November 22, 2000


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William Lawrence Broad '29

Bill died Oct. 9, 2000, of congestive heart failure. He was 92. He prepared for Princeton at Phillips Exeter Academy. In college, he won the Class of 1870 prize for English, was assignment editor of the Daily Princetonian and was a member of Colonial Club. After Princeton, he graduated from Harvard law school and joined the Mackenzie law firm, where he eventually became a partner. He was pres. of the Central New York Community Foundation, chair of the board at Cazenovia College, an elder and trustee at Park Central Presbyterian Church, pres. of the Century Club, and a member of the Onondaga Golf and Country Club. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of WWII. He is survived by his wife, Hilda, a daughter, Sarah B. Fowler, a son, John T., and a granddaughter. To all of them, the class extends its deep sympathy.

The Class of 1929

L. Rodman Page Jr. '41

Rod died Sept. 18, 2000, at home in Bryn Mawr, Pa., after a long illness. His father was a member of the Class of 1912.

A graduate of St. George's School, Newport, R.I., he joined Colonial Club and majored in geology at Princeton.

He served in the navy, seeing action in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters and was discharged in 1945 as a commander.

An avid sailor, commodander of the Corinthian Yacht Club, he and his first wife, Sheila Clark, built an island vacation home in Exuma, Bahamas.

An exceptional craftsman, he won many blue ribbons for his miniature rooms in the Philadelphia Flower Show.

Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Mary Strafford Page, a son, L. Rodman III, two daughters, Pamela and Katherine, two stepsons, two stepdaughters, and a grandson, L. Rodman IV.

The Class of 1941

Alexander Dodson Rhea III '41

Alex died on Sept. 1, 2000. Entering Princeton in the fall of 1939 as a transfer from Texas Christian U., he was a member of Gateway and graduated with high honors in economics.

He served in the navy in the Atlantic and Pacific, ending as a lt. commander in Jan. 1946.

After a brief stint in the family business in Forth Worth, he joined General Motors Overseas Corp., where he had a distinguished career with assignments in New York, Brazil, Venezuela, Germany, Australia, and England. In 1968 he was appointed chair and managing director of G.M. Holdens, Ltd. Australia. In 1970 he became chair and managing director of Vauxhall Motors, Ltd. England, and in 1973 chair General Motors European Advisory Council, London. He retired in 1977.

Alex is survived by his wife of 55 years, Suzanne Menocal Rhea, and a sister, Dorothy Rhea.

The Class of 1941

John B. DeWolf '46

John died Feb. 19, 2000, in Wayne, Pa., of a stroke he first suffered in 1993. Although a Yale '44 student, he served in the army from 1942-43, then as an employee of Philco Corp., he earned a Princeton BSE degree in 1945. He continued with Philco in Japan, Europe, and the US. From 1957-75, he partnered an electronics firm, Bartlett Associates.

John loved sailing, traveling, amateur radio, and philately. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Vaught, his sons, John B. III and James T., and four grandchildren, to all of whom the class sends its deep sympathy.

The Class of 1946

Richard l. Matthews '46

Dick died Sept. 27, 2000, in Vero Beach, Fla., of cancer. From Lawrenceville School, he majored in mathematics at Princeton. He served in the navy as a pilot from 1943-45 in the Pacific. Graduating in 1948, he worked for Procter & Gamble and other pharmaceutical firms. He retired in 1989.

Married to Susan Winkler in 1951, he lived in Vero Beach and Nantucket, Mass. He was active in golf and yachting. His wife and two daughters, Claudia Kilvert and Lindsley Royster, and three grandchildren survive him. To them the class extends deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1946

Peter c. Moore '46

Peter died Aug. 25, 2000, in Seattle of a stroke. Entering Princeton from St. Louis in 1942, he served in the navy from 1943-46 as an ensign in the Asia-Pacific theater. He graduated in 1948.

He graduated from General Theological Seminary in NYC in 1952 and was ordained an Episcopal priest, first serving at Trinity Church in NYC. Subsequent service included Albuquerque, Indianapolis, Seattle, and Cyprus. A stroke in 1994 ended his career.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Vail, son David, daughters Rachel, Anne, and Mary, and five grandchildren. The class extends its deep sympathy to them.

The Class of 1946

Dwight Schoeffler '46

Dwight died Aug. 23, 2000, of cardiac arrest in Helsinki, Finland, while on a Baltic cruise with his wife of 49 years, Winafred. Born in Holyoke, Mass., he came to Princeton from Deerfield Academy. In the US Army Air Corps, he was a combat bomber tail-gunner in the Pacific. He graduated in 1948.

Working in advertising and marketing, Dwight lived over 27 years in Vienna, Va. He loyally attended Princeton events, including our 54th reunion in June 2000. He moved to Sarasota in July 1999. Our deep sympathy goes to his widow, sons William, Frederick, Thomas, and daughter Katharine '80, and four grandchildren.

The Class of 1946

Charles Beale Bergland '49

Charles died Jan. 21, 2000, after a long illness. He was 73.

He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy and served in the army before coming to Princeton. He was a member of Ivy Club. He left Princeton after his sophomore year.

Most of Charles's working life was spent with General Motors in Connecticut. In 1981 he retired and moved to Georgetown, S.C. He was active in his communities, but not in class activities.

His wife, Wilhelmina Goldsborough Stabler Bergland, sons W. Scott, W. Brooke, and Eric, daughters Wilhelmina Cooper and Caroline King, and seven grandchildren survive him. The class extends its deepest sympathy to them.

The Class of 1949

John Arthur Brodbeck '49

Jack died on Mar. 29, 2000, in Doylestown, Pa., of unknown causes. He was 71.

He came to Princeton from Fort Hamilton H.S. in Brooklyn. He majored in history and won J. Henley Smith scholarships twice. He also worked at the reserve desk in the library.

Jack worked primarily in international marketing during his career after service in the army during the Korean War. He had been inactive in class activities for many years, and little is known about him except that he was an invalid for approximately the last 15 years of his life.

There are no known survivors.

The Class of 1949

James Kendrick Noble Jr. '49

Ken died on Jan. 22, 2000 at home in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., of a heart attack. He was 71.

He came to Princeton from Scarborough School. He left to attend the Naval Academy, where he graduated.

After service in the navy, he began his career in the family publishing firm founded by his grandfather and father. He then switched to advising investors about publishing industry stocks and became senior media analyst for Paine Webber, Inc. Ken was annually ranked as a member of Institutional Investor magazine's "All America Research Team" from its founding in 1972 through 1990. In 1991, he founded his own consulting firm, Noble Consultants, focused on strategic planning for media companies.

His wife, Norma Jean, a son, Rick, a daughter, Anne, and two grandchildren survive him.

The class extends its deepest sympathy to them all.

The Class of 1949

Richard Gordon Rausch '49 *57

Dick died Feb. 9, 1999, in Freeman Township, Maine, of lung cancer. He was 74. He came to Princeton from Madison [N.J.] H.S. after service in the Army Air force in the Pacific during WWII. He majored in mechanical engineering, graduating with high honors and was Phi Beta Kappa. He also received his master's and doctorate degrees from the university.

Dick taught strength of materials at Princeton and then went to Bell Labs, where he specialized in guidance systems for missiles and space exploration.

As of 1969, he was listed as retired. His obituary indicates that he enjoyed playing several musical instruments and working on his homestead in Madison Township.

He is survived by his wife, Ardy, and a brother, Dr. John M. Jr. *49. The class extends sympathy to them both.

The Class of 1949

Laurence J. Swinburne '49

Larry died on Jan. 1, 2000, in Charlottesville, Va., of a heart attack. He was 75.

He attended our 50th Reunion. He came to Princeton from Oyster Bay H.S. on Long Island after service in the Pacific as a marine on Okinawa. He majored in English and was a member of Court Club. Creative writing was a passion to Larry, and he wrote more than 120 books. A children's book, Detli, won a Peabody Award. Another illustrated work, King Tut, was a Book of the Month Club selection. Most of his career was spent with the Swinburne Readability Laboratory, which he founded. The lab evaluated books to determine vocabulary level for readers.

His wife, Irene, his daughters, Virginia Bowman and Susan Watson, four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and one great-grandson, survive him. The class extends its deepest sympathy to them all.

The Class of 1949


John died Oct. 7, 1999, of Parkinson's disease.

At Princeton, he was a politics major and a member of Quadrangle Club, chair of the 1951 Nassau Herald, Orange Key, Varsity Club, senior crew manager, WPRU, chapel choir, and researcher for Gallup Robinson pollsters. Among his roommates were Wrangler Bill Robinson, Cal Ledbetter, and Ellery Gay.

John's careers were arcane and sporadic. As his mental health deteriorated, he spent more and more time in Marine Corps hospitals.

The Class of 1951


Bob died Jan. 5, 2000.

He was born in Brooklyn and grew up with a lifelong love of baseball - in fact, he came to Princeton on a full baseball scholarship. He was an economics major and a member of Cloister.

He served in army counterintelligence (1951-53). He worked for IBM for 15 years, then founded two successful businesses, LXX Computers (1970) and Telephone Operating Systems (1988).

Bob was involved in youth sports, first in coaching his children and later in helping underprivileged kids. He was very fond of Princeton and made most reunions when he lived in the Northeast. Since he owned his companies, he chose his business attire - a Princeton sweatshirt.

Bob is survived by his wife, Janice, and five children, Susan, Robert, Kara, Laura, and Brian.

The class will miss a dedicated Tiger and family man.

The Class of 1951


Dave died of cancer on Dec. 12, 1999. He came to Princeton from William Penn Charter School, where he starred in its literary society and for its golf and baseball teams. He was an economics major at Princeton, a member of Elm Club, and an outstanding member of the golf team. He roomed with Andy Davlin and Dick Hammer. He earned an MBA from Penn's Wharton School in 1957.

From 1951-55, Dave was in the air force as a special agent with the office of special investigations, doing criminal and counterintelligence investigations in the US and overseas.

Dave's career was that of a self-employed investment counselor. In 1963 he was named a fellow of the Financial Analysts of Philadelphia.

His life included singing with the Lansdale chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America for more than 35 years.

Dave is survived by his wife, Christine, children Michael and Abigail, two brothers, and two grandchildren.

The class regrets the passing of a classmate who married song and finance so perfectly.

The Class of 1951


John died on Oct. 1, 2000.

He graduated from Woodberry Forest School. At Princeton, he majored in modern languages and was a member of Charter Club and was on the golf team. He roomed with Lee Stapp.

John was in the army's medical corps in Germany. He was a Phi Delta Phi and editor of the Law Review at the U. of North Carolina and graduated with honors in 1957 with a juris doctor. He was a longtime member and officer of his local Kiwanis club.

Golf was his avocation. He competed in many championships in the US and abroad and won his share.

John is survived by his wife, Aurelia, son John III, daughters Aurelia and Mary Louise, and four grandchildren. His classmates deeply regret his passing.

The Class of 1951


Jack died on Feb. 10, 1999.

He came to Princeton from Oswego [N.Y.] H.S., where he was a Natl. Honor Society member, honorary Forum Group member, was in the Dramatic Club and the band.

At Princeton, he was an economics major, played in the university band, and was a member of Cloister Inn. He served in an army special weapons project.

The Class of 1951


Frank died Oct. 3, 1999, of liver cancer.

At Princeton, he roomed with Bill Holstein, majored in geology, and was a member of Campus Club. In sports, he and Reddy Finney were centers on the Tiger's undefeated, nationally ranked football team.

Frank joined the marines after graduation, served 21 months during the Korean conflict, joined the reserves, and retired as a capt. He then worked for Bethlehem Steel as a specialty salesman for rail products in Bethlehem, Atlanta, and Chicago. He retired in 1990 after 35-plus years with the company.

Frank was a member of many railroad organizations and was on the board of directors of the New York Railroad Club.

He is survived by Fay Anne Wessner Reichel, his wife of 46 years, a daughter, Anne, sons Leon and James, and four grandchildren.

The class mourns the death of a guy who contributed so much to our class and to an era when Princeton was a football giant.

The Class of 1951


Randy died Apr. 11, 2000, from complications related to a stroke.

At Princeton, he majored in biology and was a member of the Cincinnati Club, the Premed Society, Cap and Gown, and the polo team.

His career in medicine was outstanding. At Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago, Randy founded and, for many years, headed the hospital's office of research administration, which paved the way for significant progress in cardiology, immunology/microbiology, psychiatry, and the neurological sciences.

Randy had a rigorous mind that tackled quantifiable subjects. His family and colleagues said he had an insatiable thirst for understanding the world around him.

Randy is survived by his daughter, Anne, and his brother, David. The class salutes him.

The Class of 1951

Henry Thomas Kilburn Jr. '53

Tom died Aug. 19, 2000, at his home in Greenwich, Conn. He was 69.

He prepared at Hotchkiss, majored in history, was a member of the Pre-law Society, and sang in the Glee Club. He belonged to Key and Seal Club. After graduation, Tom received his LLF from Columbia law school and practiced in Manhattan before joining Paine Webber Inc. 30 years ago. Tom had a distinguished career with the firm and was managing director from 1980-88 and was an advisory director from 1986 until his death. Tom was a bon vivant and is survived by his wife, Victoria Tyner, brother Richard, two nieces, and a nephew.

Betsy and Bill Herman echoed our sentiments when they wrote of Tom's extraordinary courage and dignity in his last illness and of Victoria's steadfast devotion and love. We mourn the passing of our friend.

The Class of 1953

Paul William Meloy '53

Paul died Aug. 27, 2000, at his home in Fairfield Bay, Ark. The cause was esophageal cancer.

Paul prepared at Exeter, was a member of Elm Club, and majored in economics. Senior year he roomed with John Selover and Don Stahl. After naval service, he earned his MBA in accounting at Wharton business school. He was a tax specialist in the Chicago area with several firms until he retired in 1994. An avid golfer, Paul moved to Fairfield Bay, near a golf course where he played regularly. He and Kay enjoyed cruises and attending elderhostels, organizations that sponsor learning vacations. They participated in 13 elderhostels in 14 months. Paul was an elder in his church and belonged to the Lions Club.

Besides Kay, he is survived by two sons, Bradley and William, two stepsons, Brad and Stephen Hill, and four grandchildren, all of whom have our profound sympathy.

The Class of 1953

Neil Avery Bartley Jr. '55

Neil died June 5, 2000, of complications from diabetes, a week after he and Sue celebrated their 40th anniversary (and from afar our 45th reunion). A native of Kansas City, Kans., Neil attended Shawnee Mission H.S. At Princeton, he majored in philosophy, was active in the Student Christian Assn., joined Tower Club, and, as an accomplished trombonist, played in the marching band and served as its conductor.

Neil attended Yale divinity school. After serving a number of inner-city parishes and marrying Sue, they returned to the family farm in Barnes, Kans., where Neil pursued his many loves - music, ministry, farming, and helping to raise their family. His greatest sources of pride, after family, were his successful farming endeavors and his program for small and vacant rural Presbyterian churches.

We have lost a devoted Princetonian and a wonderful person. A Princeton banner continues to wave outside his home. The class extends its deepest sympathy to Sue, daughters Sarah and Beth, and sons Jeff, Mark, and David.

The Class of 1955

Barry Block '55

Barry, a physics professor, pioneer semiconductor physicist, and entrepreneur, died Feb. 7, 2000, of lung cancer in Mountain View, Calif. He was born in NYC and reared in Hightstown, N.J., where he attended high school and played in the band and orchestra. At Princeton, Barry joined Terrace Club and majored in physics and mathematics.

Barry earned a doctorate from MIT. From 1965-72, he was a professor at UC-San Diego. He also taught at the U. of Maryland. He later became a self-employed semiconductor physicist and consultant to major Silicon Valley companies. Barry held scores of patents. He cofounded the Aerial Images Corp. and codeveloped an insulin drug delivery system.

Barry loved to tell friends, "I'm just a poor old chicken farmer." He had helped his Lithuanian immigrant parents feed 150,000 chickens. He also raised a few chickens at his Los Altos hilltop home.

The class extends its deep sympathy to Judith, Barry's wife of 33 years, and his children, Susanna, Thaddeus, and Maya.

The Class of 1955

Michael Edward Bowman '57

"The Bow" died July 27, 2000. He was 66.

Mike graduated from Our Lady's H.S. in Newton, Mass., and did a postgraduate year at Bullis Academy. Mike was capt. of the freshman football team at Princeton. The Bow was a starting lineman for three years, intimidating to opponents and teammates alike. As a senior, Bow was capt. of the 1956 football team and earned first team All-Ivy and All-East honors. His chance for a pro career was cut short by an injury. Mike roomed with Bill Hambrecht, Dick Knorr, and Chuck Sharp. Mike was a member of Cottage Club. After Princeton, Mike served in the Navy Air Force. His business career began at the New Yorker magazine, and from there it moved to Wall Street, where he was in charge of equity trading at White Weld & Co.

Mike is survived by his former wife, Joan, and by his two sons, Michael Jr. and Jonathan. We extend to them our deep condolences.

Contributions in memory of Mike may be made to the Princeton U. '57 Scholarship Fund and sent to Recording Secretary; Princeton University, Box 140, Princeton, NJ 08544.

The Bow was one of a kind and will be missed.

The Class of 1957

David Anthony Cole '61

David Cole died on Apr. 16, 2000, of pulmonary fibrosis. Born in Charleston, S.C., he came to Princeton from Lakeside H.S. in Seattle. At Princeton, he majored in philosophy, lettered in soccer, and took his meals at Colonial. He then earned master's and doctoral degrees in critical theory at Brandeis, where he met his wife, Susan. They married in 1963.

After teaching English at the City U. of New York for nine years, David took up his life's passion and embarked on a career in art that brought him worldwide recognition. His artist books and correspondence art can be found in private and institutional collections around the world, including the Getty and the Museum of Modern Art.

He is survived by Susan, who is the pres. of Montclair State U., his children, Simon '89 and Alexa, daughter-in-law Laura '89, and a granddaughter, Sonia. With them, we mourn his passing.

The Class of 1961

Donald Pennington Knight '68

Don died Mar. 24, 2000, of brain cancer, secondary to melanoma, with which he had fought since it was diagnosed in late Nov. 1999. He was born in Fairfield, Ohio, and came to Princeton from Hotchkiss. At Princeton, he majored in English, was a member of Charter Club, and served as its treas. our senior year. After Princeton, he went into the army, attended OCS, and left as a first lt. in military intelligence. He moved to Texas, where he was a plant manager for Pillowtex for almost a decade; he then moved on to Papco, a general contractor, where he was a v.p. During the early 1990s, he formed Donald P. Knight Planning and Construction, in which his eldest son, Russell, joined him in 1996. He took great joy in playing softball and woodworking, especially in furniture-making. His marriage to Sally Grenier Knight ended in divorce in 1985, and he never remarried.

He is survived by his sons, Russell and Douglas, daughter Karen, and his father, John P. To his survivors, the class extends its profound sympathy.

The Class of 1968

Curtis Baccus Croom '81

Curtis died on December 7, 1998, of malignant melanoma. He lived almost 16 months following the diagnosis of his cancer and was very brave throughout the decline of his health. His spirit and faith were inspirational.

Curtis lived in Houston, where he had a varied business career with Adams & Porter Insurance Agency, PepsiCo, and the Coca Cola Bottling Co. He was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Houston.

At Princeton, Curtis majored in history, played on the tennis team for all four years, and was a member of Cottage Club.

The class extends sympathy to Curtis's parents, Sam and Earlane, and to his sister, Carolyn Beatty.

The Class of 1981