Memorials - July 8, 1998
George William Bauernschmidt '20
Rear Admiral George William Bauernschmidt USN (SC) Ret. died Apr. 18, 1998, at the Ginger Cove Health Center in Annapolis, Md. He was 99.
George prepared at Calvert School, Gilman Country School, and Severn School. He attended Princeton for two years before being appointed to the Naval Academy, from which he graduated in 1922. In 1922, he married Maude Augusta Pearce. They had three children.
George served in the Navy for 37 years. A line officer before transferring to the Supply Corps in 1935, he had 34 permanent assignments. He was on the Londonbased staff of Commander Naval Forces in Europe from 1944-45, helping to plan the invasion of Normandy.
Among his awards were the Legion of Merit, the WWI Victory Medal, the American Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon, the Marine Corps Device, and the United Nations Service Medal.
In 1955 he retired and enjoyed painting, reading, and gardening. He was a member of the Military Order of World Wars, the Army-Navy Club of Washington, and the New York Paper Co. board of directors.
He was predeceased by his wife in 1991 and by his daughter Mary B. Roberts in 1984. He is survived by his children Sarah B. Murray and George Jr., 11 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. The class extends its condolences to them.
The Class of 1920
Ernest S. Heller '22
Ernest "Pick" Heller died Jan. 25, 1998, at his NYC home. Pick graduated Phi Beta Kappa at age 19 and joined his family's jewelry business. He visited Europe, China, and Japan, where he bought pearls from Mikimoto. Pick lived in Paris in the mid-'20s and married Red Fine, who survives him. In the late '20s they returned to NYC and rented an apartment, where she still lives.
Pick retired in 1972 and pursued interests in modern art and contemporary music. He and his nephew started an art gallery, and he was a trustee of the City Center, where he developed music and drama performances. He was on the alumni council of Princeton's music department. According to the 1982 Reunion Book, he collected a great deal of art before WWII, including ceramics from China.
His memorial service was held at the Princeton Club. Many people spoke about his kindness and generosity. A nephew recalled a visit to Princeton in June 1996 when Pick attended the Old Guard Luncheon and marched in the P-rade. Pick enjoyed this and was pleased with the crowd's support of the Class of '22 and the Old Guard. Pick was our class agent and was proud of the two 100 percent participation years in 1995-96 and 1996-97.
The Class of 1922
Robert H. Scholl '22
Robert H. Scholl, our beloved, esteemed president, died peacefully in his apartment at Cathedral Village in Philadelphia on Feb. 9, 1998. He was 97.
Bob graduated from Columbia Law School in 1925. He joined the law firm of Kellogg Emery Innis-Brown in NYC. In 1935 he moved to Esso Standard Oil Co. as associate general counsel and became executive v.p. and general counsel. He ultimately served the parent organization, Standard Oil Co. (NJ), as director of public relations, retiring in 1965. As an alumnus, Bob served as a class officer in every position and was a trustee of the 1922 Foundation. He attended most reunions and was proud to have marched in the P-rade in 1997 at the 75th reunion.
In 1980 Bob and his wife, Katherine "Kitty," moved to Cathedral Village in Philadelphia after 33 years in New Canaan, Conn. He was the first president of the Residents Assn. and was a member of the Village board of directors until 1993. Bob was predeceased in 1985 by Katherine, his wife of 60 years. He is survived by a brother, Julian S., and two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert P. and Carolyn Burton-Scholl, and Arnold B. and Margaret Justice-Scholl, eight grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. The class will miss Bob's presence very much.
The Class of 1922
Charles Allen Perera '26
Our classmate Charles A. Perera, MD, widely known and highly respected in the field of ophthalmology, died Jan. 27, 1998, at Kendal, a Quaker-sponsored retirement community in Kennett Square, Pa. Throughout his life Charlie supported many humanitarian causes, aside from his outstanding research on the eye.
At Princeton he made Phi Beta Kappa in junior year and turned down a Rhodes Scholarship, which he felt would interfere with his planned study of medicine at Columbia's College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Charlie received many awards for distinguished service, including the Class of 1926 Achievement Award. In his practice he endeared himself especially to children and the elderly. Charlie and Ruth Hoopes Brinton were married in 1932 and soon after became residents of Scarsdale, N.Y., where they brought up their five children, four of whom survive him: Sylvia, Donald, Ellen Perera Scott, and Carol Perera Weingeist. Charlie and Ruth moved to Kendal in 1984; Ruth died in 1987. Charlie is also survived by a sister, Lydia Perera Marcus, a brother, George A. '33, MD, 11 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren, to all of whom we extend our profound sympathy.
The Class of 1926
Paul Douglass Millholland II '28
Paul Douglass Millholland II died of pneumonia Feb. 9, 1998, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass. He had been living for several years at a retirement home in Lexington, Mass., where his wife of 67 years, Alice Fryberger, still lives. He was born in Cumberland, Md., the 16th child of James and Harriet Millholland. He grew up in Washington, D.C., and in Gaithersburg, Md.
He graduated from Choate School and at Princeton majored in political science, was an enthusiastic member of Cottage Club, and was manager of the football team. From 1929-69 he was with Citibank in NYC and lived in Dobbs Ferry. He was a pioneer for new practices, balancing increasing automation of banking with his gracious and meticulous personal attention. He was a second lieutenant in the Army Artillery Unit during WWII.
His hobbies were sports: curling in his younger days, tennis, and golf, especially with family and friends. He is survived by Alice, three daughters, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. The class extends most sincere sympathy to his family.
The Class of 1928
Graham Nash '29
Gray died Mar. 10, 1998, in Santa Barbara.
He prepared for college at Lake Forest Academy. At Princeton he was on the pistol team and in the University Orchestra, and belonged to Arbor Inn. Gray began as a banker, later a v.p., of Bloomfield Savings Institution and Coast Federal Savings. He had a Rutgers banking degree and taught a course there. His major interest for many years was in ranching, and he raised Brahma cattle near San Marcos, Calif., moving to Santa Barbara in 1953. He belonged to the First Congregational Church of Santa Barbara and was also active in the Santa Barbara Symphony, American Field Service, La Mirada Home for Girls, Cachumba Church Camp, Wings of Love, Habitat for Humanity, and Senior Citizen Housing.
Gray was an enthusiastic world traveler, especially in Africa, where he made his last trip with his daughters at the age of 92. In 1932 Gray married Dorothy Eggleston, who is deceased. He is survived by their children, Ron, Carolyn Lanza, and Ginger Williamson. The class extends sincere sympathy to Gray's family.
The Class of 1929
Elliot Rodgers Coyle '30
Elliot Rodgers Coyle, a longtime resident of Sewickley, Pa., died at his home, Jan. 4, 1998, in his sleep. He was 88.
He was born Feb. 5, 1909, in Pittsburgh, to the late Robert Joseph and Elizabeth VanVoorhis (Dauler) Coyle. He graduated from Shadyside Academy in Fox Chapel, Pa., and majored in economics at Princeton. He belonged to Key and Seal.
Elliot was selfemployed, having owned two companies in Pittsburgh, PrutettSchaeffer Chemical Co. and Chase Chemical Co., both for well over 40 years. He was also an avid and knowledgeable collector of fine English guns and exotic cars. He was past director of Holland & Holland in London. Elliot had a great love of travel -- he and his wife, the former Carolyn Loeffler, whom he married in 1940, traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, South America, India, and Africa.
Elliot is survived by Carolyn, their seven children, Clark V., Christopher W., Susan C. Wardrop, William C., Elizabeth C. Devens, Elliot R. Jr., and Caroline C. Greller, and 10 grandchildren. The class extends its heartfelt sympathy to his family.
The Class of 1930
Charles Oechler '30
Charles "Fish" Oechler died Apr. 29, 1998. Born in NYC July 15, 1909, he came to Princeton from Lawrenceville and was a member of Charter. After Princeton, he attended Harvard Law School and then practiced law until his retirement.
He served in the Naval Reserves from 194246 as a lieutenant (jg) and lieutenant commander in the Pacific.
He is survived by a brother, William F. '37, two nephews, Hugh '65 and Henry Jr. '68, and a niece, Katherine Whitbeck.
In spite of a rather gruff exterior, he was infinitely kind and greatly loved by his family and friends, to whom the class extends its sympathy.
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Henry Clifton Jr. '31
Henry Clifton Jr. died Jan. 10, 1998, in NYC. He had been a cum laude graduate of the William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, and he graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton. He took his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1934 and practiced labor relations law in NYC until commissioned in the Navy in 1942, assigned as labor relations officer ashore. He was discharged in 1946 with the rank of commander, with Commendation Ribbon.
Henry then resumed practice of law in NYC and founded firms bearing his name as partner, currently Clifton, Budd, and Di Maria. He represented many major employers. He was a founder of the labor law section of the A.B.A., and for 20 years served the American Arbitration Assn. as director, executive committeeman, and chairman of its practice committee. He was awarded the Whitney North Seymour medal for his work in promotion of arbitration.
Henry is survived by his widow, Loretta M.; by two children from his 1951 marriage to Ruth Patricia Marder, Jane Elizabeth Dockery and Henry Stephen; and by two grandchildren, Kristen and Jacqueline Burke, to whom the class extends its sincere sympathy.
The Class of 1931
Joseph Curtis Sloane '31 *49
Joe Sloane, our class's winsome pedagogical champion, died Apr. 9, 1998, in Chapel Hill, N.C. He was 89, long retired, but still bearing the titles of Alumni Distinguished Professor of Art and Director Emeritus of the Ackland Art Center (of which he was the founding director) at the U. of North Carolina.
Joe earned his AB, MFA, and PhD degrees at Princeton. An instructor at Princeton and briefly at Rutgers, he was chairman of the art department at Bryn Mawr for 20 years. During WWII, Joe served in the Pacific in escort duty and was discharged from the Navy with the rank of lieutenant commander.
In 1959 Joe was recruited by the U. of North Carolina to remodel and promote its art department, as chairman. He was eminently successful. The university's Hanes Art Center named its library the Joseph Curtis Sloane Library. UNC accorded him its Jefferson Award, and an honorary Doctor of Letters degree in 1994, and the state its North Carolina Award in 1977. He was made chairman of the board of the North Carolina Museum of Art and president of the College Art Assn. He retired from professorial duties in 1978.
In 1934 he married Marjorie Merrill, now deceased, and they had two daughters, Janet Jones and Margaret M. "Peggy." The class rejoices in his life and regrets his passing.
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Paul Campbell Jr. '33
Paul died Mar. 11, 1998, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was 85. He was an extraordinarily broadly based person, whose career in investment banking came to an end when he retired from the Service Bureau Corp., a subsidiary of IBM. His nonbusiness life flourished.
He continued to pursue his lifelong obsession, sailing. He and his wife, Julie, sailed in the 51-foot yawl Julie, which Paul had built in England in 1972. They were skillful, intrepid sailors. Their stormy adventure in Whale Cay East Channel described by Paul in a recent '33 Summer Letter is as hair-raising as any described by Melville or Conrad.
During WWII, Paul commanded the Francis M. Robinson, a destroyer escort credited with destroying the only Japanese submarine sunk in the Atlantic.
Paul and Julie never gave up their close contact with Princeton. They audited courses in anthropology, economics, linguistics, and other fields. He encouraged President Shapiro to set up a department of linguistics with its own chairman.
Paul wrote several books. The most recent, The Possible Dream, is stimulating and full of productive thought.
In addition to his wife, Paul is survived by two daughters, Melanie Sharp Bolster and Gordie Villalon, a son, Paul, and five grandchildren.
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Joseph DeSipio '33 *34
Joe DeSipio died Feb. 5, 1998, in Philadelphia, of cancer. He prepared the following memorial for himself.
Joe, a retired ballet dancer, was born in South Philadelphia in 1912. He graduated from Central H.S. at the age of 16. He was valedictorian of his class, first scholar honor man, and editor of the school newspaper, The Centralizer, an unusual combination at that time. At Central, he studied Latin and Greek under a distinguished faculty of 19th-century scholars which included Benjamin W. Mitchell, Melchior Laug, Arthur Wellesley "Ducky" Howes, and James Miller "Pussyface" Hill. His classmates included such distinguished Philadelphians as Arnold Jacobs and Herman Gart.
After Central, Joe pursued his studies at Princeton, where he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He then attended the Princeton Graduate School for three years, after which he became a ballet dancer, a profession in which his accomplishments were, at best, dubious.
Late in life, Joe did some writing and among other things, wrote this obituary and a proposed epitaph: He peaked at 16.
A friend wrote: He fathered a daughter and raised her himself. What finer monument to our friend's joie de vivre -- Sally the Pine Street Sprite, Sally the Elf.
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Albert Randell Whitman '33
Al Whitman died Feb. 4, 1998, at his home in Wayzata, Minn., of congestive heart failure. He had been in failing health. He was 86.
Al grew up in St. Paul and White Bear Lake, Minn. He prepared at St. Paul Academy and roomed his last three years with George Strawbridge. He was a tough, competitive varsity hockey player and even then was unusually good at cards. He was highpowered and intense, and he took this drive into dozens of boardrooms in the Twin Cities.
After college, Al went into advertising with Benton-Bowles and quickly rose through the ranks. During WWII, he joined Bowles in Washington, D.C., in the office of war information and later in the office of production management.
He left BentonBowles in 1950, returned home to become president of CampbellMithun Esty, and focused energy on numerous corporate and community boards.
Al was a fist-pounder. It was hard to convince him that anything was impossible. He got your juices flowing; he was an idea man who always seemed to come up with a pearl. Toward the end, his energies were focused on bridge, at which he had demonstrated expertise all his life.
He is survived by his wife, Edith, two daughters, two sons, 10 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. His brother, the Rev. Allen, officiated at his funeral.
The Class of 1933
George Fulton Brown '36
George, a former class treasurer, died Apr. 7, 1998, at the Princeton Medical Center after a long illness. He prepared at both the Princeton Preparatory and Hun Schools. At Princeton he majored in political science and was a member of Elm Club.
After graduation he was associated with W.R. Grace Co., before moving to Bermuda, where he managed some popular guest houses. In 1941 George became Princeton's assistant director of athletics.
During WWII, he served in the Navy, first as an assistant director of athletics in Chapel Hill, N.C., at the Pre-Flight School; he then was assigned to Casablanca and was responsible for accommodations for all Navy personnel. George retired in Oct. 1945 with the rank of lieutenant commander.
After the war, George returned to Princeton to work on student housing. In 1947 he joined Street and Smith Publications Inc. as director of personnel and assistant to the president. In 1956 he moved to the Mutual Life Insurance Co. of NYC. Before retiring in 1972, he served in top positions of management training, sales recruiting, and manpower development.
George is survived by his wife, Jean H., and daughters Lucinda and Sarah. George indeed was a loyal alumnus and greatly admired by his classmates.
The Class of 1936
James F. Foran '37
Ardent Princetonian and naturalist, Jim Foran died Apr. 17, 1998. His wife of 45 years, Pat, survives, along with children Susan and Sheila, stepson Rusty, two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
At Princeton Jim majored in biology and was a member of Cannon and, outstandingly, of the Triangle Club, singing "East of the Sun."
He tried Hollywood after graduation and then returned to the Foran Foundry and Manufacturing Co. to be plant superintendent and v.p. After 1980 he handled packaging sales at Corrugated Carton Co. He was in the Pacific as a Navy squadron navigator. He came out a lieutenant commander and was awarded a Silver Star and a presidential citation for PT work. He was foremost in Trout Unlimited and Ducks Unlimited, a Boy Scout Council veteran with two world jamborees, and chairman of two New Jersey game councils. He lectured on reptiles "with live specimens." At one point he had eight snakes, two dogs, one marmoset, one guinea pig, tropical fish, deer outdoors, "and one wife."
The Class of 1937
Edward T. Pickard '37
Witty bomber navigator and electronics expert, Ed Pickard died Apr. 20, 1998. He is survived by a sister, Betty Sleighter, nieces, a nephew, and his foster son Jim Ostach. His marriage to Rita Houlberg in 1945 ended in divorce.
Ed went to Western H.S. in Washington, D.C., and was a member of the Honor Society, on the school paper board, and into swimming. At Princeton he majored in economics and belonged to Dial Lodge.
After Princeton he tried selling in the department store business and appraising real estate; he was inducted into the Army in 1941. He was a meteorologist in an antiaircraft coast artillery outfit in Hawaii, then graduated as a navigator in 1943. He flew thousands of miles from Italy on a B24 liberator named The Whiskey Kid, participating in attacks on Steyr, Regensburg, Bucharest, and Ploesti. He came out as a captain. He won the Air Medal with seven Oak Leaf Cluster and a Distinguished Flying Cross with one Oak Leaf Cluster. Next came being a flight commander in the Navigation Instructor School.
He spent several years in the Philippines as a representative of an export subsidiary of Western Electric and then moved to Los Angeles with a management position with Hughes Electronics before going into business for himself with Jaguar Cleaners' two stores.
The Class of 1937
Alfred C. Pollock Jr. '37
Super salesman of steel and bridge expert, Al (a.k.a. Ace) Pollock died Mar. 27, 1998. Since 1993 he had been quadriplegic and confined to a wheelchair as the result of a fall and a broken neck. His wife of 28 years, Dorothy, died in 1980. He left sons Charles '57 and James '65, five grandchildren, and a brother, Keller.
At Arnold School (now Shady Side Academy) he earned varsity letters in football, basketball, track, and tennis and was active in dramatics. He majored in economics at Princeton, and he was end on the football team for three years and a member of Cap and Gown. His senior thesis on the thennew Social Security system forecast an instability when the proportion of the population over age 65 became large compared to the size of the working population.
His entire career was with James & Laughlin Steel Corp. (now LTV) from 1937 until his retirement in 1970. He was in various selling capacities in Cincinnati, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Columbus, Dayton, and finally in Pittsburgh, where he was born, as district sales manager in the early 1960's. He set sales records in almost every year during his tenure. Later, he moved to Reston, Va., to be near his family.
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Edwin W. Pomerleau '37
Former Navy man and faithful Annual Giver, Ed Pomerleau died Apr. 28, 1998. He left his wife of 45 years, Rosemary, sons Peter and Paul, and two grandchildren.
Ed was on the football and baseball teams at Andover and majored in politics at Princeton. After a bit in the wool brokerage business he entered the Navy in Apr. 1941 as a seaman second class. In 1942 he was in the Store Keeper's School in Toledo and was then stationed at the Naval Air Station in Melbourne, Fla., as assistant personnel officer and educational officer, becoming a lieutenant, but in 1946 became permanently and totally disabled because of multiple sclerosis. He became a cashier in 1951 at the Cedar Crest Restaurant in Lawrence, Mass., where he had started. The family spent five months a year at their summer place in Salisbury Beach, Mass. He also spent time in Methuen, Mass.
Overcoming bitterness and selfpity, his notes were always cheerful and pleasant. The class sends its best wishes to his family.
The Class of 1937
Henry Schneider III '37 *48
German language expert and lay preacher, Dutch Schneider died May 1, 1998, after a battle with lymphatic leukemia. He was buried in his reunion jacket. He left his wife of almost 53 years, Kathy, daughters Nancy, Linda, and Martha, son Henry, and 11 grandchildren. His brother Hubert '30 died in 1995.
Dutch was cum laude at Newark Academy, where he also found time to be on the football, basketball, track and tennis teams. He majored in modern languages at Princeton, winning a scholarship to Munich U. in 1935 and graduating with honors.
He planned to become a professor of German literature and followed this up with graduate study at Princeton, winning his MA in 1941 and, after military service, his PhD in 1948. He taught at Princeton from 194149 and from 1949-64 was professor and chairman of German at Ripon College in Wisconsin; he was Franklin Professor and Chairman of German and Russian at Gettysburg College from 1964-81.
He had a varied military career between 194648. He returned from a trek to northern Ireland as a sergeant, then as a lieutenant went abroad to Europe in the G2 section utilizing his specialized knowledge, and finally went to the Pacific, returning as a major with a Bronze Star.
The Class of 1937
Louis Du Rest van de Velde '37
ROTC trainer and Army veteran, Louis van de Velde died Feb. 24, 1998, in Chapel Hill, N.C. He is buried in Arlington Cemetery. Louis left daughters Catherine and Suzanne and three grandchildren. His wife of 41 years, Nell, died in 1989. His brother, Bob '33, died in 1996.
Van prepared at Cochran-Bryan in Annapolis. He entered Princeton with $50 and a $300 loan, majored in history, and was manager of Terrace.
After three years in NYC publishing, he went on active duty teaching ROTC at Princeton, becoming an honorary member of the Class of '44. He served in Korea, Hokkaido, Japan, the Rhineland, and Central European campaigns until he was captured; he spent the last 33 nights of the war walking to Salzburg, winning a Bronze Star. He left the Army in 1961, as lieutenant colonel. Van spent 13 years as an engineer with IBM, marketing complex, non-military computer systems for various governments. He retired to Rhode Island in 1975, where he and Nell completely rebuilt an old house. They traveled to Kenya, Peru, Costa Rica, and Europe.
After Nell's death he moved to Arizona, where he tutored a young man in ESL. Dissatisfied with the ESL materials, he devised readings in American history and politics to enrich his instruction. He moved in Oct. 1997 to Chapel Hill.
The Class of 1937
William Kemper Elliot '38 *40
Bill Elliot died Dec. 24, 1997, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He had been ill for several months. Bill never married and his closest surviving relatives are a niece and a nephew, his only brother's children.
At Princeton Bill roomed in freshman year with Bill Earle and for the next three years with Bob Anderson. He majored in architecture and was a member of Quadrangle Club.
After graduation, Bill served in the Navy -- it is believed in the Pacific theater -- in some hushhush capacity that, since it involved studying the Japanese language, may have been related to code work, although no one knows for sure. After the war, Bill returned to Brooklyn and practiced architecture with a firm specializing in the renovation and restoration of old buildings. He was also for many years a member of the Brooklyn Heights Casino, which, as an enthusiastic squash player, he visited on a regular basis. Also, from time to time he traveled in Europe and made etchings of many interesting scenes; he illustrated a garden book published by a friend.
Bill was a very private person who only allowed a few people to know him well, but he was well-liked and admired. The class has lost another of its unpretentious but very good men.
The Class of 1938
Ralph Borden Jackson '39
Jack died Mar. 15, 1998, at his home in Godfrey, Ill., after a brief illness. From 1952 until his retirement in 1971 when his school closed, Jack served as president of Western Military Academy in Alton, Ill., a school which had been founded by his grandfather in 1879.
Following graduation Jack took a BA in education at the U. of Chicago, then spent four years in the Navy before taking up his teaching career at the military academy. After his retirement he kept his professional hand in as a substitute teacher at Alton's high school. And always he devoted hours of his time to civic causes, both state and local. He had the honorary title of brevet colonel from the Illinois National Guard, and was a BiState Development Agency commissioner and a board member of the Alton Memorial Hospital. He served as deacon and elder at the College Avenue Presbyterian Church.
Jack and Ruth Cousens, his wife of 47 years, enjoyed a close and loving family life with daughters Susan and Nancy, sons R. Borden "Bo" and Andrew, and seven grandchildren. To them all we offer our sincere sympathy.
The Class of 1939
Philip Holt Lowry '39
Phil died Feb. 28, 1998, of emphysema at his home in McLean, Va. At the time he retired he had spent 31 years in military operations research in the Dept. of Defense think tank. After receiving his MA at Yale in 1942, Phil spent four years in the Navy. He described that career as blimp pilot, air navigator, and aerologist. He was present at Operation Crossroads, the Bikini atomic test in 1946. He then returned to Yale and earned his PhD in 1949. Later he published many technical papers in various journals and became a member of the American Historical Assn., American Meteorological Society, American Astronomical Society, and Operations Research Society of America.
Phil and Margaret Herzog married in 1945; Margaret died in 1989. They had two daughters, Georgia Harmony Lowry Orphan and Marion. Phil noted in our 50th yearbook that the success of both these women had given him his greatest satisfaction in life. To Georgia and Marion we offer our sincere sympathy as we share in the loss of their proud father and our good friend.
The Class of 1939
Charles MacNaughton Tillinghast '39
Lad died Feb. 24, 1998, as a result of a stroke suffered about a week before. He had retired from his lifetime career as an insurance agent in 1989 and was living in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, where he maintained his lifelong connections as vestryman of his church and board member of a local hospital.
In 1941 Lad enlisted as a private in the 107th Cavalry Regiment and served in North Africa and Italian campaigns. He continued affiliation with that regiment in the Ohio National Guard, retiring in 1966 as a major. Always a nature lover, Lad enjoyed puttering in his garden, and as a follower of Roger Tory Peterson he kept up a life list of birds.
Lad lost his first wife, Francis Garfield, in 1981. Their daughters, Carolyn Powers and Nancy, three grandchildren, and two sisters survive, as well as the children and grandchildren of his second wife, Constance Doan, who died in 1990. They all celebrated his life, Nancy told us, "at a wonderful service in Chagrin Falls where we even had a few strains of 'Old Nassau' woven in." In the same spirit we bid our old friend farewell.
The Class of 1939
Griswold Forbes '41
Gris Forbes died Mar. 11, 1998, at the Danbury [Conn.] Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Martha. They had lived at "Oak Knoll" in Ridgefield, which has now been the family homestead to five generations; his grandfather bought it from the estate of Frederic Remington. Gris was distantly related to the Forbeses who own most of the Elizabeth Islands.
Coming to college from St. Mark's, where he roomed with Sam Dorrance, he majored in modern languages and continued to room with Sam. Both joined Colonial Club.
During WWII, as a Navy pilot, he flew Liberators in the South Pacific. In the last few years he had attended reunions of his Squadron VPB-101. After the war, he attended Columbia Law School and took a position with the appeals board of the U.S. Commerce Dept. and the air coordinating committee. On the Ridgefield farm he developed a system for harvesting horticultural peat. Twenty-five acres called Remington Woods were donated to Ridgefield's open space.
In addition to Martha, his survivors include his daughter Pauline, his son Michael, and two grandchildren. Our condolences go out to the family of this gallant gentleman.
The Class of 1941
John D. Hinchliffe Jr. '41
John died Apr. 14, 1998, after a long illness. He had been married almost 56 years to Beatrice Millicent Jamieson, who survives.
Coming to college from the Romford School in Washington, Conn., John majored in modern languages, joined Key & Seal, and roomed with Dan Kreer. During the war he served in the Pacific with the Army's Ordnance and Armored Force. His career specialty was personnel work, and he became director of human resources with the Cramer Division of the Conrac Corp. For the past 15 years he had been a consultant to the American Assn. of Industrial Management.
Besides Beatrice, survivors include daughters Barbara, Susan H. Stallings, and Pamela H. Herrick. There are three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. We are saddened to lose this talented gentleman.
The Class of 1941
John Manfred Sartorius '42
John died Mar. 23, 1998, in Quogue, N.Y., his summer home for many years, and after retirement in 1980, his permanent home. He had been in poor health for many years.
John joined the class from Hill School, majored in chemistry, graduated with honors, and was a member of Sigma Xi and Cap and Gown Club. During the war he served in field artillery in the European theater, receiving three battle stars and the Bronze Star and attaining the rank of captain.
Following the war, John joined the pharmaceutical firm Reed & Carnick in Jersey City, becoming assistant secretary and, subsequently, executive v.p. In 1952 he moved to Union Carbide Corp., initially as product manager and later in communications planning. He retired after 28 years because of his health. His summer home, in Quogue, was a great source of pleasure as he always enjoyed sailing and golf.
To his wife, Nancy; to his four sons, John Jr., Peter, David, and Scott; and to his grandchildren, the class extends its most sincere sympathies.
The Class of 1942
Richard Herrick Smith '42
Dick died Mar. 18, 1998, at his winter home in the British Virgin Islands. At the time of his death he was retired from the real estate and insurance firm, Pierson & Smith, he founded in Stamford, Conn.
Dick attended Loomis School and at Princeton majored in politics and was a member of Charter Club. He served with the A.A.F. for three years during the war in the European theater as a technical sergeant and was awarded four battle stars. Before forming his own firm, after the war, he worked for General Insurance, in Stamford, for several years.
His probono activities included the YMCA, where he served as president of the board of directors, and King School, as president of the board of trustees. Following retirement, Dick spent his summers in Rockland, Maine, and his winters in Tortola, B.V.I.
He is survived by his wife, Priscilla; his son, Richard Jr.; his daughters, Patricia and Susan; and six grandchildren, to whom the class offers its condolences.
The Class of 1942
Stephen Pearson '43
Steve died Mar. 30, 1998. He was 78.
A Philadelphia native, he attended Chestnut Hill Academy and the Lawrenceville School before matriculating at Princeton. While on campus, Steve earned a varsity "P" in football and was a member of Ivy Club.
One of many who left early due to WWII, he served with distinction in the Army, rising to the rank of captain. Steve was awarded a postwar BA degree in psychology.
The family business, Joseph T. Pearson & Sons, claimed Steve's attention in the business world; later, he would manage the firm with his brother. Following the sale of the company Steve entered the securities profession, becoming a partner in Yarnell Biddle brokerage, and later working at W.H. Newbold's & Sons in Philadelphia.
Steve had a variety of interests at both hobby and community levels -- Chestnut Hill Academy, Chestnut Hill Hospital, golf and tennis clubs, horticulture, classic sports cars, and travel.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; a brother, Stanley; five sons, Stephen Jr., Arthur, Alexander, Joshua, and Philip; and seven grandchildren.
To the entire family, we offer our deepest and most heartfelt condolences.
The Class of 1943
John D. Collins Jr. '44
John D. Collins Jr. died Mar. 6, 1998, at his home in Stuart, Fla., after suffering from emphysema for several years. He was 75.
Jack prepared at Trinity School in NYC. At Princeton he majored in English, was active in the Princeton Triangle Club, and belonged to Quadrangle. His roommates were George Hazelhurst and Jim Cobbs.
Jack accelerated, graduating in 1943 with an ROTC commission. He served three years in the Army, including nine months as a forward observer with the 87th Infantry Division in France, Belgium, and Germany. Leaving the service in 1946, he joined Mobil Oil in marketing, a career that lasted 35 years and took him to Dallas, Detroit, and back to NYC as a v.p.
He retired in 1981 and divided his time between Stuart and the Delaware Shore. His hobbies were primarily golf and reading, but his biggest interest and joy was his large family.
Jack is survived by his wife of 51 years, Eddie; his children Carol, John D. III, Joseph, Mark, and Robert; 12 grandchildren; his sister Marguerite; and his brother Frank '51. The class extends its sympathy to them all.
The Class of 1944
James J. Izard Jr. '44
Jim died Apr. 1, 1998, of pneumonia in Roanoke, Va., one day after his 76th birthday. He had previously suffered several strokes.
Jim came to Princeton from Episcopal H.S. and was captain of our freshman football team. He then played JV football, was a member of Cap and Gown, and majored in political science. He roomed with Sandy James sophomore year and then with Paul Funkhouser '45 junior year. He entered the Air Corps and was a P-47 pilot ready to go overseas as the war ended.
Following a U. of Virginia law degree, he worked first as an attorney for Southern Railway and then with Fidelity and Casualty of New York in its Washington, D.C., office. Except for our second reunion he was out of touch until responding for our 50th yearbook.
He leaves a daughter, Alice Izard Jones, three grandchildren, and a brother, Bolling. He was a good friend of many of us. We missed him over the years and extend our sympathy to his family.
The Class of 1944
Theodore W. Neuman Jr. '44
Theodore Neuman died Oct. 8, 1997, of congestive heart failure at his home in Marco Island, Fla.
Ted came to Princeton from The Hill School, roomed with Jim Murphy, Hugh Chaplin, and Roswell Miller, majored in biology, and was a member of Elm Club. He graduated from the Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1947, and served as a psychiatrist and director of the Falkirk Hospital in Central Valley, N.Y., from 1956-88. He was preceded by his grandfather and father, who had also operated the hospital, which specialized in new approaches for mental illness. He was chairman of the Orange County Mental Health Board from 1956-83 and was a past president of the Natl. Assn. of Private Psychiatric Hospitals. He maintained a lifelong interest in jazz, travel, and reading, and was devoted to his cats.
Ted is survived by his wife, Gloria, his sons, Theodore III, Barclay, and Rodman '76 (whose wife, Elise '77, is the daughter of Kendrik van Oss '39), three grandchildren, and a sister, Florence Vipond. He was predeceased by his brother Charles '40 and a daughter, Katherine. The class extends its sympathy to the entire family.
The Class of 1944
Walter Bastedo Jr. '45 *47
Walter died Apr. 6, 1998, of a heart attack at home in Hendersonville, N.C. He was 75. He was born and schooled in Princeton. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa as an aeronautical engineer in the wartime accelerated program.
Upon graduation, Walter worked for the Natl. Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, which became NASA, as a member of the Army Air Corps Enlisted Reserve Corps. He was sent to Langley Field, Va., to test early experimental jet aircraft models in wind tunnels, including supersonic versions. He was among the first American engineers to review the Nazi German test results with sweptback wings. Upon discharge, Walter returned to Princeton to earn his master's in aeronautical engineering in 1947.
Walter then joined Grumman Aircraft on Long Island, N.Y., as a supersonic aerodynamicist. In 1951 he helped set up a small helicopter company, Gyrodyne Co. of America, which produced remotecontrolled ASW helicopters for the Navy. Walter remained with Gyrodyne for 22 years, becoming its chief aerodynamicist, and patented three inventions for coaxial helicopter control. He later returned to work at Grumman until retiring to North Carolina in 1985.
Walter is survived by wife Barbara and three children, Wayne '70, Ralph '75, and Christine Brunner, and a granddaughter, Sarah Bastedo Brunner. The class extends its deep sympathy to the family.
The Class of 1945
John Sanford McAndrew '45
John "Mellow Mac" McAndrew died Dec. 17, 1997, at Prince William Hospital in Manassas, Va., after an operation for colon cancer. He survived the operation, but he had lung disease and asked to be taken off life support. Mac entered Princeton with the large contingent from Exeter and lived his first year in 45 University Place. His Princeton career was interrupted by extensive war service in two theaters, seeing combat with the 97th Infantry Division in France, Germany, and Czechoslovakia before the division was transferred to Japan. Mac then joined Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. in NYC but found his true service to society by working with the Suffolk County Dept. of Social Services on Long Island for many years. He married the former Madeline Relyea, who predeceased him by a few months, and they had three children, Robert, Betty Kelley, and John Jr. Mac and his family eventually departed Long Island and finally moved to Manassas, Va., to be closer to their son Robert.
Mac was a rare individual who uniquely represented Princeton in the nation's service as he devoted his life to service to its citizens. The class will miss him and extends sincere sympathy to the family.
The Class of 1945
F. Donald O'Connor '46
Don "Oke" O'Connor died at his Princeton home Apr. 24, 1998, after great pain and being bed-ridden for almost three years. He prepared at The Peddie School and roomed with Bill Litchfield, A.B. Whitcomb, Bill Baird, and Dixie Walker. Following Army service, Oke returned to Princeton in 1946. He played baseball, managed the football team, and joined Ivy Club. Oke was class secretary from 1946-51. After graduating in 1947, he pursued journalism and then, "yearning for adventure and rewards," went west in the oil drilling business. Subsequently, he lobbied for the oil industry. A marriage produced two fine children but ended in divorce. Over 20 years ago he married June Hamilton, who remained at his side through his long illness. They had moved to Princeton after 15 years in NYC.
Oke will be remembered as our energetic reunion chairman for 10 years, after which he became class president in 1981. He loved the university, Ivy Club, and most of all, the Class of '46. He was disappointed he was unable to participate in most activities and events after moving to Princeton. The class sends its sympathy to June and her four children, to his two children, and to his five grandchildren. We give Oke his favorite blessing: "May the road rise to meet you and may the wind be always at your back."
The Class of 1946
Grant Dickson Green III '48
Dick Green died May 22, 1998, at home in Princeton. He had been looking forward to our 50th.
Ever a loyal Princetonian and classmate, Dick was a regular at our monthly class lunches and other class functions. He was the university's director of real estate from 197078. Born in Syracuse and a graduate of Taft, he joined the class in July 1944. He served in the Navy during WWII with Atlantic Fleet destroyers.
His career in real estate spanned 45 years. He was senior v.p. of Landauer Associates in NYC from 197887 and was instrumental in the sales of the former Pan Am and General Motors buildings. He subsequently formed a private real estate consulting practice in Princeton before becoming a director for Resolution Trust Corp. He retired in 1993.
Dick served on the board of the Princeton Club of NY and was active in Princeton civic affairs. He was chairman of the Princeton Township board of zoning adjustment for many years and was a former director of Princeton Community Housing. He was active in local AA meetings and touched many lives.
To his widow, Marian, son Christopher, and daughter Sallie, the class extends its deepest sympathy and shares in the loss of a dear friend and loyal Princetonian.
The Class of 1948
Charles Donald Peet Jr. '48 *56
Don Peet died Feb. 12, 1998, after a two-year battle with cancer. His entire professorial career was with the English department of Indiana U. He taught courses on Chaucer and Shakespeare and took delight in "tormenting graduate students with my seminar on 17th-century poetry." He was especially proud to see the names of so many of his students on the Phi Beta Kappa lists.
Don was classified 4F for WWII but reclassified 1A some years later and drafted in 1954 just as he completed his PhD thesis at Princeton on the poetry of Michael Drayton. He claimed his skill in typing and alphabetizing testified to the quality of his education. "With an honorable discharge and a good conduct medal to go with my Princeton PhD, I was offered employment by Indiana U. in 1956." Don enjoyed P.G. Wodehouse, detective fiction, chess, and classical music.
Don, a lifelong bachelor, was born in St. Louis and went to the Normandy [Mo.] H.S. He is survived by his sister, Ruth, to whom the class extends its deepest sympathy.
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Alan I. Wolpert '48
Alan I. Wolpert of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., died Apr. 30, 1998, at his home after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Alan was a chemical engineer and served in the Marines as an infantry lieutenant in the Korean War. He was a man of many careers.
In the early 1950s, he founded Heteryne Chemicals Co., Inc., of Paterson, N.J., manufacturer of chemicals for consumer products which are used in all households. In 1982, after retiring as CEO, he moved to Florida with his wife, Joanie, and changed careers, becoming a charter boat captain at Bahia Mar. He became well known around the docks and helped many of his cohorts in his next career. Still restless, he entered law school at Nova Southeastern U. in 1986, graduated in 1988, and was subsequently admitted to the Florida Bar. In his late 60s, as an adventurer, he could be seen hang-gliding over Biscayne Bay on Sunday mornings. Alan died one day shy of his 21st wedding anniversary. He is survived by Joanie, daughters Kim Kurlin, Lauren, Randi Contaldi, Karen B. Helt, and Robin Jacoby, and nine grandchildren. To them, the class extends its deepest sympathy.
The Class of 1948
Erik Nikolaus Valters '53
Erik Valters, who came to Princeton from Innsbruck U. as an exchange student in 1951, died Mar. 6, 1996.
Born in Riga-Hagensberg, Latvia, Erik prepared at Classical Federal Gymnasium in Vienna, Austria. Here he studied politics, was associated with the Bureau of Student Aid and Employment, and was a member of the Chess Club. He joined the German Club and belonged to the Foreign Student Assn.
Back at Innsbruck U., Erik received the interpreter's diploma in English in spite of, he joked, his New Jersey accent. He returned to the U.S. in 1956 and was employed by the United Nations staff as an information officer. He went on to become chief, central progammes service, for U.N. Radio, and in 1965 he received his MA in public law and government at Columbia. That year he married the former Suzanne Fitts, who had graduated from Boston U. and had worked at the U.N. In 1970, Erik earned his PhD from Columbia's department of political science and was promoted to assistant to the assistant secretary general for public information. We regret Erik's death and that he was with us for too short a time. Our sincere condolences to Suzanne and daughter Christine in their loss. Erik's good humor on campus enabled him to mix well with us "quaint Americans."
The Class of 1953
John Nicholas Boley '56
John "Nick" Boley died Mar. 13, 1998, of lung cancer in Sarasota, Fla. Nick came to Princeton from Goshen [N.Y.] H.S., and was a politics major. His campus activities included the Triangle Club, the fencing team, and membership in WhigClio and the Pre-Law Society. Nick joined Dial Lodge and roomed with Mal Campbell. In 1961 he graduated from Yale Law School and joined the Chicago firm of Mayer, Brown & Platt, from which he retired in 1996. In 1987 he was active in Lawyers for the Judiciary, an ad hoc committee formed to oppose the confirmation of Robert Bork as a Supreme Court justice. Nick was its representative before the Senate Judiciary Committee. His scholarly essay "Statement of Concerns for Moderates, Liberals and Conservatives" discusses the Bork nomination in the context of Anglo-American jurisprudence.
Nick and his wife, Margarita "Tica," were interested in Japanese culture and were active members of the JapanAmerica Society. Following his retirement, they moved from Wilmette to Longboat Key. Other survivors include daughters Taemie Saucerman and Helen Boley Iaco, sons Eric, Garrett, and John Boley Feradey; his mother, Edna; a brother, William '55 ; sisters Connie, Kaye Papazian, Ann Lee Bonn, and Betty Birdianski; and three grandchildren. The class extends its sympathy to each of them.
The Class of 1956
Darcy O'Brien '61
Darcy O'Brien, an awardwinning author and professor of literature, died of a heart attack Mar. 2, 1998, at his home in Tulsa, Okla. Born in 1939 to film stars George O'Brien and Marguerite Churchill, he graduated from Beverly Hills H.S., where he was senior class president.
Darcy majored in English at Princeton, writing his thesis on James Joyce's Ulysses. A member of Tower Club, he roomed with Ron George and John Ives. Something about Darcy evoked interesting nicknames -- at Princeton it was "Mistyeyes."
A Fulbright scholar at Cambridge, Darcy then earned a doctoral degree at Berkeley, after which he taught English at Pomona College, relocating to the U. of Tulsa in 1978. His first novel, A Way of Life Like Any Other, won the PEN/Hemingway Award. A nonfiction bestseller was Two of a Kind, about L.A.'s Hillside Stranglers -- his roomie Ron George presided at that famous trial. The Hidden Pope is just published.
A memorial fund has been established for Darcy at Princeton in the Irish Studies Program, c/o Prof. Paul Muldoon.
Darcy is survived by his wife, Suzanne, daughter Molly, stepson Brent Beesley, sister Orin, and his mother. With them, we mourn his passing.
The Class of 1961
Robert Frank Nolan '64
It is with sadness that we report that Robert Nolan was killed Jan. 22, 1995, in a car accident in California.
Robert grew up in Cleveland and attended Shaker Heights H.S. before entering Princeton. He withdrew after the first semester of our freshman year and enrolled at Ohio State, eventually receiving his BS in 1971. While information about his career is sketchy, it appears he was married in 1975 to Anita Louise Russell and earned an MBA at Xavier U. in 1978. His daughter Jenny was born in 1978 at about the time the family moved to Bethel, Conn., where Robert worked for many years for the G.E. Credit Corp. Anita died in 1983.
To Jenny and to Dale Russell, Robert's brotherinlaw, the class extends it deepest sympathies.
The Class of 1964
Peter St. John '64
Sadly and belatedly, we report the death of Peter St. John in South Londonderry, Vt., Sept. 9, 1996. Peter appeared to be in excellent health, having completed a minimarathon just two days before his death, which was attributed to arrhythmia.
Peter, son of Francis Cushman St. John '38, prepared at Putney School, and at Princeton majored in English, rowed lightweight crew, and was married his senior year to Martha Seymour. After graduation, Peter worked for a bank in Boston, earned his MBA at Boston U., and concluded after several years that banking was not a good fit. He taught Spanish at Berkshire School, then became headmaster at Stratton Mountain School. In 1984, he returned to teaching at Burr & Burton Seminary in Manchester, Vt., where he taught until his death. He was a member of the school board in Londonderry and taught crosscountry skiing at Stratton Mountain.
Peter had two children from his first marriage, Anne and Nathaniel. In 1975, Peter married Dagny Soderberg, who taught German at Burr & Burton and shared his love of the outdoors. They had two children, Jordi and Sverre, and spent summers teaching at the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School and sailing from their cottage in Small Point, Maine.
Peter is survived by Dagny and his children, to whom the class extends its profound sympathy.
The Class of 1964
Robert Rockwell '70
Bob Rockwell died Apr. 8, 1998, of a heart attack on his way home in Munich, Germany.
He attended Bethesda Chevy Chase H.S. in Maryland, and participated in many local choral, dramatic, and community-service groups in Bethesda. He then spent a year studying in Germany, where he sang with the Munich Bach Choir and met Claudi; they married our sophomore year.
At Princeton, he majored in comparative literature and anthropology, while acting in or directing a number of theater productions, including an innovative Hamlet.
Following PhD studies at Rutgers, during which he published a visionary plan for 3D computer-imaging techniques reflecting the impact of government policy decisions, "Dr. Bob" moved to Munich, where he eventually became technical director of the multinational Eureka Software Factory, an ambitious project to coordinate software development throughout Western Europe. In the last three years, he worked as a cofounder of Blaxxum Interactive, creating computer bases for "virtual" trade fairs and social events in 3D environments. His book VRML 97 was just published by AddisonWesley.
To Claudia, their daughter Angela Cescati, Bob's siblings Teed, Larry, and Juanita, and his parents, Mary and Ted Rockwell '43, the class sends its condolences on the loss of such a fine, creative friend.
The Class of 1970