April 18, 2001:
WILLIAM M. DOERFLINGER
Bill was born July 30,
1910, in Brooklyn and died Dec. 23, 2000, at Fellowship Village
in Basking Ridge, N.J. For a large portion of his life, he was a
resident of the Convent Station section of Morris Township, N.J.,
before moving to Fellowship Village in 1999.
He prepared at Staten
Island Academy and, at Princeton, became a member of Phi Beta Kappa,
the pistol team, was a news editor for the Daily Princetonian, an
editorial writer and assistant photographer for the Bric-a-Brac,
and a member of Court Club.
Bill's career in publishing
began with an assistant editorship at Macmillan's, followed by a
year as managing editor of the American Mercury. In 1941 he joined
E. P. Dutton, book publishers, where he ended up a senior editor,
publishing hundreds of books. He also earned an MA from Princeton
and from Harvard in 1939. During WWII he served for three years
in the overseas branch of the office of war information, and in
1933-34 was a news editor and correspondent in the psychological
warfare branch of the Army in Africa, Italy, and France.
Bill's wife, Anne Homer,
died in 1995. Surviving are three sons, Jonathan Warner, William,
and Thomas, and two daughters, Anne Bishop and Katherine, 10 grandchildren,
and five great-grandchildren. The class extends its sympathy to
the entire family.
The Class of 1965
James Watt Laughlin
Jim Laughlin, a former
foreign exchange specialist and foreign financial analyst with E.I.
du Pont de Nemours, in Wilmington, Del., died Feb. 9, 2001. For
the past decade he lived near Syracuse, to be near his daughter
and her family.
One of the "highlights"
of his life, Jim once wrote, was "participation in an interest
of both my children," namely, competitive swimming. He formerly
represented the Wilmington Swim Club as a member of the Philadelphia
Swimming Directors Society and the AAU. Jim was also an active hiker
in retirement and joined the Wilmington Trail Club on trips to England
and Wales to the Mosel Valley, the Black Forest, the Tirol, and
the Vienna Woods, in Europe.
Jim's wife, Grace Covey,
a 1933 graduate of Middlebury, died in 1980 of cancer. Surviving
are his daughter, Rebecca Jackson-Laughlin, a son, Jay B., and four
The Class of 1934
RICHARD MILLER BOSARD
Dick died on May 4 in
Minneapolis at the age of 87. Born in Minot, N.Dak., he prepared
for Old Nassau at the Blake School in Minneapolis, where he was
a member of the French Club, the dramatic association, and graduated
cum laude. At Princeton he majored in psychology and belonged to
Court Club. Next stop, Harvard law, from which he graduated in 1938.
During WWII, Dick served
as an Army captain in North Africa, Italy, southern France, and
Germany. He then returned to Minneapolis, where he became a partner
in the law firm of Nieman, Bosard, and Arthur.
Although Dick maintained
little contact with Princeton or the Class of '35 in the last decades
of his life, we did reach him by phone in Mar. 2000, shortly before
his death. Life had been good to him, he recalled, including his
years on the Princeton campus. He left no survivors.
The Class of 1935
EDWIN SMITH CARNEY
Born in Staten Island,
N.Y., son of Philip Wildes Carney 1902, Ed died at Lawrence Memorial
Hospital, Medford, Mass., on Apr. 4, 2000, a month before his 87th
birthday. He prepared for Princeton at Port Richmond H.S., where
he was a sports manager and a magazine editor. At Princeton he majored
in modern languages, winning second group honors junior year, and
was an enthusiastic member of the Whig Hall debating panel. He also
served as secretary of Terrace Club.
Ed studied at Columbia
U.'s law school from Sept. 1935 to May 1938. Then, for some years
the class lost track of him. Later, we discovered he had served
with the Army Air Force in counter intelligence during WWII, returning
to civilian life in 1946. He settled in Medford.
For the next several
decades, Ed worked for an insurance company in Medford, rising to
the post of general manager. Upon retirement he spent another 10
years or so employed in the offices of Albert Shaw, a well-known
Medford attorney. He never married. His only survivor is his sister,
Ethel B. Carney.
The Class of 1935
JAMES h. MARKS '35
Jim Marks died in his
native state of Pennsylvania on Aug. 30, 2000. Born in Edgeworth,
Pa., he prepared for Princeton at Shady Side Academy, where golf,
baseball, and track consumed most of his time outside the classroom.
At Princeton he majored in psychology, was a lacrosse team manager,
and vice president of Campus Club. Then it was back to Pittsburgh,
marriage to Elizabeth "Betsy" Dunsford, and a starting
("cadet engineer") job with at the Equitable Gas Co. He
spent his entire working career there, save time off with the Army
Artillery during WWII. He served in Europe and attained the rank
of colonel. Postwar, after returning to Pittsburgh, Jim continued
a reserve association with the military well into the 1950s.
Betsy died in 1977. Jim,
who was then Equitable's executive vice president, decided it was
time to retire and take up golf seriously. He moved to Vero Beach
and joined the country club there. "It's a great spot,"
he used to say. "Boating, swimming, and golf, are accessible;
volunteer work is needed at a local community hospital; and winter
'35 class reunions are held nearby." Jim leaves his sons, James
Jr. and William, a daughter, Janet (Mrs. G. Scott Baton '58), eight
grandchildren (including Elizabeth M. Baton '86), 10 great-grandchildren,
and his older brother, Lewis H. Marks '37.
The Class of 1935
JOHN LEGERWOOD PATTERSON
Jack Patterson, born
in Roanoke, N.C., raised in Richmond, Va., and graduated from the
Gilman School before attending Princeton, died in Richmond on Sept.
15, 2000. So far, a path not that dissimilar from others in '35.
But then Jack's life path changed. "He married medicine when
he left Princeton, says his sister, Elizabeth P. Williams, his closest
survivor. "He never thought of anything else in his entire
Jack received his MD
from Virginia Commonwealth U.'s medical college in 1939, did his
residency at Johns Hopkins, and became a research fellow at the
U. of Virginia. Next came a stint in the Navy, where he did early
space research, and time on the faculty of Emory U.'s medical school.
In 1953, Jack went back to Richmond to join the MCV faculty.
His mind and boundless
energy flourished there. Early on, his studies ranged from the cardiorespiratory
physiology of giraffes to a new approach to treating human head
injuries. He founded both MCV's cardiopulmonary laboratories and
research division and set up its respiratory therapy facility and
intensive care unit. In later years he focused on the genesis of
breath sounds and quantitative sound analysis. "He received
many honors, opened up whole new avenues in pulmonary research,"
says Dr. Edith Hardie, his longtime lab assistant.
The Class of 1935
JOSEPH DONALDSON WOOD
Born in Morgantown, W.Va.,
May 22, 1912, "Moon" died July 18, 2000, in Asheboro,
N.C. He was 88.
He prepared for Princeton
at Phillips Exeter Academy, where he was on the track team, football
and basketball squads, and was a member of the dramatic society.
At Princeton he majored in French, was on the freshman football
squad, the varsity track squad, and was a member of Charter Club.
All four years at Princeton he roomed with Walter "Doc"
Parmalee, also an Exeter graduate, a varsity boxer, and manager
of Charter, where both men lived during senior year.
"Moon and Doc agreed
on almost everything except the weather," recalls one classmate.
Doc loved the cold. He could hardly wait to get back to the wind
and snow of his native Maine. Moon headed straight south after graduation.
He settled in High Point, N.C., married Joanne Hanger on March 19,
1938, and lived there for 55 years. Much of this time he worked
in sales for James Lee & Sons Co., a carpet manufacturer, and
sought to improve his golf game. For the last decade before retirement,
he switched to the employ of George T. Wood & Sons, a family
About 1990 the Woods
moved to Asheboro. In addition to Joanne, Joe leaves two daughters
and two grandsons.
The Class of 1935
H. Vinton Coes '36
Vint, 87, died at home
in Sussex, N.J., on Jan. 28, 2001. A graduate of Montclair [N.J.]
H.S., at Princeton he majored in biology. In 1941 he received his
MD from Columbia's College of Physicians and Surgeons.
During WWII he served
almost five years in the Navy Medical Corps attaining the rank of
lieutenant-commander. During the years 1943-44, he was assigned
to amphibious units during the invasions of Sicily, plus Salerno
and Anzio in Italy. He was awarded four Battle Stars.
In the late 1940s, Vint
moved to Sussex, where he established a successful family practice
focusing on obstetrics. In 1967 he volunteered to serve as a civilian
physician treating civilians under a USAID program in Vietnam. Then,
in 1969, he volunteered as a Peace Corps physician for two years
in Liberia. From 1971-83 he returned to his general practice at
home and then spent a few years as a volunteer physician at a local
During his busy career
he was active in several New Jersey organizations and was honored
by the American Medical Assn. and the Sussex County Medical Society.
Vint is survived by his
wife, Eleanor Gies Coes, whom he married in 1941, sons Donald V.,
Alan H., and David R., a daughter, Mary E., and nine grandchildren.
The Class of 1936
Samuel Boyer Davis
Nov. 6, 2000. He prepared at St. Mark's School. At Princeton he
majored in political science and was a member of Cottage Club. He
later received an MAT from Harvard. His father, S. Boyer Davis was
a member of the Class of 1886.
In 1941 he joined the
Navy during WWII as an ensign. He was trained to be an armed guard
commander. He served on three ships in both the Atlantic and Pacific
theaters. He was honorably discharged in 1946 as a lieutenant.
Bogey embarked on a remarkable
career reflecting his many talents. Before the war he taught at
the Lenox School and spent summers running his Camp Kipawa, a boys
canoeing camp on the Ottawa River in Quebec. After his military
service he operated a pack station in the High Sierras, raised cattle
in the foothills near Dunlop, Calif., and for two years was principal
of a two-room elementary school. Next he became business manager,
history teacher, and baseball coach at the Cate School in Carpinteria,
Calif. In 1976 he retired to his avocado and lemon grass groves
in Summerland, Calif.
He is survived by his
wife, Janet Westbrook Davis, whom he married in 1938, sons S. Boyer
III, Michael H. '66, and Donald W., and three grandchildren.
The Class of 1936
Israel Wistar Morris
Wistar died Sept. 23,
2000, at his home in Villanova, Pa. After graduating from the Kent
School, at Princeton he majored in history and was vice president
of Colonial Club. He attended the U. of Pennsylvania law school
from 1936-39. He then started a long career with the Sun Oil Co.
During WWII in Jan. 1941,
he was called to military service by the Pennsylvania National Guard.
He studied the Chinese language at Yale U. and in 1944 was sent
to China and assigned to the China theater headquarters. He was
honorably discharged in 1946 as a lieutenant-colonel. He was awarded
the Bronze Star.
In 1978 he and his wife,
Gerda, were invited by the Chinese government for a red-carpet trip
to that country. In 1981 they took a trip to Tibet, and in 1983
they traveled the "Silk Road" in China.
Wistar's hobbies included
gardening, travel, photography, and music. His first wife, Eleanor
Pew, died in 1966. He is survived by his wife, Gerda Haller, formerly
of Berlin, a son, I. Wistar III, daughters Nancy M. Farry, Mary
M. Lane, Eleanor M. Smith, Doreen M. Torrance, and Sandra M. Czapla,
and nine grandchildren.
The Class of 1936
Jonathan Slocum '36
Johnny died Dec. 29,
2000. A graduate of the Gunnery School, at Princeton he majored
in history and was a member of Colonial Club. After Princeton he
graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia
During WWII he served
for three years, the last two of which he was a captain in the Army
After the war until his
retirement in 1984, he was the former owner and director of Craig
House, an internationally-known private psychiatric hospital in
Beacon, N.Y. It was founded in 1915 by his father, Clarence Jonathan
Johnny had an encyclopedic
knowledge of horticulture. He was an avid hunter and fly fisherman
who tied his own flies. He was also an excellent golfer. He was
a member of the Anglers Club of NYC, the first male member of the
Tioronda Garden Club, director of the Howland Center, a member of
the American Psychiatric Assn., Beacon Historical Society, and the
Natl. Assn. of Private Psychiatric Hospitals.
In 1938 he married George-Ann
Jackson, who died in 1995. He is survived by sons Jonathan J., James
J. '67, a daughter, Julie H. Dahlgren, a grandson, David Slocum,
a granddaughter, Tess Dahlgren, and a great-grandson, Bradley Slocum.
The Class of 1936
William Henry Lippitt
Bill died Dec. 8, 2000,
at Candler Hospital in Savannah, where he had practiced general
surgery for 35 years before he retired in 1982. After earning his
MD at Johns Hopkins, he became a fellow in surgery at Lahey Clinic
in Boston. During WWII, Bill served in the Army Medical Corps and
was a captain when he returned to private practice. Through the
years he was a member of countless medical and surgical associations
in Georgia and the southeast. In 1972 he was president of the Georgia
chapter of the American College of Surgeons and the Georgia Medical
Society and in 1982 was president of the Southern Society of Clinical
Surgeons. He volunteered with Project Hope in 1973, carrying much
needed medical assistance to Brazil. And he remembered, with special
pleasure, helping host our 1977 class southern trip during their
stay in Savannah.
Bill is survived by his
wife, Nell McBride, and by five children of his first marriage,
to Theodora Finney, who died in 1973. A stepdaughter, stepson, and
16 grandchildren also survive. To them all we offer our profound
The Class of 1939
S. GREY DAYTON JR.
Grey died Sept. 21, 2000,
of colon cancer at the age of 80.
A Media, Pa., native,
he graduated from Episcopal Academy in 1939 before attending Princeton.
A fourth-generation Princetonian, he majored in economics and was
a member of Cannon Club.
Grey's business career
was varied and distinguished. Past president of the Philadelphia
Stock Exchange, he served as partner of Dayton, Kahn Heppe &
Co. and earlier as managing partner of Elkins, Morris, Stroud. He
enjoyed membership in many of the city's most prestigious clubs,
including the Merion Cricket Club, the Racquet Club, and the Rittenhouse
During WWII, Grey earned
a Bronze Star with three clusters for service in Italy with the
famed 10th Mountain Division.
Grey is survived by his
wife of 57 years, the former Frances Imbrie, a daughter, Alice S.,
two sons, Samuel G. III and Dr. Andrew I. '72, and four grandchildren.
To the entire family, we offer our deepest and most heartfelt condolences.
The Class of 1943
LAIRD U. PARK jr.
Laird died Jan. 14, 2001,
in Philadelphia. He leaves his wife of almost 50 years, Lucy, four
daughters, and six grandchildren.
Coming from The Hill,
Laird was on freshman crew and captained the varsity. Majoring in
mechanical engineering, he was president of Colonial Club. He roomed
with George Wadsworth until he enlisted in the Navy in 1943, serving
on a destroyer escort in the Pacific, achieving the rank of ensign.
He returned to Princeton to get his degree in economics in 1947.
Laird started his career
with Smith, Kline and French, then rose to the presidency of Troemer,
Inc., a manufacturer of laboratory apparatus. He was active in Eisenhower's
1953 campaign and served with the Red Cross and the United Fund.
He was a board member of the Independence Seaport Museum and the
Library Co. of Philadelphia.
He collected Americana
and traveled and read widely. He never missed a major reunion and
attended 11 others, as well. Always easy to spot at six feet, five
inches tall, we shall miss his friendly demeanor, his keen sense
of humor, and his love of Princeton. With his family, we deeply
share his loss.
The Class of 1944
THOMAS LEE WILSON
In our 50th yearbook,
Tom noted that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease; he
dealt with it until he died in Ormond Beach, Fla., on Dec. 4, 2000.
President of his class
at Windber H.S. in Pennsylvania, Tom majored in politics at Princeton
until he enlisted in the Air Corps in Feb. 1942; he retired from
the Air Force in 1967 with the rank of lieutenant-colonel. A flight
instructor during WWII, he was assigned to the Pentagon and then
earned three Battle Stars as a captain in Korea; he spent six years
He married Betty Eldredge
in 1953 and got his BA at the U. of Maryland and a master's at Pittsburgh.
They moved to Ormond Beach in 1967, where he taught for almost 20
years at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical U. and served as an academic
Tom and Betty were avid
golfers and tennis players and traveled widely in retirement To
Betty and their children, Pam, Elizabeth, Tom W., and David, and
to his grandchildren, the class extends deep sympathy.
The Class of 1944
WILLIAM MANNING MALLOY
Bill Malloy died Nov.
4, 2000, at his home in Cheraw, S.C. "Duke" entered Princeton
from Woodberry Forrest, having resided in Cheraw all of his life.
At Princeton he became a member of the Tower Club, but the Navy
sent him to Cornell, from which he received his degree. He then
returned to Cheraw to enter the family business and married the
former Marion Plowden in 1947. By 1963, Duke had taken over as president
of the Cheraw Cotton Mills. Throughout his life Duke was active
in many civic endeavors, including the Kiwanis Club and the Chamber
of Commerce. Within the Presbyterian Church he became an elder and
a commissioner to its general assembly. Duke and Marion divorced
in 1971, and in 1977 he married the former Shirley Kennedy, who
predeceased him. Duke is survived by his son, William Jr., and three
daughters, Marion M. Murphy, Margaret M. Sanders, and Mary M. Blackburn,
all by Marion, and by three stepchildren, nine grandchildren, and
one great-grandchild, plus his brother, Edwin Jr. The class extends
its sympathy to all.
The Class of 1945
Louis Dejonge Methfessel
The class has lost a
constant and stalwart tower of strength and goodness with the death
of Lou Methfessel on Jan. 1, 2001. From our undergraduate days to
the day of his death, Lou deeply cherished Princeton and his classmates.
He was our president from 1946-48, currently served as coclass agent,
and had agreed to chair our 53rd reunion in June. A heart attack
in NYC has taken this respected and revered friend from us.
Lou came to Princeton
with the Pingry contingent and graduated with a degree in political
science. He was a member of Cottage and of the Undergraduate Council
and played varsity soccer and tennis. He went on to the Rutgers
business school and later the Wharton School. His business career
was marketing related. For many years he was with American Olean
Tile. His civic activities were numerous. He enjoyed tennis and
The love of his life
was the fair Joan. She and Lou were married in 1951 and had the
happiest of lives together until she died in Aug. 1998. They produced
a daughter and two sons.
To Ty, Gary, and Holly,
the class shares in their loss and sorrow. We are grateful for the
life of a noble friend.
The Class of 1948
Arthur Jewel Wilson
Chicago native "Pete"
Wilson was not active in class affairs but had great loyalty to
Princeton over the years. He did return for our 50th reunion. Pete
first attended Morris Brown U. in Atlanta and then Southern U. in
Baton Rouge, where he played on the black college national champion
At Princeton, Pete, one
of our first black undergraduates, captained the basketball team,
played 150 lb. football, and ran track. He was in Prospect and graduated
in June 1947 in economics.
Pete's career was in
local and federal law enforcement. He was appointed US marshal for
the eastern district of Illinois by Pres. Gerald Ford. He received
a special commendation for outstanding service in 1976. After he
retired from the US Marshals Service, he served as director of public
safety and chief of police for East St. Louis, Ill.
Pete died of a massive
stroke on Dec. 28 at age 77.
He is survived by his
widow, Marcella, daughter Leslie, son Jewel, and seven grandchildren.
The class is the poorer at the death of an accomplished, courageous
man who was a fine scholar and gifted athlete.
The Class of 1948
Cul Smith died of spinal
cancer on Dec. 26, 2000, in Palm Desert, Calif., the Smiths' winter
He was a native of Spokane
and came to Princeton from Gonzaga Prep. At Princeton, Cul majored
summa cum laude in history, was a member of Dial Lodge, Orange Key,
the Memorial Fund, and Undergraduate Schools committees. Many of
us will remember him as a ferocious tackle on our undefeated 1950
football team, which won the Lambert Trophy and was number eight
in the United Press national gridiron poll.
Cul was a Navy lieutenant
in the Korean conflict. Afterwards he joined the investment firm
of Blyth & Co. in Spokane as an investment counselor, then as
a corporate officer with Kidder, Peabody there.
Cul was a member of several
civic and community organizations, particularly those involved with
athletics and education. His interests included family and fly fishing.
Of the latter, his wife, Jane, writes about a trip before Cul's
death, "We were on a fishing trip to the Big Hole in Montana,
and he fished circles around everyone."
In addition to Jane,
Cul is survived by sons Tighe and Christopher, daughters Hilary
and Deidre, brothers Whitney and Michael, sister Frances, and eight
The class will miss such
a vibrant member.
The Class of 1951
THOMAS J. GUTENKUNST
of complications of pneumonia on Jan. 25, 2001.
He came to Princeton
from Milwaukee Country Day School, majored in economics, and joined
Tower Club. His roommates were Ralph Baer, Charlie Bourne, and Dick
After graduation, Gutie
served in the Army and then joined the family business, presently
the Milwaukee Tool and Equipment Co., where he advanced to president
and remained active until his death. He took special pride as chair
of the board of St. Coletta School for cognitively disabled children
in Jefferson, Wis., and promoted numerous fundraising events.
Gutie had an insatiable
zest for life. He was intensely loyal, generous, and energizing
to his innumerable friends. His laughter was contagious. He particularly
enjoyed his home on Pewaukee Lake. Water sports, gardening, and
restful afternoons on his columned porch overlooking the lake occupied
his leisure time. Traveling was a family favorite. Wisconsin Badger
and Green Bay Packer football games were frequent outings every
Gutie was most of all
the consummate family man. He is survived by his wife of 36 years,
Dodie, a daughter, Heidi Clotilde, a son, George Jeck, and two brothers,
John and Charlie '50. To them, the class extends its heartfelt sympathy.
The Class of 1955
Francis X. Matt II
The death of F. X. Matt
II on Jan. 15, 2001, of complications from a stroke, was a profound
loss not only to his family and friends but to the entire city of
Utica, N.Y. As a businessman, F. X. kept alive and independent the
brewery his grandfather had founded and his father had run before
him. As a civic leader he chaired numerous boards and sat on many
more than this brief notice has room to list. To be with him at
the finish line of the Boilermaker Road Race, which was cosponsored
by the brewery, was to bask in reflected celebrity.
But he was still the
F. X. his classmates knew: diligent and genial, humorous and stubborn.
At Princeton he majored in humanities and joined Dial Lodge. Afterward
he spent two years in the Army and considered becoming a teacher
before going to work in the family business. Recently he did teach
an English course at a local college. He continued to read voraciously;
he loved opera, and, as always, he was great company.
Our deepest sympathy
goes to his wife, Duff, their children, F. X., Fred, Will, Peter,
Charlie, and Libby, and all their extended family.
The Class of 1955
Joseph Kieffer Myers
Joe Myers died Aug. 31,
2000, of emphysema at his home in Jamesville, N.Y.
Joe was born and reared
in Akron, Ohio, and graduated from Western Reserve Academy. At Princeton
he majored in chemistry and joined Tower Club. He excelled at track,
was team captain our senior year, and held the quarter-mile record
for many years. He also played IAA touch football and billiards.
His roommates included Bill Burks and Cal Edgar. J. K.'s loyalty
and competitiveness are remembered fondly by those who knew him.
Joe attended Columbia
P&S and continued his medical training at SUNY's Upstate Medical
Center, where he completed his residency and spent a year in research.
He practiced general and vascular surgery in Syracuse for 30 years,
retiring in 1995. Joe was an attending surgeon at Community and
Crouse Hospitals and a clinical professor at SUNY. He was a fellow
of the American College of Surgeons and was active over the years
with numerous medical-related organizations at both local and state
Joe is survived by his
wife, Sarah, daughters Elizabeth Brakely and Barbara Buckley, sons
John B. '89 and Joseph K. III '80, and 10 grandchildren. To all
of them the class extends its deep sympathy.
The Class of 1955
Marshall Esty Denkinger
Esty died of a heart
attack on Sept. 15, 2000, while he and his wife, Betty, were touring
northern Spain with a group of '56 classmates and their wives.
At Princeton Esty joined
Quadrangle Club, sang in the chapel choir, and majored in English.
He received his master of divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary
in 1959 and, until 1972, served in the parish ministry of Episcopal
churches in New Jersey, Indiana, and Missouri. For the next 10 years,
he was the owner/operator of a farm in Vermont, as well as serving
as the developer and managing partner of a low-income housing program
for the rural elderly and handicapped. From 1982-89 Esty was a management
and marketing consultant in NYC as well as the president and director
of a nonprofit group (Ecumenical Community Development Organization)
bringing affordable housing to the West Harlem area. Starting in
1989 he served as interim rector in eight churches, the most recent
being St. Paul's Parish, Kent, in Chestertown, Md., where a service
celebrating Esty's life was held on All Saints Sunday, Nov. 5. Our
class was represented by Scott Conover, Bob Hudnut, Matt Perry,
Bob Rodgers, Bud Updike, and their wives. Bob H. delivered the homily;
Scott and Bob R. read the lessons.
Esty is survived by his
wife, Mary Elizabeth ("Betty"), four children, Mary '79,
Marshall '81, Thomas, and Eric, and four grandchildren. The class
extends its deep sympathy to each of them.
The Class of 1956
CHARLES ALVA BROWN
as many called him, died at age 66 in Boston on Dec. 28, 2000, as
a result of complications following several brain operations.
Charlie graduated from
Darrow School, where he was class vice president and cocaptain of
the football team. At Princeton he majored in history and was an
active member and treasurer of Tower Club. Subsequently, a two-year
Hawaii teaching sojourn turned into a 39-year career at the Punahou
School. Upon retirement in 1998, Kie was given the Old School Award,
Punahou's highest honor, for outstanding service, and a $175,000
scholarship fund was established in his and his wife's names.
Married to Gail Miller
in 1957, Charlie is survived by Gail, daughters Raelin Knox and
Sarah Ball, son Charles III, six grandchildren, and his brother,
Possessing an inquisitive
and remarkably retentive mind, Charlie was a fount of baseball and
other trivia and had successful television quiz-show appearances.
Also a rotisserie baseball league member and a marathon runner,
he pursued life with integrity, resilience, courage, and good-humored
enthusiasm. Loving husband and father, caring teacher and advisrr,
generous, unpretentious, and upbeat friend, Charlie will be missed.
The class extends its heartfelt sympathy to his family and many
The Class of 1957
Donald W. Collier *44
Donald died Dec. 28,
2000, at age 80 of prostate cancer at his home in Chicago. Don,
who received his doctorate in physical chemistry and chemical engineering
at Princeton, enjoyed a long and distinguished career that included
23 years with Borg-Warner Corp., where he started as vice president
of research and rose to become senior vice president of corporate
strategy. During his tenure as vice president of research, the company
developed 18 major technological innovations that led to successful
new product lines. As senior vice president of corporate strategy,
he introduced strategic planning that led the company to achieve
unprecedented earnings growth.
Don's career began with
the Sharples Corp. He later worked at the McGraw-Edison Co. After
his retirement from Borg-Warner, Don played a key role in developing
breath-analyzed ignition interlock systems that are mandated by
courts in the US and Canada to deter drunk driving.
Don was an active member
of numerous organizations and advisory groups, including the American
Assn. for the Advancement of Science, of which he was past president.
Don, who was one of the
first graduate students in chemical engineering, is remembered as
a quiet and kind man of great patience and meticulous attention
to detail who gave generously of his time and energy to the Graduate
School and Princeton. He is survived by his two children, Paul Collier
and Kathryn Collier Lemmer, and four grandchildren.
James J. Kramer *74,
Woodrow Wilson School, Jan. 4, 2001
Cheng Liao *97, Computer
Science, Jan. 1, 2001
James P. Geiss *79, East
Asian Studies, Dec. 19, 2000
Gerald E. Aylmer *51,
History, Dec. 17, 2000
John Francis McElhenny
*60, Civil Engineering, Dec. 10, 2000
Franklin E. Perkins Jr.
*31, English, Dec. 7, 2000
Isaac Thomas *55, Music,
Nov. 26, 2000
Gerald Alan Soffen *60,
Biology, Nov. 22, 2000
David Eugene Belmont
*62, Classics, Nov. 17, 2000
Charles Thomas Mark *70,
English, Nov. 16, 2000
Alexander Welch Morrison
*42, Psychology, Oct. 11, 2000
Ann Flaig DuLaney *76,
Woodrow Wilson School, Aug. 3, 2000
Charles M. Farbstein
*67, Woodrow Wilson School, Apr. 1, 2000
Ronald Laird Cherry *61,
Economics and Sociology, Mar. 19, 2000
Nallamotu J. C. Vasantkumar
*78, Sociology, Jan. 28, 2000