April 4, 2001: Memorials

Ridenour Raymond '24

Ridenour died Oct. 12, 2000, in his home in Kansas City. He was almost 99. He entered Princeton from Lawrenceville School, ran track, and became captain of the cross-country team. He was a member of Charter Club.

Following Princeton he worked in New York for several years and then returned to Kansas City to become an insurance agent for the rest of his business career. His wife of 66 years, Virginia Snider; his son, Martin S. Raymond '56; his daughter, Virginia R. Wagner; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren survive him.

His passions were fly-fishing and mountain climbing in the Rocky Mountains, world travel, his annual vacations to his second home in Carmel, Calif., and keeping track of the successes of his descendants. His family misses this dedicated family man and ever-loyal alumnus.

The Class of 1924

Henry Leon de Give Jr. '29

Henry died Jan. 12, 2001. He prepared for Princeton at St. Paul's. At Princeton he was a member of the Daily Princetonian board, manager of the band, and a member of Colonial Club.

He graduated from Harvard law school in 1932 and attended the U. of Paris law school the following year. He became associated with a New York law firm until he entered the Navy in Dec. 1941, retiring in Dec. 1945 with the rank of lieutenant commander. He was severely injured during an explosion at Noumea, New Caledonia, while he was attached to the staff of the commander of the South Pacific. After WWI he married Elena Ferreyros, and they raised seven children, three boys and four girls.

He practiced law in Atlanta. He was president of the Particular Council of St. Vincent de Paul Society and was vice president of the national body. He was regional director of the Natl. Conference of Christians and Jews, chair of the advisory board of the Community Relations Committee and American Friends Service Committee for equal employment and housing. He was honorary consul of Belgiam and an honorary colonel to the governors of Georgia. He received a commemorative medal for 100 years of service to the Belgium government by the de Give family and the Chevalier de L'Ordre de la Couronne from Belgium.

To Elena and all his children and grandchildren, the class offers its deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1929

Albert Harding Davis II '30

Albert died Dec. 14, 2000, in Connecticut, where he lived with his wife, Suzanne Arguimbau Davis, who survives him.

Born in Brooklyn on July 4, 1908, Al prepared at the Poly Prep School, where he was on numerous sports teams. At Princeton he was a member of the championship freshman water polo team, the freshman soccer team, and Tiger Inn.

Following graduation Al worked in the actuarial department of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. in NYC. During WWII, Al served as a major in the intelligence division of the first fighter group of the 8th Air Force. After the war he returned to the Metropolitan, specializing in group insurance until he retired in 1978.

Besides Suzanne, Al is survived by a daughter, Lynne Morris, stepchildren Suzanne H. Okie, Seeley Hubbard, and William Hubbard, and several grandchildren.

The class extends its deepest sympathy to all of them.

The Class of 1930

Elwyn D. Gillis '30

Elwyn Douglas Gillis of Nashville died Jan. 13, 2001. His wife, Dorothy Hallenbeck Gillis, predeceased him.

Born Nov. 1, 1908, and known as Joe, Elwyn prepared for Princeton at Peddie School. While at Princeton he was a member of the Key and Seal Club and majored in English.

Ultimately he pursued an MBA at Harvard. With this degree in hand, Joe's previous literary impulses gave way to his career in accounting with several companies before retiring as controller from Life and Casualty Insurance Co. During WWII he served in the Navy.

There are no immediate survivors.

The Class of 1930

Carl Francis Keppler '30

Carl Keppler of Tucson died Dec. 8, 1999. Carl was born Dec. 17, 1908, in Elizabeth, N.J.

He prepared for Princeton at Newark Academy, where he was on the track and gym teams. At Princeton he won the 1870 Prize in Old English, was a member of the track team, and the Gateway Club.

The class extends its deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1930

J. Milton Trompen '30

J. Milton Trompen died in Jan. 2001 at the age of 92. Born in Ramsey, N.J., he had been living in Brooklyn.

Previously he made his residence in Morris Plains, N.J., where he was active in community affairs. A member of the Presbyterian Church on the Green in Morristown for more than 50 years, he served them as treasurer for 21 years. He also served six years on the Borough of Morris Plains council, on the Planning Board for four years, and on the Board of Health for 20 years.

He prepared for Princeton at Poly Prep, in Brooklyn. While at Princeton he wrestled, participated in the choir, and was a member of Dial Lodge. In 1929 he left Princeton to work for the General Electric Co. and ultimately graduated from Rutgers U. Following graduation he worked for more than 40 years for Con Edison in New York before retiring in 1974.

During WWII he served in the Marine Corps in the Pacific and in the occupation of Japan after the war.

Survivors include his wife, Eleanor (Hodge), a son, John, a daughter, the Rev. Lorna Jean Miller, two grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

To all of them the class extends its deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1930

William Emerson Schroeder '34

Bill Schroeder, retired head of Schroeder Bros., manufacturers of mining and hydraulic equipment in McKees Rocks, Pa., died last May after a short bout with cancer. He was at Princeton for only one year but kept up correspondence with classmates until nearly the end, especially with Flop Follansbee and Bill Rea, with whom he grew up in the Pittsburgh area.

Bill and his wife of 63 years, "Middie," the former Margaretta Oliver, lived year-round in Amelia Island, Fla., for the past several years. Not long ago he wrote a classmate, "Play golf twice a week. Can shoot my age - nine holes, 85."

Surviving, besides Middie, are two sons, William E. Jr. and Augustus O., two daughters, Margaretta and Mary, two brothers, Frank C. '32 and A. Reed Schroeder, seven grandchildren, and one great-grand. To them all we offer our sincere sympathies.

The Class of 1936

Henry Charles Barkhorn Jr. '36

Henry, at 84, died July 27, 2000, of Alzheimer's disease after a very long illness. He prepared at Newark's Barringer H.S. At Princeton he majored in history and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He was a member of Terrace Club.

He had an impressive business career as an officer of Prudential Insurance Co., Mutual Life of New York, and Chase Manhattan Bank.

During WWII he served a year in the Army at Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio, and two years in the Navy in Washington, DC, as a lieutenant, junior grade.

He was a past treasurer of our class and chaired several annual dinners at Princeton for '36 fathers and their undergraduate sons.

Henry was a former member of the Princeton Club of New York and the New York Metropolitan Opera Assn. He was a member of the Maidstone Club of East Hampton, N.Y., at the time of his death. He was an avid stamp and coin collector.

Henry's first wife of 23 years, Helen Butler, died in 1967. He is survived by Jean Cook, his wife of 29 years, a daughter, Joan B. Haas, sons Henry III '71 and William B., and four grandchildren.

We will remember Henry as a thoughtful, loyal Princetonian and classmate.

The Class of 1936

Arthur Benedict Griffin '36

Griff died Nov. 22, 2000, at home in Stuart, Fla. He also summered in Christmas Cove, Maine. Before entering Princeton, he prepared at the Berkshire School.

Prior to moving to Florida, he was treasurer and a board member of the Englewood [N.J.] Hospital and chair of the Englewood Community Chest.

He retired in 1973 as a senior vice president of Bankers Trust Co. of NYC. He also was a founding director of Bankers Trust Co. of Florida.

In 1942 he began WWII service as a private and returned to inactive duty in 1946 as a major in the OSS in the European theater, where he was awarded two battle stars.

He was an excellent golfer and also enjoyed tennis and boating.

Griff was predeceased by his first wife, Mary Anderson Bennett. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Janet McCoy Griffin, daughter of W. Logan McCoy '06, a former trustee of Princeton; his sons, Arthur B. III and David E.; a daughter, Jane, and four grandchildren.

The Class of 1936

C. Wesley Lapha '36

At 85, Wes died Oct. 13, 2000, at home in Bethlehem, Pa.

He graduated from Pittsford [N.Y.] H.S. At Princeton he majored in psychology, graduating with honors. A few days after graduation, he reported to Prudential Insurance Co. in Newark, N.J., and retired almost 39 years later in 1975. For many years he served as a senior computer systems analyst in the insurance services department. He was a fellow of the Life Office Management Assn. Institute. After retirement he worked some years as an associate realtor.

Wes was endowed with considerable analytical ability. This helped him with his hobbies, including electronics, computer programming, and auto and home improvements. He also enjoyed extensive travel and photography.

He is survived by Jean Coons Lapha, his wife of 62 years, a son, David W., daughters Betty Scheiderman and Victoria L. O'Brien, a brother, Robert, sisters Thelma Strickland and Jeanne Slayton, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Wes was a loyal Princetonian and classmate. For many years he never missed reunions.

The Class of 1936


Bill died in Chicago on Jan. 11, 2000. He came to Princeton from the Northwood School and majored in psychology. Military service intervened, but he received his AB from both Stanford and Princeton after WWII. He later received an MBA from Columbia and went to work with the Lumberman's Credit Assn. in Chicago, rising to become its president.

He was active in many charitable and educational causes. There are no known survivors.

The Class of 1944


George died on Dec. 9, 2000. He was raised in Erie, Pa., and prepped at Phillips Exeter Academy, and his father was in Princeton's Class of 1912. His major at Princeton was the program in the humanities. He was chair of the Bric a Brac and comanager of Theatre Intime. He roomed with Thurston, Underhill, and Sechrist, and belonged to Campus Club.

After more than three years in the Marine Corps, he joined the State Dept. as a diplomatic courier; his work brought him to Bangkok, Manila, Saigon, Singapore, much of Latin America, and later Russia and France.

He worked for a while in management at Washington's Shoreham Hotel, a field he returned to after a career at Chase Bank in New York, working at The Lodge in Stowe, Vt.

He did not marry; he is survived by his sister, Lois, to whom the regrets of his classmates are sent.

The Class of 1944

Roger f. Woodman '46

Roger Woodman died Dec. 22, 2000, of cancer in Falmouth, Maine, where he had lived for 50 years with his wife, Katherine. Raised in Concord, N.H., "Woody" entered Princeton in 1942, spent three years in the Army Air Force, and graduated in June 1947.

An insurance executive, he became president of a local firm that he sold in 1986 to Commercial Union Insurance Co., for whom he continued to consult until 1998. He was chair of Maine Bank & Trust in Portland. Also, he served as hospital board chair, museum president, United Way president, diocesan treasurer, and school and college trustee. He taught Sunday school for 27 years at St. Mary's Episcopal in Falmouth.

In addition to his widow, Katherine, he is survived by daughter Elizabeth, sons Roger F. Jr. and James '79, two brothers, two sisters, and three grandchildren. To them all the class extends deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1946

Robert A. C. Allen '47

Bob died Aug. 5 at home in Pembroke, Mass., after a long battle with lung cancer. He was born in 1922 in Somerville, Mass., and was a graduate of Somerville H.S.

During WWII he enlisted in the Marine Corps at age 19. After the war he returned to Princeton and graduated in June 1948 with a degree in history. He was a member of Charter Club.

Bob spent most of his working career with the Social Security Administration, holding various positions, including regional administrative officer for the appellate bureau in New England.

He was very active in church activities at the First Parish Church in Norwell, Mass., serving as sexton for 10 years, and was an officer and trustee for the James Library in Norwell. He also developed an ardent interest in clocks and antiques and was an active member of the Scituate Historical Society as a volunteer and an estate appraiser. Showing his special interest in grandfather clocks, he had his tombstone engraved with one and the inscription, "Our time has run out." Old Nassau was sung at his funeral.

Bob will be sorely missed by his family, friends, and community. To his devoted wife of 50 years, Dorothy, and their daughter, Kathleen, the class extends its deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1947

George Albro Williamson Jr. '47

George died July 25 in Boynton Beach, Fla. He had been in poor health for eight years with arthritis, emphysema, and heart disease. He had open-heart surgery in 1991 and 1997.

He was born in 1924 in NYC but grew up in Newark, N.J. He attended both Barringer and Rumson H.S. and graduated from Mercersburg Academy in 1943.

During WWII, George served in the Army Air Corps as a bombardier and navigator on B-29 Super Fortresses. His crew was high on the list to make A-bomb runs over Japan.

He entered Princeton in 1946 and graduated in 1949 with a degree in economics. He also exhibited a strong interest in American history. He was a member of Charter Club.

After graduation George worked in the credit department of Esso Corp. In the late 1950s he became a venture capitalist and began trading on the NYSE for his own account. He married Gay Rogers in 1955. They lived in Shrewsbury and Rumson, N.J., before moving to Villanova, Pa., in 1968, where George continued his successful market trading.

To his wife of 45 years, Gay, their daughter, Patricia Rose, and sons Alexander and George A. III, the class extends its deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1947


Steve Christian died on Sept. 29, 2000. A lifelong resident of Huntington, W.Va., he graduated from its Marshall H.S. and entered Princeton in Sept. 1945. He was in Quadrangle Club, was a naval air cadet (1943-45), majored in English, and graduated in Feb. 1948.

Before returning to Huntington and becoming a food broker as a partner and later president and CEO of Christian & Co., Steve went on to the Yale school of drama and an MFA. He was a stage manager for NBC-TV as well as a professional actor in NYC in 1951 and 1952.

In Huntington, Steve played the lead in many local theatrical presentations over the years. He was a past president and trustee of the Huntington Museum of Art and was involved in a myriad of civic affairs. His avocations included skiing, fencing, tennis, and woodworking. He was very active in the Episcopal Church. He served as regional chair for AG.

Steve and Diana ("the love of my life") were married in the Princeton Chapel on May 23, 1949. Diana survives him, as do John, Keith, Katherine, Anne, Stephen, and five grandchildren. To all, the class extends its condolences and marks the death of a faithful friend.

The Class of 1948


Wils Ray died Oct. 14, 2000, at Kennebunkport after a brief illness.

A native of Pittsburgh, he graduated from Shady Side Academy. Following service in the Navy from 1944-46, he entered Princeton and majored in economics. He was in Tower and graduated in June 1950.

Wils was employed for 30 years by the Aluminum Co. of America. Many of those years were spent in the international division with stints in Lausanne and Tokyo. During the 1970s he served as president of Alcoa, Japan. Upon retirement he worked for five years for Harmarville Rehabilitation Center in Pittsburgh as vice president of marketing.

Wils and Virginia were married in Nov. 1952, and they retired to Maine in 1987, where he was active in civic affairs in Kennebunkport. He served a term as president of the board of the Graves Memorial Library.

In addition to Virginia, he is survived by daughter Virginia and two grandchildren. To them the class offers its condolences and shares, somehow, in the loss of a loyal classmate who was always proud to be a Princetonian.

The Class of 1948

William S. Edwards '50

After a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis, Bill died at his Charlottesville, Va., home on Nov. 28, 2000.

He prepared for Princeton at St. Paul's School. Bill was a member of Tiger Inn. With a basic engineering degree, he joined his father's Detroit firm, selling to the automotive industry. There he began his lifelong interest in building and remodeling homes. He received a Naval Reserve commission and in 1960 reported he was a lieutenant.

He fulfilled a desire for his own business and living in Charlottesville by moving there in 1974. With his oldest son he reopened an Oldsmobile dealership, expanded it to include Honda, and relocated to a new facility. Selling the dealership in 1982, he entered real estate. In 1988 he and his wife opened Country Gardens Antiques, where he remained active until his death.

Bill served in many business associations and as deacon and senior warden in his church. To his credit was a one-line speaking role in the movie Morgan Stewart's Homecoming.

Bill leaves his wife, Joan, whom he married in June 1950; five children, Madeline '83, Anne, John, David, and William; 10 grandchildren; and brother Cyril '43. To his family goes our deep sympathy.

The Class of 1950

Charles Lea Neely Jr. '50

Charles died of cancer Aug. 22, 2000, at his home in Memphis.

He came to Princeton from the Baylor School in Chattanooga. A biology major and member of Tower Club, Charles served in the Navy Reserve from 1945-47. He began his lifelong devotion to medicine by earning his MD from Washington U. medical school in St. Louis and did his residency at Barnes Hospital there.

Charles joined the U. of Tennessee in 1958, where he developed the first program of oncology. He served as chief of the medical oncology and hematology/oncology divisions for a decade. Upon his retirement in 1987, he was professor of medicine, hematology and pathology. Among his lifetime accomplishments was his 10-year directorship of the U. of Tennessee cancer clinic.

In addition to commitments to a host of professional medical societies, Charles maintained farm interests in Kentucky, Mississippi, and his home state, Tennessee, and derived pleasure from hunting, fishing, and traveling.

He is survived by his wife, Mary, two children, Louise '80 and Charles, and four grandchildren. To them the class extends condolences.

The Class of 1950

Gregory E. Stanbro Jr. '50

Greg, who came to Princeton from Oklahoma, died of cancer Sept. 11, 2000.

At Princeton, Greg was a member of Colonial Club. Though majoring in biology, he went on to graduate school at the U. of Oklahoma and received a degree in geology/geophysics. His graduate studies there were interrupted by a three-year stint in the Navy, where he served for two years in the Pacific and a year in the Atlantic on the aircraft carrier USS Valley Forge. He left active duty as a lieutenant, junior grade.

His chosen career in geology took him initially to California with Standard Oil, and for our 25th reunion he gave his address as Chevron Oil in Gabon, Africa. His interests ranged from golf and skiing to coin collecting, photography, and history.

Greg married Diane Mellish in 1980 in NYC. At the time of his death, he had retired and lived in Denver, where he was a member of the Denver Country Club and St. John's Episcopal Church.

The class extends its condolences to Diane, two sisters, six stepchildren, and five step-grandchildren.

The Class of 1950

James Crawford Ward Jr. '55

Jay Ward died Sept. 28, 2000, after a brief battle with liver cancer. He was reared in Nashville and attended the Middlesex School.

At Princeton he majored in politics, joined Cottage Club, and was varsity football manager.

Jay's career in Nashville involved the trading and selling of municipal bonds for 30 years with his own firm and then, on its sale, as senior officer of its successor, Hilliard, Lyons, Inc. He was nationally known and respected within the "muni" fraternity.

Honorary pallbearers included David Amory, Jim Bradford, Beck Fisher, Dan Lane, Peter Millard, and John Sienkiewicz. Among Jay's roommates and lifelong friends was the late Jim Johnson of St. Louis. Jay's popularity among classmates was surpassed only by his devotion to Princeton and his zest for life.

Jay, who was once divorced and once widowed, married Caroline Hilton 12 years ago. In addition to Carol, survivors include three children, two stepchildren, four grandchildren, five siblings, and two brothers-in-law, Hugh J. Morgan Jr. '50 and Robert C. Hilton '59.

The class extends its deepest sympathy to all of them. It is a great loss much too soon.

The Class of 1955

Horace G. Lippincott '57

Horace died Oct. 25, 1999, after a long illness. He resided in Crestline, Calif. At Princeton, Hod was a member of Court Club.

After Hod's graduation he entered the advertising industry. For a while he lived in Flourtown, Pa., and became a senior copywriter with N. W. Ayer and Son Inc. in Philadelphia.

He married and was divorced from Arlyn Clore. His final years were spent in California. The Class of '57 sends its condolences to his two children, Mark and Arlyn.

The Class of 1957

Thomas R. Swabey '57

Tom died Feb. 5, 2000, in Ottawa, Ontario.

Tom prepared for Princeton at Ridley College, where he lettered in football, track and field, basketball, and cricket and was active on the debating team. At Princeton he joined the Tiger Club and was prominent in track and field. His roommates were "Spike" Ball, Tyler Halsted, Hugh Barnett, Jay Lehr, Dave Loeffler, Don Mayer, John Nevin, Miles Seifert, and John Storm. John Nevin, Dave Loeffler, Don Mayer, and Miles Seifert attended the funeral. Tom was involved for a number of years as Schools Committee chair in Eastern Ontario, resulting in many wonderful young people coming to Princeton who might never have attended the place were it not for his encouragement.

Tom married Mary Elizabeth Court after his junior year, and they lived off campus during Tom's senior year. John Swabey '55, Tom's brother; Dick Court '54, Tom's brother-in-law; and Dr. Averil Stowell '34, Tom's stepfather, all graduated from Princeton.

After Princeton, Tom graduated from the U. of Ottawa law school. He practiced law in Ottawa and Cornwall, Ontario.

To his wife, Mary, their three sons and daughter, John, Jim, Ted, and Patsy, and their eight grandchildren, we offer our sincere sympathy.

The Class of 1957


Lars Hummerhielm, president and CEO of the Assn. of Bi-National Chambers of Commerce of South Florida, died Mar. 3, 2000. Born and raised in Sweden, Lars spent only junior year with us as an international exchange student at the Woodrow Wilson School, but, as he wrote in our 25th reunion yearbook, "Thanks to Princeton my life is rich and rewarding." Never associated with a particular class, he asked to join us in 1981 and was so elected.

After 14 years in government service and business in Sweden, Lars moved to Miami in 1975, where he began a multifaceted career in international marketing and trade, founding several corporations and serving the business community in many ways. Among them was the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in Florida, of which he was president, and Scaninvest, Inc., of which he was president and CEO.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon, daughters Lena Hummerhielm and Lotta Siegel, and two grandchildren. We join them in their grief.

The Class of 1961


The class lost one of its most beloved and respected members when Jay died on Jan. 11, 2001, of complications from bone marrow disease.

Jay came to Princeton from Canterbury, where he later served as a trustee. He played freshman football and rugby and majored in psychology. He was a member of Tiger Inn and the 21 Club.

Jay earned an MBA at Columbia and had an illustrious career in the securities industry. He was one of the few analysts to earn Institutional Investor's top ranking in two industries, utilities and telecommunications. He appeared as a featured guest on Wall Street Week with Louis Rukeyser '54 and was frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal. Over 38 years he was associated with several major financial institutions, including Chase Manhattan, Lehman Brothers, and Nomura Securities, where he was chief of US equity research.

Jay loved sports. He was a runner, golfer, and tennis champion. He was totally devoid of guile or pretense and charmed all who met him with his intelligence, boundless enthusiasm, and personal warmth.

The class extends its sympathy to Jay's wife, Mimi, his daughter, Michie, his sons, Jamie, Chris, Matt, and Andrew, his brother, Peter, and his grandsons, James and Sam.

The Class of 1961


Rick Nelson died of a heart attack Jan. 24, 2000, at his home in Wellington, Fla. A pioneer in the independent energy industry, he was president and CEO of U.S. Energy Systems, Inc.

Born in Norfolk, Rick came to Princeton from Norfolk Academy. At Princeton he was a Woodrow Wilson major, a member of Elm Club, chair of the Tiger, and publisher of Ivy Magazine. While in the Army he was military aide to then-V.P. Lyndon Johnson and from 1963-67 assistant to the president.

Among his many awards was the Presidential Medal. In The Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson, Eric Goldman described Rick as a "sharp-minded, energetic young man with an off-beat sense of humor and a full quotient of his generation's puzzlement about what to do with their lives." Along the way Rick earned a law degree at Georgetown. In 1970 he entered the business world. In recent years he had become an avid sport shooter in Palm Beach and was a regular fixture with his son on the polo fields.

Rick is survived by Carole, his wife of 34 years, a son, Chris '92, a daughter, Karin, and his parents. With them we mourn his passing.

The Class of 1961

Kent M. Smith '69

It is with great sadness that we record the death of Kent M. Smith in Edina, Minn., on Apr. 20, 2000, following a massive heart attack.

After graduation Kent followed his strong musical interest with MA degrees in conducting and musicology from the U. of Wisconsin followed by a PhD in musicology from Cornell. He became music director of the Edina Morningside Church and held that position until his death.

Combining his musical and business skills, he joined A. L. Williams Insurance Co. in the early 1980s and became a regional vice president of Primerica Financial Services, which absorbed A. L. Williams.

A lifelong passion was fishing. Salt-water angling on Long Island during his young years was followed by fresh-water activity in Minnesota and Canada. He was always ready to try his luck and a new lure in any setting.

Although Kent did not take an active role in alumni activities, he maintained his interest in Princeton throughout his life. Kent is survived by his wife, Diane, his son, Daniel, his daughter, Bonnie, his sister, Kathleen, and his father, Maynard '41. We extend our sincere sympathy to his family and his many friends.

The Class of 1969

James W. Harris '71

Jim died in Atlanta on Sept. 25, 1999, at age 49, following a battle with cancer. After graduating magna cum laude from Princeton and, in 1974, from Duke U. law school, Jim joined Atlanta's Smith, Cohen, Ringel, Kohler & Martin.

In 1985 he became senior real estate finance partner at Morris, Manning & Martin. Despite working long daily hours, he still devoted considerable time to his family, coaching Little League baseball and enjoying golf and tennis. Jim was beloved by all who knew him. One colleague for 25 years described him as "a mild-mannered man who also was a fighter" and as "the gentlest, kindest, quietest person you'll ever know." Jim was active in the Mortgage Bankers Assn. At Princeton's Tower Club, he is fondly remembered with a smile on his face, a kind word for everyone, and as a super guy to be around.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy, daughter Jennifer, son Matthew, parents Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Harris, brother and sister-in-law Robert and Holly Harris, and sisters and brothers-in-law Carole and Dan Mitchell and Sue Ellen and Dan Brannan, and numerous other relatives. The class sends its sincere condolences.

The Class of 1971

Paul V. Olowacz '80

Paul died Dec. 22, 2000. He graduated from Montclair Kimberly Academy and came to Princeton in 1975. He was a well-loved fixture at Princeton Inn College, renowned for knowing every song lyric of the previous 20 years and miming all of "American Pie." Lately, he was a frequent guest DJ on WZBC radio, near Boston. He was a founding member of a group of friends styling themselves the Old Guard, blissfully unaware of the copyright violation. A liberal arts major, his camaraderie with engineers and physics majors made him a natural for his jobs on the staffs of several computer magazines, lastly as an editor at PC Week. Paul is survived by his parents and one brother, another brother having predeceased him. Comforted by Paul's faith, his friends of all classes wish him Godspeed.

The Class of 1980

Graduate Deaths

Mary M. Fitzgerald *73, English, Aug. 8, 2000

Constantine Kaysar Zurayk *30, Oriental Languages and Literature, Aug. 12, 2000

Nicholas B. Milano *47, Economics, Aug. 14, 2000

William Clyde Dunn *43, Politics, Aug. 24, 2000

John Harvey Wills *40, Economics, Aug. 31, 2000

Franklin Paul Peterson *55, Mathematics, Sept. 1, 2000

Max Perrot *40, Biology, Sept. 4, 2000

Cole Manes Jr. *51, Philosophy, Sept. 13, 2000

Albert Linwood Brown *65, WWS, Sept. 27, 2000

Joseph Woodrow Howell *51, Aeronautical Engineering, Oct. 14, 2000

Warren Roberts Jr. *50, Politics, Oct. 21, 2000