December 20, 2000:
Carl Eric Bredenberg
Carl died from complications
of cancer of the kidney on Aug. 25, 2000. He was 86.
He was the oldest son
of Swedish immigrants. Born in Buffalo, he attended the citys
public schools, where he studied both Latin and Greek. Carl spent
his entire career with IBM. He retired in 1967 as manager of the
New Haven branch. In 1936, after a courtship that began at Princeton,
he married Emma Sally Jaeger. It was a particularly
close and enduring relationship. They were able to celebrate their
60th wedding anniversary a few months before her death in 1996.
In 1960, he and Sally moved into a grand old house in Milford, Conn.,
overlooking Long Island Sound. He was an avid sailor. In 1998, he
moved into an assisted living residence in Maine to be near his
son. He is survived by his son, Dr. Carl E. Jr., a daughter, Susan,
and three grandchildren.
The Class of 1933
Percival Dewitt Oviatt
After a long illness,
Bud died on Aug. 30, 2000, in Rochester, N.Y., where
he was born and lived all his life. He earned his LLB at Yale in
1942 and was a special agent for the FBI for three years. Upon returning
to Rochester, he joined his fathers law firm, Oviatt, Gilman,
Forman and Clarke, where he was made a partner in 1952, and where
he remained until he retired in 1998. Outside of the law, golf was
the consuming interest of his life. For 40 years, his summers were
spent on Cape Cod, where he could pursue golf and sailing uninterrupted
by the vagaries of world travel. He regretted, he wrote in our 50th
book, not having done a little more traveling, rationalizing
such failure, I guess, on the postulate that youll find it
all in your own back yard.
Bud married Anne H.
Lindsay in 1949. Their son, Dana, survives, as do two grandchildren,
Ian and Rebecca, and a sister, Betty Oviatt Ryan. We offer them
our sincere sympathy.
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ANTHONY A. BERNABEI
One of our most popular
and dedicated class members, Tony died on Sept. 8, 2000, at his
home in Fort Worth. He came to Princeton from Trenton [N.J.] H.S.,
captained both freshman and varsity swimming, was manager of Cap
and Gown, and graduated magna in modem languages. His roommates
included Buck Sheridan, Joe Walsh, Rufus Carr, Stew Mittnacht, Jim
McCaffrey, Hank Russell, and Jack Clemmitt.
After WWII service in
the counter intelligence corps, he earned a masters at NYU,
was an officer at Empire Trust, and then moved to Cuba as v.p. of
Ambar Motors, then became manager of the El Mundo and Telemundo
media outlets. After Castro confiscated his assets, he started anew
with CIT and later became v.p. of Tandy. He was a founding member
of the Natl. Bank of Texas and was involved in many civic and cultural
organizations in Ft. Worth.
Tony was v.p. and then
pres. of our class from 1965-69. He also served as fifth reunion
Preceded in death by
his son, David, Tony is survived by his wife of 31 years, Olivia,
daughters Judy, Laura, and Lisa, and eight grandchildren. We shall
miss his spirit, enthusiasm, sense of humor, and dedication to our
class and to Princeton.
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CHARLES RUTHVAN MANASSA
Charlie died on June
9, 2000. His home was in Carmel, Calif.
He came to Princeton
from St. Louis Country Day and majored in civil engineering. He
was v.p. of Terrace Club. His roommates included Frank McRoberts
and members of other classes, Barletta, Schnebly, Burke, Lesten,
Forsythe, and Force.
After WWII service,
he joined Manassa Timber Co. in St. Louis.
He leaves behind his
wife, Charlotte, two daughters, Tinsley and Carey, two sons, Ted
and Charles III, and one grandchild. To them, the class extends
its sincere sympathy.
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HALLY PETER WALL 44
Peter died on July 9,
2000, after a 10-year battle with Parkinsons disease. He came
to Princeton from St. Pauls School, winning freshman numerals
in hockey and joining Ivy Club. He left at the end of his sophomore
year to enter the air corps, where he was trained as a bombardier/navigator,
flying combat missions over Europe in B-17s for the 401st Bomber
Group, Eighth Air Force.
After WWII, Peter joined
the sales force of the Wall Rope Works, a family firm. He moved
to Princeton and was active in class, club, and university activities,
rarely missing a football game. In later years, he and Patty wintered
in Beaufort, S.C., vacationing summers on Fishers Island,
He was a member of the
Nassau Club, the Fishers Island Club, and the Dataw Island
Club of Beaufort.
He is survived by his
wife, Patricia Men Wall, a son, Alexander, two daughters, Anne and
Amy, and four grandchildren. Peter was a bright spirit in our midst,
a warm friend, and a loyal Princetonian who will be sorely missed
by his classmates.
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ROBERT ZENT CHEW JR.
Bob died on June 2,
2000, of respiratory failure in Orlando. Bob entered Princeton from
New Trier High in Winnetka, Ill., joined Cannon Club, became capt.
of the golf team, and was a member of the basketball and baseball
teams. His Princeton career was interrupted by service as a pilot
in the air corps, flying B-26 and B-17 bombers. He returned to Princeton
and received a degree in economics in 1946. Bob then began a 43-year
career in the publishing business, joining the Chicago Tribune and
eventually the Penton Publishing Co. and becoming publisher of Foundry
magazine in 1968.
Bob retired from Penton
in 1989 as a group publisher of several well known trade magazines.
He was most proud of the publication Machine Design, an internationally
recognized design engineering magazine. He retired to Orlando, residing
at Arnold Palmers Bay Hill Club, where he was well known as
an amateur golf champion.
In 1948, Bob married
the former Betty Blizard, who survives him along with daughter Leslie
Herr, sons Robert and David, six grandchildren, and brother Donald.
The class extends its sympathy to the family.
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EDSON I. GAYLORD 45
Edson Gaylord died on
Apr. 3, 2000, in Scottsdale after a struggle with liver cancer.
Edson entered Princeton from Exeter and was a member of Tiger Inn.
As a capt. of field
artillery in the 131st Battalion of the 36th Division, he saw combat
in Germany. Edson received a degree in English in 1947 and joined
Ingersoll Milling Machine Co. as a third-generation executive, following
in the footsteps of his grandfather, Winthrop Ingersoll, and his
father, Robert Gaylord. Edson married the former Jane Wanzer in
1954, and they had five children. Upon his death, the Rockford Register
Star paid tribute to Edson as being one of the last of the
old-line captains of Rockford industry. Edson devoted his
life to Ingersoll, which manufactures machine tools used in the
automotive and aerospace industries.
Edson is survived by
Jane, three sons, William, Charles, and John, two daughters, Susan
Hallberg and Mary Gassen, and 13 grandchildren. Edson was predeceased
by his brother, Clayton 41.
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CLARK TRAVELL 45
Clark died on May 9,
1999, at his home in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. His ashes were scattered
from a B-26 (the bomber he flew during WWII) on Memorial Day weekend
that year. He entered Princeton from Solebury School, the younger
brother of Talcott 34. Clark was a member of Quadrangle Club.
His Princeton studies were interrupted by service as a pilot in
the First Tactical Army Air Force. He flew 65 combat missions in
the European theater and received the Croix de Guerre plus the Air
Medal with six oak leaf clusters. Clark returned to Princeton, married
the former Joan Balch in 1945, and received a degree in economics
cum laude in 1948. He joined Phelps Dodge Copper and then the William
A. M. Burden Corp. as an officer of the Austral Oil Co. Clark and
Joan moved to Wilton, Conn., and had four daughters, but divorced
in 1966. He married the former Philippa Walter in 1977 and moved
to Old Saybrook, Conn.
After our 50th reunion,
Clark and Philippa divorced, and he moved to Florida, where he remained
for his last few years. Clark is survived by his daughters, Susan
Johnson, Blair McMorrow, Jill Travell, and Phyllis Travell-Greenhill,
and by seven grandchildren and two great-granddaughters, to all
of whom the class expresses deep sympathy.
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HENRY CHARLES WELTZIEN
Hank died on June 28,
2000. He entered Princeton from the Kent School, a resident of NYC.
At Princeton, he was a member of Key and Seal, but joined the navy
V-12 program and was transferred in 1943 to Cornell, where he received
a bachelors in electrical engineering in 1947. Hank spent
seven years with General Electric, then switched to the investment
banking business, joining Merrill Lynch, where he remained for two
years before becoming associated with small brokerage firms until
1959, when he became a member of the New York Commodity Exchange.
There, he spent the next 20 years trading metals futures for his
own account and for those of customers. Ill health forced him to
retire in 1979, but despite battling a chronic heart condition,
he enjoyed two decades of retirement with his family. Hank is survived
by the former Ruth Whitney, whom he met at Cornell and married in
1945. Although they had four sons and one daughter, two of the sons
and a son-in-law predeceased Hank. In addition to Ruth, he is survived
by sons Henry and Mark, daughter Paula Petersen, and seven grandchildren.
The class extends its sympathy to all.
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Geoffrey S. Warren
Geoff died July 19,
2000, after a long battle with cancer. He was born in 1927 in St.
Johns, Newfoundland. As the son of a foreign service officer, he
grew up abroad, primarily in South America.
He graduated from Kent
School and served in the navy during the last year of WWII. After
the war, he completed his education at Princeton, where he was a
member of Court Club and graduated in 1948 with a degree in public
and international affairs. He resumed service in the naval reserve
during the 1950s and retired with the rank of lt. commander.
Geoff worked for Sears
Roebuck for 40 years, retiring as an executive in Chicago. He lived
in Glencoe, Ill., for 30 years and was very active in community
affairs, the Episcopal Church, and area choral groups.
To his wife of 51 years,
Elizabeth, and the entire family, the class extends its deepest
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GRAEME G. WHYTLAW
An enthusiastic class
member, Graeme died in Ft. Myers, Fla., on Aug. 21, 2000, after
a long battle with cancer.
He was born in Adams,
Mass., prepared at the Peddie School, and served three years in
the naval air corps during WWII. He graduated from Princeton with
a degree in mechanical engineering. He was a member of Cloister
Graeme was employed
by the Torrington Co. for 36 years as a mechanical engineer. He
was a direct descendant of the Mayflower settlers and claimed kinship
to 10 former US presidents from Millard Fillmore onward. For over
10 years, he served as secy. of the Princeton club of Southwest
Florida. He and his wife were noted for their unique collection
of tigers, including the Bengal, Siberian, and Princeton varieties.
To his wife of 51 years,
Jeanne, their three children, and their eight grandchildren, the
class extends its deepest sympathy.
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Richard Spencer Knapp
A native of Washington,
DC, and a graduate of its Woodrow Wilson H.S., Dick entered Princeton
and graduated in 1947 with honors in SPIA. He played baseball and
lacrosse and dined at Cap and Gown.
working life began with various manufacturers and culminated
in 1966 with his selling an old seafood processor on the Eastern
Shore of Maryland to American Brands. Dick then joined the executive
recruiting firm of Ward Howell as director and part owner. He retired
in 1988 and moved to Savannah.
A widower, Dick continued
his interest in ocean sailing racing.
His loyalty to Princeton
continued throughout his life. The class offers its deepest sympathy
to sons Spencer and Oliver.
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WALKER McKINNEY 50
Walker McKinney died
of acute leukemia on Aug. 20, 2000.
A graduate of the Hill
School, Walker majored in economics and was in the NROTC program.
He and roommates Bill Apgar, Sam Howell, and Tom Lowrie were members
of Tiger Inn.
After service on a destroyer
and a stint with his family business, he decided upon commercial
real estate investment as his lifetime career. Walker enjoyed hiking,
especially the Appalachian Trail with Sam Howell and with his Boston-area
walking group. Whenever possible, he would walk in Manhattan, where
he lived. Walker delighted in playing the piano when entertaining
friends, loved to travel, and valued friendships from his school
days and his hometown of Muskegon, Mich. As the NY Times stated,
Walker will always be remembered for his indomitable spirit
and joy of life.
The class sends sympathy
to his brother, Donald, and his nephews.
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Andrew Richard DeMar
Andy died of leukemia
in Cincinnati on May 7, 2000. Born and bred in northern New Jersey,
he came to Princeton from Union H.S., majored in English, joined
Elm Club, sang in the Glee Club, and was in air force ROTC.
After graduation, Andy
served in the air force reserves and joined Procter & Gamble.
During his 43-year career with P&G, he held numerous positions,
retiring as senior visualization manager.
Andy loved classical
music, history, and travel, and eagerly shared these passions with
family and friends. He served on the board of the Resident Home
for the Mentally Retarded and was national pres. of Childrens
Intl. Summer Villages, which promotes exchange student programs.
According to Ron Tell, Andys roommate for four years, Andy
was a great guy. He was always full of enthusiasm. We will all miss
Andy is survived by
his wife, Caroline Stoddard Fairley, three children, Andrew Jr.,
Patricia DeMar Hauver, and Glenn E., two stepchildren, Catherine
Cantey and Laura Drummond, and three grandchildren. Andys
first marriage, to Geraldine Potter, ended in divorce. The class
extends its deep sympathy to his family.
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John James Murdock
lived in London for many years, died there on May 13, 2000, of pneumonia
and meningitis just after he and his wife, Elizabeth, had returned
from the States visiting family and friends.
While at Princeton,
John majored in modern languages and literature and was a member
of Ivy Club. His career in international investment banking led
him to London in 1972; initially with Rothschild Intercontinental
Bank, he retired as head of new issues for Westpac Banking Corp.,
the largest bank in Australia. A keen sportsman, meeting the challenge
of shooting game birds in Britain was his favorite pastime. John
also enjoyed traveling he and Elizabeth went on 12 safaris,
and often to their magical spot in Europe, Venice, especially at
Christmas. According to her, John always read PAW and was
fiercely proud of being a Princetonian. I can hear Hate Yale
John is survived by
Elizabeth, three daughters, Merrick, Lee, and Bronwen, and two grandchildren,
Ethan and Georgiana, to whom the class offers its heartfelt condolences.
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