left at the end of sophomore year following the death of his father. He maintained his interest and loyalty to the class.
He joined General Motors Export Co., leaving after four years to go into business for himself. He spent the major portion of his career with the real estate partnership he formed.
During WWII, he served in the Navy after obtaining his commission at Quanset. Accompanied by his wife, Marion, who predeceased him in 1989, he was assigned to Corpus Christi, where he served as education officer.
Among his relatives were John I. Evans '27, Gray Brian '13, Alexander Morgan '22, Henry Fairfield Osborne 1892, and Frederick Sturges 1899. He is survived by a son, John Jr.
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Edwin W. Colman '27
Edwin W. Colman died Mar. 24, 1996, at Hartland, Wis. Ed left Princeton in Sept. 1926 and got his MBA from Canard Business School in 1930. He then worked for Bethlehem Steel Co. in Johnstown, Pa., and for the Crane Co. in Washington, D.C. Later, he moved to Chicago and became president of the Inland Sugar Co. in Milwaukee.
In 1936 he married Elizabeth Wheeler, daughter of Senator Burton Wheeler of Montana, by whom he had four children. To them the class extends its deep sympathy.
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Richard Dickinson Smith '27
Richard Dickinson Smith died July 24, 1995. Dick came to us from Woodbury Forest School. His father was Edgar Smith 1890. He majored in modern languages and was a member of Key and Seal Club. Junior and senior years he roomed with Dick Urquhart in 164 Little Hall.
After graduation he worked for Albert Ashforth, Inc., in NYC and lived in Brooklyn and Wilton, Conn. In 1930 he married Hazel Arnold in NYC.
In Mar. 1941 he enlisted in the Army as a captain with the Field Artillery. Serving at Camp Livingston, La., he was promoted to major in May 1942 and served with distinction in the European theater, earning a silver star and promotion to lt. col. in July 1944 as a battalion commander. He earned the Croix de Guerre, Legion of Merit, and an Army Commendation Ribbon for his leadership in piercing the Nazi's Siegfried Line.
He served also in the Korean War and retired from a fine career in the Army in 1960 as a full colonel, living at Sarasota, Fla. His wife died there in 1985.
He is survived by two nieces, Carol Hall and Nancy Schwartz. To them, the class extends its sympathy.
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Wilson Barkley Baldwin '28
Wilson Baldwin died in Daytona Beach, Fla., Jan. 8, 1996, after having been in declining health for the last nine years.
He grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, graduating from Hughes H.S. and was the last surviving member of a considerable contingent of young men from the Queen City who were in the Class of '28. At Princeton he majored in economics and belonged to Terrace Club. For several years after graduation he worked for the Kroger Grocery and Baking Co.
During WWII, he was active in the Air Force for four years and was stationed at various US bases and in Iceland. He retired as a major.
In 1951 he went to work for General Electric and was at the jet engine plant in Evendale, Ohio, where he was supervisor of wage rates. He was an active member of the Mariemont Community Church and belonged to the Cincinnati Tennis Club and the Cincinnati Country Club. In 1963 he was transferred to the Apollo space program at Huntsville, Ala., and Daytona Beach, Fla. He was married in Nov. 1963 to Betty Ann Shinkle.
They retired in 1970 and in 1978 moved to Daytona Beach. He played tennis and squash all his life, until into his 70s, taking up golf in later years. The sympathy of the class is extended to Betty Ann.
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John Dwight Leggett Jr. '28
Jack Leggett died Sept. 27, 1995. He was v.p. of the class at the time of his death. He had been active throughout his life in Princeton affairs until declining health prevented his attending many events. He probably had an unsurpassed record for attendance at YalePrinceton football games
Jack prepared at Hotchkiss. At Princeton he majored in history and was a member of Tower Club.
He went on to Harvard law school earning his law degree in 1931. He was in the firm of Hughes, Shurman and Dwight, and several successors. He was in the Air Force in WWII, served as an intelligence officer in England with the 8th Air Force, and was involved in the invasion of Normandy in 1945. He received the award of American Legion of Merit and the Croix de Guerre and was separated in 1945 as a lt. col.
In 1953 Jack became v.p. and was later president and vicechairman of Church and Dwight Co. He retired in 1971 but continued as a director until 1984.
In Apr. 1936 he married Barbara Strong; they had a son, John D. III '63, and two daughters, Nancy Patarys and Elizabeth Williams. He later married Catherine "Skip" O'Connell and is survived by her, the three children, six grandchildren, and four great
The sympathy of the class is extended to Skip and the children.
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Frederick Peter Walther Jr. '28
Fritz Walther died in Florida Feb. 10, 1996.
He was with us at Princeton only for the first semester of freshman year. He then left to attend Amherst College. Later he studied for three years at Tufts School of Theology. He then opted for a career in the business world. For some years he was employed in sales promotion for a coal company. He then formed his own management and sales promotion firm in Wayland, Mass. He also became a director of Brookhaven, Inc., and was a trustee of the Wayland Junior Home Assn., Inc. He was chairman of the Wayland PTA, and a cubmaster. He was a member of the religious education committee of the Unitarian Church.
In 1931 he married Helen Nagle Goentner; they had two sons. Since retirement they have divided their time between Chatham, Mass., and Sanibel and Ft. Myers, Fla.
Fritz maintained an interest in Princeton and commended the Alumni Assn. and the Class of '28 in keeping track of members of the class who have not been active in Princeton affairs. Although not many of us got acquainted with Fritz during freshman year, the class extends its sympathy to Helen and their sons.
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Walter Field McLallen Jr. '29
Mac died Dec. 3, 1995. He prepared for college at Hill, and at Princeton was in Cap & Gown.
After college he worked in several Chicago brokerage firms and also served as an IRS manager. In the 1930s, he formed an export/import firm with several cousins and became interested in the market for semiprecious stones in Latin America. He taught himself Portuguese and went to Rio de Janeiro, spending a year exploring sources of stones up country.
He entered the Navy in 1941 and went back to Rio as assistant naval attaché. He later, with the rank of commander, held a similar post in Lisbon. During the time until his retirement from the Navy in 1966, Mac was constantly on highlevel missions for the Navy and for ArmyNavyAir teams. He had a profusion of citations and medals from Sweden and Portugal as well as the US State Dept. and the Navy.
Mac's heritage went back before the Revolution; one of his ancestors was captured by Indians (all other family members being killed). In 1932 Mac married Marguerite Watson of Chicago. He is survived by their two sons, Walter F. III and Robert Watson. The class extends sincere sympathy to Mac's family.
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Edward Mithoff Nicholas '29
Ed died in Santa Fe, N.Mex., Mar. 2, 1996. He prepared for college at Columbus Academy and Los Alamos Ranch School. At Princeton he was managing editor of the Daily Princetonian and a member of Charter Club.
In connection with his own later work as historian, Ed always expressed appreciation for the contributions of his Princeton history professors, Walter Hall, Clifton Hall, and Robert Albinos. After Princeton, Ed did some graduate study at Harvard and at Trinity College, Cambridge. He had business responsibility for family real estate interests in Columbus, Ohio, but most of us thought of him as a New Mexican. He was a rancher near Roswell, carrying on the full functions, including branding, dehorning, fencemending, windmillfixing, and raising longstaple cotton and alfalfa.
In 1935 he married Mary Cram of Boston. They lived for some years in Washington, where he did research at the Library of Congress for his first book, The Hours and the Ages, published by our classmate, Bill Sloane. In 1975 he moved to Santa Fe. His second book, about his greatgrandparents, The Chaplain's Lady, was published in 1987.
He married his second wife, Elizabeth York of Roswell, in 1960. She survives, as well as a sister, Charlotte Gray, three daughters, O'Brien Young, Lyle Y., and Elizabeth C., and a son, Jerome G. The class extends deep sympathy to Ed's family.
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John L. Tincher III '29
John died May 15, 1996. He prepared for college at Lake Forest and Lawrenceville. At Princeton he was in Arbor Inn.
John left Princeton in 1927 and began a long career with Illinois Bell Telephone, serving as manager of the Peoria exchange for six years. He was in business for himself in Detroit and Florida and then went with the CPA firm of Hitchcock & Co. in Springfield, Mass. He was a great model-railroad developer and donated a huge layout to the Springfield Hobby Club. He was a trustee of several Presbyterian churches and was president of the Detroit Portrait Photographers Club. His former wives (Gertrude Gay, Helen Bell, and Elizabeth Hersey) are deceased, and he is survived by a daughter, Louise Gay Levys, to whom the class extends sincere sympathy.
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Charles M. Hanna '30
Charles M. Hanna died Aug. 19, 1995, at the retirement community of Sherwood Oaks, in Cranberry Township, Pa. He came to Princeton from Mercersburg. He played lacrosse and was a member of Arbor Inn. He left in Feb. 1929 to go into banking. He worked for Natl. City in NYC until 1932 when he joined Eastman Kodak in its new venture of microfilm, then principally concerned with banking operations.
He served in the Army from 194245 and organized the microfilming of engineering data for the Air Force. He was discharged with the rank of major. After the war he worked with new developments for container labeling, and his company was acquired by Mobil Chemical, from which he retired in 1971.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Kucera Hanna, whom he married in 1948. They had no children. His successful and creative careers were topped by serious golfing and travel. The class extends its deepest sympathy to his wife.
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Thomas Bruce Dickson '31
Thomas Bruce Dickson died Feb. 6, 1996. He was born in Pittsburgh and prepared at Shadyside Academy, where he was on the track team and the student council. At Princeton he belonged to the Terrace Club and sang with the Glee Club.
With his MD degree from Jefferson in 1935, Tom practiced in Elkins Park, Pa., before shifting to Riverton, N.J., where he became its health officer and a member of the Burlington County Medical Society, serving on many committees: judicial, executive, public relations, welfare, program, legislation, disaster. As a family doctor he made house calls, day or night, whether his patients could pay or not. Many people benefited from his talent and generosity.
During WWII he worked for the Selective Service checking inductees.
He married Elizabeth A. Harper in 1935. Tom and Libby visited various interesting places in this country as well as Europe, Africa, the Baltic, and the Caribbean. They also enjoyed golf and bowling. He retired in 1982, at least partially. He had been chief of staff in two hospitals. He later received the Medical Society's Merit Award.
He is survived by his wife and his children, Tom Jr. '60, Charles M., and Elizabeth.
He will be very much missed by his friends and classmates, who send their sympathy and sincere regrets to all the family.
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Willis Alvin Mitchell '31
Willis A. Mitchell, whose health had deteriorated recently, died Mar. 16, 1996. At Princeton he devoted his time and energy to chemistry and was a member of Campus Club. In order to relieve the financial burden on his family, he left before the end of his senior year.
He worked first in the laboratory of the Hooker
Electrochemical Co., then in the Emerson Radio Co. in NYC., and later for a paper company in Glens Falls, N.Y. During WWII, he served on USS PC 595 in the Philippines and South Atlantic. He was discharged Seaman, second class, Oct. 1945.
Wiss's joined B. F. Goodrich Chemical Co. in Cleveland, where he became senior staff representative dealing with the foreign sale of plastics, synthetic rubber, and chemicals. When he retired in 1976, he was sales manager for South America.
In Cleveland he was an active member of Bay Presbyterian Church, where he was an elder. His first wife, Fran, died nine years ago. Their children, daughter Frances Mitchell and son Willis Gemmill II, and three grandchildren survive, as does Wiss's wife of eight years, Emilie Ovesen. To all of them the class extends sincere sympathy and joins in their sorrow.
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George V. T. Powell '31
George Van Tuyl Powell died Apr. 6, 1996, after a brief illness. He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy and was a member of the Charter Club at Princeton. He earned his LLB in 1935 at the U. of Washington before joining the law firm of Evens, McLaren, Lane, Powell and Beeks, where he became a partner. He was a member of the national, state, and city bar associations, and later (1952) served on the Board of Uniform Law Commissioners.
During his two years in the Navy as lieutenant, his duty consisted of negotiating and terminating contracts. In 1947 George was elected representative to the state legislature, where he served through 1953. Later he was on the Board of Governors of the Washington State Bar Assn. and then the Board of Regents of the U. of Washington.
He was a member of the Seattle Golf Club, the Seattle Tennis Club, the Rainier Club, and the University Club. George and his wife, Katherine (Jaynes), did a great deal of traveling: Central and South America, India, Europe, the Orient, Canada, and around the world. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Jane Thomas and Lisa K., one son, George Jr., three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. To all of them, the class extends sincere sympathy in their loss.
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Richard Henry Robinson '31
Richard H. Robinson's fascinating and productive life was interrupted several times early on, and finally 10 years ago by an automobile accident, which left him essentially paraplegic. He died May 12, 1996, of kidney failure. His home was in Brookville on Long Island.
Dick entered Princeton with the Class of '29, but for health reasons had to drop back to '30, where once again fate intervened and brought him to the "Class with Class." He began his investment banking career with Adams & Peck. In 1937 he went with Smith Barney. During WWII, he was commanding officer of aviation training in the Navy and at various Pacific bases and was commended by deputy chief of naval operations (Air). He was discharged as commander in 1946.
He became partner in Van Alstyne Noel, also assistant to the president and director of Empire Millwork Corp., treasurer and a director of the Modern Engraving & Machine and the General Gravure companies. He retired from Paine Webber at the age of 70.
He was active in community affairs and worked for Annual Giving. He enjoyed swimming, tennis, sailing, and skiing. He was active with the Rusty Nails, a group recently put together by our own Bill Miller. He married Elizabeth T. Hutchinson. In fact Dick and Liddy traveled with the class to Russia.
The class extends deep sympathy to his wife and their two sons and joins in their sorrow at losing this good friend.
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Donald Houghton Hooker '32
Don Hooker died Mar. 31, 1996, at his home in Boca Grande, Fla., after a lengthy illness. We remember him especially as v.p. of our senior class and the undefeated captain of the wrestling team.
Don's distinguished medical career began with his degree from John's Hopkins in 1936. Following an internship in general surgery at Hopkins Hospital and residency in Detroit, Don joined the Army Medical Corps in 1942. He served almost four years in Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines during WWII, attaining the rank of major. He then pursued his career in general surgery in the Baltimore area. He was on the medical staff at Anne Arundel Medical Center, later becoming assistant chief of thoracic surgery at the Veterans Hospital in Baltimore and an assistant professor of surgery at Hopkins. After retiring in 1978, he and his wife, the former Mary Green Harrison, moved to Boca Grande; they were married on July 8, 1937.
Don is survived by his wife, three sons: Donald H. Jr., James H., and Edmund H., a daughter, Mary G. Hanssen, and 10 grandchildren. The class extends its sincere condolences to all of them.
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Louis E. Reik MD '33
Louie died at the Medical Center in Princeton on Mar. 26, 1996. He was 89.
When he came to college he lived in Lansdale, Pa., and he prepared at Mount Hermon. After graduation from Princeton he attended the U. of Pennsylvania medical school, where he received his MD in 1938. He served in the Army Medical Corps during WWII and was overseas for four years; he retired as a major.
In 1946 Louie went to Butler Hospital in Providence, R.I., to serve a residency in psychiatry. In 1951 he qualified as a diplomate of the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry and assumed the position of director of psychiatry at the university's McCosh Infirmary. He retired in 1971, having helped the university deal with the turbulent decade of the 1960s. He published several articles in paw during the 1960s as well as in other journals of psychiatry.
In recent years, Louie took part in various class activities, and he and his wife, Naomi, a gifted pianist, made a real contribution on numerous occasions.
Louie's first wife, Beatrice Shinn, an architect, died in 1971. He is survived by his second wife, Naomi Jury Chandler, and by two sisters, Mrs. John McCloy and Mrs. Edward Stewart.
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Jacob Frederick Seyfarth '33
Fred Seyfarth died Nov. 3, 1995, after having been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor early in the summer. He lived in Whiting, N.J.
Fred was born in NYC, but his family moved to a farm near Princeton. He went to the Ethical Culture School in NYC, then to the U. of Wyoming in Laramie. He transferred to Princeton, where he graduated with our class in 1933. While at Princeton, he lived on the family farm.
His business career began with the Singer Sewing Machine Co. Later he joined the Diehl Manufactuing Co., where he worked until retirement. He had lived in Whiting, N.J., for 23 years at the time of his death.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Estelle Beauregard Seyfarth, a son, Jay, and two daughters, Ruth Carper and Carol Ann Bassett, who helped with this notice and who report that his family was grateful to him for wisdom and advice and the fact that he was always there when they needed him.
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Julian Drake Taylor '33
Julian died Feb. 20, 1996, at St. Anthony Hospital in Michigan City, Ind. He was 88.
In our 20th-reunion book, he reported that he had left college early for a job with the Tropical Coconut Co. and that he had gone back to school at New Jersey State Teachers College, where he received his BS in education in 1934. At the time of his death he was a retired associate executive with the Presbyterian Synod of New Jersey. He had served in executive positions with the Boy Scouts in New Jersey, Ohio, and Virginia.
Julian is survived by two daughters, Julia Ann Wilkinson and Adrienne TaylorGibson, four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Wilkinson writes, "Although he only attended Princeton for a short time, my father was very proud of his 'Princeton connection', read his magazine eagerly, and often told stories of his professors and classmates at Princeton."
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John Laurance Dunning '34
John Dunning, artist and resident for the past 21 years of East Boothbay, Maine, who scored a major triumph in 1988 when what he termed his "masterpiece" was chosen for exhibition at the state's largest art show, died May 19, 1996, in Boothbay Harbor.
A member of the board of directors of the local Brick House Gallery from 1980-88, John created "Greenhouse Days: Boothbay 2088" during the 1988 summer heat wave. It was his attempt, he said, to "visualize life in a typical New England seacoast resort after a century in which the socalled greenhouse effect will have sharply raised temperatures throughout the world." The painting was exhibited at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland.
John retired in 1975 as assistant director of Radio Free Europe. He lived in Princeton for 20 years before moving to Maine, where, besides his painting, he kept busy with, in his words, "miscellaneous performing and visual arts promotion for young and old."
John's wife, Jacqueline Creamer Dunning, died in 1972. Surviving are a daughter, Jennifer, two sons, John and Jeremy, and a brother, Hubert S. Dunning '32. To them we offer our sincere sympathy.
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Alfred Hunt Howell '34
Al Howell, author, bibliophile, community leader and benefactor, and enthusiastic outdoorsman, died Apr. 23, 1996. He was the author of Who Made You? Theology, Science, and Human Responsibility (Praeger 1989) and the oldest recipient ever of a PhD from Columbia U., a feat he accomplished when he was 80. "Much more fun," he said at the time, "than doing recreational things."
A trustee of the American U. of Beirut from 1967-82, when the government of Lebanon awarded him its Order of the Cedars, he was also treasurer of the board. From 1963-66 he was president of the YMCA of Greater New York, which he served also as trustee and chairman of the finance committee of the Natl. Council. He was awarded the Y's highest honor, the Red Triangle. In 1972 our class presented him with its Award for Outstanding Achievement, citing "the quiet determination, conscientiousness, and common sense, which have been the basis of his success in all he has undertaken."
Al's wife, Ruth Rea Howell, Bill Rea's sister, died in 1993. Al's daughter, Ann Armstrong, survives, as do two sons, Alfred Hunt Jr. and Henry, and six grandchildren. To them we offer our sincere sympathies.
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Robert Christian Kuser '34
Bob Kuser, who spent 31 years with Atlantic Products Corp. in Trenton, N.J., as treasurer, purchasing agent, and, upon retirement, director, died May 16, 1996, after a long illness. He was also a director for 37 years of Lenox, Inc., the world's largest producer of fine china, and an officer of two family concerns.
He served as chairman of our 24th and 26th reunions, which took place at his spacious brick home, Applewood House, on Rosedale Rd. outside Princeton. He bought the house and four and a half acres in 1950; and it was there he and his wife, Mary Louise Kelly, raised their family. She died in 1985; five years later Bob sold the place and moved to a condominium in Princeton.
For years Bob and his family spent summers at Spring Lake, N.J., where at the Bath & Tennis Club he was a director, tennis chairman, and one of the top players. Later he occupied an apartment in the nearby Breakers Hotel, the site in 1989 of a class mini-reunion.
Bob is survived by his sons, Robert C. Jr. '64 and J. Ward, and four grandchildren. To them we offer our sincere sympathies.
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Robert Inskeep Rizer Jr. '34
Bob Rizer, who once recalled a British lord's comment that the one thing that impressed him most about life was the brevity of it, died Feb. 1, 1996, of cancer. He was 84. He died two days before his and his wife, Donna's, 56th wedding anniversary. For the last 26 years, he and Donna lived in Florida, the last 17 on Sanibel Island.
Like his brother, Dean, Bob grew up in Minneapolis, (where Dean lives still) and worked there for General Mills, Inc., before WWII. From 1942-46 he served as a lt. commander in the Navy, mostly in the Aleutians. In 1969 he and Donna sold their house on Lake Minnetonka outside Minneapolis, bought a motor sailer in San Diego, and with the help of their son and a friend of his sailed through the Panama Canal to Florida.
Surviving, besides his wife, Donna Dickinson Rizer (Smith '36), are a daughter, Gretchen, a son, Robert III, and four grandchildren. To them we offer our sincere sympathy.
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Robert Henry Super '35 *41
Dr. Bob Super, professor emeritus of English at the U. of Michigan, died of a massive stroke Mar. 29, 1996. Born in Wilkes Barre and rooming for four years with George Fenner, another Wilkes Barre native, Bob majored in English, was Phi Beta Kappa, and earned a BLitt at Oxford in 1937 and a PhD at Princeton in 1941. He pursued his scholarship through a Fulbright, two Guggenheims, and other grants. He was chosen a Fellow of the British Academy in 1990. He taught English at several other colleges, and settled at the U. of Michigan in 1947. He retired in 1984.
He authored two biographical works about the English poet Walter Savage Landor. He edited an 11volume set of the complete prose works of Matthew Arnold and other books about the life and works of Anthony Trollope. The Ann Arbor News paid this tribute in its obituary: "Professor Super was an esteemed colleague, one who met and exceeded both old and new standards of what a professor ought to be. He was also a valued friend; he took a serious and practical interest in his junior colleagues' and students' welfare."
Bob is survived by his wife, Rebecca, and his sons, David '80 and Paul, to all of whom the class sends most sincere sympathy.
The Class of 1935
Alan Durant West Sr. '36
Alan died Mar. 22, 1996, after a short struggle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 82. After graduating from Blair Academy, at Princeton he majored in economics and was a member and undergraduate officer of Arbor Inn. He left Princeton at the end of his junior year and was employed by Fredenburg and Lounsbury of NYC. Later he served 20 years as an industrial engineer at Wright Aeronautical Corp. followed by five years at General Dynamics Corps. He retired in 1973.
His first wife, Isabella A. Newmiller, died in 1956. They had three children, who survive, son Alan D. Jr., daughters Diana W. Mozino, and Dorothy Rudick.
His second wife, Edria Cubby, died in 1995. Alan is also survived by seven grandchildren.
He enjoyed golf for more than 66 years. A highlight was when he played a practice round at Nutley, N.J., with Gene Sarazen. He also liked fishing and coin collecting. He was a founder and officer of the first really active home owners group in Toms River, N.J., and was a member of the Dover Township [N.J.] Board of Adjustments, serving two years as secretary.
Alan was proud of his Princeton education. We express sympathy to his family.
The Class of 1936
Lee A. Ault '37
Lee Ault, connoisseur of the arts, Maine lover, publisher, and oil explorer, died Apr. 7, 1996, after a prolonged illness.
Lee spent most of his working life producing quality art books and magazines, operating an art gallery in NYC, collecting paintings and sculpture, and supporting the arts. He advised in 1951 that he was "gradually switching from book publishing to oil exploration as a principal occupation, putting out a few books on art a year."
Following several years as president of the Quadrangle Press, a publisher of quality art books, he became publisher of Art in America in 1957. He sold it to Whitney Communications in 1970. He then opened the Lee Ault & Co. art gallery in NYC in 1970 and focused on 20th century and primitive art. The gallery was closed in 1978 when he retired.
He prepared at St. Paul's School, but he left Princeton early. He commenced his business career as a reporter for Newsweek magazine and was a director of Vision, Inc. During WWII, he served in the American Field Service attached to the British 8th Army in North Africa and later was a first lt. in the Marine Corps in the South Pacific.
Survivors include his wife, Laura Leonard Ault, a son, Lee A. III, a daughter, Dorothy A. Noble, seven grandchildren, and seven greatgrandchildren.
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Roderic H. Davison '37
Learned historian, accordion player, quartet singer, and faithful Princetonian, Rod Davison, died Mar. 23, 1996, of lung complications. His wife, Louise, whom he married in 1949 (with Bob Edwards as usher) died in 1991. He left sons John and Richard *78 and almost three grandchildren, Kathryn being the first girl born into the family in three generations.
At Princeton Rod majored in history and graduated with highest honors and too many other honors to mention, beside Phi Beta Kappa, varsity soccer, and the Daily Princetonian.
After PhD work at Harvard and instructing in history at Princeton, came four years during WWII when he was in Europe on relief work, a diplomatic intern in Germany, and in a conscientious objectors' work camp in New York. He spent over 46 years in teaching, specializing in the Ottoman Empire and teaching European history at George Washington U. He became a full professor in 1954 and retired emeritus in 1986 but continued teaching part-time until the early 1990s. George Washington U. gave him an honorary doctor of humane letters degree in 1994, with Hillary Clinton looking on. He served as president of both the Middle East Studies Assn. and the Turkish Studies Assn., as well as treasurer of the American Historical Assn., with three books and over 50 articles to his credit.
We have lost another very special one.
The Class of 1937
James H. Pinckney IV '37
Jim Pinckney, a banker, died May 8, 1996. He had retired to Massachusetts after having long been a Garden City, N.Y., resident. He was legally blind for the last few years. His wife of 53 years, Lenore, as well as a son, James Cotesworth, and a daughter, Dorothea Jane, survive. His sisterinlaw was Donna Baker, wife of '37's Chick Baker, both now deceased.
He prepared at Pawling, and at Princeton he majored in economics, was on the polo team, president of the Princeton Polo Assn., and a member of Charter.
After three years with Long Island Lighting as cadet engineer, and one year as liaison engineer with Fairchild Camera and Instrument as trainee, he received his active duty notice with the Army. After a tour of North Africa, he ended up playing an active part in the ChinaBurmaIndia theater and came out a major.
Starting off in 1946 he was in the installment loan department of Franklin Natl. Bank and from 195070 with the Long Island Trust Co. in Garden City. He retired in 1970 as v.p. and branch manager, moving to New England for photography, trap shooting, and martinis. In 1983 he wrote, "The years go by, and I'm begininng to creak." A grandniece, Elizabeth Borden, granddaughter of Richard Borden '38, is in the Class of '91.
With all our best wishes for the family.
The Class of 1937
Gordon B. Turner '37 *50
Gordon B. Turner died May 13, 1996. He was 81. Born in NYC, he settled in Princeton in 1946 where he resumed his undergraduate studies after a 12-year hiatus spent in banking, brokerage, and the military. He was an infantry captain on active duty in the Pacific during WWII. A member of the Class of '37, he received his BA in 1948 and PhD in 1950 and taught in the history department until 1959, specializing in civilmilitary relations. He occupied the Ernest J. King Chair of Maritime History at the Naval War College from 195758, edited A History of Military Affairs Since the Eighteenth Century, and was coeditor and author of National Security in the Nuclear Age.
Gordon joined the American Council of Learned Societies in 1959, serving as executive associate and v.p. with primary responsibility for the council's international studies programs, until his retirement in 1981. He served on the board of trustees of the Center for Applied Linguistics and the board of directors of the Intl. Research and Exchanges Board, which he established. He also served on the Secretary of the Navy's Advisory Committee on Naval History and on the US Natl. Commission for UNESCO.
Surviving are his wife, Jean Stewart Turner, his daughters, Michael Ann Walstad '73 and Barbara Gazey Turner, his granddaughters, Kimberly Elin and Catherine Avery Walstad, and his sister, Barbara F. Turner.
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William Arnold '38
Bill Arnold, former statistician and research manager at Eastman Kodak, died Feb. 9, 1995, in Hilton Head, S.C., his retirement home.
He came to Princeton from East Orange [N.J.] H.S., majored in mechanical engineering, and graduated with high honors. He earned an MBA from Harvard business school then joined Eastman for his entire business career. He began in production planning and statistics, served 18 months in "Dog Patch," which we know now was the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge, Tenn., otherwise entirely in Rochester, N.Y., progressing to new-product research director for graphics materials. He retired in 1977. His family doctor was our Edwin Olsan, recently deceased.
Always involved in schools and other good works, retirement simply meant more time for church and civic activities in Hilton Head as well as golf and travel, which he and Kathryn enjoyed.
Bill is survived by Kathryn, his wife of nearly 50 years, sons Kenneth (with whom Kathryn is living temporarily) and William Jr., and daughter Barbara Pethrick. They have our sincere condolences in their loss.
The Class of 1938
Roger Remmell Clisham '38
The death of Roger Clisham on July 17, 1995, came as a shock to many, since he was known in widely different fields, among them the law, the Navy, and local Connecticut politics.
A graduate of Lincoln School in NYC, he majored in politics and earned his LLB at Columbia law school. He served in the Navy from 1942-46, and was recalled from 1951-53. He continued in the Reserves and retired as a captain. In 1954 he joined Creole Petroleum, a part of Exxon, and served in their legal offices in Venezuela, New York, Australia, and Singapore. In 1975 he returned to the New York legal office.
Upon his retirement in 1983, he did pro bono work for Legal Services for the Elderly. He also involved himself in local government in Southbury, Conn., and was elected first selectman in 1985, the first Democrat in 52 years to hold the office. He was popular and respected by leaders in both parties, and his legacy included longrange planning and a needed health district.
He was a man of probity, wit, and scholarship, though he downplayed these attributes. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Patricia Drain Clisham, and daughters Elaine '77 and Susan Nesbitt. We shall miss him.
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Robert Morgan Entwisle Jr. '38
Friends mourn the death of Bob Entwisle Jan. 24, 1996. Except for his four years as a captain in the Air Force, he spent most of his life in and around Pittsburgh.
Son and namesake of a member of '10, he entered Princeton from Peabody H.S. He majored in politics and English. A fan of big bands, he was a drummer in Triangle Club bands and was active in Elm Club. He earned his law degree at Univ. of Pittsburgh in 1941. After military service he founded the law firm Miller & Entwisle, where his son Robert III later joined him. He served as deputy attorney general of Pennsylvania and was secretary of the Allegheny County Bar Assn. and borough council president, among other activities. Although admired for his thoughtful demeanor, he was also enthusiastic about his hobbies, drums, piano, tennis, writing (six unpublished volumes of fiction), and reading.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Jeannette Bricker, three children, Robert, Thomas, and Elizabeth Restivo, and his brothers, William '51 and John. The class joins them in celebrating the life of a highly respected member.
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Philip LeBoutillier Jr. '38
An outstanding member of our class, Phil died Dec. 10, 1995, in Toledo, Ohio, his home area since college days.
Phil prepared at Choate. At Princeton he majored in history, graduating with honors. He was captain of the heavyweight crew, a member of Cap & Gown, and was on the Athletic Council. Later he served on Alumni Council and was active in the Alumni Assn. of Northwestern Ohio.
He served four years in the Navy, achieving the rank of commander, and put in two years as deputy assistant secretary of defense for supply and logistics in the Pentagon. Returning to Toledo, he became president of Ottawa River Paper Co. and chairman of the First Natl. Bank of Toledo. He served on numerous corporate boards and civic organizations.
Phil was a lifelong sailor. He raced in the yawl Stormy Weather and sailed small craft on Lake Erie, winning a North American Dragon Class Championship in 1957. He rowed in single shells, and in 1978 he, Jack Kraemer, and Frank Kinney raced on Lake Carnegie at Reunions, the next younger class there being '58.
Surviving are his wife, Fe, daughter Ford Ford, sons Philip and George, brother Peter, and sister Polly Wood (widow of Bill). To them we extend our sincere sympathy in their and our loss.
The Class of 1938
Frederick Russell Starr '38
Ted Starr died Dec. 8, 1996, of Alzheimer's-related illness, leaving his devoted wife of 49 years, Frances, and daughters Elizabeth Thomas, Sharon Turner, Cynthia Bertram, Linda Starr, and Debra Higgins. He died at home in Haverford, Penn.
He graduated from Poly Prep in Brooklyn, and at Princeton he earned honors in classics and won a championship "P" on the 1937 soccer team. He roomed with Dick Shaffer, Charlie Reed, Jack Busby, John Powers, and Dick Glenn. He earned an MBA at Harvard. In 1941 he joined the Army Ordnance Corps, retiring in 1946 as a lt. colonel. He then joined Schrader Automotive division of Scovill Mfg. in Brooklyn. In 1964 he moved the domestic plant to Nashville, Tenn., and spent his last 20 years there as v.p. of international operations, developing the sales and manufacturing divisions on five continents. He used his knowlege of Latin to conquer language problems in Italian, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Ted worked hard for Princeton on various schools and scholarship committees; he worked for the class on our distinguished service award panel. He was a Christian stalwart and a truly great friend who will be missed by all of us.
The Class of 1938
Edward Walker Givens '39
Only recently we learned that Ed died in Aug. 1994. His mind had been failing for several years, and when his wife died in 1993, Ed entered a nursing home, where he died a little over a year later.
Ed worked in the steel industry all his life, first with Midvale Co. in Philadelphia, then with the Latrobe Steel Co., where he was assistant to the v.p. of operations at the time of his retirement.
A sports enthusiast particularly devoted to baseball, as an undergraduate Ed was a threesport numeral man and in 1937 was allEastern Intercollegiate League catcher. In his hometown of Latrobe he continued those interests and contributed to local affairs of all kinds. He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church, active in Boy Scout programs and the local Community Chest. He and Ruth Humphreys were married in 1941. Their son, Eric, daughter Judith, and four grandchildren survive. We offer them our sincere sympathy.
The Class of 1939
Ronald FitzRandolph Sheppard '39
After nearly two years of struggle against the effects of a stroke suffered in 1994, Ron died Feb. 21, 1996, at Cincinnati's Drake Special Care Institute. It was a sad irony that his stroke occurred as he sat down to rest after a hot tennis competition, the sport he loved and played hard to the very end. He was at one time the State of Ohio Senior Olympics doubles champion.
Having majored in modern languages, Ron was right at home in his lifelong career in export and international operations, chiefly for the Andrew Jergens Co., until his retirement in 1988, when he opened his own overseas marketing enterprise. During WWII he served four years with the adjutant general's department and was a captain upon discharge.
Ron leaves a son Randolph and a daughter June from his first marriage, which ended in divorce. In 1969 he married Teresa Perrotte of Trinidad. She and their daughter, Reina, of whose accomplishments he was very proud, brought him great happiness and gave him loving support and encouragement in their life together and throughout his long final illness. We offer them our deep sympathy and share with them in the loss of our old friend.
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Robert A. Butz '40
Retired medical doctor Robert Butz died Mar. 30, 1996, of Alzheimer's disease in Boise, Idaho.
Bob grew up in New Jersey and came to Princeton from Blair Academy. He was active in sports, the Triangle Club, and a member of Tower Club. Graduating with honors in chemistry, he went on to receive his medical degree at Columbia and served a radiology internship at NYC Presbyterian Hospital. With the Army medical corps in Japan after WWII, Bob was involved in the translations into English of the Japanese medical findings concerning victims of the atom bomb which became an important official document of record. Bob moved to Idaho Falls in 1956 and practiced at the Sacred Heart Hospital for some 30 years where he headed the radiology department and was chief of staff. He also served a oneyear term as president of the Idaho Medical Assn. He retired in 1987 and moved to Boise in 1990.
Bob is survived by his daughter, Susan Munson, three sons, Steven, Byron, and Robert Jr., and seven grandchildren. He was deeply loved and will be missed by his family and friends. The class offers its deepest sympathy to them all.
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William R. Gilson '40
Lifelong resident of Summit, N.J., Bill Gilson died Apr. 9, 1996. He was a senior partner of the law firm Kentz, Gilson & O'Hare. Earlier he practiced with the family firm of McKirgan & Gilson.
Throughout his life Bill was active in local political affairs as city clerk, councilmanatlarge, and the Summit planning board. He had been past president of the Summit Civic Assn., Chamber of Commerce, and Rotary Club. The Summit Area YMCA and Downtown Assn. also benefited from his leadership.
Bill was a fellow of the American College of Probate Counsel and a member of the American Law Institute and the Summit, Union County, and New Jersey bar associations.
After Princeton Bill was an officer in the Navy and graduated from Yale law school in 1946. He was a member of Princeton's schools and scholarship committee, and he taught courses in local government. His knowledge of, and interest in, Princeton sports programs, and Ivy League competition in general, was phenomenal; rare indeed were the football games he did not attend. His presence was a constant at all our major class gatherings.
Bill is survived by his wife, Charlotte, daughter Elizabeth '82, son William Jr., sister Virginia Dearborn, and brother Thomas '38. We have lost a devoted and caring classmate, and our sympathy goes out to his family, friends, and community.
The Class of 1940
Charles Shaw Presbrey '40
Florida resident Charlie Presbrey died at his home in Coral Gables, Fla., Feb. 24, 1996. Pres was the son of Charles Spaulding Presbrey '06 and grandson of Frank Presbrey 1879. A member of the golf team and Elm Club, Pres left Princeton his junior year and joined the family advertising agency, Cecil & Presbrey, in NYC. Aeronautics and flying were a central part of Pres's life. A graduate of the EmbryRiddle School of Aeronautics, he served as a flight instructor throughout WWII and later was a National Airlines pilot.
Pres had business ventures in cattle, home building, real estate, and furniture manufacturing. He had received an American Institute of Decorators Award for furniture design. In 1954 Pres formed Island Artists, a recording company in the Bahamas. Continuing his love of aviation, he was a member of Air Lift Intl.
Pres is survived by his wife of 38 years, Rosemarie, four daughters, Mary Dahl, Marion Gilliam, Loren McMahon, Christina Coleman, one son, Herbert, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Pres's interest in Princeton and his classmates was steadfast, and he and his family members frequently attended our major gatherings. The class sends its deepest sympathy to the entire Presbrey family.
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Alfred Steel '40
Retired business and civic leader Alf Steel died Feb. 28, 1996, in the Philadelphia area, where he had resided throughout his life. Classmates Nick Biddle, Crawf Madeira, and Harrison Young attended his memorial service.
During his working career, Alf was president of the Aldrich Pump Co., the East Tennessee & North Carolina Transportation Co., and the Belmont Corp. For many years Alf was president of the Chestnut Hill Hospital, vestryman at St. Paul's Church, and on the boards of the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf and the Springfield School.
Alf came to Princeton from St. Paul's School, majored in English, was a rowing crew manager, and roomed with Allan Gardner. During WWII, he served with the Navy in the Pacific area. In his retirement years he took particular pleasure in his large family and thoroughly enjoyed summers in Rhode Island and Narragansett Bay, where he sailed.
To his wife, Nancy, his children, Alfred Jr., John, Elizabeth, and Nancy, as well as nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, we offer our sincere condolences and do mourn the passing of this involved citizen, devoted family man, and faithful Princetonian and classmate.
The Class of 1940
George Victor Genzmer Jr. '41
George Genzmer died Jan. 14, 1996, in Los Angeles, Calif., of colon cancer. His wife, Patricia, had passed away four years ago. Their sons, Michael, Geoffrey, and George III, and a daughter, Karen, survive.
At Princeton, George will be remembered as a man with blond movieidol good looks and a thoroughly gentle disposition who played polo and majored in politics. At Cloister Inn he was usually seen in his ROTC uniform where he played sound bridge. After Army war service, he raised a family in Noroton, Conn., commuting to an advertising job in Manhattan. In the mid-1950s the Genzmers moved to L.A., where George switched to real estate investment brokerage and syndication as principal owner of his own company. He also taught collegelevel real estate courses. For recreation he swam, sailed, and continued his bridgeplaying.
We extend our sympathy to his four children, who remember their father with deep affection.
The Class of 1941
Benton Neal Harris Jr. '41
Neal died of kidney failure in Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., Dec. 16, 1995. A retired manufacturing executive, he will be remembered for having organized a group that built housing for the poor and found jobs for the jobless.
Born in Atlanta and growing up in Baltimore, Neal came to Princeton from Gilman. As president of Cap & Gown, he was a leader in convincing the university that club membership should be available to all. During WWII, he served with the Air Corps, then helped to found Gulf States Plastics, retiring in 1971.
In the early 1960s he formed a lasting friendship with the late James Rouse, who established the Enterprise Foundation and who influenced Neal's growing interest in housing and community service. With the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, he helped save 30 families from being evicted from Butchers Hill and later founded Jubilee Baltimore Inc., a nonprofit housing agency for needy families in East Baltimore. His related Jubilee Jobs program placed over 1,900 people. Neal used to tell his staff, "You're going to be dependent if you don't have a job and a decent place to live." He was a "shuttle diplomat" between the poor and the prosperous.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Norman Tomlin, sons B. Neal III and Peter, daughters Mallory Kubicek, Mary Katherine, and Margaret, and six grandchildren. To them all, we extend deep sympathy.
The Class of 1941
Walter Seymour Shingle '41
Sy Shingle died Aug. 29, 1995, in Honolulu, Hawaii. His wife, Priscilla, had passed away a scant month before he did. Sy didn't graduate with us, and there is little we know about him except that he operated a beef-cattle ranch on the island of Hawaii and reported for our 50th yearbook that "I am not famous." A phone call to a daughterinlaw at a Marine base in Kailua extracted the understanding that a newspaper obit copy would be forthcoming. But it never came. The recording secretary's office lists a daughter Muriel Shingle as a survivor, but no address. We wish we had known him better.
The Class of 1941
Richard Harold Schoolmaster '42
Dick died at home in Montclair, N.J., on May 1, 1996, after a heroic battle with cancer. He devoted his entire career to the ministry and was retired at the time of his death.
Dick prepared for Princeton at Bradford [Pa.] H.S. and graduated from the SPIA with honors. He was on the freshman crew and a member of Terrace Club.
He received his BD from Virginia Theological Seminary in 1946, serving in parishes in Texas, Michigan, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. He also was the director of ministry to government employees, in Washington, for three years. In addition to serving on the boards of many community agencies and institutions, he was most recently chairman of the department of urban work of the Diocese of Newark. In 1967 he helped organize one of the first Black Power conferences in the nation, which was held in the Cathedral House in Newark. Charlie Crandall and Topper Cook both spoke at Dick's memorial service at the Seaman's Church Institute of New York and New Jersey. We have lost a classmate who cared deeply about others and devoted his entire life to promoting religion in every-day life.
To his wife, Marcia, to his three children, Timothy, Jeffrey, and Amy, to his stepchildren, Susan and James, and to his four grandsons, the class extends its sincere sympathies.
The Class of 1942
Charles H. Howell Jr. '43
Charles died Feb. 10, 1996, at the Veterans' Medical Center in Lyons, N.J., of a swiftly moving cancer. He was 74.
He was born in Philadelphia and raised in Haverford, Pa. Serving as a second lt. in the 100th Field Artillery Division during WWII, he earned four battle stars and the POW medal, having been captured by the Germans at the Battle of the Bulge.
Charles possessed an abiding interest in the great old American game of baseball, which lasted throughout his life. From his retirement retreat at Rossmoor, in Jamesburg, N.J., he contributed to various publications and provided research to an encyclopedia of minor league baseball. He belonged to the Society of American Baseball Researchers, and personally visited a majority of minor league ballparks in the country.
During undergraduate days. Charles lettered in baseball, playing second base alongside Murph McCarthy at first.
Charles is survived by his wife, Mary Jo, two sons, Charles III and John, a daughter, Catherine Tatter, and three grandchildren. To all the survivors, we extend our most heartfelt sympathy.
The Class of 1943
John P. Shepherdson '43
John died Mar. 26, 1996, in Hobe Sound, Fla., at the age of 75, following an illness.
Born in Worcester, Mass., John attended Northwood School in Lake Placid, N.Y., the Hotchkiss School, and Princeton, finally earning a degree in engineering from Widener College in Chester, Pa. During WWII, he served with the Army in British Columbia.
During his business career, John was associated with sales of refrigeration equipment and air-conditioning. Before his retirement, he owned and operated Standard Supply, Inc., a local wholesaler in the Worcester area. An avid golfer, John was also a licensed pilot. For the last 10 years of his life, he lived in Jupiter, Fla.
Active in community affairs, John was a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church, Worcester Kiwanis, Tatnuck Country Club, plus three other golf clubs.
He was preceded in death, in 1993, by his wife of 45 years, Virginia Been Shepherdson. Survivors include a son, William P., a daughter, Ann Shepherdson-Price, a granddaughter, and nieces and nephews. To the entire family, we offer our deepest and most heartfelt condolences.
The Class of 1943
Frank Clyde Carr Jr. '44
Frank died of heart failure Feb. 7, 1996, in Yuma, Ariz. He came to Princeton from Phillips Andover Academy, received his degree in geology, was active in soccer and crew, and a member of the Westminster Society and Tiger Inn. During WWII, he served as a marine fighter pilot.
Frank began his career as midwest regional manager for the publisher Harcourt Brace. In 1969 he founded INROADS, Inc., a nonprofit organization preparing talented minorities for careers in business and engineering. It has grown to include 46 corporate affiliates with 900 clients sponsoring 5,800 college students. In 1983 he prepared for the priesthood at Milwaukee's Sacred Heart School of Theology and in 1986 became a Catholic priest, counseling his devoted Hispanic parishioners in and around Yuma.
Frank won our Bate Farnum award for his success with INROADS, Blackbook's humanitarian award for the career development of minorities, and was honored by the American Society of Training and Development.
This notable classmate expressed in his writings the philosophy, "make this world a better place because you have lived in it." And so he did.
To his three sons, Christopher, David, and Gregory, and his brother, John '46, the class extends its deepest sympathy in the loss of this devout and respected humanitarian.
The Class of 1944
Foster Lincoln Johnson '44
Foster Lincoln Johnson died Jan. 28, 1996, at his home in Greenwich, Conn., of complications from prostate cancer with which he had suffered over an extended period. Linc prepared at Taft, where his interest in sports carried over to Princeton. In addition to baseball and hockey, he was active in numerous campus organizations, was elected class president in sophomore and junior years and v.p. our senior year, serving until 1951. His roommates were E. Kelley, W. Tiernan, J. A. Myers, J. Crawford, and R. Brown; his club was Cottage.
Linc majored in geology and received his AB in 1944. He spent three years in the Marine Corps, one of them in the Pacific. Recalled for Korea, he was discharged with the rank of captain. Beginning in merchandising with B. Altman & Co. in NYC, Linc was soon attracted to the insurance field and spent the rest of his career as a selfemployed insurance broker.
A host of classmates attended a moving memorial service to Linc, with Ed Bigler, Jim Cobbs, and Ned Kelley ushering. To his widow, Deirdre; his son, Frederick; his daughters, Susan Snyder and Jermain Lawrie; his brother, Robert; his sister, Helen, six grandchildren, five stepchildren, and six step-grandchildren, the class extends its sympathy.
The Class of 1944
Joseph Eugene Conlon '46
Joe Conlon died Dec. 8, 1995, at his home in Orange, N.J. Joe graduated from the Peddie School. He served in the Army Air Force for three years, returning to Princeton in Feb. 1946, when he joined Campus Club and was active in other campus organizations, including the Electronics Club.
Joe graduated from Rutgers Law School in Newark, joining the law firm of Young, Shanley, and Fisher in Newark. Later he served with the legal division of Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. in East Orange, N.J., moving on to become a partner in the law firm of Stevens and Mathias in Newark.
In 1954 Joe was named Irishman of the Year by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in Essex County, N.J.
Joe is survived by his wife, Mary, his daughter Margaret Benoit, two sons, John and Joseph III, and six grandchildren. To Mary and the others in Joe's family, members of the class send their deep sympathy, remembering their friend and loyal classmate with much affection.
The Class of 1946
Audley Clarke '47
Audley died of brain cancer Apr. 8, 1996. A native of Brooklyn, he prepared for Princeton at St. Paul's School but did not enter Princeton until Feb. 1947. From 1943-46 he served with the Army Air Corps, with 14 months of duty in the Pacific as a navigator on a B29 bomber. At Princeton he majored in history and took his degree in 1949. He was an avid squash player and played on the varsity team for three years. He earned a law degeree from Harvard in 1952 and began practicing law in Boston. He then moved to the Chemical Products Corp. in East Providence, R.I., of which he became secretary and administrative assistant to the president. Later he became the president and owner of Glazed Products, Inc., in Trenton, N.J., and made his home in Lawrenceville.
Although active in the business world, he never abandoned the legal profession. Until a few weeks before his death he served as director in the legal management division of the New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Industry. In 195556 he was the amateur squash champion of Shock Island. He was also an ardent golfer.
Audley is survived by his sons, Jeremy, Reginald, and William, and his daughter, Kathryn Held. To them we extend our profound sympathy.
The Class of 1947
Donald McPherson Finnie '47
Donald Finnie died Dec. 30, 1995, in his apartment in Cambridge, Mass. In recent years, although crippled with rheumatoid arthritis, Don largely overcame the demons of mental illness and enjoyed a pleasant retirement.
Entering Princeton in the summer of 1943, Don developed the musical and theatrical interests that he had enjoyed earlier at Hotchkiss. He was a member of the Theatre Intime, the Glee Club, and the Nassoons. As music director of the Nassoons, he created arrangements for a number of songs that have been sung by every group of Nassoons for the past 50 years.
With his keen wit and his genius musically and otherwise, Don endeared himself to such stalwarts of his era as Jack Taylor '45; Jim Buck, Dick Armstrong, and Ed Knetzger '46; Dick Windsor '47; and Steve Kurtz and Nassoon president Og Tanner '48.
With midcareer law studies and an LLB from Harvard, Don employed his remarkable intellectual capability and drive to produce brilliant contributions in insurance, law, and banking, and in education as an outstanding and very popular teacher at Milton Academy. In addition to his students at Milton, his youthful admirers included a number of the children of his Princeton friends.
To Don's brothers, David '46 and Robert '51, and to his sister, Janet, the class extends deep sympathy.
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Robert Clare Rockwell '47
Bob died Mar. 11, 1994, in Boise, Idaho. He had suffered many years from a heart condition complicated by polycythemia, which he developed while at Princeton and which plagued him for the rest of his life. He was born in Evanston, Ill., and spent his boyhood and adolescence in Winnetka and came to Princeton from Winnetka's New Trier H.S.
After two years, Bob left Princeton and moved to Delray Beach, Fla. For the next 12 years he and his father were in business manufacturing shower doors. He then moved to Denver, where he enrolled at Denver U. and took a BA in history. After receiving his degree, he became a technical writer. Perhaps because of his chronic health problems, Bob did not often communicate with the class and did not respond to appeals for biographical sketches for our reunion yearbooks, but we know, nevertheless, that he cherished the memory of his years at Princeton and often reminisced about them with his family.
Bob is survived by his wife, Eleanor, his brother, Theodore III, and his sister, Paisley R. Seyforth. To them the class extends its profound sympathy.
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Roy A. Herbert '51
Roy died of a heart attack on Mar. 8, 1996. He joined Reader's Digest after graduation, and from 1974 until he retired in 1973 was managing editor. As an assistant managing editor in the late 1960s, Roy had growing doubts about US involvement in Vietnam. He influenced the magazine to abandon its support of the war and of the Nixon administration. As a result, the Digest commissioned Theodore H. White to write Breach of Faith: The Fall of Richard Nixon.
Roy prepped at Taft. At Princeton he was editorial chairman of the Prince and a member of WhigClio and of Dial Lodge. He roomed with Bill Netto and the late Tom McClure '52. He was an English major and wrote his thesis on James Joyce. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
Roy lived in Pound Ridge, N.Y, for 37 years, where he was a trustee of the library and a leader of its literary discussion groups. He also collaborated with his wife, April, a welder, on a prizewinning steel sculpture. He was writing poetry the day he died.
In addition to April, his wife of 43 years, Roy is survived by his son, Michael '81, and two daughters, Lauren and Robin, three brothers, a sister, and two grandchildren.
The class extends to all of them its sorrow on the death of an outstanding member.
The Class of 1951
Robert Bromwell Russell II '55
Bob Russell and his youngest son, Eddie, were killed Nov. 22, 1995, when their car struck a tree as they were returning from duckhunting on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Bobby came to us from Gilman School. At Princeton he was twice our class president, a distinguished football player, and captain of the lacrosse team. He served on the undergraduate council, the honor committee, and joined Ivy Club. At class day he was voted the most respected member of our class.
Bob served as a Marine lieutenant before entering the financial world with Chemical Bank in NYC. He returned to Baltimore, working for Robert Garrett & Sons, becoming a partner of Middendorf Colgate & Co., and joining Equitable Trust Co. as a v.p. Ultimately, he became executive v.p. of Investment Councilors of Maryland. He was actively involved in numerous civic endeavors. At his death he was chairman of Union Memorial Hospital.
Bob, who loved life, had an extraordinary range of friends. A gifted athlete, he shared with family and friends his particular interests in golfing, hunting, and fishing, but always insisted that his companion fish the better water or take the first shot.
Our sympathy is extended to his wife, Susie, their three children, Craig, Robbie, and Holly, to his mother, Anne Speake Russell, and brothers, John Russell and Thomas Ewing Russell.
The Class of 1955
William James East '59
Bill East, a real estate negotiator and management specialist, died of cancer Nov. 28, 1995, at his home in Chestnut Hill, Pa.
Bill was born in Rochester, N.Y., and prepared for Princeton at Bedford H.S. in Ohio. At Princeton he majored in economics and was a member of Court Club. An accomplished trombone player, he will be best remembered as the student conductor of the University Band, the man who regaled us with music at football halftimes.
Following graduation, Bill went to Harvard, where he earned an MBA. His interests turned to real estate. From 1973-85, Bill was president of Reed & Stambaugh, a commercial real estate management and sales firm. He negotiated leases, managed commercial properties, and served as a consultant to firms such as Sun Oil, Mellon Bank, and the Albert Einstein Medical Center. He founded and operated Plaza Capital Realty Advisors, in Chestnut Hill, Pa.
Bill was a member of Princeton's schools committee for the Princeton Clubs of Darien, Conn., and Philadelphia. He developed a fondness for sailing, enjoying the sport in his Swan-47 out of Annapolis, becoming a member of the Corinthian Yacht Club and commodore of the Philadelphia Racquet Club sailing team.
Bill is survived by his daughter, Anne Elizabeth Donaldson, and his son, William J. Jr., to whom the class extends its deepest sympathy.
The Class of 1959
Albert Theodore Sandquist III '59
Ted Sandquist died of heart problems Nov. 21, 1995, at his home in Pipersville, Pa.
Ted grew up in Westfield, N.J., where he attended high school. An economics major at Princeton, Ted was active in Orange Key and performed with the NROTC drill team. He ate at Key and Seal, where he also participated in intramural sports.
After Princeton, Ted earned a BS degree in marketing from Rutgers, as well as an MBA. He went to work for Young & Rubicam Advertising in NYC in 1965, then moved on to Block Drug Co. in Jersey City in 1967. After a few years at Block, Ted left to devote full-time to rental real estate ventures, an avocation that had become a profession for him. He also began a small yacht chartering business in New York harbor, which later blossomed into an afloat party
Ted was a devoted fan of Princeton football, and often brought an entourage of friends to games with him. His RV parked behind Cloister Inn on football weekends became a fixture-and a stopping point for classmates on their way to games-for several years. His quick smile and warm hospitality made even a brief visit a pleasurable event.
The class extends its sympathy to Ted's brother, David, his only survivor.
The Class of 1959
Walter Fischer Connor '61
Walt Connor died Jan. 5, 1996, at his home in Darien, Conn., after a brief illness. The son of the late Frank H. Connor '25, Walt was born in NYC and spent much of his childhood and most of his adult life in Darien.
At Princeton Walt was a member of Cap & Gown, studied at the Woodrow Wilson School, played frosh and JV hockey, and served in the Orange Key. His senior year roommate was Chad Quaintance. After college he served as a destroyer officer in the Navy. He earned an MBA at Columbia in 1966. In 1967 he joined the music publishing firm his great
grandfather had founded, Carl Fischer, Inc., and succeeded his father as president and chairman in 1977. He was also chairman of Boosey and Hawkes, P.C., a Londonbased music and instrument company.
Walt enjoyed sailing, tennis, and coaching youth hockey. A lifelong Christian Scientist, he was an active member and former chairman of the board of First Church of Christ Scientist in Darien. He attended major reunions and class dinners and served Princeton through the class in many other ways.
Walt and Kathy were married in 1970, and he is survived by her, their children Keith, Amy, and Caroline, his sister, Phoebe, and his brother, Hayden '59. We join them in grieving the loss of our classmate.
The Class of 1961
J. Vaughan Barron '65
J. Vaughan Barron was born in Greensboro, N.C., Apr. 10, 1943, and joined our class freshman year after attending Hopkins Grammar in Westport, Conn. He left Princeton after freshman year and later graduated from Beloit College in Wisconsin and American U. law school in Washington, D.C., followed by a two-year clerkship with a judge on the Federal District Court there. After that he practiced law in Great Falls, Mont., until the time of his death Mar 16, 1996, of cancerrelated complications.
Vaughan devoted his considerable energy to serving as chief public defender and justice of the peace for Cascade County and also as chief counsel for the Montana State Dept. of Revenue and a faculty member of the College of Great Falls. In private practice from 1983 until the time of his death, he was a member of the American Trial Lawyers Assn., the Governor's Council on Criminal Justice Standards, and the ski patrol at Showdown, Mont., as well as being actively involved in property tax reform and family and community life. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, two daughters, Bridget and Annie, a son, Patrick, and his brother, Michael. To all of them, we express our condolences at their untimely loss.
The Class of 1965
William Clayton Thorne '67
William Clayton Thorne died Apr. 15, 1996, at NYU Medical Center in NYC.
At Princeton Bill was a member of Cloister Inn and was an enthusiastic participant in the Princeton Glee Club. His thesis explored the works of the Irish playwright, Sean O'Casey. After Princeton, Bill joined the writer's workshop at the U. of Iowa and, following more graduate work in the theater, became associated with the Masterworks Theater in NYC. Later, he was a metal sculptor with the Judith Brown Studio in NYC.
Surviving Bill are his mother, Virginia Clayton Thorne, two brothers, John W. Jr. and Richard T., and his sister, Susan Bell.
Throughout his life Bill stayed in close touch with his senioryear Princeton roommates, Joel Huber, Paul Tunick, Darryl Kaneko, and Charlie Bloom. After being diagnosed with cancer three years ago, he battled succeeding setbacks with grit, good humor, and extraordinary adaptability. Bill will be sorely missed.
The Class of 1967
William R. Reiter '70
Bill Reiter died Apr. 17, 1995, at his home in McLean, Va., following a heart attack.
Born in NYC and raised in Nutley, N.J., he came to Princeton from Essex Catholic H.S. Bill majored in East Asian Studies, and was a member of Cap & Gown. He was active both in WhigClio and Orange Key.
Following Princeton, Bill went to Harvard law school. Upon graduation, he moved to Washington with the US Tax Court. He then joined Ivins, Phillips and Barker as a tax attorney, and became a partner in 1982.
In his later years, sailing became a passion; "Captain Bill" expertly sailed the Atlantic coast at every opportunity, giving all involved a sense of accomplishment and serenity.
The loss of such a vibrant, gregarious man is a great sorrow to his clients-who unfailingly became his friends-and his fellow sailors, as well as his family. To his wife, Rosi, his children, Emily, Laura, and William II, his mother, Maria, and his brother, Edward, the class extends its deepest sympathy.
The Class of 1970
Claire Tracy Townsend '74
Claire Townsend succumbed to breast cancer Dec. 19, 1995. At Princeton Claire majored in English, joined Tower Club, and was active in Triangle Club. She was also captain of the 197374 squash team, which won the national championship.
Before entering Princeton, Claire directed a group of Miss Porter's School graduates who investigated abuses of the elderly in nursing homes under the guidance of consumer advocate Ralph Nader. The group's work, including the book Old Age: The Last Segregation, of which Claire was editor and principal author, was widely credited with alerting the nation to the need for nursing home reforms.
After graduation, Claire went to L.A. to work in the film industry. She became a v.p. at United Artists and Twentieth CenturyFox. Later, she graduated from Southwestern U. School of Law and passed the Bar in 1990. She remained interested in film and produced the video documentary The Spirit of Peace, about Peace Pilgrim, a woman who renounced all worldly goods and traveled America preaching the cause of peace.
The class wishes to extend its sincere sympathy to Claire's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Townsend '41, her sisters, Joan and Jill, and her brothers, Robert and Jeffrey.
The Class of 1974