September 13, 2000


William Turk Priestley '29

Bill died on Feb. 10, 1995, in Lake Forest, Ill. He prepared for Princeton at Mercersburg Academy. At Princeton, he was on the Tiger editorial board, was a member of musical clubs, Triangle Club, Two Foot Club (pres.), and Tiger Inn.

After Princeton, his life's work was architecture. He studied at the NYU school of architecture, in Germany under Mies van der Rohe at the Bauhaus, and at Columbia U. school of architecture. He taught at the Design Institute in NYC and helped Mies van der Rohe design the architectural curriculum at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Later, he was professor and chair of the department of architecture at Western Reserve U. in Cleveland. He finally went back to Chicago, where he established his own firm.

His principal interest has always been music, both guitar and jazz cornet. Many of us remember the outstanding jam sessions at our major reunions.

During WWII, he was in the Army Air Force.

His wife, Christabel Wheeler, predeceased him in 1990. He is survived by two sons, William III and Seymour W. To them, the class extends its sincere sympathy.

The Class of 1929

John Richard Steves '29

Jack Steves died on May 25, 1997.

Following his graduation in chemical engineering, Jack took a position with E.I. duPont de Nemours & Co. He had assignments at several plants, including a three-year stint in Buenos Aires, Argentina, before spending most of his duPont service at Waynesboro, Va., where he was in charge of process control for the complex textile fibers plant located there.

In Waynesboro, he was district chair of the Stonewall Jackson Area Council B.S.A., finance chair of the United Community Fund and of the Republican Party, a deacon and elder of the First Presbyterian Church.

He married Elizabeth Bigham in 1930, and they had two sons, John R. Jr. and Robert B., and six grandchildren. To all of the surviving family, the class extends its deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1929

Herbert H. Faber '30

Herbert H. Faber of Sea Pines, Ga., died Nov. 8, 1999, at the age of 92. He was the son of the late Charles Peter Faber and Helen.

Herbert had moved to Hilton Head Island from Hohokus, N.J., in 1977. He prepared at Erasmus Hall and Mercersburg Academy. At Princeton, he was a member of the track team and Court Club.

He received his law degree from Fordham and practiced law for more than 30 years with Mudge, Rose, Guthrie and Alexander, in New York. He was a trustee of the De Camp Foundation.

Herbert was preceded in death in Mar. 1997, by his wife, Rose. He is survived by three sons, Peter R. '58, Christopher H., Stephen W. '64, four grandchildren, including Paul F. '85, and Stephen B. '83.

The Class of 1930

James B. Diggs jr. '31

Jim Diggs was born in Tulsa, Okla., on Mar. 7, 1910, and died there on June 23, 2000. He prepared at Tome School in Port Deposit, Md.

At Princeton, he majored in political science, anticipating a life in the field of law. He was a member of Key and Seal Club. Following graduation, he entered Yale law school, graduating with an LLB degree in 1934. He then became associated with the Gulf Oil Co., where he remained as an attorney until he retired in 1975.

Jim was a trustee and one-time pres. of the board of the Children's Medical Center in Tulsa, and a vestryman of Trinity Episcopal Church from 1936-48. He was also a member of the Southern Hills Country Club and the Tulsa Club.

Surviving are five children: Elizabeth Francis, Lucy Evans, Beverly Buxton, James Barnes IV, and Thomas Maclary. The class extends its deepest sympathy to the entire family.

The Class of 1931

Franklin D'Olier Jr. '33

Frank was born Feb. 1, 1911. He died Jan. 28, 2000, of congestive heart failure. He was 88. Frank dropped out of Princeton after sophomore year to go to work. Frank originally lived in Wynnewood, Pa., and later moved to Villanova, where in 1935 he married Winifred Lee. She died in 1991.

After Princeton, Frank worked for General Refractory Co. in Philadelphia. During the 1960s, he worked for both Rolls Royce and Mercedes Benz. He was interested in fine cars and was particularly proud of a beautifully preserved and well-used Dusenberg that he owned.

A warm letter from Frank's younger sister, Helen Stowell, tells me of their mutual devotion. She tells of his love and care making it possible for her entree into class parties and dances, and his love and care for all his family. All his friends and classmates will miss this congenial, warm, dependable friend.

The Class of 1933

Lester William Herzog Jr. '33

Les died Apr. 9, 2000, of multiple natural causes. He was 87. He joined the Natl. Commercial Bank and Trust Co. a few weeks after graduation, and retired from it as chair of the board and CEO in 1977. He was active in banking circles at local, state, and national levels. Among other civic activities, he was honorary director of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, director and pres. of the Albany Boys Club, pres. of the Greater Albany Chamber of Commerce, trustee and pres. of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, and gov. of the Albany Medical Center Hospital. During WWII, he served as capt. in anti-aircraft in New Guinea and the Philippines. Les loved to play golf. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Helen Van Orsdale Herzog. To her, the class extends deepest sympathy.

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Preston Lea Spruance '33

Pres died on Oct. 5, 1998, after a lengthy battle with pneumonia and emphysema. He was 86. After graduation, he worked for duPont until he retired. He was active in civic affairs, including the presidency of the Welfare Council of Delaware. He was on the board of the Delaware Hospital and of the Childrens' Bureau of Delaware. In 1932, he married Margaret Bradford Halsey. They are survived by Preston Lea Jr., Margaret S. Denham, W. Halsey, and Alice L., eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

After the death of his first wife, he married Susan C. Kennedy and is survived by two stepchildren: John K. and Peter C. Fulweiler. The class extends deepest sympathy to Pres's family.

The Class of 1933

John Frederic Young '34

John, a resident of the Tryon-Columbus, N.C. area, died May 25. His engineering career ranged from furniture, jewel bearings, and gem stones to concrete building sections and plastic, where he spent his last 30 working years with Uniroyal in Chicago, Warsaw, Ind., Middlebury, Conn., Newbridge, Scotland, Roetgen, Germany, and Vittuone, Italy.

John was pres. of the board of directors of the Tryon Fine Arts Center. He was also pres. of the Tryon Little Theater, Rotary, and Tryon Country Club, and served on various boards of directors for more then 20 years.

"I'm still alive," he wrote a classmate not long ago, "and somewhat active. I only play half as much golf, half as well, and not much else physical."

John's wife, Mary Elizabeth Dates Young, died of cancer in 1989. John is survived by a daughter, Betsy Smith, a son, John P. Jr., three grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren. To them we offer our sincere sympathies.

The Class of 1934

Joseph Harris '37

Internationally known seedsman Joe Harris died May 10, 2000. He left his wife, Margaret, sons Peter and Carroll, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Son Chad '70 died Dec. 2, 1999.

At Loomis, Joe was on the cross-country team, a member of the photography club, and graduated "with distinction." At Princeton, he majored in economics, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa junior year, high honors senior year, and treas. of Court Club.

After graduation, Joe took up his father's seed company in Rochester and was pres. from 1948-81, while enjoying gardening, swimming, and sailing.

He was early a mainstay of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce and was outstanding in seed breeding and testing. His various trustee and directorships are too numerous to mention. He was honored with awards from the American Horticultural Society, the Atlantic Seedsmen's Assn., and the New York State Nurserymen.

The Class of 1937

Chester H. Philips '37 *40

Noted architect and many-campaigned WWII veteran-ending up a lt. col.-Chet died May 14, 2000. His first wife, Doris, died in 1989, and he left wife Anne, children Sheryl, Randall, and grandchildren. He had a full military funeral in Saratoga.

He majored in architecture at Princeton and was winner of the Frederick Barnard White Prize and graduated with high honors, leaving him time only for the lacrosse team and Cannon Club. He then took three years of graduate work in architecture at Princeton, earned his master's, and was one of 16 finalists in the national Rome Prize Competition.

He later served five years in the Field Artillery, taking him through numerous campaigns before returning to architecture, doing largely hospitals, schools, colleges, and corporate office buildings. After stints with Frank Grad and Sons and Apple & Seaman, he had his own firm of Phillips, Kaufman and Associates in Morristown, N.J.

The Class of 1937

Donald G. Spencer '37

Antique dealer, interior designer, and member for two and a half years of the original cast of Kiss Me Kate, Don Spencer died in May 2000. He majored in English at Princeton, where he was on the soccer, swimming, and tennis teams and was a member of Theatre Intime and Arbor Inn.

After college, Don studied at the Wood Business School and served as personnel assistant with the Chinese Purchasing Commission. He served for 18 months in the Army Medical Corps and was then in Kiss Me Kate in 1948, where he tap-danced on three prop barrels, at one point slipping and having the barrel roll down to the orchestra pit, burying a frustrated Bobby Short's last eight bars of Too Darn Hot, a maneuver kept as a skit in the show. Next came radio advertising and space buying for 10 years before attending the New York School of Interior Design and becoming an antique dealer and interior designer with offices in New York and Toronto. Later his office was "happily" in Southampton and Water Mill.

The Class of 1937

Oliver DeG. Vanderbilt '37

Ollie Vanderbilt died June 20, 2000. He left his wife of almost 62 years, Billie, a son, DeGray, a daughter, Madelon, eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. All his life he kept up with fellow Princetonians.

At Princeton, he majored in philosophy and was on the squash and polo teams, was pres. of the Right Wing Club and a gov. of Ivy Club. He started off with the Weir Kilby Corp., manufacturers of railroad materials, with three and a half years in the army and considerable service in Europe, rising to maj. and was awarded the Bronze Star and Croix de Guerre. His subsequent directorships and presidencies are too numerous to mention. His hobbies were horses, fox hunting, and golf (hole in one in 1966), and he engaged in considerable traveling, as with his roommate, Minot Milliken, deceased. He was our chair of deferred giving and bequests in 1972. He ended up in Hobe Sound, Fla.

The Class of 1937

John English Jr. '38

John died on Apr. 10 at Kingsway Manor Assisted Living in Schenectady, his city of lifelong residence.

John came to Princeton from Loyola School and Albany Academy, where he was on the football, basketball, and track teams.

At Princeton, he was on the freshman football team and basketball squad. He earned his letter on the JV football team, majored in geological engineering, and was a member of Tower Club.

After graduation, John served during WWII as a navy lt. j.g. on the destroyer escort USS Evarts, in the Atlantic. Thereafter, duplicating his father's career, he became pres. of the United Baking Company. He also was a member of the Mohawk Golf Club and of the Schuyler Meadows Club in Loudonville.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Dibble English, and two sisters, Edythe E. Clarke and Joan E. Choate, to all of whom the class extends its deep sympathy.

The Class of 1938

John Calvin Lair '38

Jack died of pneumonia Aug. 18, 1999, in Cynthiana, Kent.

In 1988, Jack wrote that in his "not quite two years at Princeton, '38 supplied the best obtainable enlightenment." He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Occidental in 1939.

As a WWII merchant mariner, Jack earned a British Navy citation in a rescue of torpedoed British sailors. He sailed worldwide on a Liberty ship.

Jack combined Harvard studies with Oberlin College teaching and Great Lakes ore haulers. He earned a 1955 MIT BS and did aerospace work with TRW. Failing eyesight darkened his last years.

Jack's former wife, Dr. Winifred Scott, died in 1994. The class extends sympathy to his sister, Theodora Lair Hopper, and her family.

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Charles Augustin Powers '38

Charlie died at his home in Vero Beach on June 4, 2000, of heart failure.

Charlie came to Princeton from Lawrenceville. He was Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Champion (150 lbs.) in 1937 and 1938. In 1955, he was elected class pres., and, in 1964, he received the class distinguished service award.

After WWII naval service, he served on the US Olympics Wrestling Committee for 12 years and participated as referee and judge in three Olympic Games (Rome 1960, Tokyo 1964, and Mexico City 1968) He was an active tennis player.

In business he devoted his career to Powers Chemco and was its chair when he retired. In Vero Beach, he was pres. of the Princeton Club.

He is survived by his wife, "Coogie," Charles Jr. '65, Pamela Prokop, Patricia Woodlock, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild., to all of whom the class extends deep sympathy.

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Charles Wilmot Williams '38

Chuck died on May 28 of lung disease complications in Southfield, Mich.

At Princeton, he majored and graduated with highest honors in mechanical engineering. He was business manager of Theatre Intime during junior year and of the Triangle Club during senior year, and was a member of Charter Club.

After earning his master's in automotive engineering from the Chrysler Institute in 1940, he worked for the Chrysler Corp. until 1961, ending as director of manufacturing operations. While at Chrysler, he was in charge of the Redstone and Jupiter missile systems, which were among the first American systems launched into space.

From 1961-82 Chuck worked at the Federal-Mogul Corp. as a director and manager.

Active in his community, Chuck coached Little League baseball and was past pres. of the Detroit chapter of the American Institute of Astronautics and Aeronautics.

Chuck is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Helen, his two sons, James W. and Robert C., two grandsons, and two great-grandsons, to all of whom the class extends deep sympathy.

The Class of 1938

Newell Brown '39

Princeton's first director of the office of career and counseling services, and assistant secy. of labor in the Eisenhower administration, Newell died in Keene, N.H., on Apr. 14, 2000. Born in New Hampshire, he had returned there after leaving the Army in 1945 with the rank of lt. col. in the office of strategic services. He purchased a weekly paper, which he published and edited, and soon became an administrative assistant to Gov. Sherman Adams. When the latter became chief of staff to Pres. Eisenhower, Newell followed him to Washington, where he served in the Dept. of Labor until 1961. He then left public office and took a job at a machine tool company in Hartford while working to earn his master's in guidance and counseling from the U. of Hartford. In 1963, he accepted his appointment at Princeton, serving there until he retired in 1980.

Formerly married to Alice Osborn Breese, Newell is survived by their five children and seven grandchildren, as well as by his two brothers and two sisters, with all of whom we celebrate his life.

The Class of 1939

Henry Robert Fischer '39

A lifelong resident of Erie, Pa., Henry died there on May 17, 2000. After graduating from Penn law school in 1942, he practiced law in Erie and was honored there by the Erie County Bar Assn. for 50 years of service. He was pres. of Fischer-Spiegel Corp. in Geneva, Ohio, until it was sold to Coca-Cola Foods of Atlanta. Henry gave himself generously to all kinds of civic endeavors over the years. On the board of directors for Erie Day School, Brevillier Village, and the Keystone Grape Coop, he was also a solicitor for the Erie Homebuilders Assn. and was honored by the Erie Police Pension Fund for 50 years of service. He served as chancellor for the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Paul.

We offer our sympathy to Gloria, whom he married in 1983, and to his two daughters, three sons, and 12 grandchildren.

The Class of 1939

William Gibson Harris '39

Gib died May 1, 2000, in Ocean Ridge, Fla. After earning his law degree at the U. of Virginia in 1942, he worked as an attorney for the War Production Board before becoming a legal adviser on the staff of Gen. Eisenhower in Berlin. He then settled in Richmond, where with two partners he founded his own law firm, which eventually became what is today McGuire, Woods, Battle and Boothe. Until he retired as senior partner in 1988, he specialized in trusts and estates and matters of business law. He served as chair of the board of Virginia Capital and Southern Industries, and three Virginia governors appointed him to the Virginia Industrial Services Advisory Board. He was pres. of the Virginia Bar Assn. from 1973-75. He particularly loved his service as chair of the board of St. Christopher's School (his alma mater) and as pres. of the Church Schools in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. He also served as our class pres. from 1973-74.

With Jane, his wife of 57 years, daughter Loring, son W. Gibson II, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, we give thanks for the rich and rewarding life he shared with us.

The Class of 1939

William Randolph Mueller '39

Bill died on Mar. 29, 2000, in Roland Park, Md. Born in Baltimore, Bill came to Princeton from the Gilman School, then went on to earn a doctorate in literature at Harvard and a master's in theology at Union Theological Seminary. During WWII, he joined the navy and taught English at the Naval Academy before he was sent to Seattle as a gunnery instructor. After teaching at Williams, UC Santa Barbara, and the U. of North Carolina, he joined the Goucher College faculty in 1960, where he was twice chair of the English department. In 1972, he struck out on his own and founded the Humanities Institute, a continuing education program initially tailored to women who had finished raising their families. His courses flourished for 15 years in Baltimore, and, now under new management, are offered as literary seminars in England, Scotland, Ireland, and Italy. With his divinity degree as a Congregationalist minister he often served as a seasonal summer pastor.

Bill's wife of 54 years, Frances Heckathome, survives him, as do his son, William, daughters Martha and Mary, and six grandchildren. We extend to them our sincere sympathy.

The Class of 1939

Edward Johnson Sanger '39

After suffering from Alzheimer's for several years, Ted died in Medford, Ma., Apr. 26, 2000. In our 40th year book Ted wrote "Princeton taught me an open-mindedness and started me on a quest for truth and social justice, which underscores my daily and long-term endeavors." That quest began when Ted enlisted in the navy prior to Pearl Harbor and went on to serve in the air force and Air Sea Rescue Patrol until 1946. He then worked for Goodall Rubber in Pittsburgh for three years until moving to Boston where he founded The Listening Post, a store selling high fidelity equipment, which became a meeting place for serious music lovers. Receiving a master's in education from Boston U. in 1963, he went on to become principal of Shaw Preparatory School in Boston. Later in his career, Ted held a series of public service positions, culminating as employment specialist for the Mass. Dept. of Elder Affairs.

Ted is survived by his wife, Juliet, whom he married in 1960, son Duncan and daughter Kate. We offer them our sincere sympathy.

The Class of 1939

Alfred Conrad Ulmer Jr. '39

After a long illness brought on by a severe stroke in 1992, Al died June 22, 2000. Editorial chair of the Prince and business manager of the Triangle Club, Al served overseas with US Naval Intelligence in North Africa and Italy, staying on in occupied Vienna with the OSS, which became the CIA. He ran their Far East operations from 1955-58 and served as operations chief in France. He was awarded the Intelligence Medal of Merit. Al said he had to move into the business world in 1962 to shore up the family finances so he and Doris could take care of educating their four children. Ultimately he joined the Swiss banking firm of Lombard, Odier et Cie of Geneva, opening their New York and Bermuda offices.

We offer our sympathy to his son, Nicolas, daughter Marguerite, five grandchildren, brother Thomas '40, and sisters Ruth and Blanche.

The Class of 1939

Mcghee Tyson Gilpin '42

Tyson died May 7, 2000, from cancer. An internationally known and respected breeder of thoroughbred horses, he devoted his entire life after WWII to breeding, selling, racing, and syndicating horses.

Tyson prepared for Princeton at St. Paul's School, majored in English, graduating with honors, and was a member of Ivy Club. During the war, he served in army intelligence in the European theater for four years with the rank of capt. and was awarded the Purple Heart and the French Croix de Guerre for his work with the French underground. Returning after the war to Virginia, his lifelong home, he took over the presidency of the Fasig-Tipton company, a front-rank thoroughbred sales organization, and, five years later, started a company for syndicating the services of stallions for breeding.

Tyson was predeceased by his first wife, Catherine, who died in 1966. He is survived by his wife, Hortencia; his four children; M. Tyson Jr. '65, Drew Faust, Donald N. '73, and Lawrence M.; and by six grandchildren, to whom the class offers its most sincere sympathies.

The Class of 1942

William John Orndorff '42

Bill died May 27, 2000, at Hanover (PA) Hospital, following a career in foreign service. An avid traveler, he made many trips during the past 20 years to countries in Europe, Africa, and Asia, as well as the Americas.

After preparing for Princeton at Mercersburg Academy, he majored in English. Following graduation, he attended the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown U. and then entered the US diplomatic corps. In the mid-1940s, his assignments included the Soviet Union and France, serving later in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Outer Mongolia, and Bangkok. In the late 1950s, Bill pursued a doctoral degree in English literature at the U. of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill, where he resided until 1964, when he returned to Hanover to care for his parents.

In addition to membership in the Boston Atheneum, the American Horticultural Society, and the Friends of the Art Museum of Princeton U., Bill served on the board of the Hanover Historical Society.

As Bill left no survivors, we are indebted to Helene Kegler, a dear friend, to whom the class extends its most sincere sympathies, for the above details of his life.

The Class of 1942

Edward Dexter Chapin '43

Dex died June 11, 2000, of cancer at the age of 80.

Prepping at both Calvert and Gilman schools in Baltimore, he graduated from Princeton having been a member of Colonial Club. Army service followed during WWII; Dex fought in Germany and the Netherlands, later reaching the rank of lt. col. in the reserves.

Taking his law degree from the U. of Maryland in 1950, Dex concentrated on casualty and disabilities matters. He also worked for the Social Security Administration.

His major interest outside of work included horticulture and following the fortunes of both the Baltimore Orioles and Colts.

Dexter is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Ruth Brooks; two sons, Peter and David; a brother, Bedford; and his four grandchildren.

To all, we extend our most heartfelt condolences.

The Class of 1943

Clyde D. Marlatt Jr. '43

We lost Pete June 3, 2000, after a long and debilitating illness. He was 79.

A Newark, N.J. native, he graduated from Montclair H.S. Following his graduation from Princeton, Pete served in the army during WWII in both Germany and Japan.

The majority of his business career was spent with Coca Cola in NYC and Atlanta; he retired in 1986 as manager of advertising services.

While on campus, he was a member of Elm Club and received his BA from Woodrow Wilson School magna cum laude.

Pete is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Peggy Walker; a daughter, Ellen; three sons, Douglas, David, and Andrew; and seven grandchildren.

To the entire family, we offer our deepest sympathies.

The Class of 1943

William P. Barba II '44

Bill Barba, a former dean and v.p. of Temple U medical school, died on May 20, 2000, in his home in Jenkintown, Pa., where he had lived for 36 years. His father, Philip, was in the Class of '17.

At Princeton, Bill was a member of Colonial Club and rowed crew. He studied medicine at the U. of Pennsylvania, served in the navy with the rank of lt. j.g., and completed his pediatric residency at the U. of Illinois. His medical practice was in Germantown until he moved into medical education, first as director at United Hospitals of Newark, and then at Temple U. He was an examiner for the American Board of Pediatrics and published frequently.

Bill was active with the Rotary Club and many professional and civic organizations, including the Princeton Club of Philadelphia; he was an avid sailor.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marjorie "Ducky" Canby Barba, his sons, Randolph '75, William P. III, and Philip, and his daughter, Katharine. To them, and to his eight grandchildren, the class sends its most sincere condolences.

The Class of 1944

William F. Niedringhaus '44

Born in St. Louis, Bill died in Seattle on Nov. 27, 1999. He and his family had resided there for the past 30 years; classmate Jackson Johnson III was his brother-in-law.

Bill came to Princeton from Middlesex School. He was active on the Daily Princetonian before leaving in Aug. 1942 to join Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kans. After working in banking in NYC, he moved to Seattle for a career in private investment. He was active in the Lions Club; he was on the King County Advisory Board for the Salvation Army. He was devoted to yachting, a member of the Seattle Yacht Club and the owner of a 36-foot Grand Bank.

He is survived by Helen, his wife of 51 years, a son, Bill, and daughters, Nancy and Sandra, and two grandchildren. Previously he had lost a son, Karl, at age 21. The class extends its deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1944

Robert Eugene Sears '44

Bob came to Princeton from South Pasadena (CA) H.S., where he was active in baseball and student government. He studied engineering at Princeton, serving with the O.S.R.D. in the Pacific theatre during WWII, returning to graduate in 1947.

His career in missile rocket engine development began at Thiokol. He was manager for five successful moon landings of Surveyor; he worked on the M1 tank and the Bradley fighting vehicle, as well as in many classified programs for N.S.A. and the CIA.

Bob's work for Boeing Optical Airborn Adjunct laid the foundation for the present ballistic missile defense system; he worked on strategic guidance at Trident. He deeply regretted mandatory retirement from work he found so compelling, but his strong devotion to science did not prevent him from enjoying golf and swimming.

Bob leaves his wife of 54 years, Marjorie, and their three children, Marjorie, Elizabeth, and Robert Jr., as well as three grandchildren; to them, his classmates send their most sincere regrets.

The Class of 1944

Thomas D. Wellington '44

Tom Wellington died in Princeton, where he lived, on July 19, 2000.

He prepared at St. Mark's School. He enlisted in the army in 1942 and served three years with Military Government for Germany. He returned to Princeton for his degree and then went on to NYU for law school before practicing in New York.

In 1970, Tom married the former spouse of Jack Myers '44, Peggy Frantz, and they set out to raise their combined eight children. A year later, her father, Samuel Frantz '18, died owning a company which manufactured magnetic separation instruments for laboratories. Rather than sell the business, Tom took over its management, and successfully developed three significant patents.

Tom was a tennis player and fan, an artist, and a voracious reader.

To his wife, his three daughters and son, his stepchildren, and five grandchildren, his classmates extend their sincere condolences.

The Class of 1944

H. Edward Alleman Jr. '46

Ted was born in Pennsylvania and died in Tuxedo Park, N.Y., on May 11, 2000, of a stroke and Parkinson's disease.

Coming from Pennsylvania Military Academy, he served two years in the army. An engineering major, he was a member of Ivy Club, played varsity polo and lacrosse, and edited the Princeton Engineer.

He earned an MBA at Harvard in 1949 and a business doctorate from Pace U. in 1985. His career was with McCann Erickson and Young and Rubicam advertising agencies in New York.

Married to Marie Foley in 1956, he divorced in 1976. In 1992, he married Joan Richardson. He was a member of the New York Racquet and Tennis Club.

He leaves his wife, Joan, and two children, Elizabeth de Brabant and Jonathan, three stepsons, and two grandchildren. The class extends its deep sympathy to his wife and family.

The Class of 1946

Nelson David Holmquist '48

Nelson Holmquist, emeritus professor of pathology at Louisiana State U. school of medicine, died on May 20 of pancreatic cancer. He was 75.

A native of Bristol, Conn., he graduated in June 1947. He earned high honors in biology and was in Prospect.

Nelson went on to Physicians & Surgeons for his medical degree in 1951. After a year of internship and another year of fellowship with Dr. G.N. Papanicoalan, the inventor of the Pap smear, he completed his training as a resident in pathology at Cornell.

From 1959 until he retired in 1989, Nelson had a distinguished career as professor of pathology at LSU. He authored a textbook on urinary cytology.

In addition to playing cello with the New Orleans Civic Symphony, Nelson was an avid sailor and willing assistant in Marion's garden (tractor driver). His affection for and loyalty to Princeton was lifelong.

To his widow, Marion, and their five children, the class offers its condolences.

The Class of 1948

Stuart Keith Atha Jr. '50

Stu Atha died at his home in Valley Cottage, N.Y., on May 23, 1997. He was 71.

Stu prepared for Princeton at Woodbury Forest.

Before matriculating at Princeton, Stu spent 1943-46 as a navigator in the Army Air Corps, attaining the rank of first lt. at the time of his discharge.

While at Princeton, Stu majored in economics and worked for the College Entrance Exam Board.

After graduation, he joined Hanover Bank in NYC, and, following a period of training, was placed in the Rockefeller Center branch, where he became assistant treas. In 1962, he moved on to Chemical Bank as assistant secy. He eventually became senior v.p. and managed the bank's corporate business in midtown New York. Stu retired in 1987 after 25 years with Chemical.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two sons, Stuart III and Peter, and a daughter, Susan, to whom the class offers its deepest sympathies.

The Class of 1950

George Spangler Dawkins '53

George died May 27, 2000, in an auto accident while vacationing in Spain. His wife, Carole, also was killed. Entering Princeton from Upper Derby H.S., George graduated Phi Beta Kappa in chemical engineering. He belonged to Court Club, ran cross country, and sang in the choir. Bridge was to become his passion. He earned a PhD in chemical engineering at the U. of Illinois and married the former Marilyn Joyce Spitzer, who is the mother of his children, Robert, Donald, and Tanya. After five years with Shell Oil in Houston, George taught at Rice U., the U. of Houston, and, since 1980, was professor of business administration at St. Edward's U. in Austin, Tex. Son Robert said his father was a grand life and international bridge master and was listed among the country's top contract players in master points earned. A writer of poetry, George's philosophy was, "Time is a most precious commodity, and love can be unbounded." Besides his children, George is survived by his mother, Marion, brother Dr. C. Edward, sisters Marge Garinger and Phyllis Schwartz, and six grandchildren. They have our deep sympathy.

The Class of 1953

Jack Barry Maffenbeier '53

After Jack graduated, he did not keep in touch with the class, and we were saddened when we learned that Jack died Oct. 2, 1993.

Jack was born in Newark, N.J., and prepared at the Pingry School. At Princeton, Jack concentrated in physics, was a member of the American Institute of Electrical and Radio Engineers, and was in Court Club. Jack roomed with George Stauss, and George remembers that Jack was a friendly person with a very private style. During the academic years, Jack would visit his family farm on weekends. The farm was near Blairstown, N.J. Following graduation, Jack became an enlisted electronics technician. He served at Ft. Huachuca, Ariz., and then in Bethesda, Md. It was there that George last saw him, and he recalls Jack giving him a tour "of a gigantic all-vacuum-computer."

We were unable to make contact with Jack's brother, Jed '60.

Our condolences to Jed and others who may survive him.

The Class of 1953

Harold Godfrey Young '53

Harold died May 5, 2000, in his sleep while on a fishing trip in Colorado.

Born in the British West Indies, Harold entered Princeton from I.E. Young H.S. He chose Quadrangle Club and majored in geology. He was associated with WPRU and fired on the pistol team.

After graduation, Harold served two years in the marines and then worked as a geologist. He married the former Carol Dechant in 1957. They moved to Golden, Colo., and, in 1983, he became a marketing specialist. He maintained his Princeton ties and was secy. of the local alumni association and served on the schools committee.

Long-standing friend Bob Ritchie, who said Harold was "absolutely the nicest person and finest gentleman" he had ever known, represented the class at Harold's funeral. Our sympathy to Carol, sons Harold ("Hap" Jr.) and Douglas, and three grandchildren.

The Class of 1953

Joseph Melville See Jr. '60

On March 19, 2000, Mel See died in Arizona. He was 62.

At Princeton, he majored in geology and joined Tiger Inn. He also played varsity 150 lb. football and was a varsity harrier. Following graduation, Mel went to Tucson for postgraduate work in geology and cultural anthropology at the U. of Arizona. While at the university, he married Linda, who was also an UA student. Their daughter, Heather, is See's only living blood relative. Mel and Linda divorced, and she remarried the Beatle, Paul McCartney.

Mel was a respected ethnographer, who photographed, filmed and wrote about indigenous cultures around the world. He became an expert on pre-Columbian art, and he contributed much to the cultural life of Tucson in his years there.

Mel is survived by his daughter, Heather; his companion and friend, Beverly Wilk; his two adopted families, Norman and Olga Zeller, their children and grandchildren, and Jeffrey and Natalie Javier, their two sons, Jordan and Sergei, who were Mel's godchildren, and many, many friends. The class sends its condolences to Heather and his survivors.

The Class of 1960

Morton Rible '61

Mort died of respiratory failure on May 19, 1999, in a hospital near Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., his home since 1978. Mort was a Woodrow Wilson major, a member of Key and Seal, and roomed with Geoff Smith, Mike Hewitt and Pierce Selwood.

Following Princeton, Mort earned a law degree at Stanford and an MBA from USC, after which he joined PSA Inc. (Pacific Southwest Airlines), in 1978. He first worked in Chicago, then in San Diego, where he founded the San Diego Travel Group. In 1995, he founded Business Backers Management Corp., a private enterprise alternative to the Small Business Administration, insuring loans that banks make to small and medium-sized businesses. He was a founding director of the Rancho Santa Fe Community Foundation, trustee of Rancho Santa Fe Youth Inc., and an avid runner and hiker.

He is survived by his wife, Ann, daughters Kimberly and Kristen, and a brother, Justin. We join them in mourning his passing.

The Class of 1961

Charles Justin Swigert '61

Renowned research scientist and community leader Charlie Swigert died of idiopathic anemia on July 8, 1999, at his home in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Born and raised in Evanston, Ill, C.J. set his sights on a career in engineering early on. He came to Princeton from Evanston H.S., graduating cum laude in EE and then earning an MA in aeronautical engineering at Michigan and a PhD in biomedical/electronic engineering and computer science at Berkeley. After lecturing at Berkeley for several years, he entered the business world and ran his own company, Electromag, until his death, earning several patents along the way for his inventions.

At Princeton, C.J. was a member of Campus and was involved with WPRB and the Princeton Outing Club. He was the best man for, and friend of 49 years of, Pierce Selwood.

In 1974, C.J. married Karen Struebing, who survives him with their children, Justin, a senior at UC Santa Barbara, and Laurel, who is at Wheaton College in Illinois. His mother, brother, and sister also survive him. We join his survivors in their sadness.

The Class of 1961

David Brady Bryson '63

David, who spent most of his legal career advocating for better housing for the poor, died last Christmas morning with his family surrounding him. His life was cut short by lung cancer, although he was not a smoker.

Housing experts cited him as a central figure in the development of housing legislation and regulations. He took part in key court cases involving housing law and won honors from the California State Bar and other groups.

David, who lived in Piedmont, Calif., grew up in Westminster, Md., went to McDonough School and then became a religion-philosophy major at Princeton. He was in Cottage Club and the Keycept Program and roomed during senior year with Dick Jones and Chip Crothers. After Princeton, he went to law school at Columbia U. and taught at the U. of Ghana.

The class extends its sympathies to his wife, Anita; daughter, Hallie; sons, Paul '03 and Ethan; parents, Mary and Brady; sister, Linda Lucatorto; and brothers, John and Tim.

The Class of 1963

Louis Lawrence Chinatti '63

Lou, whose lifelong interest was Italian literature, died Feb. 19, 1998, at the home he shared with his sister, Rose Brennan, in Torrington, Conn.

A longtime resident of Philadelphia, he was a Dante scholar who was a professor of Italian literature at the U. of Virginia and Temple U. He also taught at Valley Forge Military Academy and spent a year as a Fulbright scholar at the U. of Florence in Italy.

At Princeton, he studied English and Italian literature, writing a thesis on the influence of Bocaccio on Chaucer. A member of Terrace, the Bridge and the Chess clubs, he studied in Italy during the summer preceding his senior year. He and Alan Chesler roomed together four years.

Lou, who as an undergraduate had anticipated a career in teaching, went on from Princeton to earn his doctoral degree at Harvard.

The class extends its sincere sympathy to his family and friends.

The Class of 1963

Jeffrey Arnold Moss '63

The class lost Jeff, who co-founded "Sesame Street" and helped create the Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch on Sept. 24, 1998. He also is famous for writing songs such as "Rubber Duckie" and children's books such as "Heironymous White."

Jeff won 14 Emmy and four Grammy awards as head writer and composer-lyricist for a show that reaches millions of children in 130 countries. He also earned an Oscar nomination for lyrics to a Muppets movie and wrote books under the "Sesame Street" brand as well as collections of poetry. He was 56 when he died of colon cancer in his Manhattan home.

Jeff played freshman soccer at Princeton, belonged to Colonial Club, wrote a thesis on Shakespeare, and was ubiquitous on the stage with Triangle Club and Theater Intime. He became a production assistant on CBS' "Captain Kangaroo" and then one of the show's writers. In 1969, he was recruited to write for "Sesame Street" with Muppets creator Jim Henson and musical director Joe Raposo.

Jeff's writing reflected deep kindness toward fellow beings and profound love of family: wife Anne, son Alex, and stepson Jonathan Smith.

The Class of 1963

Pat c. Hu '65

Pat Hu succumbed to a recurrence of colon cancer on June 9, 1999, in Los Altos, Calif. Pat had a long and productive career at Sun Microsystems, following up on his degree in electrical engineering, but found time to be a devoted father and husband to Caroline '94, Gregory '98, and Christina, his widow.

Pat was active in the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra and arranged a trip to China for a concert tour during the 1990s. Everyone who knew Pat recognized his honesty and sharp but warm sense of humor. He once told a friend, dismayed at some bureaucratic corporate culture, that the keys to corporate success were to "suck up shamelessly, delegate, and do lunch, which is where all the real decisions are made." At the end of his life, he emphasized to all his friends and family what a wonderful life it had been and how grateful he was to all of them. We are also grateful for the life of this fine, funny, sweet man and send our heartfelt condolences to his family for their loss.

The Class of 1965

William F. Robinson '68

Bill died June 17, 2000, of a cerebral aneurysm. Born in Hartford on Nov. 25, 1946, he graduated from Suffield Academy in 1964. At Princeton, he was in Cloister, a member of the James Madison Society, active in freshman fencing, and an English major. He was a collector of rare and historical books, photographs, maps, manuscripts, and autographs. He was the author of five books, a photographer, and ran Cedric L. Robinson, Booksellers, a rare book and historical photograph business, in Guilford, Conn., where he and Peggy lived for 24 years. An expert on New England history, Bill was a man who loved learning things and read everything. He was working on his sixth book at the time of his death. His greatest joy was his children and their avid pursuit of their interests.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy, daughter, Anne, sons, John and Philip, mother, Regina, and his brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Lisa. To his survivors, the class extends its profound sympathy.

The Class of 1968

Barton Marsh Spencer '68

Bart died May 2, 2000, of coronary problems. He came to Princeton from Smithtown Central H.S. in St. James, N.Y. At Princeton, he was a history major and member of Tower Club. After Princeton, he served in the navy as a pilot for five years, leaving in 1973 as a lt. After the navy, he worked primarily for Marine Midland Bank, serving in London for approximately five years of his 17 years with the bank. At his memorial service, close friend Dan Mena and longtime business associate Leeds Hackett spoke of Bart's deep commitment to people. People were his real pleasure; he was well liked by everybody and was very concerned for all of those with whom he dealt. Indeed, when Marine Midland's London operation closed, Bart stayed on-helping everybody who wanted a job to become re-employed.

Bart was divorced in 1990, but is survived by his daughter, Victoria S. Morton, his mother, Dorothy, and his father, Ronald. To them, the class extends its profound sympathy.

The Class of 1968

John m. Stone iii '86

John Stone, of Old Greenwich, Conn., died on Mar. 26 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Born in St. Charles, Ill., he came to Princeton from Phillips Exeter Academy.

While at Princeton, he majored in English and was a member of the Ivy Club and water polo team. After graduation, he worked in the advertising and marketing field in the NYC area. Most recently, he was a strategic planner for the Dukane Corporation.

While living in Old Greenwich, he was a member of the Old Greenwich Yacht Club and was a volunteer at "Kids in Crisis."

He is survived by his mother, Hays, his father, Jack '50; two half-sisters, Jean Stone and Lee Nelson, two stepsisters, Shannon Bergman and Tamra Stone, and a niece and a nephew, Ansley and Sam Nelson.

Contributions may be made to the Sexual Assault Crisis Center, 666 Glenbrook Road, Suite 1D, Stamford, CT 06906, or to the Nature Conservancy, 4245 North Fairfax Dr., Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203.

To John's friends and family, the class extends its deepest sympathies.

The Class of 1986