November 8, 2000


Robert L. Glanz '27

Bob Glanz died on Nov. 25, 1998, four days after his 93rd birthday. Born in Chicago, he entered Princeton from Chicago Latin School. A member of Key and Seal Club, he was active in interclass and interclub hockey and basketball. Majoring in physics, he won scholastic honors his junior and senior years. He served in the Army Air Corps technical and service commands during WWII. Bob retired in 1973 as pres. of the Glanz Mortgage Co. of Evanston, Ill., where he also practiced law and was active in numerous civic organizations. He volunteered with the Sun City Center [Fla.] Emergency Squad, Meals on Wheels, and the AARP income tax service.

Bob's first wife, Dorothy L. Rose, died in 1956. They had a daughter, Judith Lee and a son, Don. Bob married Diana F. White in 1957. He had seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The class extends its deepest sympathy to his family.

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Kenneth Kepler Sr. '27

Born in Soochow, China, the son of a missionary, Ken was himself a longtime, committed Presbyterian missionary to China. He died in Columbia, S.C., on Jan. 26, 1999.

Ken came to Princeton from Mercersburg Academy. At Princeton, he majored in history, played football and varsity soccer, sang in the Glee Club, was a member of the intracollegiate athletic committee, served as pres. of the Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions and of the Intl. Club, and was on the Philadelphian Society Cabinet.

After WWII, he conducted war refugee and famine relief camps, assisted with postwar rehabilitation, and directed a leper home, hospital, orphanage, popular education, and a high school. In Taiwan, he directed the Presbyterian Bible Institute and headed Church World Service in Taiwan.

The class extends its sympathy to the surviving son of his marriage to Kathleen O.B. Neale, and to their two daughters, 17 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.

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Milford A. Koehler '27

Mil, who died on Mar. 7, 1999, enjoyed two successful careers before his second retirement in 1970.

He spent 25 years in the U.S. Army Intelligence Service, serving in the Pacific theater during WWII, and in Alaska, Turkey, and at the Pentagon, with a year of language training at the Army Language School in California prior to the assignment in Turkey. His second career was as a math, physics, and science teacher in Northern Virginia.

Mil came to Princeton from Masten Park H.S. in Buffalo. An economics major, he played lacrosse, was active in Clio Hall, and was treas. at Key and Seal Club. His first wife, Ruth, with whom he had a son, Thomas '61, and a daughter, Pamela, died in 1960. He married Elizabeth in 1961. He leaves them, three stepchildren, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren, to whom the class extends its deepest sympathies.

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Christy Payne Jr. '27

Chris, who came from a line of Princeton alumni, including his father, Christy Payne Sr. 1895, uncles, and cousins, died on Apr. 8, 1999. He came to Princeton from Hotchkiss and was a member of Ivy Club. Although Chris left Princeton in 1926, he maintained his support of the university, serving on the schools committee and keeping in touch with the class. His career was in fuels and public services, first with the Mississippi River Fuel Corp. in St. Louis and eventually as v.p. of the Consolidated Natural Gas Service Co. of Pittsburgh, from which he retired in 1964. In recent years, he lived in Sarasota, Fla. He did volunteer work for the United Way and the Boy Scouts, and was active in AARP, the Sarasota U. and Field Clubs, the Princeton Club of Sarasota, and the Presbyterian Church.

Chris married Katharyn Wilhite in 1930, and they had a son, Neil, and a daughter, Ann, mother of his one granddaughter. The class extends to them its condolences.

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Albert L. Wolfe '27

Al, an avid traveler, committed churchman, and former treas. of our class died on Jan. 17, 1999. He had retired in 1970 as secy. and general counsel for John B. Wood Co. after some years as a partner with the law firm of Gabrielson, Wolfe, and Gabrielson. He resided at Meadow Lakes in Hightstown, N.J., at the time of his death.

Al came to Princeton from West Orange [N.J.] H.S. and majored in politics. He was a member of the Law Club, Polity Club, Whig Hall, and was active in the Epworth League of the Methodist Church of Princeton.

After Princeton, he earned his law degree from Columbia. He was a leader in the First Presbyterian and Trinity Church of South Orange for many years. Al is survived by Olga, his wife of 62 years, two Princeton alumni sons, a daughter, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Another son died in infancy. The class extends its condolences to his family.

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John English Deitrick '29

John died on Sept. 29, 2000. He was 95. He prepared for Princeton at Wyoming Seminary. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. After graduation, he attended Johns Hopkins, where he met his wife, Dr. Dorothy Geib Deitrick. They graduated together from Hopkins in 1933. John had a distinguished career in medicine and medical education. He was dean of Cornell Medical College (1957-69) in NYC, pres. of the New York Academy of Medicine (1970), pres. of the Assn. of American Medical Colleges (1963-64), a director of Prudential Insurance Co., a director of the NYC division of the American Cancer Society, and a trustee of Cornell U.

His wife of more than 50 years predeceased him. Three children, Dr. Sarah D. Blumenschein, Dr. John Jr. '62, William E., and eight grandchildren survive him. To all of them, the class offers its deepest sympathy.

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John Ives Hartman Jr. '41

Jack died on Aug. 7, 2000.

A member of the Andover contingent, he was a politics major, won the New York Herald Prize, and graduated with highest honors.

After midshipmen school, Jack was assigned to bomb disposal work with service in England and the China-Burma-India theater. He was appointed head instructor of the U.S.N. Bomb Disposal School in Washington, DC.

A 1948 graduate of the U. of Pennsylvania law school, he returned to his lifelong home, Lancaster, Pa. When he died, he was still active as senior partner of Hartman, Underhill and Brubaker, and was always very deeply involved in many aspects of the Lancaster community.

Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Eshelman Quinn, son Thomas, stepchildren Barbara Shea, Constance Page, Christopher Quinn, and seven grandchildren.

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Harold James Stokes Jr. '41

Jim died on Aug. 16, 2000.

One of our great Exeter contingent, at Princeton, he was on the football team, majored in political science, and was a member of Colonial Inn.

A Prarie-State graduate, he served in the Atlantic, European, and Pacific theaters, becoming flag lt. to the commander, Northwest African Sea Frontier, and flag lt., Eighth Amphibious Force, earning the Legion of Merit.

Jim spent the large part of his business career with the Monroe Calculating Machine Co., retiring to set up his own very successful business. Always involved in yachting, he even tried commercial fishing!

He is survived by his wife, Claire Reece Stokes, five sons, James and Richard, and Thomas, Robert, and James Barnickel, 12 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

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